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Booman on the SOTU, oddly, is less slobberingly hagiographical than usual. Granted, the baseline for slobber at Booman's is high:

Unlike JFK [What, not Lincoln?], Obama actually gets shit done [like normalizing torture, normalizing Bush's executive power grab, making the TBTF banks bigger, normalizing 10% nominal (20% real) DISemployment...]. The Republicans can keep talking about the hallucinations they had over the last two years, but the president's plan is more in keeping with the American Spirit [In Caps, Too. Blub!]. We [who?] need common purposes and we [who?] need big projects.

No, Booman, you stupid fuck, we need jobs and houses and health care.

And unemployment is 10% nominal through 2011, there's no reason to think any of Obama's programs will bring jobs here, Obama hasn't done anything about the foreclosure crisis but make it worse (through HAMP), and HCR mandates buying insurance without controlling costs, so we're going to end up paying for junk so the insurance companies can make a profit.

And we need those things outside of the context of war.

BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA! What the American people want, and another thing His Oliness isn't doing a thing about.

Let's get to work, right?

Amen. Let's get to work destroying the legacy parties before the rent-seeking parasites they enable completely suck us dry.

NOTE Dan PS's nine-word platform is a propos here. Booman and his cohort, of course, can't recommend anything like it:

1. Medicare for All

2. End the wars

3. Soak the rich

Simple, compelling.

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Submitted by hipparchia on

... but the president's plan is more in keeping with the American Spirit. We need common purposes and we need big projects.

and he's correct too.

the problem, of course, is that we acted on our original sputnik moment with lots of good-paying, secure govt jobs with decent benefits, and the money paid to contractors like lockheed marting, boeing, etc, went to good-paying, secure american private sector jobs wth decent benefts. so the massive govt spending on this particular big project did indeed help a lot of americans.

the difference between then and now [and i don't know if booman is too stupid to see it, or just blnded by the obama-light, or what] is that obama is planning to just hand govt $$$ directly to corporate fatcats, who, in spite of their fine words about creating millions of new american jobs, are just gong to sit on that money or send it overseas where pesky little things like worker pay, worker safety, and environmental protection don't get in the way of the wealthy accruing yet more wealth.