If seems that if the Obamessiah can't make them see the light he's gonna "whup" Congress with his big stick. What about democracy, mutual understanding etc? After all, when discussing Bush's foreign policy mistakes Obama says we can't just force people to do what we want via military means. I guess it's OK if he's the bully. It may be a joke, but I can't help but believe it's closer to the truth than some think, especially considering Obama's a product of Chicago politics. Chicago is the epitome of strong-handed thuggery and generally illegal action in politics.
I'm immediately reminded of an earlier post of mine, in particular the last paragraph.
"If Obama decides he wants to institutionally coerce me to fulfil that obligation (defined by government) then he's advocating a form of socialism. Remember, the only real difference between this and communism is how the government seeks to coerce, and how much force they're willing to use to ensure cooperation."
We keep hearing all this "hope, change, unity" BS with no real emphasis on how he plans to implement policy. I think we just got a glimpse of his plan, or at least his plan for dealing with those who don't follow him like good little sheep. The fact that he'll have Michelle by his side 24/7 only amplifies my concerns. The question is, how far is he willing to go to ensure cooperation?
One more thing. Could you imagine the media circus that would have ensued had Bush pulled a stunt like this in 2004?