And reported by Obama’s minions at the NYT, no less.
It was billed as “Investing in America,” a live televised conversation on the state of the economy between President Obama and American workers, students, business people and retirees, a kind of Wall Street to Main Street reality check.
But it sounded like a therapy session for disillusioned Obama supporters.
In question after question during a one-hour session, which took place on Monday at the Newseum here and was televised on CNBC, Mr. Obama was confronted by people who sounded frustrated and anxious — even as some said they supported his agenda and proclaimed themselves honored to be in his presence.
People from Main Street wanted to know if the American dream still lived for them. People on Wall Street complained that he was treating them like a piñata, “whacking us with a stick,” in the words of Anthony Scaramucci, a former law school classmate of Mr. Obama’s who now runs a hedge fund and was one of the president’s questioners.
“I’m exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for,” said the first questioner, an African-American woman who identified herself as a chief financial officer, a mother and a military veteran. “I’ve been told that I voted for a man who was going to change things in a meaningful way for the middle class and I’m waiting sir, I’m waiting. I still don’t feel it yet.” (He laughed at her comment, by the way)
You thought he was a champion of the middle class???? Sucker.
This is too easy. Anyone who studied Obama’s personality, philosophy, and background would have understood that he is totally unfit to lead a Democratic Republic.
Secondly, all that hopey-changey shit he talked about during the campaign—creating a new and improved welfare state for ‘disenfranchized’ minorities, i.e. “spreading the wealth”— ran right smack into fed up Americans angry with the tax/spend orgy, the trampling of the Constitution, and the government abuse of power.
And *gasp* some of those Americans are minorities.
And there’s more. One law school graduate moaned about the interest on his student loans. A small business owner from Pennsylvania who obviously hasn’t had enough of Obama’s destructive, socialist, anti-business policies, said: “You’re losing the war of sound bites. You’re losing the media cycles.”
Obama hasn’t done a good job selling people the rope with which they will hang themselves.
And his requisite slap at the Tea Party:
The president also laid down a challenge to the Tea Party movement, whose candidates have swept aside mainstream Republicans in recent primaries in Alaska and Delaware. He said it was not enough for Tea Party candidates to campaign on a theme of smaller government; he tried to put them in an uncomfortable box by prodding them to offer specifics about the programs they would cut.
“The challenge for the Tea Party movement is to identify specifically: What would you do?” the president said. “It’s not enough to say get control of spending. I think it’s important for you to say, ‘I’m willing to cut veterans benefits, or I’m willing to cut Medicare or Social Security, or I’m willing to see taxes go up.’ ”
Notice how he leads off with the programs he knows no one will want to fuck with, and avoids discussion of the government’s elective spending.
Newsflash, Obama: We have identified hundreds of ways you can cut spending without raising taxes. If you weren’t so fucking tone deaf, you’d have realized that by now.
One look at the website of CAGW (Citizens Against Government Waste) will give you a good idea of the ways it can be done.
Stop the bailouts.
Stop the “stimulus” spending.
Stop the government’s unconstitutional takeover of private businesses and corporations.
Stop giving billions to your corrupt union pals in the SEIU, and your socialist friends in ACORN, the Tides Foundation, and Organizing For America.
Shut down bloated leftwing political tools like the Department of Education.
Stop funding the U.N., PBS, and farm subsidies.
Get rid of the IRS and replace it with a Fair Tax system.
You could save billions by eliminating the pathetic, modern-day prohibiton police, the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Get rid of the fatuous, hectoring Ad Council.
Repeal ObamaCare, which is already causing an earthquake of bad consequences in the health care system, and it’s not even in effect yet.
Stop giving money to muslim terrorists.
And stop wasting taxpayer funds on ridiculous pork barrel shit like this:
$5 million to create a geothermal energy system for a shopping mall in Tennessee. The mall is over half empty of tenants and has had falling shopper attendance for years
$1.57 million to Penn State University study fossils in Argentina
$100,000 to a puppet theater in Minnesota
$2 million to build a replica railroad tourist trap in Carson City, Nev.
A boat cruise company in Chicago got almost $1 million to “combat terrorism”
$500,000 went to Ariz. State Univ. to study ant genetics
Another $450,000 went to Uinv. of Arizona to study ants
Almost $400,000 went to Univ. of New York to pay students to drink beer and smoke marijuana for a study there
$219,000 to the Nat’l Institute of Health to study if young people “hook-up” after getting drunk
$210,000 to the Univ. of Hawaii to study bees
$700,000 to crab fishermen in Oregon to pay for lost crab pots
$5,000 a person tax rebate if you buy a new electric golf cart (Wall Street Journal)
Up to $1 million went to prisoners in $250 stimulus checks
$54 mil to a New York Indian tribe to run its casino
$1 billion for a power plant in Mattoon, Illinois that is based on speculative science and may not even work
$15 million to back-road bridges that get little traffic in Wisconsin
$800,000 for a practically unused airport in Pennsylvania
$3.4 million for an animal walk way under a road in Florida
$1.15 million to install a guard rail for a lake that doesn’t even exist in Oklahoma
$10 million to renovate a rail station that has stood unused for a decade
$578,000 to battle homelessness in Union, New York even though the town says they have no homeless people there
$233,000 to the Univ. of Calif. to study why Africans vote… in Africa
$2 million to build a new fire house in a Nevada town that has no firemen
North Carolina schools got $4.4 million for literacy and math coaches… to teach their teachers
$54 million for a railroad project in Napa Valley went to a minority-owned company that then hired a local construction company for half the price, pocketing the rest
A California company was given $15 million in stimulus money to monitor water quality in a stream it was under indictment for polluting previously
And outrageously stupid shit like this:
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spent $823,200 of economic stimulus funds in 2009 on a study by a UCLA research team to teach uncircumcised African men how to wash their genitals after having sex.
In other words, look at all the damage you’ve done in the last 21 months and undo it.
After that failed Town Hall, he’s gonna spend a lot of time on the golf course.