Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Will Obama Moderate?

Many are now waiting to see if the recent election in Massachusetts and the election of a Republican will cause president Obama to moderate, to move to the center of the political spectrum, much as Bill Clinton did after the disaster the democrats faced following the off year elections in 1994. The answer here is simple for most astute political observers---he will not. Bill Clinton was a member of the political left, but not an extreme radical like Obama. Obama will go down with the ship before he abandons his deeply held political convictions. He is not a finger in the wind kind of guy like Slick Willy. Obama thinks he is right and the majority of the people in this country are wrong. He lied during his campaign, indicating he would govern from the center, but once in office he forgot his campaign promises, promises he never intended to keep, to the American people and pushed ahead with his radical agenda. The vote last night in Massachusetts is a message to Washington, but a message that will fall on deaf ears in the Oval Office, but maybe some in Congress (those who are up for re-election this year) will hear the voters of the Bay State and tens of million more like them throughout this great nation.


TexasFred said...

I would think he might very well do that exact thing, he is, after all, a pandering asshole that managed to fool some weak-minded idiots into voting for him, and weak minds are plentiful now a days...

Obama and Company will resort to ANY tactic necessary to hold power, illegal, immoral, non-ethical or otherwise..

The Right Look said...

He would do well to listen to the people as they have spoken.

The question is if he is smart enough to do just that.

I say he is not and will continue on his merry way. He has proven time and again that he cares not what "we the people" think.

The next 11 months will hopefully fly by quickly. Then the November elections will show how we really feel about his Presidency!

The Right Look

Clint said...

I would like to agree with you on this, but I can't. Afterall, there would be nothing better to see Obama's agenda ultimately fail due to his arrogance.

But he's smarter than that.

He understands the significance of what has happened and will swing whichever way the wind happens to blow. He's a politician and didn't get elected as a Far-left progressive. His appeal was to independents and moderates who wanted a change in direction. He did it once to get elected and he will do it again. The sad thing is, he will use his charisma to woo support-not backed up by any substance (just more "Hope" and "change" type rhetoric)-and people will buy into it once again.

You also assume that Obama has CORE CONVICTIONS and deeply-held beliefs. Let me point out that he's not enough of a man to hold to his convictions if it means losing popular support. I think he has no choice in his mind, but to sway back to the center in order to have any hope of regaining support with the masses.


Ron Russell said...

Clint, you may be right, but the man has surrounded himself with far left radicals and he will have to shed them along with his agenda to regain confidence with the people. He will not be able to bring himself to accept fundamental changes in his Keynesian economic policies as he and those around him firmly believe those polices will in the end succeed. Yes, he is a smart politican, but that will only serve him so long. At this moment he is still talking about major taxes on the big banks. Until the unemployment numbers improve and the economy rebounds his numbers will sink. He is a big tax and spend guy and just can't help it.

Ayrdale said...

Trying to predict which way he will jump is rather like trying to predict climate change or next week's weather.

As a dispassionate observer from afar it's worth pointing out that the great democratic system has worked once more to check and balance.

God bless the USA.

Teresa said...

The Liar-in-Chief is a far leftist radical that will not abandon his commitment to remake America. I believe that he and the Democrats will see their downfall in the 2010 and 2012 elections. BO's and this Democratic Congress's arrogance is extremely apparent.


I don't see him moderating. He's Alinsky to the core. It's his essence. Say what you want about Clinton, who did moderate, he wasn't a socialist at heart. Just a politically savvy horn dog.

Ron Russell said...

I agree Captain T, he is a hardcore radical and will go down with the ship!

Debbie said...

He is going to try and change (tee hee), but people have learned who he is. I think it's too late for that.

Early this morning the Democrats seemed deflated, in disorganized. But as the day progressed they seemed to get a second wind, with a wide range of comments. They will eventually get their message together.

The problem for them is that many are worried about their jobs now, really worried.

Right Truth

Neshobanakni said...

No, this guy's in it all the way. He's nothing like Bubba. He's an academic airhead with no real love for our country. He's gonna fly his agenda right into the ground.

Bill Smith said...

Ron, You are correct! It is important for The People to continue and not be lulled in complaceny. Socialism is a cancer to Aemerica and it will take a lot of effort to stop the growth of the cancer leremove it.

Cross posted your article.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

In two words, regarding "moderation":



Amusing Bunni said...

I totally agree with you, Ron. He will never moderate. He might LIE AGAIN, and appear to, but no way.
He thinks he is the messiah, and people should come around to HIS WAY, not he, the king of the world, bow to their ways...the only bowing he does is to terrorists and his handlers.

