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Obama says he's 'not a perfect president'
Politico ^ | April 30, 2012 | Jennifer Epstein

Posted on 04/30/2012 6:16:36 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

President Obama acknowledged Monday to a major union that he hasn't been "a perfect president," but stressed that he's stuck to his promise to keep working for them.

"When I was running for this office, I told people, I'm not perfect, I'm not a perfect man -- Michelle can tell you that," he said, straying from his prepared remarks, at the AFL-CIO’s Building and Construction Trades Department Legislative Conference, before adding that he's "not a perfect president."

Obama has, at times, had a rocky relationship with the labor movement, which spent hundreds of millions of dollars working to elect him in 2008 and is expected to do the same this year. He's been working to strengthen ties in recent months, and in February gave a combative speech attacking Mitt Romney's position on the auto bailout to the UAW.

Despite not being perfect, Obama said he's still worked with labor in mind. "I made a promise I’d always tell you where I stood, I’d always tell you what I thought, what I believed in and, most importantly, I’d wake up every single day working as hard as I know how to make your lives a little bit better," he said, drawing on lines he often uses at fundraisers, though not in official speeches.

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1 posted on 04/30/2012 6:16:43 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well he is pretty close to perfect in every way.


2 posted on 04/30/2012 6:19:24 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama says he's 'not a perfect president'

Dude. We'd settle for 'adequate'.

Then I see who he's talking to: THE FREAKIN UNIONS. Then I realize he's apologizing for not being socialist enough.

Facepalm.

3 posted on 04/30/2012 6:21:01 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE MILLENNIUM!!!!!


4 posted on 04/30/2012 6:21:52 PM PDT by JewishRighter (Anybody but Hussein)
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To: yarddog

ZerO is far worse than Carter, and he may be realizing that fact. If only we had Reagan running again.


5 posted on 04/30/2012 6:22:45 PM PDT by HighWheeler
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s a perfect disaster for America.


6 posted on 04/30/2012 6:23:13 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s a PERFECTLY evil sonofabitch.


7 posted on 04/30/2012 6:24:26 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When he ran last time, he told us he wasn’t the perfect man??? I must have missed that amongst all the messianic imagery.


8 posted on 04/30/2012 6:24:31 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (I don't have a blog to pimp, nor would I pimp it if I had one. I swear.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He doesn’t need to perfect if he is stacking the NLRB full of union stooges....they I’ll do the heavy lifting for him .....


9 posted on 04/30/2012 6:25:13 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: HighWheeler

Carter accomplished one thing I would have thought impossible.

My Father was an old time Southern Yellow Dog Democrat. Carter got him to vote Republican and Daddy never turned back.


10 posted on 04/30/2012 6:27:40 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I think his mentor and good friend,Bill Ayers,taught him the fine art of imperfection.
11 posted on 04/30/2012 6:28:43 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Referring to the title, “Well NO Sh!t Sherlock, Not even close!
12 posted on 04/30/2012 6:30:46 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama says he's 'not a perfect president'

No shirt, Sh*tlock.

13 posted on 04/30/2012 6:31:28 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama says he’s ‘not a perfect president’


Another headline from the magazine “D’uh”.......


14 posted on 04/30/2012 6:32:58 PM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah - OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As historical US leaders go, he’s up there with King George III.


15 posted on 04/30/2012 6:33:54 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

but stressed that he’s stuck to his promise to keep working for them.


Just what has this man been smoking?!


16 posted on 04/30/2012 6:36:23 PM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah - OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Interesting. Damage control. Would Dubya ever have to assure us of that? Reagan? This dumbass’ handlers realized that their boy appears to everyone as arrogant, seeing himself as perfect, the smartest one in that room which is the entire nation, all of which is perfectly true, and they cleverly devised for the teleprompter damage control. Fake, stage acted humility.


17 posted on 04/30/2012 6:41:03 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Perfect ahole perhaps. But maybe I’m doing a disservice to aholes.


18 posted on 04/30/2012 6:46:25 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ah, barry, don’t underrate yourself.

You are the perfect example of how NOT to be president. Or senator. Or congressman. Or “legal scholar.” Or a citizen of the USA. Or a person in general.

As a bad example, you are perfect in every way.


19 posted on 04/30/2012 6:58:08 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

no sh*t...ya th*nk?


20 posted on 04/30/2012 7:00:18 PM PDT by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

21 posted on 04/30/2012 7:02:24 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: ldish
Obama says he's 'not a perfect president'

This is the way Obama admits he's probably one of the most dangerous and ludicrous excuses for a president the USA has ever had.
22 posted on 04/30/2012 7:19:11 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: yarddog

Zero isn’t even a good lampshade ... those ears notwithstanding ...


23 posted on 04/30/2012 7:38:56 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin "will win" the 2012 GOP Nomination in Tampa !)
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To: JewishRighter

Andrew Breitbart left us knowing more than he had time to disclose to us.

