Obama went off the teleprompter, today during a speech in Milwaukee, and that’s never a good thing:
“Some powerful interests who had been dominating the agenda in Washington for a very long time and they’re not always happy with me. They talk about me like a dog. That’s not in my prepared remarks, but it’s true,” he told a crowd largely consisting of union members.
Okay, well that was a weird thing for a President of the United States to say…
1. They talk about him like a dog as in; “Obama woof! Obama woof woof!”, or they talk about him as if he is a dog, himself? I’m presuming the latter. But it wasn’t clear.
2. Who are these “special interests”, of which he speaks, and how bizarre is it that he would decry “powerful special interests” in front of a crowd of one of the most powerful special interests in the country – union members and their families?
3. Americans love doggies. Who doesn’t love dogs? Oh yeah….
4. I only know of one person who has spoken of Obama like he’s a dog, and that person is Obama:
The president appeared on ABC’s morning talk show “The View” Thursday, where he talked about the forced resignation of Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod, his experience with race and his roots.
When asked about his background, which includes a black father and white mother, Obama said of African-Americans: “We are sort of a mongrel people.”
Later on in the speech, Obama used his stale ditch and slurpie analogies, where he describes his herculean efforts to pull the economy out of a ditch, while the lazy s.o.b.s who drove it there (Repubs), watch and sip their slurpies. He must really like that one because this is about the eleventy-fifth time he’s said it.
Watch the video at RCP: Obama: GOP “Sipping On A Slurpee” And Democrats Are “Sweating”
While a community organizer in Chicago, Obama helped ACORN prevail in court so that credit standards were lowered all across the nation. When the inevitable financial meltdown occurred in Sept. 2008, it was Obama who was sipping on his slurpie as he gleefully watched McCain’s Presidential prospects evaporate for good.