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Friday, December 26, 2008

Bush's Third Term?

What will Bush haters think when Obama turns out to be Bush-lite?

Ice storms, not snow, are keeping me inside today in North West Ohio, so allow me to suggest a topic for discussion. Scott has been all over Obama's broken promises and how disappointing he is turning out to be to many of the lefties who voted for him.

Whether it was Obama's selection of Rick Warren to deliver the prayer at Obama's Inauguration or keeping Robert Gates as Defense Secretary while walking slowly away from his solemn vow to end the war in Iraq pronto Obama has made clear signals that he knows he can't deliver the whole radical enchilada he once promised the left wing zealots whose anger on these and other issues has been boiling over for the last eight years.

The question is: what happens to the left when Obama doesn't begin war crimes proceedings against President Bush and key aides? What will they do when Obama refuses to overturn what the left claimed was "domestic spying" with warrantless wiretaps? When Obama ramps up troop levels in Afghanistan and manages Bush's withdrawal plan for Iraq will the lefties feel betrayed?

When Dems took control of Congress in 2006 and failed to deliver on their promise to end the Iraq war they blamed it on President Bush's ability to veto their plans. But soon Dems will control the White House and the Congress. How will the Bush haters handle their disappointment when Obama, Pelosi and Reid tell them that the war isn't lost and immediate withdrawal isn't an option?

Scott has suggested that the answer may lie in the ability of reality challenged lefties to simply flip a switch and all of a sudden discover that national security is important if it's a Democrat in the White House. It reminds me of that old Clinton saying: "it all depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is."

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