I know there is quite a large number of us who have had enough of the “republican obama”.* Please don’t misunderstand me, not in my worst day of disgust would I ever vote for a republican. Nor would I ever Not vote. The main point here is that we need someone who will be what we thought obama was going to be.Will he ever be who we expected, there must be serious doubts by now. Even though the extreme right is continually touting his leftist agenda, we can only scratch our heads and wonder how it is that they see what we don’t. We can be sure that whatever alternate dimension or alien planet they happen to reside in,they see things that have no basis in reality where the rest of us live.
Putting all of this aside, there still remains the reality that we have a president who maintains his own delusion that if he gives in to their demands at every turn, they will eventually let him have at least one of the ideas or policies he puts on the table for consideration. What’s even worse, more recently he has been adjusting his ideas and policies to conform to the extreme right’s agenda, without so much as considering even a small battle to try to put forth progressive values or policies. I hate to say it, but his progressive base felt so alienated in 2010 because of his continual caving to the right’s demands, that they stayed home for the election that doomed him to the shackles he now finds himself bound within. Yet ,to this day he hasn’t come to the realization that he is losing support from enough his base, his chances especially with his low percentage of approval, his chances of losing to a tea-party lead republican challenger in 2012 are increasing exponentially. What do we do? how do we wake him out of this depressive state he is in? How do we return him to the level of confidence, and positive attitude he once had.? It may be too late. At this point it’s unclear if he will have time to recover, it would take more time than remains untill the ’12 election, ONLY if he finds some strength between now and ’12 will he POSSIBLY be able to have the chance to turn himself around to a progressive way. The likelyhood of this is reniscent of the way a NASA project was described ; making a hole in one from billions of miles away with a very small window to get the shot off. the scenario would go something like this: he would have to get his ratings substancially higher , the economy and the unemployment rate would have to improve significantly in the next six months. None of wich seems to be even remotely likely, or possible for that matter. Wich is why we, as progressives and liberals , MUST begin looking for a viable replacement for the primaries. We gotta get to work before we find ourselves under some horrifying theocratic dictatorship.
There are only a few possible choices as a replacement, my first choice would be Senator Bernie sanders, when he speaks , he speaks directly to every fiber of my being. Ex-president Bill Clinton, after seeing the way he handled chris wallace on fox , he takes a place on the top of my list of personal heroes. my other choice, an equal choice to Bill Clinton would be Hillary clinton, after all, she was correct about obama not being ready for the job. (Although I didn’t agree when she said it.) However, even I can’t deny reality, reality has an undeniable way of superceding personal opinion every time.
*Footnote: The asterisk near the beginning of the post by obama’s name denotes that a person or group hasn’t earned or has lost respect and does not deserve capitalization, and this carries through to every word wich by grammar standards should be capitalized. – -truthnreality