Mar 23 2009

The Laughing President

Published by at 12:31 pm under All General Discussions

I am not as worked up over President Obama’s disaster on 60 minutes as others are, but I do detect a bit of reality hitting our young and inexperienced POTUS, and that could be a very good thing. It seems to this observer that Obama was laughing at himself and how unpopular (and maybe unrealistic) his policies and strategies are:

H/T Gateway Pundit

This is only a glimmer of realization, but it is a small step to possible recovery for the President – if he so choses to face up to the harsh numbers. We cannot bail out companies that took on too much risk (even though it was the Congress who led them down that path with liberal social engineering policies). We don’t need to change our health care infrastructure, we need to make it affordable (and President Bush had some excellent ideas for small businesses to sign up into insurance pools to get the prices down, as well as tort reform to keep the lawyers from skimming off the process). And there is no amount of energy tax that will change the laws of physics regarding CO2 and its negligible role in the planet’s climate.

I wonder if he is even beginning to appreciate how well George Bush did in Iraq? Clearly the situation in Iraq was also something he ‘inherited’ from the previous president.

If Obama is ready to face reality and his lack of experience, and grow beyond his 3rd grade view of the complexities of society and reality, then maybe we can survive his first term. Otherwise, we will have to change out Congress in a year and undo the damage. He’s either going to be with us, or lost on his own. Let’s hope he starts to wake up and salvage his historic opportunity as POTUS.

26 responses so far

26 Responses to “The Laughing President”

  1. kathie says:

    Guy…you are always complaining about uncivil conversations. Read your own words and imagine how they inspire civil conversation. Or do you imagine that those who answer you do it in a civil manner while you write like a complete ass.

  2. GuyFawkes says:


    What, I have to explain this again? I tried “civil” – it didn’t take with you people. I got called a terrorist sympathizer, someone mocked the fact that one of my relatives was killed during the attacks on 9/11, and my kids’ illnesses were insulted.

    Any of that sound “civil” to you?

    So now, I am treating commenters here with the exact level of respect I think they deserve. Don’t like it? Ignore me. Shouldn’t be tough – most of you are strikingly proud of your own ignorance anyway.

  3. kathie says:

    Guy I will ignore you, but to say someone MADE YOU TURN NASTY is pathetic. You are who you choose to be, that’s the beauty of freedom of choice.

  4. crosspatch says:

    If you can get through the language of this article and please, stay with it, it is actually a very good explanation of why we are in the mess we are in now. And you will notice something … everything that caused the mess we are in now happened during the second Clinton administration. The changes in regulatory decisions, the legislation that was passed and signed … all of the seeds that led to this meltdown in housing were planted at the same time as the seeds that allowed the tech bust and Enron excesses.

    We can basically lay today’s crisis squarely in the lap of Bill Clinton’s SEC, Federal Reserve, and the acts he signed into law in his second term. The author tries to blame Phil Gramm, but a single member of Congress does not create, pass, and sign a law.

    It is worth reading because it is probably the most honest reporting I have seen on the subject anywhere.

  5. GuyFawkes says:

    “You are who you choose to be”

    100% true. I just think it’s sad that so many commenters here choose to be ignorant, rude, classless, pathetic excuses for human beings. The constant need to demonize and dehumanize people who simply disagree with you politically – the incessant insistence that people on the left side of the political spectrum are all traitors and communists – it’s sad, really. The absolute declarations that the Bush Adminstration never did a single thing wrong, while Clinton was a disaster and Obama is sure to turn the country into a post-apocolyptic wasteland is the intellectual equivalent to sticking your fingers in your ears and screaming “LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU!”

    I tried to engage in serious debate. Like I said – it didn’t take. So now, when some random moron states that FDR caused the Great Depression – I’m just going to point out that he is a staggeringly ignorant moron. Think of it as a public service.

  6. marksbbr says:

    In regard to Obama’s intelligence: he did, after all, brag during the campaign that he had been to “fifty-seven states.”