A conservative's hopes for the Obama administration
I didn't vote for Obama (I didn't vote for McCain either), but in just a few days, he'll be my President too. I don't have high hopes for his administration, but here are five wishes for the next four years:
1. I pretty much disagree with Obama's position on every issue, but his election did show that a privileged, well-connected black man can go just as far as a privileged, well-connected white man. For some reason, that gives people a lot of hope. That's not a bad thing and I hope that there's never a day that some crazy lone gunman dashes all of those hopes and dreams. Personally, I don't think Obama's election was some great step forward, but if anything happened to him, it would be a horrible step backwards.
2. I'm going to assume that Obama's election and potential spending spree will push the GOP back to its traditional support of fiscal conservatism. Let's just say that it'd be nice to have someone in Washington not acting like a drunken sailor.
3. I'm actually looking forward to the evolution of Hillary Clinton: stateswoman. Like Obama, I disagree with Clinton on just about everything. However, I do admire her pragmatism and steely determination. I expect that she'll put those attributes to good use as Secretary of State. Throughout the campaign, I made fun of Obama's rather naive approach to foreign policy. Having Clinton at State sets up a nice good cop/bad cop dynamic that could serve America well.
4. I hope that Obama's election puts some energy (pardon the pun) around the development of alternative fuel sources. I won't buy into man-made global warming, but I will buy into the fact that we don't have an endless supply of oil and that we've got to be prepared to move on to something else. Let's get working on it.
5. Likewise, I really do hope Obama is able to do something about health care. Personally, I think the focus is wrong and we should be talking about why health care is so expensive, rather than who we should get to pay for it. But, at this point, I believe the system is broken and so let's try something, or better yet, let's try a few different things and see what works best.
Posted by at January 11, 2009 08:50 PM
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|# January 11th, 2009 11:20 PM Squibbly|
|I have one hope. I hope he can get a college football playoff system to replace the outdated money grubbing BCS.
Those other things you mentioned would be nice too, but I think when it comes down to it, Obama is just another politician and nothing is really going to change.
|# February 13th, 2009 9:06 PM NastyNeil|
|As this is an Atheist Activest saying this, do not think it is some super converative views.
The MAIN reason Oduma won is due to our biased and incompetent media who never, as far as I know, listed all the reasons which fully justified the Iraq War, who has been
over reporting the bad things which happened in Iraq while either UNDER reporting or worse yet, NOT reporting at all on the many good things which happened there.
A media who bashed Bush and anyone connected to him for eight years. It was our stupid media who did not report it was mostly Dumocrates who caused the Fannie May and Freddie Mac mess and who stopped both Bush & McCain when then attempted to get Congress to get control of it.
It was our lying and incompetent media who did not make it very clear it's the Dumocrats who block our attempts to drill for oil in the US.
THe next reason is many blacks and hispanics voted for Oduma ONLY because of his skin color and so doing is RACIST!
Then there are the fools who should have voted for McCain and instead put their heads in the sand like not voting would solve the problem. Stupid is as stupid does!
Neil C. Reinhardt