Video: Promises, promises

posted at 6:05 pm on August 24, 2011 by Tina Korbe

Via Greg Hengler at our sister site, Townhall.com. As he put it, it was almost too easy to correlate the unemployment rate with three years’ worth of broken promises. As the nation waits with bated breath (not really!) for the president’s September jobs speech, it’s helpful to steel ourselves in advance of the hopeful feelings he’ll arouse and remember … We’ve heard it all before. You know what would really be a change of pace? An actual plan — you know, a plan on paper.

But before I get carried away and am too hard on the president (It is an awful lot to ask him to work with the legislature to write his ideas down, I know!), a pause for pity: As Guy Benson relates, the guy has had a horrible, terrible, no good, very bad week — at least where the economy is concerned.


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FUBO!!!

ladyingray on August 24, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Empty suit, empty promises…

Khun Joe on August 24, 2011 at 6:09 PM

Words, just words

ConservativePartyNow on August 24, 2011 at 6:10 PM

The only changes I see, is America is far worse off than she was a few years ago, and more gray hair and wrinkles on Obama.

And, if I may add, it wouldn’t surprise me a d@mn bit to find out it’s all make up. Give the appearance he’s working hard, so the American people buy it.

capejasmine on August 24, 2011 at 6:12 PM

But Lady Michelle is enjoying her 42 days of vacation this year at a cost of $10 Million!!! (pinky in mouth like Dr. Evil)
So, at least that should ease his hard week, eh?
After all, if Momma ain’t happy, nobody is happy.

carbon_footprint on August 24, 2011 at 6:12 PM

This makes the Jon Tumilson thread even more sad…

Seven Percent Solution on August 24, 2011 at 6:12 PM

You’d think they would be saying “Thank you”.

Fallon on August 24, 2011 at 6:12 PM

He’s waiting to get his plan from the Apollo Alliance.

These multi-thousand page plans take time to write, you know?

ajacksonian on August 24, 2011 at 6:13 PM

Oh, that is $10 Million clams paid by you and I.

carbon_footprint on August 24, 2011 at 6:13 PM

Why didn’t you know we “horribly sandbagged him”?

Limerick on August 24, 2011 at 6:16 PM

Well his “specific plan” has already been downgraded in just a few days by his advisers to “an outline”. Give it another week and it will be ‘random thoughts’. Once SPEECH DAY comes it will be “A VISION!” Or dare I say it “I have a DREAM!”

GarandFan on August 24, 2011 at 6:17 PM

The worst president EVAH!

csdeven on August 24, 2011 at 6:19 PM

Using Barry’s own words against him is racist. In 2011 dissent is not patriotic – it’s racist.

BHO Jonestown on August 24, 2011 at 6:21 PM

That made me laugh – because it is almost too easy. It also should be a reminder to all that politicians (of all stripes) will lie endlessly for getting elected, but very few are able to get things done when push comes to shove, and public opinion moves against you. All in all, a very useful thing to keep in mind during the primary season.

peter_griffin on August 24, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Your Charlatan-in-Chief….

jcrue on August 24, 2011 at 6:25 PM

Once SPEECH DAY comes it will be “A VISION!” Or dare I say it “I have a DREAM!”

GarandFan on August 24, 2011 at 6:17 PM

Barry’s too lazy even for that. He doesn’t have a dream of his own; he just recycles the socialist dreams of his Kenyan daddy. And who wouldn’t want to emulate the sleazy bigamist and chronic drunk who knocked up your teenage mommy?

AZCoyote on August 24, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Empty suit, empty promises…

You forgot, empty head…

Kuffar on August 24, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Is this a continuation of the jackass thread?

txag92 on August 24, 2011 at 6:30 PM

“An actual plan — you know, a plan on paper.”

Well, he did promise a “very specific plan”, though he never said it would be on paper.

But even that’s been walked back to “outline a short term plan” and on to “outline of some ideas”.

Barry’s modus operandi is hasn’t changed one whit. I doubt it’s going to be even worth having a record of what he says.

