Gamechanger: Obama rocks America with speech everyone’s heard 50 times before; Update: Panned by … MSNBC?

posted at 4:41 pm on June 14, 2012 by Allahpundit

It took 54 agonizing minutes, the only silver lining of which is that the RNC will have plenty of material for the inevitable “you’ve heard this all before” ad tomorrow.

You’ve heard this all before:

Yes, there have been fierce arguments throughout our history between both parties about the exact size and role of government, some honest disagreements. But in the decades after World War II there was a general consensus that the market couldn’t solve all of our problems on its own; that we needed certain investments to give hard-working Americans skills they needed to get a good job and entrepreneurs the platforms they needed to create good jobs; and we needed consumer protections that made American products safe and American markets sound.

OBAMA: In the last century, this consensus, this shared vision led to the strongest economic growth and the largest middle class that the world has ever known. It led to a shared prosperity.

It is this vision that has guided all my economic policies during my first term as president, whether in the design of a health care law that relies on private insurance or an approach to Wall Street reform that encourages financial innovation, but guards against reckless risk-taking.

It’s this vision that Democrats and Republicans used to share, that Mr. Romney and the current Republican Congress have rejected in favor of a no-holds-barred government-is-the-enemy market-is-everything approach.

Follow the last link for more on how Republicans have chosen to abandon our American family by embracing a draconian small-government ethos that led them to nominate, uh, George W. Bush and Mitt Romney. If you watched his dreary budget speech in April or any of his thousand speeches on the Buffett Rule that’s predictably gone nowhere legislatively (and wasn’t designed to do otherwise), then your bases are mostly covered. This is worth flagging, though:

Now, these challenges are not new. We’ve been wrestling with these issues for a long time. The problems we’re facing right now have been more than a decade in the making.

And what is holding us back is not a lack of big ideas. It isn’t a matter of finding the right technical solution. Both parties have laid out their policies on the table for all to see.

What’s holding us back is a stalemate in Washington between two fundamentally different views of which direction America should take. And this election is your chance to break that stalemate.

As BuzzFeed reminds us, the only way the stalemate’s going to be broken is if Democrats take back the House, and pretty much no one thinks Democrats are going to take back the House. So this is his new pitch, per the “clash of competing visions” theme: It’s not enough to re-elect The One, we need to give him a mandate — and a blue Congress, presumably — on top of it. Interesting idea. If only he’d had a landslide win and a Democratic Congress before, imagine all the wonderful things he could have done for America.

Via Greg Hengler, it’s mandate time.

Update: Via Mediaite, I don’t get it. What’s wrong with a dull, repetitive 54-minute speech delivered by a guy whose numbers seem to dip every time he’s on TV for too long?


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What an effing idiot.

ToddPA on June 14, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Even the echo chamber is tired of hearing his lame excuses over and over again.

Philly on June 14, 2012 at 4:45 PM

If only he’d had a landslide win and a Democratic Congress before, imagine all the wonderful things he could have done for America.

Yes, but:

1) Halliburton
2) Bush lied, kids died
3) The Kochtapus

Consider your clever and snarky argument officially destroyed.

Kataklysmic on June 14, 2012 at 4:45 PM

54 minutes?! Man that is some ear torture!

22044 on June 14, 2012 at 4:45 PM

So, two days after his “they had a steak and martini lunch and left me with the tab” speech, Obama treats a couple of servicemen to a barbecue lunch… and stiffs the restaurant $55.

de rigueur on June 14, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Me thinks bho is going to be toast and well well done toast come Nov.!

If bho/team doesn’t have something way up their sleave(a major crisis that no election will happen) our Republic may be rid of this anti-American/wife/team?
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letget on June 14, 2012 at 4:46 PM

The only surprise here is that he did this during the day instead of trying to bump back the NBA Finals so he could talk.

teke184 on June 14, 2012 at 4:46 PM

I watched part of the speech, no really I did. I found myself going into a daze, a deep mind-clouding fog of pure boredom, and when I suddenly snapped to I noticed I had loaded a revolver and was absently pointing it at my own skull.

Bishop on June 14, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Was he in possession of TOTUS? I can’t bear to watch his droning.

Philly on June 14, 2012 at 4:46 PM

But in the decades after World War II there was a general consensus that the market couldn’t solve all of our problems on its own…

Yes, radical laissez faire capitalism is absolutely what we’ll get if we elect Romney. /eyeroll

Fabozz on June 14, 2012 at 4:46 PM

If only he’d had a landslide win and a Democratic Congress before, imagine all the wonderful things he could have done for America.

