posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 11:02 AM
reply to post by ravenshadow13
For better and worse, this is really a matter of perspective. Just ask Bush. Bush accomplished quite a bit, but that didn't make everyone happy.
And so it will be for Obama.
For example, some may consider it a good thing that U.S. taxpayers will now fund abortions across the globe... others not so much.
Same for Gitmo. Not everyone is happy about closing Gitmo, especially since Obama has no plan for what to do with the prisoners. To me, it's
symbolic at best. Gitmo is not the problem. If we physically move each and every prisoner to another geographic location, but run it the same way,
we've accomplished nothing. So do we just let them go free and say "have a nice life?" Do we imprison them elsewhere? Do we bring them to US
soil and create further threats to our national security? So far, just words. We have to wait and see what happens with this before coming to any
conclusions. This could backfire on a grand scale.
As for bipartisanship? Not. Obama blew that perception out of the water when he told Jon Kyl, Senate minority whip, "I won" after asking for their
input. That's not bipartisanship. Seems more like a little kid asking another kid if they want some candy, then saying "too bad, it's mine." Or
telling the Republicans in Congress that they cannot listen to Rush and still work with his administration. That's not bipartisanship. Obama went
thru the motions so the msm could broadcast it to the world - but it was all for show. Nothing more.
Obama declared "No lobbyists"... yeah, right. We know how far that went.
Ethics? Whose ethics? And starting when? There are still plenty of people from both the major parties who consider his campaign tactics in every
election he's run totally unethical. Think divorce records... ACORN... Caucuses... Odinga... Birth certificates... Passports... Supreme Court
Yup, perspective is a b*tch.
As for me, personally, as much as I'd like to believe the best about Obama, I'm too old and I've seen to much to believe the fairy tale. Obama is
just one more corrupt politician. Wouldn't surprise me in the least if Obama goes down in history for one and only one accomplishment: Perpetuating
the greatest hoax ever on the American people and usurping the presidency.