Free Markets, Free People
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.