Friday, August 26, 2011

Stay on Vacation; We don’t want you back

The news reported today that President Barack Obama is cutting his vacation short by a few hours to rush back to Washington, DC.  Why exactly would he do that? 

14,000,000 unemployed Americans didn’t keep him from going on vacation. 

The rare, though hardly catastrophic 5.9 earthquake didn’t bring him back. 

417,000 new Americans filing unemployment claims didn’t bring him back. 

Now with big, bad hurricane Irene huffing and puffing what exactly does he think he is going to add by coming back? 

I like Dennis Miller’s view that we’re better off with Obama on vacation because it beats his normal mode of being “out-to-lunch.” 

Maybe he is afraid to fly now that we don’t know where 20,000 man portable, heat-seeking, anti-aircraft missiles are that the Soviet Union provided to Qaddafi.  Maybe Obama is going to try and help find Qaddafi. 

I think that we would be better served if he wrapped his head around Stephen Moore’s column in the Wall Street Journal “Obamanomics vs. Reaganomics” which said in part:

“By the end of the summer of Reagan's third year in office, the economy was soaring. The GDP growth rate was 5% and racing toward 7%, even 8% growth. In 1983 and '84 output was growing so fast the biggest worry was that the economy would "overheat." In the summer of 2011 we have an economy limping along at barely 1% growth and by some indications headed toward a "double-dip" recession. By the end of Reagan's first term, it was Morning in America. Today there is gloomy talk of America in its twilight.”

Indeed that is what is so maddening about what Obama and the Democrats (Progressives, Liberals, Socialists, whatever) have done to this country.  We know what works.  We know what doesn’t work. 

We don’t need a “balanced solution” as all the liberal talking heads are crowing about.  Any “progressive” (liberal, socialist, leftist) element that is placed in a package of tax cuts, deregulation, and spending reductions will weaken the effects of that package and extend the current crisis. 

We don’t need a “new” solution or a “grand bargain” – just dust off Reagan’s plan and implement it with one caveat – CUT SPENDING.  Do that and this economy will be running like a top in no time.  

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  1. Hey the guy needs his time off. Wrecking a country takes a lot out of you. Besides, he needs to get back to work on finalizing the plans for his next vacation.

  2. Anyone else notice that BEFORE the clown went on vacation, he promised a "comprehensive jobs plan" that was later downgraded to "an outline" and then further downgraded to "jobs talking points".
    Next it will be downgraded to "aw hell, just increase welfare spending".

  3. Paladin, You're right - though I think that he is doubling down on vacation since he's got to know that it all comes to an end in January 2013.

    -Sepp - makes you think that he doesn't believe that anyone actually is watching who will remember.

  4. I'd like to quote Kanye West

    "Barrack Obama hates white people"

    I hope things aren't too bad for TGP. CS- I've had problems posting comments on Gunny's blog and Paladin's blog. Am I not conservative enough, ya think?

  5. J.O.B., You and Kanye are probably right.

    I can't peak to Gunny's blog - he has had some detractors post - but admittedly not many. I've only posted a handful of comments there.

  6. Youtube is the bane of liberal politicians. It's amazing that those idiots open their mouths and still believe that it's 1975 and anything they say is gone forever the next day and deniable.

  7. CS and friends,

    When Obama moved into the Oval Office, he found all these great vacation plans that Bush had looked into, but never taken. So he just inherited all these vacations from the last guy.

  8. Gang,

    I think it might be that Obama is more like those welfare skanks that Sepp wrote about and he's riding this gravy train hard while he's got the chance.