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President Obama Admits He's Become Part of the Problem
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Posted on 10/28/2010 12:21:02 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

President Obama Admits He's Become Part of the Problem GOP's Pledge to America Offers Clear Plan to Reform Congress & Restore Public Trust

Washington (Oct 28) President Obama conceded yesterday that it was “fair” to say that his government takeover of health care was written in “a very political manner, that is papered over a foundation that is corrupt.” This admission, made during an appearance on The Daily Show, was stunning coming from a president who promised on his first full day in office to “make government trustworthy” because there was “too much secrecy” in Washington.

Inquiring Americans now want to know which parts of the job-killing health care law President Obama believes were written “in a very political manner”:

* Is he talking about how PhRMA decided to run expensive television ads in the districts of 38 House Democrats wavering on the final bill – a decision that came at the tail end of weeks-long period in which Democratic staffers and PhRMA lobbyists were hashing out the final details of their special deal behind closed doors?

* Is he talking about the infamous “Cornhusker Kickback,” one of the dozens of payoffs, kickbacks, and sweetheart deals that Democrats pushed for throughout the health care debate?

There’s plenty more where that came from. Of course, ObamaCare is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how President Obama and his administration have, by his own admission, become part of the problem:

* President Obama has coddled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government mortgage companies that sparked the financial meltdown, shielding them from reform while forcing responsible taxpayers to subsidize permanent bailouts for irresponsible behavior. “Criminal neglect” is how one Harvard economist describes Washington Democrats’ years-long enabling of Fannie and Freddie.

* President Obama has employed scores of former lobbyists in his own administration – and ignored his own rules so he could place lobbyists in key policy positions – while refusing to place anyone who has ever created a job in the private sector on his economic team. Pressed to change his economic team, President Obama instead promoted one of the architects of his failed ‘stimulus’ policies and argued for more ‘stimulus’ spending.

* President Obama’s staff holds regular meetings with lobbyists at Caribou Coffee across the street from the Oval Office so that they can avoid recording their meetings on public White House visitors logs.

President Obama’s job-killing policies are empowering lobbyists and bureaucrats and killing jobs, and the American people are rising up against them. As one independent voter told The New York Times she “voted for Mr. Obama in 2008 because she was ‘looking for a change,’ adding, ‘the change that ensued was not the change I was looking for but something totally out of left field.”

PLEDGE TO AMERICA: A CLEAR PLAN TO REFORM CONGRESS & RESTORE PUBLIC TRUST

It’s no surprise that trust in Congress has fallen to record lows on President Obama’s watch. To force his job-killing agenda through Congress, Washington Democrats have written bills behind closed doors, cut backroom deals, attempted to manipulate the rules so they could circumvent the will of the people, and ignored their responsibility to write a budget. President Obama got what he wanted, but Americans didn’t get the change – or the hope – they were promised.

With the Pledge to America, a governing agenda built by listening to the people, Republicans are offering a clear plan to deliver an open, accountable, and transparent Congress:

* We will “read the bill” and require legislation be publicly available at least 3 days before voting on it.

* We will adhere to the Constitution and require every bill to cite its specific Constitutional Authority.

* We will ensure an open and bipartisan debate on all spending bills.

* We will advance legislative issues one at a time and end the practice of massive bills that address unrelated issues.

These reforms are designed to help restore public trust and give government back to the people. Learn more about the Pledge at http://facebook.com/PledgetoAmerica.


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1 posted on 10/28/2010 12:21:07 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Look, let’s get down to cases here: Mr. Obama couldn’t explain a can opener.


2 posted on 10/28/2010 12:23:32 PM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill)
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To: Sub-Driver
I'm still waiting to hear him admit that he doesn't know what he's doing.

Although he's purposely implementing his Commie-like regime, he doesn't know what he's doing. He doesn't even know how bad the outcome is of what he's trying to do.

3 posted on 10/28/2010 12:25:25 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: Sub-Driver

“President Obama Admits He’s Become Part of the Problem”

Durr!


4 posted on 10/28/2010 12:25:58 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep......the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Sub-Driver
President Obama Admits He's Become Part of the Problem

We should have learned by now that you can't believe anything he say.

5 posted on 10/28/2010 12:26:03 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: RexBeach

His mental status is becoming more and more suspect. When his failures finally overwhelm his ego, then what?


6 posted on 10/28/2010 12:26:49 PM PDT by Spok (If you've got clowns, you're gonna have a circus.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ll believe it when he repeals CommieCare.


7 posted on 10/28/2010 12:27:08 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: Sub-Driver

Eleventh-hour conversion. With the cold breath of defeat tickling his neck, NOW he admits his duplicity.

Ship done sailed. Save the “mea culpa” for Rev. Wright.


8 posted on 10/28/2010 12:27:52 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Jim 0216

The new conservative congress needs to repeal individual parts of it if he vetos a complete repeal.

Each individual part should be something easily explainable and show how anti-freedom this thing is.

