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Obama says GOP must back US first, create jobs
Associated Press ^ | Sept. 5, 2011 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE

Posted on 09/05/2011 12:32:16 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

DETROIT (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Monday that congressional Republicans must put their country ahead of their party and vote to create new jobs as he used a boisterous Labor Day rally to aim a partisan barb at the GOP.

In a preview of the jobs speech he will deliver on Thursday to Congress, Obama said there are numerous roads and bridges that need rebuilding in the U.S., and over 1 million unemployed construction workers who are available to build them.

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1 posted on 09/05/2011 12:32:18 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

another lie spoken by the destroyer of jobs.


2 posted on 09/05/2011 12:33:13 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama is the jobs killer not the Congressional Republicans. Maybe Obama can all get us tickets to China after all that’s were all the jobs are going.


3 posted on 09/05/2011 12:33:35 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dissent is patriotic!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CzteDucRHo


4 posted on 09/05/2011 12:33:59 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I thought the stimulus was supposed to have done some of this? I see signs saying work is being done due to the American Recovery Act whateveritwas.

So ... the answer is more of the same?


5 posted on 09/05/2011 12:34:33 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not another cent for the Kenyan lizard to waste....


6 posted on 09/05/2011 12:35:55 PM PDT by y6162
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Barack the Kenyan should really try putting America ahead of his party also. Unfortunately, that isn’t ever going to happen. The “typical white people” down at the DNC won’t allow him to do that.


7 posted on 09/05/2011 12:35:54 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Spreading fear isn't working for the 'RATS anymore so they've resorted to using threats.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Punk opened his mouth and Lies fell out,nothing to see here!


8 posted on 09/05/2011 12:36:04 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Carnival commie side show, started November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“...Republicans must put their country ahead of their party..”

When was that ever a priority of the Great Deceiver?


9 posted on 09/05/2011 12:36:31 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Free ThinkerNY
In Obama/Leftist/Democrat speak, there's a difference between "United States" and "America." The "US apparently is the government. "America" is the people and the states.

Anybody going to call them on a regular basis on the distinction? (Liberals love to confuse terms and concepts.)

10 posted on 09/05/2011 12:36:55 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama said there are numerous roads and bridges that need rebuilding in the U.S., and over 1 million unemployed construction workers who are available to build them.

Don't forget the turtle tunnels.

11 posted on 09/05/2011 12:37:20 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So have them send MORE money to Brazil for oil exploration and more guns (shhhh..secret) to Libya.


12 posted on 09/05/2011 12:37:37 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Free ThinkerNY

...Because Obama’s solutions have worked so damn well, right?

More of the same is not the solution for this great nation.


13 posted on 09/05/2011 12:38:41 PM PDT by Jaguarmike (i)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is anyone on the GOP side ever going to ask Obama why his jobs point man Immelt, is sending so many jobs overseas (while getting taxpayer bailout money)?

14 posted on 09/05/2011 12:40:38 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Free ThinkerNY
congressional Republicans must put their country ahead of their party and vote to create new jobs

To do otherwise is racist hate speech.

15 posted on 09/05/2011 12:41:06 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Free ThinkerNY

jobs for unions and minorities only.


16 posted on 09/05/2011 12:41:16 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (non-union thug.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thank goodness all construction workers are fully interchangeable. The roofer and finish carpenter can just as easily build concrete roads and bridges! Genius!


17 posted on 09/05/2011 12:42:18 PM PDT by RightInEastLansing
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To: Hugin

Isn’t summer the season when most construction workers should be employed?


18 posted on 09/05/2011 12:42:28 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama said there are numerous roads and bridges that need rebuilding in the U.S., and over 1 million unemployed construction workers who are available to build them

1. American taxpayers have paid billions of dollars in tolls, fees, and fuel taxes over years that were supposed to go for maintaining these roads and bridges. Instead, in many cases, this money was diverted to fund the welfare state.
2.Due to regulations (primarily Davis-Bacon), taxpayers get maybe 5 miles of road for what should buy them 10 miles of new road construction. This, of course, keeps union construction in the game, but overpaying for anything rarely works as a viable economic strategy.
3.Wasn't this what his first stimulus was supposed to be about?

