The ‘hidden meaning’ found in Obama’s words
John Merline of
IBT has a funny, but true compilation of “code words” and phrases used by
Obama in all of his speeches on jobs:
When he says: We inherited $1
trillion in deficits and an economy headed for a second Great
What he means is: It’s all Bush’s
When he says: Thanks to my efforts,
the economy was growing until this year.
What he means is: It was Bush’s
fault, but now it’s the House Republicans’ fault.
When he says: We need to focus on
What he means is: After $830 billion
in stimulus spending, an auto bailout, cash for clunkers and several other
multibillion-dollar “jobs” bills, none of which has worked, we need to try more
of the same, but please don’t call it a stimulus.
When he says: It’s time to put
country ahead of party.
What he means is: If you don’t pass
my plan, you’re unpatriotic.
When he says: Our politics are
What he means is: Republicans
stubbornly refuse to act like potted plants.
When he says: My Republican
What he means is: Those narrow-minded
miscreants who are beholden to Tea Party barbarians that we need to “take out”
and who, by the way, put party ahead of country (but I’m not questioning their
Obama will no doubt get a bump in the
polls with this speech, but it is equally likely that it will be as shortlived
as his other poll bounces. The reason is simple; people have lost confidence in
Obama’s ability to do anything positive for the economy. Once the feel good
rhetoric fades away, the stark reality of a nation in crisis with a president
who doesn’t know what he’s doing will return.
No need for “code words” to figure
that one out.
Hat Tip: Ed