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April 30, 2009

Relief acts were passed in September! What didn’t he know?

“I didn’t anticipate the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression,” he said. “The typical president has two or three big problems, we have seven or eight.”

Hat-tip IC who writes “Huh? You were sworn in on Jan. 21. When did it hit you exactly?”

Posted by Karol at 11:56 AM |
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He would never be able to get away with this if the press corps was willing to do its job.

Posted by: Eric at April 30, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Yeah, that’s the bit I caught yesterday.
I guess, the life of a president is not so rosy from the inside as it looks from a racist church’ pew…who woulda thought?
He reminds me of those movies aimed at black audience, where all white people are shown to be stupid, greedy and undeservedly rich – and where a smart black hero just by a dint of wanting or dumb luck becomes as rich, powerful and respected. No merit, or professionalism, or hard work needed, just a bit of “clever” repartee. With sometimes flourish added: a hero, achieved the sweet fruits of success, tells everybody what he thinks of them all, and proudly dissipates in the fog.
Oh, right – that movie!

Posted by: Tatyana at April 30, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Bad tag in the last comment — transcript link is http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/04/29/raw-data-presidential-news-conference/.

Posted by: Alceste at April 30, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Ok, when he first started *the race*. He’s now been president for 100 days, I assume he’s now well aware of the crisis. Stop whining, start leading.

Posted by: Karol at April 30, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Alceste,
That quote was from Obama last night:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/30/us/politics/30obama.html?_r=1&hpw
Even by November when he was elected we all knew this was the worst financial meltdown since the Great Depression. How could he have possibly been surprised by the enormity of the issue when he stepped into office in January??

Posted by: Anonymous at April 30, 2009 at 6:08 pm

He reminds me of those movies aimed at black audience, where all white people are shown to be stupid, greedy and undeservedly rich – and where a smart black hero just by a dint of wanting or dumb luck becomes as rich, powerful and respected. No merit, or professionalism, or hard work needed, just a bit of “clever” repartee. With sometimes flourish added: a hero, achieved the sweet fruits of success, tells everybody what he thinks of them all, and proudly dissipates in the fog.
right – except this is real life. And he’s actually educated, accomplished, and intelligent…and, is only in the seat as a product of his own hard work.

Posted by: katie g. at May 1, 2009 at 12:32 am

Alceste, apparently my link was wrong, I meant to link to the press conference from last night where he said the quote I posted.

Posted by: Karol at May 1, 2009 at 1:07 am

right – except this is real life. And he’s actually educated, accomplished, and intelligent….
Well… he’s educated, anyway.

Posted by: Eric at May 1, 2009 at 3:08 am

katie g – we have establish already that you’re a minor with no grip on adult life. Please don’t repeat here what you heard from a H.S. social-studies teacher.
You have nothing to exhibit for any of your adjectives. Nothing. Keep your eyes shut tight and repeat your mantra a 1000 times more – it still will not become true.

Posted by: Tatyana at May 1, 2009 at 9:37 am

Obviously, katie, you say that about every other affirmative action beneficiary.
Alceste: “but he was talking about only when he announced his candidacy” is a nice hedge, but that dog don’t hunt. He didn’t think the world could go to hell in a year and a half?
Poor little Barry always wanted to be president, just not with any of the responsibility.

Posted by: Perry Eidelbus at May 1, 2009 at 11:05 am
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