Make him veto things people understand.


9 posted on 10/28/2010 12:28:54 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“...that is papered over a foundation that is corrupt.”

Another shot at ‘racist’ America? I think so. The message is this America is corrupt and we need more wealth redistribution.


10 posted on 10/28/2010 12:30:41 PM PDT by 556x45
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To: IronJack
I'll believe it when he resigns after repealing CommieCare.
11 posted on 10/28/2010 12:30:57 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: IronJack

Bambi keeps saying Republicans drove the car into a ditch. Well to make the analogy relevant, Bambi came with the tow truck and not only did he drive the tow truck off the cliff, he pulled the car off the cliff also.


12 posted on 10/28/2010 12:31:56 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: Sub-Driver

He thinks like a Muslim, talks like a Muslim, is a Muslim.


13 posted on 10/28/2010 12:32:13 PM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: Spok
His mental status is becoming more and more suspect. When his failures finally overwhelm his ego, then what?

His inability to control his giggling along with that big ass scar on his head makes you wonder for sure.

14 posted on 10/28/2010 12:33:02 PM PDT by Stentor ( "All cults of personality begin as high drama and end as low comedy.")
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To: Sub-Driver

He tries to tout transparency while his treasury seeks people who can hide information in TARP.
That’s rich!


15 posted on 10/28/2010 12:37:54 PM PDT by griswold3 (Nov 2 is not just an election, it's a restraining order)
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To: Sub-Driver

To the Bamster: ‘Fess up, dude, you don’t know to allow prosperity in this country! But you sure know how to squelch it.


16 posted on 10/28/2010 12:39:09 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
...not only did he drive the tow truck off the cliff, he pulled the car off the cliff also.

That's what happens when you make nothing but left turns.

17 posted on 10/28/2010 12:42:04 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I really don’t see Obama being elected to a 2nd term. unless he surprises us all and knocks it off with his divisive politics.


18 posted on 10/28/2010 12:47:06 PM PDT by Wee-Weed Up
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To: Sub-Driver
* We will “read the bill” and require legislation be publicly available at least 3 days before voting on it.
* We will adhere to the Constitution and require every bill to cite its specific Constitutional Authority.
* We will ensure an open and bipartisan debate on all spending bills.
* We will advance legislative issues one at a time and end the practice of massive bills that address unrelated issues.

And if you don't keep your word to the American people, we WILL throw you out next time, too. November 2010 isn't a mandate for Republicans that we necessarily approve of them. It's a warning to get it right.

19 posted on 10/28/2010 12:56:07 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: Sub-Driver

What do you expect? Simon Pegg, who is an actor, tweeted a picture of Obama carrying around a comic book.

http://twitter.com/simonpegg/status/28975536762

Glad his priorities are in order and that he has so much time!


20 posted on 10/28/2010 12:56:53 PM PDT by jmorton
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To: Stentor; Spok

Robin of Berkeley, a psychiatrist who writes for American Thinker, did a piece a while back analyzing Obama’s weird behavior. She didn’t know about the scar, but she postulated that much of Obama’s behavior is consistent with a person who has sustained a significant brain injury.


21 posted on 10/28/2010 1:04:44 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Sub-Driver

I agree, The Beginning, Middle and End.


22 posted on 10/28/2010 1:18:58 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Stentor

I haven’t noticed a scar on his head. Where is it located?


23 posted on 10/28/2010 1:24:37 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: Old Grumpy
I haven’t noticed a scar on his head. Where is it located?

Right rear.

24 posted on 10/28/2010 1:26:57 PM PDT by jslade (People who are easily offended, OFFEND ME!)
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To: jslade

Much as I dislike the idea of it, I’ll have to look closer at pictures of him. Barf.


25 posted on 10/28/2010 1:32:48 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: Old Grumpy
I haven’t noticed a scar on his head. Where is it located?


26 posted on 10/28/2010 1:36:34 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: COBOL2Java

That’s the scar from the Soros mind control chip implant.


27 posted on 10/28/2010 1:38:49 PM PDT by Califreak (November 2008 proved that Idiocracy isn't just a movie anymore)
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To: All

It doesn’t do much good for the pilot to admit he’s drunk after the plane’s off the ground. I doubt many passengers are going to be comforted by an “I told you so” at that point.

The time for this cretin to admit his incompetence was BEFORE he ruined a great country. All he can do now is get out of the way and hope WE can land the plane.


28 posted on 10/28/2010 1:48:23 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Sub-Driver
President Obama Admits He's Become Part of the Problem

There. Fixed the headline.

29 posted on 10/28/2010 1:52:48 PM PDT by ssaftler ("Politically Correct" is neither!)
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To: COBOL2Java

That’s a doozie, all right.


30 posted on 10/28/2010 1:55:56 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: jmorton

What do you want to bet that’s not a Captain America comic book!!


31 posted on 10/28/2010 7:42:00 PM PDT by Larry Kansas
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