Mark Halperin,editor-at-large and senior political analyst for TIME, has delivered, in my opinion, a considerable blow to Prez-O’s tenure so far; “..most politically engaged elites have reached the same conclusions: the White House is over its head, isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless about how to get along with or persuade members of Congress, the media, the business community or working-class voters. This view is held by Fox News pundits, executives and anchors at the major old-media outlets, reporters who cover the White House, Democratic and Republican congressional leaders and governors, many Democratic business people and lawyers who raised big money for Obama in 2008, and even some members of the Administration just beyond the inner circle.”
WOW. This is incredible. *tricksy titters* Is Halperin ringing in Obama’s political death knell? Sounds like it. Reading the article, I almost feel sorry for the guy. (I said almost ;) Halperin lays out a credible argument enumerating Obama’s incompetence and inability to ‘play nice’ with all the political principles that go along with ‘governing’ the world nation. My words. Well, that’s what it looks like to me. He should be concentrating on the home front, but he’s taken it upon himself to be the world’s savior and that, my friend, is not in him. He’d been thrown onto the world stage by the same elite clowns who now seek to toss him out into the lion’s den. All’s that’s missing is the loincloth and chariot.
And I do take issue with Halperin’s take on the Republicans as seeming to have no specific answers to problems or Halperin’s charge of obstructing job creation. The Democrats merely haven’t let the Republicans bring their solutions to the floor and take part in ‘brain storming’. Big difference. I’m a C-SPAN junkie and know how one-sided everything has been with the Democrats, politically-speaking. Actually, they deserve what they get. Frankly, I think this is the worst presidency of all time. And I’m not the only one to think so, apparently. *snort* So former president Jimmy Carter must be smiling somewhere in the world Today. Hey! Hey!
Needless to say, Mark Halperin deserves a Medal of Honor for speaking the truth to power in times such as these. Thank you, Mr. Halperin for telling it like it IS. You did a great service to your country. Truth.
It’s time to revisit Simon Johnson‘s (The Atlantic, 5/09) superb mega-synopsis ‘The Quiet Coup’ that names- names and lays out how the elite and their yes-men brought us to our present financial meltdown. It’s worth reading now in order to refresh We the (little, small) People’s mega-disgust and legitimate grievances against the elitist plan to transform our once-great nation into a 3rd world banana republic and bring to light any remedial actions and/or accountability by those who caused it. In other words, no sound of thumping heads rolling down Wall Street or the halls of Congress.
Been wondering lately, in view of our nation’s financial straits, just how much it’s costing the taxpayers to haul Prez-O and his entourage around the bloody country and bloodier world on what seems to be a perpetual campaign? And more importantly (actually it’s a toss-up), who’s running the bloody show while he’s out carousing? And how much is it costing taxpayers to ferry congressional members all over the world at all-time-high numbers of trips and accompanying entourage? So let’s turn our focus from the oil rig flame-out and sunken-to-der-bottom of the bloody sea, and take a look at the possibilities, shall we, eh?
Back in a flash..
omg, I’ma in Heaven. Pincha me. \o/ The Health Care bill passed with flying colors tonight *whiplash smile* This means no more denial of health benefits. \o/ No more pre-condition disqualification. \o/ No more denial of services. \o/ Armed Services TriCare health care providers will finally be transferred out of the Dept. of Defense (to God knows where, but hey, that’s something). \o/ Maybe They will combine the 3 national health care providers, (named 7/14/09), TriWest Healthcare Alliance, Phoenix, AZ, Aetna Govt. Health Plans of Hartford, CT, and United Health Military and Veterans Services (sorry about your benefits being shaved a little, but..
maybe they can find a way to fix it since the contracts cumulative value is more than $55.3 billion. Surely They can find a way. Another great thing about this passed bill is that there will be NO MORE GAMING THE SYSTEM. I’m not sure if physicians will get a raise or cost of living stipend for taking on Medicare patients, but I’m sure the govt will give them more money than they get now. So don’t worry. Thank God there won’t be any health care benefits for Americans until 2014. The Dems, thank goodness, had the keen foresight to begin taxing Americans now, rather than later, (come on, we can DO this!); in other words we’ll get 6 terrific years of health care coverage for the price of 10. Does it get any better than this? Hah. Didn’t think so. *grin*
And last, but not least, we’ll see no more back room shady business deals and no more retched, quid pro quo shenanigans. All of the new agencies that will be needed to carry out services will be corruption-proof. Also.., I assume everyone knows the IRS is the enforcement agency for this enterprise. What govt agency can better juggle this endeavor? The IRS already has America under its thumb. Plus, they only need to hire about 17,000 more empoyees to make sure everyone is complying with the new programs. (I still don’t know why IRS needs all those new shotguns though, anybody?). So y’all, there’s plenty to be jubilant about here. NO MORE lying, stealing, amoral, unethical behavior from Congress or any one of numerous new agencies and employees running this very tight, well-thought-out blueprint for a worry-free future- for all. Americans. This health care bill, passed tonight, is the best thing that’s happened to Americans in a looong time.
Waaay’ll, this announcement takes the guess out of which congressional body is more nuckin’ futz, eh?!?
Soon! Coming to your Neighborhood, too! Watch Americans shuffle off as indentured servants, then into slavery, to expand the Empire! O, bring back debtors prisons, too, O, you slave Masters, if only for the 3 squares! Rock on, gov’t! Rock on!
*Lyrics written by: Jacques Larue
Originally written by: Merle Travis
Why is that? S Why would We the People allow Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) to legislate something as crucial as financial regulation, when he and others are responsible for the economic/financial R-U-I-N of our beloved country? Personally, I wouldn’t let Frank have anything to do with F-I-N-A-N-C-E-S. Okay. I take that back. I might consider letting him run my lemonade stand next summer. *snort*
Hey. Wait a minute. There’s only one letter difference between run and ruin. -oo- I wonder if I’m on to something..?