What a vast field of stupidity to draw from. The left is rewarding us regularly and richly with opportunities to illustrate the folly of emotional driven ideology which lacks practical and logical reflection.
How about a video overture to Iran? Wow. All I can say is “wow”. I don’t think I can recall a more feeble, childishly naive move by a President since- will, since Jimmy Buffoon Carter thought HE could negotiate with those asses. Iranian leaders largely poo-pooed Obama’s extension of the olive branch. I wonder who could have predicted that? Oh yeah… everyone but those on the far left.
Having seen bits of the video, all I can say is that I was embarrassed. This was sophomoric, ham handed, poorly timed, and the wrong approach, if you are going to engage the Iranians. Attempting to utilize some hail mary long bomb in the form of a conciliatory video is so far from “Presidential” I am once again reminded this man was not ready for prime time. Perhaps our head idiot could send Britney Spears over there with Madonna to put on a nice show for the incredibly backwards conservative religious theocratic Islamic republic.
It is a little like the moron who reaches out his hand to a trapped animal, hoping that in fact the animal will suddenly “see things our way” and understand our positions. The left has awkwardly fumbled with such approaches before, believing that in fact such people hate us because we just haven’t been nice enough to them, as opposed to those people having a radical oppressive desire to destroy those who oppose them, or don’t think like they do. In Iran, at least in the leadership, this kind of ideological bigotry is so deeply rooted that they would make David Duke look like a little leaguer.
The video was not played on state television in Iran. Very few viewed it. Obama’s timing, as I said, was poor. He released it on the first day of an Iranian holiday- Nowruz- during which time most Iranians are gathering with families or traveling on vacation.
Looks like Barry put as much thought into this decision as he did while vetting Geithner and Daschle. Perhaps his final four picks will fair better.
Even Dems Say Obama Wrong
Moving right along, it would appear that the effects of Obama’s rush-to-spend agenda will likely have a harsher effect on this country’s future economic situation than Barry thought. Some Senators, as well as the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) are predicting that the deficit will be larger- much larger- than Obama’s “experts” (at tax dodging?) had predicted.
U.S. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad said he expects the federal deficit will be $1.6 trillion higher than Obama’s “team” predicts over the next 10 years. It is important to note, Conrad is a Democrat, and it was the Democratic majority’s budget committee staff that came up with the figures.
The CBO backed this up on Friday, stating that they predict the budget shortcoming will be $1.7 trillion, and that tax revenues would drop by about $2.1 trillion over the same period. This would cause the baseline deficits to rise by 4.8 trillion, and stipulates that the reason for the problem is the President’s proposals. Public debt (relative to GDP) will rise from 57 percent to 82 percent in that same period, says the CBO. In their estimation, this would threaten the nation’s financial stability.
Sen. Judd Gregg, who apparently was bright enough to be nominated to Obama’s cabinet as commerce secretary, is in agreement. ”This clearly creates a scenario where the country’s going to go bankrupt. It’s almost that simple.”
Obama’s administration claimed that the difference was just a matter of dependence on which group of financial experts you choose to listen to. Now, that is interesting, isn’t it? I thought he was sure he was right. Now he’s saying it is subjective? Does this sound anything like Biden saying “If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there’s still a 30 percent chance we’re going to get it wrong.”???
I’d say that with the latest assessments from other “experts”, one could argue that evidence supporting that percentage for failure just went up.