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Obama: "We can't...eat as much as we want"
AFP ^ | 5/18/8

Posted on 05/18/2008 10:30:13 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker

"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said.

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WASHINGTON (AFP) — Barack Obama set his sights on November's general election Saturday as he campaigned in Oregon, where he hopes to declare victory in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Obama has said Tuesday's primaries in Oregon and Kentucky could mark the end of his drawn-out battle with rival Hillary Clinton, and his campaign pressed home that message by announcing a symbolic return to Iowa that day.

Iowa was the scene of the Illinois senator's first victory in the 2008 presidential nominating race, and his campaign noted Saturday it is "a critical general election state that Democrats must win in November."

Polls show Obama leading in Oregon, where 52 delegates are up for grabs, while Clinton is ahead in Kentucky, a state with 51 delegates that has a similar demographic to West Virginia, where she won a thumping victory Tuesday.

His campaign says he needs just 17 more pledged delegates won through state votes to reach a majority of 1,627, not counting the "superdelegates," party officials who can vote either way at August's Democratic national convention.

Using a baseball analogy, Obama said May 8 that if after Tuesday's primaries "we have a majority of pledged delegates, which is possible, then I think we can make a pretty strong claim that we have got the most runs and its the ninth inning and we have won."

The official finishing line is 2,025 delegates, including superdelegates.

During a rally in Roseburg, Oregon, Saturday, Obama presented himself as the front-runner almost without question, attacking presumptive Republican nominee John McCain on foreign policy, the environment and healthcare.

Reviving Friday's furious row sparked by President George W. Bush's suggestion that Democrats wanted to appease terrorists, Obama said that not talking to North Korea and Iran had only made those states stronger.

"I want everybody to be absolutely clear about this because George Bush and McCain have suggested that me being willing to sit down with our adversaries is a sign of weakness and sign of appeasement," he said.

He also attacked McCain's plan for a gas tax holiday to cope with rising pump prices, which Clinton supports, as well as his other environmental plans, saying the Republican had consistently opposed fuel efficiency standards.

"For him to come to Oregon as an environmental president, but his big strategy is to do more drilling and to have a gas tax holiday for three months, that's a phony solution," he said.

Pitching his message to Oregon's environmentally-conscious voters, Obama called on the United States to "lead by example" on global warming, and develop new technologies at home which could be exported to developing countries.

"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said.

"That's not leadership. That's not going to happen," he added.

The Illinois senator also argued that the differences between his healthcare plan and that of Clinton "pale in comparison to the differences we have with John McCain," whose proposals would only work "if you're healthy and wealthy."

The escalating rhetoric between Obama and McCain has evoked the kind of campaign battles more common in the immediate run-up to an election -- and emphasized further Obama's pole position in the Democratic race.

But Clinton has vowed to keep fighting until the end of the primary season on June 3, and campaigning in Kentucky Saturday, she defended the plan for the gas tax holiday and accused McCain of having no idea how to fund it.

"Senator McCain said let's give everybody a gas tax holiday but doesn't want to pay for it. I think I've got the best plan. Let the oil companies pay it out of their excess profits," she said.


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Rush'll have fun with this.
1 posted on 05/18/2008 10:30:13 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker
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To: NativeNewYorker

FU Obama I’ll do as I please.
This is America isnt it?


2 posted on 05/18/2008 10:32:14 AM PDT by mylife (GoGnight Gang)
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To: NativeNewYorker

“We can’t...eat as much as we want.”

There’s only so much arugula to go around.


3 posted on 05/18/2008 10:33:07 AM PDT by Overtaxed (Clowns to the left of me. Jokers to the right.)
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To: NativeNewYorker
"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said.

Obama's malaise, cardigan sweater speech?

Obama is the new, improved Jimmy Carter! Now available in Halfrican!

4 posted on 05/18/2008 10:33:28 AM PDT by RockinRight (Supreme Court Justice Fred Thompson. The next best place for Fred.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Hey Obama! I’m running the AC with the windows open!


