Things could be worse. We're just not sure how.
We’ve all been there – lost a girlfriend, wife walked out, dog died or some other disaster worthy of its own country & western ballad befalls us and what happens? Some well meaning friend comes along and utters the dreaded words, “Cheer up. Things could be worse.”
Well, imagine that the friend is the Greatest President In History. Actually, you don’t have to imagine, because according to MSNBC’s website:
President Barack Obama, who rocketed to the White House promising “change you can believe in,” is now telling voters they shouldn’t change a thing.
His message for the fall elections, which are looking ominous for his Democrats, is that Republicans caused the nation’s economic troubles, but he and the Democrats are starting to fix them. So stick with the Democrats and don’t go back to the GOP.
The article also states that:
Obama’s stacked up a remarkable, if controversial, string of legislative successes, from last year’s economic stimulus bill to the health care law and now the financial overhaul bill. But his vaunted eloquence on the campaign trail has often seemed to desert him as he’s tried to sell those policies to the public. To the 14.6 million people out of work nothing else much matters anyway.
The above is just a fancy way of saying that he passed this legislation despite the fact that the American people in general soundly reject it.
The amazingly truthful MSNBC story goes on to say:
At the same time, the desire for change that Obama helped ignite is still burning. But this time it may work against him. As Bush recognized shortly before leaving office, calling for change is a luxury denied to incumbents.
So Obama tells voters every chance he gets that things would be a lot worse if not for the stimulus bill and other steps he took. At least the recession never became a depression, the president says.”
Don’t know about you, but we’re waiting for the day when we can honestly say, “Hey, things could be worse. Obama could still be President.”