Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Obama "pomposity and gall" bus tour through Iowa

President Obama takes an "economic" bus tour through Iowa that smacks very much of a campaign bus tour on the taxpayers dime!

While President Obama is denying any campaign aspect to this bus trip, is it mere coincidence that in a country racked by a stagnant and sputtering economy coupled with a 9.1% unemployment rate, that Iowa, mere days after the Republicans left town, was the spot on the map that the Presidents bus tour landed?

President Obama, in a showing of delusional rhetoric that is over the top even for him, is on a Twilight Zone-like campaign trip (masquerading as government business) on which he twists his dismal economic record into a whoa is me explanation of why the United States is where it is on his watch.

The current economic malaise that the United States is wading through you see is not the fault of President Obama.

In fact, until global events beyond his control and before the political grandstanding from the Republican Party that held the President hostage as an innocent bystander, America was on the mend!

Don't believe me or your pocketbook? Just ask President Obama who operates under the belief system that if you say something enough times it makes it so.

President Obama speaking at the Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa

I couldn't listen to any of the events live due to the fact that the sound of the Presidents voice sends me into the type of convulsions suffered by Kramer when he heard the voice of Mary Hart, but here are some excerpts courtesy of Beltway Confidential.

“... We had reversed the recession, avoided a depression, gotten the economy moving again,” Obama told a crowd in Decorah, Iowa. “But over the last six months we’ve had a run of bad luck.” Obama listed three events overseas — the Arab Spring uprisings, the tsunami in Japan, and the European debt crises — which set the economy back.

“All those things have been headwinds for our economy,” Obama said. “Now, those are things that we can’t completely control. The question is, how do we manage these challenging times and do the right things when it comes to those things that we can control?”

“The problem,” Obama continued, “is that we’ve got the kind of partisan brinksmanship that is willing to put party ahead of country, that is more interested in seeing their political opponents lose than seeing the country win. Nowhere was that more evident than in this recent debt ceiling debacle.”

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  1. I love the "Shovel Ready Jobs" cartoon. The only thing that might make it better would be to have those three departments along with the Department of Education IN the grave!