It is perhaps wrong of me to second guess the strategy of the sitting President fresh back from his Nobel Peace Prize and defense of Corporate Warfare Profits. Few if any could change the mess we are in no matter what the circumstances.
I have to back up at this point and go off half-cocked, I am good at that, and presume that The SCHINE EFFECT has kicked in for Obama – whereby he is only as good as his handlers and or the people he trusts or delegates authority to.
That said I am wondering where Madam President Hillary Clinton’s administration would be about here in time if she had out swung, one more lob, to Obama on the clay court and in a game of political tennis.
I do no think she would have done much different at this point of time than Obama except for Healthcare.
She would have put all the same incompetent fools in charge of the money, her husband’s fools, that Obama has also put in charge.
She would have increased the troop levels in Afghanistan.
The birthers/tea baggers would still be there but screaming rehashed Monica Lewinsky and Vince Foster – oh give us break you morons! The rhetoric may be moronic but their energy and anger are real. Let’s see if this Paid For-Grassroots BS goes anywhere. Or merges with forces of anger on the Left?
I think that about now Hillary would have been pushing for jobs more first than healthcare. A few more points down on the unemployment scales, say at 8.5 percent or so, may have made us not notice how a resuscitated Wall Street is up in Profits without job creation.
Money making money does not create wealth or growth anymore. In other words, Wall Street used to generate cash that ultimately ended up in factories, production, innovation and jobs. This does not happen anymore. There is a disconnect, a major disconnect, from the classic Wall Street model and in the past twenty years or so. This opinion is held by former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker.
Volcker Questions Value of Financial Innovation
I applaud a young journalist in the grand tradition and theory of journalism as practiced by a select few these days. One such person is Matt Taibbi , somewhat thought of as a maverick but whether you disagree or agree with him he sure is analyzing and investigating the mess that is Wall Street and Government.
Did Obama Sell Out to Wall Street?
Getting back to Madam President Clinton. I think that Bill’s advice not to take the VP job was brilliant. How can a seated Vice President up and challenge the President? That, in the next national round of the eternal rounds of bullshit circus elections in this country - 2012.
We need politicians who are moral and ethical and not cookie cutter “Christian". We need leaders who know how to balance a budget. We need business men who have to relearn what Classic American Business was all about. To put people and humanity back into the business spreadsheet formula for success.
While I do not necessarily see Hillary pulling a Eugene McCarthy on Obama, I can see where incompetence and charisma will only go so far along with the Schine Effect. The rest might be history and destiny for Hillary Rodham.
As for Goldman Sachs being the master for the moment of the planet and or universe. Unless it creates real growth and jobs out of Wall Street, you don’t have to be a seer to predict that within the next months or few years, on a Friday afternoon, GS, might get the very same knife in the back that was given to BS, Bear Stearns.
As my parents used to tell me as a child – never take candy or money from strangers (Wash.,D.C.?).
The rules of Empire apply on all levels – to rich or poor alike. If Caesar needs jobs to stay in power with the mob, Caesar will have jobs or else.
Leadership and delivering on promises count a hell of a lot in these tough economic times.
Everyone, have a nice and prosperous day.