Skip to comments.Obama on unemployment: Donít forget that those ATMs are taking jobs too (video)
Posted on 06/14/2011 7:42:13 PM PDT by chessplayer
Via Fox Nation. See now why the DNC has to resort to running dumb ads like this? The alternative is to let this guy go out on the stump and explain Americas crippling unemployment in his own words. Heres where that strategy gets you.
What a wicked sonofabitch.
Are you frickin’ kidding me???
He is so stupid that he does not realize that automation is the only thing that gives the US an advantage in manufacturing. He is the very definition of Luddite.
Long-standing Marxist concept — right out of the Luddites: machines take jobs from the laboring classes. Automation is bad. People deserve to work in the hot sun and in dirty factories, earning poor wages. Farm machinery and automated factories are oppressive tools of the Capitalist pig dogs.
At times, I think I would rather know this idiots IQ more than I would his country or origin.
Personally, I’m too busy using a breathalyzer for my asthma to use an ATM.
What a genius this guy is.
Schumpeter talked about the creative destruction of capitalism. As businesses mature, their products become commodity and they do things like automation.
A healthy free market economy though creates a fertile seedbed for small business to thrive with innovation and new products and services, or improvements on old commodity goods. That’s where the jobs to replace the automated ones occur.
Forgot to add that the U.S. and leaders like Obama (and I use that term loosely) are killing the small business job engine thru their incessant piling on of regulation and taxes.
Everything this phony bastard stands for and beleives in is bad, bad, bad.
You’re right on, FRiend.
When barry the bastard makes comments like this, it is evident he is aiming these fantasy assertions at ‘his people’ whom he believes to be too dumb to know he’s making up crap to feed to them.
This one's worthy of a triple facepalm ....
OMG, this idiot really wants us stooped over in the rice fields, doesn’t he?
Hopefully the people will have realized the mistake they made in 2008 and correct it.
It bothers me that the video cuts out in the middle of his sentence. Selective editing is not a good practice. If he’s puts his foot in his mouth, lets hear the whole thing. If not, lets not sensationalize it out of context. That’s a method of the left
The scary part is that many won’t wake up. It’s amazing how many people are like Zombies.
In this instance, what could possibly follow to mitigate the idiocy of what he said? “Just kidding.” “April fools.” What?
As a general principle I agree with you, but it's a long enough clip to show it's not out of context or unfair.
I don’t know what else he might have said. That’s the point. I agree that it’s likely there was nothing he said which could redeem that idiocy but I don’t like jumping to that conclusion. It feels....leftish...to do so.
Calling this jamoke an idiot is unfair to real idiots.
True, and the same with Clinton in 96. The masses cried “more!”.
They will put this fool in the WH for a second term, spelling disaster.
Sharp as a sack o’ wet rats.
Must be Mexican ATMs - doing the jobs that Americans simply WON'T do!!
Once again, Dear Leader proves that he's dumber than a bucket of hair!!
“In this instance, what could possibly follow to mitigate the idiocy of what he said? Just kidding. April fools. What?”
Remember the youtube video where Obama ‘admits’ that he was born in Kenya to a bunch of bored students?
“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.
When barry the bastard makes comments like this, it is evident he is aiming these fantasy assertions at his people whom he believes to be too dumb to know hes making up crap to feed to them.
That’s the damned truth.
OMG, this idiot really wants us stooped over in the rice fields, doesnt he?
Sure, that’s part of the daily schedule in the Re-education camps he envisions.
No I don't, but then again I've been drinking more than usual in the last 2 1/2 years so... :)
Oh? Awesome. Thanks for telling me!
I don`t think even Carter was this clueless and out of touch.
Pretty soon even the ATMs will be out of work as people drain their accounts to pay for food and gas.
Ok, having seen the rest of that portion of the interview I feel comfortable saying he’s actually looking at improvements in service delivery (ATM’s, airport kiosks) as job killers. I’m not sure he’s a full-on Luddite who is looking to remove those improvements but when he finishes talking about them he’s definitely given the impression that they are a negative.
I’d say it’s amazing but it’s not.
... boy I don’t know, I remember 1979... that’s a pretty low bar to limbo under even for this current third rate POTUS.
The ATM remark tells me Obama is only barely interested in a second term! Who would make such a colossally stupid remark who was prepared to be president, or even interested? A delusional answer fit for a stack of firewood. He really doesn’t seem to give a large damn any more.
I DON’T GET INSIDE A BANK MORE THAN ONCE A YEAR, IF THAT!
I GET MONEY AND MAKE ALL DEPOSITS BY ATM AND ALL OTHER BUSINESS, WIRE TRANSFERS, MOVING MONEY WITHIN SAME BANK, ETC..OVER THE INTERNET.
If you get rid of ATMs, tell that to the father [on the last day of vacation in Ocean City, MD - a Sunday] who runs outta cash and can't buy his kidz T-shirts from a sidewalk vendor ...
BTW - tell that to the sidewalk vendor who only accepts cash ...
“Obama on unemployment...”
I vote yes.
We are automating some work because the job is too boring for any normal human being to tolerate longer then a few weeks or months. I can take this work overseas and pay six Orientals 5 to 10 dollars a day or we can teach two Americans how to run the automation for 40,000 a year each, plus profit sharing.
Keep Americans working with quality jobs and working conditions so they can afford those ATM fees.
Obama is an over educated Socialist Idiot with Zero common sense.
He’s still trying to find the cool phone with all the buttons and stuff... ‘cuz he’s the president (remember that stupid comment he made a couple of months ago?)
What a luddite our Commander in Chief is!
Think of all the extra people we would have on construction sites if they dug the foundation holes by hand, hand-mixed the concrete, manually cut the lumber with handsaws, and used hammers to drive nails. Why, unemployment would disappear overnight.
And these effin’ idiots accuse Republicans of wanting to go “back to the failed policies of the past”!
To save their longshoreman jobs, the unions prevented the Port of San Francisco from modernizing the equipment to unload container ships. So all the wharfs shut down and moved to Oakland where they installed the latest and much more efficient equipment. The stupidity of unions knows no bounds.