Thursday, January 21, 2010

Obama To Speak S-l-o-w-l-y And Use Smaller Words

Incredibly, Barack Hussein Obama's main regret in his first year as president is that he didn't speak "directly to the American people", and - it seems - not often enough. The underlying message, however, is that he really thinks we're too stupid to comprehend what he has said.

Speaking to ABC's George Stephanopoulos yesterday, Obama said that perhaps he was too focused on policy and not in spelling things out clearly enough for the unwashed masses:

"That I do think is a mistake of mine. I think the assumption was if I just focus on policy, if I just focus on this provision or that law or if we're making a good rational decision here, then people will get it."
Never mind that he also believes Martha Coakley lost her bid for the vacant Senate seat in Massachusetts because the electorate is still mad at George W. Bush. Our problem is that he also thinks he hasn't been visible enough. Saying he thinks he can do a better job connecting with the American people in his second year, he deludes himself further into thinking that he's in a better position now.
"I think that I can do a better job of that, and partly because I do believe that we're in a stronger position now than we were a year ago."
One thing is certain; if he does do a "better job", it's going to cost a whole lot more money. Consider these numbers from year one:
  • 411 speeches, comments and remarks, including 52 on healthcare alone.
  • 42 news conferences.
  • 158 interviews
  • 23 Town Hall meetings
  • 28 political fundraisers

In between, there were 29 rounds of golf. Combined in all of Obama's travels, there were 160 flights on Air Force One and 193 flights on Marine One. According to CBS News, there were a total of 21 days - out of 365 - that the American people did see or hear Barack Hussein Obama.

And he now thinks that he should spend more time explaining things to us. Don't worry, though, he will be sure to speak very slowly and in language the "idiots" can understand. Plus, we will most likely see much more of him, if that is even possible. God help us.

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Edisto Joe said...

The man takes arrogance to a new level...unbelievable! Still blaming Bush? Is he responsible for anything? You would think New Jersy, Virgina, and Massachusetts would create a bit of humility. In the next 3 months we shall see if he is truly interested in keeping his job or if its full speed ahead, pedal to the metal one and done. Great post!

Woody said...

Thanks, EJ.

I usually watch Obama's speeches out of a sense of duty to the blog, but with his fangs filed down in the last few months, I am actually eager for the SOTU.

I can't wait to see the spin cycle in full effect.

Edisto Joe said...

I thought I would let you know I linked to this today in my post. Hope you don't mind.

Woody said...

I never mind linking, EJ. You know how it is...we just don't want to be plagiarized.

I would imagine that you feel the same way. I would like the same ability to link to your content when applicable, as well.

I'm glad you're aboard...