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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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To: Free ThinkerNY
But over the last six months we've had a run of bad luck."

Whaat ??? He thinks he can pull a "Charlie Brown" and get away with it ???

"The sun was in my eyes, I tripped on a rock, my glove is too big ..."

51 posted on 08/15/2011 5:07:21 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: svcw

He really is delusional. It is like we are watching his brain liquefying before our eyes.

OMG I so agree with you...and it’s such a little puddle
that we are left looking at.
Also, was camera instructed to not leave him? They have
not once moved to show the “so called crowd”, even when
a person is asking him a pathetic question.


52 posted on 08/15/2011 5:07:47 PM PDT by savage woman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When you go on a spending spree, and then the bill comes due, that’s what you call “bad luck.”


53 posted on 08/15/2011 5:07:54 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: magellan
We are watching a public implosion of a President.

The sooner we get this over with the better.

54 posted on 08/15/2011 5:11:15 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: forgotten man
Earlier FR article on cartoon from 2009
55 posted on 08/15/2011 5:12:18 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does he ever tire of lying?


56 posted on 08/15/2011 5:12:58 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

57 posted on 08/15/2011 5:14:43 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Free ThinkerNY
debacle." "We had reversed the recession, avoided a depression, gotten the economy moving again...

Darn, I must have missed that!

58 posted on 08/15/2011 5:17:43 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Yes he is! You should have heard some of the questions his chosen audience asked him at his invitation only town hall.


59 posted on 08/15/2011 5:19:05 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: FatherofFive

Wow, thanks for posting that. Old but still relevent.
Is that Trotzky on the bottom left?


60 posted on 08/15/2011 5:22:23 PM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

OK, that’s a new one — this is now the “S*** happens” Presidency.


61 posted on 08/15/2011 5:24:42 PM PDT by Ronin (Obamanation has replaced Bizarroworld as the most twisted place in the universe.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
...partisan brinksmanship...

“But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.”

- Speaker Nancy Pelosi

62 posted on 08/15/2011 5:25:01 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Jeff Head

63 posted on 08/15/2011 5:28:03 PM PDT by Eddie01
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To: ken21

He funded the Arab spring.

He’s insane.


64 posted on 08/15/2011 5:29:31 PM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: Lmo56

65 posted on 08/15/2011 5:30:43 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Raycpa

If 9-11 didn’t matter, causing increased spending, then neither should all 3 events Shithead mentions which have a combined smaller impact than the overall battle for survival.


66 posted on 08/15/2011 5:39:35 PM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: I Drive Too Fast

Thanks for the link to that thread.


67 posted on 08/15/2011 5:40:41 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: presently no screen name
"I coulda been a great president if "bad luck" hadn't crapped on me."

That's spoken like a man who never had to overcome adversity in his life by picking himself up, dusting himself off and trying something different than what didn't work for him.

America needs a president who has a track record of overcoming adversity and maintaining a positive attitude in the face of life's INEVITABLE "bad-luck" events.

There is NEVER going to be a president who doesn't face some serious adversity during his or her term of office.

How remarkable is the memory of Ronald Reagan's sense of humor at the hospital after he was shot!

68 posted on 08/15/2011 5:41:24 PM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority (Where is the middle ground on insolvency of the United States government?)
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To: Williams
Obama has the tsunami in there front and center, you’d think it had hit the USA.

Well, Obama had a Teanami...


69 posted on 08/15/2011 5:43:22 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“I wuz framed.”


70 posted on 08/15/2011 5:46:55 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Surrounded_too

I think you miss the point. Bush caused 9-11 because he was so mean to terrorists he wouldn’t even sit down with them and talk about their concerns. Then he and Cheney needed to go to Iraq so they planted dynamite in the WTC.


