Skip to comments.Do You Want Obama to Succeed or Fail?
Posted on 01/19/2009 2:12:47 PM PST by Scott Martin
I originally took the mindset that I would wish Obama the best during his presidency for the good of the country, but I kept having nagging thoughts that were bothering me. Rush Limbaugh said something the other day that made me realize the problem I was having:
I Hope Obama Fails
RUSH: I got a request here from a major American print publication. "Dear Rush: For the Obama [Immaculate] Inauguration we are asking a handful of very prominent politicians, statesmen, scholars, businessmen, commentators, and economists to write 400 words on their hope for the Obama presidency. We would love to include you. If you could send us 400 words on your hope for the Obama presidency, we need it by Monday night, that would be ideal." Now, we're caught in this trap again. The premise is, what is your "hope." My hope, and please understand me when I say this. I disagree fervently with the people on our side of the aisle who have caved and who say, "Well, I hope he succeeds. We've got to give him a chance." Why? They didn't give Bush a chance in 2000. Before he was inaugurated the search-and-destroy mission had begun. I'm not talking about search-and-destroy, but I've been listening to Barack Obama for a year-and-a-half. I know what his politics are. I know what his plans are, as he has stated them. I don't want them to succeed...
Look, what he's talking about is the absorption of as much of the private sector by the US government as possible, from the banking business, to the mortgage industry, the automobile business, to health care... So I'm thinking of replying to the guy, "Okay, I'll send you a response, but I don't need 400 words, I need four: I hope he fails...."
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I hope he fails too, I don’t want to live in a socialist paradise, I want to be Free.
You shouldn’t even have to ask. Nobama has been a failure his whole life IMO.
Both, neither. I don’t want Obama to succeed at his agenda, but I also don’t want the country to go through another 4 to 8 years of Carter style failure.
If he starts funding abortions overseas, as he has promised to do by replacing President Bush’s prohibitive Presidential Directive with his own to allow it, then I hope he fails.
If he is as pro-abortion as he promised to be, I cannot wish him well, neither can I support him, neither can I count him a legitimate, constitutional POTUS.
Fail. Because if he fails, his radical policies will fail.
Fail. Epic fail.
Obama has to fail, so America can succeed.
I want America to succeed. For that to happen, Obama’s vision must fail. Marxist utopian philosophy has no place in a free society.
His Marxist policies must fail, otherwise America is no longer the land of the free. Man your posts! Stand your ground!
I want him to fail in whatever activities he undertakes that weakens our country.
Since his Obamacorn supporters have fought hard trying to insure that President Bush and the U.S. military fail in the war on terror, yes, I want him Obama to fail also. It’s one of those “patriotic” things the ‘RATS are always telling us about.
I hope he has a “road to Damascus” experience.
I could never desire the successful implementation of socialism, I pray he fails. But I have a feeling I’m outnumbered by the parasites. That saying about the people being able to vote themselves largesse has never been more applicable. They have become blatant and unashamed in saying so.
I want 0be to succeed in delivering me my bailout, more pie and free gas like he promised.
I want Obama to be bent to that continued grand example, no matter how far he has to bend.
I want him to fail, and miserably. So that America may continue, God willing.
I want America to succeed. That won’t happen if obama is able to enact his fondest desires. Defeat the arrogant, stuffed-shirt, hyper-inflated ego and his obsequious following at every possible turn.
Fail. I want him to fail. The only way America will succeed is if Hussein fails.
Resign and fade into obscurity isn’t a choice?
Fail: Everything he is doing and everything on his agenda will weaken the USA.
There is no hope involved. He will fail.
He wants to rewrite the Constitution...I hope he fails!
I want him to fail, fail, fail. I abhor everything he stands for and everything he has ever done. Therefore, I want him to fail. Because for him to succeed is for him to accomplish and implement everything that I stand against.
In that way, it will be America and her Constitution who will SUCCEED!
Depends what at, doesn’t it?
agreed,,he cannot deliver. It will become painfully and personally evident to everyone.
