[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: Saving a Sinking Ship

Monday, July 27, 2009

Saving a Sinking Ship

I thought of this while sweating my brains out doing yard work this morning, so take it for what it's worth:

As polls come out showing Barack Obama's approval numbers continuing to tank (it's not a free-fall yet, so too early to cue up Tom Petty), no doubt due in large part to the Cap and Trade and ObamaCare fiascoes stalled in Congress, conservatives naturally see blood in the water.

To those conservatives I would say: not so fast.

Sure, Obama's wish to jam the aforementioned bills down our throats as soon as possible isn't playing too well. What happens from here on forward will depend on whether we see "Obama The Post-Partisan Pragmatist" or "Obama The Statist Ideologue". So far it's been mostly the latter. No surprise there. But don't underestimate Obama's ability to play the polls...remember, he's a politician first and foremost. Politicians, especially Obama, love power. Therefore, don't be surprised if Team Obama takes the foot off the pedal, waits until after recess and comes swooping in to save the day with some sort of compromise. Remember, Pelosi and Reid are politicians, too. Exactly what kind of compromise, who knows? It's irrelevant because as long as the trusting media portrays it as Obama saving the day, he comes out ahead regardless of how little is actually compromised and how much we'll still end up getting screwed. It's all about the image. Approval ratings go back up. End of crisis. Better yet, another crisis put to good use.

My advice to fellow conservatives and conservatives in Congress: watch your back.


Blogger Jonathan said...

Very good point, Robert.

6:38 AM, July 28, 2009  
Blogger commoncents said...

Great post! I really like your blog!!

ps. Link Exchange?

9:18 AM, July 28, 2009  

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