Skip to comments.Obama brands Republicans as radicals
Posted on 10/22/2010 7:45:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
LOS ANGELES (AFP) US President Barack Obama on Friday branded Republicans as radical and reactionary, in campaign appearances for high-profile Democratic senators under threat in November's mid-term polls.
Obama rallied crowds in Los Angeles, California, and was to move on to gambling paradise Nevada in a bid to rescue wobbling Democratic Senate majority leader Harry Reid, on the third day of a four-day campaign blitz.
He charged that the first Republican president, his political hero Abraham Lincoln would not be able to win the opposition party's presidential nomination in the modern age.
"Seriously, can you imagine him trying to run with these folks?" Obama said, in a bid to portray the Republican Party as outside the mainstream ahead of November 2 congressional polls in which his Democrats fear heavy losses.
Obama accused Republicans of sitting on their hands while he saved the economy from a second Great Depression and of wanting to go back to the same lax regulatory regimes that caused the crisis in the first place.
"This agenda that poses as conservatism is not conservative. It resulted in a radical shift from record surpluses to record deficits, allowed Wall Street to run wild, nearly destroyed our economy," Obama said.
"This is a choice between the past and the future, between fear and hope, between moving backwards and moving forwards. And I don't know about you, but I want to move forward," Obama said, at a campaign event for under-fire Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer.
"They are clinging to the same worn-out, tired, snake-oil ideas that they were peddling before."
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US President Barack Obama speaks during a DNC rally at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Obama on Friday branded Republicans as radical and reactionary, in campaign appearances for high-profile Democratic senators under threat in November's mid-term polls. (AFP/Jim Watson)
And John F. Kennedy couldn’t be nominated by today’s radical liberal Democrat party. What is the president’s point????? Harry Truman couldn’t be nominated by today’s Democrats.
“They are clinging to the same worn-out, tired, snake-oil ideas that they were peddling before.”
Uh, that’s called “projection” Barry, it’s something
democrats do all the time.
Omullah sounds shrill and looks demonic.
U.S. President Barack Obama waves as Nevada Senator Harry Reid (L) trails behind during a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 22, 2010. .. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
Yet, again, he has insulted a huge segment of Americans.
Didn’t the communists, obamunisits if you will, brand enemies as reactionaries?
Yep, and that’s why they cleverly call themselves “progressives”. Because who among us will stand against progress?
Obama is totally F.O.S.
I believe you just took the words right out of my keyboard, wow! I was thinking this myself. Furthermore, I would say even Johnson or Roosevelt wouldn’t make it now in this hard-case Dem. party today, even as liberal as they were said to be.
Marxist Socialist Obama is an imbecile.
Compared to Obama, we are radically right.
Of course compared to Obama, the French would be on the hard right so it depends on what you’re comparing us too.
Didn't Dingy Harry just do this, too?
I wish he’d make up his mind then! He belly-aches that Republicans refuse to help him, they refuse to help him come up with ideas. Then when they do, he crabs that those ideas have been tried before, and they won’t work!
He says our ideas got us into this mess (Like hello Mr. Obama, those same ideas seemed to work just fine before your party took over!). I find myself not knowing whether to get angry w/him or to laugh mockingly at him, whatever!
Did he actually use the term “reactionary” or is that just AP’s word choice? Certainly someone at least, whether in the White House or in the Associated Press newsroom, is channeling their inner Marxist.
Proud to be a radical over here Barry! A firm believer in the radical vision of a world based on individual worth and achievement that is enshrined in the US Constitution.
Obama is an arch reactionary that wants to restore the totalitarian world of absolute government power that existed in 1775. He wants to undo the American Revolution.
Words fail me.
Everything the man does is planned, intentional, pre-meditated. Anything and Anyone, who is wholesome, natural, common sense is radical to him, compared to him. He has taken the mask off, and more and more people see him clearly. Seriously, the whole regime have given up even trying to hide who they are. And we are in for a wold of hurt if we do not stop them.
Anyone in Congress who does not realize that, is themselves, the enemy as well.
But, but, but I thought he just said Republicans were snake oil salesmen. Of course, I guess he’s always free to correct himself. Perhaps he meant to say all along that Republicans are radical snake oil salesmen, though that seems like sort of an odd concept. Still, I guess Obama would know one when he say one, since it takes one to know one, right?
At this point in our history we need radicals, nay revolutionaries.
He charged that the first Republican president, his political hero Abraham Lincoln would not be able to win the opposition party's presidential nomination in the modern age. "Seriously, can you imagine him trying to run with these folks?" Obama said, in a bid to portray the Republican Party as outside the mainstream...Seriously, can you imagine anyone taking anything Zero says seriously after that idiotic statement?
