Captain Obama hopes you’re enjoying your cruise!

2011 December 12
by justrand

If you missed ’60 Minutes’, (and I did) then you “missed” Resident Barack Obama being interviewed by Steve Kroft, and repeatedly blaming:

  • Bush (though he has stopped using the name “Bush” when doing it, this remains his prevalent theme)
  • Republicans -he claimed it was just “elected” Republicans he was blaming, not all Republicans.  When told he only has a 7% approval with Republicans he responded: “I think that they like the ideas that we put forward“.  No, really…that’s what he said.
  • Conditions” during his Residency

The conditions during his Residency part came with an analogy of a cruise-ship Captain having to assure his passengers that he, the Captain, wasn’t responsible for the weather. It began when Steve Kroft laid out the conditions that exist in America today (“…the unemployment rate at 8.6 percent, you’ve still got soft consumer demand. You’ve got no business investment. There’s still a fairly steady downturn in housing prices.”).  Obama re-blamed Bush for a bit, but then came up with this:

You know, sometimes when I’m talkin’ to my team, I describe us as, you know, I’m the captain and they’re the crew on a ship, goin’ through really bad storms. And no matter how well we’re steerin’ the ship, if the boat’s rockin’ back and forth and people are gettin’ sick and, you know, they’re bein’ buffeted by the winds and the rain and you know, at a certain point if you’re askin’, ‘Are you enjoying the ride right now?’ Folks are gonna say, ‘No.’ And are they gonna say, ‘Do you think the captain’s doing a good job?’ People are gonna say, ‘You know what? A good captain would have had us in some smooth waters and sunny skies, at this point.’ And I don’t control the weather. What I can control are the policies we’re putting in place to make a difference in people’s lives.

He then went on to use the “3 million jobs created or saved” canard for umpteenth time to justify his “steering of the ship”, and explaining how much worse it COULD have been!

Had the Captain of the Titanic not died when the ship went down, and if he were a disciple of the “Obama Church of Blame Deflection”, the world might have had this interview foisted upon them:

Reporter:Captain Smith, over 1,500 people died when the Titanic sank…why shouldn’t the public hold you responsible?”

Captain Smith:First of all, I don’t make icebergs…cold weather makes ice, and the ice calves into the ocean creating icebergs.”

Reporter:But…but…you steered the ship INTO an iceberg.”

Captain Smith:Well, technically, the incompetent fool with his hands on the wheel did that. But have you considered how many lives I saved by hitting that iceberg??”


Captain Smith:When the Titanic hit that iceberg the HMS Carpathia was only a couple hours away, and thus able to come and help save over 700 people. Had we hit an iceberg further on in our voyage when ships like the Carpathia weren’t so close, we might have lost ALL souls on board…including my own. I believe we saved 700 people by hitting that iceberg at that time.”

Captain Obama hopes you’re enjoying your cruise…but if you’re not, then it’s just not his fault!!! 

24 Responses leave one →
  1. 2011 December 12 9:39 am

    The markets are doing quite well today!

  2. 2011 December 12 9:42 am

    Only for the shorts.

  3. 2011 December 12 9:48 am
    justrand permalink

    I blame Bush!

  4. 2011 December 12 9:48 am
    JustMary permalink

    …and the Joooooooos!

  5. 2011 December 12 9:59 am

    2. what about the thongs?

  6. 2011 December 12 10:05 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Open Source Journalism does what the MSNBC can’t, and right on their very website! —

    Readers not only rebutt a previous photo in a piece, but provide the context, source and other data. Doing what the MSM don’t want todo — deliver facts.

  7. 2011 December 12 10:30 am
    bc3b permalink

    I purposely didn’t watch the interview. But, at least I will give Steve Kroft credit for putting things in perspective. Brian Williams would have shown up for the interview with his knee pads in place and immediately started doing what Brian Williams does best.

  8. 2011 December 12 10:34 am
    bc3b permalink

    Eph #7 –

    According to Forbes, it’s about 50% tougher to find a job in Maimi than Detroit. Unbelievable!

  9. 2011 December 12 10:37 am
    bc3b permalink

    JR –

    Exellent analogy between Barack Obama and Captain Smith. The difference is that had Barack Obama captained the Titanic, He would have been in the first lifeboat, pushing toddlers and women out of the way. The thought of going down with the ship never would have entered his mind.

  10. 2011 December 12 10:55 am
    justrand permalink

    a more in-depth analysis of the Obama make-believe on 60 Minutes…

  11. 2011 December 12 10:59 am

    what about the thongs?

    Only if you are long thongs.

  12. 2011 December 12 11:18 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Titanic being a British vessel had the ole class system in place. Applying that today would mean —

    * Pols are in first class
    * CEO/CFO/COO/CIO types in industry are in second class
    * Everyone else is in steerage.
    * The rats get to ride and eat for free.

    Seems apt.

  13. 2011 December 12 12:16 pm
    justrand permalink

    perfect extension, drdog!

  14. 2011 December 12 12:52 pm

    “If you missed ’60 Minutes’, (and I did) ”

    Makes you wonder if anyone watched this turd. These interviews do not get ratings anymore

  15. 2011 December 12 1:54 pm

    The say anything potus.

  16. 2011 December 12 1:58 pm
    mulletover permalink

    I believe he is more of a serial liar than Clinton.

  17. 2011 December 12 2:06 pm
    judyt2012 permalink

    Mullet, mullet, mullet… hey dude don’t you understand that it is not a lie when your state of mind is that it doesn’t matter whether what you say is true, false, or a big pile of steaming dog doo.

    It isn’t that Obama is lying it is that we are too stupid to understand what he is saying.

    You really need to pack a big suitcase for hut 1369 because you aren’t grasping the awesomeness of the wonderful leadership that is his zero-ness.

  18. 2011 December 12 2:08 pm
    judyt2012 permalink

    I am still freaking over the 3 million jobs saved and how this compares to the 6 to 8 million people that have just disappeared off the labor force.

  19. 2011 December 12 2:33 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    You really need to pack a big suitcase for hut 1369 because you aren’t grasping the awesomeness of the wonderful leadership that is his zero-ness.

    Judy, sadly that is not rehetorical, that is how many Libs feel. Even some in the media belive this.

  20. 2011 December 12 2:37 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    I am hiring butter runners, must have valid Norweigean visa —

  21. 2011 December 12 2:51 pm

    One isn’t allowed to take a suitcase to hut 1369.

  22. 2011 December 12 4:09 pm
    justrand permalink

    sad but true, IP. William Ayers expected to have to eliminate 25 million people…and according to the FBI informant he expressed that to, Ayers was just fine with that.

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