Fear Mongering; The New Administration of Hope??!?

@rodney850 (2145)
United States
February 7, 2009 12:13pm CST
In his column yesterday, Charles Krauthammer reclassified the new Obama administration of "hope" into what it really is and will continue to be and that is one of fear, gloom and doom whenever it takes such to get the job done! It is very disengenuous to tell America that his administration will choose "hope over fear" and then when he needs some leverage, come to America with a gloom and doom message trying to put pressure on senate republicans for passage of his "stimulis" porkage. Many people here on MyLot claim that this is not Obama's bill but I beg to differ. He met with congressional leaders and told them what he wanted and they were more than happy to comply(the dems at least). Here is Mr. Krauthammer's article: http://townhall.com/columnists/CharlesKrauthammer/2009/02/06/crisis,_catastrophe_are_these_words_of_hope I ask president Obama and all of his supporters; exactly where is the change? The only change I see is the change of ideals and a dramatic shift to the left with huge portions of socialism! What has changed? From what I see in just the couple weeks Obama has held the office of president, this administration will be the most devisive and partisan in the last three decades!
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@us2owls (1681)
• United States
7 Feb 09
My conscience is clear - I did not vote for Obama. After his election I was willing to give him the chance to prove himself but in his first 18 days in office he has sickened me. Letting Pelosi write anything was a mistake of the highest order. She should be gone and I sincerely hope she has so sickened her constituants with her mouth and the garbage she spouts that they vote her out. The Obama appointments have for the most part left a lot to be desired. Tax evaders seem to be his prime choice. As a person who is in the process of trying to get my husband a residents visa - a man I might add that is asking the USA for nothing but to live with his wife - it disgusts me no end when I read about Obamas Kenyan Aunt that has been in our country illegally since 2004 - living off our welfare system - and he has done nothing and to top it off allowed her to sit in a place of honour with all the dignitaries at his inauguration. This shows me what he thinks of the laws of our country - he snubs his nose at them when it affects him and members of his family.
@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Us2owls, You are absolutely right! President Obama believes he is above America and her laws. He proved that when he hired lawyers and filed counter-suits to keep from having to bring his real birth certificate to public scrutiny and the easier and right thing to do would have been to comply. America has elected the least vetted president in her 200+ year history and I sadly believe she is going to pay very dearly for it!
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@matersfish (6311)
• United States
7 Feb 09
From what I can tell, the only thing that's changed is the news coverage. Before Bush II, "fear mongering" was simply known as the truth. Bush says things like, "Terrorists are bad," "Axis of evil," "We must fight terror," "Terrorists will stop at nothing - neither should we." ... All the sudden, it's not called truth anymore. The liberal media and its many followers insist that these are lies, and the term "fear mongering" gets attached to everything the president says. I never believed Bush used "fear mongering" as a way to get people on board. How could he? Nobody was on board anyway. He would say something, the left of the country would call it fear mongering, and he'd just do what he had to do. When Obama uses it, it's the same deal basically. The only difference being, as you pointed out, he promised not to. He was one of the foremost naysayers of "fear mongering" in the entire world. To use fear-laden truths instead of hope-laden expectations to get what he wants not only spits in the face of his entire campaign rhetoric, but spits in the faces of the millions who put their eggs in his basket and truly believed in his message of hope and change. I've said it from day one: Obama's a politician. He will do what is necessary for his career LONG before he does what is necessary for The United States of America. Anyone who doesn't believe that is still drowning in Kool-Aid and needs to wake up to the reality we're in.
@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Matersfish, I agree! Isn't it funny(not ha ha)how perception changes when the ideology changes? What I don't find amusing at all is the acusations that this economical crisis we have now is the result of an 8 year Bush presidency because it simply isn't! Bush inherited an economy on the verge of recession and then less than 8 months into his first term the most devastating attack on American soil in the history of our country took place. Our economy almost imploded. America fought back and we continued on a dramatic comeback until we saw a majority change in the congress in 06 and then the down turn started(notice a patern here?). With the collapse of the housing balloon in 2008, America started into a full fledged recession which Bush and senator McCain both tried to pre-empt but to no avail becaus congressional democrats didn't see it that way. Now were supposed to believe they have the answer? Give me a break!
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• United States
7 Feb 09
You know... I'm definitely not qualified to be President. I don't know how to pull us out of financial crisis. But I do know what I've been seeing for past 8 years isn't what America is about. And what I've seen in the past 8 years is this: A) It's easier for Democrats to blame than it is to help. Because if all they do is blame instead of help, the public won't have time to hold them accountable for what they've hurt. They'll (the public) be too busy joining in the blame game - simpy because it's easier to play than the responsibility game. B) Obama supporters are begging and pleading for Republicans and others who didn't vote for him to get behind him and support his every action. However, when it Pres. Bush, these same people calling us to unified action were the ones who purposely stood separate from the country and denied Bush and denied America and griped and moaned instead of trying to help their country through a tough time. C) Left-wing people in general like to accentuate the negative to the point of overkill. By keeping the negative fresh in their minds and the minds of anyone watching, the slightest positive action - like a good speech from a Presidential candidate - makes the world belive that "change" is on the way. THAT'S what needs to be changed in America. Obama doesn't change that - he helps perpetuate it by electing a staff of leftist wing-tips.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
8 Feb 09
I see what you see! This is getting scarier all of the time. I am now just trying to get things together for me and my family. Hide money, food, water etc. This just scares me where we are going. Instead of waiting in line for hours for a loaf of bread, I will hoard the flour now!
• United States
8 Feb 09
People say Bush used 9/11 as a scare tatic to get what he wanted. So now Obama is using the ecomony as a scare tatic to get what he wants. So much for "change". It looks like politics as usual to me. He also said that if this bill did not get passed he would not try again. Meaning pass this bill (with all the pork in it) or I will let the ecmony fall. So with Obama he has just proved it is his way or the highway.