Obama’s Washington: No experience necessary

posted at 12:57 pm on August 24, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Wonder how Recovery Summer turned into Wreckovery Bummer?  How an administration ginned up its entire economic strategy into one stimulus bill and has done nothing since, even as the economy disintegrated?  Marty Robins advises his readers to check the CVs of the people in charge in Washington to understand just how incompetence has triumphed — and not just Barack Obama’s:

If Washington seems out of ideas on how to get the private-sector jobs machine running again, there’s a pretty straightforward reason — the people in government have virtually no experience in business.

In a major departure from prior administrations, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in the current administration with any real business experience. Even offices such as treasury and commerce secretary, which have traditionally been occupied by successful business people, are occupied by a career central banker (with his own tax-compliance problems) and a lawyer/politician.

The situation is little different in Congress, where the “barons” — Pelosi, Frank, Dodd, Waxman, Reid, Rangel — are all career “public servants.”

This increasing disconnect between the government and the business world is a big, if unrecognized, problem, if for no other reason than that it deprives government officials of the knowledge and experience that successful business leaders can bring to solving difficult problems.

Of course, they’re led by the least experienced President in modern times, in the private sector sense (non-existent), executive experience (non-existent), and political senses (only three-plus years in national politics).  Incompetence should have been expected under the circumstances, and certainly was by Obama’s critics.

The answer to those arguments during the election was that presidential experience mattered less than the people hired to do the actual work.  Obama’s supporters pointed to Ronald Reagan as an example of this, but they forgot that Reagan spent two terms as California Governor (and a term running the Screen Actors Guild before that), learning how to hire qualified people for posts in his administration.  By the time he got to the Oval Office, Reagan understood how to pick and then run a team, and how to get the best performance out of them once in harness.

The results have been as dismal as anyone could have predicted.  Obama stuck with ideological allies heavy on academics and with no real-world experience, reflecting his own profile rather than complementing it as an experienced executive would have known to do.  Obamanomics is the result.  It’s a classic command-economy approach that works on every university campus where it’s discussed — and in no real-world setting where it’s ever been tried.

After February 2009 and the establishment of Porkulus, Obama and his team haven’t deflected from its trajectory an iota, mainly because no one on his team has the experience to know how to change course.  None of them, as Robins points out, has ever had to run a business and reconsider strategies on the fly.  None of them have been responsible for managing stockholder assets nor held accountable for the real-world implications of their actions.  In short, this administration is a one-trick pony on economics, and now has no clue on how to formulate a Plan B.

The entire administration reflects incompetence.  They need a massive change in leadership, or more accurately, we need a massive change in leadership.


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Who cares, its all about the Healing!

All Hail…………

dmann on August 24, 2010 at 1:02 PM

Sad but true.

saiga on August 24, 2010 at 1:02 PM

After February 2009 and the establishment of Porkulus, Obama and his team haven’t deflected from its trajectory an iota, mainly because no one on his team has the experience to know how to change course. None of them, as Robins points out, has ever had to run a business and reconsider strategies on the fly. None of them have been responsible for managing stockholder assets nor held accountable for the real-world implications of their actions. In short, this administration is a one-trick pony on economics, and now has no clue on how to formulate a Plan B.

So are you saying there’s no pony in that pile of s**t?

GrannyDee on August 24, 2010 at 1:03 PM

But . . . but . . . but . . . they were vetted by media “experts”.

With all of their real world experience and business acumen.

Oh.

NoDonkey on August 24, 2010 at 1:04 PM

Bullsnacks article. As all you winga-dinga-ding-dongs know, PBHO gained all the experience he needed by running a presidential campaign.

This is a time-honored practice in public business: You promote the mail room clerk to CEO because they gain the requisite experience as they apply and interview for the job. You think Jack Welch became head of GE by working through the ranks? Pshaw!

Bishop on August 24, 2010 at 1:05 PM

Let’s be fair. How can any of them have experience being czars when the imperial Russian dynasty completely ceased to exist over 90 years ago!

Shy Guy on August 24, 2010 at 1:06 PM

Count it!

lorien1973 on August 24, 2010 at 1:06 PM

Also, since the public sector is generally more competent than the private sector, private sector experience can only be a hindrance.

Or so the trolls tell me.

lorien1973 on August 24, 2010 at 1:07 PM

uh, yeah…

Akzed on August 24, 2010 at 1:07 PM

In short, this administration is a one-trick pony unicorn on economics, and now has no clue on how to formulate a Plan B.

