Obama in 2008: “We’re going to keep trying a bunch of stuff until something works”

posted at 4:01 pm on September 10, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Via Morgen Richmond, a throwback gem from the inescapable annals of the digital age. Particularly in light of today’s revelations about President Obama’s leadership deficiencies, I find these comments from just about this time of year back in 2008 especially irksome:

If you think about previous crises — FDR — there were a whole bunch of programs that he tried that didn’t work. But what he was able to provide to people was a sense that, somebody’s in charge, and we’re going to get through this. … That’s the job of the president. To organize the best people out there, to rally the country, to give them a sense of direction and vision, and say, ‘You know what? We’re going to keep on trying a bunch of stuff until something works.’

Wait… the president is supposed to give people a “sense of direction and vision” while simultaneously just “trying a bunch of stuff”? No. The White House hasn’t been trying a “bunch of stuff,” just implementing more recycled Keynesian-ish garbage and then twiddling their thumbs while the economy continues to stall out, and blaming it on all of the oh-so-regrettable hyper-partisanship in which they’re willfully participating. And yes, President Obama, your lack of economic, financial, and/or business prowess has been all too evident — maybe this next time around, we should all try electing a guy who actually has run something more than a lemonade stand, no? (But, then again, President Obama feels that the biggest mistake of his first term has been failing to properly regale Americans with his storytelling abilities, so, wash, I guess…?)


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Fresh out of school without a f&@king clue.

tom daschle concerned on September 10, 2012 at 4:02 PM

What an A-hole.

1921 C DRUM on September 10, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Does saying the same thing over and over again count as “trying a bunch of stuff”?

de rigueur on September 10, 2012 at 4:05 PM

So why are we losing?

newtopia on September 10, 2012 at 4:05 PM

throw something against wall, see if it sticks approach.

brill….yunt.

we are absolutely rudderless.

ted c on September 10, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Tryin a buncha stuff. Articulate.

ctmom on September 10, 2012 at 4:06 PM

How can this guy get even ONE vote?

The Rogue Tomato on September 10, 2012 at 4:06 PM

I doubt that is the way Romney will approach problem solving after he is elected. Difference between a CEO and an affirmative action community organizer.

a capella on September 10, 2012 at 4:07 PM

This is the nouveau-Commie version of a Slow Jam Five Year Plan.

The stupid, incompetent Commie.

OhEssYouCowboys on September 10, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Meanwhile, in Britain.

Britain’s government says it will scrap hundreds of regulations affecting businesses, in the hope of boosting the country’s lackluster economy.

Business Secretary Vince Cable announced Monday that firms would be made exempt from up to 3,000 health and safety laws and other regulations.

Wait. Regulations hamper job growth?

Dafuq you say?

lorien1973 on September 10, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Hard to believe this man had led nothing but the Choom Gang prior to the leading the country, eh?

changer1701 on September 10, 2012 at 4:08 PM

“Mr. President, I am sorry — with all due respect — that we are in this situation that we’re in, but we got handed this football on Friday night. And I didn’t create this situation. The first thing that baffles me is, from my private-sector experience, the first rule that I’ve always been taught is to have a Plan B. And it is really disheartening that you, that this White House did not have a Plan B.

Priceless.

ornery_independent on September 10, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Idiot in Chief

Schadenfreude on September 10, 2012 at 4:09 PM

‘You know what? We’re going to keep on trying a bunch of stuff until something works.’

And his re-election strategy consists of saying

“Nothing we’ve tried yet has worked, so we’re going to do the same thing all over again- but this time we’ll spend even more money doing it”.

As Eric Frank Russell once said, this can be defined as either eternal optimism or persistent stupidity, depending upon the state of one’s liver.

clear ether

eon

eon on September 10, 2012 at 4:10 PM

To expect so little of the first half black president is the ultimate form of racism.

Schadenfreude on September 10, 2012 at 4:10 PM

All his plans involve redistributing as much wealth as possible. That does not inspire me.

LASue on September 10, 2012 at 4:11 PM

We’re going to keep on trying a bunch of stuff until something works.

Problem is, a national agenda of socialism has been shown time and time again to be an utter failure – why bother repeating that failure?

Chip on September 10, 2012 at 4:12 PM

To expect so little of the first half black president is the ultimate form of racism.

