We are 99 days into the Obama administration and so far, I am not impressed. While the president has kept some of his campaign promises, some of the ones he has kept are ones we could have done without. Embryonic stem-cell research is a speculative field that has yet to produce a cure for any disease. Promising or not, the lives of the embryos destroyed could have been just as or even more promising. As long as we want to speculate about what destroying an embryo for research might cure, we could just as easily speculate on what preserving that life might have done. The embryo destroyed today might have been the person to cure cancer in 2045. The embryo destroyed yesterday might have been the biggest music sensation since Elvis (discounting Michal Jackson who ceased being human many years ago).
I wrote in some previous blogs how President Bush—W—might be brought up on war crimes charges by other countries. Little did I expect the sitting president would offer him up as a sacrifice. If the proceedings regarding torture and other events of the Iraq War continue, it’s probably only a matter of time before someone stops looking for the military or administration officials who approved the legal standing and point the finger at the desk where Harry Truman said the buck stops. In that eventuality, Mr Bush would have to be held accountable. And Mr Obama will see to it.
In recognizing the milestone of 100 days for Mr Obama, I have to look forward to the milestone of November 2012. It cannot come too soon and hopefully will bring change we can REALLY believe in to the White House. And we only have 1,173 more days to endure news of Barack’s bipartisan change, Michelle and her wardrobe, or Sasha and Malia with a dog they can’t handle and with whom their parents are just as inept.
The questions will deal with whether in January 2013 the country is recognizable as the United States of America—or whether it will have been broken by the financial misdealings of so many, the overspending of Congress, and the influence of subcultures represented by Ellen Degeneres, Perez Hilton, and Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, and Barney Frank. Will it be a country that still claims “In God We Trust”? Will there be even one disease cured by stem cells? How many will have died along the road? Thanks to Mr Obama, the only safe prediction for 2013 is that the path to future health care will be littered with aborted feti—the human refuse of an amoral industry.