Tuesday, January 24, 2012

fight obstruction with action

...I intend to fight obstruction with action, and I will oppose any effort to return to the very same policies that brought on this economic crisis in the first place.
- President Obama, 2012 State of the Union address

I have a deep and sincere respect for this gentleman. Let's face it, back in January 2009, G.W. Bush handed President Obama an economic disaster of historic proportions (back then, I often wondered if "W" and his puppeteer, Dick Cheney, were deliberately screwing things up as much as possible in order to trigger - in their bogus reality - some kind of sick, Bible-sourced "End Times.") Today (a mere 36 months later), Mr. Obama and his team can point with cautious pride to a U.S. economy that is growing (albeit slowly) while many other developed economies around the world are still teetering on the edge. Not only has the amazing talent of the Obama Administration deftly doused a "five alarm" economic conflagration (one that ominously threatened to take the whole world's economy down with it), the Administration is now using the charred remains to rebuild the house.

Astonishingly, the current U.S. administration has done all this while being relentlessly whipped, denigrated, and beaten down by what has seemed like a bitter, cynical, selfish, corporate interests-first, country-second Republican opposition. Under close analysis one realizes that what the brilliant, tenacious Obama economic team has achieved in such short time is nothing short of miraculous. If the extremely disturbing tragedy that was the W "administration" deserved reelection, Mr. Obama deserves it one thousand times more.