Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Attacking the Roots

Back in the days(last year) when companies paid my company rather healthy sums of money to have me help them solve problems with logistics and inventory I was known as a systemic problem solver. I took a holistic view of the processes and attempted to identify root causes and efforts that were not adding value. I was usually successful and the problems were most often small things that in and of themselves were minor but synergized into something that created a significant problem.

It seems that the President has decided this approach has value.

With a series of private meetings and public taunts, the White House has targeted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the biggest-spending pro-business lobbying group in the country; Rush Limbaugh, the country’s most-listened-to conservative commentator; and now, with a new volley of combative rhetoric in recent days, the insurance industry, Wall Street executives and Fox News. President Obama is working systematically to marginalize the most powerful forces behind the Republican Party, setting loose top White House officials to undermine conservatives in the media, business and lobbying worlds.
The wingnut noise machine and its enablers such as Limbaugh, Beck, and FAUX news and the money behind them can, as separate entities, be ignored without too much pain. Collectively however they are causing irreparable harm to the country in a way that far exceeds their individual merit. It is about time someone started calling them out and pointing to their lies and hatred of what is best about our country. Good for Obama. Let's keep it up.

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