Cutting Through The Crap

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Capitalist


Mitt Romney and the RWS™ will push any lie they think people will buy. Top of the list, other than, you know, the Muslim Kenyan terrorist thing, is that President Obama is a socialist, a hater of capitalism. Not that it would matter to them or their true believers, but this runs in the face of about a billion facts, not the least of which is that the Dow has nearly doubled since Obama took office, Wall Street profits are at all-time highs, corporate taxes are lower, hundreds of regulations have been removed or simplified...

Not news: teabaggRs will believe anything. News: Obama has managed to play it in such a way as to lose people on the left and the right. As Gov. Spitzer says, his words piss off Wall-Streeters, his actions piss off liberals. Despite flourishing under his presidency, the über-capitalists are sending their money to Mitt. And liberals are adding this to their growing list of disappointments.

In the same zone: the romneying of Obama's energy policies. You hear Mitt talk, our president has all but completely corked the flow of oil. You learn the facts, you know that under Obama, drilling has quadrupled compared to Bush, and that we're closer to energy independence than we've been in a generation. And yet, proving the success of the deliberate dumbification by RWS™ and Fox "news," there was a letter to the editor in my local newspaper the other day, asking when liberals would demand Obama end the ban on drilling so gas prices can go down.

The made-up Obama has been an awful president, a destroyer. A communiss. Never the far-lefty he was called by Fox "news" and the rest of the RWS™, the real one has been a middle-of-the-road disappointment to many liberals. So he's fighting lies from one side and truth from the other. Tough gig. (If you want an even more compelling look at how Obama is anything but a socialist, and is, in fact, an economic conservative, read this amazing article. And yet, the lies from the right take hold like crabgrass.)

By far, the best thing Obama has going for him in the general election against Mitt Romney is Mitt Romney. A Romney presidency -- since he believes in nothing -- would be an unencumbered breezeway for takeover by people like Mitch McConnell and John Boehner and Wayne LaPierre and Louie Gohmert and Virginia Foxx and Michele Bachmann... god, the mind reels. Dark ages theocracy. Zombie economics. A hatefest. A lost future.

That's why Obama deserves to win. Well, that, and ending the war in Iraq, the Ledbetter law, health care (which could have been way better), the automobile industry, reversing the economic collapse, progress on equality (but not enough), believing in science (but kind of ignoring it, vis â vis climate change)... So, yeah, I'll vote for him, and not really reluctantly. But wishing he'd been stronger in many things, while certain it'd have been much worse under McCain/Palin, and would be even more so were Mitt to sit in the Oval Office.


4 comments:

Frank Drackman said...

Speaking of Lies...."The Dow has doubled since Obama took Office"???
Umm well, actually the Dow on January 20th, 2009 closed at 7949, and closed yesterday just shy of 13,000, so your only 3,000 off.
Thats %20, if you habla the Percentio.
Its like me sayin my 8 inch penis is 16 inches when its really only 13inches..
WIDE...Ha Ha
Maybe you meant "# of Troops in Afghanistan", which HAS doubled, if you don't count the ones who got killed.
Umm lets see, and the # of Unemployed has gone from 13 million to 15, good job.
And the National Debt, lets see, $10.6 trillion to 15 trillion.
Oh yeah, Bin Laden, sorry.

Frankie "The Nose" Drackman

Sid Schwab said...

Fair enough, Frank. Should have said "nearly doubled." I changed it. But, since the point was about whether Obama is anti-capitalist, I'm not sure it makes much difference. On the other hand, it's not as if you ever address the point.

But I'm a stickler for honesty.

Sid Schwab said...

P.S: the low for the Dow that year was 6547.05, not long after Obama took office. I'm sure, being the generous and factual person you are, you'd allow that the trajectory was not about Obama, a couple of months after he took office. Based on that number, it's actually more than doubled. But let's not quibble. We never have.

Frank Drackman said...

Thanks Sid, love when a Surgeon has to admit he's wrong, smells like....VICTORY:)
and maybe you were just confused with the "Number of US Troops killed in Afghanistan", which HAS tripled, from 569 in 8 years of "W" to 1827 in just over 3 years of his-Muslim-Faith's Caliph.
Of course thats just as of April 3rd, 2012(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/coali)seriously, finding these Afghani Casulaty numbers is tougher than finding out what really happened to Mary Joe Kopeckney...
Oh, and that link you posted about His Nappiness cutting regulations?
the last sentence is
"The Reform does not make any impact on the overall regulatory burdens that exist on the business community"
and I'd like to close with the fact that the Fat-Cat-in-Chief paid a lower tax rate than HIS Secretary(http://news.yahoo.com/president)
I know, those E-Ville Bush, I mean Obama tax cuts that expired 16 months ago, if they hadn't been extended by the Deduction-Meister himself..

Frank