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ĎItís the Post Office Thatís Always Having Problemsí (Obama accidently tells the truth)
breitbart ^ | 8/11/2009 | breitbart

Posted on 08/11/2009 3:05:57 PM PDT by tobyhill

Video

Obama makes the point that the Government can't run anything.

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1 posted on 08/11/2009 3:06:00 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Obama’s masters must be very disappointed in his performance today.


2 posted on 08/11/2009 3:07:13 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: tobyhill

The only time he does tell the truth is by accident!


3 posted on 08/11/2009 3:09:00 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: tobyhill

when do the Republicans run this as a commercial? (holding breath)


4 posted on 08/11/2009 3:10:00 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: tobyhill

What a hilarious video clip! Besides 0bozo throwing the U.S. Post Office under his bus, for their “gubmint” incompetence, it was hilarious to watch 0bozo agonizing & bumbling to get his words & thoughts out in a cohesive articulate way. Obviously he was not being coached by his TOTUS and it was readily apparent. I laughed to see him straining so diligently to not screw up. It reminded me of the video clip last fall, when when he completely botched up his example of some uninsured person going to an emergency ward, paying $10, etc, etc., hey quiet down, I can’t think, etc. What an incompetent 0bozo!!!


5 posted on 08/11/2009 3:17:08 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: tobyhill
He put his foot in that one. Interesting that his point was that the private sector could still thrive with the public option. Of course that depends on how the rules are written. UPS isn't allowed to deliver mail by law. The rules can be written to kill the private sector immediately or changed later to kill it. He inadvertently reminded people of the the post office versus private package delivery, however. Everybody knows what works there, and that was not a comparison he should have raised. Big mistake. Not sure why lefties think this guy is gifted.
6 posted on 08/11/2009 3:17:39 PM PDT by throwback
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To: throwback

The Seinfeld episode comes to mind where Jerry delivers the mail for Newman but the plan is foiled because Jerry delivers the mail on time and to the right addresses and it becomes obvious that it was not the work of a postal employee.


7 posted on 08/11/2009 3:21:31 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: tobyhill

Does anyone have the full text for those of us who are cubicle-bound?


8 posted on 08/11/2009 3:26:24 PM PDT by scottdeus12 (Jesus is real, whether you believe in Him or not.)
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To: throwback
He put his foot in that one. Interesting that his point was that the private sector could still thrive with the public option. Of course that depends on how the rules are written. UPS isn't allowed to deliver mail by law. The rules can be written to kill the private sector immediately or changed later to kill it. He inadvertently reminded people of the the post office versus private package delivery, however. Everybody knows what works there, and that was not a comparison he should have raised. Big mistake. Not sure why lefties think this guy is gifted.

Big mistake indeed! I also liked how he said people can keep their own private insurance, they don't have to worry, they won't have to stand in line.
9 posted on 08/11/2009 3:26:33 PM PDT by mlizzy
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To: tobyhill

I’d watch the video but I’m not in the mood.

I only have one question, was he answering off the cuff or reading from a teleprompter?


10 posted on 08/11/2009 3:28:05 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: tobyhill

Did I forget to tell you guys. I finally hijacked his teleprompter. Anything else you’d like me to type in there for him to say?


11 posted on 08/11/2009 3:30:08 PM PDT by MNDude (The Republican Congress Economy--1995-2007)
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To: tobyhill

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2313663/posts?page=12#12


12 posted on 08/11/2009 3:32:00 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: tobyhill

You mean the very same government run post office that is going bankrupt? =.=


13 posted on 08/11/2009 3:33:46 PM PDT by cranked
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To: tobyhill
"If you think about it, UPS and FEDEX are doing fine. It's the Post Office that's always having problems."

- 0bummer.

Sign making material!

14 posted on 08/11/2009 3:35:16 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (UPS and FEDEX are doing fine. It's the Post Office that's always having problems. - 0bummer)
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To: cranked
I am so tempted lately when I go in the busy one near me....

