Friday, February 6, 2009

Obama's wearing me out

At least when Bush was in office, I would only have to do the occasional post defending him from the lies of the drive-by media. But since Obama has taken office, his obvious lack of experience, poor choices for the Cabinet, and the socialist agenda he's trying to stuff down the country's throat using fear as honey has LIT ME UP! The feeling of foreboding I have is very similar to the one I had on September 12, 2001. This guy is intent on taking us right down the toilet. If BO gets his way, we'll be Canada south within a year. Unbelievable. I need a nap.


vwatt said...

And I feel totally rejuvenated! It's already looking like the America I remember pre-Bush!! Even though he handed Obama a big gift-wrapped Sh__t sandwich(economy, unfinished wars), I feel as if the whole country has a new sense of hope and won't be pretty for another year or so but at least there is HOPE!

Brodad Unkabuddy said...

The pre-Bush years weren't that bad. I wonder if the Republican Congress and the Contract for America had anything to do with it? Of course there was the national embarrassment of BJ's in the Oval Office, and then Kosovo, and the 1st World Trade Center bombings, and the bubble burst, and the demasculation of our military and intelligence capabilities. Other than that, you're right. Lots of HOPE. Of course you're talking about the little town in Arkansas, aren't you?

vwatt said...

The other deep thinking"leader"(along with Rush) of the Republican Party...the gift that keeps on giving:

In an interview with Esquire (quotes from which caused a minor media scuffle in January), Sarah Palin reveals the source of her daughter Bristol's name:

Two meanings in Bristol's name: I worked at the Bristol Inn, and Todd grew up in Bristol Bay. But also, Bristol, Connecticut, is the home of ESPN. And when I was in high school, my desire was to be a sportscaster. ESPN was just kicking off, just getting off the ground, and I thought that's what I was going to do in life, is be one of the first woman sportscasters. Until I learned that you'd have to move to Bristol, Connecticut. It was far away. So instead, I had a daughter and named her Bristol.

Mike West said...

Rick - wake up! We need you! Now is not the time to fall asleep on the job! Hey Vance - we named our son Justin because we first heard the name in the movie Kramer vs Kramer and we liked it. I guess by your logic, that makes us idiots. Also if you're looking for deep right-leaning thinkers - try Krauthammer and George Will along with Rush. I like Dennis Miller too. I wouldn't put Palin in that camp. Nor would I put BO in anyone's deep-thinking camp. 57 states? That takes the cake. How about Pelosi? Now there's a mental heavy weight if I ever saw one. Oh yeah, can't forget Barney Frank or Tom Daschle or Joe "stand up Chuck" Biden. You have to admit - the "leadership team" in place now is pretty darn shaky.

vwatt said...

Rick, nap time is over!! This will light a fire under you-and if this doesn't work I have a one page Rush Liimbaugh expose/biography I can post!! I loved this editorial in the NYT today by Bob Herbert. All I can say is thank God MCCain lost-a great American- but clueless! Excerpt:

"On the front page of The Times on Friday was an article that said the number of women on the nation’s payrolls is poised to pass that of men for the first time in American history. This is not because women have been doing so well, but because men have been doing so poorly.

As I was reading the article, I thought of all the guys who used to listen to Rush Limbaugh while driving to or from work but are now tuning in from their living rooms because the benefits of the G.O.P.’s right-wing, tax-cutting ideology never trickled down to them and they are now jobless.

“Since the start of the recession,” as Heidi Shierholz, an economist with the Economic Policy Institute, points out, “the U.S. economy has shed more jobs than the total population of Chicago.”

The Republicans still don’t get it. Most act as if they don’t understand that in this radical economic downturn the demand for goods and services has fallen off a cliff, and that government spending is needed — and needed quickly — to replace a large portion of that lost demand.

The goal is twofold: to alleviate some of the enormous suffering (something that is easily understood if you have a heart), and to revive the battered economy (equally easy to understand by anyone with a brain).

