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It must be a sign of apocalipse when Mr Fish and Ruert Murdoch seem to be on the same page (Krugman too).

Here’s Murdoch’s rag getting cute

and here’s the view from Mr Fish’s side

In his editorial Murdoch almost sounds like Krugman

Only two weeks into his presidency, it’s already time for President Obama to put up or shut up – to put our money where his mouth was during the campaign.

If he saddles our nation – and our children – with $1 trillion in debt for the same old, bloated, wasteful Washington spend-a-palooza while unemployment goes to double digits and the breadlines grow longer, he will not be remembered as a new Abraham Lincoln.

He will be remembered as the man who presided over the total collapse of the American economy – and the superpower status built on top of it.

yes, I am aware that the things unnerving Murdoch are somewhat different from the things unnerving krugman – or Mr Fish – but it only says that so far, all the sides of the political spectrum are equally fed up with the post-partisan inaction.

Krugman is trying to remind  Obama – again – that the time for political posturing is not now

A not-so-funny thing happened on the way to economic recovery. Over the last two weeks, what should have been a deadly serious debate about how to save an economy in desperate straits turned, instead, into hackneyed political theater, with Republicans spouting all the old clichés about wasteful government spending and the wonders of tax cuts.

Of course, what Krugman forgets is that Obama was funded by the establishment because he was spouting the  “I love Reagan” and the “post-partisan” BS. It’s precisely why we couldn’t have Hillary. They were afraid of these guys

Or as Krugman puts it

It’s as if the dismal economic failure of the last eight years never happened — yet Democrats have, incredibly, been on the defensive.

he thinks that

Somehow, Washington has lost any sense of what’s at stake — of the reality that we may well be falling into an economic abyss, and that if we do, it will be very hard to get out again.

I doubt that. I think some know very well about the abyss and stand to make a pretty penny of everyone’s fall into it. And Obama is the pilot they picked for it. So…”fiscal conservative” it is!

As for being decisive – how many remember the onset of the fiscal crisis? McCain was barkig orders left and right – right or wrong. Obama managed for several days t keep the mistery on whether he agreed or disagreed with Paulson’s bailout plan.. McCain even made an ad on it which – of all the mediaFox shut down for “inappropriate use of their reporter’s voice in a political ad”.

In the video, called “Nothing New,” Garrett notes Obama’s refusal to take a stance on the bailout of insurance giant AIG.

So, Obama’s economical pet goat went down in the memory hole. Only to resurface now.

Not Your Sweetie

February 2009