Thursday, December 17, 2009

Good riddance!

By Carl

You think Barack Obama is glad to see 2009 end?

1)
Climate Change Conference Stalled

2)
Democrats Squabble Over Healthcare Reform

3)
Whiny Republicans Throw A Temper Tantrum

4)
First Time Jobless Claims Are Surprisingly Higher

5)
Obama's Support Is Winnowing Away

This closely mirrors the first Bush year, when he could get nothing done and was falling apart, until one fateful day in September of 2001.

We hope Obama will not resort to allowing a tragedy on his watch, but one never knows for sure.

I wouldn't say he desperately needs good news, but it's certainly looking as though he could stand a bit of picking up and the clock is running, after all. He needs something in the first half of 2010 in order to consolidate the gains Democrats have made over the past six years in Congress.

Curiously, it's the attacking from the left that flummoxes me. I get that an awful lot of hope (pun intended) was placed on Obama's shoulders, but come on! The economy this year, the worst since the Great Depression, has hampered any effective legislation he could possibly have been expected to pass, AND he's had to herd cats from his left and his right in order to do what he has been able to accomplish.

And it's most assuredly NOT helping that the
moronic leadership in Congress has been nipping at his heels instead of assisting his agenda.

Hell, you'd almost be tempted to blame Bush/Cheney for sabotaging the nation, poisoning the well ahead of Obama's takeover, in order to give one final bird to the people of the United States.

If liberals, and I count myself a liberal, albeit one with a mind, are going to blame anyone, then let's shift the focus to where the blame truly belongs. If
Republicans could blame Clinton (or worse, Jimmy Carter) for Bush's failings eight years out, certainly we can be sporting enough to blame Bush for failing to live up to his fiduciary duty to protect the nation and its citzenry, just one year down the road.


(crossposted to
Simply Left Behind)

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2 Comments:

  • Almost be tempted? Hell, it's pretty much blatant that Bush/Cheney did every single thing they could to fuck things up on their way out the door -- the final act in the attempt to create the "permanent Republican majority". You don't think Rove, et.al. think only of the now, do you? They have a long term plan, and the sheep are playing right into their hands.

    By Blogger Bob, at 5:34 PM  

  • "in order to give one final bird to the people of the United States."

    Hell, they're still doing it and they haven't even slowed down. The boiler room operations spreading libelous and ridiculous claims about Obama to Sarazilla, stomping all over the news howling about death squads. Mass insanity is their plan, and it's working.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 10:58 AM  

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