Maybe Obama’s Stale Talking Points Would Poll Better If They Made Sense

Obama started off strong last night in his address to the nation. But, it all went down hill after “Good evening.”

The far left Keynesian immediately pounced on his predecessor for an irresponsible spending record with the usual poll-tested sound bites “tax cuts” and “unpaid wars.” Then in the very next sentence defended his historic spending spree arguing that the recession “required us to spend even more.”

You’d think there would be one reporter in America brave enough to point out that Obama’s address didn’t make any sense.
Via The White House website:

Good evening. Tonight, I want to talk about the debate we’ve been having in Washington over the national debt — a debate that directly affects the lives of all Americans.

For the last decade, we’ve spent more money than we take in. In the year 2000, the government had a budget surplus. But instead of using it to pay off our debt, the money was spent on trillions of dollars in new tax cuts, while two wars and an expensive prescription drug program were simply added to our nation’s credit card.

As a result, the deficit was on track to top $1 trillion the year I took office. To make matters worse, the recession meant that there was less money coming in, and it required us to spend even more…

Let’s take a closer look at Obama’s opening remarks.
No matter how many times he bashes Bush for his tax cuts it still won’t change reality.

During the Bush years, despite the 2000 Recession, the 9-11 attacks, the stock market scandals, Hurricane Katrina, and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Bush Administration was able to reduce the budget deficit from 412 billion dollars in 2004 to 162 billion dollars in 2007, a sixty percent drop.

In 2004 the federal budget deficit was 412 billion dollars. In 2005 it dropped to 318 billion dollars. In 2006 the deficit dipped to 248 billion dollars. And, in 2007 it fell below 200 billion to 162 billion dollars. During the Bush years the average unemployment rate was 5.2 percent, the economy saw the strongest productivity growth in four decades and there was robust GDP growth. Bush did this with tax cuts.

Obama wants you to believe that the recession forced him to triple the national deficit in a year.

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Then did you notice how Obama claimed in the very next sentence that the current recession forced him to spend even more? You’d think by now that he would see what a mistake that was? Not only is Obama being dishonest about the Bush economic record, he’s being dishonest about his own economic record. He just can’t take responsibility for the consequences of his pig-headed decisions. And that was just in his opening remarks!
It didn’t get any better after that.

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    what do you expect from a lyin commie kenyan fraud

  • JPeden

    “He just can’t take responsibility for the consequences of his pig-headed decisions. And that was just in his opening remarks!”

    Exactly. I’ve been using the trick of counting his lies to get myself to listen to his unhinged presentations but gave up almost immediately since I just didn’t want to have to make so many marks upon my scratch paper and wouldn’t have been able to keep up with them anyway. So then I just tried to shoot back immediately at the tv for practice. No, you ignorant sluts, that’s not a death theat!

  • daryl

    His “stale words would poll better” if he would just sthu once in a while.
    His ‘bellowing’ reminds me of a hungry calf lost from its mother and that bellowing was on all four of the alphabet networks AND Fox. I had to watch a bad movie last night just to NOT hear him on network TV.

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  • Reconstitution

    Obama’s failure to lead is easy to see – he has not publicly released a plan, not even the framework for a plan with his name on it! Instead he just baits Republicans to propose the politically risky cuts then derails talks when they get close and throws stones at what progress was made. His position changes daily for political advantage. He is still community organizing and maneuvering for political gain, rather than leading.

  • USMC Thomas

    If the consequences weren’t so tragic, SØBama’s speech would be hilarious.

  • Libertas

    daryl, you should have watched The Closer. You would have been delightfully entertained. I have to give kudos to those who took the bullet and watched what’s his name. I just can’t anymore.

  • Militant Conservative

    Once again socialist vs. Conservative capitalism

    On parade. Women and minorities hardest hit.

    Ahahahahahahahahaba I LOVE it when stupid

    Is punished. Powder is dry, learn or die.

  • daryl

    #5 commented
    “Obama’s failure to lead is easy to see”

    No truer words were ever posted here and furthermore, his inability to lead is hanging out further and more obvious than a plumbers buttcrack shining out at you from under a kitchen sink.

  • Scott

    He is a talker not a doer…As Ben Franklin said, “beware of the orator with an ocean of words and an ounce of fact.”

    Another maxim I’ve seen used, “don’t confuse talk with action.” and “don’t confuse action with accomplishment.”

  • SeniorD

    Obama is not dishonest, that would require a conscience; something his Trust Fund Socialist masters don’t have. The tired meme ‘Not me!’ reminds me of Bill Keane’s “Family Circus”, although with Obama, this is no joke. Even Obama recognizes it would be political suicidee to hit the golf links at this time but his masters have painted themselves in a corner so their Puppet President has to continue to provide cover.

    When this country defaults, watch for a slew of rats escaping the sinking ship.

    Either that, or watch for a huge Socialist Bacchanalia on Martha’s Vineyard.

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    I watched Obama’s speech last night with a friend and her 26 year old college-grad daughter. She’s a die hard Obama supporter. So anyway…

    I sat there and kept quiet while sipping a bottle of Maalox. When the speech was over, I asked the daughter what was her reaction. She said “What’s the BIG DEAL with this whole debt thing anyway? It doesn’t mean a thing!” I said “Yes it does! It’s real money that we borrowed and have to pay back.” She insisted that it was all ‘funny money’ that we didn’t really owe anybody! I was flabbergasted! A college educated woman who hadn’t a clue and was completely oblivious?

