Aug 16 2011

Lame Complainer-in-Chief

Published by at 6:44 am under All General Discussions

Barack Obama is out of ideas (that he is willing to consider). Now all he has is endless complaints.

As he notes on his Magical Misery tour this week, there are lots of options in front of us to right the economy. Proven methods for getting money into consumer hands and into the private sector – like tax cuts, deregulation and cuts in government spending. But NONE of these options are on the table in the liberal fantasy world of DC. Obama threatened vetoes and the Senate killed a lot of viable ideas that PASSED the House of Representatives. So his whining in Town Halls across the country is pretty pathetic.

“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.

Pullease. All of these events could have been absorbed by our normal economy with ease. Actually, all of them could have been turned in our favor if the White House and Senate weren’t run by stubbornly blind left wing ideologues. The Arab Spring should have pushed us to explore and tap our OWN energy reserves now walled off by obsessed enviros (we are the cleanest users of energy, so if someone must drill and keep the planet clean it should be us). The Japanese situation should have reduced imports, and Japanese companies have production sites all over the world – even here (think cars). And the European debt crisis would be a boon to us as an economic save haven if Obama, Reid and Pelosi hadn’t gone on a mad and useless spending spree. We can’t help them because we are out of money thanks to Democrats.

So while the Complainer-in-Chief runs around the country pointing fingers and proving he is not a leader and is out of ideas he is willing to face up to, we now read about the poster child for Liberal Economic success stories: a green stimulus boosted company that is now as bankrupt as liberal Keynesian economics:

Evergreen Solar Inc., the Marlboro clean-energy company that received millions in state subsidies to build an ill-fated Bay State factory, has filed for bankruptcy.

The company also said it will lay off another 65 jobs in the United States and Europe, mostly through the shutdown of its Midland, Mich., manufacturing facility. That would leave Evergreen with about 68 workers according to a headcount listed in the bankruptcy filing.

That about sums up the failed liberal economic schemes in a nutshell. No surprise after their monumental failure playing with mortgage lending requirements – which we all know wiped out the life savings of tens of millions of people.

I have no clue where this White House thinks its going with all this, but it seems hell bent on testing how low a President can go in public support. Every time the nation’s leading partisan politician complains about stubborn, partisan politicians getting in his way he just emphasizes what is wrong on DC – all by himself. Everyone remembers the veto threats from just a few weeks ago. Our attention spans may be brief, and our memories imperfect, but they are not that bad.

He also reminds us he failed in his one unifying promise that created his winning coalition in 2008 – to bridge the partisan divide. Everything the guy has touched has failed, which is why his party was shellacked in 2010. His frustrations with stubborn opposition is actually with the voters who sent a counter balance to DC – which is how it works in democracies.

Obama is really complaining to the voters that he should get his way and not be bothered by their preferences. I can’t think of a dumber move for someone asking for votes in about a year. But we now see a clear trend of disastrous decisions by this White House – so I guess we should not be surprised with the Complainer-in-Chief is on his Magical Misery tour berating We The People for getting in his way to avoid producing even more disasters.

17 responses so far

17 Responses to “Lame Complainer-in-Chief”

  1. lurker9876 says:

    And Obama announced some initiatives to “help incentivize the small businesses in the rural areas and starting an infrastructure bank.”

    Oh, give me a break. Obama still has not come up with the real solution.

    And the reason Obama is going after Congress is because of Congress’ low polling numbers. And threatening Congress to do something about the economy and job creation.

    Again, give me a break.

    And we paid 2.2 million for this trip????

  2. WWS says:

    This is pathetic – this is like watching the coach of a 1 – 15 football team cry about all the hard luck they had. The endless cry of the loser – “I coulda been a contendah!!!”

    I knew Obama was all about the blame game – I never imagined he would drop so low as to blame God for turning against him. As the Chinese would say, he’s lost the Mandate of Heaven. Interesting concept, that one – it may sound needlessly spiritual, but the way the Chinese use it, it actually means time for a good old Revolution.

