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Now comes the hard part
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Heck of a party last night, wasn't it?


Some may be feeling a little peckish today.


Too bad, the fun is over and beginning today the hard part starts.

While much of the world seems pleased (don't get to wrapped up in that - they call it a "honeymoon" for a reason), Iran greeted the news of the Obama inauguration with riots. And Hezbollah and Hamas, Iranian proxies, are most likely less than enthused as well. The Chinese weren't particularly happy with some of the inaugural speech and, uh, "edited" it a bit in translation. Interestingly the stock market tanked as well.

The Secretary of State nominee is in limbo and the Treasury Secretary nominee is under fire. Congress is contemplating whether it ought to decide which drugs Americans should be able to use.

And that "quick stimulus" designed to immediately benefit the economy? The CBO claims that most of it wouldn't be spent before 2011.

Oh, and while some loved the inaguration, some found it to be the "worst ever". Part of that "you can't please everyone" reality new administrations quickly discover.

A normal day in Washington DC. The difference is a certain person won't just be able to talk about it anymore or just vote "present". Those days are over, for at least 4 years.

Today, for the Obama administration, is "Accountability Day 1".
 
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Hey, nice pics of Pogue and Cap Sarcastic. :)

You guys look like you had a wonderful time.
 
Written By: capt joe
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And that’s even with Israel concluding their operations in Gaza prior, so he doesn’t have to make any comment on it.

By the end of the week, I guarantee you that Pres. Lightworker will suddenly have developed a new respect for the guy he’s spent the past 2 years (and counting if that web site is any indication) dumping all over.

Governing is MUCH harder than just campaigning.

No voting present here.

There’s only "one president at a time".....so get to it.

 
Written By: shark
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I’ve found that credit losses could peak at a level of $3.6 trillion for U.S. institutions, half of them by banks and broker dealers,” Roubini said at a conference in Dubai today. “If that’s true, it means the U.S. banking system is effectively insolvent because it starts with a capital of $1.4 trillion. This is a systemic banking crisis.”
Ouch !!
 
Written By: Neo
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Ah, the signs of a true republic: the inauguration of its executive with grand pageantry before the giddy masses that is followed by hours of extravagant celebration and leaves many exhausted and hung-over from their celebration of one man’s ascent into power.

Wait a minute...
 
Written By: Paludicola
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I’m just glad he didn’t yank Lincoln’s bible out of Roberts’ hand and swear himself in.
 
Written By: Ronnie Gipper
URL: http://socalconservative.blogspot.com
I realized something when I saw all those celebrities pining on stage and millions of people enraptured by Obama, even though his speech wasn’t that great and they couldn’t find an inspirational line to memorize.

The counterculture is dead. Those who have been protesting “The Man” for 40 years now have their man in the white house, and they don’t realize yet that he is not going to be the president they hoped he would be…but they won’t care. They won’t even notice.

Obama will not socialize medicine, he will not bring back the welfare state, or dismantle our nuclear stockpile. He will continue detaining terror suspects in secret prisons and drop bombs from predator drones on terrorist hideouts killing women and children in the process. Global Capitalism will expand greater than ever before, and he will not be able to actually reduce greenhouse emissions. There will be no FOCA or card check or “patriotic corporations list,” or mandatory security service, or gay marriage.

He will govern like Clinton, relying on those former administration officials to tell him what to do because he knows nothing about how an economy works or how to wage a war against terrorists. He will not be a left-wing ideologue.

The difference is, nobody on the left will be able to protest him! He is their guy, a cult of personality whom most on the left will follow and obey. Do you expect to see effigies of Obama burned in the streets of San Fransisco at the next WTO conference? Look how his supporters have done an about-face on campaign finance, actually supporting corporate donations and defending Obama’s decision to reject public financing in the name of democracy and populism.

Where do the hard-core leftists go from here? Conservatives will stay where they are because they never bought into this “lightworker” nonsense.

The counterculture put all their faith in Obama. The problem for them is that he doesn’t appear to be one of them. Will they dissent on these issues or will they go along for the ride, and abandon everything they believed in because their messiah wants to take them in a different direction? My guess is the latter. His charm is too great.

In an indirect way, Obama might actually be the nail in the coffin for the progressive movement in America. Someone call Rush Limbaugh.
 
Written By: James D
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I bet that schmuck works for The Clown™!

He looks a lot better than Geithner or Holder smell. They are either crooked or stupid; I can’t figure out which.

Maybe both.
 
Written By: James Marsden
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If Obama is political Viagra, the media are at that stage in the ad where the announcer warns that, if leg tingles persist for over six months, see your doctor.
I couldn’t have said this better myself.
 
Written By: Neo
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Peckish means "hungry".

I think you mean "peaked".
 
Written By: Sigivald
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That poor bastard is honest-to-god face-down in the gutter.

I don’t think I ever actually saw that before.
 
Written By: Billy Beck
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Obama will not socialize medicine, he will not bring back the welfare state, or dismantle our nuclear stockpile. He will continue detaining terror suspects in secret prisons and drop bombs from predator drones on terrorist hideouts killing women and children in the process. Global Capitalism will expand greater than ever before, and he will not be able to actually reduce greenhouse emissions. There will be no FOCA or card check or "patriotic corporations list," or mandatory security service, or gay marriage.

He will govern like Clinton, relying on those former administration officials to tell him what to do because he knows nothing about how an economy works or how to wage a war against terrorists. He will not be a left-wing ideologue.
From your mouth to God’s ears.
 
Written By: Dale Franks
URL: http://www.qando.net
That poor bastard is honest-to-god face-down in the gutter.

I don’t think I ever actually saw that before.
Hmm. You never served on active duty with British forces, apparently.
 
Written By: Dale Franks
URL: http://www.qando.net
Hmm. You never served on active duty with British forces, apparently.
:)

definitely
 
Written By: capt joe
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Why hasn’t the economy been fixed yet? Why didn’t peace break out in the middle east? Why doesn’t the rest of the world love us yet?

This guy is a slacker.
 
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