Skip to comments.Obama Wants Americans to Buy a Thingamajig
Posted on 06/01/2012 11:32:31 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
In remarks today in Minnesota, President Obama said he hoped people would buy a "thingamajig":
(Video at link)
"I assume there are some folks here who could use $3,000 a year," Obama said. "Let's get that done right now. That means they're -- you know, if you got $3,000 a year extra, that helps you pay down your credit cards. That helps you go out and buy some things that your family needs. Which is good for business. Maybe somebody will be replacing some thingamajig for their furnace."
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If Romney’s people are smart, they’ll turn this into Obama’s “malaise” speech.
Maybe a country will be replacing some thingamajig for their president.
Clearly the mark of someone far Far FAR away from knowing ANYTHING about commerce, capitalism, markets, manufacturing. A “thigamajig” to a normal non-marxist person is a tire, ball-bearing, a boat, a bolt, a picture frame, a bottle. zer0 does know about some things well, so lets give him his due: bureaucrats, abortions, regulations, fraud, cronyism, EBT cards, etc...
By the way, someone here needs to go sleuthing through the FR archives from back in the Bush years and find the articles where Democrats lampooned the Bush tax cuts saying that they only amounted to a thousand dollars per year at best which Americans would probably only use to buy little trinkets and crap.
Fast forward to today, and now it's official DNC 'Thigamajig' policy.
This needs to get batted back right into Democrat's faces.
Seriously, someone go look. Tell the Romney campaign while you're at it.
There is speculation that Obama will dump Biden from the ticket, and replace him with the “Sham-Wow” guy.
Well, we put a thingamajig in the White House and it isn’t working out too well.
He used a dumb word, but the point of his speech is even dumber.
What he is saying that Americans need to spend, spend, spend to help the economy.
Don’t put the money in savings; don’t payoff your bills; just run up more personal debt.
We can spend our way out of the recession. This is what he has tried to do at the government level, and now he’s advising it for Americans’ personal finances.
Just spend like crazy, and everything will be OK.
It’s an appalling attitude.
We cannot afford to by Thingamajigs, because your Humdinger of an Economy has Fusterclucked our Doohickeys.
Winner! Post of the day.
Certainly everyone I know is going to run right out and buy something for their furnace on the 1st of June.
What an incredible embarrassment.
It’s all so easy for him. He lives off the taxpayers. Most of us don’t have an extra $3,000 to throw around
A monumental azzhat.
And the whatchamacallit lobby is also outraged !
The whatchamacallit folks are pretty upset as well.
30 seconds.... LOL!
***”Maybe somebody will be replacing some thingamajig for their furnace.”***
Which reminds me, I need a new Knuter valve for the house furnace.
Obama is a thingamajig...
I don’t understand.
If Obama had preceded his statement by saying, “Let me be clear,” and/or “Make no mistake about it,” I might have understood.
He must not have explained it well enough or, more likely, I’m just too stoopid to understand since he’s cogitating on a much higher level than all of us—except a few Field Medal winners and a handful of rocket surgeons.
Or maybe Bush spread some sort of `brain fog’ that .... ///
Wasn’t it Hillary Clinton said taxpayers would just waste the money, that government knew how to spend it better?
Is he giving out $3,000.00 what is he talking about?
Apparently he wants us all to run up debt like the government. I’ll agree as long as I can print my own money like the goobermint.
The “thingamajig” is up.
The Widget Industry just released a PR clamoring for a piece of the pie.
Let them buy a thingamajig!
As did the doo-dad lobby.
Always the smartest man in the room....unless a box of rocks is present as well.
Rep. Fred Upton will introduce a bill banning “thingamajigs”. People will have to buy “doohickeys” instead.
Cheers to that! His remarks seem to indicate that while he was visiting the Honeywell plant, he was not paying any attention to the products they make. It is hard to ‘dumb down’ a speech when neither the speech writers nor reader understand what they are talking about.
3K would buy a lot of Snozberries.
Maybe I’ll buy a $3000 thingamajig to check the air in my tires. How’s that Mr. President?
I’m shopping for a new 7.62 NATO thingamajig right now.
I’m going to write “How It’s Made” (a Canadian show BTW) and beg them to show us how manufactures construct a thingamajig. But everyone knows it is the widget that does all of the heavy lifting.
Buy a thingamajig to create jobs? What a moron, everyone knows thingamajigs come from China. If we want to create jobs we need people to buy good old American doohickeys!
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