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Obama: Washington took its eye off economic ball ["phony scandals" and "stale debates."]
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Posted on 07/24/2013 10:40:32 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama: Washington took its eye off economic ball

Associated Press DARLENE SUPERVILLE 12 minutes ago PoliticsBarack Obama

GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) — President Barack Obama is accusing Washington of taking "its eye off the ball" and getting distracted from the economy.

The president is trying to refocus debate on pocketbook concerns after months that have been dominated by what he calls "phony scandals" and "stale debates."

Obama's remarks come in a speech he's giving Illinois' Knox College. That school was the site of his first major economic address as a U.S. senator eight years ago.

Wednesday's speech includes no new policy initiatives, but Obama is declaring that reversing bad economic trends should be Washington's highest priority.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blamegame; obamaeconomyspeech; obamaeconomytour; obamascandals; obamaspeech; propagandaspeech
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Does he ever take any responsibility aside from blaming others?
1 posted on 07/24/2013 10:40:32 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
I gotcher phony scandal right here, Hussein:
2 posted on 07/24/2013 10:42:25 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Phony scandals as described by Obama and his radical leftist, fawning press corps.


3 posted on 07/24/2013 10:43:38 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Sub-Driver

Phony scandals my foot. Impeach that arrogant pos


4 posted on 07/24/2013 10:43:43 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Obama is declaring that reversing bad economic trends should be Washington’s highest priority”

You mean trends started over the last 5 years... Or are we still blaming Bush?


5 posted on 07/24/2013 10:45:10 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Phony Scandal:


6 posted on 07/24/2013 10:45:59 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bastard Rat commie. Lies like a Stalinist.


7 posted on 07/24/2013 10:49:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Sub-Driver

DUDE! You gotta include a “MAJOR BARF” alert in that title... Now, I gotta go clean my keyboard!


8 posted on 07/24/2013 10:50:00 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in governm<p>ent. If any were, business would hire them f)
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To: Slyfox

9 posted on 07/24/2013 10:51:15 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Sub-Driver

The central socialist government is effective dead. It has been dying for years, but thanks to the African president life support has been removed. He has effectively aborted America.

The rotting carcass has yet to be removed and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue can’t be cleared out quickly enough to suit me. How about you? Can we honestly put up with the rest of this criminal’s term?

It’s time to bring down the curtain and rewrite the play!


10 posted on 07/24/2013 10:51:28 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Treason isn’t a phony scandal.


12 posted on 07/24/2013 10:52:12 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So he’s not “Washington?” He’s an outsider?


13 posted on 07/24/2013 10:55:28 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: Sub-Driver
The entire speech is a nothingburger, and is being given while he stands in front of a woman who has apparently eaten everyburger.

Who is that 500 pound woman?

14 posted on 07/24/2013 11:01:54 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Sub-Driver
extern void give_speech(char *content);

int main() {

int i;
char content[] = "focused like a laser beam on economy";

for (i = 0; i <= inf; i++) {

give_speech(&content); }

return 0;

}

15 posted on 07/24/2013 11:03:01 AM PDT by dartuser
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To: Sub-Driver

Bammy sez: The buck stops everywhere else but here.


16 posted on 07/24/2013 11:05:28 AM PDT by vpintheak (We are the the God blessed chosen few! Be thankful for it!)
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To: dartuser

Si


17 posted on 07/24/2013 11:05:59 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: Sub-Driver

Put the worthless bastard in prison.


18 posted on 07/24/2013 11:07:31 AM PDT by Gator113
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To: Sub-Driver

He should have given this drivel speech from Africa while on tour.


19 posted on 07/24/2013 11:07:52 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a piece of drec this guy is. Not My President.


20 posted on 07/24/2013 11:08:49 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: BenLurkin

Whoa!!!! Could we please have a true, honest picture of Obama’s son Traylon Martin Obama as he appeared on the day he was shot and killed??? Thank you!!!


21 posted on 07/24/2013 11:09:47 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“The president is trying to refocus debate on pocketbook concerns after months that have been dominated by what he calls “phony scandals” and “stale debates.” “

The phoney president is trying to refocus his stale debate on pocketbook concerns after months that have been dominated by scandals. FIXED


22 posted on 07/24/2013 11:14:28 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Phony Scandals and Stale Debates?????””” COMPLETELY describes OBAMA! As usual....projection....watch what they say...it’s exactly what they DO!


23 posted on 07/24/2013 11:20:04 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Phony Scandals and Stale Debates?????””” COMPLETELY describes OBAMA! As usual....projection....watch what they say...it’s exactly what they DO!


24 posted on 07/24/2013 11:20:21 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: goodnesswins

oops....sorry ‘bout that


25 posted on 07/24/2013 11:20:52 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Just flat can't say what I want to say right now!!!

This dirty bastard needs to be impeached, right f'ing now, will have to suffice.

26 posted on 07/24/2013 11:25:55 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Yeah, I’m corrupt, but there’s nothing you can do about it, because I’m black! Now, let’s get going on my agenda, I don’t have much time left, legally at least... but that might not matter either.”


27 posted on 07/24/2013 11:27:08 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver
Right. They could learn a lot from Obama's true-believing single-mindedness. Obama has one thing and one thing only on his mind: Das Kapital by Karl Marx.

