|10-31-2008, 10:25 PM||#1|
Never say Always
Join Date: Jan 2003
Tempering the expectations of Obama koolaiders
Fall Back, Barack
"Barack Obama's senior advisers have drawn up plans to lower expectations for his presidency if he wins next week's election, amid concerns that many of his euphoric supporters are harbouring unrealistic hopes of what he can achieve," reports London's Times:
The sudden financial crisis and the prospect of a deep and painful recession have increased the urgency inside the Obama team to bring people down to earth, after a campaign in which his soaring rhetoric and promises of "hope" and "change" are now confronted with the reality of a stricken economy.
One senior adviser told The Times that the first few weeks of the transition, immediately after the election, were critical, "so there's not a vast mood swing from exhilaration and euphoria to despair."
This is encouraging news, but a lot of people are worried about the "change" Obama might bring. As Peggy Noonan writes, "Something new is happening in America. It is the imminent arrival of a new liberal moment."
But maybe there's something we can do to stop it. You know how they always say conservatives want to turn the clock back? Let's really do it! Not back to the Dark Ages, or even the 1950s, but just a little bit--an hour, say. Just to make a statement.
Don't think you can make a difference? Just remember back in January 2003, when we urged Americans to drive with their headlights on at night to show their support for the liberation of Iraq. Two months later, it was sayonara, Saddam. The people had prevailed.
So tomorrow night, before you go to bed, turn every clock in your house back by an hour. If we can get Americans across the country to take this simple step, maybe we can send a message to the powers that be and put a stop to all this "change" baloney.
Why is there always so much drama with lefties?