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Sev
06-14-2012, 04:35 PM
He may be paying the price for being the most visible president in history. Yack fatigue.

http://politicker.com/2012/06/president-obamas-speech-gets-a-thumbs-down-from-political-press-corps/

<span style='font-size: 23pt'>President Obama’s Speech Gets A Thumbs Down From Political Press Corps</span>

Prior to President Barack Obama’s marathon 54 minute speech in Ohio today, the Obama campaign sent our several statements promising the speech would be a major address framing the campaign going forward. Despite the hype, the speech was mainly a rehash of themes and ideas from the president’s recent stump speeches and his remarks were widely panned as overly long by the political press corps.

In the speech, President Obama outlined his view that this election is a choice between “two fundamentally different views of which direction America should take.” He characterized Mitt Romney’s vision as being the same as the “policies of the last decade,” specifically deregulation and tax cuts for the wealthy while he described his own “vision for America” as boiling down to five things: “Education. Energy. Innovation. Infrastructure. And a tax code focused on American job creation and balanced deficit reduction.” President Obama also stressed that the economic crisis began during the Bush administration and that is “started growing again” after he took office and has since “continued to grow.”

All of these points have already been featured in the president’s other recent speeches. Between the pre-speech hype from the campaign, the lack of new material and the overall length of the speech reporters were clearly dissatisfied with end result. Read on for a sampling of Tweets from the political press slamming the president’s speech.

Before the speech was over, Politico’s Mike O’Brien begged the president to stop.

LWW
06-14-2012, 06:39 PM
The desperation of the Obama campaign is undeniable.

Gayle in MD
06-15-2012, 04:18 AM
LOL, Like Romney hasn't been saying the same lies, over and over gain, for two years, along with completely illogical, irrational statements, about how to grow the economy.

I saw the President's speech, and I thought it was great! Judging by the reactions from the crowd, I'd say his speech was pretty energizing!

Romney has had his foot in his mouth for two years! His style of Rovarian dog whistle politicing, without any real solutions for solving our problems, just doggie whistling, while contradicting himself, over and over again, often within the confines of the same sentence, isn't impressive.

Mitsey, after he glides across the stage, and I do mean, glides, LOL, rather like a prima ballerina, is now still saying he won't raise taxes, but <span style='font-size: 11pt'>will</span> charge tarriffs on goods from China? That's not a tax? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif

Mr. etch-a-sketch, is a joke. You know it and I know it.

The President is exactly correct. Going back to, or maintaining any of the Failed TrickleDown/Repiglican/Reagan/Bush/Cheney/spending, warring, borrowing/growing government, raising deficits, expanding the chasm between those at the top, and everyone else, as Repiglicans ALWAYS DO, does not expand the economy.

For that to happen, we need consumers buying products. We need to invest in training the unemployed, maintaining affordable college programs that don't destroy the future of the students, by charging them unaffordable interest rates on their college loans, rebuilding our infrastrructure, jobs that can't be outsourced, American innovation and job creation that will reduce and avoid the coming dangerous results of threatening climate change, and continue to create more manufacturing jobs, which this president has already surpassed any of the Repiglican Presidents in doing, with more manufacturing job creation, under his policies, than we have had in decades!

Why hire a job axing, former CEO, whose business was built on smashing other's lives, bankupting companies, axing jobs, destroying the retirement and health benefits for loads of Middle Class people, who had worked twenty and thirty years, to plan for their futures, only to have their futures stolen from them by un-American CEO's like Mitsey, all to put more millions into his own pocket, and screw who he may have to smash in order to do it? That isn't job creation! Job Creation, is not, and never was, the goal of those sorts of greedy corporate thieves!

We can't rebound without investing, just cutting taxes for the wealthy, taking multi billions out of the tax revenues, to give the wealthy corporate welfare, and investing all of our money in those millioniares and billionaires, who outsource our jobs, isn't going to create jobs.

Archaic ideas about the role of Government, and believing that our government should be left impotent and limping instead of using our resources by investing in our contry, does make sense, as long as we have long range policies for paying down debt.

Using irrational austerity, at a time like this, isn't going to do a damned ting to rebulod our economy. Europe should have taught us that much. Eight years of Bush, should have taught us that much. Trickle Down failing, over and over, should have taught us that much.

