Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Obama Press Conference: Someone Left The Gaffe-O-Matic on High...

...because the stupidity flowing forth from The One seemed to reach new heights this morning:

President Obama called on Congressional Republicans to raise taxes on “corporate-jet owners” to decrease the deficit in a press conference at the White House this morning.

Yeah, I'm sure that's make a huge dent.  Like throwing a rock at the Death Star.  But the stupid goes way deeper than that:

Just a few months after lawmakers scolded auto executives for flying to Washington in private jets, Congress approved a tax break in the stimulus package to help businesses buy their own planes.

The incentive - first used to help plane makers recover from the 2001 terror attacks - sharply reduces the upfront tax bill for companies who buy assets such as business planes.

So I guess Barack forgot he was the one who offered that tax break to billionaires to begin with in his stimulus package. Either that, or he thinks the economy is in recovery mode, and doesn't need the help.

Then he turned the Gaffe-O-Matic up to...11:

Citing former GOP senators Alan Simpson and Pete Domenici, Obama insisted that “every single observer . . . who’s not a politician says we can’t reduce our deficit in the scale or scope that we need to without having a balanced approach that looks at everything.”

Really? Let's ask Ben Bernake - or better yet, let's allow Democrat Gerry Connolly to ask himself, and expose himself for the fool he is:

And the dumb-beat goes on - via Legal Insurrection:

He had the audacity to say with a straight face that his administration is trying to remove burdensome regulations, when in fact Obamacare and Dodd-Frank alone impose vast regulations (most of which have not been written yet, which freezes business investment) on virtually every area of the economy.

And then, in typical Obama fashion, he whined like a little bitch about it:

Later, the president, who stressed he would revise any cumbersome regulations, flashed his frustration with the business community’s complaints about red tape. “The business community is always complaining about regulations,” he sighed. “Because frankly they want to be able to do whatever they think is going to maximize their profits.”

Apparently, the president doesn't understand how profit-taking relates to job-making.  At this point, the Gaffe-O-Matic exploded, leaving confused handlers waving their arms and shouting, "this press conference is over!"

I'm sure the media won't report much on this latest show of illogic, ineptitude, inconsistency, and overall....flakiness by Barack Obama.  After all, there are stories about Michele Bachmann to file...

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