What would we call a guy who was belssed with 50% of his term having the widest margins any first term President had been graced with in modern times???

“Dad”

/M Obama

harlekwin15 on June 14, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Wow, when you lost MSDNC…

Valkyriepundit on June 14, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Short version: I haven’t been able to screw America beyond hope of restoring it yet, so please give me 4 more years to finish the job.

The Rogue Tomato on June 14, 2012 at 4:47 PM

So, two days after his “they had a steak and martini lunch and left me with the tab” speech, Obama treats a couple of servicemen to a barbecue lunch… and stiffs the restaurant $55.

de rigueur on June 14, 2012 at 4:45 PM

His response – “They should be thanking me for giving them a ton of free publicity!”

teke184 on June 14, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Is it Veep Audition Day on Cavuto or something? First, Jindal; now, Portman.

GOPRanknFile on June 14, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Did TOTUS say something? Oh yea competing visions for America. Communist or capitalist? Which one has brought millions out of poverty and which one put millions into poverty? Some choice but thanks for the reminder

Grunt on June 14, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Why waste your time? Watching paint dry is way more interesting.

txmomof6 on June 14, 2012 at 4:48 PM

I haven’t been physically able to listen to his speeches for some time now. And I just discovered that I cannot even read his words anymore. It is depressing to think that our country is being “led” by such a small man.

ktrich on June 14, 2012 at 4:48 PM

It’s still the economy, stupid” — Howard Dean

God, that crew is stupid.

Schadenfreude on June 14, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Recycle ♻ Renew ♻ Reuse ♻ Regurgitate ♻ Reimagine ♻ Remythologize ♻ Re-hope ♻ Re-change …

Pork-Chop on June 14, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Quick someone poll the American Idol vote on how he did. I am certain they loved it.

txmomof6 on June 14, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Re-canned, nothing new.

derecho on June 14, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Oh well, I guess it’s back to the dog on the car roof meme next week…

PatriotRider on June 14, 2012 at 4:50 PM

I turn off the PSAs he narrates on the radio, because I can’t stand his whistling s-sounds; I can’t imagine 54 minutes of that.

hoosiermama on June 14, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Max Headroom.

portlandon on June 14, 2012 at 4:51 PM

I did not watch bho and won’t till he gets his skinny hind end out of Our House, but how many times did bho blame Bush if anyone kept score?
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letget on June 14, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Meanwhile… Romney campaign bus circles Obama speech venue & blows horn. Team Obama not amused. Ironic that Barry tooted blow & now his nose is out of joint about a bus that blows & toots.

BHO Jonestown on June 14, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Wow…just wow! The SCAOMF just out-SCOAMF’s himself every time he opens his mouth. Without a doubt he’s the poorest president at making speeches since Andrew Johnson, and Johnson at least had the excuse of being drunk. How could he go on for 54 minutes?!? I guess he really likes the sound of his own voice.

Benedict Nelson on June 14, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Translating Tamron Hall’s BS: “We’re not stopping this segment until you guys get your minds right about how awesome Obama’s speech was!”

cicerone on June 14, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Somewhere, a Starbucks is missing an espresso machine wiper. #ObamaSpeechwriterJonFavreau (iowahawk)

sbvft contributor on June 14, 2012 at 4:53 PM

It’s utterly astounding that suck a feckless clown could have been elected President of the United States.

Cicero43 on June 14, 2012 at 4:53 PM

This morning, for the first time ever, here in Soviet-occupied Minneapolis, I saw two anti-Obama signs (NOPE) within on block of my house.

People, this is huge. My neighborhood is so Blue, this is a Yikes!

I’m taking it as a sigh of a preference cascade beginning to build, kinda like when the old Commie dictators fell back in the early 90′s.

It seemed like the Regime was secure forever, then, BOOM, the dominoes fell and fell and fell.

Bruno Strozek on June 14, 2012 at 4:53 PM

At this rate, November 6th is going to be ugly.
Sho’ ’nuff hate it for ‘im. LOL.

kingsjester on June 14, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Hey re-run get yer rear over to a new speechwriter.

jake49 on June 14, 2012 at 4:54 PM

The only thing missing was the red rubber nose, the floppy shoes and a daisy on his lapel that squirts water.

This man needs to go away. Far, far, far away.

And he can take his fellow Marxists with him.

turfmann on June 14, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Happy Flag Day, Mr. President.

And congratulations on your flagging reelection prospects.

steebo77 on June 14, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Obama attempted to hit the reset button on his campaign today. Wouldn’t it be neat if he could pick it up and shake it instead like an etch-a-sketch.

