Wednesday, February 25, 2009

President Obama: "I Get It"

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President Obama is a very good public speaker. In the Yakima orchards they call guys like him, "good talkers".

He assured us he "gets it" and most likely he does understand that we are in a very bad economy. I think we all get that.

However, one wonders if he gets it in regard to the solution. It's very difficult to find a nation that has solved their economic problems caused by over spending and over borrowing, by more over spending and over borrowing.

He assured us the first trillion dollars is but a beginning, there will be much more to come.

Fox News posted a story late last night, highlighting some of his statements and squaring them with the facts. You may want to check that out.

Two things of perhaps lesser importance also caught my attention.

One is about the auto, the other about Gov. Bobby Jindal.

First the car. The President is very committed to the American auto industry and their unions. We all want the U.S. auto industry to succeed, however, we did not invent the automobile as he said. Karl Benz, a German engineer actually built the first practical car in 1887. A French inventor, Nicolas Cugnot built one in 1769, but it was steam powered and was never mass produced.

Governor Bobby Jindal is a good guy. I have not met him, but know several who know him well. Very well. I understand he is right on most all the important issues. He is smart. He is a man of character and can win elections.

He called President Obama's spending spree, "irresponsible" and it is. I agreed. I agreed with all he said.

I know it is very difficult to follow a speaker like Barack Obama, who is President of the United States, speaking to the Congress, on national television, when you are standing at the bottom of a staircase in front of a single camera. That's tough.

But guys---you who are working about two years out, who read this blog, you know who you are, we have worked together; if we plan to win any elections we are going to have to do better than that.

Gary Randall
Faith & Freedom

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