Obama explains why the economy, exemplified by the Jeep behind him,
is up on blocks and stripped.
The Least Serious President in the History of the Republic™ demonstrates his tin ear once again, towards the concerns of working men and women.
President Obama didn't mention Friday's weak jobs report in his speech at a Chrysler plant in Ohio, instead choosing to talk about the recovery of the auto industry.
Josh Earnest, a White House spokesman, told reporters on the flight to Toledo that Obama "will talk about the jobs numbers."
But one of the only allusions Obama made to the bleak report was when he said that "we're going to pass through some rough terrain that even a Wrangler would have a hard time with." (The Chrysler workers, who make the Wrangler at that plant, responded by booing and heckling him.)
"A Wrangler can go over anything, huh?" Obama retorted.
Is this guy for real? A lame analogy, pandering to his audience (I'm sure his speech writer* thought that would have been a clever applause line!) goes over like a lead balloon and Obama doubles down on "cutesie".
Perhaps the Least Serious President in the History of the Republic™ should learn a little humility, take a little personal responsibility for the decisions made by his administration in the last two years, and not take such a lighthearted approach to the heart wrenching problems of unemployment and a stagnant economy.
For future reference, Mr. President? You might want to avoid the words "Let them eat cake" as well.
"There's going to be some head winds on the getting hit by a truck, bump in the road here!"
*With the mish mash of mixed metaphors, Obama may have written this speech himself. I mean...how hard could it be for the "smartest guy in the room"?
H/T John Lott
Cross posted at Proof Positive