Saturday, June 09, 2012


Walking it back has become a familiar activity for the Messiah. Apparently his speech writers still believe in his magical ability to say anything and the adoring crowds will accept it as biblical. They write outrageous statements and feed them to the teleprompter. The Bamster takes the podium and without another consideration dutifully reads what they have written for them, applying his stentorian tones and characteristic pacing while rotating his head between the two prompters to look as though he is addressing the audience on all sides.

The only catch is that America is throwing the BS flag with increasing regularity. So, five hours later press secretary Jay Carney rephrases the stupid remark to make it sound like what you heard in plain English is not what the Great One said. Or, as happened yesterday, the leader himself comes forth to recant:

The Private Sector is Doing Fine

I know that I would have looked at that line before delivering it with a straight face and said, YGBSM! But the Bamster didn't flinch. He does what he is told by his handlers knowing confidently that his charisma and the adoration of the true believers will carry him through.

Then he is forced to say this:
Obama backpedaled and declared it is “absolutely clear that the economy is not doing fine.” While there had been some “good momentum” in the private sector, Obama said, public sector growth lagged behind, making it imperative that Congress act on his proposals to hire more teachers and first-responders.
I guess what the Captain means is there is great momentum in the private sector but it is in the wrong direction and he doesn't really consider that a problem. It is the growth of the public sector which isn't happening fast enough. We need a lot more government which will be a lot bigger drag on the private sector and require a lot higher taxes and a lot more debt so that he can have a lot more power.

Psssst! Mr. President, the federal government doesn't hire teachers or first-responders in our federal system. That is a local government function paid by local taxes and based on decisions of local city councils and school boards. Butt out!


an Donalbane said...

Maybe they need a 'rewind' or 'backspace' button on the TelePrompter.

bongobear said...

Ed, If you haven't read Peggy Noonan's column in today's Wall Street you should do so. In my humble opinion Noonan absolutely nailed the Bamster perfectly.

Dr. C.L. Manno said...


Q: What's the difference between Neil Armstrong and Michael Jackson?

A: Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, and Michael Jackson had sex with boys.

Was that where you were originally going with that title?

FlyingBarrister said...

On first impression, it appears to be stupidity. But the statement is actual the typical political bone to the dog. It's all about the kick that the public sector unions, employees, and Dims took in Wisconsin this week. He is trying to rally them by advocating higher employment of local troughfeeders, which in turn might benefit the unions that represent them, which in turn might benefit Dimocrat politicians.

It's always about the money and politics.