Populist candidate gives great speech

Teddy Obama

According to some media sources, a populist candidate for POTUS gave a real barn-burner of a speech in Osawatomie, Kansas yesterday:

But for most Americans, the basic bargain that made this country great has eroded. Long before the recession hit, hard work stopped paying off for too many people. Fewer and fewer of the folks who contributed to the success of our economy actually benefited from that success. Those at the very top grew wealthier from their incomes and their investments — wealthier than ever before. But everybody else struggled with costs that were growing and paychecks that weren’t — and too many families found themselves racking up more and more debt just to keep up.

Now, for many years, credit cards and home equity loans papered over this harsh reality. But in 2008, the house of cards collapsed. We all know the story by now: Mortgages sold to people who couldn’t afford them, or even sometimes understand them. Banks and investors allowed to keep packaging the risk and selling it off. Huge bets — and huge bonuses — made with other people’s money on the line. Regulators who were supposed to warn us about the dangers of all this, but looked the other way or didn’t have the authority to look at all.

It was wrong. It combined the breathtaking greed of a few with irresponsibility all across the system. And it plunged our economy and the world into a crisis from which we’re still fighting to recover. It claimed the jobs and the homes and the basic security of millions of people — innocent, hardworking Americans who had met their responsibilities but were still left holding the bag.

There were no reports of swooning, but I bet there wasn’t a dry seat in the house.

If you had been trapped in a hermetically sealed mayonnaise jar on Funk & Wagnall’s front porch for the past four years you would probably never guess that the soaring rhetoric you just read was coming from the incumbent president.

IOW – Obama read another speech off TOTUS, just words, same shit, different day, yadda, yadda, yadda.

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18 Responses to Populist candidate gives great speech

  1. crawdad says:

    Obama gave a speech!

    We’re saved!


  2. DeniseVB says:

    No mention what it cost us ?

    BO left the WH about 7am yesterday, gave speech, ate at a BBQ joint with some hand selected commoners, returned to WH about 10pm.

    Couldn’t he have given the speech from the Oval ?

  3. DandyTiger says:

    He means it this time. No, seriously. I know he gave away all our money to wall street and the banks before. I know he started 4 more wars on top of the 2 we already had. I know he continued to disregard habeas, continue renditions and torture, continued tax cuts for the rich, and just about every other policy of GWB. But this time is different. I really loves us and wants to help us this time.

    Got Hope?

  4. Mary says:

    Yada yada, indeed. Big snore.

    I thought he was like Lincoln. Then he was like JFK. Then he was like LBJ. Then he wanted to be like Reagan.

    Noooow he’s Teddy Roosevelt?

    Just words. Yada yada.

  5. yttik says:

    “It claimed the jobs and the homes and the basic security of millions of people — innocent, hardworking Americans who had met their responsibilities but were still left holding the bag.”

    Why were we being left holding the bag?? Could it be because you chose to bail out wall street, car companies, banks too big to fail? Could it have something to do with the trillions of dollars you and congress have spent?

    • DeniseVB says:

      Cue OWS. Saw a snippet on the news that they are breaking into bank owned foreclosed homes and putting homeless people in them. The argument….Gov bailed out banks but not the downtrodden.

      I’m not sure how I feel about this other than to stop paying my mortgage? As I understand our deal with the bank, if we do that, they get to take it back? Or am I just stupid? 😛

  6. Mortgages sold to people who could not afford them or understand them huh?
    Somebody slap him with giant acorn please.

  7. 1539days says:

    This reminds me of that list from 2008 with a bunch of characteristics of Sarah Palin which also turned out to be true of TR.

    • 1539days says:

      Who Am I?

      I am under 45 years old,
      I love the outdoors,
      I hunt,
      I am a Republican reformer,
      I have taken on the Republican Party establishment,

      I have many children,
      I have a spot on the national ticket as vice president with less than two years in the governor’s office.

      Did you guess?

      I am Teddy Roosevelt in 1900.

  8. dcserfmeat says:

    Yep, they were just words. We know this by the deliberate actions he took on behalf of the corporate state to save wall street, but not main street.

    Borrowing a well-worn tactic of the bankrupt liberal elite, Obama parroted progressive values, beliefs and morals devoid of the commitment and the moral imperative necessary to fight for them, but sufficient to placate the discontent among his base of believers.

    Engaging in cheap moral posturing to excite activism in the service of incompetent leadership is what happens when faux progressives find themselves in political trouble.

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