I used to think that Obama was, at the very least, a very intelligent human being.
Now I’m starting to wonder.
How smart is it when the people you listen to are all Goldman Sacks employees or ex-employees (which means future employees)?
Sure, if you’re at Goldman Sachs, things are just ROSY.
For everybody else? Well, is he fucking BLIND?
US President Barack Obama defended his administration’s response to the economic crisis over the last six months, declaring: “The fire is now out.”
“I think that we have stepped back from the abyss. I think we’ve put out the fire,” he said in an interview with PBS, according to a transcript released by the TV station.
No, Obama, you’re either a liar or a bonehead (or both).
The fire is most certainly not “out”. It’s more like one of those coal seam fires in coal country, those fires that burn and smoulder for years and years, and nobody ever knows how to put the damn things out. I mean, do you think we’re gonna go back to “home loans for all my friends!” and CDO’s and McMansions and Cadillac Escalades and cheap gas? No, of course we’re not going to. And you damn well know it. The new economy has yet to be built. You wasting billions, TRILLIONS of goddamn dollars by handing it over to your Goldman Sacks buddies and giving it to your Pentagon buddies so we can keep slaughtering our own troops in Afghanistan and elsewhere, and slaughtering civilians in distant countries, well that is one of the big reasons WHY we do not, and WILL NOT, have a “new economy” here.
And when your own Fed Reserve Chairman doesn’t even know where half a trillion dollars went, and who he fucking GAVE IT TO, well that doesn’t exactly bode well.
But, Barry, if you really want to go with the “fire is out” metaphor, fine. But we’re on a ship. And the fire is out. But the ship is sinking.
You’re like the captain of the Titanic saying “well at least we’re not smashing into that damn iceberg any more! Things are looking up!”
Obama, you expect to have any credibility after this bullshit remark?
Well, you don’t. Not any more.
You’re either a lying dumbass, or you think we’re all just fucking stupid.
Well we’re not.
We know when we’re being lied to, and you’re absolutely fucking lying to us right now.