Saturday, February 7, 2009

Folo is nauseated.

We now have a Matt Friedeman of the left as apparently Obama is not going far enough for Lotus over at FOLO. Never mind Obama has set off the right-wing blogosphere this week with his stimulus plan, foreign policy decisions, and appointments. Nope, its not good enough for the true believers who think of anyone not devoted to The Cause as an enemy. Check out these posts today:

"Sometimes I wonder why everybody worked so hard to elect Democrats (Part 2)
February 7th, 2009 @ 7:03 am by lotus · 5 Comments"

In that one she complains about some of Panetta's comments about the more controversial CIA programs. Part 1 has the best stuff though:

"Sometimes I wonder why everybody worked so hard to elect Democrats (Part 1)
February 7th, 2009 @ 6:49 am by lotus · 1 Comment "

Spending nearly a trillion dollars is not enough for her as she says it is "nauseating". Keep in mind all this money in the stimulus bill is IN ADDITION to what will be presented in Obama's 2010 budget. Considering her economic thinking is done for her by Paul Krugman, one shouldn't be too surprised.

What is she going to say in 18 months when Obama's spending collapses the market for treasuries, which he is counting on to finance his debt, and interest rates shoot to double digits, causing an even bigger economic meltdown? What is amusing is how quickly the netroots turn on Obama when he doesn't do exactly what they want when they want it. Typical spoiled brats. Never mind he now has access to classified information and economic information. Nope. All that matters is The Cause and reality be damned, even if he is meeting them 80% of the way.

What should be nauseating to even supporters of so-called stimulus spending is that LESS THAN TEN PERCENT of this bill targets infrastructure projects. CNBC reports:
--Senate -- $46 billion for transportation projects, including $27 billion for highway and bridge construction and repair and $11.5 billion for mass transit and rail projects; $4.6 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers; $5 billion for public housing improvements; $6.4 billion for clean and drinking water projects.
--House -- $47 billion for transportation projects, including $27 billion for highway and bridge construction and repair and $12 billion for mass transit, including $7.5 billion to buy transit equipment such as buses; $31 billion to build and repair federal buildings and other public infrastructures; $12.4 billion in rail and mass transit projects
." CNBC Analysis

Not even $50 billion out of nearly $800 billion will be spent on what they claim is the main goal of the stimulus package: infrastructure needs. The rest is for social programs, pork, and bailing out the states. Now THAT is nauseating.


A. Boyd C. said...

I'm gonna guess that when it's all said and done, half or more of this money will go to bailing out the states and most of that to California.

Anonymous said...

Until Goodrich gets some treatment for her ideological rabies I wouldn't expect much in the way of perspective. She writes as if 92.5% of voters swept Uncle Barack into office instead of 52.9%.

Like Ladd she's now chasing posters away from folo when they post almost anything contrary to her diktat for thought uniformity. Take, for example, this post to discuss Adam Lynch's latest effort (really Ladd's marching order) to spin Paul Minor's crimes as non-crimes.

You'll notice that Goodrich deleted the first comment from Word Dawg. Well, she didn't do so fast enough before the Googlebots captured his words for all to read.

Word Dawg says: February 5, 2009 at 6:07 pm
If you look very carefully at all, you’ll see that every administration “politicizes” appointments of U.S. Attorneys, and if the chosen ones find lawbreakers in the other party, they generally go after them. This will happen in Obamaworld as every honest democrat will admit. Refer to the barrage of requests that Bush be prosecuted for “torture”. This is pure political stagecraft–a “politicized prosecution” if you will. As for democrats who complain of prosecution by republican us attys, it never has been a good defense to say, “I may have committed a crime, but you picked me out for prosecution for political reasons.” Juries, not us attys, found these folks guilty.

Word Dawg was historically accurate. His words were not close to offensive save to the "site owner" herself.

folo used to be an enlightened place no matter your side of the aisle. But now like the JFP it is only hyper-partisan. She's driving away posters and with the posters go the readers. Little wonder why.

A. Boyd C. said...

Is this common? I've had several posts deleted over at JFP and was even told to "go away" by a moderator

Why? Because I pointed out where the Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi got its money.

Anonymous said...

She's waiting and pleading for Uncle Barack to start sending her money. She just thought her retirement went south. Wait till interest rates are in the teens and gas, electric, groceries etc...start going through the roof. She wonders why she voted for a Democrat now. She's bailing out already and she's had her wish for a Barackfest for less than a month. Too funny.

Stephen said...

Yep. i don't read there anymore. used to have some good commentary, but for a while it's just how barack is the king, and bush is the devil, and if you don't agree she bans you.

Anonymous said...

Your header should be 'Folo is nauseating'. One dimensional choir singing same song on a loop. There was such a refreshing collegiality there during Le Affair Scruggs. That's all gone. Poof. The banning is childish. The example above a perfect demonstration. I'd read Freeland if he went solo. He seems to be a good egg who understands the perils of demagoguery.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 1216. Freeland at least offers some semblance of sanity, thought and reason. He will entertain ideas and debate them. On the other hand, Lotus has gone over the edge and now even Obama isn't getting it done for her anymore.

Anonymous said...

Now lotus wants Obama to negotiate with these people.

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