Sometimes you have no other recourse than to laugh at the Obama Drama buffoonery and backstabbings.
As we gear up to discuss (probably next week) the economic situation and the so-called “Stimulus” schemes we need to take note of some little noted ironies and telling incidents regarding the upcoming Third Bush Term.
No discussion of buffoonery is complete without the name Bill Richardson.
Bill Richardson who owes his sorry career to Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton lied repeatedly during the primary season to Bill Clinton about his future endorsement of Hillary. Bill Richardson, after repeated lies, after praising the value of experience during the primary debates, then backstabbed Hillary and Bill by endorsing the inexperienced and unqualified Barack Obama.
For being a Judas, the backstabbing Bill Richardson demanded a cabinet position. Richardson received the not so prestigious Commerce Secretary position. Subsequently, the stench of an Obamaesque Chicago pay-to-play scandal[s] forced Richardson to withdraw from the not-so-prestigious post.
The New York Times account of the sorry mess that is Bill Richardson included these informative tidbits which made us shake with laughter at the vetting incompetence of the Obama Chicago thugs:
But with the recent convictions on corruption charges of three officials who had held high state posts — two former state treasurers and the former speaker pro tem of the State Senate — the federal investigation is being carefully watched by the politicians and power brokers with whom Mr. Richardson has dealt in the past. Most politicians called for comment by reporters on Monday spoke cautiously, if at all. [snip]
Heath Haussamen, a former state capitol reporter for two New Mexico newspapers who now writes a blog, said in an interview Monday, “We’ve been dealing with scandal after scandal — it’s been a big mess.”
Of Mr. Richardson Mr. Haussamen said: “We call him the Teflon governor. We’ve all written a lot of stories about pay to play, and none of them have stuck. He plays the political game at a higher level than pretty much anyone in the state’s history and does it very successfully.” [snip]
But Mr. Sanchez, the state senator, said the governor’s successes had come in years when the state was flush with revenues from the oil, natural gas and mining industries. New Mexico must now cut or tax its way out of a deficit of about $450 million on a budget of about $6 billion.
Scandal after scandal – sounds like Chicago. Alas, it is not to be. It would have been amusing to have had the opportunity to watch a Bill Richardson Commerce Department compete with the Obama Chicago Crime Lords in the Corruption Olympics of the next four years.
But it was this sentence in the New York Times which caught our eyes and triggered the laughter:
John Grubesic, a lawyer and former state senator who fell out with the governor after he wrote an op-ed article that referred to him as “the flabby king,” said Mr. Richardson demanded loyalty and was quick to turn on those who disagreed with him.
We don’t make this up. Richardson prizes loyalty! Who would have guessed?
The Richardson loyalty story however was not the biggest laugh of the week for us. The comedian who tickled us was Congressman Conyers of Michigan. You’ll remember Congressman Conyers was the Obama shill in Michigan who helped ensure the voters of Michigan would be disenfranchised during the primary season. Here is what Congressman Conyers said which set off the gales of laughter:
Barack Obama’s rumored pick of TV-star surgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta is drawing its first congressional fire, from a senior House Democrat who is rallying colleagues to oppose Gupta.[snip]
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), an ardent supporter of universal healthcare, on Thursday penned a letter to his congressional colleagues asserting the CNN medical correspondent “lacks the requisite experience” to be the nation’s top public health officer.
“It is not in the best interests of the nation to have someone like this who lacks the requisite experience needed to oversee the federal agency that provides crucial health care assistance to some of the poorest and most underserved communities in America,” Conyers wrote.
We can barely read the new found concern for experience without tears of laughter flowing.
Congressman Conyers is worried that Dr. Gupta does not have the experience to run a small and inconsequential federal agency but Congressman Conyers did not show the same concern about Obama. Obama who admits he can’t keep a piece of paper for more than two seconds before it is lost and who apparently (if he is to be believed) can’t locate the papers from his state senate office, and has never run anything in his life is not a problem for Michigan disenfranchiser Conyers. Laughter ensues.
Perhaps Conyers will weigh in on Caroline Kennedy and provide us next week’s mirth.
Republican Obama shill David Brooks also made us laugh this week. Although we will discuss the economic situation and the schemes to deal with the mess (and loot the economy further) later, Brooks wrote a column which for once did not 100% shill for Obama. Brooks made us laugh with this:
Christina Romer is Barack Obama’s choice to lead his Council of Economic Advisers. In 1994, Romer and her husband, David, wrote an essay entitled “What Ends Recessions?” In the first paragraph, the Romers noted that “economists seem strangely unsure about what to tell policy makers to do to end recessions.”
The Romers surveyed the recessions of the previous 50 years to try to reach some conclusions about what works. “Our central conclusion is that monetary policy alone is a sufficiently powerful and flexible tool to end recessions,” they wrote. Automatic spending policies like unemployment insurance have sometimes helped. Discretionary policies, like tax cuts and stimulus plans, have not been of much use. As they put it: “Discretionary fiscal policy, in contrast, does not appear to have had an important role in generating recoveries.”
