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Obama: Americans "better off" under his presidency
The Hill ^ | May 19, 2014 | Justin Sink

Posted on 05/20/2014 2:59:37 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

President Obama said Americans were “better off now than when I came into office,” during a fundraiser Monday night outside of Washington.

Obama also slammed congressional Republicans for their focus on the terror attack in Benghazi and the implementation of ObamaCare.

The president told attendees at the high-dollar soiree in Potomac, Maryland that his Republican opposition in Congress had been “captured by ideologues” whose principal focus was on “how to make people sufficiently skeptical, so they can win the next election.”

“The debate now is about what?” Obama asked. “Benghazi? ObamaCare? It becomes this endless loop.”

Obama told donors that he preferred a robust Republican Party — “I come from the Land of Lincoln” — but that the current iteration of the GOP did not believe “that government can get anything done.”

Obama’s remarks came at a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee at the home of Jeffrey Drenzer, a medical training and technology executive. Tickets to the event, billed as an “intimate dinner,” ranged from $10,000 per person to $32,400 per couple.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), DCCC Chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D) joined a sizable contingent of House Democrats at the event, including Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and fellow Maryland Democrats Elijah Cummings, Chris Van Hollen, Donna Edwards, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Delaney. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) was also in attendance.

On his way to the fundraiser, Obama stopped to chat with a group of little league teams at a Northwest D.C. baseball field. The president posed for pictures and quizzed the co-ed teams on their drills.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: batsard; delusional; folks; incompetent; liberalplantation; mindless; obamacare; socialism
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1 posted on 05/20/2014 2:59:37 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Dine with Obama and 65 of his closest friends
2 posted on 05/20/2014 3:01:38 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He REALLY means older Americans are better “OFFED” under his administration.


3 posted on 05/20/2014 3:03:55 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It becomes this endless loop.” Obama told donors that... To go with the endless loop of lies!


4 posted on 05/20/2014 3:04:02 AM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"... had been “captured by ideologues” whose principal focus was on “how to make people sufficiently skeptical, so they can win the next election..."

!!!LIBERAL PROJECTION ALERT!!!

5 posted on 05/20/2014 3:04:33 AM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

No doubt Hitler would have had no problem saying the same thing about the German people under his chancellorship.


6 posted on 05/20/2014 3:06:25 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Message to Il Douche: Shove it, jug-eared jackass.


7 posted on 05/20/2014 3:09:44 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This clown is truly delusional..........


8 posted on 05/20/2014 3:16:41 AM PDT by Nekman (The Dems are SocialistCommunistUtopianMarxists...SCUM for short...it FITS!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The really sad part is he actually believes it....


9 posted on 05/20/2014 3:21:15 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Obama: Americans “better off” under his presidency”
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Well, I guess that I would have to agree, as long as one is a government dependent Marxist/Communist.
The America that I grew up in, running my own businesses, was the greatest country on earth.
Obumbo’s reelection really shocked me. I could not believe how far the country had fallen.


10 posted on 05/20/2014 3:25:05 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: heshtesh

“Americans are better off..”

How far up his a^% does his head have to be so say something like that?


11 posted on 05/20/2014 3:30:55 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“Obama told donors that he preferred a robust Republican Party — “I come from the Land of Lincoln” — but that the current iteration of the GOP did not believe “that government can get anything done.”

Oh, we know government can get ‘things done’. It's just that a large number of those ‘things’ government gets done are bad things that take liberty from people and suppress the population. I'm sure King George ‘got things done’ (e.g. “The Stamp Act” and other levies and tariffs), but we dumped him.

What we don't need are more people who think they're ‘gifted’ because they went to an elite university, who then skip the ‘real job’ route and go straight into political activism and political careers - like Obama, the Clintons, and the vast majority of those selected by Obama into the current administration.

The framers might have done us a service if they mandated that no one could hold political office who didn't spend at least four years in non-political private sector jobs first.

12 posted on 05/20/2014 3:31:45 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: heshtesh
The President of the United States, the leader of the Free World is unable to utter a single word of truth.

Even Clinton injected some truth into his statements.

This state of affairs is sad and pathetic. It will become very, very dangerous.

13 posted on 05/20/2014 3:34:42 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“The White House pointed out to Clark that Obama’s visit to the little leaguers came ahead of his planned trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.”

They weren’t so smart to mention that. It’s obvious that he wanted to make mention of his stop to visit little leaguers to impress the people at the Baseball Hall of Fame.


14 posted on 05/20/2014 3:35:00 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: Renegade

Yes, but a significant segment of the American people do believe they are “better off” now than they were six years ago. Americans as a whole are too uninformed to know better.


