Classics from The Big O: "I don't know what that says about the online audience"
Consider this another Netroots Nation Special!
Which is no doubt why one of the first things The Big O did, in his continued and successful effort to destroy the D brand and, indeed, the possibility of governance that is "successful" for anybody but the ruling elite, was to diss those voters and take the idea off the table [2009-03-26]
THE PRESIDENT: Three point five million people voted [in an online poll before Obama's first Town Hall]. I have to say that there was one question that was voted on that ranked fairly high and that was whether legalizing marijuana would improve the economy -- (laughter) -- and job creation. And I don't know what this says about the online audience* -- (laughter) -- but I just want -- I don't want people to think that -- this was a fairly popular question; we want to make sure that it was answered. The answer is, no, I don't think that is a good strategy -- (laughter) -- to grow our economy. (Applause.)
Pretty funny, huh?
It's a two-fer! The big Fuck you to his own base, and the big Fuck you to the "differently employed"! Boy, what a tell that was! (And the "(laughter)" is a huge tell, too, if it comes to that. Versailles...)
NOTE * Many of whom are, no doubt, meeting in Vegas right now. A subset of 'em is, no doubt, debating whether Obama is really, in his heart of hearts, if any, a "progressive." Perhaps they could hold a panel discussion?
NOTE Obama is such an asshole.