Barack does bitchy very well, it's just the other stuff he's unable to handle. He had a CNBC telecast today. Sheryl Gay Stolberg (NYT) reports:
It was billed as “Investing In America,” a live televised conversation between President Obama and American workers, students, business people and retirees on the state of the economy, a kind of Wall Street to Main Street reality check.
But it sounded like a therapy session for disillusioned Obama supporters.
In question after question in Monday’s one-hour session, which took place at the Newseum here and was televised on CNBC, Mr. Obama was confronted by people who said, in short, that they had expected more from him. People from Main Street wanted to know if the American dream still lived for them. People from Wall Street complained that he was treating them like a piñata, “whacking us with the stick,” in the words of a former law school classmate of Mr. Obama’s who now runs a hedge fund.It was time for more Barack bulls**t and that's all he knows how to serve up at this point. He's got nothing. His pretty words long ago failed him and he's got nothing up his sleeve. A one trick photo op faltered before his one (and only?) term expired. Barack's let down the whole country and the biggest way in which he did that was running for the presidency when he wasn't prepared and he certainly had no plans for how to fix anything. He thought it was going to be simple and all posing for pictures and making speeches. He was wrong. And now we all suffer.
Let's talk Third. Along with Dallas, here's who worked on Third:
The Third Estate Sunday Review's Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess, and Ava,
Rebecca of Sex and Politics and Screeds and Attitude,
Betty of Thomas Friedman Is a Great Man,
C.I. of The Common Ills and The Third Estate Sunday Review,
Kat of Kat's Korner (of The Common Ills),
Cedric of Cedric's Big Mix,
Mike of Mikey Likes It!,
Elaine of Like Maria Said Paz),
Ruth of Ruth's Report,
Wally of The Daily Jot,
Trina of Trina's Kitchen,
Marcia of SICKOFITRDLZ,
Stan of Oh Boy It Never Ends,
Isaiah of The World Today Just Nuts,
and Ann of Ann's Mega Dub.
And here's what we came up with.
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