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About That Obstruction

Posted by greg2213 on February 9, 2010

Seems like our glorious leaders are unhappy that the Republicans aren’t aren’t kowtowing to their socialist (Catastrophic Global Warming = More Government Power) agenda. They should read their own press.

From the Coyote Blog

Mr. Bush has reacted by railing against Democrats for obstruction — as if Democrats are duty-bound to breathe life into his agenda and, even sillier, as if opposing a plan that the people do not want is an illegitimate tactic for an opposition party.

That was from the New York Times, in 2005.

Now, if the Times was a legitimate news organization it might have made note of that and chided the current group of comrades democrats.

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2 Responses to “About That Obstruction”

  1. The problem with this country is BOTH the Democrats and Republicans. Anyone who seriously thinks that one side isn’t corrupt or slaves to Corporate America hasn’t done an adequate job of paying attention. To the Republicans: The GW administration will go down in History as one of the worst administrations. They eroded your constitutional rights, expanded the power of the wealthy elite, invaded countries under false pretenses, destroyed diplomatic relations with the rest of the world, and spent money like it was going out of style. To the Democrats: Obama is a dud. He promised much and has turned out to be another corporate lackey. He made deals with big pharma to ensure you could not get your medication cheaper elsewhere, he flip flopped on military tribunals, he refuses to fix health care properly through nationalization or single payer, he populates his inner circle with more Wall Street insiders, he spends money on bailouts and useless stimulus packages.

    • greg2213 said

      I disagree on most of your points. Our Pols are hardly slaves to the corporations. More like a mutual backscratching society, at times, even though the current administration has a visible contempt for those same corps. Sorry, but Gov writes the laws and has the guns. The corps have to work around that, not that they don’t do a good job if it. All of our Pols realize that Gov has the power and the final word.

      Actually, the Bush administration will go down as one of the better ones. He can put a lot of successes on his rack, including Iraq. His fiscal policy brought about 3-4% growth and 5% unemployment, numbers the current administration will never approach.

      The so-called false premises (Hussein used WMDs, therefore he had them) and diplomatic relations nonsense is all crap. The way was as legal as any war, operated better than most, and Iraq looks like it may be able, at some point, to stand on its own. Sounds like a win to me. The downside is that Iran doesn’t have to fight Hussein any more, which is a huge plus for them.

      The Republicans did themselves no favors in the Bush years, that’s for sure. There’s no excuse for the excessive spending (and we’re going to have to disagree on the war on all points) and that’s what cost them the election. Well, that and Bush’s losing his Veto pen and not bothering to have a PR department, which let the opposition write the story that you seem to have memorized, and the GoP running a very weak candidate in McCain. ’08 was theirs to win and they blew it.

      Whatever Bush (and the GoP) was, and I agree with the big spending part, the Dems are far worse on all points and Obama is much worse than a “dud.” Destructive is a much better term. The proposed health care plan, especially Single payer is an extraordinarily bad idea, as is the rest of their agenda. He’s populating his inner circle with a distressing number of people who respect Mao & Marx’s methods, not to mention Ayers, Wright, Alinski, etc.

      Corporate lackey/slave? Not hardly. Look at GM. Actually, I think we agree on the bailouts and stim packages, but don’t forget that with all these packages Obama just mouths a goal, Congress writes the bills. And their current method of bill writing is doing huge damage to their credibility, far beyond what the R’s did to theirs. Still, that damage done by the R’s is one of the reasons we have that awesome Tea Party movement.

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