One has to wonder if they ever stop and talk about consequences before making policy announcements. There can be many reasons why an occasional back-track might be required, but increasingly it seems as though every pronouncement of this administration is thrown against the wall haphazardly to judge stickiness.
The pronouncements after the Christmas undies bomber about the "system worked perfectly" when it obviously didn't work at all are a prime example. Then we've got the incredible Holder-isms about New York trials of Gitmo detainees...or not. The double-speak of stimulus absolutely essential to keep unemployment below 9%, but whoopsie, there goes another one.
How about off-shore oil drilling? Do you know if it is OK or not? What day is it?
Yes We Can Or Maybe We Can't But We Could
Apparently after knee-jerking a shut-down after pontificating that oil rigs don't cause much spillage and announcing drilling approvals, we now have rethought the impact on the economy of job losses, energy costs and long term impacts. Yes, no NO, well YES, maybe?
Still not realized by the wisest men on the planet is the essential that huge capital investment requires confidence and stability in policy positions. You can't be here one day and gone tomorrow and expect major companies to expand, hire, explore and invest. When you waffle on every decision the only prudent thing for a capitalist to do is wait for you to sit down, shut up and get out of the way.
I've been watching pictures of the Messiah for the last year and a half. Fortunately he hasn't taken the Mohammed dictum for his own and we can still see images of our leader. The photos of The One in staff meetings and conferences are telling from more than the aspects of how he treats the Resolute Desk and the Oval Office furniture.
In every picture I see of him in conference or consultation Bamster is the one doing the talking. He loves the sound of his own voice and apparently he surrounds himself with people who do as well. If the staff he has hired are really so profoundly intelligent you would think that he might occasionally sit back, listen and quietly ponder other inputs to policy.
But, then maybe when we look at Napolitano, Holder, Sebelius, Clinton, Emmanuel and Biden, we've got to consider that it could be better for them to keep quiet.