Typo - Wyden is from Oregon, not Ohio
Ohio would never elect Ron Wyden.
For a man who repeatedly criticized his predecessor at the Federal Communications Commission for dragging the US watchdog in a bi-partisan direction, in his eight months as FCC chairman Ajit Pai has done more than anyone to infect it with Washington politics. That unpleasant reality was drawn out in a Congressional hearing on …
"Ohio would never elect Ron Wyden." I wonder why anyone would say that, since they elected Sherrod Brown to the Senate a couple of times, and various congressional districts elected Dennis Kucinich (8 times) and James Traficant (9 times). I could go on, but Ohio has not been especially unkind to outliers at election time.
He thinks he's playing the "smart game" by sucking up to the industry because we all assume he wants a kushie job/position after he's put in his time at the FCC. Yet, industry (no matter what they make or do) isn't loyal. At the rate Pai is going, he'll be a bigger liability then an asset to any company at this rate.
'Not to forget the ludicrous effort to append the hate-word "Obama" to everything, which resulted in Pai referring to a long-standing program to provide the country's poorest with access to telecommunications as "Obamaphone."'
That would make it PhoneObama.
Pai's predecessor injected Democratic politics into the FCC actions in a huge fashion. Pai's effort to undo those politics, though, is criticized as political. Standard hypocrisy from those no longer having political power.
As far as the obamaphone: yes the program was started long before obama, to help those in rural area poorly served obtain telecommunications (and originally, electricity). The program wasn't set up to serve the poor, but to bring costs down to reasonable levels in areas where demand was insufficient to make service profitable at affordable rates. But like several other programs, it was corrupted by the Obama administration to be another welfare program for the poor. As a result, many inner city dwellers, where prices were competitive and service abundantly available, were allowed to obtain multiple cellphones for little or nothing. That is what is referred to as obamaphones. But don't let reality get in the way of fake outrage.
I think you missed the point. Referring to anything as "Obama...." will instantly polarize people. Pai could label anything he disagrees with as "Obama...." and instantly get support for his decisions.
See, doesn't matter what his argument is or the validity of the argument, he's got automatic support against these ideas just by slapping Obama on them.
It's like bringing every argument to some sort of Nazi/Hitler comparison. You can't argue past that because there's no longer any rational discourse to be had. You either support or hate Nazis. In America, you either support or hate Obama, end of discussion.
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