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Friday, November 07, 2008
Filibuster: Obama wins (reality bites)
The cartoonist writes:
Viewing Obama’s victory last night, and all the emotion that followed, filled me with a sort of uncomfortable despair. How wonderful it is to see so many people once again proud of America, their government, and president. And have such optimism and hope for the future. But none of this can last. Obama is but a politician, and all politicians inevitably disappoint.
A big let-down is on the horizon, and I fear the crisis of morale that will accompany the revelation that President Obama is not the saviour many imagine, but rather a flawed, pragmatic elected official with the most difficult job in the world.
Credit: J.J. McCullough
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The fawning over Obama which comes from the left is worrisome, to be sure, but I am hoping that the natural process of politics pays out (as the cartoon opines) and he has difficulty getting anything done. I'm really, sadly, hoping for a Carter-like Presidency, when even with resounding control of both Houses and the Presidency, and a populace (arguably) behind the new wave, the sniping of special interests will yet undermine any plans for large scale and ambiguous change. It only took 4 years to get a Reagan in the White House and a Republican Senate then...
Posted by: Charles Martin Cosgriff | 2008-11-08 7:00:16 AM
The most difficult job in the world? What about being a crab fisherman in Alaska? What about being a personal assistant to mentally disturbed Hollywood celebrities? I bet no President could handle either of those jobs. Hehehe.
Posted by: Anonymous | 2008-11-08 12:46:39 PM
Another difficult job will be what to do with all the Obama supporters now that the election is over:
Posted by: JC | 2008-11-08 1:05:38 PM
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