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Tomorrow’s Game Changer

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Tomorrow, President Obama is going to appease all of our petty worries about Health Care Reform with yet another rambling diatribe written by a fat, ugly frat boy turd about absolutely nothing that doesn’t outline the specifics of his plan Historical Speech. How exciting!

So what should we expect from our fearless leader tomorrow night? Should we expect what Cinie expects?

What political rocket scientist developed the theory that gaping political wounds can be healed by repeated laying on of words? Exactly how many butt-numbing, head swiveling, TelePrompTer-read, yah da-dah da-dah da-dah daaahhh-paced regurgitations of speeches past, comprised of precisely how many empty words, are required to actually produce tangible results? Is there no limit to the number of excruciatingly boring repetitions of the same soup warmed over pre-empting our favorite television shows we are expected to endure? How many episodes of Andy Griffith Meets The Brady Bunch On Gilligan’s Island are we supposed to watch instead of the Pretendident Formerly Known As Present?

Is Obama’s speech tomorrow going to change anything? Will he outline a plan for real reform and stop caving to gasbags like Glenn Beck and other loons? I’m going to have to agree with Jay Cost on this one.

I’d say no. I think this will be little more than a change in tone – perhaps from cool/slightly mocking Obama to angry/forceful Obama. From the looks of it, the President is still planning to make all the same points he’s been hammering for months. He’ll ask for bipartisan cooperation while remaining cagey on the public option (a deal breaker for 99% of the Republican caucus). He will again insist the time for debate is over and the time for action is now. He’ll make a not-terribly-compelling case about how this somehow relates to the current economic morass, even though the benefits do not kick in for years. He’ll fearlessly stand up to Republican straw men, who never offer anything except disingenuous attacks.

What’s your take on the President’s speech tomorrow? I think I’m going to sit it out. I’d rather party.

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38 Responses

  1. Are you a HM fan?

  2. Speechifying on the incredible shrinking public option. Silly. He should just rip the band aid already. It’s not even a viable policy the way Congress has hamstrung it so far. Weiner is the only one making sense. Scrap the plan and toss a hail Mary for Medicare for All. Well, he’s weak.

  3. Marcos is issuing televised threats:

    http://www.talkleft.com/story/2009/9/8/211128/3399

    Bwahahaha!

  4. I have no intention of watching the 112th speech on health care. I’m guessing from his trial run yesterday in Cincinnati that he’s going with “angry/forceful Obama.” That’s when we’re supposed to take him very very seriously, when he puts on his faux-anger voice. There is just no “there there” to his emotions–no authenticity. Someone counseled him to be “passionate” and to “show leadership.” This is his version of that. Who are the people who need to be convinced at this point? Are they waiting for the 112th speech to change their mind? It’s going to come down to arm twisting–or the lack thereof.

    • “he’s going with “angry/forceful Obama.”

      You know it is bad when you start to predict which character you President will show up as.

      I thought his speech yesterday was bizarre, but the bots went wild(for a few minutes anyway). Fired up! Ready to go! Mr.Obama Goes to Washington!

      • How about “you kids off my lawn!” Obama? He’s boring as pissy imperious defensive Obama, we need to spice it up. Fly killer Obama!

      • The Failbots have to turn in their reaction posts by 9 am tomorrow morning so Axelrod can review them.

        “I was at work and couldn’t watch the speech but reading the transcript I burst into tears. It was SO beautiful.”

    • I can’t take the metronome effect. I can count when he switches back and forth between the teleprompters. It’s sleep inducing like a tennis game to me.

  5. If my plans fall through, I’ll be watching some of the 4000 episodes of Degrassi I have on my TiVo. Obama’s speeches would be a lot easier to tolerate if they were dubbed by celebrities. We could start with President Bartlet, Geena Davis, and that Law and Order guy, then move on to Britney, Emma Thompson, Antonio Bandaras as Zorro. The possibilities are endless. I’d watch that.

  6. Dangit, could we lose the shapeism? The turdishness of TOTUS’s speechwriter has nothing to do with his weight.

    [Lasting effect of Shakesville] :mrgreen:

  7. Even if I wasn’t at our Komen board meeting, I’d probably pass on watching the speech. I can always read it later, but oy…I’ll have to put up with a number of FB friends who will swoon. Ooof.

  8. Is there a TOTUS czar?

    • It would be a compete national security nightmare if TOTUS went rogue. What happens if Obama is mute on the Vineyard while TOTUS is barreling down the Champs-Elysee ogling underage girls and negotiating to end the war in Afghanistan?

      • DARPA should build a robot and install TOTUS on it. It could follow POTUS around wherever he goes. It’d be SO kewl! :mrgreen:

  9. If I have to watch backtrack, I am watching him with Walter.
    He is the perfect partner for drowning out the ahhh and uuuhmmm and the notiion and folks

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE,MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMAS,BUBBAS,EQUALISTS AND THOSE PEOPLE RULE

  10. http://freemenow.wordpress.com/2009/09/08/read-it-and-weep-whose-been-meeting-with-the-healthcare-lobby-and-healthcare-heavy-hitters/

    Should we have a pool on which one of these visitors wrote what part of backtrack’s speech?

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE,MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMAS,BUBBAS,EQUALISTS AND THOSE PEOPLE RULE

  11. littleisis i love your post and llllllaughed so wildly. Thank You. susan

  12. http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/2009/09/09/hes-baaaaaaaaaaaack-open-thread/

    rev wright shows up again and still makes wrong comments.
    I guess backtrack is expected to bomb today and will need someone to cause a distraction.

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE,MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMAS,BUBBAS,EQUALISTS AND THOSE PEOPLE RULE

  13. http://www.economist.com/daily/chartgallery/displaystory.cfm?story_id=14398685&fsrc=rss

    I thought this was an interesting article on who influences what

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE,MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMAS,BUBBAS,EQUALISTS AND THOSE PEOPLE RULE

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