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  • Quote of the Day

    Posted by Lexington Green on July 22nd, 2011 (All posts by )

    There has never been in a situation in my lifetime where a guy increases the debt by 40%, GDP growth is on the way down, Food Stamps are up, millions more are unemployed — and to accomplish this we spent $4 trillion.

    Howard Davidowitz

     

    23 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

    1. Michael Kennedy Says:

      Davidowitz.

      Also, look at his talk about Borders and big box stores. The link is just below the video. Interesting comments.

    2. Jonathan Says:

      I don’t care. Obama is awesome.

    3. Jonathan Says:

      Also, you’re a racist.

    4. Jonathan Says:

      He got Bin Laden. All the negative stuff is Bush’s fault.

    5. John Wolfsberger, Jr. Says:

      Jonathan,

      You spelled it wrong. Should have been: “Also, you’re a raaaaacist.”

      Get with the program.

    6. Dan from Madison Says:

      Sadly he is still going to win the next election.

    7. Jonathan Says:

      I doubt it, unless the economy improves significantly.

    8. Tatyana Says:

      Have to agree with Dan: unless Republicans pull themselves together.

      [OT: what flag is that and why? for my BD?]

    9. cjm Says:

      obama has 0 chance of getting re-elected. 0.

    10. Lexington Green Says:

      CJM, if you really believe that, start shorting him on Intrade. Put your money where your mouth is. I say this not to be snide, but to show that you are not really, really so sure as you claim to be.

    11. cjm Says:

      I went to Intrade and set up an account, with the intent to put money on my prediction — only to find out they won’t accept American credit cards! they also want proof of residence, and a copy of a drivers license. i am surprised anyone would go through such hoops…

      in any event, I am very serious about obama having 0 chance to win. with his record he won’t even be running for re-election, come 2012.

    12. Jonathan Says:

      I don’t think Intrade will take business from Americans anymore, on account of our our anti-gambling laws.

    13. Michael Kennedy Says:

      If Obama were as smart as Bill Clinton, and had as few principals, he could be re-elected by adopting the Republicans’ position on the debt ceiling (lying of course) and agreeing to cut spending. That’s what Clinton did with welfare reform and he was able to cut spending by gutting the military which was much larger soon after the Cold War ended. That is why Rumsfeld said “You go to war with the army you have.”

      The big differences are, 1) the economy is in the toilet and probably will be until Obama leaves office; 2) Obama is not smart enough to adopt Clinton’s approach; and 3) Obama is an ideologue which Clinton never really was. Clinton had the college boy/politician leftism but was willing to jettison it when Bob Rubin explained the bond market. Obama has grown up with a hard left personal code that he got when he was a boy in Hawaii and never lost.

      If Obama would make that change, I wouldn’t be as worried about him in a second term with a Republican Senate and House. I don’;t think he can because it is what he is. And besides, Michelle wouldn’t let him. She is just as much a hard lefty.

      A lot of people would like him not to fail because of the race thing but he has made such a mess, I don’t think anything could save him.

    14. Robert Schwartz Says:

      Michael Barone analyzes the 2010 election and its implications for 2012:

      http://www.american.com/archive/2011/july/what-the-popular-vote-for-the-house-tells-us

      Byron York | Chief Political Correspondent of the Washington Examiner
      “Obama could be comeback kid if he mimics Clinton”

      http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/2011/07/obama-could-be-comeback-kid-if-he-mimics-clinton

    15. Ginny Says:

      Do we really want to elect a pouting, angry child – whose “budget” got 0 votes and he lectures others on their “nonseriousness”? Who turns a speech about something that may destroy the American economy into a partisan rant? Who takes the time between commercial breaks to “answer” one question? I can’t imagine a room – even my kid’s Montessori playgrounds – where he would seem the “adult.” Do people really believe that bullshit? They did in 2008 – are they going to again?

      Meanwhile, the Republicans have Ryan’s plan, the one that passed the House and was tabled today in the Senate, Coburn’s “back in the black”, McConnell’s plan, Paul’s suggestions – it isn’t that there aren’t plans out there – and who has said “no” to them? Listening to Obama was Alice in Wonderland time. I guess no means whatever in the hell he wants it to mean.

      (I’ve long suspected a culture whose heroes are played by Tom Cruise, Matt Damon, Johnny Depp, Hugh Grant doesn’t really like adult males. A bad sign. With Gary Cooper & Humphrey bogart we elected Ike. On the other hand, I’ve never seen even that irritating Hugh Grant charm about Obama; surely it wasn’t there today. He also didn’t project purpose & calm – the appropriate persona for a president. Does anyone feel he calmly makes decisions, weighing all sides. In a world in which the Iranians are likely to have the football thing sometime soon, perhaps the fact he has it is the least of our worries. Still and all, does his hand on that trigger make you feel comfortable? And for four more years?

      Oh, well, this is a rant, too.

    16. David Foster Says:

      Ginny…”Does anyone feel (Obama) calmly makes decisions, weighing all sides”

      I’ve noted before that this administration is comprised of two kinds of people: theorists and agitators (Obama himself falls into both categories.) Neither type is noted for their analytical problem-solving ability….the theorist tries to fit all situations into mental Procrstean Beds rather than attempting to understand the tangible reality, and the agitator looks at all problems as opportunities to denounce and to attack, rather than as things to solve.

    17. Tatyana Says:

      David, it is no longer a question “is Obama good or bad (hcild or adult, knave or fool, etc)”. It is a question who can be an opposition figure representing everything right to obamas’ wrong.

    18. Robert Schwartz Says:

      “After watching the President for the past 26 months I have determined he has two negotiating positions: Arrogant and petulant.” — Rich Galen http://www.mullings.com/07-13-11.htm

      Last night he did both.

      Extensive post game by Keith Hennesy, who is excellent,:

      http://keithhennessey.com/2011/07/23/why-talks-fell-apart/

    19. ErisGuy Says:

      Nice quote, but, really, has this statement been true during anyone’s lifetime? Has anyone spent four trillion dollars on anything ever?

      And it’s ‘raciss’ like ‘actress.’

    20. Lexington Green Says:

      If it is less than four trillion, call it a rounding error. A few hundred billion here or there, meh.

    21. morgan Says:

      What Obama has going for him is his propaganda arm, the mainstream media. Do you think for aminute they will abandom him? They, like Obama, are an arrogant bunch and admitting they made a mistake backing such a person semms to me to be beyond their ego’s capacity to admit a mistake. They, like Obama, will shamelessly lie to keep their chosen one in office.

    22. cjm Says:

      and they, like obama, are just about out of time. nytimes in the red, how long before cbs/nbc/abc follow them into the toilet? not long i think; the leftists have stirred a hornet’s nest and now half the country wants them out of business.

    23. morgan Says:

      Cjm, I sincerely hope you are right–and the sooner they go in the toilet and out of business, the better!