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I couldn’t believe my ears! In a town hall style gathering at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Allentown Pennsylvania today, President Obama asserted that jobs have been his priority all along.

However, there is a reason, according to our President, that we didn’t know about the great effort his administration has been putting forth for the last 10 months. And you won’t believe what it is.

Turns out it’s our own fault.

Here’s what Obama said: “Folks have a short attention span. I understand that.”

How insulting is that?! It rather substantiates the concern expressed by many that the Obama administration and Congress see the American people as not unlike my toon—easy pushovers in the brains department. (When POTUS is minus his teleprompter his words reveal volumes.)

So my question is, where are all these jobs? Were my laid-off friends and I really not paying attention?

  • Linda Mac

    I have believed from the beginning that Obama will go through the same kind of crumbling of support that Bush did and for the same reason. Those who supported Obama worshipped him just as those who supported Bush did. There is nothing like disillusionment to disgust worshippers with an icon. I will not be be surprised when the tinsel begins to tarnish.

  • Hardtotake

    Has Obama done anything that you approve of?

    • Pat Racimora

      Yes, some. I believe his election has had a positive impact on AA’s, even though Obama has virtually nothing in commen except skin color with most AAs. I admire his stem cell action–very important.

      There are other acts that are positive, but mostly I believe that Obama was not qualified to hold the job he has and that he is not in touch with the average American. He did a great job, however, of convincing a lot of people (except for us resume Democrats and Republicans) that he would get us back on track from Day 1. I see things continuing to go backwards, and he can’t keep blaming Bush forever.

  • Sassy

    Yeah, that old short attention span defect.
    It explains BO’s missing Wright’s sermons, Rezko’s loans, Bill Ayers, ACORN, and those 54 states!
    Biden has told us repeatedly how many jobs they have saved or created. We need to start showing up for work folks!

  • Obamastolemycoutry

    STEP AWAY FROM THE OBAMA AND TURN OFF THE TV!

    Beware. Obama says we have short attention spans because he wants to program us to have short attention spans. That way, come 2010, we will forget his mistakes. I won’t, but oh, if he does some hopey changey magic show 2010 and 2012, those bots will blindly follow yet again!

    DO NOT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN!

  • Rich

    Great cartoon that looks at the issue of how we elect our officials.

    Finally there is transparency in Government that Obama talked about and it came from the president himself. “Folks have a short attention span. I understand that.” Now it is no longer hidden how the president and his people see the Obama voter. This explains so much.

    This explains why experience or the lack of it did not count in this past presidential election. The only thing that mattered was what was said in the moment since remembering history and looking at experience would take a much longer attention span. This explains why Obama was able to say anything he wanted because he assumed that his voters would not remember it over time, so he would not be expected to keep his word and could just make new statements. After all, it is said that in this computer age we are raising a generation of people who know how to look up everything but are not required to remember anything for very long. That is why even in movies, TV shows, and even in commercials everything has to move fast just to keep the audience’s attention span. Yes, Obama and his people understood this and used it to their advantage.

    So let us not get to irate about his statement since truth is considered a good defense against anything. If one really does not like the statement, then let us require of ourselves that we remember and learn from history, that we think about things in depth, rather than just accepting a quick “sound good” answer, and let us require experience and evidence of performance regardless of how good they look or sound, before we vote for anyone.

    Rich

    • Silence Dogood

      Finally there is transparency in Government that Obama talked about and it came from the president himself. “Folks have a short attention span. I understand that.” Now it is no longer hidden how the president and his people see the Obama voter. This explains so much.

      Worthy of repeating!

      Not hidden from many of us, who called him out when his elitism showed during the election.

  • hc123

    Its great when the “real Obama” shines through – like when he said we were just “wee wee’d” up.

    I hope this obnoxious know it all is a one term wonder.

  • Portia Elizabeth

    Thanks for another good one, Pat!

