Friday, February 11, 2011

If you're not embarrassed...

... then you're not paying attention.

From Barack Obama's speech today on the revolution in Egypt:
I'm also confident that the same ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit that the young people of Egypt have shown in recent days can be harnessed to create new opportunity, jobs and businesses that allow the extraordinary potential of this generation to take flight.
Really, dude? The people of Egypt just overthrew their repressive, authoritarian dictator of three decades -- the dictator who you and your predecessors all supported, by the way -- and you deliver the same address you'd give to a bunch of business major jack-offs at the Wharton School?

Are you fucking kidding me?

(via Jack Crow)


  1. It boggles the brain, doesn't it? I thought Ethan's respondent, drip, was making it up as sarcastic commentary.

    But, no.

    Obama actually said it.

  2. Ha -- I thought the same when I came across your post, thinking for sure you'd just grabbed it from an earlier speech and did a hey-it's-plausible thing.

    But no, as you point out: he's completely tone deaf. A corporate drone. A -- dare I say it -- president.

  3. Lord of Hubris he is, no matter how shiny and gilt-edged his CV. And probably because of that CV, actually.

  4. [forwards resume to Egypt's Youth]

    Hey, c'mon. How much furren tongue do I need to speak just to mop out a few public restrooms? Work with me, Egypt! My president said you'd be hiring and these credit card bill aren't gonna' pay themselves! [pouts]