Quotes of the day

posted at 8:30 pm on June 12, 2011 by Allahpundit

“The American people are enduring the highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression, stagnating living standards, an economy slow to create jobs, a government saddled by gigantic deficits, and a sense that our politicians, including our president, are not loading the bases for a great recovery. Our politicians remind us of what the Peanuts cartoon character Linus said to Lucy after she asked him why he polished only the fronts of his shoes: ‘I’m interested only in what people think of me as I enter the room.’

“We waste vast amounts of money on subsidies for housing, agriculture, and health, many of which distort the economy and do little for long-term growth, while we spend too little on science, technology, innovation, infrastructure, and education. Who would have imagined that the credit rating of the United States would be put on financial watch by Standard & Poor’s? Or that a country of pioneers and self-made men would evolve into a culture of entitlement, where special interest groups take bite after bite out of the total national wealth through special appropriations, earmarks, tax breaks, and other favors that are all easier to initiate than to end?…

“These are grave anxieties, and yet it would be un-American to lose hope entirely. Of all Alexis de Tocqueville’s judgments, none was truer than this one: ‘The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.’ To which I would add: Make haste with the repairs.”

***
“Myth No. 1: This is a temporary blip, and then it’s full steam ahead

“True, only 12.2% of economists surveyed in the past few days by the Philadelphia Fed believe that the current backsliding will develop into a double-dip recession (though that percentage is up significantly from the start of the year). Avoiding a double dip is not the same as creating growth that’s strong enough to revive the job market. In fact, there’s an unfortunate snowball effect with growth and employment when they are weak. It used to take roughly six months for the U.S. to get back to a normal employment picture after a recession; the McKinsey Global Institute estimates it will take five years this time around. That lingering unemployment cuts GDP growth by reducing consumer demand, which in turn makes it harder to create jobs. We would need to create 187,000 jobs a month, growing at a rate of 3.3%, to get to a healthy 5% unemployment rate by 2020. At the current rate of growth and job creation, we would maybe get halfway there by that time…

“And let’s not forget the youth-unemployment crisis. There’s now a generation of young workers who are in danger of being permanently sidetracked in the labor markets and disconnected from society. Research shows that the long-term unemployed tend to be depressed, suffer greater health problems and even have shorter life expectancy. The youth unemployment rate is now 24%, compared with the overall rate of 9.1%. If and when these young people return to work, they’ll earn 20% less over the next 15 to 20 years than peers who were employed. That increases the wealth divide that is one of the root causes of growing political populism in our country. While Republicans have pushed back against spending on broad government-sponsored work programs and retraining, it would behoove the Administration to keep pushing for a short-term summer-work program to target the most at-risk groups.

“But these are stopgaps. The real solutions, of course, are neither quick nor easy — making them especially challenging for Congress.”

***
“Brownstein goes on to report that what economists call the ‘idleness rate’ is rising. ‘The share of Americans younger than 24 neither at work nor in school has steadily increased since 2007,’ he writes. ‘That disconnection creates the risk of what Harvard University labor economist Lawrence Katz calls ‘a lost generation.’

“This is but one manifestation of how our prolonged economic crisis is having far-reaching social effects. We are in the process of changing habits and patterns that will alter our country in fairly profound ways. And what’s most worrisome of all is that there’s no evidence that our economy is turning around. As Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal puts it, in terms of economic policy, the Obama armory is empty. ‘From within the exclusively demand-side context of the president’s economic policy,’ he writes, ‘there are no more bullets in the carbines. This president is now virtually defenseless against the inexorable forces of the U.S. economy.’…

“Our economy is getting weaker rather than stronger. The trajectory is down rather than up. And the ramifications of all this may well be with us long after Mr. Obama has left the presidency.”

***
“Johnson, a 23-year-old college graduate with a new accounting degree in hand, is an intern at a commercial real estate firm. He would like something more permanent. But many of his college friends aren’t finding work, either, and he’s counting on a breakthrough in the economy.

“‘We have to do something different,’ he said, pausing at a downtown street corner on a sweltering afternoon.

“Johnson supported libertarian-leaning Republican Ron Paul, a Texas congressman, for president in 2008, but he’s now open to giving Obama a try.

“‘I feel like there’s better out there, but, honestly, I’m not seeing the better right now,’ he said. ‘So he may be the best we have.’”

***
“The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the median period of unemployment is now nine months — the longest it’s been since they’ve been tracking the numbers. Long-term unemployment is worse than in the Depression. Life goes slowly waiting for a fast-food job to open up.

