SO RONERY  1:21 pm February 24, 2009

Nobody Went To Obama’s Responsibility Orgy

by Sara K. Smith

It was a modest affair, to be sureSo sad! President Obama invited over a bunch of congressmen and senators to talk about being fiscally responsible, and some of them showed up, but a lot of them didn’t. Even some breakout session panelists and moderators failed to appear because who knows, maybe they had something better to do than fix the economy???

Basically the whole summit consisted of the president sitting at the end of a table in an empty room, talking to himself.

Economic Recovery Advisory Board Chairman Paul Volcker, penciled in to lead the session on taxes, didn’t come. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, listed as a moderator of the health-care panel, was also missing, as was Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn, who had been tapped as a leader of the procurement session. Another mysterious absence: CIA Director Leon Panetta, the Clinton budget director, who was expected to lead the budget panel.

Jesus Christ, does the new president have syphilis or something? Nancy Pelosi showed up late, Harry Reid didn’t show up at all…Oh yes, and Larry Summers fell asleep.

A rousing success!

What if They Held Breakout Sessions and Everyone Broke Out? [Washington Post]

 
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BruceLee5000 February 24, 2009 at 1:32 pm

Well, that’s just depressing. Barry needs to crack the whip on these MFer’s.

gjdodger February 24, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Familiar story. The black guy moves into town, throws a housewarming, and his neighbors are “too busy” to attend.

SayItWithWookies February 24, 2009 at 1:35 pm

That’s the problem with economic summits — no gun-camera footage.

Naked Bunny with a Whip February 24, 2009 at 1:36 pm

Obama should run these meetings shirtless. That will at least attract the ladies and Republicans.

TimeCubist February 24, 2009 at 1:36 pm

I dunno, I might be regretting my vote for Obama…

Wait, what?

Mr Blifil February 24, 2009 at 1:36 pm

Presumably they were protesting wasteful helicopter spending.

blinky_twinkie February 24, 2009 at 1:37 pm

“White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, listed as one of the moderators of the procurement panel, arrived just 10 minutes before the end. ‘Oh, nice of you to join us,’ said Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.). Emanuel said nothing. But Emanuel didn’t need to say anything.” Because Emanuel knew, deep deep down, that Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) would lose the use of his fucking smart-ass tongue by morning. And then Emanuel smiled, which was a fucking rare thing.

Links February 24, 2009 at 1:38 pm

They’re all hurt that Barry doesn’t reciprocate their crush and now they’re avoiding him. Barry is a victim of his hotness. And this preznincy totally failed. Over.

freakishlystrong February 24, 2009 at 1:39 pm

“Nancy Pelosi showed up late, Harry Reid didn’t show up at all” hmmmm….except for the part about Nance showing up at all, this could be any of session of Congress.

Chuckie Jesus February 24, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Dagnabbit, fifty fuckin’ quatloos to the intrepid “photojournalist” from TMZ who has the pics of Pal Volcker stepping out of a massage parlour.

Chuckie Jesus February 24, 2009 at 1:43 pm

I meant “Paul”, not “Pal”. Dagnabbit.

Delicious February 24, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Does Nancy Pelosi have herpes?

Just asking.

4tehlulz February 24, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Who cares? It was all worth it to see Barry publicly cockslap Walnuts and Eric Cantor, his ex-boyfriends who haven’t gotten over the breakup.

Mr Blifil February 24, 2009 at 1:47 pm

[re=250374]4tehlulz[/re]: Totally. Walnuts came off worse than Shelley Levine in Glengarry Glen Ross.

Min February 24, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Did anyone check the public restrooms?

snideinplainsight February 24, 2009 at 1:52 pm

I don’t understand the picture.

Come here a minute February 24, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Bernanke cheers for end of recession this year, dow up 100! Hooray for happy talk!

jagorev February 24, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Economic Recovery Advisory Board Chairman Paul Volcker, penciled in to lead the session on taxes, didn’t come

Well maybe the Volcker would have shown up if Obama had bothered to listen to him at any point in the last three months, or give him a staff, or show him that he is not just there to serve as press conference decoration.

