Perhaps this explains that “you’re dead to me” look in Big Guy’s eyes while toasting his guests at Tuesday’s State dinner:
To the dictators! Long may we not “just be standing around.”
Or if that’s not it, maybe it’s because of this:
A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that despite the steady pace of hiring in recent months, 76% of adults lack confidence that their children's generation will have a better life than they do—an all-time high. Some 71% of adults think the country is on the wrong track, a leap of 8 points from a June survey, and 60% believe the U.S. is in a state of decline.
Yikes! That’s going to leave an ouchie somewhere. Looks like all those low-paying, part-time jobs being created in this, the fifth year of our summer of robust recovery, just aren’t delivering on the American Dream. The paychecks they’re generating just aren’t big enough to get the lost generation out of Mommy and Daddy’s basement and pay back those exorbitant student loans they took out in order to obtain their valuable degrees in “Something-Or-Other Studies.”
Anyway, all of this bad economic news might explain this peculiar exchange between John Kerry and former President Jimmy Carter:
Former President Carter told John about the help he got back in the 70’s on how to handle a continuing bad economic environment:
“My predecessor gave me 4 envelopes and told me to open one each year, should the economy fail to improve. At the end of year one I opened the first envelope and it said ‘Blame the economy on your predecessor,’ which I did. At the end of year two when things weren’t any better I opened the second envelope and it said ‘Blame the opposition Party,’ which I did. The advice at the end of Year 3 when things were still going down the tube was ‘Blame the American people themselves and tell them they’re not doing enough,’ which I did. Then, when I got to year four and the economy was still on the rocks I anxiously opened the last envelope and all it said was ‘Make out 4 envelopes…’ so I don’t think I can really help you here. If you’d like some advice on securing peace in the Middle East however…”
Apparently Big Guy’s staff figured out how the economy-envelope game worked before getting to the 4th envelope. They hijacked it and revised it to read: “Blame all the racists who are hatin’ on you” and have been ridin’ that horse ever since.
Unfortunately, they forgot to make out an envelope for year 5, so all I can say is: bye-bye American Pie! It’s been a sweet ride!
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network