Skip to comments.Deepak Chopra: Why the Obama strategy may work (Unintentionally hilarious!)
Posted on 08/16/2011 7:50:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
When a President is caught in a "damned if he does, damned if he doesn't" viseas President Obama was during the debt ceiling crisisit's tempting not to let him go. The right wing certainly feels that way, but the discourse on the left seems to be on the same track.
Maybe it's possible to raise the level of the discussion. One way is to see that the level of the solution isn't found on the same as the level of the problem. Obama has taken that view as his long-term strategy. His position is that acrimonious divisions in government, the problem, can't be solved by being even more acrimonious. His call for compromise, balance and a reasoned approach to our difficult challenges is a sane adult's way of rising above the level of the problem.
His adversaries on the right love this strategy because they have succeeded with distortion and demagoguery for a long time. In their view, acting like an adult is the same as showing weakness and in essence throwing away the game. By contrast, the left resents his strategy because they want to pound back at the right wing, getting in their licks while they have the chance. It seems to be the conventional wisdom at this particularly volatile moment to believe that the only person who is blind to his mistakes is the President himself.
In many ways the facts are on his side, but emotions aren't. We were saved from a second Great Depression; the auto industry was put back on its feet; progressive policies were implemented on many fronts that steadily began the grueling work of undoing thirty years of reactionary indoctrination. Yet there's no doubt that many cherished expectations were dashed. The rich still have their unjust tax cuts....
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
Life imitates art...
“President “Bobby”: Mr. Gardner, do you agree with Ben, or do you think that we can stimulate growth through temporary incentives?
Chance the Gardener: As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden.
Ron Steigler: Mr. Gardner, uh, my editors and I have been wondering if you would consider writing a book for us, something about your um, political philosophy, what do you say?
Chance the Gardener: I can’t write.”
>Yes, this regime is a strange mixture of Being There and Idiocracy.<
Don’t compare this impostor kenyan to president Camacho. At least Camacho listened to the smartest person on the planet.
“Sharon Craig: I think Mr. Mellish is a traitor to this country because his views are different from the views of the President and others of his kind. Differences of opinion should be tolerated, but not when they’re too different. “
Someone should tell the media we’ve all seen these skits already!
BHO does that when he talks to himself!! (snort!)
This Deepshit Chupacabra guy is nuts.
“Maybe it’s possible to raise the level of the discussion.”
Uh, I don’t think so Deepak. Here’s what he wrote about Palin in June:
LOL, Deepak just got lucky conning folks instead of selling them slurpees and beef jerky.
(Go to hell PC folks, it’s a joke)
Deepak Chopra is revolting.
Deepak Chopra sounds like he’s in love with Obama... he’s crossed over to creepy.
Chopra is trying to apply an abundance mentality to a government - it won’t work. If he could teach abundance to all those government dependents who keep sucking the blood of the productive, we might have a chance. But he is making the same mistake that a lot of spiritual types (New Age and Christian alike) often do - taking a principle that works for an individual and trying to apply it to a collective. Then blaming some “right wing meanies” because it doesn’t work.
What the idiots in Washington and their enablers like Chopra willingly disregard is that doing the same thing to eliminate the results of previous actions is guaranteed to fail. Borrowing more, taxing more, and spending more is the historical path to bankruptcy - right where we are. To avoid bankruptcy, the country must try something else.
Specifically - we must spend much, much less.
Instead, Obama promises to do less with more (taxpayer money).