Friday, December 18, 2009

Spinning Mediocrity

Look, I’m not against either the stimulus bill or the “health care reform” bill which we assume will be passed by Congress. I don’t think either one of them is a bad bill, or that either one of them makes for bad law. I just see both of them as mediocre, lackluster half-assed bills that have done or will do a small portion of what needed to be done, and which reflect discredit on the legislature which lacked the courage to pass better bills.

I am tired of the crowing and chest thumping being done to spin these sorry half measures into glorified triumphs by an administration which contributed nothing to them other than a stunning lack of leadership that allowed them to be watered down into semi-irrelevance.

Doing something is better than doing nothing, but we cannot honestly call ourselves a great nation when half measures toward the solution of serious needs and causes is the best we can manage; and spinning mediocrity into a delusion of success is not leadership, it is demagoguery.

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