    It reminded me of a good friend of mine who’s a compulsive shopper. She’ll stick a new outfit in the back of her closet for a few weeks, then wear it. When her husband asks if it’s new, she’ll reply with a straight face, “Honey I’ve had this for awhile. You just don’t remember it.” It works because he trusts her. I don’t think many people still believe BO has had that outfit in the back of his closet all along.

  • Pat B

    Right on Pat!! He is so out of touch. From one of your laid off friends…that was a good one!! Keep it up!

  • Sassy

    Pat, I love your “dufus” portrait!
    I’m laughing too hard to be insulted!
    We southerners would say that the voters “sh*t in their applebutter” when they elected BO!

  • clairtx

    I look for a round of Republican victories in the next election cycle, followed by a run by Sarah Palin for President. She’s doing great in TX.

  • Banned in Beantown

    it’s back to allowing single sentences

  • Banned in Beantown

    Ok… now where did it go?

  • Banned in Beantown

    all of a sudden my full comments are showing up? What is with this wacked out site?

  • Banned in Beantown

    While channel surfing I caught Dodd questioning Ben Bernanke about the responsibilities of the Federal Reserve Bank. Dodd, with a straight face, lectured Bernanke that the Fed should have been raising red flags about the impending mortgage crisis.

  • Banned in Beantown

    Ok, this comment is being broken up in chunks because the spam filter will not let me post more than a few sentences.

    • Banned in Beantown

      Here is another incredible statement, but this is from Chris Dodd.

      While channel surfing I caught Dodd questioning Ben Bernanke about the responsibilities of the Federal Reserve Bank. Dodd, with a straight face, lectured Bernanke that the Fed should have been raising red flags about the impending mortgage crisis. Dodd claimed that the Fed should have seen Goldman Sachs repackaging bad (toxic) mortgage loans and selling them as AAA rated.

    • Banned in Beantown

      While channel surfing I caught Dodd questioning Ben Bernanke about the responsibilities of the Federal Reserve Bank. Dodd, with a straight face, lectured Bernanke that the Fed should have been raising red flags about the impending mortgage crisis. Dodd claimed that the Fed should have seen Goldman Sachs repackaging bad (toxic) mortgage loans and selling them as AAA rated.

    • Banned in Beantown

      While channel surfing I caught Chris Dodd questioning Ben Bernanke about the responsibilities of the Federal Reserve Bank.

    • Banned in Beantown

      Dodd, with a straight face, lectured Bernanke that the Fed should have been raising red flags about the impending mortgage crisis.

  • Banned in Beantown

    Here is another incredible statement, but this is from Chris Dodd.

    While channel surfing I caught Dodd questioning Ben Bernanke about the responsibilities of the Federal Reserve Bank. Dodd, with a straight face, lectured Bernanke that the Fed should have been raising red flags about the impending mortgage crisis. Dodd claimed that the Fed should have seen Goldman Sachs repackaging bad (toxic) mortgage loans and selling them as AAA rated.

    Dodd demanded to know why he and the rest of congress were not warned about this impending disaster. Dodd told Bernanke that he and the Fed were derelict in their duty.

    Dodd then said congress should strip the fed of power and give it to congress or to an entity that will report directly to congress to prevent this from re-occuring.

    Bernanke, to his credit, just listened and did not attempt to slap Dodd out of his stupor and choke the shit out of him. (I was rooting for choking the shit)

    Of course we all watched Dodd and others in the banking committee told ad nausem about Fannie and Freddie bad mortgages on Youtube video from the past four years.

    Talk about your “Short term memory”. Count Dodd and others as having the same memory disease as Obama.

  • Banned in Beantown

    That nose pick is Obama’s “notion” of creting a Green Job.

    It’s gonna be a big one… Dig deep, we wanna know if there is any brain in there.

  • Banned in Beantown

    One more try…

    Obama must think we are all like his Obot Army. He forgot about the 60 million voters that did not drink the Kool-Aid.

    Obama has the memory problem, not us. I believe psychologists call that “transference”. Add that to the long list of Obama’s mental disorders. His health package covers that, right?

    I had a very inept boss years ago. The kind of idiot where you shake your head in amazement of the Peter Principal at work.

