NYT Idiot Gail Collins: Bush Should Resign Now, as Thanksgiving Treat | Main | Time's Mark Halperin: Pro-Obama Bias of Press Most Extreme in Modern History
November 22, 2008

Is Barack Obama Reviving The WPA? [Vinnie]

I guess if this is true, we may be looking at more than two to four crummy years.

"We'll put people back to work rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, modernizing schools that are failing our children, and building wind farms and solar panels," Obama said. He also made a commitment to fuel-efficient cars and alternative energy technologies "that can free us from our dependence on foreign oil and keep our economy competitive in the years ahead."

Obama pointed to the past, saying that Americans in this country's darkest hours have risen above their divisions to solve their problems, as a hope for the future.

One problem with The Messiah's reference to the past. FDR's policies extended the Great Depression by seven years. It took World War II to get us out of it. For those of you who don't know what the WPA was, here's the Wiki entry. Heavily laced with Socialist love, of course.

The other problem with Barry's reference to the past that I have is that he seems to want to revive Depression era policies when we're not in a depression.

Of course, his Chief of Staff Elect Rahm Emmanuel did instruct us recently that this crisis is an opportunity.


digg this
posted by xgenghisx at 07:08 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Ace's liver: "[i]606 Actually I do think roundabouts are quite a ..."

hogmartin: "[i]Actually I do think roundabouts are quite aweso ..."

OldDominionMom: "Any suggestions on where/who to do the labor? Just ..."

Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) [/i] [/b] [/u] [/s]: "You're acting like a dick tonight, yankeefifth... ..."

yankeefifth: "My Dad really liked when he called me a Smartass i ..."

yankeefifth: "Actually I do think roundabouts are quite awesome. ..."

westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette: "Jim......dont you mean better half :) ..."

Ernest P. Worrell: "Nite all time for bed for me. Blood test tomorrow ..."

Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) [/i] [/b] [/u] [/s]: "G'Night Teem and Farmer. ..."

Alberta Oil Peon: "That looks amazing. Does it just bolt through the ..."

SFGoth: "Well, the Republican party here shat the bed in th ..."

yankeefifth: "My brother and I would chime in, I will be peace. ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64