Hey What’s it Gonna Be Obama? 250,200,150, NOW 120,000-Just Where it Stops, Nobody Knows?


Tim Reid, The Times of London

Barack Obama’s senior advisers have drawn up plans to lower expectations for his presidency if he wins next week’s election, amid concerns that many of his euphoric supporters are harboring unrealistic hopes of what he can achieve.

The sudden financial crisis and the prospect of a deep and painful recession have increased the urgency inside the Obama team to bring people down to earth, after a campaign in which his soaring rhetoric and promises of “hope” and “change” are now confronted with the reality of a stricken economy.

One senior adviser told The Times that the first few weeks of the transition, immediately after the election, were critical, “so there’s not a vast mood swing from exhilaration and euphoria to despair.”

Can’t be having that..no way.

The aide said that Obama himself was the first to realize that expectations risked being inflated. Well yeah, quite a few groupies and sheep will have expectations dashed.

In an interview with a Colorado radio station, Obama appeared to be engaged already in expectation lowering. Asked about his goals for the first hundred days, he said he would need more time to tackle such big and costly issues as health care reform, global warming and Iraq.

Oh yes, Iraq has been very successful of late…so ya got that going for you. Let’s see, with Al Gore’s help, the greenies among us will successfully cause gas prices to be higher, forget offshore drilling, that is only good for the rest of the world..don’t forget China and India drilling off our shores..but then we don’t matter. Health care, how much exactly is that free health care gonna cost us? But don’t worry about it. We are all just peasants to be tamed.

“The first hundred days is going to be important, but it’s probably going to be the first thousand days that makes the difference,” he said. He has also been reminding crowds in recent days how “hard” it will be to achieve his goals, and that it will take time.

First Thousand? Wonder just how much damage can be wrought in 1000 days on top of what we already have.

“I won’t stand here and pretend that any of this will be easy — especially now,” Obama told a rally in Sarasota, Florida, yesterday, citing “the cost of this economic crisis, and the cost of the war in Iraq.” Obama’s transition team is headed by John Podesta, a Washington veteran and a former chief-of-staff to Bill Clinton. He has spent months overseeing a virtual Democratic government-in-exile to plan a smooth transition should Obama emerge victorious next week.

The plans are so far advanced that an Obama Cabinet has been largely decided upon, with the expectation that most of his senior appointments could be announced shortly after election day.

Read the full report at The Times of London

Don’t forget, with a full Democrat Congress and enough in the house..why you should not have to worry about any filibusters. No siree..no checks no balances…that’s what our founding fathers had in mind.

Now hurry on over to Msplaced Democrat’s article on Barney Frank’s slip of the tongue on taxes: click below:

Barney Frank Slips and Unveils The Tax Increases The Democrats Will Unleash On Us

Back to The Future-War in Iraq-What they Said

We hear our leaders from both parties being critical..want to take a look back at what they really thought? This is a thinker..for all parties.
It’s a look back at the War in Iraq from the future in 2 parts…Makes you really think. I wish McCain would use it

Part 1