Wednesday, January 28, 2009

CONS to Obama: Talk to the Hand

President Obama and the Democrats are trying to work with the republiCONS why? Funny one would think the CONs believe they won the last election. During his inaugural address Obama mentioned his administration willingness to work with various interest.

The question before the Obama administration now is what does it do when the extended hand is met with a fist?

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Limbaugh: He protests too much!

According to Rush Limbaugh President Barack Obama is "afraid" of him. Really? Why should Obama be afraid of the right wing, pill popping blowhard. Limbaugh wasn't able to derail the Obama campaign. Although, he tried to do so over and over and over. Its likely Barack Obama, now President with the legal authority to exercise his vision for America, worries little about Limbaugh's attempts to keep himself relevant and in the spotlight.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

What stimulates Brit? Obviously Not History

Fake News Anchor Brit Hume was all a lather on inauguration day. Hardly after the cheering crowd of millions had dissipated, Brit was harping on President Obama's plan to stimulate the economy with new federal spending. He goes so far as to ask whether federal investment has ever worked to benefit the economy.

Other than federal appropriations for programs like the Louisiana Purchase, the Homestead settlements, the West's reclamation, the interstate highway system, the GI Bill, Space exploration and development of the Internet (just to name a few off the top the the head), Brit may have a point.


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Monday, January 19, 2009

Bush Legacy? Barack Obama!

President Bush isn't even out of the White House yet and the rewritting of history is already in full swing. Take this pap from Tara Wall deputy editor of the Washington Times and Bush apologist. It seems Tara believes the rejection of Bush and all things RepubliCON these past several months is just whining of a few crazy liberals. Funny the "crazy liberal" demographic now makes up 65 percent of the country.

The "crazy liberal" demographic aside, Tara quotes Secretary Rice who believes Bush's Presidency will be vindicated by history. Secretary Rice points to the President's keeping the homeland safe. In fact, President Bush himself summed up his adminstration thus, "President Bush was the president at a time when our nation was attacked, he clearly saw the dangers, he pursued the enemy, he put tools in place so the professionals could better protect the people, and the homeland was not attacked." However, the President is asking the American public to forget that he clearly didn't see or didn't care about the pending threat posed by Al Queda prior to 9/11!

It's also interesting that Rice, Wall and Bush's definition of safe is limited to preventing a repeat attack. However, the Bush administration's action facilitated the worst economic crisis since the great depression, sunk the nation into an unnecessary quagmire war, worsened the Katrina disaster and on and on and on. These actions have hardly made the nation "safer." In fact, it could be argued the country is in its worst position since the Civil War.

In the long run, Bush might get credit for creating the conditions that made the election of Barack Obama possible. A small silver lining in an otherwise dark cloud of a presidency. Good on you Bush!


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Monday, January 12, 2009

Minority Blues

Ohio republiCON Senator George Voinovich announced his decision to not seek a third term. Voinovich joins three other CON senators (Mel Martinez of Florida, Kit Bond of Missouri and Sam Brownback of Kansas) who won't seek relection in 2010. Rumors are that others like Kay Bailey Hutichson of Texas may leave the Senate as well.

Voinovich said in a statement that the demands of fundraising for relection and focusing on the needs of the country is too diffcult.

However, its more likely a combination of CONS' sinking approval ratings and the reality of being a longterm minority are really causing the good Senators to seek greener pastures.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

TPP 2009 Predictions

Pat Robertson is making his annual predictions. I guess he has forgotten about the Bible's admonition against sooth saying and fortune telling.

However following Rev. Robertson lead and risking eternal damnation here are The Progressive Posts 2009 predictions:
  1. RepubliCONS will strongly profess new faith in bi-partisan congressional action.
  2. Despite their new faith in cooperation, CONS will obstruct (filibuster) many significant and needed bills throughout the year.
  3. CONS will unceasingly question/undermine President Obama's policy in Iraq, Afghanistan in particular and the war on Terror in general. Least we forget, during the Bush administration this questioning of war aims was called treasonous unAmerican behavior.
  4. CONS will push little more than union busting and tax cuts for the rich as "solutions" to the current economic crisis.
  5. The RepubliCON party will continue to wallow throughout the year without real national leadership.
  6. Despite an ongoing leadership vacuum, the CON base's love affair with Sarah Palin will sour.
  7. Lacking a positive foreign policy vision, CONS will try to turn a minor international event into a major foreign policy crisis for the Obama administration.
  8. The current Blogo scandal will have been forgotten long before this time next year.
  9. Cons will scream that Roland Burris (a person who has been appointed) should be seated in the Senate, while opposing Al Franken's (a person elected to the chamber) joining the upper House.
  10. Most of Pat Robertson's 2009 predictions will not come to pass.

Looking forward to the New Year!