He's Not My President?

Thoreau: "Government is Best Which Governs Least"

With Change, All We Have Left Now Is Hope

rgibbsRobert Gibbs, President Obama’s White House Press Secretary, appearing on Bob Schieffer’s Face the Nation yesterday uttered the word hope or a derivative thereof 5 times in describing how the “Stimulus Plan” will work out.  Without hope it sounds like the Obama Administration’s plan doesn’t have any chance of working.  Here are Mr. Gibbs hopes on the “Stimulus Plan” as taken from his interview with Mr. Schieffer:

Well Bob we certainly hope that this money gets moved out to states and localities to prevent them uh having to cut police officers or teachers uh…

Hopefully with this plan now that it’s through Congress and awaiting the President’s signature we believe that 3 1/2 million jobs will be saved or created by this plan…

So we’re hopeful that it will get this economy moving again…

You know the economic team believes that this bill will help us stay away from those double digit economic unemployment numbers, so we’re certainly hopeful of that…

He’s [President Obama] hopeful that Republicans start to reach back…  [emphasis added is mine]

Sounds like this change needs a whole lot of hope!  And here is my favorite quote from Mr. Gibbs on Sunday’s Face the Nation:

We’ve lost about 3.6 million jobs uh during the course of this recession and about half of those jobs, job losses have happened in the last three months…

I find this very interesting.  President Obama was elected on two campaign platforms HOPE and CHANGE.  And in the last 3 months, that would be since November 4th when President Obama was elected, we have lost 1.8 million jobs.  The other 1.8 million jobs took over a year to lose.  So maybe, just maybe most Americans and in particular small business owners and larger corporations aren’t seeing this hope and change mantra as a way to lead a country out of an economic recession.  With all of this change it seems that Americans are saying all we have left now is hope.

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Written by KJ Kaufman

February 16, 2009 at 11:32 am

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