Monday, 19 January 2009

No, He Can't. Yes, We Can

I am so looking forward to Tuesday, the inauguration of President Obama. And the dismissal of Dubya, the worst leader the US has had since...forever. A total and utter pillock. A self-obsessed, ignorant, grrrr, fucking moron. Who had the bare-faced cheek to speak to the world and say he didn't believe his regime had damaged America's standing in the world. For fuck's sake, he destroyed it totally.

I know Obama has to start governing from the lowest possible point because of the stupidity of his predecessor. It will not be easy for him to restore the US to its former glory. But I have every faith in him. I have never, in my adult life, seen an American President who was so inspirational, intelligent and just, well, real. He knows his stuff. He listens and learns. He delivers speeches faultlessly. I believe he knows a bit about the world. He cares about the little people. He is, possibly, too good for the thankless task he has brought upon himself. But he wanted it, the American people wanted it, and right-thinking people throughout the world wanted it.

The world is in crisis right now, mostly because of Dubya's idiocy. It's in deep, deep recession. There are two unwinnable wars going on. There has been a serious erosion of civil rights in the West in the name of 'national security'. The 'war on terror' was always specious, but now the ideology of 'if you're not with us, you're against us' has been exposed for the rhetorical nonsense bafflegab that it is.

George Wanker Walker Bush. Goodbye, and good fucking riddance, you are a disgrace to humanity, and it saddens me that you cannot even recognise it. You did more damage to your country and to the world it is located in than all previous American presidents put together. If you had one iota of decency, you would apologise to the people of the US and to the people of the world. But you won't. You're off to your Texas ranch. I hope I never see your smug, smirking, empty-headed face again. You arse.



the real nick said...

You know the old adage - if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. I have this feeling about Obama.

Grumpy Goat said...

Don't mince words, Keefie. Tell us what you really think!

(BTW, the captcha for this post is 'sholom'!)

nzm said...

Nick: I'm quietly agreeing with you, but for once I hope that I (and you!) are wrong.

Where Obama won it (discounting the 90+% of all black votes) was that most voters between the ages of 18 and 55-60 could identify with him. This perhaps triggers the hope that a man of this "generation" can perform miracles.

I would wager that the first official security briefing that he receives as President is going to give him more than a few grey hairs and make him wonder what he's got into!

On our recent trip to San Francisco, it was interesting to see some of the news coverage and discussions on TV shows about what people think of Obama.

The consensus among panellists and the people we spoke to in SF is that he definitely shows WASP traits, and that contributed a lot to him being accepted and voted in by educated whites.

What else helped was that the only other choice was dinosaur McCain and cavegirl Palin.

Jayne said...

I genuinely hope Obama can get past the old school mentality that seems to hang over American politics like a wet blanket. He's young, but clever & very bloody sharp. The USA hasn't seen anything like him since the Kennedy days.
As for that complete fuckwit Bush, well, all I can say is I hope he falls off his fucking horse whilst surveying his domain/ranch in Texas. But did you see Keefie, Daddy Bush (Snr) has stated he wants his other retard Jeb Bush, to become president! Gawd help the world if that ever happens.

leftbanker said...

I don't expect miracles from Obama but let's face it, just about anything will look like a miracle after the shitty performance of Bush and Cheney. Obama is the best candidate I have voted for in my life (Carter got my first vote for president).

I wish that I could take some pleasure in seeing Bush bow out in total disgrace.

alexander... said...

You feeling better now, KB?

LOL :)

Keefieboy said...

Alexander: I will be, in about six hours!

Seabee said...

A well reasoned summary of Dubya Keefie, you've convinced me.

I'll add about Obama that from the first moment he's looked presidential. Looked as though he belonged in the job.

I disagree with Nick, I don't think he's too good to be true, I think he's exactly as he appears to be. But I do think he doesn't have a hope in hell of meeting expectations. The depth and breadth of the catastrophe the cretin has left behind are just too much to resolve even in two terms. Human nature being what it is he'll be expected to solve it all in the first 100 days.