Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Is This The Change People Voted For?

There are a few things Obama is doing that really tick me off.  I will list a few of them here.  A smug Obama has repeatedly responded to criticism of his policies by childishly saying "I won"!  Also, in the last few weeks he has responded to criticism from both sides by saying "this is the change people voted for".  Lastly, Obama keeps saying that we must "remake America".  I am trying my best not to be overly critical of this administration, but I am having a hard time...not because I am a weak creature and can't contain myself, but because the administration is giving me so much to criticize.

I won!

Congratulations!  By winning the election, you have the dubious job of bringing Republicans and Democrats together in a difficult (NOT A CRISIS) time.  I think the most effective way of preventing that from happening is to respond to Republican ideas by smugly saying "I won".  All that talk of bipartisanship and bringing people together...what is the point of bringing people together if you are just going to closeline one group of people.  I have no problem with you saying that you won and so you get to make the decisions, but don't set up some "bipartisan" parade and invite Republicans to the Super Bowl party only to jack them in the nose as soon as they open their mouths.  Forego the rhetorical BS and just jack them in the nose from the start.  Send a message.  But, if you do that, you have to own it.  Yeah, that is something that you have to do when you have responsibilities...something that is new to you.  Your charm - which was never very strong for me because I actually listen to the words that come out of your mouth and attach meaning to them - is wearing off and this childish whining is extremely annoying.  But, it's Barack's victory and he'll cry if he wants to!  

The Change People Voted For?

Did people actually knowingly vote for specific changes?  Because all I heard in the campaign was a very ambiguous promise of CHANGE.  I don't believe people actually knew what they were voting for.  They knew almost nothing about you, because you were "present" in the state senate and you campaigned for most of your US Senate stint.  During the campaign you were painfully ambiguous on what you would actually do and the media protected you from having to answer real questions about it.  So, I think you just ran at the right time when people just wanted any kind of change.  But, you can't introduce radical budgets, spending bills, and programs and defend them by saying "hey, the people voted for this change".  What happens when things go wrong?  Can we blame you or will you blame the American people for wanting the change that produced so many bad results?  As you haven't really owned anything yet, I am counting on the latter.  

Remake America?

I love America.  I have loved America and have been proud to be an American my whole life - not just recently like Ms. Obama.  America is not perfect and every once in a while we realize that we need to tweak something to make us a better country.  Tweaking and remaking are very different!  Obama wants to give America a face lift; I just want to remove a few of America's moles.  I am offended and shocked when Obama says we need to remake America.  No, we don't!  We need to change some things.  We need to continue improving as a nation.  Our foundation is good and our principles are solid, but he seems to want to change even those.  I worry about my country.  

So, those are some of my issues right now.  I have a lot more to say, but I have realized that if I try to say everything I want to say in each of my posts, I end up with 10 incomplete posts waiting to be completed.  So, this is what I have right now...


Carrie Anne said...

well said. what's funny is that i don't feel like obama is really a president yet...it's like he's just a celebrity at the white house...along with ms. obama & all of her photo shoots with fashion magazines. not that i don't respect the office of president...i just feel like he's still a movie star.

Anonymous said...

So sad to see this site out of all sites has garnered so little conversation. But we are in a time of division, not cohesion. For the first family, The President Of the United States Of America to be treated like a common Niger in the south on his first day, at The Inogeration Ceremony, by the Republican Party has set the tone for what this man has been against and makes his achievements that much more greater for the history books. Now, not that it matters much, as Democratic leaders seemed to distance themselves from any of his ideas which We The People supported and voted overwhelmingly for him to take office in order these things be done. So they distanced themselves from him, not a spine left by false talk shows, spewing misinformation, which the Supreme Court upheld their right to do. Even allowing them to call themselves "news" when nothing they said was in fact true. This is directly against our founding fathers principles who's minds wrote our constitution. We were heading toward a democracy, where the majority of our citizens would be edecuated, and know who to vote for. Large companies where never supposed to be able to bribe their way into the government. Who then oversees their actions?
So horrible and sad we as Americans can no longer see past the lines that divide. We are so very fragile am experiment after all. Some have not read what comes when people don't work together. TYRANY