“This is Main Street, Obamaville: All bumps, no road. But shimmering on the distant horizon, beyond the shuttered diner and the foreclosed homes, is a state-of-the-art electric car, the new Fiat Mirage, that should be wheeling into town in a half-decade or so provided it can find somewhere to charge. ‘We will be able to look back and tell our children,’ declared King Barack the Modest of his own candidacy in 2008, ‘this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow.’ Great news for the oceans! Meanwhile, back on dry land, a quarter of American mortgages are ‘underwater’ — that’s to say, the home ‘owners’ owe more than the joint is worth. In Harry Reid’s Nevada, it’s 63 percent. Perhaps Obama’s Aquatic Bodies Water-Level Regulatory Authority, no doubt headed by Jamie Gorelick or Franklin Raines or some other Democrat worthy, could have its jurisdiction extended to the Nevada desert.

“‘Hope’? ‘Change’? These are the good times. What ‘change’ are you ‘hoping’ for in Obama’s second term? The loss of America’s triple-A credit-rating? The end of the dollar as global currency? Or just a slight upward tick in the same-old-same-old multi-trillion dollar binge-spending?…

“The American Dream, 2011: You pay four bucks a gallon to commute between your McJob and your underwater housing to prop up a spendaholic, grabafeelic, paramilitarized bureaucracy-without-end bankrupting your future at the rate of a fifth of a billion dollars every hour.”

***
“President Obama on Saturday continued to make his case for patience about the economic recovery following a spate of disappointing news last week that suggested a turnaround wasn’t as close as expected…

‘It’s going to take time,’ he said, arguing that the recession didn’t happen overnight and won’t end that way, either.”

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The time for talk is over, the time for patience is now. Think days, not weeks.

or something.

ted c on June 12, 2011 at 8:33 PM

“Give Obama a try”? So the past 4 years have been a practice run?

that poor, deluded 23-y/o.

alwaysfiredup on June 12, 2011 at 8:34 PM

The only hope we have is to change our President in for someone better.

William Amos on June 12, 2011 at 8:35 PM

“Johnson supported libertarian-leaning Republican Ron Paul, a Texas congressman, for president in 2008, but he’s now open to giving Obama a try.
“‘I feel like there’s better out there, but, honestly, I’m not seeing the better right now,’ he said. ‘So he may be the best we have.’”

This guy is too stupid to tie his own shoes, yet he gets to vote.

darwin-t on June 12, 2011 at 8:36 PM

BTW this election will be about the Economy on our side and the politics of fear on the democrats side.

The GOP needs to argue that better times will happen if Obama is out of office.

The democrats will argue that the economy wont get better so be afraid of the cuts the GOP will advance.

William Amos on June 12, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Here’s the lie to all this. 1, Obama by his simply being President was supposed to make the world love us, and 2 he pretty much told us that the stimulus would cure all our economic ills.

Where’s the recovery which we keep being told is here?

Sharr on June 12, 2011 at 8:39 PM

This guy is too stupid to tie his own shoes, yet he gets to vote.

darwin-t on June 12, 2011 at 8:36 PM

With levels of mental retardation like that in over 40% of the population…Obama has a good shot in 2012.

AUINSC on June 12, 2011 at 8:39 PM

The larger the government, the smaller the citizen.

When you run out of spending other people’s money…

Kini on June 12, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Nice try at the rhetoric, Obambi.

Next!

Gothguy on June 12, 2011 at 8:39 PM

“Johnson, a 23-year-old college graduate with a new accounting degree in hand, is an intern at a commercial real estate firm. He would like something more permanent. But many of his college friends aren’t finding work, either, and he’s counting on a breakthrough in the economy.

“‘We have to do something different,’ he said, pausing at a downtown street corner on a sweltering afternoon.

“Johnson supported libertarian-leaning Republican Ron Paul, a Texas congressman, for president in 2008, but he’s now open to giving Obama a try.

“‘I feel like there’s better out there, but, honestly, I’m not seeing the better right now,’ he said. ‘So he may be the best we have.’”

I’m speechless.

Aardvark on June 12, 2011 at 8:39 PM

The democrats will argue that the economy wont get better so be afraid of the cuts the GOP will advance.

William Amos on June 12, 2011 at 8:37 PM

They are telling us that the economy has turned around. But the GOP accusations are boilerplate for all national elections

darwin-t on June 12, 2011 at 8:40 PM

affirmative action means you never have to say you’re wrong or incompetent, it just means you need a little more time.

ted c on June 12, 2011 at 8:40 PM

“‘Hope’? ‘Change’? These are the good times. What ‘change’ are you ‘hoping’ for in Obama’s second term? The loss of America’s triple-A credit-rating? The end of the dollar as global currency? Or just a slight upward tick in the same-old-same-old multi-trillion dollar binge-spending?…

Obama’s version of PROGRESS, How do you like them apples?

Chip on June 12, 2011 at 8:40 PM

“The American Dream, 2011: You pay four bucks a gallon to commute between your McJob and your underwater housing to prop up a spendaholic, grabafeelic, paramilitarized bureaucracy-without-end bankrupting your future at the rate of a fifth of a billion dollars every hour.”

I knew it was Steyn before I hit the link.