    Think “Pointy Haired Guy” in Dilbert.

    Anyway, I used to pull the “I did it, but you forgot” stunt on this guy quite a bit. Because he really did have a poor memory, and it was a small source of job satisfaction for me.

    The guy had a habit of requesting completion of totally idiotic tasks. His M.O. was to approach a worker, but announce he forgot why, and then make up some total nonsense task and request completing it.

    In the case of Obama, he is the Pointy Haired Buffoon with the short memory.

  • Banned in Beantown

    With all the f-bombs and worse that pepper this website, why are my comments being targeted by the spam filters?

    • Banned in Beantown

      I don’t even mention Obama’s former “African Values” church anymore…

  • Banned in Beantown

    Try try again…

    Obama must think we are all like his Obot Army. He forgot about the 60 million voters that did not drink the Kool-Aid.

    Obama has the memory problem, not us. I believe psychologists call that “transference”. Add that to the long list of Obama’s mental disorders. His Health package covers that, right?

    I had a very inept boss years ago. The kind of idiot where you shake your head in amazement of the Peter Principal at work.

    Think “Pointy Haired Guy” in Dilbert.

    Anyway, I used to pull the “I did it, but you forgot” stunt on this guy quite a bit. Because he really did have a poor memory, and it was a small source of job satisfaction for me.

    The guy had a habit of requesting completion of totally idiotic tasks. His M.O. was to approach a worker, but announce he forgot why, and then make up some total nonsense task and request completing it.

    In the case of Obama, he is the Pointy Haired Buffoon with the short memory.

  • Banned in Beantown

    Geez, my username is in the spam filter again… Must I make a new one?

    I thought the new site and servers were going to be Kinder and Gentler

  • Banned in Beantown

    Hmmm… my comment must have gone to the Twilight Zone again…

    One more try:

    Obama must think we are all like his Obot Army. He forgot about the 60 million voters that did not drink the Kool-Aid.

    Obama has the memory problem, not us. I believe psychologists call that “transference”. Add that to the long list of Obama’s mental disorders. His Health package covers that, right?

    I had a very inept boss years ago. The kind of idiot where you shake your head in amazement of the Peter Principal at work.

    Think “Pointy Haired Guy” in Dilbert.

    Anyway, I used to pull the “I did it, but you forgot” stunt on this guy quite a bit. Because he really did have a poor memory, and it was a small source of job satisfaction for me.

    The guy had a habit of requesting completion of totally idiotic tasks. His M.O. was to approach a worker, but announce he forgot why, and then make up some total nonsense task and request completing it.

    In the case of Obama, he is the Pointy Haired Buffoon with the short memory.

  • Banned in Beantown

    Obama must think we are all like his Obot Army. He forgot about the 60 million voters that did not drink the Kool-Aid.

    Obama has the memory problem, not us. I believe psychologists call that “transference”. Add that to the long list of Obama’s mental disorders. His Health package covers that, right?

    I had a very inept boss years ago. The kind of idiot where you shake your head in amazement of the Peter Principal at work.

    Think “Pointy Haired Guy” in Dilbert.

    Anyway, I used to pull the “I did it, but you forgot” stunt on this guy quite a bit. Because he really did have a poor memory, and it was a small source of job satisfaction for me.

    The guy had a habit of requesting completion of totally idiotic tasks. His M.O. was to approach a worker, but announce he forgot why, and then make up some total nonsense task and request completing it.

    In the case of Obama, he is the Pointy Haired Buffoon with the short memory.

  • ksclematis

    You hit the nail on the head, Pat!

    I will say that most voting “folks”, dems or repubs, do “have a short attention span”….they paid too much attention to the “I can”, “We can,” “You can.” b.s., and not enough attention to the reality of what was being promised and about the experience and qualifications of the charasmatic young lawyer who knew all the proper words to convince the populace (jury) to elect his candidate (himself). He was spewing out more of what his candidacy conjured up to give the voters what they wanted to hear.