5 posted on 05/18/2008 10:33:56 AM PDT by mylife (GoGnight Gang)
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To: NativeNewYorker

He sounds like Fritz “We’re consoomin’ too much” Hollings.


6 posted on 05/18/2008 10:35:26 AM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: NativeNewYorker

FWIW, the appropriate recognition of limits on appetites is profoundly conservative.


7 posted on 05/18/2008 10:35:38 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. - A. Lincoln)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Hey Obama!
I WILL continue to “drive my SUV, and eat as much as I want and keep my home on 72 degrees at all times” ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say “WHAT DO WE HAVE TO CHANGE SO WE MAY PROSPER ALSO!!!”


8 posted on 05/18/2008 10:35:40 AM PDT by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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To: NativeNewYorker
'The worms (Romanian people) don't need to eat that much" -- Elena Ceausescu
9 posted on 05/18/2008 10:35:56 AM PDT by Hugin (Mecca delenda est!)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Obammy is a white hating, terrorist loving, racist SOB and I will TELL HIM that I will do what I want with the money I earn and it is none of his socialist business what that is.

Stamp Act time again!


10 posted on 05/18/2008 10:36:02 AM PDT by dbacks (Taglines for sale or rent.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

What country do you want to be president of ? Suriname ?


11 posted on 05/18/2008 10:37:29 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: NativeNewYorker

“We can’t...keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times”

Unless it’s included in the rent.


12 posted on 05/18/2008 10:37:44 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( Uh...fight SCD. Schwa Collapse Disorder is spreading. Save the a word. Just say uh.)
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To: NativeNewYorker
>> ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK,” Obama said.

That is just pure mental illness. I suspected Obama was stupid but he might be crazy too.

13 posted on 05/18/2008 10:37:47 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (CHAOS)
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To: mylife

Obama honestly thinks the granola/fruit and nuts crowd along with their associated left wing extremist fringe (PETA/Sierra Club/DOW/Audobon Society, etc.) are going to carry him to the White House.


14 posted on 05/18/2008 10:37:50 AM PDT by Rebelbase (McCain: The Third Bush Term ?)
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15 posted on 05/18/2008 10:37:52 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Coukd Be Farts)
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To: NativeNewYorker

We’ll drive our SUV’s until increasing gas costs make us stop.


16 posted on 05/18/2008 10:38:36 AM PDT by Rebelbase (McCain: The Third Bush Term ?)
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To: NativeNewYorker
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17 posted on 05/18/2008 10:38:41 AM PDT by Pistolshot (When you let what you are define who you are, you create racial divisiveness.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

“We can’t eat as much as we want”

And that’s bad? Maybe it will help drive down the obesity rate in this country and make for healthier americans.

As for keeping our house at 72, he really turns down the AC doesn’t he? I keep my AC at around 79 and turn on the celing fans.


18 posted on 05/18/2008 10:38:46 AM PDT by psjones (u)
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To: G Larry

Obama, you blithering fool!

We DO NOT have to suffer so that others may prosper!!

That is why the FRAUD of ‘global warming’ is necessary, so you elitists can pretend that it is too dangerous for the poor to prosper!!!


19 posted on 05/18/2008 10:38:48 AM PDT by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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To: NativeNewYorker
"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said

This statement by Obama is an absolute classic!

20 posted on 05/18/2008 10:38:54 AM PDT by topfile
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To: Rebelbase

The guy sure is an idiot for a Hahvahhd grad


21 posted on 05/18/2008 10:39:05 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Coukd Be Farts)
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To: Sherman Logan

Sure. But having a Presidential candidate tell us that in terms of what “has” to be done is decidedly NOT conservative.


22 posted on 05/18/2008 10:39:27 AM PDT by RockinRight (Supreme Court Justice Fred Thompson. The next best place for Fred.)
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To: G Larry
Cold and in the dark is the goal of the new environmental movement. In fact, people keep demonizing the "speculators" in the energy market, but what exactly do they expect that those speculators are reacting to?