Honestly, the Obama economic team is comprised of the two enormous egoes of Summers & Geithner. They have grabbed all power for themselves and basically told everyone else to go pound sand. Volcker has good reason to be pissed.

TGY February 24, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Hopey doesn’t understand about sweetening meeting attendance by handing out free TruckNutz or Crackberries or something.

ignatius_riley February 24, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Eh, IDK. A half empty “summit” of sleeping people can still do a better job than Bush & Co.

freakishlystrong February 24, 2009 at 1:57 pm

[re=250380]snideinplainsight[/re]: per Michale Steele, it’s a buncha Republican Dawgs, Baby..

grendel February 24, 2009 at 2:01 pm

They figured at a responsibility orgy they’d have to wear condoms… and really, when you’re enjoying sex with multiple semi-anonymous partners, do you really want to have a piece of rubber come between you?

Yaybuls February 24, 2009 at 2:02 pm

[re=250375]Mr Blifil[/re]:

Much more cartoony than that though…’Ol Gill, anyone?

jagorev February 24, 2009 at 2:05 pm

[re=250388]freakishlystrong[/re]: I read it as a metaphor for the civil rights struggle.

Hound February 24, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Everything Hopey does is “a rousing”.

gjdodger February 24, 2009 at 2:12 pm

[re=250381]Come here a minute[/re]: Maybe if Bernanke says the recession will end tomorrow, the Dow will double!

gurukalehuru February 24, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Sack their lame asses.

chascates February 24, 2009 at 2:16 pm

Just as well. Wasn’t this the meeting where the neocons would make a case to get rid of Social Security?

actor212 February 24, 2009 at 2:17 pm

In fairness, Manchester United is playing Inter Milan in the Champions League…

snideinplainsight February 24, 2009 at 2:21 pm

I will finally get a programmable thermostat.

Virtually _insane February 24, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Something is wrong here …. According to ABC…. NBC…. MSNBC … everybody was holding hands and sang the Kum-Ba-Ya wiht Barry around the camp fire…..

NO fair Barry …. no fair

Virtually _insane February 24, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Something is wrong here …. According to ABC…. NBC…. MSNBC … everybody was holding hands and sang the Kum-Ba-Ya wiht Barry around the camp fire…..

where is my comment ….no fair Barry …. no fair

sati demise February 24, 2009 at 2:27 pm

[re=250384]jagorev[/re]: right on.

facehead February 24, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Of course they didn’t show, it is international pancake day.

http://www.holidays.net/dailys.htm

PrairiePossum February 24, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Barry should have announced there would be a swimming pool filled with puppies – that always draws a crowd.

Cicada February 24, 2009 at 2:52 pm

[re=250366]blinky_twinkie[/re]: As a former Californian, the idea of Rahm doing horrible things to Darryl Issa gives me the warm tinglies. Thanks!

AxmxZ February 24, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Aw, poor Barry… I’ll be your friend! We can stay up all night, paint each other’s toenails and build sound plans for economic and industrial recovery!

chascates February 24, 2009 at 3:32 pm

[re=250414]facehead[/re]: IHOP offers a free small stack today.

imissopus February 24, 2009 at 4:32 pm

More people would have shown up if he’d promised punch and pie.

hobospacejungle February 24, 2009 at 5:29 pm

Uh, we were to understand there’d be pie and punch?

hobospacejungle February 24, 2009 at 5:37 pm

I’m So Ronery
So ronery
So ronery and sadry arone…

Uncle Glenny February 24, 2009 at 7:22 pm

“Economic Recovery Advisory Board Chairman Paul Volcker, penciled in to lead the session on taxes, didn’t come.”

Next time try Hot Lube on the dildo, and nipple clamps. And for Volcker, he should use the JO lube that has as its motto “Mens et Manus” – the same as on the MIT seal.

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