Thursday, November 6, 2008


As I expected Obama and his supporters are already setting the path for a clean get away. President-elect Obama's acceptance speech Tuesday night set the tone with words such as "The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even one term," "There will be setbacks and false starts. There are many who won't agree with every decision or policy I make as President, and we know that government can't solve every problem."

Why would Obama use words like this? Is this simply a victory speech or as a lawyer is he preparing his argument in advance, "I told you it would take a long time." Is he going to drag his feet on bringing change in order to run a second term on the platform of "let me finish what I started."

I never expected to see anything really accomplished in the short run by the Obama Presidency. And I doubt very seriously that Obama will head in a different direction than the track we are already on. This of course is a contradiction to the words in his speech where he said, "This victory alone is not the change we seek – it is only the chance for us to make that change. And that cannot happen if we go back to the way things were," never the less don't get your hopes up people.

Now today I turn on the TV to hear a news commentator say that it will be very hard for Obama to implement his policies right away. He will most likely have to stay with things the way they are for now. Oh yeah that terrible George Bush policy that McCain was going to follow. That dreaded same old, same old, policy that is the cause of all our nations woos. Please don't insult my intelligence any longer. All the Bush bashing of the last 2 years was just political propaganda to win the election for the Dem's. Now we will see that what was tauted as the failed Bushenomics of the last eight years will now miraculously become the only means of getting this economy going again.

Mark my words people, Obama will go back on his promises of tax cuts on the grounds the economy can't sustain them right now. He will allow the Bush tax cuts for everyone including the middle class to expire in 2010 and say it is only for a time. Then right in time for the election of 2012 he will move to implement the tax cuts for the middle class and poor. In the mean time he will take the 700 billion in stimulus plus an additional 500 Billion and disburse it as handouts to special interests of the Dem's choosing. Don't believe me, you will see. Meanwhile I have my eye on you Mr. President.


A friend of mine texted me a bereavement message the day after the election. It was a welcome laugh. He is a stonch democrat and I am a stonch republican, but we get along great. It is nice to have someone to banter with over the issues. Someone intelegent who can challenege me on my views. The bereavement card idea was great. I needed a laugh, something, anything to lighten my heart after the devestating loss of the night before. Here is a copy of his text.
Dear Friend,
I want to remind you not only of the inner strength you have but of the support you can always count on from me. My friend my heart goes out to you, I wish there was something I could do to erase the sadness you feel. I hope you'll let me know if you need someone to listen when you want to talk, to give you a hug when you need one, and to remind you how many people care about you. I want to help make the time pass more quickly so memories will bring smiles instead of tears. I hope you know I'll be here with open arms anytime you need me, night or day.
In response to his text I sent him the following, I hope you enjoy this. WARNING: The following message is a little bit of a reality check for some who might have supported Barrack Obama proceed at your own risk.
Dear Friend,
I am sorry but there is no amount of consolation that can fully relieve my intense feeling that we have now headed down a road we most likely will regret later. However I am sure given President-elect Obama's propensity to change his position when confronted with reality, that he will no doubt go back on the pormises he has made, no doubt continuing the policies set by Bush. The very thing he used as the cornerstone of his election bid to defeat McCain, will now somehow become the acceptable road forward by his administration. Be it taxation, the economy, the war etc, etc. With that said, thankyou for your concern, and know that I too am here for you as we head into this time of great uncertainty. :-)


I am sitting here thinking about how terrible I felt watching as John McCain lost the election. Why was I so upset? Was it because I don't like Obama or was it because I feared what this would mean for my nation? Where does my deep disapproval of President Obama come from? It's not about race, I could care less about race. It's not about likability, he is a very likable guy. Neither is it about intelligence, he is extremely intelligent in my opinion.

It all comes back to trust and policy. The fact is I just don't trust him. there is this deep sense that underneath the surface of that likable exterior is a black liberation social fascist. On top of that I deeply disagree with his policies, e.g., his approach to our faltering economy, his approach on Iraqi withdrawal, his tax policy, his social reform policy, his energy policy, and his desire make deep cuts in military defense.

These are all deal breakers for me. I think these policy will ultimately hurt our nation. Only time will tell what this all means for our nation. I am resolved to pray for President elect Obama and for our country that God will be merciful and lessen the impact of the unwise policies he has planned to implement during his reign.