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Obama’s clueless message to America’s middle class shows a presidency out of touch with reality
The London Telegraph ^ | July 31, 2013 | Nile Gardiner

Posted on 07/31/2013 3:06:14 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

President Obama has been rolling up his sleeves campaigning across the country delivering a surreal stump speech message supposedly aimed at the middle class: big government works, Obamacare is manna from heaven, the wave of recent scandals are “phony” figments of the imagination, and all economic problems are the fault of the Republicans. Conveniently, he leaves out the bankruptcy of Detroit, a city run by his own party for more than half a century. His message is so stale and unconvincing, that even The New York Times and Washington Post have noticed. Both papers, usually loyal to Obama, remarked that Tuesday’s speech by the president in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was largely a rehash of old rhetoric, with The Post commenting that Obama’s “grand bargain” for the middle class was merely “a repackaging of old proposals,” and swiftly rebuffed by the GOP.

President Obama claims that “as long as I have the privilege of serving as your President. I’ll spend every minute of every day I have left in this office doing everything I can to build that better bargain for the middle class and make this country a place where everyone who works hard can get ahead.” The problem for Obama is that the American public isn’t buying the Kool-Aid. Poll after poll in the last couple of weeks have shown the president’s job approval ratings at their lowest levels for two years. The White House’s flagship health care reforms are so unpopular that even Democrats are starting to turn against it. In California the president’s ratings have plummeted by ten percentage points.

In Tennessee, Barack Obama talked about shoring up the middle class, but has little understanding of the real issues that middle class voters are facing today – high taxes, burdensome regulations.....

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: economy; middleclass; obama; taxes; unemployment

1 posted on 07/31/2013 3:06:14 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A sign of a fading Obama.


2 posted on 07/31/2013 3:20:27 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well, he sure had enough voter fraud, racists, abortion loving women, and Entitlement takers to put him back into office, didn't he?


3 posted on 07/31/2013 3:20:43 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At some point even the idiot MSM will have to give it up! Although, as long as republicans are being run by a bunch of rino idiots themselves I guess the MSM can keep defending the charlatan and be proud of themselves!


4 posted on 07/31/2013 3:46:19 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

make this country a place where everyone who works hard can get ahead.”
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Everyone who works hard cannot get ahead now.
We are too taxed, gas is too high , and all our money goes to those being subsidized by the Gubmint.

Obama isn’t for the hard worker, he is for the Democrat entitlement voters.


5 posted on 07/31/2013 3:49:53 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
President Obama claims that “as long as I have the privilege of serving as your President. I’ll spend every minute of every day I have left in this office doing everything I can to build that better bargain for the middle class and make this country a place where everyone who works hard can get ahead.”

No more campaigning, no more multi-million dollar vacations with hundreds of his friends, no more parties, no more golf, no more basketball. Right. Even the 105% of the blacks who "voted" for him don't believe that blatant lie. Sounds like OJ looking for the REAL killer.

6 posted on 07/31/2013 4:16:29 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Venturer

The people who vote for a living outnumber the people who work for a living.
“Today, the wealth redistributor par excellence came to us live from an Amazon warehouse in Chattanooga, TN where with dramatically rolled-up sleeves, Obama praised a vision of a full-time middle class to a fulfillment center gathering of racially diverse, part-time workers, thereby concluding “America’s Transformation To A Part-Time Worker Society” first observed here in 2010.”
zerohedge.com


7 posted on 07/31/2013 4:17:27 AM PDT by griswold3
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To: griswold3
Obama praised a vision of a full-time middle class to a fulfillment center gathering of racially diverse, part-time workers, thereby concluding “America’s Transformation To A Part-Time Worker Society” first observed here in 2010.”

Yes, he is a communist. But yes, he is this stupid. The two often go together.

8 posted on 07/31/2013 4:21:05 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The last line of the article: "Both Malia and Sasha play basketball just like their dad."

Oh, so they are picking on the girls by saying they play basketball poorly? Or do they mean they play it like girls?

9 posted on 07/31/2013 4:24:45 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Niles nails it!


10 posted on 07/31/2013 4:26:51 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The middle class? Obama has waged war on the middle class with all his policies and legislation. He caters to the super rich and the poor. Those who fall between those two classes pay the freight.
11 posted on 07/31/2013 4:26:52 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But it’s ok because he is not held to the same standards as other presidents. For some reason he gets a pass. Hmmmm.... I wonder why?


