Monday, February 1, 2010

The Washington Post

Sunday Take: The theater in the meeting between Obama and House Republicans

By Dan Balz
Sunday, January 31, 2010

Friday's encounter between President Obama and House Republicans proved to be riveting political theater. The question is whether it will be remembered as a moment that began to ease the tensions between the two parties -- or an asterisk in this era of polarized politics.

Obama and House Republicans delivered 90 minutes of sharp but civil give-and-take, a spirited debate on both the substantive differences that divide Republicans and Democrats and a frank discussion about the breakdown of government in the age of the permanent campaign.

Rarely has there been such an encounter between a president and the opposition party and certainly never on national television. It was the antithesis of the kind of snarling exchanges that often pass for political dialogue, whether between strategists in the two parties, candidates in the heat of a campaign or on the worst of cable television...
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1 comment:

Vicente Duque said...

My Migra Rant : Immigration Reform will take a lot of time - Many non Latinos realize that this should be studied in a Realistic and Scientific way, not with passions

I observe with complacency and pleasure that Non Latino America is becoming more Prudent and Rational with respect to the problem of Immigration. There are good heads in Universities and other places of Intelligence.

The Political Agenda and Troubles of Mr Obama and the Democratic Party dictate that this will be postponed. Mr Obama is not going to drink the poison of Immigration this year, perhaps not until 2013 ( if reelected ). My advice for Mr Obama is "Delay and Procrastinate" if you want to win elections.

Total Amnesty is absurd - Recent arrivals should be deported if they are undocumented.

"Recent arrivals" ( or number of years ) can be defined by Congress, Universities, Economists, Attorneys, etc ... in an intelligent way. This Immigration bill and project should be studied by the best Professionals in Economy, Sociology, etc ... and not left abandoned, only to be discussed by Teabagger Mobs.

Many criminals and delinquents should be deported. Also people that do not work, are lazy, drug addicts, etc ....

The Super Racists that want 12 million deported are not Realistic. This is impractical and can ruin the Economy of many towns and even States.

The United States has made a big investment in the Education of Young Latinos .... Expulsion will be like throwing treasures to the bottom of the Sea. Yes, Youth is the Greatest Treasure ! ... no matter the color of the youngsters.

And there are other Moral or Ethical considerations, the image or "Good Will" of America is also an Accounting Asset to be written in the "Balance of America Inc."

The Super Racists are not Realistic in believing that the Culture of the United States is going to be ruined or sunk by Latinos. No Realism in Third Worldization or "Untergang des Westens" ( The sinking of the West ) ..... Remember that Oswald Spengler was UberNationalistic as he wrote in the preface of his book, written probably in 1914 when Germans were very bullish about their militarism.

There is a lot of Hate, Fear and Paranoia and that is why Lou Dobbs, Glen Beck, Sean Hannity et al. take advtange to become rich with the "Confirmation Bias" Psychology. That is People that need the daily masturbation of their prejudices.

Youth, Minorities, Politics :

Vicente Duque