Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:05 am on March 26, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Jim Pethokoukis summed up “the entire Obama presidency, in one anecdote” taken from a new book called The Escape Artists: How Obama’s Team Fumbled the Recovery.  The anecdote shows how Barack Obama insisted that the failure of his Keynesian stimulus plan had to be in the numbers rather than in reality:

Week after week, [White House economic adviser Christina] Romer would march in with an estimate of the jobs all the investments in clean energy would produce; week after week, Obama would send her back to check the numbers. “I don’t get it,” he’d say. “We make these large-scale investments in infrastructure. What do you mean, there are no jobs?” But the numbers rarely budged.

Well, that doesn’t actually sum up the Obama presidency.  After all, anyone can make the mistake of believing Keynesianism will work until they’ve tried it for themselves in the real world the first time.  It’s when he showed up to the Boulder City, Nevada site of Sempra and insisted that the $54 million in Sempra’s Copper Mountain Solar Project created hundreds of jobs for local workers that it tipped over into an OOTD:

In fact, as I was talking to the folks from Sempra, they were explaining that this location is almost optimal for solar power generation, not only because it’s flat, transmission lines were already here, the sun is traveling and there’s no haze and it’s absolutely clear.  And so this is an extraordinary opportunity for the community.  And when a business showed up with plans to build a new solar plant, hundreds of local workers got jobs because of it.  Thousands of families are now powering their homes with a cleaner, renewable source of energy.

And this is not just happening here in Boulder City — it’s happening in cities and towns all across America.  According to experts, we’ve now got more than 5,600 solar companies nationwide, and many of them are small businesses.  There are solar companies in every single state in the Union.  And today, we’re producing enough solar energy to power 730,000 American homes.  And because of the investments we’ve made as a nation, the use of renewable energies has actually doubled.

The $54 million created 300 part-time jobs.  That would be a cost of $180,000 per job, by the way, which wouldn’t be worth it even if those jobs were still around.  However, they were just the construction jobs that ended when the facility was completed.  How many full-time permanent jobs did the $54 million create at the Copper Mountain Solar Project?  Five. Not five hundred, but just five full-time jobs for operating the Sempra plant:

President Obama will tout investments in “renewable” energy Wednesday at the local Copper Mountain Solar 1 plant, although the plant has only five full-time employees.

The plant, owned by San Diego-based energy company Sempra, was built in late 2010 at a cost of $141 million. Funding included $42 million in federal-government tax credits and $12 million in tax-rebate commitments from the state of Nevada.

Construction of the plant involved over 300 part-time jobs, but currently only five full-time employees operate the plant, a Sempra spokeswoman confirmed. That comes out to $10.8 million in tax-dollar subsidies per employee.

Maybe the President should check those numbers.

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KOOLAID2

angrymike on March 26, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Bishop

angrymike on March 26, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Predator

angrymike on March 26, 2012 at 8:08 AM

“I don’t get it,”

that’s all you need to know…

cmsinaz on March 26, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Somebody stop me

angrymike on March 26, 2012 at 8:09 AM

He’s too stupid to know and if he was told he simply wouldn’t care.

CorporatePiggy on March 26, 2012 at 8:09 AM

The old ‘They Don’t Want to Hear It’ thinghy.

TimBuk3 on March 26, 2012 at 8:10 AM

In an alternative universe, there’s a bearded President Obama who’s a good, wise leader, and he’s making America a better country. If only I knew how to get there from here.

Gladtobehere on March 26, 2012 at 8:11 AM

as long as Obummer gets his press conference and the lapdog media do not report the truth, who cares if it is $10,800,000.00 per job created! (or saved)

SDarchitect on March 26, 2012 at 8:11 AM

” the sun is traveling ” — what does that mean?

KS Rex on March 26, 2012 at 8:13 AM

What do you mean, there are no jobs?