    Another short attention span is coming forth in the resurgance of a Sarah Palin candidacy….what (who) will we be hit with next!!!

    If I’m trying to keep up with the daily news, I can’t remember when BO has had jobs as his priority all along. Most of the “old” jobs won’t and can’t come back….other countries have snapped up the best and put out of business any that weren’t profitable.

    There is much in this country’s infrastructure that needs to be fixed and the money for the work in labor and supplies would stay here. I see most of the big “stimulus” money being a short fix for big press “attention”.

    His arrogance is just now being challenged????!!!!

    • arky

      …the resurgance of a Sarah Palin candidacy….what (who) will we be hit with next!!!

      Well, I don’t believe it’ll be the Huckster (Huckabee). Thank God for that.

      • Banned in Beantown

        Pawlenty Paw-Likely…

        But more likely some unknown to date.

  • I’m a Linda too

    OMG, he is an @sshole, isn’t he. Does he really think he can continuously deflect blame from his own actions to everyone else?

    GAnd gee, is that why Biden conceded “there’s nothing like a hanging to focus ones’ attention.”

  • jiminycricket

    First he insults everyone with his condescension and put downs, like the one about understanding how we have such a short attention span, and then he uses his “folksy” dialect…you know, the one which makes him sound like he’s still attending church with Reverend Wright, not the one he uses when he speaks to all his “intellectual” buddies from Chicago, or the one he uses when he is reading from his best friend, the teleprompter.

    Later he appears eating a burger with some “folks” sans jacket and is wearing the traditional blue shirt with the sleeves rolled up…like he’s one of us.

    The polling told him which issues to push this week. He is like a talking face. Nothing more. No substance, no plan, nothing…just a talking face….and worst of all….lacking in humanity.

  • MrX

    Elitist to the core!

  • jwrjr

    “Jobs” has been 0zero’s priority all along? = pure (but toxic) bullsh*t.

    • Silence Dogood

      He’s in the bad position now that it took Bush II 7 years to reach. Just a smidge early, don’t you think?

      • jwrjr

        Impressive. Just not in a good way. The only job Ozero is really interested in saving is his. Everybody else … under the bus!

        • Silence Dogood

          Obama is [insert early-to-mid 20th century goose-stepping dictator], without the job creation! :P

        • FLDemFem

          The irony is that if he doesn’t create jobs for the rest of the country, he is going to lose his. The sooner the better, I say!!

          P.S. Silence, count yourself lucky with the spam filter. It takes hours, if not a full day, for my comments to make it out of the filter. Puts a real damper on having a fun argument with anyone..sigh.

    • Silence Dogood

      I think this proves my point there’s big trouble in Obamaland:

      Dec 1, 2009
      Tuesday`s News: More Texas Democrats Switch to the GOP

      The Wave Rolls Into Upshur County

      We’re pleased to annouce that several more Democratic officeholders have decided to switch parties and become Republicans. Five elected Democrats in Upshur County – County Judge Dean Fowler, Sheriff Anthony Betterton, District Clerk Carolyn Bullock Parrot, Constable Jason Weeks, and Justice of the Peace Lyle Potter – all announced today that they are now Republicans and will seek re-election as such. They gave various reasons for their decisions to switch, but it all boils down to one simple fact: The Democratic Party has become too liberal and too statist for Texas voters. The Democratic Party’s values are out of the Texas mainstream. The Democratic Party is too beholden to special interests, from MoveOn’s far left agenda to Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the Washington Democrats’ drive to have the federal government take over more and more of what was once the private sector, while they drive up the national debt to unsustainable levels and continue to raise our taxes.

      Scores of Democrats across Texas like the five who have switched parties today are not so much leaving their party. Their party, its leadership in Washington and its leadership here in Texas, has left them. We’re pleased to continue growing the Texas GOP by attracting those who share our conservative values of limited government, strong national defense and robust economic growth via the free market to join us.

      “…limited government, strong national defense and robust economic growth via the free market to join us.”