Always a line..

I don't think I could get in any trouble for saying this....

You think this line in bad, waitr until you get Obamacare....

(:-)>....

15 posted on 08/11/2009 3:36:14 PM PDT by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012)
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To: tobyhill

My mouth hit the floor when I first heard a clip of that on Rush’s show this afternoon. I can’t believe he used the Government Run post office as a selling point for Government Run health care!!! What a MORON!! If anything, he just proved the point against health care reform and the public option!! OMG!


16 posted on 08/11/2009 3:38:25 PM PDT by minip (sick and tired of being sick and tired!)
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To: tobyhill

He and his minions will kvetch and moan about being taken out of context but the pure and simple fact is that there’s no context possible that alters the undeniable truth of his post office example. None in his favor, that is.


17 posted on 08/11/2009 3:41:07 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Why Does Obama Want Health Care in 4 Weeks When it Took Him 6 Months to Pick a Dog?)
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To: Boardwalk
LOL. Or that film Sam and the Cheers boys made for Woody that shows Cliff Clavin delivering the mail in an apartment building. As Cliff heads out the front door uttering his blather about the good ole USPS, all of the tenants come out into the hall and exchange the misdelivered mail. Priceless.

Cliff Clavin, poster boy for Obamacare.

18 posted on 08/11/2009 3:44:38 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Why Does Obama Want Health Care in 4 Weeks When it Took Him 6 Months to Pick a Dog?)
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To: rcrngroup

19 posted on 08/11/2009 3:46:12 PM PDT by Iron Munro (You can't kill the beast while sucking at its teat - Claire Wolfe)
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To: NonValueAdded

Funny thing in real life he is a rib rock conservative and a good Joe.


20 posted on 08/11/2009 3:52:22 PM PDT by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012)
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To: tobyhill

Yeah, you knew it wasn’t going to take long to start making the rounds. Of course the crAP, UPI, blah, blah all concentrated on the fact there were no protestors. Gee, I wonder why?

And then there’s Obama. Comparing the USPS to UPS and Fedex and letting it hang out there that, you know, the government really does suck at this.


21 posted on 08/11/2009 3:53:03 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici
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To: minip
Could have been worse...

He could compared H& R Block and Jackson Hewitt to the IRS !!!!

22 posted on 08/11/2009 3:53:26 PM PDT by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012)
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To: tobyhill

That was good stuff. You can see he was fumbling his words with no teleprompter. And he came up with a beauty, comparing the government’s role in healthcare reform to the post office ! lmaooo


23 posted on 08/11/2009 3:54:07 PM PDT by WillT
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To: MNDude
Anything else you’d like me to type in there for him to say?

Yeah. The Yankees suck.

24 posted on 08/11/2009 3:55:25 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici
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To: tobyhill
You know, if UPS had any brains they would run an add:

Imagine if UPS ran a Hospital....

Rapid surgeries and recovery times depicked, It would absolutely kill Socialized Health Care forever...

Beside, how many of the Oprah watchers that gave us this toad of a POTUS have a "ting" for the delivery man if you get my drift...

Maybe that is the only way we will reach those lug heads...

25 posted on 08/11/2009 3:57:01 PM PDT by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012)
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To: tobyhill

Of course, the Left will come back and say that the USPS isn’t government run anymore.

Doesn’t matter. If Obama considered that, than his comparison makes no sense at all. I guess you could say it was nonsensical Obama at his best.


26 posted on 08/11/2009 3:57:33 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici
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To: tobyhill
AMTRAK. Dear Leader forgot to mention AMTRAK.

The only governbment entity I am aware of that makes a profit is AMARC, and they didn't buy the aircraft to make it with!

27 posted on 08/11/2009 4:00:55 PM PDT by Gritty (Obama is a radical communist and is going to destroy this country-Alan Keyes)
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To: VeniVidiVici

I don’t think even 0bama himself knows what he was saying, and like a train wreck he could see it coming but he could not stop himself from saying the words.


