Barack Obama Speech … Washington Took Its Eye Off Economy With “Distractions” and “Phony Scandals”



Is Obama done speaking yet … Good grief this might have been one of the worst, rambling speeches I have ever heard. President Barack Obama’s speech on the economy was touted as being an important speech to help the economy and job growth. Instead, all we got from the “community agitator” was the same old tired economic agenda from Obama, blame Republicans and a new smear … calling the scandals that have plagued the Obama White House, “phoney scandals”. Even the WAPO had to print that Barack Obama’s new economic plan was the same as his old plan. One that has failed, provided more debt to the United States and has given us the worst economic post recession job growth period in history. What was the point of this speech? It certainly could not have been to bring Republicans and Democrats together to solve the problems of a floundering US economy. Phony scandals? Seriously, Barack Obama thinks the death of border agent Brina Terry as a result of Fast & Furious is a phony scandal? Obama thinks that the death of four Americans in Benghazi, including Ambassador Chris Stevens a phony scandal when it was the Obama WH that put forth a false and phony narrative that the terror attack was a result of a video? Who scrubbed the Benghazi talking points Mr. President? And the targeting of Conservative and Tea Party organizations by the IRS that was said to be only a couple of rogue agents and has now spread to many offices, Washington, DC and the White House counsel, that is a phony scandal as well? Wasn’t it President Obama who called this outrageous behavior? Now it is a phony scandal as it gets closer and closer to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. What about the going after of AP reports and James Rosen of Fox News, those were phony scandals as well?


What Obama is counting on: Hey America, you bough my BS for 5 years and 2 elections … what’s another 1200 days?

You could be forgiven if you thought you had heard President Obama’s speech on the economy today before. Because you have.  For most of the 2012 campaign. (Don’t trust us, read Obama’s 2012 acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention.)

Things are getting better in areas like private sector job creation, home construction, energy independence and health care. But, the country isn’t all the way back yet. Republicans are looking out for the wealthiest Americans at the expense of the middle class. Times need to change.

“With an endless parade of distraction, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball,” Obama told a crowd at Knox College in Illinois this afternoon. “And I am here to say this needs to stop.” Later in the speech, Obama vowed: “I will not allow gridlock, inaction or willful indifferences to get in our way.”

That’s a nice rhetorical flourish and there are, without doubt, some things that Obama can make happen in regards the economy via executive order. But, to make any major progress — a grand bargain on debt and spending for example — President Obama needs Congress, including the House that remained in GOP hands in 2012 despite his stronger-than-expected victory on the same day.

From The Weekly Standard: Older, But Not Wiser – Obama’s first speech in a series is a predictable bust.

Speaker of the House John Boehner ripped the president for his speech, Obama speech ‘an Easter Egg with no candy’. Personally I thing my comparison would have been a bit more harsh than providing the illusions of a fluffy bunny. Americans are suffering and all people should be sick and tired of a class warfare president who is more intent on making political points than helping “We the People”. Obama’s agenda has failed and if we give this failure any more lip service, the USA will look like Detroit.

Just how bad was Obama’s speech … it had bipartisan support against it!

Who knew that the Democrats Obamamessiah would turn into Richard Nixon and call all the scandals that mired his administration false and phony. Welcome to Chicago-style politics. President Obama has no intentions of fixing anything. Obama is doubling down on his failed policies and looking to blame others for his actions and agenda. WAKE UP AMERICA … IF YOU ARE NOT CAREFUL THE USA IS GOING TO BE DETROIT.

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  • Comments

    13 Responses to “Barack Obama Speech … Washington Took Its Eye Off Economy With “Distractions” and “Phony Scandals””

    1. Tamikosmom on July 25th, 2013 6:45 pm

      When it is considered that the Senate, Congress and Judiciary are stacked with RINOs … the arrogant Islamic appeasing/Marxist Barack Obama is not going to be held accountable for any of the scandals that are destroying the American Way.

      Think about yesterday’s vote to challenge the NSA overstepping of power. If it had not been for Republican votes …. a window of opportunity to bring down this administration would have been opened.

      Could it be that a Conservative Party needs to be established with vetted candidates for all offices at State and Federal level?

      House Roll Call: Challenge to NSA collection of phone records fails
      July 24, 2013

      The 217-205 roll call Wednesday by which the House rejected a challenge to the National Security Agency’s secret collection of hundreds of millions of Americans’ phone records.

      A “yes” vote was a vote to halt the NSA program; a “no” vote was a vote to allow the program to continue.

      Voting yes were 111 Democrats and 94 Republicans.

      Voting no were 83 Democrats and 134 Republicans.

