Maybe it's me, but Tom Nolan's column about Obama (“Maybe It’s Me,” November 13) was just like Obama's campaign, a bunch of utopian juvenile, style-over-substance, pie-in-the sky fantasies. Fortunately for Mr. Obama, you may not be able to fool all of the people, but you can fool enough of them.
According to Mr. Nolan, and Mr. Obama, we can expect change and now change is here. I am still waiting for someone, anyone, to tell me exactly what this change is, other than a bunch of already proven ineffective socialist policies or “It's Not George Bush!” slogans.
Mr. Nolan states, as I have heard millions of times, that McCain was trying to follow the policies of George Bush. Again, please, someone explain just what policies you are talking about. Also, Mr. Nolan makes note that these policies are not very popular. This may be so, but why then does the Democratic-controlled Congress, who happens to be even less popular, get a free pass here?
Mr. Nolan claims this is the last time he will get to write about the ridiculous policies and ideas of George Bush, of course without mentioning a single one. Please, just once more for old times sake, please write about some of those actual policies and/or ideas, or as Mr. Nolan himself said, this is just a mantra, CHANGE!
The wave of change that Mr. Nolan all wants us to catch is one that is more likely to pull us out to see and drown us. This man that so many have placed hoped in are in for a rude awakening.
Actually, the complete Democrat takeover may be a good thing, if the nation can survive it. With power comes responsibilities, and when Democrats have responsibility we see what happens, just ask Frank, Dodd, Rangel, Obama, Reid, Pelosi, et al. They the ones Bush could not have destroyed the economy without.
Hopefully, once the incompetence is proven, we can commence with idiotic high school class president campaign promises and start electing real leaders. Then we will really have the change that is needed in the right direction, not the slippery slope into third world-ism that will be on our horizon with the empty headed mantra of change that just last week hypnotized 60 million people into abandoning all logic.
God (I am still allowed to say that, or will the Fairness Doctrine make me also say Allah, Krishna, Buddha, etc. to guarantee equal time) help us all.
Now, to those still defending Emperor Bloomberg, it is amazing that in defending his crushing the will of the people, a writer says that "It's called voting" in wanting a chance to vote for this egotistical maniac again. There were two referendums, that the people said they wanted term limits. Isn't that called voting? I extremely beg to differ on how great he is or will be but that's another argument for another time.
I also find it outrageous that even though I voted for something, twice, and won, and had that taken away by someone using totalitarian methods.
George Washington said two terms and no more, we did not need a King. Thomas Jefferson wanted term limits written into the Constitution right from the beginning. James Polk said one term, that was it, and stuck to his word. Of course Mike Bloomberg is much more important than these nobodies.
I am extremely disappointed with the results of the presidential election, but the people have spoken, if George Bush pulled out some technicality to keep himself in office would that be a good thing?
The people voted, twice, for term limits, Bloomberg, even if he is the best thing since sliced bread, I would say more like stale bread, he must go, the people have spoken.