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Obama offers his policies as the cure for the Obama economy
« on: January 29, 2014, 12:36:20 PM »
President Barack Obama is offering himself as the miracle cure for his own failed policies, even though his polls remain at dangerously low levels, the economy has stalled, and the public’s 2008 hopes have changed into near-80 percent pessimism.

“Average wages have barely budged. Inequality has deepened. Upward mobility has stalled,” he declared.

“The cold, hard fact is that even in the midst of recovery, too many Americans are working more than ever just to get by — let alone get ahead. And too many still aren’t working at all. Our job is to reverse these trends,” he declared.

“Let’s make this a year of action. That’s what most Americans want — for all of us in this chamber to focus on their lives, their hopes, their aspirations,” he declared.

Obama’s political chutzpah is both rational and a good bet.

It’s rational because it is the only way he can motivate his liberal coalition to rally in November to preserve his endangered Democratic majority in the Senate.

And it’s a good bet because the established media and chattering class won’t notice the ridiculousness of Obama’s pitch.

But the public has noticed, according to many recent polls that show Obama’s approval in the mid-40s and the public’s pessimism up near 80 percent.
 
His speech included a few new proposals — more payments to poor working people, reduced tax benefits for wealthy savers, a raised minimum wage and increased legal immigration so that cost-conscious companies can hire minimum-wage foreigners instead of aspiring Americans.

These big goals were accompanies by the progressives’ version of more cowbell — more K-12 spending, more college degrees, universal preschool so that unionized teachers can supplant parents, more promises of beneficial regulation of the oil-and-gas sector, and cheaper mortgages for poor people.

The speech listed items intended to spur turnout by the Democrats’ constituency groups — teachers, women, Latinos, environmentalists, gays and opponents of the Guantanamo prison for jihadis.

The speech was filled out with a series of additional mini-proposals designed to boost the number of opportunities for Democrats to applaud the leader on TV.

The speech also included Obama’s familiar condescension toward Republicans’ opposition to Obamacare.

“There are millions of Americans outside Washington who are tired of stale political arguments,” he said. “The first forty [votes against Obamacare] were plenty. We got it,” he said.

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Re: Obama offers his policies as the cure for the Obama economy
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2014, 12:44:09 PM »
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Obama offers his policies as the cure for the Obama economy

This was what Brit Hume said in all of his years reporting he has never seen. A President say his own policies failed.

"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: Obama offers his policies as the cure for the Obama economy
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2014, 12:45:29 PM »
This was what Brit Hume said in all of his years reporting he has never seen. A President say his own policies failed.

I heard Brit last night, and got a good laugh. Obama is so bad, that he can't even fix his own policies.

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Re: Obama offers his policies as the cure for the Obama economy
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2014, 01:14:39 PM »
I heard Brit last night, and got a good laugh. Obama is so bad, that he can't even fix his own policies.

I beg to differ.  He has absolutely zero interest (nor intent) in "fixing" anything.  His (or more accurately, whomever is guiding him through VJ) policies are working as planned.  I only expect to see more of the same, with equally (or even more) devastating results.  Call me a jaded pessimist, but I am just calling a spade, a spade...

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Re: Obama offers his policies as the cure for the Obama economy
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2014, 02:27:42 PM »
I beg to differ.  He has absolutely zero interest (nor intent) in "fixing" anything.  His (or more accurately, whomever is guiding him through VJ) policies are working as planned.  I only expect to see more of the same, with equally (or even more) devastating results.  Call me a jaded pessimist, but I am just calling a spade, a spade...

I side with you on that one.

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Re: Obama offers his policies as the cure for the Obama economy
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2014, 07:58:19 PM »
I heard Brit last night, and got a good laugh. Obama is so bad, that he can't even fix his own policies.

I think he and his handlers think this is a success.  They don't want to fix what they have worked so hard to destroy.
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