Schadenfreude on September 10, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Worse. They pinned all the hopes of 200+ of history of this great nation on this charlatan…and accepted meager gruel in the face of persistent bad news as good enough.

tom daschle concerned on September 10, 2012 at 4:12 PM

If it’s possible to have an asterisk in baseball, is it possible to have an asterisk presidency

onetrickpony on September 10, 2012 at 4:13 PM

He’s so articulate, so well spoken. He is the greatest orator of our time. I guess that’s why he needs Bill Clinton as the “Explainer in Chief”.

The greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people.

jazzmo on September 10, 2012 at 4:14 PM

One of 0bambi’s favorite words: “stuff”. What a genius !

williampeck1958 on September 10, 2012 at 4:15 PM

‘You know what? We’re going to keep on trying a bunch of stuff until something works.’

And his re-election strategy consists of saying

“Nothing we’ve tried yet has worked, so we’re going to do the same thing all over again- but this time we’ll spend even more money doing it”.

As Eric Frank Russell once said, this can be defined as either eternal optimism or persistent stupidity, depending upon the state of one’s liver.

clear ether

eon

eon on September 10, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Albert Einstein called that Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Chip on September 10, 2012 at 4:15 PM

I like the giant red box over his nose in the video; he routinely likes to beclown himself, and his nation before the world

onetrickpony on September 10, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Is this an actual job? Surfing and retweeting? Is this what has made you an expert on economics?

tommyhawk on September 10, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Correction: TWO of 0bambi’s favorite words: “bunch”, “stuff”. What a genius !

williampeck1958 on September 10, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Wait… the president is supposed to give people a “sense of direction and vision” while simultaneously just “trying a bunch of stuff”?

Great businesses are built on the “trying a bunch of stuff” approach. Read a few business books such as Only the Paranoid Survive or The Innovator’s Dilemma before you trash it.

By the way, that Keynsian garbage, e.g. stimulus, was enacted by both Reagan and Bush. Why do you keep pushing Joe the Plumber economic theory?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-21/ronald-reagan-s-accidental-keynesian-stimulus-echoes.html

bayam on September 10, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Is this an actual job? Surfing and retweeting? Is this what has made you an expert on economics?

tommyhawk on September 10, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Defend your boy’s economic policies. We have all day.

Thanks!

tom daschle concerned on September 10, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Hey, let’s try Romney as President and see if that works, because having Obama as President didn’t.

Gunlock Bill on September 10, 2012 at 4:19 PM

We’re going to keep trying a bunch of stuff until something works

Yup, sounds like a lawyer approach. Keep throwing stuff against the wall until something sticks…

yubley on September 10, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Great businesses are built on the “trying a bunch of stuff” approach. Read a few business books such as Only the Paranoid Survive or The Innovator’s Dilemma before you trash it.

By the way, that Keynsian garbage, e.g. stimulus, was enacted by both Reagan and Bush. Why do you keep pushing Joe the Plumber economic theory?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-21/ronald-reagan-s-accidental-keynesian-stimulus-echoes.html

bayam on September 10, 2012 at 4:19 PM

tom daschle concerned on September 10, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Is it possible, in your wildest imagination, bho EVER gratuated from college with the way he talks? Has there ever been someone who is so out of touch with the US been elected president, EVEN carter said some things YOU could understand!
L

letget on September 10, 2012 at 4:20 PM

‘You know what? We’re going to keep on trying a bunch of stuff until something works.’

Well, it’s not like everyone wasn’t warned. Mind you, most of us here knew what we were getting. SIGH.

kim roy on September 10, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Well that’s how the majority of dems live, just try stuff out until something works, so they find this completely rational and normal.

That’s what journalists do, just throw out a bunch of articles, and one eventually works and they get noticed…

This is why Obama is popular, because people relate to him…the irony is that the people have never been president, so they have no clue that it takes something special, special effort, special leadership, special analysis, special people skills…they just see it as another job, like theirs, just try stuff out and see if it works.

right2bright on September 10, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Is it possible, in your wildest imagination, bho EVER gratuated from college with the way he talks? Has there ever been someone who is so out of touch with the US been elected president, EVEN carter said some things YOU could understand!
L

letget on September 10, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Racist. /

changer1701 on September 10, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Wait. Regulations hamper job growth?

