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.
What appears to be a lack of attention paid to political reality is actually a single-minded determination to ignore what Americans want and to use the tools of community organizing, intimidation, coercion and, most importantly, deception to achieve his goals.
Obama is not a man born to, nor interested in serving. He is someone convinced he exists to lead you to where he believes things, or America should be. Unfortunately, his unusual upbringing, life experience and classroom experience left him thinking unlike the majority of Americans. He is an elitist, through and through, not the man of the people he pretends to be.
Carter had similar traits, though of a different sort. He was self-righteous, while Obama is simply pretentious. In some ways that makes Carter the better man. What a frightening thought. At least Carter's ideas and goals had a noble quality, even if they were naive. That isn't the case with Obama.
Ultimately, his goals are selfish, or self-centered. Other than his own thinking, or the thinking of other liberal elites, he has no truly great tradition of thought to back him up. This is the self-centered and ultimately disastrous mindset of the post-sixties generation, bought into the mindset that went before and turned into an intellectualism it doesn't deserve to be.
And so we begin to see that the "dorm room" politics of Obama and the dems may play well in Cambridge and San Fransico but not so well to an audience of hardworking, taxpaying adults who, after all, are paying the bills around here...Let's hope the recent white-flag with regard to the government option insurance plan will be the beginning of the end of America's testing the socialists waters that have damned billions of persons around the world to a life of government mandated mediocrity...Too soon to tell I know but...