The Game Show President

Obama stood on a ship in Virginia and said “this is not a game”, this is serious. No, that is exactly what this reminds me of, a game show. He ran his campaign based on the Price is Right model. No matter which door you picked it was not going to be right. We could have called it “The Price is Wrong”.

Like the “to tell the truth” show, in 08 Obama did everything to convince you he was a certain person he clearly wasn’t. Everyone should have caught on the way he was talking, but no, they lapped it up. Maybe they could call it “The 16 Trillion Dollar Pyramid”.

President Barack Obama gave a stark warning to a shipyard crowd in Newport News, Va., telling them that the coming cuts known as the sequester are a “dumb way to do things.”

“This work, along with hundreds of thousands of jobs, are currently in jeopardy because of politics in Washington,” Obama said.

The cuts, which will total $1.2 trillion over a 10-year period, are set to begin kicking in on Friday. Obama’s speech in Newport News comes in an area that will be disproportionately affected by the defense cuts of the sequester.

Obama called the sequester a “pretty bad name” for the amount of harm they could inflict, warning that their effects could be “even worse” than the name.

I’m not interested in spin. I’m not interested in playing a blame game,” Obama said. “At this point, all I’m interested in is solving problems.”

“There’s a sensible way of doing things, and there’s a dumb way of doing things,” Obama said, adding that he’s willing to negotiate and compromise on programs that include Medicare.

(More from his attack speech— his fire-breathing teleprompter)

That’s all I want. I want us to be able to look back five years from now, 10 years from now, and say we took care of our business and we put an end to some of these games that maybe, I guess, are entertaining for some but are hurting too many people.

But in order for us to make that happen I’m going to need you. The one thing about being President is, after four years you get pretty humble. (Laughter.) You’d think maybe you wouldn’t, but actually you become more humble. You realize what you don’t know. You realize all the mistakes you’ve made. But you also realize you can’t do things by yourself. That’s not how our system works. You’ve got to have the help and the goodwill of Congress, and what that means is you’ve got to make sure that constituents of members of Congress are putting some pressure on them, making sure they’re doing the right thing, putting an end to some of these political games.

Of all the adjectives to describe Obama, the last thing anyone can use is “humble” or humility. The narcissist in chief is humility and truth-challenged. “Humble” should be exhibit A. So he’s out grandstanding as the dictator instead of in the office working on real problems.

The lyrics for the “to tell the truth” game show: (circa 1969)

 It’s a lie, lie
You’re telling a lie
I never know why you don’t know how
To tell the truth, truth, truth, truth
You don’t know how to tell the truth, yeah!
I’m a fool, fool
I’ve been such a fool
I’m blowing my cool for you right now
To tell the truth, truth, truth, truth…

I just wish it were more like “The Gong Show”.