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Obama Unguarded: The Bloomberg Interview

Dan addressed below another of Obama's blunders from the soon to be released Bloomberg interview in which the President professed to be "agnostic" on the issue of tax increases. While the newly found fiscal agnosticism of President Chauncey Gardiner has received much comment today, it was another of his comments in the interview that caught my attention. Read this slowly:

"Our real problem is not the spike in spending last year, or the lost, even the lost revenues last year, as significant as those are," he said. "The real problem has to do with the fact that there is a just a mismatch between the amount of money coming in and the amount of money going out. And that is going to require some big, tough choices that, so far, the political system has been unable to deal with."

Those are the words of a man who doesn't get it. They are the words of a mountebank, a pretender who has no experience in budgeting in the private sector or public sector but lots of contempt for his audience. Notwithstanding that the real problem is the spike in spending last year (and this year) the President offers up this contadiction to his prior point: "The real problem has to do with the fact that there is a just a mismatch between the amount of money coming in and the amount of money going out." Whence this epiphany? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

And how about that third person cop out using this turn of phrase: "And that is going to require some big, tough choices that, so far, the political system has been unable to deal with." The "political system"? That would be you, Mr. President. Where is the buck stops here rhetoric? (Oh, that's right, he already used that cliché on another problem.)

This Bloomberg interview may prove to be the strategy manual for the opposition party now that we know the full depth of obtuseness on display. As of today (and the full interview has not been released yet) we have the banker bonus reversal, a failed attempt to disguise the language of propsed tax increases (agnosticism) and the"money coming in, money going out" Obamateurism. Most Presidents have handlers that work hard to prevent these types of gaffes. Like a Chief of Staff, who seems to have gone missing during the past week.


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Comments (16)

Obama reminds me of the dog... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

Obama reminds me of the dog that finally chased down the bus. Neither one seems to know what to do next.

Is it November yet?

"The "political system"? Th... (Below threshold)
Rance:

"The "political system"? That would be you, Mr. President."

I think you need to revisit your high school civics class.

All spending bills originate in the house. It's in the constitution. You could look it up.

#2<a href="http://... (Below threshold)
HughS:

#2

Been there, done that Rance. Get a clue.

right rance ... the Presid... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

right rance ... the President of the United States and his parties national leader is "not part of the political system" ...

I must have missed that day in civics class ...

stevie G is that you ?

While I feel a strong desir... (Below threshold)
LiberalNitemare:

While I feel a strong desire to laugh at Obamas misfortunes - I cant help but realize that its Americas misfortune too.

3 more years

Hate to say I had to look u... (Below threshold)
MathLady:

Hate to say I had to look up Chauncey Gardiner, but it's perfect. I love it.

Rance: "All spending bills ... (Below threshold)
Drago:

Rance: "All spending bills originate in the house. It's in the constitution. You could look it up."

This cannot be true since all liberals and leftist morons have been telling us the GW Bush was solely responsible for federal spending in fiscal years 2007 and 2008 when Dems controlled the House.

RE #6: Actually only 1,07... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

RE #6: Actually only 1,073 days, 16 hours more of this.

RE#7: Yeah, I knew I was going to give this post a 5/5 when Hugh accurately pointed out the similarity between Obama and Chauncy. Sad but true. If you haven't seen "Being There" yet you should rent it.

Sorry that should be RE 5 &... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

Sorry that should be RE 5 & 6 (not 6 & 7). Doh!

And thanks Rance (#2) for a... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

And thanks Rance (#2) for acknoledging the inconvenent truth (for lefitsts) that it's the Democrats who are responsible for this hockey stick.

Rance, I think you need to ... (Below threshold)
Oldflyerb:

Rance, I think you need to look up the job description of the President. Right at the top, you would find the word LEAD. As in if the political system needs to take a set of actions, the President LEADS the components to do that. Leadership can be defined as getting people to do things they probably would not do on their own. That is why leaders get paid pretty well. (Of course some people who pretend to lead, but don't, get paid pretty well too, temporarily.)

I also think you should read the front page of your newspaper from time to time. The House of Representatives is run by the DEMOCRATS. They hold a substantial majority. That means that the CHAIRPERSONS of the COMMITTEES who write the spending bills are DEMOCRATS. So is the SPEAKER of the HOUSE, who controls much of what move in the DEMOCRAT controlled HOUSE of REPRSENATATIVES. In case you don't know the President is the titular head of the DEMOCRAT party. He has great influence over what they do; at least he should.

If you study up on how our government operates, you will notice that the President has VETO authority. Now politically speaking, try to imagine the chagrin in the DEMOCRAT controlled House of Representatives if the President who is TITULAR HEAD of their party vetoed their spending bills. Chances are they would rather let him lead them to a more reasonable position.

The President, with his allies in Congress, can do pretty much whatever they have the guts to do. That is scary, but on the other hand it also means THE BUCK STOPS THERE.

In an interview with Bloomb... (Below threshold)

In an interview with Bloomberg/BusinessWeek, President Obama toned down the anti-Wall Street rhetoric and called the heads of JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs "very savvy businessmen." Naturally, everybody is furious now, because indirectly complimenting bankers for being clever is a monstrous act of treasonous barbarism, or something.

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I suppose the political sys... (Below threshold)
BlueNight:

I suppose the political system he's referring to is the one required by our Constitution. I suppose he'd rather scrap it for something more effective, something that gives him a bit more control over runaway spending ... by private citizens ... on things that don't feed the government.

The President has to lead? ... (Below threshold)
kathie:

The President has to lead? He can't, he is completely stupid, I think he never has used a check book, only a credit card. Like Mr. President, when you have charged $3000.00 on your credit card and find, by some magic, you only have $100.00 in the bank? It is lucky you even realize there is a problem, or did someone tell you there is a problem. Oh please, we are in big trouble.

Re: "Our real problem is no... (Below threshold)
Hank:

Re: "Our real problem is not the spike in spending last year, or the lost, even the lost revenues last year, as significant as those are," he said. "The real problem has to do with the fact that there is a just a mismatch between the amount of money coming in and the amount of money going out. And that is going to require some big, tough choices that, so far, the political system has been unable to deal with."

This is a devastating quote and one the repubs should use in ads repeatedy. If a repub had said this, they'd be laughed out of the room.
The ad should end with:

"The teleprompter, don't leave home without it."

Also note the last line where once again, Obama lays the blame elsewhere; the political system.

I realize he LOVES the camera (and mirrors) but someone needs to tell him the more he speaks, the stupider he sounds.

"Our real problem is not... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

"Our real problem is not the spike in spending last year, or the lost, even the lost revenues last year, as significant as those are,"

"The real problem has to do with the fact that there is a just a mismatch between the amount of money coming in and the amount of money going out.

This has to be the most stupid thing he's said, well, this week. They're exactly the same thing.

(and, Falze, if you're there, I took your advice and began employing the "Set Comment Score Threshhold" button. Wow. I've found that I care less and less about what may be contained in certain comments. Thanx! I owe you one.)




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