Yarm - Whoa, somebody
got up on the wrong side of the bed.
I've watched every news conference he's held and he can't read his speech any better than Bush did.
Bitter silliness, plain and simple.
The only reason Obama is President is because he's black. The media would have never supported him if he was a smooth talking white guy with the same message, (John Kerry).
John Kerry had all the charisma of a wet dishrag. John Kerry couldn't even manage to defeat an unpopular, semi-literate douchebag. As much as he tried to emulate JFK in speech and style, he didn't come close. Ever.
I assure you that nobody
can craft a "stimulus" package that will please everyone. Am I pleased? No.
I wish the Dems hadn't put forth such a grab bag of miscellaneous spending, calling it "stimulus." Some of it is, a lot of it isn't. It will be interesting to see how the House version changes once it goes to the conference committee. I suspect a lot of the excesses in the House version will be trimmed... so the Senate can add their own...
It amuses me that after 8 years of profligate spending (and tax cutting) under BushCo, the GOP has rediscovered
fiscal conservatism at a time when some government pump-priming is actually in order. Republicans will spend like maniacs to fight boogeymen, real or perceived, but throw a bone to John Q. Public? Don't count on it. GOP "leaders" are out there in the public eye preaching with all the zeal of fiscal restraint "born agains." Pardon me if I find that laughable.