Spider79 on June 14, 2012 at 4:54 PM

He’s got nothing…absolutely nothing…and he knows it…

PatriotRider on June 14, 2012 at 4:54 PM

S C O A M F

Rixon on June 14, 2012 at 4:55 PM

What’s holding us back is a stalemate in Washington between two fundamentally different views of which direction America should take. And this election is your chance to break that stalemate.

Ain’t gon’ happen!

Interesting idea. If only he’d had a landslide win and a Democratic Congress before, imagine all the wonderful things he could have done for America.

To America…just imagine…

Schadenfreude on June 14, 2012 at 4:55 PM

I would like to extend a warm welcome to the no-holds-barred government-is-the-enemy market-is-everything approach.

Curtiss on June 14, 2012 at 4:55 PM

America is, for good reason, the laughing stock of the world.

Fools, you elected a destructive dummy to be your leader.

Schadenfreude on June 14, 2012 at 4:56 PM

I just can’t wait till SCOTUS rules on ZeroCare…

PatriotRider on June 14, 2012 at 4:57 PM

It is this vision that has guided all my economic policies during my first term as president

Solyndra helped the middle class??? Rejecting the Keystone pipeline helped the middle class???

TN Mom on June 14, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Max Headchoom.

portlandon

Fix’d!

chimney sweep on June 14, 2012 at 4:57 PM

I think Rush was right this afternoon when he was live analizing the speach: Here we have a guy stating in no uncertain terms that his predecessor made such a big mess, he(The Anointed One, The One They Were All Waiting For) is just not up to the job of fixing the economy. You can hear the frustration in his voice as he looks down his nose fondly at you, that no matter what he tries, he just can’t get the job done because it’s just to much of a hole the previous guy dug for him.

paratisi on June 14, 2012 at 4:57 PM

our history

?

No, just no.

vityas on June 14, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Someone should just simply am him, “how big should government be?”, “how high should tax rates be?”, “when will the EPA be done regulating everything in sight?”, “when will government have finished its job?”

The answer from the Progressives would be “never”. They won’t ever finish, they won’t ever leave us alone.

They need to be defeated and driven from the field. We need to defund all publicly supported Leftist orgs. Not a single one should be receiving taxpayer dollars to undermine this country.

Charlemagne on June 14, 2012 at 4:58 PM

54 minutes?!?

Obviously, this guy has never head the term “less is more”.

Although, in O’s case, “everything is less”.

Bitter Clinger on June 14, 2012 at 4:59 PM

He looked wild eyed and desperate in that clip.

Brat on June 14, 2012 at 4:59 PM

I think Rush was right this afternoon when he was live analizing the speach: Here we have a guy stating in no uncertain terms that his predecessor made such a big mess, he(The Anointed One, The One They Were All Waiting For) is just not up to the job of fixing the economy. You can hear the frustration in his voice as he looks down his nose fondly at you, that no matter what he tries, he just can’t get the job done because it’s just to much of a hole the previous guy dug for him.

paratisi on June 14, 2012 at 4:57 PM

You know what will be priceless. If/when Romney wins in November and then proceeds to turn the economy around in a couple years, will Obama(and his proxies) emerge from exile and attempt to claim credit for laying the foundation for that recovery?

Doughboy on June 14, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Thank goodness this wasn’t the Friday dump for bho and Mitt’s speeches. This will get lots of radio/tv/written/blog news tonight and tomorrow!

This might be SO bad, bho/mo/kids need a hurry up vacation out of the US stat?
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letget on June 14, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Somebody hide the White House credit card from Moochelle. Once she figures out that they’re going to be evicted, it will be Katie bar the door!

kingsjester on June 14, 2012 at 5:01 PM

OBOZO’s “idiot box” teleprompter is stuck in an endless loop.
Actually, I think his regurgitation of the same tired, old BS is just an effort to further ingratiate himself with the eco-fascists – he can claim that he even recycles WORDS.

TeaPartyNation on June 14, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Brat on June 14, 2012 at 4:59 PM

you can tell he’s in trouble when he acts overtly patriotic….

he asked himself to bless America three times in six seconds….

harlekwin15 on June 14, 2012 at 5:01 PM

They had waygu beef, lobsters, White House suarees, endless golf, endless vacations, celebrity dinners and they stuck us with the bill…

In November they will fly off to Chicago and we get stuck with the bill again for supporting them for the rest of their lives…

PatriotRider on June 14, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Wow, Barry seems to be getting angry. I only saw the MSNBC clip, it sounded like Barry was telling God to bless America instead of asking.

xdwall on June 14, 2012 at 5:03 PM

What’s holding us back is a stalemate in Washington

1. Senate Democrats REFUSE to pass the Jobs Bills

2. Senate Democrats haven’t passed a budget in over 3 years

TN Mom on June 14, 2012 at 5:03 PM

“I hope he fails.”

