Speaking with Vice President Joe Biden at a community college in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, President Obama admitted that his administration “sometimes sounds like a broken record” when speaking about the economy.
Check out the President's comments via Real Clear Politics (WARNING: You might want to have the duct tape handy):
“They keep saying that this will solve it. If we spend more on this program or bail out this thing, [it] will solve the problem,” Glenn said. “This sounds to me like an honest admission… The question I have is: Were they sitting and joking about it – ‘We sound like a broken record. We keep saying the same thing’ – or ‘We're going to sound like a broken record. We can't keep saying the same thing.’ Which was it?”
When you consider this is the 5,000th time President Obama has gathered a friendly audience and proclaimed he is doubling down on job creation, you have to wonder how sincere he really is. At the same time, however, his administration has gotten away with it.
“It works every time,” Pat said.
“These guys have psychiatrists and psychological behaviorists working at the White House,” Glenn added. “We are paying people to figure out the best way to sell things to us.”
Perhaps the greatest lesson Glenn ever received in the art of propaganda came courtesy of radio disc jockey Scott Shannon. Glenn had a chance to meet Shannon while he was working at Z100 in New York in the 1980s.
“I went to meet him one time. He was going to teach me how to do The Z Morning Zoo. I'm 22 years old,” Glenn explained. “He's on the air, and I'm standing behind him at the control board. He says, ‘Z100 New York, the second greatest radio station in America,’ and he turns off the mic.”
Glenn’s first question to Shannon was: Who is number one? And that played directly into Shannon’s hand.
“He said, ‘Saying we're the second greatest radio station in America [is a boastful statement], but you don't think of that. You just think: Who's number one?’ So you accept that they're top five. It's brilliant. It's brilliant,” Glenn said. “I don't personally like those games. I have less of a problem when it is the private sector doing those kinds of things. When it's the government and there's no recourse, no regress, you have a problem. You have a real problem.”
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