Barack Obama – The Empty Suit!

by Richard H. Frank

At approximately 9:00 a.m. this morning news broadcasts were interrupted to announce that the President would be holding a news conference with a statement on the economy.  The announcement indicated Obama would address his actions to stimulate the economy at 10:15 a.m.  True to form, the President kept the White House Press Corps waiting for over 25 minutes which has been his trademark of disrespect an arrogance towards the media.

His statement lasted approximately 15 minutes with about 10 minutes directed towards the economic crisis in  Europe and only about three minutes talking about the situation in America.  His focus on remarks about the U.S. economy was centered around a new stimulus bill he sent to Congress in September 2011 which Congress has failed to act upon.

Obama contends that his legislation contained bi-partisan and broad support from the American people.  Such statements make me wonder what he is smoking if not cigarettes.  The only broad support from the American people is to stop spending and waste we saw with the $787 billion stimulus, and now Senator Tom Colburn’s disclosure that $70 billion of taxpayer money is sitting idle and not spent on the projects it was appropriated for.  Perhaps the Administration should recover these unspent funds and use them to reduce our deficit.

So now Obama blames Congress for not spending  more money to hire government sector teachers, and more local law enforcement and  union construction labor to sustain his imagined recovery.

The truth is, we are in Obama’s “third summer of no recovery” even though Obama takes credit for having created 4.5 million jobs over the past 27 months.  His real record is one of a net loss of jobs since taking office. He contends that his legislation will create thousands of new jobs, if only Congress would act.  He fails to recognize that his action in stopping the Keystone Pipeline, funded by the private sector and not taxpayer money, would have immediately created 20,000 construction jobs and up to 500,000 associated new jobs related to achieving energy independence for America.

He contended that the private sector is doing just fine but that Government and construction hiring remain in serious jeopardy.  In the next breath he admonished Europe for spending more money than they bring in.  Apparently, no one has told him under his policies we are spending $1.40 for every $1.00 in Government revenues received.  This is another example of our “empty suit” lecturing Europe and saying “Do as I say, not as I do!”.

Obama then opened the press conference up to address hand-picked questions and proceeded to take just 3 that were obviously planted to avoid his answering numerous questions related to security leaks in the White House, Fast and Furious, Eric Holder’s stonewalling Congress, and the devastating loss to Democrats in the Wisconsin Recall Election.

The Conference dragged on an on with Obama relating his accomplishments in 2009 and 2010 to save our economic future and the banking system.  Even my three dogs were put to sleep by his uninspiring delivery and answers to softball questions from selected media sources.

There was a time when Presidential news conference meant something.  Leaders like John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan were men of substance and principle.  Barak Obama is a man evolving from a “liberal progressive” promising hope and change into a “Socialist/Marxist” sworn to fundamentally change America as we know it.

Barack Obama, a man not qualified to be President , has through his own actions, proven that he is indeed an “empty suit.”

One Response

  1. I listened to the speech today and I found myself talking to the television and scratching my head in disbelief. During the question and answer portion, I’m not sure if it was just me or did the questions that were asked not really get answered.

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