"Above all, it is time to celebrate the country's wholehearted embrace of democracy, reflected in the intense engagement of Americans in this campaign and the outpouring to the polls all over the nation. . . . Barack Obama's sweeping electoral victory cannot be dismissed merely as a popular reaction to an economic crisis or as a verdict on an unpopular president. . . . In choosing Obama and a strongly Democratic Congress, the country put a definitive end to a conservative era."--E.J. Dionne, Washington Post, Nov. 5, 2008
This time the election of Mr. Obama can't possibly be a rejection of the GOP and George W. Bush, though Mr. Obama campaigned for 2 solid years as the "anti-Bush" candidate.
"Much of the post-election analysis will focus on ideology, on whether Obama moved 'too far left' and embraced too much 'big government.' All this will overlook how moderate Obama's program actually is. It will also pretend that an anxiety rooted in legitimate worry about the country's long-term economic future is the result of doctrine rather than experience. . . . The classic middle-ground voter who will swing this election . . . has always been suspicious of dogmatic promises that certain big ideas would give birth to a utopian age. This voter is looking for simpler and more realistic things."--E.J. Dionne, Washington Post, Nov. 1, 2010But here...Mr. Obama, and his enabler's in the Congressional leadership who spent money that makes the $485 Billion dollars last (Democratic majority passed) fiscal year deficit look like child's play...But then, the original post above is exactly the point of the 2nd one...Obama promised us the moon and stars and has delivered dust...this election is nothing but about a rejection of the profligate spending and far left socialist agenda that Mr. Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have pursued since assuming office in January of last year.