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Did anyone catch the president’s speech to Chamber of Commerce?

Had it on for a few minutes while I was puttering around the apartment.   Found the delivery so dull and his manner so self-righteous, I had to turn it off.  He seemed to be going through the motions, reading a prepared text rather than engaging his audience.

When I did watch it, he bemoaned the fact that businesses are shipping jobs overseas and praised those companies building new factories in the United States.  Maybe I missed it, but did he express any understanding of the role our own tax and regulatory policies play in the choices businesses make to “send jobs overseas”?  Did he propose reducing regulations which make it costly to hire new employees and to run a plant efficiently.

Let me know if I missed anything.

As soon as I find the transcript, I’ll link it, but did find this good critique (not of the speech but of the president’s similarly-themed Saturday radio address) in my first quick search.

UPDATE:  Michelle Malkin has more.



  1. Bryan,

    What has happened to civilization world wide in the past 100 years is too complicated to begin to comprehend. International pacts and treaties have been cobbled together for momentary advantage but are little more than hurricane shelters made from old clarinet reeds and Scotch Tape. Currently, China is globally gobbling up minerals, raw materials and energy sources with no regard to the ultimate “cost” to the people and lands they are consuming in the process. When they have sucked the area dry, they will walk away and leave the place in shambles.


    There is a tide in the affairs of men.
    Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
    Omitted, all the voyage of their life
    Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
    On such a full sea are we now afloat,
    And we must take the current when it serves,
    Or lose our ventures.

    The United States shed its manufacturing kingdom for a service economy in which we have engaged in selling “processes” and go to work serving and being served.

    Either we get back to fundamental production for supplying our own needs or we cast ourselves further adrift in the chaos of global misadventure.

    I prefer that our engagement with the UN be strictly at arms length and only so long as it benefits us. Any altruism about global brotherhood should have been tempered by the facts of China, Soros, al Qaeda, radical Islam, the poor flooding across our borders, and the idea that we can replace fossil fuel by paying determined people to make wind and sun do the job.

    Man made global warming is a hoax. How do I know? Because if the scientists could make the case, they would have done so. Instead, they continue to politic the issue and cram discredited studies and political consensus down our throats. Furthermore, it is a total distraction to what our core crisis problems are.

    Joblessness, sputtering economy, a collapsed housing market and major decline in home values and the consequent crash of property tax revenue, terrorism, a devastating drug culture, crushing unfunded entitlements, etc. are not going to be fixed by electric cars, green house gas manipulation, high speed trains, social justice schemes, more entitlements, hope and change or seizing the future.

    Sorry about development ruining the views. I was under the impression that the Golden State and the liberal geniuses in charge were the ultimate guardians of the Garden of Eden. There must be a way to blame it on conservatives.

    Progressives can paddle around in this septic tank full of chattering class babble. Real people know that recycled baloney and hot air won’t fix a thing. If you are one of the welfare dependents, God help you. You are a sinking ship with no freight to throw overboard. What are you going to do, finally start taking care of needs?

    Comment by Heliotrope — February 9, 2011 @ 1:45 pm - February 9, 2011

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