Update: Paul Krugman this Monday, May 25, follows our lead and asks if the nation will follow California and become ungovernable.
Elect a funny named celebrity with zero to little experience, who loves adoring crowds and self-promoting publicity stunts instead of preparation and hard work, who has Kennedy connections, who promises to be a uniter not a divider, who promises change and a “new” way of doing things, who promises to be fiscally responsible even as spend, spend, spend is the order of the day and you will get a disaster.
As California goes, so goes the nation. California elected Arnold Schwarzenegger, with zero experience and a Kennedy wife, along with all the above “qualifications” and now California is a disaster. California is the future of the United States. California gave us Schwarzenegger and then Obama. When will they learn? When will Americans learn? Elect a boob, expect boobery.
In defense of California, Democrats there voted by large margins for Hillary Clinton in the 2008 primaries over the Schwarzenegger wannabee. California has also started on the way to sanity by beating all the Schwarzenegger machinations this past Tuesday. Dimocrats who think a realignment has occurred should look to California to see the electoral and financial future, as all five of the Schwarzenegger ballot gimmicks went down to defeat.
Schwarzenegger and California Dimocrats will soon expect Obama to bail the state out of self created financial hell. Already the propaganda has started that California, like GM and assorted others, is “too big to fail”. Californians this past Tuesday made it clear they expect more than words and fakery to solve the current crisis. But in the Age of Fake, words are what the men with funny names offer.
Obama has been busy though. On Tuesday he hosted Schwarzenegger who was too busy enjoying a joint publicity stunt with Obama in Washington to campaign for his measures in California on election day. Yesterday, Obama was busy again. Yesterday Obama bamboozled on Guantanamo.
Frankly, there is not much to say about the Obama speech of yesterday. We said it all before, months ago. On January 12 of this year, in Obama Is The Third Bush Term, Part II – Guantanamo we wrote:
The New York Times and the Nutroots and the Big Blog PINOs will cover for Obama, we won’t. We will trumpet loudly when Obama breaks a promise. [snip]
Obama on Sunday “lowered expectations” on the close of Guantanamo prisons. Previously Obama had said, with flowery words, he would shut down Guantanamo prisons. That Obama promise is no longer, as Richard Nixon would say, “operative”.
The latest Obama flim-flam took place on ABC’s This Week. The campaign promise to close Guantanamo within 100 days is now a broken promise. Obama says he has just now discovered that closing Guantanamo is “complex”. The truth of course is that nothing has changed on the issue of Guantanamo, there are no new facts on Guantanamo. [snip]
Obama is simply lying, again. The Guantanamo prison and the issues surrounding it have been well known and yes, complex. But there is nothing new on the Guantanamo issue. What is new is Obama is flim-flamming again and Big Media is protecting Obama, again.
When Obama made his campaign promise to close Guantanamo the situation was just as complex as it is today. If anything the actual issue itself should be less complex because there has been so much more time to think about Guantanamo. Obama is simply hedging his bets and flim-flamming Americans with flowery words. Obama can’t be trusted.
In some 6,000 words Thursday, Obama used a characteristic tactic: He sought to reclaim the issue of Guantanamo detainees by broadening it into a larger discussion of American values and national security. It was same tactic he used when, just over a year ago, political foes and critics put his back against the wall with video of racially charged speeches by his former pastor, and the Illinois senator responded with a broad and effective thematic speech on his personal narrative, race and America.
Back when every Dimocrat had his or her ear angled towards the heavens in order to hear the first bleats of the celestial choirs we called Obama what he is: The Third Bush Term. So many are now calling Obama the Third Bush Term that Obama is miffed and pouting and assigning blame (another broken promise).
Fending off criticism from human-rights and civil-rights groups at a private White House meeting Wednesday, a frustrated President Obama complained about the “mess” he’d been left by his predecessor.
The exchange came during an hour-and-15-minute “off the record” session in the White House cabinet room that highlighted growing tensions between the president and his liberal base. While the White House session was billed as an effort by the president to listen to his critics on the left, some of them left disappointed.
According to three sources who attended the meeting, Obama reiterated his intention to retain a version of the military-tribunal system established to try terror detainees and said his administration will likely end up adopting some form of “indefinite detention” policy to justify holding some selected suspects without trial. Still, Obama brusquely rejected suggestions by some of those present that, in doing so, he was adopting key tenets of Bush-era policies considered unacceptable by his liberal supporters.
“It doesn’t help to equate me to Bush,” Obama said, arguing that such comparisons overlook important differences between the two administrations’ policies, according to several sources attending the meeting.
Obama does not like the truth to be known. He is a flim-flam man and flim-flam men run from the truth like vampires from crucifixes. The truth is Obama is the Third Bush Term and more and more people are recognizing that fact.
On Guantanamo, more and more “progressives” are aware of Obama’s Bush grade bamboozlements. On the economy more and more realities are setting in. California’s elected Dimocrats might think the other 49 states will come to the rescue. But who will come to the rescue of the United States?
Reality is hitting on the economic front like a dropped barbell given to Obama by Schwarzenegger:
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner committed to cutting the budget deficit as concern about deteriorating U.S. creditworthiness deepened, and ascribed a sell-off in Treasuries to prospects for an economic recovery. [snip]
The dollar extended declines today after Treasuries and American stocks slumped on concern the U.S. government’s debt rating may at some point be lowered. Bill Gross, the co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Co., said the U.S. “eventually” will lose its AAA grade.
The typical end runs Obama has employed are beginning to run out and will impact states in fiscal chaos like California:
Also yesterday, Geithner said the U.S.’s $700 billion financial rescue package can’t be used to aid cities and states facing budget crises.
The law “does not appear to us to provide a viable way of responding to that challenge,” Geithner told a House Appropriations subcommittee in Washington. Among the hurdles: money from the Troubled Asset Relief Program was designed for financial companies, he said.
Californians voted for an inexperienced celebrity boob hoping for change and salvation. California was dreaming if they expected good results.
Americans voted for an inexperienced celebrity boob hoping for change and salvation (after Dimocratic “leaders” gifted Obama the nomination). Americans were dreaming (or on some very strong narcotic Hopium).
America better wake up. The quakes are coming.