Wednesday, May 30, 2012

In 1968 When There Was A Politically Driven "Birther Movement" But The Operatives Where Not Considered Racists

In 1968 it was presidential candidate George Romney that was the target of a "birther movement" 

"We Didn't Get Any 'Race To The Top' Money But OBAMA Is Still Responsible For Educational Reform In Our State

NY Times - Thomas Friedman - "Obama Should Seize The High Ground"

 DURING a recent discussion in Seattle with a group of educators, one of them surprised me when she pointed out that even though their state did not win President Obama’s education “Race to the Top,” that program was critical in spurring education reform in Washington State. As I listened to her analysis, the thought occurred to me: I wonder how Barack Obama would do if he ran for president as himself. ... How he would do if he ran for re-election on all the things he’s accomplished but rarely speaks about.

 How do you compete with that?

Whereas under normal circumstances "Show Me The Money" is used to appraise one's "love" for a given interest - in the case of this "group of educators in Washington state" money was of no consequence.

I assure you that if you tried to qualify and quantify the material results in Washington state that these educators are pointing to they would fall below the threshold of credibility in regards to the source motivating these reforms and the outcomes proportional to the scale of the problem.

“Obamacare is socialized medicine,” says the Republican Party. No, no — excuse me — socialized medicine is what we have now! People without insurance can go to an emergency ward or throw themselves on the mercy of a doctor, and the cost of all this uncompensated care is shared by all those who have insurance, raising your rates and mine. That is socialized medicine and that is what Obamacare ends. Yet Obama — the champion of private insurance for all — has allowed himself to be painted as a health care socialist.

I suspect that Mr Friedman and many others will be singing a different tune as this nation's fiscal base is confined by a growing debt and more money is spent on debt service than on health care.

Think about this: Obama didn’t just save the auto industry from bankruptcy. Two years later, he also got all the top U.S. automakers to agree to increase mileage for their vehicle fleets to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, from 27.5 m.p.g. today. As Popular Mechanics put it, this “is the largest mandatory fuel economy increase in history.” It will drive innovation, save money and make America less dependent on petro-dictators. Did you know Obama did this?
Mr Friedman's talking point about "saving the auto industry" is merely a shift of a burden from GM/Chrysler's balance sheet onto the federal government's debt register.   Notice he said nothing about Ford Motor Co - who did not file for bankruptcy because they began working with their unions and suppliers years earlier to get their finances in order.

This article sounds like a marketing piece rather than a serious attempt at analysis of the troubled condition that this nation finds itself in.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

American Idol Economic Analysis

My personal commitment to investing in research and analysis is often threatened by my observations that propaganda proves more powerful if your goal is mass influence and acceptance.

The latest news of President Obama being a "Budget Hawk" as proven by the slowing growth in federal spending is yet another point of evidence of such propaganda.

If we fail to note that the majority of the people who will be championing this news about Obama are themselves Keynesian in their economic theories and thus such a shrinkage is an affront to what they actually believe - the first round of filters on their logic will be by passed.

Next - we must understand that the United States has seen a tremendous economic slowdown (indeed a global slowdown) since 2008.  This has hit the revenue intake of the US government.   When people attack Obama for having run up a $5 trillion debt - they are in error to pretend that he created a boatload of new spending.

Instead the increasing federal deficit is from a nation that is more committed to retain some semblance of  a particular economic standard of living, even when it is beyond its economic means to do so.(also known as "fronting") 
This short term ability to retain this order comes at the cost of its long term viability.   Each bit of federal debt should be seen as yet another draw upon a cigarette, which the American Cancer Society has translated in to minutes of life taken from the smoker.

But that's not all.

The greatest irony of the JingOists is that they are unable to see the spending increases that OBAMA PROPOSED, that they ATTACKED their common enemies for opposing, and yet having failed to accomplish these "Debt Stimulating Stimulus Spending Proposals" - being intent to wave alms at Obama over something - they now point to his moderation in spending.

(I am not going to bother doing the research of the immediate past to find YOUR words.  You will remember them on your own)

The greater drive of the JingOist is to retain the favor of Obama with their base RATHER THAN have them attach their loyalties to the economic standing of the nation as a whole and its long term viability.

Yearly Federal Budget Deficit

Saturday, May 12, 2012

How Obama Is Transactionally Successful In The Eyes Of The Progressive-Fundamentalists Who's Ideological Blindness Prevents Them From Noting The Big Picture Failure In Stewardship

When your goal from the start is to tell the good news of "Your Guy" - it stands to reason that you also will be forced to avoid talking about the larger context.

Daily-KOS "Obama keeps good on his promises - Pays Native Americans the billions owed to them"

There is no question that when the content providers at The DailyKOS sees President Obama keeping good on his promises to give the money due to the Native Americans and attacking corporations - they get a tingle up their leg.

