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Obama Laughs About Miserable Job Numbers

It’s very reassuring to see the president cracking jokes about his anemic economic record. Jobless Americans will surely be rolling in the aisles of unemployment offices nationwide, thankful in the knowledge we have such a steady hand in the White House.

President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness met today in Durham, NC at Cree Inc., a company that manufactures energy-efficient LED lighting. One of the Council’s recommendations to President Obama was to streamline the federal permit process for construction and infrastructure projects. It was explained to Obama that the permitting process can delay projects for “months to years … and in many cases even cause projects to be abandoned … I’m sure that when you implemented the Recovery Act your staff briefed you on many of these challenges.” At this point, Obama smiled and interjected, “Shovel-ready was not as … uh .. shovel-ready as we expected.” The Council, led by GE’s Jeffrey Immelt, erupted in laughter.

Erupted in laughter. We’ll see who’s laughing come November 2012.

After he was done yukking it up, Obama flew our our dime down to Miami for a trio of fundraisers. After confidently picking the Heat to win the NBA title last week, the locals may not be too welcoming. Maybe he can read this on his way down.

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  • Sweetrae aka: LeAnn

    The only thing that was in those supposidly shovels was bullsh!$, and stupid people bought it. They were too busy worrying about American Idol, or who the F the Kardachinans were F’ing. We can thank the NEA for indocrinating our children into useful idiots.
    I wonder if in any of those history books it tells of how the Nazi’s and the communists rounded up the useful idiots like liberals and shot them, hung them, sent to the gas chambers, or off to die in a gulag. The first rule of dictators is exterminate the useful idiots because if they will turn against their own nation, they could turn on them. Islamic Radicals will do the same thing with useful liberal idiots, kill them once their use is done.

  • Rick_Kalifornication

    Oh, he’s shoveling it all right!!!

  • hmstrtch

    He’s really laughing at all of us. What’s so sad is how many people haven’t figured that out, and probably never will. It’s akin to the Stockholm Syndrome.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BWCB7PHMAD5HRGSJEVL44D7VRE Julie

    Does Obama not have advisors? Anyone who has ever had anything to do with any form of government can tell you three things. One…jobs just don’t sit there “shovel ready”. Two…it will take longer than expected to complete said project and last but certainly not least the project will come in over budget.
    I am confused as to why a community organizer does not know these things. How can the president of the United States laugh about something so serious?

  • RJLigier

    Not a frigging clue as did the majority that elected him.

  • hiwnbelle

    Obama is an arrogant fool.  …and knowing that one day he will stand before God Almighty, THE King, gives me GREAT comfort.  Unless he repents, he will not be laughing on that day, or ever again.

  • scottm1207

    People with Narcissist Personality Disorder have no real empathy.  America’s first communist president is a narcissist who doesn’t really have a clue how the real world works, and doesn’t care how screwed we are, as long as he gets to implement his vision for a more fair America.  His conceit doesn’t permit him to see just what a dunce he is.  But then again, what communist was ever able to admit he was wrong, even up until the society in his charge utterly collapsed as this one will.

  • Rick_Kalifornication

    test

  • Ed_USA

    “Remember when Colbert ‘spoke to power’?”

    Yup. Colbert is a comedian, and he was poking fun at the most powerful man in the world. Bush, on the other hand, was the president. And he was the one who started an unnecessary and illegal war that killed and maimed many thousands. Those badly burned young men in the pictures, who all have Bush to thank for their disfigurement, are not something to chuckle about, least of all at a “roast”.

    A sitting president who caused so much damage with an ongoing illegal war should not joke about it. It’s the most serious of business, and if you think it’s a laughing matter then you are a sick POS. Why don’t you go yuk it up face-to-burned-face with those kids in the photos?

    I’ve got my own gripes against Obama, but he did not start either of our two ground wars, and he could not have just cut-and-run from them. He did get us into Libya, which I’m not too sure about, but he’s strictly limited our involvement. When he launches a ground invasion in Libya then you can equate him with Bush.

  • Ed_USA

    “Obviously you won’t accept anyone’s sources but your own”

    Stow it, bozo. I accept every one of those sources, even that trashy Murdoch rag the NY Post. All they say is exactly what Ritter told us eight years before your “verifiable sources”. Ritter told us precisely what they would find.

    “There’s no doubt Iraq hasn’t fully complied with its disarmament obligations as set forth by the Security Council in its resolution. But on the other hand, since 1998 Iraq has been fundamentally disarmed: 90-95% of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction capacity has been verifiably eliminated… We have to remember that this missing 5-10% doesn’t necessarily constitute a threat… It constitutes bits and pieces of a weapons program which in its totality doesn’t amount to much, but which is still prohibited… We can’t give Iraq a clean bill of health, therefore we can’t close the book on their weapons of mass destruction. But simultaneously, we can’t reasonably talk about Iraqi non-compliance as representing a de-facto retention of a prohibited capacity worthy of war.”

    And just as he predicted, they found a few old, leaking, left-over munitions from before the first Gulf War that were no threat to the USA. Is that what we invaded over? No, we invaded over Condi’s “mushroom cloud” fear-mongering. Which of those expired rusty WWI class chem shells was going to produce a mushroom cloud?

    You think you’ve got some great scoop that changes everything, but as always, you’re full of crap. All you’ve got is confirmation that Ritter was right and the Iraq invasion was both unnecessary and illegal. So take your nonsense to someone who has the patience to put up with retards like you.