This is what happens when reality clashes with what a man thinks that he knows. Despite his good intentions, despite his worldview, and despite his assumptions, reality gets a vote on everything. If the truth is that spending oodles on solar boondoggles isn’t going to create any sustainable jobs, then that is the truth. It’s not like we didn’t see this coming, did we? Did Mr. O heed any warnings?

don’t worry, you don’t have to answer that….the answer is in the numbers for that one.

ted c on March 26, 2012 at 8:13 AM

But his intentions were good. Judge that, not the result.

swinia sutki on March 26, 2012 at 8:14 AM

I don’t get it,” he’d say. “We make these large-scale investments in infrastructure. What do you mean, there are no jobs?”

There. Right there.

antisocial on March 26, 2012 at 8:14 AM

In an alternative universe, there’s a bearded President Obama who’s a good, wise leader, and he’s making America a better country. If only I knew how to get there from here.

Gladtobehere on March 26, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Nah, even in the alternative universe..Obama would be a SCOAMF.

HumpBot Salvation on March 26, 2012 at 8:15 AM

“I don’t get it,” he’d say. “We make these large-scale investments in infrastructure. What do you mean, there are no jobs?”

So it might have been a mistake to elect a South Side Chicago community agitator to the highest office in the land? Huh.

visions on March 26, 2012 at 8:16 AM

The real problem with this administration is there’s no” Adult in the room “

angrymike on March 26, 2012 at 8:16 AM

That is because he has been told he is the smartest man in the world and has never been able to admit he is wrong about anything.

Grunt on March 26, 2012 at 8:16 AM

” the sun is traveling ” — what does that mean?

KS Rex on March 26, 2012 at 8:13 AM

What the POTUS said. Everyone knows the Sun is traveling around the earth. Did you miss your classes in school? You definitely need reeducation.
/

antisocial on March 26, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Was there not one adviser that stood up and said, “Mr. President, after we build this thing, it is only going to require 5 swingin’ Richards to keep this place up and running–we won’t need any more than that, thus, this could become a political liability.”

I guess, its hard to articulate that when your tongue is preoccupied.

ted c on March 26, 2012 at 8:18 AM

Obama is no Houdini…

Well….maybe I will re-think that…

Electrongod on March 26, 2012 at 8:18 AM

Good intentions, marred by reality…the foundation for liberalism…

hillsoftx on March 26, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Obama as Icarus.

He flew too close to Solyndra, then LightSquared and the wax on his wings melted, and he came crashing back to earth.

Same same on this Sempra deal.

Greek tragedy part I II III

ted c on March 26, 2012 at 8:20 AM

” the sun is traveling ” — what does that mean?

KS Rex on March 26, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Obama was stuck in March Madness and noticed that the Sun did not dribble in Nevada?

Peri Winkle on March 26, 2012 at 8:21 AM

” the sun is traveling ” — what does that mean?

KS Rex on March 26, 2012 at 8:13 AM

You caught that too, huh? My gosh, what a moron we have in the White House.

DuctTapeMyBrain on March 26, 2012 at 8:22 AM

No wonder Obama won’t allow anyone to access his academic records.

Lourdes on March 26, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Greek tragedy part I II III

ted c on March 26, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Yup.
It would be quite a comedy if it was fictional.

itsnotaboutme on March 26, 2012 at 8:24 AM

Harvard Law, where an SAT score of 810 combined and an undergraduate GPA of 2.1 means you’ll be a Magna cum Laude graduate.

Lourdes on March 26, 2012 at 8:25 AM

“But….this economic plan always worked in the study hall at Harvard, you know, over a nice coffee and some scones.”

Bishop on March 26, 2012 at 8:25 AM

What the POTUS said. Everyone knows the Sun is traveling around the earth. Did you miss your classes in school? You definitely need reeducation.
/

antisocial on March 26, 2012 at 8:17 AM

“If some of these folks were around when Columbus set sail, they must have been founding members of the Flat Earth Society,” he joked.

Karma sucks and sucks bad, doesn’t it Mr. President?

