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Obama accuses Congress of holding back recovery
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Posted on 08/20/2011 3:58:40 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama accuses Congress of holding back recovery Photo 6:04am EDT

By Laura MacInnis

VINEYARD HAVEN, Massachusetts (Reuters) - A vacationing President Barack Obama accused Congress on Saturday of holding back the U.S. economic recovery by blocking "common sense" measures he said would create jobs and help growth.

In remarks recorded on Wednesday on his campaign-style bus tour in Illinois and aired during his holiday in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, Obama said the stalled construction, trade and payroll tax bills could give a boost to the economy.

"The only thing preventing us from passing these bills is the refusal by some in Congress to put country ahead of party. That's the problem right now. That's what's holding this country back," the president said in his weekly radio address, which is also transmitted on the Internet.

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


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KEYWORDS: imaminchief; kingofthedeficit; kingonvacation; nodocumentation; obama; recovery
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And besides, I'm on vacation...........
1 posted on 08/20/2011 3:58:45 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m on a $50,000.00 a week vacation, but since I’m there for 10 days, it will be $70,000.00 and I’m eating LOBSTER.....and it’s all Congress’s fault!!!


2 posted on 08/20/2011 4:00:33 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Jews "Tea Party Terrorists" are to blame for Germany's America's troubles.
3 posted on 08/20/2011 4:07:17 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Sub-Driver

What a bullshit artist. Too bad he wasted a career as president when he could have been a killer used car salesman.


4 posted on 08/20/2011 4:10:25 AM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem)
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To: Sub-Driver

This punk is the most surreal piece of work and I look forward to his losing it when this tripe is questioned during the campaign. This turd doesn’t think he has to answer for anything.


5 posted on 08/20/2011 4:11:14 AM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded
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To: Sub-Driver

What would he do without Bush, congress, Tea party, Casey Anthony, George Anthony, Cindy Anthony, Joes Biaz, Cheeny Mason to Blame?


6 posted on 08/20/2011 4:12:12 AM PDT by DeaconRed (To the idiots that didn't believe us about ZERO: Hope you enjoy your less than a dollar in change.)
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To: Sub-Driver

300,000 illegals getting a pass should really boost employment rates.......what frig’en AH.


7 posted on 08/20/2011 4:12:37 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Sub-Driver

A truly sick man. Completely predictable.


8 posted on 08/20/2011 4:12:59 AM PDT by allmost
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To: Sub-Driver

I think about ways to improve our economy, and get America working again, all of the time. Before a drive, before a long iron, even before a putt. Before my gourmet dinner, before ice cream and pie, before I brush my teeth. All of the time, constantly, 24/7.


9 posted on 08/20/2011 4:13:11 AM PDT by JPG (Barry says he'll promise to save more later if he can spend more now. Black bus economics.)
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To: Voter#537

Add Luck & Japan Earthquake to the list. . . . .


10 posted on 08/20/2011 4:14:11 AM PDT by DeaconRed (To the idiots that didn't believe us about ZERO: Hope you enjoy your less than a dollar in change.)
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To: Voter#537

nobama is such an anti-Free-America putz. Does anyone pay any attention to his spouted drivel?


11 posted on 08/20/2011 4:18:35 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Sub-Driver
“The only thing preventing us from passing these bills is the refusal by some in Congress to put country ahead of party. That's the problem right now. That's what's holding this country back,”

Won't wash. What was holding back the messiah when he had both houses for two years?

Oh yeah, how the hell do you define ‘common sense’? As things that have never worked in the history of man?

12 posted on 08/20/2011 4:19:00 AM PDT by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Sub-Driver

13 posted on 08/20/2011 4:19:31 AM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: Voter#537

Add global warming, polar shift towards Russia, solar flares, and the Amish folk.


14 posted on 08/20/2011 4:20:10 AM PDT by allmost
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To: mrspeelwerneeded

Even though he is the president he thinks he is a casual observer to politics on the sidelines.


15 posted on 08/20/2011 4:21:26 AM PDT by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: t1b8zs

Congress is holding it back. So, until they do something I am just going to sit down and wait. They have my number. Call the cel, I might he out of town for a couple of weeks.


16 posted on 08/20/2011 4:24:23 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (George Lopez is the black hole of funny. Nothing funny can escape his suck.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What exactly is holding up the trade bills? Don’t they date from the Bush years?


17 posted on 08/20/2011 4:24:50 AM PDT by csmusaret (The only borders Obama has closed is a bookstore.)
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To: Sub-Driver

And he’s still on the hunt for “common sense” and keeps the blame game alive.


