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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The National Memo’s Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason talked about President Obama’s jobs speech, his prospects for re-election, and more on MSNBC’s Morning Joe today:

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  • kurt.lorentzen

    You gotta love the condescending voice of the people’s party applauding the President for having the wisdom to omit words like “infrastructure” that of course are “too big” for us unedjumakated Americans to understand (yes, “us” is grammatically correct in this context). The problem of course is that words don’t provide solutions any more than jobs with paychecks that are drawn from government debt provide revenue. “Trickle-up” has never worked, and the Preident’s job creation agenda is unlikely to provide any noticable economic upturn. The consensus that the President isn’t strong and assertive is now universally accepted – even by the loyal MSNBC panel. What they’ve yet to figure out (or maybe just accept) is that the President ,while being a great speaker, only speaks in terms of what he is advised and only listens to advice he likes. Law school just hasn’t provided the nuts-and-bolts background to really grasp this economic crisis, and his passive manner is telling in that regard. While I would never downplay the seriousness of the current economic situation, let’s hope and pray nobody attacks us. Indecisiveness, or worse – a bad decision, could be devastating.

  • memsahib

    Isn’t the President somewhat influenced by his various financial advisors?