FIFY

Rocks on August 24, 2010 at 1:08 PM

You have no idea how hard it is to read TOTUS and affect gravitas.

Christien on August 24, 2010 at 1:08 PM

The entire administration reflects incompetence.

And that’s their good point. Just imagine the level of malevolence if they were competent fascists.

rbj on August 24, 2010 at 1:10 PM

What do you mean Obama has done nothing since the stimulus bill? It’s summer time. No one works during the summer except farm workers. After labor day, professionals return to academia, politicians return to Washington, and rich..white..people return to wall street.

You’ll see some progress then, once people get back to work.

Skandia Recluse on August 24, 2010 at 1:11 PM

So the USS Fail Ship is taking on water? surprises all around I guess…

abobo on August 24, 2010 at 1:12 PM

Just looking at all the failed and destructive policies, I conclude that we can’t take impeachment off the table!

tim c on August 24, 2010 at 1:12 PM

In a major departure from prior administrations, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in the current administration with any real business experience.

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Right… Their expertise is in extremist wealth redistribution, and Chicago style thuggery… as well as useful idiot manipulation. There are classes on this stuff at all the major universities. Taught or majored in by all of Obama’s closest friends and advisors.
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RalphyBoy on August 24, 2010 at 1:12 PM

The entire administration reflects incompetence. They need a massive change in leadership, or more accurately, we need a massive change in leadership.

Indeed

Cypher in chief, surrounded by inexperienced lawyers and Utopian idealists.

See Secretary of Commerce, at this time. It explains all.

Schadenfreude on August 24, 2010 at 1:12 PM

The entire administration reflects incompetence. They need a massive change in leadership, or more accurately, we need a massive change in leadership.

Whoa there, Edward.

They don’t reflect incompetence. They generate it, deep down inside, and radiate it out, like light from a star.

Or, they are like a black hole, where the incompetence is so great, it draws in competence from others, never to be seen again.

BobMbx on August 24, 2010 at 1:13 PM

Either my eyes are really bad, or I need a bigger monitor. Please, what’s the caption at the bottom of that poster??

AubieJon on August 24, 2010 at 1:15 PM

This is like promoting a high school kid to start at QB for an NFL team.

Oh wait, that would never happen. We take football too seriously.

President though? Well, let’s make history by voting for this clean, articulate young fella the media likes so much, what could possibly go wrong?

NoDonkey on August 24, 2010 at 1:16 PM

You know the only agency of the government that is doing a halfway decent job? It’s the FHA. And it’s run by a businessman, for the first time in decades. He is really excellent. Through both Republican and Democratic administrations, FHA was run by academics who didn’t have a clue about how to run a multi-billion dollar mortgage insurance business. Now we see this happening in the rest of the government, with predictable results.

By the way, the leading candidate to run the massive new Consumer Financial Products Bureau, Elizabeth Warren, is a Harvard Law professor with an undergraduate degree in linguistics. Real great credentials to be the regulator of every financial product sold in America!

rockmom on August 24, 2010 at 1:16 PM

And I’m still waiting for someone to point out that the person who was running the Minerals Management Service before the BP disaster was a lawyer and lobbyist for American Rivers, who had never managed more than two people in her entire career and knew nothing about offshore oil drilling.

rockmom on August 24, 2010 at 1:18 PM

How an administration ginned up its entire economic strategy into one stimulus bill and has done nothing since, even as the economy disintegrated

Barry has done plenty since porkulus. He demonizes CEO’s and corporation almost every day.

DeweyWins on August 24, 2010 at 1:19 PM

Not only is our President incompetent but he is way too lazy to be commander in chief. Vacations every other month, golf three times a week and parties every night are not conductive to geting the heavy workload done – even if he did know what he was doing.

tommyboy on August 24, 2010 at 1:21 PM

Yeah but didn’t Obama run a really neat and shiny campaign, which had, like, a gazillion employees? We were told that was enough to qualify him.

Weight of Glory on August 24, 2010 at 1:21 PM

“The entire administration reflects incompetence. They need a massive change in leadership, or more accurately, we need a massive change in leadership.”

Either that or policy will be set by Congress.

Hmmm, now that I think of it, policy is set by Congress. Execution of policy is the President’s job, so Congress just needs to set self-executing policy and we’re on the way to recovery.

