Saturday, February 7, 2009

Obama's Stimulus Alarmism

Here's President Obama's message to nation today, via YouTube:

I've written previously on the Democrats' sky-is-falling stimulus alarmism, but Fred Barnes nails it, arguing that Obama sounds like Al Gore on global warming:

The more the case for man-made warming falls apart, the more hysterical Gore gets about an imminent catastrophe. The more public support his bill loses, the more Obama embraces fear-mongering. "The failure to act, and act now," the president said last week, "will turn a crisis into a catastrophe."
The "catastrophe" meme is reprised again at the video.


Anonymous said...

So, I'm just curious. What is your plan?

To do nothing just might be catastrophic. You could ask Herbert Hoover if he was still around.

Even you would have to admit, if you could step away for a moment from the idealogical zeal, that things don't look good right now.

What would you do? Tax cuts, I'm sure. Anything else?

Anonymous said...

To do nothing just might be catastrophic.

What do you mean, "might be"? Are you saying it's possible Obama could be wrong? Why are you a racist?

Average American said...

The "catastrophe" we face is the one that currently occupies the White House. The economy is in tough shape, true, but this record-breaking spending spree will only make it worse. Our great, great, great grand children will hate us for doing this to them!

Anonymous said...

The economy seems to get worse every day, but that makes it all the more important to see that the stimulus is properly done -- if it needs to be done at all.

Is Obama making a mistake by not make a bigger effort to see that the stimulus bill is a bipartisan effort?

During the election Obama promised change, specifically change in the way the political system works.

Wouldn't a big part of this change be to try to get Republicans and Democrats to work together on a stimulus bill at this critical time in our nations history?

Stumping along the lines of what Obama has been recently saying amounts little more than I won the election so I have a mandate from the people so we are going to do what I want to do.

How does that help encourage the Republicans to want to work with Obama?

All of the elected officials -- Democrats, Republicans, and Independents -- have the mandate of the people that elected them otherwise they would not be holding office.

Obama's line of reasoning that he has a mandate also forgets that he represents all the people that did NOT vote for him.

Although they might not have voted for him he still has a responsibility to them as well to not squander their tax dollars and to not ignore the law makers that they have duly elected.

Anonymous said...

Bailout 2008, a poem by David Jeffrey:

Like a bloodied warrior,
laying broken and torn.

Like a dying soldier, hopeless and forlorn.

But the blood, it be green,
the color of money.

And the soldier is an economy,
and it is anything but funny.

Broken are it’s people and shattered are their dreams.

Thanks to the ultra rich and their full proof schemes.

It is a tragedy with more pain to come.

Finance will be Hell, and their wills will be done.

Anonymous said...

this is an Awesome poem