I have 2 words for everyone who thinks that the GOP and Tea Party victories in the 2010 Election are bad for Obama. BILL CLINTON
Everyone talks a big game. It’s when game times comes that we see who the real champions are. It’s game time, but as they say “the game doesn’t change, just the players”. Have we seen this team on the right wing bench before?
In Bill Clinton’s day, the GOP said they could do a better job. American put them in the game. They shut the government down and talked a lot of bull. That veto pin was really busy. In the end, America realized that ole Bill Clinton wasn’t that bad in comparison. People rejected the GOP’s efforts and Clinton got a second term. OH, and America got a budget surplus. We could use a surplus right now, right?
Now, I’m not saying that the GOP of old was absolutely terrible. The fact that both Clinton and the right had to move to the center helped in many ways. I should also note that there was much collaboration and cooperation at that time. We haven’t seen much of that between the parties during this administration.
My prediction is that the GOP will be challenged not only by the left, but also by the Tea Party whom they’ve catered to and made promises to. If they can’t live up to the hype they’ve created, I predict that it will help Obama win re-election in 2012. Their candidate will be associated with their failure.
Hopefully, those representing the GOP/Tea Party will be held accountable and not allowed to sell out to corporations and special interests. With regard to reigning in spending…good luck with that. Social Security is killing us, but it’s still a sacred cow.
Oh, let’s add to this that I don’t see any right-wing contenders for the Presidency (as of this date) who could win over conservative liberals and is popular with independents. Palin doesn’t count.
In the end…these election results could end up helping President Obama win re-election in 2012. There is always a set up, people. Always.