Oct 13 2010

Our Inexperienced President Finally Get’s A Clue Two Years Too Late

This why you don’t elect a phenom to run a country. You need to elect someone who has run a business, an administration – something! I wrote this back on February 21, 2009, after the so-called stimulus bill passed with all its over inflated promises:

Update: Allahpundit makes a great point: did Obama need to blow $900 billion of our hard earned money to figure this out? - end update

And it gets worse, if that were even possible: there will be NO new jobs from the spendulous bill for at least a year. Since the bill is a spending bill and not a stimulus bill it will take the cumbersome federal government months (if not years) to just start the new projects. The proposal process alone will take 6-9 months, and then you have to plan, review plans, get the proper paperwork filled out, review designs, etc.

All this time between now and 2010 there will be no fix to the job market – which will simmer the American people like applying a torch to a can of gas. Instead of jobs the bill does provide 5-10 stories a day for the next year on idiotic ideas on how to waste our money. As people scrape to survive they will be reminded of the daily list of wasteful projects from around the country. Each project in itself enough to take a well deserved family from desperation to riches in one fell swoop. The bill is massive, it has endless wasteful spending to mine and to remind those people without relief what foolishness is being funded.

Seems pretty prescient to be able to call it so accurately 18 months out – but it was obvious the liberals were pulling the wool over a pliant media and a naive electorate. It is also obvious how slow the government wheels grind into action.

The electorate is no longer naive. Apparently even our young, inexperienced President has finally figured it out:

In the magazine article, Mr. Obama reflects on his presidency, admitting that he let himself look too much like “the same old tax-and-spend Democrat,” realized too late that “there’s no such thing as shovel-ready projects” and perhaps should have “let the Republicans insist on the tax cuts” in the stimulus.

It’s a bit late to finally realize liberal fantasies are actually really bad and conservative fiscal policies are rock solid. Is there any better reason to fire the dems and hire the GOP than this admissions?

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9 Responses to “Our Inexperienced President Finally Get’s A Clue Two Years Too Late”

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  2. dunce says:

    The delay was intended to allow them to flood thier districts with pork projects just before this election to buy votes. they thought the economic goose would just keep laying golden eggs despite their redistributionist policies.Now the goose is sick and the best they can do is blame bush.

  3. Jay032 says:

    Ay Dios Mio. Why were Americans stupid enough to vote for this absolute moron?

  4. Graham says:

    Jay032: Why? Because they were graduated from schools which sold them a diploma instead of an education.

  5. oneal lane says:

    Jay,

    “Why were Americans stupid enough to vote for this absolute moron?”

    It was the 2008 a version of “rising of the centrists”!!!!!

    Folks, you have to THINK and invisitgate the people you vote for. It was easy to figure out what this guy Obama was about and what he would do.

    Nope, we want “FEEL” our way through elections.

    So the smooth talking silver-tounged leftist won and now the folks who voted him in are charging to the “right” (for now).

  6. Mike M. says:

    Well, Obama caught a Perfect Storm.

    You start with President Bush getting us engaged in Iraq and Afghanistan, then not doing his utmost to keep the public behind the war effort – which would have been staggeringly hard under any circumstance. So you have a lot of people looking for a way out.

    Add in a Republican candidate at war with half his own party.

    Have that Republican candidate be unwilling to attack his opponent 100%.

    Throw in $500 million in illegal foreign campaign contributions.

    And top it all off with a major financial crisis six weeks before the election (I still suspect that was engineered, it needs to be investigated).

    The miracle is that Obama got ONLY 53% of the vote.

  7. Mike M. says:

    Oh, and add in a fawning, bootlicking Propaganda Press determined to suppress anything unfavorable to their candidate.

  8. Jay032 says:

    Speaking of not vetting candidates: SUSA has a new poll out showing O’Donnell trailing Coons 33-54. Why couldn’t we have gotten a competent candidate in that race?

  9. oneal lane says:

    Jay,
    I agree Delaware voters are clearly not vetting Coons well. Oh, another marxist in Washington.