12 posted on 07/31/2013 4:27:35 AM PDT by BO Stinkss (Remember Antonio West)
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To: griswold3

Obama will go anywhere as long as he doesn’t have to take the Mooch with him.

Can’t say that I blame him, I just tire of paying for it.


13 posted on 07/31/2013 4:32:29 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Venturer

“make this country a place where everyone who works hard can get ahead.”

...” - just like I did.”

</ifyouthinkthatthisisnotsarchasticthenyouneedhelp>


14 posted on 07/31/2013 4:57:05 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another looter hoping reality will cease to exist if he doesn’t acknowledge it.


15 posted on 07/31/2013 5:11:43 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did anyone really think this sumbitch had a care or a clue.This dictatorship is by design by most in Washington.


16 posted on 07/31/2013 5:13:02 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Looks like he’d like a “workers’ paradise” where everyone is a laborer, interchangeable with the next, a commodity,

to be used by the elite to support their lifestyle.


17 posted on 07/31/2013 5:14:50 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: SkyPilot

His daughters are already overweight and out of proportion. Buncha pigs.


18 posted on 07/31/2013 5:16:21 AM PDT by gotribe (Vladimir Putin is MY President)
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To: Biggirl
You can take it to the bank, the Muzzies, Communist/Socialist, Marxist, black race baiter usual idiots. have someone in the wings to step right in when Obama’s term is over, and it won't be Mrs. Clinton.

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19 posted on 07/31/2013 5:24:32 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Impeachment File on Benghazi Coward “B. Hussein Obama,” formerly known as Barry Soetoro, currently a Legal Citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


20 posted on 07/31/2013 5:26:59 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We all know what a bumbling, half-witted idiot this comic book class commie is, but in this America, a majority of fools would still show up to vote for him. That’s the kind of cultural swill and social graffiti public education and leftist saturation have given us, terminal stupidity.


21 posted on 07/31/2013 5:27:55 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Biggirl

If only three foot, eleven inch Hervé Villechaize were still around he could go around the country calling himself Andre the Giant and it would make as much sense as Obama calling himself a leader and talking about all the great things he has done for the country.


22 posted on 07/31/2013 6:01:43 AM PDT by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: Biggirl

Look for him to crank it up a notch.
As he continues to sink in the polls, look for the following.

-HEAVY push to raise the minimum wage (already starting with the drive-thru “strikes”)

-SERIOUS proposal to forgive student loan debt (will appeal to everyone from the jobless 25 year old in Mom’s basement to young couples struggling to pay back loans and a mortgage)

-SMACKDOWN of banks over multiple fees, little gotcha games with credit card interest, etc. (he’s gotten Cordray now so all the tools are in place)

-National Vilification Campaign of GREEDY, CHEAP, UNPATRIOTIC EMPLOYERS who aren’t doing their part to revive the economy.


23 posted on 07/31/2013 6:19:24 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: griswold3

Along those same lines.....

Heard an interview yesterday with one of these fast-food workers pushing for a $15 “living wage”.

Had some sympathy for the guy, who claims he has worked for a Burger King outlet for seven years and only makes $7.65.hr.

Granted that should be a clue for him to get another job, pursue more education, do SOMETHING.....

If Obama gets his way he’ll be getting a raise to at least $10 with the stroke of a pen. Far more than he’s ever earned from seven years with his employer.

He is not alone. We are Pavlov training huge numbers of people that they can do much better for themselves economically by HOW THEY VOTE as opposed to the traditional
American route.


24 posted on 07/31/2013 6:23:08 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

A ‘Fundamental Transformation’? Is this tragedy a human destiny? All other societies that have gone this route have failed. Now, even with all the empirical evidence produced, those that ‘vote for a living’ will not believe that failure is an option.


25 posted on 07/31/2013 6:30:58 AM PDT by griswold3
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To: griswold3

Why is that guy going to view it as a failure when his vote gains him a 30% pay increase? That was precisely my point.


26 posted on 07/31/2013 6:34:04 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: sirchtruth

I think the idiot MSM is in too deep to pull out. Of course, there is no shame, no memory, no accountability so nobody would notice they reversed if they had the brass to reverse and turn on obastard.


27 posted on 07/31/2013 7:42:55 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Too little, too late.


28 posted on 07/31/2013 7:51:34 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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