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Obama is the long-term stimulus package.

Posted by Jesse on March 9, 2008

a response……
it is documented that he will be a big spender. inflation will rise as will taxes. how many foreign policy wounds can we bear while we are experiencing domestic issues that are continuing to be a nuisance. if a larger war breaks out …..what will he do…. and how will that affect the economy here?

i am concerned. i can see what you mean about approach, and PR is good, but it’s not the truth, and i think that’s what the people need right now. i feel like obama is just a phamaceutical for discomfort and fails to address the cause and give a real diagnosis.

with regards to the top-down as opposed to bottom-up. what i see is similar, but with a twist. barack is taking the people in the opposite direction than we should be going. he is reinstating faith in government when we should be taking the power back to more localized levels. so he is sort of like a long term stimulus package.

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from antiwar.com

The system is in crisis. We simply can’t afford to police the world, and we’re going bankrupt in the attempt. At the present rate of deterioration, the economic foundations of American imperialism are approaching collapse – and we’re looking at a very short time-frame, as such things go.

The economic and social consequences of such a reckless policy are staring us in the face, and this brings to mind another quote from the prescient Garrett:

“No doubt the people know they can have their Republic back if they want it enough to fight for it and to pay the price. The only point is that no leader has yet appeared with the courage to make them choose.”

We’re in a crisis, alright, a crisis of leadership – or the lack of it. Where is the politician who will challenge the War Party, and take his fight all the way to the end, however bitter it may be? When Obama, for example, is denied the nomination, when we all know he won it fair and square – when the super-delegates crown Queen Hillary with laurel leaves and proclaim “Hail, Clinton!” – what will the Obama-maniacs do? What, for that matter, will Obama do?

There’s talk that Hillary will offer him the vice-presidency (certainly she’d never accept a subordinate role), but I don’t believe that’s any longer possible: the red phone ad pretty much says Obama isn’t to be trusted with that phone, and that rules him out for the number two spot on the ticket.

If Obama is really the leader of our dreams, the messiah figure who lives up to our completely unreasonable expectations, and is fated to deliver us from the evil that’s enveloped us for the past eight years, he’ll launch an independent bid for the White House. Of course, it won’t happen: but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t happen.

And yet, it could happen: anything can happen, especially in this volatile season. A popular movement demanding that he run, a backlash against the Old Politics and the beginning of a new era of tumult and rising opposition to the Powers That Be – can it happen?

Our answer must be: Yes, it can …

[you got it justin]

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5 Responses to “Obama is the long-term stimulus package.”

  1. loomisnews said

    you said:
    “barack is taking the people in the opposite direction than we should be going.”

    but as usual, the paultards got it wrong.

    he’s simply working with us to take us where we want to go, which is far away from the simplistic fantasies of libertarians who work to take our rights away.

  2. Jesse said

    i think i need somehelp understanding the “take our rights” away part. care to explain?

  3. Jesse said

    as is so often the result of my arguments and other libertarians: no response.

    instead people just try to shrug it away and go on with business as usual. thanx for ignoring me. i tried to warn you, good luck.

  4. Jesse said

    btw, no link was provided, but i think the comment may have come from:
    http://loomisnews.wordpress.com/

    at first glance he looks like a democratic establishment shill.

  5. Jesse said

    ps- notice how out-of-context the comment was?

    what does the idea (where-ever it comes from is anybody’s guess)
    that “libertarians seek to take away liberties” have to do with my post?

    looks to me like this post is still relevant almost a year later.

    loomisnews? just a politico. must be too busy bowing down at obama’s feet or mooning the republicans to see the larger picture.

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