Who can forget the rallies, the promises, and the "hope and change" speeches?
Obama should take a few minutes this weekend and read David Broder's latest column:
"For now, Obama can benefit from the plausibility of his contention that this is "the final verdict" on the policies of the Bush administration, supported for the most part by McCain and other Republicans.
Broder has a point. If Obama wins then these will be his concerns rather quickly.
I have never seen more irrational supporters than the "Obama-tistas" of 2008.
How can you govern when your supporters really think that you "can heal the planet"?
Isn't healing the planet and lowering the ocean levels a bit beyond a human being's pay grade?
It's remarkable that this guy has gotten this far without anyone asking him to explain those tax cuts for everybody making less than $250,000!
Check The WSJ's Obama's 95% Illusion (It depends on what the meaning of 'tax cut'):
"For the Obama Democrats, a tax cut is no longer letting you keep more of what you earn.
In their lexicon, a tax cut includes tens of billions of dollars in government handouts that are disguised by the phrase "tax credit.""
It's all a big joke. There is no tax cut unless you want to believe that there is a tax cut!
Obama is simply mailing people money. Why? Because 30% of Americans don't pay federal income taxes at all!
You can't cut taxes for people who don't pay taxes!
It's a joke! Yet, no one in the media has challenged the candidate!
Obama has been the luckiest guy in the world so far. He got every bounce and close pitch during the Dem primaries. He got really lucky that the latest economic crisis happened a month before the election. After all, wasn't McCain leading in all of the early September polls?
However, don't they also say "be careful what you wish for"?
Based on today's polls, the good news for liberals is that they are about to get a president and a congress.
The very bad news is that there is no money to keep all of those campaign promises about health care and college loans.
It won't be pretty when they have to say "no" over and over again.
It won't be pretty to fix Medicare.
It won't be pretty to fix Social Security unless you raise taxes, cut benefits or let younger workers invest in private accounts as Pres. Bush recommended in 2005.
Wonder how long before the base directs its rage at Obama as it did to Pelosi-Reid over their failure to stop the Iraq War?
What will happen when they realize that they voted for Obama and got McCain/Bush in Iraq?
Again, Obama should check out Broder's article. He will probably start praying for a McCain victory as soon as he digests Broder's sober analysis.
P.S. Don't get me wrong. I want McCain to win. However, I'm simply warning my Dem friends to be careful what they wish for.
They may get a Dem president & Dem Congress.
They will also get ownership of all of those problems that come with running things. Sometimes, it's a lot more fun to sit in the bleachers and blame everything on Bush or McCain!