Theodore's World: Imagining a President Obama ~ It’s Like a B Movie Horror Flick

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October 13, 2008

Imagining a President Obama ~ It’s Like a B Movie Horror Flick

Imagining a President Obama

By Salena Zito


Most Americans wake every morning to news that Barack Obama will win next month's presidential election. Strategists even say the word "landslide" aloud.

Every poll shows it, every pundit echoes it, and every analyst predicts it -- therefore it must be true, right?

Let's take this political axiom to some of those who do the predicting, to project what America will look like under an Obama administration, governing with a Democrat congressional majority led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Beckel says that, in government and politics, the policy pendulum always swings back and forth and, particularly in this economic crisis, "people will want -- and Obama will deliver -- more government involvement."

"They feel more comfortable with that than they do with a bunch of people on Wall Street," he says.

Beckel sees an Obama appointment of Hillary Clinton to the Supreme Court bench as soon as an opening occurs, and he dismisses the massive move toward industry regulations that some people predict.

One insider, who refuses to predict on the record, says privately that Obama will quickly announce his appointments to the Cabinet positions of state, defense, treasury and attorney general. He believes Obama's Cabinet is shaping up to look like this: retiring U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., as defense secretary; Massachusetts Democrat Gov. Deval Patrick as attorney general; New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a political independent, at treasury; Susan Rice as national security adviser; Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as secretary of state.

Mark Siegel, a former Democratic National Committee executive director, says Obama will want to make it immediately clear to America and to the world that "there's a new sheriff in town." He expects Obama to make that point dramatically by issuing several executive orders.

Siegel says you will see Obama immediately suspend all pending judicial nominations, close Guantanamo, then reassure the world that he will never permit torture.

Also look for a doubling of the Peace Corps, a brand-new Volunteer Youth Network, an expansion of U.S. assistance for "Teach for America," and a reduction of interest rates on student loans, Siegel predicts.

What a difference four short years makes, says Brian Darling, a congressional analyst for The Heritage Foundation.

Darling predicts Obama's tax policy will have an immediate effect on small businesses and result in many individuals seeing their marginal tax rate double. Any Supreme Court retirements would dramatically change the direction of American jurisprudence. And he warns that the push for new regulations is the wrong reaction to problems on Wall Street.

"We need more capitalism, not less. Telecommunications has thrived without regulations, and our economy should make sure that politicians in Washington do not try to regulate and tax our way out of the current economic downturn."

University of Arkansas political scientist Bob Maranto says the Illinois senator is a pragmatist tactically: "Obama knows that if you try to impose things like racial quotas and gay marriage, that would not be a vote-winner. But if you appoint federal judges who impose those policies, you can evade responsibility."

Maranto suspects those are the judges Obama would appoint.

He warns that Obama is no fool. "Socialism is dead, and Barack Obama knows it," he explains. "He would, however, favor a very strong government hand in regulating the economy, both because he believes that government knows best and because that means more subsidies and jobs to hand out to supporters, and more votes and PAC contributions to get in return."

All four men agree that if Obama becomes president with Congress sharing his beliefs, then "change" is definite -- but not infinite.

The degree of success or enforcement, they say, depends on how far the press and the next midterm election will allow the new president and Congress to go.

Wild Thing's comment..........

I really believe Obama Presidency will be a nightmare we need to fight happening. It would hit blogs and conservative forums as some of it's first targets imo and also conservative talk shows. Welcome to Socialism and communisim Obama style.

Posted by Wild Thing at October 13, 2008 04:50 AM


Obama has PURE evil in his eyes. Harry has PURE dumb in his. I find it difficult to look and Nancy.

Posted by: Steve, Exorcist at October 13, 2008 05:46 AM

For sure if obama was to get elected, we would hit the tri-fecta of evil equal to 18. Six hundred, three score and six.

Posted by: Mark at October 13, 2008 07:50 AM

The America we all know and love will be gone. The Constitution that was defended by the blood of millions on battlefields throughout the world and on our own soil will only be a historical document. Obama's judges will legislate from the bench, ensuring that if Congress becomes Republican controlled, he will still enact his legislation.

Posted by: BobF at October 13, 2008 10:01 AM

Under Obama socialism will not be dead. It will be very alive. The Constitution will be dead. As Al Gore once said, "Up is down and left is right".

The Democrats will run amok and taxes will go up and that tax money will be spent on social programs that will enhance a growing government dependent population(Dem voters).

As stated here already, a leftist judiciary that will guarantee a socialist America will result from Obama's appointments(a la Carter and LBJ appointments)

Posted by: TomR at October 13, 2008 10:33 AM

Obamessiah is riding the wave of welfare, socialism, Marxism, 'ME, MYSELF & I' humanism and secularism... Yes, he is 100% pure EVIL - to we Americans that are Conservative and Christian! Obama is succeeding where Stalin, Hitler, Marx, Lenin and Mao failed...In three weeks will our REPUBLIC still be intact?

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at October 13, 2008 01:07 PM

Oh and don't forget Joe Biden in there too, and Rev Wright as spiritual adviser..

Posted by: Robert at October 13, 2008 05:01 PM

Steve, Exorcist,LOL I saw the photo of Nancy a few months ago and saved it. I think it was in the Washington Post or something.

Steve, good name "exorcist" that is what we need for the Oval office if Obama wins.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 13, 2008 06:48 PM

Mark,I like how you worded this.......
" tri-fecta of evil equal to 18. Six hundred, three score and six."....that could be the name of a book on Obama.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 13, 2008 06:53 PM

BobF, I pray we never find out. But it sure is something that might wake up some people that think it can't be that bad to have Obama win.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 13, 2008 06:58 PM

Tom,he is not going to win, he just can't. I just keep thinking positive and praying. People that don't take the stupid polls might very well be voting for Sarah and McCain. ( fingers crossed)

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 13, 2008 07:02 PM

If O'Vomit moves into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, I forsee the Rose Garden turned into a watermelon patch, the kitchen will stink of fried chitlins and foreign dignitaries will be serenaded to the likes of Snoop Dog, Ludicrous and that asshole $.50

Fire Mission
Coordinates Please
Fire for effect

Posted by: cuchieddie at October 13, 2008 07:05 PM

Darth,...."In three weeks will our REPUBLIC still be intact?".....most of the time I truly believe we will be ok and McCain/Palin will win. I am praying really hard for this to happen.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 13, 2008 07:05 PM

Robert, yes they should be added too. Joe Biden and Rev Wright oh owhat joy that will be.....not.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 13, 2008 07:07 PM

Cuchieddie........" foreign dignitaries will be serenaded to the likes of Snoop Dog, Ludicrous and that asshole $.50".....

You mean no violins playing softly in the background as people sip on expensive champagne? waaaaaa

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 13, 2008 07:10 PM

If Obama is elected President the country deserves everything that will happen to it. The people who drank the Obama Kool-Aid and voted for him get the most blame. However, those Republicans, Conservatives, Independents, thinking Democrats and others who didn't vote for McCain and could have prevented the Obama national suicide and saved the country deserve blame too. For those of us who voted for McCain, we share in the blame for not doing enough and being smart enough to prevent this catastrophe from happening.

Posted by: Les at October 13, 2008 07:16 PM