He never got the message that only 20% of the US population consider themselves liberal/progressive. (Smooth way of covering over communist sympathizers) He and Pelosi and Reid have lived in a bubble for so many years once they got the chance, they knew they had to act as quickly to mess things up and place us firmly on the European track so that even if they did leave office, the US would end up just like the rest of the world, maybe even Third World. That 20% HATE the US and themselves.
The many faces of a madman!
Sounds like a paranoid narcissist.
That’s right, 0bama, keep the same playbook - when you’re discovered to BE a radical, point to your opponents. Not working, Buffoon-In-Chief. You are quite a bit like Slick Willy after all. We have a new cliche to add to the political dictionary - “How Obamanesque!”
There was a time when Bob Dole said we need to make a choice “between the main stream and the extreme”, when he desperately wanted to attract voters to RINO values rather than let them wander into Buchanan’s camp. Now we see those tactics no longer work, when the main stream realizes that the extreme is who lives in the white house and he’s basically socialist.
He’s gotten to be like Charlie Brown’s teacher...WAH WAH WAH WA WA WAH...
One word: PROJECTION!
“Sounds like a paranoid narcissist.”
The prototypical psychopath has deficits or deviances in several areas: interpersonal relationships, emotion, and self-control. Psychopaths gain satisfaction through antisocial behavior, and do not experience shame, guilt, or remorse for their actions. Psychopaths lack a sense of guilt or remorse for any harm they may have caused others, instead rationalizing the behavior, blaming someone else, or denying it outright. Psychopaths also lack empathy towards others in general, resulting in tactlessness, insensitivity, and contemptuousness. All of this belies their tendency to make a good, likable first impression. Psychopaths have a superficial charm about them, enabled by a willingness to say anything without concern for accuracy or truth. Shallow affect also describes the psychopath’s tendency for genuine emotion to be short lived and egocentric with an overall cold demeanor. Their behavior is impulsive and irresponsible, often failing to keep a job or defaulting on debts. Psychopaths also have a markedly distorted sense of the potential consequences of their actions, not only for others, but also for themselves. They do not deeply recognize the risk of being caught, disbelieved or injured as a result of their behaviour.
Researcher Robert Hare, whose Hare Psychopathy Checklist is widely used, describes psychopaths as “intraspecies predators”. Also R.I. Simon uses the word predator to describe psychopaths. Elsewhere Hare and others write that psychopaths “use charisma, manipulation, intimidation, sexual intercourse and violence”[verification needed] to control others and to satisfy their own needs. Hare states that: “Lacking in conscience and empathy, they take what they want and do as they please, violating social norms and expectations without guilt or remorse”. He previously stated that: “What is missing, in other words, are the very qualities that allow a human being to live in social harmony”.
According to Hare, many psychopaths are superficially charming, and can excellently mimic normal human emotion; some psychopaths can blend in, undetected, in a variety of surroundings, including corporate environments.
THAT’S OUR BARRY!
Obama is not insane....PITY THE USA!
The psycho needs to a psychiatric and psychology evalaution He is a threat to American Society. The bumper sticker
Obama America’s Greatest Threat is so true
Yeah, I used to think zer0 was a liar, but now I know he’s a lying imbecile.
True... and as I so like to say, FUbo!
Angry Obama engages in the politics of fear and division.
Bad leaders do that.
If being called "radical" by Obama means Tea Party Republicans are using the "very phrases our founding fathers used," then what an honor to be called radical by a man who states that his nation's Constitution is "flawed."
Even Charles Beard recognized that the ideas of liberty, and against an all-powerful government power center, were and are radical and disturbing to any who wish to impose their own will on American citizens.
Of the Founding principles, Lincoln said: ". . . it is no child's play to save the principles of Jefferson from total overthrow in this nation. . . .The principles of Jefferson are the definitions and axioms of free society . . . And yet, they are denied, and evaded, with no small show of success. . . All honor to Jefferson - to the man who, in the concrete pressure of a struggle for national independence by a single people, had the coolness, forecast, and capacity to introduce in a . . . revolutionary document, an abstract truth, applicable to all men and all times, and so to embalm it there, that today, and in all coming days, it shall be a rebuke and a stumbling-block to the very harbingers [initiators of threatening change] of reappearing tyranny and oppression."
Yes, the battle of ideas is re-engaged in America today, and those who have attempted to initiate threatening change, are seeing the Founders' ideas as "stumbling blocks" to their thirst for power.
There is no way that comity will be established between the White House and Congress once the next Congress is seated.
The Kenyan usurper is a rabid left-wing ideologue who will continue to use inflammatory and patently absurd language to try evoke raw emotion rather than rational and civil discourse.
He's a blatant demagogue and a true student of Alinsky.
Fortunately, the Kenyan Clown's applauding audience has shrunk to only a few very credulous individuals.