Here’s my advice to our new President. When the Chinese communists think your economic policies are moving us in the wrong direction, I think is time to set aside those vodka martinis and started listening to conservatives, especially those conservatives who understand that most of our current economic problems can be traced to two years of complete Democratic Party control of Congress.
This evening, my wife and I watched the presidential press conference. We were shouting and cheering for the media representatives willing to ask Barack Obama the toughest possible questions. All in all, 64 days into Barack Obama's presidency, I'm starting to feel more comfortable that he will not be able to implement the dangerous Marxist socialist ideas he holds close to his heart.
The collapse of his own party’s attractiveness in the polls is a welcome indication to me that we will not see “cap-and-trade” or even socialized medicine on his watch. What's responsible for this pleasant turn of events? A big part of the success must be the unification of Republicans who have finally woken up to his extremist ideology. (I know my wife and I are eagerly looking forward to participating in our first tea party event in Santa Ana, California on April 15, 2009.)
Next, Obama made big errors in trying to arrogantly jam through his poor quality appointments including tax-cheat Sen. Daschle.
Also, Obama has broken a large number of his campaign promises to the American people. Consequently, Republicans and independents are starting to see him as a typical Chicago politician, the sort of fellow who looked the other way at the corruption of Tony Rezko.
I guess I sort of share the pessimism expressed by the Chinese communists. Watching Obama's press conference this evening, I think he looks like he is in over his head. He just doesn't have command of the details and knowledge needed to make sensible decisions about the direction of our country. I'm glad he was elected by a democratic process, I'm just sad that the process did not give us a candidate equal to our current challenges.
Graham Greene, The Human Factor
2 days ago