Thursday, November 6, 2008

No Lemonade From Obama

So Obama won. Kinda saw that coming. Here's the surprise: some conservatives believe that in some roundabout way, this Obama victory will be good for the country. They think that the consequences of Obama's extreme views will force Americans to take their vote seriously next time around. Bad analysis.

I agree with the notion that when life hands us lemons we should make lemonade. But let's not kid ourselves...the net impact of the Obama administration will not be favorable. Not even if a revival of common sense ultimately ensues. Think about it like this: after a hurricane or a tornado hits, there is an opportunity start fresh and rebuild. We might even learn some valuable lessons from the ordeal. But of course, we are better off when disaster never happens. Similarly, Obama's damage will be long-lasting, if not permanent. A weaker economy, a weaker military and leftist supreme court appointments: bad, bad, bad (even if we manage to make Obamanade at some point in the future).

When life hands you an Obama, make Obamanade!

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Anonymous said...

America voted for partisanship and that's what America is going to get. I find it very sad that us as Americans voted for someone who has no experience whatsoever. Obama couldn't even vote for the Iraq War or not because he wasn't even in the Senate.

Josh said...

I'm agreeing with the conservative theory rather loosely. I mean, you have to seek some good in a situation that has the potential to be extremely bad.

Obama is an enigma. He's intelligent, so he's probably heard of the universal law: Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. No great speech can get him out of economic crisis. No amount of shaking his groove thAng on talk shows will help him to squirm away from conflict.

My father always told me, like many fathers have told their children: Be careful what you wish for, you just may get it. Well, president Obama, it's yours. More importantly, it's ours! And if you mess it up after 8 years of Bush, you not only set Democrats back 70 years, you set African-American presidential hopefuls back.

The media will never again back a Dem, much less an African-American, if you screw the pooch. I don't mean for that to sound racist -- but that's the nature of the beast. It's a what-can-YOU-do-for-ME kinda world.

I'm loving the blog. I'll be sure to read more when I have the time.

You can check mine out when you get time.