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President Faust

Somewhere back in 2006, I became fascinated by Senator Barack Obama. While I am a firm Republican and Conservative, and a strong supporter of President Bush, I was impressed with the emergence of a Democratic party candidate who spoke about the need for rising above petty differences, and the opportunity for a national dialogue based on the needs of the country, rather than the self-serving business of politics as usual. If he meant what he said, and if this naïve-sounding young man could manage his work to match his claims, the promise of a new era in government seemed to be within grasp. I believe many millions of Americans believed in that promise, and trusted Senator Obama to be what he claimed to be.

Unfortunately, the many promises broken already by Obama make it increasingly obvious that Barack Obama had no intention of living up to the high ideals he used to get elected. Republicans discovered that 'bipartisan' meant having liberal pork orgies shoved down their throats, with a complicit media blaming as 'obstructionist' anyone conscientious enough to point out that the 'stimulus' bill was useless for its intended purposes and in its main effect as toxic as the mortgages which launched the recession. Democrats discovered that 'closing Gitmo' really meant sometime in the future, with rendition and relocation to similar camps very much in discussion. And apolitical people discovered lies in Obama's promise to have all bills fully available to the public for five days of debate and discussion, and in his promise to respect all reasonable positions and opinions in policy matters. President Obama's excuse for eviscerating his ideals immediately after taking office? "I won", says Obama, demonstrating his clear alignment with Niccolo Macchiavelli ... or perhaps more accurately Dr. Johann Faust.

For those unfamiliar with the legend, Dr. Faust sold his soul to the devil in exchange for a number of diabolical favors, including wealth and power. Considering his station and stature just ten years ago, a man might reasonably wonder how Barack Obama, for all his talents, managed to gain so much money and rise so fast on such feeble accomplishments as he has. More to the point, it seems that our modern Faust has it in mind to have someone else pay his debt, in this case the nation.

The text of this devil's pact is here. The $790 billion bill includes (just for Title I of twenty-three separate titles in the Bill), $24 million for new buildings for the Dept. of Agriculture, $176 million for "agricultural research", $50 million in "additional salaries" for Dept. of Agriculture employees, $145 million for "floodplain easements" (taking private land), an additional $145 million for the Agriculture Dept. general fund, $11.4 billion for "section 502" direct and unsubsidized guaranteed loans for homes (but only for the "rural housing insurance fund"), $200 million for administrative costs in applying the home loan money, $1.6 billion for the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, $2.5 billion to build broadband networks in rural areas, $100 million for the National School Lunch program, with another $400 million set aside for the Secretary of Education to use as he sees fit, another $150 million for the "Emergency Food Assistance" program for public schools, and $5 million for food assistance to Indian Reservations. That's $16.895 billion dollars just for that first section, and not a penny of that creates even a single private-sector job, protects the public from loss of their investments or savings, or protects even a single house from foreclosure in any metropolitan area.

- continued -

Title II hands out money to the Commerce and Justice departments, spending $13.02 billion, of which only one billion dollars is meant to be used to hire anyone - to be used to "hire and rehire" police officers to be used for special initiatives - governments are specifically prohibited from using this money for street patrol, routine criminal investigations, or any nominal law enforcement function. The rest is spent on administrative costs, government oversight, and new buildings or renovations.

Title III applies to the Department of Defense. $4.555 billion is allocated for research, operation and maintenance.

So, through just the first three titles $34.47 billion has been spent, and while some of the programs could be argued as important and necessary, not a penny of this money has been spent to address the three crises of mortgages in major population areas, solvency of the financial network, and unemployment in the private sector. Just as Doctor Faust wanted to do good things for his fellow man but failed because his fundamental assumptions were wrong, so too President Obama has chosen exactly the wrong tool, as he fails to understand that his position is by definition dishonest, since he uses a false claim to support massive spending that, less than a year ago, he himself understood could not be supported by the economy in place at this time. His demand for one-party dominance belies his promise to rise above partisan politics. His lies prove the character beneath his veneer. Like Faust, Obama cannot succeed in his dreams but continues to lie to himself that he can get out of his contract, that good intentions are sufficient excuse for whatever his sins.

But unlike Faust, Obama may be able to drag the country down with him when he goes.