Bishop on March 26, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Liberals always blame not enough spending.

wildcat72 on March 26, 2012 at 8:30 AM

” the sun is traveling ” — what does that mean?

Don’t you know? Apollo, the sun god, travels around the Earth in is chariot, bringing daylight to us mere mortals.

My God, if Bush had said this the MSM would be braying like a pack of rabid dogs saying he was a member of the Flat Earth Society.

crazy_legs on March 26, 2012 at 8:31 AM

Obama maintains he has an undergraduate degree in “Political Science” from Columbia…

http://www.nysun.com/new-york/obamas-years-at-columbia-are-a-mystery/85015/

…which would have involved him completing with a passing grade two years of Calculus on the university level and two years of another (or, “foreign”) language (other than English, in other words).

Maybe Obama just marked “present” on his exams…

Lourdes on March 26, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Harvard Law, where an SAT score of 810 combined and an undergraduate GPA of 2.1 means you’ll be a Magna cum Laude graduate.

Lourdes on March 26, 2012 at 8:25 AM

I doubt Barry Hussein Soetoro’s grades were even that good.

They are hiding that part of his life very well. Probably because he got in as a foreign student and got aid under that class.

Do we even know WHERE Barry graduated high school? Or IF?

What is sad about the Barry Soetoros of the world getting free rides and coddling at Columbia and Harvard is that in this respect it IS a zero sum game: some DESERVING student didn’t…

wildcat72 on March 26, 2012 at 8:32 AM

” the sun is traveling ” — what does that mean?

My reaction, exactly. Obama’s got a peculiar way with being exceptionally non-literate.

Lourdes on March 26, 2012 at 8:33 AM

What is sad about the Barry Soetoros of the world getting free rides and coddling at Columbia and Harvard is that in this respect it IS a zero sum game: some DESERVING student didn’t…

wildcat72 on March 26, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Yes, I agree. For every Affirmative Action admission, a qualified applicant goes forgotten.

Lourdes on March 26, 2012 at 8:34 AM

And today, we’re producing enough solar energy to power 730,000 American homes

What is powering the rest?

docflash on March 26, 2012 at 8:35 AM

What the POTUS said. Everyone knows the Sun is traveling around the earth. Did you miss your classes in school? You definitely need reeducation.
/

antisocial on March 26, 2012 at 8:17 AM

*sigh*

Your ignorance is showing. The earth spins. The earth follows an orbit around the sun. And while the sun does travel through the galaxy and universe, it does NOT go around the earth.

That’s the basic problem with Libbies..they believe they are the center of the universe and everything revolves around them.

That, and of course the fact that they believe they can never, ever, be wrong on something they make up because they “feel” it is so.

ProfShadow on March 26, 2012 at 8:35 AM

If Obama were a Republican President, he would be beat over the head daily with those numbers, by the press.

Of course, if he were a Repbublican, he wouldn’t be a worthless idiot.

NoDonkey on March 26, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Obama thought that funneling billions to his union supporters and donors would make the energy crises groovy.

Lourdes on March 26, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Obama as Icarus.

He flew too close to Solyndra, then LightSquared and the wax on his wings melted, and he came crashing back to earth.

Same same on this Sempra deal.

Greek tragedy part I II III

ted c on March 26, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Too bad he is so full of hot air that he just floated like a balloon instead of sinking like a rock…

Let’s hope we see that sinking in November.

ProfShadow on March 26, 2012 at 8:37 AM

How many full-time permanent jobs did the $54 million create at the Copper Mountain Solar Project? Five. Not five hundred, but just five full-time jobs for operating the Sempra plant:

$10 mil per job isn’t so bad. In fact it would only take $50 trillion to put 5 million out of work Americans back on the job, and if you tax the rich and keep the SCOTUS from quashing ObamaCare, it can happen.

You wing dings need to learn simple math.

