Even with an extra 50 minutes to think, the president still couldn’t come up with something new to say

posted at 4:05 pm on August 8, 2011 by Tina Korbe

The scant 15 or so minutes the president stood at the podium today did little to ameliorate the sense of abandonment that festered this weekend when the president for nearly three full days “bunkered down” after news of the S&P credit downgrade. It certainly didn’t help that BHO arrived at that podium more than 48 minutes late. Before he even opened his mouth, Obama’s tardiness touched off a Twitterstorm. A small sample of my favorite tweets:

Obama’s handlers need to start doing what I do with my late girlfriend: Tell him the presser is at 12. Then, he’ll be on time. — @MelissaTweets

How to make Obama more punctual: Invite @AndrewBreitbart to the White House. — @politicalmath

I’m never 41 minutes late getting to a different part of my house. — @rorycooper

It’s 1:48, do you know where your president is? — @ShepardSmithFOX

One tweeter hopefully noted that it might not be that the president was late to this speech — it could be that he was early to his 2012 concession speech. Dare we hope?

But the afternoon did not improve after the president appeared on the scene. As Dear Leader spoke, the Dow dropped … and dropped … and dropped.

The president didn’t even have the decency to open his remarks with condolences for the families of the Navy SEALs who lost their lives this weekend. Instead, he gave that pride of place to reiterate the rightness of the “solutions” he’s been suggesting for the nation’s debt and deficit crisis from Day 1.

“We didn’t need a credit ratings agency to tell us we need a long-term balanced approach,” the president said. “Our challenge is the need to tackle our deficits over the long term. Last week, we agreed to [across-the-board cuts to domestic and defense spending.] There’s not much further we can cut in either of those categories. We need to couple those spending cuts with two additional steps — tax reform that will ask those who can afford it to pay their fair share and modest adjustments to health programs like Medicare. … Making these reforms doesn’t require any radical steps. It does require common sense and compromise.”

The president called the deadlock that characterized the debt ceiling debate “not constructive,” essentially inadvertently concurring in S&P’s rationale for a downgrade, even as he cast doubt on the credit rating agency’s credibility with the most memorable line of the speech.

“I don’t care what credit ratings agencies say,” Obama said. “We always have been and always will be a AAA country.”

That gave rise to another worth-repeating tweet from S.E. Cupp: “Obama sympathy cards are at the printer’s: “You’ll always be AAA-rated to me, America.”

In typical Obama fashion, the president sought as many scapegoats as possible, from the aforementioned deadlock to factors “we can’t control” — like earthquakes and … spikes in oil prices? As many observers noted, the latter, at least, we can control to a certain extent.

But the purpose of Obama’s speech was not to take responsibility or to present solutions — although he did promise to put forth his recommendations for the future. Who knows when those will come — but, when they do, they’ll surely have something to do with the extension of a payroll tax cut, boosts to unemployment insurance benefits and an infrastructure bank — the three policy points the president made sure to mention yet again today.

In fact, it’s hard to ascertain just what the purpose of the president’s speech actually was. As The Washington Examiner’s Philip Klein put it, a shorter Obama would have gone something like this: “This debt downgrade confirms why all my ideas were right all along.”

But, somehow, it was still an overall good that the president said something on the national stage today — because the Navy SEALs who were shot down in a helicopter over Afghanistan Saturday deserved every syllable Obama mustered in their honor.

“The reason I’m so hopeful about our future is because of the American people, because of their willingness to shoulder the burdens we face as a nation” Obama transitioned. “There is no one who embodies those qualities I mentioned more than the men and women in our armed forces. This weekend we lost 30 of them … Their loss is a stark reminder of the risks our men and women in uniform take every day. … [Our promise to them should be to leave a legacy of] an America that reflects their courage, their commitment and a sense of common purpose.”

Indeed. As to what that common purpose should be? What it has always been: To preserve freedom, even before prosperity.


