Daily Archives: March 22, 2009

President Obama’s “gallows humor” on 60 Minutes

You know how you read or hear something and think you either misunderstood it or even maybe it’s just a spoof, maybe you landed on one of those “Onion” sites.

Well, that’s happened several times to me in the last few days.  This is another one of them.  I didn’t see this 60 Minutes interview so when I read that Obama was actually laughing during his discussion of the economy, I thought, no, that couldn’t be.  But, yes, it is.

Here’s the exact transcript of the part where he is laughing, several times, and the interviewer (Steve Kroft) says, “Are you punch drunk?”  Is there a video?  Haven’t found one yet.  It has probably been confiscated like the Saint Patrick’s Day event where the TelePrompter got messed up and he introduced himself.  Update:  Here’s a link.  This segment is at about 2:40 in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4ql2BorWEE

And here’s a cute little montage:

http://gawker.com/5180113/obama-wont-stop-cracking-up-for-60-minutes

“”60 Minutes transcript By Politico Staff| 3/22/09 7:20 PM EDT

STEVE KROFT: Do you have any idea when this might end? Or when things might start getting better?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, we’re already starting to see flickers of– of hope out there. refinancings– have significantly increased. Interest rates have never been lower. That promises– the possibility at least of the housing market bottoming out and stabilizing. It’s not going to happen equally in every part of the country.

(ON THE SUBJECT OT THE AILING AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY THE PRESIDENT SAID HE IS STILL COMMITTED TO HELPING GENERAL MOTORS AND CHRYSLER AVERT BANKRUPTCY, BUT HE SAYS THEY HAVE YET TO DEMONSTRATE THEY CAN REMAIN ECONOMICALLY VIABLE. AND THERE ARE MAJOR POLITICAL OBSTACLES.)

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I just want to say that– the only thing less popular than putting money into banks is putting money (LAUGHS) into the auto industry. So–

STEVE KROFT: 18 percent are in favor.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: (LAUGHS) That’s–

STEVE KROFT: Seventy-six percent against.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: It– it– it’s not a high number.

STEVE KROFT: You’re sitting here. And you’re– you are laughing. You are laughing about some of these problems. Are people going to look at this and say, “I mean, he’s sitting there just making jokes about (LAUGHTER) money–” How do you deal with– I mean, wh– explain –

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well–

STEVE KROFT: –the mood and your laughter.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Yeah, I mean, there’s got to be–

STEVE KROFT: Are you punch drunk?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: No, no. There’s gotta be a little gallows humor to (LAUGHS) get you through the day. You know, sometimes my team– talks about the fact that if– if you had said to us a year ago that– the least of my problems would be Iraq, which is still a pretty serious problem– I don’t think anybody would have believed it. But– but we’ve got a lot on our plate. And– a lot of difficult decisions that we’re going to have to make.

President Obama, in my book, you are not allowed any “gallows humor.”  You are the one who asked for a man to be fired over three words.  Remember that?  And you are the one who referred to three little words as  “violence” equal to the Virginia Tech masacre.  Remember that?  You advocated a man lose his job, his career of a lifetime, over a joke.

This is not a joke and you should not laugh about the serious problems facing America right now.

And that’s my opinion about your gallows humor, Mr. President.  What goes around comes around.

Posted:  03.22.09

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ACORN organized fake “protests” at AIG homes

Okay, now I’m mad.  This has nothing to do with the “Tea Parties” that have been held across America.  NOTHING.  Notice who organized this protest on private citizens and their homes.  Believe me, The Working Families Party had nothing to do with the Tea Parties either.  40 people showed up for this orchestrated protest and the press showed up from all around the world.  More press than protesters.

“”Protesters organized by the Connecticut Working Families Party prepare to visit homes in Connecticut where AIG executives live, Saturday, March 21.””

Working Families Party was first organized in 1998 by a coalition of labor unions, ACORN and other community organizations, members of the now-inactive national New Party, and a variety of public interest groups.

“”A busload of activists representing working- and middle-class families paid visits Saturday to the lavish homes of American International Group executives to protest the tens of millions of dollars in bonuses awarded by the struggling insurance company after it received a massive federal bailout.

About 40 protesters – outnumbered by reporters and photographers from as far away as Germany – sought to urge AIG executives who received a portion of the $165 million in bonuses to do more to help families.””

The people who are supporting and participating in the Tea Party movement (me included) are protesting the President and the Congress for passing all these bailouts. I don’t believe we would EVER demonstrate in front of a citizen’s house or hold a “bus tour.”  This is ACORN style stuff and I should have caught it immediately.

But just watch how the press and the MSM mix the two together and MISLEAD people.

capatilism-aig

I just wrote in my previous post how I was suspicious this was going to be used as a tool to push an Obama agenda and this is proof.  These people are protesting capitalism, the “evil” capitalism.

NOTICE:  It is Capitalism we are trying to SAVE!!!!

Posted:  03.22.09


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