Romney, is such a hypocrite! He marched against those protesting against Vietnam, and stood to support the Vietnam War, while using every trick and ally he could use to avoid serving in it himself, annd with Da Da's help, he succeeded in hiding from service, and Da Da never served, either. Romney men don't serve in wars, they just profit from them, like Dick Cheney, and Dubya.

Clinton avoided serving as well, but at least he took a stand against the war in Vietnam. His was not an attitude of, you go fight this war, but just don't expect to see me on the battlefield. He knew it was wrong to continue to keep any of our soldiers fighting in a militarily unwinnable war, and all for nothing!

Oh and BTW, if you use my little whistle man, you have to pay me a tariff! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

Sev
06-15-2012, 05:43 AM
The government does not create jobs. Entrepreneurs do.
The can only stifle business or stay out of the way.
I would say with 160,000 plus regulations on business its well beyond Hampering.

For anything to happen we need entrepreneurs opening new businesses, building factories and exploring untapped area's of manufacturing.

OR

More boom areas such as are in North Dakota. 3% unemployment. 5 billion dollar surplus with more coming. No government interference.

Investing in your country is different than investing in your government. The government uses the taxpayers resources. It has none of its own. Its more waste full than any business could ever be.

Soflasnapper
06-15-2012, 09:12 AM
More boom areas such as are in North Dakota. 3% unemployment. 5 billion dollar surplus with more coming. No government interference.

The government has no resources of its own? They assert the right to receive royalties from the oil and gas production on state-owned lands, and receive a lot of money from them.

Moreover, the state has its own bank, which is a very key thing to their success up there. And the very definition of governmental interference, and in fact, a socialist kind of thing.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> The [Bank of N. Dakota]’s revenues have also been a major boost to the state budget. It has contributed over $300 million in revenues over the last decade to state coffers, a substantial sum for a state with a population less than one-tenth the size of Los Angeles County. According to a study by the Center for State Innovation, from 2007 to 2009 the BND added nearly as much money to the state’s general fund as oil and gas tax revenues did (oil and gas revenues added $71 million while the Bank of North Dakota returned $60 million). Over a 15-year period, according to other data, the BND has contributed more to the state budget than oil taxes have.
The state-owned bank allows North Dakota to capitalize on its resources to full advantage.

North Dakota’s money and banking reserves are being kept within the state and invested there. The BND’s loan portfolio shows a steady uninterrupted increase in North Dakota lending programs since 2006.

According to the annual BND report:

Financially, 2010 was our strongest year ever. Profits increased by nearly $4 million to $61.9 million during our seventh consecutive year of record profits. Earnings were fueled by a strong and growing deposit base, brought about by a surging energy and agricultural economy. We ended the year with the highest capital level in our history at just over $325 million. The Bank returned a healthy 19 percent ROE, which represents the state’s return on its investment.

A 19 percent return on equity! How many states are getting that sort of return on their Wall Street investments?

Timothy Canova is Professor of International Economic Law at Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California. In a June 2011 paper called “The Public Option: The Case for Parallel Public Banking Institutions,” he compares North Dakota’s financial situation to California’s. He writes of North Dakota and its state-owned bank:

The state deposits its tax revenues in the Bank, which in turn ensures that a high portion of state funds are invested in the state economy. In addition, the Bank is able to remit a portion of its earnings back to the state treasury . . . . Thanks in part to these institutional arrangements, North Dakota is the only state that has been in continuous budget surplus since before the financial crisis and it has the lowest unemployment rate in the country.
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Gayle in MD
06-15-2012, 09:53 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sev</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The government does not create jobs. Entrepreneurs do.
The can only stifle business or stay out of the way.
I would say with 160,000 plus regulations on business its well beyond Hampering.

For anything to happen we need entrepreneurs opening new businesses, building factories and exploring untapped area's of manufacturing.

OR

More boom areas such as are in North Dakota. 3% unemployment. 5 billion dollar surplus with more coming. No government interference.

Investing in your country is different than investing in your government. The government uses the taxpayers resources. It has none of its own. Its more waste full than any business could ever be. </div></div>

Oh really? The Government can't create jobs? What do you call saving well over five million American jobs when this president saved the AMerican Automobile Industry?

Followed up Tarp, with the stimulus, which the CBO says, was very successful in saving and creating jobs?