28 posted on 08/11/2009 4:01:45 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: Joe 6-pack
Obama’s masters must be very disappointed in his performance today.

They should be, but the MSM won't let Obama down. From the short radio reports I've heard about his town hall: answered questions, called opponents fear mongers, got standing ovation.

Just from a few highly edited radio reports, one would think he gave a masterful performance.

29 posted on 08/11/2009 4:02:08 PM PDT by Will88
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To: taildragger

Could have been worse...
He could compared H& R Block and Jackson Hewitt to the IRS !!!!

Got me there! lol


30 posted on 08/11/2009 4:03:54 PM PDT by minip (sick and tired of being sick and tired!)
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To: throwback
Not sure why lefties think this guy is gifted.

Perhaps the racists on the Left think he's "gifted" for an immigrant?

31 posted on 08/11/2009 4:08:52 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: MNDude

I’d love to hear this roll off his lips...

******************************************

” Brother, you asked for it!

Francisco Domingo Carlos Andres Sebastian d’Aconia”


32 posted on 08/11/2009 4:14:29 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: tobyhill
First he shoots himself in the foot with the Post Office remark...

Then he shoots himself in the other foot with this:

"There's nothing inevitable about this somehow destroying the public marketplace, as long as--and this is a legitimate point you're raising--it's not set up where the government(plan) is basically being subsidized by the taxpayers, so that even if they're not providing a good deal, we need to keep on having to pony out more and more money."

I mean, what is this if not taxpayer subsidized? He just admitted that the public option WILL drive private insurers out of business, and that the government-run plan would have no incentive to provide a good deal for the taxpayers.

I wonder how he was able to remain standing after that.

33 posted on 08/11/2009 4:18:14 PM PDT by giotto
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OMG what an idiot. This will be worse for him than the cops that acted stupidly...

Not only did he point out that gov’t run USPS is “always the one having problems” while the private companies [fedex ups] are not...

but the freaking usps is the ONLY lawful carrier of mail - AND THEY STILL SUCK at service [wait times, getting it right the first time, etc.]

And when it comes to health care, do ya THINK that’ll matter. Geezus what an idiot.


34 posted on 08/11/2009 4:18:28 PM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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0bama at a minimum has recognized that belittling, ridicule, and simply dismissing concerns didn’t work - not one bit.

He acknowledges that “it is a valid concern” that a gov’t program could run the private insurance cos out of business.

...but he didn’t go beyond acknowledging the concern...! He just left it out there.

This guy is losing it on camera live.


35 posted on 08/11/2009 4:21:28 PM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: minip

I watched it live. He killed health care with that one line.
How can you argue with him? He’s right. The government can’t run things as well as the private sector.


36 posted on 08/11/2009 4:23:45 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: tobyhill

If the government cannot run a mail delivery system without losing $7 billion, how can anyone expect they will run health care efficiently?


37 posted on 08/11/2009 4:33:15 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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‘It’s the Post Office That’s Always Having Problems’

He could just as well have pointed to many other programs as analogies for failed government programs, and he would've been correct.

Medicare and Medicaid are losing a lot more money than the post office. The education department is not having any success at improving students' grades. Social Security is going bankrupt.

But, the best example of all wouldve been the congress. Just about everything they do puts the country in a bigger hole. The country is already bankrupt with an unmanageable deficit and a "never will be repaid" national debt, and now they are spending money that they'll never collect.

But, the presidency is just as bad as the congress, so perhaps he should've mentioned his presidency as the biggest government failure of all.
38 posted on 08/11/2009 4:34:51 PM PDT by adorno (Where is Branch 4?)
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To: tobyhill
LOL, towards the end of the video clip on Drudge, Mr."O" actually says the new system will do just fine "...as long as the Government isn't being subsidized by the taxpayer...."

So.......Just where the heck does Mr. Obama think the government gets it's money?

