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Obama fires back at AIDS protesters, tells them to hassle GOP
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Posted on 10/30/2010 4:55:11 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama fires back at AIDS protesters, tells them to hassle GOP By Vicki Needham - 10/30/10 06:53 PM ET President Obama deflected heckling by AIDS protesters during a Saturday rally, suggesting they take up their cause with "the other side" that's opposed to funding.

A group of people interrupted Obama's speech before 9,000 in Connecticut chanting "Fund Global AIDS."

The president was quick to respond to the chorus of protesters saying, "You’ve been appearing at every rally we’ve been doing. And we’re funding global AIDS. And the other side is not. So I don't know why you think this is a useful strategy to take."

Obama was in Bridgeport as part of a four-state swing during the final days before the midterm elections, stumping for Rep. Jim Himes, who is in a tight re-election race, and the state attorney general, Richard Blumenthal, who is seeking the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Chris Dodd, who is retiring.

"I think it would make a lot more sense for you guys to go to the folks who aren’t interested in funding global AIDS and chant at that rally," Obama said. "Because we’re trying to focus on figuring out how to finance the things that you want financed, all right?"

That led to chants of "Obama, Obama" as the crowd stirred and the president tried to calm emotions as the protesters were escorted out of the rally.

"It's very important to remember that an issue like global AIDS is very important," Obama said. "And the question we’ve got is which party is most likely to actually fund it in ways that help people around the world."

He then added that it will be difficult to move forward on many issues until "we get the economy fixed, unless we can put people back to work, unless folks feel more confident about the future."

"It’s going to be hard to move forward on all these initiatives."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: aids; bush; connecticut; damnliar; liar; lyingliar; obama; obamabreakdown; palin
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FAIL.........
1 posted on 10/30/2010 4:55:14 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

O/deadbeat can go back to Kenya.


2 posted on 10/30/2010 4:57:32 PM PDT by taxtruth
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To: taxtruth

Bwahahahahahahahahahaha! nobama is such a loser.


3 posted on 10/30/2010 4:58:18 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Listen up...

Listen up...

Listen up..."

That man is no leader and is an embarrassment as a representative of our republic.

4 posted on 10/30/2010 4:58:47 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wasn’t it Bush that gave billions for AIDS help in Africa????


5 posted on 10/30/2010 4:59:16 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("If You Don't Read The News You're Uninformed, If You Do Read The News You're Misinformed")
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To: Sub-Driver

Well Brack, Bush funded AIDS far more than you have. You haven’t because you don’t give a crap.

Aids funding gets in the way of you and your wife’s entertainment.


6 posted on 10/30/2010 4:59:16 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Sub-Driver

“And we’re funding global AIDS. And the other side is not.”

Outright LIE!


7 posted on 10/30/2010 4:59:43 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama voice: You would think they would be saying Thank You.

The world has had enough of the One.


8 posted on 10/30/2010 5:00:20 PM PDT by Lets Roll NOW
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To: SkyDancer

YES...it was president Bush and his administration that gave the most.


9 posted on 10/30/2010 5:00:29 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Sub-Driver

“And the other side is not.”

Long criticized for neglecting disease in the developing world, the United States has tripled funding for combating AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.

Signed into law yesterday by President Bush, the plan allots $48 billion over the next five years for disease treatment and research. It builds on the five-year, $15 billion President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, which earned Bush praise for acknowledging the AIDS epidemic — two million deaths last year, most in sub-Saharan Africa — and condemnation for ignoring other, equally pressing diseases.

Malaria kills approximately one million people each year. Tuberculosis kills another 1.5 million, and the evolution of extensively drug-resistant strains has raised the possibility of widespread, highly-lethal outbreaks in the developed world.

Liberals and conservatives alike applauded the Bush-backed bill, and Democrats gave the President a rare kudos for his initiative. Senator Joseph Biden (D-Delaware), told the Associated Press that PEPFAR was “the single most significant thing the President has done,” saying it would save hundreds of thousands of lives — and the new legislation is even more ambitious.

The legislation “is our compact with developing nations across the globe,” said Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives, in a statement last week. “It says that America stands with them in this fight, that our commitment will not waver, and shows them America’s true facge of compassion.”

The bill earned overwhelming bipartisan support in both the House and Senate. Among the objectors was Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas), who after the Senate voted told the Washington Post that the plan, which accounts for roughly one-half of one percent of the U.S. budget, is too generous.

“There should be a limit,” he said. “It’s one thing to say you’ll support it at $15 billion; it’s another thing to say you’ll support it at $35 billion. To me, it’s entirely another thing to support it at $50 billion.”

Read More http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/07/bush-triples-fu/#ixzz13tBUUo6u

Whatever you think of the Bush bill, strictly on the facts, this shows Obama is a liar. Again.


10 posted on 10/30/2010 5:00:55 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life atheist, conservative Bostonian)
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To: Sub-Driver
He then added that it will be difficult to move forward on many issues until "we get the economy fixed, unless we can put people back to work, unless folks feel more confident about the future."

