The Misery Tour

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

When the only thing you do is politics, and everything you do is politics.

Then even a “bus tour” is politics. And it is.



At a town hall meeting on his campaign-style tour of the Midwest, President Obama claimed that his economic program “reversed the recession” until recovery was frustrated by events overseas.  And then, Obama said, with the economy in an increasingly precarious position, the recovery suffered another blow when Republicans pressed the White House for federal spending cuts in exchange for an increase in the national debt limit, resulting in a deal Obama called a “debacle.”

“We had reversed the recession, avoided a depression, gotten the economy moving again,” Obama told a crowd in Decorah, Iowa.  “But over the last six months we’ve had a run of bad luck.”  Obama listed three events overseas — the Arab Spring uprisings, the tsunami in Japan, and the European debt crises — which set the economy back.

Damn, now it’s Japan’s Fault! A Natural Disaster ruined his economy. (Hint: it was already there) And the Arab Spring, wasn’t he the one out front promoting it? Libya anyone? Remember that?  He doesn’t…

“All those things have been headwinds for our economy,” Obama said.  “Now, those are things that we can’t completely control.  The question is, how do we manage these challenging times and do the right things when it comes to those things that we can control?”

We do nothing but demagogue anything that does something about it. You call them “terrorists” and you blame them for it! That’s what Democrats do…

No Democrats passed Budget in 838 days!

“The problem,” Obama continued, “is that we’ve got the kind of partisan brinksmanship that is willing to put party ahead of country, that is more interested in seeing their political opponents lose than seeing the country win.  Nowhere was that more evident than in this recent debt ceiling debacle.” (washington Examiner)

He’s great, he’s done wonderfully,We would be in Utopia except for  those damn Republicans, “terrorist” Tea Partiers, and mother nature…Damn!

“My attitude is, get it done … [but] if they don’t get it done, then we’ll be running against a Congress that’s not doing anything for the American people, and the choice will be very stark and will be very clear.”-President Obama

Aka, those damn Republicans! Those damn Tea Partiers! They need to get out of my way!

So he will be flapping his gums about all his great plans, if only Congressional Republicans would just shut and “compromise”.

But he won’t propose any real plans. It’s all speeches. Speeches are not plans. No matter how much the Liberal Media and The White House wants it to be.

If the Republican Congress does not cooperate with his proposals, “I will take my case to the American people,” he said. If Republicans “want to sit there and do nothing for the next 16 months, while unemployment is still high and small businesses are still suffering, then ultimately they’re going to be held to account by you,” he told his audience.

The fact that the Democrats control the Senate AND the Presidency is irrelevant to his Talking Points so the Republicans can propose all they want but the Senate and the President will shoot it down and then blame it on the Republicans! It’s their fault, after all.

That’s how it’s done in Liberal Land.

It’s your fault for not fixing the problem, but if you propose something they don’t like it’s still your fault when they crush it and demagogue you into a nuclear slag pile for it!

And that hyper-partisanship is also your fault!

The joys of “hope and change”.

“You can’t just make money on SUVs and trucks,” Obama said during a town hall forum in Cannon Falls, Minn. “There is a place for SUVs and trucks, but as gas prices keep on going up, you have got to understand the market. People are going to try to save money.”

Aka, the Chevy Volt. The fake electric car. July 2011- 125 cars were sold.

GM says they’re going toincrease production to 5,000 Volts per month in order to keep up with demand. You see, they claim that the reason the Volt isn’t selling is that they can’t keep enough cars on the lot. A GM spokeswoman recently claimed that they are “virtually sold out.”

Doesn’t this sound very Liberal. You are selling 125 a month, so you produce 5,000 of them! Now that’s Liberal economics for you!

You know who’s buying them, The Government with your taxpayer money!

Doesn’t that just say everything about Obamanomics….The Government is propping up a failing product and now wants to do anything about it because of ideology.
Yes, We Can! 🙂

Barack Obama Job Approval, Recent Trend Through Week of Aug. 8-14, 2011

So it’s time to go out and get the 2012 “rock star” tour and hope people faint in his presence.

And his going to Iowa, where all the Republicans were, just by coincidence!

Welcome to “Greyhound One” with cost $2.2 Million BEFORE it was retrofitted.

Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney: “During his Magical Misery bus tour this week, it is unlikelyPresident Obamawill speak with unemployed Americans, to near-bankrupt business owners, or to families struggling to survive in this economy,” the campaign said in a statement released prior to Obama’s arrival in Minnesota Monday. (NY Post)


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