It would be great if Obama were indeed turning into another Chavez, and the states were another Venezuela. I doubt however that this is the case.Imagine if the USA was not sending its sons and daughters to risk their lives in foreign fields of Iraq and Afghanistan. Venezuela sure ain't! If US welfare went to the poor and not the mega rich directors of failed corporations. Imagine if you can a comphensive and free education from pre-school to university. Imagine free public health care free public transport, the cost of gas at a few cents per gallon, heavily subsidised housing and food.None of these things happen in Obama's USA or in my Australia. They are all a matter of fact in Chavez's Venezuela.
Let me guess, skywalker...you're about 15 years old, right?
Is Obama the most left wing President ever do you think, or were his D. predecessors more fervent ?I'm interested, because here in NZ, we have had 3 terms of a "socialist" government, and although uncomfortable the sky didn't fall in. Similarly other democracies, UK being the prime example...took Thatcher to restore some economic growth. The point being that the USA must be pretty resilient to take the lean to the left, and will surely recoil back again...Not to say that Skywalker isn't a total fool, although at 15 he's expected to be...just that pendulums swing...
I don't think there's much doubt that Obama's governing from a position further left than any previous president, including FDR.While some people are saying it's the end of America as we know it, there will be another swing of that pendulum to bring things back around. The only question is how much damage he can do while he's in office.With any luck, he'll be a single-term president and the way attitudes are already shifting, he may not even have his Democrat majority in Congress after the mid-term elections in 2010.
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