That man knows his stuff.

ladyingray on June 12, 2011 at 8:43 PM

There is no joy in Mudville today…. The mighty Obama has just struck out.

joe btfsplk on June 12, 2011 at 8:44 PM

What a socialist idiot! He’s going to invent a new Degree? That’s it?
That’s his worst Addrss ever!!! The guy is clueless…..

Let’s see the grades….Media?

idesign on June 12, 2011 at 8:45 PM

The answer is to take immediate steps on the high speed rail network. We can begin right after the twenty year EPA evironmental impact study.

Limerick on June 12, 2011 at 8:46 PM

WE just need ONE MORE LAYOFF…..

…..on November 6th, 2012 we need to send the DOTUS packing!!!

PappyD61 on June 12, 2011 at 8:46 PM

the McKinsey Global Institute estimates it will take five years this time around

Thank you President Obama.
crr6 on May 1, 2011 at 10:45 PM

Bishop on June 12, 2011 at 8:48 PM

What’s all that white paper stacked up beside him? He must be pretending that he has ‘bidness’ to take care of, “stuff” to read ’cause he’s sooooooo busy taking care of the country – in between fundraising, golf and parties.

Imagine all those sleepless nights he suffers worrying about unemployment. We all feel better knowing that he told us he feels our pain, don’t we.

He’s definitely one of the most revolting, loathsome and oily creatures to ever draw breath.

Cody1991 on June 12, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Valerie Jarret is pushing Obama not to pull a Weiner.

Obama LAUNDRY LIST OF LIES

Roy Rogers on June 12, 2011 at 8:48 PM

With levels of mental retardation like that in over 40% of the population…Obama has a good shot in 2012.
AUINSC on June 12, 2011 at 8:39 PM

There was 52% retardation in 2008, so this may be an improvement.

Of course the other 48% of us had to suffer temporary retardation to pull the handle for ol’ whats his face….so I guess I shouldn’t point fingers.

Bishop on June 12, 2011 at 8:51 PM

more and more jobs are being created in the clean energy sector

How many of these job are subsidized by the federal government? My guess is all of them. Which means each of these jobs cost money to create and produce less than congress.

Tommy_G on June 12, 2011 at 8:53 PM

And then BHO went golfing for the 11th weekend in a row…

d1carter on June 12, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Obama must be chain smoking at this point. He is a complete failure.

portlandon on June 12, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Of course the other 48% of us had to suffer temporary retardation to pull the handle for ol’ whats his face….so I guess I shouldn’t point fingers.

Bishop on June 12, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Sometimes it isn’t about choices, but making the best choice of what’s available. That said, I have to agree with you. Will always wonder if the country would have been better off with McCain as president. I mean after all, he is a RINO and perhaps the stupidest man now serving in the Senate.

Tommy_G on June 12, 2011 at 8:56 PM

Bishop on June 12, 2011 at 8:51 PM

I dont believe it was mass stu;idity that got Obama elected. The MSM really push the idea that

A) It would be terrific to have a black President.
B) It was racist to vote against Obama.
C) Hatrid of Bush was a good thing.

The American people got sold a line of lies.

William Amos on June 12, 2011 at 8:56 PM

Obama owns this lock/stock and both barrels!!

canopfor on June 12, 2011 at 8:57 PM

“‘We have to do something different,’ he said… but he’s now open to giving Obama a try.

Winning Teh Future!

?

John the Libertarian on June 12, 2011 at 8:57 PM

So the kid got a job as an intern for a real estate firm in a dying business.I hope he is not in Detroit or the firm must be selling repo’s.

docflash on June 12, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Obama has made certain, with his creation of a Czarist Empire, that his removal will not turn things around to the way they used to be.

A complete overhaul would be required.

OldEnglish on June 12, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Who says that this administration doesn’t have any ammunition left? They can just print more money and hand it out to where it’s needed! And then they can have a one-time tax on 401K’s! And a VAT tax!

Can’t wait to see the next budget — should be out any day now. So, do the Democrats care at all about the US, or is it truly all about them?

Aardvark on June 12, 2011 at 9:01 PM

I see that ObaMao is sporting his SEIU purple tie to give a message of hope and change to his sheep.

while we spend too little on science, technology, innovation, infrastructure, and education

Zuckerman, the federal government has no role in spending in any of these areas. If the federal government would back off from its oppressive regulations and exhorbitant corporate and capital gains, the private sector would gladly step in and invest in innovations. Revenues would escalate with growth, and pension plans would no longer be anemic.

onlineanalyst on June 12, 2011 at 9:03 PM

Can you even fathom a person trained in accounting thinking that ObaMao is worth supporting? Maybe we should raise the age of voting to 26, after young folk get off their parents’ O-care plan. The pain of growing up is being pushed further and further into the future; adolescence has been prolonged beyond our nation’s endurance.

onlineanalyst on June 12, 2011 at 9:06 PM

I see that ObaMao is sporting his SEIU purple tie to give a message of hope and change to his sheep.

onlineanalyst on June 12, 2011 at 9:03 PM

Purple makes his forehead look larger

Roy Rogers on June 12, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Here’s the state of our economy as I see it: We have a huge wave of baby boomers about to retire who are such a formidable demographic that the votes of younger people like myself have never counted for much. These same baby boomers who’ve paid into a SS trust fund all of their lives also voted for crooked politicians that spent all of the money and then skipped town. The crooked politicians used to money to buy the boomers votes. My age demographic did not create this mess but we are left with the consequences. Maybe some of these socialist entitlement programs might have worked for a while if not for the advent of birth control and abortion.

