Thursday, September 18, 2008

The President can't vote "Present" (Obama punts on AIG)

Jonathan Marks, from the Politico, reports that the Obama campaign is adamant that their candidate has no position on the AIG bailout (at least Obama finally figured out what AIG stands for, after an embarrasing press release which got the name wrong while not giving Obama's position on the bailout).

In an article titled "Obama outraged at being accused of not supporting something he doesn't support":

Obama, on the trail in New Mexico, had this to say of McCain:"And today he accused me of not supporting what the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Bank did with AIG despite no evidence whatsoever that that’s what I had said."

(Apparently the teleprompter was on a potty break. I don't know where anybody got the idea that Obama is a communicator.

But apparently Obama doesn't think that refusing to support something is the same as not supporting it:
To recap, when I wrote earlier today that Obama supported the bailout, I quickly was instructed by his staff that this was not the case. He just didn't oppose it, I was told.

So Obama says he doesn't support the AIG bailout, but he doesn't oppose it either. McCain then says Obama doesn't support it, and Obama goes off on another of his hissy fits -- even though that's exactly what Obama said.

Jonathan finds this somewhat amusing:

Now he's so adamant about not opposing the Fed's move that he's complaining about McCain's portrayal.

Where, I wonder, is the line between not opposing and, ya know, supporting.

The fact is that in all of Obama's speeches, he has yet to say if he supported the AIG bailout, or opposed it. He is afraid to take a position, in case (like the surge) he comes up completely wrong again.

On the other hand, the much more experienced Sarah Palin, who has HAD TO MAKE REAL DECISIONS in her job, has made a clear statement on the bailout, as has John McCain. (Joe Biden said something about giving people toasters and how we are unpatriotic if we don't pay more taxes).

We can't afford a President who votes "Present". Obama keeps casting blame around, but has yet to say what he would do. Meanwhile, the leadership of the Senate and House (Democrats Pelosi and Reid) both announced earlier that they had no idea what to do, so they were going to adjourn and go on vacation and let Bush figure it out.

Which shows that, in the end, the DEmocrats have no idea how to run anything, and are just praying that Bush can rescue them.

And now I guess they won't have a vacation, since the Bush administration, while the democrats ran around screaming "it's not our fault" took McCain's advice (again) and have put together a short-term plan to halt the bleeding and maybe get us on the road to recovery.

I'm sure the Democrats, and Obama, will do everything they can to make sure the fix isn't in place until after the election. After all, Obama tried to get Iraq to stop negotiating for our troop force plan until after the election, so why wouldn't he also support waiting until later to fix the economy.

The Democrats need troops in Iraq, and a failing economy, to have any chance of winning in November.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So Hussein's 'Here' vote total is adding up. He's the worst person I've ever seen in the political world or any organization that requires a decision maker. Michelle must tell him when he stinks and to change his underwear, no way he could make that decision on his own. She said his feet stink, it has progressed to the rest of his body and his brain cavity, no brain resides there.