Dafuq you say?

lorien1973 on September 10, 2012 at 4:08 PM

That’s just crazy talk. We need people pretending that they know what to do so we can do what they say. Otherwise, we have to admit no one really knows what they are doing and just take risks. That would leave us in some weird, uncertain universe where we just have to work really hard and make the best decisions we can in good conscience. Can you live with that kind of uncertainty? Can you?

CAN YOU!?

*pant*

Axe on September 10, 2012 at 4:22 PM

This needs to be a campaign ad by Romney in every battle ground state!!!!!!! PERIOD. This sums up this man and his Presidency.

bucsox79 on September 10, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Whoever at this blog site that comes into contact with anyone in politics, needs to pass this to the right people and get it to the Romney/Ryan campaign. This is one of the best clips that can be used in an ad.

bucsox79 on September 10, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Yup, sounds like a lawyer approach. Keep throwing stuff against the wall until something sticks…

yubley on September 10, 2012 at 4:20 PM

First of all…it’s apparent you are no attorney…and second, Obama was never a registered attorney, he was one for a few months until he surrendered his license before he was investigated. He never passed the bar, he never obtained a license…he was schooled as an attorney, but he never qualified.

right2bright on September 10, 2012 at 4:24 PM

By the way, that Keynsian garbage, e.g. stimulus, was enacted by both Reagan and Bush. Why do you keep pushing Joe the Plumber economic theory?

bayam on September 10, 2012 at 4:19 PM

So why did it fail under Obama?

Chuck Schick on September 10, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Whoever at this blog site that comes into contact with anyone in politics, needs to pass this to the right people and get it to the Romney/Ryan campaign. This is one of the best clips that can be used in an ad.

bucsox79 on September 10, 2012 at 4:23 PM

On the contrary, that’s how most people think, and that’s how most people think the government should be run.

right2bright on September 10, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Great businesses are built on the “trying a bunch of stuff” approach. Read a few business books such as Only the Paranoid Survive or The Innovator’s Dilemma before you trash it.

bayam on September 10, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Only after doing a small proof-of-concept that proves that the idea works. NOBODY bets the whole company on untested ideas, or ones that continually get proven as dis-functional. The great businesses move on and let their successes speak for themselves, not BS it month after month saying we need to throw more money at a failed plan!

dominigan on September 10, 2012 at 4:28 PM

“We’re going to keep trying a bunch of stuff until something works”

Isn’t that how he proposed to the Moooch ?

burrata on September 10, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Fool, side by side

Schadenfreude on September 10, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Guess mo/jarrett ‘trying a bunch of stuff until something works’ hasn’t worked out too well? They afterall, are pulling bho’s strings on how they want things done?
L

letget on September 10, 2012 at 4:30 PM

So why did it fail under Obama?

Chuck Schick on September 10, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Racism
:)

burrata on September 10, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Maybe, he should have said, ‘You know what? We’re going to keep on trying a bunch of stuff until someone works.’

Fallon on September 10, 2012 at 4:31 PM

I’m still on the fence as to whether Barack Obama is an incompetent ideological fool who’s simply in over his head (the argument made by most of the conservative media and punditry) or if he is deliberatly trying to collapse the system from within a la Cloward-Piven (the argument made by Levin and Beck). Either way he absolutely must be removed from office.

RobertE on September 10, 2012 at 4:31 PM

That’s what journalists do, just throw out a bunch of articles, and one eventually works and they get noticed…

Interesting! What about the people who just link to the stuff journalists do and then make up words like “keneysian-ish”? You seem pretty smart, not like all these other weirdos, so I’m definitely eager to hear what you think!

tommyhawk on September 10, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Buffoonish studderer in chief, inept at all things.

How come this charlatanic hoax is not known by all, yet?

It proves how utterly stupid so many people are.

Schadenfreude on September 10, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Still the same.

Among the 20 or so people who remained Republicans in my home county (slight exaggeration) after FDR was elected, nearly ALL of them would say that we needed either a “smart money man” or an “business empire builder” in the White House.

The American people had sense then?

There is an anecdotal story that my grandfather got the living tar kicked out of him for saying we needed the government to just get out of the way or better, organize and promote real profit generating businesses.

IlikedAUH2O on September 10, 2012 at 4:32 PM

As far as I know, Barack Obama has never actually run a lemonade stand. Or anything else.

