For quite some time, I have felt that this administration would not be able to succeed with their big spending, over-ambitious, and far-left leaning agendas…
Over and over, polls show that this country, in general, is a center to right country; which means, most of us would like just to have responsible, commonsense and prudent governance.
I think that the people on the far-left, and on the far-right, are in the minorities; and these are the people that I often have trouble dealing with, because they are just too stuck in their own (world views) ideologies, that it is hard for them to bend or compromise with anything; and this is precisely what we are seeing with The Obama administration not bending and compromising with The Republican Party, and some of their very good ideas on health care reform and other legislation.
I have noticed, when the government goes too far left, there tends to be push back, and the moderate people move right; and vice versa, when the the government goes too far right, it seems that moderate people move further left.
Perhaps this would explain why I had (have) an intuitive sense that Pelosi, Reid and Obama will not succeed; even though (in my opinion) they are severely hurting our economy, their agendas will not fly with The American people; because, as a whole, we are mostly moderate and conservative people who appreciate our founding principals, and our freedoms, such as entrepreneurship and Capitalism.
I would go as far as saying, if we had no political parties, as our founders intended, the body of Congress would be mostly rational and moderately conservative people; and we would not have to go on a roller-coaster ride every 4 to 8 years. If I had my way, we’d resolve to having no parties; then we could focus on policies that help advance this country, as opposed to incessant party line battles.
Please see Bill O’Reilly’s Talking Point Memos (below) on the proposed government sponsored health care plan, President Obama, and the the far-left agenda in general.