Peep the quotables.
"This is not a game, sonn!"One interesting thing: Obama seems to indicate (repeatedly) that he watches talk and cable news shows. I'm sure Rush was somewhere "pleasuring himself" when he heard that.
"Come on. We are not going to get relief by turning back the very same policies."
"We can't embrace the losing formula that says only tax cuts will work for every problem we face."
"If you're heading for a cliff, you've got to change direction."
"I found this deficit when I showed up."
"I found this national debt doubled, wrapped in a big bow for me."
"What do you think a stimulus is? That's the whole point?"
"Get down or lay down!"
The economy just shed another 600,000 jobs in January. For everyone who wants to nitpick about the stimulus package, fall back.
You can't cut taxes and help people who ain't working. Yeah, I know about the EITC loopholes, but don't miss the forest for the trees. You have to spend money to get us out this hole. Period.
No, the stimulus package isn't perfect, but what gov't legislation ever is? Reality is, doing the same thing (hey, just cut taxes!) and expecting a different result is the very definition of insanity. And BTW, the stimulus package does contain taxcuts. Did the GOP somehow overlook this when they were on their "European-style socialis" rants?
A "different" type of leader would have stood behind that podium and told us errythang is fine, and to go "to a ballgame". Obama's not that dude. He's telling it like it is, and it ain't pretty. But it's what we need to hear.
Everytime I start questioning whether or not this guy knows what he's doing, he comes out and hands me a tall glass of STFU. Clearly, he knows what he's doing.
I'm not saying things are gonna get better anytime soon, but with a real leader at the helm, at least we've got a chance.
Get em' Barry!
Question: What did you think of Obama's C.Y.I.N. moment? Is this indeed a "different" kind of leadership? Did he just hand the GOP an icy 6-pack of STFU?!? Any general comments about the stimulus package?