Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Buffett: Obama taking his eye off the ball

Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha and Barack Obama supporter, took jabs at Obama and the Democrats for their handling of the economy during an interview with CNBC.
Taking aim at one such issue, interviewer Joe Kernen replied: "You might not have fixed global warming the day after - the day after D-Day, Warren."

"Absolutely," Buffett declared. He also told Kernen that the Republicans should provide general support for the administration, but that the Democrats should not be pushing "contentious" policies that are not related to solving the nation's economic woes.

"Job one is to win the economic war. Job two is to win the economic war and Job 3," Buffett said. "And you can't expect people to unite behind you if you're trying to jam a whole bunch of things down their throats. So I would absolutely say, for the interim until we get this one solved, I would not be pushing a lot of things that, that you know are contentious."
Of course, that whole focusing on the real problem thing would contradict Rahm Emanuel's policy of fully exploiting a crisis for political gain.

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