You know, I've really been trying not to write an article every other week about all the things I don't like about Barack Obama....
Like any good progressive, I've gone from admiration to hope to disappointment to anger when it comes to this president. Now I'm fast getting to rage.
I've often wondered if the tanking numbers of the no-good bum elected a year ago included people who held the "change we can believe in" signs for him.
About 1/3 of my liberal friends who voted for him have become disenchanted. I will say (and I don't mean to be snotty when I say it) that the 1/3 are the people who do more than read headlines on the Metro. They're people who take the time to dissect the substance, add up the numbers, read the history of ideas of the people Obama has appointed,etc., and gradually came to realize things didn't add up.
Did this clown really say on national television that "I did not run for office to be helping out a bunch of you know, fat cat bankers on Wall Street"?!?!
Really, Barack? So, like, my question is: Then why the hell did you help out a bunch of fat cat bankers on Wall Street?!?! Why the hell did you surround yourself with nothing but Robert Rubin proteges in all the key economic positions in your government? Why did you allow them to open a Washington branch of Goldman Sachs in the West Wing? Why have your policies been tailored to helping Wall Street bankers, rather than the other 300 million of us, who just happen to be suffering badly right now?...
Are you going to tell us that "I did not run for office to be shovel-feeding the military-industrial complex"? But what they're just so darned pushy?
"...I did not run for office to continue George Bush's valiant effort at shredding the Bill of Rights. It's just that those government-limiting rules are so darned pesky."
"...I did not run for office to dump a ton of taxpayer money into the coffers of health insurance companies. It's just that they asked so nicely."
"...I did not run for office to block equality for gay Americans. I just never got around to doing anything about it."
"...I did not run for office to turn Afghanistan into Vietnam. I just didn't want to say no to all the nice generals asking for more troops."....
id you see him tell Oprah that he gave himself "a good solid B+" for his first year in office? And that it will be an A, if he gets his healthcare legislation passed?
Somebody please pick me up and set me back on my chair, wouldya?
I am seriously beginning to worry that this cat is delusional. ...
"For Democrats, the red flags are flying at full mast," said Democratic pollster Peter Hart in a recent AP article. "What we don't know for certain is: Have we reached a bottoming-out point?"
Au contraire, Peter. Au contraire. I think anyone more sentient than a newborn amoeba can answer that question. The first thing to note is that the economy is not coming back anytime soon, if it comes back at all. Unless, of course, you're a fat cat Wall Street banker. Then you're just fine, because the Bush-Obama administration took care of you quite nicely, thanks very much. The rest of us poor slobs out here in real-world land, on the other hand, got a "jobs summit".
I can't even begin to describe how insulting Obama conducting a "jobs summit" is to me, or what an unbelievably ham-fisted piece of public relations that was for the White House, which is increasingly showing itself not just to be sickeningly regressive, but also fully inept.
Hey David, want another dose of reality?
Grab an examination of conscience, take advantage of the Sacrament of Confession, make a promise to acquiesce to God and amend your life, go to Mass and place the Blessed Sacrament in your soul. On your way home in the car, ask the Holy Spirit to show you the truth in every aspect of your life. Then, turn on the television and watch the President and all his henchmen and women for 48 hours.
If you have any stomach left, pick up the Boston Globe and the Metro.
And, don't forget "The View".
The "cat" isn't the only one delusional.
You know, elite Republicans may be sociopaths, and they may be lower on the moral totem pole than your basic cannibal, but they're not stupid. I bet they're salivating at the idea that this thing passes. I bet they'd even have Olympia Snowe vote for it if necessary, just to put it over the top. They must be laughing their asses off at this gift. All they have to do is oppose it right down the line, then say "Told ya so!" at the next election, squashing the pathetic Demognats, one after the next. Hey, even if worse comes to worse and the thing eventually becomes popular, they can always wait a decade or two and become champions of the new publically beloved healthcare system just like they did for Medicare, Social Security, civil rights, etc....
This is President Nothingburger's great gift to America, along with doing nothing about jobs, doing nothing about the Middle East, nothing about civil liberties, nothing about civil rights, and now doing nothing at Copenhagen. Regarding the latter, the world is literally on fire, and he jets in, gives a speech haranguing the delegates that "Now is not the time for talk, now is the time for action", then splits even before the vote in order to beat the snowstorm headed to the east coast that might delay him getting home to his comfy bed.
Not to worry.
While 10 dollar an hour employees are scrutizing Nana O'Flaherty's orthopedic shoes, Muslim extremists are boarding planes with explosives in their pockets, Iran, Pakistan, North Korea are building their nuclear weapons and firing them into the sky and laughing at the goddamned fools who elected this idiot.