    I asked “Why do you think Greece and Ireland and Portugal defaulted on THEIR debts? It was BECAUSE they couldn’t pay any of it back!” She didn’t understand why they didn’t just “reset” their books and start all over again. I told her that many countries had done just that but it devalues your money like 1000-to-1, or even 1,000,000-to-1. I asked her if she was willing to wake up one day and find out that she has 1000 times LESS money than she did the night before? She put her hands on her head and said “I’m going to my room. Good night!” Then, her mother asked me: “Why did you have to say anything?”

    It’s exactly THIS level of ignorance of a larger reality that Obama played his fiddle for last night. They swallowed the whole thing.

  • Libertas

    Mahdi, I’m curious as to why a 26-year-old college grad is living in her parent’s home. Why do her parents tolerate it? Does she work? In what chosen field did she decide to obtain her degree? Seems to me, if O’bammy’s policies are so great, this little parasite should be reaping great rewards and taking care of herself.

  • wolf t

    The government doesn’t spend money on tax cuts unless it believes all money one earns belongs to government, Obama!

    That is democrat party socialism.

    It is time the democrats refer to themselves as ” The Socialist Democrats Party”.

  • Petie.

    part of that in-bred radical republican ‘nutties’ that the rest if the world has heard about and sick to death over.

    Time to go give Rush a another BJ, isn’t it???

  • Petie.

    This is the site of f’ing morons.

  • Lightwave

    He did say one thing that was true: We spent more money than we took in.

    If Republicans hold tight and do nothing, they win. There’s no conceivable way Obama is re-elected next year. Either he gives the GOP a complete victory and his base abandons him, or he plays chicken and the economy crashes. Either way his re-election chances are over.

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  • big L

    I talked to this Union exec.Giant Union. Spent 10’s of Millions gettin Obama elected . He expects some return like card-check. Heis not for the union guys and gals workin’ away in their jobs. Oh no,he wants the VPs and heads of chapter groups to prosper. Eff th little guy.
    So he says and his wive says that i was unfair forthe richest notto payt heir fair share and there are 200,000 people that need to be taxed much higher to help the defict. etc.
    They really believe this. And Obama sends some admin dignitary to re-inforce these erroneous
    malicious lies and they buy it.
    But a part from all that, they are great folks…And will never vote for a GOP candidate.

  • cal rifkin

    …guessing the tune out index (TOI) was reeeeal high! Also the CTCR was also waaay above average ( change the channel rate).

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  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    #13 July 26, 2011 at 8:02 am
    Libertas commented:
    Mahdi, I’m curious as to why a 26-year-old college grad is living in her parent’s home. Why do her parents tolerate it? Does she work? In what chosen field did she decide to obtain her degree? Seems to me, if O’bammy’s policies are so great, this little parasite should be reaping great rewards and taking care of herself.


    She graduated from college in May with a degree in Social Work. She returned from college with her 1 year old child that she gave birth to last year. The child’s father is a college dropout pothead who works as a waiter. She once was a waitress at the same restaurant, you know… the whole “hooking up” thing that everybody does. She doesn’t have any contact with the child’s father and doesn’t believe there is anything illegitimate about her child.

    She’s Hispanic (came here with her parents from South American when she was an infant) and has spent her entire life gaming the welfare system. She went to a private high school under a minority recruitment program which waived the expensive tuition that everybody else had to pay. She received a free ride through College under the same type program.

    Now that she’s had a child, she’s a single minority mother. As such, she now gets free bags of groceries from the State. She also receives free voucher coupons from the State which she exchanges for everything from clothing to diapers. The State gives her FREE UNLIMITED healthcare for herself and her child including FREE prescription drugs (no co-pay whatsoever). She gets free money to pay rent (although she hasn’t’t bothered to inform them that she lives at home and doesn’t pay rent). Her divorced mother is a hard working woman who is a good friend of mine. The daughter is leaning on her mother for babysitting while she’s out with her friends from Friday night to Sunday afternoon, without returning home.

    She is going to attend a nearby graduate program this fall to get a masters in counseling because she “cares deeply about people”, unlike all you despicable Republicans who only care about tax breaks for the rich! Btw, didn’t Hillary care deeply about New York State at one time and had no intention of using that Senate seat to leverage her personal ambitions? Anyway…

    She shopped around various graduate programs looking for the one that gave her the best deal. They’re deeply ‘discounting’ the tuition for her and giving her free text books. Moreover, the State will be paying for free daycare while she’s in school (and probably afterwards as well).

    At 26 years old, she HAS NOT YET PAID a single dime in taxes. I don’t think she’s even ever bothered to file a tax return. She thinks Barrack Obama walks on water and is deeply and personally offended by anything said negative about him, even if true!

    This is the generation that we’re going to be passing the baton to. Sad actually. When I close my eyes for the last time, frankly I’ll be glad to be moving on.

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    I forgot to mention. Her mother told me that when she return to school after having the child, she went to some Administrative Office (don’t know which one) and literally walked out of there with a $5000. check. For what, I haven’t a clue. I’ll inquire and get back to you on that.

  • Freddy

    What I noticed was that Obama blamed Bush for a ‘trillion dollar budget’. The problem is, Bush NEVER SIGNED that Pelosi budget! Obama signed that budget, with 6,000+ EARMARKS, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.

    As for the TARP component (which I was against), of the 350 billion that Bush spent, almost all of it has been returned.

    Obama chose to spend the second 350 Billion, most of which has not, and will not, be returned!

    Obama is a serial LIAR.

  • Radegunda

    Anybody who says that the government “spent money” on “tax breaks” is a certifiable loon. That bizarre notion is one reason why we’re in so much trouble.

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  • Nancy

    I dug out an old Super-Nintendo game to play in preference to listening to his drivel (loaned the X-box to my daughter). It was at least as stimulating and not nearly as irritating.

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