Except a foundation (with Bill Ayers) where his job was to hand out money. Perfect background for being #1 on the top 10 list of great gimmie Presidents in America’s history.

As Sarah Palin most recently put it, we have a choice:

“Free Stuff or Freedom.”

Barack Obama gets the free stuff part. But, see, he’s obviously never run a lemonade stand. Most of them charge for the lemonade. That’s a concept he hasn’t yet grasped. The income part is supposed to exceed the outgo part.

IndieDogg on September 10, 2012 at 4:35 PM

IBD/TIPP (RV)

Barry 46 Romney 44, Barry +2 down from +7 in Aug.

D +5 in party ID

CNN/ORC (LV)

Barry gone from 48 to 48 last week

to 52 Barry 46 Romney this week.

No internals.

bayview on September 10, 2012 at 4:36 PM

“We’re going to keep trying a bunch of stuff until something works”

You know what will work Mr. Obama? Try looking for some prime real estate…..in Chicago

Rovin on September 10, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Obama in 2008: “We’re going to keep trying a bunch of stuff until something works”

……UHMMMMMMMMMM!…ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!…so what “stuff” is working?…stuff is plural?…what is even the word for… even like ah ummm… “one stuff”???

KOOLAID2 on September 10, 2012 at 4:37 PM

First of all…it’s apparent you are no attorney…and second, Obama was never a registered attorney, he was one for a few months until he surrendered his license before he was investigated. He never passed the bar, he never obtained a license…he was schooled as an attorney, but he never qualified.

right2bright on September 10, 2012 at 4:24 PM

u sure? i did read moochelle took the bar 2x and passed on 2nd try but she definitely didn’t practice , more like played at being an attorney and then surrendered her license.

gracie on September 10, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Buffoonish studderer in chief, inept at all things.

How come this charlatanic hoax is not known by all, yet?

It proves how utterly stupid so many people are.

Schadenfreude on September 10, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Is that an ironic misp-sp-sp-spelling? It would have been elegant and more bedder too if you had made it “udderly”.

There is an anecdotal story that my grandfather got the living tar kicked out of him for saying we needed the government to just get out of the way or better, organize and promote real profit generating businesses.

I’m sure it had more to do with the fact that he was an irritating jerk and people just didn’t like him much. You know, you look a lot like him.

tommyhawk on September 10, 2012 at 4:38 PM

IBD/TIPP (RV)

Barry 46 Romney 44, Barry +2 down from +7 in Aug.

D +5 in party ID

CNN/ORC (LV)

Barry gone from 48 to 48 last week

to 52 Barry 46 Romney this week.

No internals.

bayview on September 10, 2012 at 4:36 PM

RCP has NOT been a pleasant place to visit the last couple of days. There is that one showing Romney up by 10 in NC, though….I think I’ll focus on that one :)

changer1701 on September 10, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Buffoonish studderer in chief, inept at all things.

How come this charlatanic hoax is not known by all, yet?

It proves how utterly stupid so many people are.

Schadenfreude on September 10, 2012 at 4:31 PM

This

faraway on September 10, 2012 at 4:41 PM

A little OT

And now for something really different..Read this to shut out all the doomsayers.

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/09/09/spreading-fear-and-despondency/2/

bluealice on September 10, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Experience = “trying a bunch of stuff until something works” before you become an executive. Much less the POTUS or in this case POSOTUS.

jukin3 on September 10, 2012 at 4:41 PM

bayam on September 10, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Did you know that what Obama is doing isn’t Keynesian at all? Discuss.

Also, your other point. No, not really.

lorien1973 on September 10, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Its time for the Joe Wilson campaign to kick in.

Mr. Barry Barack Obama Soetoro….. YOU LIE.

Right now the DNC meme is how Team Super Mitt – lies and therefore are liars that can’t be trusted. They even are allowed to flower it with Hitlerisms and Nazi crap. This is worse than Bain and Tax Returns because they control the media, and the Kardashian electorate does not have to think too much about what the Democrite propagandists tell them.

The next time these hollow dopes- including Biden- HIT THE LIAR button-
RNC MUST counter with the strong language of LYING and get some ligth shed on these despicable excuses as Americans. Oh wait.

Mitts call for a campaign void of hate and divisiveness has fallen on deaf jug ears.

FlaMurph on September 10, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Degenerate in Chief

Schadenfreude on September 10, 2012 at 4:42 PM

‘You know what? We’re going to keep on trying a bunch of stuff until something works.’

