Well, our gifted, brilliant, articulate, and inspiring orator of a president did it again this weekend. While trying to rally more support for his latest brilliant new insight — “the federal government needs even more money to piss away, so we’re going to take even more from those who have still have some!” — to the Congressional Black Caucus. And his address contained the following words of widsom:
When you start saying, at a time when the top one-tenth of 1 percent has seen their incomes go up four or five times over the last 20 years, and folks at the bottom have seen their incomes decline — and your response is that you want poor folks to pay more?
Give me a break.
If asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a Jew, uh, as a janitor makes me a warrior for the working class, I wear that with a badge of honor. I have no problem with that.
A lot of people are saying that this is a sign of where Obama’s head is really at — the Jews have been on his mind of late. Not only did he have to deal with the Palestinians trying to get UN recognition, but also in the recent special Congressional election in New York, the Jewish Democrat lost a seat that had been Democratic for almost 90 years. So its’ likely on his mind.
But I’m gonna give him a break on this one. I think he was, as my colleague Rick just noted as I was halfway through this article (jerk), just tired.
Here’s how I think it happened: Obama was, as always, using his TelePrompter for his speech. He got to the part where it says “janitor,” and his tired eyes saw the J, N, O, and R and filled in “Junior.” Remember, Obama’s never held a real job in his life, just a ton of empty titles devoid of real responsibility. So he’s more used to “junior associates,” “junior assistants,” and Junior (third-year) students than janitors — they have actual responsibilities and duties, and represent honest work of the like he’s never experienced.
To me, it’s like the “57 states” thing — another case I’ve never mocked him over. Again, he was tired, and here’s a logical chain of thought: “I’ve visited all fifty…” wait, no I haven’t, I’m sure I’ve missed a few, like Alaska — why would I go there? — better correct myself… say i’ve visited forty… “ seven states…”
Sometimes we say things wrong because we’re tired, and human. Even Obama.
On the other hand, sometimes it takes a combination of arrogance and ignorance to come up with certain screwups. For example, saying he’s presented the first Medal of Honor to a living recipient and naming him — but naming someone who earned it posthumously. Or talking about a Navy “corpse-man.” Or talking about “fallen heroes — some of whom are here today.” Or signing the wrong frigging year in a guest book. Or thinking that they speak Austrian in Austria. Or…
Well, you get the idea.We got plenty of examples to show that this “bright, articulate, clean” guy is actually a SCOAMF; we should just let this one slide. It’s weak, and that weakens the whole argument.