Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Something I Really Don't Understand


I've gotta be ignorant or something, but feel free to explain this to me.

What's with all of the hype with Obama?

Yeah, for the first 30 days of coming into office each and every President has been looked at under a microscope.

However, I don't think there's been ONE day since he was elected that we haven't seen something he's been doing..

Here he is signing his name to a check for take-out after a long campaign.

Here he is in PJs getting ready for his first night in the White House.

Here he is reading something, and not really sure what it is, but it's gotta be interesting!

Now? He's being compared to FDR. Yeah. He was compared to Lincoln while trying to get elected, and now with the economy crisis, he's being compared to Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

What's next? Is he going to be compared to George Washington because Geroge was the first white president, and Obama's the first colored president?

Give. Me. A. Break.

How can you actually compare a man to an historical figure when he hasn't even had enough time in office to really make changes?

I also find it quite comical that the two former presidents that he's been compared to were totally HATED while they were in office.


Because they did what was needed, regardless of the public opinion.

Lincoln stood against slavery when it was a very popularthing to do in the States. Because of this stance, half the nation seceeded from the Union, and began a nasty war.

FDR began the "New Deal" whil the US was in the middle of a HUGE depression. This wasn't a very popular move, because folks kept thinking that things were going to even out eventually, and they'd be able to get back on track. Most resented Roosevelt's meddling in their affairs, and popular opinion was that this "New Deal" idea wasn't going to work at all.

Now, many years later, we see that these men did what was needed, and are now considered two of the most important and popular figures of our political history.

But we've got this newly-elected man Obama who is allowing his publicity advisors compare him to these men.

So far, I don't see the similarities.

He's a popular vote. People like his policies. He's doing what folks want.

From everything I've seen, he's more willing to go with the demand, than to stand up and do what's needed.

That's not to say that he's not going to be effective, or do a good job in office.

I just don't see the need to compare him to great men who have held the office until he's done something that really deserves that honor.

Give him some time in office, LEAVE him to do his job, and let's see what he can do.

What do you all think??


Hubman said...

You pose a very good idea, to leave him alone and let him do his job, but I'm afraid we've become too much of an instant-gratification society to wait. We want results NOW!

Which is too bad, really

Dana said...

Well, I will say that he has been a media darling for quite some time, and as this country seems to have some fascination with inserting themselves into the lives of others, this will continue.