Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Obama couldn't run a lemonade stand, much less the U.S. economy

We are watching the most incompetent, inexperienced, in over his head, out of his league manager of our national affairs ever in this nation's history. Barack Obama was widely known to have the absolute thinnest, most pathetic, skinniest resume of anyone ever seeking the presidency, but the voting public overlooked all of this when it came time to pull the lever, because he spoke very well, and could pronounce the word 'nuclear' ('noo-klee-er,' and not 'noo-kyoo-lar'). Quite the accomplishment, if you ask me (but ask him to pronounce the word 'corps', and see what you get). .
Turns out the guy can't manage his way out of a wet paper bag, and why should anyone be surprised? This incompetent, arrogant foolish moron has never managed anything in his entire life, not even a lemonade stand. He has held absolutely no executive positions in his existence on this planet. How can we expect a community organizer (read: rabblerouser) to get our nations' economy running like a well oiled machine? Because we overlooked this obvious inexperience when we elected this guy, we are now paying the piper.
He has expected to have things go well only on the basis that he wants them to go well, and tells everyone as much. He has never had to actually make decisions as to how best to solve problems, bring assets to bear and determine which assets to put more here and less there, etc. You know, things that even a simple lemonade stand owner understands. And yet these basic economic principles elude Obama's understanding completely.
'Obama's Lemonade Stand' would have been set up roughly like this: shake down some successful lemonade stands down the street for his supplies, such as lemon juice, sugar, ice cubes and water. If they don't provide it, he will get the community to march on them for reasons of social injustice, corporate greed, etc. Then he will set his prices according to a progressive agenda: poor people get it free. Rich people will pay $1,000.00 per glass. It's only fair, everyone knows that. Once word gets out among the poor people that there's free lemonade afoot, Obama's stand will be flooded with 'patrons.' Word also gets out among the rich folk that Obama is gouging them, and they avoid the stand.
Now Obama has lots (and LOTS) of demand for lemonade, and yet no revenue to show for his efforts. He needs more supplies, but the nearby lemonade stands have been bled dry by Obama's incessant shake downs, and have closed their doors. To make up for this lack of revenue, ever more shake downs of increasingly distant but successful lemonade stands for his growing demand of lemonade is arranged. In the long run, as long as there are more successful stands to shake down to keep supplies flowing, things will work out just fine at 'Obama's Lemonade Stand' : that is, until there are no more successful lemonade stands anywhere to shake down. But he has never arrived at that point yet in his sophomoric experience, and accordingly thinks he can run America in much the same way.
Right in front of America's eyes, Obama's abysmal lack of experience in managing anything has come to the surface when his problem solving rhetoric was clear for everyone to see: solving the oil spill by decree - 'plug the damn hole.' There you have it. Done deal, right?
When the solution by decree doesn't work (which it won't, duh), Plan B consists of sending a few battalions of attorneys, armed to the teeth with briefcases, to figure out whom to sue. Why should we expect anything else out of this guy? We shouldn't. And as we all know, and especially Obama's mentor Rev. Jeremiah Wright knows, 'America's chickens have come home to roost.' We elected a boob who doesn't know how to do anything except cause chaos, and we are getting what we elected: a guy who couldn't even run a lemonade stand and who is now in charge of our national affairs.
Perhaps a lesson has been learned here. I certainly hope that this coming election in November bears this out.


The_Kid said...

Yes, we are hoping for change :)

This is like waking up and finding out your 5 and 4 year old's have become the rulers of the household with absolute power to all your assets.

My verification word is indoodu
or in-doo-du.


Anonymous said...

I too hope some ignorant "hope and change" voters have woken up...

Amusing Bunni said...

Fredd, excellent post and rant!
You really explain how obummer would run a lemonade stand! Plus, When he couldn't get any more supplies, he get pee and sell that.....and lie and say it was lemonade. But the people woke up, and got rid of
him and his minions.

He couldn't manage a 2 car funeral, he's stupid and probably got all D's in college. That's why he's hiding all his records. What a HORROR he is.

Fredd said...


'...but the people woke up and got rid of him and his minions.'

I like your optimism here, using the past tense for this eventuality that we all see coming.

The War Planner said...

I add my applause for your analysis; it's insightful.

But I grow sad that this "crisis" will have passed by the time 2012 rolls around and people will have forgotten how Obama so completely mishandled everything about this. (Certainly not that I wish the oil to be gushing for another two years.)

One hopes that whatever comes in November, the campaign to remove this idiot from the White House will not flag.

Fredd said...

War Planner:

You have a point about 2012, in that the general voting public has the memory comparable to that of a common housefly.

Of course, Obama has another 30 months or so of botching things, and the botch-du-jour around election time may do him in anyway, regardless of how badly he is governing right now.

Christopher said...

I find that people have and still are waking up. Being in the UAW I am surrounded by libs and the ones who supported him now denounce him.

Then there are the ones who were very loud in support of Hussein who now sit mainly silent in what I believe is utter disbelief and disappointment.

I do not say to them "I told 'ya so" just as much I would not interrupt a high school classroom for they are learning, some for the first time.

Fredd said...


I think you are aware that I am not much of a union guy, although during my misspent youth, I was a card carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Warehousemen & Helpers (Teamsters).

While the UAW is the horse many rode in on, and if they bad mouth their bread and butter, they do so at their peril.

Having said that, unions are yesterday's solution. Today, they are the problem. Almost without exception, unions simply add to a company's costs, while detracting from a company's efficiency, a double whammy.

What do unions bargain collectively for on behalf of their memebers? Less work, more money. Unions are parasites on our economy, and nothing more. They are no longer a 'check and balance' on evil corporations. They have become nothing more than bloodsucking leeches on our nation's financial system.

(particular PUBLIC unions, the worst sort of blood suckers).

Nothing, personal, Christopher. There's always a good apple in a barrel full of rotten ones.

Christopher said...

No offense taken Fredd. As I have stated before and on my blog that I am a UAW member by default.

When I joined the company where I am currently employed it was non-union. I voted AGAINST unionization TWICE.

I am of the mindset of a 'union of one' that being me. I obviously got the job without a union, can keep it without a union and if I screw-up well thats on me and the company has every right to terminate my employment.

My comment was on the bulk of ny co-workers and not so much on the union itself, but I agree on your statements on the union(s).

What Makes Us Right said...

Excellent rant, looks like I found a new place to play!

By the way, I too am concerned with the short memory of the voters and the ability of the MSM to manipulate those who cannot think for themselves.

El Cerdo Ignatius said...

A brilliant allegory, Fredd. I especially enjoy the concentric rings of shakedown theory, because it's spot-on accurate. First you target your neighbours. Then you head for the burbs, and eventually to the next town. Then you have to start looking out of state - well, a shakedown artist couldn't actually do this if the Congress and the courts respected the 10th Amendment, but they don't - and eventually you've hit the borders and the oceans, and there's no one left to shake down.

Fredd said...


"Shake down Theory."

Also known as 'The Chicago Way.'

And Obama is applying this to the U.S., without understanding the obvious end game that once we reach the coastlines, we run out of people to shake down, and everything collapses into chaos.

In the long run. Heck, not even in the long run, in the medium to even outer range of short run.