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Obama offers his policies as the cure for the Obama economy
The Daily Caller ^ | 1/28/2014 | Neil Munro

Posted on 01/28/2014 7:39:10 PM PST by markomalley

President Barack Obama is offering himself as the miracle cure for his own failed policies, even though his polls remain at dangerously low levels, the economy has stalled, and the public’s 2008 hopes have changed into near-80 percent pessimism.

“Average wages have barely budged. Inequality has deepened. Upward mobility has stalled,” he declared.

“The cold, hard fact is that even in the midst of recovery, too many Americans are working more than ever just to get by — let alone get ahead. And too many still aren’t working at all. Our job is to reverse these trends,” he declared.

“Let’s make this a year of action. That’s what most Americans want — for all of us in this chamber to focus on their lives, their hopes, their aspirations,” he declared.

Obama’s political chutzpah is both rational and a good bet.

It’s rational because it is the only way he can motivate his liberal coalition to rally in November to preserve his endangered Democratic majority in the Senate.

And it’s a good bet because the established media and chattering class won’t notice the ridiculousness of Obama’s pitch.

But the public has noticed, according to many recent polls that show Obama’s approval in the mid-40s and the public’s pessimism up near 80 percent.

His speech included a few new proposals — more payments to poor working people, reduced tax benefits for wealthy savers, a raised minimum wage and increased legal immigration so that cost-conscious companies can hire minimum-wage foreigners instead of aspiring Americans.

These big goals were accompanies by the progressives’ version of more cowbell — more K-12 spending, more college degrees, universal preschool so that unionized teachers can supplant parents, more promises of beneficial regulation of the oil-and-gas sector, and cheaper mortgages for poor people.

The speech listed items intended to spur turnout by the Democrats’ constituency groups — teachers, women, Latinos, environmentalists, gays and opponents of the Guantanamo prison for jihadis.

The speech was filled out with a series of additional mini-proposals designed to boost the number of opportunities for Democrats to applaud the leader on TV.

The speech also included Obama’s familiar condescension toward Republicans’ opposition to Obamacare.

“There are millions of Americans outside Washington who are tired of stale political arguments,” he said. “The first forty [votes against Obamacare] were plenty. We got it,” he said.

But Obama has a long 10 months ahead of him before the November election.

A poll by the Washington Post and ABC News shows that Americans trust Republicans more than Democrats on managing handling the economy by seven points, or 44 percent to 37 percent.

The poll shows that Obama’s long-enduring personal characteristics advantage has faded — 52 percent of people think Obama does not understand their problems, and only 49 percent think he is honest and trustworthy.

Those numbers, combined with Obama’s 46 percent approval, 50 percent disapproval rating, can drag several Democratic senators to defeat in November, leaving Obama facing a GOP House and Senate in the two years leading up to 2016.

The GOP threw their javelins even before Obama began his speech.

“Throughout the last five years, President Obama has promised an economy for the middle class; but all he’s delivered is an economy for the middle-men,” Utah Sen. Mike Lee will say in his rebuttal.

“The president’s image is upside down,” RNC chairman Reince Priebus said in an interview with Fusion, a Latino-focused network created by ABC and Univision. “I think he is acting like a child and I think the American people see it. I don’t think it’s going to fly,” Priebus said.


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: obamasotu

1 posted on 01/28/2014 7:39:10 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley
The Limbaugh Theorem writ large.
2 posted on 01/28/2014 7:41:56 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: markomalley

Limbaugh Theorem.


3 posted on 01/28/2014 7:42:02 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: markomalley

Upward mobility doesn’t come from a government check or from raising the minimum wage.


4 posted on 01/28/2014 7:43:06 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"writ large. "

Those exact words came to mind, but I skipped them. Shoulda gone with the first response.

5 posted on 01/28/2014 7:43:30 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: markomalley
Obama offers himself as the cure for the Obama economy

That's like telling an alcoholic that the best way to cure his addiction is to drink more.

6 posted on 01/28/2014 7:43:32 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Blood of Tyrants

As per usual, Obama was mighty generous with everybody else’s money tonight.


7 posted on 01/28/2014 7:45:11 PM PST by fhayek
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To: markomalley
Obama offers himself as the cure for the Obama economy

While that does work for God dealing with the problem of sin, in the person of Jesus, I have severe doubts in Obama being able to duplicate the feat WRT the economy.

8 posted on 01/28/2014 7:46:25 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: doc1019
One of my favorite tweets of the night: Bernard Goldberg ‏@BernardGoldberg 48m OK, I'm done: He's bragging about ObamaCare …with all due respect, he's DELUSIONAL Retweet
9 posted on 01/28/2014 7:46:53 PM PST by Kackikat
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To: markomalley
then resign, you (0'ButtCrack) Marxist B@$t@$d..go back to Kenya.

10 posted on 01/28/2014 7:48:30 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: markomalley
~~~“Let’s make this a year of action. That’s what most Americans want"~~~

He's resigning and going back to Kenya?
11 posted on 01/28/2014 7:54:42 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: skinkinthegrass

GMTA


12 posted on 01/28/2014 7:55:14 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

I love the way he speaks for ‘most Americans’ all the time. Speak for yourself, numb nuts.


13 posted on 01/28/2014 7:57:47 PM PST by fhayek
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To: markomalley
And it’s a good bet because the established media and chattering class won’t notice the ridiculousness of Obama’s pitch.

established media and class ping

14 posted on 01/28/2014 7:59:43 PM PST by alrea
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To: markomalley; John Semmens

It appears that our resident satirist, John Semmens, wrote President 0bama’s speech.


15 posted on 01/28/2014 8:03:43 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: markomalley
“Let’s make this a year of action."

Good idea. Articles of impeachment would be a good first action.

16 posted on 01/28/2014 8:04:47 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

No kidding. He so presents his policies as polar opposites to what his policies have wrought on us.


17 posted on 01/28/2014 8:06:38 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: markomalley

Is anybody at all going to watch his State Of The Union address? Half of America can’t stand to look at him anymore, and the other half doesn’t give a rat’s a$$. I’d rather go watch Adventure Time on Cartoon Network.


18 posted on 01/28/2014 8:08:32 PM PST by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy)
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To: markomalley

Get out of our country, you lying SOS.


19 posted on 01/28/2014 8:09:01 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: markomalley
We replaced the title you created:

"Obama offers himself as the cure for the Obama economy"

with the actual published title found at the source you linked.

To prevent duplication and pulled threads, please do not create your own titles nor alter any published titles.

Thanks.

20 posted on 01/28/2014 8:22:20 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: fhayek

Just one of the 10,000 lies he sells every year.


21 posted on 01/28/2014 8:40:14 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: markomalley
To put it bluntly Obama is why our economy still sucks. He owns it, lock stock and barrel. And that is an in your face gun term for the morons on the left.
22 posted on 01/28/2014 9:14:15 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: markomalley

I’m thinking he’s taking some very bad advice from some very bad, under qualified advisers.

Because we all know that Obama isn’t qualified to sell peanuts at a ballgame without adult supervision.


23 posted on 01/29/2014 12:18:22 AM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: markomalley
WHO in the hell is Obunga kidding>

The SOB would screw up a FREE LUNCH at a SUNDAY SCHOOL PICNIC.

24 posted on 01/29/2014 12:55:00 AM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: markomalley
There is no end to this narcissistic pricks love of himself. He's the Galahad on the white steed trying to slay the dragons he's spawned and he's too stupid to see it. He's Ahab and The White Whale. God I'm so sick of the c***k***kers bs.
25 posted on 01/29/2014 3:19:55 AM PST by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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