Last night, as part of his never-ending pledge to not rest one moment until the oil leak is plugged, President Obama hosted a fundraiser for Harry Reid in Nevada. You remember Nevada… the state you shouldn’t waste money taking a vacation in.
I wish the president from the political party that’s home to the legendary vehicularly-challenged Kennedy clan would stop with the “car in the ditch” metaphor, but Obama is still rolling with it:
They basically — they spent a decade driving the economy into a ditch. And now they’re asking for the keys back. (Laughter.) And my answer is, no, you cant have the keys. (Applause.) You canâ€™t drive. You don’t know how to drive. You drive in the wrong direction. You canâ€™t have them back. (Applause.) Weâ€™re just getting the car out of the ditch. We canâ€™t have you drive it back in the ditch. (Laughter.)
Harry Reid and I, we got mud on our shoes. Weâ€™re — weâ€™ve been pushing and shoving — car is just kind of getting out, almost — almost on some pavement. (Laughter.) Some, they’re all, â€œno, no, we want to pull into reverse.â€ (Laughter.) Run right over Harry and me. (Laughter.) Get you back in the mud.
That doesnâ€™t make sense.
I’m pretty sure that’s not mud on their shoes. Anybody who’s ever walked through a livestock pen at a farm knows what Obama and Reid have on their shoes, and it’s the same stuff they’ve been shoveling all over the rest of us.
And if the metaphor of “pushing a car out of a ditch” to get the economy back on track holds water, they could have saved the effort, called a tow truck driver, paid him $100 billion to pull it out of the ditch and we still would have come out ahead. Or better yet, leave the damn car in the ditch. I think I liked it better there.