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Grab A Mop Says The President

In a straw man festival of epic proportions, that was both whiney and wimpy, President Barack Obama indulged himself in a "blame Bush binge" last night that was truly extraordinary. Here are some highlights:

"What I reject is when some folks sit on the sidelines and root for failure," he said at a fundraiser in San Francisco where he was joined by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

"I'm busy," he told the crowd. "Nancy's busy with her mop cleaning up somebody else's mess. We don't want somebody sitting back saying you're not holding the mop the right way.

"Why don't you grab a mop? Why don't you help clean up?

Setting aside for a moment that this President probably couldn't distinguish the handle from the business end of a mop, it's noteworthy that the blame Bush meme is still front and center in this administration's response to their own policy failures. It's also noteworthy that Obama and Pelosi voted for every spending program that funded, financed and created the mess for which President Obama is summoning the bipartisan Mop brigade.

The Obama administration is ignoring, at great cost to the multitude of unemployed, policies that will create jobs. However, the Obamacare initiative, which in its present form will be a net job killer, has consumed the attention of Washington and the pundit class for five months while unemployment, deficits (that are of an order of magnitude higher than any of Obama's predecessors) and a failing dollar have decimated the U S economy. To borrow the president's words, the "folks on the sidelines" are drowning while the Obama administration is arguing about political correctness in the military and the evil of Fox News.

What really worries the empty suits at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is the electorate, which now views the Incubator Candidate at an historic low of 49% approval and sees Barrack Obama for what he really is: an inexperienced, equivocating and naïve executive. (The Russians clearly see this). In an honest moment, liberals would admit that Pelosi and Reid saw the same and exploited it for what they could get (and are getting). As Charles Krauthammer noted, we are living in a remake of the film Being There, and Barack Obama has clinched the role of Chauncey Gardiner.

Allahpundit notes that some Democrats get it, but that message is not penetrating the hardened narcissisim that protects the White House bunker Rahm Emanuel has constructed. Maybe they are choking on the "rooting for failure" line their President delivered.


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Comments (16)

"...that message is not pen... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"...that message is not penetrating the hardened narcissism that protects the White House...."

They're going to get hit with a couple of bunker busters. One next month, one in 2010, the other on Nov 2, 2012.

I would be glad to pick up ... (Below threshold)
Dee:

I would be glad to pick up a mop and push his ass and her ass right out of office. Obama's "blame Bush' schtick will only work for the base at this point. People don't give a shit who started the mess. They want the mess cleaned up. And they want a damn job. The Messiah has no freaking clue how to grow jobs. He thinks his mere presence in office should solve our problems... so quit bitching and start worshiping him, for crying out loud.

I cannot wait until January 20, 2013 when he watches someone else take the oath of office and he or she has to clean up his HUGE mess of the budget. He makes Bush look fiscally responsible.

I heard it. What the presid... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

I heard it. What the president actually has is a big, sloppy pan of spaghetti that he has dumped in the floor and is pushing around with a stick while he and his minions PRETEND it's a mop. The mess he is making could hardly be worse. He is a vile, contemptible man.

Maybe Obama's words are a b... (Below threshold)
kathie:

Maybe Obama's words are a big hit with the thug culture of the Chicago streets but I find they represents a classless man who happens to be our president.

Look Mr. President, if you want help passing your agenda, try inclusion, or are you just too ridged in your small thoughts. We know you speak words that aren't backed by a plan, you want others to write out plans for you, ok, but remember there is more then one side to the table. If you aren't going to use both sides of the table, stop complaining and pass your legislation, take responsibility for it, all of it, you jerk.

In Obama's piss ant pea bra... (Below threshold)
Stan25:

In Obama's piss ant pea brain world, there is no one better to fix what is wrong with this country than him. The only thing that is wrong with that thinking, he does not realize that the voters are the ones that put him where he is now and they damn sure will vote him out.

