Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Gloves Are Comin' Off

Remember radio, that thing that you listened to before you found out that "This American Life" did Podcasts/discovered how to stream WOZQ off the web? Well, apparently the President remembers it too.

Every week in fact, the President gets on the radio and chats with folks out in the rest of the country. And last week's was a doozy.

Most notably, Number 44 called out all the opponents of his new budget, from student loan lenders, to banks, to insurance industry officials, oil and gas companies. Some say that he's even taking a covert swipe/passing a friendly hint to the Republican Opposition.

In his own words: "I know they’re gearing up for a fight as we speak. My message to them is this: So am I."

I like this new Mr. President, the tough, firm, not afraid to call people out on their shit Mr. President. He does it without a smirk, without a hint of schadenfraude, but with the resolve that he's going to get it done because it needs to be done. It's refreshing, it's fresh, and it's kinda fun.

For those of you freaked out by antique technology like radios, who may have missed this address, below you can find the full video version. Enjoy!