I hate to say "I told you so," but I did warn about what would happen if Barack Obama was elected president, long ago in this post. I first noted that the choice we were being given was no choice at all, since both candidates -- McCain and Obama -- were equally bad choices. I likened the process of electing one of them to the highest office in the land to a giant game of "Chicken":
I submit that the presidential election has come down to a great big game of "Chicken." Two groups of voters, who constitute by far the majority (the second largest group will be those who elect not to vote at all), are literally egging each other on: "Your candidate stinks! I dare you to vote for that candidate of yours! Go ahead---but if you do, then I'm going to vote for ours! So there---that will teach you to vote for a [fill in your epithet of choice]. I can do it, too!"Right -- so you didn't actually believe Obama when he guaranteed to have the negotiations over the healthcare bill televised on C-SPAN, did you?
Sounds childish? It is. Given what we all now know, the rational choice on November 4 should be: "Neither of the above. Go back to the drawing board and give us better choices." Instead, however, we all hold our collective noses and vote, consoling ourselves by saying under our breath: "Maybe it will be better next time." (As for those voters who genuinely believe that their candidate will do what he promises, well, I have a bridge I'd like to sell you.)
Then I warned what would happen under an Obama presidency, given that he was from an academic background, with zero practical experience in running a business, let alone a whole country:
(Note to Democrats: If Obama wins, any attempt at a radical agenda might succeed for the first 100 days or so, but then will come the inevitable backlash, and the special interests will eat each other up in the ensuing melee. Obama will not be strong (or experienced) enough to pick a course and stay with it, and Pelosi and Reid will move greedily into the power vacuum his vacillations will create. Think Washington is a jungle now? Just you wait.)
As I say, I hate to have to say it, but I told you so.