22 January 2009

Glenn Grothman: wrong for betraying President Bush?

Hi everyone,

It's good to be able to have your cake and eat it too.

Local leaders share thoughts on what’s next for Obama

"George Bush was an economic failure because he encouraged private debt and spent too much publicly," he said. "For Obama to be a success, he’s got to use his popularity to explain to people the government cannot be all things to all people. And if he continues down the Bush path of excessive spending and new government regulation, he will make our economy worse.

"We desperately need politicians in this country who are willing to tell people more government spending is not the answer to our problems," he said

"Thoughts" is kind of stretching it,

Someone check my vision: is Glenn actually warning President Obama not to continue down the path of the man he ran against? Uh? -- especially that last line about personal responsibility which, as far as I could tell, was the whole point of the inaugural address.

It is good to see him distance himself from from the failed economics of the current crop of neoconservatives. Now if only he'd distance himself from their failed morality and embrace a more New Testament version instead well, Washington County could really go places.



Anonymous said...

We can't expect Glenn to make sense of any of this. The neoconservatives can't understand the scope of the November elections. Oopps, sorry Glenn I read you don't like the neoconservative title.

M. Bennett said...

I doubt you have access to this paper, but Mr. Grothman wrote a wonderfully horrible editorial in the Ozaukee Press this week. It included such ideas as,
"if stimulus plans worked, George Bush would be a Nobel Prize winner in Economics"
"Republicans are usually for smaller government, George Bush infact should have probably run as a Democrat [with his economic policies]"
and so on....
it was completely rediculus and made it apparent that Mr. Grothman believes government should do nothing to help to economy... the same thing we did before the great depression.... before modern economics.