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-633

’bout says it all

Bat Chain Puller on August 8, 2011 at 4:08 PM

He sure helped tank the market today though.

gophergirl on August 8, 2011 at 4:10 PM

Thank You President Downgrade for that awe inspiring speech.

/crr

Isn’t he supposed to be a whiz at the teleprompter?

He couldn’t come up with anything beside the same old tired class warfare rhetoric?

Chip on August 8, 2011 at 4:10 PM

How can that be? I thought Barack Obama was the smartest person in the world.

bw222 on August 8, 2011 at 4:10 PM

“The reason I’m so hopeful about our future is because of the American people, because of their willingness to shoulder the burdens we face as a nation” Obama transitioned.

Translation: I love how much crap you people will put up with so that I can live high on the hog and play lotsagolf.

fossten on August 8, 2011 at 4:11 PM

The president didn’t even have the decency to open his remarks with condolences for the families of the Navy SEALs who lost their lives this weekend.

He is a classless jerk.

In addition to being incapable of doing the job he was elected to do.

UltimateBob on August 8, 2011 at 4:12 PM

Mark Steyn is ripping BHO on Fox now…

d1carter on August 8, 2011 at 4:12 PM

31 of our finest dead; an afterthought in the rantings of an asshole.

BobMbx on August 8, 2011 at 4:12 PM

LOL. First everyone wanted Obama to speak, now everyone’s asking ‘what was the point?’

Obama’s so ideological, he’s predictable.

bloghooligan on August 8, 2011 at 4:12 PM

-632

So where are the CRASH headlines? Oh that is right, it is a blue year.

Limerick on August 8, 2011 at 4:12 PM

We’ll get em in 2012! And maybe your retirement account will bounce back by then too!

j_galt on August 8, 2011 at 4:12 PM

Well I don’t ever remember hearing the Navy Seals were great because they were “a reflection the nation’s diversity.” I just thought they kicked a$$.

Ted Torgerson on August 8, 2011 at 4:13 PM

Hey Tina, Your picture is too small.

portlandon on August 8, 2011 at 4:14 PM

satan with skin on…..

sicoit on August 8, 2011 at 4:14 PM

I can’t describe the amount of hatred I have for that jackass. He is an f’in moron. I honestly believe he is enjoying this meltdown. From his perspective the erosion in the net worths of investors (aka fat cat airplane owners and billionaires) makes the playing field more level for the beggars he loves.

David in ATL on August 8, 2011 at 4:15 PM

This man has never been anything but a walking campaign ad. Every single one of his so called “brillaint” speeches have been nothing but campaign speeches or damage control efforts for his never ending campaign. If this is smart give me stupid hick any day.

I never thought highly of this idiot, but I thought it would be tough to top Carter. But he is making it look easy.

New slogan in raised letters over Carter’s presidential library:

“At least I was no Obama.”

NotCoach on August 8, 2011 at 4:15 PM

Hey Tina, Your picture is too small.

portlandon on August 8, 2011 at 4:14 PM

Maybe the subject of the photo is shrinking – it looks that way to me.

Vashta.Nerada on August 8, 2011 at 4:16 PM

He is the

Disaster in Chief

Schadenfreude on August 8, 2011 at 4:16 PM

President -364

PatriotRider on August 8, 2011 at 4:16 PM

US Stock Markets
Dow 10,809.80 -634.76 (-5.87%)
Nasdaq 2,357.69 -174.72 (-7.41%)
S&P 247.84 -15.90 (-6.03%)
Dow Jones Falls Below 11,000

Read more: http://thestockmarketwatch.com/markets/today.aspx#ixzz1UTEJiKYK

Dr Evil on August 8, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Correction President -634

PatriotRider on August 8, 2011 at 4:16 PM

US Stock Markets
Dow 10,809.80 -634.76 (-5.87%)
Nasdaq 2,357.69 -174.72 (-7.41%)
S&P 247.84 -15.90 (-6.03%)
Dow Jones Falls Below 11,000

Dr Evil on August 8, 2011 at 4:17 PM

In Japan, failed politicians deal with these things a lot differently.

jus’ sayin’.

franksalterego on August 8, 2011 at 4:17 PM

The above is from The Stock Market Watch Today.

