Obumble And The Press: Clueless Together

As tortuous as it is to listen to Obama speak, force yourself to watch this video of his latest press conference:

When the White House press corp lap dogs were finally allowed to ask questions, he went from being a well rehearsed, well prepared speaker to what can only be described as a man with a severe speech impediment.  His answers were incoherent at times, his tone monotonous, delivered in a slow, broken, constipated cadence.  Without his teleprompters, his ability to speak fluidly is lost.

Here’s a small portion from his answer to the last question posed to him:

Now, we took very aggressive steps when I first came into office to yank the economy out of a potential Great Depression and stabilize it. And we were largely successful in stabilizing it. But we stabilized it at a level where unemployment is still too high and the economy is not growing fast enough to make up for all the jobs that were lost before I took office and the few months after I took office.  (In other words, it failed.  And ya gotta keep that “Blame Bush” angle fresh!)

So this unemployment rate has been really stubborn. There are a couple of ways that we can solve that. Number one is to make sure that the overall economy is growing. And so we have continued to take a series of steps to make sure that there’s money in people’s pockets that they can go out there and spend. That’s what these payroll tax cuts were about.

We’ve taken a number of steps to make sure that businesses are willing to invest, and that’s what the small business tax cuts and some of the tax breaks for companies that are willing to invest in plants and equipment — and zero capital gains for small businesses — that’s what that was all about, was giving businesses more incentive to invest.

We have worked to make sure that the training programs that are out there for folks who are having to shift from jobs that may not exist anymore so that they can get the training they need for the jobs that do exist, that those are improved and sharpened.

We have put forward a series of proposals to make sure that regulations that may be unnecessary and are hampering some businesses from investing, that we are examining all of those for their cost and their benefits. And if they are not providing the kind of benefits in terms of the public health, and clean air and clean water, and worker safety that have been promised, then we should get rid of some of those regulations.

So we’ve been looking at the whole menu of steps that can be taken. We are now in a situation where because the economy has moved slower than we wanted, because of the deficits and debt that result from the recession and the crisis, that taking a approach that costs trillions of dollars is not an option. We don’t have that kind of money right now.

What we can do is to solve this underlying debt and deficit problem for a long period of time so that then we can get back to having a conversation about, all right, since we now have solved this problem, that’s not — no longer what’s hampering economic growth, that’s not feeding business and uncertainty, everybody feels that the ground is stable under our feet, are there some strategies that we could pursue that would really focus on some targeted job growth — infrastructure being a primary example.

He touts the payroll tax-cut as his first example of what he’s done to “make sure there’s money in people’s pockets that they can go out there and spend.”

Yup.  It has undeniably swollen the wallets of the average American middle-class worker.

Here’s an example of the financial windfall we lucky bastards receive, figured by using Kiplinger’s Payroll Tax Cut calculator:

-If you make $40,000 a year, your weekly paycheck has increased by, hold onto your pants:  $15.  Whew.  Happy days are here again!  With a few crumbs in our hands from the man with the bread, we’re living on easy street.  Don’t get me wrong, any of my money that does not go to the government is welcome, but, let’s be realistic.  That whopping gift, which is our money anyway, at best may pay for one tank of gas.

Anyway..

The key quote in his verbal abortion is:

“So this unemployment rate has been really stubborn. There are a couple of ways that we can solve that.”

“Can solve that..”  That is an unquestionably confident statement.  Accordingly, these tactics should therefore be undeniably effective.

Mr. President, you have made it a point of fact that all of these policy examples which you’ve implemented to strengthen the economy and lower unemployment, which, by your own admission, “can solve” our economic problems, have been enacted and in place.  You obviously believed and still believe they are sound, concrete, effective actions, and are working as you expected.

Don’t you find it odd then that, even though your policies, which you told us would “solve” the unemployment quagmire, have been implemented, the economy and unemployment are, in fact, worse after they went into effect?  (Nevermind his failed $819 billion “Stimulus Package.”)

It’s quite clear:  Your policies have simply failed.  Worse yet, they were impotent from the start.

It is time for Americans to face the possibility that Barack Obama does not know what he is doing.  He is unqualified for the position.  He has not the intelligence, the experience, or the fertile imagination to successfully perform the demands required to be the President.

He is in way over his head.  And the country is suffering due to his inadequacies.

We can not allow this to continue.

