4 thoughts on “Someone Misses Dubya

  1. We certainly know why Obamacare was rolled out in October 2013 rather than October 2012.
    The graph shows Obama peaking right at about election time. I think a good deal of that is the boost the press gave him to get him re-elected. Negative stories about Romney, juxtaposed with positive stories about Obama.

  2. I’m probably overly optimistic, but I wonder if the steady decline in President Obama’s ratings is more a reflection of the public’s true sentiment rather than the rollercoaster-like ratings that most other leaders experience, based on situations rather than overall performance. Unwavering media support, white guilt, and steady Bush bashing should make the general public less likely to speak ill of President Obama unless they really mean it.

    Frankly, anyone who’s endured an industries’ switch from paper-based to computer-based operations might be a bit more understanding of the implementation glitches that are happening with Obamacare now. Even Obamacare itself is alleged to be the solution to an accepted problem; healthcare. That is, we all agree that healthcare has been problematic for a long time. President Obama can claim that he’s the first president to take real steps to solve it. That’d be hard to debate. But rather than just resting on these laurels, he keeps “grabbing with both hands” (Sopranos). His tendancy to “intercept” (shroom gang) the spoils of Obamacare (targeted paybacks, exemptions, etc.) cannot be ignored, not matter how hard his supporters want us to. Hence the low approval numbers. They weren’t arbitrarily given, they were grudgingly earned. I think it’s time for President Obama to create a distraction. Buckle-up.

  3. Writing good software is hard to begin with. Big, custom projects are unique by definition, so they are sold as promises, not as finished products. Every vendor promises the same thing, so the one who promises to do it at the lowest cost often wins; when the project turns out late, bad, and over budget, too many executives have too much invested in its success to admit defeat. Consulting firms, which bill by the hour, make money by staffing projects with lots of people at relatively low cost, which is absolutely the wrong way to develop software; the productivity differentials in software are so vast that you can often get ten times as much output (of quality software) for less than twice the price, while a bad developer will do more harm than good to a project.

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