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Monday, December 21, 2009

Michael Goodwin: ""Obama, for whom I voted, is a profound disappointment. Shame on me".

I am a baby boomer, which is to say my life has coincided with turbulent and awesome times. From the Cold War to Vietnam, from Watergate to Monicagate, through the horrors of 9/11 and the stunning lifestyle advances, my generation's era has been historic and exciting.

Yet for all the drama and change, the years only occasionally instilled in me the sensation I feel almost constantly now. I am afraid for my country.
I am afraid -- actually, certain -- we are losing the heart and soul that made America unique in human history. Yes, we have enemies, but the greatest danger comes from within.

Watching the freak show in Copenhagen last week, I was alternately furious and filled with dread. The world has gone absolutely bonkers and lunatics are in charge.

Mugabe and Chavez are treated with respect and the United Nations is serious about wanting to regulate our industry and transfer our wealth to kleptocrats and genocidal maniacs.

Even more frightening, our own leaders joined the circus. Marching to the beat of international drummers, they uncoupled themselves from the will of the people they were elected to serve.

President Obama, for whom I voted because I believed he was the best choice available, is a profound disappointment. I now regard his campaign as a sly bait-and-switch operation, promising one thing and delivering another. Shame on me.

Equally surprising, he has become an insufferable bore. The grace notes and charm have vanished, with peevishness and petty spite his default emotions. His rhetorical gifts now serve his loathsome habit of fear-mongering. (CONTINUES HERE)

1 comment:

Mary Ellen said...

I have no sympathy for the idiots who voted for Obama...the information was out there before they voted, Obama had a terrible record as Senator in Illinois and he is doing the exact same things now. He lied to his constituents, he was surrounded with corruption, he took money from lobbyists and conformed his bills to benefit them. NOTHING is different. And the worst part of it, they didn't WANT to hear anything about his record, they chose to put their fingers in their ears and then call those who pointed this out to them a bunch of racists.