Sorry for the length, but I didn't have time to write a short blog.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Bit O' Irony

Please note who is taking sole credit for this meme.

“We do not have an immediate debt crisis,” said by John Boehner, Republican and Speaker of the House. Statement made on This Week with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, March 17, 2013.

"So we do not have a debt crisis right now," said by Paul Ryan, Republican and Chair of the House Budget Committee. Statement made on Face the Nation on Sunday, March 17, 2013.

Meme is in reference to:
“We don’t have an immediate crisis in terms of debt,” said by Barrack Obama, Democrat and President of the United States. Statement made on Good Morning America, on Wednesday March 13, 2013.

The above meme was posted by the Republicans sometime shortly after Obama's statement on the 13th but before Sunday the 17th. Admittedly, all three said that there were problems and the problems needed to be dealt with. Both Boehner and Ryan said that while not immediate there was a "looming," to use Ryan's words, problem down the road and the Republicans were less rosy on the problem with the President saying that the debt problem  was not as immediate as jobs.

The point here is the meme.  The point is that it attacks the President for saying what the Republican leaders said on their talking points less than a week later.  The point is the meme does not actually use what the President said.  The picture used is also implying a number of things such as the statement is being made off hand, in private or perhaps since he is riding in a car, out of touch.  One must wonder exactly to whom this meme is pandering.

So is the meme hypocritical or just ironic?