If this president fails to deal with the global economic meltdown, which has hardly begun, I will still find it very hard to criticise him after eight years of Bush and Cheney abuse.
The fact is the huge budget deficit was scripted by Bush/Cheney as the only remedy long before they left office and Obama, for whatever reasons, signed off on it. Perhaps its fair to say he packed it with necessary infrastructural investment in power, roads, rail, education etc and a universal medicare or some form of healthcare access for all which is highly commendable not to mention courageous.
The USA can turn its fortunes around very quickly if it buys American goods, however the more serious problems concern Republican venom which is quite relentless in its condemnation of what it calls "socialism".
The sub-text here is quite clearly a fear that ordinary folk will receive essential medical care without burdensome bills. Elsewhere in the developed world we see this as a basic right to which we all contribute. In USA it is sold as a free luxury to grasping freeloaders. And yet the overwhelming majority of Republicans are ordinary folk who can ill-afford healthcare and would benefit from a more caring community. This is indeed mind-bending and misguided patriotism, but there are so many rascals.
Of course USA must learn a lesson from UK and must realise it can not have open borders and manage a National Healthcare system because it will indeed be scuppered with freeloaders. But Republicans want open borders, cheap sweat shop labour, low taxes etc. Republicans want to maintain the USA as a "corporation" rather than a nation. Never mind misleading Republican words like "Homeland", Obama is trying to give America nationhood with a comminity base, something quite different from the lip-serving patriotic clap-trap preached by scoundrels like Bush/Cheney.
Nancy Pelosi must pursue Bush/Cheney abuses because the CIC and CIA lied to the people and so many thousands of Americans have died fighting a needless war conspired by oilmen (and a million Iraqis died too) and this is not something they should be allowed to walk away from. And those who were maimed live on, testimony to the dark and evil Bush/Cheney era.
Nancy Pelosi must pursue Bush/Cheney until Republicans are rocked and on the back foot, because if she does not, they will destroy Obama and continue to divide American opinion with their toxic blend of self-serving greed, religious fervour and mean spiritedness.
As Americans might say, "Go Nancy, Go".