Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Obama, Everybody!

Okay, so I probably already wished you a Happy Obama when Obama was first elected, but I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy Obama once more.

I know that a lot of you are very optimistic about Obama. I know that his policies on education, health care, international relations, energy, and the economy seem like exactly what we've all been hoping for throughout these eight long, painful years of Bush and his cronies running things. But let's not forget that Obama is inheriting a nation that is in the midst of* an economic crisis, and perhaps worse, in a very dangerous position in world politics.

*(It seems like people are always saying "In the midst of" a crisis. What's up with that?)

Russia is once more rattling its saber, and I'm not convinced that Obama will be able to handle a man like Putin. Sure, Obama is highly educated and charismatic. America has got lots of fancy weapons and technology on its side, along with the scientific know-how to develop, build, and maintain even more. But Putin's background is gritty and real. He was trained as a warrior as part of one of the most feared groups in modern history. He has the experience and tenacity. Whereas Obama was brought up pampered and upper-class, Putin was raised in Soviet Russia. Russia may not have America's arsenal or technological power, but it counters that with tenacity, ferocity, and sheer bloody-mindedness.

If history has shown anything, it's that Russia can take a beating and come back for more. Enemies may nearly destory the nation, but they will find the skeleton of Russian determination is unbreakable. America may have fancy weapons, but behind the high-tech armor of high technology is a soft and untested nation. Whereas Russia has always gotten into the conflict and fought all out, America prefers to stand back and pick off enemies with minimal risk.

Wait, this is starting to sound somewhat familiar. In fact, it's given me an idea....


If you say this isn't awesome, you are lying.

For the record, I love America and think we would kick Russia's ass if it ever came to that. But rather than going to war, couldn't we go with my idea instead?

Happy Obama, everybody!


bluefish said...

Let's be honest, my friend. Russia is down and out. The next best bet is really on China. Which is really more like, say, Apocalypse. Or perhaps Multiple Man.

Kawaika said...

Putin would totally destroy Obama. I don't care what this guy says.