Karl Rove's New Year Resolutions for Obama and the Democrats

Shannon Bell
You've just got to love Karl Rove. Why? How about this incredibly snarky, yet profoundly true list of New Year's resolutions for President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the left-wing in general. It's hard to pick my favorite but here's a couple that stand out.

In 2010, Mr. Obama should work on his habit of leaving a room of people with deeply divided opinions thinking he agrees with all of them. That leads to disagreements over essential issues, like the meaning of his pledge to begin withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2011 and the nature of the new military mission there.

Yes, Mr. Obama is finding it quite hard to please everyone; as he has no doubt found with his Afghanistan troop surge decision and his reluctant abandonment of the public option.

Vice President Joe Biden should resolve to speak publicly less. Every time he opens his mouth, the West Wing staff uses him to make the president look good by comparison.

Although this little nugget is true, it's unlikely that Obama himself would allow his staff to muzzle Joe Biden. After all, Biden is Obama's go to guy to make him look better. And Lord knows he needs all the help he can get these days.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid should resolve to strive for a little less unity in his caucus and in the meantime enjoy this term in office. It's likely to be his last unless Nevada Republicans tear themselves apart next year for the privilege of running against him.

Please Nevada Republicans, listen to the architect.


Shannon Bell is the editor and owner of The Admonition and a staff writer for Right Pundits


You've just got to love Karl Rove. Why? How about this incredibly snarky, yet profoundly true list of New Year's resolutions for President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the left-wing in general. It's hard to pick my favorite but here's a couple that stand out.

In 2010, Mr. Obama should work on his habit of leaving a room of people with deeply divided opinions thinking he agrees with all of them. That leads to disagreements over essential issues, like the meaning of his pledge to begin withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2011 and the nature of the new military mission there.

Yes, Mr. Obama is finding it quite hard to please everyone; as he has no doubt found with his Afghanistan troop surge decision and his reluctant abandonment of the public option.

Vice President Joe Biden should resolve to speak publicly less. Every time he opens his mouth, the West Wing staff uses him to make the president look good by comparison.

Although this little nugget is true, it's unlikely that Obama himself would allow his staff to muzzle Joe Biden. After all, Biden is Obama's go to guy to make him look better. And Lord knows he needs all the help he can get these days.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid should resolve to strive for a little less unity in his caucus and in the meantime enjoy this term in office. It's likely to be his last unless Nevada Republicans tear themselves apart next year for the privilege of running against him.

Please Nevada Republicans, listen to the architect.


Shannon Bell is the editor and owner of The Admonition and a staff writer for Right Pundits