Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Barack Obama's address on the economy to both houses of Congress, and Lousiana governor Bobby Jindal's response



Meh....

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9 comments:

Dr Ralph said...

Is that a "meh" for one or the other or both?

Oh wait...stupid question: this is the Whited Sepulchre.

Less frivolously (and more predictably) I thought the Obamessiah was on his game. He even had some lines I thought you might (almost) approve of, although he had lots more I suspect you didn't. Say what you will though, the man's a spellbinder.

I'd heard a lot about Bobby Jindal, the GOP's new hope and was interested in getting a look at him. He left me less than impressed. It was disappointing how irrelevant he sounded.

Obviously his speech wasn't truly a response, since it was clearly written long before Obama spoke. Still it came off as fairly pathetic.

Maybe in 4 years...

Your mileage may vary.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Both.

It was one of Obama's better efforts. As a general rule, when he hold my attention it's because he wrote the speech. Unfortunately, there's a reason why he usually stood alone for his campaign speeches. Seeing Pelosi and "Nobody messes with Joe" Biden back there behind him dind't inspire confidence. The way she recently looted the treasury, and the prospect of Joe being in charge of spending accountability???? It was like two grand spectacles cancelling each other out. My only regret is that we couldn't see a stock ticker going further into decline beneath the video.

Meh....

Bobby Jindal, new leader of The Enabler Party?

Meh....

The Whited Sepulchre said...

1) Sorry for the spelling in the previous comment.
2) The missing element in both speeches? A laugh track.
Obama was saying things that were, no matter how well he delivered the statements, laughable. The den of thieves he was addressing made a total mockery of every "accountability", "transparency", "responsibility" issue he advocated in the campaign and in the speech.
Thanks to their use in sitcoms, we're no longer very good at laughing without a prompt from a fake giggling studio audience. So a laugh track might have helped.

Browncoat Libertarian said...

Unfortunately, I was at dialysis last night and missed His speech. On the bright side, I read Bastiat's socialist repellent "The Law" cover-to-cover while tethered to the blood-sucking machine. Aside from his references to The Flying Spaghetti Monster, he was spot on...probably one of the most brilliant books ever written, IMHO.

But I digress...I'll look for a clip of the Obamessiah's speech somewhere and take a look...hopefully I can keep from upchucking in the process. :^)

Suzette Watkins said...

Darn, I missed it too. I was out explaining to a group of people about how much I believe in the values of personal responsibility and accountability and the difference in helping and enabling. I probably won't take the time to watch clips of President Obama's speech (notice the respect) as I'm too busy watching what the local government here in Ft.Worth is doing and how they are spending our dollars. The best part is listening to how they justify what they do. Quite amusing!

TarrantLibertyGuy said...

At first I thought, "Did the GOP outsource their rebuttal?"....


On a separate/similar note: I occasionally make snarky outsourcing comments like that. Racist? Yes/No/Maybe?

Browncoat Libertarian said...

TLG: No, hilarious! LOL!!

Dr Ralph said...

TLG - I'm going with...maybe. Funny? Definitely.

Anne Cleveland said...

President Obama is very adept at playing all the roles."Provoker", "Enabler" and "Victim" by blaming his woes on the previous administration.
My fiddle is too small to play, while he dilly, dallies around and "Rome burns"
Did I say Rome? No I meant this once great Nation, going down in flames, in one fell swoop by one busy man, who described himself as " tall, skinny with two big ears"
Two big ears he apparently does not use any more after twenty years of listening to Reverend Wright.
"The saddest words of tongue or pen are these few words "it might have been'
Keep up the good writing of telling it like it is.

Anne Cleveland
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