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Obama: Intangibles Got Him Presidency; He Already Threw Away Most

February 7, 2009

Barack Obama seems not to know that his own intangibles got him elected President of the United States.  It wasn’t the love from black voters or former community organizers.  It wasn’t the Democratic National Committee and Howard Dean.

Obama won over the centrist, middle of the road, swing voters with bipartisanship, hope, a tone, a promise….really lots of promises.

The Intangibles won Obama the White House.

Then he threw them away.

Stimulus: “93% spending and only 7% stimulation”

Someday this will make for a great book and movie: “Intangibles Lost.”

A kind of “Lost Paradise.”

The president’s angry, partisan rant in front of an all Democrat crowd at a Spa in Virginia on Thursday showed everyone who he really is: a man that doesn’t care about The Intangibles any more.

He doesn’t need them any more.

Now he’ll just buy votes with give aways like all the pork in the stimulus.

People will love him because he gives them hand outs.  Ask just about any Governor or Mayor: to them the stimulus looks great.  Free money.

But the stimulus isn’t free money any more than Intangibles and bipartisanship are worthless and unnecessary in politics.

They are the coin of the realm.


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Obama’s Pyrrhic Victory: Hope, Promise, Bipartisanship Lost

February 7, 2009

What do you say to disillusioned people?

“No Drama Obama” was a phoney.  The man with hope, an MLK like dreamy quality, and a kinship for Abraham Lincoln quickly offered us catastrophe.

He created catastrophe.  Manufactured it.  And Thurday night at a Spa, in a room reserved for Democrats only, he blamed it all on Republicans, during an off the telepromter gloat that will haunt him forever.

What do you say to people that gave their trust and hope; who believed the message, just a few weeks ago,  was honest?

What do you tell people who thought their vote might help heal America and bring this Great Nation to a better place, when they are already expressing dismay?

Gail Collins wrote in the New York Times about Daschle’s loss and the stimulus.

“I dropped out of school for a semester to campaign for Barack Obama. And now I’m asking myself whether I spent four months living with my aunt and going door to door in Dayton, Ohio, just so we could have a stimulus plan written by a bunch of moderate Republicans and conservative Democrats in the Senate,” Ms. Collins wrote.

Honesty, credibility, believebility, faith and hope make small presidents great.

Barack Obama was never small.  But he grew to epic, even Messianic proportions fueled by adoring crowds and a fawning media. 

Now maybe he has crashed to earth.

Because he sure squandered a lot of  “political capital.”

John E. Carey
Wakefield Chapal, Virginia