Well, Paul, I’m glad that you are finally seeing what I have been bitching about for many months now: that Obama is a shill for Big Money. No, you haven’t made the claim yet, but it is the logical thought process of anyone who is not emotionally invested in Barack or his administration (or the Democratic Party).
Being that you are a money brain, I wonder when you will make that simple migration of thought from one of “hope” to understanding that he is a part of the corrupt system. The basic fact that he appointed Geithner and understanding where he came from was enough for me to realize that nothing will change. That Geithner was going to push the same agenda that the Bush idiots were pushing.
Paul, what if they were intent upon bringing down our system? Have you even considered that? That this is purposeful?
If you haven’t, please brush the dust off that brain of yours and think a little, would ya?
Over the weekend The Times and other newspapers reported leaked details about the Obama administration’s bank rescue plan, which is to be officially released this week. If the reports are correct, Tim Geithner, the Treasury secretary, has persuaded President Obama to recycle Bush administration policy — specifically, the “cash for trash” plan proposed, then abandoned, six months ago by then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.
This is more than disappointing. In fact, it fills me with a sense of despair.
Yes, Mr Krugman, disappointment doesn’t even scratch the surface of my reaction and feelings towards this rip-off of the American poor. I have felt despair for a long time now, because I have seen our manufacturing base dry up since 2000… slow, steady and more progressively every day. I have watched as so many talking heads came out endorsing Obama when really they were simply supporting the perceived “lessor of two evils”.
There is but one significant difference between the two party candidates in this realm… color. As a matter of fact, there is ONLY that one small difference between virtually any of them running, with two exceptions (Paul and Kucinich); oh, and one had a vagina. But no, instead of Americans supporting the two soundest voices within the two corrupt parties, what did you mushbrains do? Vote in a black Bush/McCain when it comes to the most prescient issues that face us today.
“But Obama inherited this mess.”
Yeah? So what? He knew it was a mess when he ran. Just because they didn’t run on the issue doesn’t mean they didn’t know. Any thinking person knew what was coming. Me, a stupid ole redneck knew. Why not you, Mr Krugman (or Mr and Mrs America). I am no smarter than you, I just pay attention.
Maybe it is high time this country really starts paying some attention. But somehow, I think it is a tad too late.
Let me give you rednecks some sound advice: Plant your garden.
You will need it come August or September, when bread hits $12- 15 per loaf and other foods are unavailable or too expensive.
I worked on my tractor all weekend to prepare. I am working on my garden plan this evening after work and intend to have it planted this weekend.
BTW: h/t goes to ThinkProgress
And per the video at Dandelion Salad, some Israelis lap up the carnage. Some very proud of their murder of children and pregnant women (real men, huh?).
I hardly ever call out those that serve in the military, especially those who serve in the USA (why? because the vast majority are simply following orders). However, just as any other military, there will be those who are inside that relish killing others. To refuse to admit it is perilous and stupid.
But even the very small percentage found in our military are likely not as blatant about their hatred and kill-lust as some found in the Israeli Army… who, apparently thrill to the kill of children and pregnant women. So much so that there is a thriving market for the T-Shirts that a callous and destructive brainwashed citizenship just loves to wear (sounds a lot like America, huh?)
But, there are two other videos that you really should watch over at her site, especially the first one describing what it is like for a Palestinian family in Gaza to survive attacks from this murderous and maniacal little propped up country called Israel. And yes, it is us who are propping their murders up.
And yes, we have a long history that apparently taught our little Mini-Me a thing or two. It appears that Israel learned that they have “redskin savages” and “Niggers” to get rid of, just like we did (do). My, how the Bulldog has taught the terrier well.
Guys, I don’t really think you are blind. I think you are complicit… maybe by stupidity, but complicit anyways.
I have been a fairly long time receiver of Alternet’s daily briefing called Alternet headlines via email. In most cases I can find myself in agreement with most of the articles, but I find today that I simply must point out something so stinking obvious that I don’t understand why anyone takes them seriously now.
Don Hazen runs down through the latest offerings by these guys and their tear down of Obama’s plan and the obviousness that the rich are being taking care of while the rest… not.
Bill Greider is quoted talking about the past 9 months, as if THAT is when people started to notice shit was going asunder. Bill, Bill, Bill: Did you just arise from a coma 9 months ago? Where the hell have you been? Up the Democratic Party Donkey ass hiding?
You want some kudos and recognition now for seeing what was glaringly obvious all along? Really? Too late, numbnuts. With you and people like you providing the brainwashing, America is fucked alright (just as Taibbi says). Just remember you were a part of it.
I am just a silly old redneck who saw this shit coming a mile back, yet here you are NOW, after you spent so much fucking time trying to get these people elected, in spite of the rhetoric NOT matching their actions. Are you just a wishful idiot or a real coma survivor?
Matt Taibbi has zero credibility and just because he can use the occasional “fuck” or “dumbass” just makes him crude like me. He hasn’t a god damned clue, or he would have been saying something long before the Obama administration was elected and established. Sorry, Matt, no cred. But you do have a following of fruitcakes who worship the cocaine addled ground you walk on. That and another article might actually get you some more fools to drink from your complicit koolaid. What it won’t do is turn back the hands of time to point where we could have elected someone that COULD have done something… and done it like a Patriot. Like someone who cares about you, even, and not just the corporations that you are serving.
When you say, “Its Over. We’re Royally fucked,” I must ask, again, where the fuck were you last year when you were so happy to do or write anything to get the man elected? Did he fool you, too? He didn’t fool this dumb old redneck. Gosh. What does that make of you?
Frank Rich: Where in the hell have you been? Stuck up the Dem’s ass, too. Your peep is barely heard and the only reason I even noticed was that Don published some of your work. Why he did now is beyond me with your previous work as an example.
To all you rednecks out there: paying attention to these folks is akin to taking medicinal advice from a witch doctor.
What you see here is people (Sheople) who happen to have access to an audience who are finally seeing the bullshit for what it is. BULLSHIT! Now they want to “change” the Change man. Well ain’t that a Big “Howdy”?
Here’s the problem, people. You were too far in bed with the Party to realize how this shit has been set up from the beginning. But you still have your audience of like-minded robots who now are having buyer’s remorse. But YOU were some of the biggest salesmen.
It would be hilarious, if not for the total hypocrisy of it all.
Sorry, you are too late and you are instrumental in causing the shit to happen in the first place with your undying support for the clown who does nothing that he says.
Don, you have been the strongest thinker of that entire group you highlighted. Please do not allow their mistakes to color you.
As for them, get something correct… just once and I’ll give you another read. But I am not holding my breath.
Or you could peruse this blog and actually learn some truths about, Mr Obama, The Democratic party, our government in general, and the Corporate Party system you defend with such vigor and to the detriment of my country.
That’s the sad part. This dumb old redneck saw this shit coming a year ago and you are just NOW getting worked up about it?
You Have No Cred.
It boils down to this: The Democratic Party Shills are coming out with fangs bared against Obama and his plan.
My question is: Where the fuck have you been all along?