Dr Evil on August 8, 2011 at 4:17 PM

SSDD

pathetic

cmsinaz on August 8, 2011 at 4:18 PM

But, somehow, it was still an overall good that the president said something on the national stage today — because the Navy SEALs who were shot down in a helicopter over Afghanistan Saturday deserved every syllable Obama mustered in their honor.

Not it was not. He used their deaths to make a political statement. What he did was a disgrace.

dogsoldier on August 8, 2011 at 4:18 PM

I used to work for a guy that was habitually late for meetings that he scheduled. For awhile we on-time attendees just laughed about it saying he was just wasting the companies’ and his money by making us wait. After a while, tho, it wasn’t funny at all; just a daily reminder of his arrogance and self importance.

tgillian on August 8, 2011 at 4:18 PM

The president didn’t even have the decency to open his remarks with condolences for the families of the Navy SEALs who lost their lives this weekend.

I was sincerely hoping that he’d do that, given that he held no speech on topic, that I know of. I never watch him. This is devastating.

Schadenfreude on August 8, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Just think … it’ only Monday baby. Just another manic Monday whoa whoa …

j_galt on August 8, 2011 at 4:18 PM

This is the beginning of the end for King Putt.

About friggin’ time!

RedNewEnglander on August 8, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Did he comment at all about his golf game this weekend? That would have been more interesting to listen to.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on August 8, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Last week, we agreed to across-the-board cuts to domestic and defense spending. There’s not much further we can cut in either of those categories.

That’s insane. We didn’t cut anything – we allegedly will slow the rate of growth sometime in the future.

The media needs to call both parties on this – they should not be allowed to call reducing teh rate of growth a “cut”.

Words need to have some fixed meaning or why bother?

If I make $100 a week, and next week I get a raise of $5 per week instead of $10 per week raise, I did not just take a cut in pay. I received a $5 raise.

Monkeytoe on August 8, 2011 at 4:18 PM

I just watched a replay of his speech and it raised an interesting question:

Does anyone else here get violently ill when they listen to
this lying cretin speak?

justltl on August 8, 2011 at 4:19 PM

Anybody that is that late, this often, is just an a$$hole, trying to show how important he is.

Star20 on August 8, 2011 at 4:20 PM

“I don’t care what credit ratings agencies say,” Obama said. “We always have been and always will be a AAA country.”

Sounds like what my mom might have told me after we lost to a rival. “I don’t care if the Knights beat you, you’re all still champions to me.”

“We didn’t need a credit ratings agency to tell us we need a long-term balanced approach,” the president said.

Obooba, that’s a lie you lying liar. S&P didn’t mention tax cuts, which is what you mean by “balanced.” They weren’t endorsing you, they were condemning you by downgrading us.

They wanted deep spending cuts, exactly what you and your fellow communists are expressly opposed to.

Akzed on August 8, 2011 at 4:20 PM

Awwww! I could only get in Two Games before teh Won ran out of TPOUS time.

Caststeel on August 8, 2011 at 4:20 PM

Every time BO speaks the Doors’ “The End” should be playing in the background.

50sGuy on August 8, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Now wait just a damn minute.

Wasserheifer-Shultz just said last week they were turning things around.

BacaDog on August 8, 2011 at 4:21 PM

portlandon on August 8, 2011 at 4:14 PM

There was a picture of Tina?

Cindy Munford on August 8, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Asolutely inexcusable that he didn’t lead with condolences.

Inexcusable.

Fallon on August 8, 2011 at 4:21 PM

50 minutes late. Did Obama refuse to give the speech written for him without a major rewrite?

meci on August 8, 2011 at 4:22 PM

Dammit! Absolutely…

Fallon on August 8, 2011 at 4:22 PM

Did he comment at all about his golf game this weekend? That would have been more interesting to listen to.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on August 8, 2011 at 4:18 PM

I actually played my first 9 holes this weekend.

