Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Triangulation City

When Obama's campaign arm sends an email out telling his supporters to write Op-Eds defending his federal pay freeze, we have reached the destination: (via dday)
A decade of irresponsible spending led to a projected $1.3 trillion deficit that President Obama inherited upon taking office — putting America on an unsustainable fiscal course.

From Day One, this administration’s top focus has been growing the economy and putting Americans back to work — and that will never change.

The economy is growing again, yet all across America families and businesses have been tightening their belts. The President knows their government must do the same.

Yesterday, he announced a proposal to freeze pay for non-military federal employees for two years — a plan that will lead to $60 billion in savings over 10 years. It’s one of many tough choices the President has made to cut costs in the upcoming budget to begin to put our nation’s fiscal house in order. And it follows directly from this administration’s dedication to stretching federal dollars and reining in the long-term deficit.

Now, if you listen to some talk radio hosts or a few of the talking heads on cable news, you’ll hear a very different assessment of our fiscal policies. These voices ignore the irresponsibility of the past while pinning the blame for “reckless spending” solely on this administration. It would make a good fairy tale if it weren’t so dangerously untrue.

But these voices — as loud as they are — are spreading bunk. Cutting costs and spending responsibly has been a cornerstone of this administration’s record. And we need your help to get the truth out there.

Will you take a few minutes and write a letter to the editor today to set the record straight?
I've set the record straight the only way I can, by unsubscribing, and I doubt I'm the only one.


  1. Motherfucker.

    He's actually asking for it.
    Literally asking for it.

    Remember that rant I posted a few comments back?

    Should I send the long version to the white house, or the Baltimore Sun? I already re-wrote it last night. I'm leaning towards the Sun.

    Maybe that will "set the record straight".


    Honestly, who's fucking plan was this?
    step one - kick mom in face
    step two - ask me to endorse kicking of mom in face
    step three - magical faeries riding prancing rainbow unicorns, beckoned by my endorsement of maternal face-kicking, fix the economy.


  2. Dammit J stop posting shit that makes me nerd-rage out during work hours. I'm being very unproductive right now.
    Mostly because I want to kick faces.