Friday, September 16, 2011

Designed to fail

I honestly did not know this until today, but Obama didn't consult with any of the Democrats in Congress before rolling out his latest stimulus plan:
This is why a competent White House would have asked their allies in the one chamber of Congress their party still controls for input before writing the bill.  Their failure to engage with their allies had Senate Democrats publicly blasting the plan earlier this week, ruining Obama’s strategy of blaming Republicans for stalling on his jobs bill.  If the White House can’t even convince Democrats to take the plunge with Porkulus II: Economic Boogaloo, Republicans will argue, then why should they?
As Ed Morrissey points out, there are already five Democrats in the Senate who have publicly voiced opposition to the so-called jobs bill which is enough to sink the bill in the Senate; this explains why Harry Reid has not even introduced the legislation.  The Democrats see the handwriting on the wall: Obama intends to throw them all under the bus as part of the the "do-nothing Congress" to enhance his odds for re-election.  Understandably, some of them up for election next year have a problem with that.

Think about it: if Obama really wanted to pass this jobs bill, he would have consulted with Congressional leaders to determine what was possible and what could be compromised.  As a minimum, he would have sat down with Congressional leaders for his own party to ensure a unified front.  Finally, if you want to win over the opposition, you might want to cool the rhetoric of calling Republicans unpatriotic

.But then Obama didn't want a jobs bill - he wanted an issue.
It is already crystal clear that Obama’s Stimulus II can’t even pass the Democratic Senate, let alone the House.  It is such an obviously transparent play to try to set up his own re-election as Harry Truman redevivus, but the political mistake Obama has made is thinking that Democratic Senators whose own poll numbers are collapsing ... will want to be his advance guard and vote for a suicidal measure on his behalf.
Memo to Obama: you're not fooling anybody, despite your Smart Power.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Listen up people, there's lots of deep water and mountainous cliffs out there, so let's all be careful out there. Think of this as a warning as to all the places that people could inadvertently lose those long and short metal objects.

Worn holsters, carrying cases with faulty latches, backpacks full of holes. Not to mention tripping over roots and rocks, slippery hands and just general clumsiness.

Sometime people lose everything in a small forest fire or an overturned canoe. Sometimes things are lost to inaccessible places like off steep cliffs or dark ravines. Occasionally it's an innocent trip near a deep still lake in the mountains, and the last thing you see is that shiny metal splashing into the murky green water. There are those rare times were one might carry along their hardware to more exotic places. Geysers and hot springs, volcanoes and old mine shafts.

One can imagine an almost magnetic pull on the metal into the bottomless reaches of a unexplored cave or unfathomable sinkhole. Even quicksand and gravel pits out yonder in remote places can swallow up even long pieces, that no matter how long and hard your search, the cold darkness forces you to retreat back to civilization. And who can remember where something small enough to fit into the of palm of your hand was lost, upon returning for another search, weeks or months later?

All of this could mean that you have your hardware one minute and it's GONE FOREVER The next.

These are probably the top 50 + ways one could Lose all or some of their hardware(In No real order of importance):

1. Dropped off a cliff, Biff

2. Fell in a lake, Jake

3. Thrown at a bear, Clare

4. Buried in sand, Jan

5. Missing in mud,Jud

6. Fell down a crack, Jack

7. Lost the parts, Bart

8. Fell in a hole, Joel

9. Jogging Jostle, Justine

10. Lost in the tall grass, Cass

11. Deep in snow, Joe

12. Thrown out in the trash, Nash

13. Tripped into a well, Mel

14. Forgot in the can, Stan

15. Whitewater wipe out, Walt

16. Lost in cave, Dave

17. Left on top of the truck, Chuck

18. Holster fail, Dale

19. Hole in pocket, Crockett

20. Mountain hike, Spike

21. Buried in crete, Pete

22. Lost in a stable, Mable

23. Deep water splash, Nash

24. Stolen by thug, Doug

25. Misplaced moving crate, Nate

26. Quicksand, man

27. Spelunking mud, Bud

28. Lost at camp, Champ

29. Fell in some dirt, Burt

30. Deep ravine, Jean

31. Buried at sea, Bea

32. Deep water mishap, Chap

33. Overturned canoe, Drew

34. Garage sale last fall, Paul

35. Flipped over boat, that's all she wrote.

36. Storage shed fire, sire

37. Ice too thin, it fell in

38. Missing in a messy home, Jerome

39. Outhouse mishap, Oh Cr.....

40. Stolen from a shed, Ned

41. Sulfur springs are hot and corrosive, Joseph

42. Avalanche,Blanch

43. Lave flow, Joe

44. klutzy man, Stan

45. Deep abyss, Chris

46. Sinkhole slip, Trip

47. Metal don't float, Choate

48. Fell off a Jetty, Betty

49. Inadvertent misplace, Ace

50. Dropped on a high bridge, Midge

51. Rock climbing loss, Hoss

(Dis)Honorable mention:

Reached over on a boat, out it splashed from my coat.

Tripped on a root and it slid down a slope, tried to find it but have no hope

Took a tumble on glacier, now it's part of mother nature