President-elect Obama was in a better position than most of us knew when the economic “crisis” hit a few months ago. Right in the heat of the Presidential campaign, a crisis of “depression like” proportions hit for the ultimate October surprise. Whether or not it was orchestrated by the Democrats is beside the point, it helped them just the same.
Barry was in the position to continue to make all of the promises that he had been making for the last year and a half, while knowing that he would have the perfect excuse to renege on said plans. Now that the election has been decided for a couple of months, and the economic “crisis” is still a “crisis”, Barry has been able to smoothly change his mind on a few priorities.
Jan. 11 (Bloomberg) — President-elect Barack Obama said reviving the U.S. economy will require scaling back on his campaign promises and personal sacrifice from all Americans.
“I want to be realistic here, not everything that we talked about during the campaign are we going to be able to do on the pace we had hoped,” Obama said in an interview on ABC’s “This Week” program broadcast this morning. “Everybody’s going to have to give.”
While going back on your promises is not unprecedented in American politics, nobody will be able to do it with less damage than Barry. The Dems will just keep hurling blame at George W. Bush, and that will cover them until at least the mid-terms.
Barry’s ultimate goal however will not have to be shelved; and that is to continue spending and growing government. That in a nutshell, was always his eventual plan. What will he pull back on? Tax cuts of course; you didn’t really think you would see those did you?