Monday, February 02, 2009

It's Week Two, Some late night thoughts and worries.....The Grand Obstruction Party and Justice For All of the Bush Regime Victims....


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So here are my late night winter thoughts, two weeks into the Obama Presidency....I am still kind of stunned he really is Our President....But there are some clouds over this new presidency....that are already keeping me up at night....

(1) Our New President 's Work Ethics....::::
Obama has already been working very hard on many fronts, and it is breathtaking the amount he is capable of focusing on.....I have been watching his face and his eyes, he is clearly worried...very. I worry is OUR Economic Picture WORSE than we know ? How bad is it ? And I was glad to see that he was ChiTown Tough about the greedy Wall Street maneuvers, but I have been concerned he is reaching out to the Repugs, and maybe they don't deserve such Kindness or Diplomacy....

(2) The Grand Obstruction Party:::
Which Leads to my next concern, It seems that the GOP, the Repugs, for monthes were lost and lacking direction, leadership....and that without Fearmongering and Terra to focus on they had no "Cause" to embrace....well, now it appears they have Found their NEW Cause....to Obstruct....in any and all ways. I am wondering if they are just used to having their Own Way for So many years ? Like Spoiled Children enabled by Bush they never really had to listen to their own Constituents or take care of the people in their state....They now rush to the microphone ready to whine and complain....and obstruct. ( and yet Obama has not really given them ANY real reason to do so...)

(3) About Victims of the Bush Regime:::
After 8 years of Bush, there are Victims of the Regime that had a stranglehold on this Country....The Constitution was shredded...and Rights were violated....Citizens were spied on, and Gitmo happened, and even Torture and an Illegal War happened in OUR name.....but like Victims of ANY Crime, or even those that witnessed a Crime, there can be No Healing, until a path is set to Deal With the Crimes in a way that Acknowledges the Crimes and also shows that Justice is a part of the Path.
Otherwise none of us can heal or move Forward...( the press keeps saying that Obama wants to move forward- that is what they say- we actually have never heard WHAT Obama wants, or how he plans to move us forward....he has been silent).And now we Know that the Illegal War based on Lies, may indeed have broken the bank.....and that we have been economically raped and pillaged.....But I don't think Bush and his Cronies should be allowed to just stroll off into the sunset.... Not when I have families sleeping in cars in my neighborhood eating Cold Spaghetti "O's out of a can by the light of a Flashlight....

And yet I also know over in Iraq....there are families also sheltering in crumbling buildings in the Dark eating cold food out of cans...and that we bear responsibility for that too....and the Whole World is Watching....
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Late Night Music....
Genesis....Phil Collins "Hold on my heart"....

And "In the Air Tonight" really is about Waiting...Watching...

10 comments:

Fran said...

Awww dang it anyway Punxsutawney Phil predicts 6 more weeks of winter. Sorry- yet such a pretty picture of the snowy tree .

Obstruction for sure- good name you coined there. Since Obama is new on the ob he HAS to reach out, but the rethugs showed no love (not one vote), so you know what-- it makes THEM look bad, he needs to continue to make the effort, but he does not have to meet their demands.... and frankly the more they demonstrate their inability to have a clue.... the better it will be in the 2010 election....
the week we lost over 200,000 jobs, the GOP refused to do anything.

We should keep a running log of these major f up's to refresh voters memories when that election cycle comes around. Because the economy will have sunk/sank?? to a new low by then & voters will be more than happy to throw the bums out.

Let them shoot themselves in the foot.

So much suffering going on, due to the abuse of this country & the defunct regime.

The people of Iraq are saying leave early, leave now & take Blackwater too!

enigma4ever said...

thanks fran....I hear you...I do...but I am still worried...I can not help it..we are out of time for their bullshit antics...

enigma4ever said...

Macy's announced yesterday that it will eliminate 7,000 jobs by May 1 as it undertakes a massive reorganization in the face of slumping sales and depressed consumer spending.

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but here there is also a Freeze on hosp. jobs...and also
target and walmart are laying off....

R.J. said...

I don't mind the GOP pulling their obstruction tactics. They'll make a convenient scapegoat when things go wrong.

Tango daddy said...

President Obama just today got Eric holder confirmed and still he has got miles to go before he sleeps. The generals are not on the same page he is and seem to be in revolt over a sixteen month withdrawl, even in the face of the biggest financial disaster in any of our lives I hold more hope than ever I had how about you?

Sewmouse said...

We didn't get into this mess in 2 weeks, we won't get out in 2 or 3 more either.

As demonstrated by the "stimulus" package vote in the House, the Democrats are saying "We want to change things" - the Republicans are saying "Nothing has changed, we still can... obstruct."

Don't for a minute think that President Obama didn't expect that. He's savvy, and he MUST have known he'd be in for a battle with this, especially since he isn't kowtowing to the Rich Kids Lobby. I'm fair certain he has an answer up his sleeve once they've shown their hand.

You know, I can't help but visualize these rich idiots thinking "but.. but.. you CAN"T take away our tax cuts... we will have to ECONOMIZE - we can't LIVE like that!!!...", totally clueless that 100's of 1000's of people are aLREADY living WORSE than "that" - and have been for years.

Annette said...

I think Sewmouse is very correct.. I saw that on the Joke this morning. They have been going on for two days about the EITC, giving money to people who don't pay taxes. 80 billion dollars.. its socialism is what he keeps saying and the dimwit next to him says oh yes dearie.. That's about the time I hit the mute button.. I tried to get my Sen. to educate him this morning but she didn't.. Harold Ford tried to and there were some who were going to send him emails but they never answer emails that criticize them.
It has been proven and I have a chart that shows the tax cuts do not generate the amount of stimulus we need. There is a huge difference between what spending does and what tax cuts does. There is also a difference between the Presidents over the last 50 years or so... that chart is there too.. Dems are better at this stuff than Repubs... plain as it can be.. Even their hero Ronnie Rayguns barely cleared the mark... and did no better than Carter..who is supposed to be our worst. So they need to get a grip.. We all need to publish that chart..over and over.

enigma4ever said...

Annette::
yeah- tax cuts really are worthless ( unless you are rich...) sigh...I am sick of the repugs blathering at the microphone..if they just read the Plan- they would see it benifits many states and many people- and yes, it does create jobs...( I think you and I are the only two that read it- the MSM definently has not...)

Sew::
you are soooo right..I am sure he has a PlanB for dealing with these idiots..and you are right I am sure they don't want to give up their Lifestyle...frugal and Change are words not in their vocab at the same time....

tango daddy;;;
I think that he does indeed have much to do and this is the beginning- about the generals- the bottem line the money is not there for the pentagon- so the generals will actually have to fall in line....it will take some time- they have had their own way for way too long....I think within a year many of the Iraq troops will be home...more than we expect- but the withdrawl will be economically driven...also Blackwater and KBR will be removed...and that will also drive the exodus...I still have much hope..am just worried the Repugs do not understand how dire the economic meltdown and depression reallly is....

RJ::
you always manage to help me view the shit of the moment in a more positive light..thank you ;-)

Annette said...

Stupid Shelby is now talking filibuster..

He is such an ass... I can't stand him... someone in Alabama needs to get him out of office... I swear he needs to go.

enigma4ever said...

shelby is an ass.....always...sorry...but he is...