Friday, September 09, 2011

Grand Game: Obama's speech edition

Ok folks the transcript is here, and it's chock full of fun. Get to it!

Here is my absolutely favorite bit of economic illogic:

"Building a world-class transportation system is part of what made us an economic superpower. And now we're going to sit back and watch China build newer airports and faster railroads, at a time when millions of unemployed construction workers could build them right here in America?"

OMG, did you see what he did there? Did debt ceiling budget cuts include laying off professional speechwriters for the President? It's not clear what in the world he's trying to say here but there is no good interpretation.

In an homage to Tosh.0, let's see how many snarky comments I can fit in this blog post.

Mr. President, if China jumped off a bridge, would you jump too?

Mr. President, infrastructure is not a tradeable good.

Mr. President, can our unemployed workers REALLY build China's new airports "right here in America?"

Mr. President, is China really the best comparison country for the US?

Mr. President, do you really think your audience is that dumb?


Anonymous said...

the voter might be an ass, but potus is a dumbass.

Anonymous said...

How about this?

"My administration can and will take some steps to improve our competitiveness on our own. For example, if you're a small-business owner who has a contract with the federal government, we're going to make sure you get paid a lot faster than you do right now."

Um... WHO exactly is competing? Is our government competing for contractors? That's the only way I can think that this makes us more competitive.

Anonymous said...

Angus said: "Mr. President, if China jumped off a bridge, would you jump too?"

You have completely missed the point. The Prez is proposing that we pay unemployed workers to BUILD the bridge.

Then, yes, jump off of it, because China did. But it's the building that matters. P-kroog told me so.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Angus, Do you really think the audience isn't that dumb?

Tom said...

Mr. President, since we've tried this many times and always failed, why do you think not calling it a stimulus will make it more stimulating.

Meanwhile, Raleigh's N&O has a headline: Will Obama's plan work? They have an answer: Independent experts answered Friday with a qualified yes.

Yes, Angus, the N&O called up every independent expert and got this collective answer... you, you, you DEPENDENT expert you!