Bobby Lane wrote:
Being American, the scariest thing about David Cameron to me is that he is basically a white British Obama-clone. Granted he's a "Conservative," but he's also in the party that's been out of power for about a decade too. Actually, the parallels are kind of creepy. Yeah, he sounds exactly like Obama did a month or two ago during "the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression." He'll propose whatever sounds good to people on the campaign trail, and then won't want to or won't be able to implement hardly any of it. He'll make a few changes that won't make one bit of difference, but he'll swear the game has totally changed and that all that "mess" with MPs expenses should fall on Blair and Brown. I swear, if Obama kept a diary of how he comes to the conclusions he's had, then David Cameron must have access to it (it's gotta be on-line somewhere dontcha know!) and have the One's processes down pat. He surely does a lovely imitation.
It is disturbing for me to hear what Barack Obama says. Obama is a black Tony Blair, who is a British Bill Clinton.(Who would be the salesman President or Prime Minister before Clinton?)
Often what they do is the very opposite of what they promised and we fall for it every time. I can't make up my mind whether these people actually have a plan beyond being in the highest office they can achieve. All the rest - the ballooning of bureaucracy, the enlargement of the State, loss of freedoms once understood to be inalienable, undermining of the education system, politicising the civil service, playing shell games with health, crime and economic statistics, avoiding the responsibilities that come with the job of being elected representatives - that can come about because the people at the top leave everything up in the air. They promise little beyond platitudes. They don't know how to run things and don't try, just let all the lower orders do whatever they think is appropriate in order to curry favour
rather than in order to get results taxpayers and voters would appreciate.