Monday, August 30, 2010

Rambo vs. Mary Tyler Moore

Did you see these pictures on Drudge? Stark contrast, huh? You rile up one of them and he'll start blaming other people. Rile up the other guy and he'll make the Highway of Death look like a foot rub from Perry Como.

Also on Drudge a link to a video of Obama blaming Bush again. Obama: "It Took Nearly A Decade To Dig The Hole That We're In" What the headline didn't say is that it took him nearly 30 seconds to spit it out: "What we did know is that it took nearly a decade... What we di... how we doing on sound guys? Is it still going to the press? OK.... What we did know was that it was going to take nearly a decade, uh, in order fu..... Can you guys still hear us? OK, let me try this one more time.. What we did know was that it took nearly a decade to dig uh, the hole that we're in."

Sure I know it's nit-picking but it's like a story within the story: Obama blames the sound system for his starting the sentence out wrong at the same time he's blaming Bush for the economy that he has no clue how to fix.

Maybe he really did have a sound problem, even though they kept telling him it was fine, or maybe it was a teleprompter problem. But notice one thing: He never comes out and says specifically what Bush did that hurt the economy. (& I don't make excuses for Bush, for one thing that huge Medicare prescription coverage program. But Bush's mistakes were minor league compared to what Obama is spending and wants to spend)

Course, Obama won't get into specifics because specifics can be discussed. Think the bad debt/mortgage crisis was to blame? Well lets go back and look at the tapes from a decade ago and see who wanted oversight with teeth for Freddie and Fanny and who argued (sometimes with a not unpleasant lisp) against it.

Regardless, Ms. Moore, the American people are waking up to the fact that taking more taxes, from anyone, and spending the money like a drunken sailor (apologies to all drunk sailors) on liberal programs won't get us out of this mess.