Robert Blagojevich – the brother of Democrat Governor Blagojevich – labeled Jesse Jackson Jr. as an “articulate incompetent” (actually a “f-ing articulate incompetent”). That label couldn’t suit Barry Hussein better.
Barack Obama is a complete failure. He’s an utter disgrace. But he’s an articulate failure and utter disgrace. Which means he’s always smooth-talking, always using disingenuous and dishonest rhetoric to conceal or camouflage his failure.
As an example, Obama is out on the stump saying:
“And I do want to point out, when you get in your car, when you go forward, what do you do? You put it in ‘D.’ When you want to go back, what do you do? (Laughter.) You put it in ‘R.’ We won’t want to go into reverse back in the ditch. We want to go forwards. We got to put it in ‘D.’ (Applause.) Can’t have the keys back.” (Laughter.)
That’s quite rhetorically clever. It’s so articulate. It’s also substantially utterly meaningless.
Putting facts to the rhetoric doesn’t look so good for Obama. George Bush “handed Obama the keys” with unemployment two full points lower and with the deficit trillions of dollars lower. Would I rather have Obama’s 9.5% unemployment – which as bad as it is is artificially low because of all the people who’ve dropped out of the job market, and which is now forecasted to up to 10% and remain there next year – or would I rather put the car in ‘R’ and go back to Bush’s worst unemployment rate of 7.6%?
We’re going to have a double dip recession – and which president is responsible for that second giant scoop of pain which will occur ENTIRELY on Obama’s watch? Goldman analyst Jan Hatzius and his team just lowered their GDP forecast for 2011 from 2.5% to a dismally pathetic 1.9%, increased their unemployment forecast from 9.8% to 10.0%, boosted their inflation expectation from 0.4% to 1.0%, and said that the rather frightening Fed scenario known as “QE lite” is now on the table.
Specifically, the Goldman analysis says:
“As a result of this downgrade, we now expect the jobless rate to rise to 10% by early 2011 and remain there for the rest of the year.”
Does that make you want to put the car in ‘D,’ dumbass (which is another thing that ‘D’ stands for, for what it’s worth)? We can see the cliff, but it’s full speed ahead with the turbochargers blazing.
In this case, “forward” leads to screaming-in-pain hell.
Obama says that Republicans don’t have “a single, solitary new idea” to help the American people recover from the economic recession. Which takes a lot of chutzpah, given that Obama’s “new ideas” date back to 1848 and Karl Friggin Marx. And the very newest “new ideas” of all date back to the colossal failure otherwise known as Jimmy Carter. It’s not enough to say that Obama is throwing stones in a glass house; he’s using a machine gun to blast out every pane in the building.
Obama is quite “articulate” at fearmongering, race-baiting, slandering, demagoguing and demonizing his opponents.
But that kind of crap is all Obama’s got. He’s incompetent at everything else. As a matter of simple routine, we receive massively conflicting and contradictory messages from this White House. On Wall Street. On Afghanistan. On health care. On Iran. On Everything. Other than that, the first president of “God damn America!” is an utter disgrace.
So let’s look past the Obama rhetoric and look at the hard facts.
By: Larry Walker, Jr.
According to today’s Employment Status Report, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveals that as of July 31, 2010 there were 857,000 fewer persons employed than there were in July of 2009. Yet from Barack’s glass bubble, it sounded like all is well. Sure, his chief economist, Christina Romer just resigned, but that’s no cause for concern. The latest from Obama is that ‘private employment has increased every month’ during 2010. Really? Does that mean there are more jobs today than there were yesterday?
Following is my latest presidential scorecard, based purely on official BLS data:
Obama was quick to take credit for the false increase in overall employment, earlier this year, when the U.S. Census Bureau hired 500,000 temporary workers, but now that they’re all gone he’s been slow to acknowledge the true situation. According to the BLS there were 139.8 million Americans employed in July of 2009, and 138.9 million employed in July of 2010. That’s a decline of 857,000 jobs over the past 12 month’s. There has actually been a steady, and progressive, decline in civilian employment for the past year, but you know, Obama doesn’t have time to look at facts and figures.
When G.W. Bush entered office in January of 2001, there were 136.8 million jobs. When he left office in December of 2008, there were 145.3 million jobs. When Obama entered office in January of 2009, there were 145.3 million jobs. As of July 31st of this year, there were 138.9 million jobs. So when we do the math, there are now 6.4 million fewer jobs than there were when Obama entered office in January of 2009. That’s reality. That’s what it feels like on the ground. Obama is losing, and losing big. And in his losing, he’s dragging America and the Democrat party along for the ride.
Is this what success looks like in the minds of progressive Democrats? Is losing the new winning? If so, Obama is certainly leading the pack. It’s time to throw the bum(s) out!
Just so you know that I’m not making this stuff up, here’s a snapshot of the latest BLS report:
The labor force has never decreased since World War II – and it has now decreased for two years in a row under the worst failure in American history.
We have one chance, and only one chance, to avoid a Great Depression. And that is to elect a Republican House of Representatives and a Republican Senate.
Bill Clinton gets all the credit for being the economic genius who gave us incredible economic growth by the mainstream media. But if that’s so, why was he smacked down with the biggest political landslide in American history, when Republicans came from out of nowhere to retake both the House and the Senate in 1994? And why was it that it was only AFTER the Republicans took control of Congress that we began to see the positive economic developments?
Read my article on the subject for why the credit for the “Clinton Economy” belongs with the Republicans in Congress. It is Congress which enacts budgets, and it is Congress alone which has the authority to spend.
It is also Congress alone which can check a foolish, incompetent, and out-of-control president.