A while back I wrote about the probability of Obama’s 100 day agenda getting lost in the grinding politics of “three yards and a cloud of dust”. With the three ring circus into which the cabinet nominee vetting process has degenerated, I’m beginning to think the three yards ends not in a cloud of dust but a splash of slimy Chicago mud.

Actually there is no mud in Chicago – only frozen chunks of truck exhaust tinged sludge. But I digress.

I believe we may be witnessing the quickest undulation to panic transformation in the history of the modern presidency. Obama’s inaugural address was replete with the hope and change code words designed to embed optimism into the average American. Barely two weeks have passed and we find Obama’s pork laden, Pelosi/Reid borne non-stimulating stimulus bill languishing in the Senate.

Team Obama’s reaction was to go to their public relations department, more commonly known as the Washington Post, and deliver words of warning to a wary public:

Because each day we wait to begin the work of turning our economy around, more people lose their jobs, their savings and their homes. And if nothing is done, this recession might linger for years. Our economy will lose 5 million more jobs. Unemployment will approach double digits. Our nation will sink deeper into a crisis that, at some point, we may not be able to reverse. (Emphasis Added)

It took Jimmy Carter three years of his pathetic presidency to get to the point where he delivered his “malaise” speech. Barack Obama took less than three weeks to deliver more or less the same thing. Even Carter didn’t go as far as to insinuate that America would “never recover” from her economic downturn if drastic government action were not immediately taken.

Care to find out just exactly what Team Obama/Pelosi/Reid would try and pass off as “simulative”? Here’s the Top 50 – and believe me it’s only scratching the surface. A quick exercise in comparative spending showed that a person could have spent $1 million a day since the birth of Christ and still not come close to what Obama/Pelosi/Reid want to spend in the next three years.

At the risk of making an inappropriate religious metaphor, the Devil is always in the details. The more exposure Obama’s non-simulative stimulus package gets, the less the American people are going to like what it contains. His ominous proclamations of an irreversible recession/depression is nothing more than a smokescreen with which he hopes to cloak his pork laden package.

Team Obama has yet to give me any reason to believe they have the wisdom or experience to put this nation on a recovery track. This is not the change he promised, but it is the change I expected.

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