Great news: Obama says he’s learned that “there’s no such thing as shovel-ready projects” for public works

posted at 2:33 pm on October 13, 2010 by Allahpundit

Hey, we all make mistakes. This one just happens to involve hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars.

While proud of his record, Obama has already begun thinking about what went wrong — and what he needs to do to change course for the next two years. He has spent what one aide called “a lot of time talking about Obama 2.0” with his new interim chief of staff, Pete Rouse, and his deputy chief of staff, Jim Messina. During our hour together, Obama told me he had no regrets about the broad direction of his presidency. But he did identify what he called “tactical lessons.” He let himself look too much like “the same old tax-and-spend liberal Democrat.” He realized too late that “there’s no such thing as shovel-ready projects” when it comes to public works. Perhaps he should not have proposed tax breaks as part of his stimulus and instead “let the Republicans insist on the tax cuts” so it could be seen as a bipartisan compromise.

Most of all, he has learned that, for all his anti-Washington rhetoric, he has to play by Washington rules if he wants to win in Washington. It is not enough to be supremely sure that he is right if no one else agrees with him. “Given how much stuff was coming at us,” Obama told me, “we probably spent much more time trying to get the policy right than trying to get the politics right. There is probably a perverse pride in my administration — and I take responsibility for this; this was blowing from the top — that we were going to do the right thing, even if short-term it was unpopular. And I think anybody who’s occupied this office has to remember that success is determined by an intersection in policy and politics and that you can’t be neglecting of marketing and P.R. and public opinion.”

I won’t rehash my annoyance at the Democrats’ obsession with “branding” and salesmanship as the source of their troubles (suffice it to say, even doctrinaire liberals are starting to tire of it) but savor the irony of The One whining about having allegedly neglected to market his policies thoroughly while admitting that his relentless pre-inauguration marketing of the stimulus for “shovel-ready” projects was wrong, wrong, wrong. Why? Because he forgot to account for the cumbersome regulatory bureaucracy that project managers have to shoulder before those shovels can, in fact, be readied. As lefty Kevin Drum recently put it, “The whole concept of ‘shovel ready’ really doesn’t seem to exist except for projects that are so far advanced they probably have funding already.” Oh well.

I wonder when The One will realize there’s no such thing as jobs “created or saved” either. Something for the next election cycle maybe, when “Obama 2.0″ is in full swing. Can’t wait. I’m going to leave you guys with this excerpt from the same Times piece, not because I think it’s correct or insightful or even an honest assessment of Team Barry’s thinking, but simply because the resulting freakout in the comments should be magnifique. Exit quotation:

Obama’s aides say they will most likely set up their re-election campaign around next March, roughly the same as when Bush and Clinton incorporated their incumbent campaign operations. They are more optimistic about 2012 than they are about 2010, believing the Tea Party will re-elect Barack Obama by pulling the Republican nominee to the right. They doubt Sarah Palin will run and figure Mitt Romney cannot get the Republican nomination because he enacted his own health care program in Massachusetts. If they had to guess today, some in the White House say that Obama will find himself running against Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor.


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We want a full refund from Harvard and a recall issued for defective product. Who do we call DOJ,NHSTA.or NASA to send this clown to the moon.

Col.John Wm. Reed on October 13, 2010 at 3:21 PM

Palin, Romney and Huckabee? Oh please say there is someone better?

That is Obama’s chance at a second term. Why oh why are Republicans so boring?

petunia on October 13, 2010 at 3:22 PM

Huckabee as Prez. Awsome. Imagine: the vacations, squirrel hunting in the Ozarks; the cuisine, fried squirell on a hot plate; the WH parties, Beck and Huck have a costume party tent revival in the rose garden- Beck as Elmer Gantry/Lonesome Rhoads and Huck as Jesus.

JimP on October 13, 2010 at 3:23 PM

There’s a whole lot of us with shovels in hand right now.

Also pitchforks and torches.

bgoldman on October 13, 2010 at 3:23 PM

Look, everyone knows you don’t buy version 1.0 of any thing. It’s loaded with bugs, errors, and performance issues. You have to constantly patch it just to get it to act in a stable manner.

