Wednesday, November 05, 2008

"Things can only get better" - USA

Like a number of UK productions like "The Office" and "Life on Mars", the Blair/Brown 97 show has opened in the US.

Congratulations President-elect Obama, on getting elected when giving so little detail of what you intend to do. You have skilfully allowed people to project their disparate hopes and wishes onto you, without disabusing them of their misapprehensions (some might question the morality of such a move).

In the UK when Labour pulled of the same trick all that happened is that the standards in public life dropped, thugs were employed as government press officers, spin and announcements replaced action and the debt in our society rose to record levels which we can no longer afford.

Needless the BBC is in seventh heaven today as their candidate won.

I wish America well, but I think you've made a mistake in giving Mr Obama his first real job.

Update: For the most realistic view from the UK see here ....

2 comments:

wonderfulforhisage said...

Man in a Shed, you write "You have skilfully allowed people to project their disparate hopes and wishes onto you, without disabusing them of their misapprehensions (some might question the morality of such a move)."

Well said Sir, and sadly, if 'Cameron and the Kids' win here at the next election, it will be deja vu all over again. (ht Yogi Berra?)

In my view, Peter Hitchens is right. The best thing for the Country would be for the 'Useless Tories' to be defeated at the next election. One hopes this would lead to the evolution of a real opposition party driven by principle not spin.

Man in a Shed said...

As I've said on the Conservative home web site I don't dismiss the views of Peter Hitchens. In my nightmares he's right on the current Conservative party, and I don't always sleep well.

However we don't face a lot of choice. I can see the socialists gradually gaining more control over how we love our lives, what out children are taught to think and what we can do with our money.

They have to be stopped, before it becomes impossible to do so.