What Obama means when he says we “have a long way to go”

Posted by: ST on July 8, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Our celebrity President, on today’s dismal jobs report:

President Obama - photo courtesy of AP/Susan WalshThe unemployment rate rose to 9.2 percent and the economy added just 18,000 jobs last month, raising serious concerns about a stalled recovery that could scramble the nascent budget talks and further threaten the president’s reelection prospects.

“What matters most to Americans, and what matters most to me as president in the wake of the worst downturn in our lifetimes, is getting our economy on a sounder footing more broadly so that the American people can have the security they deserve,” Obama said after the Labor Department released data showing that the unemployment rate had climbed from its 9.1 percent rate in May and far fewer jobs were created than analysts had expected.

“That means getting back to a place where businesses consistently grow, and are hiring, and where new jobs and new opportunity are within reach,” the president added. “Where middle-class families once again know the security and the peace of mind they’ve felt slipping away for years now. And today’s job report confirms what most Americans already know. We still have a long way to go and a lot of work to do to give people the security and the opportunity they deserve.”

Translation: We have so long to go, that I’m asking you to please keep me in the White House so we can continue “turning the corner.”

Transparency you can believe in …

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13 Responses to “What Obama means when he says we “have a long way to go””


  1. Brontefan says:

    What he means is it doesn’t matter to him because he isn’t unemployed and he is having the time of his life on CAMERA daily–or the radio–or speaking somewhere. Vacations like he has never taken before and lots of golfing. Life for the “celebrity” Prez is all gravy…including his two WH Chefs. Don’t worry, he and his bride will tell you how to live and what you have to give up!

  2. James says:

    Sad, but true, Brontefan:((

  3. Sefton says:

    We still have a long way to go and a lot of work to do to give people the security and the opportunity they deserve.

    He still doesn’t get it. More platitudes and the usual insinuation that the means by which the recovery will happen is through the “work” (interference) that’s achieved through government legislation (spending & regulation).

    The sad part is, he DOES get it. It’s the evil free enterprise, capitalist system that stands in his way of total control and, dammit, he’s on a mission to eliminate anything that blocks the manifestation of his socialist utopia.

  4. martin j smith says:

    What he means is this is all going to my plan-keep it up guys.

  5. G. says:

    Or, to address the issue by telling the truth for a change:

    “I haven’t the foggiest idea of what to do, nor do I care…”

  6. Live Free Or Die says:

    Paraphrasing Robert Frost, “And trillions to pay, our debt’s so deep, and trillions to pay, can’t afford to sleep.” :((

  7. Tango says:

    ….Barry hasn’t got a clue. And he’ll leave the White House in the same condition.

  8. PE says:

    He’s willing to say whatever it takes to get re-elected, betting that the majority of voters will remain ignorant of his evil idiocy.

  9. RSweeney says:

    Obama is surprised that when you drive the wrong way, you end up in the wrong place.

    Maybe they didn’t go over this in the adjunct faculty lounge, which appears his strongest experience prior to running the nation off the cliff.

  10. Drew the Infidel says:

    To me, November 2012 doesn’t seem like such a long way to go for the White House’s much-needed “pest removal.”

  11. captaingrumpy says:

    I’m glad I’m not American for the next twelve months,because I believe that Soros and his mob will unleash the biggest tidal wave of lies,schemes and planned attacks on all the Conservatives. There will be no end in sight and people will be voting for Obama ,just to make the war stop.Liberals will do ANYTHING to win power.You must think of them as the enemy,I don’t mean harming them,but mentally think it.I feel so sorry for America right now.Good Luck.

  12. Carlos says:

    To Duh-1 and his lovely Thunderthighs, “austerity” and all their regulations and all their “work” and “sharing the load” and unemployment is for thee, not for me.

    Typical Animal Farm pigs. And/or jackasses. And/or vipers.

    If Divine Retribution is real, he will spend eternity boiling in pig grease as punishment for not being truthful about his muslim beliefs. Or anything else, as far as that goes.