Robert SalaamPosted Nov 4, 2009 •Permalink • Printer-Friendly Version
Can we get a decider in the White House? Please!!!
by Robert Salaam
Only Democrats could screw this up! A popular Democratic President, the Majority in the House and the Senate, probably 2 more picks for the Supreme Court when all said and done. Yet, why does it appear as if “change we can believe in” was just a cute slogan for we are not George W. Bush?
Love him or hate him, at least GWB made decisions! At Least GWB had resolve and convictions! Granted, I wish he would have exercised his decision making in other directions, but at least he had a direction!
I mean come on President Obama! Make a decision, piss some people off if you have to, shake things up, do something “radical”, that’s why we voted for you, or at least I did.
Were many of us just so caught up in the historical aspect of an Obama Presidency that we didn’t expect anything in return? I hope not, because if that was the case and this is what we are stuck with, we just as well put Hillary and Bill back in the White House, at least they wouldn’t have cared about how Republicans felt with Democratic majorities!
No decision on Afghanistan (at least not now), no backbone with Israel, no decision on Iran, no serious regulation on Wall Street, pansy environmental rules, zero talk on immigration, what happened to prison reform (one of the reasons I first got interested in Obama), etc. etc. etc.
I thought we were voting for a guy that would make logical decisions in the better interest of the country and if need be utilize the Democratic majority to get things done, but right away we should have known better with the backsliding on Iraq and the lukewarm bailout that helped the richest Americans and paid lip service to the very people who stood in lines, knocked on doors, and unprecedentedly turned out for “change”.
This is not the change I believed in.
Case in point, VA just got a governor who’s thesis revelations made George Allen’s Macaca moment seem tame? How did this happen? Well for one, typical for Democrats they just assumed that since voters worked so hard for Obama, that their work for our votes were done, we would just come out in force because there was a (D) on the ticket (this is how Kerry lost in 04 btw), but we wouldn’t even had been in this position if political favors didn’t trump good strategy and Tim Kaine stayed his butt as Governor! If you were going to pull dumb strategy and take away a secured Governor out of a hostile red state, at least work hard and try to keep the momentum going from the 2008 election, who are the idiots in the backroom who assumed that a traditionally red state like VA would stay blue because of 1 Presidential election?
Then there was NJ, where do I began….I can’t be the only one who thinks it just a little crazy that a solid blue state somehow can’t manage to retain a Democratic Governor, but then again, we did have Christie Todd at one point didn’t we, and this is what the DNC get’s for propping up weak candidates in the first place and treating their constituents as if they were mindless bottom feeders who will just vote because you say so.
NY, while on the surface was a win for Democrats, was actually an expose’ on the future of the GOP as they fight between level-headed Conservatives and crazed-right wing ideologues. If they ever get that resolved as they have in some parts of the country, 2010 is going to be a comeback year for the GOP especially with the DNC that has a leader “thinking” about what to do next all the time….
I’m no flaming liberal and when I moved from VA I promptly registered as an Independent because I’m tired of my vote being taken from granted, but I would rather have a radical like Nancy Pelosi in the White House to ensure we at least get out of Iraq, Afghanistan, pass Health Care with a PUBLIC OPTION, etc. etc.
I hope the GOP crushed the DNC in 2010, maybe they will wake up, Harry Reid grow a spine please!
The Democratic Party is running around in circles on every front, the environment, health-care, same-sex marriage, the war effort, etc. all big ticket items we expected “change” on there is stagnation on every front and as we saw in Maine more defeats are yet to come, and who’s rallying the voters? Who’s laying out and leading a clear agenda? No one that I know of…..
Look at the blunder in Israel recently?
Look at the Afghan election?
My God we are flirting with extending the 8,000 first-time buyer credit to INCLUDE those who make 5 times the national average!!!! and get this, it doesn’t matter where you buy the house! Maybe it’s just me, but I would limit the credit to houses being purchase in hard-hit foreclosure areas and only to those making less than 100k married, and the house can’t cost more than 400k, but that wouldn’t make sense to the idiots in Congress, because we all know doctors and lawyers need 8k back on their 800k homes!!!!
I’m just frustrated and I know I’m not the only one……Didn’t we learn anything from the Clinton Administration? Playing to the middle or right of center helps no one but the GOP, playing it safe in the first term just to wait for a second, gives the GOP the chance to regroup because of Democratic in-action, then true to form while Clinton was “waiting” the GOP gained control and made his life hell in his second term, when we lose the majority in the Senate, then what?
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