Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Let the Games Begin – Obama Launches His 2012 Reelection Campaign

(h/t Ace of Spades HQ)

This video can barely contain all the enthusiasm. Confidence virtually drips from the monitor. Can you feel the Hope, or maybe that’s the Change, it’s hard to tell.

The script is telling, coming almost exclusively from women,

“The last couple of elections have been almost turning point campaigns.”

“Kinda nervous about it.”

“I think it needs to reflect the changes we’ve seen in the last two and a half years.”

“I can’t not be involved. There’s just too much too much that’s fundamentally important right now that’s going on.”

“I don’t agree with Obama on everything, but I respect him and I trust him.”

Well, Ed from North Carolina, right there’s your mistake…

The rest of those well-rehearsed lines contain about as much intelligence as one can expect from an Obama supporter: There’s no “there” there. Vapid, rambling, bordering on incoherent, all in all, it’s the perfect Obama campaign ad.

Three years ago, all this worked on an unsuspecting country. After eight years of continuous Bush-bashing by the MBM (Make Believe Media), we’d been softened up to the point where Bill the Dead Cat could’ve won the election.

We got his cousin instead.

While the DNC and Obama think they can get by this time with more gauzy platitudes and indistinct goals, the rest of us know better. We have a bit more data with which to measure this administration.

Here’s a short list:

Avg. retail price/gallon gas in U.S.

01-09 $1.83

Today $3.104


Crude oil, European Brent (barrel)

01-09 $43.48

Today $99.02


Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel)

01-09 $38.74

Today $91.38


Gold: London (per troy oz.)

01-09 $853.25

Today $1,369.50


Corn, No.2 yellow, Central IL

01-09 $3.56

Today $6.33


Soybeans, No. 1 yellow, IL

01-09 $9.66

Today $13.75


Sugar, cane, raw, world, lb.

01-09 $13.37

Today $35.39


Unemployment rate, non-farm, overall

01-09 7.6%

Today 9.4%


Unemployment rate, blacks

01-09 12.6%

Today 15.8%


Number of unemployed

01-09 11,616,000

Today 14,485,000


Number of fed. employees, ex. military (curr = 12/10 prelim)

01-09 2,779,000

Today 2,840,000


Real median household income (2008 v 2009)

01-09 $50,112

Today $49,777


Number of food stamp recipients (curr = 10/10)

01-09 31,983,716

Today 43,200,878


Number of unemployment benefit recipients (curr = 12/10)

01-09 7,526,598

Today 9,193,838


Number of long-term unemployed

01-09 2,600,000

Today 6,400,000


People in poverty in U.S. (2008 v 2009)

2008 39,800,000

2009 43,600,000

+9.5% in one year!

U.S. rank in Economic Freedom World Rankings

01-09 5

Today 9

National debt, in trillions

01-09 $10.627

Today $14.052


In light of two years of Obama, this ad is much better:

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

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