"Hope and Change" Becomes "Gloom and Doom"

Wow. I’m wondering where “hope” and “change” went.

“Mark my words: It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”

Gee, Joe, thanks for the warning…

“I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate . . . And he’s gonna need help. And the kind of help he’s gonna need is, he’s gonna need you – not financially to help him – we’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right.”

So we’re supposed to elect someone who is GUARANTEED to spark an international crisis, of which we are in the center?! And we just have to HOPE that his response, which will seem like the WRONG response, is actually the RIGHT one? How comforting!

“There are gonna be a lot of you who want to go, ‘Whoa, wait a minute, yo, whoa, whoa, I don’t know about that decision.’ Because if you think the decision is sound when they’re made, which I believe you will when they’re made, they’re not likely to be as popular as they are sound. Because if they’re popular, they’re probably not sound.”

OK, what does that last paragraph even mean?? I feel like we’re in the middle of an Abbott and Costello skit!

“I probably shouldn’t have said all this because it dawned on me that the press is here.”

Yeah, we wouldn’t want you to be HONEST with the people when it’s actually going to get REPORTED to the people!

ABC News has a good article about what Biden “let out of the bag.”

I’m not writing this to incite a huge political debate by any means. Confrontation of any kind makes me want to crawl under the table and hide! But I am just getting really, really scared about what’s going to happen in our country. And since this is my blog, I guess I can express my own opinion, no matter how unpopular it is with my peeps! (And I hope you’re all still my peeps after reading this!)

I just want people to think, think, think. Weigh all the pros and cons. Put fancy politi-speak aside, step back, and really consider what some of these decisions will mean for America. And make an informed decision based on all of the facts.

But my lingering fear is that for many Americans, it wouldn’t matter what was said, promised, or done before November 4. The man has become much bigger than the message.


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