Saturday, January 31, 2009

Watching and Waiting

I admit: something about the tenor of this article puts the teeniest grain of hope in me, but my inner skeptic is still unmoved. I hope, and have hoped from the time it became clear he would be president, that I am really wrong about him. It's that hope, along with my continued creeped-out-ness* about the worshipful mass hysteria surrounding the man (and he IS just a man, folks) that makes me ultra skeptical about anything Obama does. It looks good. It's very possibly just for show. If nothing else, Obama knows how to work a crowd.

My seddling hope is somewhat stiffled by the end of the article:

Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Walnut Creek, said she ran into a GOP colleague who had just come out of the meeting with Obama.

"He said, 'He's just so impressive,' " Tauscher said. "I said, 'He's the real deal, isn't he?' But will he vote with us tomorrow? Probably not."

She blasted Boehner and Cantor for urging their members to vote against the package before even listening to what Obama had to say.

"Are you really going to listen to the people who lost the House for you?" Tauscher commented. "At some point, you have to vote your conscience."

First of all, I've yet to read anything that suggests the Dems are seriously questioning anything their Lord and Master has put before them. That's the same irrational, unthinking bias she's accusing the Reps of. Secondly, "vote your conscience"? Tauscher would probably argue she means, "Look at the bill objectively and do what you think is right." What she's really promulgating is, "Lord Obma said this. It has been handed down from on high. You fools, only through obstinate disbelief could you disagree."

But, I'm going to try and be hopeful and fair about our president. You're going to have to give me more time to get to that point with the rest of the politicians in the country.

*Yeah, you read that right. I said creeped-out-ness. If anyone has the authority to make up words, it's an English teacher.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think creepouted-ness would be better.