HomeHomeArticle Archives

Obama Will Triumph -- So Will America

Part II of Two Parts

Back in the reality-based community - in just twelve short months - President Obama:

1.  Continued to draw down the misbegotten war in Iraq (But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

2.  Thoughtfully and decisively picked the best of several bad choices regarding the war in Afghanistan (But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

3.  Gave a major precedent-setting speech supporting gay rights (But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

4.  Restored America's image around the globe (But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

5.  Banned torture of American prisoners (But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

6.  Stopped the free fall of the American economy (But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

7.  Put the USA squarely back in the bilateral international community (But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

8.  Put the USA squarely into the middle of the international effort to halt global warming (But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

9.  Stood up for educational reform (But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

10.  Won a Nobel peace prize (But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

11.  Moved the trial of terrorists back into the American judicial system of checks and balances (But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

12.  Did what had to be done to start the slow, torturous and almost impossible process of health care reform that 7 presidents had failed to even begin (But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

13.  Responded to hatred from the right and left with measured good humor and patience (But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

14.  Stopped the free fall of job losses (But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

15.  Showed immense personal courage in the face of an armed and dangerous far right opposition that included the sort of disgusting people that show up at public meetings carrying loaded weapons and carrying Timothy McVeigh-inspired signs about the "blood of tyrants" needing to "water the tree of liberty"... (But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

16.  Showed that he could not only make the tough military choices but explain and defend them brilliantly (But that wasn't good enough for his critics)

Other than those "disappointing" accomplishments - IN ONE YEAR - President Obama "failed"! Other than that he didn't "live up to expectations"!

Who actually has failed . . . are the Americans that can't see the beginning of a miracle of national rebirth right under their jaded noses. Who failed are the smart ass ideologues of the left and right who began rooting for this President to fail so that they could be proved right in their dire and morbid predictions. Who failed are the movers and shakers behind our obscenely dumb news cycles that have turned "news" into just more stupid entertainment for an entertainment-besotted infantile country.

Here's the good news: President Obama is succeeding without the help of his lefty "supporters" or hate-filled Republican detractors!

The Future Looks Good

After Obama has served two full terms, (and he will), after his wisdom in moving deliberately and cautiously with great subtlety on all fronts - with a canny and calculating eye to the possible succeeds, (it will), after the economy is booming and new industries are burgeoning, (they will be), after the doomsayers are all proved not just wrong but silly: let the record show that not all Americans were panicked into thinking the sky was falling.

Just because we didn't get everything we wanted in the first short and fraught year Obama was in office not all of us gave up. Some of us stayed the course. And we will be proved right.

P.S. - If you agree that Obama is shaping up to be a great president, please pass this on and hang in there! Pass it on anyway to ensure that his "report card" gets the attention it deserves.

 

[Frank Schaeffer is a writer and author of "Patience With God – Faith For People Who Don't Like Religion (Or Atheism)." (Reprinted by permission.)]

 

Get our news by email!

Please be sure to add pasadenajournal.com to your approved senders list before subscribing! Learn More
Unsubscribe any time

Search the Journal

Login

Some sections of our site are for registered and/or paid subscribers only. Please login or create an account.



Missing Something?

Did you know you can get the Pasadena Journal weekly print publication for more news and information?

Read more...

Calendar of Events

<<  April 2014  >>
 Su  Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa 
    1  2  3  4  5
  6  7  8  9101112
131415161718
2021232425
272830