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Obama’s irony campaign

Sometimes it is just necessary to chuckle about something that is so ironically funny it almost needs no explanation.  President Obama at a campaign event last night in Denver hitting Romney for “not getting it”:

There was a woman in Iowa who shared her story of financial struggles, and he gave her an answer right out of an economic textbook.  He said, "Our productivity equals our income."  And the notion was that somehow the reason people can’t pay their bills is because they’re not working hard enough.  If they got more productive, suddenly their incomes would go up.  Well, those of us who’ve spent time in the real world — (laughter) — know that the problem isn’t that the American people aren’t productive enough — you’ve been working harder than ever.  The challenge we face right now, and the challenge we’ve faced for over a decade, is that harder work has not led to higher incomes, and bigger profits at the top haven’t led to better jobs.

Seriously? It is hilarious to hear a guy who has never run anything or done anything in “real world” go after someone who has spent his life there and has a proven record of success.   And just as funny is the fact that he doesn’t know enough about economics to understand how full of nonsense he is.

You have to wonder if the crowd was laughing with or at Obama (if it was a Dem crowd, I believe “with” is probably true since most Dems have no grounding in the real world either – its one reason their use of the “reality based community” has been so uproariously funny for years) .

Obama has already proven any number of times that his supposed area of expertise – Constitutional law – is mostly smoke and mirrors.  After all, this is the Con scholar that said civil rights are something to be decided at state level.  And here he is, in front of the whole nation, pretending that a guy with more experience in the “real world” than Obama has on the golf course, doesn’t “get it”?

It is obvious the one not getting it is Obama, the irony is he doesn’t know it.

But for those who’ve watched this guy over the years, we’ve known the emperor has no clothes from day one.

And, if my gut is right (and it usually is) the rest of the country, at least those with no ideological blinders firmly in place, are finally figuring it out too.



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6 Responses to Obama’s irony campaign

  • I like picking out the fundamental lies people tell.

    He said, “Our productivity equals our income.”  And the notion was that somehow the reason people can’t pay their bills is because they’re not working hard enough.

    The fundamental lie there is the mis-characterization of what Romney was saying.  People who are unemployed are not productive.  People who are UNDEREMPLOYED are not productive ENOUGH.  And, under the Obamic Decline, BOTH those populations are HUGE.

    • Yesterday, staring with MarketWatch, they tried to give credit for the 17.9% spending increases in the FY2009 budget to George W. Bush.
      It turns out that since those 17.9% spending increases in that FY2009 budget, there really hasn’t been much if any additional “on-budget spending,” so the owner of those increases is the “on-budget” over spending culprit.
      Well, most people probably don’t remember that when Bush was outgoing, he was more than magnanimous to the incoming President, who returned the favor by blaming him for everything.  Part of the magnanimous effort was to just sign the continuing resolutions on the FY2008 budget extending it until the new President and Congress could address the budget to their liking.  After Obama was sworn in, the Democratic Congress added an additional $400 billion to the budget (not to mention the $800+ billion stimulus) and sent it to Obama to sign.
      Well, now they are trying to test the memories of folks by claiming that that $400 billion increase in spending was Bush’s.

      • Yeah, but it is working about as well as the “War On Wimmins” is working.  People were fooled by the “blank screen” in 2008.  They won’t get fooled again…

  • Barack Obama, when your country absolutely, positively, has to be destroyed in 1 term.