      If you turds would only stick to this and actually honor it I’d believe you. Staying away from the hot-button social side of things might help as well. In spite of the slogan and my disdain for the GOP, lesser of two evils for me. Its GOP in 2010. Oust the bastard Dems! In with some slightly less bastard GOP for balance! :D

      • arky

        If the Texas Dems are anything like most of the ones in Arkansas, they should be in the GOP.
        Blech. Two sides of the same coin.

      • Obamastolemycoutry

        Ok, that scares me a little. Is is just a big lie like everything else dems say? They know they are toast as DemocRats and so they are posing as Republicans to get reelected??? I don’t like it one bit and wouldn’t vote for them no matter the party. The fact that they were involved in this debacle means they either supported the poser in chief outright, or they were just plain deaf, dumb and blind. Either scenario doesn’t make me feel confident in their leadership abilities so 2010 will be the year to vote against the incumbent!!!! It is the only way. Bring in new blood who were not a prty to this crap!

  • Patrick Henry

    You “PICKED” that One Right..Pat

  • PO’dVet

    He is all about creating jobs! Just look at the policies he is pursuing, and it is quite obvious. I honestly expect the undertaker and gravedigger fields to expand exponentially very soon…as all the poor and elderly start dieing because if his policies!

  • http://! stodgie

    ok the the total accumulation of information on obummer is now telling the story of just what those pathetic whimps in the democratic party have foisted on us. i say let it rip. let us learn and never forget.

  • TeakWoodKite

    Love the artwork, Pat.

    Is that person picking his nose? LOL

    Are you surprised that a narc like BO doesn’t think twice calling the citizens of this nation a collection of AD patients?

    Add that to the god fearing bible folks and what to ya get?

    oops.

    • lark

      A very happy country.

  • http://deleted BuzzisbackLatte

    LOL! That Obama, what a funny guy!

    He Just revealed another example of his rampant narcissism lurking about in his jigsaw puzzle of a personality.

    Hey folks, it’s ALL YOUR FAULT that you didn’t notice all of Obama’s superior efforts to create jobs!

    Hint: There was nothing to notice.

    The guy is about a half an inch away from requiring a butterfly net and straight jacket!

    JMHO

  • VinceP

    I can’t freakin’ believe it…

    President Jagoff just gave his THIRD middle-finger-as-facial-scratch…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiU6qYB50U0

    • Brodie

      That looked pretty damn calculated to me! Judging by the expression on his face while he was doing that.

      • VinceP

        Last year he did it to Hillary Clinton… which when i saw it, i was totally mortified.

        I have never seen such sociopathic behavior in a politician before.

        And then later he did it to the John McCain too!

        Look it up in You Tube.

        (Appealing to the hells now..)Oh please Allah… End this regime soon.

    • NomNomNom

      sure looks like it to me, & Callahan supported Clinton.

    • TeakWoodKite

      @14 seconds, can’t miss it. Very sad VinceP that BO is as his wife says. He is “pathetic”.

    • Portia Elizabeth

      The thing that struck me about that middle finger to the head is that immediately after, he used his index finger to turn to lecture mode. So he is totally aware of what he’s doing with his digits.

      BO is an embarrassment to the nation and I can’t believe such an emotionally immature person is in our White House. (I steadfastly refuse to call That One “President”.)

  • Peggy Sue

    Been spaminated again. Can you retrieve, Pat?

    Thanx. [the spammy monster is really after me today]

    • Silence Dogood

      I’d prefer a registration system, or use of a captcha graphic, although there are drawbacks to every system. I hope the bloody spammers rot in hell for causing all this heartache.

      When I get eaten by the Vermicious Knid spam monster, the comments are usually regurgitated withing 20-30 minutes, sometimes sooner. The admin has an ample supply of syrup of ipecac.

  • Peggy Sue

    Well, I think we now know why TOTUS is more than a “convenience.” Or why town hall meetings were never Barack Obama’s cup of tea.

    Take the rolling script away and the man’s “eloquence” is like everything else–a pipedream. I listened to part of his Lehigh Valley presentation. Rambling, awkward, awful.

