Smith (February 6, 2009): “Barack Obama will not be re-elected in 2012″
He has not been in office a month, yet he has already made one thing pretty close to certain: Barack Obama will not be re-elected in 2012.
Really, this is like watching something along the lines of Back to the Future, but with a younger, half-black (albeit smarter) Jimmy Carter in the White House.
Not only has his administration demonstrated sheer political ineptitude in the face of unprecedented public favor — I am referring to the circus that is Obama’s efforts to put together enough prospective cabinet members who can actually be confirmed by the Senate — the president seems incapable of discerning just how wasteful the so-called stimulus legislation crafted by his fellow Democrats in Congress will prove if actually signed into law by him. All this after he, the new kid on the block in D.C., convinced the majority of Americans that he, not John McCain, possessed the judgment needed to steward our nation during some very dark days.
Bill Clinton was right when he characterized the concept of an Obama administration representing what America needs to be the stuff of a “fairy tale.” Meantime, it is looking more like a nightmare with every passing minute.
While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is singing “We’ve only just begun…to live,” one thing’s certain: The game is already over.
Oh, and for those pundits who thought the conservative movement died when Republicans selected a guy who’d been campaigning for eight years to eventually lose the election for their party, here’s a question: If the conservative movement is dead, why is it that within only a few days of his swearing in ceremony President Obama has spent more time talking about Rush Limbaugh than he has the lefty loonies in the media who helped him pull the wool over voters’ eyes? Seems to me the Conservative movement is still very much alive in the mind of America’s most popular man today — Republicans thus have less to fear than some of their “thought leaders” may assume.
— Michael S. Smith II
Charleston, South Carolina