Bishop on March 26, 2012 at 8:40 AM

*sigh*

Your ignorance is showing. The earth spins. The earth follows an orbit around the sun. And while the sun does travel through the galaxy and universe, it does NOT go around the earth.

That’s the basic problem with Libbies..they believe they are the center of the universe and everything revolves around them.

That, and of course the fact that they believe they can never, ever, be wrong on something they make up because they “feel” it is so.

ProfShadow on March 26, 2012 at 8:35 AM

The moon orbits the Earth
The Earth orbits the Sun
The Sun orbits the Milky Way Galaxy
The Milky Way Galaxy orbits within the Local Group of galaxies…

And to Obama, it all worships “Him”. :)

wildcat72 on March 26, 2012 at 8:40 AM

I

n an alternative universe, there’s a bearded President Obama who’s a good, wise leader, and he’s making America a better country. If only I knew how to get there from here.
Gladtobehere on March 26, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Nah, even in the alternative universe..Obama would be a SCOAMF.

HumpBot Salvation on March 26, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Humpbot, are you trying to tell me we already have the “good Obama”?

Gladtobehere on March 26, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Humpbot, are you trying to tell me we already have the “good Obama”?

Gladtobehere on March 26, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Obama would still be an idiot in the Mirror Star Trek Universe (the one with the cool looking Spock in it).

wildcat72 on March 26, 2012 at 8:42 AM

The eventual nominee would be insane not to demand Obama’s college grades published. It is a winning move on so many levels. Obviously, the bozo is an affirmative-action dummy, and his refusal to disclose to disclose the grades will paint a big red exclamation mark over the fact. And if it turns out he was a foreign student – which is kinda likely, to me – we win the election without spending a cent on it.

Archivarix on March 26, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Week after week, [White House economic adviser Christina] Romer would march in with an estimate of the jobs all the investments in clean energy would produce; week after week, Obama would send her back to check the numbers.

Cristina Romer, bless her heart, was always a source of entertainment. She truly was shocked when the academic socialism she’s been teaching for years didn’t work in real life.

Happy Nomad on March 26, 2012 at 8:43 AM

In an alternative universe, there’s a bearded President Obama who’s a good, wise leader, and he’s making America a better country. If only I knew how to get there from here.

Gladtobehere on March 26, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Actually, in that alternate universe, that leader is an A-4 pilot who didn’t catch a golden SAM to subsequently spend years in the Hanoi Hilton and who didn’t subsequently become known as McAmnesty.

Steve Eggleston on March 26, 2012 at 8:44 AM

The Dutch have done a splendid job of defining Obama’s insanity.

Joan of Argghh on March 26, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Nah, even in the alternative universe..Obama would be a SCOAMF.

HumpBot Salvation on March 26, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Humpbot, are you trying to tell me we already have the “good Obama”?

Gladtobehere on March 26, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Some things are constants, even spread across alternate universes. Usually, they’re the evil things.

Steve Eggleston on March 26, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Obama would still be an idiot in the Mirror Star Trek Universe (the one with the cool looking Spock in it).

wildcat72 on March 26, 2012 at 8:42 AM

FTW!

Steve Eggleston on March 26, 2012 at 8:47 AM

The eventual nominee would be insane not to demand Obama’s college grades published. It is a winning move on so many levels. Obviously, the bozo is an affirmative-action dummy, and his refusal to disclose to disclose the grades will paint a big red exclamation mark over the fact. And if it turns out he was a foreign student – which is kinda likely, to me – we win the election without spending a cent on it.

Archivarix on March 26, 2012 at 8:42 AM

I agree. Romney (it still irks me but he IS unfortunately going to win it) should put out ALL his grades and academic transcripts and demand that Hussein do the same thing.

The only thing that will come out of Camp Soetoro would be whelps of “RAAAAAACIST!”, whimpers and clicking noises. It would make him look worse than revealing that he was a D- affirmative action graduate by refusing.

wildcat72 on March 26, 2012 at 8:55 AM

KOOLAID2

angrymike on March 26, 2012 at 8:07 AM

L O L !
Luckily, I didn’t get coffee yet!

