I have had people tell me I think too much about Obama and politics. Friends, acquaintances, and family have said I am even obsessed. I have known people to be obsessed with Presidents in the past, people who I had disagreements with on various issues(social and political). I felt they were obsessed and blaming Bush for many things out of his scope of reach. Maybe the same thing is happening right now with this President and myself?
I know full well that no President can take all the credit or all the blame for everything. That would be ridiculous to suggest. However, a President does set the mood. A President can either use Government to set up roadblocks or get out of the way. A President has enormous power to expand Government, intrude and shape markets by power of taxes, spending priorities, bills signed into law, threats of meddling, threats of raising taxes, threats of bureaucracy, and changing the law whenever they feel it necessary. Not to mention foreign policy and basic uncontrollable world events and how correct actions spell positive or negative ramifications for all of US. Evidence no President has that much power is the testament that Obama has not already done more damage. We can and will overcome these current setbacks, it is just a question of how far we will fall before we pick ourselves up and with common sense start over again.
I have never looked for a President to do any more or any less than what was in our Nations best interests. I also want my President to be flexible enough to assess conditions and enact the electorates desire as much as is good and as is logical given the fact we are over 350 million people. Obama was voted in for changes sake. He mistook what he was given as the benefit of the doubt as to his partisanship and ran on to remake the country. The problem was his opaque candidacy and vague and diaphanous record did not let voters understand where the man really stood on any issue that mattered to the country at large. Now he has to present himself and the issues all at once and there is a disconnect from the will of the people. People want to like the man, he was voted in on an affirmative action reservation. But we want what is good for the whole country, not just the same demonized special interests who are now, comically, Obamas bedfellows.
The economy is the engine that makes this country tick, without money we are about as likely to succeed as Mexico. Social programs are killing Western countries one by one and soon we will see all the evidence we need when Greece and Spain take down the EU. The state of California is a prime example of what too many promises and not enough real work getting done will lead to. Governor Schwarzenegger has failed almost as spectacularly as Obama will and I believe that is why he is coming out in defense of the misguided un~American policy the Democrat Party is hosting everywhere.
More than likely with all our tech and manufacturing going overseas this country will have to become agricultural in order to survive. Maybe then we will focus on our own energy and strengthen ourselves on ourselves. Who knows if the rest of the world can thrive while we take a break from policing the world and find ourselves again. I imagine that will be the final shakedown into the one world Government and I see it happening within 10 years. Obama is kind of our interim steward, a catalyst, who will prepare US for our descent into the sea of Nations.