Saturday, May 30, 2009

Even the Left is Getting Fed Up With Obama

Some on the left are beginning to see what the rest of us were talking about during the election. From Ted Rall

...From health care to torture to the economy to war, Obama has reneged on pledges real and implied. So timid and so owned is he that he trembles in fear of offending, of all things, the government of Turkey. Obama has officially reneged on his campaign promise to acknowledge the Armenian genocide. When a president doesn’t have the nerve to annoy the Turks, why does he bother to show up for work in the morning?

Obama is useless. Worse than that, he’s dangerous. Which is why, if he has any patriotism left after the thousands of meetings he has sat through with corporate contributors, blood-sucking lobbyists and corrupt politicians, he ought to step down now — before he drags us further into the abyss....(more)

Robert Stacy McCain reminds us that many conservatives were once liberals, most notably Ronald Reagan. Obmas' umm, lack of follow though, on campaign promises which lacked detail of any sort may pay off:

Details . . . were not the Obama campaign's strongest selling point. Rather, Obama succeeded by capitalizing on the kind of boundless Hope that prompted a Florida woman, Peggy Joseph, to her memorable declaration after a late-October campaign rally: "I won't have to worry about putting gas in my car; I won't have to worry about paying my mortgage. You know, if I help him, he's gonna help me."Such irrational expectations are inevitably followed by disillusionment. No prediction of what the next four years might bring is safer than this: The yawning gap between Hope and reality will produce a bumper crop of ex-Democrats. . . .(more)

Well, if they don't become conservatives maybe the ignorant and uninformed/illinformed will just stop voting.


Otepoti said...

I have to say that when I consider the problems facing the US at the moment, as well as Obama's actions so far, I fear for you.

However, when I consider the individual Americans I know, I have hope for you, because, however eviscerated the economy, you have such resources of human capital as to make me believe in American exceptionalism.

I hope we can step up to the plate in this country, too. But I'm not so sanguine about us...


eutychus said...

Otepoti- I thought the whole world loved us now..:-)

Seriously- thanks for the kind words about my country. I'm not much up on New Zealands issues right now. Is it really that bad?

I was reading your blog profile and noted your reply to the question:
"If you were a pirate, how would you avoid laughing when saying 'poop deck'?"

and your response"

"An old children's book by Marjorie St. John has a pirate character in it called "Buttery Dick". I managed to read this name aloud to the children without cracking up."

If even a small portion of the country has your sense of humor, I think you'll come out fine.

btw- the rest of the Sunday School class was quite pleased when I said we had a new member (I figured if you are following the study, then you're in) and that she hailed from New Zealand.

Otepoti said...

I sm your go-to Sunday School pianist - "Standing on the Promises", "Jesus Loves Me (This I Know)", "There are Hundreds of Sparrows," "There Were Twelve Disciples", I do 'em all. What do you like to sing?

Greetings to the other Schoolers.

kkollwitz said...

"Obama is useless. Worse than that, he’s dangerous."

I love the Left. I'll have to mosey over to Kos & what's up.

Chewy said...

They are, but I'm not getting my hopes up (no pun intended). The left leaning media are the only ones that will defeat him 2012. I thought this was interesting from Rachel Madcow.

eutychus said...

Otepoti- We actually don't sing in our Sunday School class as a general rule. I recently sang a bit from "Come, Thou Fount" in a discussion about what an "Ebenezer" was. (Referenced in a previous prayer study) But I thin k the experience sufficiently traumatic for adults assembled that it probably won't happen again anytime soon. Obviously what we were missing was a good piano player. ;-)

KK- let me know how that visit with the Kos acks goes..

Chewy- I had heard about the indefinite detention issue earlier but haven't posted yet due to the hectic schedule mentioned above. Thanks.