Saturday, December 1, 2012

The oxymoron's of Washington D. C.

These guys are not working for your
best interests .
The last few weeks  I took my break from all the hoopla of the 'news' . I have been paying attention to some of the latest gaff's from Washington D.C.  The Washington news about Rice and the Fiscal cliff occupy what is called An oxymoron (plural oxymora or oxymorons) (from Greek ὀξύμωρον, "sharp dull") is a figure of speech that combines contradictory terms. With Pres. Obama's second term in office , the 'sly one', Mr. Obama goes out 'Campaigning ' to push his ideas .  Blaming the GOP . Well I don't understand why Obama has to go out to the public in general . When the problem solving should be done at Capitol Hill . In the urgency of the American people. Suddenly we have  Sen. Hatch: WH  saying "fiscal cliff" plan a "bait and switch".  I going to tell you know that these elected persons actually want the fiscal cliff to happen . All this as we have seen from Washington D.C. and Mr. Obama is just for the show. One day after House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, bluntly stated that Republicans and Democrats are "almost nowhere" in their scramble to strike a deal before reaching the so-called "fiscal cliff" at year's end, President Obama slammed the GOP for holding "middle class tax cuts hostage" and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah,  charged that Mr. Obama's proposal is "a classic bait and switch." Same bait and switch from Republican Senator Orin Hatch. He always blames the Democrats for doing what he does. Watch: Hatch's next move will be to blame Obama for not compromising. That's because the Republicans have again taken up the position that: compromise is for wimps; don't ya know that bullies are the winners. I think Obama wants taxes to go up on everyone. It's the only way to offset the spending (provided serious reforms aren't going to be made). He just wants Republicans to take the blame for it...thus he makes an "offer" that is so one-sided he knows it won't be accepted, then he can take us off the cliff, raise all taxes and can blame the other side for not accepting his offer "Look at it from Obama’s perspective. Would allowing the sequestration cuts to kick in be that bad? It would allow him to cut the U.S. military (and blame Republicans), make some much-needed spending cuts (without taking heat from his base), and — as a bonus – raise taxes! To be sure, aside from the obvious national security implications, most experts predict that this would also have serious consequences for the economy.  Of course, it would presumably be better for Obama’s legacy if the economy were to improve during his second term. But he managed to get re-elected once despite failing to turn around the economy. And he doesn’t have to stand for re-election again."  And you wonder why I say most bloggers are economically clueless. Apparently he has never heard of the debt ceiling and thinks the only cuts that will take place are to defense. Why do so many people, not just bloggers, assume that Democrats can simply pick and choose which parts of the fiscal cliff that they want to implement and which parts they will wish away?  
What are we to do with this woman?
 Another subject here ,  U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice told lawmakers Tuesday that her initial explanation of the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya was wrong, but her concession failed to mollify three Republican senators who signaled they would try to block her possible nomination to be secretary of state. Believe me . I don't think she is qualified . I go back to what Hillary Clinton said that the "buck stop's here" as with her to take the blame for massive intelligence failure . The President can be "blamed" as well as for his part in misinforming the American public on the what cased the attack on our embassy in Libya . Yes, it did take 14 days for anything to come out as to what happened . Pres. Obama was playing his cards back then . With out offending the Muslim's themselves  who were already irritated with the Arab Spring . The President took his own defensiveness position to blame a anti-Islamic moronic video called " Innocence of Muslims" , and ignoring the facts of possible terrorists elements in the Arab Spring that go back a year ago. Here is why in Washington D. C. it has been a oxymoron (plural oxymora or oxymorons) (from Greek ὀξύμωρον, "sharp dull") kinda week. 

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail. And when you're in Washington, every "crisis" is looks like a great opportunity to expand government.

Repubs are no exception to this rule. A dwindling few of them want to rein in government, but in general, Republicans go to Washington and become intoxicated with the head trip that comes from doing Big Important Expensive Things.

So a bit like Brer Rabbit (to mix metaphors), congressional Republicans will throw fits about raising taxes. But in the end, they'll get the big government and big taxes they love so much.
From the NYTimes:
David H. Petraeus, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, told lawmakers on Friday that classified intelligence reports revealed that the deadly assault on the American diplomatic mission in Libya was a terrorist attack, but that the administration refrained from saying it suspected that the perpetrators of the attack were Al Qaeda affiliates and sympathizers to avoid tipping off the groups.

ie: The CIA was trying not to tip off the perpetrators! Why is this still under discussion?

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