Rome is burning, and the left is playing the fiddle..

The progressives are bringing us another month of “unexpected” rises in jobless claims. We are about to be told yet again that the answer to our pain is more “government spending” and that is freaking out the markets. Panicked people are buying gold to protect themselves from the coming disaster leading to soaring prices. Speculation that the highest paid NFL player will sit out this season due to injury is running rampant and driving people crazy! Pelosi is batshit angry that republicans won’t take them seriously and aren’t even bothering with their stupid. And of course, our elite masters will tonight be using a speech, what you do when you are campaigning, to combat the damage their other policies are causing.

Like the republicans that aren’t bothering with a response to what is sure to amount to another campaign speech blaming everyone but themselves and the agenda of the last 3 years for the economic death spiral we are in while demanding more stimulus spending –without calling it that of course – they assure you will be offset by something long after they leave office, it looks like some others have their priorities straight. Last I heard, after trying to cleverly one-up last night’s republican debate and failing miserably, and moving to Thursday when they lost that fight, the WH decided to move the speech from 8 PM to 7 PM EST to avoid a lot more shame. Nobody is taking them seriously for a reason. Things are bad and people are desperate, I tell you. But we all should keep demanding more of this progressive nonsense because there is no proof it’s all disastrous.

UPDATE: Well, since we all know a trillion dollars did nothing of notice, I bet the WH took that into account when it decided that jacking the new stimulus that shall not be refered to as a stimuls plan to $400 billion was warranted. Here is a proposal for them: come out and tell us you are going to roll back Obamacare, that monster Dodd & Frank put out, and cut the welfare state in half, and you will create massive job growth. Of course doing so wouldn’t endear you with the class warriors and those sucking at the government teat. And we all know ideology trumps reality anyway, so not a chance in hell he would do any of that. Instead we are getting costly half measures that serve to do anything but.

UPDATE2: It looks like some people get it:

“This is one question that the White House and a number of Democrats clearly don’t want to answer. That’s why some of them are out there coaching people not to use the word Stimulus when describing the President’s plan. Others are accusing anybody who criticizes it of being unpatriotic or playing politics. Well, as I’ve said, there’s a much simpler reason to oppose the President’s economic policies that has nothing whatsoever to do with politics: they don’t work. Yet, by all accounts, the President’s so-called jobs plan is to try those very same policies again, and then accuse anyone who doesn’t support them this time around of being political or overly partisan, of not doing what’s needed in this moment of crisis.

“This isn’t a jobs plan. It’s a re-election plan. That’s why Republicans will continue to press for policies that empower job creators, not Washington.

Ayup, it’s nothing but a desperate attempt to prevent the slide into oblivion from continuing to speed up and the train wreck that now looms so large for Obama and the progressives in 2012 from happening. It’s not enough and it won’t happen. And blaming republicans is not going to work with anyone but the hardcore progressives, which wouldn’t do anything else anyway.

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  1. TxAg94

    I will say that I think it’s sad that most people care more about their fantasy football than the next election. I get that tonight’s speech will be just a bunch of hot air. But if no one watches for themselves they will get the sanitized, all-is-well version the news media relates. I get that it’s a mess and no one knows half the potential candidates, much less how to approach the issues. But they can sort out their fantasy league roster and quote defenses and stats like Bible scripture.

    The government and our politicians are treating us like children because by and large we act like it. Aside from a very small segment who pays attention, most Americans are more concerned about reality television or their latest Apple gadget.

    I don’t want to watch the President tonight but I’m going to. I want to see it for myself. I don’t need someone else’s version, not CNN’s, not Glenn Beck’s, I’ll make up my own mind. And at the end of it all, I still want to have some hope that this might be the turning point. I know in my heart it won’t be but we need hope, right? I thought that’s what Obama was giving us anyway.

    Just my two cents.

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  2. Nexus

    You don’t have to watch the speech live to get an unedited version. It will be availible in a million places online. A football game however has to be watched live.

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  3. JimK

    You don’t have to watch the speech live to get an unedited version. It will be availible in a million places online.

    Yeah I’m just gonna read it.

    A football game however has to be watched live.

    Almost. Watch it on DVR after the first quarter and you can just about skip all the commercials and still catch the end live with the rest of the world. Plus you can skip the god-awful halftime yakfest where aging players make “jokes” and act jovial to fill 9 minutes of dead air after they’ve given the scores from other games.

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  4. JimK

    Totally more of the same. This White House seems intent on doubling down on their already-quadrupled stupidity. He’ll offer some bullshit that couldn’t work under the best of circumstances, then try to blame Republicans when no one except for the few hundred viewers MSNBC has left goes for it.

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  5. AlexInCT *

    You know what the sad thing is Jim? I expected Obama and the democrats to fail miserably and fast after the 2008 elections, and they have not disappointed. It has been epic, and we have not seen bottom yet. People will remember how inept and how disastrous the policies and things these people believe in and push for are for at least 2 generations if not more. While expected, it’s been beyond sweet to watch the progressive agenda really do what they believe in, regardless of what others pointed out were the obvious consequences, and have it blow up on them. Nectar baby. Even I didn’t expect it to get this bad this fast, and I had horribly low expectations.

    However now, with Obama doubling down yet again as you say, I am slowly becoming flustered about how bad they have failed and how bad they are making things – how they want to continue doing more of the same regardless of the damage done for nothing but ideological blinkered “class warfare”, “big government is the only answer” stupidity – and I actually am feeling like I have had enough. I seriously hope he get cock blocked and blocked hard so that we are not damaged any further. The hole we are in will need a space elevator to be gotten out of. It has gone from being fun to watch them fail, to being tragic.

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  6. Dave D

    Robert Reich was on WJR this morning. He indicated that Obama has two options:

    1) A big solution with another huge (1+ trillion) stimulus. GOP will vote it down and nothing gets done.

    2) A small/dispersed solution with about 300 billion in giveaways…er….stimulus to “create jobs”. The GOP might go for most of this.

    He indicated, in his smart little man-condescending way that he would prefer the former (would give them something to run on, i.e. “blame the GOP for the continued recession) but will get the latter and it will not be enough (in his moldy, tired, disproven Keynsian mind) to “solve” the problem.

    He basically shrugged it off. No mention of the fact that 300 billion is essentially borrowing another $1000 for each American to basically waste for no gain. Frank Beckmann (the WJR conservative host) suggested that the best way to improve the employment situation is to reduce regulation and “get out of the way” of capitalism. Reich scoffed at that as disproven and dangerous.

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  7. richtaylor365

    Too early to say. The right candidate could unseat him. Incumbents are tough to beat and none should underestimate Obama’s ability to:
    Raise funds- The Obama political machine fired on all cylinders last time around, they are savvy, well funded, and with the LSM backing their play, will be formidable.
    Keep making this about Bush- It has worked so far, the ,”It would have been much worse without the ARRA ” trope is easily swallowed.
    Fire up his base- the unions, Hollywood, academia, and the LSM are all in his pocket, ready to do his bidding.
    Go into attack mode- forget his record, he has no record, so focus everything on the inadequacies of the other guy, it worked pretty well with McCain.

    The election will come down to about 5 states. Right now the president is tracking fairly low in all of those states. I suspect that the economy and unemployment will not be much better, but lots of things can happen in the next 14 months.

    I would say that Obama is vulnerable, but still the odds on favorite, now.

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