Now that this huge voting block is about to retire, younger people will find it increasingly difficult to get by in the world and the average quality of life is going to decline significantly. What is the most often talked about “solution” to this demographic problem? This: after the huge voting block are all on the dole, for us younger people who will be buried under the massive tax burden, they’re going to cut us off from the same program that we’ll be buried under paying for other people. Presumably while only two or three of us younger people will be paying for the retirement of each boomer, it’s also presumed that we’ll have no sweat saving up for our own retirement.

And what else have we to look forward to? Presumably we’re supposed to just accept that the nanny-state will continue to devour our freedom and liberty, that outsourcing will reduce our job prospects, that the Chinese and Mexico will probably run America by the time I retire and I’ll be lucky if they let me live once I’m no longer useful.

It’s just not sustainable. What do younger people have to hope for? And the same demographic that is about to descend on us also has most of the savings, and some of them that I’m aware of plan on taking it with them to Costa Rica or Baja or wherever they’re moving.

Frankly, whatever happens tomorrow or next year, the way things are headed I don’t have much hope for the future.

FloatingRock on June 12, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Exactly as Rush predicted.

SouthernGent on June 12, 2011 at 9:09 PM

The American people got sold a line of lies.
William Amos on June 12, 2011 at 8:56 PM

Sure, yet how many level-headed people would actually think that putting the political equivalent of a mailroom clerk in charge of the world’s preeminent corporation was a smart idea?

Something terrible occurred in 52% of the population to make them accept a pompous, thin skinned, undistinguished, race-pimping, terrorist friendly, unskilled windbag as POTUS.

Bishop on June 12, 2011 at 9:09 PM

affirmative action means you never have to say you’re wrong or incompetent, it just means you need a little more time, and I’ll call you racist and sue you if you second guess my performance.

ted c on June 12, 2011 at 8:40 PM

FIFY.

BuckeyeSam on June 12, 2011 at 9:10 PM

arguing that the recession didn’t happen overnight and won’t end that way, either.”

That’s right, Barry. It took you and your moronic “progressive” accomplices decades to create enough idiotic government institutions and foolish policies to bring this great nation to the brink of economic doom.

And it will take decades for the rest of us to undo the damage you idiots have done.

AZCoyote on June 12, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Btw,I stumbled on this last night,a BRILLIANT SAVE THE
DAY TYPE PLAN,and who dared to dream this up?!
==============================================

Employer of last resort
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Employer_of_last_resort
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The Job Guarantee: A Government Plan for Full Employment
June 8 2011
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http://www.thenation.com/article/161249/job-guarantee-government-plan-full-employmen

Time to Try Government as Employer of Last Resort
Nov 17 2009
*************

At 10.2%, unemployment is now at its highest level since 1983. Nearly 16 million people can’t find jobs even, though we are constantly being told that the worst recession since the Great Depression has officially ended. Yet instead of trying to revive the productive economy, most of the Obama administration’s recovery efforts still remain focused on cardio-shock treatment for Wall Street. The president still seems curiously hamstrung by his Herbert Hoover-like devotion to fiscal rectitude: he wants to spend but not add “one dime to the deficit,” as he announced at his Congressional address on health care in September. He does this even though deficits are a natural consequence of slowing economic growth, falling tax revenues and higher social welfare payments.

To all of the “Chicken Littles” (including the president), who fret about “excessive” government spending, we would simply point out that it is far better to deploy government spending in a way that reduces unemployment instead of settling for having it rise as a consequence of this spending.

We therefore suggest a new approach: Government as Employer of Last Resort (ELR). The U.S. Government can proceed directly to zero unemployment by hiring all of the labor that cannot find private sector employment.(More…….)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marshall-auerback/time-to-try-government-as_b_360536.html

canopfor on June 12, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Purple makes his forehead look larger

Roy Rogers on June 12, 2011 at 9:07 PM

He’s trying to draw attention away from the ears.

darwin-t on June 12, 2011 at 9:12 PM

Priebus! Get off your azz and get to work!

Roy Rogers on June 12, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Something terrible occurred in 52% of the population to make them accept a pompous, thin skinned, undistinguished, race-pimping, terrorist friendly, unskilled windbag as POTUS.

Bishop on June 12, 2011 at 9:09 PM

White guilt.