To them this is proof that we have "just leadership" at the helm of the ship (now).

The reason why Obama can be so "good" is because the DailyKOS is not going to note that this $4.5 billion in "justice money" comes in the context of a $1,200 billion in deficit spending that has been ran up each year for the past 3 years.

The rhetoric of the "Drunken Sailor spending spree" is now tabled because THIS TIME the DailyKOS likes the "drunk" and likes what he is spending on.

Upon bankruptcy does anyone recall a person who told the bankruptcy court that she did not spend her money on a closet full of shoes, instead she went broke paying her utility bills on a credit card?

Thursday, May 10, 2012

How Obama Uses A Dual Chum Feeding Strategy To String His Left-Wing Base Along

In the Same 2 Weeks:

The Good
The Damnable Offense To The Progressive Sentiments
Announce That The "Pantie Bomber II" Plot Has Been Foiled  Announce That The Administration Has Approved Increased Drone Bombings In Yemen
Tell how a double agent that you had in Al Queda assisted you in targeting and KILLING a terror SUSPECT Restart Bombing In The Sovereign Nation Of Pakistan
Announce that you support the radical redefinition of Marriage, selling it as the FIRST SITTING PRESIDENT to do so (as part of your PROGRESSIVE marketing strategy) The Policy Advisors Warn That Social Security And Medicare Will Be Insolvent At A Date That Is Sooner Than Was Predicated A Few Years Ago - Pointing To Trouble Ahead

COUNT ON YOUR PROGRESSIVE BASE to choose to cheer about the 3 good items and dutifully remain silent on the items that are a threat to their progressive sensibilities - that they used to protest against because they were proof that the last Commander in Chief is a killer who had no respect for due process.

The people who's consciousness is that of a perpetual fight against their ENEMY IDEOLOGY rather than a retention of their ideological standards - are going to always choose praise and focus on their enemy rather than how THEIR FRIEND is showing everyone who is watching that their base only believes in POWER. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

VP Cheney Was Right - Deficits Don't Matter - After Obama

The Anti-Republican / Obama Sycophant Blog - offers up a truncated chart on "Job Creation" which focuses on the contrast between the last 2 years of Bush versus the last 3.5 years under Obama.

It never occurred to the biased propagandist to scale the chart back several years earlier to capture more data.  I'm sorry.  YES IT DID occur to him.  This would cause his argument to crumble as he moved beyond the financial crisis that rocked the nation between 2007 and 2009.

I have no expectation that Ezkool is going to avoid "lies of omission".  His job is to frame the issue in which Obama looks good, regardless of the data and to have the opposition to Obama look bad.  In this case he (and Nancy Pelosi) understands that by limiting the data set from April 2008 through to today they can achieve the characterization that they desire.

If we expand the US job creation numbers from 2003 over to Aprl 2011 (I just happened to find this chart from a Google Image search) - the scheme to frame the argument is exposed.

I only desire HONOR in one's debate.  Some people understand that "honor" is a constraint to their agenda.

The first thing to do to disarm such a propagandist that PURPORTS to be representing the interests of the Black community and "The Least Of These" is to work to get  them off of the "Bush/Obama' battle and instead to force them to make qualitative statements about THE CONDITION OF THE COMMUNITY TODAY.   NOT with reference to OBAMA but instead in reference to their own INTERESTS.

As such I ask Ezkool - "Are YOU satisfied with a 13% Black unemployment rate - after more than 50 years of Black Community Development Consciousness" INVESTMENTS into the president machine that dominates your interests locally, state-level and now federal?

People like Ezkool are itching for a fight.
In doing so he prefers to "Keep His Enemy On Trial" so that he doesn't have to "INDICT his friends".

The only way to dislodge such a consciousness is to transform his thinking from "The Malcolm X Political Football Game" over to an "INVESTMENT ADVISER" in which "his peoples" retirement resources and "intergenerational wealth" are now under his control - the future outcomes and ORGANIC COMPETENCIES that appear through the institutions under his control - define the aggregate standard of living for his people - 100 years from now.

I am working on a means of transitioning the prevailing Black Political Consciousness from "STRUGGLE" against the past over to "Management Of Present Institutions" - using a data driven approach by which an increase in dispassionate assessments are made.
I already have my data loaded into Microsoft Access to do some number crunching.

Stay tuned.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Prediction: News From Obama's College Era Girl Friend Will Get More Coverage Than The National Debt Or The Insolvency Of Social Security

If I checked and noticed that none of this news sites had information on:

(You have to understand that I understand why many of you all think the way you do as you read news sources like The Daily KOS. )

The author lays out the facts - Medicare is funded through a payroll deduction for its funding.
He then makes the case that the choices for funding Medicare is akin to military spending.  
Military operations are a CONSTITUTIONALLY mandated function of the federal government - indeed the amount is a choice.

