Meet Bob Garner, motivational speaker extraordinaire and a guy who prides himself on selling souped-up empowerment claptrap to glorified governmental drones at $3,200 a pop. But Mister Bob’s particular line of self-serving baloney so readily offered up and devoured by the employees of the General Services Administration turns out to be a bit of old liberal lunch meat long past its sell by date.
Get a load of the language used here in this promotional clip highlighting many of Mister Bob’s bumptious bromides: You are Thrivers. You are Magnificent, Intelligent people with Skills that Others just Wish they had. Ignite your Passion! Recapture your Passion! Astonish Yourself! Egads, anyone got a barf bag?
Motivational Moonshine on the Taxpayers’ Dime
How about this for a little self-aware astonishment, Mister Bob….how about giving these bureaucratic babies a more healthy stick-to-the-ribs emotional meal? How about something a little more meaty like—Get your lazy butts back to Washington and do the job you’re getting paid to do or you’re bloody well fired! Now wouldn’t that be a New Age novelty.