Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thank you Mr. Obama...

Conservative's period of gloom and despair over Barack Obama's election are giving way to feelings of hope and optimism. Thanks to Mr. Obama,it looks like there may be a significant shift of power back to the other side of the aisle in the 2010 elections. there is no room for complacency, and there will be much tough campaigning between now and then, but conservatives should take heart that real Hope and Change may be on its way.

If you were to go into a laboratory to create the perfect foil for conservative ideals and values, it would be Barack Obama. In him the conservative movement has received a wonderful gift. He has forced conservatives to get back to their ideological roots, to return to the fundamentals of the cause and to more clearly articulate their divergence from liberalism.

And no, conservatives are not racists. There are hundreds of African-American men and women in this country that would make great Presidents. Unfortunately, Barack Obama is not one of them. Levying charges of racism for criticizing him is a cheap shot and an intellectual cop out.

This is a center/right country. There are those on the fringe, but the majority of Americans are somewhere right of center. The main reason that Barack Obama was elected was that he was not George Bush. He was elected by Democrats, Independents and Republicans that had some reservations about his politics and associations, but felt that those were outweighed by his promise of "hope and change".

Many of these folks have now discovered that they made a mistake. Barack Obama is off the scale to the left. Besides the fact that he is apparently in over his head from a managerial standpoint, most of his policies and ideas are outlandish. From healthcare reform to cap and trade to a host of others, people are beginning to understand that his policies will be a disaster for the working men and women of this country. If you are filthy rich or dirt poor, you may survive Obama's schemes. If you are anything in between these two extremes, you are in trouble.

Conservatives will not have to spend as much money next year coming up with clever campaign ads, all they will have to do is show clips of Barack Obama. So, thank you Mr. Obama. Keep up the good work.

1 comment:

Terri said...

I think the elections of 2006 and 2008 pretty much illustrated that this country is not necessarily as center-right as you might like to think.