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Obama says Republicans holding recovery hostage
Reuters ^ | 09/10/10 | Caren Bohan and Alister Bull

Posted on 09/10/2010 6:24:11 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Obama says Republicans holding recovery hostage

By Caren Bohan and Alister Bull

WASHINGTON | Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:07pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama accused Republicans on Friday of holding the middle class hostage and defended his efforts to stimulate the sluggish economy as he tries to reverse grim election prospects for his fellow Democrats in November.

With opinion polls showing more Americans questioning his economic leadership, Obama used a rare news conference at the White House to hammer home a campaign-style message painting Republicans as obstructionist and the party for the rich.

Obama has been on the defensive as recession-weary Americans have grown skeptical about the steps he has taken to bring down an unemployment rate persistently near 10 percent.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


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1 posted on 09/10/2010 6:24:17 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; PAR35; AndyJackson; Thane_Banquo; nicksaunt; MadLibDisease; happygrl; ...

P!


2 posted on 09/10/2010 6:24:46 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

What recovery is he talking about?


3 posted on 09/10/2010 6:24:54 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: TigerLikesRooster

_resident Barforama ... you are keeping the recovery from STARTING..


4 posted on 09/10/2010 6:25:43 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Enough of Obama's Recovery ... Can I have my Bush Recession Back??)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
With opinion polls showing more Americans questioning his economic leadership, Obama used a rare news conference at the White House to hammer home a campaign-style message painting Republicans as obstructionist and the party for the rich.

Whatever.

Democrats are the party of illegal aliens and bedbugs.

5 posted on 09/10/2010 6:26:04 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

usslameduck


6 posted on 09/10/2010 6:26:10 PM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

He is a muslim plant.


7 posted on 09/10/2010 6:26:16 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Communities regularly fight the construction projects, Walmarts Starbucks and even tree removal.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

He is a muslim plant.


8 posted on 09/10/2010 6:26:23 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Communities regularly fight the construction projects, Walmarts Starbucks and even tree removal.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Hey Bozo. Your side has the majority, and is IN CHARGE.

You friggen, punk-ass whiner.

Please explain to me HOW the Republicans can hold any part of your agenda “hostage”.


9 posted on 09/10/2010 6:27:49 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Obama lies....again, still, yet another time, most always, y’all get the message.


10 posted on 09/10/2010 6:27:54 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

OBAMA IS HOLDING OUR ENTIRE COUNTRY HOSTAGE!!


11 posted on 09/10/2010 6:28:50 PM PDT by penelopesire (FOX NEWS TRIBAL PRINCESS)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

His attitude since 01/09 has been I won so you Republicans can shut up and watch. Now that his ideas are shown for the bankrupting failure history has shown socialism to be he needs a scapegoat.

The Republicans need to get this message out hard and fast.Otherwise they’ll end up like Bush where the media and the left framed the discussion and the conclusions.


12 posted on 09/10/2010 6:30:43 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Consider his party has all the power in both the House and Senate, how, exactly, are Republicans holding anything hostage?


13 posted on 09/10/2010 6:30:50 PM PDT by doc1019 (Martyrdom is a great thing, until it is your turn.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I would say that he’s acting like a little girl except that little girls typically display more integrity.


14 posted on 09/10/2010 6:31:30 PM PDT by denydenydeny (You're not only wrong. You're wrong at the top of your voice. --Spencer Tracy, Bad Day at Black Rock)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“He said Republicans were punishing the middle class and delaying the recovery to deliver tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires.”

Seriously, how is that possible when Dems have control?


15 posted on 09/10/2010 6:31:48 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote! DeMint, 2012)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

How can the Repubs stop the so called recovery? Shows how much this clown knows about economics.

Pray for America


16 posted on 09/10/2010 6:33:47 PM PDT by bray (The Tea Party Manual: http://www.brayincandy.com/id239.html)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Ahmadenijad tells a lot of lies too.


17 posted on 09/10/2010 6:34:25 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (All hail Prince Skid-mark, Barack Hussein Obama, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: Kimberly GG

He is basically saying that he wants absolute power.


18 posted on 09/10/2010 6:34:52 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Republicans should tell him if he just gives all the money he stole from the Citizens back to them then he can have his revovery back.