Shot bogey on a few holes, and had a putt for birdie on a par 3.

fossten on August 8, 2011 at 4:22 PM

As Drudge says:

BARAKALYPSE!!!

BacaDog on August 8, 2011 at 4:22 PM

“This debt downgrade confirms why all my ideas were right all along.”

Great for his reelection theme.

Schadenfreude on August 8, 2011 at 4:23 PM

Thank you, President Obama.

crr6

NoFanofLibs on August 8, 2011 at 4:23 PM

Nakid is indignant.

Schadenfreude on August 8, 2011 at 4:23 PM

S&P 247.84 -15.90 (-6.03%)
Dow Jones Falls Below 11,000

Dr Evil on August 8, 2011 at 4:17 PM

The above is from The Stock Market Watch Today.

Dr Evil on August 8, 2011 at 4:17 PM

Ur doin it rong.

Here are the correct closing S&P 500 numbers from Yahoo!:

Index Value: 1,119.46
Change: -79.92 (-6.66%)

Emperor Norton on August 8, 2011 at 4:23 PM

August 8, 2011 Stock market melt down, S&P downgrade US debt

Look at crude oil, there is no demand for crude. Commodity prices are also down, except for precious metals. There is no new demand for anything in the US economy, not products, services, or labor. The US economy is running on inertia, idling along, running on simple replacement and replenishment with no NEW demand for anything. This is the result of Obama’s radical Marxist political and economic policies. Investors are taking their profits out of the stock market and putting those profits into investments those investors view as SAFER investments than stocks; they are buying US Treasuries, bidding the price for those investments higher. Investors are voting with their dollars, rejecting Obama and his policies, putting their belief in the United States. They are saying the United States will be around much longer than Obama, and they are simply going to wait him out. There will not be any new demand until Obama is out of government, then look out. With good, proper, prudent conservative policies that reverse the damage Obama has done, demand will explode, and with all the cash created by the Federal Reserve, cash sitting in accounts all around the globe, prices will also explode unless supply can be ramped up to meet that demand. Ramping up supply, creates its on demand.

This market sell off has nothing to do with the S&P downgrade of US debt. The news media has it wrong because they are simply repeating what they have been told by insiders at the White House. Pundits all over the blogosphere are simply repeating what they have read in the professional media.

Ordinary people all over the US have it right. Obama is a disaster and things won’t get better until he is gone, and his policies reversed. Everyone is bunkering in, saving their money paying off debt, not taking on any new debt, and waiting to see if Obama will actually leave government when the ballot box rejects him, his policies, and his radical advisers.

Investors are voting with their dollars putting those dollars in safe investments; US Treasury debt instruments. Those prices are being bid higher. Those same investors are selling out of the US stock market because of the perception that Obama’s policies hurt business in the US.

Look at Obama’s remarks, very similar to his remarks during the BP Gulf oil spill. Obama didn’t care about that spill, and the longer it went on, the better it was for him. It wasn’t his responsibility to ‘plug the hole’. Now we no longer drill for oil in the Gulf because it is too risky.

This financial crisis, oh look, another crisis, only a week after the last one, isn’t the President’s responsibility (in his mind), and his solution to another failure of capitalism will be more government; a government take over of your Individual Retirement Account. Wouldn’t you rather have a government managed guaranteed safe return on your investment instead of these terrible losses in the uncontrolled, poorly regulated capital markets?

The longer this goes on, the more public the outcry for government to save us from the evils of capitalism when what is really happening is the wisdom of the good people of this great nation doing what they can to protect themselves from the predation of Obama and his radical advisers.

Skandia Recluse on August 8, 2011 at 4:24 PM

I keep hearing Obama say, “In four days, we will fundamentaly transform America….”

And we’re stuck with this “transformation” until 1-20-13!!

God Help Us All!!!!