You probably already know this genius, but there are certain “things” that work. eg—there are ways to recover an airplane from a stall. Of course we could try your way and watch what happens. Upon reflection though it is obvious Barry doesn’t want a recovery in the normally accepted way.

arnold ziffel on September 10, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Cash for Clunkers, GM bailout, Stimulus, Omnibus, Obamatax, Mortgage Rescue, Solyndra, Lightsquared, Fast&Furious, on and on…must be teflon on every wall he throws crap at…

INFURIATING.

hillsoftx on September 10, 2012 at 4:46 PM

I’ve heard about the same technique in business.

It’s called “throwing sh*t at the wall

J_Crater on September 10, 2012 at 4:46 PM

He spent most of his political life agitating the welfare queens of Chicago. A man who knows nothing about anything of importance.
Even now after being President for 44 months he still knows nothing about anything of importance, he is too stupid to learn and worst of all he does not care. Today a report by no other than the super liberal Washington Post is saying that this fool is skipping 50% of the intelligence briefings, yeah why bother with doing the duty of President as long as he can go and campaign or play golf.

Folks, this man being President is a deep insult to any decent Patriot with an IQ over 90 and who is not a brain dead left wing lunatic… Let us correct this huge error and remove the insult on November 6 2012…

mnjg on September 10, 2012 at 4:51 PM

There is an anecdotal story that my grandfather got the living tar kicked out of him for saying we needed the government to just get out of the way or better, organize and promote real profit generating businesses.

IlikedAUH2O on September 10, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Yep, could have happened during the thuggish Wilson or FDR administrations. During WWI and the Wilson administration if you couldn’t display the label showing you had purchased War Bonds you could be dragged out of your home or business and beat up by government-approved mobs.

slickwillie2001 on September 10, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Old and Busted: Hope and change
The “New” Hotness: Stuff and something

Christien on September 10, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Bunch of stuff = Give Hundreds of billions to cronies, bundlers, and failed business models.

Everything was on the table.

jukin3 on September 10, 2012 at 4:53 PM

“The White House hasn’t been trying a “bunch of stuff,” just implementing more recycled Keynesian-ish garbage and then twiddling their thumbs while the economy continues to stall out…”

That was plan A…

… and if Obowma gets re-elected, that’s right, plan A again.

Seven Percent Solution on September 10, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Well, it’s not like everyone wasn’t warned. Mind you, most of us here knew what we were getting. SIGH.

kim roy on September 10, 2012 at 4:20 PM

We got “stuff” alright, big. brown and stinky.

arnold ziffel on September 10, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Seven Percent Solution on September 10, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Dems don’t support “Plan B?” Who knew?

Christien on September 10, 2012 at 4:57 PM

IBD/TIPP (RV)

Barry 46 Romney 44, Barry +2 down from +7 in Aug.

D +5 in party ID

CNN/ORC (LV)

Barry gone from 48 to 48 last week

to 52 Barry 46 Romney this week.

No internals.

bayview on September 10, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Folks, there is no way that Obama is going win this election… The math and reality on the ground are against him… It is that simple…. Polls are no way reflecting of the reality on the ground… No way that Obama is at 50% or 52%… It goes against all logic and reality…

mnjg on September 10, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Solid B+ performance.

Buck_Nekkid on September 10, 2012 at 5:00 PM

I’ve heard about the same technique in business.

It’s called “throwing sh*t at the wall“

J_Crater on September 10, 2012 at 4:46 PM

This is what companies about to go bankrupt do.

Companies that are starting up and growing have a plan before, you know, wasting a ton of money. They can’t just do everything and pray something works.

lorien1973 on September 10, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Folks, there is no way that Obama is going win this election… The math and reality on the ground are against him… It is that simple…. Polls are no way reflecting of the reality on the ground… No way that Obama is at 50% or 52%… It goes against all logic and reality…

mnjg on September 10, 2012 at 4:57 PM

And you can tell how in touch I am with math and reality by all the “…” incorporated throughout this post.

See, I hate Barry, so it is logical that he won’t win. And the reality is that I stupid enough to consider this to be an example of logic. It’s just that simple.

tommyhawk on September 10, 2012 at 5:12 PM

CNN/ORC (LV)

Barry gone from 48 to 48 last week

to 52 Barry 46 Romney this week.