19 posted on 09/05/2011 12:43:25 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mr. President, do you have any solutions that do not require spending hundreds of billions of dollars?


20 posted on 09/05/2011 12:43:39 PM PDT by jdsteel (I like the way the words "Palin for President" make progressives apoplectic.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Government can’t create jobs except by taking resources from those who would otherwise do so, and far more efficiently. Get the hell out of America’s way, Obama. And stop blaming us for your failure.


21 posted on 09/05/2011 12:44:05 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Son House

It’ll be a “Construction Winter”.


22 posted on 09/05/2011 12:44:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ken21

Obama had 2 years of a veto proof Dem Congress to push through a jobs program without interference from Republicans.
Instead he wasted his time on Obamacare and a stimulus program that was more pork than stimulus. Now the Republicans control only one house for only 8 months and he is already assigning blame to them as for his and his party’s abject failure. Polls are reflecting people are no longer listening excuses for his failure.


23 posted on 09/05/2011 12:45:21 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: Free ThinkerNY
When was the last time you heard a Republican President specifically complain about the Democrat Party in a public speech?

Low brow, low class, low expectations.

24 posted on 09/05/2011 12:46:44 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama said there are numerous roads and bridges that need rebuilding in the U.S., and over 1 million unemployed construction workers who are available to build them.

So, federal infrastructure jobs is this guy's great plan?

"Good news everybody! Grab a shovel! We've all got jobs filling potholes!"

25 posted on 09/05/2011 12:47:40 PM PDT by Drew68 (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: RightInEastLansing
Thank goodness all construction workers are fully interchangeable. The roofer and finish carpenter can just as easily build concrete roads and bridges! Genius!

Don't forget the luthiers at Gibson. They can build roads too!

26 posted on 09/05/2011 12:49:25 PM PDT by Drew68 (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: The Duke

Republicans and Greeks and Japanese Tsunami and European banks and, of course, George Bush ate his homework while he was playing the 18th hole.


27 posted on 09/05/2011 12:49:41 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: Free ThinkerNY
MR. PRESIDENT! You tried spending trillions of dollars to create jobs, but as you admitted, "Shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected.". That's because by borrowing and spending trillions, you masked the problem with temporary questionable growth, but you didn't fix the problems.
28 posted on 09/05/2011 12:50:32 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: chuckee

0bama puts out a false premise here.

He says that the GOP has to put the country first, which in his mind means that they have to pass whatever his version of a jobs program is.

I reject that premise, because it insinuates that that you are not putting your country first if you don’t agree with 0bama’s plans and policies. The 2 parties almost always disagree on what our policies should be, and what the goals of legislation and policy should be. That’s just politics.

This logic doesn’t fly with me, though it may fly with traditional Democrat constituencies. 0bama likes to demonize Republicans, send them to the back of the bus, etc.

I don’t like this about 0bama. I think he spends more time and teleprompter reading by bashing Republicans and conservatives, rather than persuading us of why his policies and proposals are better. He spends way too much time telling us what is wrong with Republicans, rather than telling us what is right with Democrats and his policies.


29 posted on 09/05/2011 12:52:20 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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Divisive, lying jackass.


30 posted on 09/05/2011 12:53:32 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: Paladin2

“now is the winter of our greatest cement”


31 posted on 09/05/2011 12:56:15 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Obama says GOP must back US first, create jobs”

The job-destroyer-in-chief saying that is like the man who hit a pedestrian, knocking him out into field. The judge fined the pedestrian for leaving the scene of an accident.


32 posted on 09/05/2011 12:56:29 PM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: mylife

You need some good cement to make concrete in the winter that’s worth a spit.


33 posted on 09/05/2011 12:58:22 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Another Obama lecture. I don't know why the Republicans tolerate it.

