He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. ~ Winston Churchill
the question about what the party's gonna do next is not that difficult to anticipate
that is, leadership is going to continue either to cram its crap thru its choking caucus
or leadership is gonna actually get the message for once and back off
the point---what leadership decides to do is not all that relevant anymore
it's now entirely up to membership as to whether or not they're gonna follow
the initiative in party affairs now belongs to membership
as for obama, we've never really seen him yet at such a fork in his road
is he gonna continue his health-care-or-bust approach, his cap-and-trade-at-all-costs crusade
or will he instead go the survivalist route outlined before by such ass-kicked leaders as bill clinton and gov schwarzenegger
personally, the obama i've come to know appears psychically incapable of acting other than he has, he's almost hardwired to close his ears to his constituents, to know better, to rule according to that radical text they taught him at harvard law, unable to adjust to changing realities as he goes...
these methodologies may work quite well in chicago, where obama was once successful
but big shoulders bullying doesn't govern america, coast to coast, well, not well, at all
obama doesn't know this, he does not understand american politics at its largest
he doesn't appear to appreciate that to succeed in the US at a national level you have to build consensus, you have to have a vision and follow it consistently, you have to be perpetually positive
if obama doesn't know how to talk to kansas, how's he gonna suddenly learn TONIGHT?
Last edited by The Prof; 01-19-10 at 11:04 PM.
What about that is not awesome to you?
What do you think the public option and cap and trade would have done to American capitalism!? We're not talking about stupid pork projects here. We're talking about fundamental alterations to our economic system.No it would not. Spare me the hyperbole. It would have simply taken our money and spent it on something the Dems wanted. It's exactly what the GOP would do if they could get their greedy little hands on our cash. Of course they'd spend it on something different, but just as wasteful.
No, we killed Obamacare and cap & trade. Killed them.Sure. Great. We have temporarily slowed down government spending.
True enough, but I'm happy for different reasons.And the only reason the GOP supporters on this site are happy about that is because it's spending they didn't like.
Look I am sometimes libertarian as you are, a lot of times I think politicians are hacks. If that's the case then why should be believe a person from big government to help control big government. The cleverest politicians have discovered that tapping into this libertarian side of America is pure gold for them.
A great example of this is Sarah Palin.