15 posted on 05/20/2014 3:41:13 AM PDT by Theodore R. (It's inevitable: status quo Kentuckians are incapable of saying "No" to McC!)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

But it’s exhilarating to millions of the uninformed in the USA, not “dangerous” at all as they see it.


16 posted on 05/20/2014 3:42:06 AM PDT by Theodore R. (It's inevitable: status quo Kentuckians are incapable of saying "No" to McC!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Dog is terminally ill. Better off with 12 gauge load of double ought pumped into brain than before.


17 posted on 05/20/2014 3:43:58 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Better off since his presidency? His big mouth and travel agent just said the other day there is still segregation and racism,how can that be?
We have a dead Ambassador,three other dead people and no answers as to why,I know,what difference does it make?
An IRS that target people the President does not like,the same thing an article of impeachment was written against Richard Nixon,thousands of guns that were sent to MEXICAN drug cartels and were used to kill our border agent and hundreds of MEXICAN men women and children,and we supplied guns to Alqueda to try to oust Assad,the same Alqueda that killed our troops.
This country surely has changed and we are so much better off


18 posted on 05/20/2014 3:44:13 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: windsorknot

“Message to Il Douche: Shove it, jug-eared jackass.”

Gee, I wish I’d said that.


19 posted on 05/20/2014 3:49:22 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate


Many of the college students who voted for him
are not better off.  lol
20 posted on 05/20/2014 3:50:38 AM PDT by greedo
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To: Theodore R.
You are correct.

But think about it for a minute. If we have figured this out, so has every world leader. They all know the leader of the free world is either delusional or a cannot be trusted to speak a single word of truth.

Additionally, he is a coward. He would not commit forces to save his own operatives in Benghazi. The words he utters have NO MEANING WHATSOEVER.

All the dictators, Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, AQ and the rest have been given a blank cheque. They can grab all the real estate they want, and they are doing it.

The Ukraine is a side show. The real show is in Asia, in the South China Sea. China is on the move. The US response is....crickets.

21 posted on 05/20/2014 3:51:00 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: dsc

You can repeat it as often as you wish.;-)


22 posted on 05/20/2014 3:54:13 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
You simply have to remember that when most politicians say "Americans", they mean themselves and their friends. In Obama's case, this often means "black Americans". Look at every quote of his about Americans, and you'll find that this holds true at least 95% of the time.

Case in point, when he referred to himself as one of the 4 best Presidents... he wasn't lying, he was simply looking through that prism. The 4 he named were Lincoln, FDR, LBJ, and himself. Each one had a massive benefit for black Americans at great expense for white Americans. That is their only point in common. Try it and you'll see. It works.

23 posted on 05/20/2014 3:55:43 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
If by better off MaoObama means unemployed since last September then I've never had it so good!

Hell, I'd even go to Disney World to celebrate... If I wasn't unemployed... /s

24 posted on 05/20/2014 3:57:49 AM PDT by bayliving
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
What a Delusional Marxist B@$t@rd.

25 posted on 05/20/2014 3:58:48 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What an arrogant SOB. I’m on my 2nd layoff since he took office and have seen my annual pay drop almost 20%. And the cost of practically everything has doubled under his watch.

And people still believe the lies he tells?


26 posted on 05/20/2014 4:03:03 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Popman
The really sad part is he actually believes it...

The even sadder part is that his faithful followers believe it.

27 posted on 05/20/2014 4:05:43 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
In a rare moment of honesty one of my liberal friends once said "I'm not seeking truth, I'm seeking advantage."

Everything Obama says follows that model.

28 posted on 05/20/2014 4:05:48 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The president told attendees at the high-dollar soiree in Potomac, Maryland that his Republican opposition in Congress had been “captured by ideologues” whose principal focus was on “how to make people sufficiently skeptical, so they can win the next election.”

PROJECTION PROJECTION PROJECTION!!!!

29 posted on 05/20/2014 4:09:04 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: al_c

A very large segment of the population of the United States of America worship the son of a bitch as their god. They believe every word that comes from his lips. So, yes they believe his lies and will continue to do so.


30 posted on 05/20/2014 4:10:33 AM PDT by sport
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To: sport
Most Expensive Home Sale Ever: East Hampton Estate Sells For $147 Million

The crony capitalist are doing well.

31 posted on 05/20/2014 4:14:22 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Obama is a mental case and needs medical help.


