President Gimmick Has No Principles - But I Do

 In case you missed this delinquent pomposity:

 

tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.comIn the final question of today's press conference, President Obama was asked by Jonathan Weisman of the Wall Street Journal how he would respond to Democrats who think he's compromised too much in agreeing on a two-year extension of all the Bush-era tax cuts -- even for the wealthiest Americans --

At least this time, instead of sending out his childish DLCer, Rham Emmanuelle, to call the left "fucking retards" and pretend it has nothing to do with him... He was honest enough to say it himslef. Probably the first time he has said something honest to the left given his crazy conservative policies that only a fringe right wing nut could love.

We hear you loud and clear, President Gimmick.

What a lede:

WASHINGTON -- President Obama plans to announce a two-year pay freeze for civilian federal workers later Monday morning in his latest move intended to demonstrate concern over sky-high deficit spending.

So...instead of actually doing something real about "sky-high deficit spending" (like pulling out of Afghanistan and Iraq ahead of schedule), we get a symbolic gesture that will reduce federal spending by less than 0.05 percent.

And with that symbolic gesture we witness President Obama's unfortunate alter-ego, President Gimmick. President Gimmick isn't serious about solving any of our problems, he's only serious about demonstrating his desire to solve our problems.

President Gimmick doesn't offer up plans designed to do anything, he only offers up plans designed to give him zingers for his 2012 debates.

If President Gimmick actually cared about governance, we'd have a comprehensive fiscal plan. Instead, we're getting cheap applauses lines. You think announcing a federal pay freeze represents toughness? Ha!

And now he has his zingers. Duck if you expected any progress in moving the nation forward.

Just trying to remember what the current Deficit Peacock and right wing concern troll, President Gimmick, would think about the kind of change Americans voted for compared to what he just called a great deal and pissed and moaned and whined at the left for not liking:

A: Absolutely. Because think about what I am going to be running against: the failed policies of the Bush administration, which John McCain wants to continue. I don’t think there is anybody in this country who thinks that, right now, we have got a government that’s managed our domestic policies well. And, so, we can talk about the slogans of tax and spend or fiscal conservatism, but the fact of the matter is, we have had an administration that’s been profligate, that has raised our national debt to a record level. We have seen a lack of shared prosperity. So, you’ve got CEOs making more in a day than ordinary workers are making in a year, and it’s the CEO that’s getting the tax break, instead of the workers.

Q: He’s going to say you’re going to raise their taxes. What are you going to say?

A: I will raise CEO taxes. There is no doubt about it.

Source: CNN Late Edition: 2008 presidential series with Wolf Blitzer May 11, 2008

HMMMM? When it comes to your right wing sloganeering and lashing out at anyone that holds you responsible for your campaign pormises?

The words shameful and irresponsible stick in my mind...

As do the words sanctimonious cave-in purist with no principles.

A couple of  actions to choose from...If you think there is anything worth fighting for in the Democratic party? And I can't believe I am going to say this but even "President Bloomberg" is starting to sound good right about now.

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