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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.
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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!!!
What a bullshit artist. Too bad he wasted a career as president when he could have been a killer used car salesman.
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.
What would he do without Bush, congress, Tea party, Casey Anthony, George Anthony, Cindy Anthony, Joes Biaz, Cheeny Mason to Blame?
300,000 illegals getting a pass should really boost employment rates.......what frig’en AH.
A truly sick man. Completely predictable.
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.
Add Luck & Japan Earthquake to the list. . . . .
nobama is such an anti-Free-America putz. Does anyone pay any attention to his spouted drivel?
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?
Add global warming, polar shift towards Russia, solar flares, and the Amish folk.
Even though he is the president he thinks he is a casual observer to politics on the sidelines.
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.
What exactly is holding up the trade bills? Don’t they date from the Bush years?
And he’s still on the hunt for “common sense” and keeps the blame game alive.
Get rid of the 600 regulations placed in foce since his Inauguration and the country will come back fine.
(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.
Which Congress is he referring to? The one he had from Jan. 2009 to Jan 2011, or the some other one?
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.
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.
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?
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.
Holiday?? Oh wait. It must be a muslime holiday. Silly me.
You also forgot the Internet and ATMs he keeps blaming.
..... 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.
Obamah Blames _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
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.
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!
Well, maybe after the election he can sell used Chevy Volts.
Coming Soon: The Blame Campaign with new slogan for the folks. I think it will be: “The Ain’t May Fault” Tour.
Don’t forget earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, floods, hurricanes and hailstorms!
Sounds like you need a vacation!
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.
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)
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
Thats a good slogan however I have one that is just as accurate, YES WE DIDN’T
That was even better thank you very much for the laugh.
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.
“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!”
The trade bills need to be submitted to Congress by the President first.
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.