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Obama's "Jobs Plummet"

Sort of like the old saying "remember when is the lowest form of conversation," President Obama's insistence on "holding a summit" is the lowest form of leadership.

Our Commander-in-Grief has decided to hold a "Jobs Summit" this Thursday (12/3). The hope is it will convey a sense to the masses that he is a President deeply involved in remedying the nation's ailing economy. Truth is, it's just another photo-op designed to cover up his glaring incompetence.

He has held several types of these summits before, addressing subjects like Health Care, Fiscal Responsibility, the status of American Indians, and, of course, his historic "Beer Summit."

Somehow, bringing together dozens of people, all wearing "Hello, my name is..." tags, sending them off into separate groups to discuss how to fix the highest level of unemployment in 26 years, doesn't exactly instill a sense of confidence in Obama's leadership. Instead, it reeks of desperation, and exposes just how impotent his administration is concerning our economy.

An estimated 130 people have been invited to participate in this gaggle of economic group-think. Prominent union leaders, economists, business journalists, politicians, and CEOs of several of the nation's largest companies are anticipated to attend, including the heads of Google, Comcast, AT&T, Fed-Ex, Boeing, and Disney.

Disney is especially appropriate, considering you'd have to operate in some sort of fantasy land to believe Obama's government is capable of producing any viable ideas on how to climb out of this economic hole.

It seems, with the economy in such a precarious position as this, the government only has a few means by which it can manipulate the capitalistic system. However few those means may be, they possess a powerful impact. Raising or lowering taxes, expanding or decreasing the size of the public sector, and regulation or deregulation of industries are some of the more prominent ways by which the federal government can effect the overall direction of the economy.

With Obama and his liberal tax-and-spend accomplices in Congress, their unfortunate success in meddling with and manipulating corporate America have created such a sour atmosphere for economic success, the outlook for substantial job growth and sustainable employment grows predictably more bleak with each passing month.

Gone are Obama's bellowing promises and hollow rhetoric of a new and vibrant "green" economy, vast job-creating infrastructure plans, and "shovel-ready" projects. Reality has sunk in, and a strong tide of "buyer's remorse" has swamped a duped populace. Obama, Pelosi and Reid have paved the way for the current 10.2% unemployment rate, proving that even America can't spend its way out of a recession. A $1.42 trillion budget deficit, a failed $787 billion stimulus bill, a $3.55 trillion budget for 2010, looming cap and trade, ObamaCare, all designed with the over-riding intention of keeping people wired tighter than a snare drum, waiting for the other shoe to drop, so the Triumvirate of Doom can have an easier time of pushing through their social agenda.

Keeping in line with his narcissism and belief that he can will people over to his way of thought, Obama will take to the streets after his "jobs summit" in what is billed as the "White House to Main Street Tour."

I kid you not.

(From WhiteHouse.gov)

The President will follow the forum with a visit to Allentown, Pennsylvania the following day where he will kick off a White House to Main Street Tour that will take him to cities and towns across the country over the course of the next few months. In an effort to spend some time out of Washington and take the temperature on what Americans are experiencing during these challenging economic times, the President will visit communities across the country over the next several months where he will speak with workers and share ideas for continued recovery.

(It is no coincidence that at the same time he is getting out of Washington to continue his campaign-like gimmickry, the Nobel Peace-Prize winner will announce his intention to send 34,000 more troops to Afghanistan.)

A couple more months of this misery and they can re-name it the "Pain Street Tour."


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Comments (22)

"Fiscal Responsibility,... (Below threshold)

"Fiscal Responsibility,"

Give Me a freaking break!

Instead of getting out more... (Below threshold)

Instead of getting out more (which he seems to like to do in a very big way) his time would be better spent hanging out at the White House and between hoops outings with his buddies reading Hayek's "Road To Serfdom" or something.

Sorta amazing that the jobs... (Below threshold)

Sorta amazing that the jobs summit is going on in the shadow of the Copenhagen trip. Ironical, isn't it?

Here's a real job summit: Obama and a book of Ronald Reagan quotes. Not that the Child President would know how to read it.

Increasing desperation, daw... (Below threshold)

Increasing desperation, dawning awareness of impotence and intellectual bankruptcy are apt descriptors of Obama and this administration.

They really haven't a clue.

All they have is their agenda and faith in the one, true way...which of course prevents them from even considering effective remedies.

ALL they know how to do is campaign.

Once embarked upon his "White House to Main Street Tour" Obama will quickly discover that it is an exercise in masochism.

What a wonderful opportunity to conduct Tea Party gatherings, near to and, at the very same time, as Obama is speaking.

Especially ironic is just how incompetent Obama is, even at political moves.

But then, stupid is as stupid does...

