Sunday, September 4, 2011

Quote Of The Week

"There's no question the president will want to keep returning to jobs," ... "I don't want to downplay the speech [next week] -- it's going to be substantial. But the idea that this is the be-all and end-all is wrong."

White House aide

Translation: "Don't look at us, we don't what the hell we're doing."

All we have heard about is Obama's speech on jobs.

He did the psuedo-bus tour. Remember the tour where he flew a bus made in Canada from location to location, rode a couple of miles (avoiding minority communities) at each stop, and got out and said...what? Does anyone remember what he said at these stops?

He was going to do it after he got back from vacation. In my mind the implication was that he was working on it while on vacation and was going to come back with a masterpiece.

Then we had all of that drama over the WH scheduling the speech at the same time as the GOP debate. Boehner gave Obama the public smack-down and Jay Carney was stunned that we would delay, by even a day, the opportunity to save American workers.

Now that he has built it up and got everyone's attention, nothing.

I suspect that this is not an accident. Notice the build up was huge but the talk down is not only quiet but unofficial? Do you think the media is reporting on the notion that he won't have much to say? Are they doing it at the same level as they were the build-up to the speech? What will the reporting be after the speech? That the non-existent plan is wonderful?


sue said...


The modern definition of 'racist'
is someone who is winning an argument with a Liberal.

~Peter Brimelow

He also said:

I think the Iraq war is not particularly tailored to American interests.

Brooke said...

Obama will speech-ify, nothing will improve and it will be Bush's fault.

Chuck said...

Sue, do you have a point?

Brooke, you would think he could just cut to the chase, blame Bush, and let Congress go home on time.

MK said...

"That the non-existent plan is wonderful?"

Off course, followed closely by - but those tea party terrorists will ruin it all no doubt.

Phill Senters said...

After 2+ Years of speeches from Obama after which everything just gets worse, I expect big things form him this time...Higher prices, fewer jobs, higher taxes, and more government regulations. Why should we expect any different?

LASunsett said...

Cynics, all of you. Recovery is here.

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

Chuck said...

Mk, plus it's Bush's fault anyways

Phil, lower ratings

LA, thanks for helping us understand

Gramma 2 Many said...

Platitudes and empty rhetoric. Nothing will change. There will be no jobs and he knows it. It is all hype.

Chuck said...

Gramma, they are saying themselves we won't improve before next year

sue said...

Chuck - Of course not. I am the infamous local idiot commenter who delights in making inane statements
leaving others to stop and wonder where this 'hanging chad' for cyberspace even came from.

However my feeling is that you took a quote from Peter Brimelow to show your disdain for Liberals, yet Brimelow also had a quote negative to the war that Conseratives seem to embrace.

If there is any point I was trying to make I'd say that's it.

Chuck said...

Sue, the quote still stands - and is very apt. As to the Iraq quote, it's not overly damning.

1.21roots said...

Chuck - The word 'damning', like the word 'unique, cannot be used with an adjective.

If something is unique, it cannot be said to be more or less unique.

Same with damning. If you are damned, you cannot be overly damned or less damned.

In other words:

damned if you do and damned if you don't


1.21roots said...

credit for the above comment goes to sue. this is not my computer.

Chuck said...

Sue, thanks for helping me speak gooder ;)

Always On Watch said...

Translation: "Don't look at us, we don't what the hell we're doing."

This administration is an epic fail.

He's always campaigning or playing the "rock star." Governing is beyond his skill level.

1.21roots said...

Chuck - You are welcome, no charge.