Well, if it weren’t for the pressing stories about Anthony Weiner, that kid in the UK, maybe someone outside the conservative media might wonder why in a 2011 Labor Day speech in the erstwhile Motor City, President Obama saw a “city that’s coming back.” As Michael Barone reported yesterday in the Washington Examiner:
National Journal’s Major Garrett has an excellent column today looking back on President Obama’s 2011 Labor Day speech in Detroit. “This is a city that has been to heck and back,” Obama said then. “And while there are still a lot of challenges here, I see a city that’s coming back.” Noting that Obama cited the “advanced battery industry taking root here in Michigan,” Garrett points out that the battery firm in question, A123 Systems, received $249 million in Energy Department grants–and is now bankrupt. And of course so is the city of Detroit.
In matters economical, this man’s powers of prognostication aren’t particularly strong.