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Mark Steyn: Obama's magical thinking on green jobs
Orange County Register ^ | Sept 16, 2011 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 09/16/2011 2:28:58 PM PDT by passionfruit

The president has taken to the campaign trail to promote his American Jobs Act. That’s a good name for it: an act. “Pass this bill now!” he declared 24 times at a stop in in Raleigh, North Carolina, and another 18 in Columbus, Ohio, and the act is sufficiently effective that, three years into the Vapidity of Hope, the president can still find crowds of true believers willing to chant along with him: “Pass this bill now!”

Not all supporters are content merely to singalong with the prompter-in-chief. In North Carolina, a still-devoted hopeychanger cried out, “I love you!” Article Tab: image1-Mark Steyn: Obama’s magical thinking on green jobs

“I love you, too,” said the president. “But… .”

Oh, no, here it comes: conditional love. “But, if you love me, you’ve got to help me pass this bill!” You’d be surprised how effective this line is: I tried it on Darlene in the back of my Ford Edsel when I was 17, and we didn’t get home till two in the morning.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: green; greenjobs; jobs; loans; marksteyn; obamanomics; porkulus; renewbleenergy; steyn; stimulus

1 posted on 09/16/2011 2:29:03 PM PDT by passionfruit
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To: JLS

For your ping list!


2 posted on 09/16/2011 2:30:06 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: passionfruit
I tried it on Darlene in the back of my Ford Edsel when I was 17, and we didn’t get home till two in the morning.

LOL!

3 posted on 09/16/2011 2:32:08 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey Mexico! Your poverty isn't America's problem.)
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To: passionfruit

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4 posted on 09/16/2011 2:33:01 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: passionfruit
“The Obama administration’s $38.6 billion “clean technology” program was supposed to “create or save” 65,000 jobs. Half the money has been spent – $17.2 billion – and we have 3,545 jobs to show for it. That works out to an impressive $4,851,904.09 per “green job.” A world record!”

Gasp! Is anyone elses blood boiling?

5 posted on 09/16/2011 2:45:58 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: passionfruit
Wake up little Susie
6 posted on 09/16/2011 2:46:10 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: passionfruit
But the smartest president in history has calculated that, if he says the same four monosyllables over and over, a nonexistent bill to create nonexistent jobs with nonexistent money will be yet another legislative triumph in the grand tradition of his first stimulus (the original Dumb And Dumber to the sequel’s Stimulus And Stimulusser). - Mark Steyn
7 posted on 09/16/2011 2:49:54 PM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: passionfruit

Haha, I could hear him in my head, saying each word. WTG Mark!!!!!!!!!!!!! You remain the wordsmith of merit. IMO. :)


8 posted on 09/16/2011 2:51:56 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: FourtySeven
Haha, I could hear him in my head, saying each word.

I know exactly what you mean!

9 posted on 09/16/2011 2:55:21 PM PDT by digger48
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To: passionfruit

People who chant “Pass this bill now!” are apparently able to swallow anything.


10 posted on 09/16/2011 3:09:06 PM PDT by buridan
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To: passionfruit

Is this the one “the One” said “if you love me you’ll help get it passed”... or something like that...


11 posted on 09/16/2011 3:19:44 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: buridan
Bill clintoons kind of people.
12 posted on 09/16/2011 3:24:50 PM PDT by org.whodat (so Perry's purchase price starts at $5001.00: and $29,000 , was a sell.)
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To: GOPJ

Yup.


13 posted on 09/16/2011 3:56:22 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: Jim Scott

Barack the Magic...is he all that?


14 posted on 09/16/2011 5:13:50 PM PDT by carumba (The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. Groucho)
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping passionfruit.


15 posted on 09/16/2011 9:44:55 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: passionfruit
Big Government leaves everything else smaller

In the midst of a very funny column (humor - the weapon egomaniacs hate the most), a bit of true wisdom.

16 posted on 09/16/2011 10:50:31 PM PDT by irv (Live Tea or die!)
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To: passionfruit
"Just to put it in perspective, the breezy $447 billion price tag for the Pass My Jobs Bill jobs bill is about 20 times higher than the most recent Greek government deficit currently threatening the stability of the entire Eurozone."
17 posted on 09/16/2011 10:52:14 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: passionfruit

Thanks for posting this—I love reading Mark Steyn. He’s brilliant.


18 posted on 09/17/2011 4:51:59 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (To paraphrase Sarah Palin: "I love when the liberals get all wee-wee'd up.")
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To: JLS

And thanks for the ping! :)


19 posted on 09/17/2011 4:52:44 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (To paraphrase Sarah Palin: "I love when the liberals get all wee-wee'd up.")
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To: passionfruit
Pass this bill now, or I’ll say “Pass this bill now!” another two dozen times!

OMG, anything but that!

20 posted on 09/17/2011 6:21:42 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I welcome our new reptilian overlords. They are so quiet!)
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To: passionfruit

Thanks for posting—I LOVE Mark Steyn.

“Stimulus and Stimulusser”

“’Pass This Jobs Bill’ jobs bill”

“As Al Gore said in ‘Love Story’”

I just hate reading it out loud to my wife b/c I feel compelled to try the accent...


21 posted on 09/17/2011 6:46:52 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: passionfruit

new tag line


22 posted on 09/17/2011 12:04:57 PM PDT by doubled ( never in the field of human con tricks has so much been owed by so many to so little effect - Steyn)
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To: passionfruit

new tag line


23 posted on 09/17/2011 12:05:07 PM PDT by doubled ( never in the field of human con tricks has so much been owed by so many to so little effect - Steyn)
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To: passionfruit
There are always a handful of reply posts from Barking Moonbats (BM for short) after the article on OC’s website.

This time, one, and a tepid “Republicans are bad, too” type at that.

Even the BMs are tired of Aethelblack the Unready now.

24 posted on 09/17/2011 12:11:55 PM PDT by decal (Mother Nature and Real Life are conservatives - the Progs have never figured this out.)
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To: passionfruit; seekthetruth; Joe Brower; bitt; FARS; Interesting Times; RaceBannon

OMG....Obama has spent “$4,851,904.09 per “green job.”

I’m sending this to everyone I know!

We must STOP THE INSANITY IN 2012!


25 posted on 09/17/2011 6:42:55 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (OMG means Obama Must Go in 2012!)
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To: JLS
I'm half-way through After America, which is fantastic. I highly recommend it.
26 posted on 09/17/2011 7:00:54 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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