He’s failed, Rush. Pass the popcorn and liberal cattle prod.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on June 14, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Keep talking, Barry.

It’s working beautifully . . . no, really . . . it’s great . . . don’t ever stop talking.

AZCoyote on June 14, 2012 at 5:04 PM

May his own words become a trap for him.

AubieJon on June 14, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Somebody hide the White House credit card from Moochelle. Once she figures out that they’re going to be evicted, it will be Katie bar the door!

kingsjester on June 14, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Heck, hide the White House silver and china. Remember the end of the Clinton years? When they cleaned the place out?

Bitter Clinger on June 14, 2012 at 5:04 PM

I think Rush was right this afternoon when he was live analizing the speach: Here we have a guy stating in no uncertain terms that his predecessor made such a big mess, he(The Anointed One, The One They Were All Waiting For) is just not up to the job of fixing the economy.

Someone get a clip of Rush laughing himself silly during the speech, it was wonderful.

vityas on June 14, 2012 at 5:05 PM

This calls for a little Shakespeare–

It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

neyney on June 14, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Spine? Spine?

If you can’t go out on a limb with a new idea, at least let go of the trunk with one hand!

tomg51 on June 14, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Bitter Clinger on June 14, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Yep. They trashed the place.

kingsjester on June 14, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Keep ****ing that chicken, Obarmy.

hillbillyjim on June 14, 2012 at 5:06 PM

“Both parties have laid out their policies on the table for all to see…”

O_O

Seven Percent Solution on June 14, 2012 at 5:06 PM

So, the MSNBC crew is doing what the media did last time around. They take an Obama speech where he says nothing, then they fill in the details and tell people what he really meant and how he should have said it. Unbelievable.

xdwall on June 14, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Tamron Hall was NOT pleased with her fellow libs straying from the party line.

DavidW on June 14, 2012 at 5:07 PM

barack is without a doubt a “one-trick pony”.

DuctTapeMyBrain on June 14, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Remember that new rug the Obama’s put in the Oval office? You know, the one with the new modern Obama version of the Presidential Seal?

I wonder if they’ll take it with them when they leave. Along with the silverware, of course.

Curtiss on June 14, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Hey re-run get yer rear over to a new speechwriter.

jake49 on June 14, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Good times, good times…

affenhauer on June 14, 2012 at 5:09 PM

the last interesting question now is: what will he do when its offically completely over. say by late september/early october. what does he do, when a landslide is inevitable and everybody, even msnbc knows it. will he lay back and just play out the string with dignity, or will be just go super nova burn down the house populist whackadoodle with some mcgovern-ish hailmary thrown in, or will be have some kind of NPD break. thats all i guess we have to wonder about now. its already over, its boring. theres no more fun anymore here. just waiting for it to be over.

t8stlikchkn on June 14, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Burn, straw men, burn!

ya2daup on June 14, 2012 at 5:10 PM

I was gratified toward the end of the speech to hear some really new ideas from Obama: tax the rich, invest (spend), invest (spend), invest (spend).

The definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result.

TarheelBen on June 14, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Tamron Hall was NOT pleased with her fellow libs straying from the party line.

DavidW on June 14, 2012 at 5:07 PM

She sounded a little panicked.

taternuggets on June 14, 2012 at 5:11 PM

What’s wrong with a dull, repetitive 54-minute speech delivered by a guy whose numbers seem to dip every time he’s on TV for too long?

Castro and Chavez can go on for 6 hours without taking a break. Why can’t 0?

pedestrian on June 14, 2012 at 5:11 PM

This calls for a little Shakespeare–

It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

neyney on June 14, 2012 at 5:05 PM

That is perfect! I started muting Obama in 2008 because he could talk for an hour and say absolutely nothing. I see from the comments I haven’t missed anything.

Night Owl on June 14, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Where’s the trolls?

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on June 14, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Carville will be hiding out at home with Mary, soon. He’s not going to want any part of this.

kingsjester on June 14, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Someone get a clip of Rush laughing himself silly during the speech, it was wonderful.

vityas on June 14, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Here ya go.

hoosiermama on June 14, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Yes, this guy just oozes charisma, power, and competence.

stldave on June 14, 2012 at 5:14 PM

t8stlikchkn on June 14, 2012 at 5:10 PM

His attacks will grow more angry and desperate. He won’t give up.