Dusty on August 24, 2010 at 1:21 PM

Really, I suppose it is all in how you define incompetence.
In the traditional sense they are the definition of incompetence but in the post racial progressive socialist sense they are the most fricking competent bunch in history, including all the tee times.

ORconservative on August 24, 2010 at 1:21 PM

Isn’t Valerie Jarret supposed to be Obama’s (expert) TOP adviser and mentor on all matters?

All the rest are allegedly just window dressing !

Sandybourne on August 24, 2010 at 1:22 PM

Yawn.

ss396 on August 24, 2010 at 1:23 PM

Weight of Glory on August 24, 2010 at 1:21 PM

Yes, where are those people who told us that now?

They should be put on a stage together so we can all throw rotten vegetables at them.

But no, they all still have their jobs, shamelessly pontificating as if they didn’t crap the bed regarding our president.

NoDonkey on August 24, 2010 at 1:24 PM

I’m reminded of an old aphorism: First rate people hire first rate people. Second rate people hire third rate people.

Steven Den Beste on August 24, 2010 at 1:28 PM

It’s a classic command-economy approach that works on every university campus where it’s discussed — and in no real-world setting where it’s ever been tried.

Masterful. +100

ted c on August 24, 2010 at 1:28 PM

Of course, there is always the possibility that Obama is not as incompetent as we believe.

After all, “Crazy Joe” Biden did say, during his VP nomination speech, that he would bring experience and expertise to the WH and would be in the room when heavy decisions were being made.

I suggest that Biden has lived up to his promise, much to the dissatisfaction of…everyone.

BobMbx on August 24, 2010 at 1:28 PM

Steven Den Beste on August 24, 2010 at 1:28 PM

Fifth rate people hire Rahm, Axelrod and all the other merry White House elves.

What a rotten collection of utter worthlessness we’re saddled with.

NoDonkey on August 24, 2010 at 1:30 PM

So when the Republicans sweep into both houses will the executive branch under Obama continue to defer to Congress out of habit? Are his staff capable enough to defy congress?

livefreerdie on August 24, 2010 at 1:31 PM

Obama and the entire regime thought the country ran on a perpetual motion emotion. We only want to feel good.

fourdeucer on August 24, 2010 at 1:31 PM

but they forgot that Reagan spent two terms as California Governor (and a term running the Screen Actors Guild before that), learning how to hire qualified people for posts in his administration.

Actually seven terms:

He would serve a total of seven presidential terms, including six one-year terms elected by the membership

Forget about Reagan’s two terms as governor, his experience as the SAG president more than trumps anything Obama had accomplished including:

Issues – Guild, national, and international – during Reagan’s presidencies and board terms, 1946 – 1960, were among the most vast and complicated in the Guild’s history, 1942: King’s Row including, in addition to the CSU strikes: the Guild’s first entirely new contract since 1937; passage of the labor-weakening Taft-Hartley act; the House Committee on Un-American Activities hearings and the blacklist era; a severe decline in Hollywood film production, largely caused by both the exploding popularity of television and the 1948 “Paramount decree” which would bring an end to the “studio system”; the fall of mainland China to communism; the explosion of an atomic bomb by the Soviet Union; the Korean War; jurisdictional struggles over television; the MCA waiver; the Guild’s first three strikes (1952-53, 1955, and 1960); the first residuals for filmed television programs; first residuals for films sold to television; and the creation of the pension and health plan.

pain train on August 24, 2010 at 1:32 PM

Well, what we’re witnessing here – is a complete unraveling of the campaign narrative on virtually every single front.

“Obama’s a Centrist” … uhm no, we now have proof he’s a radical.

“Obama won’t raise taxes” … uhm no – he already has and promises to do so again – and on people making less than $220K

“Obama will repair our World image” … uhm no – he has damaged it so that Iran will be nuclear capable within a year – courtesy of the Russians to whom he gave a “reset button” to.

“Obama will have the most transparent administration ever” … uhm no …

“Obama will UNITE the nation!” … uhm no …

“Obama’s economic policies will bring us into a new age of American greatness!” … uhm – don’t think so

If I could make one “ex-post facto” law it would be to award the death penalty to any journalist who “parroted” these narratives during the campaign – instead of doing his or job and researching this guy and exposing him for what he was.

