Big Guy’s theme for the week ahead was first teed up at the green battery factory that we bought in Holland, Michigan on Thursday where he told the workers:
“There is nothing wrong with this country; there is something wrong with our politics,”
It might be the lefty politics
“We know there are things we can do right now that will help accelerate growth and job creation.”
Maybe we could do some of them then?
“The (credit rating) downgrade could have been entirely avoided if we had willingness to compromise in Congress. It didn't happen because we didn't have the capacity to pay our bills. It's because they don't have the capacity to get together and get things done. It was a self-inflicted wound.”
Then on Friday, he practiced his swing in Harvey Weinstein’s basement at a fundraiser co-hosted by Anna Wintour:
"What was remarkable was to see outside of Washington, the enthusiasm, the energy, the hopefulness, the decency, of the American people. What I said to them is you deserve better than you have been getting out of Washington over the last two and a half months, for that matter for the last two and a half years,"
"Here is the good news, as frustrating as the past couple of months have been. Washington reached a low water point. The public suddenly realized . we are going to have to get engaged."
"If that energy is harnessed and tapped I am absolutely convinced this country is going to be on the upswing in the next couple of years."
Then he addressed our debt situation:
"I don't know if you noticed when the stock market went down.” (trust me: everyone in Harvey’s Greenwich Village basement noticed.) “What did everybody buy after the downgrade ? US Treasuries."
"Everybody understands that the United States still has the greatest economic potential.The market voted with its feet."
Yes, people have been known to do that.
"People understand that this country is going through a fundamental change .."
Hard to believe, butt Big Guy, didn’t even have TOTUS with him for these remarks! He “spoke at the bottom of the stairs, without notes, or a microphone in the small room.” Wow! Off the cuff! We’re ready to hit this puppy out of the park now, if you’ll pardon my mixed metaphors.
So on to Big Guy’s weekly radio address: like I said, right out of the park:
So while there’s nothing wrong with our country, there is something wrong with our politics, and that’s what we’ve got to fix. Because we know there are things Congress can do, right now, to get more money back in your pockets, get this economy growing faster, and get our friends and neighbors back to work.
He’s right, butt, unless Mama Grizzly Bachmann becomes Speaker, I think impeachment is off the table, and the election’s not until 2012.
(BTW, this is a good spot to announce that Little Mo and Little Bo have stocked the shelves of my fabulous boutique with the first item in my new fashion forward “Mama Grizzly” gear line! Stop by the shop if you’re in the Big White, or check them out online if you’re in flyover country!) UPDATE: Please note comment below re. "Other Products You Might Like" There’s been a hacker in the MOTUS store.
But we can no longer let partisan brinksmanship get in our way – the idea that making it through the next election is more important than making things right. That’s what’s holding us back – the fact that some in Congress would rather see their opponents lose than see America win.
So you’ve got a right to be frustrated. I am. Because you deserve better. And I don’t think it’s too much for you to expect that the people you send to this town start delivering.
Thanks Big Guy, butt I clearly requested Krispy Kreme's. Don’t you ever listen to us? Dufus.
And there is every reason to believe we’ll get through this storm to a brighter day.
Thanks for listening, and have a nice weekend.
You’re welcome. And we’ll try.
So I think we’re ready to hit the road with our American Heartland WTF tour tomorrow. See you from the road!
PS. Scamper on over to American Thinker for “Clarice’s Pieces” today. An excellent analysis of why WE may get CHANGE WE can BELIEVE in on 11-06-2012.