Obama Painted Into A Corner

If my name was Barak Obama, I’d be pretty scared right now.  He has hyped himself so much that there is no way he can keep the expectations that people have of him anywhere in line with reality.  Just look at this:

Those folks are expecting a little more than a “chicken in every pot.”  Has a candidate for POTUS ever set himself up for failure as badly as Barack Obama?  ABC News’ Jake Tapper did an analysis of one of Obama’s speeches and came up with a list of the promises he makes (the whole article is here).

“give a tax break to 95 percent of Americans who work every day and get taxes taken out of their paycheck every week”;
“eliminate income taxes on Social Security for seniors making under $50,000″;
“give homeowners and working parents additional tax breaks”;
not increase taxes on anyone if they “make under $250,000; you will not see your taxes increase by a single dime –- not your income taxes, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains tax“;
“end those breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas”;
“give tax breaks to companies that invest right here in the United States”
“eliminate capital gains taxes for small businesses and start-up companies that are the engine of job creation in this country”;
“create two million new jobs by rebuilding our crumbling roads, and bridges, and schools — by laying broadband lines to reach every corner of the country”;
“invest $15 billion a year in renewable sources of energy to create five million new energy jobs over the next decade”;
“reopen old factories, old plants, to build solar panels, and wind turbines“;
“build “a new electricity grid”;
“build the fuel efficient cars of tomorrow”;
“eliminate the oil we import from the Middle East in 10 years”;
“lower premiums” for those who already have health insurance
“if you don’t have health insurance, you’ll be able to get the same kind of health insurance that members of Congress give themselves”;
“end discrimination by insurance companies to the sick and those who need care the most”;
“invest in early childhood education“;
“recruit an army of new teachers”;
“pay our teachers higher salaries, give them more support. But … also demand higher standards and more accountability”;
“make a deal with every young person who’s here and every young person in America: If you are willing to commit yourself to national service, whether it’s serving in our military or in the Peace Corps, working in a veterans home or a homeless shelter, then we will guarantee that you can afford to go to college no ifs ands or buts”;
“stop spending $10 billion a month in Iraq whole the Iraqis have a huge surplus”;
“end this war in Iraq“;
“finish the fight and snuff out al Qaeda and bin Laden”;
“increase our ground troops and our investments in the finest fighting force in the world”;
“invest in 21st century technologies so that our men and women have the best training and equipment when they deploy into combat and the care and benefits they have earned when they come home”;
“No more homeless veterans”; and
“no more fighting for disability payments.”
When I last checked, he has a few things working against him.  Here’s a partial list, feel free to add your own in the comments:
  1. Unfinished war in Iraq
  2. Unfinished war in Afghanistan
  3. Markets in turmoil
  4. Most of Americans in debt
  5. Immigration
  6. Russia on the Rise
  7. China on the Rise
  8. 7 years since a terrorist attack in America
The last one is key.  Bush has given us 7 years of security.  That is the biggest job of the Federal government.  Joe Biden said that Obama will be “tested” early in his presidency.  He will and unless he passes with flying colors, the very people that brought him to office, in this case, the media, will turn on him like a pack of rabid dogs.
Of course, there’s always hope.

2 thoughts on “Obama Painted Into A Corner

  1. Did Barbra Streisand actually “buy” a ticket out of the country when George Bush was re-elected? Since she never left, I wonder if it’s still available? If Barak is elected, I’d like to use it to go to Australia and fish for a living. It’s going to be pretty bad around here.

    Next, I guess financial reparations for descendants of slaves will be instituted. I don’t plan to participate in that either.

  2. I’m not going anywhere (even though I already live outside of the country). I want to see how this all plays out. Until then, I’ll just keep reciting my mantra, “Carter begat Reagan, Carter begat Reagan, Carter begat Reagan . . .”

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