    And the general sense of it is, once things start to go really wrong, EVERYTHING goes wrong at once. That’s how hopelessly bad regimes fail throughout history.

    and btw, today is Part 2 of the Wisconsin recall game. Polls are useless, since it all depends on turnout and no one knows what that will be now that the main issue was decided last week.

    My prediction – GOP picks up the seat in the north, (Simac knocks off Holperin) while the Kenosha seat in the south holds for the Dems. (Wirch holds on against Seitz)

    but, as I said, it’s all about Turnout today.

  3. MerlinOS2 says:

    AJ you still seem unwilling to face up to the fact this President we have is intentionally with malice and forethought trying to bring this country down in every way possible.

    There is no way you could make this many mistakes. Give me one example of something he has done right for the country, just one.

    This is the guy who claimed he had 300 economic advisers in his Rolodex he could call on for advice. Yeah that has worked out so well.

    He rules by fiat and bypasses congress with executive orders and regulation by his various departments. None of the agenda items have been approved by congress but still he goes on his own way of destruction to work toward his ultimate goal of our destruction.

    He wants just to take us down and come to the better solution,as he sees it , of communism or some form of socialism.

    He surrounds himself with those of like mind.

  4. dhunter says:

    Shout it AJ and all concerned because there are plenty of ignorant Americans who do not pay attention to what is going on other than the Lamestream media spin and soundbites.
    My local paper ran with “we are better off now than under George Bush”
    Lies from this profuse Liar!

    The only people life is better for are those who never paid their way in the first place and Barrack and his “Endless Vacationing” Clan. We have the first “Cousin Eddie” President willing to live off of others labors and to demand they give him evermore! That appeals to a certain constituency and when that constituencey goes from 48% non tax payers to 51% we are slaves to the do nothing takers and leeches.

    The Lyin kINGS infrastructure bank is just another stimulus slush fund to his labor union hacks.
    Don’t be fooled by this clown all he has is class warfare and the Repugs had better get a clue and fight or he will win.
    That is why I have said the House should be back in session while he vacations. They should be passing a balanced budget along the lines of cut, cap and balance and a bill stopping implementation of the job killing, business bankrupting, unconstitutional Obamacare in its tracks. Yes the senate may not pass and the Lyin kING will veto, but make them for Gods’ sake!
    Put them on record! It is just that that they must run from.
    Put these rats on record voting against real solutions again and again or they will all vote present and blame the Repubs. Force the loud mouthed kING to veto real solutions or he will play kING and above it all as he is now doing. These chicken littles did not force him before the House or the American People to defend his Libyan adventure thus we spend money and efforts needlessly in a losing war with no American interest at stake. They could have and should have demanded he appear before them and thus us to seek consent, but they did not, they let him skate and thus are complicit in the cluster that are his MidEast policies.
    With the media hacks carrying their water they may well win.
    It is how they have done it for years now. The Repugs need to fight this clown everyday and not cower in the corners hoping not to draw media lapdog fire. Trump gets it, Palin gets it, very few, if any others do, the Establishment class certainly does not.

  5. WWS says:

    From – young entrepeneurs pulling out of California and heading to Texas:

    her good-bye letter to California is awesome, and says it all – let me quote the last bit, and I think you’ll see someone we can all empathize with:

    ‘And lest you think I’m “Republican”, let’s set the record straight on that, too: I believe in small government, dramatically lower spending, and the right for everyone to smoke marijuana and marry whomever they want (as long as both people are consenting adults.) I refused to vote Republican or Democrat in the last presidential election because both candidates believed we should spend our way out of a spending problem. And I abhor the Republicans’ current stance of cutting spending on everything but the military. I love Ron Paul as a politician, but I don’t understand how someone so obviously brilliant doesn’t believe in evolution, and it’s for that reason that I don’t want to see him run as President. If forced to define myself, I tell people I’m a Libertarian.

    There, I should have pretty much pissed everyone off with that last paragraph. Now wage your wars in the comments. I’ll go run my business, create jobs, and continue to advocate for less government, fewer laws, and the freedom for us all to create more small businesses…from my new home in Austin, Texas!”

