Obamas inguation speech--"replace FEAR with HOPE--remember?

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    Every once in a whiile, especially during these bad economic times, some of us need a good laugh. So here it is. Do you remember Barack Obama's inaguration speech? Where he again, so elequently enamored the masse's with: "We have replaced "FEAR" with "HOPE?"

    Just a couple of days ago our newly elected, & intellectually superior, President Obama stated: "If you don't pass this bill immediately, this will lead to an castatrophic economic disaster, something of which we may never recover! And our new President wonders why consumer confidence is so low?

    And they thought President Bush was dumb! Still LOL!
     
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    If you "listened to"/"looked at" the latest unemployment numbers of last month alone then you wouldn't make this statement.

    Employment Situation Summary

    And no, the president doesn't wonder why consumer confidence is so low. Where did you get that from?

    Republicans are between a rock and a hard place, if they don't pass the bill: they will loose and if they pass the bill they will also loose. But I can tell you this: Nobody wants to have the full responsibility of an economic desaster and as it looks now it that republicans could become a perfect scapegoat if they fuck this up.

    Republicans were in charge when the economy was getting fucked up and then they are becoming responsible for destroying the rescue package. It doesn't look good for them if they continue on this road. Every new job lost can be blamed on the inaction of the republicans to come to an agreement, because the democrats have been doing gestures towards them.

    Remember the bipartisan effort to bail out wall street? And remember the reactions on this forum (and probably also by americans in general) with asking: "where is my bailout?".


    Well now the dems made an answer to this question with a stimulus plan to bail out main street and guess who is voting against it?
    Obama puts the heat on Republicans -- chicagotribune.com


    As it looks now the republicans & democrats bail out wall street, but the republicans don't seem to give a fuck about "main street". At least that is the perception now: republicans acting stubborn, democrats caving in to republicans. And yes Obama said "I have won", which doesn't imply not being bipartisan. It simply implies that he has won the elections and that republicans don't need to expect a majority of republican policy into that stimulus bill, because the americans voted against that.
     
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    Obama is finding that campaigning is a horse of another color from governing.

    So he resorts to the same old tried and true government formula of inciting fear. But this time it seems like fewer people are falling for it.

    I suppose the Dimocrats will blame GW for this lack of faith in government that we are seeing now but I see it as people finally waking up and realizing that government is a necessary evil to be tolerated but not trusted.

    IMHO

    It's about time.
     
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    But enough do; namely Snow-Collins-Specter [​IMG]
     
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    way to go obamalama,, you are supposed to be the leader, you are supposed to instill in us a sense of confidence.. that's not what yer doing now is it? Newp.:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Fascism is surely taking control of Washington. The last 8 years were horrible, with Bush scaring us if "swift, decisive" action is not taken against X (whether it be a bailout, stimulus package or Iraq), we were surely going to suffer. And now Obama following the very same steps as his predecessor. What if we all decided that more government was not the answer? Now that truly would be change!
     
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    I'm with you... let's go fot it... Civil War II, and clean the trash out of Washington. Start at the top and work down.
     
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    Yeah, what exactly happened to that slogan when the republicans got elected (2000-2008)? I don't remember less government under the republican rule.
     
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    No idea, but that's why we're in dire straights now. Obviously, the best idea would be to expand government even more and continue failed policies. ;)
     
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    lol, it is funny how you think that much less government would solve all our problems. It is not like things would all be better if we had no government.

    The way I see it: too much government is bad, but too little government is also bad. I think it sucks either way.


    Maybe it is because we have had too much incompetent people governing for the last 8 years, it kind of makes us think that government doesn't work.
     

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