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Friday, November 21, 2008

Small Change

The audacity of hope and the mantra “yes, we can” seems to be giving way to the cold comfort of pragmatism and a dim, “well, maybe.”

“We all have to be very careful about the expectations that we are putting on this man, our president-elect,” Reich said. “If we all assume it’s going to be the first 100 days, we’re going to be disappointed.”

The man who was Obama’s chief campaign strategist is moving to lower expectations, too.

“We are inheriting an array problems unlike any president has faced, maybe since Franklin Roosevelt in 1932,” David Axelrod said. “It’s not going to be easy, not going to be quick.”

After being pounded with promises of hope, change, and lower taxes for all--and after being told that no mountain was too high to climb--Obama’s folks want us all to dream a little smaller.

But, if you look really hard, you might find a funny joke about the small change left over after Obama’s inevitable tax increases hit us next year. It just won’t be very funny.

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Let’s see they said that they would not overturn “don’t ask don’t tell” until 2010 and Obama has been picking scandal-stained Clinton cronies right and left for administration posts ...

That’s Change for the Gullible.

on Nov 21 2008 @ 03:12 PM

Something to look forward to: In Washington, when an agency’s 10% higher budget request is shaved to a 9% increase, the howls emanate about the 10% cut given to the agency’s budget. After all, 9% is 10% less than 10%, right?
In a similar vein, I expect that the Bush tax cuts will soon be repealed, and everybody’s taxes will go up. Now if your tax rate was 10%, and becomes 15%, that would be counted as a 5% increase. but if the new administration is on the ball, this will be adjusted to 14.5%, and the 10% tax cut will be loudly trumpeted.

It says a lot about a political party that pretends to have a solution to the economic problems facing us that the first legislation they propose is an extension of jobless benefits.

on Nov 23 2008 @ 09:44 AM

Bill, that’s exactly how Obama was claiming he would cut taxes on “95%” of Americans during the campaign.

on Nov 23 2008 @ 10:58 AM

Unfortunately, it does appear to be that the leftist illuminati’s expectations.. are looking a little slower. I guess that’s what happens with you idolize someone, you always figure out they aren’t as perfect as it originally seemed.

on Nov 25 2008 @ 08:35 AM
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