JohnnyD on August 8, 2011 at 4:24 PM

Why didn’t he give that worthless speech last night before the markets opened?

Knucklehead on August 8, 2011 at 4:25 PM

I just watched a replay of his speech and it raised an interesting question:

Does anyone else here get violently ill when they listen to
this lying cretin speak?

justltl on August 8, 2011 at 4:19 PM

It’s whole range of emotions. Amusement, anger, frustration, confusion, exasperation. The only time I get truly PO’d is seeing other people either in the media or on various message boards regurgitating BS talking points that they have to know aren’t true.

Doughboy on August 8, 2011 at 4:25 PM

He dances barefooted the calipso on the WH lawn, market drops 500 points.

He opens his trap, market drops 633 points.

Schadenfreude on August 8, 2011 at 4:25 PM

There was a picture of Tina?

Cindy Munford on August 8, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Sorry.

Correction: Hey Tina, the picture of Obama is too small.

portlandon on August 8, 2011 at 4:26 PM

Want to see an immediate spike down in oil prices? Have the president just casually mention we are considering opening ANWR to oil exploration.

AndrewsDad on August 8, 2011 at 4:26 PM

Michelle Obama cake giveaway on August 9th. Lines forming.

Limerick on August 8, 2011 at 4:27 PM

As Dear Leader spoke, the Dow dropped … and dropped … and dropped.

This shit isn’t funny anymore.

BacaDog on August 8, 2011 at 4:27 PM

Time for the media to go through some more Sarah Palin emails.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on August 8, 2011 at 4:27 PM

The president didn’t even have the decency to open his remarks with condolences for the families of the Navy SEALs who lost their lives this weekend.

As a former Navy man and current American, I would like to give PBHO a hearty F**K YOU! for that. What a disgrace, what a lousy, flea bitten, maggot rotted disgrace that man is, and he is the President of the greatest nation ever to sit on this Earth. *Barf*

Bishop on August 8, 2011 at 4:27 PM

Can Congress declare the Presidency vacant???

landlines on August 8, 2011 at 4:28 PM

The Obama administration and congressional Democrats are betting their political futures on the hope that the American electorate is ignorant and forgetful, and hence the memo has gone out to functionaries hither and yon, from David Axelrod to John Kerry: This is to be called the “tea-party downgrade.” That this is said with straight faces bespeaks either an unshakable contempt for the mind of the American voter or an as-yet unplumbed capacity for Democratic self-delusion.

Schadenfreude on August 8, 2011 at 4:28 PM

Index Value: 1,119.46
Change: -79.92 (-6.66%)

Emperor Norton on August 8, 2011 at 4:23 PM

Reminds me of this:

The day after a senator from Illinois, is elected president, the Pick 3 lottery in Illinois comes up 666. (Snopes confirmed.)

Fallon on August 8, 2011 at 4:29 PM

That gave rise to another worth-repeating tweet from S.E. Cupp: “Obama sympathy cards are at the printer’s: “You’ll always be AAA-rated to me, America.”

S.E. is the thread winner.

If you were a Progressive in the most powerful position in the World and your dream was a Socialist utopia of “collective salvation” led by your God (the all powerful Government).

Would you want to drive the financial system to collapse (Cloward-Piven) and then have the Feds come in to provide “financial security”?

Just wondrin.

PappyD61 on August 8, 2011 at 4:29 PM

BTW, I’m not a market watcher, I have people who have people to do that for me.

What is the bad news for the day…do I even want to know?

Bishop on August 8, 2011 at 4:29 PM

Hey look he is anew kind of liberal, spend and tax, known as obammunsim.

tarpon on August 8, 2011 at 4:29 PM

What is the bad news for the day…do I even want to know?

Bishop on August 8, 2011 at 4:29 PM

Nothing remarkable happened today.

BobMbx on August 8, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Here is what I don’t get, please some explain this to me. 1. How is this joker (Obama) even remotely, cosmically, going to get re-elected?
2. When will the MSM start to turn on Obama? Or, Will the MSM go down with him?
3. What will the country’s credit rating be by November 2012?

“Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon, we must all face the choice between what is right, and what is easy.”

Professor Albus Dumbledore,
from “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”

JimmyGee on August 8, 2011 at 4:30 PM

“The reason I’m so hopeful about our future is because of the American people, because of their willingness to shoulder the burdens we face as a nation” Obama transitioned.

I believe in them so much, that I’m going to regulate and tax them as much as I can. They are so wonderfully resourceful, they just can’t be trusted with their own money, with their own businesses or with the raising of their own children.

mankai on August 8, 2011 at 4:30 PM

portlandon on August 8, 2011 at 4:26 PM

I was teasing, pictures are apparently hard on HotAir.

Cindy Munford on August 8, 2011 at 4:31 PM

satan with skin on…..

sicoit on August 8, 2011 at 4:14 PM

I’d say Satan is a lot smarter than this dunce.

UltimateBob on August 8, 2011 at 4:31 PM

Dow down 632. I wonder home many union funds just went south.

Limerick on August 8, 2011 at 4:31 PM

Just who was he talking too. He should have had looked directly into the camera without the side to side dance.
And in the Oval office. Is it still has not cleaned up the debauchery that happened on the resolute desk for the parties.

tjexcite on August 8, 2011 at 4:31 PM

O must have thought this was some party that it would be okay to arrive a little fashionably late.Only people who have so little regard for other people’s time would be that rude.

Last week, we agreed to across-the-board cuts to domestic and defense spending. There’s not much further we can cut in either of those categories

Sure we can. You can start with Obamacare, Dept of Ed, the EPA…

e need to couple those spending cuts with two additional steps — tax reform that will ask those who can afford it to pay their fair share

They already are, to the tune of 70% of the bill. Go ahead–confiscate everything they have. That’ll last..what? 2 months?

This guy is stuck on stupid and we are stuck with the consequences.

Beaglemom on August 8, 2011 at 4:32 PM

As Drudge says:

BARAKALYPSE!!!

BacaDog on August 8, 2011 at 4:22 PM

Don’t forget the last name: Obamageddon

VibrioCocci on August 8, 2011 at 4:32 PM

BTW, I’m not a market watcher, I have people who have people to do that for me.

What is the bad news for the day…do I even want to know?

Bishop on August 8, 2011 at 4:29 PM

The good news is your paper value is a much lower percentage after today meaning a larger percentage of your portfolio is liquid!

NotCoach on August 8, 2011 at 4:32 PM

Michelle Obama cake giveaway on August 9th. Lines forming.

Limerick on August 8, 2011 at 4:27 PM

OBAMA STASH voters already lined up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19v5Kjmc8FI

“OH-BAWMAH”
“OH-BAWMAH”
“OH-BAWMAH”

PappyD61 on August 8, 2011 at 4:33 PM

Nothing remarkable happened today.
BobMbx on August 8, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Then explain why my wallet just tied a bandanna around itself, smoked a quick cigarette, and then stood itself against a wall.

Bishop on August 8, 2011 at 4:33 PM

Made me think of two songs.

Milli Vanilli Blame it on the Rain
.
Shaggy It wasn’t me.

barnone on August 8, 2011 at 4:33 PM

What a stupid, loathesome man.

11/6/12 can’t come soon enough.

AZCoyote on August 8, 2011 at 4:34 PM

the president still couldn’t come up with something new to say

And how is that surprising? America elected a communitnity organizer, and this is what he’s best at.

Sir Napsalot on August 8, 2011 at 4:34 PM

It certainly didn’t help that BHO arrived at that podium more than 48 minutes late.

Somebody probably had to go track him down – slamming more debt in a bathroom stall somewhere.

forest on August 8, 2011 at 4:34 PM

I’m never 41 minutes late getting to a different part of my house. — @rorycooper

My personal favorite so far.