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Comments (37)

I'm sure Our Savior would f... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

I'm sure Our Savior would find that you are an "obstructionist", and fail to realize the superiority of His Powers. As the weeks go by, there will be more and more 'surprises' about what is in that crap sandwich. Much of it has to do with CONTROL, not 'stimulus'.

And I can't help but think ... (Below threshold)

And I can't help but think how the President you so admire did so much to help pave the way for Obama's victory. Only our foolishly not recognizing Bush's brilliance could have led to the nation voting for someone the polar opposite of Bush.

Steve, when you post commen... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

Steve, when you post comments like that, I can only remind parents that it's just not cute at all to let your kids eat lead paint chips.

In your case, Steve, lead chips appear to have been a staple of your diet for a very long time.

As our nation stampedes off... (Below threshold)

As our nation stampedes off the cliff like a bunch of lemmings on crack, Obama is harnessing the power of their descent for his own personal gain. It's kind of like hydroelectric power.
http://www.rightklik.net/

If Barack Obama had "no int... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

If Barack Obama had "no intention" to do these things from the beginning then if wouldn't be "Faustian."


I was impressed wi... (Below threshold)
I was impressed with the emergence of a Democratic party candidate who spoke about the need for rising above petty differences, and the opportunity for a national dialogue based on the needs of the country, rather than the self-serving business of politics as usual.

SUCKERRRRRRRRRR!!

Seriously, did you really think he would make good on his lofty rhetoric? In my experience, and this applies to both major parties, the more a politician talks this way, the more I find myself reaching for my wallet.

My feelings about Obama hav... (Below threshold)
mag:

My feelings about Obama have remained the same. I saw him then and now as a very arrogrant, unexperienced person with questionable friends and ideas I did not agree with. However, when he won I was hoping for the best and wishing him the best for the sake of the country.
Now, I am frighten for our country. I still can not figure out why people are so enthralled with him. Really....I just can not.
Good talkers who promise people everything end up in control with horrible results.

When Obama was elected, I c... (Below threshold)
Wright:

When Obama was elected, I consoled myself with the thought that we had survived four years of Jimmy Carter, and this guy couldn't possibly be any worse than that.
A month in, and I realize how wrong I was.

DJ: oooh, what a terrific c... (Below threshold)

DJ: oooh, what a terrific comeback. Don't respond to the charge that Bush's incompetence paved the way for Obama's victory (heck, Bush couldn't have made it easier for Obama if he had tried to do so) and the Democrats taking and increasing their control of Congress, just insult me. Given your claim to be a conservative, it is surprising to see you resort to the tactics so often employed by the liberals when their pet beliefs are challenged; rather than respond on the merits and try to defend your position, just fall back on calling your opposition names.
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Steve, through the haze of ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Steve, through the haze of lead paint chips, try to understand that the appropriations of monies and the oversight of our banking and financial systems were under the direct purview of the democratic leadership in its third year. If you knew how government worked, you would understand that you accused your own party. ww

WW: 'my' own party? You pr... (Below threshold)

WW: 'my' own party? You presume that anybody not fawning over Bush and who doesn't think Sarah Palin is the second coming of Reagan is a Democrat?

There's plenty of blame to go around for the current financial mess, both sides screwed up (the Dems for pushing this mess, the GOP for not having the courage to fight back). But to my point, Bush was nowhere on this, he made a token effort to address it and buckled rather than take on Barney Frank and Chris Dodd. Bush cared about nothing during his Presidency except for Iraq and thus ignored everything else going on. As I said, he couldn't have done a better job of helping Obama win if he wanted to.
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Steve, the 'Stupid Lies ... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

Steve, the 'Stupid Lies About Republicans' contest is over at DU, not here.

DJ, you are on a roll, what... (Below threshold)

DJ, you are on a roll, what witty retorts you have in your quiver. And editing my comment is oh so mature.

