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July 25, 2010

Why We're Disappointed In Obama

-- by Dave Johnson

Frank Rich in There’s a Battle Outside and It Is Still Ragin’ - NYTimes.com,

Tom Vilsack, the secretary of agriculture who fired Sherrod without questioning the video’s patently spurious provenance, was far slower to reverse himself than the N.A.A.C.P. Good for him that he seemed genuinely chagrined once he did apologize. But an executive so easily bullied by Fox News has no more business running a government department than Ken Salazar, the secretary of interior who let oil companies run wild on deepwater drilling until disaster struck. That the White House sat back while Vilsack capitulated to a mob is a disgraceful commentary on both its guts and competence. This wasn’t a failure of due diligence — there was no diligence.
Kind of says a lot, no? It feels like the Obama administration governs based on a fear that Rush Limbaugh will say something bad about them.

Dear President Obama: Rush Limbaugh IS going to say something bad about you no matter what. So go ahead and do the right thing.

By the way, how many banksters have been prosecuted so far? Weren't there more than 1,000 prosecutions after the Savings and Loan crisis?

Posted by Dave Johnson at July 25, 2010 8:50 AM


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By the way, how many banksters have been prosecuted so far?

I don't know, why hasn't many in the administration and in Congress been frog-marched for wasting more in utterly failed stimulus spending under Obama that now totals more than we've spent on Iraq and Afghanistan in total?

Why hasn't the congress brought O in for impeachment for signing an assassination order against an American Citizen done without a trial or even preliminary hearing?

At least most of the so-called "banksters" have paid back the majority of the money that was loaned them (even though it shouldn't have been).

Posted by: Scorpius [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 25, 2010 7:34 PM

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