Monday, November 2, 2009

Yes We Might? One Year After Election, Obama Finds Change Not So Easy

Via Breitbart:

The tale of the turbulent year since Barack Obama's historic election win is told by his evolving political theme: once he promised "Change We Can Believe In" and now he warns that "change is hard".

On November 4, 2008, Obama bathed in the adoration of a crowd of tens of thousands in a Chicago park, after beating Republican John McCain to the presidency in an election that promised to reshape his nation.

They chanted "Yes we can" on that clear hope-filled night in Obama's hometown, and tears streamed down thousands of cheeks as the president-elect proclaimed America was still a place where anything was possible.

"It's been a long time coming," Obama said. "But tonight, because of what we did on this date, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America."

A year on, the historic promise of America's first black president is being tested by the grim grind of governing a divided nation humbled by the worst recession in decades.

Abroad, Obama's policy of engaging US foes has so far yielded few breakthroughs, and the president who came to power vowing to end one war, in Iraq, must now decide whether to escalate another -- in Afghanistan.

Obama is battered, his political magnetism is dimmed and he stands accused by opponents of masterminding a disastrous government expansion.

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Opus #6 said...

I hope this mood sets in at the White House and takes hold of them like a bad case of depression. They need to take a chill pill big time. As for being accused of masterminding disastrous government expansion, what do you call all these takeovers and this Obamacare debacle. Accused? Convicted!

Amusing Bunni said...

Obummer looks like the sorriest, stupidest loser, dolt and dummy that ever defiled the earth in that photo. Well, he is, so it's fitting. I'm just happy that people are waking up to his shell game.
What a f-ing morons...and I'm a moron expert, having to be subjected to them 24/7.

Soloman said...

Opus and Bunni - I couldn't add a single thing beyond what you both have said about this post.

And Bunni - hang in there...!!!

Pedaling said...

poor, poor barackO - the majority of the people have a little more love for their country than he thought- they actually believe in the principles that promote success and they are seeing him for what he is....
we are smarter than he thought...

now, i'd like to add, if i may-

obama needs to get off the golf course, off vacation, off the parties and basketball court and photo ops and get his sorry ass in the white house where it belongs and figure out what we are doing with our troops!

the man makes me sick!

Soloman said...

Pedaling... yes, we have more love for our country than I think he ever thought possible, and most definitely smarter too.

Perhaps he is a victim (aren't all liberals?) of his sheltered little world view developed in Chicago and the university scene on the east coast?

And if it weren't so important I'd say let him just keep on golfing and continue to show his true colors (arrogant, pompous), but there are lives at stake and that's way beyond any political motive I could ever have.

If he'd do the right thing for our troops, I'd even say I support him for the effort. I'm not holding my breath...