It was difficult deciding how to properly treat Barry’s Big J-O-B-S speech of September 8, 2011 in the context of this blog. The epic train wreck that was History’s Most Ill-Conceived Address to a Joint Session of Congress generated a limitless supply of potential energy for political satire.
This momentous failure of executive governance certainly did fit as the next installment – Part 19 to be precise – of the Contemporary Politics and Newton’s Three Law’s of Motion series. Future historians will mark this speech as the opening shot of the last stand for the Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama. The Dow’s 300 point plunge the very next day – to below the psychologically important 11,000 mark – is just the tip of the iceberg. The Dow will probably right itself, but it’s highly negative 24 hour reaction to Barry’s empty speechification will be matched by a precipitous decline in voter approval for BHO, which will never again recover.
Then, of course, there is the question that still nags at the national conscience – "is BHO intentionally wrecking the whole damn place?" Nobody capable of getting elected POTUS could be this stupid, could they? This question obviously made it a potential fit as the next installment in my Stupid or Treasonous series … except I’ve already settled on Treasonous. See the writings and actions of Saul Alinksy, Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Van Jones, and numerous other criminal and radical BHO associates for my evidentiary submission.
So, moving on to new, recently established, literary horizons on this blog … with thanks to OpenCongress.org for generating many dozens of hits on this blog (yes, literally dozens I tell you!) … and thus reminding me of the English-To-English (E2E) format … as well as ABC News for providing the complete transcript (not a half bad transcription for the corrupt and biased MSM, there's hope yet) … I give you the E2E translation of History’s Most Ill-Conceived Address to a Joint Session of Congress.
We continue to face an economic crisis that has left millions of our neighbors jobless, and a political crisis that has made things worse.
E2E: We continue to face an economic crisis that has been extended by my rigidly ideological policies, and a political crisis that has been deepened by my rigid ideological intransigence.
But the millions of Americans who are watching right now: they don't care about politics.
E2E: I’m counting on bamboozling millions of clueless independents tonight.
And they know that Washington hasn't always put their interests first.
E2E: I am hoping tonight I can convince millions of clueless independents to adopt Washington as their savior.
There are steps we can take right now to improve people's lives.
E2E: You can count on me going directly into campaign mode to whip up my lunatic base into pressuring you pass my Progressive program.
There should be nothing controversial about this piece of legislation.
And everything in this bill will be paid for. Everything.
It will create more jobs for construction workers, more jobs for teachers, more jobs for veterans, and more jobs for the long-term unemployed.
E2E: Unions and the desperate are my natural constituency. This is their payoff with the expectation I will receive their votes.
You should pass this jobs plan right away.
E2E: Nobody can mobilize chaos and anarchy like the unions and the desperate – under proper Democrat guidance of course. (That's a threat in case you're slow on the uptake)
So for everyone who speaks so passionately about making life easier for "job creators," this plan is for you.
E2E: Political Grandstanding, Class warfare, Redistribution, yattee-yatta-yatta, chirp chirp chirp, wah-wah-wah …
This approach is basically the one I've been advocating for months
E2E: Damn that Paul Ryan for making this a serious national discussion.
Oh, look on the big screen … are you ready for some football!?
A few slightly more serious reactions to was History’s Most Ill-Conceived Address to a Joint Session of Congress from around the blogosphere …
Flopping Aces compares Barry's Empty Speechification to various GOP responses.
Maggie Thornton Reports Rove's Reaction (Pretty Good For Rove)
Kudlow on Obama (Like Plato on Curly)
The starched shirts at 214 Mass Ave Opine (Always Useful If Boring)
Meanwhile, in other news of the week concerning the administration of BHO and his corrupt gang of Progressives …
The 'Arab Spring' is headed on rails toward 'Islamist Hell'
The Army of Hoffa, Trumka, Obama, Soros, LLC is on the march ...
Keep your powder dry, Patriots.