Real reasons for optimism… Post Obama

The brilliant Victor Davis Hanson sees real reasons for optimism for America post Obama. He lays out several compelling reasons for optimism (2013 and beyond) and the one idea I found most interesting is that a significant number of Americans have figured out that liberalism, and especially liberal economics, doesn’t work:

Fourth, that psychology of catharsis that accompanies the end of this administration will last for sometime. The next time Keynesians lecture us on more borrowing or greater spending (fill in the blanks), Americans will perhaps ask, “So we need to borrow at least $5 trillion within three years? Keep interest rates at near zero? Vastly inflate the money supply? Extend unemployment insurance to over 100 weeks? Exceed 50 million on food stamps?”

With an inept Carter, the left’s lament was “weak messenger.” With the triangulating Clinton, it was “weak message.” With Obama, despite the recent defections and liberal angst, there were both the messianic messenger and the true-blue message. What’s left? The American people turned on both in less than two years. That change of mood will lead the way to necessary reform in a way a less harmful McCain administration could not have achieved: greater revenue from tax simplification, tax reduction, and greater tax compliance, less regulations, entitlement reform, and budgetary discipline. Obama is doing to liberal politics what no right-wing activist could dream up.

I’m liking the whole idea of a “post Obama” discussion.

  • Jim at Conservatives on Fire October 4, 2011 at 11:59 am

    The Marxist are planning one last push this Autumn to-bring about total chaos in the streets. We have much to get through before “post Obama” gets here. Just saying…

    • steve October 4, 2011 at 9:21 pm

      I agree. However, I’ve always been a “glass half full” kind of guy and this era of hope and change has been really tough maintaining a sense of optimism. Thinking about America post Obama kind of helps restore some level of optimism. Even though it is going to take a long time to unwind the mess the libs have created since 2007.

  • Bunkerville October 5, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Taking out Holder would a great wake up call to the left, and the MSM. There is a new book out, the name escapes me, but it is a reveal all about the Holder corrupt civil rights division. Forcing all kinds of nonsense to go down.