  6. Neo says:

    Hey, he had a bit of bad luck. Who would have thought it .. bad luck.
    I don’t remember ever reading in the newspapers or seeing on TV anything about “bad luck” before.
    Bush never had “bad luck.” Neither did Clinton or Carter.

    “I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God” … with “bad luck”

    I guess only a “sort of god” has “bad luck.”

  7. […] says the tanking economy is not his fault; the Japan tsunami, the Arab Spring, the Europeans‘ debt crisis, all have added to his streak of bad […]

  8. WWS says:

    a quote I saw again today, from an old favorite author of mine:

    “Bad Luck”

    “Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

    This is known as “bad luck.”

    – Robert A. Heinlein

  9. Wilbur Post says:

    “Obama listed three events overseas — the Arab Spring uprisings, the tsunami in Japan, and the European debt crises — which set the economy back.”

    Let’s see…. the mess in the Middle East is partially due to Obama’s confused policy there. He had the bad luck of having himself as chief architect of US foreign policy.

    The tsunami in Japan is an act of God, but natural disasters happen all the time.

    The European debt crisis is due to the collapse of the socialist policies that Obama has been trying to implement in the US since 2009.

    Bad luck – Obama is not its victim, he’s its source.

  10. […] says the tanking economy is not his fault; the Japan tsunami, the Arab Spring, the Europeans‘ debt crisis, all have added to his streak of bad […]

  11. joe six-pack says:

    I must agree with MerlinOS2. This is intentional. Although I would not be surprised to find out that President Obama is surprised by the way that things are going. I am certain that he believes that these CHANGES were going to make the economy perform better. He believes that the government can run the economy more ‘fairly and efficiently’ than the immoral theory of reinvestment of capital.

  12. WWS says:

    heh heh – Rick Perry just poked the global warmists in the eye with a stick.

    Bring it!

    and as to the Bernanke comment – it’s amazing how many economists this morning are saying “well, his words were intemperate, but he’s basically right.”

  13. lurker9876 says:

    President Obama,

    Please don’t give us a speech about your new job creation plan.

    Thank you,
    A concerned American

    I am amused at how Perry is ruffling so many feathers. No matter how many secrets Perry has in his closet (e.g., HPV, TTC), I think it’s funny at how Obama’s telling Perry to watch his mouth.

    No matter how I feel about Perry, I would not be surprised if Perry is more than Fred Thompson and Donald Trump…a sustaining edge over Romney and Bachmann.

    I see that Ryan is considering a presidential run. He doesn’t have the foundation to enter the race (no team, no money, etc.) but heck, it’ll set him up for a 2016 or 2020 run.

  14. lurker9876 says:

    wws, I had not heard about Bernanke’s comment but good to see that.

    Did you see how Ed Schulz managed a trivial apology for his attempt to smear Perry? MSM is being taken down for its false reporting and lack of vetting of candidates.

    And…interesting WH inside interview by the Insider guy…I’m still skeptical but this WH inside guy claims that Obama’s campaign plan is still racism.

    But I think it’s a mistake for Obama to try racism against his critics and opponents. It ain’t gonna work this time.

  15. marksbbr says:

    Wow, I don’t remember the last time I posted a comment on this site.
    Anyway, I think if Obama is going to blame everything now on foreign events and a natural disaster that hit a country thousands of miles away, then Bush can too. Using Obama’s logic, then blaming Bush can’t hold any water. After all, Bush had the Indonesia tsunami, the Iran earthquake, and Katrina here at home.

  16. oneal lane says:

    “Arab Spring” The manly deodorant soap thats also a plastic explosive.

  17. WWS says:

    LOL, O’neal!

    Interesting that some big GOP names are trying to push Ryan into the race – the GOP establishment is terrified of Perry. I like Ryan, but he’s too young and has no executive experience at all. Also, he has the problem that a national race with him in it is going to be nothing but “HE WANTS TO KILL SS!” non-stop. Ryan has a nobler and purer heart, but I think Perry is by far the better politician.

    Besides, *nobody* ever goes from the House straight to the Presidency. Even Senators are rare. (our bad luck to have got one)

    Presidents come from Governors, V.P.’s, and Generals, in that order.