Sickening. He is ruining the best hope of the World but tearing down our beloved Nation. I wonder how shocked he would be if his teleprompter told him just how much we helped the world in fighting HIV during Bush's administration.

11 posted on 10/30/2010 5:01:01 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“And the question we’ve got is which party is most likely to actually fund it in ways that help people around the world.”

The question we SHOULD have is which party is most likely to restore this country to some semblance of prosperity and adherence to the Constitution, idiot.


12 posted on 10/30/2010 5:01:48 PM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: Sub-Driver

Feeding on their own...Such a site to see...


13 posted on 10/30/2010 5:02:54 PM PDT by devane617 (November!)
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To: SkyDancer

Yep.....an no one noticed.......


14 posted on 10/30/2010 5:02:55 PM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Sub-Driver
Sen. Chris Dodd, who is retiring.

The disgraced criminal Sen. Chris Dodd, who is retiring seems to have enough sense to "git while the gittin' is good."

15 posted on 10/30/2010 5:03:22 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He forgot, that Bush gave something like 8x of our money to africa to combat aids. Obama is cutting it.

yuk yuk yuk


16 posted on 10/30/2010 5:03:37 PM PDT by dila813
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To: SumProVita

And there’s Barack Insane Obamination slamming the GOP?


17 posted on 10/30/2010 5:04:26 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("If You Don't Read The News You're Uninformed, If You Do Read The News You're Misinformed")
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To: Sub-Driver
I thought Barry was our first gay President!


18 posted on 10/30/2010 5:04:28 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Sub-Driver

If my memory serves me correctly I bitched my brains out when W spent millions to fight AIDS.


19 posted on 10/30/2010 5:05:15 PM PDT by LiberConservative ("This is not an election on November 2. This is a restraining order." -PJ O'Rourke)
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To: Sub-Driver
Actually, George W. funded anti AIDs efforts in Africa far more than any other previous administration.
20 posted on 10/30/2010 5:06:02 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: SkyDancer

For Obama....the end justifies the means.

His end: try to get votes
His means: lies


21 posted on 10/30/2010 5:06:06 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Sub-Driver

What would be more likely to stop the spread of AIDS? 10 billion to distribute condoms to Africa or a billion dollar prize for the first AIDS vaccine? Would the Gates foundation fund such a prize? Betcha it would. But that isn’t the goal of AIDS activists, to stop the spread of AIDS. Or rather, only a part is stopping AIDS. They are aiming to reduce population growth in Africa, to bring abortion mills to every village, and to loot that funding for their own programs everywhere.

The names change - zero population growth, global warming, AIDS awareness, but the agenda never changes.


22 posted on 10/30/2010 5:08:38 PM PDT by kingu (Favorite Sticker: Lost hope, and Obama took my change.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wow, and here I thought The One had, WON?
Apparently, being in charge is not really being in charge when accountability happens.


23 posted on 10/30/2010 5:09:17 PM PDT by rod1
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To: Kansas58
Actually, George W. funded anti AIDs efforts in Africa far more than any other previous administration.

Yep. Even lefty Bono gave high praise to Bush for it at the same time he slammed Clinton for paying lip service on the issue. Obama just isn't bright enough to come up with a good lie on short notice.
24 posted on 10/30/2010 5:09:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama said. “Because we’re trying to focus on figuring out how to finance the things that you want financed, all right?”

And, just when are we supposed to expect he’ll have things “figured out”? Seems to be taking him awhile. Methinks he’s too effing stupid to figure ANYTHING out. . .or, he knows he doesn’t really have to.

He’s probably going to ponder it when he takes his glittering freak show to India. Maybe he’ll think about it while the First Wookie talks with the sex workers of Mumbai.


25 posted on 10/30/2010 5:12:03 PM PDT by troublesome creek
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To: Sub-Driver

A message from Dear Leader: WWWWwwwwwwaaaaaaaahhhhhhhHHHH!!!!


26 posted on 10/30/2010 5:13:18 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US Government to Kill Commies. Now ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Sub-Driver

only thing he forgot was to tell them to go look for us in the back of the bus


27 posted on 10/30/2010 5:14:57 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: indylindy
Aids funding gets in the way of you and your wife’s entertainment.

That's an interesting point. Imagine if just half of what they spend on entertainment, vacations and shopping was used to fund any cause. Whatever the cause, it would be rolling in dough.

28 posted on 10/30/2010 5:15:28 PM PDT by Shannon
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To: Sub-Driver

Complete idiot. Funding for AIDS prevention in Africa was one of the unsung triumphs of the Bush administration. Africa and India, along with “fly-over country” miss Bush. I guess Obama was too busy playing golf to read the policy briefs on Sub-Saharan Africa when he took office.


29 posted on 10/30/2010 5:15:37 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: SkyDancer

yep, but republicans never get any credit for all they do and try to do to help blacks.


30 posted on 10/30/2010 5:16:13 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Sub-Driver
He then added that it will be difficult to move forward on many issues until "we get the economy fixed, unless we can put people back to work, unless folks feel more confident about the future."