    I listened to his New Orleans presentation [the mop speech]. Again, awful, even embarassing. Yet those in the peanut gallery clapped like mad.

    Talk about lowered expectations!

    I take no joy pointing this out because there’s so much hanging in the balance, for all of us.

    Btw, many despots have turned on the public and blamed their own people for the lack of success or turn around. Because for incompetent leaders, it’s never “their” fault.

    Loved the toon, Pat. That could be my youngest when he was around 7 years old. That wayward finger :0).

  • Silence Dogood

    Here’s what Obama said: “Folks have a short attention span. I understand that.”

    Oh boy, that’s utterly devastating! At least I think so!

    The GOP could use this to take control of the House.

    They can play that clip, and clips of him making similar elitist felgercarb remarks. This shows he is way way out of touch with the immense suffering going on under his watch. What an a$$hole!

  • Ani

    Barack Obama HATES to be criticized. He has zero tolerance for it. He will always divert blame. Nothing is his fault, ever. He has had minimal focus, if any, on job creation. His polls had to dip 20 points before he figured out he may want to start paying lip service to this.

    Insulting ALL voters now by saying Americans have a short attention span really takes the cake. He used to just insult the ones who didn’t vote for him. Now it’s everyone. If his numbers dip further, there will be more insults and more petulance. This will not change.

    • Silence Dogood

      Popcorn, Ani? :D

      • Ani

        You know, I wish I could sit and eat some over this — the fact is that we are all suffering via this behavior so I find no enjoyment in it.

        Believe me when I say this is one time in my life I really wish I was wrong about someone. So far, every initial impression I have of Pres. Obama when I first saw him in a debate has been borne out by his actions these past two years — every SINGLE behavior.

        The only solace has been the thoughtful, supportive people in my life and on the blogs who share my sentiments and keep telling it like it is. :)

        • Silence Dogood

          You know, I wish I could sit and eat some over this — the fact is that we are all suffering via this behavior so I find no enjoyment in it.

          Just a suggestion: take some time for the popcorn. Maybe blurt out “I told you !@#$ers so!” and laugh.

          Then go back to not being able to enjoy any popcorn.

          Believe me when I say this is one time in my life I really wish I was wrong about someone.

          Same here. Early on, I thought “What is it I am not seeing?” when so many people were walking around with a permanent orgasm as a grin over this dude. I really tried to see it. But there’s nothing there to see and be happy about.

          You continue to take this all very personally, as do I and my better half. You must be empathic and can’t shake off the ominous mood in the air. Its thick enough to slice with a knife.

  • Docelder

    Folks have a short attention span.

    Yep, they have already forgotten that he’s the one. Plus, they already forgot that whatever goes wrong, it was Bush that did it. They forgot how they got weak kneed and how some fainted when he spoke those stutter speak stop start magic inflected words beneath those styrofoam pillars. Hope, change and unicorns. How could we ever forget that. Let us hope we never do.

    • Onofre’s arm

      Ummm, I seem to have forgotten what was this thread is about?

  • candymarl

    Yes, because when Obama said the stimulus package would keep unemployment at 8 percent and it didn’t we were too stupid to notice.

    Pat you and your friends just don’t get it. If they had understood the speechifying they wouldn’t have been laid-off. Good grief. Get with the program.

    Great ‘toon BTW.

    • Pat Racimora

      LOL–love it candymarl!

  • Hot Librarian

    Hey …did not people make fun of Bush’s folksy manner & references to ‘Folks”.

    Someone even substituted ‘Folks” in all the major documents . It was very funny.

    Yep them thar folks have a short attention span.

    • http://firefox AnnieCarmel

      Too busy thumpin’ the Bibles and cleanin’ thar guns down thar in the hollers.

      Pretentious SOB.

    • oowawa

      Yep them thar folks have a short attention span.

      There’s dumb in them thar folks. Let’s mine it for all it’s worth . . .

  • Jack

    That’s bad.

    Akin to the often heard, “I am sorry folks misinterpreted my previous statement”