"Obama Hopes to Calm Americans With Series of Boring Speeches, Economic Address Contains Opposite of Stimulus
Hoping to calm a nation whose nerves have been rattled by economic woes, President-elect Barack Obama today delivered the first in a series of numbingly boring speeches designed to put the nation to sleep.
Viewers who were able to remain awake for the entirety of his speech could boil down Mr. Obama's economic plan to two points: stimulate the American economy while tranquilizing the American people.
"The President-elect is well aware that Americans are having trouble sleeping," said chief of staff designee Rahm Emanuel. "These speeches are designed to fix that."
By that criterion, Mr. Obama's speech on economic matters today was a huge success, with over half of his audience losing consciousness five minutes in.
"That speech was a home run," Mr. Emanuel said. "If he gives more speeches like that, you can throw away your Ambien."
But even as Mr. Emanuel was touting his boss's sandman-like oratory, Mr. Obama's Surgeon General nominee, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, offered Americans the following warning: "If you are listening to one of President-elect Obama's speeches on the radio, do not attempt to operate heavy machinery."
FINALLY - finally someone acknowledges that Obama is not the Wordsmith he's been portrayed to be. And honestly, Hillary would not have had to look at notes while speaking on this issue like Obama had to do the other day, swiveling his head left and right looking at his notes, like a bobble head. Don't take my word for it, just take a look at this (I recommend leaving the sound off myself):
Remember when she was on Jim Cramer? She could speak extemporaneously on a number of economic issues and not miss a beat, and she sure as hell didn't check any notes:
I have to say, I am really of two minds about this: on the one hand, I am GLAD Clinton isn't the president during these trying times because you KNOW she would be blamed for the mess this country is in as if she had been in office for the past 8 years. Oh, and everything going on with Israel, Gaza, and Lebanon would be her fault, too.
On the other hand, I wish she WAS our president because I trust HER to actually know how to affect some positive change for the country. Obama? Not so much...To put it mildly.
Okay, so maybe I am just cranky about this comment John Kerry made regarding Clinton's hearing for her new position (Clinton Confirmation Hearing Set): Kerry said in a statement.
"My friend and colleague Hillary Clinton will bring her years of experience and acute intellect to her position as America's top diplomat."
Well, NO DUH, Sherlock!! So why didn't you back the one with the "years of experience" instead of this unprepared, ill-prepared PEBO we have now?? Holy cow.
Oh, but get this. Besides Dr. Gupta becoming our Surgeon General, guess who might end up being the US Ambassador to Great Britain? Indeed, it is another TV personality, only this one, unlike Dr. Gupta, has no experience for it (there's that theme again). Are you ready? OPRAH!!!! Yes, Oprah. (Major H/T to alert NQ reader, Capt Howdy for this.) I swear I am absolutely not making this up. Holy frijole.
I feel another head explosion coming on. In honor of Oprah's potential new gig, how about a song from Duffy? I might add, this could well be the Obots' theme song (sorry - the embed link has been disabled). Click HERE.