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Obama's secret plan
OK, so now we finally see Obama's Secret Plan.
  • Early in the election: Get liberals all fired up to vote for him, showing outrage over Bush's blatantly illegal behavior while in office (torture, spying on Americans, etc).

  • Late in the election: As winning becomes more certain, slowly start to hedge on all that liberal stuff.  Looking foward, not backward.

  • First weeks in office: Make lots of high-profile, liberal moves (like signing papers on closing Guantanamo) that look really promising.  Make grand speeches about what you'll do to improve the health care system.

  • As time progresses: Don't actually close Guantanamo.  Give away the farm on health care before negotiations even start, guaranteeing a long, drawn-out struggle for practically nothing.  Don't prosecute the Bush administration.  For the most part, don't even end their practices.  Actually defend Bush's decisions in court.  Also defend "Don't Ask Don't Tell" (DADT) and the "Defense of Marriage Act" (DOMA) in court, even while telling us aloud that you are trying to get DADT repealed.

  • At the two-year mark, suddenly get DADT repealed, and just now, come out against DOMA.
Clearly, Obama's plan is to kill all liberals by confusing us to death.

Speaking of which, the best thing about Obama's recent announcement that he was against DOMA (apart from, you know, the tantalizing hope of less pointless discrimination in America), was John Boehner's response.

The man whose rise to power came strictly on promises of working on jobs, jobs, jobs, and who has done nothing so far but try to repeal health care reform, and pass three separate anti-abortion bills, had this to say:

"While Americans want Washington to focus on creating jobs and cutting spending, the President will have to explain why he thinks now is the appropriate time to stir up a controversial issue that sharply divides the nation."

The mind boggles.

Current Emotional State: confused boggled

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rickvs From: rickvs Date: February 27th, 2011 04:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd like to believe that President Obama has a great overarching plan that explains his behavior. But I'm afraid he's just finding that the office he holds doesn't have as much influence as he hoped it would, no matter who occupies it :/
unbeliever64 From: unbeliever64 Date: February 28th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I think the Presidency still holds a great deal of influence -- if you're a Republican. Witness the previous eight years.
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