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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I bet he is never late for a tee time.

JustJP on August 8, 2011 at 4:41 PM

How do the two parts of this address fit together?

Are we to conclude that the thirty servicemen who died put their life on the line because they supported Barack Obama’s “balanced” approach to Debt Reduction? Because it sure as heck sounds like President Obama was saying just that.

Haiku Guy on August 8, 2011 at 4:41 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

What drug takes 50 minutes to kick in…

right2bright on August 8, 2011 at 4:42 PM

“bunkered down”?

Oh… You mean he was in the sand traps more than normal during his golf outings, right?

JimP on August 8, 2011 at 4:42 PM

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

UltimateBob on August 8, 2011 at 4:31 PM

satan is his handler…….

sicoit on August 8, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Ah but you can bet the farm that over there at MSNBC, Chris Matthews was all thrilled and a-tingly with every syllable that spewed forth from between Obama’s teeth.

pilamaye on August 8, 2011 at 4:44 PM

Down 1,000 in two days. I can imagine some states are now just hanging by a fingernail or two. Ugly could get real ugly soon.

Limerick on August 8, 2011 at 4:45 PM

Presiden’t schedule for today. I would bet he spent more time on preparing his remarks for the DNC events than he did for our brave Navy Seals. Does he even work 8 hours a day?

10:00 am
The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press
1:30 pm
The President delivers a statement to the press
State Dining Room
Pooled TV, Open to Correspondents
6:40 pm
The President delivers remarks at a DNC event
DC, Private Residence, Washington
Print Pool
7:40 pm
The President delivers remarks at a DNC event
DC, St. Regis Hotel, Washington

Beaglemom on August 8, 2011 at 4:46 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

We’ve had this discussion before, Bish. I’ve told you time and time again…NO LSD on weekdays, and no posting while tripping.

I’m afraid an intervention is in your future.

BobMbx on August 8, 2011 at 4:46 PM

Things weren’t supposed to come to this for Barack Obama. Everyone told him not to worry, that America just sort of does it thing and that yeah sure there might be a small calamity here and there, but no biggie.

It was supposed to be a 4 year party, then another 4 year party after that; riding AF1 around the world, fancy dinners every week, concerts in the Rose Garden, hanging out on Oprah’s show, being lauded simply for walking into a room, and vacationing anywhere PBHO wanted.

The man is now caught in the vise and he doesn’t know how to get out, doesn’t have the first clue.

Bishop on August 8, 2011 at 4:47 PM

The parasites’president? Bush, with his mouth closed, made ten times the sense that this bumbler made in the last two years. The man talks like a smarmy troll on some conservative web-site.

Don L on August 8, 2011 at 4:47 PM

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

UltimateBob on August 8, 2011 at 4:31 PM

At the very least, Satan has a plan and has communicated it. That puts him +1 over Obama.

BobMbx on August 8, 2011 at 4:48 PM

What drug takes 50 minutes to kick in…

right2bright on August 8, 2011 at 4:42 PM

Most tranquilizers and antipsychotics

clnurnberg on August 8, 2011 at 4:48 PM

pilamaye on August 8, 2011 at 4:44 PM

Surprise, surprise! Matthews pretty much panned it. Said Øbama probably should not have made the speech at all.

petefrt on August 8, 2011 at 4:48 PM

Absolutely appalling!

Drained Brain on August 8, 2011 at 4:49 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

Circumstantial evidence at hand would lead one to that inescapable conclusion.

Chip on August 8, 2011 at 4:49 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.

Like the public sector unions in Wisconsin throwing weeks long temper tantrums when asked to pay a small percentage of their health care costs?

Or, like the people who want to tax “the rich” rather than have any reduction in Social Security or Medicare benefits?

Or, like Congress Critters who know the financial burden that we are placing on our unborn generations and don’t care enough to even try to cut spending?

Those Americans?

Fallon on August 8, 2011 at 4:50 PM

faraway on August 8, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Who’s?

Cindy Munford on August 8, 2011 at 4:52 PM

He’s probably unhappy with the downgrade.
He wanted a solid B+

clnurnberg on August 8, 2011 at 4:56 PM

watching on Fox, they had the DOW and Bond ticker next to Obamas face, all in the red and plummeting.

This would make for some nice RNC ads, tea shirts, and posters

windansea on August 8, 2011 at 4:59 PM

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

PappyD61 on August 8, 2011 at 4:29 PM

Provide “financial security” in exchange for, say, your IRA or 501K plan?

petefrt on August 8, 2011 at 5:00 PM

This is OT but I can’t keep a secret *blush*:
Shhhhhhhhh, don’t tell anybody this….it’s a secret. Nazi Piglosi, Rep. Keith (I am a mooslime) Ellison are in Houston today with Sheila (triple-crown weave) Jackson Lee meeting with the local mooslimes for their ramalamadingdong to do some DNC fundraising. It’s a secret though, don’t tell anybody……

sicoit on August 8, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Down 1,000 in two days. I can imagine some states are now just hanging by a fingernail or two. Ugly could get real ugly soon.

