"This is sickening, absolutely sickening."
This video is posted at several places today from a speech Dear Leader gave on Wednesday in Quincy, Illinois. It's no wonder that Obama's handlers don't want him going off the teleprompter: when he ad-libs, he's dangerous. And, as Ed Morrissey at HotAir says, he "reveals more about himself than he probably wants":
Obama's ad-lib: We’re not, we’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money. But, you know, part of the American way is, you know, you can just keep on making it if you’re providing a good product or providing good service. We don’t want people to stop, ah, fulfilling the core responsibilities of the financial system to help grow our economy.
Vs. his prepared remarks: Now, we’re not doing this to punish these firms or begrudge success that’s fairly earned. We don’t want to stop them from fulfilling their responsibility to help grow our economy.
Reading over his remarks, even if he had stuck to the teleprompter, what in the love of God is he saying here: "We don't want to stop them from fulfilling their responsibility to help grow our economy." What? First off, Comrade Obama, it's not "your" economy. Are you kidding me? That's not the reason people start a business or work hard at a job--to fulfill Dear Leader's freakish fantasies about what "his people" owe to him. I know he never had a real job; did he ever take a class in economics when he was supposedly going to Columbia? Oh that's right--we can't know that because his transcripts are a state secret. Dear God, is it 2012 yet?
Update. When the WSJ has an opinion piece titled "Smart Aleck-in-Chief?" then maybe you need to take another look at your image. Just sayin'.
Then there's yesterday's piece at Politico, "Why reporters are down on President Obama." Are they really JUST NOW getting it?