Ralph Waldo Emerson as he might have weighed in on MA election
"Hope and Change" rhetoric during Obama's election campaign made for great intoxication politics, but there is nothing more sobering than was our President's first year in office.
Now that most clear thinking Americans have regained their senses, they are freely acknowledging that President Obama is indeed not a political messiah, but a mere mortal. Being mortal, he can be judged like any man. Who better to explain the Massachusetts election than Massachusetts native son Ralph Waldo Emerson?
The key to every man is his thought. Sturdy and defying though he look, he has a helm which he obeys, which is the idea after which all his facts are classified.
From one year in office, the public has discovered the thoughts that rule our President's mind, and they are not very pretty: government run health care, cap-and-trade, wealth redistribution, tax and spend, government takeovers, and shady backroom deals.
As alarming to the public as President Obama's misdirected ideologies may be, of equal concern are his exposed frailties: he is inexperienced, not good on his feet, and inflexible. In other words, our President has glaring limitations, and according to Emerson:
How often must we learn this lesson? Men cease to interest us when we find their limitations.
Hence, after only one year in office, we have rampant voters' remorse come to light across America, and now in, of all places, Massachusetts. As Emerson might explain:
Infinitely alluring and attractive was he to you yesterday, a great hope, a sea to swim in; now, you have found his shores, found it a pond, and you care not if you never see it again.