Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Doomsayer-in-Chief

Barack Obama, bidding fair to become the 21st century's Jimmy Carter, lays a heavy downer on us via the the Washington Post op-ed page:
By now, it's clear to everyone that we have inherited an economic crisis as deep and dire as any since the days of the Great Depression.
(Via Memeorandum.) Read the rest of it if you want, but the key word is "inherited": Blame Republicans First!

Amazing that our new president can find time in his busy schedule to pen a 767-word op-ed column. What further wonders can we expect from the creator of the Department of Unicorns and Rainbows?

UPDATE: "So much for 'rejecting the politics of fear' "

UPDATE II: Michael Goldfarb on "The Audacity of Panic."

1 comment:

  1. Tut, tut: you're putting words in the good POTUS's mouth.

    but the key word is "inherited": Blame Republicans First!

    If you define "inherited" to cover the last 100 years of waning state and waxing federal power, then the blame is bi-partisan.
    Since 03Feb1913, when Amendment XVI was ratified, the value of state governments as a buffer and check on federal largess has been mostly eliminated. The short-circuiting of the money flow has meant increasing enslavement, as Tytler's noose tightens.