    2. Tamikosmom on July 25th, 2013 7:24 pm


      Allen West does not have the support of Speaker Boehner in his efforts. Will other Republicans in Congress support Allen West in his quest for the the truth encompassing the happenings encompassing the Benghazi attacks.

      Allen West Leads Efforts for New House Committee to Investigate Benghazi Attacks
      July 23, 2013

      Republican leadership in the House, including Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, believes the matter can be investigated by other committees. Boehner has repeatedly opposed the creation of a new committee and, last year, assigned five standing House committees — Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Intelligence, Judiciary and Oversight — to examine the matter. ….

      That’s not enough for West, who will be calling for a new committee on Tuesday. The event will feature a large petition demanding a full investigation by a new committee which has already been signed by 1,000 veterans. There will be efforts to bring similiar petitions to every congressional district in the nation. In the meantime, U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, is trying to get a discharge petition signed to get the bill heard on the floor but he needs the support of 218 congressmen before that can happen.

      Read more:

    3. SUPER DAVE on July 26th, 2013 7:22 am

      these “phony scandalsa” got Americans killed at the hand of our own phony president and his gang of street thugs.

    4. Tamikosmom on July 26th, 2013 9:26 am

      Votes cast on Thursday by several Republicans went a long ways to upheld Obama’s words “phony scandals”. Why did capital “C” Michele Bachmann cave.

      Outgoing Rep. Michele Bachmann goes after fellow GOP-er on NSA phone records program
      July 24, 2013

      Bachmann, Facing Inquiries
      May 29, 2013

    5. dennisintn on July 26th, 2013 11:50 am

      obama cannot put 3 sentences together without at least one of them being a lie.

    6. Rightknight on July 26th, 2013 11:50 am

      This FOOL of a president claims that ‘Washington’
      took it’s eye off the economy with distractions and
      phony scandals. Who is going to be the first to inform
      this idiot that HE IS ‘Washington’!

      This grown man is vacant of mind for sure.
      SM: You know you are in Obamaland when … a President of the United States thinks he is a a political outsider.

    7. kashekamon on July 26th, 2013 2:50 pm

      Hyenas always show their teeth!!!!

    8. Tamikosmom on July 26th, 2013 8:15 pm

      Are media buying into ‘phony scandal’ claim?
      Published July 26, 2013

      Conservative leaders allege the media are trying to ignore the once high-profile scandals overshadowing the Obama administration, as President Obama and his aides aggressively push the claim that these controversies are “phony.”

      The “phony scandal” line was the unofficial talking point of the week in Washington. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney made it his fallback retort from the podium — when asked about the president’s new wave of speeches on the economy, Carney explained Obama was trying to refocus Washington away from “fake” controversies.
      For three speeches in a row, Obama hammered this refrain: “With this endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball.”

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    9. Tamikosmom on July 27th, 2013 9:09 am

      Sarah Palin lists Obama’s ‘phony’ scandals on her redneck white board
      July 27th, 2013

    10. Tamikosmom on July 27th, 2013 10:00 am

      VIDEO: A Human Face Put on the Benghazi Tragedy: Video of Former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty

    11. Tamikosmom on July 27th, 2013 10:05 am

      VIDEO: Patti Smith, Mother of State Dept. Official Slain in Benghazi, ‘On the Record’

    12. Tamikosmom on July 27th, 2013 11:06 am

      Phony Scandal?

      Charles Woods: ‘Cowards’ in the White House ‘murdered’ my son
      Published October 26, 2012

      CHARLES WOODS, FATHER OF FALLEN NAVY SEAL TYRONE WOODS: Right, exactly. When I went back to Washington, D.C., when the bodies were flown in, I knew that something was fishy. It just — it was just obvious that something was wrong with this picture and in my mind, I questioned, you know, this was obviously a long drawn out battle. Why was there no immediate air support sent in that would have saved the lives of not just the other 30 people but also the life of my son who truly was an American hero?

      Now, it has come out that pleas for help were made not just by the other individuals but also by my son and these pleas were turned down by the White House. Now, as you know I’m a retired attorney and I know that these actions legally do not constitute murder but in my mind the people in the White House, all of them who have authority to send in reinforcements to prevent what they knew was going to be the death of my son, are guilty of murdering my son.

    13. More Gaffes from the Smartest President Ever … President Barack Obama Calls the United States and Europe ‘Developing Countries’ | Scared Monkeys on July 28th, 2013 3:53 pm

      [...] interview with The New York Times with Barack Obama given in Galesburg, Illinois, the site of his unimpressive and politically partisan speech on the economy at Knox College last week, President Obama had the following to say to reporters [...]

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