Major case of deja vu. If you were to substitute “Iraq” for “global plan for economic recovery” it feels like a redo of 2002. Are we going to have to start eating “freedom fries” again?
Why do I have a very, very sick feeling about this?
Calling Britain and America “partners of purpose,” Brown suggested the two countries would help bring world leaders together at the summit, which is taking place amid huge security following threats from anti-capitalist protesters.”We are within a few hours of agreeing a global plan for economic recovery and reform,” the prime minister said.
Brown’s remarks put the ball in the Franco-German court following comments by the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, that measures currently on the G20 table were not acceptable to France and Germany.
Later today Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, and Sarkozy will stage their own joint press conference in London, demanding the G20 summit usher in a new era of global regulation of banks, executive bonuses, hedge funds and offshore tax havens.
In what will be seen as a challenge to Obama, they will insist nobody at the summit should discuss a fresh stimulus package, despite a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that “world trade is now in freefall”.
Before Brown’s meeting with Obama, Sarkozy said he would not tolerate “false compromises” at the summit.
Oh, and remember when “progressives” used to complain about power grabs by George W. Bush? Not any more. From this post by Riverdaughter in which she defends unions and decries Obama’s apparent union busting, a commenter shares this little tidbit about Steny Hoyer (yes, a Democrat):
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told CNSNews.com on Tuesday that he does not know where President Barack Obama gained legal authority to oversee a restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler. But if authority is a question, he said, then Congress will grant it to the administration.[...]
“The administration clearly believes it does have the authority to use some of the remaining TARP funds for the automobile industry,” Hoyer told CNSNews.com Tuesday.
“I don’t know, technically. I would be kidding you to mouth some words on that, because I don’t know technically where that authority would be,” Hoyer said. “But my own view is that if it is perceived they don’t have that authority and it is perceived by the Congress they need to have that authority, the Congress would probably be willing to give that authority. But I don’t know technically the answer to that question.”
Joe Cannon shines his light on a few who are exhibiting some signs of buyers remorse, and makes an observation on those still trying to justify Obama’s every “best evah” move:
Cognitive dissonance has caused some DUmmies to propose an explanatory conspiracy theory:
You can like Obama as a person and still realize that he doesn’t have the POWER, even if he’d like to… As much as you may love Obama, just realize that he is mostly a figure head, he can only do so much, the rest is up to us…. We also aren’t doing anyone any favors if we channel our anger and distrust at him as opposed to the assholes who are really in charge.
Ah yes. “THEY.”
We can’t blame Obama: Doing so would mean admitting that we were wrong, we were duped, we bought into the lie, we marched in a straight line because we saw everyone else marching in a straight line. Admissions of that sort would bruise the ego. Better, by far, to place the blame on — well, you know. On THEM.
Of course, this “blame-shifting” ploy is all nonsense.
Nothing stops the Obama justice department from going after the BushCo criminals. No unseen manipulators force Obama to continue the assault on our rights. The Illuminati isn’t goading Obama into a new disaster in Afghanistan. “THEY” did not force an unwilling Obama into capitulating to Wall Street interests.
The problem is not “THEM.”
The problem, all along, has been blind, ignorant, arrogant progs. They were too dumb to recognise the long con, and now they are too smug to admit that they were marks.