Skip to comments.President Says He Can't Change Washington from the Inside
Posted on 09/22/2012 12:39:59 AM PDT by John Semmens
In a gaffe that some are calling Bidenesque, President Obama sought to divert attention from his broken promises by claiming impotence.
The most important lesson I've learned is you can't change Washington from the inside, he told the audience at at a forum hosted by the Spanish-language TV channel Univision. You can only change it from the outside.
A nonplussed host inquired, If you can't change it from inside why are you running for reelection?
As frustrating and unrewarding as being the president may be, I feel it is my duty to occupy that chair in order to prevent malevolent forces from taking over the country, Obama answered. As we have seen, my opponent has great animus against the 47% who rely on government for their living. Allowing him to be elected would be seen as a validation of the notion that people should be expected to fend for themselves.
It's taken us about three generations to get to that 47% level, the President continued. That's a lot of progress, but we can't let ourselves be satisfied with only half a loaf. While we can probably never get to 100%, I hope that reaching 98% or 99% might be attained during my lifetime. I'm confident that with another term we can reach the tipping-point where a clear majority is aligned with our program. Once that happens the transformation I envision for America will never be undone.
In related news, Presidential Press Secretary Jay Carney maintained that Romney's '47%' remarks may effectively disqualify him from serving as president. His disdain for dependency puts him out-of-step with the moral mainstream of our society. Those who rely on government to meet their basic needs shouldn't have to live with the fear that they might be forced to enter the workforce against their will. Romney's made a thinly veiled attack on a way of life that I think voters will soundly reject come November.
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Another in a long line of dumb comments from Barry Obama when he’s speaking off the cuff, proving that he should have a teleprompter screen attached to his chest.
Your best yet, John. You’ve made a seamless transition into serious reporting.
Thanks for the ping.
Zippy never tried to join with Washington, he unconstitutionally installed part of the Chicago mob as his czars and bypasses Congress. His finished statement should sound like “I don’t give a darn about Washington, I completely ignore it.”
True, but not spoken!
Beats Fake butt accurate.
He is just lamenting he can’t legitimately run as an outsider. But he’s doing it anyway. Still running against the “evil and incompetent Bush,” as reincarnated in Romney.
Obama thought he could waltz through this interview and he ended up getting pwned.
Now THAT made me giggle.
Thanks again, John, for the ping.
Wow, this one is so close to the truth, it is barely recognizable as satire.
I almost expect to see the DUers ranting over this.
Excellent John. Started my day with a chuckle. Thanks, and thanks for the ping.
Excellent, John! “Semi-news” indeed. It rings SO true.
Another fine serving of the inconvenient truth. :)
That’s not what Larry Sinclair sez!
(I know. bad joke)
I suspect this is far closer to the truth than most realize from this satire.....
As others have pointed out, truly a great one John! I particularly liked this line combining 'occupy' and 'chair'! LOL
LOL! You almost got me because it sounds SO plausible!!