Monday, May 2, 2011

Don't hack on the parade

I sense a lot of Obama opponents are a bit anxious that the successful hit on Bin Laden could propel him to a second term. First, enjoy the good news. He made a gutsy call and it worked out well for all of us. President Obama is entitled to the kudos he's receiving. Second, this will not be a factor in the election.

President Bush, Sr had Desert Storm and the fall of the Berlin Wall on his resume. He still lost. Why? If people feel good about the economy, incumbent wins. If they don't, incumbent loses. I won't say nothing else matters, but it won't determine the victor.

So does this mean if you don't like Obama, you sabotage the economy? No. First of all, you aren't that powerful. Second, that would not be Republican or Democrat. That's just psychotic. If you're right about proper economic policy and Obama is wrong, he either comes around to your way of thinking and wins or sticks to his guns and loses. If it turns out the Keynesian Progressive model leads to economic vitality, I'll be shocked and a bunch of us have to accept we were wrong. On the bright side, wouldn't it be great to learn that maintaining a healthy economy is as simple as spending as much as you can, as fast as you can?

The point is, you don't have to participate in the ridiculous spin machine. Let reality do it's thing and speak the truth, even when/if it surprises you. And if the guy you didn't vote for and don't like is having a good day, don't be a jerk about it.

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