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.
Let's put all of this in proper perspective: Rush Limbaugh and George Stephanopoulos are private citizens who are media celebrities. They do not run the RNC of the DNC, write any bills or pass any laws. Rahm Emanuel and Barack Obama are part of the White House. The President can veto bills and apply political pressure but the Presidency does not appropriate any money or is authorized to spend one dime without the legislative branch. Michael Steele hasnít figured out his responsibilities at the RNC, and if he did, his role is to win elections not shape fiscal policy.
Barack Obama has got less than a year before the 2010 primary season begins. He has only got that window of opportunity to turn around the economic mess that he has inherited from Republican Administration and a Democratic Congress. If Republicans want to recover their political mojo, it is the Congress that has got to be the focus of any message. Stop playing their game - Obama is not important and you are not going to beat himÖ plus he not running for re-election for three years - last time I checked, you canít beat someone who is not even running.
Yeah, this guy is moderate all right. He's somewhere between a Pelosi-Obama-Reid Democrat and a Blue Dog Democrat. Of course you (the Republican Congressperson) run against the President. I guarantee you he'll be out running against you in 2010. "Obama is not important..."!!! Is this guy supposed to be a political "expert?" This is a satire, right?
I am getting very tired of hearing that Obama "inherited" this economy. He didn't. He volunteered. The problems of the economy, banks, and housing were well known during the campaign. In fact, Obama used the economy as his springboard to election.