Barack Obama is my president. I acknowledge and support the reality that he was elected and gets his (hopefully only) four years. But given that I know the positions that he has taken in the past and I know his agenda and I know his politics, I want President Obama to FAIL!
The economy is going to recover either way, and likely would recover more quickly and more permanently without the sort of Keynesian idiocy that infects the Democrat party, so while I want him to do a good job on that I do not expect it. Democrats seemed to have skipped Econ 101 and seem to lack a very basic understanding of how the market economy works. Either that or they do understand it and simply hate the lack of control over us that it represents.
But make no mistake about it, I have to agree with Rush Limbaugh’s take on this:
I disagree fervently with the people on our side of the aisle who have caved and who say, “Well, I hope he succeeds. We’ve got to give him a chance.” Why? They didn’t give Bush a chance in 2000. Before he was inaugurated the search-and-destroy mission had begun. I’m not talking about search-and-destroy, but I’ve been listening to Barack Obama for a year-and-a-half. I know what his politics are. I know what his plans are, as he has stated them. I don’t want them to succeed.
There is only one good thing about Barack Obama being elected, and it is a very good thing: the fact that millions of Americans now see themselves as a complete part of the American Dream. Let’s hope that this empty suit does not do so much damage while in office as to offset that wonderful thing.