Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Young President's Latest WTF Moment


As Professor Jacobson noted over at Legal Insurrection, the Young President's "We Saved the Day" budget-deal speech in the waning hours of last night was "strangely detached from reality." 

Watching it again in the light of day merely reaffirms that initial reaction.  The Young Prez just kinda bounced around, focused oddly off into space (because the teleprompter was slightly offset from the camera), and spun the cuts wrangled by the Repubs while wearing that smug-O expression and spinning yarns about a sob-letter from some mother in Colorado, with the Washington Monument glowing in the background (as the original namesake was spinning in his grave, I imagine).

I think one sentence in particular from the speech elicits the appropriate response (emphasis mine):

"We protected the investments [?] we need to Win The Future."

WTF, indeed.

10 comments:

  1. WTF, indeed.

    Those three lil words say it ALL. I watched the asshat last night (only because Red Eye was preempted) and was just amazed... and NOT in a good way.

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  2. It really was bizarre, wasn't it? I think maybe he'd been drinking with the ghost of Ted Kennedy in the cloakroom at the Capitol.

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  3. I think he ("O") is in way over his head in the job!

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  4. Definitely a 'post turtle'.

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  5. "Wow That's Fantastic!" ... what one mom, who kept using "WTF" in text messages to her son, believed was the meaning of this acronym.
    I wish it was.

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  6. Post Turtle Soup -- with just a touch of sherry. Yummmm.

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  7. You mean it's not "Winning The Future?!?!" Wow, That's Fantastic. Among other things. ;-)

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  8. I was always told that the rated-G version was "What's This For?"

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  9. There ya go, Harv! I knew the G generation would represent!! Or, is that the G SPOT generation? Yikes -- did I say that out loud?!

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