18 posted on 08/20/2011 4:27:01 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Dem Guard
Even though he is the president he thinks he is a casual observer to politics on the sidelines.Good point, entirely accurate.
19 posted on 08/20/2011 4:28:39 AM PDT by allmost
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To: Sub-Driver

LIAR!!!!


20 posted on 08/20/2011 4:28:57 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Sub-Driver

Get rid of the 600 regulations placed in foce since his Inauguration and the country will come back fine.


21 posted on 08/20/2011 4:31:40 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Sub-Driver
The Democrats rely on a number of factors for their success:

(1) The short attention span and poor memory of the populace.

(2) Public school education, which ensures the voters have little knowledge of history, civics and economics.

(3) A complicit mainstream media which works tirelessly to distort reality and frame issues to favor the liberals (while suppressing conservative views).

(4) The growing selfishness of those who rely on government for their existence.

22 posted on 08/20/2011 4:31:43 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Sub-Driver

Which Congress is he referring to? The one he had from Jan. 2009 to Jan 2011, or the some other one?


23 posted on 08/20/2011 4:40:37 AM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: Senator_Blutarski

Blutarski, you’ve encapsulated a non-violent Marxist revolution into a neat little pill for the FedGuv to hand out to the populace.

Those of us who “cheek” the pill and spit it out later are the only ones wise enough to see the canard they’re trying to pull.

Sadly, I fear that when revolution does come, we will be outnumbered by addled masses. I pray that our marksmanship is better than theirs.


24 posted on 08/20/2011 4:41:37 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama seems to be launching these attacks against Republicans on a daily basis and one can expect them to intensify as we approach the election. The Republicans need to set up a war room response organization to neutralize these blasts from the bully pulpit.

Normally this is done by the head of the opposition party but that's what the primary process is about, to identify that person. Until a nominee is selected or it becomes very clear who the nominee will be, the field is open for an ambitious candidate. A clever secondary level Republican presidential hopeful would take up that role himself and respond daily to the President hoping to get national publicity. It looked as though Gov. Perry might be taking that job and even Mitt Romney has begun to emerge from his hibernation to take on the president.

Perry's early success in the polls coupled with his jabs at Obama suggests that this might well be a productive avenue along which a candidate could advance his cause. Since Perry and Romney are the consensus front-runners at this point, they may wish to play it conservatively and that would open the opportunity for a Bachmann or a Cain. Gingrich is a natural for the job and Santorum desperately needs the publicity.

Whoever does it, it should be done with satire and in sound bites. Make Obama pay every day.


25 posted on 08/20/2011 4:41:42 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: mrspeelwerneeded
This punk is the most surreal piece of work

My words every day. Except I throw in a f bomb to precede 'punk.' LOL!
26 posted on 08/20/2011 4:44:42 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Sub-Driver

All I hear is how few vacation days Obama has taken...but that’s bull...he went to Hawaii how many times??, Chicago, Martha’s, Florida? Europe?


27 posted on 08/20/2011 4:44:53 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Dem Guard; nathanbedford
The TV show HAD to be pulled to protect THE ONE.


28 posted on 08/20/2011 4:45:13 AM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: Dem Guard
Even though he is the president he thinks he is a casual observer to politics on the sidelines.

It's as if he tries to take on the role of the benign narrator, even at times referring to himself in the third person. Subliminally projecting himself right next to the participant where he becomes their voice of reason; their teacher; their friend...as the story unfolds. It is the familiar which we retreat to, and Obama tries to occupy this space. To his credit, this something that he is very good at, and he knows it.

29 posted on 08/20/2011 4:45:33 AM PDT by csense
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To: Sub-Driver
and aired during his holiday in Martha's Vineyard

Holiday?? Oh wait. It must be a muslime holiday. Silly me.

30 posted on 08/20/2011 4:45:40 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Voter#537
Add Luck & Japan Earthquake to the list. . . . .

You also forgot the Internet and ATMs he keeps blaming.

31 posted on 08/20/2011 4:49:03 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: nathanbedford

..... The Republican party, as a national organization, apparently STILL (IMHO) has failed to develop and implemented any sort of coherent strategy to effectively vie for control of the national political narrative.

They apparently have not yet read the chapter on “propaganda” in the new manual of American political discourse.


32 posted on 08/20/2011 4:52:43 AM PDT by Senator John Blutarski
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To: Sub-Driver

Obamah Blames _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.


33 posted on 08/20/2011 4:58:41 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Diogenesis; allmost; csense

I wonder what kind of damage he will do when he leaves office? If he gets kick out in 2012 this slug could be
back in 2016.


