“We can’t win them all,” President Obama said, speaking to Martha Coakley, after the Democrat lost Ted Kennedy’s Massachusetts Senate seat to a Republican today.
“We can’t win them all.”
It seems like a really strange thing to say. This from the man who, just one year ago, swept into the White House on an oratory wave of Hope and Change, a new approach, a promise of openness and bipartisanship.
The economy would be fixed, the wars stopped, the Iranian threat, and others, would end by talking to our enemies, the world would love America, the corruption would be stopped, the vested interests thwarted, the lobbyists thrown out, the backroom deals ended and the pork fried.
Instead, the economy is stagnant, the wars escalated, the world still doesn’t love America, but there is a difference – now the world is thoroughly confused. The Christian nation of America is, apparently, no longer Christian, a surprise to over 230 million Christians. Enemies now receive a handshake, a smile and a chat, while allies get the short end of the stick. US Sovereignty is handed over to Interpol and the UN. Illegal aliens have more rights than citizens and all Americans are responsible for the Mexican drug wars.
President Obama is constantly on the television and on video, and although positive things are happening, a lot of big things are going south. The President went on an ill-advised Olympic junket, confident but unprepared and came back empty handed. The Chinese easily rolled over the inexperienced, unprepared US in Copenhagen, making it appear to be a US failure.
Hint: when you are the leader, the tough-guy, the superpower, you get your way, but when you show wekness, you get sand kicked in your face.
An attempt to blow up a plane in US airspace failed, not because of better procedures or good management, but by dumb luck and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the system was working as it should. She’s doing a heck of a job.
The President promised healthcare for all, except illegal aliens, but it wasn’t true, the resource-sucking aliens were included – and they still are. But soon, the President may be right because the congress may make them citizens and they won’t be illegal anymore – Lindsey Graham take note.
Over the past year, Americans of any political stripe who dared to think for themselves have been tagged as teabaggers, nazis, racists and anti-American. A strange charge, since some Tea Party attendees are democrat, some are black and all are all-American.
The loss of the Kennedy seat to a Republican seemed like an obvious conclusion, just one more loss in a string of losses, and for good reason. If there is one thing Americans don’t like, it is being told what to do, and when to do it, when they know what is best for them and especially when they can see the Emperor has no clothes. Americans like to be independent. Only a few want to be dependent on government, but the government has a one-track mind, to do what it thinks is best for Americans, themselves excepted, of course.
I am wondering when the President will wake up from his father’s dream and realize he and his party are blowing the opportunity they have been given. Perhaps they don’t know they are blowing that opportunity, because all they see is another chance to point fingers and blame everything on someone else. That isn’t leadership. It isn’t change. It isn’t even more of the same, it’s worse than more of the same.
If President Obama could jump into Air Force One, take it up to 40,000 feet, fly around for a few hours, looking over the country, he may discover what people really want.
That might be a way to start winning a few, but it may be too late.
Smart people know the time to get your opponents to do what you want them to do is when you have the advantage. If you ignore them, fight them, keep them out of the inner circle, you set yourself up for failure. As soon as they smell blood, you’ve lost your advantage, and Massachusetts is bleeding red.