The time to test a new President is in his first term. Since we know Obama is one to appease and talk before flexing muscle, he has a lot meetings to schedule soon. It is not likely Obama will act decisively right away, if at any time at all.
But more than the obvious statements about his lack of foreign policy experience, I'd like to present a person that is no doubt very happy today:
Now let's imagine for a moment, the very moment when she gets a check for, let's say, $500. First of all, it is probably far more than she paid in, but that's not important now. The important thing to note is, $500 will not send her kids to college, will not make more than one car or mortgage payment, and will only buy three weeks of groceries. Can we imagine her anger when she figures out she has been hoodwinked?
Here is something President-Elect Obama should read. It's one of those internet things that get circulated through the e-mail channels, so who knows if this actually happened or not? But regardless of its validity issues, the story is not a far fetched one:
I just had to say this. I am worried about "the cow" .....
It's all about the Ice Cream
The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third Grade in 2000. The presidential election was heating up and some of The children showed an interest. I decided we would have an election For a class president. We would choose our nominees. They would make A campaign speech and the class would vote.
To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other Class members. We discussed what kinds of characteristics these Students should have. We got many nominations and from those, Jamie And Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.
The class had done a great job in their selections. Both Candidates were good kids. I thought Jamie might have an advantage Because he got lots of parental support. I had never seen Olivia's Mother. The day arrived when they were to make their speeches Jamie Went first. He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better Place. He ended by promising to do his very best. Every one Applauded. He sat down and Olivia came to the podium. Her speech was Concise. She said, "If you will vote for me, I will give you ice Cream." She sat down. The class went wild. "Yes! Yes! We want ice Cream."
She surely would say more. She did not have to. A Discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream? She wasn't sure. Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it. She didn't know. The class really didn't care. All they were Thinking About was ice cream. Jamie was forgotten. Olivia won by a land slide.
Every time Barack Obama opens his mouth he offers ice cream, And fifty percent of America reacts like nine year olds. They want ice Cream. The other fifty percent know they're going to have to feed the Cow.
A lot of ice cream has been promised, now it must be bought and delivered. And guess who the cows are? Get ready to write the checks, America.
So in summary, I say congratulations to President-Elect Obama; and likewise to all of you that voted for the ice cream, over the one that said he could/would do the best job. You can really pick them.