financial calamity: you max out your monetary policy, which we’ve
already done, and then you spend as much money as you possibly can
without actually setting the stuff on fire (I’m exaggerating, but you
get the point). That’s not Obama’s plan or Democrats’ plan, that’s the
mainstream economic plan. Not everyone agrees with it, but not everyone
agrees that you should take antibiotics if you’ve got pneumonia or that
you should stop smoking if you’re coughing all the time.
Which is really the thing here. Waiting for everybody to get on board, or doing counterproductive things to get them on board when they don’t really want to be on board, is some serious bullshit time-wasting. Let it go. Leave some Congressmen behind. They’re big boys and girls, they can catch the bus.
I do agree with one point being made all over the panicking blogosphere this week, which is that Obama spent a lot time courting Republicans and not enough time courting Democrats. As we all know, we have like six parties in this country and most of the members of same call themselves Democrats, and they all want to be petted and cajoled and generally treated like the pretty pretty princesses they all are. Delicate little snowflakes. Very annoying. But you keep them all together, you don’t need the Sarah Palin Party giving you strategy at the hands of Joe the Plumber.
If I’ve failed to completely give up on Obama as of yet, it’s just because every time I’ve done so I’ve looked like an idiot, but he’s had a crap week.Daschle was a bad choice for First Big Mistake, because if you’re gonna blow a call you want it to be for something worthwhile.Judd Gregg is looking like the car I bought that time I had to buy a car in a week and it didn’t really matter what kind of car it was or if it, you know, ran properly. Every timeMax Baucus opens his mouth about national health care, sorry, I mean national health insurance, I want to stab holes in the walls. And I knowObama’s busy but we really do need to get this torture thing handled, if only with some kind of definitive statement that we will continue to suck in perpetuity so that those of us holding out hope can give up and go take a nap.
All this is leaving aside how much fawning Tweety and his ilk have been doing over stupid shit like coffee klatches and who Obama had lunch with yesterday.
I’m not absolving the Congressional Democrats here, either. It’s their responsibility to support the policies of the leader of their party, the man they fell all over themselves to get next to at their inaugural balls like he was National Prom King. You don’t elect somebody and then disappear for six weeks while the Republicans pummel him all day long on the stupid talk shows. Get your heads together, figure out who’s being interviewed when, and let’s do this bitch already.
I’m sorry if I should be adopting a more general wait-and-see policy, but I am kind of freaked out that at any moment the ceiling could come crashing down and there’d be no money to fix it. Those of us out here losing our damn minds and scraping under the couch cushions for cash do not have a lot of patience left.