OK...we here at Blogger Central have been going on about how Obama, The One, The Obamessiah - or just plain "The Messiah" if some people are to be believed, though they are a bit thin on their theology - we've been going on about how every time President Obama (is that better) opens his mouth, the DJ tanks. His Wunderkid in the Treasury, little Timmy Geithner, our new Eunuch of the Treasury, isn't much better.
We've gone on about how Obama really needs to take a page from FDR's playbook if his intent is really to Lead Us Out Of The Wilderness...no...wait...can we combine Moses and Christ into one Supreme Messiah?
Now, after having spooked, panicked, and frightened Americans into going along with that BS fiscal abortion he calls his 'stimulus' package, after reducing us to the level of Bowery Street Bums going on bended knee not before Nancy "The Mouse" Pelosi but before the Chinese...he has decided to 'take on a role of confidence':
Obama takes on a role of confidence-builder-in-chief
Check this line of presidential crap:
Speaking to a gathering of the nation's CEOs on Thursday, Obama defended his plans for pulling the economy out of a downward spiral, saying that his long-term view gives him reason to maintain optimism despite an uptick in unemployment and falling economic indicators.
"I've never bought into these Malthusian, woe, Chicken Little, the earth is falling. I tend to be pretty optimistic," said Obama, once a long-shot candidate for the White House. "I wouldn't be here if I weren't pretty optimistic."
He never bought into it? Is he serious?
Then we have this:
The president boldly declared that the national crisis is "not as bad as we think" and that he has seen public opinion seesaw without logic.
"A smidgen of good news and suddenly everything is doing great. A little bit of bad news and 'Ooohh, we're down on the dumps,"' he said. "And I am obviously an object of this constantly varying assessment."
First, it's the AP that says he's "bold". Whoever wrote this thing has decided to editorialize. That's fine in an editorial, but the article is supposed to be a news piece.
Second, we have "seesaw without logic". Without logic? When we have the President of the United States up there whipping the nation into a frenzy of fear over the impending fiscal "catastrophe" (his word) over and over again?
Third, we get to the meat of the matter: "And I am obviously an object of this constantly varying assessment."
Do you think he's motivated by the recent failing grade issued by the confabulation of economists who can't figure out what he is doing?
Do you think he's motivated by the Tea Parties, which are growing in number and intensity?
Do you think he's motivated by "Who is John Galt?"
Do you think he's motivated by an increasingly hostile and vocal "loyal opposition", who really don't think we should be paying off Joe Dirt's mortgage, sending millions upon millions to the likes of the Palestinians, putting up with Chinese thuggery, or relegating "human rights" to the trash bin of political convenience?
Do you think he's motivated by growing anger on the part of people who are not only not seeing "hope and change", but who are seeing tax cheats, lobbyists, earmarks, special interests, and a bunch of economic pigs at the public trough running the country instead?
Do you think he's motivated by the fact that we're not all buying into his line of garbage?
Meanwhile, the Democratic Party and the President of the United States are busy with Rush Limbaugh.
Talk about priorities.
Geithner encountered blunt questions about the administration's plans for shoring up the nation's banks. He reiterated the administration's goal to lay out a private-public partnership to make up to $1 trillion in financing available to help banks clear their books of toxic, mortgage-related assets that have led to a national credit freeze.
Geithner hinted more money might be required beyond the existing $700 billion financial rescue fund: "We certainly can start with the resources we have."
Yes, Geithner, you babbling buffoon, you can. Consider that 'the resources you have' are ALL of the resources WE have. This is the idiot that we just had to have as Secretary of the Treasury, in spite of the fact that he is too stupid to use TaxCut or TurboTax.
Add to this pair of bobble-headed buffoons our Colorado Congressional Clowns, who are part and parcel of the economic boondoggle, fear-mongering, waffling, illogical, unreasoning, confused mess that we have in both the Orchid Office and just down the street on Capitol Hill.