View Full Version : Understanding the Age of Obama

06-18-2009, 10:39 AM
A moonbat to human translation! (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/06/18/obamaworld_97044.html)

Are you confused by all that has changed since President Barack Obama took office in January? If so, you're not alone. Perhaps, though, this handy guide to Age of Obama "logic" might be of some assistance.

1. The Budget. Wanting to cut $17 billion from the budget, as President Obama has promised, is proof of financial responsibility. Borrowing $1.84 trillion this year for new programs is "stimulus." The old phrase "out-of-control spending" is inoperative.

2. Unemployment. The number of jobs theoretically saved, or created, by new government policies - not the actual percentage of Americans out of work, or the total number of jobs lost - is now the far better indicator of unemployment.

3. The Private Sector. Nationalizing much of the auto and financial industries, while regulating executive compensation, is an indication of our new government's repeatedly stated reluctance to interfere in the private sector.

4. Race and Gender. Not what is said but who says it and about whom reveals racism and sexism. For example, an Hispanic female judge isn't being offensive if she states that Latinas are inherently better judges than white males.

06-18-2009, 04:24 PM
A moonbat to human translation! (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/06/18/obamaworld_97044.html)

I agree with point #1. #2-#4 are misrepresenting the facts to a certain degree.

We should wait until the end of the first year to talk about #2. Policies that effect unemployment on a national scale are not instantaneous. People who lost their jobs in the first two quarters of this year can still thank Bush -- even the auto CEO.

We are in the age of the quick fix -- it doesn't always work that way with public policy.