I know, I know, it's been a while since I posted anything and I do apologize to the few who actually read my writings. I have been having a difficult time coming up with topics to write about without degenerating into sociopathic rantings. Barack Obama has been president for a week and the withering criticisms from the uber-whacko-right are astounding. I was listening to NPR this afternoon on my way home and heard a GOP Senator complaining about all the "pork" in Obama's proposed stimulus plan. What pork he is talking about is money for education and the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts)
So I guess the handouts to his rich buddies weren't pork but spending money on education and the arts is. It's really funny to me how when Bush was president all the Faux (Fox) News talking heads were all atwitter over how Bush was gonna save the banks with the bailout. Now that Obama is president, the exact same bailout garners him the accusation of beign a socialist. It just makes me wonder how supposedly intelligent people can watch Faux News and actually believe anything they say.
During his campaign, Obama promised he would bring transparency to the White House and to a certain extent he has. Except for when a reporter tried to turn a cordial visit into a press conference and now Obama is being accused (yep, by Faux News) of reneging on his promise. Insanity is the modus operandi of the whacko, bible thumpin, monster truck and Nascar watchin right wing conservatives, I guess. Another thing that gets me is his ordering the closing of Guantanamo; he promised he would and he signed the order the other day. This action has been lauded by human rights organizations as well as Evangelical preachers and bishops around the world.
Great move, huh? Not according to the malcontents; in fact the handful of terrorists that were released have returned to Al Qaida in droves! Still, how is that Obama's fault? Faux News blames Obama for their release but they were released during Bush's term! Again, how is that Obama's fault? The financial crisis is being blamed on Obama by Faux News and their minions (usually simple minded automotons who simply parrot Faux News) but the crisis started under Bush! And now we have the piece d'resistance, the whacko anti-abortion morons (otherwise known as Right to Life)...they are up in arms because Obama repealed the ill-advised and much maligned Executive Order issued by Bush that stops funding to countries and organizations that allow or provide abortions.
Why is this an issue? Who is going to take care of the unwanted babies? Aren't there more pressing issues to worry about like the financial crisis, terrorism, poverty, and education? Can the uber-whacko, bible thumpin, monster truck and Nascar watchin right wing conservatives get their heads on straight? It must really be tearing them up that we now have a president who can utilize rational thought AND form a complete and coherent sentence.