A recent web comment reflected an apparent Obama decision to forgo political show trials for member(s) of the previous administration. My response shows that I am less than convinced that it’ll “stick”.
Well, at least we have that. Surprising though.
Hmmm. Do we have that? I wonder.
I am not the only one that believes that Obama is more idealogue than pragmatist. With half the country despising him (conservative), and a wilting left side of the equation (liberal), it will be interesting to see whether he can tack to the center quickly enough to offset the loss on the left. Remember, it is early in his administration. He knows that public support is beginning to collapse as the economy implodes, and no degree of “pie in the sky” happy talk is going to stop that. He’s way overspent, and the stimulus package isn’t working (though only six percent of those stimulus packages have made it into the economy so far). The bulk of his/their profligacy isn’t due to be squandered till before the midterm elections. By that time the collapse will well and truly be a disaster.
He’s already setting the basis for vastly increasing taxes, though this is !exactly! the wrong thing to do in a faltering economy. Truly, he cannot raise taxes enough to make a dent in the debt that’s in the process of creation. Print more money? That’s a given, if the Chicoms allow it. When will the tsunami of inflation hit? I can’t tell you, but it’s coming as sure as the sun will rise. There’s not a solution now, even if he was a pragmatist. The only action available (as ineffectual as that is), is happy economic talk while all of the indicators accelerate downwards. What’s left? More happy talk and a desperate need to get the focus of the public off of the conflagration that is burning through the financial underpinnings that still give marginal support to what is left of an economy.
He is mentioning the previous administration more than he ever did, as the cause of the nation’s grief. I don’t think we’re out of the woods yet re. a show trial of some sort.
Consider, as the left sours on his desperate attempt to tack right, there’ll come a time when his total support trends south as well. That’s when the political showboating will begin in earnest.
A socialist will take your money.
A Marxist will arrest you.
A communist will kill you.
What “flavors” of leftism do you suppose we’ll witness over the next two years? This is the start of a great political “life lesson” for my children. They can see it coming. They’re already preparing for the economic dissection. Disasters teach.