Because there wasn’t much of anything else of import going on, Big Guy took to the open road last week to resume his mythical “How I saved America” tour.
“What we’ve got to do is to build on the cornerstones of what it means to be middle class in America -- a good job, good wages, a good education, a home, affordable health care, a secure retirement. That’s what we need to focus on.”
Then he spent the balance of his time explaining how the Republicans are to blame for not letting him focus on any of them.
“I’ve got to say it’s not always Washington’s highest priority. Because rather than keeping focus on a growing economy that creates good middle-class jobs, we’ve seen a faction of Republicans in Congress suggest that maybe America shouldn’t pay its bills that have already been run up, that we shut down government if they can’t shut down Obamacare.
That won’t grow our economy. That won’t create jobs. That won’t help our middle class. We can’t afford in Washington the usual circus of distractions and political posturing. We can't afford that right now.”
The real highlight of the tour was the appearance of an unexpected protestor in Syracuse:
It was unclear if she was protesting the conviction of a traitor or was simply in favor of transgender sex reassignment for convicted traitors. Either way, Big Guy handled it with his usual aplomb:
No, no, no, that's fine. Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. We're okay. We're okay. That's okay. Hold on a second. Hold on. Hold on. Hello, everybody, hello. Hold on. Hold on a minute. Hold on a minute. Hold on. So, now -- hold on a second. (Applause.) Can I just say that as hecklers go, that young lady was very polite. (Laughter.) She was. And (Applause.)
Then he complimented the protestor for being very polite, and noted that:
…she brought up an issue of importance, and that's part of what America is all about.
So of course, they threw her out.
Butt rest assured; as Eqypt burns, battle ships cruise toward Syria and the phony IRS/DOJ/NSA/HHS/EPA/NSA scandals languish in the summer stupor, Big Guy carved time out of his busy schedule to tell a bunch of ill-prepared college kids how he plans to make college “more affordable” in the future. Unfortunately, none of the kids learned beans about basic economics in high school, so they’re still willing to shell out a quarter of a million dollars for a degree in “sociology” or, any other major with no math requirement, from a “prestigious” university - even though they won’t be able to pay it back in their entire productive lifetime.
Among many other good ideas, Big Guy offered this suggestion on how to contain college costs:
“This is probably controversial to say, but, what the heck, I’m in my second term, so I can say it,” Obama said. “Law schools would probably be wise to think about being two years instead of three years.”
I’m just guessing here, butt I think that last year might be optional because they focus on constitutional law in the third year.
Anyway, there was also a little time for fun during the “college-bound and down” tour, as captured in this photo at a local soccer practice:
Naturally, it spawned a fun photo-caption contest. Here’s the winner so far:
So have at it, and enjoy your weekend.
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