34 posted on 05/20/2014 4:19:55 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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(Cackle).....odd the media did not report the fund-raisers' main event: Obama awarding the coveted "Obama Rubber Stamp Award" to Nanny, Steny, Elly and the rest of the suck-up Dumbocrats in attendance..... all of whom have demonstrated lock-stepping party loyalty not seen since 1930-40's-era Europe.

Obama's speech on the glories of self-absorption shows, once again, that the political ploys Dummycrats have elevated to an art form is pretending it didn't happen when their cockamamie policies collapse before their very eyes. Or, as Hillary would say: "What difference does it make?"

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Lordy, so many Democrat fund-raisers---so few Obama stops on the Democrats' campaign trail (snicker).

Obama seems unusually toxic this election season because his approach to governing has been to shove as much left-wing nonsense down the throats of the American public as he could, then make excuses and try to blame Republicans when the policies don’t work out as he and his Democrat rubber stampers claimed they would.

36 posted on 05/20/2014 4:28:12 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Certainly all his cronies are better off. The rest of us are much poorer.


37 posted on 05/20/2014 4:28:52 AM PDT by txrefugee
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38 posted on 05/20/2014 4:37:35 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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39 posted on 05/20/2014 4:38:28 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: heshtesh

Bingo! Liar in chief strikes again. Either he is lying (which is a safe bet, he lies literally every time he utters more than a few sentences on any topic) or he is wildly, painfully delusional or perhaps he is just mind bogglingly out of touch - like Marie Antoinette “let them eat cake” out of touch. I prefer the simple explanation - he is lying, again, still.


40 posted on 05/20/2014 4:38:34 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Theodore R.

Yes, but a significant segment of the American people do believe they are “better off” now than they were six years ago. Americans as a whole are too uninformed to know better.”

True. The American people had the opportunity to change the leadership of the nation in 2012 and chose to keep the same leader and the same policies. He had a record, as did his challenger. The people who voted consciously made a choice. It speaks to the desire for the people of the current generation for big government. Unfortunately, those who desire individual liberty, and are willing to be accountable for themselves, are in the minority.


41 posted on 05/20/2014 4:48:21 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: Teacher317

But they, (black Americans) are NOT better off! His policies have done Absolutely Nothing to help them to improve their quality of life, or to become self sufficient - And more, they have made darn near Every American’s life Worse.

When the economy tanks, Every American feels it on some level, FRiend.

May God share His strength.
Tatt


42 posted on 05/20/2014 4:49:16 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... (“Had I brought Christ with me, the outcome would have been different.”Dr. Eric Cunningha.m)
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43 posted on 05/20/2014 4:50:51 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
In what universe is this statement true?

I know: It is the Star Trek Mirror universe, where the Federation is evil, and in Earth's history, America had a noble, competent, humble black President who set safeguards to protect the Constitution, always told the truth, and made the economy roar back to life after George Bush.

44 posted on 05/20/2014 4:52:58 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Renegade

The people who believe in Islam and Communism/socialism are better off because of Obama and their common beliefs.


45 posted on 05/20/2014 4:53:41 AM PDT by YukonGreen
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To: Soul of the South

You cannot tell me he won fairly. I estimate the normal voter fraud of 10% favoring Democrats was all the way to 15% on that election.


46 posted on 05/20/2014 4:54:01 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You can’t make this crap up. Obama is obviously living in a different universe.

My business is down... my family is suffering... my health costs are more than 200% higher than 2007... gasoline and diesel are at an all time high since this A$$ Hat took office which equates to EVERYHING costs a ton more... more jobs have gone overseas... more jobs have gone down the tubes from his EPA goon squads... the national debt is a nightmarish reality...My family and I are living in a fascist regime no better than a Banana Republic...The media for the most part is a propaganda machine for this idiot’s agenda...WHAT ELSE DID I FORGET?

And I’m supposed to be better off? I’ll be better off when this jerk wad leaves office.


47 posted on 05/20/2014 5:03:18 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Amagi
No doubt Hitler would have had no problem saying the same thing about the German people under his chancellorship.

If Obama were Hitler, he'd be saying the Jews were better off under his Chancellorship.

48 posted on 05/20/2014 5:12:33 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The Inner Circle is better off, but not the rest of the country. That is the way Marxism works.

Pray America wakes up


49 posted on 05/20/2014 5:14:35 AM PDT by bray (Palin 2016)
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To: thesearethetimes...; Teacher317

“But they, (black Americans) are NOT better off! “


A really sad aspect of the human condition is that those of a baser nature actually DO feel good when those who are more successful are taken down. Especially when “one of their own” does the taking down.

They will say they’re better off because everyone they envy is having a hard time.


50 posted on 05/20/2014 5:15:34 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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