Politico has been covering heavily the desire Republicans have for Obama to fail. Here they talk about folks in the senate and here they talk about Democrats targeting Rush Limbaugh.
Let’s be honest, though. Democrats did everything they could to keep Bush’s policies from working the last two years of his presidency. They did their absolute best to stymie every initiative. They were so desperate to win the presidency that they had to make sure the US was in the worst condition possible. That wasn’t too hard with a president like Bush who spent all his time dreaming about Jesus coming back and how he could shuffle the MidEast to make it happen as soon as he could.
And of course the Democrats learned the tactic from the Republicans who used their growing power to roadblock Bill Clinton in his waning years. It’s a cycle that just keeps on going.
When Rush announces he wanted Obama to fail just before the inauguration, that also is an act against the United States. Hoping a new president will fail means you want the country to get worse for four more years. That’s an awesome way to think. I have no idea of Rush purports to be a Christian, but a tip to Christian Republicans would be this: pray for Obama. That’s what you are supposed to do for people you don’t like or people who have a tough job if you are a Christian.
At the end of the day, the American people are going to have to man up and realize that they need to lead themselves away from getting into petty arguments. Criticism is definitely needed now as Washington bandies about spending sums of money most people can’t even conceptualize. At some point, some spending is going to have to get cut or taxes are going to have to be raised. This puts both sides against each other again.
It would have been awesome if we had elected someone with some sort of managerial experience, but we have to hope and pray for the best with what we have.