Thursday, December 18, 2008


It has been very interesting to watch the right wing commentators rant and rave about President-elect Obama’s preparation to assume the high office in another month. While Obama has done an exceptionally good job of putting together a team of competent people to lead the nation, conservative writers are already claiming that he is a failure. They don’t seem to notice that he hasn’t taken office yet. However, they predict that he is going to fail even before they see what he does in office.

From my perspective, with such an obvious bias nothing they say will have much credibility. They could at least wait until he is in office a few months before they condemn his program. But, that’s not the nature of ultra-conservatives. They tend to be ideological to the core and just plain don’t understand nor can they accept anything outside the parameters of their strict philosophical beliefs.

1 comment:

Bramblyspam said...

Biases go both ways. If it's premature to call the Obama administration a failure, it's also premature to say that he's done an exceptionally good job of putting together a team of competent people.

From my perspective, Obama looks set to continue Bush's foreign policy mistakes. His entire foreign policy machinery is staffed with hawks. I'm also very unhappy with his stated economic policy of bailing out every ailing industry under the sun. However, I'm mindful of the fact that I predicted budgetary disaster when Bill Clinton was elected, and he ended his term with budget surpluses in the hundreds of billions. We'll just have to wait and see how things play out.