Tuesday, February 10, 2009

"But I am the eternal optimist..."


Howard Kurtz complained that Obama's long-winded press conference left no time for analysis from network news. Are you sure that's a bad thing, Howard? Oh, you are? Well of course you are.
As always, Patrick Martin brings it home:
He was silent on the enormous growth of social inequality—the chasm between the super-rich and the great mass of the working population, which is wider than it has ever been in America. This social gulf is both a symptom of the financial disaster and the principal obstacle to any effort to resolve it, since any serious program to address the economic emergency involves making inroads into the property interests of the billionaires.

If there is a more astute observation about the Stimpotent Plan (yes I just made that up), I'd like to hear it. Readers?

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