Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Truth & Desperation

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs unloads in an interview with the Hill - on Obama's base. They were the one's who HOPEd Obama would CHANGE America into a fully red socialist utopia. They are simply not - nor ever will be - satisfied with anything less. Oh, and they screech endlessly. This from The Hill's interview with Gibbs:

“I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested,” Gibbs said. “I mean, it’s crazy.” . . .

Of those who complain that Obama caved to centrists on issues such as healthcare reform, Gibbs said: “They wouldn’t be satisfied if Dennis Kucinich was president.”

The White House, constantly under fire from expected enemies on the right, has been frustrated by nightly attacks on cable news shows catering to the left, where Obama and top lieutenants like Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel have been excoriated for abandoning the public option in healthcare reform; for not moving faster to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay; and for failing, so far, to end the ban on gays serving openly in the military. . . .

Attacks from liberal political groups like the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC), which raises money for liberal candidates and causes, are also frustrating to the White House.

Adam Green, one of PCCC’s founders, repeatedly blasted Obama for a “loser mentality” during the healthcare debate, criticizing the president and Emanuel for not trying harder to include the public option in the final healthcare legislation. The group even ran ads accusing Obama of ignoring the will of the millions who voted for him by courting the support of Republican Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe.

The CCCP refuses to acknowledge that the majority of Americans opposed Obamacare, let alone the single payor system. Obama couldn't ignore that. But the CCCP is throwing a tantrum anyway. The reality is that enough of the far left agenda has been passed that we are now, in the words of Pat Caddell, in pre-revolutionary America.

At any rate, my favorite line from the interview:

The press secretary dismissed the “professional left” in terms very similar to those used by their opponents on the ideological right, saying, “They will be satisfied when we have Canadian healthcare and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon. . . .

Heh. Truth will out.

And while the far left forms a circular firing squad around Gibbs and the One, the DNC is trying its best to drag George Bush back into our political discourse in time for November. Pay no attention to the fact that you hired a grossly incompetent group of Democrats to lead our nation who, as we now know, shouldn't have been trusted with the budget for a local PTA. Instead, let's concentrate on that most enjoyable of past times, Bush Derangement Syndrome. This from DNC's communications director, Brad Woodhouse, quoted in the Hill:

Serious question here — where is George Bush? Why is he not on the Campaign Trail for Republicans?

In recent weeks Republican leaders have said they want to return to the “exact same agenda” that was pursued under George Bush (Pete Sessions), that President Bush will be seen in a more favorable light by the public as time goes on (John Cornyn), that the Bush tax breaks for the wealthy and big oil should be extended without paying for them (John Boehner, Jon Kyl, et al.) and that Republican candidates would welcome George Bush in to campaign for them in this fall’s election. . . .

I think the better question here is - why is every Democrat politician up for election treating Barack Obama like he is carrying the black plague? And indeed, why are they not out touting all of their legislative achievements?

From Georgia to Texas to points in between, Dems are using every excuse in the book rather than appear at a photo-op with Obama. And over at Hot Air, they have an ad for Indiana’s Congressman Joe Donnely, (D-IN) who leaves out of his ad the facts that he is a Demcorat and that he voted for Obama's "legislative achievements."

It is desperation time for the left. And as to bringing up George Bush - who today would not want to be back in the Bush economy?


OBloodyHell said...

> And as to bringing up George Bush - who today would not want to be back in the Bush economy?

I wouldn't want to be back in either, both were instances of the government causing bubbles -- first in IT Investment, then in Housing.

We need to stop this kind of crap all together. The government doesn't have proper feedback mechanisms to "stimulate" the economy. It always -- and I do mean ALWAYS -- overstims it.

Even Reagan did it but in a less volatile economic circumstance than we are in now -- we were much closer to a classical manufacturing/industrial economy then. Since then we are in a full bore IP&Service economy, and that appears to be a lot more vulnerable to overstimulation by government abuses of its power over the money supply and/or capacity to regulate towards investments.

And what follows are economic downturns. And they're only going to get worse if they keep trying to tuck the downturn in under the next overstim, which is clearly of benefit to whomever is in charge of the government.

We need to get the whole financial arena under some kind of rational control -- set the money supply to adjust more closely with the value of new production, and stop the government from meddling with it.

Otherwise the next downturn WILL be truly catastrophic -- probably worse than the Great Depression was.

GW said...

very good points