Limerick on August 8, 2011 at 4:45 PM

If President Obama had not spoken today, it would have been down 1500 points. So, when you think about it, President Obama saved or created 500 points in the Dow today…

Haiku Guy on August 8, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Surprise, surprise! Matthews pretty much panned it. Said Øbama probably should not have made the speech at all.

petefrt on August 8, 2011 at 4:48 PM

That’s from July 26th.

Knucklehead on August 8, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Haiku Guy on August 8, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Was a eulogy for capitalism and personal wealth and national wealth. I know you’re being snarky. I feel snarky. But this is so damn awful.

clnurnberg on August 8, 2011 at 5:11 PM

Hey Tina, the Picture is too big.

portlandon on August 8, 2011 at 5:12 PM

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

Knucklehead on August 8, 2011 at 4:25 PM

What?!! You ask Dear Leader to work on a weekend? His union rep will soon be at your door.

rwenger43 on August 8, 2011 at 5:13 PM

I’m not going to complain like the rest of you losers who have lost 13% of your life’s savings in the last week. The important thing for, even with my 13% loss, too, is that millions of dollars were spent on the messiah’s various birthday parties. Happy Birthday, Mr. AA+ President!

BillCarson on August 8, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Obama’s trying to claim that if only the GOP would stop blocking his every move, he would slow the growth of government and get the economy moving.

Good luck with selling that spin, Mr. President.

hawksruleva on August 8, 2011 at 5:16 PM

His lateness is a metaphor for how long it’s taking to destroy the country. Unfortunately for him, the pillars are might bit stronger than he bargained for.

SouthernGent on August 8, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Soros Rumored To Be Investor Who Made $1 Billion On Trade U.S. Credit Rating Would Be Downgraded…

(Daily Mail) — A mystery investor or hedge fund reportedly made a bet of almost $1billion at odds of 10/1 last month that the U.S. would lose its AAA credit rating. Now questions are being asked of whether the trader had inside information before placing the $850million bet in the futures market.
There are mounting rumours that investor George Soros, 80, famously known as ‘the man who broke the Bank of England’, could be involved. He made more than $1billion on currency speculation when the British pound left the Exchange Rate Mechanism on Black Wednesday in 1992. The latest bet was made on July 21 on trades of 5,370 ten-year Treasury futures and 3,100 Treasury bond futures, reported ETF Daily News.

Now the investor’s gamble seems to have paid off after Standard and Poor’s issued a credit rating downgrade from AAA to AA+ last Friday. Whoever it is stands to earn a 1,000 per cent return on their money, with the expectation that interest rates will be going up after the downgrade.

http://weaselzippers.us/2011/08/08/soros-rumored-to-be-investor-who-made-1-billion-on-trade-u-s-credit-rating-would-be-downgraded/
Reply

Viator on August 8, 2011 at 5:17 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. 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.

…well, the omission of condolences is understandable. While not as familiar with SEALs as all that, I do know the Special Ops community and general military communities…politely put, he’s welcome to impose himself, but would not be invited to have a “beer summit” at any team house I’ve ever visited….

…as to the presentation of solutions, none of which have worked, I bring to the general attention that the sectors he’s repeated said we need to address — infrastructure, education, etc. — are coincidently the most heavily unionized parts of the economy.

…it’s as if he believed that the economy would turn around if only that wicked Tea Party and its minions would green-light his writing a ream of checks to allow for the hiring of more air traffic controllers, meter maids, DMV dolts, NFL players and UAW auto workers. We could turn the whole train ’round if only we’d produce more of those purple SEIU shirts, and hire on the winos, students with unemployable humanities degrees and Teamster thug to fill them.

…this guy’s lost, but he doesn’t need a compass…he needs a calendar…one that’ll show him that the Sixties ended 40 years ago…and that we lost money on that one, too….

Puritan1648 on August 8, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Oh my. This poll is baaaaaddd. And it’s from CNN

Yikes, obama!

Key West Reader on August 8, 2011 at 5:18 PM

I’m tryin’ to think but nothin’ happens!

NickelAndDime on August 8, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Just who was he talking too. He should have had looked directly into the camera without the side to side dance.

He doesn’t look straight into a camera to hide the fact his eyes spin in opposite directions.

David in ATL on August 8, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Viator on August 8, 2011 at 5:17 PM

i dont see anything fishy about that. guys like soros have the kind of money to take that sort of bet while hedging against losing. the downgrade was predicated on seriously dealing w/ the debt and plenty of people saw what was happening in washington and felt that neither side was willing to really and truly tackle the issue. w/ soros’ deep pockets he could afford the loss and if he hit, well, he hit big.

chasdal on August 8, 2011 at 5:21 PM

portlandon on August 8, 2011 at 5:12 PM

LOL!!!