Knucklehead on June 12, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Apparently the only time Obama was worried about was that of his next T off. When are Americans going to realize that Obama and The Pinheads are a danger?

pat on June 12, 2011 at 9:15 PM

“True, only 12.2% of economists surveyed in the past few days by the Philadelphia Fed believe that the current backsliding will develop into a double-dip recession

Would the other 87.8% be the same group of “economists” who weekly are surprised by the UNEXPECTED economic numbers?

GarandFan on June 12, 2011 at 9:15 PM

Whistle-tooth is at it again,,,,,,talk, talk, talk. And then a meeting. Lord help us….

PaCadle on June 12, 2011 at 9:16 PM

White guilt.

Knucklehead on June 12, 2011 at 9:14 PM

and ignorance

darwin-t on June 12, 2011 at 9:16 PM

canopfor on June 12, 2011 at 9:11 PM

The HuffinGlue finally hit on a miracle solution: The government will hire everyone in America, so simple you have to wonder how we didn’t see it before.

And to pay all these government workers the feds can raise income taxes on the….uh…shiite. Wait, let me work on this a bit.

Bishop on June 12, 2011 at 9:17 PM

White guilt.

Knucklehead on June 12, 2011 at 9:14 PM

In large part, yes. And they will continue to support him because of it. Those people cannot be changed, I don’t believe. I know a couple of them. They would absolutely fall on their sword for him. It’s mind-numbing.

predator on June 12, 2011 at 9:18 PM

Purple makes his forehead look larger

Roy Rogers on June 12, 2011 at 9:07 PM

He’s trying to draw attention away from the ears.

darwin-t on June 12, 2011 at 9:12 PM

He does look really odd, and, as usual, he’s reading the address. Evidently he can’t string two sentences together without help.

It’s more amusing if you mute the sound, let it play nearly to the end and take the cursor and run it backward. Kind of funny, actually.

Cody1991 on June 12, 2011 at 9:18 PM

darwin-t on June 12, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Seriously!?!? His guy lost, the “winner” have driven life into the ground and now he looks like the best we’ve got? Never have I seen a clearer indictment or our education system.

Cindy Munford on June 12, 2011 at 9:19 PM

A degree in manufacturing is pure feel-good insanity. What sort of degree would it be, one that certifies that so and so can read, write and do basic arithmetic? The US isn’t hiring in manufacturing — they laid-off millions of employees. If those jobs ever return, there’s an enormous workforce ready to go back already.

Aardvark on June 12, 2011 at 9:19 PM

True, only 12.2% of economists surveyed in the past few days by the Philadelphia Fed believe that the current backsliding will develop into a double-dip recession

Those are fairly decent numbers when one hand picks the respondents.

darwin-t on June 12, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Obama persists knowing communism only works if it is global–that is the end game,,,everything else is just for show..or hidden to bring capitalism down.

tinkerthinker on June 12, 2011 at 9:21 PM

It’s more amusing if you mute the sound, let it play nearly to the end and take the cursor and run it backward. Kind of funny, actually.

Cody1991 on June 12, 2011 at 9:18 PM

OMG!!!

Play any Obama speech backwards and it sounds like a Muslim call to prayer!!! The sweetest sound he ever heard!!!

Roy Rogers on June 12, 2011 at 9:21 PM

The HuffinGlue finally hit on a miracle solution: The government will hire everyone in America, so simple you have to wonder how we didn’t see it before.

Sure, that’s the answer. Look how well it worked in the Soviet Union. They currently dominate the world economy. Oh, wait…

predator on June 12, 2011 at 9:21 PM

“Johnson supported libertarian-leaning Republican Ron Paul, a Texas congressman, for president in 2008, but he’s now open to giving Obama a try.

“‘I feel like there’s better out there, but, honestly, I’m not seeing the better right now,’ he said. ‘So he may be the best we have.’”

Dear God in Heaven, that’s got to be the most depressing sequence of words I’ve read in quite some time.

This young man, fresh out of college and underemployed, sees what is happening, sees friends who can’t get work… and thinks maybe voting for Obama in 2012 will help things get better.

I really don’t know what to say about how screwed we are if this ignorance/mindset is pervasive.

Midas on June 12, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Roy Rogers on June 12, 2011 at 9:07 PM

LIAR…

OmahaConservative on June 12, 2011 at 9:22 PM

“Johnson supported libertarian-leaning Republican Ron Paul, a Texas congressman, for president in 2008, but he’s now open to giving Obama a try.

“‘I feel like there’s better out there, but, honestly, I’m not seeing the better right now,’ he said. ‘So he may be the best we have.’”

This guy represents the coveted libertarian/authoritarian demographic.

Capp on June 12, 2011 at 9:23 PM

In large part, yes. And they will continue to support him because of it. Those people cannot be changed, I don’t believe. I know a couple of them. They would absolutely fall on their sword for him. It’s mind-numbing.

predator on June 12, 2011 at 9:18 PM

I have friends/neighbors who think the same thing. These same neighbors/friends also don’t think the Weiner did anything wrong, nor should he resign.