What did you call our National Space Program? No job creation there?

What do you call investing in clean, renewable fuels, and a cleaner environment. No jobs?

What do you call a person who is running for president, and doesn't realize that the Federal government does spend money to hire state public employees, after having been governor of a state?

All Industrial Governments spend revenues for the common good. Only here, since the fascist shock Doctrine, and corrupt government policies going back to Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bush One, and George W. Bush, have we seen our middle class sliding into poverty, or staying stagnant, working harder than ever, yet no increase in their wages, due to Repiglican corporate welfare, and trickle down policies.

Giving away millions of our tax dollars, in the form of subsidies, for corporations that have polluted our environment, spread cancer and other diseases around, contaminated the land and the water, fracking us literally to death, oursourced our jobs, and continued to be rewarded by Repiglicans who believe as you do, that Government can't do anything, at all, for the country.

That really doesn't make any sense at all, does it, if you believe that government doesn't create any jobs? Why the hell then are Repiglicans maintaining a policy that allows the creation of a plutocracy to continue?

What are all of their subsidies, and no bids, and giveaways to corporations about?

Why do they run around bitching that the president isn't doing enough to create jobs, if government can't create jobs?

You can't have it both ways.

Only the wealthy are doing well. If you think that a country can survive when the game is set up so that only the wealthy can survive, raise their kids, pay their bills, afford decent health care and food for their families, then I would submit, you don't know much about history.

No country can thrive, with a dying middle class.

It just doesn't happen.

What the corporate pigs don't steal from us, the Repiglicans give away to them.

For what? Certainly not because they create jobs!!!! If that were true, we wouldn't have lost all of the jobs we have lost under every damned Repiglican president and Repiglican congress who have slaughtered this country for the last thirty years!

Repigs only know one way to create money, KILL PEOPLE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD!

It's called, the military industrial/congressional/complex! Ever heard of it? Ever heard of No Bid Contracts? Ever heard of Halliburton, you know, that pre-emptive war with the pre-emptive, Cheney-halliburton money deal? Big multi-million dollar hidden sgenda for war profiteering profits, the pre-emptive corporate bonus for the no bid pay off, compliments of Dickhead Cheney?

Ever heard of The Carlyle Group? You know, that bin Laden family/Bush Family owned and operated corporation, that bilked the hell out of all of us for years?

You want to know where all of our revenues go, take a good hard look at the Bush Administration, and the Blank check Repiglican representatives! We had a budget surplus, intil they got in there. Now, we have a collapsed economy, that somehow, this president pull back up and off sliding straight off a cliff!

Tax cuts for the wealthy for all of these years, supposed Job creators, and where are all of those jobs???

Mitsey and folks like you continue to tell the rest of us, about Trickle Down, but it is ONLY a proven, total LIE!

Bush destroyed our economy. Now, it's all Obama's fault!

What a total CROCK!

Cutting taxes has done absolutely NOTHING to create jobs!

America's middle class has always been the engine of the economy in this country, NOT the wealthy one percent, as the hcarts prove beyond a shadow of a doubt!

G.

Grapenut
06-18-2012, 07:22 PM
Tell me, Gayle. Is the grape Kool-Aid as tasty as the strawberry ?

Nut

Sev
06-20-2012, 07:42 PM
Even the MSM was complaining about the speech.

I see the Halfbro American really did a bang up job at the G20 as well. He should never leave home without his TOTUS.

cushioncrawler
06-20-2012, 09:18 PM
OBAMA'S SPEECH FALLS.
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z168/KeeltyTrip2007/North%20Dakota/DSC06005.jpg

Gayle in MD
06-23-2012, 11:58 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Grapenut</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Tell me, Gayle. Is the grape Kool-Aid as tasty as the strawberry ?

Nut </div></div>


I already know who you are. Gave yourself away with this one:

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Wat To Fan 'Em, Roger !! </div></div>

Your typical, easily recognizable typo, and the already worn out subject of your posted pictures, were way too easy to recognize....along with your first six posts, one to yourself, in your own support, of course, as usual, and two of them aimed at me....

Maybe you can pull it off next time....if you aren't so pathetically obvious, that is. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smirk.gif

Sev
06-23-2012, 06:48 PM
So you think Grapenut is LWW?
You may be mistaken as Grapenut has been a member on AZB since last year.