No internals.

bayview on September 10, 2012 at 4:36 PM

CNN has Romney winning indies by 14, up from 10 after the RNC, yet losing by 6. Uh-huh

D/R is +11. 2008 was +7

Frame it, it’s worthless.

Chuck Schick on September 10, 2012 at 5:12 PM

And you can tell how in touch I am with math and reality by all the “…” incorporated throughout this post.

See, I hate Barry, so it is logical that he won’t win. And the reality is that I stupid enough to consider this to be an example of logic. It’s just that simple.

tommyhawk on September 10, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Sign me up for whatever it is you believe in because it has to be the most attractive thing I have come across!

tom daschle concerned on September 10, 2012 at 5:16 PM

lets try spending $800 billion dollars and see if it works. What a plan!!

tommer74 on September 10, 2012 at 5:24 PM


…so, wash, I guess…?

Yes, with plenty of hot water and soap.

Marcola on September 10, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Let’s try capitalism

faraway on September 10, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Let’s try capitalism

faraway on September 10, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Free markets. Personal property rights.

tom daschle concerned on September 10, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Perhaps someone should remind Barry of a comment made by FDR’s Secretary of the Treasury in 1939. “All that money, WASTED!”

GarandFan on September 10, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Dung is as dung does.

Pork-Chop on September 10, 2012 at 5:40 PM

A little OT

And now for something really different..Read this to shut out all the doomsayers.

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/09/09/spreading-fear-and-despondency/2/

bluealice on September 10, 2012 at 4:41
PM

GREAT POST, ALICE!!! And, an even greater point in the article.
I’m sure the teacher strike in Chicager is of the same type of propaganda……..Bamster to the rescue and become a “heroooooo” to his idiot supporters.

avagreen on September 10, 2012 at 5:42 PM

If it’s possible to have an asterisk in baseball, is it possible to have an asterisk presidency

onetrickpony on September 10, 2012 at 4:13 PM

This is more like a ‘high risk’ presidency…but you got the first part right regardless.

CitizenEgg on September 10, 2012 at 5:48 PM

But I thought their plan worked???

*confused*

Dominion on September 10, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Whoever at this blog site that comes into contact with anyone in politics, needs to pass this to the right people and get it to the Romney/Ryan campaign. This is one of the best clips that can be used in an ad.

bucsox79 on September 10, 2012 at 4:23 PM

http://www.mittromney.com/forms/suggestions

There’s a place at the very bottom of this page to give suggestions.
I’ve already done that once today……another one several days ago.

avagreen on September 10, 2012 at 6:03 PM

“That bold, persistent, experimentation…”

“We are spending more money than we have ever spent before, and it does not work. After eight years we have just as much unemployment as when we started, and an enormous debt to boot.” – U.S. Treasury Secretary, Henry Morgenthau, May 1939.

The President FDR’s economic policies can best be summed up in his own words:

“If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something…do something…anything.”

Resist We Much on September 10, 2012 at 6:09 PM

FDR Folly: “If It Fails, Admit It Frankly And Try Another. But Above All, Try Something…Do something…Anything.”

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/09/fdr-folly-if-it-fails-admit-it-frankly.html

M2RB: Strapped

Resist We Much on September 10, 2012 at 6:56 PM

So why are we losing?

newtopia on September 10, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Because the pollsters lie to amp up Democrat turnout

Because the pollsters believe that wishy-washy voters will show up to vote for a guy they think is winning

In other words, we aren’t losing yet. This is R&R’s race to lose, let’s hope they don’t pull a McCain on us.

Freelancer on September 10, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Obama is correct: FDR just kept trying a bunch of stuff looking for something that works (see The Forgotton Man by Shales). What eventually worked is he died.

burt on September 10, 2012 at 10:57 PM

First of all…it’s apparent you are no attorney…and second, Obama was never a registered attorney, he was one for a few months until he surrendered his license before he was investigated. He never passed the bar, he never obtained a license…he was schooled as an attorney, but he never qualified.

right2bright on September 10, 2012 at 4:24 PM

OK, American! So, what you are saying is that Obama is the fail attorney. That is even better. You have to admit, though, the tactic of throwing things against the wall until they sick does happen. Or it has happened. At least once?

yubley on September 11, 2012 at 1:40 PM