HondaV65 on August 24, 2010 at 1:32 PM

BobMbx on August 24, 2010 at 1:28 PM

This is what is so incredibly vexing.

Washington insiders actually do and did consider Joe Biden to be Vice Presidential material.

We all knew he was a complete buffoon before the election and our views have been vindicated.

Biden’s a worldwide laughing stock and the only people who don’t know it are living inside I-495.

NoDonkey on August 24, 2010 at 1:32 PM

In short, this administration is a one-trick pony on economics, and now has no clue on how to formulate a Plan B.

The double-whammy is that these ideologues don’t need a plan B because plan A is utopia…it’s working perfectly in their minds. They have no grasp of facts, only emotion. If they feel like it is working, if they emote that it is working and, more importantly, if they say that it is working, then it is working. Nevermind evidence to the contrary. Useful idiots are a goldmine for them; Joe Biden and Eugene Robinson both give them cover for vacaycay by trumpeting the party line.

ted c on August 24, 2010 at 1:33 PM

Either my eyes are really bad, or I need a bigger monitor. Please, what’s the caption at the bottom of that poster??

AubieJon on August 24, 2010 at 1:15 PM

Type in “clueless” in google and switch to images. You’ll spot Obama right away.

http://www.atr.org/days-clueless-a3180

pedestrian on August 24, 2010 at 1:33 PM

Test

publiuspen on August 24, 2010 at 1:35 PM

The entire administration reflects incompetence. They need a massive change in leadership, or more accurately, we need a massive change in leadership.

Well, yes. That and they don’t care. This is worse than the incompetence. What happened to that ‘hard pivot on jobs?’ Flushed down the drain while the Dems worked furiously to shove “health care” down our throats.

This administration can act quickly when it wants to sue the people of Arizona over their stand on illegal immigration, but they sit on their thumbs and whine about being victims while the people who actually need help are screaming for jobs.

This administration comes close to being a criminal enterprise. And why not? It’s genesis is largely from Chicago – the Machine.

Cody1991 on August 24, 2010 at 1:36 PM

Well, said, Ed.

Incompetent and radical.

dogsoldier on August 24, 2010 at 1:36 PM

They don’t need no stinkin’ Plan B. Plan A is to get truckloads of our money and starting handing it out. That plan is working fine.

Economy? Pshaw. They’re handing out wads of our money, and that’s all that matters. The worse the economy gets the easier it will be to convince the voters get another few truckloads of our money, before the whole thing comes crashing down.

pedestrian on August 24, 2010 at 1:36 PM

I don’t know why you’re complaining. The economy is absolutely BOOMING in 7 states, and it’s only a matter of time before it spreads to the other 50.

Present!

B+

Scarbarian on August 24, 2010 at 1:40 PM

I don’t think I can stand to see one more sentence pairing Ronald Reagan’s name with Barack Obama. One is the antithesis of the other. There is no doubt Reagan loved this country and could see its greatness. In addition to his experience governing, Reagan was a prolific thinker and writer. He did not rely on a teleprompter to tell him what to say, rather notecards more often than not in his own hand with his scribbled thoughts.
Recommend reading – Reagan, In His Own Hand: The Writings of Ronald Reagan That Reveal his Revolutionary Thinking for America. How ironic that President Obama is actually more of an actor than the great leader derided by the liberal media as nothing more than a know-nothing movie star delivering scripted lines.

publiuspen on August 24, 2010 at 1:41 PM

I don’t think I can stand to see one more sentence pairing Ronald Reagan’s name with Barack Obama.

One is the antithesis of the other. There is no doubt Reagan loved this country and could see its greatness.

In addition to his experience governing, Reagan was a prolific thinker and writer. He did not rely on a teleprompter to tell him what to say, rather notecards more often than not in his own hand with his scribbled thoughts.

How ironic that President Obama is actually more of an actor than the great leader derided by the liberal media as nothing more than a know-nothing movie star delivering scripted lines.

publiuspen on August 24, 2010 at 1:42 PM

What the past three years have shown is very rich, very liberal political donors combined with the liberal leanings of the big media can elect a very liberal president. But they neither have the money nor the influence to make their economic policies work, if all the small business people out there who don’t have the deep pockets to influence an election decide as a group not to hire new workers or make new investments because they fear both for the future of the U.S. economy and the additional federal burdens any new hiring or spending will create for them.

