He lost me at hello

Confrontational, angry and divisive, I am surprised Republicans applauded at anything the President said. But I knew from hello his speech would be more self serving than public serving when, with unemployment kissing 10% and headed higher and a stimulus plan that has done little except line the pockets of government programs (including community organizers) … with economic activity still treading water … he made the following statement.

It is, without question, the height of arrogance. I just wonder how this little tidbit made my unemployed friends feel?


11 replies
  1. sammy22
    sammy22 says:

    Hey Jim, 3 days ago you had the unemployment rate at 16.5%. Today you note "it's kissing" 10%. Should give the President or whomever you choose some credit for  this great improvement in such a short time. And, with one Republican shouting "Liar" to the President and Fox choosing to skip showing the broadcast, you'd expect the president to do what to his detractors?

  2. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Sammy, you are comparing apples and oranges, and being disingenuous in the process.  Go reread the blog entry and the comments.


    Secondly, see the vids of the Democrats booing, en masse, President Bush when he was trying to get Social Security reform.  And Bush wasn't even lying at the time…

  3. sammy22
    sammy22 says:

    I simply pointed out an inconsistency. It suited Jim and you to make a point of the 16.5% unemployment and let it hang in the air. Neither of you commented on where the starting point of the curve was.

  4. Erik Blazynski
    Erik Blazynski says:

    There are many different unemployment numbers. The 10% is the percentage of people that are actively looking for work and collecting the unemployement insurance. The 16.5% is the 10% plus the people that are not collecting unemployment insurance and/or have given up looking for work. The 16.5% is the "real" unemployment rate, but the government always gives the lower rate. At some point the

    I hope that you read this and understand Sammy, I know it is confusing.

  5. Erik Blazynski
    Erik Blazynski says:

    crap, i lost some of my post.  At some point the 10% may reduce and the 16.5 will keep going up, I would say that is somewhere around rock bottom.

  6. Erik Blazynski
    Erik Blazynski says:

    Is that even an appropriate time for a standing O? I mean seriously, it is so disengenuous to see Pelosi with her fake smile jumping out of her seat every 2 minutes. When your whole essay is bolded, nothing is emphasized.

  7. donh
    donh says:

    Lost at Hello? Where were you when President Obama claimed he just wants to hold insurance companies accountable?….like he held Tim Giethner accountable? Charlie Wrangle? Chris Dodd? AIG, GM, Chrystler,? This is a President who failed to hold Al Magrahi accountable for killing hundreds of americans. A President who fails to hold his own budget accountable, but he wants to treat insurance companies like they are some kind of CIA counter terrorist agents.

  8. cherwin
    cherwin says:

    I agree, the speech was the same old self serving, lies that we have been hearing all along. So what was the purpose? I don't get it.

    It's hard enough to watch him talk with Nancy Pelosi sitting back there with her smirking face like the Grinch, and jumping up and down clapping in glee like a puppet. Oh it isn't easy. And then all for what? More of the same lies and rhetoric.

    This Healhcare thing has got to be stopped. The people who think it is a good thing have no idea how much we will all suffer from this kind of change in the healthcare system.

    I am so angry because Obama just used the time to give his usual community orgainizer speech and just doesn't care that millions of Americans are saying, No! We don't want it.  

  9. sammy22
    sammy22 says:

    Yes, when you explain the numbers the inconsistencies disappear. Nice if it been done when posted and left out the innuendo.

  10. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    If you read how the other number were derived, there would be no issue here.


    Innuendo?  That's an Italian suppository, right?  😉

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