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Friday, February 06, 2009

Hail to the Chief!

Hello Papamoka Readers! It's a little late, but President Obama finally stepped up to the plate and started fighting back against the Republican idiot-machine that's been blaring for far too long now. It's been driving all reasonable Americans crazy, and it's time for it to be drowned-out by a more robust, intelligent messenger - President Barack Obama, our new hero in the White House!

President Obama finally launched a set of attacks on Republicans that including speaking off-the-cuff during some speeches, slamming Republicans for their lack of new ideas, repetition of old ideas, and pure obstructionism. Obama said Americans had not voted for "false theories of the past and they didn't vote for phony arguments and petty politics."

"They didn't vote for the status quo, they sent us here to bring change. We owe it to them to deliver," a fired up Obama said at a resort in Williamsburg, Virginia. HOW FANTASTIC! He knows the MAJORITY OF AMERICANS support him, and he's using the bully pulpit to speak and rail against the Republican repetitive-monkey-machine. It's a beautiful thing to watch. GO FOR IT MR. PRESIDENT!

The president is rejecting the Republican LIES that the stimulus plan should be defeated because it will expand the budget deficit. He's saying YES, it is a spending bill. That is what is required to create good American JOBS! "I found this deficit when I showed up," Obama said. He knows we know - how Rumsfeldian - the deficits are a Republican creation. It doesn't stop most Americans from understanding our current plight, and that deficits are only part of the problem. Jobs are even more important.

The president is telling the stubborn, obnoxious Republican hypocrites in the Senate that the "time for talk is over" and that immediate passage is necessary to prevent the worst economic crisis since the 1930s. The clock is not only ticking, it's about to break and stop working all together. President Obama is right to demand passage soon; there is no time to waste.

Republicans from hard-core, low-risk red state seats in the Senate seem unconcerned about national unemployment, despite showing around 600,000 job losses last month. They also appear unconcerned about their own constituents, because their states feature some of the highest unemployment figures in the nation. Instead, they continue to hammer on tax cuts for the rich and increased infrastructure spending - what economists call a single industry solution. Creating jobs across multiple sectors is of no concern to them.

As I keep repeating, the main Republican positions are absurd based on their past economic performance. The Democrats and President Obama agree; we tried it their way, and now we plan to go back to what works. "The time for talk is over, the time for action is now because we know that if we do not act, a bad situation will become dramatically worse," Obama said.

I must admit he had a rocky start, but it's good to see him get angry and stop pulling his punches. He can play chess instead of checkers all he wants, but that shouldn't stop him from speaking out when the Republicans are out there lying to everyone and anyone who listens.

The Republican manipulation of national data and media lies about middle-class America often leads to ignorant public support - aided by bad journalism - and ultimately bad legislation. In my opinion those negative Republican tactics must be torn from the national fabric and discarded forever. We need a new awakening as a nation.

Unlike many Democratic leaders of the past, President Obama needs to carry the biggest stick possible and beat the liars over the head with it every chance he gets. Only then will the bullies of the selfish Republican right back down and allow us to repair their damage. We have your back Mr. President. WE WON, and now WE NEED THE REPUBLICANS TO GET THE HELL OUT OF OUR WAY! Show us the way forward!

Michael Boh
Papamoka's Left Coast Contributor
from Our Rants & Raves Blog
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3 Comments:

Blogger Papamoka said...

Great post Michael and what amazes me most is that the damage they are doing now to President Obama will come back to bite them in the ass down the road. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have total recall memory and they will bide there time to slam the Republicans and rightfully so!

What really ticks me of is that they are standing firm in rejection of the stimulus plan based on 2% of the spending in it??? Friging joke.

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Infidel753 said...

So "change" means that Congress should stop being a check and balance and just do what the President wants? I don't think so. If the government is going to spend $800 billion, we need to have a proper debate to thrash out whether it will really stimulate the economy as advertised or not. We've already had one President who sent the national debt through the roof with wasteful spending. We need to scrutinize such proposals much more closely.

Public support for the stimulus plan has fallen to 37% as people have figured out how poor the bang-to-buck ratio is.

I hate to say it, but Obama has handed the Republicans a winning issue here.

5:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only time Obama looks remotely "good" is when he is in campaign mode like he was this past weekend. When he is propagandizing about all the great things he is going to do, the sheeple just eat it up. But when it is time for him to actually do something he falls flat on both of his faces. It is becoming more and more apparent day by day that this guy doesn't have a clue.

The comment "WE NEED THE REPUBLICANS TO GET THE HELL OUT OF OUR WAY" is hilarious - ALL the democrats did for the past eight years is block everything President Bush wanted to do, but now the democrats expect the republicans to just quietly step aside and the them steamroll our constitution??? Not likely.

Obama and the dem's will get to deal with the same level of cooperation they gave the republicans. Deal with it.

Also, Obama's comment "I found this deficit when I showed up" - Do the sheeple truly not see through that attempt to mislead??? Obama was in the Senate helping to create that deficit!!!

F&B

12:54 PM  

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