If Barack Obama wins this election, what will the next four years be like in this country?
Obama and the Democratic supermajority in the Congress, led by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, will certainly move to the extreme left.
There will be no one to check their most liberal instincts, and that will be reflected in the types of new programs we will see.
They will try to move the nation to Western European-style socialism. Hillary would have done this, too, had she won. Each had dozens of new FDR-style spending programs they featured during their campaigns.
This means heavier federal involvement in healthcare; perhaps the federal government will eventually take this over and nationalize it.
All aspects of our lives will be affected by federal programs — from schools to energy subsidies to doctors’ salaries to regulation of hospital costs to corporate governance to federal mandates on states and municipalities to a federal takeover of many pension funds.
Yes, these unrestrained liberals, drunk with power, will impose the incorrectly named Fairness Doctrine to nail Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity and Michael Savage and their local acolytes. The left sees talk radio as the one bastion of the media they can’t penetrate, so they’ll simply neutralize it with this doctrine.
They will cut defense spending — perhaps by up to 25 percent — as a quick way to move money into social programs.
They will create massive new government spending programs, supposedly to rebuild our “crumbling infrastructure,” but as a payoff to their labor pals.
Whenever someone in the media dares to question what they are up to, they will say, Look what Bush and the Republicans did? Socialism? It was the Republicans who took over the banks and pored over one trillion dollars into bailouts!
They will go after corporate pay and try to legislate limits on CEO salaries. For the first year or two, the so-called mainstream media will remain totally in Obama's pocket, shilling for this leftist agenda. Some writer will coin a phrase, i.e. the "Square Deal," the "Real Deal," or the "Great Society," which will describe what Obama is trying to do.
The idea of sending U.S. troops to hot spots such as Darfur and Kenya will come up soon after the inauguration.
Michelle Obama will quickly become the most unpopular first lady ever. Some people will almost miss the days of Hillary Clinton. Stories will abound about how she is hurting her husband’s political standing. His staff will try to muzzle her, and stories will then surface that there is a war between the Obamas inside the White House.
Pakistan will deteriorate and almost fracture, and Obama will be more aggressive toward al-Qaida and the Taliban than Bush.
Obama will tilt pro-Palestinian, and his relations with Israel will deteriorate. No American president will have had such bad relations with our staunchest ally.
By the Fall of 2009, Obama’s approval rating will be down to 42 percent; his disapproval rating will be 45; the nation will — again — be divided.
Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson will not be frequent visitors to the Obama White House; the savvy Obama staff will try not to allow the Obama administration to be tainted by the two.
Teddy Kennedy will die, and the funeral will be a "Who’s Who" of the left. His funeral will be on national TV, and his “accomplishments” will be touted for weeks, while the death of Mary Jo Kopechne will be a small footnote. The media will fawn all over the Kennedys again.
Iran will smell weakness in Obama and make a move of some sort, perhaps in Lebanon. Or, possibly, Tehran and Obama will make peace first and have a summit, and then Iran will take advantage of a weak Obama.
Leftists of all stripes will emerge as new "stars" in the Obama era. They will be products of today’s "progressive," race and gender-based education system, and they will flaunt their arrogance.
All sorts of crazy ideas will surface, from nationalizing certain companies and industries to God knows what.
Capitalism will be seen as an evil; the anti-capitalistic nonsense taught in our colleges and universities will rear its ugly head in statements, confirmation hearings, and interviews with new administration figures.
The Congress will try to free hundreds of thousands of prison inmates who are serving time for drug and non-violent offenses; and then they’ll try to register them to vote for the Democrats in the 2010 mid-term elections.
Most of G.W. Bush’s executive orders regarding family planning, stem-cell research, and foreign aid, coupled with family planning, will be reversed.
Obama and the Democrats will grant amnesty to the 12 million to 30 million illegals already here, and the border fence will never be completed. Millions of new illegals will continue to stream into our nation, and the Democrats will try to register these new voters as Democrats, of course, and that will alter all our politics for years to come.
The Obama-Democratic congressional axis will nominate and confirm the most left-leaning federal judges in our history as payback for what G.W. Bush and the GOP did in 2001-2007. Watch out — some real whackos are coming onto the bench.
The Obama years will be the culmination of the last 40 years of horrendously biased education coupled with a climate of liberal guilt and political correctness.
Here's a quote from the Oct. 14 British Spectator that sums it up perfectly: "You have to pinch yourself — a Marxist radical who all his life has been mentored by, sat at the feet of, worshiped with, befriended, endorsed the philosophy of, funded and been in turn funded, politically promoted and supported by a nexus comprising black power anti-white racists, Jew-haters, revolutionary Marxists, unrepentant former terrorists and Chicago mobsters, is on the verge of becoming President of the United States. And apparently it's considered impolite to say so."
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