Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Getting Through A Thick Head

AP/Evan Vucci
President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room
of the White House on Tuesday.
One of the more important lessons I learned in my working career was the day I saw an older workmate trashing a piece of very important equipment, at least it was important to me and a couple of other people. Knock out that equipment and the workload immediately tripled. So, I ran over and with all of my best intentions began to explain to him what would happen if he didn't immediately stop. Instead of stopping, he turned on me fighting angry and told me exactly where I could go and what I could do when I got there. His anger and indignation was because I had the temerity to think he didn't know what he was doing - actually stupid! It just didn't make sense to me that someone whose job was to keep this equipment working would be trashing it. Obviously, he didn't know what he was doing. Well, I found out, in short order, that was a very real, and very personal insult Trying to ruin that equipment WAS exactly what he was trying to do. For my information, he was sick and tired of constantly being called to repair that equipment. Broke and unrepairable would take care of that problem. And the company would, then, be forced to replace it. Well, I knew the company was NOT going to replace anything. Bottom line, I and my workmates would be forced to do the extra time-consuming work. When I realized he knew exactly what he was doing – well, needless to say, THAT was a wake-up call I never forgot.

When I first began to hear the propaganda about President G. W. Bush being stupid, I knew better. The excuses put out to justify his programs and policies totally disqualified him from being President as either being deliberately lawless, by betraying his oath to defend, and protect the U. S. Constitution or being inept and incompetent. Either way, he was not fit or qualified to be President of the United States. What no one could accept, however, is that he is extremely smart and shrewd. He knew exactly what he was doing and why. A course of conduct and a state of being that the American people absolutely would not accept. Remind anyone of what we're all hearing about President Obama today?

When President Obama first began running for President and I started listening to him speak, it didn't take me long to realize that his message, tone and way of speaking was just like a black, Southern Baptist preacher. He, as a man and a politician was WITHOUT substantive credentials or any legitimacy. His message, therefore, was all about trusting in him and believing in his empty and unsubstantiated offer of “HOPE.” I said at the time, this guy is setting everyone up, should he actually become President, for one big betrayal. What I got for my efforts was denigration and ridicule. Today, what I get is vindication.

Obama's "bad negotiating" is actually shrewd negotiating – Glenn Greenwald defines President Obama's legacy and why. In this article he begins to show the true nature of Barack Obama and his massive betrayal of everyone that trusted him to do what he promised. Here's the first paragraph:

In December, President Obama signed legislation to extend hundreds of billions of dollars in Bush tax cuts, benefiting the wealthiest Americans. Last week, Obama agreed to billions of dollars in cuts that will impose the greatest burden on the poorest Americans. And now, virtually everyone in Washington believes, the President is about to embark on a path that will ultimately lead to some type of reductions in Social Security, Medicare and/or Medicaid benefits under the banner of "reform." Tax cuts for the rich -- budget cuts for the poor -- "reform" of the Democratic Party's signature safety net programs -- a continuation of Bush/Cheney Terrorism policies and a new Middle East war launched without Congressional approval. That's quite a legacy combination for a Democratic President.
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  1. The Federal Government is spending 8x what they take in. They absolutely HAVE TO STOP SPENDING. Period. End. Of. Story.

    I don't care what party you are or they are. I don't care if you hate Bush or not.

    At the state level they are running into bankruptcy and at the federal level, the same.

    Politicians have to stop working for the party - and start working for the people. They have to cut their spending on every level until it is below what they take in.

    Otherwise, if you think raising taxes is going to save anything you are nuts. Think how many years you have been hearing this same song and dance, dire cuts, oh woe is us, spend spend spend, and give us more money so we can spend spend spend some more. It has to stop.

  2. For 30 years the Republicans have spent trillions and paid for NOTHING. Bush and his Republican whores put this country into two wars to expand this debt to where it is today all on lies. Their system of governing this country, including their strawman that they deliberately caused to create this phoney budget issue, failed across the board. Putting this country into banckruptcy while they loot it and then going with their solution completes their deal with the Devil. Now they and you want everyone to give you and them that right; justify their crimes for destroying this country.

    You can harp "spend, spend, spend" all you want, but you no doubt voted Republican and that makes you responsible. By definition, you enforce insanity.

    By the way, Rose, you do care. I appreciate you comment. The elderly overwhelmingly vote Republican and what they want to do with Obama's betrayal will no doubt happen. Since what the Republican's Plan will adversly affect the elderly to a greater extent, I'd say that's justice served.