Posted by Curt on 25 February, 2009 at 11:55 am. 15 comments already!


On top of Chris Matthews, that partisan hack, muttering “oh god” as Jindal gave his response to Obama’s speech we have another perfect example of partisan hacks from a local Los Angeles station. It gets embarrassing as the hosts of Good Day LA (a local Los Angeles show) and Bill Handel gush over Obama and his speech which said nothing. Gush, gush and more gushing. They even gush about the fact that Democrats showed up early for the speech so they could touch the messiah. Bill Handel say’s “can you imagine the aura Obama has now?”

Get ready for your barf bags:

Bill Handel: “No specifics, but I don’t think last night was about specifics. Last night was his version of the we have nothing to fear but fear itself”


They even believe Obama’s assertion that he will cut the deficit in half.

In between their gushing they did their best to tear apart Jindal, calling his performance a complete “disaster,” “contrived,” “fake,” and “none of it was real.”

At about the 1:30 mark Bill Handle gets pissy over the fact that Jindal had the nerve to complain about 140 million going to volcano warning sensors. He said that there ARE people who live near volcano’s who would like to know when it was going to erupt. Calling it a program that makes sense.


Rant time…..Listen, there will always be someone, somewhere, who could use something from this stimulus. That doesn’t magically make it money well spent.

The difference between the two speeches, other then the delivery, is the role of government. Obama said he doesn’t want to grow government at the same time he ensures that government will be growing to a size unseen before. While Jindal pointed out that anytime the federal government gets involved, it leads to disaster. There is no way the federal government will manage this economic crisis.

It comes down to this:

“This is the issue of this election: whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them for ourselves.”

Obama spent little time dealing with specifics but said the plan will save or create over 3 million jobs while Jindal argues that tax cuts, not more power and money in the hands of politicians, or as Reagan called them the “intellectual elite”, will ensure that this economic crisis fades away quickly.

Instead of trusting us to make wise decisions with our own money, they passed the largest government spending bill in history, with a price tag of more than $1 trillion with interest. While some of the projects in the bill make sense, their legislation is larded with wasteful spending.

That’s the difference in a nutshell. More government will not fix anything. /rant

But back to the Good Day LA gagfest. This part of the show I had to transcribe it was so incredible:

Steve Edwards: Listen, here’s the deal, at least from my perspective. Nobody knows anything in this. Nobody understands anything, but we do understand the emotional resonance and at this moment the Republicans are on the wrong side of that and they don’t understand that the public wants to cheer and love and wants to feel good in spite of the bad times and only a few of them say “wait a minute, wait a minute, we gotta go along with the tide at least a little bit.”

Bill Handel: What they should do is just shut up and just sit back and if they can’t and if they can’t embrace Obama and at least not rip into him…and at least let the programs fall and fail if their right and then sit back and go “guys, we tried that, it didn’t work…now lets try it our way.”

Just shut up Republicans. Don’t try to fight, just submit to programs and bills we don’t agree with. Submit and obey.

Just like the Democrats did during Bush’s two terms right?

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