Here’s what I’m starting to think. I’m starting to think Obama’s whole agenda has been like an arrogant personchallenging me to an underwater breath-holding contest in high school. We start out and they look really confident – like their going to be down there all day. Even after I feel my oxygen gone they still look fine. I start to feel a little pain. But all of a sudden they struggle to the top where they desperately cough and hack air into their lungs.
But seriously, I didn’t hear any more of the speech than Professor Dove and Divinity Dove offered to me and what I heard on NPR just now. What I did hear was Geithner defending the tax/charge/fee. He had some fine arguments posed in his usual sysinct and dry way. Of course the interviewer’s overall question was whether or not the tax was an effort to make up for Obama’s image of helping Wallstreet and leaving Mainstreet to suffer with 10%+ unemployment. And Geithner couldn’t make any argument against that – obviously – after Obama’s speech that even NPR reporters were calling [insert adjective here that I forgot denoting great magnitude] populous speech.
It’s a good time for Obama to make a big deal about something besides the Nancy and Harry Dem-only non-CSPAN healthcare negotiation.
I think things are looking pretty bad for the Chief. I’m starting to imagine myself a year – or ten years from now looking back – and with the benefit of hind-sight laughing at how truly ridiculous these whole past two years have been.
The whole Obama campaign will speak for it’s self: Mc Cain’s poor campaign, Obama’s numerous and specific promises of wonder, bipartisanship, and transparent fairness with no expense, Obama’s opposition to Iraq and the surge, his support of Afghanistan, Hillary not winning… Then right away cap and trade goes through the house on a party-line vote. Heathcare gets rammed through by the hair on its ass – also party line – and is now being negotiated in secret. Gitmo’s close date is two weeks away. Terror attacks are up. Afghanistan is worse. Iraq is a borderline vacation destination (safer than Mexico) thanks to the surge.
And take a look at this: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2010/senate/ma/massachusetts_senate_special_election-1144.html It’s a poll from last week for the two front runners in the election for Kenedy’s old seat as Massachusetts senator. Coakley, the Dem, was in excess of 30 points ahead of anyone else. Now she’s head to head with the Republican Scott Brown. If Scotty takes it that will put an abrupt end to the Dem super majority – lol – not that it matters. When the Dem’s order lunch they can’t order pizza because no one will give them half thin crush and half thick, half the thick side with no sauce, Half of each with pepperoni – including the sauceless thick quarter, the other half ham with green peppers on the thin crust/ham quarter, and extra cheese on the ham/thick quarter – and that’s just for the Senate. The house has allergy issues so they need one eighth of the pepperoni/thick quarter with no cheese – and that’s while the vegetarians are in the bathroom. They’ll come out at the last minute while the order is being placed over the phone and demand a change in language. And this is all assuming Sarah Palin doesn’t write anything about pizza in her blog.
Obama is down to his last-ditch devices – the ones he got of the ground with: Vilifying and blaming. He’s in trouble so he blames the banks and vilifies their CEOs. This is a common practice of politicians. It’ works really well but is short lived. People only follow vilifiers and blamers because it’s implied that you have a solution that will work. So far Obama’s only solutions have been to charm our enemies, and throw our money at the recession.