Saturday, November 06, 2010
It fits the corporationists' narrative so it will be repeated over and over again until everyone believes it.
I should have added...Look at the autoworkers and workers in all the support industries in Ohio and Michigan. The bought into the narrative that the GM and Chrysler bailouts were evil and tax cuts for the rich create jobs. They accordingly thanked Obama for helping them out last Tuesday.
They don't serve pastrami at the New Delhi, do they?
He didn't help the autoworkers. Instead of letting GM and Chrysler reorganize through bankruptcy court, with the option on the table of intervention by a sympethetic Congress, where the union contracts and pensions could have been renegotiated to levels that would allow GM and Chrysler to move forward on a sustainable footing and survive indefinitely as viable automakers, he set up a "sweetheart" deal completely divorced from reality where the unions kept their full salaries and benefits, the companies got cash infusions both from the treasury, and from the illegal cancellation of their bond obligations, which infuriated conservatives and turned them against both companies forever. Now they are back on the same trajectory towards bankruptcy, except that the insolvency and bankruptcy will occur under a Republican House, and vastly increased conservative hostility towards GM, Chrysler, and the auto unions. Neither company or the unions will survive, and it's only that way because they all bought into Obama's arrogance and belief that he is above the law.
doesn't silicon valley have a lot of startups created by technocrats from india?
but those probably don't make up for 8 million jobs lost via republican outsourcing and a vanishing manufacturing base.
that's not true. unions took big cuts in pay and benefits.
try googling and researching yourself instead of parroting beck, hannity and rush.
hey, those jobs numbers cite in salon weren't pulled out of the air. india is buying our planes:
President Barack Obama has announced $10 billion in trade deals with India that are expected to help pay for 54,000 U.S. jobs.
He's also unveiling new export rules to make it easier for U.S. companies to do business with the nation of 1.2 billion people. Some of the changes, including relaxing controls on India's purchase of "dual use" technologies that could be used for civilian or military purposes, have been top priorities for the business community.
The commercial deals include the purchase of 33 737s from Boeing by India's SpiceJet Airlines; the Indian military's plans to buy aircraft engines from General Electric; and preliminary agreement between Boeing and the Indian Air Force on the purchase of 10 C17s.
For the most part, the deals were already pending, but the White House contends President Obama's visit to India helped finalize them.
Officials said the deals would support 53,670 U.S. jobs, but it was not clear how many, if any, new jobs would be created as a result.
pity he couldn't have showcased jobs gained before the midterms.
rockie, john nichols explained what happened to russ feingold:
JOHN NICHOLS: And the only Democrat who voted against the bank reform bill, because he said it didn’t really do what needed to be done. So we have lost a pretty remarkable player.
And you ask yourself, how can that happen? Well, the fundamental reality is, in Wisconsin—I’m going to sum it up—in the night of the last US Senate debate, when Russ Feingold and his millionaire opponent were debating for an hour, the news story in Wisconsin was not the debate. It was that the last auto plant in Wisconsin closed that day, the Kenosha Chrysler engine plant. And so, they had this video of a factory closing. Now, it happened that Russ Feingold spent his entire career trying to keep that factory open, but that factory was closing on Barack Obama’s watch, on the Democrats’ watch. And frankly, I think that it’s not just Feingold. You go right over into Illinois, you see Phil Hare, a former union leader and absolute stalwart defender of working-class people, who voted against the President on a number of issues, went down, got beat, because I think that the national narrative was, Obama gets elected, he’s supposed to stand up for workers and farmers, and he didn’t, so we’re going to switch. And it did happen in a lot of states.
You go right over into Illinois, you see Phil Hare, a former union leader and absolute stalwart defender of working-class people, who voted against the President on a number of issues, went down, got beat, because I think that the national narrative was, Obama gets elected, he’s supposed to stand up for workers and farmers, and he didn’t, so we’re going to switch.
Phil Hare's spectacular implosion had nothing to do with a national narrative about workers and farmers. It had an entirely different cause.
baggers sooo hold the constitution sacred that they want to repeal half of its amendments.