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‘No such thing as shovel-ready projects’: the political suicide of President Obama
The Daily Caller ^ | October 15, 2010 | Ken Blackwell

Posted on 10/15/2010 2:27:38 PM PDT by FTJM

Liberals sit down with the New York Times the way Catholics enter the confessional: To make a clean breast of their sins and to ask for absolution. Except that the Gray Lady offers no promise of confidentiality.

President Obama has given an interview to the Times Magazine that will appear in full next Sunday. Already, however, his quoted remarks are causing a political earthquake. He confesses that he did not realize there was “no such thing as a shovel-ready project” when he asked the country to borrow $787 billion — mostly from the Chinese — in a vain attempt to kick-start a sluggish economy.

Opponents on the hustings have been blasting the claim the President made back in early ’09 that, without the stimulus spending, unemployment could go as high as 8%. So, his liberal allies in Congress voted him the money because he promised to pour it into “shovel-ready” projects across the land. Visions of infrastructure improvements, roads, tunnels, bridges, schools, and hospitals danced in the heads of credulous liberal lawmakers. They enlisted virtually no Republican support for their massive spending plans.

Now, he says there is no such thing as shovel-ready. How damaging is that? It’s devastating.

How damaging was it for George H.W. Bush to agree in October of 1990 to a tax increase? Bush had campaigned against tax increases. But he had gone further. He said: “Read my lips: No new taxes.” No candidate for the presidency had ever mentioned his lips in an election campaign before. Read my lips became a watchword for Bush supporters in 1988 as he lunged ahead of the hapless Michael Dukakis.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrats; economy; fail; obama; shovelready

1 posted on 10/15/2010 2:27:41 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: FTJM
Now, he says there is no such thing as shovel-ready. How damaging is that? It’s devastating.

I'll believe that when I see it.

2 posted on 10/15/2010 2:31:20 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: FTJM

3 posted on 10/15/2010 2:31:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: FTJM

There’s something that’s shovel ready, but it’s not jobs. Care to guess?


4 posted on 10/15/2010 2:31:50 PM PDT by Ahithophel (Communication is an art until it is a technical failure)
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To: FTJM
How long before Obama becomes a common slang term synonymous with putz?



5 posted on 10/15/2010 2:32:15 PM PDT by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: FTJM

We have never had a person so unready to be elected President.

Even our worst elected Presidents had some experience in the real worlds of national policics, economics, military or business.

All you can say of this bozo is that he was able to vote “present” on a number of occasions and he can read a teleprompter.


6 posted on 10/15/2010 2:34:08 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: FTJM

[He confesses that he did not realize there was “no such thing as a shovel-ready project” when he asked the country to borrow $787 billion — mostly from the Chinese — in a vain attempt to kick-start a sluggish economy.]

So if the billions didn’t go to shovel-ready jobs because there were none, then where did it go?


7 posted on 10/15/2010 2:34:30 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia (Come on November!!!)
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To: FourPeas

September, 2008??


8 posted on 10/15/2010 2:34:39 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Obama is like a rocket scientist....who's trying to do brain surgery with a hammer.)
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To: FTJM
Obama Shovel

"A Mind Strong Back Is A Terrible Thing To Waste"


9 posted on 10/15/2010 2:34:44 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Heart of Georgia

So if the billions didn’t go to shovel-ready jobs because there were none, then where did it go?


Good question. Where?


11 posted on 10/15/2010 2:44:21 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: Heart of Georgia

To all his union buddies.


12 posted on 10/15/2010 2:44:45 PM PDT by donhunt (No animals were harmed in the making of this message... yet.)
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To: FourPeas

“You stinking liar” has already been taken with “You stinking Clinton.”


13 posted on 10/15/2010 2:49:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: musicman

lol

finally a job he is qualified for !


14 posted on 10/15/2010 2:57:46 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: wildbill

I disagree that Obozo wasn’t ‘ready’ to move into the White Hut.

