by David Smith
With all due respect to my friend Moleman, I say: Forget the 12th Imam. Consider the Second Obama.
In one of those “I didn’t know the mic was hot” moments, President Obama was overheard reassuring the Russians that “After the election I will have more flexibility.” He was asking them to be patient in their demands that we back off from building our long-promised missile defens shield.
You should read the ABC News story here. You really should.
Obama has often been accused of “kicking the can down the road” by putting off controversial decisions until after he is re-elected.
The Keystone pipeline? Sorry, I need more time to think about it. Check with me in late November.
Action against Iran’s nuclear weapons program? Sorry, I’m still not sure they really want to make warheads. I’ll keep my eye on it. Maybe by December the picture will be clearer.
Building a missile defense shield so no other country (or insane militant America-hating theocracy) can attack us? Let’s talk about that next year.
This pattern raises a question. How does this flexibility work? What would he like to do but feels it unwise to do prior to the election?
The answer: Anything to lose votes.
Yes, but whose votes?
Hard-core Democrats will vote for him even if he allows oil drilling in the NPR building.
Hard-shell Republicans will vote against him even if he pilots the first bomber over the Iranian warhead factories.
So who decides elections? Moderates and Independents, that’s who. Continue reading ‘What Would the Second Obama Do?’