Cindy Munford on August 8, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Obama’s trying to claim that if only the GOP would stop blocking his every move, he would slow the growth of government and get the economy moving.

Good luck with selling that spin, Mr. President.

hawksruleva on August 8, 2011 at 5:16 PM

…yeah, darn it! If only the Republicans and their evil peasant army would stop getting in his way, and allow him to impliment the solutions he had two years uninterrupted and uncritical opportunity to do, and did, we’d all be living in Shangri-La, with two cars in every pot and 72 virgins on call….

…what’s that quote, attributed to Einstein, about doing the same thing over and over and expecting the results to be different? I always forget the punchline….

Puritan1648 on August 8, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Key West Reader on August 8, 2011 at 5:18 PM

wow!! that first question jumps right out of the gate and sets a tone!! think it got any better today after that little statement??

chasdal on August 8, 2011 at 5:23 PM

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

You are still working from the assumption that the obamanation (and his fellow progressive minions) is following a plan to improve America. He is not. His actions are those of a person working in a deliberate fashion to change America and not for the better. He’s seeking to make a world where America is no better than any other Country in the World. He’s working to socialize a capitalist Country. He’s working to financially weaken America. He’s working to weaken our Constitutional protections. He’s working to make more and more Americans dependent upon Gov’t assistance. In the aggregate, his agenda is clear…

In short, he’s working to demean, demoralize and diminish America — both at home and abroad…

There is NOTHING progressive about socialism…These aren’t your Father’s dems

Gohawgs on August 8, 2011 at 5:23 PM

BillCarson on August 8, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Tuco.

Bishop on August 8, 2011 at 5:24 PM

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.

Revising the patent process, you forgot revising the patent process

E9RET on August 8, 2011 at 5:24 PM

“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.”

…then, stop spending like a teenager with a hot credit card….

…sort of sounds here like an alcoholic, drink in hand, who says that drunkeness isn’t the problem…he just needs to get a handle on swallowing…as he knocks down another shot….

…Obama is the King of De Nile…and Cleopatra is his queen….

Puritan1648 on August 8, 2011 at 5:25 PM

Yikes, obama!

Key West Reader on August 8, 2011 at 5:18 PM

64% disapprove of his handling of the economy and jobs.

There sure are a lot of racists out there.

Knucklehead on August 8, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Beaglemom on August 8, 2011 at 4:46 PM

…update to schedule:

1100PM EST (or after girls’ve gone to bed): Go to White House pool, freshly filled with newly printed $100 bills, courtesy of the Fed. Dive in like Scrooge McDuck.

“Problem? Who has a problem?”

Puritan1648 on August 8, 2011 at 5:29 PM

Thank you, President Jack Ass.

Maybe Mrs. Ass can come up with something?

Er, anything?

nico on August 8, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Don’t know what he said….the “I, Me, My” brandy game kicked in and I don’t remember anything after about five minutes or so….glad I don’t have to work for about nine more hours……

%^D (again)

Vntnrse on August 8, 2011 at 5:31 PM

64% disapprove of his handling of the economy and jobs.

There sure are a lot of racists out there.

Knucklehead on August 8, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Did you notice the Indies and the younguns? Good bye, obama, you little AAs…le

Key West Reader on August 8, 2011 at 5:34 PM

How do the two parts of this address fit together?
Haiku Guy on August 8, 2011 at 4:41 PM

They don’t. Confused? That is the whole idea.

antisocial on August 8, 2011 at 5:35 PM

It’s a good thing he was late. Otherwise, the market would have had time to drop by 750.

xblade on August 8, 2011 at 5:38 PM

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

UltimateBob on August 8, 2011 at 4:31 PM

…perhaps, but they both have the same MO…they both rely on the sin, selfishness and foolishness of their target audience to prevail…they rely on the doubts one has about sound principles, doubts which might allow one to profit by gaming the system….

…check Genesis 3…(paraphrased and simplified) “did God really say that if you ate that apple you’d die?”….

…yup…same MO…then again, Old Nick’s never called me a “terrorist”…so he’s ahead in points….

Puritan1648 on August 8, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Did you notice the Indies and the younguns? Good bye, obama, you little AAs…le

Key West Reader on August 8, 2011 at 5:34 PM

I can envision Him doing that flyover on Marine One over palls of smoke rising above Washington from the ongoing riots when the next president gets sworn in, and saying to his entourage and a big smile on his face, “Well, my work here is done!”

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 8, 2011 at 5:52 PM

Oh my. This poll is baaaaaddd. And it’s from CNN

Yikes, obama!

