Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Sunday, August 09, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
In his first six months, Barack Obama had started to turn his supporters away. We theorize that he was elected on the basis of unrealistic expectations by voters. They expected him to stop the fighting in the two wars, revive the economy, give everyone in the country the same health insurance as middle-class Americans, and create better relations with the countries of the world.
Little of that was ever a real possibility. Instead of taking the steps that would achieved some measure of that agenda, the economy was bad for the average person. They feared for their jobs and income. There continued to be many home foreclosures. There were still half a million workers losing their jobs every month. The stock market had rebounded, but that seemed to be based on either market manipulation or unreasonable hope, as large corporate revenues had plummeted in the last year. The price of gasoline was rising. The government had run up a record deficit in just six months. There was talk of rationing health care and degrading the health care of people who were happy with what they had. What would happen next?
Sunday, June 28, 2009
There were many moving pieces in play by late June 2009. Many people were getting uncomfortable with how much Obama reminded them of Hugo Chavez, Communist dictator of Venezuela. Not everyone wanted to have a Communist dictator. Even in Central America, a friend of Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro was overthrown in a coup on about June 28, 2009. America seemed to be stuck with their leftist president and congress, however. Obama, true to form, supported the deposed Communist dictator.
The entire world situation was very unstable, what with the North Koreans ready to launch a possibly nuclear-tipped missile towards Hawaii on July 4th and Iran continuing to be in turmoil.