Update: What bill? No link to it because it does not exist. Pass exactly what? Now?
As to the wimpy “threat” to campaign around the country for the “pass the bill” which does not exist, WILL OBAMA CAMPAIGN IN THE ELECTION FOR THE WEINER SEAT?????? He campaigned for Coakley, Corzine, Deeds and all over the country in 2010 – and look what happened. Obama is poison.
Poor Obama Dimocrats won’t know what to do with this bomb. Here’s a video of Batman with a copy of Obama’s speech:
Pilgrims from all over the world will descend on Washington, D.C. today. Like Muslims to Mecca, like Tannhauser to Rome, these travelers will brave dry desert sands, rain swollen rivers, and asphalt streets of backed up sewage.
The Kaaba for these hooded worshipers will be the American Capitol, with its creme white pillars and great dome, at which Barack Obama will speak tonight. What star of Bethlehem lures these latter day magi to the nation’s seat of power? These sojourners are here to witness what few can ever claim to personally witness – a Boobsplosion to rival the Big Bang – if not this past August’s boobery.
Tonight’s 7:00 ET supernova of boobery began, as with all things, in the cradle. We’re not referencing Obama in the manger. No, we are saying that tonight’s boobery was begat in boobery. Barack Obama wanted a grand jewel box to display his wares so he attempted to big foot last night’s Republican debate by demanding the spectacle of a joint session of Congress.
Too much a weakling, Obama did not get to speak on the night he wanted. Instead, tonight’s the night. Like a flaccid 100 year old without the blue pill on his wedding night, the Obama jewels to be displayed tonight will be cheap little plastic baubles.
Some of those baubles are poison. Last year we wrote:
“But it’s too late. The Obama Dimocratic Party is at the point of implosion. Barack Obama’s payroll tax holiday is yet another way to destroy Social Security (recall when we wrote “Barack Obama’s Social Insecurity“, “Is Barack Obama A Closeted Ripublican“, and “Obama’s Social Security Treachery“, and were called insane for suggesting that Obama wanted to destroy Social Security) by depriving the program of funds via tax cuts which will never be repealed.”
Tonight will feature more Obama payroll tax “holidays”. Tomorrow will feature more “Hillary Save Us” articles. The Republicans know this even as many Obama Dimocrats shut their ears and eyes. At Red State the bells are ringing:
“That Republicans are doing so well in a New York City district that his solidly Democrat should be a terribly warning sign for Democrats. If the GOP wins, and the odds are still against them, Barack Obama will suddenly become more toxic. If this district crumbles, we may just see a real move for a primary challenge against Barack Obama.“
Last night as the Republicans debated, a primary challenge was at the top of DrudgeReport. About that, Republican/conservative HotAir wrote the following smart analysis in “Cheney to Hillary: You’re our only hope“
“The former VP did say on his book tour that Hillary might be the only hope that Democrats have of keeping the White House in 2012 — and he’s probably right [snip]
We’re getting to the point in the cycle where Hillary might be the only viable challenger on the Democratic side. Only the Clintons could organize a campaign quickly enough to be competitive by January, and only the Clintons would have entree to the big bundlers needed to fund a national campaign at this stage. Some of those may be waiting for just that event; for months, we’ve had indications that big-ticket Democratic donors have sat on their hands, especially on Wall Street. [snip]
If things get bad enough, Hillary might not need to stage a challenge at all. As I wrote last month, if Obama’s polling slide continues to accelerate and the economy doesn’t show any signs of improvement — and especially if it dips back into recession — Democrats might push Obama out of the race and invite Hillary to fill the vacuum. And that might not be good news for Republicans if it happens, either.”
There are a lot of people with a lot of money waiting for Hillary – Obama has lost the Hamptons, as Richard Cohen so ably put it. A lot of rank and file Obama supporters will be caught by surprise when they see a palace revolution take place and the guillotine back in use:
“Over the Labor Day weekend, I went to a number of events in the Hamptons. At all of them, Obama was discussed. At none of them — that’s none — was he defended. That was remarkable. After all, sitting around various lunch and dinner tables were mostly Democrats. Not only that, some of them had been vociferous Obama supporters, giving time and money to his election effort. They were all disillusioned.
Let me call the roll. I am talking about are writers and editors, lawyers and shrinks, Wall Street tycoons and freelance photographers, hedge funders and academics, run-of-the-mill Democrats and Democratic activists. They were all politically sophisticated, and just a year ago some of them were still vociferous Obama supporters. No more. [snip[
I expected more than a few people to defend the president. No one did. Everyone — and I do mean everyone — expressed disappointment in him as a leader. [snip]
In the meantime, though, these opinion leaders, these political activists, these people with influence and, yes, money, have bailed on Obama — not just some of them, not just a few of them, but all of them. The early returns are in: Obama has lost the Hamptons.”
In the Hamptons and in the land of the Kooks the gold is off the calf. In the Big Media cesspools of Obama protection Obama is increasingly seen as a boob. Et tu Politico?:
“The incredible shrinking Obama
The once-muscular presidency of Barack Obama has undergone a dramatic downsizing – in power, popularity, prestige and ambition – to the point where even Obama die-hards are starting to question his ability to right the economy or win reelection.
