>A Prediction

>Judging by our recent history — think the BP oil spill — the Japanese nuclear disaster will see Republicans and Democrats double-down on their calls for more nuclear plants, and those folks calling for a moratorium on new plants (Joe Lieberman, Ed Markey) will fold like lawn chairs. Anything reasonable Obama and the Democrats suggest that would enable us to learn from Japan, like some of the things Ed Markey recommended, will be portrayed as the worst sort of hysterical government overreach. Utilities will have a sad and claim all sorts of hardship, the media will misreport the facts, and when the dust settles (so to speak) we’ll carry on as before.

Then when the unthinkable happens, well, nobody could have predicted that! But it will be Obama and the Democrats’ fault!

So yeah, seen this movie before.

So I really do need to stay away from the blog this week, which I promised to do last week. You can’t miss me if I won’t go away, plus I have deadlines piling up and a ton of stuff that needs to be done. So feel free to kick me in the ass if I post again this week and don’t get mad if I’m not approving comments as quickly as you’d like.

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6 responses to “>A Prediction

  1. >Anything reasonable Obama and the Democrats suggest…The ship of "Obama suggesting anything reasonable" has already sailed, I'm afraid.His team now is busy studying 1994 for clues: How to repeat the stunningly successful Clinton lurch to the right, which worked out so well for all of us.~

  2. >It's the only logical course!Throw in the whole pot!Sthink the BP oil spill P.S. Take some time off (away). There'll be plenty of new disasters to comment on when you return.

  3. >Don't worry about posting this comment… I just want you to know that I enjoy your writing and hope you don't have to stay away too long.. Enjoy your rest and getting to your deadlines and getting other stuff done and look forward to reading when you return.

  4. >Hey, Southern Beale:You wuz to gimme the keys to the blog I promise I wouldn't do nothin' irresponsible like invinting JammminJim O'Keefe over for a throwdown.

  5. >@Democommie:Heh.I'll bring the social lubricants (aka beer & nachos), and we will roll this joint…~XD

  6. >Take some time off. We promise not to run out of crazy while you're away.(Yes, I said this before you went to Alaska. I'll stop saying it when it no longer applies.)