I’ve got a few predictions to share. All I ask is that you (just for a moment) consider how much truth there MIGHT be in what I’m saying.
I believe that many of those who vote for Obama are voting for their messiah. He embodies hope and change and is all that a man could (and should) be. He is a bright, articulate, good-looking rock upon which we can build a great new world. In short, he is their savior. To black folks, he also represents their race – the first of their kind to lead the country.” Will Obama lead us to the “promised land” that MLK spoke of?
I don’t think so … (you knew that was coming, didn’t you?)
Obama is the one of the “rookiest” of the 100 senators (86th) and (even as President) will have a tough time exerting any appreciable influence over the likes of Ted Kennedy, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer, Chuck Schumer, Diane Feinstein, et al.
Obama has voted according to the democrat position 96.5% of the time on 340 votes. He has done what he was told to do – toe the party line, damn near 100% of the time.
Obama has exhibited no “maverick” streak – that is, no propensity to take control and follow his vision or logic when it conflicts with his political peers. This holds true during his entire adult life (college student, community organizer, state senator, U.S. Senator).
Based on these observations, I believe that a vote for Obama is, in effect, voting for an administration run by committee – a committee of Nancy Pelosi, Ted Kennedy, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer, Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, et al.
Remember that they are the leaders of the congress which currently sports an 18.5% approval rating (source: Real Clear Politics) – even lower than President Bush. An eighteen percent approval and you want to give them more influence? When the dems took control at the beginning of 2007, congress’ approval shot up to 34% because democrats hoped that everything would be better. Now, here we are at the end of June (a year and a half later) and they get an 18.5% rating. Did that hope of January, 2007 translate into reality eighteen months later? Not according to 81.5% of the populace – it didn’t improve – it got worse – much worse.
Is Obama going to whip these miscreants into shape? I think not. Rather, he will do as he is told. He will be directed by congressional leadership and the rabid left and we’ll get more of the same arrogant, out-of-touch, tax and spend congressional activity that we’ve come to expect. That’s too bad – the country deserves better.