Yep. Sounds like someone is in for an awfully rude awakening.
That’s the silver lining here, I suppose. If Obama does manage to win, many of these people voting for him are going to be bitterly disappointed AND angry in a year or two. He’s made a lot of pie-in-the-sky promises that he can’t keep.
Somehow, I don't think that that will happen. What they'll do is blame it on the Republicans anyway. They'll say that Bush et al, made such a mess of things that they were *forced* into the position of doing these things to *fix* everything.
They won't take responsibility for their actions.
“Thats the silver lining here, I suppose. If Obama does manage to win, many of these people voting for him are going to be bitterly disappointed AND angry in a year or two. Hes made a lot of pie-in-the-sky promises that he cant keep.”
I’m sorry, I can’t quite agree on this. Whatever negative effects appear within the first two years he’ll blame on Bush. The really devastating effects will only appear much later. He and Reid and Pelois will pick and choose their battles, pick and choose the pace of the things they introduce such that they don’t immediately bring about the Revolution but instead set the switches irrevocably.
THe most frightening thing is foreign policy. He will be tested, he will fail the test, but with the media’s help, he will spin things in such a way as to make it out to be a success (JFK and Kruschev come to mind) or blame it on someone else (Bush).
If the populace is stupid enough to elect this guy and give him a 60 vote Senate majority, then the populace is stupid enough to be bamboozled when he blames others for his own mistakes and turns the misery that he has produced to his own advantage.
Which is why our best hope is that the populace is in fact not yet quite stupid enough to elect this guy.