Sunday, September 2, 2012

Obama's Laugh Riot

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama lampooned the just-completed Republican National Convention as better-suited to an era of black-and-white TV and " trickle-down, you're on your own" economics Saturday, and declared that Mitt Romney "did not offer a single new idea" to fix the economy.
"There was a lot of talk about hard truths and bold choices, but no one actually told you what they were," Obama said in Iowa, chuckling, as he set out on a three-day tour of battleground states in the run-up to his own convention. Later, Obama said, the Republican gathering was so rooted in the past, there should have been a rabbit-ears antenna on the convention hall.
We look forward to hearing President Obama's "new ideas" to fix the economy next week. New ideas, not old ones like his failed and wasteful stimulus program, propping up public employee unions, the Solyndra debacle, nixing the Keystone XL Pipeline, and his failed take over of GM with taxpayer dollars. 

It seems his one new idea is to do for other industries what he did for GM, as noted recently by George Will:
After a delusional proclamation — General Motors “has come roaring back” — Obama said: “Now I want to do the same thing with manufacturing jobs, not just in the auto industry, but in every industry.” We have been warned.
Obama’s supposed rescue of “the auto industry” — note the definite article, “the” — is a pedal on the political organ he pumps energetically in Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan and elsewhere. Concerning which:
He intervened to succor one of two of the U.S. auto industries. One, located in the South and elsewhere, does not have a long history of subservience to the United Auto Workers and for that reason has not needed Obama’s ministrations. He showered public money on two of three parts of the mostly Northern auto industry, the one long entangled with the UAW. He socialized the losses of GM and Chrysler. Ford was not a mendicant because it was not mismanaged.
Today, “I am GM, hear me roar” is again losing market share, and its stock, of which taxpayers own 26 percent, was trading Thursday morning at $21, below the $33 price our investor in chief paid for it and below the $53 price it would have to reach to enable taxpayers to recover the entire $49.5 billion bailout.
President Obama laughs a lot at silly Republicans. He tries to get his audiences laughing too. 23 million out of work and a deficit of $16 trillion. What's not to laugh at?



24 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eastwooding!

September 2, 2012 at 9:53 AM 
Blogger Dannytheman said...

Why can't we convince the women? I know very few women who are not voting for this poor excuse for a President.

Romney has to get women to vote for him.

September 2, 2012 at 10:30 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You sir are an idiot and a scoundrel. The lions share of the national debt was created by the bush regimes criminal policies . The subsequent stimuli and deficit spending represent pure, and widely accepted application of Keynesian theory needed to address recessions and even more so to address worse calamities like this bush triggered deleveraging contraction. You of course are deluded into not seeing that the Cheney team is hard at work trying to get in to seal the deal on their treasury plundering such that they can fully default on the debt and Bain ice it or Carlyle group it picking up the discounted assets for a tenth of a penny on the dollar. Cheney caught a whiff of how the russian oligarchs and former KGB did that when we spent the ussr into bankruptcy with the arms race. The Cheney and Bain team are now licking their lips and thinking why not here. Why not install feudalism at the same time. Read Matt Taibbi's rolling stone article on Romney and Bain. Perhaps that will cure the blindness cause by your GOP kool aid quaffing

September 2, 2012 at 1:51 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bain-ize it that is

September 2, 2012 at 1:52 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And other typos

September 2, 2012 at 2:06 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or rather than an idiot and a scoundrel I suppose you are, more likely, merely Eastwooding to a set of empty chairs

September 2, 2012 at 2:08 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

It appears panic is setting in on the part of Democrats who have had their noses bloodied by a string of effective speakers at the GOP convention.

Meanwhile "the bush regimes criminal policies"? If that's the meme the Dems try to sell at their party, the race will be over by October 1.

September 2, 2012 at 3:34 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

And seriously, Matt Taibbi? Sheesh!

September 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM 
Blogger CharlieSix said...

Such a plethora of Anonymoi. Or maybe it is not an overabundance of them, just one. Whichever applies doesn't matter. Because what he/she or them/they rant about doesn't make much sense anyway. In the best of Pogo: They have met the enemy and they are them. Keep it up, sir/madam/folks---whichever. You're (or y'all are) doing a good job.

September 2, 2012 at 8:03 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's George Bush's fault.

September 2, 2012 at 8:06 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dannytheman, You know very few women. A major stock market correction, and Israel playing with Iran. That's a Romney win . With all the newcomers in real estate with the past boom, prepare for rental rates to go through the floor(floor)!

We still have not seen the real estate floor. Commercial real estate, especially, is in for a ride awakening! Carlyle is salivating at all the macho guys who lived in a fantasy world for the past 7 years.

