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Political musings from Warren E. Peterson

The Obama Presidency

Posted by Warren Peterson on April 7, 2009

I voted for John McCain but was not really concerned when Barrack Obama was elected President of the United States. His election was a major step toward Rev. Martin Luther King’s dream that one day people “will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” His win also diminished the influence of race victim leaders like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

Beyond that, had a Republican beaten Obama, there are not enough mental health professionals in the country to deal with the grand funk state of depression that would have affected large numbers of Obomaites across the land. Worse, immediately after a McCain victory, the Democrats would have launched Bush Bashing II only with McCain’s name inserted as the bashee. I’d need mental help too if I had to watch four more years of “the President is dumb” Pelosi and “The war is lost” Reid place politics above country by trying to bring down the Commander-in-Chief.

Besides, based on their record over the past several years, the Republicans did not deserve to win.

My hope now is that the GOP has learned its lesson and can hold off the most egregious parts of the Obama leftwing agenda until the 2010 midterm elections. A Gingrich style Contract with America is needed that clearly lays out a conservative agenda to revitalize the nation without trillion dollar deficits and nanny state Socialism.

We’ll have to wait until 2012 to correct a foreign policy centered on criticizing “American arrogance” in front of international audiences. What Obama calls arrogance, others would label “leadership.” That which is expected from the worlds only super power.

We survived Jimmy Carter and were rewarded with Ronald Reagan. We suffered Bill Clinton but he wrought a Republican take over of the House for the first time in 40 years. President Obama will provide opportunities for a Republican comeback too. The only question is will the Republicans have the integrity and intestinal fortitude to deliver something other that “my turn at the spoils” governance.

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