Skip to comments.The Obama Steamroller: Is Resistance Futile?
Posted on 02/27/2009 9:30:47 AM PST by alex
The political reality at the moment is that regardless of the wisdom or foolishness of what is or will be proposed by the Obama administration or Congress in the next two years, it will pass. This is the consequence for the GOP of losing elections and losing them big in both 2006 and 2008....
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And we were going to “grow” out of the deficits created by Medicare part D and other entitlement spending.
The MSM is the ratchet that drives the country to the left. Even the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan would have been popular except for the MSM trying to daily sell defeatism and cooperate with our enemies.
We must find a way around the MSM. Rush is good, but not enough. I do not think the MSM is imploding fast enough. I am open to suggestions.
Pretty much agree with you on that one.
Hand-wringing and finger pointing doesn’t accomplish much.
Much better response is, well it’s happened. What are we each going to do about it?
>That was a serious problem but you really believe that’s the ONLY problem?
Of course not. That would take an entire book, not a 20 second post.
Thank you for your post - bill
Again, no. - Although I understand the overarching point that you are making.
All of those were simple excuses, projected as rational reasons, when the underlying dynamic was opined plainly and simply in 2004
“Anyone but Bush.”
It has simply morphed back into the more generic “Anyone but any republican.”
And Thats the way it is.
You can't beat a democrat nobody with a GOP nobody. - Period.
His TARP bailout was the final wakeup for me, one of many. I finally understood that Sept 11 was a gift from God to Bush, and to some degree republicans. For a short time everyone turned to Bush for protection and leadership. He had a blank check. At this point he decided that HE knew things others didn't, that he was really special and he showed arrogance in many statements (That his fans saw as strength, longing for a hero, including me.) But that arrogance was a flaw, not a strength. And God, or fate, has a way of making us pay for for arrogance. The democrats set his sites on him for 5 years with outright hatred, and when things started to go badly the public, who was never enthused about Iraq to begin with ,and trusted him on it, were in democrats hands and turned sharply against him. Eventually Bush became more than an object of hatred but a gift to democrats, and a curse to us. And then.. your last post sums it up.
I don’t mind people complaining about Medicare part D— though it did cost less than projected..
Complaining about NCLB is foolish for several reasons:
1. Democrats still say NCLB is underfunded.
2. The bill gives local control to education in a strong and meaningful way. That is the essential conservative principal necessary for some day undoing the massive damage being done to our society by public education (FYI my three children are in public schools).
3. The nationalized standards for education regarding reading and math which compel more education to actually take place in schools.
So, yes NCLB was necessary and has been a tremendous help to me as a conservative parent dealing with my public schools.
They said Hitler was unstoppable too. I say keep fighting. He’s making the same mistakes Hitler did too - opening up too many battle fronts too quickly.
Comparing to all his rivals, Bush had a clear advantage of at least having an idea about the outline of the problems facing the country.
9/11 was a severe blow both because of immediate problems it created and because the military success lead to the idea of repeating post WWII nation building successes in Germany and Japan.
But by 2005 it should be clear to anybody that continuing efforts overseas means unavoidable crashing defeat at home with pelocis, reids and obamas running this country for another 40+ years.