Some Cowboy Wisdom for Worried Republicans

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
by Patrick Dorinson

Since Osama bin Laden was killed many in the punditocracy and commentariat in America has come out and said that Obama is a shoe-in for re-election.

The evidence they cite?

One, the Republican field to oppose President Obama in 2012 is weak.

And two, killing bin Laden proves his leadership qualities and he will be re-elected overwhelmingly.

These brilliant prognosticators said the same thing about George Bush the Elder in 1991 after he won the first tussle with Saddam Hussein in the Gulf War.

Many big name Democrats begged off challenging him except a skirt-chasing Governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton. And look what happened.

At the time Democrats were despondent and lamented that they wouldn’t be able to defeat Bush.

Some of the same things are fast becoming a cause for worry for some Republicans.

But they shouldn’t despair just yet.

Because the pundits and commentators are permanent pessimists. If there is a negative view on something they will find it and repeat it until you want to strangle ‘em.

Most of the time they are wrong…dead wrong.

So…for all you Republicans and others who are listening to their pronouncements of doom and gloom for your hope of unseating Obama next year…

Remember the old cowboy saying…

“Beware the pessimist—the sorta hombre who hangs around the train depot and tells everybody the train “is never gonna get here”.

When it chugs into view, he says “They’ll never get that thing stopped.”

When it stops, he says “Uh huh, they’ll never get it started again.”

When it fires up and heads off, he says “Well that’s the last we’ll ever see of that thing.”

So take heart and don’t listen to the pessimistic pundits.

If they could predict things as accurately as they think they can they would be billionaires.