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The Era of Big Gridlock is Upon Us

bstickel Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 6:57 PM
Any speech by any politician ha sto be listened to very carefully. Most of the time they don't out right lie. Every word and phrase has to be parsed. After the speech is over the political experts tell us what was meant. We then believe them instead of relying on our own ears intelligence. Example "we need to invest in this or that" do you know what Invest means to a politcian? It means taxes are going up. Or when a politico is asked a question about when he/she knew something or did or didn't do something they will answer "there is no evidence that I did/didn't do it". The experts will then explain that he/she denied the allegation. Did he really?

The New York Times called the SOTU “making the case for government,” but it was in fact the unveiling of gridlock, the opening of the era of Big Gridlock.

Nothing the president wants as a piece of legislation will emerge from the Congress. Unlike President Reagan in 1981, President Obama doesn’t have a single great demand but a dozen little ones. Thus there will be no marshaling of forces and arm-twisting etc. culminating in a bill of consequence passing on any subject of import.

The House will just say no.

Gridlock ahead, bad appointees, and finger-pointing.

The good...