71 posted on 08/15/2011 5:53:42 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Rocky

Hey all, I don’t want to start a new thread that may be considered a vanity as I know how people get ticked with them, but wanted to share this as it’s on Twitter by Ed Henry

http://twitter.com/#!/edhenryTV

Presidential drama at end of 2nd town hall in Iowa as man affiliated w/Tea Party tried to shout Q about VP Biden alleged terrorist comment

edhenryTV Ed Henry
I heard Tea Party person shout “how can you bring people together when your VP called the Tea Party terrorists?” — as town hall ended

At first, President said Tea Party guy had not raised hand so he was taking different final Q. But then President decided to engage ...

More at the link above

Sorry for hijacking, but wanted to give an FYI. Maybe they will have it on a blog or something


72 posted on 08/15/2011 5:54:53 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority

He created the bad luck - obamacare - businesses will not expand but layoff, over the top reckless spending, etc., etc.


73 posted on 08/15/2011 6:02:10 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( BHO....the destroyer)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“I was against the recession before I was for it?”


74 posted on 08/15/2011 6:03:23 PM PDT by x
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"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?"

Vote Republican, repeal Obamacare, reduce taxes, abolish several agencies/programs, and drastically reduce spending?

75 posted on 08/15/2011 6:15:09 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"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?"

This is where a leader stands up and says, " I'll tell you how!", and then he lays out a plan. But Obama is not a leader and he has no plan.

76 posted on 08/15/2011 6:24:20 PM PDT by Baynative (If the government was in charge of the desert , we'd soon have a shortage of sand.)
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To: ken21

“Tell the big whopper enough times, keep your “enemy” (us) off balance; then it will eventually become logical sounding . . . NOT !!!! He has been SO outlandish, even that old Marxist trick doesn’t work on us.


77 posted on 08/15/2011 6:49:04 PM PDT by Twinkie (You can't spend your way out of debt !!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I thought this tour was about LISTENING to the people, not campaigning and repeating propaganda. Isn't that how it has been explained? Isn't that why the taxpayers' are paying for it? Gee, I must have been delusional. LOL
78 posted on 08/15/2011 6:51:10 PM PDT by CitizenM (He who is silent is understood to consent)
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To: Lmo56

79 posted on 08/15/2011 6:57:39 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Using that logic , 911 , Katrina , having liberals in charge of the houses , and I’m forgetting many othe bad luck bs. This guy is a f,ing poodle poop.


80 posted on 08/15/2011 7:04:34 PM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh yeah E kept the county safe from all attacks , how many have we had since the f hole took office , 4 or 5


81 posted on 08/15/2011 7:08:30 PM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh yeah E kept the county safe from all attacks , how many have we had since the f hole took office , 4 or 5


82 posted on 08/15/2011 7:08:30 PM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama listed three events overseas -- the Arab Spring uprisings, the tsunami in Japan, and the European debt crises -- which set the economy back.

The Arab Spring didn't do anything to the U.S. economy. Our problems with the middle east are no bigger or smaller than the word OPEC. Some rioting college kids aren't to be blamed for U.S. economic woes. NEXT.

The tsumami in Japan? Ehh, slowed Japan down a bit. Nothing that would really be crippling the U.S., though. They'll bounce back, but our problems aren't overly tied to it. NEXT.

The European debt crisis is a major problem, because it's systemic, not transient. Obama is right, in that this is a major problem he did not create.

That said, he didn't create it, but in abject ideological stupidity, he's emulating it. It's easy to say, 'My property values are dropping because my deadbeat neighbor is a junkie.'. I'd be sympathetic to that argument with any person who made it, unless they had a needle dangling out of their own arm. You can't shoot up on entitlements and then expect to blame someone else.

Obama can try, but Obama is a junkie. The fact that the junkies next door hit rock bottom first ain't nothing to be considered. He's leading us down the very same path. So, of all his points, this is the only valid one, and it's damming beyond belief.

83 posted on 08/15/2011 7:15:56 PM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as "bad luck."

- Robert A. Heinlein.

84 posted on 08/15/2011 7:36:21 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

how big was this crowd I wonder


85 posted on 08/15/2011 7:46:37 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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