Our Leader has Spoken (again)

Carol Brown
Hey everybody, listen up! Our fearless leader has spoken. This time to tell us what we already know. Of course he sums things up with his usual brilliant prose. Why I nearly swooned when I heard the words:

"The road to recovery is never straight."

Well blow me down! Just when, according to recent media reports, it seemed things were improving and showing all sorts of glimmers of hope, hope, hope, it turns out things still look pretty bad. Who knew?

Eager as the media has been to frame all things touched by the hand of Obama as better and/or getting better, things are not so much getting better. We lost 85,000 jobs in December. And unemployment is not improving.

The latest monthly job report "intensified pressure on the Obama administration to show progress for the $787 billion spending bill it championed last year to stimulate the economy...For those out of work, the market is bleaker than ever. Unemployed people had been jobless for an average of 29 weeks in December, the longest duration since the government began tracking such data in 1948."

But, it seems the bad news couldn't come at a better time.

"Riveted for the past two weeks on terrorism, the White House has been eager for a subject change. And Friday's remarks were an attempt to return national attention to Obama's domestic agenda, particularly jobs."

Say what? "Subject change?"

And then there's this:

"At the same time, the constant focus on the botched Christmas Day attempt to blow up an airliner bound for Detroit -- and U.S. intelligence failures surrounding the episode -- has offered Republicans an easy opportunity to keep pounding Obama for national security lapses. The president used Friday's release of the unemployment numbers to try to turn the page."

Again: what??? The botched terrorist attack has been reduced to an excuse for Republicans to pound Obama on national security. (Would that the Republicans would do so, but that's another story.) And our fearless leader is relieved for a chance to "turn the page?"

Can he walk and chew gum at the same time? Our economy is in a shambles and we're under siege from outside and inside of our borders.
Hey everybody, listen up! Our fearless leader has spoken. This time to tell us what we already know. Of course he sums things up with his usual brilliant prose. Why I nearly swooned when I heard the words:

"The road to recovery is never straight."

Well blow me down! Just when, according to recent media reports, it seemed things were improving and showing all sorts of glimmers of hope, hope, hope, it turns out things still look pretty bad. Who knew?

Eager as the media has been to frame all things touched by the hand of Obama as better and/or getting better, things are not so much getting better. We lost 85,000 jobs in December. And unemployment is not improving.

The latest monthly job report "intensified pressure on the Obama administration to show progress for the $787 billion spending bill it championed last year to stimulate the economy...For those out of work, the market is bleaker than ever. Unemployed people had been jobless for an average of 29 weeks in December, the longest duration since the government began tracking such data in 1948."

But, it seems the bad news couldn't come at a better time.

"Riveted for the past two weeks on terrorism, the White House has been eager for a subject change. And Friday's remarks were an attempt to return national attention to Obama's domestic agenda, particularly jobs."

Say what? "Subject change?"

And then there's this:

"At the same time, the constant focus on the botched Christmas Day attempt to blow up an airliner bound for Detroit -- and U.S. intelligence failures surrounding the episode -- has offered Republicans an easy opportunity to keep pounding Obama for national security lapses. The president used Friday's release of the unemployment numbers to try to turn the page."

Again: what??? The botched terrorist attack has been reduced to an excuse for Republicans to pound Obama on national security. (Would that the Republicans would do so, but that's another story.) And our fearless leader is relieved for a chance to "turn the page?"

Can he walk and chew gum at the same time? Our economy is in a shambles and we're under siege from outside and inside of our borders.