Thursday, August 11, 2011

Obama: Good one-term president or lousy two-term

Diane Sawyer inteviews Obama
A year and a half ago, Obama told Diane Sawyer of ABC News in an interview that he would rather be a good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president. Now, according to an interesting article in the Times, the president will get to prove whether or not he stands by that statement.

Will he commit to the budget cuts that are needed to turn this country around or will he play to his constituents and continue the social experiment that is bankrupting us?

I'm tired of starry-eyed politicians who make all sorts of promises to make big changes once they get into office but the first big change they make is to change their mind about what they set out to do and work instead on getting re-elected.

Now Obama started off strong, forcing his Obama-care down the throats of America whether we liked it or not. But then he started waffling on Iraq and Afghanistan. Now he is refusing to make the economic changes we need to be able to afford to live here. He needs to step up to his fellow Democrats and tell them, "We can't afford all these entitlements anymore."

Make the necessary changes and leave the country better off than he found it. Who knows, the people might just reward him for this tough medicine by giving him another term. And if not, that's OK. No-one said this was an eight-year job. Do your job for four years and see what happens.

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