Most of the time when I make a statement on politics, I end up being proven correct. That’s not a blessing, it’s a curse.
I’ve mentioned before that the current political landscape was giving me anxiety and sleepless nights until I turned off the TV and radio. Well, I don’t live in a vacuum, so I’m still getting exposed to information about what’s going on, and once again… I am batting 1000.
Last November I predicted that Obama would carry forward with Bush’s Iraq policies. Yup, he’s doing that.
I predicted that the election of Obama would do nothing to CURE or AID race relations in America. Well, just yesterday Obama threw the police under the bus because they arrested his black friend who was throwing a fit. I think that pretty much sums that up.
I predicted that Obama would spend eleventy jillion dollars MORE than Bush ever wanted to on “fixing” the economy. He’s far exceeded my wildest expectations with his multi-trillion dollar “bailout” and privatization of banks and automakers. I don’t want to be too fatalistic, but the last country to nationalize private companies was Venezuela under dictator Hugo Chavez. Just saying.
Incidentally, the economy still sucks and unemployment is higher than ever.
However, I also predicted that Obama would pretty much get a free pass (Blame Bush for Everything) for his first year. So far so good for him, although you can see that his political capital is starting to wane…. just as I predicted it would once he started implementing his poorly thought out socialist policies.
I predicted that the Muslim world would still hate America with Obama as president. Hmmm… so far that’s playing out as well. Leaders of many Arab countries are saying Obama is no better than Bush. But then we add to that the fact that Obama has NO class when meeting foreign dignitaries, he’s also started alienating (at least personally) some of our closest allies… like the friggin Queen of England.
I predicted that once he was elected, the media would start to turn on him. That’s just now starting to happen. When the New York Times starts publishing articles that throw his health care bill under the bus, you know the court of public opinion is going downhill.
I predicted that the Democrats in Congress would resist a lot of his ideas. Yup. They certainly are. He doesn’t even have the support of all of the Democrats in Congress on his health care debacle…. err… bill. As luck would have it (and just as Hillary found out in 94), most Americans (nearly 90%) are happy with their current health insurance and don’t want the government dictating things to them. Why are Canadians coming to America and mortgaging their homes to pay for surgeries they can’t get in Canada? Nobody is leaving America to get health care in Canada. Nobody.
I predicted that Obama would be the second coming of Jimmy Carter. He’s well on his way. By the end of his term, we could very well see interest rates near 20% and inflation topping 10%…. just like good old Jimmy.
Yup, apparently having experience as a community organizer isn’t the same as knowing how to run the most powerful country in the world.
By the way, all you readers who broke into an excited sweat and watched his speeches while holding your breath… I expect you to stick with your decision and keep LOVING Obama. He’s doing EXACTLY what he said he would, and so for you to jump off the Obama train now would simply be you acting as a fair-weather supporter. I hated Obama’s socialist leanings BEFORE it was cool. I warned you, I begged you to see the light before he was actually in office, and you ignored me because a) he turned you on with his speeches, b) he promised to give you lots of free stuff that he planned to take from “rich” people, and c) he was black and it’s just cool to be part of something “historic”.
Next time do yourself a favor and just trust me. The country will be better off.