19 posted on 09/10/2010 6:36:31 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

DumBO is on a three hour tour.

I don’t care how helpful whatever ZerO may want is, it is all the hidden BS that will kill us. I’m going to give you a lollipop, disregard that bitter almond taste.


20 posted on 09/10/2010 6:36:50 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (The only thing the ZerO administration is competent at is bad ideas.)
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To: NoLibZone
He is a muslim plant.
Nah, he's just a garden variety plant.
 
21 posted on 09/10/2010 6:36:50 PM PDT by counterpunch (Life in Prison: The RINO compromise to "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death")
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To: Kimberly GG
Seriously, how is that possible when Dems have control?

It's not possible...The community divider LIES like all muslims are allowed to do.

Thanks for giving a chance to say what we all know.

22 posted on 09/10/2010 6:38:31 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; rabscuttle385; ...
On The Morning Joe they (MSNBC political analysts) were predicting that Obama goes with Republicans on the extension of the tax cuts AFTER the election , at least extending them temporarily, because so many democrats are defecting and the Senate RINOs show no signs of giving in to him either. But he will put up a fight (or play act ) on them like now until the 2010 election because giving in (on the rich tax cuts) would completely demoralize liberal base democrat voters and hurt his turnout efforts if he gave in before the election.

This is pretty close to what I have been saying too. Obama will take care of Obama first.

23 posted on 09/10/2010 6:40:14 PM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Man, he has the muslim lie and deceive down, but we all knew he was heading that direction,he is desparate, he will turn republican, promise everything they wanted, and if he retaibed power change it the next day, obamma mamma jamma
is a disgusting lying individual with no credentials but his own lies..


24 posted on 09/10/2010 6:40:14 PM PDT by aeonspromise
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Yeah, it’s all our fault.

What a dipshit.


25 posted on 09/10/2010 6:41:18 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (YouTube My Space and I'll Google your Yahoo.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I cant stand this arrogant SOB!!
He claims we are holding the recovery hostage while he holds a gun to the American Economy.


26 posted on 09/10/2010 6:42:11 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Darn Republicans! Guve him eht MONEY!!!! /sarc


27 posted on 09/10/2010 6:44:38 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

He passed ObamaCare without Republicans, he can pass any damn thing he wants without Republicans right up till January. Is he saying that Snowe and Collins kicked him out of bed?


28 posted on 09/10/2010 6:47:34 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Just RESIGN you pathetic Kenyan effeminate LOSER.


29 posted on 09/10/2010 6:50:43 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
And the Jews caused all the Economic problems during the 1930’s in Germany. /s
30 posted on 09/10/2010 6:54:02 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Oh, dude. This swine is running for 2012 re-erection. Once the Stupidz gain majority in Kongris, he’ll have them to blame for salmonella eggs and everythang else. A perfect scheme.


31 posted on 09/10/2010 6:57:48 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The Democrats have total control of all 3 branches of government, what power does the GOP have???

none


32 posted on 09/10/2010 7:01:38 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: NoLibZone
“He is a muslim plant.”

Don't insult plants.

33 posted on 09/10/2010 7:08:17 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: TigerLikesRooster

What an F’ng POS, the last act of desperation is to blame your enemies for the failure of this retched economy that was in-fact built with such singular tender loving care by the Keynesian policies of the Left.


34 posted on 09/10/2010 7:08:17 PM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: liberty or death
Now that his ideas are shown for the bankrupting failure history has shown socialism to be he needs a scapegoat.

That old "Bush's Fault" speech is getting so trite and timeworn isn't it? This is a preview of Obama's "after November" speech, and you'll soon get tired of hearing it, too.

What does it say about a man who won't accept responsibility for his actions, and always has to blame his failures on others?

35 posted on 09/10/2010 7:09:30 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: ZOOKER

Before leaving office, Zero will have his own variation of Carter’s “Malaise Speech,” and people will call it “Plague Speech.”


36 posted on 09/10/2010 7:14:50 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I would love to see him go on the the John Stewart show to spew that garbage. It would be interesting to watch what Stewart would say in response cause the media sure doesn’t have the courage or integrity to say what he would.


