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March 08, 2009

President Obama to the Nation: Don’t Fear the Future (genghis)

(overnight open thread too)

Last Friday aboard Air Force One, President Obama sought to reassure and comfort a troubled New York Times during one of his now-familiar fireside chats, resurrecting a long dormant tradition last utilized by President Jefferson during the Spanish-American War. (As is well documented in “Stuff Jefferson Said,” volume 9, limited human-leather-bound collectors edition, published in 1834. Necronomicon House Publishing))

CNN has all the details here.

”(CNN) -- President Obama can't assure that the economy will bounce back this year, but he says he will "get all the pillars in place for recovery this year. Obama made the pledge in a 35-minute interview -- largely focused on the economy and the war in Afghanistan -- with The New York Times aboard Air Force One on Friday, according to a story published Saturday. "I don't think that people should be fearful about our future," he told the newspaper. "I don't think that people should suddenly mistrust all of our financial institutions."”

I couldn’t agree more with the President. Sudden mistrust of our financial institutions, along with our governmental institutions is quite risky, so I’m glad to see that most Americans started mistrusting them years ago. That indicates wise planning for the future.

According to sources, the pillars are being loaded on transports at Denver International Airport and will arrive in D.C. sometime Sunday, unless they get hung up in baggage claim or in a TSA quarantine area. The President goes on to speak of the austerity package he’s been forced to implement during the first months of his administration:

”"Look, I wish I had the luxury of just dealing with a modest recession or just dealing with health care or just dealing with energy or just dealing with Iraq or just dealing with Afghanistan," Obama said. "I don't have that luxury, and I don't think the American people do, either."

Hateful right-wingers are already fanning out across the Intermesh, altering that statement, replacing the words “dealing with” with the words “fucking up.” Haters and malcontents they are.

So many troubles to lay on an already troubled mind. But it does appear we truly have elected a “Man of the People” who is willing to sacrifice luxuries with a stiff upper lip and stand alongside us as we try to take our next great leap forward as a nation. Aside from fearing the future and fear itself, the President also encouraged us to not fear other things, and stand tall in the face of them.
An example below the fold:

Artist's depiction of something not to fear.

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