reply to post by poet1b
Ditto. Your assessment of the current situation is, IMO, spot on.
I sincerely wanted Obama, but he just isn't the guy for this job. If he gets elected under these circumstances, I think it might be a real setback
for anyone who isn't an old white guy wishing to run for president.
Things will get tough soon, and if Obama is Pres. many people will, erroneoulsy, blame much of the trouble on him!
This may be further exacerbated by idealistic, and impractical policies.
No Jimmy Carter needed right now. He would be eaten alive.
There is a pattern. GOP put GW in becasue they knew that the radical Islam situation would come to a head in the 2000-2008 time frame. They needed a
fall guy, basically, and GW stepped up. That whole crew was assembled precisely to do the job they have done. None of those guys care! They're not
Politicians. They're Economic engineers. except GW. he's just the kid who had the balls to be the public face of the Feds while they did a bunch
of necessary, but antisocial and predictably unpopular things.
When the current economic "coup," if you will, enacted by the former communist states was enacted, the GOP made Guiliani quit. And brought in
Again, the Republican ticket is hand picked for the job ahead. That is ,aggressive reforms, cutting of a bunch of Federal programs that will have
many people whining and moaning, but you can't take people's hard earned money and give it to useless people. With US profits and surpluses down,
the cost of our US brand of socialism, (yes, we are socialist now) will become painfully obvious to those who don't understand where ALL that money
goes! They'll really be wondering. Taxes cannot be raised in this situation. Charity without a tangible and measurable positive, progressive
impact and rule is out of the question. Or should be.
The "flavor-of-the-week-modish-cause-hipster-activist" stuff will end. The dire consequences of going into places, extending services and aid, and
then pulling out when the fickle, short-term-memory-loss American public loses interest has become quantified and conclusive.
If you vaccinate children against childhood illnesses in regions without the resources to support the population growth you just exponentially
increased, all you end up with is bunch of starving, desperate, diseased adults! How does that Help!!??