Thursday, August 11, 2011
  Close, but sometimes a cigar is a cigar

Drew Westen, apparently some kind of shrink, has come down on Obama from the Left.

Frustrating! Westen hits one very good point, but doesn't realize that he's mainly playing for the same Goldman team as Obama.

Westen properly but belatedly notes, as Polistra realized soon after the election, that Obama talks a good FDR game and then acts pure Bush. Obama's rhetoric correctly diagnosed the bubbles and speculators that got us into this mess, and then he DID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to stop the bubbles, and DID ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING to continue and SUBSIDIZE the speculators.

Unfortunately, Westen goes off track after that. He knocks Obama for failing to keep the Global Warming bubble going! This is probably the one place where Obama has NOT run fully in line with the speculators. Obama is allowing a very slight opening for more oil drilling and more coal production, which is marginally good for REAL business. And Obama hasn't tried very hard to keep the Cap-n-trade crime running. McCain would have done much better for Gore and Goldman in this department.

Westen complains, again backwards, that Obama didn't pay ENOUGH blackmail to Goldman Sachs in the form of "stimulus". Westen apparently believes, for some inscrutable reason, that trillions of dollars paid directly to treasonous bankers will benefit American people and American businesses. No, trillions of dollars paid directly to treasonous bankers serves only to reward the treasonous bankers for their other trillion-dollar heists.

Westen also tried to psychoanalyze Obama, and I halfway stopped listening after that. Something about an unwillingness to face down bullies, which is yet again totally backwards. The plain fact is: Obama is not supposed to face down the bullies. He's WORKING FOR THE BULLIES, and his job is to INFINITELY EMPOWER and INFINITELY ENRICH the bullies. (Or should we say the bullies and bearies?) So far he's doing it even better than Bush did. Every action of Bush and Obama is designed to create domestic and international chaos, to make life difficult or impossible for honest business in this unfortunate country. Every action is designed to channel more trillions into the hands of speculators, and he's done it magnificently. That's why he will be re-appointed in 2012. Romney has pretty good Wall Street credentials, but he hasn't proven his obedience, so he will not be appointed. (I will not insult my reader's intelligence by using quaint obsolete vestigial words like 're-elected' or 'candidate'.)
 


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Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.

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