Dusty on August 24, 2011 at 6:33 PM

“I promise to wear shorts next time so my mom jeans won’t get caught in the spokes”

-B Obama

Ditkaca on August 24, 2011 at 6:34 PM

What’s the song in the background, really good, better than Obama speaking..

PeaB0dy on August 24, 2011 at 6:34 PM

[GarandFan on August 24, 2011 at 6:17 PM]

Ahh, ya beat me to it.

Dusty on August 24, 2011 at 6:35 PM

The end of that video proves that there are still plenty of stupid people that believe in Zero

Kini on August 24, 2011 at 6:36 PM

What’s the song in the background, really good, better than Obama speaking..

PeaB0dy on August 24, 2011 at 6:34 PM

I think it’s Naked Eyes Promises, Promises.

Fallon on August 24, 2011 at 6:40 PM

The end of that video proves that there are still plenty of stupid people that believe in Zero

Kini on August 24, 2011 at 6:36 PM

Hell, that was almost the best part. If he had just fainted it would have been perfect.

a capella on August 24, 2011 at 6:40 PM

At the 2:00 mark, he says 700,000 new jobs building green batteries.

I think it was less than a hundred. Not a hundred thousand, a hundred.

faraway on August 24, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Let’s see now, first he said he would tell us his plan, then it went to an outline, now it’s supposed to be a few points. Yeah, that’s the ticket….

sicoit on August 24, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Two comments re: the end of the video where he tees off:

First, I nearly retched when the woman swoons over his shot saying “Oh, my God that is so cool!”…

Second, I never noticed his swing before – he’s even a lefty on the course.

RDuke on August 24, 2011 at 7:12 PM

He’s Barack Obama

Speakup on August 24, 2011 at 7:15 PM

The SCOAMF we’ve all been waiting for.

Is that right????

BigWyo on August 24, 2011 at 7:34 PM

But before I get carried away and am too hard on the president (It is an awful lot to ask him to work with the legislature to write his ideas down, I know!), a pause for pity: As Guy Benson relates, the guy has had a horrible, terrible, no good, very bad week — at least where the economy is concerned.

He can go to Hell anyway.

Schadenfreude on August 24, 2011 at 7:34 PM

And to add insult to injury, there’s this. But hey, at least Democrats are still raking in huge piles of campaign cash from major donors.

Dummies abound.

It w/b risible to parallel the state of the country with his highnesses at Martha’s Vineyard, were it not so sickening for the country.

May they implode, both of them and may the live lobsters grab them.

Schadenfreude on August 24, 2011 at 7:38 PM

And to think that people put Nancy Reagan down for consulting an astrologer. This guy’s a LOT worse than random chance.

Myno on August 24, 2011 at 7:39 PM

PERFECT TUNE

you can’t beat naked eyes….

cmsinaz on August 24, 2011 at 7:39 PM

Fallon on August 24, 2011 at 6:40 PM

you would be correct…

cmsinaz on August 24, 2011 at 7:40 PM

Obama’s not the hero he dreamed he’d be, no wonder he longs to let it all go.

Speakup on August 24, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Even the seas would stop rising, remember?

And here comes Irene….

PersonFromPorlock on August 24, 2011 at 8:23 PM

Well, it looks like we’ll have to wait a little longer for the new jobs plan:

White House confirms Obama will not unveil jobs plan in Detroit

suburbanite on August 24, 2011 at 8:24 PM

His jobs plan for the Black Community will be uncorked as his long promised CIVILIAN NATIONAL SECURITY FORCE.

Be patient Maxine. He has a plan.

Just imagine THUG UTES on the corners with assault weapons to ensure “order”.

PappyD61 on August 24, 2011 at 8:37 PM

He’s really having a lousy week. Hurricane Irene is coming for him.

ex Dem from Miami on August 24, 2011 at 8:53 PM

What a horrible swing. Comes over the top and flips the club. He needs to visit youtube.

fossten on August 24, 2011 at 9:15 PM

White House confirms Obama will not unveil jobs plan in Detroit stop

suburbanite on August 24, 2011 at 8:25 PM

Odd. Wouldn’t that have been the perfect place to do so?

SKYFOX on August 25, 2011 at 7:50 AM