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On the campaign trail today in Decatur, President Barack Obama continued to dial-up the heat on both critics within his own party and on his Republican rivals. Speaking at an SEIU / Teamster’s rally this afternoon along side James Hoffa. President Obama was unusually animated. He began by attacking naysayers on the left.
“Some say my words the other night addressing the Congressional Black Caucus were ‘curious’,” the President said, referring to Congresswoman Maxine Waters‘ characterization of his speech last Saturday evening. “Well, I’ll say it again, the folks of the CBC, and I don’t limit this to the CBC by any means, but these folks are nothing but a bunch of slipper-wearing sissies.” The President continued to drop his g’s in his address today as he had in his address previously to the CBC. Notably, the President’s “Town Hall” meeting yesterday with Silicon Valley‘s Linked-In organization exhibited none of the g-dropping.
“I just don’t care what those folks have to say about my choice of words,” the President continued. “If I’m too tough well, too bad. This tough love is for their own good and for the good of the Democratic Party. If they think I’m tough, just wait until they get a good look at Rick Perry. His state’s burning to the ground and he doesn’t believe in global warming. He’s executing folks right and left. Folks down there in Texas think he’s lost his mind.”
President Obama then went on to savage the Republican Party, saying, “The GOP has plans to eviscerate you, then tear out your still-beating heart and stomp it into the ground along with your guts. Does this sound ‘curious’ to you? I don’t think folks understand what’s at stake here. Did you see those debates last week? And did you hear that audience cheering for executions and rooting for that poor guy with no insurance to go ahead and die? These guys are scary. I wouldn’t trust any of them. Can you imagine running up on these guys in a dark alley at night?”
“One of them wants to do away with Social Security. Another one wants to do away with the EPA, the Department of Education, and Medicare. Another one wants to eliminate taxes for their wealthy friends. Another one doesn’t care if Iran has a nuclear bomb or not. No other word for it, these guys are either dangerous or just plain nuts.”
The President did not take questions after the address but, Dreadmonger reporters were able to catch up backstage with David Axelrod, senior campaign advisor for the Obama 2012 presidential bid.
Dreadmonger reporters questioned Mr. Axelrod about the tone of the President’s address. Mr. Axelrod replied, “Well, we are doing our utmost to keep the discourse civil but sometimes the President just gets ‘fired up, ready to go!’. We are just starting to get revved up here. I can imagine that, 12 or 13 months from now when we’re in the final stretch, we may see things really start to heat up.”
Dreadmonger will provide updates as they become available.
- Rep Maxine Waters: Obama’s Comments ‘A Bit Curious’ (bilerico.com)
- President Obama Scolds the CBC & Black Community: “Stop Complaining, Stop Grumbling & Stop Crying” (themoderatevoice.com)
- Obama’s Message to Black Leaders: “Stop Complaining” (swampland.time.com)
- It’s Begins. AP Charged with Racism for Accurate Transcription of Obama’s Speech.[ArthurK] (minx.cc)
(Dreadmonger Washington Bureau) – In a joint announcement today issued on the steps of the Capitol Building, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, and Paul Krugman, unveiled their proposal for stimulating job creation for the tepid U.S. economy.
“We are urging the President to ‘go big’ with his jobs plan,” said House of Representatives minority leader Nancy Pelosi. “He gave reference to his ‘Ginormous Plan’ on August 18th, and now, with his address to the joint session of Congress tomorrow evening, we are proposing that he put a specific number on that proposal: one bazillion dollars.”
Congresswoman Maxine Waters, as a follow-up to her appearance on Meet The Press this past Sunday where she said the President should propose “a program of a trillion dollars or more”, said that she has reconsidered and revised her proposal after consulting with Nobel prize winning economist Paul Krugman and Leader Pelosi.
“I think now that we should be talking about at least a bazillion dollars,” Congresswoman Waters said. “That’s more than a trillion, isn’t it?”
Paul Krugman, Nobel prize-winning economist and noted op-ed columnist for the New York Times, responded, “Yes, Congresswoman Waters, it is. But whether we are talking about a bazillion dollars or a gazillion dollars, the important thing is that the President go big. We need to increase the size and scope of our investment in jobs if we are to have a real impact on this economy.”
