September 16, 2009 @ 11:38 pm by sean
I didn’t vote for Obama (or McCain for that matter, neither deserved it) and I thought he was promising a little too much, but I don’t understand all this hate for him and calling him out before he’s had any real chance to do anything. While most of what he’s done so far is only to fix what the last president completely demolished over eight years and none of these “tea party” protesters had anything to say about it. After eight years of policy, we will be dealing with the consequences for more than 1/8 of the subsequent president’s first term. Obama’s “lies” reform health care (at $1 trillion), Bush’s lies lead us to war (at $3 trillion and still counting). I’m really not confident with all of what Obama is proposing, and am hesitant to give him too much credit for where things are since last October because we’ll have to see where things go – it’s still early. The government makes changes slowly, and the changes the government makes usually happen slowly. It’s built into the system from the beginning as a safe guard against any on person/group taking too much control. But I wish these same people also would have been this vocal over the tyranny of the last president. And the vice-president who worked so hard to give the presidency as much power as people are concerned Obama will have. How has Bush already escaped complete scrutiny and disappeared so far into obscurity that he is already completely forgotten and his responsibility lifted completely from him and onto the next guy? Obama can certainly be blamed for the problems he gets us into when he gets us into them, but he cannot be blamed for the last eight years that got us into the mess we’re in.
Out here in the middle of rural, no where, Illinois, it certainly appears to have a strong race aspect. I heard someone complain yesterday about how Obama will be giving money to “all his people.” I’m assuming she didn’t mean democrats, but she walked out the door onto a rural main street that has certainly seen better days before I could continue eaves dropping.
Maybe the difference is patriotism, and the ability to hide lies behind it. If Obama is in-fact lying, it seems he’d be much better off if he was a better liar, and a white guy who could claim following him was patriotic. Health care reform needs to be renamed Patriotic Reform. Saving the economy needs to be called Patriotic Free-Market Capitalism (which is less of a lie than the Patriotic Act was). The public health care option needs to be called the Patriot Option.
Protest Obama all day long. If he’s wrong and heading us in a bad direction than by all means prudent, let him know. But as it is, it’s just like the family pizza party scene in Home Alone. Everyone is around together and having a great time, and the first action is Buzz eats all the cheese pizza. Kevin comes in and punches Buzz, which ends up destroying everyone’s dinner. And that mean old uncle says to Kevin, “Look what you did, you little jerk!” Where was this protesting during the last administration when Buzz at all the cheese pizza?! Where was all this fervor when the policies were made that got us where we are?! And why aren’t we blaming him and the government the last eight years now?!
I am. Where in the worst economic situation the last two generations have experienced, the pop is spilled all over the table, all over the pizza, everything is in chaos, half of everyone has stains on their clothes, dinner is ruined. Look what you did, you little jerks.
Oh, and all us American’s too, for electing him and these useless congressman that are continuing the same policies, and for living beyond our means, and allowing deregulation in the name of capitalism and democracy and “the American way,” and thinking war would solve our problems, and for not caring enough to pay close attention to what our government was doing, for allowing a war in Iraq against a Saudi living in Afghanistan, and not caring when there was no credible evidence about any other reason we went to war there leading to the death of thousands of soldiers (American and otherwise) and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, and thousands of other civilians (American and otherwise) for apparently now no good reason.