The best 2.0 versions are the ones that look at the dismal performance of their 1.0 predecessors and toss the whole thing out the door – effectively starting over. 2.0 versions generally lack credibility if the 1.0 version sucked, and the followers quickly evaporate.
There is little market acceptance for 2.0 releases following terrible 1.0 performances.

Now, let me switch gears here and talk about the software release cycle…

nt

NumberTwo on October 13, 2010 at 3:27 PM

Palin, Romney and Huckabee? Oh please say there is someone better?

That is Obama’s chance at a second term. Why oh why are Republicans so boring?

petunia on October 13, 2010 at 3:22 PM

Is “Exciting” the new qualification for being a Leader?

portlandon on October 13, 2010 at 3:27 PM

Perhaps the reason Barry didn’t know that there is no such thing as a shovel ready project is because he has officially been outed as a “Socialist scholar“.

Buy Danish on October 13, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Obama has still not been able to learn the First Rule of Holes: when you get to the bottom, stop digging.

This guy is supposed to be smart?

What a maroon.

ajacksonian on October 13, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Palin, Romney and Huckabee? Oh please say there is someone better?

That is Obama’s chance at a second term. Why oh why are Republicans so boring?

petunia on October 13, 2010 at 3:22 PM

Palin’s boring?

darwin on October 13, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Reuters, January 2009:

Another term often used for projects that are approved, but need money is “shovel-ready.”

I am sure there are plenty of shovel-ready projects out there, but where I would invest in is repairing and maintaining existing highways and transit systems,” Lance Grenzeback, senior vice president at Cambridge, Massachusetts-based transportation consulting firm Cambridge Systematics Inc.

Note to self: Do NOT ever hire this consulting firm. Don’t trust anyone who sticks “I am sure” in front of “there are.”

mankai on October 13, 2010 at 3:29 PM

They are more optimistic about 2012 than they are about 2010, believing the Tea Party will re-elect Barack Obama by pulling the Republican nominee to the right.

That’s where most of the country wants to go … as fast as possible.

Turn right for smaller government, lower taxes, less spending and no more bowing to our enemies.

darwin on October 13, 2010 at 3:31 PM

Smart people back then said that due to legal, and regulatory requirements that shovel ready jobs would take far too long. I guess it’s better late than never.

DFCtomm on October 13, 2010 at 3:31 PM

I want Caribou Barbie, dammit!

Lanceman on October 13, 2010 at 3:31 PM

Buy Danish on October 13, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Or because he’s never worked a damned day in his life.

Did you know he’s played 52 rounds of golf since he got sworn in? I was floored when I read that. I knew he played a lot, but jeez louise!

dogsoldier on October 13, 2010 at 3:32 PM

Huckabee as Prez. Awsome. Imagine: the vacations, squirrel hunting in the Ozarks; the cuisine, fried squirell on a hot plate; the WH parties, Beck and Huck have a costume party tent revival in the rose garden- Beck as Elmer Gantry/Lonesome Rhoads and Huck as Jesus.

JimP on October 13, 2010 at 3:23 PM

Translated: the only redneck hicks from or in Arkansas are Republicans?

Del Dolemonte on October 13, 2010 at 3:34 PM

mankai on October 13, 2010 at 3:29 PM

I prefer, “We have a list.”

btw, we don’t call it “People’s Republic of Cambridge” for nothing.

dogsoldier on October 13, 2010 at 3:35 PM

Obama 2.0 is a shovel ready project, for grave diggers.

meci on October 13, 2010 at 3:35 PM

On the job training! At this rate he’ll be ready for that promotion from intern POTUS to jr. associate POTUS any month now.

bitsy on October 13, 2010 at 3:35 PM

Obama = Pepsi
Romney = Diet Pepsi

Sorry. I hate Pepsi.

portlandon on October 13, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Normally I hate Pepsi too, but twice in the past year or so they have come out with a limited edition Pepsi Throwback, which tastes exactly like 1960s Pepsi because it’s made with real sugar, not high fructose corn syrup. It’s great.

