We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I saw it elsewhere. It is disturbing, but I'm not sure she meant that Obama (that is, the federal government) would pay for those things. Maybe that Obama would wave the magic wand and make them less expensive. Because... you know... that's all it takes.
My ex's girlfriend is French and she is a flight attendant with United. All the airlines are having terrible problems, and we got to talking about McCain vs. Obama. She so knew that Obama would help her and when challenged became quite vociferous about it. I eased out of the debate thinking exactly this: 'Obama doesn't give a rat's ass about you.' I didn't speak that thought aloud, but I was dumbstruck at her obdurate belief that he would help her. Pitiful.
Stories like this ALMOST make me wish that Obama would be elected. So that he could then fall flat on his ass with all his pronouncements about helping the little guy seen for the BS that they are. Maybe that would finally awaken a few that the Dem's are and have always been no friend of the 'little people'.
Perhaps it is nothing more the my human resilience gene kicking in, but I had the same feeling lately. In a recent campaign that I was involved in, a big donor actually said that he was voting for our liberal socialist opponent because, in his words, "I want the whole s*%@house to go up in flames so that we can rid the place of these rats."
I find myself seeking consolation in the possibility that an Øbama half-White House would be a constant source of black comedy (Hey! Watch those puns!) and one prolonged revealing of the man behind the curtain. The Wizard of Ears will be outed!
Plus, with expectations so garshdanged high among the Øbamaholics, there is no way on God's Green Earth that The Øne can meet them.
haha... 'half-White House'. haha. Can you just imagine the first state dinner and some Arab ambassador telling Michelle Obama 'I'm finished...you may take my plate.' And then asking President Obama why there is a woman at the table.