But exactly are the 'stupid lies about republicans' that I am alleged to be spreading? That Bush did remarkably little to head off the housing and credit crisis? That his (along with Paulson) efforts did little to calm the markets? That Bush was so focused on getting his way with Iraq that he turned a blind eye to what Congress was doing? That Bush backed down from a fight with Barney Frank? The President who was willing to take on the evildoers around the world was unwilling to go toe to toe with Barney Frank? OR that Bush has to receive a fair amount of the credit for Obama winning? Think about this: if the country hadn't seen Bush as such a complete failure, McCain, playing the anti-Bush, would never have won the nomination and thus there would have been somebody else, presumably more competent, to have gone against Obama?

So please, for the readers who haven't drunk the Bush kool-aid, tell us which of the above, or for that matter, any of my criticisms of Bush are untrue.

Or you can just polish up another of your witty ripostes...
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The topic is Obama's lies, ... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

The topic is Obama's lies, not how much bile you can spew, Steve.

Anything off-topic from you will be devowelled - which is so far everything you write.

But unlike Faust, ... (Below threshold)
But unlike Faust, Obama may be able to drag the country down with him when he goes.

And why should we be surprised when his attorney general calls us a "Nation of Cowards" with no reprimand from our "leader". Does this mean he agrees with Holder? And if Holder is allowing his Secret Service to invade a resident for expressing his freedom of speech without reprimand, where do we go for redress? How does Mr. Strum respond to these "petty merits"? With all the Presidential shortfalls Mr. Drummond has proficiently posted above, these I've mentioned here concern me as much, if not more, as to the competence of the office and the un-checked disrespect Obama and his "leadership" are showing to the citizens of this still great nation.

The hypocrisy is if President Bush had allowed this, the Democrats and their spoon-fed media would be demanding an impeachment, but alas, these times are a "changing" and hope is an empty hour glass.


Well now everybody, yes you... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Well now everybody, yes you too DJ, sit back and take a deep breath. He's been in office 1 month and already you folks think it's Armageddon.

Will he succeed or will he fail? Only time will tell and not nearly enough has gone by to make any determination of that. Yes, I believe in him and the direction he's taking us. You folks don't and that's the American way. No problem there. But if you take some time and read the rather hysterical comments some of you make it's down right ludicrous based on 1 month in office.

DJ- I like reading your posts (wish some of the "newer posters" were more like you). I disagree with you about 90% of the time but you do try to make a reasoned case most of the time.

I say the same to you. 1 month has gone. The stimulus bill was his first priority. He's accomplished that for good or bad. We'll see. Yesterday he began addressing the mortgage issue and hopefully the dems and repubs can do better this time on working together. The banking mess is being addressed though I am one of those who is now pleased with Geitner so far.

Your argument that he wants one-party dominance just doesn't hold water. He reached out but the Republicans made a clearly political decision to resist. They may pay a heavy price for that if they are seen as nothing but obstructionists. On the other hand I could be wrong and they may be right. I don't think so though.

Bottom line is Obama decided on what he thinks needs to be done and he has the stones to go ahead with it (remind anybody of Mr. Bush?). He'll fall or rise on his policies and his decisions. I would hope that you hope he succeeds because if he doesn't god only knows the rersult.

Wow! Steve, get a grip. Oba... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Wow! Steve, get a grip. Obama lies, to you lefties that is bad. ww

" He reached out but the Re... (Below threshold)
retired miiitary:

" He reached out but the Republicans made a clearly political decision to resist. They may pay a heavy price for that if they are seen as nothing but obstructionists."

Hey it worked for the democrats.

"He reached out bu... (Below threshold)
"He reached out but the Republicans made a clearly political decision to resist."

Damn near fell out of my chair with this one JFO. You gotta try to warn folks when the solipsism spills out like a Texas oil gusher.

If you're sincere about Obama's feeble attempt to "reach out" with his token invitation to the WH, please do some shopping at a two-for-one credibility-mart. This one belongs in the "halls of rhetorical blasphemy" or maybe in the Wizbang-Pop catagory--(under appealing comedies).

Your argument that... (Below threshold)
Stan25:
Your argument that he wants one-party dominance just doesn't hold water. He reached out but the Republicans made a clearly political decision to resist. They may pay a heavy price for that if they are seen as nothing but obstructionists. On the other hand I could be wrong and they may be right. I don't think so though.

