Sorry y’all! I know I know… it’s been forever since I’ve been on here. Blame higher education. So, this story is kind of late buuuuut…
I SAW OBAMA SPEAK LIVE. Yeah… I know! It was exactly like watching him on TV. Dead serious. I didn’t think it was anything special. He strutted out. He waved like he was Bono. He nodded his head a lot. Said thank you trillions of time. Tried to get the crowd to stop applauding (half-heartedly I thought). And then began his shpeel on the American Jobs Act. (Which apparently… if you would like to know what’s in it, Obama told us to read it on whitehouse.gov. I guess it’s too lengthy to summarize? Or he just didn’t feel like he owed us a little description of what the bill was about? Who knows?)
I saw him speak on Sept. 14. The cool thing about it was that I got to see a standing President speak live. The downside to it was that I had heard the same speech on TV less than a week before (his jobs speech on Thursday, Sept. 8). It was the exact same speech. PASS THIS BILL! PASS IT NOW! If you love me you’ll pass this jobs bill! (And I was always taught that if someone you were in a relationship with said “if you love me” it was an unhealthy relationship…)
It was nauseating how the crowd ate it up. Like they had no brains of their own and just loooooooved everything Obama had to say. (Granted, it was a bunch of liberal college kids, at a university, which is pretty liberal… Eh.)
And I’m sure you’d ask, “So, Lucy, was Obama’s speech entertaining at all?”
WELL! I’m super glad you asked. Despite the fact that I learned nothing new about this jobs creation act and I was told I could read it online (psh), his speech was quite entertaining.
During his speech, I was sitting next to a foreign exchange student from Australia who was studying “politics” (like me!). And we had a good time critiquing Obama’s speech. She couldn’t believe that people actually believed the nonsense that was spewing from his lips. We talked about how it was curious he never told us how he was going to create all of these jobs. Obama never told us what was going to happen in the creation of the jobs. He never told us how we are going to pay for these jobs. (Apparently by themselves… in both speeches I watched, he said that the bill would be paid for. How? Magically? Is China paying for this bill? Are you going to raise taxes to pay for the bill? HOW is it going to be paid for?)
It was entertaining to see everyone’s reactions. Both the students and Obama’s.
And I’m not going to lie…. It was neat to be able to see a standing President talk. Plus, I’m in the marching band and we were able to play for him. Once in a lifetime stuff I think. And, I have a special VIP ticket. 😛
Hope y’all are having a fantastic week!
“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose.” ~Lyndon B. Johnson