What did he know that we need to re-discover, document and publish?

Why are ALL of Obama’s important early documents forged?

Where was Obama during his “Lost Years?”

Why are there so few known Obama childhood friends?

How many of Obama’s childhood buddies are still alive?

Was Obama a FOREIGN student at Occidental, Columbia or Harvard?

Who wrote the checks for Obama’s education?

Where these question that Andrew Beitbart knew some of the answers to?

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To tie the above with some speculative food for thought, please indulge me, (but DO ponder the speculations), as I re-post one of my recently updated comments as follows:

A dictator, such as Obama, only has the power that the people give him.

Currently, at least 40 % of polled American voters are gladly willing to give Obama the necessary power to continue his arrogant dictatorship.

About 47 % of American voters pay NO Personal Federal Income Taxes. These voters are the “fair share” voter base for Dictator Obama. We, in the 53 %, then are paying this 47 % to vote for Obama by virtue of us paying taxes for ourselves AND them.

In this manner we are supporting the voters who vote for Obama, and they will vote to do so again in November.

Dictator Obama has designed Obama”care” to become active only AFTER he is to be re-elected, thus enabling THE NINE SUPREMES to delay ruling on the Constitutionality of the dictate of the individual mandate until Obama is once again the Illegal Foreign White House Occupier, (IFWHO).

The purpose of Dictator Baby-Doc Barack is simple: 1.) Regulate; 2.) Control; and 3.) Destroy. By his own count he has already achieved 60 % of his goals, according to the note he says he carries in his pocket.

Obama’s obvious arrogant and deep hatred of America could have only come from what he was taught in his childhood.

Since there are no known networks of childhood friends from Obama’s past, Obama was probably a member of a Marxist sleeper cell funded by wealthy men with a Marxist view of the World.

The lack of credible documents that has NOT been forged requires a long-term, highly skilled and well-funded support group.

Who the key members of Obama’s probable support group and probable sleeper cell were and are is well known to the Interpol, CIA and the FBI.

Will “Citizen Journalists” such as Breitbart Editor Joel Pollack be able to out-spy the latter two US tax-funded spy entities?

BTW, forget about the LAM, (Liberal Agenda Media), as they are saving their notes to write their tell-all Obama books after Obama has SAFELY retired back home in Kenya.

BTW, BTW, to all the doubters of the above speculations: what does your gut tell you?

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The questions we ask
Are simple to say,
One wonders why they
Were not asked,
Back in the Day?


24 posted on 04/30/2012 7:41:28 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dog-eating freak.


25 posted on 04/30/2012 7:42:50 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Obama ate his own dog as a child in Indonesia??)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Obama is not only the worst president in history, he is probably in the top 1/000th of 1 per cent of really sorry people.

As near as I can tell, by such votes as those on partial birth abortion, he is an inhuman monster. Probably more evil than most murderers. I mean he is one sorry example of living tissue.


26 posted on 04/30/2012 7:57:01 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Obama says he’s ‘not a perfect president’.”

Dang. Who would have guessed? I guess the plastic Greek columns fooled me.


27 posted on 04/30/2012 8:05:23 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The most narcissistic President in history.


28 posted on 04/30/2012 8:10:31 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well he is perfect in a manner of speaking.....
He is the perfect example of an A** H***.
Ask SEAL team 6 if he qualifies for that distinction.


29 posted on 04/30/2012 8:43:29 PM PDT by jongaltsr
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To: hummingbird
Just what has this man been smoking?!

It is difficult to smoke when you have your head up your A** all the time

30 posted on 04/30/2012 8:47:09 PM PDT by jongaltsr
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama says he's 'not a perfect president'

Perfect?
Hell. He isn't even minimally competent. Not even close!
Not being aware of his shortcomimgs and limitations can only make things worse.

Saying "oops" after destroying the lives of millions will not be nearly enough.

31 posted on 04/30/2012 9:05:16 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I must take issue with his self assessment. He is a perfect asshole.


32 posted on 04/30/2012 9:18:24 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: publius911

“Hell. He isn’t even minimally competent.”

As Rush says, he is the least competent person in any room he enters. Including the great outdoors.


33 posted on 05/01/2012 4:23:20 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (The response to 1984 is 1776.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This goes along with the personality cult of Obama. By saying that he isn’t perfect (who knew/sarc), he is being oh so humble, which makes him seem perfect (barf) and ever, ever so likable (barf). If someone is actual perfect they are be too humble to say so, which makes them perfect. It’s part of his persona of being such a nice guy that we are all suppose to want to be nice back, and vote for him. Also we are all suppose to think that he is perfect, and a god, and therefore we should all, eventually at least, worship him. It’s amazing how many of his followers still seem to worship and adore him.


34 posted on 05/02/2012 2:22:33 AM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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