Del Dolemonte on October 13, 2010 at 3:38 PM

Palin, Romney and Huckabee? Oh please say there is someone better?

That is Obama’s chance at a second term. Why oh why are Republicans so boring?

petunia on October 13, 2010 at 3:22 PM

Please explain why a Palin candidacy would be boring in 500 words or less.

I’d think all those exploding moonbat heads would be highly entertaining.

trigon on October 13, 2010 at 3:39 PM

Huckabee as Prez. Awsome. Imagine: the vacations, squirrel hunting in the Ozarks; the cuisine, fried squirell on a hot plate; the WH parties, Beck and Huck have a costume party tent revival in the rose garden- Beck as Elmer Gantry/Lonesome Rhoads and Huck as Jesus.

JimP on October 13, 2010 at 3:23 PM

Best part will be the quadruple-wide on the White House grounds.

lizzie beth on October 13, 2010 at 3:43 PM

Any word on if Obama 2.0 will be programmed to show real feelings and empathy?

stldave on October 13, 2010 at 2:41 PM

I hear it’s strictly a RAhM upgrade. *ba-dum-bump*

NickelAndDime on October 13, 2010 at 3:44 PM

The only thing “shovel ready” is this TOOL being retired to the shed FOREVER! A**CLOWN!!!!!!

Flyboy on October 13, 2010 at 3:44 PM

Their whole trillion dollar boondoggle that was supposed to save the economy was based on shovel ready + acorn + unions. He admitted one was wrong and one of the others had to hide and change its name. When will this brand be well and truly done?

WitchDoctor on October 13, 2010 at 3:48 PM

They doubt Sarah Palin will run and figure Mitt Romney cannot get the Republican nomination because he enacted his own health care program in Massachusetts. If they had to guess today, some in the White House say that Obama will find himself running against Mike Huckabee..

So their campaign plan for 2012 is to run against the people who ran in the 2008 campaign. Genius-level Super Cleverness!

Idiots.

SlaveDog on October 13, 2010 at 3:50 PM

Obama will find himself running against Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor.

They can’t really think this. I don’t think it’ll be Palin, but she stands a much better chance.

Esthier on October 13, 2010 at 3:51 PM

He realized too late that “there’s no such thing as shovel-ready projects” when it comes to public works.

No shyt Captain Clueless!

How many millions told you there is no such thing as a “shovel ready project” BEFORE you and your moronic minions rammed through this trillion dollar boondoggle!

“Perhaps he should not have proposed tax breaks as part of his stimulus and instead “let the Republicans insist on the tax cuts” so it could be seen as a bipartisan compromise.”

It could be seen as a bipartisan? Perhaps if Captain Estupido actually tried bipartisanship he would have understood his $0.192 cents per hour (before it is taxed) isn’t something most people (who still have a job) would notice!

20 days till a well deserved blowout election!

DSchoen on October 13, 2010 at 3:52 PM

They can’t really think this. I don’t think it’ll be Palin, but she stands a much better chance.

Esthier on October 13, 2010 at 3:51 PM

No, they don’t think that. That’s who they’d like to see.

When they say they’d love to run against Palin it means she’s the last person they want to run against.

darwin on October 13, 2010 at 4:04 PM

He STILL doesn’t get it, does he?

rockmom on October 13, 2010 at 4:06 PM

…Because he forgot to account for the cumbersome regulatory bureaucracy that project managers have to shoulder before those shovels can, in fact, be readied.

Did JOTUS really think that his friends in the environmental ‘movement’ were going to lie down and take a pass on the environmental study required before you turn a shovelful of dirt over for any project? That’s the way they make a living, -go to court, stop a project, demand an environmental study, offer to perform the environmental study, -profit$$$.

slickwillie2001 on October 13, 2010 at 4:09 PM

They are hearing something entirely different.
The man just admitted he’s an idiot.

