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Obama: I Didn’t Sell My Stimulus Hard Enough

From a commiserating Associated Press:

Obama expects a second term to bring more cooperation from GOP, like “popping a blister”

August 30, 2012

TAMPA, Fla. — President Barack Obama says his re-election might help end the political stalemate in Washington, much like “popping a blister.”

In an interview with Time magazine, Obama says he expects Republicans in Congress to work more cooperatively in a second term, since his re-election would no longer be a factor.

“My expectation is that there will be some popping of the blister after this election, because it will have been such a stark choice,” Obama said.

Of course, we can’t think of a better way to pop the blister than to get rid of Obama. After all, he is the blister.

What is the logic here? Or has Obama decided to drop all pretense at logic? It used to be thought that a second term President losing power because he is a lame duck.

In reality, Obama will become even more partisan, even more radical, since he knows he doesn’t have to worry about re-election. Consequently, there will be more gridlock in Washington. At least, we better hope there is.

The president says he also wants to do a better job of explaining to the public how his policies will help the economy grow. Obama claims he didn’t do a good enough job selling Americans on the stimulus plan and the auto company bailout because he was so focused on acting to fix the economy.

Once again, Obama thinks he should have told us more ‘stories.’ He thinks of us as children. Which is understandable, given that his only contact with people has come as a community organizer and as a Democrat politician.

Obama has spent very little time around adults.

“[W]e were in the midst of a once-in-a-lifetime crisis, so we had to just do stuff fast. And sometimes it wasn’t popular,” Obama told Time. “And we didn’t have the luxury of six months to explain exactly what we were doing with the Recovery Act, which was basically a jobs act and making-sure-middle-class-families-didn’t-fall-into-poverty act.”

The only problem is we now know that during the last three years of Obama’s so-called recovery all US income groups have declined. And they have declined at an even worse rate than during the recession. So his stimulus did not help one bit. In fact, it hurt the economy.

But all Obama’s ‘stimulus’ was ever intended to do was transfer as many taxpayer dollars as possible to his political constituents as quickly as possible.

Obama says he wants to focus on overhauling immigration laws and reducing the nation’s dependence on foreign energy during a second term.

That is to say, Obama plans to ram through complete amnesty for illegals. And he is going to give even more taxpayer money to his ‘green energy’ cronies, while destroying our economy by blocking our oil and gas production.

We can’t wait.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, August 31st, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “Obama: I Didn’t Sell My Stimulus Hard Enough”

  1. untrainable says:

    His re-election would be like popping a blister? More like popping a suicide pill. And I would characterize Obama as more of a festering boil than a blister. Unless we want to talk about the entire administration, then we have to talk about malignant cancer of the most destructive kind.

    As for selling the stimulus… he didn’t sell it. He gave it away. He gave it to the people who got him elected, and all the rest of us got was hope for change. But as Marco Rubio so elequently put it in his speech last night, “The only change is that hope is harder to find.” Bloody Marvelous!

  2. GetBackJack says:

    His use of the word “sell” reminded me of Ralph Bellamy grabbing his chest of the floor of the NYSE as Don Ameche cried out “F*** him, SELL! SELL!”

    Trading Places, 1983, Paramount Pictures

  3. Astravogel says:

    Mr. Spock never met Barack Obama (neither did Will Rogers.)

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Mr Spock may have said to Barry,

      “You may find that after a time having may no be so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical but it is often true.”

      IOW, Barry won the big chair but he hates the responsibility, the obligation, the duty of it. He likes the perks, the travel, the sycophantic “friends” it involves but none of the reality and substance of it. All show, no go. But he’d better go in January of 2013.

    • untrainable says:

      Rusty, the episode you quote to describe Obama is titled “Amok Time”. Nicely done sir.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Here’s another one:

      Spock: I fail to comprehend your indignation, sir. I have simply made the logical deduction that you are a liar.

      To Lazarus in “The Alternative Factor”. Who knew he could be talking to Barry Soetero 45 years later? But then, time travel is possible in the Star Trek universe.

  4. canary says:

    For Obama to talk about burning Republicans and popping their blisters is sick. You aren’t suppose to pop blisters anymore, but ObamaCare and the Federal government pretend to be doctors.

    If Obama would quit demanding noses up his butt, he’d have less blisters on his tail end. The only kind of blisters I can imagine Obama ever having in his cushie life.

  5. bousquem25 says:

    I should preface this by saying that I live in Massachusetts and am a republican. Last election the lawns in the western part of the state where filled with signs supporting Obama. This year I think I’ve seen a few on lawns that also support Elizabeth Warren (or as my dad refers to her, pocahontas). I’m sure the major cities, the eastern part of the state and at least part of the berkshires will vote for the idiot (obama) but there isn’t the huge support there was last time. What is really telling in this state is how many people are coming out in support of Scott Brown. There are about 4 or 5 commercials running with local democrats who have been ones for 20+ years in politics are supporting him and not Warren, people really seem to hate her guts.

    • Anonymoose says:

      Warren pretty much sunk herself; she had her fifteen minutes of fame with the “there is nobody in this country who got rich on their own” quote, but in between the Native American claims, claiming she laid the “intellectual foundation” for the Occupy movement, and finally it coming out she helped her brother flip foreclosed homes for a profit turned the general thinking public and a lot of the left off of her.

      I also noticed a strong similarity between her quote and Obama’s “you didn’t build that,” and I wonder if deep in the Democrat Machine they were trying to make it a theme that we need everyone else to do anything and ergo we should all cooperate and pay more taxes. However, it’s come across as we individually own and accomplish nothing, instead it’s the collective all of us. This is about as Communist a thought as there ever was, and runs against the grain of how America has operated or how we see ourselves.

  6. JohnMG says:

    Obama wants to pop a bliter? How quaint.

    Given my ‘druthers I prefer we flush the toilet.

  7. Reality Bytes says:

    Didn’t Sell It!? Then how come it’s costing US 5 Trillion Mullahs (oops!)

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