Posted: Nov 7, 2008 6:05 pm
However, I'm just concerned about the trust and adoration that Americans are showing for Obama. I haven't researched Obama enough to make sweeping statements about any of his policies or about what kind of president he will be, I just wish that sensible Americans would keep the lessons of history in mind.
8 years of George W. Bush = hell. Division, serious affronts to the Constitution, an economy SERIOUSLY in the toilet, a war that was entered into with a lie that has cost thousands of American lives, the laughing stock of the free world...plus he can't even utter a coherent sentence
8 year of Bill Clinton = some great calls and some really questionable calls.
Spent his entire presidency fending off the Right until they finally got the "gotcha!"
And about something as stupid as a blowjob
4 years of GHW Bush - can't remember anything about what happened with him except he vomited in someone's lap
8 years of Ronald Reagan - doddering old beloved fool ACTOR who convinced America that trickle down was a-okay, and ushered in the most diabolic shit ever in USA politics, the Religious Right.
4 years of Jimmy Carter - a good and honest man who totally had the interest of all the citizens of the country at heart, but basically totally ineffectual
3 years of Gerald Ford - uhhh??? Best known for his wife's addictions.
5 years of Nixon - crook, resigned in disgrace and did untold damage to this country in many ways.
6 years of Johnson - did many good things, but was totally unwilling and unable to follow Kennedy
2 years of Kennedy - the great shining hope of the new America in the 60s who was murdered in the street. For many people, his assasination was THE END, and in a lot of ways it was.
That pretty much sums up all the administrations in my lifetime, in my extremely limited view.
This may all be extremely simplistic, but it's not a real shock that people absolutely LOVE Obama. Especially people who have been liberals all their life. He's smart, he's steady, he appears to have no hidden agendas (oil money, cough, oil money), he's a physical embodiment of the American Dream, and he gives people HOPE for a better USA - something that's been in short supply in this country for many years.