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Which word was missing from Obama’s speech last night?
Hot Air ^ | 9/9/11 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 09/09/2011 8:53:30 AM PDT by Nachum

Barack Obama’s supporters praised him for having it in his joint-session speech last night on job creation. A national economy needs plenty of it in order to expand. Consumers consider it one of the most pressing economic issues they face. Yet Obama’s speech was curiously absent of any mention of one word … energy.

That’s right; you could look it up. There wasn’t one single mention in a speech about jobs and economic stimulation that addressed the need for the energy necessary to support it. Never mind that part of the problem in the economy comes from a blunted demand that can be directly associated in part with the erosion in buying power created by rapidly-rising fuel costs, or that a significant share of the reluctance to invest in American economic expansion comes from the considerable uncertainty of regulatory assaults on energy production and the impact on future energy costs.

Obama simply acted as if the problem doesn’t exist at all.

If there was one change from his first stimulus proposal, it’s the omission of energy as a closely-linked issue. In 2009, Obama tried to argue that his assault on domestic production and use of coal and oil would be offset by an explosion of green-energy production that would replace our need for hydrocarbons. He threw billions of dollars into subsidies for companies to pursue solar, wind, and biomass energy, technologies that have been around for decades and have never proven sustainable on a cost or on a mass-production level, promising that this time it would work.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coal; energy; gas; missing; obamas; oil; speech; word
Time to bring back the old 30's term "Crum Bum"
1 posted on 09/09/2011 8:53:37 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

” resign “


2 posted on 09/09/2011 8:54:22 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: liberalh8ter

You beat me to it


3 posted on 09/09/2011 8:55:07 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Nachum
It wasn't I, me, my...
4 posted on 09/09/2011 8:56:05 AM PDT by null and void (Day 958 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: MileHi

LOL...I think it’s the only correct answer!


5 posted on 09/09/2011 8:56:11 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: Nachum

Rush was saying yesterday that Michelle Bachmann wants to get gas below two dollars. Other Republicans, and boss tweed Obama, can’t grasp the concept of how spectacular that one thing would be for our economy.


6 posted on 09/09/2011 8:56:43 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Nachum

“terrorist”

Oh, wait. That word is always missing from his speech.


7 posted on 09/09/2011 8:56:56 AM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: Nachum

One word Obama did not cover is how many jobs his plan will create. Without such a job goal, his plan was just an election speech.


8 posted on 09/09/2011 8:57:55 AM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Nachum

Agriculture.


9 posted on 09/09/2011 8:57:57 AM PDT by Poincare (Reality is not a fool.)
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To: Nachum

Stewardshipaccoutabilityresponsibilitymyfault.


10 posted on 09/09/2011 8:59:27 AM PDT by Graewoulf ( obamatrauma"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Nachum

I also noticed that he didn’t say the word “Magurky” once throughout that whole thing. Very telling.


11 posted on 09/09/2011 9:00:39 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: fwdude

“terrorist”

Oh, wait. That word is always missing from his speech.

Do terrorists ever call themselves terrorists ?


12 posted on 09/09/2011 9:02:01 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Nachum

“moose”, “cheese” and “sister”.


13 posted on 09/09/2011 9:05:07 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: Nachum

“Solyndra”


14 posted on 09/09/2011 9:05:12 AM PDT by Zman516
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To: molson209

good point.


15 posted on 09/09/2011 9:05:25 AM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: fwdude

I quit?


16 posted on 09/09/2011 9:10:31 AM PDT by Rodm
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To: Nachum

http://www.gingpac.org/obama-gives-another-groundhog-day-jobs-speech

Another Groundhog Day speech from Zero.


17 posted on 09/09/2011 9:11:12 AM PDT by simicyber (obama, groundhog day, speech, class warfare)
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To: Zman516

You are correct. Solyndra would immediately come to mind if Obama started mentioning energy, especially green energy.


18 posted on 09/09/2011 9:11:12 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Nachum

Oh wait, that's 3 words. Sorry.

