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The Politico reports on a speech our celebrity President made yesterday to a captive audience at the University of Michigan:
President Barack Obama headed out on the road Wednesday still glowing from the latest Obamacare numbers and set his sights on congressional Republicans still working to obstruct his agenda.
The House GOP’s new budget proposal and efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act “should be familiar because it was their economic plan in the 2012 campaign, it was their economic plan in 2010,” he said at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. “It’s like that movie ‘Groundhog Day.’ Except it’s not funny.”
Clearly in a good mood a day after announcing that at least 7.1 million Americans had signed up for health insurance through ACA exchanges, Obama followed up one punchline with another. “If they tried to sell this sandwich at Zingerman’s they’d have to call it the Stinkburger or the Meanwich,” he said, referring to the local restaurant where he stopped for lunch before his arrival on campus.
Firstly, let’s all stand up and salute the impressive maturity level of the President of the United States – also the Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces. Because nothing says “take my argument seriously” and “respect the office of the Presidency” like the leader of the free world using sandbox terminology to describe a budget proposal he probably hasn’t even read.
But secondly, and perhaps most importantly – if Rep. Paul Ryan’s good faith budget is such a “Stinkburger”, then what does it make the President’s budgets, which got exactly ZERO votes – none, zilch, nada, not even his own party – when presented?