Monday, June 15, 2009

Honeymoon Over!

Harper's most recent issue features a worthwhile article that asserts that President Barack Obama's Presidency, some one hundred days in, more resembles Herbert Hoover's than FDR's. While I don't by any means agree with the entirety of the author's analysis, I wholeheartedly endorse his conclusion. Barack Obama, his personal appeal aside, and his Vice President, Joe Biden, are most assuredly not ready for the unique challenges facing the nation.

And speaking of Biden, who more and more appears to play the role of the administration's chief disseminator of absolute bullshit, one wonders who he thinks he he's fooling with his assertion "that everyone guessed wrong" on the impact of the economic stimulus." Please define everyone, Mr. Vice President, because I know there were plenty of people who publicly and privately picked the pork filled stimulus package apart when it was first proposed and then passed? Now that the stimulus rubbish has been revealed as a failure what do you and the Commander in Chief have up your sleeve?

I see you want to give the Fed massive oversight powers. I'll tell you what, when you seriously push for the Fed to be thoroughly and completely audited by an independent entity, and when The Fed passes such an audit, we will talk about granting The Fed broad regulatory powers. However, until then, I must respectfully offer that you are out of your cotton picking mind if you think The Fed, what with their absolutely abysmal track record of staying on top of, ahem, adverse developments, should be given expanded control over the television remote, much less the workings of the banking and financial services industry.

Oh, and in case you hadn't deduced the following, the honeymoon's over for this voter. The Obama administration look worse than clueless, you appear to be in someone's pocket, figuratively speaking that is. I smell one term.

P.S. In the meantime, citizens of Iran are putting we denizens of "Freedoms Land" to shame with their righteous displays of protest over what appears to be a fraudulent national election. Wake up America, and take to the streets, there's more than enough reason to do so and has been for quite a while.

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