Skip to comments.Obama's Mockery of Tea Party Stirs Tax Debate
Posted on 04/17/2010 5:37:28 AM PDT by Zakeet
For 20 seconds on Thursday, President Obama basked in applause from donors in Miami when he mocked the nationwide Tea Party rallies that caused an eruption of angst on Tax Day.
"I've been a little amused over the last couple of days where people have been having these rallies about taxes. You would think they would be saying thank you," Obama said to a group of Democratic supporters who shelled out between $250 and $1250 to attend.
But it remains unclear who will get the last laugh: the president or the Tea Party?
"What the president said last night was arrogant and smug and a perfect example of why the Tea Party is so intense and so organized" said Republican strategist Terry Holt
Democratic strategist Peter Mirijanian defended Obama's statement by saying if you take a look at the middle class voters, contrary to protesters' claims, you'll see that their income levels and their taxes have actually not gone up.
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It's selfish for you Freepers to complain about the taxes you pay in order for us Rats to pass out pork
Democratic strategist Peter Mirijanian defended Obama’s statement by saying if you take a look at the middle class voters, contrary to protesters’ claims, you’ll see that their income levels and their taxes have actually not gone up.
He’s right about the income levels.
“Democratic strategist Peter Mirijanian defended Obama’s statement by saying if you take a look at the middle class voters, contrary to protesters’ claims, you’ll see that their income levels and their taxes have actually not gone up.”
Well it’s hard to argue against the part of that statement that says income levels have not gone up. But I wouldn’t call it a strong defense of Obama’s policies. The intellect of the Dem strategists matches that of Obama’s rank and file supporters.
"Have I not supported ACORN, SEIU, al qaeda, Hamas, Hizb'allah
and my other 57 states? Have I not given myself a
brand new helicopter that will resist the nuclear attacks I invite?
Have I not given myself the finest beefs? How can you complain?"
What hogwash. The man would put a bubble like the one in the Simpsons movie over DC, and listen to the echoes of his teleprompter's rhetoric and the applause from those who think like him all day if he could. He wants nothing more than to be in a position where no one who disagrees with his point of view is allowed to speak in his presence--in other words, he wishes the world could be one big faculty meeting at Harvard, where he gets to edit the law review without having to publish, and no one will pop his fantasy bubble that it's because he's just so awesome.
Sorry I'm rambling, this guy's given me a headache.
It's about much more than taxes.
Keep talking, King George...you arrogant pus-bag.
No, he amuses me ... not.
Why do people have to post pictures of this a-hole? I can’t stand to look at his arrogant face.
My favorite line was how 1/3 of the stimulus monies were used to lower taxes.
Surely no one is that much of a dumbass?
In his mind he's thinking, isn't Robin Hood suppose to be popular?
bill oreilly has obama birth certificate!..
Yes, it is also about the financial trainwreck that is just around the corner for this country. The Tea Party protests, like anguished screams in the night, are both a warning of impending doom, and an impassioned plea for help and a return to fiscal sanity.
What a “Let them eat cake.” comment.
Amused is not truthful, Fear, mortal fear, of actual failure is the truth.
His presidency is sour
Those crazy protestors
just don’t want to pay more taxes
What’s the matter with them?
Do ya think we need to explain it again to ‘em?
Or arrest them?
I mean the camps will be designed to hold 25,000,000
should be enough
Don’t let ‘em see that video .....
“”The protests on Tax Day is one thing to stage,” Mirijanian said.”It’s another thing to mobilize and vote. That’s the true test.””
He’s thrown down the gauntlet. He’s sticking his finger in our face and telling us that we won’t defeat them in November.
"What the president said last night was arrogant and smug and a perfect example of why the Tea Party is so intense and so organized" said Republican strategist Terry Holt. Democratic strategist Peter Mirijanian defended Obama's statement by saying if you take a look at the middle class voters, contrary to protesters' claims, you'll see that their income levels and their taxes have actually not gone up.Thanks Zakeet.
For example, you don't have to be Jewish to be worried about increasing antisemitism.
By Obama's logic, white people should have stayed out of the Civil Rights movement of the 60's. Sheesh, what ASSinine logic.
