Skip to comments.Renewing America (flashback barf alert)
Posted on 04/18/2010 6:43:49 AM PDT by stan_sipple
A crowd of 2m or more is making its way to Washington, DC, to witness the inauguration of Mr Obama. Billions more will watch it on television. All will do so in a spirit that has been missing for a whileone of optimism. Next weeks inauguration also bears witness to Americas awesome power of self-renewal. Because he is young, handsome and intelligent, and also because as the child of a Kansan and a Kenyan he reconciles in his own person one of the worlds most hateful divisions, Mr Obama carries with him the hopes of the planet. Mr Bush had a simplistic tendency to see the world through ideological and partisan spectacles. He hung on to bad advisers for longer than he should have; he divided the world too often into good and evil; and he plotted to establish a Republican hegemony although he had sold himself to the electorate as bipartisan. In economic matters, he was too prone to sacrifice the long-term good for short-term gain. He seemed curiously incurious about vital details, such as the conduct of the war in Iraq. Mr Obama seems to be different. By offering the most prized cabinet job to his rival, Hillary Clinton, and by keeping on Robert Gates, the defence secretary, who has done a good job, Mr Obama has shown a determination not to surround himself with cronies. He has put together a team which has impressed almost everyone with its calibre and its centrism. He has been tough already, dispatching blunderers and being prepared to admit to mistakes. He has repeatedly warned Americans that he will have to do unpleasant things.
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The child of a communist and a communist.
I didnt now that American slaves came from Kenya
He has put together a team which has impressed almost everyone with its calibre and its centrism. BARF
He has been tough already, dispatching blunderers and being prepared to admit to mistakes. BARF
He has repeatedly warned Americans that he will have to do unpleasant things. Well, he got one right at least. But I wish that they were confined to such things as the picking of his nose on television.
Obama has shown a determination to surround himself with phonies.
if we keep going the way we are no one will have private industry experience
No one will have private industry experience because govt. “jobs” pay so much these days.
Which brings to mind, unemployment benefits now cover two years of unemployment. We should get laid off and go to the beach.
I don’t know when, but at some point in the past The Economist turned into mouthpiece for leftist economics. They hated Bush and now, of course, love Obama. Nothing they write can be taken seriously.
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