Rainy Sunday Boredom Link: How Obama Thinks, by Dinesh D’souza

No time to write today, if bored read this and discuss!

Excerpt:

Barack Obama is the most antibusiness president in a generation, perhaps in American history. Thanks to him the era of big government is back. Obama runs up taxpayer debt not in the billions but in the trillions. He has expanded the federal government’s control over home mortgages, investment banking, health care, autos and energy. The Weekly Standard summarizes Obama’s approach as omnipotence at home, impotence abroad.

The President’s actions are so bizarre that they mystify his critics and supporters alike. Consider this headline from the Aug. 18, 2009 issue of the Wall Street Journal: “Obama Underwrites Offshore Drilling.” Did you read that correctly? You did. The Administration supports offshore drilling–but drilling off the shores of Brazil. With Obama’s backing, the U.S. Export-Import Bank offered $2 billion in loans and guarantees to Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petrobras to finance exploration in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro–not so the oil ends up in the U.S. He is funding Brazilian exploration so that the oil can stay in Brazil.

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9 Responses to Rainy Sunday Boredom Link: How Obama Thinks, by Dinesh D’souza

  1. gunslingergregi says:

    lol

  2. PA says:

    Dinesh D’souza is one of those Indian intellectuals who is “conservative” up until the moment when a white points out that he has the right to exist.

    That’s why I’m as opposed to high-IQ non-white immigration as I am to low-IQ non-white immigration. The latter give us an implacable permanent underclass, the former give us a permanently hostile alien elite.

  3. dana says:

    yeh, i dont care about the human thingy–just the ideas and that i agree with them.

  4. dana says:

    btw, i noticed this tendency in you to care about the human dealies behind the ideas and theories in the comments at onestdv about drug legalization. most of the commenters, myself included, were concerned only for the constitutionality and rationale behind drug laws, you cared about the drug USERS, possibly picturing your own child as potentially effected by the removal of the laws. a major cause of misunderstanding between aspy/intj and more neurotypical people is the aspy/intj almost uniformly fail to account for the fact that there actual, variable humans involved in the things they discuss. i think we need people like you to remind us sometimes

  5. David Foster says:

    “He is funding Brazilian exploration so that the oil can stay in Brazil”…that’s not the way the global oil market works, whether or not D’souza or Obama for that matter is aware of it. Petrobras will sell its oil to the highest bidders, and significant portions of it will wind up in the U.S.

    Petrobras is also *not* entirely government owned: it has many private shareholders and it’s easy for Americans to buy stock in it via Petrobras ADRs (ticker PBR)…so if Ex-Im Bank is extending loans to PBR at below-market rates, it is effectively subsidizing PBR shareholders as well as the Brazilian government.

  6. Justin says:

    The article forgot his takeover of the higher education industry.

  7. OneSTDV says:

    D’Souza touches on it but any analysis of Obama that doesn’t primarily center on the white vs. black, oppressor vs. victim race mentality is lacking.

  8. PA says:

    yeh, i dont care about the human thingy–just the ideas and that i agree with them

    I tend to not see ideas as abstract platonic purities but invariably infused wiht the qualities of their source. For example, when a solid guy like Doug1 or Gunslingergregi writes a boneheaded thing on occasion, like their Islam apologia, I let it go because I know it comes from a good place.

    In contrast, there are crypto-europhobic characters in the Spearhead/Bardamu corner of the internet. Even if they say something on misandry I agree with, their ideas to me are tainted with where they came from.

    i think we need people like you to remind us sometimes

    And we E/I NFPs need your kind to help us depersonalize shit sometimes.

  9. David Foster says:

    Dana…how is it that sales success & aspy characteristics work together for you? Isn’t this a pretty rare combination?

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