Wednesday, February 25, 2009


From CNN:"Sixty-eight percent of speech-watchers questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey had a very positive reaction, with 24 percent indicating that they had a somewhat positive response and 8 percent indicating that they had a negative reaction.

Eighty-five percent of those polled said the president's speech made them more optimistic about the direction of the country over the next few years, with 11 percent indicating the speech made them more pessimistic.Eighty-two percent of speech-watchers said they support the economic plan Obama outlined in his prime time address, with 17 percent opposing the proposal."

I have watched every major presidential speech since 1974. I can honestly say no president has so inspired the nation. Yes, I agree he was short on specifics. The speech was not for the policy wonks, it was for the people. The people need to be inspired. Several months ago I stated that half of his battle will be gaining the confidence of the people. This president remains as a force of interaction with the people. This is killing the morons on Repubtrican talk radio. They know so long as President Obama has the ear of the people, the people will be inspired. This is half the battle. 85 % of the people who watch felt more optimistic about "the direction of the country." Yes, Virginia, the country will turn on him if things turn for the worse.

The stock market is 100% myth. This is why it goes up and down based on drama. If President Obama can bring the institutional investors to the point of thinking things will get better, the market will go up. The entire recovery is about the people being inspired.

I am not saying I agree with everything President Obama had to say. I am saying he inspired the nation. He managed to speak the truth about the crisis, while striking at basic principles of Americanism. I loved when he stressed that education begins at home with the parents. This was a major policy shift change by the Democrats. President Obama’s speech was replete with examples of personal accountability.

It saddens me the local Democrats will continue with the failed policies of the past which in my opinion has created a form Democratic Plantation politics. Texas Democrats, especially the DINOLINOS of South Texas, defend the Democratic Plantation politics which keeps the people down. Brownsville has so many people who are fearsly independent and self sufficient. But there are also far too many people willing and ready to accept scraps. It is the latter group of Brownsville’s residents which keep us down and the worst of the worst in power.

If Brownsville only had a President Obama, it would become a center of prosperity and a semitropical paradise for all to visit. But no, all we have are politicos looking for chump change.


Anonymous said...

President Obama may have delivered once of his most poignant speeches ever last night. I initially tuned in with high expectations, and some trepidation that our leader would not be able to meet them. Thankfully he proved me wrong, the message that President Obama delivered was one which we all desperately needed. Our president was candid, to the point, and inspiration by turns. I was left with more hope and determination to succedeed then even during the campaign...I know we have a leader at the head of the government, finally. President Obama continues to uphold our values, while showing respect to the ideals of others, he has single handedly restored the proper use of the English language in the eyes of American's if not the world at large, and has shown a dim, but present light is at the end of this tunnel of distrust and dispair. If I was doubting the probability of us fully recovering from this economic crisis as a unified nation, the audicity of hope has been reignited in my heart for months to come. Thank you Mr. President, I believe in you, in myself, and in this great nation!!!

Anonymous said...

At least we are acknowledging that confidence is a tangible issue. We must also acknowledge that the pessimistic rhetoric of the campaign helped to erode that confidence. They go hand in hand. I am not sure if that can lead to pointing culpability, but I can say that that this euphoric atmosphere is leading you and others to believe that history can be rewritten. Please look at the events of the Depression and what actions were taken by FDR.the steps being taken today mirror what actions were taken then. Take heed; the New Deal extended and prolonged the Depression. FDR is often credited with moving the country out of the Depression and this is true. It wasn't the New Deal though, it was his insistence that we engage the Axis forces in WW II. Stop being inspired and look at history and logic.

BobbyWC said...

Anony, I do not have a problem in substance with what you saying about history. Your view is a commonly held view.

But as to me it is clear you are angry at Obama and are not reading for substance. This leads me to question whether or not you have actual real knowledge of history or are just repeating what you may have heard on RFeputrican Talk Radio.

Nothing in my words could possibly lead anyone to believe I think Obama will succeed. All did was state my reaction to the speech and the reaction of teh American people based on a CNN poll.

I believe I called Obama's Stimulous Package Porky Pig's Family Reuniion. I believe I have also repeatedly stated that Obama fails to understand that with all the additional credit in the world people who cannot currently pay their bills will not all of a sudden be able to pay their bills.

Obama fails to understand how we got into this mess. I have been clear on these points.

It frustrates me to no end how people's hate and endless ignorance make it impossible for them to separate issues. It is possible for someone who does not understand the problem to give a great speach.

Sorry for the late approval of your comment, I was at the doctor all day.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

To begin, please don't try fit people into categories; it is never effective and usually counterproductive to any discussion. If you don't view yourself in a box, try not to project that onto other. Policy disagreemnt is a far leap from hate.

Secondly, the States of Michigan and California are current examples of redistributionism and neither regional economy is doing very well. That was before or since this economic recession.

Last, I must have missed some of the substance when I was left with the lasting memory of " If Brownsville only had a President Obama, it would become a center of prosperity and a semitropical paradise for all to visit."

BobbyWC said...

Anony, good retort - but Obama is about hope and change - Brownsville has neither - again the totality of my comments make it clear I do not support his economic recovery plan.

Bobby WC