Sunday, March 15, 2009

In These Times of Crisis

***Cross-posted at What Floats My Boat***

Crisis is the rallying cry of the tyrant. -- James Madison
In his address to a joint session of Congress, Barack Obama mentioned the word "crisis" 11 times.

Talk of crisis has been ongoing for weeks, the "magnitude of the crisis" and the fact that this is the "worst economic crisis since the Great Depression":

A recurrent theme since taking office, Barack Obama, speaks of "crisis," "disaster," and "the American Dream in reverse":

One cannot help but wonder what exactly is going on here.


LewWaters said...

Crisis was last week, Angie. This week it is "I don't think things are ever as good as they say, or ever as bad as they say.. They're not as bad as we think they are now."

Of course, next week when he wants to plunge us another few Billion dollars in debt, I'm sure it will be a crisis again.

Whatever he reads off of the teleprompter.

Ms Calabaza said...

This weekend it was "the economy is sound" ...
good point, Lew.

Angie Lee said...

You know me, slow as a turtle. I need to stop leaving them sit in draft..... LOL

Give him time, though. We're not out of the woods yet. After all, Rahm says we can't waste a good crisis!