Senator John McCain echoed many of his Republican colleagues on Friday when he indignantly asserted, “This is not a stimulus bill; it is a spending bill.”

It was an objection that had been addressed by an incredulous President Obama on Thursday night. “What do you think a STIMULUS is?” the president asked, his voice rising. Spending, he said — to laughter from his audience — “IS THE WHOLE POINT!"

Brodad Unkabuddy said...

Another great example of Obama's incredulous lack of leadership ability. You certainly don't attempt to reach consensus by RIDICULING the opposition. BO himself doesn't know what's in the bill. The House version is not a stimulus bill or a spending bill. It's an APPROPRIATIONS bill. Pelosi and company trying to get entitlements they couldn't get under Bush because they didn't have the votes to overrule a Presidential veto. What the Democrats are trying to do with this "Spending" bill is save government and union jobs. Any jobs that might be created are temporary at best. Sure, that will take care of the symptoms in the short term, but what the Republicans want to do is cure the disease by encouraging the growth of business, large and small, with tax cuts and reducing the tax load on ALL individuals so they can SPEND because they have more money in their pockets, not because they got some sort of rebate out of the blue from BO. Why did Obama want Republicans to sign off on this? One reason was he didn't want them to be able to filibuster. The other, and most important, he didn't want to take the blame for this ill conceived "spending" bill himself. Well, guess what? It's got the BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA name all over it , now and forever more.

Brodad Unkabuddy said...

One other thing (I seem to be doing this a lot these days):

"The Republicans still don’t get it. Most act as if they don’t understand that in this radical economic downturn the demand for goods and services has fallen off a cliff, and that government spending is needed — and needed quickly — to replace a large portion of that lost demand."

Sooo, let me see if I get this right. The GOVERNMENT is going to go out there and buy big screen TVs, computers, motorcycles, airline tickets, etc. It's the PRIVATE sector that creates jobs, not just temporary work. What happens to the "job" when the tennis courts in the tenements of Chicago are built or the water park in San Francisco is completed? They go away. Guess who's unemployed AGAIN? The private sector is where the "careers" come from. And someone who has a long term career is someone who spends money. That's what our government leaders should be doing . Encouraging long term growth for business and do away with penalties for investing in future business growth -not trying to achieve end around appropriations and increasing the pork for their districts and those who helped them buy the election.

vwatt said...

Looks like the RNC "African-American" experiment may end up with an indictment coming soon....that only leaves Armstrong Williams to take his place as Clarence Thomas has a job:

"Michael S. Steele, the newly elected chairman of the Republican National Committee, arranged for his 2006 Senate campaign to pay a defunct company run by his sister for services that were never performed, his finance chairman from that campaign has told federal prosecutors.

Federal agents in recent days contacted Steele's sister, a spokesman for Steele said yesterday.

The claim about the payment, one of several allegations by Alan B. Fabian, is outlined in a confidential court document. Fabian offered the information last March as he was seeking leniency for himself during plea negotiations on unrelated fraud charges. It is unclear how extensively his claims have been pursued. Prosecutors gave him no credit for cooperation when he was sentenced in October.

Steele spokesman Curt Anderson said he did not know what information the federal agents were seeking, but he dismissed Fabian's allegations as patently false. "It's from, what, a convicted felon? And it has no substantiation in fact," he said.

Fabian's claims emerge as Steele begins his new role at the RNC, where he oversees the raising and spending of hundreds of millions of dollars in party money. The former Maryland lieutenant governor has faced questions about his handling of campaign money in prior elections and was twice fined for missing filing deadlines.

Brodad Unkabuddy said...

All I have to say about that situation is what your left wing blog had to say:

"Fabian offered the information last March as he was SEEKING LENIENCY FOR HIMSELF during plea negotiations on UNRELATED fraud charges. It is unclear how extensively his claims have been pursued. Prosecutors gave him no credit for cooperation when he was sentenced in October."

Probably something like Blagoyevich will do with Emmanuel when he starts looking for leniency . . .

Mike West said...

Did he say he was sorry?