So the Council of Economic Advisers will be run by someone who does not believe tax cuts and stimulus plans help much in ending recessions but Obama’s entire plan is – tax cuts and stimulus. This should provide tears of mirth down the road.
Too bad Brooks was too busy shilling for Obama during the primary and general election season to educate instead of worship.
Brooks made us laugh. The people of New York State, bless them, also made us guffaw:
A new survey conducted by the North Carolina-based Public Policy Polling finds Caroline Kennedy’s public non-campaign for Hillary Clinton’s US Senate seat is not working to her advantage.
Forty-four percent of the 700 New York voters polled on Jan. 3-4 said they have a lower opinion of Kennedy now than they did before she actively started seeking Clinton’s seat, while 33 percent said her efforts have had no effect on how they view her and 23 percent said they actually view her more favorably than before. [snip]
Fifty-eight percent of voters questioned said they now prefer Cuomo as a replacement for Clinton compared to 27 percent for Kennedy. He’s favored by 65 percent of Republicans, 59 percent of independents and 54 percent of Democrats.
One month ago, a PPP poll found just 23 percent of Democrats wanted to see Sen. Cuomo, compared to 44 percent for Kennedy.
Dean Debnam, PPP president, said Kennedy’s reputation has taken “a pretty clear hit” over the past month, adding: “If Governor Paterson does end up appointing her, she’s going to have some work to do to overcome this bad first impression she’s made on New York voters.”
Caroline should buy a clue. So should Governor Paterson.
We’ll wait to discuss the laughter caused by clueless Senators who pushed Obama during the primaries now complaining about the economic schemes Obama touts with the aid of polls and thuggery.
Possibly the biggest laugh of the week came from the “snub” of Howard Dean. We wrote frequently during the past year of Obama snubs. The nutroots loved it when Obama snubbed American troops and Hillary. The nutroots and Daily Kooks are probably not happy with the Obama snub of their hero Dean.
The conspicuous absence of Howard Dean from Thursday’s press conference announcing Tim Kaine’s appointment as Democratic National Committee chair was no accident, according to Dean loyalists.
Rather, they say, it was a reflection of the lack of respect accorded to the outgoing party chairman by the Obama team.
Despite leading the party in consecutive triumphant election cycles – as well as through off-year races like when Kaine was elected Virginia governor in 2005 – Dean has become all but invisible since Election Day, passed over for the Cabinet position he coveted and apparently not in line for another administration post.
Obama well knows the Chicago Rule established by gangster Al Capone: don’t trust traitors and schemers - if they betray for you, they are capable of further betrayal against you.
Dean remained silent during the sexist and misogynistic attacks against Hillary and Palin during the election season. Only after the election did Dean finally speak up in outrage. But the outrage was feigned. Good riddance to Howard Dean.
[For the record: It is our understanding that the Dean snub is entirely due to his feud with Senator Schumer and Rahm Emanuel over how/where to spend financial resources. A major factor against Dean was that many big dollar donors, especially George Soros, were not happy with the lack of respect for big dollar donors at the DNC. Soros helped establish (with Harold Ickes) the database Catalist because Soros did not like Dean gutting the DNC's database efforts established by Terry McCauliffe.]
The Dean nutroots are snubbed and whining.
His allies aren’t happy about it.
“If he had been asked to go to that event, he would have been there,” Jim Dean, the chairman’s brother, noted twice in an interview.
Dean’s reward for the party recapturing the White House, House, Senate, and taking control of seven governor’s mansions and eight state legislatures on his watch?
So far, nothing.
The nutroots and Daily Koots and other assorted and addled Hopium addicts are learning that… Obama can’t be trusted… by friend nor foe… Obama simply can’t be trusted:
“The snub today was no accident,” said one Dean ally. “I guarantee you he would have rescheduled his trip if asked to attend. It’s easy to [screw] over people when you are riding high in the polls, let’s see how many people are singing his praises in six months.”
It appears that the Dean nutroots and Daily Kooks and the Hopium addled addicts are not only learning Obama can’t be trusted, they are also expecting Obama to sink in popularity within six months. Poor, sad, unhappy nutroots.
The lesson for upset Senators who shilled for inexperienced Obama, for Congressman Conyers, for Bill Richardson, for Brooks, for Caroline Kennedy, for Howard Dean and for the unhappy nutroots and Daily Kooks comes today from Cardinal Wolsey.
History is a teacher. Wolsey’s political rise in the very early 1500s came at the cost of his principles and primary work as a Cardinal of the Church. King Henry VIII wanted to dump Catherine in favor of the younger Anne Boleyn. Eventually these desires and state interests led Cardinal Wolsey to betray his Church and benefit the State.
In 1529 Wolsey was stripped of his magnificent estates and shorn of his public offices. Eventually Wolsey was accused of treason. Wolsey died in great distress. The fall from grace was great. Wolsey’s self-designed great tomb in St. Paul’s houses the body of Lord Nelson, not Wolsey.
William Shakespeare in Henry VIII, Act III paraphrases Wolsey’s regrets:
Had I but served my God with half the zeal
I served my king, he would not in mine age
Have left me naked to mine enemies.
History is a teacher, even for the Hopium addled.