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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Obama Says He Can't Deliver Change Because "We Don’t Want to Tilt at Windmills”

America elected Obama because he promised to bring change, including a change to the financial system.

But, as the New York Times reports:

The president’s [economic reform] plan results from many compromises with industry executives and lawmakers, and is not as bold as some had hoped.

Mr. Obama seemed to acknowledge as much when he posed the question: “Did, you know, any considerations of sort of politics play into it? We want to get this thing passed, and, you know, we think that speed is important. We want to do it right. We want to do it carefully. But we don’t want to tilt at windmills.”

Obama is not Don Quixote, but the President of the United States. He has the power to reign in the financial fraudsters and gamblers, especially since his party - the Democrats - are in control of both houses of Congress.

If he is not doing so, it is because his loyalty is with the banksters and not the people of the United States. It is not because he doesn't have the power.

Note: Don Quixote is the senile old fool in the novel Man of La Mancha. The expression "titling at windmills" refers to Quixote's antics.


  1. The fine print on his campaign slogan: "As long as the change we're talking about is small change. Really, really small change. You might want to get a microscope."

  2. Yes, he's doing the same thing on health care. Obama's HHS Secretary calls single-payer (the solution favored by a majority of Americans) a "draconian scenario that was never part of the discussion in the first place".

    You name the issue, Obama after promising change and encouraging hope doesn't even consider options that are favored by the people or options that have a snowball's chance in hell of working. My guess - Social Security "reform" will be next.

  3. Barack is a Ford Foundation kid just like Timmy (Barack's mother knew Timmy's dad). He's owned by the Establishment. He's fulfilling his highest destiny--to maintain the status quo.

    He might also have been told he'll get killed if he doesn't.

    More and more, it looks like neo-feudalism, a new dark age dawning....

  4. Tilt at Windmills???????
    I understand full well what this quote means and where it comes from.
    I have a few quotes for Obama and any one who agrees with his tilted windmill statement.
    The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.
    Albert Einstein, (attributed)
    and this one
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.
    Ernest Benn
    and this one
    The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'.
    Larry Hardiman
    and this one
    Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
    Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004)
    and this one
    In a mad world only the mad are sane.
    Akira Kurosawa (1910 - 1998)
    and last but not least
    Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

  5. When will the fools in this country realize that the solution to this bullshit is to withdraw any and all support for either one of these "two" parties, and to stop voting at the federal level?

  6. probably had a whole lot to do with the 8 1/2 x 11 inch glossy photos of John F. Kennedy, laying on a slab at Bethesda Naval Hospital, with his brain in a jar just behind his corpse. I'm sure that gave the puppet-on pause for thought.

    but he's always been a fraud. you could see it in his feckless turd eyeballs as he campaigned, that he was another goddamned liar like the rest we've had, excluding Jimmy Carter, since 1963 when J.F.K. 'lost his mind' over E.O. 11110.


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