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A day for idealism

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

There are at least another 1460 days left for pragmatism in the Obama Administration.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

looks like the stock market is already being very pragmatic

little larry sellers said...

I'm not even sure today's a good day for idealism. In fact, the sky high hopes of millions of people regarding the Obama administration are a bit frightening to me. I don't foresee him being able to effectively combat this economic crisis, especially with people like Geithner in positions of power.

What happens when reality sets in after all this fanfare? I'd be much happier to see tempered optimism from the public, not a messiah complex. I'm afraid the pendulum will swing too far the other way when their hopes are dashed.

I've long watched public opinion in post Soviet Russia with interest and the last thing I want to see is a repeat of their wildly swinging public opinion on our soil. In a short time, Russians went from thinking that America, the West, and capitalism are the coolest things ever to idealizing Stalin and even Hitler, along with endless debates of whether Putin is too weak (but rarely whether he's too strong). Scary stuff.

disinter said...

"So this is how liberty dies, with thunderous applause"

Queen Amidala, Star Wars III

Dan said...

• Get recovery package passed and implemented
• Implement foreclosure prevention program
• Improve bank bailout efforts
• Turn in a budget request
• Decide automakers' fate
• Meet with world leaders to rethink regulation


How many of these action items are within the purview of the Constitution? (the thing he swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend today)

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the "Error of Change".

Chuck Ponzi said...

Disinter,

How fitting. And, too bad most won't understand until it's too late. The good thing is there are alternatives to this "Empire".

Chuck

dearieme said...

Cheer up; he's not a Clinton, a Kennedy or a Roosevelt. Nor a Bush the Younger.

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