Friday, June 03, 2011

Obama is no Truman:

If this report is to be believed:
Obama also told the assembled Democrats not to count on more fiery rhetoric from the Oval Office.

"He said, 'There's a difference between me and a member of Congress,'" another lawmaker said, paraphrasing the president as saying: "When I say something the markets react, all of society reacts, other countries react. I've got to be careful with what I say. I can't just say it for brinkmanship. I've got to say it in a way so that I get what I want said, but I don't upset markets and so on."
Look, Bush said all sorts of things, like "there is no trust" when referring to government bonds. The markets didn't freak out. Markets recognize political speech. Obama should not hold his tongue out of a concern of upsetting markets.


"Obama also told the assembled Democrats not to count on more fiery rhetoric from the Oval Office."

Thanks, Silent Cal. You really don't want to be reelected, do you?

By Anonymous Death Panel Truck, at 6/03/2011 8:40 AM  

Yes, Bush said all sorts of stupid things. But Bush was a Republican.

Being a Democrat, all Obama has to say is, "Uhhh..." and all the Wall Street pinheads fall into a dead faint and tank the markets. Not because he said anything substantive: Because they despise him with every fiber of their being.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/03/2011 6:15 PM  

Bush wasn't promising change. He wasn't on a mission to fundamentally transform America like Barack Obama.

The "Wall Street pinheads" tank the markets when Obama says something asinine because he has a proven track record of implementing batshit crazy policies that work on the economy like a wrecking ball, and bringing in people who like to do that work.

When Obama shoots his mouth off, people treat him like the crazy man with the gun, and with his habit of talking shit off the top of his head, he scares the hell out of people because no one knows if he's serious or not. Shut down the offshore oil industry? Hey, why not? Government takeover of the health care industry? Very European. He likes that. Cancel all the oil leases? That's his mood this week. Things may be different next week, or maybe not.

They don't dispise him. He's a dangerous, loose cannon and he scares the shit out of them. That's why the economy won't recover until Obama is gone.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/03/2011 7:16 PM  

Second Anonymous seems to have forgotten Bush's 2003 "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" that wasn't and the Bush/Cheney 2008 Great Recession to which "Wall Street pinheads" had contributed more than just a tad and Bush/Cheney's 8 long years of bubble-icious economy while fighting two wars and giving tax cuts to the rich. Bush/Cheney started the bailout of the Wall Street pinheads in 2008 with taxpayer funds and see how grateful those pinheads are as they continue to fight regulations to protect consumers. Bush/Cheney deserve credit for the continuing bad economy they started and passed on to Obama as do the Republicans in Congress who want to blame Obama, not Bush/Cheney, indeed appearing to not want an economic recovery in order to get rid of Obama. But what are the Republicans able to offer, more of the Bush/Cheney years?

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 6/04/2011 3:14 AM  

"That's why the economy won't recover until Obama is gone."

Delusional. The GOP and Wall Street drove the economy into the ditch, and if given another chance, they'll drive it straight off a cliff. Anon #2 (who is probably our loony ultra-right friend jms) has stopped chugging the Kool-Aid in favor of snorting the powder up his nose. The stupid kicks in faster that way.

By Anonymous Screamin' Demon, at 6/04/2011 11:28 AM  

Anonymous wrote, That's why the economy won't recover until Obama is gone.

Yet another right-wing moron who knows nothing about the economy, not to mention the finance sector.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/06/2011 10:49 AM  

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