Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Multitasking ...

The latest in a line of anemic outrage from the Republicans; President Obama is doing too much, too soon.

Listen to me. Just because your boy couldn't chew gum and walk at the same time doesn't mean others are incapable of handling the job. While it worked for Charles Emerson Winchester III ("I do one thing, I do it very well, and then I move on."), George W. Bush was not a rising star in the thoracic surgery field, nor did he play one on TV. Mr. Obama is a professor of constitutional law and an intelligent man, and that's how shit is done.

This man is the leader of the free world, what in Hell do you expect from him? While I know we're all used to the "high functioning moron", I expect Barry to handle everything put in front of him while standing on his head, making sparks shoot out of his ass.

How is it where you work? Do you tell your boss you can only do one thing at a time? I know that most days, I'm working on 3 cars at once and I've seen what Mrs. F has to deal with. Do you think she can tell the top folks at Honda, Sharp, Canon, Konica - Minolta they have to wait because she's dealing with a problem with one of her other clients and she'll get to them when she has time? She'd be replaced so quick you'd hear a sonic boom. When you reach the top of your field, you're expected to do the impossible and make it work. I expect the same from the President of the United States.

As I said before, we're all used to mediocrity thanks to Bush and the Republicans but that is what got us into this mess to begin with. It is why we have the debacle in Iraq we do and why we can't help our people in the event of a natural disaster (see: Hurricane Katrina). The Republicans have failed in so many aspects that this President has no other choice but to handle many of the problems left by Bush et. al. at the same time.

As people are drowning in their medical bills, as Wall St. collapses, as our military is stretched to the breaking point, as our reputation in the world is at an all-time low, as science has been subverted by the interests of organized religion, taking each of these problems in turn will allow all the others to exacerbate. Broad, wide-ranging action is needed now and it's refreshing to see someone in office who can handle the chore.

This bad wind from the Right (more like a stale fart) is nothing more than an attempt to get some traction for their failed, inept agenda after having everything they stood for refuted on 4 Nov. 2008. As I've said previously, they have nothing; nothing that could do the people of America well. There are no new ideas, no new plans, no attempt to work with this President to try and straighten out the mess we're in, only obstruction. They are slaves to their ideology, staying aboard a sinking ship, in the vain hope it will right itself, even after the captain has given the order to abandon the vessel. They grovel before a man who has never been elected dogcatcher, yet can force them to toe the 'party line', itself a tattered relic of the days when "greed was good", even if it calls for the failure of the nation we love and have sworn to defend. When you have nothing, the only thing you can do is complain about someone doing what you're incapable of.

If the Republicans were smart, they'd shut up, sit back, and let time be the judge of Obama's policies. While they might not be supportive, at the least they could claim some partial credit for a recovery if things work out well and say "I told you so" if they don't (the American attention span is excruciatingly short). This petty whining and finger pointing only makes them look like spoiled, emotionally-deficient little children. At least, most Americans are seeing them for what they really are.

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