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Top Ten Things that were “Moving in the Right Direction”

The nation’s economy expanded at a rate of only 2 percent last quarter. That’s not enough to stop it shedding jobs, as the New York Times notes today.

An economy growing at a sluggish 2 percent rate, most economists agree, cannot produce nearly the demand needed to bring down the nation’s painfully high 9.6 percent unemployment rate. The economy needs to produce 130,000 to 150,000 jobs a month just to keep pace with population growth, a number it has not hit in many months.

The White House, knowing the number would be out and likely be awful, has scheduled President Obama to speak about the economy today. What will the spin be? “We need to do more, but WE’RE MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.”

That’s all Obama & Co. ever say.

Here are the top ten other things that were moving in the right direction:

1. The Titanic.

2. Amelia Earhart.

3. Princess Diana.

4. The meteor that landed on the earth and wiped out the dinosaurs.

5. The tortoise crossing the highway during morning rush hour.

6. The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

7. The bullet that killed Lincoln.

8. Napoleon as he invaded Russia.

9. Pop fly to center field.

10. Man being chased by a Cheetah.

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Things that were “Moving in the Right Direction””

  1. I know BO will come up with something brilliant because Harvard historian, Jame T. Kloppenberg (the Third), wrote in his new book ‘Reading Obama’ that President Obama has one of the most penetrating minds of the past century.

    I agree with Herr Professor and made a video to prove his point beyond a shadow of a doubt and I didn’t go to Harvard:

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  3. You could also add Obama in as Captain Smith on the TITANIC, as Gen. Castries at Dien Bien Phu, Obama as General Custer at Little Big Horn. Regardless of what the facts and figures say, what the polls (on all sides) are prediciting . . . its full speed ahead and damn the torpedos!

    MEMO TO DAVID AXELROD: It’s Friday. In four more days the first 2 years of Obama’s Presidency will herald the largest shift in America power since 1994. There have been many tricks by the Dem’s and their left-wing media operators to reverse this Horror on Elm Street by labeling the tea party crackpots, terrorists and racist thugs. There have been no treats: Double digit unemployment, stagnation in Afghanistan (from a President who refuses to prosecute the war but who now has “bunker mentality” and will not touch the subject) and an electorate that once worshipped this man, have now turned against him. Happy Halloween David.

  4. Made me laugh, thanks.

    Don’t know about that meteorite thing, though. I always figured that the dinosaurs got so big they ran out of things to eat and had to devour each other thereby causing their own demise. There’s probably a metaphor for big government in that, but…
    Again, thanks for putting the lighter side of politics out there.

  5. It’s getting weirder. Sure, some jobs are added–since people try to get two, there need to be some…but millions have none or just one of the crummies. I blogged the other day on pop-up stores–stores that come into a vacant building (the landlords are way less picky on short-term leases, duh) and then disappear–Christmas stores, Halloween, even floating Gap outlets or Gucci, even. Zip–hey, there was a store there, well, darn!

    1. For real, Star. How did we get to “get in the back seat?” Is it possible Hope and Change WAS JUST A GIMMICK?
      Actually, the thought of such cynicism is jarring even to a veteran skeptic like me.

  6. I go to watch Cavuto and John Ashcroft is on talking about an explosive package on two planes from the UAE…then the president comes on and says they told him last night…Is this the October Surprise–look, we are presidential –don’t change horses midstream…? John Ashcroft? I can’t even believe a word from these people any more…Fox, the president, former Atty Gens, you name it!i

  7. Thank you for the laugh. Let’s see if I can think of a few:

    1. A toddler heading on her own to the bathroom to use the toilet.

    Oh, wait! That really is an instance of being headed in the right direction.

  8. “In the back seat” — coded language for Rosa Parks and the old, old, old rules of segregation? Wouldn’t put it past our first “post-racial” Prezident to do that.

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