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June 13, 2011

Bad-Dum-Dum-Tsss: Obama Tries New Tack With Economic Disaster of His Creation: Droll Humor

First, a flashback. Obama's been in shovel-ready trouble with shovel-ready jobs for some time.

This incompetent naif admitted, back in October 2010, right before the elections (thanks, dude!), he wasn't lying when he claimed the stimulus would pay for "shovel-ready" projects.

He was just too ignorant to know they didn't really exist.

But in a startling admission in an interview with The New York Times’ White House correspondent Peter Baker, Obama said “there’s no such thing as shovel-ready projects.”

Krauthammer was not amused.

“Well, that is quite an admission,” Krauthammer said. “A year-and-a-half and half-a-trillion dollars later he says, ‘Well, these things I talk about endlessly don't exist.’ It's not surprising that he doesn't know a shovel-ready project didn't exist because having never worked in the private sector he wouldn't sure what a project is and there isn't shoveling in Harvard Law School, so I can understand.”

...

“This is one of the greatest ‘oops’ in American history,” he continued. “And it’s going to be hard for a Democrat when you show, you know one tape against another, and you’re going to say, ‘You supported $1 trillion offered by a president who didn't know that this is not going to happen?’ And that is probably why – since everybody expected it would affect unemployment and didn't this is probably one of the reasons why – things weren’t shovel-ready.”

Video at the link, yo.

Well, he tried the I'm So Stupid I Believed The Focus-Group Horseshit I Was Selling This Disaster With tactic.

Didn't work. People still have this nagging sense that the President of the United States of America should have some degree of accountability regarding the economy he's created.

So, now: With the jokes.

Ah, the jokes. Remember when Bush made a joke about looking for WMDs in Iraq? Yeah, I didn't spin too hard for him on that. A little, but mostly I kept my mouth shut.

That was in horrible taste. Boys are dying in Iraq and you're joking about a serious intelligence failure that put them there? I get his intent -- to take the piss out of himself -- but the lighthearted nature of it rubbed me the wrong way.

Some errors are trivial and may be laughed off. Some are serious and cannot be laughed off.

An economy on the brink of depression? Due to the incompetent flailings of narcissitic dilettante?

Not seeing the joke here, dude.

Well actually I do see the joke. I just don't think it's the same joke President Muffley Mulligan sees.

Here's a funny joke. If you don't give Obama "credit" of the millions of people so discouraged by the endless recession that they've ceased giving up looking for work at all -- that is, due to desperation and frustration, they've removed themselves from the seeking-employment numbers altogether, thus helping Obama's numbers by concealing from him millions so beaten down they just gave up -- the real unemployment figure would be 11%.

Ba-dum-dum-tsss.

Now, stop me if you've heard this one before.

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Because, by one plausible method of accounting, each of the few jobs Obama's stimulus arguably created cost nearly a cool million per.

Ah, the jokes. Gotta love the jokes.

Awww Nuts: I'd meant to include this one. Obama's reelect numbers may soon be shovel-ready.

I’m not prepared to predict a Carter-like defeat for President Obama, since it depends on several unknown factors, from who the GOP nominee will be to the state of the economy and the country. But I am prepared to say right now the elements for a 2012 upheaval are in place, much as they were prior to the Reagan landslide and as they were prior to the 2010 epic repudiation of Obama and Democrats. And unless the economy swings around soon and in a fairly substantial way, Mr. Obama will be terrifically vulnerable.

Unemployment is now 25 percent higher than when the president took office, the deficit is 35 percent higher, and gas prices have more than doubled (h/t: NBC’s David Gregory). According to Pollster.com, the president’s rating on the economy is underwater by more than 19 percentage points (56.9 percent versus 37.7 percent), the widest since he took the oath of office. Only one-in-three independent voters approve of the president’s handling of the economy. According to the most recent CNN/Opinion Research poll, by a margin of more than 30 points, voters disapprove of his handling of health care; and by a margin of more than 40 points, they disapprove of his handling of the federal deficit. And roughly half of the nation believes we’re either in a recession or a depression.

Read on there. The White House doesn't even realize they're in trouble.


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