posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 01:05 AM
What did your very conservative parents tell you about the jokes that made up the Bush appointments? At the very least one can rationalize the
competence and relevant experience of most of Obama's major appointments. Near as I can tell, no federal agencies are being run by the Arabian Horse
Society head under Obama. Near as I can tell, Obama still, even with the few exceptions, has implemented the most stingent restrictions on lobbyists
in his administration ever. Of course his appointments are not perfect, but no one can argue that they are sooo much better than the blatant cronyism
of the previous 8 years.
Not sure what's so "unheard of" of the things you cite.
Didn't you EVER want us out of Iraq?
The current budget accounts for the need to spur job growth while at the same time rebuild our failing infrastructure. It's widely accepted (by
everyone other than republicans) that spending is the only way to kick-start this economy. Or haven't you heard? The Trickle-Down BS has pretty much
had a stake driven through its heart. Supply-side trickery is now seen for what it is: bogus.
Or is war the only viable reason to drive this country into debt, as your previous president did?
And what of his budget? Were conservatives OK that the costs of Iraq and Afghanistan were conveniently left off the books to conceal their true costs
and the real total expenditures in our budget? Which repulses you more? That we now have a President that is willing to spend to re-build America and
recover from a serious recession, or the dishonesty of the previous President who purposely omitted billions and billions from the budget?
Given the big issues we have to contend with, who cares about marijuana? Let allow the president's "flippant" attitude towards it?
What diplomatic screw-ups? in under 70 or so days of an administration?!?!?! Since when is restoring the US standing in the world as a powerful and
collaborative force a bad thing? It's OK to talk to people, folks. We are not only members, but leaders, of the world community, and that standing is
incompatible with the isolationist tendencies of conservatives and the previous administration. by the by... You notice the London protests (unlike
previous years) were not protests against the US? for the most part? Now THAT is change you can believe in!
You really don't see the difference between GM being allowed into bankruptcy versus AIG or BofA? To you these are equivalent in areas other than
significant job loss? Can't you fathom what a massive bankruptcy in the banking sector would further do to this economy? I'm not denying the
cronyism, but let's attempt a bit of perspective before we jump straight to the conspiracy theory. Frankly, we shouldn't be bailing anyone out, but
at the very least one can argue how different these two industries are in terms of scale and overall economic impact.