Saturday, November 15, 2008
Barack Obama's weekly address: Did I hear the word "malaise"?
No. Barack Obama did not use the word "malaise" on his first weekly YouTube address, but he did go on at length about the extent to which everything sucks, and that we are going to need a massive new government-run energy program, and that it will involve a lot of "sacrifice." Sorry to say, I have not heard a politician sound so much like Jimmy Carter since, well, 1980.
By JPMcT, at Sat Nov 15, 04:13:00 PM:
Problem: We need oil
Obama: Don't drill
Problem: We need alternative energy sources
Obama: NO nuclear or coal
Problem: We need private investment in energy
Obama: Tax the wealthy, Tax the corporations, Increase the Capital Gains Tax "for fairness".
Problem: Protect our energy resources.
Obama: NO war for oil. Bring the troops home!
I hate to say it, guys...but we are doomed!!
By TigerHawk, at Sat Nov 15, 04:20:00 PM:
Of course we're not doomed. We survived Jimmy Carter, so we can survive anything.
By JPMcT, at Sat Nov 15, 07:08:00 PM:
Very true, but forget not that we "survived" Carter because of the man that filled his rather small shoes...Ronald Reagan.
I don't see any Reagans on the horizon..but I guess we can always hope for the best.
This is Carter on steroids, and lots more politically adept. I too think we're doomed. My daughter is in Chile and says it's a great place: mountains, beaches, unbelievable natural beauty, vineyards and, not to forget, a free economy.
By Steve Burri, at Sat Nov 15, 08:36:00 PM:
In accord with your post and comment... Here's a post-election yard sign with shadow.