I can't wait until he's gone for good...he's a dangerous jerk and I wouldn't trust him as far as I could spit.

Mr Pink Eyes said...

Barack Obama will not willingly change his agenda, he will not willingly move to the center. But he may be pulled there by his party. Democrats looking to win re-election may move toward the center and oppose Obama's far left agenda, this will pull him to the center also. He will not be happy, but he will not have a choice unless he is willing to sacrifice all Democrats facing re-election in order to pass his agenda.
In the end, Democrats will have to decide upon pushing Obama's agenda and losing re-election, or moving to the center and keeping their jobs, but drawing the ire of the president.

Ron Russell said...

You are right Mr Pink Eyes, if he sees he hasn't got the votes on a certain issue, he will tone down the arm twisting and accept defeat and go with the flow. But not willingly.

LD Jackson said...

I have said before and I will say again, we have more to fear from a 2nd term of Obama as President than we do from the 1st term.

Just imagine, if you will, four years of Obama in the White House with no worries about winning reelection or the amount of political capital he may expend.

The first four years will not hold a candle to what will happen if the man wins a second term.

Matt said...

I saw this at Bill's place. Great post Ron.

Dick Morris said something today that got me thinking. I know I compare this administration to the Clinton years, there are some of the same staffers behind the scenes. But there is a difference. According to Morris, Clinton was more of a moderate as a governor. He actually moved to the left when he hit office, as that where the Congress was.

On the contrary, Obama is a full blown Marxist that ran as a moderate. He is from the community organizer crowd, and I don't know that he has it in him to move to the center. Maybe the rhetoric will change, but hubris and his actions will speak otherwise.

John Carey said...

I'm not sure that he'll drift to the center. He is a radical ideologue and he really believes the crap he is shoveling. He's also way too arrogant to see his faults. Congress however will drift to the center. Well maybe not the progressives, but I so believe the so called "blue dogs" will drift to the center because they know they're in deep trouble.

PatriotUSA said...

Naw, I am thinking they will
dither a bit and keep the
same course. I listened to
Nasty Pelousi and she made
it quite clear that they
"had heard what the people
had said" by electing Brown
BUT they would proceed on
course and not waver." It
was something like that.

Obama and his core are too
smug, too arrogant to see
the changes that are sweeping
the country right now. He is a
commie leftist, socialist
troskyite slime ball. Look
who his teachers, pastors
were, and are(his new church
he attends), very little will
change. One victory in Mass.
is a start and we cannot relax
or wavier one bit. The eye of
the storm is approaching and
true conservatives and patriots
must ride with it to victory.

Ron, I am a southern man pretty
much all the way. You've noticed
pics of the ginnrals' on my blog.
Nathan Bedford Forrest was an
outstanding commander in the field.
I just finished a good book about
him." DEVIL's DREAM" by Madison
Smartt Bell. My degree is in
American Military History. I
am a Civil war nut from way back.
Forrest, in my opinion had perhaps
the best strategic mind of all the
commanders on both sides. He was
cunning, a great tactician and was
willing to go against the military
norms and ROE of the day. No
one could keep him in a 'box' or
really control him. I am originally
from West Texas and you can't
ever take Texas out of a Texan.

I am posting this to my my blog.
Damn good stuff!

MK said...

If he has any brains he'll heed the warning, but like you say, at his core, obama is a mad leftist.


Let's ease up one bit. They still control: all three branches of government, the MSM, and the educational system. We have a long way to go.

Snarky Basterd said...

He's too "smart" to moderate; he knows better than anyone. His arrogance won't let him change. Rigidity will be his downfall.

Teresa said...

I agree that his arrogance will at least be in part Obama's downfall. His radical ideology, radical associations, and radical policies will be the other part that leads to his downfall as well.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

No way. He's not a politician, people keep forgetting that.

Grouch said...

I hope Barry stays right on course. At first I was with Rush Limbaugh. I wanted him to fail because his failure was good for the country, but now it has become more personal. I want him to fail because of the leftist lying liberal socialist communist scumbag that he really is. I want him to be replaced in 2012 and go down in utter disgrace. I want the people that voted for him to be totally ashamed of him, especially all the black people that voted for him for no other reason than he is black (any blithering idiot could tell he wasn't qualified). Send the Colin Powell idiots scurrying for cover.


Now, you know how I really feel!

Clint said...

Guess I was wrong:


Always On Watch said...

Sorry to be late to this important post.

BHO will indeed moderate, but he'll still be throwing blame-Bush bombs because he cannot blame himself (even if he were inclined to do so).

I do worry that many voters will be fooled again by BHO.