The Jobs Speech: Smoke, Mirrors, And Flatulence [Updated Below]
The usual puking of pablum by our Man-Child-In-Chief, this time accompanied by a healthy dose of fetid methane that surely damaged the environment.
Some of the reactions by people I respect [many of whom have provided some very useful and informative links in their postings]…
Shorter Obama: Collectivism is all-American, you sons-of-b*tches. Now pass the bill now that I am proposing, but which no one has seen or introduced yet. NOW!
Well heck: how are we going to know what’s in it until we pass it [like, you know, gas]?
The insanity is almost too much to take. Maybe that’s the plan, to drive the rest of us insane with these wildly crazy proposals. Let’s hope the Republicans don’t fall for his political games.
As a side note, I asked Mr. LC if he would hire another employee if Obama is able to extend the payroll tax reduction. He just laughed.
Well, I’ve certainly been at the brink a few times, as regular readers of TCOTS know too well. Thank God for bourbon and Mrs. B.
…Speaker Boehner should have done a one minute response to Obama and simply said “Thank you for telling us what your plan is, Mr. President. You say you want us to pass it right away. You said that numerous times. We’ll, we can’t pass a speech, so, we’ll expect to see it first thing Friday morning.”
Admiral Teach called it a ‘Tired, Recycled Speech’ ― hey, at least the feckless fraud is recycling.
I’ll say this much for Obama. He was full of piss and vinegar.
He was full of sharia and venom.
…You know how a little kid thinks if he just keeps stomping his feet and making the same demand over and over, eventually he’ll get what he wants? Incidentally, here’s one of the indications of Narcissistic Personality Disorder: “has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations.” Probably just a coincidence! Well, now that the American Jobs Act has solved this problem, Obama should schedule a big speech to announce the Everything Is Okay Now and You’re Going to Reelect Me Act….
Don’t give Little Barry any ideas.
Writing at the website “FutureofCapitalism.com,” former New York Sun vice-president and managing editor Ira Stoll, who is also author of a biography of Sam Adams, thought something sounded very familiar when he listened to President Barack Obama’s speech last night. Stoll had been reading the new book by Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, That Used To Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back. What Stoll found is that a paragraph in the president’s speech was taken directly from their new book, without attribution.
Stoll gives his blog the title “Presidential Plagiarist?” The title has a question mark, because as you can see, it is actually a scaled down précis of the paragraph written by Friedman and Mandelbaum. Anyone can see, however, that it is taken directly from their book.
Take pity on the poor lad! Don’t forget that he’s never has an original thought before. He’s nothing but a parrot: ‘Polly want a tax hike!’
“We’re under attack,” Juskiewicz says. “It’s pretty interesting to see that one of the points in Obama’s speech was to cut back regulation and promote jobs, when, in fact, he’s done just the opposite with us. We have been under investigation and harassment for over two years and that continues on — seized goods, shut down our plant.”
Finally, a big businessman who is willing to stand up and fight instead of donating and grovelling his way out of the government’s gun sites.
…This was a stump speech by someone who abused his office by commandeering our nation’s chamber and networks to launch his campaign.
This was a stump speech by a chump.
-Per usual, Vicki has published a crackerjack aggregation of reaction to The Greatest Jobs Speech In The History Of The Universe. She also observed something very interesting:
I didn’t have the stomach to watch the POTUS SOTU speech live last night, but read the Politico transcript. Obama actually referenced “God” at least three times in this address. Is that a new record? He was sure to include “under God” when reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, unlike his previous recitations last fall of the Declaration of Independence preamble when he deliberately omitted “Creator” from his oration while at two separate venues. The backlash from those glaring omissions may have prompted his out-of-character references to God last night.
Missing from this speech was for a friggin’ flock of red, white, and blue eagles to fly above his head while “Battle Hymn of the Republic” played. Did Obama hire a new speechwriter who can fake conservatism somewhat better than the previous dude did?
Not just any flock, mind you, but a ‘friggin’ flock’!
The dullness of Obama’s campaign speech last night was exceeded only by its predictability. And possibly by its mendacity.
I know sometimes Barry just feels like a cat on a hot tin roof.
-Pundette, who does a fine job of tearing apart Ensign Pulver’s sails, found the speech to be: Angry, Irrelevant, And…Funny.
-The World’s Youngest Blogger didn’t even have to write a word for us to understand what he thought of The Most Important Speech Ever Delivered By A God [the picture is Goddamn priceless ― thank you Frau Smitty].
-Stacy McCain is dead solid perfect:
It’s dead on arrival in Congress, so all the hype about his jobs plan was just sound and fury signifying nothing. Like everything else Obama says or does, the Big Speech was a complete waste of time.
Special Message to Ensign Pulver: Buy some Beano.
UPDATE at 1705…
At one point in his speech, Biggus Daddyus Dickus said:
…What kind of country would this be if this chamber had voted down Social Security or Medicare just because it violated some rigid idea about what government could or could not do? (Applause.) How many Americans would have suffered as a result?
As Adobe Walls points out in the Comments section of Stacy’s posting, ‘some rigid idea’ is The Constitution.