This past Sunday President Obama was interviewed by NBC’s Brian Williams. The President’s answers to the questions posed were pure Obama; nice sound bites, but little substance. As for Williams’, pure lame-stream media with typical softball questions asked of this Progressive president.
Here are some of the President’s comments forwarded to this post by reader Henry from the “left-coast”.
Referring to Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally in Washington, Obama said he was confident that Americans will “get beyond all this nonsense” about whether he is really a Christian or born in the U.S.
Here we go again with Progressives not understanding what peoples’ concerns. It isn’t where the President was born or his religion; it’s his failed policies and the overreaching of the federal government.
Then, again referring to beck the President said: “The country’s going through a very difficult time, as a consequence of years of neglect in a whole range of areas. So, given all those anxieties — and given the fact that, you know, in none of these situations are you going to be fix things overnight, it’s not surprising that somebody like a Mr. Beck is able to stir up a certain portion of the country.”
How condescending of this President to claim that America’s discontent is because “Mr. Beck is able to stir up a certain portion of the country”. The President’s and the Congresses’ poll numbers are so low not because of Beck, but because the government has spent trillions and promised to fix the economy without success.
Then, in the same interview the President said: “They [Americans] have every right to be frustrated. And they have every right to be angry. And I think the message that I will continue to deliver in the months ahead and the years ahead is it took us a long time to get into this hole that we’re in. . . . We’ve been through tougher times before. And we always come out ahead. As long as we stay united. As long as we stay optimistic about the future. As long as we stay innovative. As long as we work hard and we apply ourselves.”
First he blames American’s anger on Beck. Then Obama states that it’s economic issues. In addition, after making so many claims about the benefits of the Stimulus Package, now he states we have a long-term problem. How convenient!
“What I’m focused on is making sure that the decisions we’re making now are going to be not good for the nightly news, not good even necessarily for the next election, but are good for the next generation.”
How can the President make this sound bite with a straight face? The debt this government has run up is nothing more than stealing from future generations so that this generation of Baby-Boomers can continue to live beyond our means.
“We anticipated that the recovery was slowing. The economy is still growing, but it’s not growing as fast as it needs to. . . . We should be passing legislation that helps small businesses get credit, that eliminates capital gains taxes so that they have more incentive to invest right now. There are a whole host of measures we could take, [but] no single element of which is a magic bullet but cumulatively can start continuing to build momentum for the recovery.”
Wow, just a year and a half ago the Stimulus Package was presented as a magic bullet the President changes his tune. As for helping small businesses, nearly every bill that the President has pushed including healthcare reform, cap and trade and the uncertainty of taxes have hurt small businesses. To now claim otherwise is a distortion of reality.
“If you can build a church on that site [Ground Zero], if you can build a synagogue on that site or a Hindu temple on that site, then we can’t treat people of the Islamic faith differently. . . . I didn’t walk [that statement] back at all. The — what I said was I was not endorsing any particular project. I was endorsing our Constitution.“
Shame on the President for evoking the Constitution here. This site was not attacked in the name of Christianity or Judaism. It was attacked in the name of Islam. The President should have said that while Muslims have a right to build the mosque at this site, continuing on this path would show that they are “acting stupidly”, as he once so quickly sad of the police in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
“Part of the reason that I wanted to come down here [New Orleans] today to mark the fifth anniversary [Katrina], was just to send a message [that] . . . all of America, not just people here, not just folks in the White House, but all of America, remains concerned and remains committed to their rebuilding.”
Let see; here is a President who has pushed Cap and Trade to slow global-warming that supposedly will raise the level of the oceans, but wants to spend money rebuilding a city that is already below sea-level. How insane does it get!
As to the charge that government was slow in responding to the BP oil spill, the President said: “It’s just not accurate. . . . Because of the sturdiness and swiftness of the response, there’s a lot less oil hitting these shores and these beaches than anybody would have anticipated, given the volume that was coming out of the . . . well.”
The beaches are cleaner than predicted because the Gulf (mother nature) has proved to be more resilient than experts predicted. She doesn’t require Progrssives to cleanse her Gulf. Those tiny microbes in the Gulf just love to eat oil and they did their job well. Here’s another call by the government to add to other predicted catastrophes that has proven to be a lot less significant than the government predicted. It will join Y2k, Bird Flu, Swine Flu and other of blown government calls crying wolf.
The President weighed in on a range of topics during this softball interview with Brian Williams. However, Obama refused was to take responsibility for any of the problems of our economy or Country. It is this arrogance that helped create the anger brewing with the electorate. For this arrogance the President’s party will suffer an historic defeat this coming November. The emperor indeed has no cloths!