January 24, 2010

Dear America: We WARNED You

But you refused to listen.

Thank heavens we've reached the point where people aren't afraid to admit that this country made a huge mistake at the end of 2008. From the NY Post's Michael Goodwin:

" It's all smoke and mirrors, bells and whistles, held together with glib talk, Chicago politics and an audacious sense of entitlement.

At the center is a young and talented celebrity whose worldview, we now know, is an incoherent jumble of poses and big-government instincts. His self-aggrandizing ambition exceeds his ability by so much that he is making a mess of everything he touches.

He never advances a practical idea. Every proposal overreaches and comes wrapped in ideology and a claim of moral superiority. He doesn't listen to anybody who doesn't agree with him.

After his first year on the job, America is sliding backwards, into grave danger at home and around the world. So much so that I now believe either of his rivals, Hillary Clinton or John McCain, would have made a better, more reliable and more trustworthy president.

They warned us he wasn't ready."

The beauty is that (with special thanks to MA Senator Scott Brown) it's not too late to fix things. Americans can rip control of at least one of the houses of Congress this November and put the brakes on this silliness.

Even Blue State freelance writer Jill Dorson admits she bought a bill of goods:

"I wanted something new. Something different. What I got was, I suppose, exactly what I voted for - a spin doctor. And not a very good one at that...

...I am ashamed to say that I was blinded by charisma. Obama was so convincing that I stopped caring about what he knew and started getting caught up in the euphoria. Imagine having a president who came from a broken home, who had money troubles, who did grass-roots community service? A young father. The first black president. It pains me to admit I got caught up in the hoopla...

...It was clear after just 90 days what a mistake I'd made. My taxes have gone up and my quality of life has gone down. Hope has given way to disgust and I see now that change is simply a euphemism for "big government."

Like many others, my view is narrow. I vote for the candidate I think will be best for me. I often define myself as a fiscal conservative and a social liberal. But above all, I want to feel safe and I don't want to feel that I am being ripped off. I want a president who inspires me and cares about my contribution to the fabric of the country. I want a president with experience and savvy, a Commander in Chief who puts our country and its citizens first.

I only hope the Republicans can find him the next time around."

DM Poster Obama Overreach.jpg

If the President continues to hunker down and insulate himself within his self-made bubble, "buyer's remorse" will probably become less the exception and more the rule.

Inspired by ChrisN's comment - behold Tim The Enchanter! (the money quote kicks in around the 1:20 mark):

Posted by Gary at January 24, 2010 05:46 PM | TrackBack

Tim the Enchanter knew what he was talking about...

Posted by: ChrisN at January 24, 2010 06:56 PM

Let me try this again... quoth Tim the Enchanter:


Posted by: ChrisN at January 24, 2010 07:57 PM
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