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Obama blasts 'least productive Congress in modern history'
Reuters ^ | 4/10/2014 | Steve Holland

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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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; obama; obamalies; yearofaction

1 posted on 04/09/2014 6:39:33 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

That’s because everyone who cares is trying to block his takeover. Doesn’t leave much time for the more mundane stuff.


2 posted on 04/09/2014 6:41:30 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: mdittmar

His Social Justice agenda is stalled?


3 posted on 04/09/2014 6:41:37 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: mdittmar

I for one do not want an efficient productive government and neither did our founding fathers.


4 posted on 04/09/2014 6:41:45 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: mdittmar
The latest “news flash” from Al Reuters.
5 posted on 04/09/2014 6:42:03 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: mdittmar

I blast obammy for being the worst liar and worst president ever. He is a reprobate liar.


6 posted on 04/09/2014 6:42:27 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: mdittmar

An unhappy Obama is a happy Uncle Sam.


7 posted on 04/09/2014 6:42:38 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: mdittmar

And so his game continues; as the least-productive, most anti-America (left off the ‘n’ on purpose) joke of a _resident ever.


8 posted on 04/09/2014 6:43:35 PM PDT 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: mdittmar
"Republicans argued that pay discrimination is already illegal."

IMAGINE THAT!!!

wait... didnt they vote for his GodAwful Insurances Scam???


9 posted on 04/09/2014 6:44:18 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: mdittmar

Demagogue demagogue demagogue


10 posted on 04/09/2014 6:45:51 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: mdittmar

You mean like voting “present”, Barry, you sorry rat?


11 posted on 04/09/2014 6:46:02 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: mdittmar

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?


12 posted on 04/09/2014 6:46:20 PM PDT by allendale
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To: mdittmar

Badge of honor.


13 posted on 04/09/2014 6:48:13 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: mdittmar

I love it that the Florida Legislature is in session for only 60 days.


14 posted on 04/09/2014 6:50:09 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: mdittmar

I am so sick of this ahole.


15 posted on 04/09/2014 6:51:33 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: mdittmar

From the mouth of the most destructive president since the beginning of our country.


16 posted on 04/09/2014 6:53:29 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: allendale

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.


17 posted on 04/09/2014 6:53:49 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

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.


18 posted on 04/09/2014 6:58:34 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: mdittmar

Pot calling the kettle?


19 posted on 04/09/2014 6:59:23 PM PDT by Tigerized (Keep Calm, Carry On, but Never Give Up.)
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To: mdittmar

Congress should blast the most destructive president in American history.


20 posted on 04/09/2014 7:00:05 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: SADMILLIE

“...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.


21 posted on 04/09/2014 7:02:09 PM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: mdittmar

Projection


22 posted on 04/09/2014 7:03:22 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: mdittmar

i thiunk hitler said the same thing about the bundeswahr before the nazis took it over.


23 posted on 04/09/2014 7:04:06 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: mdittmar

“When Congress is in session neither Liberty nor Property are safe” (h/t to whomever said it first)


24 posted on 04/09/2014 7:07:18 PM PDT by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: mdittmar

Shall I translate?

“They won’t do what I want! Waaaaaa!!!!”

What a crybaby.


25 posted on 04/09/2014 7:07:58 PM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: mdittmar

I totally agree that Congress has been incredibly unproductive. Obama’s right on that!! Where the hell’s the impeachment resolution, for starters! ??


26 posted on 04/09/2014 7:09:48 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: mdittmar

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.


27 posted on 04/09/2014 7:11:21 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: mdittmar

If government is getting NOTHING done, we are winners...


28 posted on 04/09/2014 7:12:49 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: faithhopecharity

Don’t get me started;)


29 posted on 04/09/2014 7:13:03 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

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.


30 posted on 04/09/2014 7:13:12 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: mdittmar

Heaven help us all! Getting you started would be the very last thing I’d want to do. :)


31 posted on 04/09/2014 7:15:53 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: mdittmar

Maybe they can produce an impeachment?


32 posted on 04/09/2014 7:34:56 PM PDT by null and void (The British declared war on the Tea Party. The Tea Party won! (Thanks mom!))
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To: mdittmar

2 words ,Harry Reid ,LOL


33 posted on 04/09/2014 7:51:29 PM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: mdittmar

They all found out you can become president if you vote present instead of yea or nay.


34 posted on 04/09/2014 7:58:51 PM PDT by MrEdd (vHeck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: mdittmar

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.


35 posted on 04/09/2014 8:26:33 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: mdittmar

Who needs a Congress when you have a pen and a phone.


36 posted on 04/09/2014 8:30:15 PM PDT by funfan
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To: mdittmar

That’s great news - they deserve a medal for doing such little damage.


37 posted on 04/09/2014 8:31:33 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: mdittmar

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>


38 posted on 04/09/2014 9:19:06 PM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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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


39 posted on 04/09/2014 9:25:59 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: mdittmar

well, he won’t admit the Congress is dealing with the most destructive president in history


40 posted on 04/09/2014 10:19:39 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: 4rcane

If congress had any honor they’d vote to impeach Clown Prince nobama EVERY DAY.


41 posted on 04/09/2014 10:42:08 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: mdittmar

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.


42 posted on 04/09/2014 10:57:29 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: 4rcane

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?


43 posted on 04/09/2014 11:05:00 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: mdittmar

“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 - - they’re 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, he’d have to come or explain why he wasn’t 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 that’s all he does is go to fund-raisers when he’s 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 couldn’t believe the devastation, other rescuers, etc. said they’ve 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. He’ll probably swing through Medina while he’s 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)

http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/3142567/posts?page=36#36


44 posted on 04/10/2014 7:23:55 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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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.


45 posted on 04/10/2014 10:27:19 AM PDT by beelzepug ((you can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it))
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