-PJ

34 posted on 09/05/2011 12:58:45 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: Drew68
"Don't forget the luthiers at Gibson. They can build roads too! "

Actually, quite a few of them likely could.

35 posted on 09/05/2011 12:59:34 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Winstons Julia

Just proves he is insane. “Definition of Insanity - doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results.”


36 posted on 09/05/2011 12:59:39 PM PDT by fremont_steve
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To: The Duke

This POS jerk does not belong in the oval office. I am beyond tired of his divisive politics, the politics of envy, the politics of class warfare, the politics of racial divide and the politics of hate. He is nothing but a low class carney barker and the moral equalivent of a worm. If he shows up on Thursday evening and begins some commentary like this deriding the GOP or Tea party, the Speaker should order the Sergeant at Arms to remove him bodily from the house floor and send him cartwheeling down Penn Ave or better still, into the Anacosta River...good luck to bad garbage I say.


37 posted on 09/05/2011 1:01:50 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: fremont_steve

I keep seeing people say that we need to bring back the WPA. Apparently that, and NOT a world war got us out of the Great Depression.


38 posted on 09/05/2011 1:03:08 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama said there are numerous roads and bridges that need rebuilding in the U.S., and over 1 million unemployed construction workers who are available to build them.

Obama said there are numerous roads and bridges that need rebuilding in the U.S., and over 1 million unemployed UNION construction workers who are available to build them.

There. Fixed it.

39 posted on 09/05/2011 1:03:09 PM PDT by Walmartian
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To: Winstons Julia
Different time...

And very different circumstances.

40 posted on 09/05/2011 1:06:37 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Marine Sniper - "You can run, but you'll just die tired!")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If Obama and the “Democrat” Party with it’s Reids and it’s Pelosi’s, it’s Sharptons, and it’s Franks would get the heck out of the private sector, do away with the EPA and all it’s costly and unnecessary regulations, business and jobs would thrive. And they know it!


41 posted on 09/05/2011 1:13:20 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE RINOs!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The first job the GOP needs to "create" is that of FORMER pres_ _ent DUhbama.

Relegate the commie DUmocrats to the ashbin of history where they belong. That's a "shovel-ready" job that would actually help the country.


42 posted on 09/05/2011 1:19:10 PM PDT by RasterMaster ("To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
President Barack Obama said Monday that congressional Republicans must put their country ahead of their party and vote to create new jobs

This guy is dumber than a box of rocks. You can't just vote in new jobs (unless, of course, the recent debt ceiling increase money is used for government make-work jobs that can be unionized).

43 posted on 09/05/2011 1:19:21 PM PDT by Go Gordon (He's so bad, even the people from Kenya insist Obama was born in the USA)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
What Obama is saying is that the next speech he gives before Congress will involve Billions more in a new stimulus and Republicans will have to back more borrowing for the jobs Obama intends to pass out, or they are the ones to blame for no jobs.

It's part of the set-up for his new plan.

Spending more money tossing it at jobs, that will only last until the money runs out.

44 posted on 09/05/2011 1:20:40 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A bit early in the re-election campaign for a demoncrat to resort to patriotism...things must be looking bad for Obama.


45 posted on 09/05/2011 1:20:43 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Was this campaign speech paid for by US taxpayers?!?!?!


46 posted on 09/05/2011 1:22:04 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dear President 0,

Follow your own advice. After 3 years and $4 trillion you dogmatic mindless devotion to your failed economic polices is a clear example of you putting party over country.


47 posted on 09/05/2011 1:24:00 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just Another Political “do as i say, not as i do” campaign soundbite...


48 posted on 09/05/2011 1:26:34 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I back America first and always have. That in no way obligates me to back Obama, and it in fact obliges me to oppose everything that Obama has proposed or enacted during his occupancy of our White House. I would be thrilled to hear something pro-America come from the Obama Regime, but I’ve lost what little hope I had for that miracle.


49 posted on 09/05/2011 1:33:31 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There is not going to be any recovery of jobs until Obama leaves office, and even then, it will be YEARS.


50 posted on 09/05/2011 1:39:56 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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