Saturday, April 3, 2010

Obama The Bloviator

Classic little covert hit-piece here in the WaPost (I know--strange, isn't it?) about The One providing a 17-minute 2500 word response to a question posed at him at a Q and A session on healthcare at a North Carolina battery manufacturer. From the story: "... a woman named Doris stood to ask the president whether it was a "wise decision to add more taxes to us with the health care" package. We are overtaxed as it is," Doris said bluntly."

Obama's answer was summarized in the Post thusly: "He then spent the next 17 minutes and 12 seconds lulling the crowd into a daze. His discursive answer -- more than 2,500 words long -- wandered from topic to topic, including commentary on the deficit, pay-as-you-go rules passed by Congress, Congressional Budget Office reports on Medicare waste, COBRA coverage, the Recovery Act and Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (he referred to this last item by its inside-the-Beltway name, "F-Map"). He talked about the notion of eliminating foreign aid (not worth it, he said). He invoked Warren Buffett, earmarks and the payroll tax that funds Medicare (referring to it, in fluent Washington lingo, as "FICA")."

Fantastic. We used to say in the Navy that "you can't polish a turd". This one's a turd and no amount of The One's rhetorical skills is going to make it any different.....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He's rubbing the Gator's belly. But sooner or later the Gator ain't gonna want to go to sleep.

Newer Post Older Post Home