KOOLAID2 on March 26, 2012 at 9:00 AM

The Dutch have done a splendid job of defining Obama’s insanity.

Joan of Argghh on March 26, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Excellent video report from Denmark, just excellent…about our awful national problem.

Lourdes on March 26, 2012 at 9:05 AM

KOOLAID2
that was in tribute to you for yesterday’s, what six straight? Lmao.

angrymike on March 26, 2012 at 9:05 AM

” the sun is traveling ” — what does that mean?

KS Rex on March 26, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Pure poetry from America’s best orator /s

onlineanalyst on March 26, 2012 at 9:06 AM

KOOLAID2
Oh and how is the kitty?

angrymike on March 26, 2012 at 9:07 AM

“I don’t get it,” he’d say. “We make these large-scale investments in infrastructure. What do you mean, there are no jobs?”

Øbama’s been looking at his profit and earning ratios again.

Too bad they didn’t teach him a little economics or business in community organizing school.

petefrt on March 26, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Someone needs to make another Downfall parody…

“Mein Führer, zere is kein werk in grüne Energie.”

Odysseus on March 26, 2012 at 9:09 AM

” the sun is traveling ” — what does that mean?

KS Rex on March 26, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Barry knows what he be talking about. The sun was in Salt Lake City before he got to Boulder City and it was in Culver City after he left Boulder City. What more proof do you nonbelievers need?

Yoop on March 26, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Let us not forget that the same is true for the feckless wind industry,too.

Tigerbythetail on March 26, 2012 at 9:23 AM

If only we had a media that was open and honest you know the forth estate instead we have a complicit and coniving one known as the fifth column.

Somewhere great men of the past weep openly. Think Walter Kronkite, David Brinkley, John Chancellor, Chet Huntley & Edward R Morrow.

Sad days we are living in.

D-fusit on March 26, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Liberals always blame not enough spending.

wildcat72 on March 26, 2012 at 8:30 AM

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THIS!
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I’m sure there has got to be a realization, soon, among a majority of the voters that things will never get better under Ø and the Rats (good name for a gang and a song to the tune of “Benny and the Jets.”) Carter only lasted four years and we didn’t have the internet, blogs, and the 24/7 news cycle back then. I hate to put it this way but I don’t know of any other way to say it but when the economic pain for most people becomes almost unbearable, we will vote the liberals out.

ExpressoBold on March 26, 2012 at 9:36 AM

That article in the Hotair headlines on the failure of colleges to teach critical thinking?

Obama is exhibit A.

talkingpoints on March 26, 2012 at 9:36 AM

If Obama were a Republican President, he would be beat over the head daily with those numbers, by the press.

Of course, if he were a Repbublican, he wouldn’t be a worthless idiot.

NoDonkey on March 26, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Well, I can’t see him as a Republican, but I still think he’d be a worthless idiot.

The media can serve as exhibit B for colleges’ failure to teach critical thinking. All the students need to do to get through is parrot the liberal ideology of the teachers-no thinking required.

talkingpoints on March 26, 2012 at 9:40 AM

And today, we’re producing enough solar energy to power 730,000 American homes…

Hey Barry, there’s this thing called “night”. Last’s for 8 to 12 hours each day, depending on the season. No solar energy is available during this time. How do you propose to power those homes at night? Windmills? What if there’s no wind?

Ever argue with a liberal about this? Mention baseline power and watch their eyes glaze over. They just don’t get it.

italianguy626 on March 26, 2012 at 10:13 AM

President Obama will tout investments in “renewable” energy Wednesday at the local Copper Mountain Solar 1 plant, although the plant has only five full-time employees.

Renewable energy? What a crock. It doesn’t exist. Might as well support faeries and elves. Energy can be neither created nor destroyed only changed. Any money invested in renewable energy is wasted and should be spent on beer and pretzels.

