Living in the Best of Times, and the Worst of Times
And a 7 year old girl asks Senator Obama why he wants to run for president of the United States of America.
“America is, uh, is no longer, uh, what it could be, what it once was. And I say to myself, 'I don’t want that future for my children.'”"No longer what it could be. What it once was."....?!?!.......sounds like he's endorsing John McCain. He certainly isn't taking us to a previous time in American history, since the country has never swung as hard left as his policies seem to want to take us.
--Barack Obama, 8/7/08, in response to the question of a 7-year old on why he was running for president.
There's an interesting book by Gregg Easterbrook called The Progress Paradox How Life Gets Better While People Feel Worse. In it, the author talks about how it is within human nature to romanticize the past and fabricate a belief that somehow, our grandparents had it better; and that today, we are far worse off. Easterbrook points out, in so many significant ways, how the world is a far better place to live in today than it ever was in human history.
I believe some of that is going on here, injected by a steroid shot of BDS political hyperbolic scaremongering that for the last 8 years President Bush has become "the worst president in history"- even though his legacy's history can't possibly be known yet- taking the country down a dark path of misery, imperialistic overreach, ruining the economy and taking from the poor and giving to the rich, gas prices shooting up to levels paid at by so many people in other countries, failure to prevent 9/11, failure in Katrina, failure to stop global warming and ratification of the Kyoto Protocol, Terri Schiavo, causing Americans to be hated around the world,
If I had the time on my hands, I'd go through and point out statistical comparisons and facts that on so many issues, the BDS sufferers have placed personal politics over reality, because it's all happening under Bush's watch.
If these last 8 years have been the worst years in American history due to the leadership of one man, I'd say give me more of the same. Give me more of the McSame over Barack Obama, any year of the decade.
Cross-posted at Flopping Aces