Articles just this morning include:
-A plea by many for Obama to legalize "Mary Jane";
-An expose' demanding that Obama stop sexual exploitation of children;
-A call for Obama to nationalize and oversee American automobile production;
-A plea for Obama to stop smoking to become a role model for others.
This weeks' emails included:
- I recieved no less than 8 (eight) petitions from assorted groups, asking Obama to save whales, save polar bears, end poverty, stop global warming, reduce nukes, reform banks, turn coal green and reform Congressional ethics laws. And they all "expect" them to be a fait accompli by early 2009.
In none of these do I see or hear the word "compromise", nor do I sense any reasonable approach concerning just how long it takes to accomplish any of these.
Does no one recognize that Obama must work with the through the fickle Congress to get any of this done? Perhaps I have erred on the side of realism.
The "Audacity of Hope" is mutating into unreasonable demands and expectations. The only way for the new administration to succeed, to any measureable degree, is for the American people NOT TO BURDEN it with lists of demands founded on the wildest of dreams and unrealistic expectations.
Surely we can do better, today.
Put yet another way, why should we party so hearty that we give Obama a hangover before he even reaches office?