Wednesday, November 12, 2008

How many terms does Obama need?

Obama's Agenda:
  • Cut taxes for 95% of Americans
  • Provide affordable and expanded health care
  • Withdraw from Iraq, posthaste
  • Reduce dependence on oil
  • Control the oceans
  • Heal the planet
  • Hang the moon
Pretty big agenda?  Obama can do it, he's THE ONE.

There is a catch, however.  Obama will need more than one term.  

"Robert Litan, a senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution, said he believes economic realities will force Obama to adjust only the timing of his promises.  'I think he's been very clear about what he wants to do,' Litan said, citing Obama's pledge to fix healthcare, reduce dependence on foreign oil and lift middle-class families.  'I don't think his priorities are going to change. It's just the pace is going to be slower,' he said.  Litan said he's not sure if Obama can do everything he wants in one term."

Obama admits that he can't deliver his promises in four years: "Well, I think that we are not going to get everything done all at once, because of this financial crisis..."  But don't worry, he says, "we will have progress on all fronts by the end of my first term."

You made a lot of promises, Obama, a lot of big ones. When you made your promises, how many terms were you counting on?  Because if you need three or four, we can probably work out a deal.


From the wishful thinking file: Why Obama Looks Like a One Termer

You've made the sacrifices, now it's time to take a break: This is for you America!


Nightdragon said...

Thanks for the message in my blog, RightKlik. Obama's your typical liberal: promising you the moon and stars, but you'll be lucky to have one speck of dust left to your name by the time he's finished with you.

I like what I see in this blog and will be adding you post-haste.

-- ND

Winston said...

more than one? i hope not

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

This is exactly why the GOP needs to get its act together, do some serious soul-searching, and get it right in 2012!