September 3, 2012 at 5:24 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your response to the incursion of sane commentary to Your Bigoted and Deluded Rants was to be expected. Not a ray of Awareness is present in Your Mopey, Skulking Meanderings. And, if the Crypto Fascist GOP attempts to suppress the Vote of the Democrats that clearly Outnumber You Fail...then we will Revel in Victory over Your Support of the Ryan Romney "Two Liars Ticket". Why a paper would give any room to a beknighted Writer of Your lack of Merit is Beyond me. But at least You make a great Target for Revealing the Cretinous Reactionary Thinking that informs much of the GOP Disinformation being Floated by the Hacks that make a Living by Churning it Out. Sorry Dittohead...You lose

September 3, 2012 at 12:17 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or rather Benighted in dark Knighthood...the Crusades are over Sir for the Christian Wrong have gone round the Bend

September 3, 2012 at 12:19 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Despite any Typos I might Make in my zealous haste...they don't change the fact that Matt Taibbi is a Real Journalist vs the Content of the Uninformed/Disinformed Drivel contained in Your Maundering Meanderings.

September 3, 2012 at 12:27 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you imagine the Uproar that would've been the result if a liberal at the democrat convention pulled his finger across his throat in an acting out rendition of slitting an opposing presidential candidate's throat, as 'lost the plot' Eastwood did at the Republican Convention?
Which party is the one that has been consistently threatening, in their mutterings, 2nd Amendment Remedies if they cannot Steal, Buy, Lie or Suppress their way to Victory? Why the GOP of course. Please crawl back into Your Hidey Hole with No Light and type to Your Choir of the Benighted Knights of the Square Table.

September 3, 2012 at 12:31 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

"Hidey Hole"?

That's pretty funny from someone who comments and hurls insults at people anonymously.

Don't you think?

September 3, 2012 at 1:18 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No I don't agree...
And here's why...Your GOP exults in threatening 2nd amendment Remedies when they feel they can't buy, lie, steal or suppress their way to Victory. Sharon Angle's 2nd amendment remedies threat. Palin's rifle sites on Gabby Gifford's photo and now Clintus Backwardus Eastwoodus' reprehensible drawing of a mock knife in effegy across the throat of the president. The GOP seems to think it has the license to intimidate the sane members of the electorate. So there is no reason not to comment anonymously. The GOP develops much of their scandalous strategy in well cloaked Secrecy ..but then they also use Frank Luntz style Orwellian Double talk quite well too to their disgrace. Anyway I've made my case.

September 3, 2012 at 1:33 PM 
Blogger Dannytheman said...

This anonymous poster is uneducated and ignorant and can do it all in 1 sentence.

September 3, 2012 at 1:46 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

Sounds like Anon is scared that if anyone finds out who he (or she) is, he will be shot. The paranoia of progressives knows no bounds. And neither does their hypocrisy when it comes to the use of violent and ugly rhetoric against their perceived enemies.

September 3, 2012 at 4:02 PM 
Blogger CharlieSix said...

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September 3, 2012 at 8:23 PM 
Blogger CharlieSix said...

Thankfully the puzzle has been solved: There is not a plethora of Anonymoi. It is very clear not that there is only on Anonymous. And, as he/she claims, he or she has definitely made his or her case. With apologies for borrowing Roger Kimball's thought---I sure hope that whatever medical plan Anonymous has access to, employer sponsored or governmental, that it has a generous mental health benefit. And that Anonymous takes advantage of that benefit. It is, without question, very much needed.

September 3, 2012 at 8:28 PM 
Blogger MediaMike said...

@anon: None of these guys have taken any shots at me yet, so no reason to be afraid. And often they don't like what I say.

also @ anon: You can make up a fake email, with a generic screen name so we at least know your always making the same comments. And if you're that scared that you're IP address is getting tracked you can always rotate libraries or internet cafe' locations.

@ Charlie: I'm going to have to use "anonoymoi" in a sentence.

September 3, 2012 at 8:33 PM 
Blogger CharlieSix said...

@ Media Mike: Your comments have always been on point and articulate. While we may disagree, I respect your thoughts. Anonymous (or Anonymoi) not so. Such as: "Cheney caught a whiff of how the russian oligarchs and former KGB did that when we spent the ussr into bankruptcy with the arms race." Coherence should, after all, be a requisite for a meaningful post. But, thanks for your committment to use Anonymoi in a sentence. I'll look forward to seeing it.

September 4, 2012 at 9:03 PM 
Blogger Carl Nardi said...

Shut down the 750 + military bases around the world. They cost 3 trillion a year. There are dozens in Japan. That money does not include weapons at each base. We will never know the amount. It is top secret.
We are the risen Rome. Except we will have a shorter history. One of our aircraft carriers can take out a whole country, and our missils can hit any target on earth. With the money saved we can put those military people who come home, to work to rebuild our factories and create 100's of jobs.They can run brand new factories. We will not have to depend on foreign junk again. We can rebuild our roads and bridges. We need to be self supportive, like we were during the second world war. A plane rolled of the line every 5 minutes. Today we need to wait for parts from Japan And I am sure Asia will not be in a hurrry to supply us parts, if they go to war with us. People want are bases removed from their country. They see us as an occuping force, which we are. Let the companies who took there trade overseas, never be alowed to sell their goods here. They are the reason we are in the fix we are in. China wants to switch to the Euro if it ever makes a come back. And they are tryng their best to make it happen. This is one reason for the economies collapse world wide. America wanted the Euro to fail. The two system party is really one. It's goal is a one world government run by the U.N.

September 10, 2012 at 11:39 AM 

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