19 posted on 09/09/2011 9:11:35 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Nachum

Constitution


20 posted on 09/09/2011 9:14:50 AM PDT by Linda Frances
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To: Nachum

truth


21 posted on 09/09/2011 9:15:57 AM PDT by Linda Frances
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To: Nachum

STIMULUS


22 posted on 09/09/2011 9:16:55 AM PDT by Linda Frances
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To: Linda Frances
What kind of country would this be if this chamber had voted down Social Security or Medicare just because it violated some rigid idea about what government could or could not do?

"rigid idea"= Constitution.

23 posted on 09/09/2011 9:18:45 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: Nachum

I guess that since I didn’t listen/watch BO last night I’m not qualified to answer.

Pretty sure the answer ISN’T “””I or ME”””

One of the on line columns (blog??) I subscribe to suggested Boehner ask BO for the ‘solution’, in writing, pass it as is, and let the Dems fight over it.

According to the writer, it is a win situation for the R’s.

If it fails, it is BO’s fault, it is exactly what he wanted.
Also, if the R’s change one comma, they will be blamed for the impending SHTF.
If it succeeds, “Our partisanship” made it possible.

But, in reality, it probably has absolutely no chance of getting through the Senate, which would also bide well for the R’s.....


24 posted on 09/09/2011 9:23:02 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) If govt involved, the more outlandish a scheme appears, the truer it probably is.)
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To: Nachum

This from Rove...12 words

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/09/09/twelve-words-to-describe-obamas-jobs-speech/


25 posted on 09/09/2011 9:28:50 AM PDT by freedommom
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To: Enterprise

The truth is that the economy could be boosted with virtually no outlay of government money, an example being expanding domestic sources and production of petroleum, thereby reducing cost of gas and diesel at the pump, providing a tremendous shot in the arm for business and the public. But not deserving of a mention by the anointed one. And that’s just one example. Of course critics would say the results of this would not be felt fast enough. That’s because this action should have been taken long ago, but better late than never.


26 posted on 09/09/2011 9:28:54 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Nachum
Here's a summary of Obama's reign.

He's a real nowhere man, sitting in his nowhere land, making up all his nowhere plans for nobody. Doesn't have a point of view, knows not where he's going to.

This should be the Obama 2012 campaign theme song.

27 posted on 09/09/2011 9:29:21 AM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: Nachum

If Obama simply acted as if the problem didn’t exist at all, it is because he really sees no problem there! He has engineered the country to exactly where he wants it just as any Communist would do: target the middle class! If people don’t see that, then we really are doomed!


28 posted on 09/09/2011 9:42:36 AM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE RINOs!)
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To: Nachum

“Resign”


29 posted on 09/09/2011 9:51:33 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Madoff screwed the rich. Bernanke screwed us all.)
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To: Harley
Nowhere Man
30 posted on 09/09/2011 10:00:05 AM PDT by doc11355
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To: Nachum

He forgot to tell Congress:

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t=28


31 posted on 09/09/2011 10:00:33 AM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE RINOs!)
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To: Nachum

I don’t think he said the word “inherited”.


32 posted on 09/09/2011 10:19:59 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Wake up America we are at war with militant Islam and progressives - 2 fronts.)
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To: null and void
"It wasn't I, me, my..."

Took the words right out of my mouth...

33 posted on 09/09/2011 10:21:09 AM PDT by greatplains
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To: Nachum
Truth
34 posted on 09/09/2011 10:24:26 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Nachum
Truth
35 posted on 09/09/2011 10:24:46 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Nachum

“corpse” men


36 posted on 09/09/2011 11:00:37 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a fillibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: doc11355
Thanks that was fun to listen to.

He's as blind as he can be,

Just sees what he wants to see,

Nowhere Man can you see me at all?

Nowhere Man, don't worry,

Take your time, don't hurry,

Leave it all till somebody else

lends you a hand!

37 posted on 09/09/2011 5:18:14 PM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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