Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Voter’s Remorse

In case some of my readers think I oppose Obama’s policies simply because I’m an evil right-winger, may I suggest they listen to some of those who once welcomed the Obama presidency.

For example, there’s Jim Cramer, you know the crazy guy on CNBC’s Mad Money. He once eagerly looked forward to the Obama Administration. But now he says Obama’s “radical agenda” is “the greatest wealth destruction I’ve seen by a president.”

Then there’s David Brooks, who also eagerly awaited the Age of Obama. Now, this oh-so-moderate is, well, rather damning:

. . . the Obama budget is more than just the sum of its parts. There is, entailed in it, a promiscuous unwillingness to set priorities and accept trade-offs. There is evidence of a party swept up in its own revolutionary fervor . . . .

So programs are piled on top of each other and we wind up with a gargantuan $3.6 trillion budget. We end up with deficits that, when considered realistically, are $1 trillion a year and stretch as far as the eye can see. We end up with an agenda that is unexceptional in its parts but that, when taken as a whole, represents a social-engineering experiment that is entirely new.

The U.S. has never been a society riven by class resentment. Yet the Obama budget is predicated on a class divide. . . .

The U.S. has always had vibrant neighborhood associations. But in its very first budget, the Obama administration raises the cost of charitable giving. It punishes civic activism and expands state intervention.

And there’s more. But, I have to admit, I find this from Mr. Brooks a little whiney: “Those of us who consider ourselves moderates — moderate-conservative, in my case — are forced to confront the reality that Barack Obama is not who we thought he was.”

Well, isn’t that special. “I’m a moderate-conservative, I really am, but Obama fooled me.” Boo! Hoo!

I got something to say to Mr. Brooks and others who are suffering and will suffer voter’s remorse. . .

I (and others) TOLD YOU SO, AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN that Obama is an effing Leftist and a liar to boot! But YOU WOULDN’T LISTEN. Instead many of you Obama voters were so foolish to think someone with such a radical background and with the most left-wing voting record in the Senate would, upon his Sacred Inauguration, become this great non-partisan, non-ideological, even moderate, uniter who would solve all our problems.

Face it. You were fools, and now we are all paying for your foolishness.

(Of course, Obama is turning out to be worse than I expected, too. But I won’t let that get in the way of a good rant.)

By the way, I predicted voter’s remorse, too.

Well, now is Lent and a good time to repent.

I will take confessions in the comments.

UPDATE: Please read this addendum to my rant.


Boniface said...

Questions: did our Fathers in the faith pray for the Roman Emperors?
Did Paul pray for Nero? If so, what is the theological implication for our political reasoning? What side of the numerous political rivalries through history did Christians choose? Who was right? Who was wrong? I often think of something Bonhoeffer said, "We (the Church) are finally starting to learn how to read history rightly- from below. I wonder, if he prayed for Adolph Hitler.

Mark said...

FWIW, I pray for Obama.


M said...

I was a democrat until last year, I stopped trusting Obama during the campaign, more than a year ago. I initially supported John Edwards, and I agree with the blog's author. There are lots of democrats and independents who feel that they were lied to by Obama, and are angry, and terrified by what they are seeing and hearing.

BTW, I've read your blog occasionally for the past few months, but have never commented before.