Settled back in Washington, with a head start over Congress, Obama will start the fall battles with his long-awaited jobs speech, which has already garnered unrealistic expectations and skepticism from both the left and the right.
While Obama promised shortly before his vacation that his speech will include a specific plan to create jobs, analysts and lawmakers are doubtful that the president will roll out much more than the infrastructure, payroll tax and trade plans that he has been pushing Congress on for months.
The speech will preview a likely battle to be fought this autumn and all of next year on the campaign trail over spending-cuts levels and taxes. A new debt-cutting supercommittee of a dozen lawmakers has a Nov. 23 deadline to issue recommendations on the nation's debt that must be voted on by Dec. 23.
So what do you know, a real surprise there, eh?
Mr. Pretty Words told us he'd have a major job plan and now it's looking like those were just more pretty lies from Barack.
Does anything surprise you at this late date?
Me neither. But I am surprised by the number of fools who refuse to look out for themselves because they're so vested in the Corporate War Hawk Barack.
Barack was not a part of the American Civil Rights movement. His father wasn't. His mother wasn't.
Reading Playboy won't make you a feminist and, Stanly Ann Dunham, sleeping with a Black man won't make you Rosa Parks.
He's treated as though he's someone who suffered. He rode the coat tails of others suffering.
He not only rode the coat tails, but the mixed blunder is so full of himself, that it's very hard for him to give a speech about Blacks in America without trashing Black fathers.
That's where I disagree with Maxine Waters. I don't want Barack to start talking to or about Black America for the simple reason that he's unable to do so without making insulting remarks about Popeye's Chicken (Sorry, Barack, I've never had Popeye's in my life) and calling Black men shiftless.
But then some people are fools like al-Bint. Last night's community posts calling al-Bint out included:
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):