Skip to comments.Obama Jokes About His Debate Performance at Hollywood Fundraiser
Posted on 10/07/2012 9:37:10 PM PDT by Kaslin
President Obama made a joke about his debate performance at Sunday's lavish, $25,000 per person fundraiser at Hollywood's Nokia Theater.
After noting the event's musical acts such as Jennifer Hudson, Jon Bon Jovi, Katy Perry, and Stevie Wonder "perform flawlessly night after night," Obama quipped to laughter and applause, "I cant always say the same."
Some additional highlights from the transcript obtained by Fox News's Greta Van Susteren included:
BARACK OBAMA: The last thing we can afford right now is four years of the very same policies that led us to this crisis in the first place. I cannot allow that to happen. I will not let it happen. Thats why I am running for a second term for President of the United States, and thats why I need your help. (Applause.)
I have seen too much pain and too much struggle to let this country go through another round of top-down economics. One of the main reasons we had this crisis in the first place is because we had big banks on Wall Street that were allowed to make big bets with other peoples money on the line. And now, Governor Romney wants to roll back the rules so we go back to that behavior? Not if I have anything to say about it.
One of the main reasons we went from record surpluses under Bill Clinton to record deficits under George Bush is because we put two wars and two tax cuts on a credit card. And now, Governor Romney wants another $5 trillion in tax cuts that he cant pay for? Not if Ive got anything to say about it. (Applause.)
Obviously, the Governor knows his $5 trillion isnt too popular, so a few weeks before this election hes trying to pretend it doesnt exist, because thats a lot easier than trying to explain how hed pay for it without asking middle-class families to pick up the tab. The other night he ruled out asking millionaires and billionaires to pay even a dime more in taxes to help us bring down our deficit. Not a dime. When he was asked what hed actually do to cut spending, he said hed go after public television. So for all you moms and kids out there, dont worry, somebody is finally cracking down on Big Bird cracking down on him. (Laughter.) Elmo has made a run for the border.
Governor Romney plans to let Wall Street run wild again, but hes bringing the hammer down on Sesame Street. (Laughter.)
I don’t think obama underperformed at all in the debate, he came loaded with the same tired straw men and condescension for conservative values he’s always had.
Where’s Aunt Esther ?
Exactly as you said. What else could he have pulled out of the hat but the tired neo-marxist rhetoric. Surprise, surprise!
It might help...
He’s a CHILD. What an immature PUNK he is.
Is this the SCANDAL that is brewing?? If so, NOTHING will happen....NOTHING!!
“...not if I have anything to say about it.”
LOL!!!! As I recall, every time you tried it at the debate the other night Mitt steamrolled right over you and left you speechless.
Why didn’t he just pass the hat for all of those millionaires to “contribute’ to the gub’mint’ cause????? Why???? If they are so passionate about helpin’ out they could have just ponied it up then and there!
"Read my lips"
He’s a mack of course, that’s why.
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The difference a child is more mature then he is
Awwwwww, he is such a funny little negro fellow!
Ha Ha Ha that is so funny!!
Almost as funny as the shovel ready jobs not being so shovel ready.
Ha Ha Ha this guy is a riot.
No, I mean literally, a riot.