May 31, 2010

Snooty George Will apparently couldn't decide which side of his mouth to talk out of, so he chose both. Sorry George but if anything what's happened during this spill just proves that conservatives view of government which is to dismantle it and make sure it can't function, is a failure. This is your free market no regulation heaven George. Why don't you go down there and swim in it and let us all know how wonderful it is?

The people in government are not miracle workers George. They can only do so much to take care of things once businesses f**k up this badly. If you and your ilk would allow them to regulate businesses in the first place we wouldn't have to be listening to the "drill, baby, drill" crowd scream and kick and cry now about that big evil "gubment" not doing enough to help them now.

TAPPER: So, George, let's start with -- with oil, with the oil spill. Is President Obama being unfairly blamed or is this just part of the job?

WILL: He's being unfairly blamed, and it sort of serves him right. I'll tell you what I mean by that. June 3, 2008, the end of the Democratic primaries, he gives a speech in St. Paul and he said, "This is the moment at which people will say the rise of the oceans began to slow," in other words, a kind of grandiosity has been part of his and the modern presidency's narrative.

Progressive politics from Woodrow Wilson to Obama have said concentrate power in Washington, concentrate Washington power in the executive branch, concentrate within the executive branch lots of experts, and there's no telling what wonders government can do. This just strikes at the narrative of competence that all of this depends on.

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