We should have the same ardor, focus, and determination to (re)implement The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith.

28 posted on 07/24/2013 11:44:10 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Sub-Driver

Treason isn’t a phony scandal.


29 posted on 07/24/2013 11:47:52 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: dartuser

Believe I saw on Drudge that as of today, i=19..


30 posted on 07/24/2013 11:51:49 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: Sub-Driver
I have come to the conclusion Obama is really not very good at lying. With a good liar, you are left trying to determine the truth from the lies. With Obama there is no doubt.

I also agree with the “projection” comment. He can't help it. His subconscious makes him do it.

31 posted on 07/24/2013 11:55:11 AM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: Sub-Driver

WHO took his eye off the ball, Barry?

Oh, you didn’t know there was a ball?


32 posted on 07/24/2013 11:57:33 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: Sub-Driver
Wednesday's speech includes no new policy initiatives,

A President in the middle of the longest recovery on record with 7% unemployment has no new economic ideas to present.

Nauseating.

33 posted on 07/24/2013 12:08:15 PM PDT by what's up
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To: JMsAmerica4ever
I decided not to hate these people years ago in the 90's...too hard on my system. I don't want to give them the power to do that to me.

I don't like anything they do, however, and will do whatever I can to get them out of power. I completely understand your feelings though.

35 posted on 07/24/2013 12:21:38 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Sub-Driver

When did you quit beating your wife?


36 posted on 07/24/2013 12:29:43 PM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: what's up
I think it is different this time for the reason that these people pose an existential threat to the country in general and to me specifically. I think it is normal for someone to hate the thing or person that poses the existential threat.
37 posted on 07/24/2013 12:34:23 PM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Excellence
I completely understand.

It's just that I personally found myself experiencing emotions that negatively affected the rest of my life and I didn't want these socialists to have the power over me to do that.

Maybe you can separate it better from other facets of your life than I could.

38 posted on 07/24/2013 1:52:17 PM PDT by what's up
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To: JMsAmerica4ever

I’m with you. He brings out the absolute worst in me and my vocabulary really turns foul whenever I see or hear him. My husband is always asking who I’m talking to as I yell at the tv or radio.


39 posted on 07/24/2013 2:10:26 PM PDT by surrey
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To: The Cajun

I have no words to describe him any longer. I never expected any leadership from him, but this....


40 posted on 07/24/2013 2:16:39 PM PDT by whatshotandwhatsnot (Islam Wants You Dead!)
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To: surrey; Sub-Driver

We must be twins - I yell exactly like this.

As he was pontificating a while ago, I was yelling ‘That POS should ‘boil in o__.’
At the very least, tarred and feathered and run out on a rail.
Such a father those girls have . . . shameful.

WE get to feel (sort of) better after exploding, but the curse carries on . . .


41 posted on 07/24/2013 2:21:49 PM PDT by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: what's up

I understand your point completely. It is energy wasted, and interferes with a pleasant and productive life. Much of my personal frustration is working to put someone in office, only to have them stab us in the back once they get there. I would happily die standing next to someone with integrity. As it is, mostly we just sit while we are lied to and betrayed.


42 posted on 07/24/2013 2:25:05 PM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: surrey
I’m with you. He brings out the absolute worst in me and my vocabulary really turns foul whenever I see or hear him. My husband is always asking who I’m talking to as I yell at the tv or radio.

Same here. In fact, my wife jumped my case the other night as I was passing by the TV and he was making some kind of talk I instinctively flipped him the bird.

GOD I hate that POS masquerading as a PUTUS

43 posted on 07/24/2013 2:28:02 PM PDT by Marathoner (Sarah Palin is our Esther, for such a time as this)
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To: Sub-Driver

Boy did he open the wrong can of words...I have been hearing this word tossed around since 2 weeks ago when Axlerod was on MSNBC calling them phony scandals. That is the meme here. Use the word phony and call Republicans “clowns”.

Undermine them.

Impeachment. Nothing else matters. All the investigations in the world mean jack crap. IMPEACHMENT.


44 posted on 07/24/2013 2:47:49 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The idea that the economy needs politicians to be “focused” on it is moronic.


45 posted on 07/24/2013 4:27:02 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Sub-Driver

Of course he’s not a part of “Washington”.

He’s a little whiner.


46 posted on 07/24/2013 4:46:05 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This dork will never take responsibility for ANYTHING.


47 posted on 07/24/2013 5:48:57 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Abandoning Americans to die in Benghazi then lying about it is a ‘phony scandal’? Using the IRS to steal an election is a ‘phony scandal’?


48 posted on 07/24/2013 6:50:34 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Sub-Driver

How bout phony pResident. And his phony assed wife.


49 posted on 07/24/2013 8:08:55 PM PDT by unixfox
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To: Sub-Driver

He and his cohorts all took their eye off the ball from day one by concentrating on breaking the law to protect the UAW pensions and shaft the creditors, other campaign pay backs, and Obamacare.

All he knows how to do is speechify, and do whatever his cohorts from the rabid left want him to do or say.

He makes Carter and Clinton look better by comparison.


50 posted on 07/24/2013 10:24:46 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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