I will give it to Team Obama.
I mean, they sold the Democrat primary/caucus voters a real bill of goods.
Get out of Iraq in 16 months. It will not happen.
Middle class tax cut. Guffaw! guffaw! It will not happen.
The list will go on and on.
But, where they learned is from the master, one William Jefferson Blythe Clinton.
And, what did they learn from former President Clinton?
That when all else fails, have a poll-driven presidency.
Then, you can give your base a big middle finger and ask them where are they going to go.
Then, you can say that you did what the people wanted.
So, instead of referring to the big government infrastructure program as what it is, Team Obama calls it an "investment."
And, don't keep calling it a recession. No, no, no. Keep talking "recovery."
Really, I think that Team Obama should be straight with the American people. If he is going to raise taxes, say he is going to raise taxes. He should talk about infrastructure, not investment. And if we are in a recession, say it.
Playing cute by a half is what gets politicians in trouble in the first place.
It would really be change to believe in if President-elect Obama says what he means and sticks to it.
I will probably not agree with it.
But, it will be in plain English.
No bull. No buzz words and or buzz phrases.
Eventually, the American people catch on to when a politician is giving bull, buzz words and or phrases.
I want our president to speak clearly and what he really believes. Govern the way that he thinks is right, not what a poll and or consultants tell he should say or believe.
We had a poll-driven president in Bill Clinton. And, while a lot of people think that he left the United States in a better place than when he took office, there were a lot of things that were ignored and swept under the rug.
As much as I may not support much of the Obama agenda, the American people deserve a president that speaks the truth, as he sees it, with the American people. And, does not sweep potential road blocks or unpopularity under the rug.
Now is the time for leadership. Leadership that Barack Obama ran on. Now is not the time to go to the poll well.