His handlers knew exactly what America was getting, but the ‘fair-minded’ simpletons wanted to demonstrate their lack of prejudice.

If the newly electeds don’t do what they’ve been elected to do: namely to dismantle this dinosaur of a socialist government, then what ensues won’t be pretty.

This damned government has just locked up more of our corn crop in order to expensively convert it to ethanol. That corn has been transferred from food to fuel. Our nation now imports more foodstuffs than it exports and this move effectively moves us closer to a food crisis.

All this anti-American legislation and blather has originated by Obozo and his ilk in the White Hut and in the complicit Congress!

Don’t forget to carry out the trash on November 2nd!


15 posted on 10/15/2010 3:26:47 PM PDT by IbJensen (Our government is a disease masquerading as its own cure.)
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To: wildbill

And the leftists go around telling us how Palin is not qualified to be president, yet have no problem that Barack “present” Obama was elected.


16 posted on 10/15/2010 3:33:28 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: donhunt

I believe that’s one of the black holes it was dropped into - but there has to be others, doesn’t there? That’s a whole lot of money to hide in one place.


17 posted on 10/15/2010 3:37:07 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia (Come on November!!!)
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To: FTJM
He's the Teflon Cypher:

Yet, still almost 50% of the population support him.

What in the name of humanity is wrong with the American public?
18 posted on 10/15/2010 3:51:38 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion. -- Edmund Burke)
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To: FTJM
He confesses that he did not realize there was “no such thing as a shovel-ready project” when he asked the country to borrow $787 billion — mostly from the Chinese — in a vain attempt to kick-start a sluggish economy.

What better example of total incompetence? Who writes his stuff? The Three Stooges?

Idiots everywhere, self-described political wonks on radio, TV and the press, are wringing their hands that Christine O'Donnell is "unprepared" for public office. Unprepared? What greater criticism can be made than incompetence?

How about incompetence combined with arrogance and constant bullshit?

The only reality that counts is what has already happened. O'Donnell hasn't cost taxpayers 13 trillion$.

Nothing that Obama has said has been true, except he hates George W Bush; Hope; Change. Even children can tell you these words are meaningless. Political junk food instead of political substance, aimed at the feebleminded.

19 posted on 10/15/2010 3:54:44 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: FTJM
‘No such thing as shovel-ready projects’: the political suicide of President Obama

How many hundred $Billions did this little Obama 'On The Job' training session cost us?

Anyone in any position of getting projects done in the real world already knew this, but an affirmative action education and life didn't cover that I guess.

20 posted on 10/15/2010 4:08:34 PM PDT by RJL
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To: TexasFreeper2009

21 posted on 10/15/2010 4:11:11 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: wildbill
"We have never had a person so unready to be elected President."

I like THIS better:

We have never had a person so READY to be UNelected President. :-)

22 posted on 10/15/2010 4:30:41 PM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: IbJensen
"Don’t forget to carry out the trash on November 2nd!"

Now, THAT would be a great bumper sticker!!!

23 posted on 10/15/2010 4:32:44 PM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: McBuff

and

24 posted on 10/15/2010 5:46:41 PM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: FTJM

18 days left BUMP


25 posted on 10/15/2010 6:08:26 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (Mike/Chris Wallace: Did you give in? Palin: "HELL NO!" 18 days til the midterms, if they're held..)
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To: FTJM

That info was dumped while everyone was focused on the miners’ rescue. The Chinese is collecting now on opening an LED factory bringing jobs. No one knows the details concerning American workers.


26 posted on 10/15/2010 6:23:52 PM PDT by swheats (We were born for such a time as this. Let's Roll! 11/2/10)
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To: FTJM
"How damaging is that? It’s devastating. "

If there isn't a video clip it will be down the memory hole in a week.

27 posted on 10/15/2010 6:33:41 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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28 posted on 10/15/2010 6:35:43 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Compact Theory)
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