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Obama Makes ‘Socialist’ Quip During Debt Town Hall
The Blaze ^ | 7/22/11 | Jonathon M. Seidl

Posted on 07/22/2011 10:59:59 AM PDT by Nachum

During his town hall meeting in Maryland today on the debt crisis, President Obama found time to answer critics who think his position (and positions) have a socialist flavor. And he joked about it.

“This isn’t just some wild-eyed socialist position, it’s the position being taken by people of both parties and no party,“ he said with with a smirk as the audience chuckled and after talking about ”shared sacrifice:”

Obama seems well aware of his critics. For example, on radio today Glenn Beck labeled the president a “Marxist.”

Less than two weeks away from a debt ceiling deadline, President Barack Obama sought Friday to pressure House Republicans to come around to a deal that he insisted must include new taxes — which he calls “revenues” — as well as spending cuts.

At the same time, even with no clear end in sight to negotiations that have dragged on for weeks, the president asserted that the U.S. has never defaulted on its debt and won’t do so now.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhofascism; debtdeal; democrats; makes; nobama2012; obama; obamadebttownhall; obamaspeech; quip; socialist; socialistdemocrats; umd
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1 posted on 07/22/2011 11:00:07 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
... it’s the position being taken by people of both parties and no party...

Okay, so a lot of people believe it. How does that prove it is not a 'wild-eyed socialist position'?

2 posted on 07/22/2011 11:03:04 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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3 posted on 07/22/2011 11:03:42 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

It’s quite common on NPR for hosts and guests to express amazement that anyone considers Obama to have anything like “left-wing” sensibilities. Why! He’s not left-wing at all! Thoroughly mainstream! Right down the middle of the road! Just ask NPR, they’ll tell you.


4 posted on 07/22/2011 11:03:51 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Nachum

His skin’s so thin it’s amazing he doesn’t spring a leak.


5 posted on 07/22/2011 11:04:58 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Nachum
For example, on radio today Glenn Beck labeled the president a “Marxist.”

And Beck is 100% correct.

6 posted on 07/22/2011 11:05:28 AM PDT by Major Matt Mason (“I must confess, when I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat")
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To: Nachum

7 posted on 07/22/2011 11:05:48 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Nachum

Raise taxes? You’re gonna see the Laffer Curve on steroids, Bro. Don’t assume that you’ll get an additional dime from the productive/achievers that you’ve denigrated these past 30 months.
Raise my taxes? UP YOURS!


8 posted on 07/22/2011 11:06:24 AM PDT by griswold3 (Character is Destiny)
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To: WayneS
people of both parties

Covering the full spectrum from the Socialist Labor Party to the Socialist Workers Party.

9 posted on 07/22/2011 11:06:42 AM PDT by Argus
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To: Nachum

Shared Sacrifice = no sacrifice by 50% of taxpayers.


10 posted on 07/22/2011 11:07:01 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Nachum


11 posted on 07/22/2011 11:07:20 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Nachum

obama’s the joke.


12 posted on 07/22/2011 11:07:42 AM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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To: Nachum
For example, on radio today Glenn Beck labeled the president a “Marxist.”

Alan Keyes rightfully called him a Marxist seven years ago. No one listened.

13 posted on 07/22/2011 11:07:49 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (It's not really 'cut, cap and balance,' it's 'tinker, obfuscate, borrow and spend.')
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To: Nachum

“This isn’t just some wild-eyed socialist position...”

No, it’s more like a dumb-a$$, incompetent, socialist position... yours.


14 posted on 07/22/2011 11:08:26 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Nachum

So,now we are supposed to believe that Obama is NOT a Marxist? Sure. And Secretariat was NOT a horse.


15 posted on 07/22/2011 11:09:08 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: Major Matt Mason

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DlTgrMCxPg


16 posted on 07/22/2011 11:09:25 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (It's not really 'cut, cap and balance,' it's 'tinker, obfuscate, borrow and spend.')
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To: ClearCase_guy

Anyone who cannot see the New Deal for the Corporatist (collective,top down) fiasco it was, is dangerous.