 

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  • Anonymous

    Monkey see, monkey do…The economy stupid, it’s all on YOU

  • You are quite right – he hasn’t a clue and is several levels over his head.  His management skills are limited to “because I said so, that’s why! – which works well enough with three year-olds but wouldn’t predict him a good candidate to manage a McDonald’s location, much less a country.

    So far he really hasn’t demonstrated any ability other than to read a speech.  Perhaps he could be the sort of slick black street hustlers we used to have in the ’60s and ’70s, who preyed upon the white liberals and hippies to con them out of money for their guilt.  We used to call them “jive-ass turkeys.”  That about sums Obama up.

    The press continues to cover for him, but the game is going to be up soon.  No amount of phony coverage can mask an economy in this much distress – or the fact that every one of his policies, and every policy he proposes, only make things worse.

    Consumer confidence is at about 55; the average for incumbent Presidents who were reelected was about 100. 

  • Anonymous

    That whopping gift, which is our money anyway, at best may pay for one tank of gas.

    Even at $3 a gallon, that is only 5 gallons which is not a “tank” of gas. It is just the emergency top off in order to get you to the cheaper station that you prefer.

  • When you lose your sycophants on the left – you know you’re in deep trouble.

    I think a lot of them are reconsidering their ‘Obama is OMG AWESOME!” stance.

    Well, when reality kicks you in the nuts, it does change your thinking…

  • Anonymous

    Just keep chanting:  “You Won, You’re the One, You One, You’re the Won” over and over and pretty soon none of this matters to you any more than it matters to him.

  • Anonymous

    The more he speaks the stupider he appears.

    • That’s the ‘Reverse Clairol’ effect.  The closer you get, the worse he looks.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah Barry.  That Executive Order of yours did wonders for the oil industry in the Gulf, didn’t it.

  • retired.military

    “We are now in a situation where because the economy has moved slower than we wanted, because of the deficits and debt that result from the recession and the crisis, that taking a approach that costs trillions of dollars is not an option. ”

    Gee if onl he had come to this reaization $3 trillion ago he woudnt be in the mess he is in now.

  • Remember we and You
    And You and we
    No matter how You drop the ball
    We will not see
    We’re always adding two and two
    And getting three
    So clueless together

    — The Tingling Pantsful

  • Anonymous

    When will SOMEONE point out the obvious.

    The man is INSANE.

    • I don’t think so.

      He’s in WAY over his head, to be sure.  He doesn’t have a clue about what to do next.  He doesn’t have any idea what it takes to actually run a business, a city, a state, or a country – and he’s having his nose rubbed in his ignorance daily.

      That’s bound to shake anyone’s confidence.

      He’s so used to having everything handed to him on a political platter that he doesn’t know what to do when people DON’T give him everything he wants.  I believe he saw the office of President as a gilded throne upon which he could sit like a King of old, and have his every word and whim become law.  Repeal the law of cause and effect?  Certainly! Give money to all the courtiers and spend without limit?  Why not – all he had to do was declare the money THERE, and it was!  The law of unintended consequences didn’t apply to him – because he was SPECIAL!

      But he’s finding out he’s not a King, and the office of President, for all it’s power, is a steel cage of duties and decisions that he cannot escape.

      I really feel sorry for the poor sap.  I’m pissed as hell at him – but I feel sorry for him also.  He’s clueless, and nobody will DARE come up and tell him he’s wrong.

      • Anonymous

        Are you serious?  This nut case thought he could stop the sea from rising, blah,blah.blah.

        He thinks he’s the  smartest guy in the room.  He’s delusional. 
        He’s a racist, socialist POS.
        If his freaky purple lips are moving, he’s lying.  He is a narcissistic sociopath.
        And he is doing/has done everything he can to destroy this country.

  • retired.military

    “As tortuous as it is to listen to Obama speak, force yourself to watch this video ”

    Sorry I am not into S&M.   Those that are, are generally constituents of folks like Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi.

    If I wanted to hear fiction then I would gladly put in an audio book of Lord of the Rings.  The characters are more believeable and it is much more entertaining.  Come to think of it  Obama reminds me of the (movie version) Orc general at the seige of Gondor.  Looks a bit like him too.

  • retired.military

    Obama should change his name to the wizard of Oz.  All smoke and mirrors and look behind the curtain and you have a guy with a bag of cheap tricks and trinkets.

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