Everything Old Is New Again
I know everyone has had their fill of the McCain/Obama-thon, but I had to throw my thoughts in as well. I think that Obama is exactly what this country needs. Now half of you have left, and the rest are cheering, but just hear me out. Of all the comparisons I’ve seen in the past year – McCain Bush, Obama-JFK, Palin and well, we won’t go there. I think the most obvious comparison is Bush and Obama. Although residing on opposite ends of the political spectrum, they have a lot in common, Namely, they’re both opportunists.
W. came along at the end of the Clinton reign and everyone was sick of the Democrats, sick of Clinton, and ready for some “Straight-Talk”. W stepped in and happened to be the right man at the right time. He was woefully unprepared for the task at hand, and will probably go down as one of the worst presidents we’ve had. Enter Obama.
Everyone is sick of the Republicans, sick of the conservatives, and W has drawn more ire than any president I can remember. Obama comes on the scene promising change. He never said exactly what that was, but hey, people are buying it. Like W, he is woefully unprepared, and will more than likely be one of the only candidates that will make people look back fondly on Bush’s time in office.
Is he some radical Muslim bent on destroying America? No. He’s just a run of the mill Marxist, Leftist whacked out liberal that will run this country into the tank and have everyone crying for a real candidate. He’s a modern day Jimmy Carter. You think the economy is in the hole now, just wait. People will realize what a huge mistake he was, it just takes time for for the pendulum to swing.
But I say all of this as a way of setting forth why America is so great. Because it’s hard to really, really screw things up that bad. The founding fathers were geniuses, and our greatness today is due in large part to their system. Sure Bush has veered off wildly to the right, and Obama will turn even harder back to the left, but it will eventually all even out.
Look at it this way, this country had years of bumbling with Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan after which, Lincoln appeared on the scene. LBJ forever changed the political landscape, then we had a parade of Nixon, Ford, and Carter. Basically treading water until Reagan stepped in and became, arguably, one of our greatest leaders.
The way I see it, after Bush and Obama we’re due for something great.