Skip to comments.President Obama: 'Fear and frustration' drive voters
Posted on 10/16/2010 8:05:10 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
WEST NEWTON, Mass. - President Barack Obama said Americans' "fear and frustration" is to blame for an intense midterm election cycle that threatens to derail the Democratic agenda.
"Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we're hardwired not to always think clearly when we're scared, Obama said Saturday evening in remarks at a small Democratic fundraiser Saturday evening. And the country's scared. Obama told the several dozen donors that he was offering them his view from the Oval Office. He faulted the economic downturn for Americans inability to think clearly and said the burden is on Democrats to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling.
You can respond in a couple of ways to a trauma like this, Obama said, referring to the economy. One is to pull back, retrench and respond to your fears by pushing away challenges, looking backwards. Another is to say we can meet these challenges and we are going to move forward. And thats what this election is about.
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Fear and frustration? more like fed up and determined
A full blown fool. He is beyond disgusting.
Oh, for crying out loud....Just fix the country, get some experts on economics and job creation...and don’t tell me about hard wiring...
Stop patronizing me ...we’ll show you hard wiring at the polls in Nov.
OMG... talk about delusional... this guy may wind up being marched out of the white house in a straight jacket...
it’s YOU, you f-ing moron! We don’t like your nanny state!
We’re not scared...Just mad as hell!
this is a job that you can’t learn as you go. You mus know what the hell you are doing.
Hey Obama, ever think just for a split second, that we are just fed up with your damn lies! November 2nd can’t come fast enough
Hey Obama! Staying home and bitterly clinging to my guns and religion takes care of the fear and frustration.
What I really feel is irritation and loathing.
we are past scared, we are mad as hell and we are not taking you any more Mr ZERO.
Obozo is right when he says...
“Another is to say we can meet these challenges and we are going to move forward. And thats what this election is about.
Oh...Yeahhhhh...We ARE going to move forward in this election! HA HA!!
No mention of clinging to guns and bibles this time?
Barack Obama, Deval Patrick and Barney Frank were unable on a Saturday 3 weeks before an election to outdraw Sarah Palin on the Boston Common in April on a Wednesday.
Americans' view of the Oval Office: Obama's inability to think clearly.
Condescending tool. Would that his father had met Monica Lewinsky instead of the rat eared Kansas chick.
Second year in a row with no COLA in my federal retirement check because Social Security recipients will not get one, that impacts our checks, too. Health plan going up seven per cent. My local Democratic school teachers going on strike this week. My school district tearing down a fifty-year-old school to build a new one because special interests run the school board, taxpayers have no say. My taxes going up. Shit yeah, I am ticked.
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We are like animals in the field acting out fear instead of reason. Massive insult to Americans.
Am I hearing this right? He has "facts, science" and etc. on his side but we're not listening or thinking clearly due to fear? WTF?! Never have we had a "president" like this guy! Anybody would be an improvement.
Precisely how a creep like Obama managed to become President of the United States.
This guy is a double-down asshole. He is a solid communist and no amount of facts, or the peoples' desire for capitalism, will ever sway him.
After this little hissy-fit masquarading as a pep-talk, I daresay he will not even be on the Presidential ticket in 2012.
Furthermore, there is a good chance he will be impeached and/or exiled. Certainly he will be utterly shunned by the vast majority of America.
He is absolutely the worst President in our nations' history.
Oh no, polls show that she’s unpopular, washed up, doesn’t have a chance against the Lightworker, etc. etc. Don’t you read what the Msm is saying? LOL
"Our chief weapons are fear and frustration and surprise. And ruthless efficiency."
“A full blown fool. He is beyond disgusting.”
You are too charitable.
What the hell will he and Pelosi and Reid come up with next?
It is affirmative action speak for:
“Dialectical materialism is unpersuasive to the revanchist masses because their reactions are chemically driven fight-or-flight responses rather than analyses rooted in objective, Marxist-Leninist science and ideology.”
He called us panicked sheeple this time instead of bitter clingers.
I feel the maximum number of people should be exposed to the breathtaking delusion and hubris, so as to be more motivated in three short weeks.
This is big stuff, right here. I will take the action of promoting it to Breaking News, and if I erred, please demote it again. But after reading it, I suspect you will both agree that this sort of Carteresque Malaise-speech Hatred of Capitalism and America speech should get the widest possible circulation.
“He is absolutely the worst President in our nations’ history.”
Jimmy Carter redeaux.
I'm half-expecting this moron-of-a-President to wear a sweater, have a fireside chat, and be attacked by a rabbit.
Thank you, Messr. Cat. :)
Can he say anything that doesn’t belittle?
FUBO FUBO FUBO FUBO FUBO FUBO FUBO
I'll donate a rabbit.
You didn't finish.
Can he say anything that doesnt belittle the entire United States of America?
You are too kind to this moron, Laz. At least Jimmy Carter’s ‘Malaise’ speech wasn’t made as part of an election campaign (it was in July, 1979).
Where did you get that unauthorized TransBarackafier?
He’s half right. Frustration at the Obama agenda will drive millions of people to the polls in a couple of weeks.
I've been goofy for about two years now.
The proper way to respond to a trauma like YOU Obama is to vote for people who will stop your traumatizing policies. What a grade-A jerk.
“Can he say anything that doesnt belittle?”
The short answer is no.
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