Oldnuke on March 26, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Maybe the President should check those numbers.

The only numbers with which Obama is familiar are the numbers the local kids ran for Obama’s cronies in South Chicago back in the day, I reckon.

coldwarrior on March 26, 2012 at 10:53 AM

” the sun is traveling ” — what does that mean?

It means that unlike all those stupid “flat earth” folks Obama knows that the sun rotates around the earth.

UnrepentantCurmudgeon on March 26, 2012 at 11:03 AM

talkingpoints on March 26, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Sad, but quite true. Clarence Page, the author of that piece, graduated from my old college as I was entering my freshman year. He was legend around Berkeley on the Backwoods as an insightful journalist back when colleges actually produced journalists who not only knew their craft but had academic achievements in other areas as well.

I returned to college after retirement a number of years ago and found that most students could barely remember facts, few read anything not specifically assigned (and available on the internet) prior to a quiz or test, and critical thinking, other than their being critical about how hard the professors were, was nonexistent.

Dr. Vedder, who Page mentions in the article was one tough econ professor. Wish there were more of his kind around today.

Maybe Team Obama could learn a few things.

Then again, since they behave as if they already know everything, probably not.

coldwarrior on March 26, 2012 at 11:04 AM

The Dutch have done a splendid job of defining Obama’s insanity.

Joan of Argghh on March 26, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Thanks for the link. Even the Danes are smarter than 40%+ Americans who are too dumb to see Obama for the empty suit affirmative action president he is.

jqc1970 on March 26, 2012 at 11:27 AM

” the sun is traveling ” — what does that mean?

It means that Moochelle is wearing that yellow-orange dress again.

askwhatif on March 26, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Good intentions, marred by reality…the foundation for liberalism…

hillsoftx on March 26, 2012 at 8:20 AM

…AND the pavement of Hell!

landlines on March 26, 2012 at 11:38 AM

I love how the leftie trolls defend their oaf in chief on the OotD.

Schadenfreude on March 26, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Romney (it still irks me but he IS unfortunately going to win it) should put out ALL his grades and academic transcripts and demand that Hussein do the same thing.

wildcat72 on March 26, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Of course OHussein would release his records. There is always Photoshop!/

askwhatif on March 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM

“But, but, but….it worked for FDR”.

No, Keynesianism never works, particularly failed during the 1930-1940′s.

http://publicsquare.net/why-the-new-deal-failed

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/FDR-s-Policies-Prolonged-
Depression-5409.aspx

dthorny on March 26, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Obowma, once again, punching above his weight?

dthorny on March 26, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Obama has his worldview all worked out, and he’s not going to let any inconvenient facts get in the way of that.

RebeccaH on March 26, 2012 at 12:06 PM

” the sun is traveling ” — what does that mean?
KS Rex on March 26, 2012 at 8:13 AM

He’s certainly not heliocentric, probably a flat earthed as well. You know, that old projection thingy.

AH_C on March 26, 2012 at 12:08 PM

$10 mil per job isn’t so bad. In fact it would only take $50 trillion to put 5 million out of work Americans back on the job, and if you tax the rich and keep the SCOTUS from quashing ObamaCare, it can happen.

You wing dings need to learn simple math.

Bishop on March 26, 2012 at 8:40 AM

If Obowma confiscated ALL of the wealth of the top 1%, he would have to confiscate $550 billion dollars of our money, only 1.5 trillion shy just to pay for Obowmacare, as of today….sigh.
This liberal math is tough.

