Thursday, February 5, 2009


Maybe it's just me, but it seems that everyone is just waiting for President Obama to make a mistake, an error, to have a lapse in judgment. It's kinda crazy. Let me start with Rush Limbaugh, with his RIDICULOUS comment about hoping that Obama and his government fails. I mean, is this guy such an idiot, so selfish and self-serving that he would rather see an entire country fail, financially, socially, politically and whichever other way I might think of (because he did make a blanket statement), just so that he and his cronies can be right? It really is incredulous!!!

Then comes the fact that two of Obama's cabinet picks had to withdraw themselves from the positions to which they had been nominated. The two who withdrew were former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle, who had been nominated for health and human services secretary, and Nancy Killefer, who was to be the federal spending watchdog as chief performance officer.

To his credit, Obama went on 5 different TV shows and said, “I’ve got to own up to my mistake....Ultimately, it’s important for this administration to send a message that there aren’t two sets of rules — you know, one for prominent people and one for ordinary folks who have to pay their taxes.” In 8 years of Presidency, I don't think we ever heard Bush make any such acknowledgment of fault.

Nevertheless, it is my opinion that these two individuals should be held more accountable for THEIR mistakes much more so than President Obama. But since they were HIS picks, yes, at the end of the day, the buck stops with him but like he also said in those interviews, "The only measure of my success as president when people look back five years from now or nine years from now is going to be, did I get this economy fixed?” he told CNN.

It seems that instead of looking to see what he might be doing right, the eagle eyes are waiting, almost hoping for the opposite. There's so much partisanship going on that I'm not sure how progress is truly going to be made.

And now comes news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized with a serious case of pancreatic cancer. Should the worse case scenario happen, God forbid, and she not make it, it's gonna be real interesting to see what ballyhoo will be made about whomever the President chooses to replace her.

Well I, for one, am choosing to let the President "land" as my good friend Joice always says, meaning let the person get their footing first before criticizing. President Obama has a long road ahead and if we begin to tear him down before he even "lands", I think that kind of pressure is inevitably going to be too much for anyone to withstand.

On a lighter note, Dave is running in Stuttgart, Germany (where it all really began lol 09/06)on Saturday in one of the biggest indoor races of the season. As he always says, "Imma hold it down!!" And as always, I know you will!!


anonymousnupe said...

Unfortunately, I've never heard of anyone surviving pancreatic cancer. Not for long, anyway. Patrick Swayze is about as close as I've seen anyone come, and, sadly, Mr. Roadhouse is proly not long for this world either.

Obama will be fine, and so will the economy, and all his gainsayers will ultimately be made to eat their words. But not by him, of course. He's much too gracious to go there.

Go Big Dave!

Liz said...

If you go back and look at the start of every administration... there is ALWAYS drama that surrounds these nominations! There is always trash that comes up and events that unfold... and it is all often soon forgotten. This, too, shall pass.

Marcus LANGFORD said...

Rush Limbaugh is a poor excuse for an American patriot and he's a racist-I bet he has a white cape in his closet. That ol' simple-minded cr*cker...I can't stand him. Anyway.....

Obama has a lot of haters, but that will not keep that brotha down because he is humble and proactive. He has admitted to his selection mistakes and like you said, that is more than what our previous president did and he definitely owes it to us.

Either way, Obama is a great man with great supporters and it's because of this and many more profound reasons that he will succeed as our commander in chief.

Gina said...

Thank you for writing about this because I was thinking the exact same thing! Must be true about "great minds"...

Robyn said...

About Obama,they should give the homie a break he is only HUMAN.