Skip to comments.Obama Compares His 'Suffering' to Martin Luther King Jr.
Posted on 08/13/2011 11:29:02 AM PDT by Freemarkets101
While whining about his incessant criticism from conservatives and Tea Partiers at a fundraiser in Manhattan on Friday night, Obama played the MLK card. Indeed, he compared his suffering to Martin Luther King Jr.'s suffering. From Politcker:
Standing in Weinsteins basement, Obama said his troubles are like the ones facing Cuomo.
When I ran in 2008, I think that a lot of folks believed we elect Obama and suddenly were going to fix politics in Washington, Obama said. And Andrew is familiar with this, because everybody figures, well, were going to fix politics in Albany.
And then it turns out that there are a lot of bad habits that have been built up over time, and were also a big, diverse country and not everybody agrees with me; not everybody agrees with the folks who live in Manhattan, he said, drawing laughter from the rich celebrities that filled the room. West of here, he said. You guys may not be familiar with it.
The comparison was something of a stretch. Obama is struggling to recharge the national economy amid an increasingly deadlocked capitol split along party lines, while Cuomo, for his part, isnt struggling much.
He passed a budget without raising taxes or destroying social service programs, and passed a landmark bill legalizing same-sex marriage, turning the state government in Albany from dysfunctional to hyperactive, in under seven months. (Cuomo attended the fundraiser as an invited guest, and did not pay, according to a source.)
Before leaving, Obama likened himself to one more figure. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I think that we forget when he was alive there was nobody who was more vilified, nobody who was more controversial, nobody who was more despairing at times, he said.
If I'm not mistaken Mr. President, MLK was assassinated. I'm thinking your "suffering" isn't even in the same league.
When is this chump going to walk on water?
Worthless shuffling POS, he needs to resign,we do not need a howler in the oval office!
What a grasping fool. He represents Democrats, in total.
You screwed up for voting for me, I'm not worth a sh!t, and after 5 years of telling you all I'm Gawd, I can't just come out and admit it.
king was a republican and pro-life.
I think that we forget when he was alive there was nobody who was more vilified, nobody who was more controversial, nobody who was more despairing at times, he said.”
What is the writers point - MLK wasn’t the president of the “whole” United States of America...and I’m not sure if he was a socialist like the current present_dent. So....what! It’s his policies, not the color of his skin.
Sarah Palin has received exactly the same - Check that, Sarah Palin has received worse for the media than MLK — Am I wrong.
Great point! Barry needs to learn to man up and stop his whining. If he had to endure the beating that Sarah and her family have been taking, he'd be in a nursing home right now. Man up and deal with it Barry! You're acting very unpresidential! I don't remember ever hearing President George W. Bush whine about the beating he was taking from the commie libs while he was in office. Time to cowboy up! You're not in Kenya or Indonesia anymore!
I’d like to see obammy do a little time on a rack.
See him streached about 6 inches for some REAL suffering. Either that or maybe have him work on a wet tar roof job for two or three days here in S.E. Florida in August for some real suffering.
In reality he is sitting in a mansion in Martha's vineyard enjoying another vacation on the taxpayers dime.
And since you’ve become pResident, American public’s suffering has been equal to Job’s, you useless, ignorant, Marxist POS.
“Oh woe is me, every one is so mean to me, and I’m so innocent and everything I do is good. I never do anything wrong. It’s all just so unfair and so everybody else’s fault.” PHEW!!!! It’s time for him to man up and get off the pity pot. I’m tired of his pity parties.
Jesus? The persecuted church?
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