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Wait a minute. This seems sort of familiar.

Our Dear Leader is going to fix the economy by rolling out

a long-term jobs program Monday that would exceed $50 billion to rebuild roads, railways and runways

Is it just me, or didn’t we already try the ” 1) Let’s spend some money we don’t have, 2) pretend it will create jobs because we say it’s going toward long term roads and infrastructure projects even though we know it will be months or years before any of the projects actually get started, and 3) then blame someone else”?

I thought so.  Especially #3.

Just a few thoughts about the article:

“If we are going to get anything done, Republican cooperation, which has been all but non-existent recently, will be necessary.”

Harry Reid’s mouthpiece is lying.  Democrats still have unassailable majorities (at least for another couple of months) in both branches of Congress.  Still, it never hurts to blame Republicans for your own failures.

Dear Leader also said,

“Now here’s the honest truth, the plain truth. There’s no silver bullet, there’s no quick fix to these problems,” he said, adding that it will take time to “reverse the damage of a decade worth of policies” that caused the recession.‡

This statement is, interestingly enough, true.  The business of growing government, spending money we don’t have and crafting law and policy to favor the interests of connected cronies (as opposed to an actual free-market system) has been going on for a lot longer than 10 years and it ramped up significantly during the “W” years.  The lie is in the fact that our Dear Leader sort of neglected to mention that his administration is directly responsible for continuing these “policies” at levels which are orders of magnitude greater than his predecessor.  Bush’s financial policies and devotion to crony capitalism sucked.  Compared to our current Dear Leader’s efforts, “W” looked like a kid with a lemonade stand competing with Goldman Sachs.

He said he’d “keep fighting, every single day, every single hour, every single minute to turn this economy around.” He said interest groups he has battled “talk about me like a dog.”

Like a dog? Really?  I’m sure that must have really, really hurt his feelings.  It’s just not right.  It’s also just not relevant.   He’s the alleged leader of the free world and I’m supposed to feel sorry for him because somebody wasn’t nice?  Who gives a shit if his critics weren’t entirely nice.  I seem to remember that the guy Obama has spent the last 2 years blaming for every conceivable problem under the sun was routinely compared to a chimp.  Seems to go with the territory.  I also don’t seem to remember a single instance of “W” trying to get public sympathy because of the chimp thing (I could be wrong about that, of course).  My suggestion for our Dear Leader is to quit whining and 1) grow a pair, 2) get his back from Michelle, or 3) borrow hers.

Update: (via SDA and Instapundit)  I guess I’m not the only one who noticed.  See this, this, this this, and thisThis is Jim Treacher with a possible quote of the day:

I certainly wouldn’t compare Obama to a dog. Dogs are capable of learning.

When Obama makes statements like this, he very much reminds me of an alcoholic who you just caught drinking and who tells you he is going to clean up his act and make a fresh start, because it’s what he thinks you want to hear, not because he actually intends to follow through.

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