Monday, November 1, 2010

"Sunset on the Evening before the Dawn of Change"

Sunset on this November 1st evening before the dawn of a new day tomorrow. Tomorrow should be an interesting day as the voters start the process of "taking back America" from an out of control elitist power hungry group of smug career politicians. I think tomorrow could be a "day to remember". I don't remember each day of my life in full detail; hardly anyone does I suspect but for some reason November 2nd is usually a memorable day for me.

It will be interesting to see how tomorrow "plays out". It may in the end turn out to be the best thing politically for President Obama to lose control of the House of Representatives as he may have found a new group to castigate as his "enemy du jour". President Obama can't continue forever "blaming Bush" for his own horror show antics. Just like in the movie "The Dark Knight" with "Batman" and the "Joker" where the Joker said that he needed a foil, a nemesis, if you will.

Now, I don't personally see how Barak Obama at this point in time will be re-elected to a second presidential term. If the unemployment rate stays above 8% along with his poor performance with the "BP oil spill disaster; I can't see him winning another election. However, there is a lot of time until November 2012 and no one knows for sure what the future will bring between now and then and who the Republican party will nominate for president. Some people have short term memories and forget things over time.

What I forsee happening politically is that President Barak Obama will now try to emphasize a spirit of "compromise" to "get things done" with the new Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio). However , President Obama's idea of compromise will be to stubbornly cling to his notion that he knows what he is doing and what is best for America while trying to expand governmental control of the ecomomy and people's lives. President Obama will also keep up the "class warfare" argument that "the rich" are not paying their "fair share" of the tax burden. When Speaker John Boehner and the House Republicans reject President Obama's lame brained ideas; President Obama will say he "tried" to get along with the Republicans but that they just won't cooperate. Just like President Clinton rebounded in the polls and won a second term when there was Republican control in Congress; President Obama has an opportunity to regain some of his popularity. I don't think President Obama will compromise with the Republican leadership though as he has shown himself to be a man who thinks he has an almost divine destiny of his vision for America. I doubt that President Obama has the political skills of President Clinton to take advantage of the "moderating influence" of the Republican majority in the House of Representatives.

We shall see. What do you think?