Obama not only wants one party dominance, he insists on it. So does San Fran Nan and Dingy Harry. How else can they get their far reaching Communist agenda passed? Surely not by engaging the Republicans. You libs and the mainstream media, conveniently left out that there were seven Dems in the House that voted with the Republicans on this deal. In my estimation, that took more guts and what the Republicans did

Sure he reached out to the Republicans, the three RHINOs that are in the Senate -- Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins and Arlen Specter (who btw is going to pay a heavy price in 2010). These three were the only Republicans that were flimflammed into voting for the Porkulous Bill. I will bet a dollar to a donut that when the votes are counted that both houses will be back in the hands of the Republicans and the few Dems that had the cajones to stand up to San Fran Nan

Did you forget the trips he... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Did you forget the trips he took to the Hill to meet with Republicans (something presidents rarely do) Rovin?

Are you aware of how much he was on the phone, talking with Republicans? Obviously not.

Are you aware that he was immediately willing to agree to tax reductions, something the Republicans wanted? Apparently not.

If you can't see that the Republicans made a pure political decision then you're pretty naive. Incidentally, so far the only Republican with any semblance of honesty and principle are the governors who are considering refusing the money, though I doubt when push comes to shove they will. Many of the anti-stimulus crowd and crowing to their constituents (Kitt Bond come to mind for one?) about projects ready to go in their districts.

So please give the sanctimonious outrage a rest will ya?

"Are you aware of how much ... (Below threshold)
retired miiitary:

"Are you aware of how much he was on the phone, talking with Republicans? Obviously not. "

Gee we didnt know that you were privy to Obama's phone calls. In the future will you please fill us in on the private details of calls he makes to world leaders so we know what to expect. Please dont say "I'm Sorry" as we already know that he is going to tell them that.

JFO, thanks. You these kid... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

JFO, thanks. You these kids today - get an iPod and a Mac and they think they know everything.

About Obama, you probably caught right off that I was writing a bit of spin - oh, I stand by my facts and I do think the man was a big less than forthcoming in his public statements, but no I do not really think the Big O made any satanic pacts. And I'd like to think he wants to do the job right.

My problem is, this is a guy who staked his claim on the basis that he would be a high-ground leader. Getting caught breaking campaign promises this soon is bad for that image, and since you mentioned Bush another way that Obama is like him might be that for all his polish, Obama underestimates the need to listen to his base, to recognize that he owes them and they will call in that marker. While I think Bush was right to go into Iraq, he did not explain it well enough and it sapped his position for the next 5 years. Obama's stimulus bill failed to address the three root problems, and pretending it did won't fool anyone or help Obama sell his next step, which could be critical.

I'm one of those people, for instance, who thinks the 'Toxic Bank' could work, if properly planned and if managed by real professionals, not politicians. The way he handled the porkfest 'stimulus' bill makes Obama look incompetent, and snotty retorts like "I won" when asked about his promise to rise above petty politics make him look dishonest.

Did you forget the... (Below threshold)
Did you forget the trips he took to the Hill to meet with Republicans (something presidents rarely do) Rovin?

His "trips" to the hill was nothing but his own political posturing and you know it JFO. Did you forget his "I won", so "tell me what you want, and go away loosers" while you and the media pretend this was "reaching out"? Now who's being the sanctimonious blowhard insulting most here with this bullshit.

Are you aware of how much he was on the phone, talking with Republicans? Obviously not.

Sorry JFO, I forgot to pay my monthly White House wire-tap renewal. But I'm sure your master's saved them calls for release some time in 2080.

Are you aware that he was immediately willing to agree to tax reductions, something the Republicans wanted? Apparently not.

You mean the $13 bucks a week refund that came out of this bill? Oh, yeah, those will be excellent "tax reductions". You really need to get out and read some economist that are facing the reality that this "recovery bill--part one" has little to do with stimulating the economy and more with changing social policy and government dependency. Again, your credibility is shrinking by the moment in attempting to sell this BS, and while you seem to be an intelligent person----Apparently not.


The problems we're facing d... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

The problems we're facing don't care whether the solution comes from a Democrat, a Republican, an Independent, or someone willing to vote for Cerebus the Aardvark... (Um, no, he can't run. Canadian born, too young, (1977) never mind... Micky Mouse, however, would qualify.)

