the status-quo liberal

20Feb08

This primary isn’t about electing Obama. It’s about stopping Hillary Clinton. Because for many, the idea of the Clintons in the White House is a very scary thing. They might actually be effective at getting universal health care tabled and enacted. They might actually be effective at enacting loads of liberal programs that ultimately take money away from the rich and put services and help into the hands of people who need it.

That’s why Hillary Clinton is Satan and Obama is a gift to all those who don’t want change in this country.

The powers-that-be know that even if Obama is elected, he is green, knows nothing about Washington or the presidency, and will be as ineffective in that extremely daunting position as any outsider would be.

The irony is that once again those entrenched privileged elites living gloriously IN Washington will have taken advantage of the American people’s desire to change how things are done in Washington. It’s tragic.

People talk about competence like it’s the least we should expect from a president. Sorry. That’s a dream world. Competence in the White House is the Mt. Everest of expectations. Competence AND a benevolent administration is something we’ve pretty much rarely had in this country. Maybe the last 5 or 6 years of Bill Clinton’s administration was as close as we’ve come in decades.

Watch either what is done to Obama after he wins the nomination or (and I don’t think this will happen) watch what happens to him after he wins the White House. See if he is ever effective at enacting any of this stuff that he’s running on.

He’s Obambi. He came along at a perfect time and I don’t mean to be a doomsayer, and I hope for all the less fortunate people’s sake in this country, the world, and the environment we live in, that I am wrong… but I think Obama was a perfect storm of events, some innocent and understandable, and some despicable and intentional, on the part of both his campaign and the coverage of it, that took down a truly worthy candidate and replaced her with a weak untested politician who is far less likely to threaten that old thing President Kennedy called the status quo.

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