In fact, if things keep going the way they are now, he won't survive this term. He will be ousted on his tin ear, when the Republicans win enough seats in both houses to institute impeachment proceedings against him. They will have pretty solid case, this time around. Not like when they tried to impeach der Slick Meister, when the evidence was kind of iffy. Reid and Pelosi will also be gone after the 2010 elections and he won't have anyone to back him when the shit does hit the fan.

yup, you got it. he's whiny... (Below threshold)

yup, you got it. he's whiny. keep spreading that "grab a mop" meme. you've got him now!

His comments are classic co... (Below threshold)
jim m:

His comments are classic communist class warfare. Vilify the enemy and degrade them by depicting them in menial labor that you imply they think is beneath them. Textbook Alinksy teaching to ridicule the opposition. Next will be the forced humiliation of his enemies.

Grab a mop, grab a chair, g... (Below threshold)
914:

Grab a mop, grab a chair, grab a pitchfork, hell. Grab a wooden spoon and spank their TREACHEROUS asses outta DC.

I think I'll keep at least ... (Below threshold)
Rodney Graves Author Profile Page:

I think I'll keep at least one hand on my wallet.

how in the HELL would he kn... (Below threshold)
poptoy:

how in the HELL would he know what a mop is?

how in the HELL would he... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

how in the HELL would he know what a mop is?

The same way he knows what slavery is. Someone described it to him one day, now he thinks he used to be one.

Didn't he say only 2 months... (Below threshold)
CDR M:

Didn't he say only 2 months to shut up and stand aside and that we've done enough?

I suggest that conservative... (Below threshold)
kevino:

I suggest that conservatives and libertarians hammer on the fact that the Democrats have controlled the budget for almost three years now. This is their mess.

(Oh, and by the way, if the Democrats had done what they were supposed to do, the war in Iraq would be over long ago. All they had to do was de-fund it. I'm glad that they didn't, but they said they would. I'm socked - socked - that they would use the war to get elected in 2006, and then do nothing useful to stop it so that they could get elected again in 2008. And I'm socked - socked - that the majority of American voters are so stupid that they'd fall for it.)

Sidebar: Actually the analogy is interesting: notice that he focuses on a mop instead of a broom. The word "broom" would conjure up the phrase, "A new broom sweeps clean".

Which brings me to 2010 . . .

Message to Republicans about 2010: don't count on a repeat of 1994. The citizens already gave the GOP a chance to govern, they did badly. On top of that, the GOP doesn't appear to be putting together a slate of attractive candidates. And, of course, the MSM is still a wholly-owned subsidiary of the DNC.

The GOP and the DNC have both proven that they cannot run the country. A lot of voters will throw in the towel and stay home because we have a two party system when neither party can govern.

What the citizens need to figure out is that there is no "free stuff". Come on, people: there is no "free stuff". The cause of the huge government waste is that the government gives away huge amounts of "free stuff". The cause of the corruption in government is that politicians get to vote on giving away "free stuff". The cause of the deficit is spending more on "free stuff" than we can afford. If we return government to its original - limited - role (i.e. no "free stuff"), the system will run better. In particular, there's no profit in bribing public officials because they don't have that much power.

Unfortunately the majority of the population is getting "free stuff", they like it, and they want more.

Sounds too much like the "C... (Below threshold)
epador:

Sounds too much like the "Clean Sweep" metaphor in O Brother. Where's Obama's Dwarf? We've already seen his sheets.

That being said, I think we have a new icon to use at our Tea Parties. I can't wait to see a large throng carrying mops to the polling booths.

Saw his "speech". He's beco... (Below threshold)
Trajan:

Saw his "speech". He's becoming a parody of
his own persona. The speech cadence, clipped,
with bursts of staccato jive is looking des-
perate. He's becoming more grating to the
ear day by day....skinny carny-barker play-
ing to his audience of adoring rubes, with
a touch of homeboy patois. Why should he feel
any shame? Chris Matthews et al still lap it
up and beg for his autograph. Gotta go get
my mop now.......

SNL will soon be able to us... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

SNL will soon be able to use clips of Obama's speeches for their comedy skits with no edits.




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