I will leave some of our posts on the blog and we will find out, if our rather pessimistic outlook will come true or not.
We renamed our Blog now to The Obama Watch.
I hope that we are wrong and Obama proves to be up to the enormous task.
We hope that America will unite behind the man.
We also congratulate John McCain to to his gracious way of losing. He never stood a real chance. He is one of the very last true heros who would have under any normal circumstance deserved to be our next president. If anyone deserved it - he truly did.
John, I salute you with appreciation, devotion and respect. The hangover is here and the fingerpointing started already. Let me tell you that you came astonishngly close to winning these elections, if one considers the many handicaps you had to deal with.
The media did not want you, 95% of the blacks voted for Obama, you had a massive money and marketing disadvantage and yet, you managed to keep it close, until Lehman collapsed and in the course our entire economy. You deserve to be proud of this achievement. You were fighting a phenomenon, a movement on a dimension of emotion - something which can not be countered easily with pragmatic arguments, especially, when the people wo are given special constitutional consideration ( The Press) fall into the trap of emotion themselves and do no longer fulfill their given duty to inform The American People in an objective manner.You became the victim of an opportunistic demagogue of global magnitude and history will prove that you had the right platform and would have been the right president during these difficult times.
Farewell, John, and know that history will justify you, inasmuch, as history will treat Bush much kinder than currently perceived.
We do not wish Obama ill. We hope that we were fundamentally wrong and the country will recover. But we are pessimistic. This is not the time for Kumbajah and pacifism. America is the last free western country with the ability to defend itself and its allies. a hasty withdrawal out of IRAQ, something Obama is almost forced to do now, if he wants to keep one of his main promises, will leave the entire region vulnerable to volatility and unrest with brutal consequences on us (gas prices.)
Please keep an eye on IRAN, as Israel may be forced to a preventive war, if we do not issue a declaration of deterrence vs IRAN or factually prvent them from obtaining nuclear weaponry. Warm words will not suffice here, or we may be drawn against our will into a black hole there.
Raising taxes on businesses will destroy our economy and kill even more jobs. We hope that Obama will be reasonable with those businesses and allow them to create jobs, expand, re-invent themselves. Listen to good economic advisors and not just ideologues.
His energy plan, which abandons drilling, nuclear and clean coal - three main pillars to getting soon independent from foreign oil, create soon many new jobs, help pay down sooner the deficit while keeping prices low until alternative energy is rolled out widely, which would eliminate the need to remain in unstable regions and incur the cost of it needs to be revised. Hear the Amerivcan People, Obama, where a majority is for exploiting our own huge resources and pay down the debth so much sooner.
After all, it would be in your interest, as the revenue generated would pay for your huge plans and programs and most of all help to balance the budget again.
We wish President Obama much luck and hope that he will prove these many hyped voters and people of the world right and us wrong.
For the very first time we so much hope that everybody else is right. We will watch with an open mind but a critical eye. We will comment respectfully and always try to remain fair.