Skip to comments.‘No such thing as shovel-ready projects’: the political suicide of President Obama
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? Its 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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I'll believe that when I see it.
There’s something that’s shovel ready, but it’s not jobs. Care to guess?
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.
[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?
So if the billions didnt go to shovel-ready jobs because there were none, then where did it go?
Good question. Where?
To all his union buddies.
“You stinking liar” has already been taken with “You stinking Clinton.”
finally a job he is qualified for !
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!
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.
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.
What in the name of humanity is wrong with the American public?
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.
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.
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