I would submit that Obama is no longer "president-elect"
Edited on Tue Nov-25-08 05:16 PM by trof
I think he has now, of necessity and by his actions, moved into the role of "acting president".
It's clear that Bush is just serving out his time. He is the lamest lame duck in our history. He is nothing more than a place holder.
At least one NYT columnist has written that, for the good of the nation, Bush should just go ahead and resign. Of course Cheney would have to resign first. And that would make Nancy Pelosi president until January 20, 2009. You would actually be able to hear right-wing heads exploding.
Although Obama has made the disclaimer that there can only be one president at a time, I believe that he has, in actuality, already assumed the helm. And that's what I'm most thankful for this Thanksgiving.
As much as we all would like it if it was true until Obama is officially inaugurated his hands are tied. He has extremely limited influence compared to what he's going to have after January 20th. And the Right would love nothing better than to SAY that Obama is already in charge because then they can start blaming everything wrong with the economy on him while he's in no position to actually DO anything about the economy. "Why isn't Obama fixing things? Oh look, the market is tanking, why isn't Obama stopping it!?!?!?" Etc.. They're already trying to get that kind of thinking out there without us helping it along, thanks anyway. Bush is still President, this is HIS mess, and we're supposed to be pointing out that HE isn't doing anything to fix it. Not asking why the guy who isn't in charge yet isn't acting like he's in charge.
We don't want to go there. We do not need to help the Right try to pin responsibility for this mess on Obama by spreading the idea that he's already in charge before he actually is.
6. "Dangerous thinking"? Gee, I've never been accused of THAT before.
Dangerous thinking. Wow. I guess I'm busted by the Thought Police? BTW, I disagree with just about everything you wrote in your reply, but that might be more 'dangerous thinking'. Gosh, I hope there was no collateral damage. *whew*
9. The Bush gang isn't leaving early- they have 2 more months to make sure the USA is FUBAR
And it looks like they'll need every bit of that time to accomplish their goal.
At this point, I think they just want to make sure there is no way for Democrats to save the country. It's always been political for these assholes and that's not going to change at this late date. They have absolutely no loyalty to this Nation or its citizens. It's been all about politics, money, and chickenhawk fantasies since day one.
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