I just don’t get it anymore.

Knucklehead on June 12, 2011 at 9:25 PM

Speaking of wasting vast amounts of money on programs, HHS has just lowered the premiums for the pre-existing condition plan and made it a “no-doc” application. Anything to boost their numbers!

What could go wrong?

PattyJ on June 12, 2011 at 9:25 PM

I just don’t get it anymore.

Knucklehead on June 12, 2011 at 9:25 PM

Do you tell these people that they are stunningly stupid?

darwin-t on June 12, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Roy Rogers on June 12, 2011 at 9:07 PM
LIAR…

OmahaConservative on June 12, 2011 at 9:22 PM

It’s the botox…nancy recommends..and we pay for it!

tinkerthinker on June 12, 2011 at 9:27 PM

One of the saddest things that I saw in Budapest, post the fall of the Soviet Union, was an old woman begging on the street. The pathetic woman had been promised a Utopia of shared “prosperity” under socialism.

onlineanalyst on June 12, 2011 at 9:28 PM

We would need to create 187,000 jobs a month, growing at a rate of 3.3%, to get to a healthy 5% unemployment rate by 2020

Sarah’s going to have her work cut out for her, isn’t she?

Kafir on June 12, 2011 at 9:28 PM

“Johnson supported libertarian-leaning Republican Ron Paul, a Texas congressman, for president in 2008, but he’s now open to giving Obama a try.

“‘I feel like there’s better out there, but, honestly, I’m not seeing the better right now,’ he said. ‘So he may be the best we have.’”

I don’t ever wanna wish harm or misfortune on anyone, but if that kid never finds full-time employment, I won’t shed a tear for his sorry ass. How stupid do you have to be to say that AFTER Obama’s been in office for 2 1/2 years and had no success in turning around this economy, that now might be a good time to give him 4 more years? And how pathetic and low do your standards have to be to accept that he’s the best we can do?

Doughboy on June 12, 2011 at 9:29 PM

have should be has…..grammar is my life.

Cindy Munford on June 12, 2011 at 9:29 PM

I just don’t get it anymore.

Knucklehead on June 12, 2011 at 9:25 PM
Do you tell these people that they are stunningly stupid?

darwin-t on June 12, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Gosh! People totally unable to think for themselves…now have weiners to think for them…

tinkerthinker on June 12, 2011 at 9:30 PM

Lots of openings for PEASANTS since Obama took power.

profitsbeard on June 12, 2011 at 9:31 PM

I just don’t get it anymore.

Knucklehead on June 12, 2011 at 9:25 PM

They don’t want to pass judgment on anyone because they have no concept of consequence. Nor do they want to embrace such a concept. They fear it may one day be themselves who have to be held accountable. And they can’t/won’t deal with that.

predator on June 12, 2011 at 9:31 PM

“‘It’s going to take time,’ he said, arguing that the recession didn’t happen overnight and won’t end that way, either.”

No kidding? Because I remember this one dude back in early 2008, I think he was running for POTUS, and this dude promised all sorts of things if only he was elected and allowed to spend a trillion dollars of our money to keep unemployment below 8.8%.

I can’t remember his name just now, but he did have a sidekick named Joe Recoverysummer or something like that.

Bishop on June 12, 2011 at 9:31 PM

Reminding everyone that the jobs this man held prior to the Presidency were:

– scooping ice cream for a few weeks one summer;

– writing classified ads (which he claimed later was him being “a marketing executive”);

– street hustler, the details of which the public isn’t allowed to learn more about due to “records, sealed”;

– Community Organizer (anyone’s guess as to the details);

– Lecturer at a university (from prepared notes, not faculty, though he allowed the campaign boasting in his 2008 run to claim he was “a Constitutional scholar, faculty”);

– elected to Illinois state legislature, from whence his records are sealed other than we know he voted “present” on a few occasions, when he voted at all;

– elected to U.S. Congress where he continued his voting as “present” for a short while; and,

– Presto: President!

But he DOES read those teleprompters well, doesn’t he? And he had some fancy posters and websites printed up with his name on them…

Honestly, when I think back to the 2008 election and what some of us could clearly see while the Obama-stoned crowd were drunk on his whatnot, I mean, I’m nearly speechless today with the preposterous memories of how so many were so easily drunk on nothing and yet felt so full.

Lourdes on June 12, 2011 at 9:32 PM

Obama Administration = fail

Rush Limbaugh = Svengali

Well, actually, anyone with some sense and paying attention during 2008 could have foretold this future.

exdeadhead on June 12, 2011 at 9:32 PM

We would need to create 187,000 jobs a month, growing at a rate of 3.3%, to get to a healthy 5% unemployment rate by 2020
Sarah’s going to have her work cut out for her, isn’t she?

