Bloomberg writers Goldman and Johnston are a hoot:
President Barack Obama returns to Washington next week in search of one thing that can revive his health-care overhaul: a sense of crisis.I, for one, feel anxious about four intertwined crises unfolding:
- The slow-motion Constitutional one, where the power seems to be draining first to DC, then to the Executive.
- The economic one, where attempts to legislate defiance of economic gravity, and dig out of debt hole, seem perfectly reasonable to the bulk of the lawyer nitwits running the country.
- The informational one, where media institutions purportedly dedicated to serving the public with something called 'reporting' eschew that in favor of 'narrative'.
- The diplomatic one, where serial jackassery could lead a war of size to make Iraq/Afghanistan seem a skirmish.
Obama must recapture the sense of urgency that led to passage of the economic rescue package in February, analysts said.
Actually, what we need to do is tell the President to talk to the hand.
- Someone figures out the Constitutionality of it, proffering an Amendment via Article V to support the substantial questions.
- The funding profile is clear. Attempting to make a major change like this in a faltering economy is almost criminally irresponsible.
Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said the administration made unprecedented health-care progress in eight months.It is inarguably the case that the good POTUS has succeeded in awakening the sleeping giant.
- The further from the center he goes to seek policy, the more stone-cold pissed the American people will become.
- The more intellectually dishonest charges of raaaaacism are leveled, the more pissed the American people become.
- The more our foreign policy looks like a cheering section for banana republic autocrats, the more pissed we become.
- The more we wonder what brave new world awaits us beyond the economic demolition of all we hold dear, the more pissed we become.
Pray for peace, everyone. We didn't get here overnight, or without placing excessive trust in our leadership. We also will not restore anything resembling a country with (as a whole) trustworthy leadership and economic stability without significant pain. VodkaPundit's "Never Have So Few Stolen So Much From So Many to Achieve So Little" applies.
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