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Obama: Demsí Troubles Have Nothing To Do With My Policies
National Review-The Corner ^ | 5-9-2014 | Tim Cavanaugh

Posted on 05/08/2014 9:58:31 PM PDT by smoothsailing

Obama: Dems’ Troubles Have Nothing To Do With My Policies

By Tim Cavanaugh

May 9, 2014 12:17 AM

During his fundraising trip to Los Angeles Wednesday, President Obama discovered anew that the United States is in bad shape, and he was again left in puzzlement about what could be the cause.

“You get a self-fulfilling prophecy,” the president told supporters, urging them to help Democrats avoid potentially significant losses in both houses of Congress in the November midterm elections. “The people who have the most at stake in a government that works opt out of the system. People who believe government doesn’t work are most empowered. Gridlock reigns and we get the downward spiral of even more cynicism.”

Speaking to a group of millionaires during a $10,000-to-$34,000-a-plate dinner at the Bel Air home of Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn, Obama explained that the Democrats’ problem is that they’re just too committed to the poor.

“The congenital problem that Democrats have is in midterms especially we don’t vote,” Obama told donors including living legend Barbra Streisand and Dreamworks SKG co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg. “Our voters are younger, they’re more likely to be minority, and because they’re more likely to be struggling they’re not always paying attention when the president is not – the presidential candidate isn’t on the ballot.”

During his L.A. sojourn, Obama, whose achievements include stopping the rise of the oceans and healing the planet, also received an “Ambassador for Humanity” award from Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation. (“President Obama’s commitment to democracy and human rights has long been felt,” the powerhouse filmmaker said.) And his second-term fundraising has outpaced that of most or all previous two-term presidents.

Still, Obama is stumped as to whose mismanagement of national affairs has left the country in such a state of “disquiet” and “frustration.” In addition to speculating about his party’s “congenital” problems, the president has attributed his party’s fading hopes in 2014 to Republican obstructionism and theorized that Democrats usually “get clobbered” in midterm races.

Even more baffling about the Democratic stagnation is that Obama has boldly avoided the cautionary example set by Bill Clinton following the Democrats’ steep losses in the 1994 midterms. Clinton responded by changing course pursuing policies of welfare reform and reduced spending that contributed to an economic boom and the elimination of the deficit by the time he left office. Clinton won re-election in 1996 and defied both expectations and historic precedent by leading the Democrats to pick up congressional seats in the 1998 midterms.

By contrast, Obama has stuck to his principles, betting that “getting people talking” about Obamacare, using his “pen and phone” to bypass Congress, and appearing on web shows with Zach Galifianakis will win over voters. Yet the stiff-necked electorate has failed to turn its frown upside down.

The president remains optimistic that, come November, voters will show their dissatisfaction with Democrats by electing more Democrats.

“I’ve got to make sure we have a Democratic Senate, and I want a Democratic House of Representatives in Washington,” Obama told the audience, which also included Streisand husband James Brolin, who played Pee Wee Herman in Warner Bros.’ big-screen biopic. “My main message to you is feel a sense of urgency about this election.”

With a freer legislative hand after November, Obama may finally be able to persuade Americans that they’re better off than they were six years ago.


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obamadenial; obamaeconomy; obamafail; obamalegacy; obamalies; obamaquotes

Praise Obama, he healed the planet!"

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1 posted on 05/08/2014 9:58:31 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Yes, I’m sure it’s only coincidence that they support all the same policies you do, Won, and no one can stand them.


2 posted on 05/08/2014 10:06:53 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: smoothsailing

This guy is just phoning it in, throwing whatever against the wall to see what sticks. It’s like he’s just punching a clock and putting in his time.


3 posted on 05/08/2014 10:08:32 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: smoothsailing
The Dems problems have EVERYTHING to do with his policies and his failings. The citizens no longer have faith in the USA.........due entirely to the fact that we have a pathological liar at the helm and his minions who will cover for him at every turn
4 posted on 05/08/2014 10:08:57 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: smoothsailing

After reading the first part of this I thouhgt this must be a satire. Sadly it is not.


5 posted on 05/08/2014 10:11:41 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: smoothsailing

“Obama explained that the Democrats’ problem is that they’re just too committed to the poor.”

“So committed, in fact, that I myself have made millions more of them...”


6 posted on 05/08/2014 10:14:32 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: Still Thinking
Obama thinks he's a good golfer!

There is no reality in his perception of anything.

7 posted on 05/08/2014 10:14:56 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: smoothsailing

I wanted to make a post but I am speechless at such demonic sophistry. Oh boy, I am in trouble again.


