There are those who will dismiss this as yet another Obama bashing rant, but unlike Rush Limbaugh and the Republicans he leads I really would like Obama to succeed.
I understand Rush. I am hyper partisan. I never accepted
W as my president even during the smoking pile nobody could have anticipated bin laden determined to attack in the US bullhorn bullshit 95% of YOU! you willfully ignorant accessories to war crimes times you thought he was the bees knees.
I want to grind your nose in your tortures and murders, your common thefts and lies and pederasty and perversion that you accepted by your complicity. Up against the wall motherfuckers. Were I not fundamentally opposed to the death penalty you might hope to provoke me to a quicker relief from your shame and degradation than the lifetime in Spandau I think your pissy pants craven cowardice and oathbreaking deserve.
Obama has never been a liberal. The DLC assumed he was one of theirs until he disavowed them.
The reason progressive Democrats deluded themselves is that Obama was consistently anti-Iraq. For them the real game is whether we meet the 16 month deadline and the Odierno – Petraeus – McArthur axis are doing what they can to impede it. No nukes in Korea. Get the troops out or find another job.
Frankly if he satisfies that minimum requirement Obama need fear no challenge from the left, for the most part they will be co-opted. Those of us who care about little things like the Geneva Convention and the Magna Carta and the US Constitution can hope they get carried along on the tide but…
We are the 5%ers and proud of it.
Still who knows? The level of ignorance about simple dimple economics astounds me.
These Chicago School Free Market Fundamentalists, these Randian Hard On Libertarians, these Friedmanite (Milton and Thomas) Monitarist Morans refuse to recognize that we have efficiented ourselves out of business. We don’t make anything except conmen who will sell you a lump of wood and call it nutmeg.
Keynesian denial seems to have permeated our discourse and people no longer understand that it’s possible to over supply demand.
Supply side economics is a lie.
It doesn’t matter how much you can produce if nobody is buying. Prices fall into a deflationary spiral and you have an economy with excess capacity. Cars rotting on lots, high inventory, job cutting, fall in demand.
You need to reduce inventory and create scarcity- plow under those debts and fuck the creditors. You need to create demand and re-inflate. This is basically spending, but if you were wise and responsible you’d spend it on stuff that was valuable and would last, still spending alone will do because of the multiplier effect.
If I pay you a dollar it doesn’t just go to you. It goes to your Starbucks barrista and from them to their Chiropractor and Aroma Therapist (you stand on your fucking feet all day and it doesn’t fucking matter). Eventually your dollar ends up in the pocket of someone who decides to invest it in something like a Credit Default Swap and with less stimulative effect than a bet on 24, odd, black when the ball comes up 00 the coupier rakes it in. Sucks to be you.
In the mean time someone got coffee which made the coffee people happy and the barrista stands a little straighter.
Fuck you, you tightfisted greed heads.