Did We Avert an Even Worse Tragedy with Obama?
What could possibly be worse than a Barack Obama presidency? The country’s debt is growing at a record pace. While the official unemployment is at 8.3 percent, millions go uncounted as they have stopped looking for work. Gas is expected to cost $5 a gallon by the summer. The racial divide is greater than at any time in recent history. New federal regulations are issued every day. What could possibly be worse?
Perhaps a McCain presidency. It is doubtful that the economy would have been much different had McCain been elected President, yet, even with a Democratic Congress, the GOP would have been blamed for the economy and everything else by the media had McCain been elected. The Tea Party probably would not exist. If there’s one thing Barack Obama has accomplished, it’s to unite conservatives like no one else could.
Would a McCain administration be any different or higher quality than McCain’s campaign team? Anyone can hire incompetents, I have hired a few in my day. But, hiring people like Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace … people who not only are incompetent but also totally lack moral character, integrity, decency and honesty … that’s not easy. In fact, Schmidt and the Wallaces probably would have played major roles in a McCain administration. People like Lindsey Graham would have become key advisers. Liberals and moderates in the administration would have done everything possible to marginalize Vice President Sarah Palin.
The U.S. probably would have become the world’s safety patrol and become involved in police actions and “nation building” in many more places around the world.
It’s probably more likely that “comprehensive immigration reform” might have been enacted.
As he always has done, President McCain would have “reached across the aisle,” worked with liberals and betrayed conservatives.
The media attack on McCain and the GOP would have been relentless. Rather than the GOP recapturing the House and making gains in the Senate in 2010, the Democrats likely would have increased congressional majorities and the Democrats would probably be on their way toward a landslide victory in 2012.
On the plus side, McCain’s judicial appointments would have been better, the country’s debt would be lower and his energy policies would have been more sane. It also might have spelled the demise of the Republican Party, which may not have been a bad thing.
All a McCain presidency would have done (in my opinion) is to have delayed the election of a leftist like Barack Obama for four years. I believe we actually are better off facing our “day of reckoning” now. Better to be fighting that war earlier than later; battling Obama now rather than battling Obama or another leftist President from 2013-2016.
What are your thoughts?