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Obama: I reversed recession until 'bad luck' hit
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | August 15, 2011 | Byron York

Posted on 08/15/2011 4:40:47 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

At a town hall meeting on his campaign-style tour of the Midwest, President Obama claimed that his economic program "reversed the recession" until recovery was frustrated by events overseas. And then, Obama said, with the economy in an increasingly precarious position, the recovery suffered another blow when Republicans pressed the White House for federal spending cuts in exchange for an increase in the national debt limit, resulting in a deal Obama called a "debacle."

"We had reversed the recession, avoided a depression, gotten the economy moving again," Obama told a crowd in Decorah, Iowa. "But over the last six months we've had a run of bad luck." Obama listed three events overseas -- the Arab Spring uprisings, the tsunami in Japan, and the European debt crises -- which set the economy back.

"All those things have been headwinds for our economy," Obama said. "Now, those are things that we can't completely control. The question is, how do we manage these challenging times and do the right things when it comes to those things that we can control?"

"The problem," Obama continued, "is that we've got the kind of partisan brinksmanship that is willing to put party ahead of country, that is more interested in seeing their political opponents lose than seeing the country win. Nowhere was that more evident than in this recent debt ceiling debacle."

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1 posted on 08/15/2011 4:40:51 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

pathological liar.


2 posted on 08/15/2011 4:41:55 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
PhotobucketHistory repeating itself.
3 posted on 08/15/2011 4:43:07 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“The problem,” Obama continued, “is that we’ve got the kind of partisan brinksmanship that is willing to put party ahead of country, that is more interested in seeing their political opponents lose than seeing the country win.

Obummer loves talking about himself!


4 posted on 08/15/2011 4:43:11 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The other day, I picked a booger and ate it. It prevented me from dying of Malaria... and see, I am still alive today!


5 posted on 08/15/2011 4:43:35 PM PDT by Paradox (Obnoxious, Bumbling, Absurd, Maladroit, Assinine)
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To: ken21

Oh so now he’s a comedian????


6 posted on 08/15/2011 4:43:36 PM PDT by geege
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To: Free ThinkerNY

George Bush was crucified and ridiculed for anything less than perfect, and Obama was going to do everything “smarter”.

Now it’s “Hey, I had bad luck, so what?”


7 posted on 08/15/2011 4:43:36 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: ken21

Oh so now he’s a comedian????


8 posted on 08/15/2011 4:43:44 PM PDT by geege
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My guess is he was totally off scrip and someone’s head is going to roll.


9 posted on 08/15/2011 4:44:04 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Even Tom Cruise has a hard time believing this schmucks hype anymore...

10 posted on 08/15/2011 4:45:00 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Red_Devil 232

“....we’ve got the kind of partisan brinksmanship that is willing to put party ahead of country, that is more interested in seeing their political opponents lose than seeing the country win.”

Whereas Obama did what when he ran???


11 posted on 08/15/2011 4:45:19 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Nachum

ping for the pathological liar


12 posted on 08/15/2011 4:45:33 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Democrats: debt, dependence and derision)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"The problem," Obama continued, "is that we've got the kind of partisan brinksmanship that is willing to put party ahead of country, that is more interested in seeing their political opponents lose than seeing the country win..."

I think I know who the "we" is here. It contains the guy who bleated "Bush's fault" at every opportunity.

13 posted on 08/15/2011 4:45:35 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Free ThinkerNY


14 posted on 08/15/2011 4:45:42 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is delusion on a dangerous level.


15 posted on 08/15/2011 4:46:32 PM PDT by barstoolblues (Notes from the Hobbitt Hole. From Hezbollah Hobbitt)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is delusion on a dangerous level.


16 posted on 08/15/2011 4:46:44 PM PDT by barstoolblues (Notes from the Hobbitt Hole. From Hezbollah Hobbitt)
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To: geege

The bad luck hit when he started to run for president. How’s that for funny ?


17 posted on 08/15/2011 4:47:39 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Free ThinkerNY

AGAIN...OBAMA, YOU LIE

18 posted on 08/15/2011 4:48:01 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m sure the Japanese tsunami had economic effects, but I can’t say I ever hear it mentioned as a big factor by economic commentators.

Obama has the tsunami in there front and center, you’d think it had hit the USA.


19 posted on 08/15/2011 4:48:15 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is the first Blame President I think we have ever had. This grasping to foreign disasters and Euro troubles for excuses on personal failings is not going to wear well with the voting public. I hope our GOP candidates start calling this Weak Sally out on these lies.

On the bright side, at least he is finally admitting that the economy is in a shambles and not on some sort of boom.


20 posted on 08/15/2011 4:48:20 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obamacare, GM bailout, Union payoffs (stimulus that never happened)

You drove us DEEPLY into debt.

21 posted on 08/15/2011 4:48:52 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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46 Days And FR Is Still Short Of Its Goal

We Are In A Fight For Our Republic

Are You In Or Are You Out?