I wish we had a black candidate who was a natural in front of an audience, like Reagan,,if so I would want him to be successful.
The only way Obama won’t fail is if he turns to the middle, takes pages from the conservative handbook, keeps the looney left happy and doesn’t make us gnash teeth with his “programs”,,,that is a very tall order.
Let's hope that conservatism survives in America and that Nietzsche was right: "That which does not kill you makes you stronger."
I want him to succeed and change into more of a Conservative. Maybe the Ghost of Lincoln can have a chat with him and turn him into a semi-Republican (or a McCain type of Republican). We can hope. BUT—if he wants to turn this great land into a communist state i wish him ill fortune. I will give him a chance but I fear the worst.
IMO hoping Obama fails is irrelevant. My hopes are on learning everything about whom, what is behind the man Obama whom I believe is simply a figurehead/marionette.
Who is pulling his strings? Not the people of this Nation. It is they I want to see fail as Obama will be crushed by the weight of their failure regardless.
It’s more than the MSM. It’s more than George Soros. It’s more than the Democrat Party. This election was well choreographed.
I hope he fails. Miserably.
Wishing success or failure on someone depends on what standards of success or failure you’re applying.
According to the conservative standards that I apply to all Presidents — I hope he succeeds. I hope he stands up to foreign and domestic threats, defends the nation against terrorist attacks, champions free-market capitalism, lowers taxes, champions freedom (economic and otherwise), abides by the rule of law, and keeps government out of the business of its people. I’m not optimistic ... but I hope.
According to the standards by which he and his progressive ilk judge his presidency ... I hope he fails miserably. I hope any liberal/progressive initiatives he passes blow up in his face.
He is pro infanticide.
He is a liar (see infanticide).
He is pro big government.
He has failed to even prove his eligible to be POTUS.
It's my fantasy and I can make up whatever I want.
I have a feeling that something bad is going to happen while this guy is president, not sure what but it feels like I’ve seen this before. I know alot of other people that feel the same way. Nothing good can come from this guy’s policies unless you believe in marxism or are a lobotomized fool , so yeah I hope he fails.
As another post points out, everything Obama is talking up has been tried, much of it right here in the good ol’ USA, and if not here then in other countries around the world. It has never, repeat NEVER, worked. History's dust bin, and her cemetery, are chock full of the results. It's not pretty.
I would love to see Obama succeed. But I certainly have no desire to see the things he believes in get any better foothold in America. Abortion, higher taxes, more social programs to discourage personal responsibility, reduced gun rights, making friends of our enemies, increased government control of all aspects of our lives, the list goes on and on.
Been there, done that, it stinks!
If he succeeds then the following fail, pro life ,military, low taxes, consevative judges. The ? should be if obama succeeds how quick does the USA fail.
I want the Republic to prosper. I do not know if Obama is relevant to that desire, but I suspect what he considers success is antithetical to the prospering of the Republic. If that is the case, I hope he crashes and burns.
If he suceeds, the US will fail.
There is only one area that I don’t want him to fail: national security. I will not be a happy camper if Colorado Springs is nuked!
Depends. At what? I want him to succeed at what is good for the country, and fail at what is bad.
I’m torn here because I want the Republic to prosper as well. But I want this no count Poser to be shown for what he truly is. I want him to come to terms with the reality he has always manage to elude by being ‘ever so well spoken’. If he were white, he’d be lucky to be working on highway bills back in Springfield. From Occidental on, it’s all been an unearned gift.
Obama must fail epically for America to remain free and succeed.
I don’t want hard times either. Trouble is, some people have to hit the bottom before they wake up and are willing to make changes. This country may have to go through some severe ugliness to make it start heading in the correct direction. The problem for Obama is not if he can actually solve anything. His dilemma is can he keep things afloat and give the illusion of everything being under control despite the big gash that’s in the hull of the ship. He will use every socialist trick to do that, but eventually things will come tumbling down. It’s just a matter of when, IMO.
Get used to disappointment.