He's right, I have to admit.

We won't see a fixed economy until at least the first Tuesday of November 2012.

31 posted on 10/30/2010 5:17:58 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: SkyDancer
Wasn’t it Bush that gave billions for AIDS help in Africa????

From wikipedia: President Bush has done work to reduce the HIV/AIDS epidemics in Africa, stop the spread of Malaria, and rebuild broken nations from their genocidal pasts. One of the most notable programs initiated by Bush is the PEPFAR (President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) Program, which was a commitment of $15 billion over five years (2003–2008) from the United States to fight the global HIV/AIDS pandemic.[41] As of September 2007, the program estimates that it has supported the provision of antiretroviral treatment to approximately 1,445,500 people, mostly in Africa. Bush has also initiated programs that have put more than 29 million of Africa's poorest children into schools[42]. Bush has provided "huge overt support" in Liberia to stabilize the country, and increasingly effective aid and trade backing good governance have helped improve health and provide education, skills, and jobs on the continent[42]. He has also supported agricultural independence in Africa, reducing Chinese mercantilism on the continent that had been overwhelming the farmers. "Beninese" cotton farmers urged him to "stand fast on his opposition to the pork-belly politics of the farm bill that is winding its disgraceful way through Congress" on his last visit to Africa. Finally, he has been steadfast in changing the Doha round of World Trade Organization talks so it will favor the poor in Africa[42]. It has been said, from Time Magazine, that Africa is the "triumph of American foreign policy" and is the "Bush Administration's greatest achievement"

32 posted on 10/30/2010 5:19:04 PM PDT by REPANDPROUDOFIT (General, sir, it's ok to call me "ma'am"!)
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To: Kansas58

And Bush did it because he cared about people not for political gain.


33 posted on 10/30/2010 5:24:04 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Sub-Driver

$15 BILLION in AIDS funding by Bush, to Africa!!!

So, Obama, did you LIE or forget?


34 posted on 10/30/2010 5:24:07 PM PDT by G Larry (When you're "RIGHT" you don't look for ways to compromise!)
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To: Sub-Driver
LOL...this guy is turning into a gift that just keeps on giving.
35 posted on 10/30/2010 5:28:47 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Guilty of being White.)
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To: hal ogen
Bwahahahahahahahahahaha! nobama is such a loser.

Apparently THEY know it too! ;-)

36 posted on 10/30/2010 5:35:14 PM PDT by wvguy
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To: G Larry
So, Obama, did you LIE or forget?

Waiting for his retraction... Any minute now...

37 posted on 10/30/2010 5:47:36 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bush gave more to Africa and AIDS than any leader in modern times.

That is a fact.


38 posted on 10/30/2010 5:52:23 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This man is such a liar. He lied about job creation from 2001-2009. Millions of jobs were created. He lied about funding for AIDS - Bush sunk millions into Africa. He lied about the other party refusing to work with him, when it was he and his partisan riff raff began unraveling the country in the name of socialism. All the things the libs accused Bush of doing, Obama actually does.


39 posted on 10/30/2010 6:05:18 PM PDT by Neever
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To: Sub-Driver
and 0bama takes another one in the...........HA ha!!! paulycy
40 posted on 10/30/2010 6:14:11 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - Voter Fraud should be a Capital Offense!!!)
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To: EGPWS

” “Listen up...Listen up..Listen up..”

Barry’s off teleprompter speech pattern and sloppy enunciation is so unpresidential and so unprofessional.
And so juvenile.
Lissa up... lissa up...lissa up....aww right now.


41 posted on 10/30/2010 6:15:43 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: EGPWS

Oh my God. He was like that substitute that came to your middle school and got eaten alive...


42 posted on 10/30/2010 6:20:04 PM PDT by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: Sub-Driver

Leftists like to give it but they can’t take it.


43 posted on 10/30/2010 6:23:31 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: LiberConservative

“If my memory serves me correctly I bitched my brains out when W spent millions to fight AIDS.”

I don’t see it is a proper role for government/forced taxation.


44 posted on 10/30/2010 6:24:25 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Sub-Driver
Dear AIDS protesters,

You voted for this clown and you got what you deserved. Now shut up and color. Your Messiah can't be bother with such trivial matters.../S


45 posted on 10/30/2010 6:25:51 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Sub-Driver

EPIC FAIL:
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/07/bush-triples-fu/


46 posted on 10/30/2010 6:35:49 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Sub-Driver

0bama is such a tiny little puke. What a disgusting creature.


47 posted on 10/30/2010 6:38:45 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Sub-Driver

Reverse Operation Chaos.


48 posted on 10/30/2010 6:42:22 PM PDT by eaglestar
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To: Sub-Driver

His Chicago thug-ness is showing through more every day. At every turn, he’s directing the angry mob toward the GOP.


49 posted on 10/30/2010 6:47:12 PM PDT by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Wild Irish Rogue

What’s with the “street slang” and not using the last letter of the word? COOL? Not so much. LOSER!


50 posted on 10/30/2010 6:54:50 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it" Sarah Palin)
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