Key West Reader on August 8, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Look at the very last page of that poll, priorities for the nation broken out by people who are pro-Tea Party, neutral Tea Party, and anti-Tea Party. Since that last group are basically Obama/Pelosi/Reid and other hard left democrats, look at how marginalized they are versus voters in general or even the neutral types. It’s amazing. Obama and the dems are really misreading where voters are right now. They are waaaay, waaaay out on the fringe.

Rational Thought on August 8, 2011 at 5:52 PM

The WH just announced that the president will use a Chevy Volt for his tour in Iowa instead of a bus. He’s proving that he can cut spending and still meet the folks to discuss his laser like focus on jobs.

Kissmygrits on August 8, 2011 at 6:08 PM

malaise speech next? :-)…

jimver on August 8, 2011 at 6:11 PM

How much air time does this loser get?

Oh and thanks a friggin lot President Obama.

CW on August 8, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Barry Obama…..master bullshit artist.

GarandFan on August 8, 2011 at 6:21 PM

..master bullshit artist.

GarandFan on August 8, 2011 at 6:21 PM

No longer a master. He has been downgraded to a white belt. People are not buying his bs. See Gallup.

CW on August 8, 2011 at 6:24 PM

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

UltimateBob on August 8, 2011 at 4:31 PM

…perhaps, but they both have the same MO…they both rely on the sin, selfishness and foolishness of their target audience to prevail…they rely on the doubts one has about sound principles, doubts which might allow one to profit by gaming the system….

…check Genesis 3…(paraphrased and simplified) “did God really say that if you ate that apple you’d die?”….

…yup…same MO
Puritan1648 on August 8, 2011 at 5:38 PM

You left out the unmistakeable smell of sulphur.

Naturally Curly on August 8, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Since when does the government “ask” those who can afford it, to pay more? The government dose not ask, it takes under the threat of jail time.

AH_C on August 8, 2011 at 6:34 PM

I was so impressed by the fact that before I could even suck in my second breath at the beginning of the speech, he had already blamed the Republicans twice for all the nations problems.

He should resign.

Now!

Highplains on August 8, 2011 at 8:00 PM

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

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. (Samuel Johnson)

NORUK on August 8, 2011 at 8:21 PM

He was late because he was late reading the script his staff had loaded into the TOTUS . When he found he couldn’t deliver the usual good government words and pablum he needed time to turn the message into poo. Mission accomplished!

Mason on August 8, 2011 at 8:32 PM

S&P upgrades OHIO. Yes sir……..

http://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2011/07/16/sp-upgrades-ohio-rating-warns-us-debt.html

Thank you GOP Gov. Kasich!!!

CW on August 8, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Someone PLEASE tell me that this fumduck did NOT try to tie in the deaths of the SEALs? This has to be a sick joke.

Fighton03 on August 8, 2011 at 10:56 PM

The markets literally started to tank faster as he started to speak. It was frightening yet predictable.

Yakko77 on August 8, 2011 at 11:00 PM

How is your Obama 401(k) plan doing ?

J_Crater on August 8, 2011 at 11:07 PM

How is your Obama 401(k) plan doing ?

J_Crater on August 8, 2011 at 11:07 PM

I’m investing in precious metals….like lead.

Fighton03 on August 8, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Soros probably has taken a pounding the last few days, eh?

/snark

MarkT on August 8, 2011 at 11:26 PM

What a complete idiot, a total absolute idiot. Stuck somewhere in the 1970′s. In love with himself. Playing on the guilt of liberals all these years. Loser.

steveracer on August 9, 2011 at 12:25 AM

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

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. (Samuel Johnson)

NORUK on August 8, 2011 at 8:21 PM

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A+… and a gold star for your shirt collar.
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RalphyBoy on August 9, 2011 at 2:28 AM

Thank you, President Jack Ass.

Maybe Mrs. Ass can come up with something?

Er, anything?

nico on August 8, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Mrs. Ass? No need for formalities. Just call her “Lard”.

Extrafishy on August 9, 2011 at 5:39 AM

Knucklehead on August 8, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Ooops. I got the wrong link. (I heard on FNC today that he had panned it, and Googled for a link to support the story. Haste…waste.)

petefrt on August 9, 2011 at 7:59 AM

“I don’t care what credit ratings agencies say,” Obama said.

Obviously, champ.

fossten on August 9, 2011 at 8:53 AM

This man and his party are mentally bankrupt.
They have NO new ideas, just the same old song, “Tax the rich and spend, spend, spend”. When our plans don’t work we’ll blame everyone else.

mmcnamer1 on August 9, 2011 at 11:29 AM

The reason the “O” didn’t have anything to say was it wasn’t written on the teleprompter yet.

mixplix on August 9, 2011 at 2:30 PM

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