LOL 21 January 2009Posted by marisacat in 2008 Election, 2010 Mid Terms, DC Politics, Democrats, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Lie Down Fall Down Dems, WAR!.
Snagged this pic from Politico, the tag there called it “Dawn over the Capitol”, it was taken at the Mid-Western States Ball.
I caught a news segment last night, a touring of various smallish, in peoples’ homes, parties to celebrate the new pretzel… Over and over I saw a framed image of Obster on display, propped on the fireplace mantle often, almost always a Fairey or Fairey derived image, dominating the room.
Whiff of Mao is all I can say.
And some non-helpful prattle that he “was born to lead us”… Over the past few days think I have heard that at least 100 times. Anyone hear themselves?
Sorry to be blunt, that sort of thing just sets me off. Couple of years ago I had so hoped to be rid of the God-ordained, Jesusing stuff. From the Unitary. Too many faithful R willing to say George was “selected by God”.
Pretty basic article at Politico, on seven reasons to be a skeptic. VandeHei and Harris. No 7 is (said in other words) that we have a tongue out, courtier 4th estate. And how. Loved hearing, just the past couple of days, media creeps anxious to say that they never liked Bush, nor he them. But they sure facilitated.
From No 1 on the list:
[E]veryone was saying the exact same things about the two economic geniuses of the 1990s: Robert Rubin and Alan Greenspan. Now Rubin has been reduced to making excuses for his involvement in high-risk investments and for helping oversee the demise of Citigroup, which lost $10 billion in the past three months alone. The onetime oracular Greenspan has admitted to Congress that his once-revered economic philosophy had “a flaw,” and many blame him for turning a blind eye to the housing bubble.
As it happens, the Obama economic team is full of Rubin protégés, including Geithner and Summers. Geithner had to recently admit he failed to pay taxes on a big chunk of income — as part of his confirmation process to run tax policy and the Internal Revenue Service. As president of the New York Fed, he was integrally involved in the decision not to rescue Lehman Bros., which many see, in retrospect, as a grievous error.
The reception of the Obama economic team recalls the reception of President George W. Bush’s foreign policy team eight years ago. Many Democrats applauded the experience of Vice President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Colin Powell. …snipwhip…
Oh yes, Colin was to be the moderate. He was perceived as “better”. Why? Anyone check his history? Just as hapless Americans assumed that Poodle Blair would “rein Bush in”.
Carry on… kiss the hem.
In related news, Podesta, CoS for the transition, is arguing that Obster keep not only his Blackberry… but internet and email access.
Oh.. Popcorn! Tons of it.