Heck, even Bush 41 got desperate in the closing days calling Clinton a “Bozo”.

WisRich on June 14, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Someone should just simply am him, “how big should government be?”, “how high should tax rates be?”, “when will the EPA be done regulating everything in sight?”, “when will government have finished its job?” The answer from the Progressives would be “never”. They won’t ever finish, they won’t ever leave us alone.
Charlemagne on June 14, 2012 at 4:58 PM

They always give the same answer: However much there is now, we need just a little bit more of it to finally achieve our Workers’ Paradise — the singularity point of Socialism, where the Perpetual Motion Machine finally kicks in, and taking wealth away from the people who created wealth in the first place magically causes more wealth to be created… um, somehow.

Everyone who believes in wealth redistribution will always want MORE of it. Every other addiction has some kind of cost to the addict so that he finally “hits rock bottom.” That’s no guarantee he’ll turn himself around, but it’s at least a point where he might finally come to his senses and see what a maniac he’s been.

But none of that applies when the addiction is spending someone else’s money. The liberal never hits rock bottom until the country he lives in does — and by then, it’s always too late.

logis on June 14, 2012 at 5:15 PM

I heard several snippets on the radio and I was almost bored to death. If this was Obozo’s reset button he needs to try again.

banzaibob on June 14, 2012 at 5:16 PM

I favor a Constitutional amendment requiring that every president give speeches no longer than the one Lincoln gave at Gettysburg.

radjah shelduck on June 14, 2012 at 5:16 PM

If only he’d had a landslide win and a Democratic Congress before, imagine all the wonderful things he could have done for America.

Thank you AP — your wry humor often brightens my day!

KS Rex on June 14, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Anybody who doesn’t think this guy is 7-10 points behind, right now, is smoking an October Surprise.

Nemesis of Jihad on June 14, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Does he really want to be POTUS..?

d1carter on June 14, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Where’s the trolls?

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on June 14, 2012 at 5:13 PM

When it’s this bad, trolling is awkward.

Nemesis of Jihad on June 14, 2012 at 5:19 PM

…another v e r y long speech with nothing new to say.
Why?

KOOLAID2 on June 14, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Fifty four minutes? I can’t listen to Preezie Choombro yapping for fifty-four seconds. Makes me nauseous, and reminds me that life is too short to waste it listening to jackasses bray when I could be doing something important like pickin’ my toes.

Judging by his Twitter feed, Alter is getting hammered for apostasy.
Breaks my heart. So far he is owning it, but wait until they go all Corey Booker on him.

novaculus on June 14, 2012 at 5:21 PM

O.K. So tell me once again how this guy is the “Smartest guy in the room ” and how he is the “Great Orator” of our time??

The joke is over.. The MSM had their fun.

Facts are a stubborn thing and the fact is the guy is a ZERO.

RockyJ. on June 14, 2012 at 5:21 PM

..all of the (valid) sarcastic comments by us in this thread, we will still be subjected to the same breathless, dreamy member-fluffing persiflage that these MSNBC tools did on the Mediate analysis.

It will be nauseating work, boys and girls, just like cleaning an overflowing septic tank, but we all have to get out there and blunt this hideous boosterism with our donations of work, time, and effort.

Obama’s campaign hungers to recapture the glory of the days of your and they will be setting up audiences of these screaming, lathered-up, addled-pate college kids a frothing, emotionally to regain that effect.

(By the way, notice how he’s gone to a JC now — they are two years removed from the reality of college graduation and the realities of the unemployment lines.)

The War Planner on June 14, 2012 at 5:21 PM

What’s holding us back is a stalemate in Washington between two fundamentally different views of which direction America should take. And this election is your chance to break that stalemate.

Finally, something that I agree on with The Choomer in Chief.

It’s almost as if this was a stump speech for Romney

UltimateBob on June 14, 2012 at 5:21 PM

They had waygu beef, lobsters, White House suarees, endless golf, endless vacations, celebrity dinners and they stuck us with the bill…

In November they will fly off to Chicago Hawai’i and we get stuck with the bill again for supporting them for the rest of their lives…

PatriotRider on June 14, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Fixed.

Even if he loses in a landslide, he’ll always be royalty in the 50th State (where the Royals used to eat dogs).

Del Dolemonte on June 14, 2012 at 5:22 PM

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