Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Let's Give Him Some Time, Shall We?

We’re 65 days into President Obama’s presidency, and there are already grumblings that he’s not moving fast enough to fix the country because the US is still involved in Iraq, has massive unemployment and a recession that might get worse before we get better.

Can we chill for a moment?

America's instant gratification culture is in full tilt… heaven forbid a complex problem requires thought and time in order to both determine a solution and understand whether that solution is good or bad. To some in our society, doing that is just nuts… it’s un-American and they won’t tolerate it god damn it.

Excuse me, but it’s going to take some time to fix the country… hell, it took “President” Bush eight years to screw the nation with its pants on, at least give Obama half of that before you start calling his presidency a failure.

President Obama seemingly agrees with me as witnessed at last night’s presser when Obama, responding to CNN tool Ed Henry’s inane question of why he waited “days” to speak about the AIG fiasco, stoically (and snarkly I might add), said; “It took us a couple of days because I like to know what I'm talking about before I speak.”

Wow… a president that thinks about something before we speak… when was the last time we had one of those?

Ah yes; January 19th, 2001.

President Obama is trying to bring change to the nation, and it looks as though one way he’s going about that is by making smart and effective decisions, avoiding short term thinking as it rarely leads to good long term solutions (how those big-ass Bush tax breaks working out for ya America?) and, attempting to, craft policies that are designed to address fundamental, complex problems over time.

The fact remains that, after eight disastrous years of republican rule, it's going to be close to impossible (if not totally impossible), to regain the surpluses that President Clinton had when he left office. And rather than offer up their own budget to ‘rally behind’ (primarily because they can’t create one with all the in-fighting in their party), the gop stands idly by, taking potshots from the sidelines while refusing to get into the game.

The nation (well, SCOTUS at first, but then the nation) gave the republicans 8 years to screw up this country, the least the nation could do now is give the Obama Administration 8 months to start fixing it.

That would be the decent thing to do… and hell, after unleashing Bush on the world, isn't it about time that the country started to do the decent thing for a change?


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