Is there a Tet LBJ-like economic moment ahead for bad luck Obama?
Monday night at a campaign rally in New York our Economic-Failure-in-Chief, who predicted he'd be a one term president absent a robust recovery by his third year, assured a cheering crowd not to lose heart and that he'd beat Mitt Romney (bad economy and all) if the election were held that very day (see). Noting that there were 99 days left till Election Day the master of disaster said: "If I can say that every single day for the next 99 days, then we will be able to embark on the next phase of this journey." But this journey is coming to a politically tragic end as the GDP heads toward the unreelectable crapper of ZERO growth, and Obama loses more of his credibility with the disillusioned folks.
In fact, Obama couldn't have picked a more inauspicious day to say such a thing-a day symbolically just as dire as the day he made his prediction of a one term presidency. For that prediction,
(as I wrote about here) was made on February 2, 2009 Obama's 13th day in office-a number symbolic of American Revolutionary Liberty (the revolt of the 13 colonies) which Obama is fiercely and blindly at war with driven by a foreign ideology of oppressive government supremacy and ruinous, crippling, impoverishing welfare dependency.
Now here is where it gets profound and indicates how delusional Obama was in his assertion Monday night that he'd win reelection if the election were held that day: if you take the number 13 (signifying Obama's 13th day in office when he predicted a one term presidency if the economy was as bad as it is now) and multiply it by 99 (indicating the number of days separating Monday from Election Day) it amazingly and astonishingly generates the number 1287. What is so amazing about this number? Monday night July 30, 2012, when Obama predicted he'd win the election if it were held that day, was the 1287th* day of his failing, blundering, lawless, incompetent presidency.
* February 2, 2009 (the 13 day of Obama presidency) to July 30, 2012 = 3 years, 6 months and 10 days or 1287 days.
BTW, another awful sign for bad luck Obama that he'd probably have lost to Mitt Romney if the election were held on Monday is that Romney is in the 13th month of his presidential candidacy, hence:
June 2, 2011 (beginning of Romney's candidacy) to July 30, 2012 = 1 year, 1 month and 28 days, or 13 months.
Indeed, this 13th month of Romney's candidacy has seen the failure and ineffectiveness of Obama's vicious smear, slash and burn campaign to stop his slow but steady advance in the polls-which has Team Obama in a panick as they're running out of bullets to fire at this very good and decent man with a "Sterling" business and economically successful governor's record.
Postscript: Obama's Vietnam And LBJ-LIke Credibility Gap
What the Vietnam War was to Lyndon Baines Johnson the economy is to Barack Hussein Obama. Throughout his presidency LBJ in speech after speech insisted that the Vietnam War was winnable and that our troops were making progress toward that end, and that victory was just around the bend. But with American troops dying by the thousands, and the news coming out of Vietnam almost consistently bad, there developed overtime a "credibility gap" between Johnson and a very skeptical public which made him more and more unpopular until his trustworthiness on the war was completely shattered by Tet.
Indeed, with Obama insisting that his policies are working and that progress is being made in growing the economy and putting people back to work (while GDP growth and job creation is falling) the credibility gap between Obama and the public is so wide you could drive the national debt through it. With three out of four Americans fearing a double dip recession or depression ahead Obama's leadership on the economy is as feckless as LBJ's on Vietnam. The question: is Obama headed for an LBJ moment with an ECONOMIC TET to completely undo him? It's a long ways to election day; and given Obama's miserable luck and downward trajectory it looks like the worst is ahead.