No, this post is going to be about economics. My main goal today has been to discuss the issues of opportunity for on a whole range of issues. There is such a thing as good and bad opportunities. A bad opportunity would be to use disaster relief to Pakistan as a way to gain support of its people. A good opportunity is for Democrats to try and use obvious strategies to help campaign in the fall.
Playing dirty is a term that most people do not like to hear because it conjures up memories of the dark side of politics, which nobody likes. The problem is that it must be used in order to solve lots of problems. Whether it is running a campaign or passing legislation, playing politics is part of the game. Right now, people are irritated at Washington’s behavior and its culture of corruption. People say we need new leaders, fresh blood or fresh meat is your interpretation, to solve the nation’s woes. Let me remind you that just because you replace a group of people does not mean that they are going to be any better than the last group.
Washington will always be the same, no matter what it will always be a “swamp” that needs cleaning. So, while it is going to be a swamp why is not used to pass crucial legislation. Cap and trade, education, and illegal immigration are all bills that need to be passed. All will require dirty politics, like the Cornhusker kickback for the healthcare bill. It needs to be done. The president needs a little LBJ in him to do some arm twisting and Democrats need to crack deals with Republicans to solve the gridlock. No one likes it, but this is business as usual and we need it now.
To sum up my posts today:
1. My theme was opportunity
2. China is now the 2nd largest economy in the world
3. An inspirational story about a neighbor of mine
4. Robert Gates will leave in 2011, he is admirable in my book
5. Harry Reid is double speaking
6. Democratic strategy for 2010 midterms
That ends another day. I hope you liked my posts. Please post comments, I love to hear your opinions and feedback. Also check out my stimulus article coming soon. I leave you now with some cute puppies.