On the final full day of campaigning in the 2012 race for the White House, President Obama is being blasted for a speech he gave in Madison, Wis., a speech his opposition calls “delusional.”
“We tried our ideas. They worked. The economy grew. We created jobs. Deficits went down,” Obama said Monday.
“We tried their ideas. They didn’t work. The economy didn’t grow, not as many jobs, and the deficit went up. But here’s the thing. Governor Romney’s a very talented salesman, and in this campaign he’s tried as hard as he can to repackage the same old bad ideas and make ‘em out to be new ideas and try to convince you that he’s all about change.”
“This is just delusional,” opined radio giant Rush Limbaugh, reacting to Obama’s suggestion that deficits have gone down in this administration. “This is our president, folks, entirely totally completely delusional. He’s not there. The elevator is not going to the top floor today. … This is worthy of men in the white coats. … I wonder if he knows what he’s saying. It’s on the prompter. … I wonder if he believes what he’s saying.”
Obama himself stressed during his Madison speech that he doesn’t utter anything he doesn’t intend to say.
“You know that I say what I mean and I mean what I say,” the president noted.
“Deficits went down?” Limbaugh continued. “You know, not even his supporters believe this. His supporters know the truth. It’s just that they think Obama’s about fairness. Obama’s about taking away from everybody and giving to them, but they know that the deficit’s going up, they know the national debt’s going up. They just don’t care. But Obama is coming out, I don’t know how else to describe this. Which Obama idea has worked? Stimulus? Obamacare? Green energy? Arab Spring? Name one. What Obama idea has worked? What deficit, any deficit, has come down?
“The national debt has had almost $6 trillion added to it. That’s done by way of a deficit every year that is over a trillion dollars. We never had trillion-dollar annual deficits until Obama. One of Bush’s last deficits was a mere $257 billion. This deeply concerns me. I know politicians lie, and I know they want to put a good spin on everything. But this, folks, I’m tongue-tied. This is not just political lying. This isn’t trying to pull wool over people’s face. Nobody in this country thinks right now the economy’s working. That’s not why Obama’s supporters support him. It’s not because his ideas are working. They support him, A, because he’s a Democrat; B, because he’s a liberal; C, because they hate conservatives; D, because they hate Republicans; E, because they think everybody else owes them the something. But they don’t they don’t support Obama because they think his stuff is working.”