Government can save us and the moon is made of green cheese

“Deficit could turn a crisis into a catastrophe”

During the first prime time news conference of his administration, President Barack Obama told Americans that the federal government was the only power that could save the nation at this time of crisis, with huge spending outlays and targeted tax cuts, which he argued could save or create up to 4 million jobs.

“At this particular moment, with the private sector so weakened by this (inherited) recession, the federal government is the only entity left with the resources to jolt our economy back to life,” he said.

So it was that he tried to sell the bloated and pork-filled generational tax burden, previouslyreferred to by Democrats as the “stimulus” bill but now magically rechristened  the Recovery and Reinvestment Plan.

We also learned that Obama’s administration was reviewing its policy toward Iran “looking at places where we can have constructive dialogue,” adding that it was time for Iran to change its behavior.

And the moon is made of green cheese.

Using the press corps as a prop, Obama demonstrated his propensity for lecture, taking excessive time to answer most of the few questions he acknowledged, when they could have skillfully been addressed in far less time.

And while Obama faulted the way the first $350 billion of the $700 billion bailout program was spent, he repeated the new liberal phrase which has been getting quite a workout these days: “We didn’t get as big of a bang for the buck as we should have,” he said.

The full text of his remarks (minus the press questions) can be read here.

5 Responses to Government can save us and the moon is made of green cheese

  1. Frankly Speaking says:

    Although it was difficult to tolerate, I thought it necessary to watch the press conference. The arrogant pomposity of this guy is beyond belief. According the him, his restructuring of the American system of government is essential for the continuation of the nation. He is here to save us. All bow to the new deity Barack Hussein Obama. And while Americans are in their deferential position, we’ll all be given a swift kick in the ass.

  2. Joe Evans says:

    Americans were victimized by miserable choices in the last presidential election. Obama, looking youthful and vigorous presented an appealing option when contrasted to the old and lackluster McCain. It didn’t take a genius to figure out where the under-40 crowd’s votes would go.

    The few reading and thinking citizens left, were disgusted by McCain’s much ballyhooed “bi-partisanship” and Amnesty misadventures, which represented a good deal of the left’s philosophy. Then throw in the registration and voter fraud attributed to the ACORN activists, and it was clear Americans were doomed.

    We should have learned the important lesson from the 1996 Bob Dole debacle, that recycling ancient mariners will ensure Republicans are out of the game.

    This time we might not rebound.

  3. RA says:

    Joe Evans’ last line resonates with me as I watch this administration uncoil. A surprising amount of what has been done to date by the Obama administration and Congress has been to consolidate and reinforce Democrat power. Parts of the spending bill are directed at Democrat organizations (the fraud-ridden ACORN among them). Today the WSJ ran an article about how the national census will be transitioned to oversight by the Obama White House. This is a power grab designed to preordain decades of election results.

  4. […] “That way, they can get the most bang for their buck on this program,” he said. This trendy phrase has been getting quite a workout with liberals recently. See here, here and here. […]

  5. Maggie says:

    Ancient liberal reporter Helen Thomas actually asked THIS question: “Mr. President, do you think that Pakistan and — are maintaining the safe havens in Afghanistan for these so-called terrorists? And, also, do you know of any country in the Middle East that has nuclear weapons?”

    Get that? “So-called terrorists.” Sounds like dementia has taken hold.