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Mayor Squidward Goes National

By Wyatt Earp | November 29, 2010

And much like he has been doing to Philadelphia for the last few years, Michael Nutter dropped the ball. There’s nothing more infuriating than seeing a mayor embarrass himself on national television.

And people wonder why my town is in the crapper?

During a discussion about President Obama’s working relationships with Republicans, Nutter delivered his strongest words.

“President Obama almost re-invented bipartisanship,” Nutter said. “Do we forget what happened during the economic recovery act? No House Republican voted for it. Only three Republican senators voted for it. Sen. [Mitch] McConnell has said his main mission in life now is to take President Obama out of office. That’s bipartisanship? I don’t think so.”

Only three Republicans voted for it because it was a colossal waste of taxpayer money, you friggin’ idiot! Of course, the Nutter administration has been all about spending their way into bankruptcy, so I can see why Nutter would have a problem with this. As far as bipartisanship, President “I Won” has had as little interest in reaching across the aisle as the GOP has.

Asked about new security measures at airports, Nutter avoided any direct criticism of the policies, noting that over the holiday weekend “everybody got to see Grandma.”

Of course he avoided direct criticism of the policies. He’s a shill for Obama and has zero credibility, even when stories like these are splashed across the Philly papers.

And during a discussion about Obama’s chances in 2012, Nutter defended the president, noting that he has higher approval ratings than other presidents at this point in their terms. Nutter also stressed that economic conditions were improving around the country.

“We’re already starting to see signs of things moving in the right direction in Philadelphia, and if some of these commentators would actually get out every now and then, they’d see the same thing going on in cities all across America,” Nutter said.

Is he serious? Businesses are fleeing the city at an alarming rate. Others are simply closing their doors forever. The Fire Department is dealing with rolling brownouts that are costing people their lives. The Police Department has canceled academy classes and has no plans to hire anytime soon. This may be “the right direction” for Nutter, but it is not the right direction for the citizens of Philadelphia.

Hey Mayor Squidward, if you are going to continue to govern this town, you may want to get off the drugs.

Topics: Philly, Politics | 14 Comments »

14 Responses to “Mayor Squidward Goes National”

  1. twoeggsup Says:
    November 29th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Philly hasn’t had a decent mayor since Frank Rizzo

  2. Dr. Evil Says:
    November 29th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    I’d like to open a poll. More embarassing to the city of Philadelphia?

    Mayor Nutter


    the Seventy Sixers?

    hehehehehhee Nutter…

  3. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    November 29th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Welcome to the Shameless Age.

  4. Fenway_Nation Says:
    November 29th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    “Do we forget what happened during the economic recovery act? No House Republican voted for it.

    And we all know how dearly that cost the House Republicans in this year’s midterms, causing them to lose no less than 62 seats in the House of Representatives….

    Oh….no….wait, they won 62 seats- and curiously, outside of two largely urban Congressional districts (New Orleans and Honolulu), no GOP House Incumbent was even seriously challenged. Why is that, I wonder?

    Being a Nutter is no excuse for such profound stupidity. Is he REALLY that ignorant as to what went down in his own state (the Senate, governor’s mansion and no less than five cpngressional districts being lost to the ‘obstructionist’ GOP that was unambiguous in how it felt towards 0bamacare or the stimulus) or is he just hoping- somehow- that everybody else is dumber than he is?

  5. AJ Lynch Says:
    November 29th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I watched that yesterday morning [I must be crazy I know].

    But Nutter just spouts lies like the one you have above [businesses are coming to Phila!] He must have learned to throw the bull from Fat Eddie Rendell who is great at just making stuff up.

  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 29th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Twoeggsup – Correctamundo. Rendell gave us a balanced budget for a while, but did it on the backs of cops and firefighters.

    Dr. Evil – Wow, tough call.

    Mrs. Crankipants – Or the Clueless Age.

    Fenway – What does he care? Most of his voters are watching cartoons at that time, not Beat the Depressed.

    AJ – I expect exaggeration from politicians, but lies? Not so much.

  7. Rick Says:
    November 29th, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Brain damaged for sure.

  8. Wes S. Says:
    November 29th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Nutter is simply doing on the local Philly level what lots of other Democrat mayors and state governors are doing all over the country…and what Obama is doing to the entire country at the national level.

    Funny how they all seem to be alternating between lying about how rosy things allegedly are and blaming all their shortcomings on the opposition party, just like Obama. It’s the standard Democrat playbook, and they’re running it step by step.

    And when that doesn’t work, like good little socialists they’ll all start blaming their failures on “wreckers” and “saboteurs.”

  9. Lisa M Says:
    November 29th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Being the first bi-partisan president sounds a lot like being the first post-racial president.

    And anyone who thinks it’s not is just acting stupidly.

  10. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 29th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Rick – It’s a shame because I thought he would be a terrific mayor. I was way, way, way off.

    Wes S. – Philly has been in the clutches of Democrats for 60 years. No one to blame for this mess but themselves.

    Lisa M. – Just like those racist cops . . . Oh, never mind.

  11. realwest Says:
    November 30th, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Well I don’t know much about Philly politics (except for what I read out here! LOL!) but Nutter is off his Nut for those comments about bi-partisanship.
    John Boenher had ONE meeting with Obama in all of 2009 and he laid out a number of suggestions and Obama just said “No”. Boehner said “Why? What’s your objection Mr. President?” And Obama said “We Won. I have work to do now.” Stood up and left.
    And how is it that the GOP hasn’t been bipartisan? How many Democrat Senators voted for health care Reform? The same number that voted for the Stimulus Bill: ALL OF THEM. When the Dems vote in lockstep that’s ok, if the Republicans do it, then they aren’t being bi-partisan. Frak you Obama and the Democrats.

  12. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 30th, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Real – And Nutter ignores all of this, thinking the viewers and the voters are morons. Frak him.

  13. C/A Says:
    November 30th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Nutter is a complete and utter tool.

  14. bob (either orr) Says:
    November 30th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    C/A, don’t pay the Squid any compliments.