I slid down the stairs on Wednesday evening and ended up on one of my toes. It’s now a lovely shade of magenta and has a sausage like stiffness. I don’t think it’s broken but running today is going to be a bit of an experiment.
Meanwhile, the lunatics in the Republican party are definitely running the hen house. I think the party is toying with the concept of self-immolation for sacrificial purposes. What does it matter if the Republicans are done as a party for a generation? They’ve managed to pull the Democrats so far right that even if Republicans lose their majority in the House next year, there will be no turning back all of the damage they’ve caused to the economy, worker’s pensions, medicare and social security. To turn it around would take a strong, committed leader who believed in the power of government to intervene when the unfettered free market takes advantage of the common guy.
But all we have is Obama.
Seriously, Democrats, is that all you’ve got? Is sticking with this guy so important that you would let the rest of us go up in flames when the Republicans finally flick the match?
I’m not voting for him. My vote is my own and I’m giving it to someone who will actually fight for me. Obama ain’t it. There is nothing you can say to make me change my mind. Quit playing this “Election by anointment” game. It’s very undemocratic and I’m not putting up with it. His performance has been substandard and he does not appear to know what he’s doing.
BTW, just because the Republicans and Charles Krauthammer are calling Obama a failure doesn’t mean we can’t also refer to him as a failure. In fact, Republicans are probably counting on a knee-jerk reaction from the left to the word “failure”. The more the Republicans say it, the more the left will deny it and pump out glossy propaganda about Recovery Summer 2.0. But no one is fooled by this. Obama *IS* a failure. You don’t have to be from any political clubhouse to see it. Denial isn’t going to make him more competent and successful and attacking your lefty critics is not going to change the utter enormity of the failure that Obama is. If he had just been a mediocre, inexperienced president in another time, then he would have gone down in history as a McKinley or a Cleveland or one of those other presidents no one cares about. But no, we had to have a mediocre inexperienced president during the worst possible time since 1929. The guy has no idea how to put government to work to pull us out of this depression/recession. That’s failure, my lefty friends. And if you do nothing but let him keep failing for another four years, you condemn us all. The GOP would never try to talk you out of running Obama again. They like the way this is all playing out. Only your friends will tell you the truth.
More “no duh”:
Krugman writes today about the rentiers and how this special interest is manipulating Washington. Well, that was pretty clear when they bought the 2008 primary for Obama. No wonder Congress can’t get enough rentier “sugar”. To the rest of us, it seemed pretty obvious that the rich and powerful were going to take care of themselves to our detriment. They don’t care about us. We do not mean anything to them. They will keep drinking our milkshakes until there’s nothing left. The only people who care about it are us. And the only reason we presumably do not have the power to stop the ravenous rentier grasshoppers is because we have a bunch of self-appointed creative class assholes clinging to Obama as if their lives depended on him.
What is more important at this point? Saving Obama’s ass at all costs or saving the rest of us? I am not cooperating. Do we look crazy to you guys? We haven’t got fricking jobs anymore. Get a new player. NOW.