Three polls in a single day Tuesday all told the same sorry tale – the avatar of hope and change, the slayer of Osama bin Laden, the president with dreams of a billion-dollar reelection campaign – is losing popular support and bleeding political power fifteen months ahead of Election Day. [snip]
That makes Thursday’s high-stakes jobs speech before a joint session of Congress all the more critical for the White House. It’s not only Obama’s last chance to take a big, bold stroke at spurring employment, it might be his final opportunity to reassert the dominance he lost last November to congressional Republicans, who seem united on nothing other than the desire see him fail.”
The supernova boobery of August is now the Big Bang Boobplosion of September. Obama’s response to the Grecian columns falling about him has been – a half-assed boob speech to be followed by a half-assed boob speech:
“It hasn’t been pretty. Last week, hours after Obama acceded to Republican demands he move his speech to a joint session of Congress on jobs from Wednesday to Thursday, his press secretary felt compelled to reassure Americans that no, the speech wouldn’t preempt the NFL’s Packers-Saints season opener.
The speech will now start at the un-presidential hour of 7 p.m., just to make sure no one misses a single pulled hamstring.
“If the address is done by kickoff,” joked one veteran reporter in the White House briefing room on Thursday, “does that mean he sees the speech as the pregame show?”
To Obama, this speech is anything but a joke. Obama’s advisers, wary of leaks and preemptive attacks, haven’t been sharing details of the proposals he will make with members of Congress in either party. But sources tell POLITICO he is considering some new approaches, including the possibility of drafting his proposals as an actual bill, something he hasn’t done much in the past.“
Imagine that, an actual bill. The country is falling apart and in between golf, vacations in Martha’s Vineyard, and weekend “getaways” to Camp David, Obama will now grace the people with a speech.
“There’s something wrong here there can be no denying.” It’s too late:
“President Obama is running out of time to remedy a threat far more lethal to his political survival than a cratering economy – a growing perception he just isn’t up to the task.
A Daily News survey of party officials, campaign strategists and political consultants reveals that Obama is perilously close to being tuned out.
“People simply don’t have much confidence that the President has either the experience or the credibility to make a difference in the economy,” one of his most stalwart supporters told The News.
“He has until the end of the year to persuade them otherwise, or he’ll be a one-term President.”
Friend and foe alike believe his speech to Congress Thursday is Obama’s last best chance to reverse his downward spiral and offer swing voters reason for a “second look” before attitudes harden.
“I am a partisan but I’m a patriot first,” added one of the Republican Party’s most senior – and level-headed officials. “I want my President to succeed – but he’s not getting it done, and it’s beginning to look like he doesn’t know what he’s doing.” [snip]
There’s no argument Obama inherited a grievous economic mess, but also no doubt it’s gotten worse on his watch.
Blaming George W. Bush and “headwinds” like the Japanese tsunami aren’t credible comebacks.”
Indeed, “it’s gotten worse on his watch” and most importantly “he doesn’t know what he’s doing”. If he did know what to do he would have gotten down to work and come up with a comprehensive plan as we demanded so long ago. But instead all we have heard from Obama is scams and schemes to loot Social Security. And more big speeches at increasingly grandiose Grecian column arenas hoping for a Big Speech effect.
Why Obama demanded such a grand setting (“it’s do or die night“) to lay out his shriveled policies is a mystery wrapped in boobery. Perhaps Obama wanted to rival Moses at Sinai – who declaimed from the heights the commandments of the Almighty.
But it seems to us that it was less Moses and more Wizard of Oz that inspires Obama. Perhaps this is Obama preparing his getaway balloon. The buildup to tonight’s speech is oddly resonant with the farewell speech by that grand old Wizard of Oz:
“Then suddenly the wind changed, and the balloon floated down into the heart of this noble city, where I was instantly acclaimed Oz, the First Wizard de Luxe!
Times being what they were, I accepted the job, — retaining my balloon against the advent of a quick get-away….
Good people of Oz, this is positively the finest exhibition ever to be shown — (stammers) — yes — well — be that as it may — I, your Wizard par ardua ad alta*, am about to embark upon a hazardous and technically unexplainable journey into the outer stratosphere….
To confer, converse, and otherwise hob-nob with my brother wizards…..
This is a highly irregular procedure! This is absolutely unprecedented!
— Ruined my exit!
I can’t come back! I don’t know how it works!“
The Wizard does not know how it works. Neither does Obama.
We do know what Obama will read from the TelePrompTer tonight. The post TelePrompTer reading talking points have already been distributed. White House talking points have been distributed but most Americans will be looking to a coin toss at another arena.
Obama could interrupt his TelePrompTer and listen to Speaker Boehner’s guests – business leaders who have legitimate grievances about what is happening to jobs. But Obama won’t listen to regular tax payers and Obama won’t listen to business leaders either, unless they donate money to pay to play with Obama.
Obama made it worse. The New York Times economic Obama lover gives odds on a recession at 50%. He writes we’ve entered a “vicious cycle” and that job “growth” is at levels seen before a recession. Obama’s double dip is finally acknowledged somewhat by the New York Times.
Nothing Obama says or does (minus an LBJ “I will not run.”) tonight matters. Nothing.
Is it any wonder why Americans will watch football tonight and ignore the boob?