Cindy Munford on August 8, 2011 at 4:35 PM

MSNBC is exploring mental illness. Seriously.

faraway on August 8, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Has the speech writer for Obama died, so they just reuse old speeches? Or does Obama have Tourette syndrome and just blurts out whatever pops into his head. Which just the DNC talking points from some months ago.

Dasher on August 8, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Apparently no one gave Obama a watch for his birthday.

Y-not on August 8, 2011 at 4:36 PM

S&P arm of the GOP????

puhleeze, you just know if this fell under a gop pres, they would be PRAISING the S&P

cmsinaz on August 8, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Obama made a mistake with his political response today — suggesting that the debt debate caused the downgrade. He should have left it to his surrogates. By jumping on this bandwagon himself, he revealed it for what it is — a political re-election strategy. Americans aren’t interested in Barry’s re-election strategies right now, and they won’t be happy that that appears to be all Obama is interested in.

Rational Thought on August 8, 2011 at 4:37 PM

MSNBC is exploring mental illness. Seriously.

faraway on August 8, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Obama’s?

Rational Thought on August 8, 2011 at 4:38 PM

In fact, it’s hard to ascertain just what the purpose of the president’s speech actually was.

Just to show up. Just to vote… present.

He is demonstrating unusual incompetence for all the world to see. Even Chris Matthews is admitting it now. Barackalypse will leave a mark for the rest of his term. BHO is damaged goods.

petefrt on August 8, 2011 at 4:38 PM

456
(days left to election day)

billy on August 8, 2011 at 4:38 PM

tax reform that will ask those who can afford it to pay their fair share

I always shudder when lefties use the word “fair” because the end result is never ever good.

I only wish the feds would actually ask for my money rather than using the threat of prison to forcibly take it from me.

Bishop on August 8, 2011 at 4:38 PM

What is the bad news for the day…do I even want to know?

Bishop on August 8, 2011 at 4:29 PM

The same charlatan is still your president.

Schadenfreude on August 8, 2011 at 4:39 PM

MSNBC is exploring mental illness. Seriously.

faraway on August 8, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Obama’s?

Rational Thought on August 8, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Or MSNBC’s? Either way, they are on the right track.

Dasher on August 8, 2011 at 4:39 PM

The president didn’t even have the decency

Yup.

csdeven on August 8, 2011 at 4:40 PM

You may have lost badly, but you will always be number one in our hearts……it was a speech for the defeated, by the “victor”, the destroyer himself

clnurnberg on August 8, 2011 at 4:40 PM

What does the man have to say exactly? Everything’s going the way they want it to…kind of like these weathermen standing in front of a map with absolutely nothing to report-”Not really much to say so here’s Ralph with the latest sports…”

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 8, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Progressives should be rejoicing. I just went over to HuffPuff to tell them so(they DO need to be told what to think you know). The Obama/Soros team is killing America and its capitalist system right on schedule. The Black Liberation Theology churches are pushing hard for a race war, so Ogabe can declare Martial law before the election to guarantee he’ll be in the White House for a lot longer. Obama is a brilliant success in order to destroy a country from within. The “Hope and Change” was spoken from a Progressive-Communist point of view. Soros will destroy our sovereignty and make us part of the New World Order. I’m feeling warm and fuzzy on the inside knowing everything will be taken care of as I get my monthly “Obamamoney”. A Brave New World indeed………..

adamsmith on August 8, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Day ends down 633, over 250 points off from when our ‘Present’-in-Chief plied us with his campaign rhetoric and platitudes. It ain’t the seas receding for this buffoon; it’s global capitalism.

michaelo on August 8, 2011 at 4:41 PM

The President and his defenders are presenting themselves as victims – of S & P, congressional bickering, GWB, the Tea Party . . . you name it.

I don’t buy it.

To paraphrase Joseph Heller’s characterization of Major Major in “Catch 22″:

Some people are born victims. Some have victimhood thrust upon them. But President Obama achieved victimhood the good old-fashioned way: he earned it through hard work.

BLOC on August 8, 2011 at 4:41 PM

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