They can see that this country is about to go off the cliff with regard to energy policy no matter who wins the election, and that global warming and the environment will be the justification for it. It's the "shared sacrifice" that the Democrats keep talking about.

Remember I said so.... cold and in the dark.

23 posted on 05/18/2008 10:39:37 AM PDT by tcostell (MOLON LABE - http://freenj.blogspot.com - RadioFree NJ)
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To: G Larry

bingo


24 posted on 05/18/2008 10:39:39 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Coukd Be Farts)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Look out Hometown Buffet, Barak is coming after you.


25 posted on 05/18/2008 10:39:56 AM PDT by Hugin (Mecca delenda est!)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Screw Obama. I bet his house is set on 68 degrees.


26 posted on 05/18/2008 10:40:07 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: NativeNewYorker
"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said.

Omama, you POS Marxist

As an American and free citizen, I can drive anything I want to, I can eat anything I want to and the "other countries" don't have a !@#$$%^&*()_+ thing to say about it and if they did, screw 'em

It's very difficult to belive this empty suit Marxist is a step away from the Presidency

27 posted on 05/18/2008 10:40:33 AM PDT by Popman ("When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.")
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To: Rebelbase

When he loses, and he WILL lose, what are the libs and race pimps going to do when they find out it was racist white DEMOCRATS that didn’t vote for him and voted for McCain instead?


28 posted on 05/18/2008 10:40:49 AM PDT by RockinRight (Supreme Court Justice Fred Thompson. The next best place for Fred.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

How dare he!!!!!!

I’ll set my a/c for 65 and put on another dog if I get cold. It is none of his business.


29 posted on 05/18/2008 10:40:56 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: NativeNewYorker

He’s right. I’m going to turn my thermostat down to 68.


30 posted on 05/18/2008 10:41:01 AM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: tcostell

Huddled around a bare CFL lightbulb in a 750 sq ft gov owned apt


31 posted on 05/18/2008 10:41:20 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Coukd Be Farts)
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To: NativeNewYorker
We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ...

Ah, the 2nd Carter term, at last... Quick, someone, get Yobama a sweater...

Too bad there's no Republican in this race...

32 posted on 05/18/2008 10:41:31 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (This Space for Rent)
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To: NativeNewYorker
"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said.

Other nations would have a valid concern if actual pollutants were reaching their shores. Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. Generally, we expect that other countries mind their own business. We value our personal liberty and Obama appears poised to severely limit our liberty in the name of global warming.

33 posted on 05/18/2008 10:41:50 AM PDT by ricks_place
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To: psjones

That’s no business of a President. Head of the CDC or FDA, perhaps, but not the President.


34 posted on 05/18/2008 10:41:55 AM PDT by RockinRight (Supreme Court Justice Fred Thompson. The next best place for Fred.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

This is nothing but population CONTROL.

I can’t imagine any other time in this nation’s history when we are told by our ELECTED leaders how to live our personal lives in order to gain approval by OTHER countries around the world! This is outrageous!

I thought that this was a ‘democracy’. I thought we as a people were a light on a hill to people around the world as to what true freedom can mean in the everyday lives of it’s citizens.

How DARE these socialists come along and tell us what we can eat, what we can drive and at what temperature we can live in our homes! I’d like to tar and feather these folks.


35 posted on 05/18/2008 10:42:28 AM PDT by J40000
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To: NativeNewYorker

I wonder what Obama has his thermostat set at.


36 posted on 05/18/2008 10:42:32 AM PDT by Hoodat (Bull Moose Party Member)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Actually I prefer a nice toasty 80 from the wood stove. Obama’s can spend all those millions in campaign donation and buy us lunch for a month. LOL


37 posted on 05/18/2008 10:42:32 AM PDT by Rodm (Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings)
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To: Popman

Im gonna take my tax relief check and buy another gun


38 posted on 05/18/2008 10:42:45 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Coukd Be Farts)
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To: NativeNewYorker
"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said.

And exactly HowTF does a swaggering Harvard dandy have ANY remote idea at all what it is like to EARN a basket full of groceries and a full tank? And I suppose we are all going to put on SWEATERS like we did when we had another screaming Socialist moron in the White House?

