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Posted on 06/03/2010 4:47:58 PM PDT by Kaslin
Deja Vu: In a Carteresque speech Wednesday, the president said we should tax our way out of despondency and dependence on fossil fuels. The American dream isn't slipping away. It's being stolen by big government.
It might as well have been President Carter addressing the audience of students and faculty at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University. Instead it was President Obama who spoke of our dependence on fossil fuels and blamed everybody and everything, except for a lack of presidential leadership, for our current situation.
On July 15, 1979, President James Earl Carter gave what has become known as the "malaise" speech. He didn't actually use that term. Instead, he spoke of "a crisis in confidence ... that strikes at the very heart and souls and spirit of our national will."
On Wednesday, Obama spoke of the "feeling of not being in control of your own economic future that sense that the American dream might slowly be slipping away."
In fact, the American dream is being taxed away by a government already spending our children's inheritance.
Carter spoke of an energy crisis that was "the moral equivalent of war" and of our "intolerable dependence on foreign oil." Obama warned of "our continued dependence on fossil fuels (that) will jeopardize our national security. It will smother our planet."
But it's our continued dependence on government, expanded under this administration, that will smother the American economy and people.
Obama also blamed "greed and irresponsibility on Wall Street" along with oil "corporations taking dangerous shortcuts to compromise safety." And don't forget those rascally Republicans: "Before I was even inaugurated, the congressional leaders of the other party got together and made a calculation that if I failed, they'd win."
Captain Queeg is still searching for the missing strawberries.
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It really does my heart good to see BO follow in Carter’s footsteps.
I can’t wait to see two things:
- a news report saying that BO is trying to look more forceful when he speaks because he ain’t gettin’ no respect.
- a speech where BO says America is in a malaise and it’s not his fault, it’s all our fault for not following his brilliant leadership.
It’s just a matter of time.
I just wonder what Godawful thing is going to happen in the meantime. Carter gave us the Iran and Afghanistan of today, among other dangerous failures. He still complains constantly.
He’ll be a one term President, just like Jimmah.
I wonder if this winter he’ll tell us to “weah a sweatah.”
4 am bump! ;-)
It does indeed
President Obama ... blamed everybody and everything, except for a lack of presidential leadership, for our current situation."
It's not amusing. It's a snort laugh.
Helen Thomas walks freely at CMU.
Yes, and be prepared for a visit from the Thermostat Police. Oliphant did a very funny cartoon about that when Jimmy was prez. This time, though, it may not be so funny. They are already forcing those awful “smart” meters on people. Tyrants.