"Bravely" standing in the way of a greatly needed stimulus-employment package, the Republicans scream that they will block any new taxes or major involvement by the federal government. Meanwhile economists of the right-wing and the left-wing keep telling us that the federal government is the only entity large enough to rescue our nation's deteriorating economy. And this means taxes. Everybody knows that unless the federal government steps in, private enterprise is going down the tubes effecting every American. Just like stubborn George W. Bush, the Republicans will never admit their mistakes and will stick to their guns even if it means the collapse of the U.S. economy. Some patriots.
Oh, some corporations will survive. The Bush administration saw to that. Bush-Cheney protected the Halliburtons, the petroleum companies, the pharmaceuticals, and other personal friends. But their protection of greedy businesses, notably banks and financial institutions, have caused them to fall flat on their face. The stupidity and greed of corporate CEOs is absolutely amazing. Insight and intelligence left the corporate culture during the Reagan years and became fully atrocious during the Bush administration. All the while, Bush lauded the corporations just like he bragged about the excellent job being done by his administration after Katrina, and how he strutted on an aircraft carrier announcing "mission accomplished." Reagan-Bush years were abominable.
How stunningly refreshing it is to see the President of the United States stand before a live press corps the other night and offer intelligent and sage perspective. Whether you are a liberal or a conservative, you have to admit that intellect in the White House has been a long time coming. However daunting, almost impossible, are the problems left over from Reagan-Bush, it is somewhat comforting to know that we finally have a man with intelligence in the presidency. [psst to Republicans: the American people elected Barack Obama, not the Supreme Court or chad counters in Florida]. Oh, and by the way, did you notice that this president is not afraid to admit it when he makes a mistake? Refreshing.
Now can we get on with doing what the American people voted to have happen? Please, will the frozen ideologies of the conservatives get the heck out of the way?