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So, America goes to the polls, and the hype rises to cosmic levels (joke). Who will win?

Does it mattter?

I hear a lot of talk of Americans electing “the most powerful man in the world” but I think that is an anachronism. The man who becomes President will become the most INDEBTED man in the world … and yet it seems this does not impact on how some will vote.  Party tribalism uber alles, baby.

The media want Obama now just as they wanted him in 2008. This time around the halo has slipped and it is now more a question of not kicking him out, yet. He has unfinished business, we are told, I am  inclined to agree. What strike me about Obama is his lack of vision, his lack of charisma, his disinterest in those poor saps who vote for him. Caveat emptor.

The unvarnished truth is that America needs to suffer much more humiliation, the astronomical debt needs to increase even further, and Islam needs appeased a bit more. Israel needs to go it alone and every ally that the US ever had needs to sweat a bit more.

Four years ago, I welcomed the election of Obama as I thought McCain was an inept opponent and I felt that putting a radical liberal in the White House might actually embolden Americans to rise up and seize the Presidency from him in 2012.

Back in 2010, I felt the Tea Party offered hope for change but it seems to have faded, or at least that is how the media portray it. And what we now see is America sleep walking into the post American era.

I am convinced Obama will win this election and therefore America loses. Perhaps the “Exceptionalism”  of this great Nation has been finally laid to rest by the ascendancy of unexpurgated liberalism to the White House. Four more years will put many more nails in the coffin.

Demographic changes also make it more and more unlikely that America can ever get back to what it once was and the new kid in town, China, is where real future power lies. Those who cheer for Obama also cheer for the end of their great Nation but self awareness tends not to be leftists strong point. So ring out the bells….and spare a thought for the decline and fall of a great nation.

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14 thoughts on “OBAMA’S UNDERTAKING…

  1. //I hear a lot of talk of Americans electing “the most powerful man in the world” but I think that is an anachronism. //

    Indeed. This same week a much more significant political change is set to occur – in China on Thursday.
    In the US we may see a new face, but for the most part the same policies will be continued. In China the new line-up could well steer the country, and with it the world’s economy, in a new direction.

  2. Personally, I’m optimistic. There isn’t that much enthusiasm among Obama’s base and the Tea Partiers (which for some reason tangled web seems to despise) are pumping up Mitt’s base. I think the independents will go more for Mitt than Obama.

    I’ve £100 on a Romney win (at 7-2), so I’m putting my money where my mouth is!

  3. “Four years ago, I welcomed the election of Obama”

    Liar.

    In fact commentators here expressed the hope he’d be assassinated before inauguration and you did not disagree or ban them.

  4. David – You welcomed the Obama’s election in 2008 with the same fervor you welcomed Martin McGuiness participating in the NI government. Anyway, do not despair if Obama wins (Troll and Patty can do that for you).

  5. I am convinced Obama will win this election

    Too pessimistic David. Your man has a decent chance, and the Supreme Court is on standby to help if needed.

  6. I spoke with DV on an ATW phone-in just after B Hussein Obama was selected. He was more open minded about it than the recollections above.

  7. “Does it mattter? ” of course it matters. you’re not a child, are you?

    “Four years ago, I welcomed the election of Obama as I thought McCain was an inept opponent and I felt that putting a radical liberal in the White House might actually embolden Americans to rise up and seize the Presidency from him in 2012.”

    The naivety of this kind of magical thinking from someone as intelligent and as old as yourself can only be partially explained by the physical distance between our two countries.

  8. “…the Tea Partiers (which for some reason tangled web seems to despise)”

    the Left is completely unable to reach outside their bubble and understand that “the Tea Party” represents those who object to America’s $16 trillion in debt and would like something done about it. Now.

    They seem to think that the Tea Party is a more unified mass of like thinkers then it actually is.

  9. ^
    They didn’t make much noise about the deficit when Bush was racking it up. I wonder why.

    You seem to be in a rotten mood, Patty. What’s brought that on? 🙂

  10. Petr: I expect more from our host David than wobbly whining and admissions of supporting Obama, the socialist because he thought it might teach America a lesson or something. Live and learn.

  11. I like reading David’s thoughts. Our host gives us his honest opinion as always and I see no support for Obama in this post.

    He seems to be worried about where we’re headed as a nation and although we disagree on a few crucial matters, I believe his concern is genuine and his words carefully chosen to express his thoughts.

    When you look at the men we’ve been given to choose between in this election and the last, how can one not help but be alarmed at the direction we’ve taken.

  12. David has been consistently anti-Obama throughout the history of ATW. There is a search engine, go read what he wrote then.

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