Self-Absorbed President Called “Obam-me” By WH Staff; Proves His Own “Leadership Failure” At Ford Plant
Yesterday, Obama went to Kansas City to sell labor unions on increasing the national debt. While he was there, we learned that White House staffers are calling the President “Obam-me” because he’s so self-absorbed.
Ironically, the event was at a new Ford plant, built by the only large automaker that refused to take a government bailout in 2009. But nevermind that. Obama needs more money to dole out, so he needs taxpayers to take on more debt.
Here’s how Obama sold it:
Skip to the :40 second mark for the rhetorical genius:
“And this is important. Raising the debt ceiling is not the same as approving more spending. Anymore than making your monthly payments adds to the total t — total cost of your truck. I — you don’t say, well, I’m not gonna — I’m not gonna pay my — my — my bill. Uh — my note. For my truck. Because I’m gonna save money. No. You’re not saving money. You already bought the truck.”
Condescending and idiotic at the same time. And sounding a little like Tommy Boy (warning: language):
But hey, it’s frustrating selling something you once called “a sign of leadership failure.” In 2006, Obama said on the floor of the Senate: ““The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government can’t pay its own bills. … I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.”
The hypocrisy is staggering. But what should we expect from someone whose own staff calls him “Obam-me”?