Kafir on June 12, 2011 at 9:28 PM

Not so sure I buy the 2020 date. Agressive energy policies would get the ball rolling quicker than that. Pursue the vast resources we have here, and watch the numbers change.

predator on June 12, 2011 at 9:35 PM

One of the saddest things that I saw in Budapest, post the fall of the Soviet Union, was an old woman begging on the street. The pathetic woman had been promised a Utopia of shared “prosperity” under socialism.

onlineanalyst on June 12, 2011 at 9:28 PM

I just returned from the Baltic’s and spent a couple days in St.Petersburg. A few beautiful palaces and churches surrounded by areas that look like the south side of Chicago.

I never saw a smile on any Russians face while I was there.

Knucklehead on June 12, 2011 at 9:35 PM

canopfor on June 12, 2011 at 9:11 PM
The HuffinGlue finally hit on a miracle solution: The government will hire everyone in America, so simple you have to wonder how we didn’t see it before.

And to pay all these government workers the feds can raise income taxes on the….uh…shiite. Wait, let me work on this a bit.

Bishop on June 12, 2011 at 9:17 PM

Bishop:Huffglue..*Snort*,nearly spit’n me tea out.

Hey,just implement it,screw the costs,it’ll
save Hopeys *ss,er,I mean,buy off his NonWorking
ObamaVoterBots who are threatening not to vote for
him!

Which reminds me,of two infamous videos!:)
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Obama Is Going To Pay For My Gas And Mortgage!!!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8rTb3jI
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Julio Osequeda Asks Obama Final Question–McDonalds Employee
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“Oh Gracious Gawd,thankyou so much”!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w-FjtdChXE

canopfor on June 12, 2011 at 9:36 PM

The picture of Obama for this looks like he has a ‘pinkish’ face.

Did he play too much golf, or are his commie colors showing through?

percysunshine on June 12, 2011 at 9:38 PM

We would need to create 187,000 jobs a month, growing at a rate of 3.3%, to get to a healthy 5% unemployment rate by 2020
Sarah’s going to have her work cut out for her, isn’t she?

Kafir on June 12, 2011 at 9:28 PM

I doubt Sarah would continue obama’s policies.

tinkerthinker on June 12, 2011 at 9:39 PM

Strange how when the fascists are in control, they want people to be ‘patient’ and tell us change takes time; yet, when they are the minority, they complain matters aren’t moving fast enough.

Strange indeed.

madmonkphotog on June 12, 2011 at 9:39 PM

The picture of Obama for this looks like he has a ‘pinkish’ face.

Did he play too much golf, or are his commie colors showing through?

percysunshine on June 12, 2011 at 9:38 PM

His ‘white trash’ Kansas side is breaking through.

darwin-t on June 12, 2011 at 9:40 PM

madmonkphotog

The commies do the same thing.

What a coincidence…

percysunshine on June 12, 2011 at 9:41 PM

Q. Who would have imagined that a country of pioneers and self-made men would evolve into a culture of entitlement, where special interest groups take bite after bite out of the total national wealth through special appropriations, earmarks, tax breaks, and other favors that are all easier to initiate than to end?…

A. Ayn Rand,

GaltBlvnAtty on June 12, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Incompetent socialist. A Fail on both counts.

paul1149 on June 12, 2011 at 9:44 PM

Obama Administration = fail

Rush Limbaugh = Svengali

Well, actually, anyone with some sense and paying attention during 2008 could have foretold this future.

exdeadhead on June 12, 2011 at 9:32 PM

Honestly, nothing which has come to pass at all has surprised me.., except for watching others being shocked by these developments. Things are going pretty much the way I expected.

Sharr on June 12, 2011 at 9:46 PM

One of the saddest things that I saw in Budapest, post the fall of the Soviet Union, was an old woman begging on the street. The pathetic woman had been promised a Utopia of shared “prosperity” under socialism.

onlineanalyst on June 12, 2011 at 9:28 PM

onlineanalyst:I watched this awhile ago,very eye-opening!

The PeoplesCube Blog Founder Oleg Atbashian
talks about Socialism,and Obama,and everyone
should watch this!

Oh,and funny at times:)
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Oleg Atbashian Talks About Shakedown Socialism to LV Tea Party
Feb 10, 2011

The general monthly meeting of the Lehigh Valley Project 9-12 Tea Party Group Feb. 4, 2011
http://lvtp.org
Guest speaker, Oleg Atbashian author of “Shakedown Socialism”.
http://www.shakedownsocialism.com
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_aNNT7cFuQ

Video(57:51 Minutes in length)

canopfor on June 12, 2011 at 9:47 PM

The GOP needs to argue that better times will happen if Obama is out of office.

William Amos on June 12, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Exactly how is the GOP going to do that?

This isn’t 2008 … we’re now almost three years down the HARD CORE SOCIALISM Highway. We’ve got a deficit of TRILLIONS of dollars – our debt is so astronomical – that many economists now say it will never be paid off – ever.

