"I don't sit around talking to experts because this is a college seminar. We talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick." —president Barry Hussein Soetoro, 2010 gulf oil spillYou remember when the president said that he was looking for whose ass to kick during the gulf oil spill? I hope that was the president’s way of indicating that he was looking to deal with whoever was responsible for the gulf oil spill. Realistically, I’ve always had a hard time visualizing the president kicking-ass. Fighting just doesn’t fit the president’s Steve Urkel type body frame.
To my way of thinking, “looking for someone’s ass to blame” is more president Soetoro style. Now that’s something that he does with great alacrity and efficiency. Back from vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard the president is dealing with the fact that due to his leadership or lack thereof his poll numbers are incredibly low and the nation’s unemployment numbers are well above 8%. The above 8% number goes beyond the number that the president’s promised his stimulus policies would prevent. Yet because of this president’s policies unemployment remains in the 9.1 to 9.5 percent range with no foreseeable decrease in the future according to the White house.
In comparison under president George W. Bush, unemployment highest monthly rate during his two terms was 6.3 percent. The overall average monthly unemployment rate during Bush’s 8 years in office was 5.3 percent. President Soetoro inherited sub 8% unemployment from president Bush. Therefore due to Soetoro’s and his expert’s policies unemployment is worse. (Source)
So there’s no wonder that president Soetoro is fighting mad. There is also no guessing about that he is going to do. He is going to do what he does best. He’s going to give a speech. But not any old speech, no. He’s going to call a bicameral meeting of Congress on Thursday because as with the oil spill the president is look for whose ass to blame for his failed economic and jobs policies.
Of course, there is plenty of shoe leather or blame to spread around. Candidates for the bend over prone position in front of the president’s size 13’s are Timothy Geithner, Austan Goolsbee, Peter Orszag, Christina Romer and Lawrence Summers all advisors to the president at some point on his disastrous fiscal stimulus and jobs policies. Those policies clearly did not stimulate the economy and did not work to create work or save jobs.
However, my guess is that the president wouldn’t be blaming any of the just named asses because to do so would suggest that he did something wrong appointing them as a part of this economic team. Not to mention, that blaming them would also bring attention to the fact that what they have been doing for the last 2 ½ years did not work. Although the president and his team did announce the summer of 2010 as Recovery Summer. That was a complete bust too. Nope, the president clearly needs someone else to blame because blaming his economic team would be blame to close to home for this president’s liking, not to mention blame placed here is also to close to the truth.
No, I’m betting that this predictable hyper-partisan president will blame “Congress” for his failed fiscal policies. Yet all the while this kind of blame is really (wink, wink) blaming Republicans in Congress but more specifically, by proxy he’ll be blaming new Republicans in the House of Representatives. We all know it. Soetoro blames Republican Representatives by inference every chance he gets, these are Congressmen and women who Americans voted to go to Congress last November in order to stop the president’s reckless spending and reckless policies.
Therefore, by extension president Soetoro will be blaming the American people on Thursday night for his failed jobs and failed economic stimulus policies each and every time he refers to the Republicans blocking his efforts to save or create jobs. A claim that is utterly bogus. Nevertheless your president blames YOU America for his failed policies and failed governance.
It shouldn’t be, but this whole speech could turn out as one giant finger-pointing extravaganza. It could possibly turn out to be, ‘If Republicans weren’t on the planet Earth’ then everything that the president tried would have worked, (oh, Partisan Democrats really believe this!) he’ll be implying just that between his teleprompted-scripted lines. He’ll remind us of (in his words) the economic “mess” he “inherited” without mentioning the low unemployment numbers that he also inherited.
Realistically, who can forget the president’s 2009 State of the Union Address. How he brazenly attacked the Supreme Court’s asses (Justices) for the Court’s ruling on campaign finance?
Criticism of Court Ruling by Sitting President was Unprecedented. According to White House insider Jamie Dupree, no sitting U.S. President in history had ever attacked the Supreme Court directly, right to their faces in front of God and Country. Talk about a breech of protocol. The president made the, “You Lie!” outburst look like the commonly accepted cheer, “Hip, hip hooray!” But the president is looking for more asses to blame so we should see more of the same treatment, this time pointed at those who the president as termed Republican enemies.
Which brings me to this salient point. Columnist Joseph Curl’s piece, “Obama’s Speech will save Civilization,” wrote that the president’s Thursday night speech would be the greatest speech ever spoken. Curl “tongue-in-cheek” said that with this one speech not only will the president fix what is wrong with America but he will save civilization. (see article)
Wow! this speech must be the beginning of president Soetoro promise that his presidency would cure the sick, provide jobs, slow the ocean’s rise and begin to heal the planet. Whew, an awful lot to accomplish in his remaining 2 years.
No pressure Mr. president but you’re going to have to do better than looking for whose ass to blame in this speech. And you’re definitely going to have to do better than blaming Republicans for your failed policies. How’s about not bringing a gun or a knife to the fight, better yet how’s about no political fighting at all. How about you come up with some solutions to joblessness and a plan for economic recovery instead Mr. President? We don’t really expect you to control the earth’s oceans.
What the American people will be expecting is a clear accounting of what you intend to do to put 15 million unemployed American citizens back to work. We will be looking for your workable ideas regarding how to get the economy started. Not the same old tired rhetoric about failed “good green jobs” most of which have gone bankrupted after multi-millions of dollars of government loans.
The American people already know who to fault for the failed stimulus plan and the lack of jobs in America so please don’t waste our time blaming your political opponents. What we don’t know is, are you smart enough to lay aside your partisanship for one speech to focus on the problems that confront this nation.
If you fail in this speech Mr. Soetoro and you invoke your regular class warfare rhetoric and your partisan Tea Party and House Republican bashing then it will be the American people who will be looking for whose political ass to kick come November 2012.
This better be the best speech that you ever read from a teleprompter, Mr. Soetoro. And it better be workable and it better be innovative. This speech cannot be the same old calling for more and higher taxes. It can’t be your normal code words calling higher taxes the new buzzword “revenues.” And this speech shouldn’t be about increases in government spending that we couldn’t afford by calling new spending “investments.”
If the American people hear either word “revenues” or “investments” we will know that you have no new ideas other than the tax and spend policies that Democrats used to get us into this jobless fiscal mess in the first place.
If you blame anyone other than yourself for your failed stimulus and failed jobs programs the American people will know that you are not fit to lead this country now and you are certainly not mature enough, capable enough or intelligent enough to deserve a second chance to correct the failures of your first term.
This speech better be a non-partisan prescription on getting Americans working again and the U.S. economy moving again. If not no matter what the phony polls say in the Progressive media Barry Hussein Soetoro with his hidden Kindergarten records and his hidden College transcripts and his forged documents and his stolen Social Security Number (like Uncle Omar) will not , I repeat will not be re-elected president.
The American people once fooled but rarely twice bitten!