It is - it is a wonder how there can be so many concerns today to offer up for discussion as still not litigated key parts of our recent history.
Personally my displeasure with WJC goes farther back that the early nineties while I offered spin doctoring and he seemed to steal the line I came up for myself if I was to have to answer a pot question - the line I started with of my own story of having only tried it once but like a cigar that first time - without inhaling.
Personally I have to be far more serious about so much that actually should have been litigated and maybe many times publicly re-litigated. These are trying times for so many and much maybe because WJC is one that was willing to steal lines.
There is so much I should not have to say here today in this new column of maybe too serious punditry since I have tweeted about such already recently or shared links as well with my twid (twitter ID) @jphoganorg and with use of #CGI2012 hash tag.
I may help to get a grip or focus for today if you consider or recollect how that when Governor WJC of Arkansas did run in 1992 he ran quite as if he were running on or of the “hope” about New Haven, CT. There may be too much in that statement as per my TCONF (THE CHARGE OF NEW FEDERALISM) to go into now today but however I now consider it workable.
If we are to better understand our down times we have to look at the cast of Dems of WJC, HRC, NP, AG, HR, & BHO at least - and each of them some as a cook or chef of these times - whether with one recipe or too many recipes.
We could use titles for this but BOLSHEVIKS seems to work now and even so when Bolsheviks were no longer actually Bolsheviks but by name only with a hollower meaning than meant. Our system of laws and governance of our national government may be well establish to prevent “socialist” change from the inside - only a war might be a way to turn our Constituted Confederate Republic otherwise to ways of socialism - a war that we did lose.
When I came up with my answer of “…but I didn’t inhale” I wasn’t wanting WJC to be able to run that much as me, and can remember people likely my personal answer as if it were meant from me to have been offered as a lie for WJC. :-(
What a mess WJC and HRC made of the Middle East — Can you just remember the BHO Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech and its biting portent with heavy mentions of “dangers” of “inaction and avoidance”?
I don’t know if WJC actually never inhaled and nor do I know if HRC or WJC had a favorite special brownie recipe.
AG with his convenient crisis alarmism that only offered a limited small minded singular way forward in a time when the world as we know it was to end was a chef too many with his GLOBAL WARMING ALARMISM.
It is hard to say for certain whom of this set/cast did more to cause the price of gasoline to spike - whether is was AG or HRC more than the other of because of each simultaneously of uncoordinated political buffets.
I get the Dems have until the austerity of the Obama First Couple and their NEW DEAL AUSTERITY messaging been of promising all you can eat buffets as if half the nation deserved such as political victims. I get that it is believable that we could save a trillion dollars in healthcare costs as once reported by a “doctor friend of the Clintons” if only we could get our nation back to the average personal body weight from before the WJC & HRC became First Couple.
The simplest way to explain the housing crisis is to talk about the 2008 campaign and policy hopes of the Dems. They wanted a down economy so that they could win with a down economy. They wanted all the profits of the oil companies and they also wanted all the cars/vehicles that ran on their products gone. They had America still in the hyper-consumerism pimped out by WJC and so set in a irresponsible ways of loyalty and faith in WJC & HRC that then had them unable to afford the mortgages many of them never should have been able to get so - so how - when the politics of HRC & AG became so heated that the price of gas spiked high enough that Dem loyalists may have been first to stop being able to pay for their mortgages and their gas to get to that job that had them with a fixed income.
It doesn’t get more complicated to recollect how all the recent field of GOP Presidential candidates were in the primaries all of stating publicly that the housing crisis was less the fault of individual Americans regardless of how they got there mortgage than it was the fault of their government.
The spike in gas prices the paved the way for Democrats to nearly walk across the finish line of 2008 elections is what started the housing crisis. Had McCain/Palin won though we likely would have had a speedy and robust recovery. If McCain/Palin had won their explanation of the economic times would have been free to be truthful and consumer confidence could have then been recovered quickly and strongly.
WJC did set our economic candle to burn from both ends at once. He knew he was setting up our economy as if a candle burning from both ends at once. He even asked the Banks to find a way to gamble away the expected risks from his immature economic desires/plans for he wanted to run the Housing Bubble as an unfunded federal social program even though there was enough money available to have set it upon a workable and reliable economic foundation.
NP never did the people a good flip while cooking up new lines about the WJC SURPLUS as a good diet political or economic.
We can better litigate the down economy by looking back beyond 2008 elections. It can be said that in 2008 our electorate may have been one of the most uniformed in our history and due much to spin of disinformation. It wasn’t a Republican that said like: If you don’t do your homework you will end up in Iraq. It was Republicans though that hope our best and our brightest and even our strongest all would be of our volunteer forces efforts to bring a long overdue prosecution to Saddam Hussein.
The fastest way back to forward and to seeing maybe even BHO think he should get the car out of the ditch before attempting to go forward seems maybe to be to look at least at 2008 and gas prices as something the Republicans never would have knowingly been about or to allowing if there was a way but to such available to them. They couldn’t be bad oil company politicians wanting high gas prices as if of a stupid greed with a critical election looming and be smart enough to deserve seeing their party win elections. Even a bad oil company executive would have known that lower gas prices were needed by Republicans in 2008 elections.
Can it be that the Dems starting in 2007 at least were too much an un-huddled mass of un-coordinated idealistic recipes such that when all together it was to so many only served their workings as a recipe for disaster?
It may be too soon here to try to explain that the federalism debates now about healthcare and medicare and medicaid as better for our states and their governance are also a federalism due political dish about national security and best homeland posture, posturing. We may all be safer if we reduce the amount of centralized power seeming too much at the whim and whimsy of a single person - a too powerful executive. That said it may be our best policy now to at least block grant care governance back to nearer our communities and their county metrics. We may become more safe the less we are seen as serving up as due a more general and unspecific otherwise centralized more just by the numbers governance.
It is WJC numbers that still hardly add up. Though what has been offered by HRC may be even less rational or factual.
Yes the price of gas as it spiked after HRC started HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT can best explain what started the housing crisis and especially if you recognize how bad the Clintons’ SURPLUSES were - how bad and immature CLINTONOMICS was - and how it was because WJC & HRC had driven or pimped Americans into a hyper-consumerism that couldn’t afford the spike in gas price about 2008 economy that no Republican in their right minds would have had reason to allow if they could have prevented it.