34 posted on 08/20/2011 5:00:28 AM PDT by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: Sub-Driver

With obamma, it is always somebody else’s fault. Does this guy think he knows all the right way to do things, has all the right answers, and that he is infallible? If this guy were to get off his high horse, maybe he would see what others really think about his decisions, and the wrong direction he is leading this country down. I am with Rush, I think this is all deliberate on his part. Nobody can be this wrong, unless it is deliberate!


35 posted on 08/20/2011 5:00:54 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: richardtavor

Well, maybe after the election he can sell used Chevy Volts.


36 posted on 08/20/2011 5:06:09 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Sub-Driver

Coming Soon: The Blame Campaign with new slogan for the folks. I think it will be: “The Ain’t May Fault” Tour.


37 posted on 08/20/2011 5:06:25 AM PDT by vicar7
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To: Voter#537

Don’t forget earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, floods, hurricanes and hailstorms!


38 posted on 08/20/2011 5:08:01 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: JPG

Sounds like you need a vacation!


39 posted on 08/20/2011 5:08:57 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Sub-Driver

Until seven months ago, Obama and the Democrats controlled all three branches of the government, pushing through any legislation they wanted, while the economy plummeted. Since January of this year, the GOP has had control of 1/3 of the government.

Why don’t Republicans answer every question with these salient facts, so the state-run media has to quote them? If Republicans don’t speak up, BO will whine his way to a second term and this country will be finished.


40 posted on 08/20/2011 5:11:16 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama accuses Congress of holding back recovery

Okay Barry. Whatever.

When he gets back from another one of his 'Barry's Excellent Adventures', and is about to give that MUCH anticipated 'Jobs Plan Speech' in September. He's going to step up to the TOTUS and say ........

(waiting ..... waiting ..... waiting ....)
"My fellow Americans. Uh ... the dog ate my plan.
I'll have to get back to you in .... oh ... October.
Thank you and goodnight."
(then slowly walks away)

41 posted on 08/20/2011 5:11:22 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: Sub-Driver

The President’s real problem is that he is black. If he were not burdened with the cross of Black America, the ignorance, the lack of education, the urban detritus, the president would be free to act in a more responsible manner.

His problem is that he is in fact black, not white. His vacation is an attempt to be white, to shake off the cross for a day or two and relish the loss of the black burden that drags him down

He is further burdened with a black wife and two black daughters. He must accept they are not white and being family, must treat them with the same bold initiative. Ice cream and a book store on an isolated Massachusetts island are white. He should be treating them to real black foods in say nearby downtown Baltimore.

That is why he is burdened. He cant’ shed the burden and be black. He must constantly to prove it doesn’t exist an strive to appear white.

*********************

This is the article that would appear if he were Bush. As we know so well, the burden is Bush’s fault


42 posted on 08/20/2011 5:13:48 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Rats carry plague)
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To: vicar7

Thats a good slogan however I have one that is just as accurate, YES WE DIDN’T


43 posted on 08/20/2011 5:14:29 AM PDT by JohnD9207 (John McCain is a proud Ted Kennedy conservative!)
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To: JohnD9207

That was even better thank you very much for the laugh.


44 posted on 08/20/2011 5:16:38 AM PDT by vicar7
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To: Sub-Driver
Was the Congress also doing this during the first to years of his Administration?

ML/NJ

45 posted on 08/20/2011 5:18:31 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Sub-Driver

The @$$H0LE had two years with a super majority in both houses and all we got was this crappy t-shirt.

What a joke!

Of course this is Al-Reuters reporting as well.


46 posted on 08/20/2011 5:19:05 AM PDT by Castigar
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To: Sub-Driver

FUBO!!!


47 posted on 08/20/2011 5:20:38 AM PDT by muddler (Diligentia, Vis and Celeritas)
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To: Sub-Driver

“No I didn’t. Honest... I ran out of gas. I, I had a flat tire. I didn’t have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn’t come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood! Locusts! IT WASN’T MY FAULT I SWEAR TO GOD!”


48 posted on 08/20/2011 5:21:45 AM PDT by mirkwood (Sarah 2012 or bust)
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To: csmusaret

The trade bills need to be submitted to Congress by the President first.


49 posted on 08/20/2011 5:23:13 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Dem Guard
"I wonder what kind of damage he will do when he leaves office? If he gets kick out in 2012 this slug could be back in 2016. "

Or maybe someone like him. We have yet to see the full impact of the momentum that is destroying this country, which is multiculturalism. A society without a dominant culture cannot survive. Even the Communists understand that. We keep on this road, it's not a question of if, it's a question of when.

50 posted on 08/20/2011 5:25:27 AM PDT by csense
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