Yet - despite the fact that in a short amount of time this nation is going to spend more on federal debt interest service than on the Military - the author believes that this should be pared while controlling the growth of entitlement programs is some type of violation of "Social Justice".

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

How Commander In Chief Got The Left To Support The Death Penalty

NY Times Piece By Peter L. Bergen Focuses On "Obama The Efficient American Imperialist" Confuses EFFICIENCY For JUSTIFICATION

NY Times - Warrior In Chief By Peter L Bergen

If you read the article like Mr Bergen of New America Foundation wants you to read it and you'll focus on Commander In Chief Obama's EFFICIENCY at using the US Military war machine.   Activeness and absent protests and lawsuits appear to be Mr Bergen's evidence of Commander In Chief Obama's success.

The main flaw in the argument is that it is based upon certain circular references - the absent of JUSTIFICATION for these actions - per the claims of "Due Process", "Permission From The United Nations" and "Anti-Human Rights/Torture Morality" - Mr Bergen's analysis seems reasonable.

If those on the left were listening, they didn’t seem to care. The left, which had loudly condemned George W. Bush for waterboarding and due process violations at Guantánamo, was relatively quiet when the Obama administration, acting as judge and executioner, ordered more than 250 drone strikes in Pakistan since 2009, during which at least 1,400 lives were lost.
Mr. Obama’s readiness to use force — and his military record — have won him little support from the right. Despite countervailing evidence, most conservatives view the president as some kind of peacenik. From both the right and left, there has been a continuing, dramatic cognitive disconnect between Mr. Obama’s record and the public perception of his leadership: despite his demonstrated willingness to use force, neither side regards him as the warrior president he is.

In the passage above Mr Bergen makes the case that Commander In Chief Obama successfully dispensed of the legal conundrum that Commander In Chief Bush got entangled in with Guantanamo and Abu Gharab - by BLOWING UP the people who would otherwise provide standing to "The International Red Cross" and the ACLU - as they filed a lawsuit for "Social Justice".  

Strange it is that Bergen does not care to switch from an inspection of OBAMA and (do as this blog does) go into the gallery and look at the psychological motivations of the people who are watching as THE MACHINE is now free to do its thing.

(I didn't forget about the right wing).   What relevance is it that  that the right wing believes Obama to be a "peacnik" (who is also a Muslim)?  Just as a friend of mine told me that Progressives taunt Conservatives as "racists" with the hopes that they will do MORE progressive actions than they would normally do in an effort prove that they are not "racists" - it is likely the case that such taunts against Obama are to a crowd that is quite pleased with his war-hawkishness.

Still this misses the point.    Few people are inclined to ask if Obama - per the seat of POWER that he now resides in - had the compunction to allow the machine to do its present deeds and that the public face that was appealing to the Progressives - is now effective in CHECKMATING them.

It is my opinion that since the progressive left has so much vested in Obama and live vicariously through him - that to take a stand against him - THE STAND THAT THEY HAD TAKEN AGAINST THE MACHINE when it was doing the same thing which ran counter to their soul prior to Obama - would be counter to their real interests - the instillation and perpetuation of PROGRESSIVE FUNDAMENTALISM into power.

(Executive summary - Why is anyone surprised at any of this?  MASKS have been taken off)

Why is it that the invasion of Libya under the auspices of enforcing a "No Fly Zone" a VICTORY yet not a sign that the United Nations is merely a front that must be defended against?

How is it that several raids in Somalia that killed 4 times the number of people than it rescued is a sign of EFFICIENCY rather than PSYCHOSIS (among those who are cheering yet believe themselves to be just?)

The summary point that is missed by Mr Bergen is - just as Commander In Chief Obama was given the "Nobel Peace Prize" at the front end of his presidency - for his POLITICAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN that seemed to unite the world - IF these same people who now see a track record that calls into question the merits of his Peace Prize and went into action to demand a revocation of the prize - IT IS THEY WHO WOULD BE ATTACKED by the "JingOists" for their SLIGHT AGAINST OBAMA.

For you see - there are far more people who wish to have OBAMA'S STATURE STAND ERECT - all the while their own INSTITUTIONAL INTEGRITY - that which they wanted us to believe about their moral character prior to it being tested - now stands tarnished - the fake gold leaf now peeling off to expose the plastic underneath.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Which Of These Two "Obama Aviation" Stories Have Gotten More Press In The Pass Week Within The "Obama Fist Bump Press"?

A Rainbow Is Pictured Just Outside Of Air Force One, Lifting Obama Up In The Air As The Captain Cut The Jet Engines And Flew On Unicorn Oil

US Drones Fired In To Pakistan And Yemen Leave Smoke Trail Rather Than Rainbows
Just Prior To Killing Terror Suspects That Have Been Identified By The American Military And CIA Per The Rules Laid Out By The Obama Admnistration