Skip to comments.Obama blasts 'least productive Congress in modern history'
Posted on 04/09/2014 6:39:33 PM PDT by mdittmar
HOUSTON, April 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sharply criticized what he called the least productive U.S. Congress in modern history on Wednesday in a fund-raising speech that he used to try to energize Democrats to vote in November congressional elections.
Obama blasted Republicans in the U.S. Senate for blocking a Democratic-supported bill earlier in the day aimed at addressing a gap in pay between male and female workers. Republicans argued that pay discrimination is already illegal.
Obama also cited Republicans' refusal to agree to an immigration overhaul and an increase in the minimum wage as examples of what he called obstruction by his political opponents.
"This has become the least productive Congress in modern history, recent memory. And that's by objective measures - just basic activity," Obama said.
Obama was speaking to 60 contributors at the luxurious Houston home of trial lawyer John Eddie Williams. The event raised money for both the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Tickets for the event ranged between $16,200 and $64,800.
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That’s because everyone who cares is trying to block his takeover. Doesn’t leave much time for the more mundane stuff.
His Social Justice agenda is stalled?
I for one do not want an efficient productive government and neither did our founding fathers.
I blast obammy for being the worst liar and worst president ever. He is a reprobate liar.
An unhappy Obama is a happy Uncle Sam.
Demagogue demagogue demagogue
You mean like voting “present”, Barry, you sorry rat?
Our noble President looked somber and reflective at the Fort Hood memorial ceremony. Then he ran to a Democratic Party fund raiser. Wonder if he thought of sharing the proceeds of that fund raiser with the families of the dead and injured soldiers?
Badge of honor.
I love it that the Florida Legislature is in session for only 60 days.
I am so sick of this ahole.
From the mouth of the most destructive president since the beginning of our country.
he will be in Washington State,with patty murray and maria cantwell on the 22nd to look somber and reflective at the Oso landslide,then off to some fundraisers.
Waiting for the RINO response ... and waiting ... and waiting. Obama makes such a clear target and republicans sit on their hands. A bunch of up wusses led by wusses.
Pot calling the kettle?
Congress should blast the most destructive president in American history.
“...I blast obammy for being the worst liar and worst president ever. He is a reprobate liar....”
Old Joe Wilson was right when he yelled out: “YOU LIE!!!” at that SOTU address. Too bad folks didn’t take him seriously back then. This ass-hat has just about destroyed this nation. It will take years and years to restore it...if it can be done at all. He and Hold should be cell-mates.
i thiunk hitler said the same thing about the bundeswahr before the nazis took it over.
“When Congress is in session neither Liberty nor Property are safe” (h/t to whomever said it first)
Shall I translate?
“They won’t do what I want! Waaaaaa!!!!”
What a crybaby.
I totally agree that Congress has been incredibly unproductive. Obama’s right on that!! Where the hell’s the impeachment resolution, for starters! ??
Let’s list all the bills that passed the House since Jan 2011 and the ones that passed the Senate. Let’s include the budgets, where the Senate didn’t even have one for a number of years dating back to 2010 when they starting operating on CRs. I bet the congress column is triple the length of the Senate’s.
If government is getting NOTHING done, we are winners...
Don’t get me started;)
By “Productive” he means TRANSFORMATION to a commie State. We sent the Republicans to the House to STOP this TRANSFORMATION and the leadership of the GOP House has yet to find it’s spine or gonads.
Heaven help us all! Getting you started would be the very last thing I’d want to do. :)
Maybe they can produce an impeachment?
2 words ,Harry Reid ,LOL
They all found out you can become president if you vote present instead of yea or nay.
how in the heck would Obama know HE DOES NOT KNOW AMERICAN HISTORY..
BUT HE IS THE WORST, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, IN AMERICAN HISTORY AND THE MOST THIN SKINNED ONE AND THE BIGGEST L I A R
but I guess the short time he was a Senator, he did vote present..unable to take responsibility even then, that should have been a warning signal to the voters of this country.
Who needs a Congress when you have a pen and a phone.
That’s great news - they deserve a medal for doing such little damage.
yep, more laws, more regulations, that’s what we need. That is how tell if Congress is really doing its job. More boot on the necks of the people from Fedzilla. </s>
how about the republicans fight back by telling the public that obama is lying and playing politics. Pay discrimination is already illegal and inform ppl the white house discriminate against female using obama own metric
well, he won’t admit the Congress is dealing with the most destructive president in history
If congress had any honor they’d vote to impeach Clown Prince nobama EVERY DAY.
Barry meeting with the Collaborators at only $64,000 a pop.
Must be a room full of Rich Republicans. Democrats don’t have that kind of money, right?
I think from this day forward, we should call every Obama loving Libtard a “Collaborator”. I like the ring and the descriptive truth of it.
Right after every Speech by President Bush I recall the wooden Doors inside the Capitol Chambers parting and Nancy Pelosi appearing and calling President Bush a Liar.
Every time. Remember, they were the “Loyal Opposition”.
Wonder why we never hear that phrase used nowadays?
“he will be in Washington State,with patty murray and maria cantwell on the 22nd to look somber and reflective at the Oso landslide,then off to some fundraisers.”
I posted this on another thread last night:
Obama Plans To Attend Texas Democrat Fundraiser After Leaving Fort Hood Memorial Service
My prayers go up to the Fort Hood victims and their families. And, yes I can believe it, given he flew to LV for a fund raiser the morning after Benghazi.
On a related note, most of you have probably heard that there was a devasting mudslide in the town of Oso in Western WA (a.k.a. the other Washington) a few weeks ago. It was a huge slide - approx 1 mile square and mud was up to 60-70 feet deep in some places. It took out 30-40 homes and everything in or near them, a main road, and the death count is 36 so far (still 10 unaccounted for - - theyre still searching).
A couple of the local radio hosts mentioned last week that the Prez should come; and, if a petition was started on the WH website and it received 100k votes, hed have to come or explain why he wasnt coming. These are not conservative hosts by any means, and one of them said that while he was going to Oso, he could swing through his ATM in Medina as thats all he does is go to fund-raisers when hes in Seattle. Medina is a very influential area near Bellevue on the eastside of the Seattle area (across Lake Washington from the city of Seattle).
Someone apparently did start a petition on the WH site, but not sure how many signatures it got. Found out earlier this week that Obama plans to come here on Apr 22 or so. The Director of Fema and Sec of HS or some big offical from Homeland Security were here last weekend and they said they couldnt believe the devastation, other rescuers, etc. said theyve never seen anything so bad. The radio host said he thought they probably called Obama and told him he had to come out here. Like he said, if this were on the east coast, the news would be all over it; however, since it happened in the Pacific NW, news faded quickly. Hell probably swing through Medina while hes here seeing Oso and have another fund-raising trip paid for by the taxpayers.
36 posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 6:19:21 PM by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
Who’s still doing “progressive” talk around here now that AM 1090 went to sports? I can’t imagine anybody else actually wanting Zero poking around up in Oso. He and his fuster-cluck entourage will set the recovery efforts back weeks.