"Yeah, I was expecting more Totem and less Paulsol." --Jophiel
The truth is is I am enjoying a healthy plateful of schadenfreude here. After watching and listening to each of you wax poetic back in 2008 about the glories to come once Barry assumed office and that mean ol' bad man Booooosh was unceremoniously kicked to the curb, it is particularly glee inspiring to see the droopy faces around here. Heh, all those promises! And each of them collecting dust up on the shelf of unrealized hope and change. I am practically drumming my heels on the floor in a paroxysm of sheer giddiness.
And the kicker? Some of you actually want a second helping of 16%, errr, 8.2% unemployment rather than maybe, just maybe handing the reins over to an actual businessman instead of a... what did he call himself? Ah, yes, community organizer. Such an enviable and appropriate background for the champion of the powerful engine that is the American economy! Apparently life in the unemployment line must be pretty good for you to worry about little things like killing American terrorists, closing Gitmo rather than housing these gentle creatures in your own backyards, and those eleventy other things Palpitus mentioned.
Meh. The economy will come around sooner or later, right? It's just the worst patch we've been through since, oh, the 1930's. No biggie. Just a tiny bump in the road on the fast track to prosperity. And hey, 8.2% unemployemnt means 91.8% of Americans have jobs, so the glass is half full, right? Right? Shoot, the glass is better than 9/10ths full as I see it! C'mon, just give Barry another four more years of you eating Kraft macaroni and cheese-- oh, too expensive on a baseline poverty budget! --let's make it rice instead. And on Saturdays you can spoil yourself with Cup-a-Soup just to treat yourself. Eight years of this-- no, let's be fair here, ten years of economic decline --is easy-peasy for liberal stalwarts such as yourselves. It all part of the plan, get government to take a larger role in your lives and if standing in line to grab some of that government cheese and food stamps help turn that vision into reality, why, that's just the price we all need to pay!
Allow me a moment to gloat and catch my breath.
That's heady stuff seeing you guys devour your Messiah, your post racial president, your shining light. Even at his worst my opinion of Obama isn't as bad as yours. But make no mistake, the proverbial carbon rod could have done a better job turning this economy around than he did. And today in this financial climate that is ALL that matters. Come November that'll be what this election turns on: the economy. And didn't Bill Clinton make that clear to us waaaaay back in the '90's? It's the economy, stupid. Sadly, he could have been saying that directly to our present occupant of the Oval Office.
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