George Soros can sway an election under the proper conditions, and George Soros can skewer markets and crash an economy by playing the market right at the right moment. But he can’t build an economy up or turn markets around because he doesn’t deal in the part of the economy that actually creates tangible jobs, and the same thing is true of all of Obama’s rich Hollywood syncopates or the Silicon Valley liberals who need business growth to increase their potential markets. Unless Obama & Co. want to declare the small business class the new Kulaks and starts confiscating their businesses and mandating they spend their money when and where the government tells them to, his group of government/university lifers isn’t going to get the people who own businesses to gamble way what money they have left on Barack’s big government recovery ideas.

jon1979 on August 24, 2010 at 1:43 PM

Incompetence should have been expected under the circumstances, and certainly was by Obama’s critics

Racists!

Bruno Strozek on August 24, 2010 at 1:46 PM

Sorry for repeated posts above. For some reason it was blocked four times.

publiuspen on August 24, 2010 at 1:47 PM

“Obama will UNITE the nation!” … uhm no …

HondaV65 on August 24, 2010 at 1:32 PM

I think the proper quote is:

“Obama will Untie the nation!”

Canadian Imperialist Running Dog on August 24, 2010 at 1:47 PM

pain train on August 24, 2010 at 1:32 PM

Reagan’s first Cabinet included major business leaders such as George Shultz, Caspar Weinberger, Mac Baldrige, Ray Donovan, and William Simon. Even his second round Treasury Secretary, Donald Regan, was CEO of Merrill Lynch. And these people actually made policy, they weren’t just making speeches while actual policy was made by some unqualified “czars” hiding in the White House.

rockmom on August 24, 2010 at 1:50 PM

pedestrian on August 24, 2010 at 1:33 PM

Thanks. I tried googling it the last time the poster appeared here and got some very strange results.

AubieJon on August 24, 2010 at 1:52 PM

Yeah, but they really “care”, more than you do, in fact; just ask them!

yubley on August 24, 2010 at 1:52 PM

Why would anyone expect Obama to have businessmen in his cabinet?

He is at war and they are the enemy.

logis on August 24, 2010 at 1:52 PM

As Zero burns, the MFM keeps right on playing the fiddle. This guy is dragging the party down with him and it couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch of people.

slug on August 24, 2010 at 1:54 PM

It’s a classic command-economy approach that works on every university campus where it’s discussed — and in no real-world setting where it’s ever been tried.

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This crew is the Woodstock generation where the above quote is dead on.Toked up ideas fed to them by radical professors and underground comic books.

docflash on August 24, 2010 at 1:55 PM

The answer to those arguments during the election was that presidential experience mattered less than the people hired to do the actual work.

Work? Whad’ya mean work? We’re s’posta work here? On the tee shot or on putts?

Steve Z on August 24, 2010 at 1:58 PM

Sorry for repeated posts above. …
publiuspen on August 24, 2010 at 1:47 PM

But it was worth reading twice.

gh on August 24, 2010 at 2:04 PM

One thing is for certain; by the time Obama leaves office his golf handicap will have been reduced significantly.

And thats a win.

/sarc

BobMbx on August 24, 2010 at 2:08 PM

Since they feel capitalism is evil, I’ve no doubts they have no issues with the progress of destruction so far. They want to destroy it, and rebuild.

I just hope that all those who voted for this are now losing sleep, as I’ve not slept a good night since the election. Worry, fear, and anger keep me from it. I hate to wish any ill on anyone, but it’s only fair that those who elected this doofus lose sleep with the same anxieties the rest of us have had to endure.

capejasmine on August 24, 2010 at 2:12 PM

How ironic that President Obama is actually more of an actor than the great leader derided by the liberal media as nothing more than a know-nothing movie star delivering scripted lines.

publiuspen on August 24, 2010 at 1:42 PM

Well stated.

pain train on August 24, 2010 at 2:12 PM

pedestrian on August 24, 2010 at 1:33 PM

I’m kind of surprised Google hasn’t clamped down on that. After all….they are in bed with Obama.

capejasmine on August 24, 2010 at 2:13 PM

yeah, but he is a great speaker and I think the planet is starting to heal.

tommer74 on August 24, 2010 at 2:25 PM

Wonder how Recovery Summer turned into Wreckovery Bummer?

Nice word play, Ed. Golf claps from the peanut gallery for you.

miConsevative on August 24, 2010 at 2:27 PM

Thank goodness we didn’t elect Sarah Palin.