Badger40 on October 13, 2010 at 2:42 PM

No, with respect to all here and imho, he admitted he is a world class liar and a trillion dollar thief.

The point missed in this story, (I’m waiting for Allah and Ed to write a story that actually asks obama the big question: Where have OUR trillions gone, MR. PRESIDENT?) is that when obama “admits” to getting something wrong, it’s not that he is stupid, it’s that he has managed to steal the nation blind, then admit it so that he can get the wrist-slap from the right as being merely stupid, incompetent, inexperienced, blah, blah, blah.

From the right, obama continues to avoid even a peep in the direction that he, like all good marxists, is a criminal, in love with money and the power it brings; busily nation-looting on a scale that staggers the imagination – and no one is calling him on it.

Our silence is his very best accomplice. Don’t want to get known as “thiefers” or anything like that…

tigerlily on October 13, 2010 at 4:12 PM

you can’t be neglecting of marketing and P.R. and public opinion.”

Is this Black English Dialect with a Harvard twist?

BuckeyeSam on October 13, 2010 at 4:13 PM

I get to see lot of video of Palin at events but this Saturday I will actually get to see her live… I think I’ll know then if she’s running…

I’ll never forget getting to Carson CA two years ago to see thousands of people there after my husband and I had only expected hundreds. If she still has that kind of enthusiasm in So Cal then I think she can nit only get the GOP nom… But win!

CCRWM on October 13, 2010 at 4:15 PM

Economic Theological illiteracy is the foundation of Modern Liberalism.

visions on October 13, 2010 at 2:41 PM

FIFY.

As a video Ed posted a few days ago said, conservatives know man is flawed, therefore government is best limited, small, and with checks and balances. Competition uses mankind’s self interest to improve lives. Private industry offers choices, whereas with the State there are no choices.

AnotherOpinion on October 13, 2010 at 4:20 PM

“Because he forgot to account for the cumbersome regulatory bureaucracy that project managers have to shoulder before those shovels can, in fact, be readied.”

Yes, Ed. Soros, the globalists and all those who pull obama’s strings, “forgot” the above, and oops, all of a sudden a trillion “stimulus” dollars went missing from the U.S. Treasury, and the reason it’s gone is because obama “forgot” that there really isn’t such a thing as “shovel ready”. Case closed, obama has explained and it’s accepted by the loyal opposition.

I’m sorry. But a third grader wouldn’t buy what you are selling on behalf of obama. It is an insult to intelligence and to the entire nation which is being decimated by this cold blooded dictator/puppet.

If stealing a trillion is this easy, something is wrong — freakily, disturbingly, wrong.

tigerlily on October 13, 2010 at 4:22 PM

Will he now learn there’s no second chance to make a first impression?
It only takes one Ah shucks to wipe out a whole lotta atta-boys!

This time next week most references to Obama and shovel ready will be washed from the archives and Obama will claim he never said shovel ready OR your to stupid to understand what he really said!

DSchoen on October 13, 2010 at 4:25 PM

The worst thing is that Obama has also believed in shovel ready military victories in outer nowhere Afghanistan areas using rules of egagement that only worked by a miracle in developed Iraq.

jimw on October 13, 2010 at 4:28 PM

(Where have OUR trillions gone, MR. PRESIDENT?)

tigerlily on October 13, 2010 at 4:12 PM

Taking minor liberties with history here…

Obamus reddo nostrum trillions!!!(said while banging head against the wall)

Fighton03 on October 13, 2010 at 4:31 PM

He STILL doesn’t get it, does he?

rockmom on October 13, 2010 at 4:06 PM

Oh, he gets it. He has gotten about three trillion so far, not to mention a private 20 billion BP shakedown account, and has pushed the nation to the brink while having taken over about 60% of the private sector.

He has overreached and shredded statutes and the Constitution itself as he careens through our institutions as though the U.S. is the site of his personal demolition derby.

He is a criminal. Not forgetful, not stupid, not incompetent, not unqualified. He vomits phrases like “tactical lessons” and the right thinks he has given them ice cream to enjoy and analyze while he continues his pillage.

