olbermann on the true bush legacy

I have to watch it again, but I don’t think Olbermann even mentions the fact that Bush wanted to move all of our Social Security money into the stock market… I can’t even begin to imagine how much worse our current situation would be had he been successful.

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11 Comments

  1. egpenet
    Posted December 10, 2008 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Mark, your comment filter leaves me wordless on this one.

  2. Brackache
    Posted December 10, 2008 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    I have the solution:

    We should rewrite the Constitution so that we have a bicameral congress that can be a check against overreaching executive authority. They should be in charge of the purse strings and of declaring war, so that the executive can’t get away with this sort of thing without majority support in the house and senate.

    No way they’d let one guy get away with all that stuff.

    Who’s with me?

  3. egpenet
    Posted December 10, 2008 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    I can’t write what I really want to say on this blog. As John Lennon would have said: “I’m wordless.”

  4. Paw
    Posted December 10, 2008 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    I’m suffering from outrage fatigue. I just want it all to be over.

    And that was a great comment, Brackache.

    And, Ed, if you write the word like this, the sensor won’t stop it – “viagr@”

  5. Posted December 10, 2008 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    great video; it should be protected as a historical point of reference just in case

  6. Posted December 10, 2008 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t seen many Keith Olbermann videos, but this one seems much more … calm than normal. Normally he’s one of those people (and I was just thinking on the bus this morning that there has to be a word for this, I bet German has one for it) who you agree with, but you grimace every time they open their mouth.

    I dislike left-leaning blowhards as much as I dislike right-leaning blowhards, basically.

  7. Kelp
    Posted December 11, 2008 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    The difference is that Olbermann is telling the truth. Subtle distinction, I know.

  8. Sierra
    Posted December 11, 2008 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    Don’t hate da playa. Hate da game!

  9. j7uy5
    Posted December 12, 2008 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    Well, I agree in principle but not in timing. If we were diverting the so-called social security money into the stock market, we would not be in a mess today. Rather, the bubble would still be inflating. But of course when it popped, it would be even bigger, even faster, and we would have even fewer resources with which to attempt a recovery.

    Gas would be $5+ per gallon and people would still be driving Hummers. We would still be building 5,000 sq ft houses and selling them like cold beers at a NASCAR race. The K-street project would be written into the Constitution as a fourth branch of government, and the US Treasury would be outsourced to Goldman Sachs.

    But when the crash came, we’d have even less oil left, less arable land, a more unstable climate, and more Republicans. Home gardening would have been patented by Monsanto, and violators would be sent to Gitmo.

  10. Robert
    Posted December 15, 2008 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    I get the impression that the plan is to, as much as possible, pretend like the period of the last eight years didn’t happen, and just hope that nothing like it happens again anytime soon. Actually understanding it, learning anything from it, or doing anything about it seems out of the question.

  11. Robert
    Posted December 15, 2008 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    I see now that Karl Rove is coordinating the attack against the nomination of Eric Holder for Attorney General. The criminals that have been running this country for the last eight years are now going to put everything they have into making sure no legitimate justice department is re-established.

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