She doesn’t read lots of books like Democrats do.

DavidM on August 24, 2010 at 2:27 PM

Peter Principle Presidency…

There are two things that rise to the top:
- Cream
- Scum

There is no cream to be seen in DC.

ajacksonian on August 24, 2010 at 2:32 PM

“The entire administration reflects reeks of incompetence.”

You are too kind, Ed…

Seven Percent Solution on August 24, 2010 at 2:35 PM

There should be NO career politicians, the founders never intended for representatives and senators to make a “career” out of serving the public. The genie is waaay far out of the bottle now, the only solution is TERM LIMITS.

notashamed on August 24, 2010 at 2:36 PM

I think the conventional wisdom of the Obama supporters was that you don’t need business or executive experience to tear down America and replace it with a socialist utopia.

I could be wrong, of course…..

Star20 on August 24, 2010 at 2:38 PM

Ed’s critiques of Mr. President are growing sharper with every post. Me thinks he’s had enough of his follies! :)
No worries, by the time he has to consider running again Mr. President’s poll numbers will be in the low teens.

scalleywag on August 24, 2010 at 2:52 PM

Some of his best and brightest are coming to my state next month. Nappy is going to the middle of nowhere with our 2 senators to talk northern border security without actually going there and the $8.5M they want to spend fixin’ up the border station that sees 5 crossings a day and Canada is closing on their side. Then Mad Max,(we’re so sorry), is inviting us all to join him in Butte for an economic summit with Mr. Chu. Guess they want to shut down eastern Mt coal mining after they close down PA and WVA mines. It’s going to be a long cold winter.

Kissmygrits on August 24, 2010 at 2:53 PM

This administration is not incompetent–they are working to dismantle America. Their problem is, more and more Americans are figuring this out and are beginning to work to stop them.

DrMagnolias on August 24, 2010 at 3:03 PM

Leftists’ comparisons of Obama with Reagan show just how incompetent they are. As was stated above, Reagan was the antithesis of Obama, and not just philosophically. Maybe they are on to something in one sense though. Reagan’s Presidency was a watershed event in American history. Obama’s looks to be a watershed event too at this point. It looks like the Waterloo of the Democrat party.

JimP on August 24, 2010 at 3:20 PM

Soooo whatever happened to the “team of rivals?? The econ team seems to be singing from the same hymnal. (oops I apologize in advance for the reference to a religious thingymajig..no offense was intended)

kringeesmom on August 24, 2010 at 3:24 PM

The people in California must wake uo too! Jerry Brown is a lifelong politician. He had his chance and it didn’t go well. We now have a chance to Put Meg Whitman into the Gov’s slot. She may not be the best Repub. candidate but she has certainly got the experience and know-how to run a business and has done so!!

rjoco1 on August 24, 2010 at 3:27 PM

After February 2009 and the establishment of Porkulus, Obama and his team haven’t deflected from its trajectory an iota, mainly because no one on his team has the experience to know how to change course.

Forget not knowing how to change course. That would be an improvement. They don’t even know to change course. Only recently – as in the last month or two – has it even occurred to the inhabitants of Krugland that something could be wrong with their strategy of taking out a huge mortgage on tomorrow.

HitNRun on August 24, 2010 at 4:10 PM

Fail to the Chief.

ronsfi on August 24, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Arrogance + Incompetence = Disaster

teacherman on August 24, 2010 at 4:54 PM

Boooosshhhhh!!!!!

ButterflyDragon on August 24, 2010 at 5:07 PM

You guys just keep whining, I’m making lemonade – took all my money out of the market, invested it in growing foreign countries that have not yet adopted disastrous social policies and shorted the S&P.

Over50 on August 24, 2010 at 5:43 PM

No duh #1255334

CWforFreedom on August 24, 2010 at 6:24 PM

Obowma: “Easy you minions, I won the Nobel Prize for acting stupidly”.

Remember, put the car in R to prevent going off a cliff.

dthorny on August 24, 2010 at 8:12 PM

How an administration ginned up its entire economic strategy into one stimulus bill and has done nothing since, even as the economy disintegrated?

Aw, gee Ed! There were plenty of moves by Obama that have essentially frozen small businesses like deer in the headlights.

disa on August 24, 2010 at 9:38 PM

complementing it

Ed, there is no complement for Marxism.

AshleyTKing on August 25, 2010 at 10:44 PM