The prime qualification is that the solution is going to actually have to SOLVE the problem, not shove it down the line to the next administration or four.

And in Washington these days, (actually, for quite a while) the emphasis is not on actually solving the problems, but getting some sort of advantage from visibly ATTEMPTING to solve them. This can range from increased budgets and staffing to 'leadership credibility' you can use for political advancement later. But actually solving the problem takes a secondary position to what you can get out of appearing attempt a solution.

Take the Spendulus bill. There's lots of political credibility being spread around for 'attempting' to solve the problem - but its been rushed through SO fast that (a)nobody in DC even read the damn thing, and (b)it's pork on steroids, with everyone getting their pet causes and projects into it under the guise of being 'necessary' and 'stimulative'.

But was it needed?

Don't knee-jerk on that - I'm just askin'. Things could be (and are being) argued either way. But I'm thinking Obama's made three mistakes in his leadership so far.

1. He didn't look for solutions within the people who know the actual problems. He's a lawyer, for heaven's sake. A lot of the folks in Congress are lawyers. Who drafted the bill? The folks in Congress. Lawyers. What sort of economic expertise are we looking at when it comes to bank problems? What sort of expertise are we looking at for the financial markets, or mortgages? What do they know that's worked in the past or failed when it comes to the markets? Are they concerned with actual results, or 'winning the case' by defending their ideals and ideology, regardless of what happens afterwards?

2. He is attempting to solve QUICKLY problems that have taken literally decades to create. But in another sense, he doesn't have TIME to come up with long solutions, In order to establish he's the right man in the right place at the right time, he's GOT to produce miracles. He's promised them, he's GOT to deliver or there's going to be hell to pay in the 2010 elections.

But promising a solution and actually delivering it are entirely different things. Looking at Obama's record (his failures at community organizing, of the Annenburg challenge, and his time in the Illinois senate (Grove Parc...) makes me think he's way above his pay grade or capabilities. He's rushing the fix - and that's a bad sign.

That brings me to the third thing.

Ever had a boss that didn't know what the hell he was doing? Who was functioning far above his management ability?

How did he treat the people he supervised? Was he angry? Mean? Petty and spiteful?

Most folks who are like that never get to positions of real responsibility. From what I've read on Obama, he's not really had that much responsibility at all for managing people and getting results... and he hasn't had the experience.

The problems are there. They need solutions. They don't need someone grandstanding, telling us how wonderful things will be as long as you buy their magic elixar. They don't give a damn about political ideology - they need competent, sensible people coming up with workable, implementable solutions that actually address the problems. And that's scarce in Washington these days.

This is getting way too long... sorry about that...

Obama lied his way into off... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Obama lied his way into office. The left bought this empty suit because he said nice things. Words are cheap in politics, ask any experienced person who has lived long enough to know this. Barry is already down playing this stimulus package which is not a good sign that even he believes this will do anything. The stock market is cratering because of Barry's actions. JFO, all this with only one month in office. Wow! Has to be a record. I can go on, but you lefties are mesmorized by this god wanna be. ww

Speaking of Faustus! ... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

Speaking of Faustus!
1-Adam 12! See Mephistopheles, 12th St & Vine.

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/19/steele-gop-needs-hip-hop-makeover/

"So please give the sanctim... (Below threshold)

"So please give the sanctimonious outrage a rest will ya?"

I used to mix it up in here years ago and believe me, your skating pal. This is Rovin-lite.....I'll try to the keep the "outrage" down till ya git thru them sensitivity courses.

"Like Faust, Obama cannot s... (Below threshold)
davidt:

"Like Faust, Obama cannot succeed in his dreams but continues to lie to himself that he can get out of his contract, that good intentions are sufficient excuse for whatever his sins."... Obama's dream was to become the President of the United States, the Biggest of the Big Shots, King of the World. Achieving this goal to satisfy his ego was/is his only ihtention.

RovinNow you're no... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Rovin

Now you're nothing but a sanctimonious asshole. I'm sooooo scared od a meanie hiding behind a computer keyboard. Idiot.

This sounds like a great i... (Below threshold)
MPR:

This sounds like a great idea!!!

