weekly Krauthammer, which this week is sort of depressing.
I seldom disagree with Dr. Krauthammer on anything, but I would point out when he suggests that Obama will spend the next two years running for re-election, Obama has been campaigning ever since...well, the campaign. He's never quit running for office. But, that said, I understand Krauthammer's point. The first two years of this nightmare presidency have been to push through the massive entitlement expansions and deficit hiking programs that he dreamed and now he has to tweak those and campaign for four more years in order to complete his decimation of the country.
It depresses me to no end to think of the possibility of another four years of this. I can't bear it.
Krauthammer tells Republicans, "Don't underestimate Barack Obama." Good lord, there's no way I would. He scares the hell out of me. In my "Pollyanna" worldview, I have to believe, however, as the effects of Obamacare become more evident to those who didn't pay attention during the debate of the issue, and as the tax cuts expire soon, and the Obama tax hikes kick in, at least some of the people who put him in office will see the light.
What's in store for us if he gets re-elected? According to Krauthammer:
The next burst of ideological energy — massive regulation of the energy economy, federalizing higher education, and “comprehensive” immigration reform (i.e., amnesty) — will require a second mandate, meaning reelection in 2012.
I hate to see what he'll do to education, "higher" or not, having seen his pick of Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings. God help us.
Krauthammer is correct to warn of complacency, however. We can't bear another four years. I'm not even sure we can recover from the first four. And to that end, I'd warn the Republicans that it is imperative to put the right person up front. I don't know who it is yet, but it's about time to start figuring out who will be the right person to retake the White House. I'm not thrilled with any of them out there so far, or at least, any that have been touted as possibilities. While there are things about each that I like, as the total package, I'm not seeing it.
I suppose there is time for that, but in the meantime, we must focus on November. Retaking the House and Senate should be our first priority, although Krauthammer suggests this will give Obama an easier time in 2012.
One step at a time.