17 posted on 07/22/2011 11:09:35 AM PDT by griswold3 (Character is Destiny)
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To: WayneS; Nachum
"This isn’t just some wild-eyed socialist position..."
18 posted on 07/22/2011 11:10:57 AM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: Nachum

“pressure House Republicans to come around to a deal that he insisted must include new taxes — which he calls “revenues”

OK we’ll have a Union dues tax. 20% of Union dues collected go toward reducing the public debt.


19 posted on 07/22/2011 11:11:20 AM PDT by listenhillary (It still increases the debt limit.)
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To: griswold3

We are on the ugly side of the Laffer curve and heading in the wrong direction.


20 posted on 07/22/2011 11:12:05 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: griswold3

We are on the ugly side of the Laffer curve and heading in the wrong direction.


21 posted on 07/22/2011 11:12:24 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Nachum
Bottom line is that which he calls “revenues” WILL be called taxes if the
Pubies fall for this RAT-trap again.
22 posted on 07/22/2011 11:13:36 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Nachum

Talk, Talk, Talk. How bout some Action you Socialist Jack Wagon !!. Stuff your Redistrbution.


23 posted on 07/22/2011 11:15:13 AM PDT by Pompah
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To: Nachum
If the "Congressional Tea Party Caucus" was unified and told this communist douchebag today that there is no dealing with his skinny marxist ass on new taxes, this would be all over.

But that "Coalition" headed by Bachmann, is as useless as tits on a Bull, because they have no unity, and no leaderrship.

24 posted on 07/22/2011 11:19:02 AM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: curiosity

Looks like a job for the ‘economist’. [Or is it, ‘The Economist’, a la ‘The Green Lantern’?] You have your work cut out for you on this thread! Barry is being called a Marxist left and right. You need to clarify the nuance between ‘European socialism’ and Marxism (since you are an ‘economist’, and you understand these “subtleties”). Here’s your big chance! You can either treat us all to one of your highhanded lectures....

Or you can just cut to the chase and tell us all how ignorant we are. After all, the very idea Barry might actually be a Marxist—unthinkable!

At least by you.


25 posted on 07/22/2011 11:19:15 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: thouworm
You are correct. Good catch! I failed to look as carefully as I should have for the 'hidden truths' in his words. So, the FULL translation would be as follows:

"This isn't just some wild-eyed socialist position, it's ALSO the position being taken by people of both parties and no party"

26 posted on 07/22/2011 11:21:50 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: neverdem; narses; xsmommy; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; secret garden; tioga; Tax-chick; Cyber Liberty; ...

Me, my grandmother, my mother, my mother-in-law, my wife, my daughter, and my daughter-in-law ALL hold a mop more effectively that Obama does in that photo-op ....


27 posted on 07/22/2011 11:22:30 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Nachum
Arrogance and ignorance are the hallmarks of this Administration!

America's Founders loved liberty more than life, and they warned "the People" of the danger to liberty of a future leader/leaders who might destroy that liberty for individuals.

"To preserve [the] independence [of the people,] we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses, and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account, but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers." --Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816. ME 15:39

"Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want bread." --Thomas Jefferson: Autobiography, 1821. ME 1:122

"I deem [this one of] the essential principles of our government and consequently [one] which ought to shape its administration:... The honest payment of our debts and sacred preservation of the public faith." --Thomas Jefferson: 1st Inaugural, 1801. ME 3:322

"I sincerely believe... that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale." --Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, 1816. ME 15:23

"[With the decline of society] begins, indeed, the bellum omnium in omnia [war of all against all], which some philosophers observing to be so general in this world, have mistaken it for the natural, instead of the abusive state of man. And the fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression." --Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816. ME 15:40

28 posted on 07/22/2011 11:26:17 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: ClearCase_guy

Well, to the people at NPR, 0bama probably DOESN’T seem like a socialist!


29 posted on 07/22/2011 11:27:08 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Nachum

I couldn’t believe those Maryland moron commies sitting behind him LAUGHING at this so-called “quip”.

