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.