by Kevin Hagler
No doubt many of you have heard the news: Anthony Weiner’s seat has been hijacked by the Republicans and the politicos across the nation are questioning the realism of a second Obama term. Even CNN’s Jack Cafferty questioned whether or not the nation’s chief executive should even run for a second term.
Americans are no doubt frustrated with this president. And I can understand why: His first major act was a stimulus program that will cost this country nearly $1 trillion. A package, though Keynesian, had far too many tax cuts — which gave more money in peoples pockets for them to save and not to spend — and even the spending programs in Stimulus I were certainly not technocratic-ally targeted to create permanent job growth. Many of us Georgians could easily find an article online with our, no doubt, Republican representative boasting non-job creating “stimulus” projects within their given districts.
The GOP porked that sh$% up.
And let’s face it: the uptick in last year’s job growth numbers were temporary. Much of it can be attributed to short-term Census jobs (And even the Census itself was a big disappointment for Atlantans — we LOST members of our city’s population).
His second major act was health care. Many of us liberals thought he took too soft a stance. “Waffley” indeed. Nevermind that we, as a nation, wouldn’t have even been talking about health care had it not been for Barack Obama.
Interestingly enough, the makeup of Weiner’s old district (NY-09) is as Democratic as it gets. Queens. Working folks, New “Yawkers” as it were. Well, a mailer was sent out with the Democratic candidate, David Werpin, alongside Obama as a DETERRENT for potential voters. Many of the polls suggest that the election’s result was a referendum on Obama’s economic policies which nation-wide polls suggest that the majority of the nation does not approve of. Why? Well, jobs for one — or the lack thereof. Humiliation, another. For NY-09 specifically, the embarrassment of a Democratic representative, once beloved, who’s showing his wanker to women whose ages even HE is unsure of contributed to this result. I’m sure Weiner’s sexcapades helped the unknown Republican (Bob Turner. “Who?” you ask? Well, he co-created the Rush Limbaugh Show) win one of the nation’s most powerful seats in our great democracy.
A mailer was sent out with the Democratic candidate, David Werpin, alongside Obama as a DETERRENT for potential voters
With The American Jobs Act push, the president has taken a new approach in contrast to his other initiatives. He’s going from GOP area to GOP area boasting a jobs plan that most economist’s will say is not only bolder than expected but will create jobs for the unemployed who aren’t even considered in the U.S.’s stagnant unemployment figures. And my God, he’s back to the old 2008 Obama — the one much of us youngters voted for.
So where does that leave us?
Not entirely sure. If I know anything about politics most liberals will still get off the couch in 2012 and vote for Obama only as a protest against a potential Republican presidency — and not necessarily for the policies of their current chief executive. Independents seem to be unimpressed by Obama’s new candor.
I will say that emphatically liberals must organize and vote against a GOP presidency that is uncomfortably close to that last GOP presidency. Hell, he was Bush’s deputy for chrissake. Yes, yes… I’m talking about Perry. Governor Rick Perry of the great state of freaking Texas. Ugh. He even threatened secession from the damn union. You know? The Texas governor who promotes creationism in schools, the privatization of Social Security, the utter abolishment of all the major progressive strides Obama has made on health care coverage, financial protection for students as well as other Americans seeking loans or quality investments and not the usual snake oil that “board room Republicans” have been selling for the past 2 decades… I could list more but in order to save time just imagine everything as a liberal that you’re for: Well, Perry’s against that. Now, imagine everything you’re against: Well, Perry’s definitely FOR that.
Yes, for many of us Obama has been a disappointment. It’s partly his fault for overselling himself but mostly OURS for not only buying it, but for making up our own liberal utopian heaven with an Obama presidency. Hell, many of us expected to get government subsidized blowjobs from any woman of our choosing — and whatever equally satisfying fantasy that women wish for — when we voted for the man in 2008.
Let’s get things straight: He’s not a fundamentalist. He’s definitely not a liberal stalwart like Bernie Sanders, Michael Moore, or Noam Chomsky. Well… GOOD. He’s a utilitarian pragmatist whose goal is to make America and her people flourish with just the right amount of government when the private sector fails. He’s a technocrat who’s ahead of his time when others in our federal government take the easy way out and play to the lowest common denominator in out current god-awful political discourse.
He’s just what this country needs.
So say it with me folks:
FOUR MORE YEARS!
FOUR MORE YEARS!
FOUR MORE YEARS!!