He is a criminal. To the core. If we conservatives can’t identify this, how can we stop it?

tigerlily on October 13, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Taking minor liberties with history here…

Obamus reddo nostrum trillions!!!(said while banging head against the wall)

Fighton03 on October 13, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Got this far: Obama______our trillions!!!

Please translate “reddo”

tigerlily on October 13, 2010 at 4:36 PM

Huckabee as Prez. Awsome. Imagine: the vacations, squirrel hunting in the Ozarks; the cuisine, fried squirell on a hot plate; the WH parties, Beck and Huck have a costume party tent revival in the rose garden- Beck as Elmer Gantry/Lonesome Rhoads and Huck as Jesus.

JimP on October 13, 2010 at 3:23 PM

Wow. You stated that without a hint of irony or shame.
Did you say the same when Clinton was in office?

Score for comment: D- (F if you include spelling errors and incorrect movie references. No help from me – look all of these up your d@mn self.)

Miss_Anthrope on October 13, 2010 at 4:37 PM

The stimulus went to unions and states and cities, and they banked it or shored up their pension funds with it.

TN, a case study of Pork

PattyJ on October 13, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Got this far: Obama______our trillions!!!

Please translate “reddo”

tigerlily on October 13, 2010 at 4:36 PM

“give us back”..I hope.

I was twisting a quote from Augustus Ceasar after one of his generals did something stupid and had three legions obliterated in the Teutoburg….”Quintili Vare, legiones redde! “

Fighton03 on October 13, 2010 at 4:43 PM

Got this far: Obama______our trillions!!!

Please translate “reddo”

tigerlily on October 13, 2010 at 4:36 PM
“give us back”..I hope.

I was twisting a quote from Augustus Ceasar after one of his generals did something stupid and had three legions obliterated in the Teutoburg….”Quintili Vare, legiones redde! “

Fighton03 on October 13, 2010 at 4:43 PM

And since obama can never return to us the trillions he has and plans to continue stealing, may he become a lifer in Leavenworth, where to the rest of the world he will become persona non grata.

tigerlily on October 13, 2010 at 4:51 PM

tigerlily on October 13, 2010 at 4:51 PM

all that AP will let me say here is something to the effect that Varus had more dignity.

Fighton03 on October 13, 2010 at 4:59 PM

He realized too late that “there’s no such thing as shovel-ready projects”

He didn’t know? And all the Democrats in congress didn’t know either? What about all the Clinton-era people Obama has on his staff, did they not know? They sure were proud of putting up Recovery signs all across the nation; spending EXTRA millions to do so.

Throw the idiots out before they completely destroy our country!

TN Mom on October 13, 2010 at 5:04 PM

The stimulus went to unions and states and cities, and they banked it or shored up their pension funds with it.

TN, a case study of Pork

PattyJ on October 13, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Some of it did. And that alone is serious fraud and criminal misappropriation of the funds. There are other billions completely unaccounted for, and you can bet your boots that many personal offshore bank accounts are the fatter for it. Do any of us know how deep a trough it takes to hold a trillion dollars??? And how the theft of it hand over fist is something that we have allowed?

obama HIMSELF has the responsiblity to account for every last penny. HE insisted that the money be stolen from us in the first place.

As long as we won’t call a criminal what he or she is, and even accept as true and write articles “analyzing” as true lame smokescreens like, “Ooops, I forgot that A TRILLION DOLLARS really couldn’t be spent on what I said it was going to be spent on”, we’re complicit with our silence and when we do speak, it’s to actually buy these lies and spread them around instead of saying EXPLAIN TO US WHY YOU SHOULDN’T BE DOING LIFE WITH BERNIE MADOFF STARTING YESTERDAY!!!!.

