Posted by: thescoundrel | February 10, 2009

Champaign and Caviar Politicking


CNN commentator Jack Cafferty was attempting to find someone to blame for the Obama-Reid-Obama pork-o-rama inside the new economic stimulus package. He chose to put the blame on Nancy Pelosi. I cannot really argue that point as she is the director/producer/scriptwriter for the package. Still as much blame, as she deserves for all the steroid laced pork fat there is in the package, there is still plenty of blame to go around. Barack Obama could have been the agent of change he claimed he was during the campaign and stood-up against the fetid smelling waves of pork fat included in the stimulus package. He did not. The Democrat and Republicans inside Congress could have stepped forward and said lets address the economy with this package and exclude the things that do not address fixing the economy. Most did not. In fact too many of them ran with hands outstretched during the legislation’s creation screaming – gimmee-gimmee-gimmee-gimmee! The media could have used their media outlets to embarrass Obama, Reid, Pelosi and the rest of the Congress into reducing the pork and political payoffs. The Majority did not. Too many were still too busy drinking the Obama kool-aid and worshiping his holy images to play their parts in holding government accountable to the citizens of this country. The citizens of the United States of America could have used moral outrage and held the creators of this fatty piece of legislation President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and the Congress accountable. They did not. Like the members of Congress that voted for this steroid pumped monstrosity – too many citizens were too busy reaching out with their hands screaming gimmee-gimmee-gimmee. Whether or not this package manages to stimulate the economy the pork and political payoffs will be there to create drag on any success it might offer. And when the people and politicians of this nation start looking for individuals to point the blame for any hampering of recovery created by the pork and political payoffs inside this legislation – all they really need to do is look in the mirror, as their silence enabled the escalation of a possible economic stimulus package into a Champaign-&-Caviar level political campaign hog roast.

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