So what’s the GOP plan here? Are we to believe that if the GOP nominates a “compromiser” like Mitt Romney – that “President Romney” will have the balls to take all this money out of the mouths of people who haven’t earned it? Will “President Romney” compromise with Dimmocrits – as he did in Massachusettes – or will he tell them to GO TO HELL?

Because – he will have the ability to tell them TO GO TO HELL. He will have to have the ability to say … “Screw the second term – I’m taking apart everything that Obama built”

I really don’t think he has it in him to do that. And unless he does – the nation will fail on his watch.

Not just picking on Mittens either – this goes for any of the establishment candidates for whom money is power and power is everything.

HondaV65 on June 12, 2011 at 9:48 PM


Johnson supported libertarian-leaning Republican Ron Paul, a Texas congressman, for president in 2008, but he’s now open to giving Obama a try.

This brainiac does realize Obama is the current President, doesn’t he? Doesn’t he?

conservative pilgrim on June 12, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Not just picking on Mittens either – this goes for any of the establishment candidates for whom money is power and power is everything.

HondaV65 on June 12, 2011 at 9:48 PM

I once owned a Honda V65 Sabre. The thing damned near killed me at 145 mph, but it was fun to drive.

percysunshine on June 12, 2011 at 9:54 PM

Johnson supported libertarian-leaning Republican Ron Paul, a Texas congressman, for president in 2008, but he’s now open to giving Obama a try.
“‘I feel like there’s better out there, but, honestly, I’m not seeing the better right now,’ he said. ‘So he may be the best we have.’”

yeah I wouldn’t hire you either. You are stuck on stupid.

unseen on June 12, 2011 at 9:57 PM

canopfor on June 12, 2011 at 9:47 PM

Thanks, canopfor, I saw that video some time ago. In fact, I passed it along to several folks in my address book.

The blighted blocks of concrete housing in Eastern Europe were so depressing to see. Store shelves were so anemically stocked, too. We do not realize how blessed our prosperity has been, and this jackwagon wants to drag us all down in the name of “social justice.”

onlineanalyst on June 12, 2011 at 9:57 PM

Obama must be chain smoking at this point. He is a complete failure.

portlandon on June 12, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Are you kidding? He’s probably up to heroin by now….

FloatingRock on June 12, 2011 at 9:57 PM

“Johnson supported libertarian-leaning Republican Ron Paul, a Texas congressman, for president in 2008, but he’s now open to giving Obama a try.
“‘I feel like there’s better out there, but, honestly, I’m not seeing the better right now,’ he said. ‘So he may be the best we have.’”

This guy is too stupid to tie his own shoes, yet he gets to vote.

darwin-t on June 12, 2011 at 8:36 PM

This guy is too stupid to tie his own shoes, yet he gets to vote.

darwin-t on June 12, 2011 at 8:36 PM

With levels of mental retardation like that in over 40% of the population…Obama has a good shot in 2012.

AUINSC on June 12, 2011 at 8:39 PM

I would not pass such harsh judgement: he sounds like a good number of posters here.

bayview on June 12, 2011 at 9:58 PM

The picture of Obama for this looks like he has a ‘pinkish’ face.
Did he play too much golf, or are his commie colors showing through?
percysunshine on June 12, 2011 at 9:38 PM

darwin-t on June 12, 2011 at 9:40 PM

I was wondering if it was my screen. He looks pale.

conservative pilgrim on June 12, 2011 at 10:02 PM

Scientists just announced the solution to Barry’s necessary electic rate increases,,,

Want to glow in the dark? Well now you can.

Limerick on June 12, 2011 at 10:03 PM

FloatingRock on June 12, 2011 at 9:07 PM

First, stop the bleeding. That means getting rid of Obama and both his Democrat and Republican supporters.

GaltBlvnAtty on June 12, 2011 at 10:03 PM

I would not pass such harsh judgement: he sounds like a good number of posters here.

bayview on June 12, 2011 at 9:58 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnnF-GPodE0

predator on June 12, 2011 at 10:03 PM

“The American Dream, 2011: You pay four bucks a gallon to commute between your McJob and your underwater housing to prop up a spendaholic, grabafeelic, paramilitarized bureaucracy-without-end bankrupting your future at the rate of a fifth of a billion dollars every hour.”

IMHO, Mark Steyn is easily the world’s greatest political commentator.

itsnotaboutme on June 12, 2011 at 10:04 PM

the only hope that i see is a 60/40 landslide for the R…enough to reset the whole political scene. But i think we’ve gone too far already…to many people need the government for their checks, business, bike helmet (cf. Stossel).

Remember there was a resistance to FDR too, but it was small. O is aimed to be as big as FDR…to so extend the Executive branch and the Feds that the Congress and States are just small entities.

r keller on June 12, 2011 at 10:06 PM

I was wondering if it was my screen. He looks pale.

conservative pilgrim on June 12, 2011 at 10:02 PM

Simply an artifact of coloring an old movie.

percysunshine on June 12, 2011 at 10:06 PM

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