PARSING PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SPEECH OR, “YOU SHOULD PASS IT RIGHT AWAY” PART I

President Obama had a vast national crisis to deal with this past July—one he should have dealt with “right away.”

Took him eight weeks to get around to, you guessed it, give a speech. He has a $450 billion plan (No one knows what is in it.) Congress should pass “right away.”

I decided to parse his speech. One might think it should have been done by Friday, the day after the speech. No, no. In this emergency, I’m going to work on a similar schedule as the President’s. Oh no, I do not mean eight weeks. If I finish in the next two or three weeks, my pace will far exceed the President’s. Another thing, as a gesture of goodwill, I’ll publish my work as I progress through the President’s 4000 words. What could be fairer and more American than that? Here’s Part I:

Remarks of President Barack Obama in an Address to a Joint Session of Congress

September 8, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, and fellow Americans:

So far I’m pretty happy.

Tonight we meet at an urgent time for our country. We continue to face an economic crisis that has left millions of our neighbors jobless, and a political crisis that has made things worse.

This past week, reporters have been asking “What will this speech mean for the President? What will it mean for Congress? How will it affect their polls, and the next election?”

But the millions of Americans who are watching right now: they don’t care about politics. They have real life concerns. Many have spent months looking for work. Others are doing their best just to scrape by – giving up nights out with the family to save on gas or make the mortgage; postponing retirement to send a kid to college.

These examples “suck.” “. . . giving up nights out” is a normal part of life around the world and across history. “. . . postponing retirement to send a kid to college.” Oh, poor baby, you should hav e started sooner!

These men and women grew up with faith in an America where hard work and responsibility paid off. They believed in a country where everyone gets a fair shake and does their fair share – where if you stepped up, did your job, and were loyal to your company, that loyalty would be rewarded with a decent salary and good benefits; maybe a raise once in awhile. If you did the right thing, you could make it in America.

But for decades now, Americans have watched that compact erode. They have seen the deck too often stacked against them. And they know that Washington hasn’t always put their interests first.

BS! Hogwash! For heaven sake! Now it is not Bush anymore. It is Bush, Clinton, Bush Sr., Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nixon, Johnson, and Kennedy. The deck can only be stacked by Washington if Washington is sucking the lifeblood out of the economy. Washington has nothing. Washington can only stack the deck by taking stuff such as the Nations lifeblood.

The people of this country work hard to meet their responsibilities. The question tonight is whether we’ll meet ours. The question is whether, in the face of an ongoing national crisis, we can stop the political circus and actually do something to help the economy; whether we can restore some of the fairness and security that has defined this nation since our beginning.

BS! Hogwash! For heaven sake! He only wants to “restore some of the fairness and security . . .” Fair is a soft term for Marxist “equality.” These people never go for “fair,” they always go for “more fair.” Fair would spread poverty equally. “More fair” allows them to take only from the producers they see as enemies and “pass over” friends like Warren Buffet or George Soros. Then they can spread the fairness to their (thug) pals. Stimulus I is a perfect example. This nation was defined from the beginning with one word: Liberty.

About Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson: a mature Christian who understands the sweep of history, the unique role of America and these times clearly and precisely.
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