But as I said above, more than a few “conservatives” don’t want to be known as “impeachers”, or “thiefers” – why even a whiff of the word “birther” makes ‘em denounce their “own” with lightning speed. The Left loves their righty useful idiots. I don’t.

tigerlily on October 13, 2010 at 5:05 PM

AMERICAN JEWS AND PRESIDENT OBAMA

According to our sources, the next day at the regularly scheduled Thursday breakfast meeting between the president and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Obama made his feelings clear. He was livid. As he saw it, the Israelis had purposely humiliated the vice president and tried to sabotage the administration’s peace plan. It was a personal affront. He instructed Clinton to call Netanyahu and read him the riot act.

The following day, during a 43-minute harangue, Clinton delivered a set of ultimatums to Netanyahu. Prefacing each remark with the phrase “I have been instructed to tell you,” she demanded that Israel release a substantial number of Palestinian prisoners as a token of goodwill; lift its siege of Gaza; suspend all settlements in the West Bank and Jerusalem; and agree to place the question of the status of Jerusalem up front at the peace-talks agenda.

“If you refuse these demands,” Clinton told Netanyahu, according to informed sources, “the United States government will conclude that we no longer share the same interests.”

Netanyahu bit his tongue and remained noncommittal about the American demands, though he did eventually agree to ease the blockade of Gaza.

That same Friday, Michael Oren, the Israeli ambassador to Washington, attended a meeting at the State Department and was given a severe dressing-down. Someone who saw Oren that night at a dinner described him as “shaken.”

Luka on October 13, 2010 at 5:07 PM

tigerlily on October 13, 2010 at 4:51 PM

all that AP will let me say here is something to the effect that Varus had more dignity.

Fighton03 on October 13, 2010 at 4:59 PM

another “et tu, AP?” moment.

tigerlily on October 13, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Obama 2.0? I’m thinking more like Obama Vista.

drunyan8315 on October 13, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Obama 2.0? I’m thinking more like Obama Vista.

drunyan8315 on October 13, 2010 at 5:10 PM

You *#$&$^#@*($*.

I thought I had something funny until you had to ruin it…

karl9000 on October 13, 2010 at 5:15 PM

another “et tu, AP?” moment.

tigerlily on October 13, 2010 at 5:09 PM

It is the Ides of October.

Fighton03 on October 13, 2010 at 5:19 PM

Obama 2.0? I’m thinking more like Obama Vista.

drunyan8315 on October 13, 2010 at 5:10 PM

wish it was Hasta la Vista….

Fighton03 on October 13, 2010 at 5:20 PM

It has indeed gotten to the point where one cannot believe anything Obummer says. Nothing!

GFW on October 13, 2010 at 5:36 PM

Obama 2.0?

No thanks. I’ll wait for Obama XP.

As in X-President.

PackerBronco on October 13, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Dear Leader is always right, even when he is wrong. How dare you peons question his authoriteh?

Those oceans will be receding any time now, and it will rain Skittles in a gaily rainbow of colors.

The unicorns are on back-order, so be patient.

hillbillyjim on October 13, 2010 at 5:41 PM

No, with respect to all here and imho, he admitted he is a world class liar and a trillion dollar thief.

The point missed in this story, (I’m waiting for Allah and Ed to write a story that actually asks obama the big question: Where have OUR trillions gone, MR. PRESIDENT?) is that when obama “admits” to getting something wrong, it’s not that he is stupid, it’s that he has managed to steal the nation blind, then admit it so that he can get the wrist-slap from the right as being merely stupid, incompetent, inexperienced, blah, blah, blah.

From the right, obama continues to avoid even a peep in the direction that he, like all good marxists, is a criminal, in love with money and the power it brings; busily nation-looting on a scale that staggers the imagination – and no one is calling him on it.

Our silence is his very best accomplice. Don’t want to get known as “thiefers” or anything like that…

tigerlily on October 13, 2010 at 4:12 PM

I am in total agreement!

IowaWoman on October 13, 2010 at 5:54 PM

It is not enough to be supremely sure that he is right if no one else agrees with him.

I don’t think he’ll ever truly be so humble.

Yakko77 on October 13, 2010 at 6:29 PM

And to think people wonder why not having ANY practical experience isn’t a good thing when elected to the most difficult executive position in the free world. But whatever. Including interest it was only a $1,000,000,000,000+ mistake. All, those people accused of being obstructionist and labeled the “Party of No” were right…. again. Just once I want him to prove his critics and detractors wrong just to shake things up a little.

