Archive for January 18th, 2011

Obama Continues To Be Indistinguishable From Republicans

Obama is such a fount of right-wing talking points, I expect him to start demanding to see his own birth certificate any day now…

President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he would order a government-wide review of regulations with the goal of eliminating those that hurt job creation and make the U.S. economy less competitive.

“It’s a review that will help bring order to regulations that have become a patchwork of overlapping rules, the result of tinkering by administrations and legislators of both parties and the influence of special interests in Washington over decades,” Obama wrote.

In an op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal, Obama said some government regulations have placed “unreasonable burdens on business — burdens that have stifled innovation and have had a chilling effect on growth and jobs.”

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Business leaders say government regulations, including those being written for the healthcare overall and financial reform, have hurt job creation at a time of high unemployment.

So President Hopey Changey hates progressives, is pro-tax cuts, pro-security state, anti-Social Security, anti-workers, anti-transparency, and now anti-regulations.  I’m having a hard time seeing what makes him a Democrat in any meaningful sense of the word.  Then again, maybe that word doesn’t mean what it used to anymore.

January 18th, 2011 at 11:27am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Obama,Politics,Wankers

Integrity: I Haz It

Smooth move, T-Paw:

Likely 2012 Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty said Sunday that when he promoted a bailout plan aimed at stabilizing the imploding mortgage market in 2008 he was speaking solely as a surrogate for GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain of Arizona and never actually supported the idea himself.

“Play the tape. It says ‘he believes’ and I was speaking as a spokesperson for Senator McCain,” the former Minnesota governor said on “Fox News Sunday” after host Chris Wallace played video of Pawlenty endorsing what was billed as a bailout for both the mortgage industry and “Main Street.”

“But I didn’t support -don’t support – bailing out places like Wall Street, General Motors and the like with respect to the federal role of government,” Pawlenty said.

Oh, so he didn’t support the bailouts, he only pretended to support the bailouts which he actually opposed.  That’s ever so much better.

January 18th, 2011 at 07:27am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Economy,Politics,Republicans,Wankers


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