Skip to comments.Obama to crowd: “If you love me, you’ve got to help me pass this bill” (WATCH VIDEO)
Posted on 09/14/2011 2:54:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Via National Journal, this isn’t as self-parodically narcissistic as the headline makes it sound. He’s responding to a guy in the audience who screamed “I love you, Barack!” — itself a newsworthy event given the state of O’s polling lately — and is kinda sorta teasing in his reply. Too bad he doesn’t mean a word of it. Over to you, former Democratic congressman Martin Frost:
I supported Obama in 2008 and intend to vote for him again in 2012. But on this issue, he is simply wrong.
As good as this job program is, it is unrealistic to expect that this Congress will fund it 100 percent with tax increases rather than funding it with a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts.
Instead of making Congress an offer it could not refuse, the president has made Congress an offer he knows they will not accept…
Why would the president make a funding proposal that he knows Congress will reject?
The most likely explanation is that his jobs program was a campaign document not a real plan for putting people back to work.
If the GOP passed the bill as is and the economy either didn’t improve or improved only marginally, O would get the lion’s share of the blame. If they don’t pass the bill as is then the White House gets to keep playing the same sort of what-if game that they’ve played with the stimulus for two years. Coming to a campaign ad near you in October 2012: “What if the Republicans had passed the president’s jobs bill in its entirety when they had the chance? Our economy might be on the rebound right now.” That’s the ad they want to run for buck-passing purposes, and that’s why they’ve proposed paying for the bill exclusively with new taxes. It’s a poison pill for the GOP. If you really love Obama, you should help him not to pass the bill so that he can try to pawn the crapola “recovery” off on Republicans next year.
Latest poll results, incidentally: Obama 49, Romney 43 and Obama 50, Perry 42. Dude, I’m nervous.
I am a Senior at NC State and the people you see in this video are the very few supporters that he has at State and they are all the humanities majors. We are a conservative University (comparatively speaking) as NC State is an ag/engineering school and is full of truck-driving rednecks (god bless em).
Heck, Tuesday morning when there was a huge line in the middle of campus with people waiting to get tickets to see Barack, the ag boys were just sitting there with dips in laughing their a**** off! As one said, “Ya can’t fix stupid”
Funny thing. He is in Reynolds Coliseum which A) has no airconditioning and B) is very small. Apparently he couldn’t fill out the RBC Center which is where State’s basketball team and the Carolina Hurricanes play so they stuck him in Reynolds.
Oh. And he caused a MASSIVE traffic jam on campus.
If you love me then youve got to help me pass this bill!
Well then, he can count on getting absolutely no help from me to pass this bill!
OBama said "if you love me, pass this bill."
Tough, going up against the black Jesus.
I wonder if his teleprompter writers are lifting biblical references.. they really are the epitome of the maxim that goes something like, when a law prohibiting something is used to force people to do exactly what it was intended to prevent, you have reached a working definition of tyranny.
Throw out the trash 2012
Years ago in Washington, DC, either Daddy Grace or Reverend Ike would invoke the “if you love me” spiel to encourage followers to buy him a Cadillac or whatever.
There have always been false prophets Obama and his oversized ego/God-complex proves he’s one of them.
When I read the title, my first thoughts were very like
your post. If Obama really was a christian of any stripe,
he would know how that sounds to real believers.
Thanks for the explanation of his reception by NC State. I didn’t think he’d have that many supporters there. I wonder how those humanities majors think they’ll get jobs with this idiot in office. Oops, need to report myself.
I saw the clip on the news - I’d like to see Krauthammer’s opinion on this, he is a psychiatrist by training ...
I’m betting on “pathological sociopathic narcissist” ...
I went to State once upon a time ...
Tell me, are the Hillsborough Square and Darrell's 1849 bars still across the street from the Clock Tower ???
And Reynolds Collesium - Man !!! A blast from the past ...
Last time I was in there, I saw NCSU play East Carolina in 1974. David Thompson guarded by Reggie Lee of ECSU - Reggie SMOKED him !!! BTW: Reggie and I went to high school together ...
It's The Glorious 15th of September.
What if we don't?
Nah, those bars aren’t there anymore and they are tearing down that shopping complex across from the Belltower (Clocktower) and building a hotel. Go figure on that one.
I wish Reynolds was still our basketball stadium as it is so much more confined and personal unlike the RBC Center. All they had to do was add A/C haha
Reggie Lee? I must confess my ignorance here... ;)
“If you love me, keep my commandments. (John 14:15)
If you love me, pass this bill! (Dick Obama 9:15:2011)
Good Lord above, he really thinks he is our savior.”
A real messiah complex he has.
Reggie Lee was one of the three best players ever at my high school [Albert Einstein High]. The other two were Steve Wright and Mike Owens.
Steve played for Rick Pitino at Boston University and was drafted by the Celtics but ended up as a pro overseas. He died from lymphoma a few years ago [Pitino gave the eulogy at his funeral].
Mike was Mr. Basketball in MD his senior year at Einstein, played at UVA for four years, and started every year with Ralph Sampson. He then declined to play NBA, although he was also drafted. Went to med school and became a MD and is an OB/GYN in Pittsburgh.
Reggie is a mystery - I think he was the best pure shooter of the three. Went to East Carolina and [like I said] smoked David Thompson when he was a sophmore [DT was a senior]. Don't know if he ever graduated, much less went league ...
Reggie was a year ahead of me - Mike and Steve a year behind.