37 posted on 09/10/2010 7:19:47 PM PDT by eaglestar
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The MSM will allow Obama to say anything and to blame anyone.

IMO, the MSM is a bigger threat to our country then the Dems.

(Although the Dems are a close 2nd)

I’ve never seen the MSM so far up someone’s rear in my entire life.

They are absolutely shameless and are nothing but cheerleaders for Obama.


38 posted on 09/10/2010 7:26:37 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (David Horowitz: "The War on Sarah Palin is really a War on Conservatives.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I listened to him prattle this morning about wanting to do everything to cause growth and job creation and I asked to myself “then why not start by lifting the oil drilling moratorium”?

So, why not Mr. President? Not one Republican wanted you to do that, so they won’t be “obstructing” you.

And you’re not doing this because...

Because...

Because you’re full of it when you say you want jobs and growth, you communist bastard.


39 posted on 09/10/2010 7:31:43 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: ZOOKER

“Blame Bush” has been played to death and Obama knows it, so now it’s “Blame the GOP” for his inability to improve the economy.

The MSM will make up lies about Sarah Palin and report them as gospel, yet they won’t mention a word about Obama claiming the unemployment rate wouldn’t go above 8% if his Trillion dollar stimulus plan was passed.

That was almost 18 months ago and the unemployment rate has since reached double-digits, yet the MSM won’t utter a word about this massive failure of his.

Obama is everything his critics said he would be, yet the media continues to give him a license to lie.

I can only imagine the 24/7 stories about people losing their jobs, homes, health care, etc, by the MSM if a Republican were in the WH right now.

And imagine if Sarah Palin was the VP right now.

The MSM and the left (same thing) would be demanding she be impeached and imprisoned.


40 posted on 09/10/2010 7:42:46 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (David Horowitz: "The War on Sarah Palin is really a War on Conservatives.")
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To: ZOOKER
Everyone I know mutes the TV or radio when his nauseating drivel begins. Even people who voted for his "change" cannot stand to hear his lying lips flap anymore.
41 posted on 09/10/2010 7:44:34 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: NoLibZone

He’s a farggen ice hole.


42 posted on 09/10/2010 7:46:40 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Speaking of holding hostage...I was held hostage to Zero's unbearably long-winded campaign speech and subsequent "press conference" today. I was getting my car serviced and the television in the dealership waiting room was tuned to Fox News Channel. Every person in that room was wondering when in the heck he was going to shut up. It was pure torture.
43 posted on 09/10/2010 7:51:09 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
He is basically saying that he wants absolute power.

Did you notice how he had to verbally remind people that "I'm the President," and "I'm the Commander in Chief," so "I can (do whatever)"? He seems to do that quite a bit.

44 posted on 09/10/2010 7:53:56 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The American People have Rejected Obama and the Republicans are on the side of the people.... Obama doesn’t take rejection well...

Gulags soon...


45 posted on 09/10/2010 7:55:33 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Our nation has a choice, Vote or Die.)
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To: jazusamo

So Obammy is blaming Republicans for his economic mess when they don’t even control anything in the Congress yet?

Let’s remember this. He’s jumping the gun - he was supposed to blame Republicans AFTER the Dems lost the House and/or the Senate. We can say Obama was blaming Republicans for his economic mess even before they were elected the majority.


46 posted on 09/10/2010 7:57:08 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
With opinion polls showing more Americans questioning his economic leadership, Obama used a rare news conference at the White House to hammer home a campaign-style message
When has he ever done otherwise? thanks TigerLikesRooster.


47 posted on 09/10/2010 8:26:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Well, we are having a plague. A plague of bedbugs. That didn't happen while the Republicans were in charge!

Democrats! The party of pestilence & plague!

48 posted on 09/10/2010 8:49:48 PM PDT by sjmjax
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To: TigerLikesRooster

There is no surer way to waste your time than to listen to anything mac daddy has to say because it is, was and always will be a lie.


49 posted on 09/10/2010 9:28:27 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Yeah becasue they control so much power is Washington these days, right? Oh wait, democraps control everything in Washington these days.


50 posted on 09/10/2010 10:35:32 PM PDT by vpintheak (Love of God, Family and Country has made me an extremist.)
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