Obamateurism of the Day

Jammie Wearing Fool saluted Barack Obama’s multitasking abilities in a post yesterday that compared claims from the President on his waking and sleeping thoughts. On Friday,Obama assured Americans that the economy and jobs were the thoughts on his mind as he transitioned to and from sleep:

“But you should know that keeping the economy growing and making sure jobs are available is the first thing I think about when I wake up every morning. It’s the last thing I think about when I go to bed each night.”

Eighteen months ago, Obama assured Americans that the alpha and omega of his thoughts were on national security:

As President, my greatest responsibility is the security of the American people. It is the first thing I think about when I wake up in the morning. It’s the last thing I think about when I go to sleep at night.

Maybe the first thought that should have been on his mind was hiring a Cliché Czar, someone who can keep up with these rhetorically lazy claims and juggle them properly.  However, his first thought yesterday was apparently on his backswing, which has become a cliché all of its own.

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