Sunday, March 01, 2009

United States of Europe

That's a phrase that is used all the time to describe a dream of Euro-federalists. It's ironic to now realize that it's now becoming a reality, only it's happening on the western side of the Atlantic.

I was wrong about Barack Obama. I thought he'd be cautious. Wrong, wrong, wrong. He is not cautious.

He's rolling the dice on America's future in a way I would never have imagined. I thought he'd take a year to stabilize the banking and finance systems, get the economy cooking again and then look up and see what next. That's not what he's doing.

Nope. He's building the European dream - in America. Economically and socially it's a reconfiguring of America. I'm surprised and I don't much like it, but that's what you get when you lose.