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Skip to comments.The irrelevancy of the Obama presidency
Posted on 09/09/2011 10:47:02 AM PDT by freespirited
President Obama gave one of the most impassioned speeches of his presidency when he addressed a joint session of Congress on Thursday night. Too bad so many in the audience thought it was a big, fat joke.
You should pass this jobs plan right away! Obama exhorted. Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) chuckled.
Warren Buffett pays a lower tax rate than his secretary an outrage he has asked us to fix, Obama went on. Widespread laughter broke out on the GOP side of the aisle.
This isnt political grandstanding, Obama said. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) guffawed.
This isnt class warfare, Obama said. More hysterics on the right.
Weve identified over 500 [regulatory] reforms, which will save billions of dollars, the president claimed. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) giggled.
It was, in a way, more insulting than Joe Wilsons you lie eruption during a previous presidential address to Congress. The lawmakers werent particularly hostile toward the president they just regarded the increasingly unpopular Obama as irrelevant. And the inclination not to take the 43-percent president seriously wasnt entirely limited to the Republicans.
The nation is in an unemployment crisis, and Obama was finally, belatedly, unveiling his proposals, but Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) thought this joint session of Congress would be a good time to ask Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to autograph a copy of the childrens book House Mouse, Senate Mouse.
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The presbyterian beat ya! 8->
They just showed that little exchange on the news a while ago. Our country is falling apart and Boehner is discussing his birdies and boogies with Biden. Glad to see they have their priorities right.
Becoming irrelevant is the usual fate of affirmative-action hires who can’t do the job they were affirmatively hired to do.
He’s already a lame duck.
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