The messiah-in-chief addresses Congress for the first time. Woo hoo!
Of course, he screwed it up at the very beginning, just like he did when he took the oaf of office.
I was listening in on the car radio (I swear, 5 more minutes of Ann Compton's preamble and I would have purposefully swerved off the road!), so I was spared having to watch Obama do the long walk as he entered the chamber after the initial introduction. I'm sure many folks who fought their way to the aisle seats so they could be lucky enough to shake his highnesses hand were confused after they disengaged and there was no check made out to "cash" in their hand.
But I digress. Back to the long walk. We know how this is supposed to work, right? There is the initial introduction and the president enters to raucous bipartisan applause, shaking hands all the way to the podium. The president is supposed to stand there while the Speaker of the House does the second introduction, when the entire chamber vaults to their feet for a second standing ovation. Surely, Obama can get at least this much right, can't he?
No. Instead of waiting for the lidless Pelosi to weild her little hammer, Obama is immediately trying to start his speech.
MOTUS: "Madame speaker... Aaaaaand... thaaaaat..."
As I've said, I was in the car and I haven't watched any video of this. Did Joe The Biden clasped his hand over the MOTUS' mouth at this point? Did someone shut the power off for his teleprompter, leaving Obama temporarily speechless? What ever occured, he eventually allowed his second introduction to take place.
How could Obama screw this up? Apparently, he has never actually been present for one of these, or paid any attention to how they are supposed to work. Hmmmm... Maybe he really DIDN'T listen to Reverend Jeremiah Wright's hate-filled, racist and America-bashing sermons for those 20 years in "church".
Constitutional scholars state the flub is insignificant. "An honest mistake".
That's what was said after Obama flubbed the oath with Chief Justice Roberts. Obama took the oath again (without the Bible prop used earlier for the cameras) just to be sure. Remembering this strategy, Obama insisted on giving this address to Pelosi again later to an empty chamber, JUST to be sure the speech "took". This time he allowed Pelosi to give his second introduction without interruption, and just like the live speech, Pelosi was vaulting up and down while clapping and grinning like an idiot with every half-truth, falsehood, lie and utterance that escaped the messiah-in-chief's pie hole.
That's pretty much all I've got to say about that.
Joe "The feeble-minded democrat": Is that all you got 'Blade? All you can do is make fun of our President for this insignificant mistake? At least he ADMITS to his mistakes when he makes them, something Bush never did!
You mean the insignificant mistakes like filling his cabinet with tax cheats and crooks? Go back to your Kool-Ade feebleboy. This was a typical Obama campaign speech where he promises whatever it is his minions want him to promise. Everything from a new "kitchen sink" to "the check is in the mail!" All while cutting the deficit! It doesn't matter what he says, because it's mostly lies. I say "mostly", because occasionally he lets you glimpse his soul. Like this little diddy:
MOTUS: "A surplus became an excuse to transfer wealth to the wealthy instead of an opportunity to invest in our future."
A transfer of wealth to the wealthy? He must be talking about workers and business owners keeping more of what they earned in their paychecks and balance sheets and selfishly not giving it to the democrats to redistribute. Don't worry though. Obama is going to more than make up for it now...
MOTUS: "blah blah blah... Not because I believe in bigger government –- I don’t. Not because I’m not mindful of the massive debt we’ve inherited -– I am.
Words. Just words.
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