To think that Maryland was founded on strong principles of independence and freedom by very religious Roman Catholics, the Carroll family!

They must all be turning over in their graves to have this usurper come onto their territory and promote atheistic, stifling socialism.


30 posted on 07/22/2011 11:27:47 AM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: thouworm

Nope, Barry’s not just a socialist (feel good communism),
he’s a full blown “dictatorship of the proletariate” Marxist.


31 posted on 07/22/2011 11:29:31 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: loveliberty2

Great quotes from a great American.


32 posted on 07/22/2011 11:32:19 AM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: WayneS

Freudian slip-—

First, he called it a socialist position.

Second, he called it a “wild-eyed” socialist position.

And then he lied by implying it was a virtually unanimous “position being taken by people [how many people?] of both parties and no party.”

I doubt that comment was on TOTUS. lol


33 posted on 07/22/2011 11:34:35 AM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: thouworm
Food for thought

The debt of the USA when Obama took office was about 8 Trillion

When this bill to raise the debt we will be at 16 Trillion or more

One President has added in less than one term double the debt when he took office.

What should he be called?

Why are the GOP so stupid not to run ads on Obama its too easy.

34 posted on 07/22/2011 11:38:58 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Nachum
Once again, Obama tells the truth, almost; he's not wild-eyed. I've seen eyes like that on a fish at the market, and there's nothing wild about them. They're the lifeless eyes of a fish that's ready to start stinking:

His positions are 100% socialist, but the eyes are anti-life and anti-freedom, the dead eyes of a psychopath ready to go postal on a much larger scale that ever seen in our history.

35 posted on 07/22/2011 11:42:57 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: WayneS

I just listened to the clip. They transcribed incorrectly. He left “JUST” out of the “wild-eyed socialist” phrase.

“This isn’t just my position; this isn’t just the Democratic position; this isn’t some wild-eyed socialist position...”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/obama-makes-socialist-quip-during-debt-town-hall/


36 posted on 07/22/2011 11:45:41 AM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

And I’m sure you and all of the women in your family are smarter and have more decency than him too!


37 posted on 07/22/2011 11:45:53 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Going into Rehab means never having to say you are sorry....)
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To: scooby321

See post 36; I posted before I saw your post.

“Why are the GOP so stupid not to run ads on Obama its too easy. “

I ask myself the same question and was hoping this would make a good sound bite.


38 posted on 07/22/2011 11:49:22 AM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: Major Matt Mason

I would go further..He is a Communist.


39 posted on 07/22/2011 11:49:34 AM PDT by celtic gal
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To: Nachum

They put quotations around the wrong word. Should have been “Quip”


40 posted on 07/22/2011 11:52:11 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: thouworm

So then he DID lie!


41 posted on 07/22/2011 11:55:43 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: celtic gal

“I would go further..He is a Communist.”

If it quacks like a duck...


42 posted on 07/22/2011 11:58:46 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Nachum
“This isn’t just some wild-eyed socialist position, it’s the position being taken by people of both parties and no party,“

IOW, it's not JUST a wild-eyed socialist position, it's also a position held by other people as well. But it IS a wild-eyed socialist position.

That's what he said.

43 posted on 07/22/2011 12:00:06 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: celtic gal; Nachum

44 posted on 07/22/2011 12:04:33 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: EternalVigilance

45 posted on 07/22/2011 12:08:36 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: SparkyBass

46 posted on 07/22/2011 12:10:35 PM PDT by Colonial Warrior (Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.)
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To: Major Matt Mason
Beck is 100% correct.

Actually, I think he's more fascist than marxist. Marxists have a plan.

47 posted on 07/22/2011 12:17:18 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: Nachum

Cant wait to get rid of this guy. Purple lips and all.


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To: Nachum

This fits the pattern, make a joke about a real concern, laugh about it with his supporters and the media. A complete inoculation against this criticism, it won’t be brought up again in any serious context.


50 posted on 07/22/2011 12:30:29 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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