Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Campaign slogan for 2016: The Public Sucks!

Ah, politics!  I can describe it the way women have been joked about by men: you can't live with them, and you can't live without them!

Ouch, ouch, those rotten eggs that landed on my face stink like crazy ;)

Where was I?  Women?  No, no, I was talking about politics.

Today, yet again I am thinking that Obama is one damn good Republican president and I have no idea why the GOP is always upset with him.  Maybe it is because he is black?

Consider this.  Obama even came here to Oregon, to talk up the fast-tracking of the trade deal across the Pacific.  He even chose an appropriate Republican venue for it--the campus of the University of Oregon Nike, which liberals love to hate.  Guess what happened at the US Senate?  
Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked consideration of giving President Obama power to accelerate a broad trade accord with Asia, a rebuke that the president helped bring on himself.
That's right.  The Democrats, with one exception, blocked it, and the Obama-hating Republicans voted to support him.

Isn't politics the best theatre that money can get!

It gets even more entertaining: Obama is pissed off at the Democrats.  Hehehe, fun times!
Mr. Obama has said Democrats have been spreading disinformation about the Pacific trade accord and the authority he is seeking, singling out Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts for her role in opposing the accord.
The GOP's mood?
Republican leaders were pleased with the turn of events.
Senator John Thune of South Dakota, the Senate Republican conference chairman, said Democrats were “throwing their own president under the bus.”
Ok, enough about that.  Let us move on to one more exhibit of how Obama is the best Republican president that the GOP can have, shall we?

Remember that old GOP slogan "drill baby, drill!"?  Republicans are almost always pissed off at the Democrats because of the opposition to drilling offshore or in the Arctic.

Obama being the best Republican president has, of course, approved drilling in the Arctic:
Mr. Obama — acting on his own, since these are all executive actions requiring nothing from Congress — has opened huge swaths of the Powder River basin to new coal mining. He’s still studying whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, though the country’s leading climate scientists have all told him it would be a disaster. And now he’s given Shell the green light, meaning that, as with Keystone, it will be up to the environmental movement to block the plan
Thus writes Bill McKibben, who "teaches environmental studies at Middlebury College and is the founder of the global climate campaign 350.org."

You know what?  I take back that comment about comparing politics and women.  Because, politics is infinitely more entertaining than women are.

Ouch, ouch, ouch--stop pelting me with those lumps of coal, you crazy women! ;)


Ramesh said...

As you are in dire physical danger from the fair ladies, I shall spare bashing you up for such a leftist post.

I will only say that Madame Warren is definitely of the loony left and stands alongside illustrious luminaries such as Paul Krugman and their ilk.

Sriram Khé said...

I don't always agree with Warren. But sometimes, like in this issue, I agree with her. Other than calling her "loony left" you have offered nothing, which means I don't have a clue where your disagreements lie and how I should engage with you ;)

Sometimes my posts are leftist, sometimes they are rightist ... I am not an ideologue, my friend ... ;)

Sriram Khé said...

Oh, if you don't think Joseph Stiglitz is of that "loony left" then you might want to read his commentary: http://po.st/KGXL8g

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