Monday, August 22, 2011

Specificity creep

I'm trying to coin a new term for Obama's penchant for over-promising on details before he falls back onto another amorphous speech of empty demagoguery. Remember his "very specific plan" on jobs? Yeah, not so much: "Is Obama's specific plan now just an outline?"
"The president is going to outline a short-term plan to accelerate the economy," Axelrod said on ABC's This Week, "in the face of the hits we've taken, because of the Arab Spring and oil prices, because of the Japanese earthquake, because of Europe that have slowed down economic growth.

On Meet the Press, Gibbs used similar language, "The president is going to outline some ideas, the president has outlined ideas every day he's been in the White House."
By the time he gets back to Washington, Obama's plan will be down to "do some stuff."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing his specific plan involves borrowing money and giving it to his politcal allies.