Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Logic Of Rachel Maddow - Obama's Deep Oil Drilling

On tonight's show (Wednesday March 31st) Rachael Maddow reviews President Obama's decision to open up the Atlantic coast to deep sea drilling.  She argues that Obama has taken up the "Republican position on the issue" and asks "What did Obama get for compromising with the Republicans?"

To understand Rachel Maddow we first must understand that her show is a "Pro-Democrat against Republican show".   With this framing in mind everything makes sense.

She asks the rhetorical question "What did President Obama get from agreeing to deep sea drilling?".

The answer is hovering right there in front of her face and the face of her "The Nation" magazine buddy.

Here is the answer, Ms Maddow:  THE NATION RECEIVES AN EXTRA SUPPLY OF OIL TO ADDRESS OUR GROWING DEMAND.


To Ms Maddow and other fundamentalists who merely debate for the sake of debate had Mr Obama argued that our nation's growing oil demand could be addressed by using the money that WOULD have been used for new deep sea drilling for 10,000 new windmills across America - THIS would have charged her up to defend the Obama Administration against the "Oil Lobby". 

Now that Obama is taking the "Oil Position" and thus has "sold out" she is not to be deterred in finding a new fracture point upon which to debt.  Thus the question "What did Obama get?  Didn't he learned from Health Care?".   You see in their view Obama took "Single Payer" off of the table ONLY for the pursuit of Republican votes.   Since no Republican voted for the measure - they should have put it back in and we would now have Single payer.

No concept of the notion that "Single Payer" was a deal breaker for some Democrats.

As bad as some "right wing" shows are and are dutifully attacked because of it - the combination between Olbermann and Maddow is even worse.

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