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President Obama: 'Fear and frustration' drive voters
Politico ^ | Oct. 16, 2010 | CAROL E. LEE

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 that’s what this election is about.”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: antiamericanliar; demagogue; massachusetts; obama; racisthypocrite
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1 posted on 10/16/2010 8:05:13 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fear and frustration? more like fed up and determined


2 posted on 10/16/2010 8:07:20 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (The tides coming in)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A full blown fool. He is beyond disgusting.


3 posted on 10/16/2010 8:07:31 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


4 posted on 10/16/2010 8:07:36 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie ( Ok, Joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

OMG... talk about delusional... this guy may wind up being marched out of the white house in a straight jacket...


5 posted on 10/16/2010 8:07:46 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

6 posted on 10/16/2010 8:08:05 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

it’s YOU, you f-ing moron! We don’t like your nanny state!


7 posted on 10/16/2010 8:08:08 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We’re not scared...Just mad as hell!


8 posted on 10/16/2010 8:08:21 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat.)
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To: ronnie raygun

this is a job that you can’t learn as you go. You mus know what the hell you are doing.


9 posted on 10/16/2010 8:08:48 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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


10 posted on 10/16/2010 8:09:00 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


11 posted on 10/16/2010 8:09:38 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Celtic Cross

we are past scared, we are mad as hell and we are not taking you any more Mr ZERO.


12 posted on 10/16/2010 8:09:59 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: ronnie raygun

Obozo is right when he says...

“Another is to say we can meet these challenges and we are going to move forward. And that’s what this election is about.”

Oh...Yeahhhhh...We ARE going to move forward in this election! HA HA!!


13 posted on 10/16/2010 8:10:30 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie ( Ok, Joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No mention of clinging to guns and bibles this time?


14 posted on 10/16/2010 8:10:38 PM PDT by new cruelty
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


15 posted on 10/16/2010 8:10:45 PM PDT by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama's view from the Oval Office: Americans’ inability to “think clearly”

Americans' view of the Oval Office: Obama's inability to think clearly.

16 posted on 10/16/2010 8:11:11 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Condescending tool. Would that his father had met Monica Lewinsky instead of the rat eared Kansas chick.


17 posted on 10/16/2010 8:11:31 PM PDT by Psalm 144
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To: Psalm 144
""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,”

Could someone please translate?
18 posted on 10/16/2010 8:14:58 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


19 posted on 10/16/2010 8:15:44 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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20 posted on 10/16/2010 8:17:11 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: stocksthatgoup

We are like animals in the field acting out fear instead of reason. Massive insult to Americans.


21 posted on 10/16/2010 8:17:26 PM PDT by ShandaLear (The price of Obamacare? 30 pieces of silver.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"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...”

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.

22 posted on 10/16/2010 8:18:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
...because we're hardwired not to always think clearly when we're scared....

FUBO!!!

23 posted on 10/16/2010 8:18:32 PM PDT by ladyvet (I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"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 ....

Precisely how a creep like Obama managed to become President of the United States.

24 posted on 10/16/2010 8:19:18 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"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.”

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.

25 posted on 10/16/2010 8:20:48 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: skaterboy

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


26 posted on 10/16/2010 8:20:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Our chief weapons are fear and frustration. And surprise."

"Our chief weapons are fear and frustration and surprise. And ruthless efficiency."

27 posted on 10/16/2010 8:21:54 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: martin_fierro

Great cartoon.


28 posted on 10/16/2010 8:22:39 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY (Live Free Or Die)
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To: screaminsunshine

“A full blown fool. He is beyond disgusting.”

You are too charitable.


30 posted on 10/16/2010 8:24:04 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Free ThinkerNY
fear and frustration

What the hell will he and Pelosi and Reid come up with next?

31 posted on 10/16/2010 8:24:35 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: stocksthatgoup

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.


32 posted on 10/16/2010 8:25:39 PM PDT by Psalm 144
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To: Admin Moderator; Jim Robinson
I would like to promote this to Breaking News.

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.

33 posted on 10/16/2010 8:26:15 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz

“He is absolutely the worst President in our nations’ history.”

Without question.


34 posted on 10/16/2010 8:28:42 PM PDT by Psalm 144
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To: Admin Moderator; Jim Robinson; All
He faulted the economic downturn for Americans’ inability to “think clearly”

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.

35 posted on 10/16/2010 8:28:48 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz

36 posted on 10/16/2010 8:30:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: screaminsunshine
That he says it doesn't surprise me. That he may actually believe it scares the hell out of me. He is clueless and dangerous.
37 posted on 10/16/2010 8:31:30 PM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin says: "Buck-up or get out of the truck.")
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To: Revolting cat!

Thank you, Messr. Cat. :)


38 posted on 10/16/2010 8:31:38 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Can he say anything that doesn’t belittle?


39 posted on 10/16/2010 8:31:38 PM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated public is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

FUBO FUBO FUBO FUBO FUBO FUBO FUBO


40 posted on 10/16/2010 8:32:13 PM PDT by gcraig (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Lazamataz
I'm half-expecting this moron-of-a-President to wear a sweater, have a fireside chat, and be attacked by a rabbit.

I'll donate a rabbit.

41 posted on 10/16/2010 8:32:37 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$ or PETA.)
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To: my small voice
Can he say anything that doesn’t belittle?

You didn't finish.

Can he say anything that doesn’t belittle the entire United States of America?

42 posted on 10/16/2010 8:32:47 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: stocksthatgoup
Could someone please translate?

"You people are idiots. You're irrational, unreasonable and pig-headed. Now vote for me, you stupid dullards. Because I'm all smart and persuasive, and you're a bunch of scared little girlie-men, unable to think straight."
43 posted on 10/16/2010 8:32:47 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Am I my half-brother's keeper?)
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To: Lazamataz

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).


44 posted on 10/16/2010 8:33:49 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: Question Liberal Authority
"You people are idiots. You're irrational, unreasonable and pig-headed. Now vote for me, you stupid dullards. Because I'm all smart and persuasive, and you're a bunch of scared little girlie-men, unable to think straight."

Where did you get that unauthorized TransBarackafier?

45 posted on 10/16/2010 8:33:49 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s half right. Frustration at the Obama agenda will drive millions of people to the polls in a couple of weeks.


46 posted on 10/16/2010 8:35:39 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - Orwell)
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To: skaterboy
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.

That's not a fair comparison. It takes time for Obama to put out a casting call, audition the audience and rehearse.
47 posted on 10/16/2010 8:36:27 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Am I my half-brother's keeper?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Liz; AT7Saluki; writer33
He faulted the economic downturn for Americans’ inability to “think clearly”

I've been goofy for about two years now.

48 posted on 10/16/2010 8:37:09 PM PDT by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“You can respond in a couple of ways to a trauma like this,”

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.

49 posted on 10/16/2010 8:37:47 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: my small voice

“Can he say anything that doesn’t belittle?”

The short answer is no.


50 posted on 10/16/2010 8:37:58 PM PDT by Psalm 144
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