(11 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
Okay folks, here’s the money quote that says it all:
Republicans generally gave Obama high marks for deciding to send 30,000 more troops.
“If you would have told me a year into the president’s administration (that) he would have doubled our presence in Afghanistan … plus not reduce our troops meaningfully in Iraq … I would have a hard time believing it,” Dan Senor, who was a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq under former President George W. Bush, said in a conference call arranged by the Republican National Committee.
“So I’m pleasantly surprised!”
–Dan Senor, former Bush Administration Official, CFR-Neocon
Link: Congress Reacts
When Neocons are “pleasantly surprised“, the whole World has a problem here.
But that is Obama’s true governing constituency (regardless of his totally disingenuous campaign theatrics). And to think they gave this guy a Nobel Peace Prize….for what???…..buying a dog?
“Look at me George, I’m the WAR President too!”
I sure hope Russ Feingold runs for President in 2011-2012.
It is very clear, despite the GOP having been banished away to a minority Party, that Barack Obama will not have one single remotely progressive large accomplishment to his name when he faces down the Democratic Primary voters again the next time around. Who then will possibly believe his empty and insincere rhetoric of “change” the second time around (and with Robert Gates leading the way)-? It won’t work a second time.
Obama is destined to be a one-termer, because given a choice between a pro-War President, and a Republican-pro-War President, the public inevitably will go with the Republican — because the pro-War “opposition” is just making all their arguments for them anyway. Like LBJ, Obama should be and deserves to be challenged in 2011.
The grassroots should start planning for this, and appeal for a new voice now. There do exist good politicians with positive track-records (Russ Feingold, Howard Dean, Alan Grayson, Al Gore, Dennis Kucinich, Barbara Boxer, etc.)
We don’t have to just take 8 more years of War and Foreign Occupations and Economic Bankruptcy lying down…