After a brief discussion with a freshman today in American Government and Politics, I had a realization. Her primary thought regarding President Obama was “he’s better than what we’ve had for the last 8 years isn’t he?” There is a part of me that agrees with that concept, but it had occurred to me how epically stupid of an argument that is just a few days ago. Yet, it wasn’t until this conversation that an appropriate analogy popped into my head.
If you spent the last 8 years in a physically abusive relationship, then entered a new relationship, and instead of being physically abusive, instead the new romantic interest is borrowing money in your name, you shouldn’t be okay with that act because “at least he’s not being physically abusive like the last 8 years.” The ONLY question that should be asked, “is our CURRENT president, doing the job that NEEDS to be done for us NOW?” The answer to that question is most definitely “no.”
The larger problem in my mind, beyond the fact that the president wants short term acts, regardless of long term consequences, is that the imbalances created by former President Bush usurping and utterly disregarding Constitutional designs on the restrictions on Executive powers, have not been returned now that the Democratic Party is in charge.
As much as it nauseates me to say it, if Nancy Pelosi really is guiding the nation, power is shifting back to where it was designed to be, Congress.
I see a very large problem with first time voters believing POTUS is supposed to be the center of power in America. It’s NOT. We are supposed to be Congressionally centered, allowing for closer relationships with our elected leadership.
…oh, and the starting QB of the Denver Broncos will have a better statistical season THIS YEAR, than Jay Cutler. He’s a strong-armed athletic QB who makes bad decisions, he’s also a diva.