Sunday, November 16, 2008

Delusions of Togetherness

I'm not sure where this fits in with my Predictions .

It seems likely though that as part of the general awakening after the hope and change love party some folks might begin to reassess all this Together We Can! Stuff ...........

Andrew Ferguson in The Weekly Standard online:

" Unity is a phantasm raising hopes for something that can't be delivered--or that, once delivered, would be so un-American it would scare us half to death. Yet unity was Obama's theme. The sales pitch was a proposition that seemed self-evident: The only way "to get things done" and "move this country forward" was to "bring us together," just as we believe Reagan did."

Even though he never did!

" Whether Obama really thinks such a thing is possible is anybody's guess. He doesn't look like a cynic to me. As a career politician, he has been required by his profession to face opponents and defeat them if he wants to get his way. Division is what politicians do. He's got to know this, even if his blissed-out followers don't. In his endless campaign, though, he never stopped talking as if the clashing political interests and contending ideas of a big, complicated, self-governing country were all just a terrible misunderstanding. His final stump speech--which his campaign called, with customary pomposity, the "closing argument," as though the candidate had suddenly turned into Perry Mason--was drenched in togetherness. Right at the top he promised that his victory would "put an end to the politics that would divide a nation just to win an election; that tries to pit region against region, city against town, Republican against Democrat  .  .  .  "



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Blogger marginalizedactiondinosaur said...

Yes do bring us together, Course I aint moving. But if the left want's to think more like I do I'm ok with that.

Hope for them to change!

11/17/2008 1:22 p.m.  
Blogger OMMAG said...


Hope you don't change....

11/17/2008 6:14 p.m.  

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