Yakko77 on October 13, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Oops, sorry, here’s your trillion dollars back.

Mojave Mark on October 13, 2010 at 6:51 PM

I am terribly tired and disgusted by seeing roads built that are not needed or rebuilt when they are good for a couple more years. What a pathetic waste.

CWforFreedom on October 13, 2010 at 6:56 PM

You want a shovel ready job?

Let’s dig a hole for the democrat party losses in November. That’s gotta be worth a few billion dollars of stimulus money right there.

dthorny on October 13, 2010 at 7:06 PM

You’re a shovel ready project, Barry.

Claypigeon on October 13, 2010 at 7:27 PM

obama 2.0

vista

both touted as great
but utter failures

audiotom on October 13, 2010 at 7:41 PM

Obama 2.0? I’m thinking more like Obama Vista.

drunyan8315 on October 13, 2010 at 5:10 PM

I’m thinking he’s more like a self polishing turd.

justltl on October 13, 2010 at 7:41 PM

You’re a shovel ready project, Barry.

Claypigeon on October 13, 2010 at 7:27 PM

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hillbillyjim on October 13, 2010 at 7:49 PM

I am in total agreement!

IowaWoman on October 13, 2010 at 5:54 PM

Thank you IowaWoman. When obama’s theft of more than a trillion dollars can be designated by the thief himself as a “mistake”, and the right swallows this insulting excuse and even promotes the meme, under the left’s sick but accurate knowledge that when given the easy target of calling obama stupid, the right will settle for that like good little boobs, instead of FROG MARCHING HIM TO PRISON FOR THE BIGGEST THEFT IN OUR NATIONS HISTORY, then I don’t have a lot of confidence that we can prevail.

tigerlily on October 13, 2010 at 7:55 PM

I love what Rush says… Video Obama If You Really Want To Expose Christine O’Donnell My Brother, Then Debate Her

Nearly Nobody on October 13, 2010 at 8:47 PM

Bolton/Pence 2012

crosspatch on October 13, 2010 at 11:13 PM

I didnt read the comments so i bet its been said. Everyone of 0bamas speeches are shovel ready.

Greed on October 13, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Obama 2.0?

No thanks. I’ll wait for Obama XP.

As in X-President.

PackerBronco on October 13, 2010 at 5:38 PM

+1

cmsinaz on October 14, 2010 at 7:54 AM

We want a full refund from Harvard and a recall issued for defective product. Who do we call DOJ,NHSTA.or NASA to send this clown to the moon.

Col.John Wm. Reed on October 13, 2010 at 3:21 PM

Sorry sir, but according to the contract, page 666, paragraph 3, subsection A, there are two little words: “As Is.” We are screwed until 2012 or unless he breaches the contract and commits a crime so heinous not even his media lapdogs can ignore it. ;)

TQM38a on October 14, 2010 at 9:26 AM

If he was in private industry the SEC and DOJ would have thrown him in jail for fraud.

Over50 on October 14, 2010 at 3:07 PM

Have to agree with Ace on this one…

Perhaps he should not have proposed tax breaks as part of his stimulus and instead “let the Republicans insist on the tax cuts” so it could be seen as a bipartisan compromise.

Yes, when you have a miserable failure; what you really wish you had was someone to share the blame… not a real fix, or any way to avoid the failure, or maybe some way to avoid failures like that in the future… that’s silliness.

You just need a scapegoat. That makes everything better.

Anyone else really feeling good about the leadership we’ve got here?

gekkobear on October 15, 2010 at 12:22 AM

Palin, Romney and Huckabee? Oh please say there is someone better?

That is Obama’s chance at a second term. Why oh why are Republicans so boring?

petunia

Great. Two social libs who won’t help the economic situation AT ALL and a woman who is too divisive to get elected. Welcome to a 2nd term, President Failbama.

Benaiah on June 13, 2011 at 7:05 PM

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