Letter to the Editor

Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 6:23pm

President Obama, clearly contrite and drained from the losses during the mid-term elections, is regrouping and pledges to reach across the aisle.

This time he means it. Good luck.

Labeled a “crushing defeat” and “catastrophic losses” for Democrats, the sun still rose the next morning. He even characterized it as a “shellacking.”

Now, the Republicans control the House, and it’s going to be the same gridlock and butting of heads that we’ve come to expect from Washington.

Speaker Pelosi’s job is ending and the new one, Boehner, promises to defeat the prior two years of Obama’s hard labor. All of it.

There’s not one redeeming act or law Obama designed, created or signed off on?

Anyone think the Democrats will follow in lock step with any shiny new and improved agenda? Not a chance.

So, a new era is upon us and it’s just another day on Capitol Hill.

Paul D’Argent

Nashville, TN 37209 

Filed under: City Voices

112 Comments on this post:

By: govskeptic on 11/6/10 at 8:47

correction to previous posting: Military has stated there will
be "only" 34 naval vessiles that will be in the area of India
during the Presidential, visit versus the previously announced 43!
Thanks, must be new cost cutting already in affect.

By: yogiman on 11/6/10 at 9:26

We all have our favorites, dargent7. I can only presume Bush wasn't one of yours. Who would have done a better job during his tenure? Obama? Bill Clinton? Jimmy Carter? Everyone going into the President's office have one basic goal; leave a good name for themselves in history.

Bill Clinton didn't take any actions on known diversities because he simply wanted to leave it to the next president.

Clinton reduced the deficit by reducing the military services. Why is the National Guard being used for foreign combat? When it was formed, it was to protect the states at home. Has home now gone overseas? They used to have State Guards to protect their own states. They were put out of business after George Wallace used the Alabama State Guard against Dr. King on his parade in Montgomery.

I was on the side of the street that day, as was many other Deputy US Marshals ready to protect the marchers if necessary. Fortunately, nothing took place.

Politics are politics. Its making me believe we are on the downhill side of the road to Rome.

By the way; would rather have had Al Gore?

By: yogiman on 11/6/10 at 9:45

I see where Obama has announced a host new trade deals with India providing tens of thousands of US jobs. Will they be in the US or India?

By: yogiman on 11/6/10 at 9:55

My son-in-law was offered a temporary assignment last year to go to India to train the new man in India how to do his job the company was moving over there. He told them to take that job and shove it.

It all boils down to money. There are very few companies today that refuse to move their operations overseas for cheaper wages. Most of the problems are made by the unions and government control. Can anyone name one person in congress interested in the benefits of the general population? If any, they are few and far between. They just probably haven't been bought out yet.

It would sure be great if we could get a new government in DC now interested in the benefits of the US citizens, wouldn't it?

By: dargent7 on 11/6/10 at 10:01

Obama's "Asian tour" of 5 Nations has been ridiculed by brain dead, "at-a-loss-for-words" Republicans as spending all 10 days in India.
I KNEW at the onslaught, the facts were'nt reported accurately, and now we have them.
Same idiots said it was costing $200 million a DAY, some said, $2.billion a week.
Reported in the London Times, I floated the theory the expense, reported, was in POUNDS, not DOLLARS. I got no traction on that one.
You Republicans will stop at nothing to invicerate this president.
I talked to an English gent who told me the exchange rate was 1.62%, pound vs. dollar.
You do the math.

By: brrrrk on 11/6/10 at 12:30

BenDover said

"While the rest of the world is recovering from this economic down-turn we've got extended and increasing unemployment and the government's economic malfeasence is so bad we're having to buy our own debt!"

The rest of the world? You mean all those western European and Scandinavian countries that do things like heavily regulate corporations and investment groups, provide free education through college, provide universal or managed health care for all, who protect their industrial base through tariffs and incentives, and understand that they only survive if their middle class survives? Glad to see that you've finally come around to seeing things my way.

By: yogiman on 11/6/10 at 12:49

Looks like you're reading different information that I ,dargent7. We're each going to believe what we want to believe, aren't we. Let's let the time go by and the facts will become the facts.

Now, let me throw this one at you Obama lovers. Obama and Holder are in the process to sue Arizona over the immigration law, claiming profiling. But Obama forced India officials to present four proofs of identification before meeting with them. Is that not profiling? Yet, it isn't necessary to present proof to the American people that he is the man he says he is. Do you really know who he is? Or are willing to just take his word for it? Odd, isn't it?

If you really know the man, you would do the American population a great favor to present such proof to them. I can guarantee you, they would appreciate it.

It also seems a transparency for government campaign was a simply gimmick to get your vote. Aren't you seeing through anything yet?

By: bfra on 11/6/10 at 1:14

Backup quarterback Mark Brunell(notes) collects the small fines (Schottenheimer wouldn't say how much Sanchez pays, lest it cause a "salary cap infraction"), which can come from any number of actions. On Thursday, for instance, Schottenheimer said Sanchez screwed up a play but gave a look that suggested somebody else was at fault. "That's a fine," Schottenheimer announced to reporters.===============

If any body ever fined Peyton Manning every time he gave, a "somebody else was at fault" look, that ole boy would be flat broke.

By: yogiman on 11/6/10 at 2:04

How can you be at fault if you're the best?

By: bfra on 11/6/10 at 2:52

yogi - That went right over you head!

By: yogiman on 11/6/10 at 3:57


If you didn't understand that facetious remark, it went over your head. It seems as though all think they are right and all others are wrong. Am I on the wrong side of the fence with you?

If you can't laugh, bfra, you're gonna get frown all over your poor face. Hell, smile at least. It'll help keep the frowns a little more tender.

By: yogiman on 11/8/10 at 10:10

Well, it looks like MSNBC has become the best company for demoncratic reporters(?) to work for. Fired today, hired tomorrow. At least withing a couple of days. Olbermann has been given the okay to return back to work on the 9th. It seems the replacement they brought in was doing the same thing Olbermaqnn was doing. I guess they decided, hell, if both of them are going to

Could it be because they couldn't get any new reporter to go by their in-house rules?