"Here's a real job summi... (Below threshold)

"Here's a real job summit: Obama and a book of Ronald Reagan quotes. "

"But then, stupid is as stupid does..."

Obama gets pegged.

"...and take the temperatur... (Below threshold)

"...and take the temperature on what Americans are experiencing during these challenging economic times."

This guy is a fucking idiot!

As for the 10.2% unemployment. Bullshit, call it what it really is, 17+% UNEMPLOYMENT! Don't forget, Democrats want EVERYONE COUNTED!

Does this guy ever stop cam... (Below threshold)

Does this guy ever stop campaigning?

"Disney is especially appro... (Below threshold)
Jojo BoZley:

"Disney is especially appropriate, considering you'd have to operate in some sort of fantasy land to believe Obama's government is capable of producing any viable ideas on how to climb out of this economic hole."


sarahconnor2: "Does this... (Below threshold)

sarahconnor2: "Does this guy ever stop campaigning?"

He's truly a One-Trick Pony...and, sadly, his One Trick is campaigning

And we've 3 more years of this peckerwood!

Obama, the ONLY man that could make America nostalgic for Jimmah CARTER!

Palin should just happen to... (Below threshold)

Palin should just happen to have a book signing in or near each town he graces with his presence.

I am a little nervous. The ... (Below threshold)
SER Author Profile Page:

I am a little nervous. The current unemployment rate of 10% is compared to the unemployment rate in 1982. The mortgage interest rate is 5% now and 17% in 1982. What is going to happen to the unemployment rate when the government stops buying mortgages? Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA go "Bye Bye."

Is Obama prepared to scrap ... (Below threshold)

Is Obama prepared to scrap Health Care "reform", Cap and Trade, listen to someone else about Wall Street regulations, CUT THE BUDGET? I didn't think so, so what's the point? This economy is for real, Obama is a fake!

"Prominent union leaders, e... (Below threshold)

"Prominent union leaders, economists, business journalists, politicians, and CEOs of several of the nation's largest companies are anticipated to attend, including the heads of Google, Comcast, AT&T, Fed-Ex, Boeing, and Disney."

And you can believe they're all good Democrats, which is typical of Obama and other weak leaders. There won't be a dissenting voice in the room. He doesn't want to hear the solution to the problem. He wants to hear a politically attractive solution to the problem.

<a href="http://ny... (Below threshold)
After 300-plus days in office, the president remains, for many of his supporters, a worryingly indistinct figure. One whose pragmatic sensibility is crystal clear but bedrock convictions are still blurry.
Can you say "Rorschach" as in ink blot ?

It took his supporters 300 days to see the obvious, that Obama is exactly what he was during the campaign ?

How pleasant... A thread wi... (Below threshold)

How pleasant... A thread with nary a Troll dropping doo doo.

Yup! He found the secret. M... (Below threshold)

Yup! He found the secret. More oratory. It's
a no brainer. Teleprompters will sell this
rotten-egg administration to the unwashed.
It HAS TO!...or else the lamestream media
will be 86ed by the public. Ergo, whatever
he says will be "nuanced" to death, all to
keep his head above water.

This man is a classic narci... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

This man is a classic narcissist. He truly believes his own inspirational presence should be enough to set everything right.

He is no thinker like Reagan or policy wonk like Clinton. Obama reads teleprompters exceptionally well, but has never demonstrated any ability to do anything else successfully.

He really believed the power of his wonderful essence would cause the Chinese to join him in his desired policies. He honestly thought reaching out to Iran was all it would take. He kissed Russia on the one butt cheek, so they turned to him the other. His "smart power" diplomacy is rapidly becoming the laughing stock of the world.

What do you expect when you elect a telegenic former street hustler, I mean "community organizer," to the most powerful job in the world?

As Mencken observed, "No man ever went broke by underestimating the intelligence of the American public."

In an effort to spend so... (Below threshold)

In an effort to spend some time out of Washington...

This dickhead spends more time out of Washington than Dimitri Medvedev.

We've been hemorrhaging job... (Below threshold)

We've been hemorrhaging jobs for over a year now and he wants a rap session?

But, but, but, the stimulus was supposed to create jobs.

Clueless. Totally clueless.

I think Obama and the democ... (Below threshold)

I think Obama and the democratic congressional leadership that got us into this financial mess over the last three years is making Jimmy Carter look like a fical brain child. ww

Obama is a Kenyan... (Below threshold)

Obama is a Kenyan

My names Barak Obama and I ... (Below threshold)
Rich K:

My names Barak Obama and I dont have a clue
So let invite a bunch of folks to tell me what to do
And after that Ill go to town
And let you see Im just a clown
So smile and wave and dont be shy
Im hope and change and I dont lie
Life is great and green as grass
Im here to stay so Kiss My Ass!






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