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Monday, November 10, 2008

Obama: Insulting Nancy Reagan while his advisers make excuses

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even one term, but ... I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there. I promise you -- we as a people will get there."
I don't know why this didn't bother Obama supporters BEFORE he was elected. The woman who said she won't have to worry about putting gas in her car or paying her mortgage is going to be very disappointed because Obama may not be able to help her during the first year or even his first term. But he will ask her again and again to support him blindly with FAITH and HOPE. You remember Faith and Hope, right...

Recovery 'is not going to be quick' Obama says

He said also that he had consulted with all living former presidents, who were gracious, and joked that "I didn't want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about, you know, doing any séances." Nancy Reagan consulted an astrologer while her husband was in the White House. A spokeswoman said Mr. Obama later called Mrs. Reagan to apologize for the joke and that they had a warm conversation.

Mr. Obama left the door open to the possibility that economic conditions might prompt him to change his tax plan that would give a break to most families but raise taxes on those making more than $250,000 annually.

"I think that the plan that we've put forward is the right one, but obviously over the next several weeks and months, we're going to be continuing to take a look at the data and see what's taking place in the economy as a whole," he said.

I love this... I love how he can make fun of past presidents or their wives and then rush off to make nice and all is forgiven. Not only was the comment not appropriate, not significant or even necessary... it was false. Nancy Reagan didn't hold seances, Mr. "I want to be a gaffe-head like Biden" Obama. Perhaps you should check your fact sheet before you open your mouth.

No... it's nothing worth kicking the man out of office over but you would think he could learn how to be considerate of others and not always try to get in the last laugh. He's like a comedian struggling during the last 15 minutes of his stand-up show with no material left in his bag.

Please note that what we all know to be true, will indeed be true. IF people making under $250k get this tax break he's promising, it won't last long. And we all know that the $250k figure will gradually (or hell, maybe even instantaneously) be lowered. Eventually taxes will increase and everyone will stand with their mouths wide open wondering what just hit them over the head.

To those people living in New York... sorry guys... you just got taken advantage of and what's really amazing is the fact so many of you voted for him. Don't come crying to those of us who didn't vote to have your taxes increased... I stood up for you... you merely rolled over.

Obama team crafting early game plan:

... His team is tamping down expectations of instant action by discouraging talk of a 100-day program.

Good luck with that. As Stephen Hess, the Brookings Institution expert on the presidency says in his new book on presidential transitions "What Do We Do Now?" that's been tried by other presidents, like Richard Nixon.

"But on every Day One Hundred of every new presidency, every presidential scholar in the country will be called by a reporter for his or her assessment of the president's failures."

So new presidents are expected to hit the ground running and that's even more true for Obama since he's dealing with not just the economic and financial crisis but all the promises he made during his campaign, from rapidly unwinding the U.S. position in Iraq to expanding health-care to cutting taxes for those making less than $250,000.

From the sound of it, it appears that Obama's advisers are wisely going try and limit what they try to accomplish legislatively in their first one hundred days since a president and Congress can only handle so much at one time.

Of course they are... of course his advisers are going to try to give Obama more time and more excuses for not getting done what he promised to get done. Too bad for that "100-day expectation" that every other president has had to deal with... but Obama is not a special case. If anything, he has made it perfectly clear that he's PERFECT and unstoppable in his plans for making the greatest country into a pile of "past greatness".

Due to the over confidence Obama let fall from his lips every time he turned around, you would think everything would be fixed on January 21st, 2008.

Then again... based on the latest gaffe regarding Nancy Reagan and the fact he didn't even get THAT right, I wonder how many other things he'll have to apologize to the American Citizens for; like every promise he made just to get people to vote for him.

This election was indeed an historic event and all Americans should feel proud of how far our country has come in just a few hundred years. We elect individuals into office with no prejudice to gender, color, religion, sexual preference, etc. We even elect people without regard to past movie ratings, gaffes or wrestling failures. All kidding aside... our country gives every American the same chances as every other American. People may stand and deny this fact but, in reality, they really can't.

That being said, anyone who voted for Barack Obama ONLY because he is a black man really needs to look at themselves and what they stand for in our country. Voting for a person because you believe in their policies is the right reason to vote. Voting for someone just because they are black or white, or a man or a woman, or Mormon or Catholic or because the person is gay or straight... is flat out the wrong reason to vote. None of these are good reasons... I would vote for a man or woman who was green with purple polka dots if that person was the right person for the job.

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May we each take the moment necessary out of this day and any day we feel the need to remember those who have gone before us in defense of our freedoms. Without them... we would not be "here"... we would be in chains. ~Bug~