Aug 22 2009
After 8 years of President Bush and the angry conservatives change was happening. The Congress had fallen to the Dems and even the GOP primary had the nation moving away from the right. It wasn’t a question of whether the Democrats had a shot at the Presidency, it was more of who would win.
So when people claim Obama and his team were really good on the campaign trail, I beg do differ. The nation had been at war with Islamo Fascism, had been torn apart emotionally and financially (for a good cause in my opinion), and there was expectedly a desire to move beyond the 9-11 horror.
Enter the inexperienced team Obama and their white-washed Hope & Change. If they deserve a modicum of praise it is for staying out of specifics where they could get sucked into a real debate. If they deserve criticism it is for doing the same thing. They road a wave of backlash against the GOP, but failed to get approval for their radical hidden agenda.
The fact is, if they did things slowly and built up one success after another, they would have been in power for years making the changes they wanted. They had DC enthralled and the country behind them. But the liberals were to worried their facade would fall off and they would be exposed, so they tried to rush it all their wild ideas into law under the pretense that we faced a national emergency:
The Obama theory was simple, though always freighted with risk: Use a season ofÂ economic anxiety to enact sweeping changes the public likely wouldnâ€™t stomach in ordinary times. But the abrupt swing in the publicâ€™s mood, from optimism about Obamaâ€™s possibility to concern he may overreaching, has thrown the White House off its strategy and forced the president to curtail his ambitions.
David Axelrod, Obamaâ€™s political architect, said it was â€œvery clear early in the transitionâ€ that Obama would have to attack a number of festering issues simultaneously.
â€œThe times demanded it,” he said in an interview. “We didnâ€™t have the luxury of taking things sequentially, year after year, and hoping we got there. Thatâ€™s the reason that all these major issues had been deferred for decades: Change is hard.â€
What a pile of egotistical BS. Axelrod is basically saying we did not have time to get it right, we did not have time to absorb the concepts and see if this is what we wanted. Axelrod is admitting to trying subterfuge on the American people, or trying to sneak unwanted ‘Change’ into America.
As I said during the campaign: McCain wanted to ‘Change’ DC, Obama wanted to ‘Change’ America.
That assumes DC is right and America is screwed up. Of course we all pretty much know it is the other way around.
Axelrod and the rest of Team Obama could have, over time, used their wave of support and their powers of persuasion to basically fool a chunk of the electorate to try out their ideas. But in their panic that they had no idea what they were doing and clearly insecurity about their own abilities, they tried to rush all this crap through in less than one year.
These fools actually never got what happened on 9-11 and the support given President Bush. They actually think all that motivated Bush and Cheney was going full bore right wing using 9-11 as a cover. What morons. Bush went to war and pretty much defeated our enemies. After 9-11 al Qaeda and their ilk were the future of Islam in many dark places in the Middle East. Today they are the enemy of Islam and those dark places are now rays of democratic hope.
Bush never went full bore right wing, which is why the GOP right wing got so toxic in its frustration and divided the conservative coalition that was built by Reagan. Only brain washed liberals, trying to find any excuse for Bush’s victories other than he did things right and got public support, actually tried to mimic their weird conspiracy fantasies about conservatives.
What a bunch of dunces. They had the message and the support, and they blew it. Historically blew it. And they have not even yet begun to pay the price for trying to pull one over on a nation that had given them their trust and hope. Abuse America’s trust and hope, and there will be a huge price to pay.
How’s that for the next election sound bite?