“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” - P. J. O’Rourke
“Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money” Margaret Thatcher
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
The campaign team the got Obama elected are good at what they do. Suspect they have their plans and contingencies for whatever the outcome of the midterms turns out to be......
the president's panic has been apparent in his footsteps for weeks
he's desperate for something to trumpet, some collection of headlines he can claim as his own
his first bid was auto's, he'd saved the industry, he felt
but then we saw the worst august for the carmakers, across the board, since 1983
Weak auto sales are latest sign of sluggish U.S. economy - Sep. 1, 2010
august, evidently, is a very important time for the fords and gm's...
so, obtuse obama blithely bounced over to iraq, only his second oval office address
it's been universally panned, from bill-o to rachel maddow to howie kurtz to david gergen...
to house and senate democrats
the political situation in baghdad is frozen, the combat troops remain (under a different name), the sects are seething, the little girls and grammas are still getting grenaded, and the only real winner in this sadsack, slapdash story is iran
and, naturally, when president pie-in-the-face merely utters the word, "iraq," concerned americans in all corners by course conjure up, "afghanistan," OBAMA'S WAR
so we skip off sunnily to these super hi profile mideast peace talks, a white house production, starring ms hillary in her bid for the oscar
except the dialogue excludes the popularly represented 40% of palestinians in gaza, which saw action yesterday
the putz on pennsylvania ave appears unapprised
he can't make any progress with the palestinian authority in the west bank with the brotherhood in gaza continuing disgruntled and aggrieved
and bebe is building again
meanwhile, over-his-head obama announces---PEACE IN A YEAR!
next, we have 9-11 coming up in 5 days
exactly what will oblivious barry be doing?
he can't go to new york
he can't say this and he certainly can't say THAT...
and if he says nothing he's gonna ENFURIATE americans of all persuasions, prominently including new yorkers, conspicuously featuring the msm
and, now---he's completely boxed in on the bush tax cuts
the entire economy is cowering in uncertainty---uncertainty in health care, uncertainty in cap and trade, 2000 pages of uncertainty in the reg reform
so, asked about the extension of the cuts to ALL americans, obstinately backed by lieberman, nelson, conrad and others, david plouffe on mtp yesterday said, "i don't know"
this white house has STILL not come down with decision on where IT stands, now that rubber's reached road, of TAXING THE RICH
are you sure these people know what they're doing?
Last edited by The Prof; 09-06-10 at 03:10 PM.
that was fast
"Democrats will likely be reluctant to approve additional spending and higher federal deficits just weeks before elections that will determine control of Congress."
Obama assails GOP, promotes new jobs program - Yahoo! News
happy labor day