“Pablum”: trite, naive, or simplistic ideas or writings; intellectual pap.
“Pavlov”: Russian physiologist who is best known for discovering the conditioned response. He won a 1904 Nobel Prize for research on the nature of digestion.
“Patronizing”: to behave in an offensively condescending manner toward.
- Random House Dictionary, 2010
I wanted Hobama/GWB 2.0 to discuss three primary issues in his "State of the Union" address:
1. His grossly failed stimulus checks to amoral bankers.
2. The escalating mortal wounds of bleeding jobs and homes.
3. His absolute serial betrayals of poor citizens.
I am repulsed that Hobama addressed none of these issues. I am infuriated that he completely omitted each of these issues from his speech; including the complete omission of any reference to his legendary lost power in Massachusetts, the horrid escalation of abuses at Guantanamo, and the pending civilian trials of alleged terrorists in New York City.
Amazingly, despite Hobama’s vague and rambling 70 minute teleprompter session, he was actually applauded 86 times! That is more than one applause every 60 seconds. Why? Like Pavlov’s drooling lab dogs, the conditioned, incessant, and illogical clapping preceded reflexive gastric reactions in all who watched this speech with their third eye and listened to the underwhelming rhetoric that has become the signature feature of Hobama’s vapid public relations events.
As always, Hobama’s speech was more style than substance, more slogans than solutions, more candidate than leader. Hobama reviewed several vague stories, curiously absent of specific names and references that could be researched. Why are the texts loaded into his teleprompter always devoid of any details? What was the boy’s name who allegedly sent Obama his allowance for donations to Haiti? What state does he live in? What are the names of the companies that have hired employees due to stimulus funds?...
Hobama mentioned that Michelle was embarrassed by standing ovations. When will Hobama be similarly embarrassed by his own standing elitist obfuscations? Hobama claimed he hated giving billions to bankers. He claimed we hated it too. He is wrong. We hate that those bankers still have no loans, jobs, or refinanced homes to show us after those billions have been spent.
Like Hobama’s swindleus package, oratorical poetry will do absolutely nothing to stimulate our horrid economy. We need jobs and checks that are as tangible and immediate as those he gave to bankers. Unemployed people do not significantly benefit from tax breaks. But, tax relief for employers will save and create jobs. I am certain that most people would rather pay income taxes than collect unemployment checks.
Hobama had the audacity to condescendingly suggest that we be patient as “budgets take a year”. We are well aware that his annual budget to date has exclusively fattened the coffers of ruthless and huge bankers. Hobama’s novel idea that we now pay an additional 50 billion to smaller bankers is moronic madness! He does not need to coddle smaller clones of bankers. We need some equivalent coddling of small business owners who manage smaller groups of employees.
Hobama’s empty suit is now rivaled only by his emptier speeches. His eloquent emptiness only begs more endless questions. Here are just a few:
How do lofty, long range economic dreams solve immediate nightmarish financial crises for poor people?
How long will it take for green jobs to become realities? What do the jobless do to garner green money in the interim?
How many unemployed Americans can truly and swiftly become construction workers? Why are construction workers being laid off too?
How do children whose parents are unemployed and homeless take advantage of shiny new educational incentives?
How did gutting 85 million dollars from Historically Black Colleges and Universities help anyone obtain an education?
How will blatantly ignoring the elitist genocide of “No Child Left Behind” and private school vouchers help improve public education?
How can Hobama prove that he created two million jobs? What companies in what states hired two million people? Does either questionable “fact” even matter if seven million people have been unemployed?
Does Hobama know that over 85,000 people were unemployed in December? Has he read recent headlines about the thousands who have been laid off from Home Depot, Verizon, Sam’s Clubs, Target, and Lockheed Martin? Does he need to start reading some superior magazines?
Will Hobama's future fantasy "jobs bill" actually create jobs or actually help employers create jobs? Will this bill thaw frozen funds?
When will we finally see less of the earmarks, meetings, secrecy, and clandestine politics that Hobama dares to claim he has already eradicated?
When will gays be given more than lip service about the looming end of the legalized hatred and abuses of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” ? Is it not equally hateful to restrict equality to being official corpses, while denying gays the right to officially become spouses? How will gay soldiers, dead or alive, share their military benefits with their spouses?
Is it fair or honest to scold the horrid decision of the Supreme Court simply because they legalized the same corporate ownership of politicos that Hobama and his beloved bankers clandestinely share?
How long will Hobama be allowed to blame King Shrub/GWB for ALL that Hobama has grossly worsened and legendarily escalated on his very own presidential watch?
How will harping on the debts of Bush make Hobama’s much greater debts look smaller?
Can simply moving soldiers from Iraq to Afghanistan and Iran ever really constitute the cessation of war? Will perpetually playing musical chairs with global wars/corpses belatedly earn Hobama that undeserved Nobel Peace prize?
Hobama's inner circle and staff have been visibly filled with lobbyists for years! Why does Hobama keep feigning an aversion to lobbyists?
Why is writing checks for rich bankers the only thing that Hobama can do swiftly?
Why freeze any funds only AFTER exclusively funding rich bankers and wars?...
The best part of Hobama’s address was the emotional redress given by Republican Bob McDonnell, Governor of Virginia. It was succinct and specific. McDonnell reminded Hobama that we need urgent fixes for jobs and tax breaks for employers. He proved to all viewers that sanity and solutions are bipartisan possibilities indeed.