Bite me.

39 posted on 05/18/2008 10:43:09 AM PDT by Gorzaloon
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To: NativeNewYorker
"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK,"

This is what scares the hell out of me about Obama. He feels he has the Divine Right to tell me how I must live in order to "fit in" with his perception of what's right. He believes in a perfectly even distribution of income even though people contribute unequally to the economic system. He thinks the "rich" don't pay their "fair share" even though the top 10% of the income earners pay 66% of the income tax receipts. He wants to give more to the "poor" who currently pay nothing in income taxes. Indeed, the lowest 40% of the wage earners pay no income tax.

I am so tired of politicians and other who romanticize the poor, like it's some kind of badge of honor to sit on your ass and do nothing. BS! For 99% of the poor, they are poor through their own choosing. The don't invest in themselves, they don't seek work to gain experience, they prefer a handout to a hand up. I wonder how many would stay on the public dole if we forced them to show up every day to clean toilets and sweep sidewalks of public buildings. How many would seek other employment if they had to contribute something in order to get their handouts?

At best, Obama is a socialist and his statement: "America is the greatest country on Earth and I want your help to change it." Sorry, your idea of change is my vision of ruin and I'll have no part of it.

40 posted on 05/18/2008 10:43:13 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: NativeNewYorker
Do ya hear that Bears fans?


41 posted on 05/18/2008 10:43:38 AM PDT by A message
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To: Rodm

Back in the USSR, boys, You don’t know how lucky you are, boys. Back in the USSR


42 posted on 05/18/2008 10:44:02 AM PDT by Rodm (Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings)
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To: NativeNewYorker
Honestly, every time the man (and I use the term lightly) opens his mouth, I think this is it he is done for, yet people swoon and gaggle over his words.
I am having a difficult time coming to the conclusion that most American people really are that stupid. I really never thought I would say that.
43 posted on 05/18/2008 10:44:50 AM PDT by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

If he becomes President, we are all screwed for sure, but the country will be too like no tomorrow. That is the scariest thing about 2008.


44 posted on 05/18/2008 10:45:11 AM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: NativeNewYorker
Oh. My. God.

Okay, anyone who can't see where this man is going is too stupid to live.

"And other countries say okay"??? We're to check that we have other countries' permission to eat? To live? I am reeling. If this man is our next president... there isn't even anywhere to run to! If our economy is destroyed, the whole world sinks down with us!

I swear, I'm going to start stockpiling food again. This guy is terrifying.

45 posted on 05/18/2008 10:45:40 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: psjones
As for keeping our house at 72, he really turns down the AC doesn’t he? I keep my AC at around 79 and turn on the ceiling fans.

I tried that with my heat pump once and it was a really dumb idea.

Not only was it uncomfortably hot but my heating bill in January was outrageous! ;-)

46 posted on 05/18/2008 10:45:48 AM PDT by Polybius
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To: NativeNewYorker
"We can't...eat as much as we want."

No, but we can eat as much as we can afford. For some of us, that's more than we want, for others not as much. Now excuse me, Mr. Obama, while I sliver some winter white truffles for my risotto.

47 posted on 05/18/2008 10:46:11 AM PDT by Paul Heinzman (Out of chaos comes comedy.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Wow, this guy’s a magnificent retard. If he wants this country to be like North Korea, Haiti or some other 3rd world hell hole he ought simply move there.


48 posted on 05/18/2008 10:46:19 AM PDT by TheZMan (Bitter backwoods east Texan Christian gun owner with the AC at 72 degrees.)
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To: Sherman Logan
FWIW, the appropriate recognition of limits on appetites is profoundly conservative.

Sure. But allowing other countries to define those limits isn't.

49 posted on 05/18/2008 10:47:02 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: mylife
I was at the gun shop yesterday shopping!!!!

Trying to find an affordable AR-15

50 posted on 05/18/2008 10:47:02 AM PDT by Popman ("When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.")
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