39 posted on 08/11/2009 4:48:51 PM PDT by R_Kangel (`.`)
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To: Will88

If we had a news media that was unbiased and competent, we might actually have a news media.


40 posted on 08/11/2009 4:52:10 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: R_Kangel

“...as long as the Government isn’t being subsidized by the taxpayer....”

We pay the salaries and benefits of the members of Congress who are calling us a mob, un-American, racist, and Ku Klux Klan members.


41 posted on 08/11/2009 4:55:14 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: IrishCatholic

I watched it live. He killed health care with that one line.
How can you argue with him? He’s right. The government can’t run things as well as the private sector.

Isn’t that what WE have been saying all along?? Get the Government out of our business! Thanks Barry for agreeing with us FINALLY! lol


42 posted on 08/11/2009 5:26:17 PM PDT by minip (sick and tired of being sick and tired!)
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43 posted on 08/11/2009 5:28:27 PM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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To: minip
"UPS and FedEx are doing just fine."

Perhaps this is precisely why Obama wants a government takeover? (Just in his little heart-of-hearts, ya' know?)

"By the time we're finished with you, you won't care."

44 posted on 08/11/2009 5:50:43 PM PDT by GVnana (Sarah for America)
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To: tobyhill
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Exposes Obamacare!

45 posted on 08/11/2009 6:38:18 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: adorno
Medicare and Medicaid are losing a lot more money than the post office. The education department is not having any success at improving students' grades. Social Security is going bankrupt. But, the best example of all wouldve been the congress. Just about everything they do puts the country in a bigger hole.

And the little publicized truth is that Congress is the reason that the post office is losing money.

I didnt know this till it was explained here a couple weeks ago. Congress requires the postal service to pre-pay employee health benefits to the tune of billions of dollars a year. That's the cause of the red ink.

It's probably a safe bet that the money is used for Ponzi-like purposes to pay other civil service obligations.

46 posted on 08/11/2009 8:01:24 PM PDT by freespirited (The Surgeon General has determined that Harry and Louise are dangerous to your health.)
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And the little publicized truth is that Congress is the reason that the post office is losing money.

You mean, it had nothing to do with the "Fat" Elvis stamps?

47 posted on 08/11/2009 9:49:43 PM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (In just His first 3 days, the War on Terror became the War on Free Speech.)
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To: tobyhill

I have to ask, am I just living in an alternate dimension?

Around here it’s the mail lady who’s polite, friendly, and never seems to mess things up, while the UPS guy is the dumbest waste of oxygen I’ve ever had the misfortune to be forced to deal with.

He’s never clued into ideas we tend to teach children soon as they’re old enough to understand...concepts like “If you need the attention of someone inside a home, ring the doorbell or knock on the door.” He just slings packages onto the carport and runs.

Which...we could almost forgive, except there’s a chair he could set them on.

Did I mention this crap has led to several of our packages being chewed or eaten, yes literally EATEN, by the neighbor’s roaming cur?


48 posted on 08/12/2009 4:36:07 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (One Big Ass Mistake America!)
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To: Boardwalk
Never saw that episode. That is funny. Where’d those writers go. It would be nice to get some sitcoms back with good writers instead of American Idol and Dances With the Stars. Land-o-morons.
49 posted on 08/12/2009 7:05:17 AM PDT by throwback
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To: tobyhill; stephenjohnbanker; Grampa Dave; maggief; Just mythoughts
NOTE: Obama told healthcare opponents to "get out of the way," and scathingly asked if they knew medicare was "govt healthcare."

QUOTING OBAMA: ‘It’s the Post Office That’s Always Having Problems’............

Pardon me, Mr Prez, but do you know the Post Office is a "government agency?"

Until you get all the govt agencies straight in your mind, then I suggest "YOU get out of the way."

50 posted on 08/12/2009 7:30:02 AM PDT by Liz (When people fear govt, we have tyranny; when govt fears the people, we have freedom.)
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