Support Free Republic

22 posted on 08/15/2011 4:48:54 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It was

Bush's

ATM's

Tsunami

Tea Party

Bad luck's fault

23 posted on 08/15/2011 4:49:08 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: FatherofFive

That cartoon is timeless. I wonder what year it was published. I love the caption “Young pinkies from Columbia and Harvard”. History has a way of repeating itself.


24 posted on 08/15/2011 4:49:30 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: molson209





25 posted on 08/15/2011 4:50:01 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: FatherofFive

Excellent find. Let’s see, 1934, the prez was ... oh yeah, that other commie - FDR.


26 posted on 08/15/2011 4:50:23 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Obama cannot solve these problems because he will not consider anything that works.

Unemployed Americans. Think pushing out 12 million illegals would help? How about stopping hundreds of thousands more from coming in?

But Obama will keep talking about tidal waves in Japan.


27 posted on 08/15/2011 4:50:46 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a pathetic narcissist. He’s so convinced of his amazing abilities, and of the validity of his sophomoric ideology, that he can’t humbly alter course and salvage his presidency and do what’s right for the nation.


28 posted on 08/15/2011 4:51:26 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Free ThinkerNY
What a narcissist.

The wheels have come off of Obama's million dollar bus. We are watching a public implosion of a President.

29 posted on 08/15/2011 4:51:32 PM PDT by magellan
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To: ken21
He's totally delusional. He never got us out of "the worst economic catastrophe since the Great Depresion" ~ just made it worst, and borrowed so much money we can't even take care of national emergency situations.

The man has been a totally unmitigated rolling disaster.

30 posted on 08/15/2011 4:51:53 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What was it that Jay Leno called Barry’s three state tour? Confusion, Delusion and Desperation?

ROFLMAO!


31 posted on 08/15/2011 4:52:38 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"The problem," Obama continued..."

"The problem, Obama..."

32 posted on 08/15/2011 4:52:54 PM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: geege
Oh so now he’s a comedian????

More like a commodian, if you ask me.

33 posted on 08/15/2011 4:53:25 PM PDT by boatbums ( God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: muawiyah

I WANT MY GREEN SHOOTS!!!


34 posted on 08/15/2011 4:54:16 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Sheesh. Go away and stay away Newt.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama told a crowd in Decorah, Iowa

OMG! That's where the eagles are!

ML/NJ

35 posted on 08/15/2011 4:54:28 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Get the gas price below when you showed up to not work and get back to me.


36 posted on 08/15/2011 4:55:30 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They keep saying this stuff, but I’m still stunned when they keep insisting that the recession was over. That the economy was good.

Is that what they want us to believe? Is that as good as it gets with these people? Were those the salad days? The summer of recovery?


37 posted on 08/15/2011 4:55:30 PM PDT by barstoolblues (Notes from the Hobbitt Hole. From Hezbollah Hobbitt)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The "dog-ate-my-homework" excuse doesn't wear well on a president of the United States.

This individual's behavior is embarrassingly juvenile.

38 posted on 08/15/2011 4:56:56 PM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority (Where is the middle ground on insolvency of the United States government?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The comments at the site are quite telling. There were no obamabots.

“President Bush inherited a recession and then the towers were hit.....He didn’t whine and complain.”

“The dog ate my homework.”


39 posted on 08/15/2011 4:57:17 PM PDT by zeebee
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To: Free ThinkerNY

President Downgrade is dangerously delusional.


40 posted on 08/15/2011 4:57:51 PM PDT by LOC1 (Let's pick the best, not settle for a compromise.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I so remember Bush being blamed for the dip in the economy, like three minutes after the Twin Towers fell by parasites like Obama. He was too presidential to flash this “woe is me” attitude.
41 posted on 08/15/2011 4:58:12 PM PDT by Shqipo (I am the unofficial originator of the Mega-Bump! Only use judiciously.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
He really is delusional. It is like we are watching his brain liquefying before our eyes.
42 posted on 08/15/2011 4:58:41 PM PDT by svcw (democrats are liars, it's a given)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So now ‘Bad Luck’ rules America. We don’t need a president then. What an a**.

Barry, who will be your most feared opponent in the upcoming election? He responds: Bad Luck


43 posted on 08/15/2011 4:59:41 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( BHO....the destroyer)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


44 posted on 08/15/2011 5:02:35 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I almost lost my lunch


45 posted on 08/15/2011 5:03:21 PM PDT by dila813
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The nation’s brain trust at work!


46 posted on 08/15/2011 5:04:26 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is he touring kindergartens with these fairy tales?


47 posted on 08/15/2011 5:05:19 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama: The Buck Stops There

or there

or there

48 posted on 08/15/2011 5:05:27 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Shqipo

Maybe Mr. Obama will succeed at not only destroying the democrap party, but also the sycophant media whores, too.


49 posted on 08/15/2011 5:05:43 PM PDT by Thom Pain (ABO)
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To: forgotten man

Looking at the properties of the picture it says 1934 which might be the year it was published.


50 posted on 08/15/2011 5:07:21 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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