Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Read It And Weep

From Fox News, the top ten quotes from Obama's 60 Minutes interview with Steve Kroft.

10. “…one of the things that I think is important for people to remember is that, you know, this country doesn't just agree with The New York Times editorial page.”

9. "We have a long tradition in this country of a desire for limited government, the suspicion of the federal government, of a concern that government spends too much money. You know? I mean, that's as American as apple pie. And although, you know, there's a new label to this, I mean those sentiments are ones that a lot of people support and give voice to. Including a lot of Democrats.”

8. “I think the Republicans were able to paint my governing philosophy as a classic, traditional, big government liberal. And that's not something that the American people want….I think the Republicans were successful in creating a picture of the Obama Administration as one that was contrary to those commonsense, Main Street values about the size of government. And so, it I think it is fair to say that, you know, the American people don't want to see some massive expansion of government.”

7. “I do get discouraged, I mean, there are times where you think, "Dog-gone-it you know, the job numbers aren't movin' as fast as I want." And you know, I thought that the economy would have gotten better by now. You know, one of the things I think you understand -- as president you're held responsible for everything. But you don't always have control of everything. Right? And especially an economy this big, there are limited tools to encourage the kind of job growth that we need.”

6. “I think a lot of businesses still don't know what the economy is doing. They don't know, are consumers gonna start buyin' again? You know, are we gonna start getting the virtuous cycle, where because businesses start hiring, the people who get hired start shoppin', which means other businesses are hirin', and everybody starts feelin' better about the economy. There's still a lotta uncertain data out there. And we're still workin' through some big problems of the economy.”

5. “One of the things that we got in trouble with -- and this is an example of, 'are there some things you'd do differently' -- we made an estimation that unemployment would peak at eight percent when we were still at the beginning of the crisis… Well, it wasn't because The Recovery Act didn't work; it's because the modeling, in terms of what to expect where unemployment would go to, turned out to be wrong. So, you know, I don't wanna pretend like I've got a crystal ball.”

4. “I don't think I was naïve. I just think that these things are hard to do. You know, this is a big country.”

3. “…there are more efficient ways to recirculate dollars out there and get people to spend. I mean unemployment insurance, most economists will tell you, is probably the single most important thing we can do to improve the economy.”

2. “We still we've got a couple of trillion dollars worth of infrastructure improvements that need to be made around the country.”

1.“…when you're campaigning, I think you're liberated to say things without thinking about, "Okay, how am I gonna actually practically implement this."

The economy is big and scary.
The Recovery Act worked, the model didn't.
The answer to a sluggish economy is to get everyone on unemployment insurance.
America is big and scary.
We need to piss away more money that we don't have to create temporary, high paying union jobs.
When I'm campaigning I don't have to tell the truth.

This is not a President, nor is it a Senator or a Representative or even a member of the Rotarians. It is an incompetent, whiny kindergarten teacher who is completely nonplussed by a few unruly five year olds.

Want to loose some more sleep? Read this collection from one of the DC rumor mills.
    • Obama is out of control, chain-smoking and on anti-anxiety meds.
    • There is such distrust and disarray in the WH that the Country is now being run by Michelle Obama, presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, and the president's mother-in-law, Marian Robinson.
    • Top Democrats are considering invoking Article 25, Section 4 of the Constitution to forcibly remove Obama from office.
    • Former CIA officials are "assembling a dossier of documents on Obama's past, including his education, passport, travel, and residency records." These documents will be used to provoke Obama into an irrational response which will then enable Article 25 proceeding to begin.

We are in interesting times, are we not?


USA_Admiral said...

Talk about being saddled with a complete moron for four years.

As interesting as it is I wish it was much less interesting. As my Wife says "I hate living in Historic times."

Anonymous said...

You can put lipstick on a pig, but we're still f**ked.

Starsplash said...

Is this for real? SooWeee. Shall there be nothing left of the left.
Who will be left? Will you be left?

I'll be left but never today's left. I'll be far right of today's left....

I am confused because I think I am rght.

sig94 said...

Admiral - I believe it was a Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times."

sig94 said...

Nickie - it is up to us to elect those who can put the cork back on the genie's bottle. If we can't do that6 then - BOAKYAG.

sig94 said...

Star - I'm still here and I'm sending you more meds.

Subvet said...

Love the last item from the DC rumor mill, it smacks of the truth. Our intelligence services would be completely naive to trust their fate to politicians. Knowing where all the bodies are buried can be downright handy at times.

sig94 said...

Subvet - it's always nice to know who held the flashlight while they buried the body. Information is power.