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And, So It Begins

"Barack Obama got a global standing ovation long before he was elected president. But in a fickle and fast-moving world, the overseas reviews are already turning mixed.

"Though much of the world will party through the night Tuesday after Obama is sworn in as America's 44th president — just as it did when he was elected — there are signs the ardor is cooling as the sheer weight of his challenges sinks in.

"A deepening global recession, new hostilities in the Middle East, complications in closing the Guantanamo Bay prison, Iran, North Korea, Afghanistan — an impatient world has a stake in all of them and is asking how much change Obama can deliver.

"'Just two months ago, the future president seemed a cross between Superman and Merlin the magician," Massimo Gramellini wrote in a commentary for Italy's La Stampa newspaper. "Now he himself admits he won't be able to keep all his promises, and who knows? Maybe someone will ask for his impeachment by the end of next week.'"

And, so it begins. Not only is Obama starting to doubt himself (I know, it's unbelievable!), but the other nations of our world are beginning to doubt him:
"'The idealism has diminished,' said Samuel Solvit, who heads an Obama support network in France. 'Everyone was dreaming a little. Now people are more realistic.'"
Of course, you have your people who think we are putting too much pressure on our dear Obamassiah:

"That's the problem, said Reginald Dale, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington: People everywhere simply expect too much, practically ensuring Obama will disappoint."


"'I feel sorry for the poor thing,' she [Lise Lindeberg, a 72-year-old retiree in Stockholm, Sweden] said. 'People want him to be a savior — some kind of messiah. You just can't become president and change everything when there's no money.'"

I call bullshit. People do not expect too much. They expect him to do the things he said he would do. If he knew he couldn't do them, why did he say he could? Because he is a lying sack of shit. Big surprise? Not to anyone with more brain cells than pairs of shoes.

If you say you are going to do something, do it. If you can't do it, don't say you will. It's as simple as that. I'm just a little surprised it has already started--people are already beginning to realize he's going to be about as effective as a cup of jello pudding. Not his minions, mind you, but people outside the US who have an IQ above a chess game pawn piece.

I can only hope this is just the beginning of a turn around. That more and more people will see the light. I know it is wishful thinking, but maybe if more people called the spade a spade, he wouldn't be able to get away with murder for the next four years.


  1. Great post! I still think this man will be celebrated longer than just Tuesday. It's only because he is a black liberal.

  2. I think the education system in the states have finally caught up to the people old enough to vote and stupidity is running amuck. All these followers of someone who has no clue to what he is doing or is gonna do but to run us worse into the poor hole and they love it! Gimme gimme gimme is all they know about these days!

  3. He said what he had to to get elected. And yes he is a spade....

  4. And, I pray I will have egg on my face, for the first time in my life. I pray he will make this nation better--greater. If he does, I will proudly stand up and say I was wrong, "I am not smarter than a fifth grader."

  5. Linz I am right behind you. I will admit if I was wrong...

  6. I'll admit I was wrong if it comes to that. But just plain old simple economics tells me that this is the wrong way to do it. Nobody can spend their way out of debt. So how can the government do it? That spending is just on a much, much larger scale. And they are talking even more and more of it. God please help this country!!!


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