Dear American liberals, leftists, social prog ressives, socialists, Marxists, et al:

We have stuck together since the late 1950's, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know, we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but, sadly, this relationship has run its course. Our two
ideological sides of America cannot, and will not ever agree on what is right, so let's just end it on friendly terms.. We can smile, chalk it up to irreconcilable differences, and go our own way.

Here is a model separation agreement:
Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.

We don't like redistributive taxes so you can keep them. You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU. Since you hate guns and war, we'll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA, and the military. You can keep Oprah, Michael Moore, and Rosie O'Donnell (You are, however, responsible for finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough to move all three of them.)

We'll keep the capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart, and Wall Street. You can have your beloved homeless, homeboys, hippies, and illegal aliens. We'll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEO's, and rednecks. We'll keep the Bibles and give you NBC and Hollywood ..
You can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we'll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us. You can have the peaceniks, and war protesters. When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we'll help provide them security. We'll keep our Judeo-Christian values. You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism, and Shirley
McClain. You can also have the U.N. But we will no longer be paying the bill.

We'll keep the SUVs, pickup trucks, and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Subaru station wagon you can find. You can give everyone health care, if 20 you can find any practicing doctors. We'll continue to believe health care is a luxury and not a right.

We'll keep The Battle Hymn of the Republic and the National Anthem. I'm sure you'll be happy to substitute Imagine, I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing, Kum By Ya, or We Are the World.

We'll practice trickle down economics, and you can give trickle up poverty your best shot. Since it often so offends you we'll keep our history, our name, and our flag.
Would you agree to this? If so please pass it along to other like minded liberal and conservative patriots, and if you do not agree, just hit delete.
In the spirit of friendly parting, I'll bet you ANWAR which one of us will need whose help in 15 years.

Sincerely,
John
Law Student and an American*
P.S. Also, please take Barbara Streisand & Jane Fonda.*


Davidt -"Obama'... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Davidt -

"Obama's dream was to become the President of the United States, the Biggest of the Big Shots, King of the World. Achieving this goal to satisfy his ego was/is his only ihtention."

Be a damn shame if he fumbles and breaks his pretty toy, wouldn't it?

RovinNow you'... (Below threshold)
Rovin

Now you're nothing but a sanctimonious asshole.

JFO,

My "sanctimony" is only preceeded by your proficient rhetorical and ad hominem "load of crap" you've been laying on the folks in Wizbang. Of course, if monkie and barney were still around, you would look like a shiny penny compared to those idiots.

Lighten up and enjoy the debate.... :)


Excellent Post MPR....is th... (Below threshold)

Excellent Post MPR....is this yours and can I borrow it?

RovinMy "ad homine... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Rovin

My "ad hominem" load of crap?

Do you read your own comments?

Now not only are you a sanctimonious asshole, you're an arrogant asshole as well. But then I guess the two go hand in hand as you so aptly demonstrate.

Geez, putz, take a look at yourself some time and quit preaching to me or anyone else. Asshole.

My "ad hominem" lo... (Below threshold)
My "ad hominem" load of crap?

Do you read your own comments?

JFO,

Looking back at my comments, you're right. I left out your total lack of a sense of humor, or your ability to adhere to an adverse opinion. I was merely pointing out that I was not buying your perseption of political reality: (case in point, Obama's "reaching out" to the Republican legislators, when it was nothing but blatent showmanship with no sincere intent to include the other half of this nation's electorate in attempting to solve this country's fiscal crisis.) Yes, I was using every bit of my "sanctimonious arrogance" to counter your false contention that Obama was "reaching out". It simply was not the truth and as long as you continue to stand by this fabrication, we can just agree to disagree.

I never stooped to calling you an asshole, but maybe, (if you looked in the mirror) two are better than one......:)

JFO, lighten up man! When y... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

JFO, lighten up man! When you feel the need to vent at someone in a thread, just remember: Obama won the election--fairly and by a wide margin--and the Republicans were hammered. Instead of getting mad, just laugh and post links to Obama's stratospheric approval ratings.

I predicted Obama would take Indiana and I was right. Some of these people thought McCain would win Pennsylvania! Hahaha! Politics is funny! Don't let a cloister of W's dead enders ruin your day. And remember, nothing that anybody says on this blog really matters beyond the context of this blog itself.




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