ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes! June 18, 2009Posted by geoff in Music, News, Politics.
I need a little help here, ‘cuz while I normally unquestioningly believe everything the Obama administration says, I’m suddenly having trouble following the timelines of their statements. Maybe you can sort it out for me:
|Date||The Quote||My Thoughts|
|12/19/08||“The economy is in much worse shape than we thought it was in,” Biden told me…”||Of course it is. Evil Bushies…|
|2/17/09||In Denver yesterday, President Obama signed his economic stimulus bill, … In his remarks, which are generating largely positive coverage, Obama sounded a cautiously optimistic tone about the country’s economic prospects, and touted the legislation as a step to preserve the “American dream.”||Oooohhh yeah! Now we’re cooking with gas!|
|3/6/09||On a day when the number of Americans out of work reached a 25- year high, President Obama made a visit to a place where he could show just how in fact his stimulus plan really is saving jobs.
…The president insists today the nation is now on the right track.(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: “There were those who argued that our recovery plan was unwise and unnecessary.”
|Fools! Cretins! Can’t they see how wrong they are? “Unwise and unnecessary?” Hmmph!! It’s already working, morons!|
|3/13/09||Larry Summers sounded a note of cautious optimism today about President Obama’s stimulus plan, the Washington Post reports. While it’s way too early to assess its “broader economic impact,” Obama’s chief economic adviser called it “moderately encouraging” that consumer spending appears to be back on track.||See? See? That’s just how easy it is when you get the right team on the job!!|
|4/14/09||President Barack Obama said Monday the $787 billion economic stimulus plan is beginning to take hold and that work is coming in “ahead of schedule and under budget.”||Yay!! Finally the disastrous policies of the Bush administration are dispelled! Thank you Barack!!|
|4/29/09||“The hangover from the Bush administration is even worse than we thought,” Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, said in a statement. “These numbers reflect a drawdown in business inventories and continued weakness in the housing and commercial real estate markets. Americans are starting to spend more and I’m optimistic that we will begin to see the effects of the stimulus next quarter.”||But I thought…Oh well, I guess Bush was extra persistently evil|
|5/28/09||President Obama refocused on the economy yesterday, asserting that at its 100-day mark, his $787 billion stimulus bill is already paying dividends, and that the economy is showing some promise.||Uh, OK. Kinda sounds the same as 6 weeks ago, though. But at least we’ve finally exorcised the Bush demons from the economy!|
|6/14/09||[Following announcement of May unemployment numbers] “The economy was worse off when we made the assessment than anyone thought it was.”||But you said…|
I guess I need to open my mind, somehow.
I need to turn and face the strain.
Time may change me — I can’t trace time.
OK, Barack, I get that.