On another note, check out “the terrible economy” of the GW Bush years:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a3/Graphic.png

Odd, I thought the economy sucked back during the Bush years? What caused a drop in net income in 2008? Hmm……

Barack Hussein Obowma
mmmmmmm, mmmmmmmm, mmmmmmmm and a democrat congress.

dthorny on March 26, 2012 at 12:14 PM

I am so sick of this guy. He’s like a store sales person or a used car dealer that follows you around, buggin the hell out of you until you leave in disqust. The non stop pushing of this crap isn’t even part of his dam job. But there he is, day in and day out, pushing a product nobody wants like he’s getting paid on commission. Come to think of it, he probably is.
Just go away punk and join up with the other street hustlers cause that’s all you are. A grifter.

scookam on March 26, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Too bad he is so full of hot air that he just floated like a lead balloon instead of … sinking like a rock…

Let’s hope we see that sinking in November.

ProfShadow on March 26, 2012 at 8:37 AM

AH_C on March 26, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Joan of Argghh

Long time no see.

AH_C on March 26, 2012 at 12:22 PM

On another note, check out “the terrible economy” of the GW Bush years:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a3/Graphic.png

Odd, I thought the economy sucked back during the Bush years? What caused a drop in net income in 2008? Hmm……

Barack Hussein Obowma
mmmmmmm, mmmmmmmm, mmmmmmmm and a democrat congress.

dthorny on March 26, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Are we even back up to 2006 levels? maybe but I bet barely.

Also noteworthy, not a single libtard has sprung to his defense in this thread. The truth must hurt like a hangover.

AH_C on March 26, 2012 at 12:25 PM

” the sun is traveling ” — what does that mean?

KS Rex on March 26, 2012 at 8:13 AM

The Sun revolves around the Earth, of course.

It didn’t use to be that way, but now that lil barry is the center of the universe…well…you know……

Solaratov on March 26, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Basic arithmetic, particularly division, is racist.

jukin3 on March 26, 2012 at 1:11 PM

The real problem with this administration is there’s no” Adult in the room “

angrymike on March 26, 2012 at 8:16 AM

Unless Reggie comes back over to “play”.

Nutstuyu on March 26, 2012 at 2:39 PM

” the sun is traveling ” — what does that mean?

KS Rex on March 26, 2012 at 8:13 AM

I wonder. Does the sun get sexually molested by TSA when it travels? Seems it could do a bit of damage if allowed to get on the plane.

Nutstuyu on March 26, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Face-Palm. This guy’s clueless idiocy is REALLY wearing me down. He’s so desperate for a win that he’ll either lie or exaggerate anything!

I’m reminded a month or so back when he brought some guy up from North Carolina to his ‘Jobs Summit’ at the White House. He bragged that this guy had started up a furniture factory in Charlotte, NC and had employed 100 people. 100 people. Huzzah! Oh Happy Days! My local McDonalds employs 100 people! One McDonalds! And yet this is what the Clueless Wonder considers a big win. We’re so screwed. And to make matters worse, there’s a good chance that the Clueless Wonder will be re-elected because he lies and exaggerates and a willing media fawns!!

PorchDawg on March 26, 2012 at 4:20 PM

I always love reading the humor involved in response to the OOTD. But it is getting hard to laugh. That Sempra plant story is just outrageous, and there is nothing funny about the waste of our hard earned dollars. Righteous indignation, indeed!

jazzuscounty on March 26, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Obowma’s EPA money grab example #6,352,982;

At a natural gas power plant in Southern California, an Air Quality Management District monitor fresh from college, said the AQMD will be fine them $10 million dollars per year for CO2 emissions aka plant food, based on an arbitrary volume of emissions and fine schedule.

When asked why the fine, the AQMD monitor said they were an oil company and they could afford the fine. A plant operator mentioned that could potentially shut down the plant, result in several jobs lost, including one AQMD monitors job and millions in revenue lost to the state and city. The AQMD monitor looked glazy eyed, as if dreaming of Obowma on the beach in Hawaii, pecs glistening in the sun and not able to comprehend what the operator said.

The plant operator said to remember a key phrase that the AQMD monitor should remember forever – “Would like fries or an apple pie with that”? as that will be his career with that type of mentality.

California has a $50 billion dollar deficit? Can’t imagine why?

dthorny on March 26, 2012 at 7:37 PM