Monday, August 16, 2010

How Many "Top Priority" Issues Does Obama Have?

He is a joke, he's a boy playing in a mans world

FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS: "...that's something that's going to be a top priority." (4/27/10)

ENERGY SECURITY: "And that's why my energy security plan has been one of the top priorities of my Administration since the day I took office." (4/28/10)

EDUCATION REFORM: "To train our workers for the jobs of tomorrow, we've made education reform a top priority in this Administration." (2/24/10)

STUDENT LOAN REFORM: "This is something that I've made a top priority." (2/1/10)

EXPORTS BY SMALL BUSINESSES: "This is going to be a top priority." (12/3/09)

HEALTH ASSISTANCE TO 9/11 FIRST RESPONDERS: "I'm not just talking the talk, we've been budgeting this as a top priority for this Administration." (2/3/10)

END HOMELESSNESS AMONG VETERANS: "I've also directed (Veterans Affairs) Secretary Shinseki to focus on a top priority: reducing homeless among veterans." (8/17/09)

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS: "Our top priority is ensuring the public safety. That means appropriate sheltering in place or if necessary, getting as many people as possible out of harm's way prior to landfall." (5/29/09)

H1N1 FLU VACCINATIONS: "And throughout this process, my top priority has been the health and the safety of the American people." (5/1/09)

SUPPORT FOR MILITARY FAMILIES: "These military families are heroes too. And they are a top priority of Michelle and me. And they will always have our support." (5/30/09)

STRENTHENING TIES WITH CANADA AND MEXICO: "We're going to make this a top priority..." (10/16/09)

CONSUMER PROTECTION: "During these challenging times, the needs of American consumers are a top priority of my Administration." (2/11/09)

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: "So this is going to be a top priority generally improving our environmental quality." (11/5/09)


The Game said...

oh look..nothing to say about this..figures...

Jim said...

I'll say something.

So effing what?

The Game said...

It shows he is all talk and no action. I called him an empty suit before the election and he is showing all he can do is spew catch phrases like he was doing an interview on Monday Night RAW. He was in Milwaukee yesterday and did a quick speech that was entirely worthless and meant nothing, even for his standards. One line, "Don't give into fear, reach for hope"
What the fuck does that mean?

Jim said...

Today my boss told me that our team has 5 top priorities. I told her that The Game thinks she's all talk and no action and an empty suit.

Obviously, in Game's world people only focus on one thing at a time.

Marshall Art said...

C'mon Jim! Five top prorities? That's bad enough and shows horrible management. How can there be so many? One of them must surely be a greater priority than all the rest. And how many lesser priorities does your team have?

But thirteen?! Doubtless that's merely all Game could find.

There can really only be one priority or there is no one thing more important than any other.

This kinda reminds me of Clinton. HIS favorite line was something like, "I've never worked so hard on..."whatever. But it's the same game: making whatever issue he happens to be talking about at the time sound like it's of ultimate importance to him.

Jim said...

Complete bulls**t argument, Marshall. My company has several hundred thousand employees. If we all focused on one priority, what a waste of talent.

The Obama administration has 15 cabinet level departments. Wow! That's two to spare for 13 top priorities.

Try something else.

Marshall Art said...

Sorry Jim. But it is you who is spreading the manure here. I don't care how many employees you have. That doesn't mean a damned thing as regards priorities. There can only be ONE priority in that only one thing can be the MOST important issue with which any company must deal. That's NOT the same as saying it has several issues it MUST resolve. But they can't ALL be THE #1 priority. They can't all be THE TOP priority. That's just incredibly stupid.

As regards Obama, the same thing goes. It's rhetorical bluster to use that expression for every issue as there can only be one TOP priority, with all others being subordinate to it. Also, as I said, those 13 are merely those that Game listed. I don't believe he said those were all there were. No doubt Barry would use that expression for any issue about which he was talking at any given moment. It's meaningless. One can have a list of priorities, but not every issue can possibly be the TOP priority all at the same time. It's illogical BS meant to posture himself as being a take charge guy, which he needs to do since he spends so much time vacationing.

Jim said...

More bulls**t, Marshall. If Obama made jobs his #1, top, most important, the one thing I want everyone to concentrate on, then you'd complain that he is ignoring, Afghanistan, terrorism, energy, national defense, etc.

You're right. This is all about rhetoric, and the fact that you are suggesting that Obama is somehow misusing the bully pulpit by gearing his content to his audience is really inane.

And that's the point of my comment.

The subject of this post is CRAP.

Marshall Art said...

You're in denial if you think Obama DOESN'T gear his rhetoric to his audience. It's laughable that you would even dare make such a claim.

And no, I would NOT say ignoring other priorities if he fixes one as the most important. I would only do so if he DID ignore other priorities. The top priority is that which is felt to be the most important issue. How can thirteen issues ALL be the MOST important?

Such rhetorical game-playing is typical of this dishonest man. Defending it puts your own credibility in question.

Jim said...

The subject of this post is CRAP.