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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Punchline of the Day

From Instapundit:
PRESIDENT DOWNGRADE: Dow Finishes Down 634 Points. Obama’s speech certainly did nothing to slow the drop, though I suppose the White House will argue that it would have been 734 without the speech, meaning that Obama saved or created 100 Dow points . . . .
That grain of truth.

When Obama Loses Milbank ...

... all (gulp) hope (along with change) is lost:

From "The most powerful man on Earth?":
The economy crawls, the credit rating falls, the markets plunge, and a helicopter packed with U.S. special forces goes down in Afghanistan. Two thirds of Americans say the country is on the wrong track (and that was before the market swooned), Obama’s approval rating is 43 percent, and activists on his own side are calling him weak.

Yet Obama plods along, raising gobs of cash for his reelection bid ...

That is the enduring mystery of Obama’s presidency. He delivered his statement on the economy beneath a portrait of Abraham Lincoln, but that was as close as he came to forceful leadership. He looked grim and swallowed hard and frequently as he mixed fatalism (“markets will rise and fall”) with vague, patriotic exhortations (“this is the United States of America”).

“There will always be economic factors that we can’t control,” Obama said. Maybe. But it would be nice if the president gave it a try. [link]
Maybe it's time the man wrote another autobiography.  That seemed to sway 'em last time 'round.


What kind of person listens to a liberal politician read a prepared speech and goes all orgasmic over the speech reader?

Chris Matthews comes to mind.  He of the famous tingle - or something - running down his leg.

Poor schmucks.

It's not pretty when reality sets in.  Three years after the fact:

A lament - one of a growing number of buyer's remorse lamentations - from a previous Obama supporter (and Democratic tactician) in yesterday's New York Times:
A second possibility is that he is simply not up to the task by virtue of his lack of experience and a character defect that might not have been so debilitating at some other time in history. Those of us who were bewitched by his eloquence on the campaign trail chose to ignore some disquieting aspects of his biography: that he had accomplished very little before he ran for president, having never run a business or a state; that he had a singularly unremarkable career as a law professor, publishing nothing in 12 years at the University of Chicago other than an autobiography; and that, before joining the United States Senate, he had voted "present" (instead of "yea" or "nay") 130 times, sometimes dodging difficult issues.  
What a blockhead.  Who was it that was trying to get through to numbskulls like him back in 2008 and warn him that Obama - though he is "articulate and bright and clean" - had absolutely no resumé?  That he was a complete unknown.  That there was a disquieting shallowness about the man.  That, even though he was black, we deserved to know a whole lot more.  That there was no there there.

Now, all these years later, the tingle - or tinkle - or whatever it was that was running down the legs of America's really bright liberals back then - is gone.

We ... just ... didn't ... realize ...

Too little.  Too late.  The damage they've caused is upon us.

Quote of the Day

From a "journalist" at NBC "News":

"The attack began at dawn with a bear looking for food....it's believed that with global warming, food is scarce. A post-mortem showed this polar bear was 110 pounds underweight, with almost no fat reserves. It must have been starving."

For the record, global atmospheric temperatures have risen an estimated 0.6° C. in the last 100 years, and not at all this century.

It's believed that with that onset of global warming, NBC News reporters have lost their minds.

The Other Shoe Drops

Did I say yesterday that it was going to get ugly?

As it turns out, I was wrong.

It was uuuuuuglyyyyyy:

Democrats in Washington, including Obama ("more spending now and higher taxes later"), were calling yesterday for ... more of the same.

And the national debt will increase $4,000,000,000 today.  And $4,000,000,000 tomorrow.  And ...

That plunge may not be the worst of it if something doesn't change.