Dreadmonger reporters inquired as to where the money to fund such a program might come from.
Mr. Krugman responded, “Well, you know, interest rates are at historic lows right now so, we should be able to borrow it for close to zero per cent. With the cost of borrowing this low, it is silly not to take advantage of the opportunity to increase the size of the jobs program. And there is a crying need for infrastructure spending which puts idle construction workers back on the job. From an economist’s standpoint, it is the obvious solution to what has become a protracted and painful chapter in American life.”
When Dreadmonger reporters pointed out that “Jobs Program” is seen by some as a euphemism for “Stimulus”, Mr. Krugman said, “I have said repeatedly that the original recovery program was too modest. We need to ‘go big or go home’ as the saying goes. This is our chance to shock this arrested economy back to life.”
Reporters from Dreadmonger noted that the original recovery program has been judged by some of Mr. Krugman’s peers as being less than effective in creating new jobs.
“Well,” responded Mr. Krugman, “it just proves my point. This time, we need to go bigger.”
DNC Unveils 2012 Campaign Slogan: “Let’s Take Out These Lynching, Racist, Terrorist SOB’s and Send Them Straight to Hell!”
“Let’s Take Out These Lynching, Racist, Terrorist SOB’s and Send Them Straight to Hell!”.
“We believe the new tag-line will re-energize the base of loyal, caring, hard-working middle-class voters who have been marginalized by the efforts of those on the right, especially the so-called Tea Party Movement.”
The tag-line was created by a DNC sub-committee consisting of Congressman Andre Carson, James Hoffa, Jr., Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and Janine Garofalo. It was approved by Ms. Wasserman-Schultz and Vice President Joe Biden.
“The committee debated for quite a while,” said Congresswoman Wasserman-Schultz, “over adding the word ‘Lying’ to the slogan. That would have made it ‘Let’s Take Out these Lying, Lynching, Racist, Terrorist SOB’s and Send Them Straight to Hell!’ . We thought that sounded better, with the slight alliteration on the L’s. But, ultimately, we felt there were two problems with that wording. First, it just made it too long, and second, we thought that might have taken it over the line a little bit. We are trying to keep the discourse civil. We don’t want to coarsen the debate.”
The slogan will be introduced on DNC 2012 Campaign materials, television and radio ads, and will be prominently featured in internet banner ads.
“We think it captures the moment and sums up where the party stands on the important issues of the day.” said Ms. Wasserman-Schultz.
- Officials to kick off one-year countdown to the DNC (charlotte.news14.com)
- DNC kickoff event scheduled for Sept. 6 (charlotte.news14.com)
- FOX & Friends Showdown: Wasserman Schultz Avoids Hoffa Question (pprnnews.wordpress.com)
Exclusive Dreadmonger report:
Waters and the rest of the Congressional Black Caucus have organized the March On Martha’s, designed to get the attention of President Obama as he vacations with his family on Martha’s Vineyard.
“There is a growing frustration in this country and in minority communities because the unemployment rates are so high,” Waters said. She went on say that the increasing wealth gap between blacks and whites is “creating frustration and yes, some anger” within the black community.
“The Congressional Black Caucus loves the president, too. We’re supportive of the president, but we’re getting tired. We’re getting tired. The unemployment is unconscionable. We don’t know what the strategy is. We don’t know why on this trip that he’s in the United States now, he’s not in any black community,” Congresswoman Waters said.
The March on Martha’s will begin in Falmouth Harbor where marchers will meet at the pier. After crossing the Nantucket channel on local ferries, marchers will convene for a rally in front of the Beetlebug Coffee House in Vineyard Haven. The coffeehouse, a local mainstay, is known to be frequented by the Obamas during their many visits to Martha’s Vineyard in recent years. The Beetlebug, which also operates a tony, laid back line of clothing, has designed shirts to commemorate the march which will be provided free of charge to all marchers.
Cornell Archers, proprietor of The Beetlebug, told Dreadmonger, “We are proud to provide t-shirts to the marchers and we also plan to have trays of our homemade blueberry scones along with fresh free market coffee available for them. We see this as an opportunity to ‘Meet and Greet’ with marchers and locals alike enjoying a relaxing, fun, and funky day in the sun.”
Dreadmonger will provide updates as plans for the march progress.