What an arrogant a$$!
what’s Obama’s cell number? I want to text him...
Are these people serious? We should all just take a look at this year’s taxes, without any regards to the tax increases that WILL come in starting in 2011 (allowing Bush tax cuts to lapse, Medical “reform” taxes, etc...)? There isn’t one journalist who can mention that simple fact?
For the record: I'm all for money well spent on law enforcement, the military and other “Essential” government services, that's fine with me. But idiots like this guy and the socialist cabal behind him are slowly sucking the life out of our civilization to the point where, I believe, the goal is the total collapse of it. Why? To try and re-establish that old canard of “World Socialism”.
Remember this: Obama is a “Front Man”, it's the people backing him that should be our concern.
and one last rant: We have to stop referring to these jokers as “Liberals”; They're not, they are socialists and communists and the American people have to be enlightened to this fact. Calling them Liberals only justifies their fascist philosophies and gives them legitimacy where none is deserved.
Yes, look at the jobs he is creating.
And the millions of Americans out of work? Guess he’s written them off.
After all, he does give everyone on unemployment an extra $25 per week. They should be thanking him?
It's easier when you imagine prison bars superimposed over his arrogant muslim mug.
It’s also one of the common lines abusers use to manipulate their victims. Watch for “Look what you made me do” or “No one else could ever love you”.
odumbos rasmussen ratings dropped like a stone because of his childish statments
Well, I guess I’m one of the ones that Obama would say “benefited” from his porkulus plan. I qualified for the $2500 college tuition credit for my son who is attending the University of California. Previously my salary was too high to qualify. But the money came by borrowing from the Chinese, so both my son and I will have to pay it back in higher taxes very shortly.
Even more aggravating is before the ink was dry on the porkulus bill I got a letter from the UC Regents saying tuition was increasing 32% next year and they justified it by saying I could afford it because of the new tuition tax credit.
Obama really thinks the American people are stupid. In fact, the entire dem party are putting all their chips on the table betting the American people are dumb enough to keep them in power.
November can’t get here soon enough.
I was impressed with a young gal who got up and spoke and told her story of spending her first years in Russia. She is blown away that we now have an administration and politicians that are just like the government she and her family left.
So the next day I look at the Press Democrat ( the local paper) to see what was said about the gathering. Not much said just a few pics of people at the tea party. The way they depicted it with pics was showing older folks and kids standing around like it was an easter egg hunt with select signs showing the tamer sayings. Well my sing was in one of the group shots...and guess what...they had pixeled my sign blank. Now was this young lady right the mark or what?
I fear we’re past the point of no return. The ‘progressive’ agenda requires alot of revenue. Obama’s policies are narrowing the tax base when it should be expanding it. In other words there are fewer taxpayers and a larger need for taxes. The deficit spending WILL be curtailed by interest rates. (We’re paying over $300B/yr in interest with rates this low. Our interest payments will be over $500B by 2015, BEFORE the health care debacle passed. Our risk of default is going up so will interest rates.
Greece is now paying over 7% on a ten year sovereign note.)
Liberals don’t understand math apparently.
This isn’t going to be pretty.
Most are after all they voted for him.
Yeah, you’ve got a point there.
You little people need to thank me for letting them keep some of your hard earned cash in this terrible economy that I just keep making worse by my really bad decisions.
Thats what he really meant to say.
There are at least 50-100 million totally loyal leftist vermin in this country. He feels very comfortable with such support.
Unfortunately, he still has a very large base. A base larger than any of his commie heroes.
There are millions of poorly educated vermin in this country who can’t wait to be “rich like Denmark”.
Think about this...it is far more popular support than most Communist seizes ever had.
Unfortunately, 50 million retards in this country think that makes perfect sense.
ha! We posted that at the exact same time. Funny.
Liberals ONLY think about themselves and people with dark skin tones. They are both selfish and racist.
If it turns out to be true, I’m leaving this whacked out country forever. I hear South Korea has a pro-capitalist leadership. Maybe try there?
Unfortunately, A lot of the American people are stupid
or he would not be where he is.