8 posted on 05/08/2014 10:18:06 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: smoothsailing
During his fundraising trip to Los Angeles Wednesday, President Obama discovered anew that the United States is in bad shape, and he was again left in puzzlement about what could be the cause.

“You get a self-fulfilling prophecy,” the president told supporters, urging them to help Democrats avoid potentially significant losses in both houses of Congress in the November midterm elections. “The people who have the most at stake in a government that works opt out of the system. People who believe government doesn’t work are most empowered. Gridlock reigns and we get the downward spiral of even more cynicism.”

Speaking to a group of millionaires during a $10,000-to-$34,000-a-plate dinner at the Bel Air home of Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn, Obama explained that the Democrats’ problem is that they’re just too committed to the poor.

Well, I checked twice, and John Semmens had nothing to do with this...

...(yet).

.

9 posted on 05/08/2014 10:20:32 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: smoothsailing

proof liberals do live in a fantasy world of their own desires.


10 posted on 05/08/2014 10:27:55 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: smoothsailing

He’s a nut.


11 posted on 05/08/2014 10:29:25 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: smoothsailing

Who promoted Brabra to living legend status? She has a big nose, her singing is ok, her movies were not memorable to me at least, and is dumb as a bag of hammers.
John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Bogart, Cagney, Stewart, Standwick, Ford, Gibson, Monroe, Newman, were/are living legends, she doesn’t come close, IMHO.
That is my gripe for the day. The President saying the Democrats worry too much about the poor while charging up to 34 grand per plate, ranks up there with his global warming and not a smidgen of IRS wrongdoing lies. That is all I can stand in one week of reading anything he says. I never watch him say anything on tv at all.


12 posted on 05/08/2014 10:32:42 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: smoothsailing
Obama, whose achievements include stopping the rise of the oceans and healing the planet,

Not even the largest Obamphant, juiced on an OD dose of Kool-Aid could jeremiah Wright that and expect to be taken series-us-lee.

13 posted on 05/08/2014 10:33:37 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in compariso)
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To: Fungi
It's not mentioned in this article, but the President also informed this audience that every Democrat program and position enjoyed the majority support of the public.

Every single one of them.

The problem was their voters were either too busy, too districted or insufficiently motivated to vote.

14 posted on 05/08/2014 10:36:30 PM PDT by okie01
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To: smoothsailing

15 posted on 05/08/2014 10:46:53 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: smoothsailing

Obama has boldly avoided the cautionary example set by Bill Clinton following the Democrats’ steep losses in the 1994 midterms. Clinton responded by changing course pursuing policies of welfare reform and reduced spending that contributed to an economic boom and the elimination of the deficit by the time he left office. 

No he didn’t you Jack as liar.

Welfare Reform and reducing the budget were ideas News Gingrich came up with.

He spelled out those pressing needs in “The Contract with America”

Clinton never proposed welfare reform and in fact, he vetoed the proposed legislation twice, for the sole purpose of ubstructing progress in reform.

The matter was taken to the people and the case made fir reducing the rolls and putting Americans to work.

The public demand was so great that Clinton was forced to sign the final bill with no changes.

News patted Clinton on the back and let him co-opt the agenda.

In Newt’s eyes it wasn’t important that he got credit but, if Clinton needed some sucking up to and a means for validating his existence, as well giving it relevancy, then so be it.

The country was served better for implementing welfare reform and that is all that mattered.

Same with deficit reduction. News proposed it, mapped out a plan and let Clinton take credit.

And ditto for Capital gains reduction.

At no time did Clinton put forward these ideas and he never put them to paper, as they never existed in his world, until certain expediencies made it possible for him to leverage the works of others, while never lifting a finger to anything more than pen his signature.


16 posted on 05/08/2014 10:54:04 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: smoothsailing
It isn't dead. It's just resting.


17 posted on 05/08/2014 10:57:21 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Are you telling me that whoever wrote that line, actually believes it? I thought it was a joke!

I wonder what color the sky is in barry’s world, it’s an alternate universe and surely he has a pet unicorn there too.


18 posted on 05/08/2014 11:55:47 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Free Vulcan

It does not matter who you are, take note wife and daughters, mac daddy will have no second thoughts about throwing you under the bus just like he did with the entire dumb-o-crat party.


19 posted on 05/09/2014 1:49:15 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: smoothsailing
Clinton won re-election in 1996 and defied both expectations and historic precedent by leading the Democrats to pick up congressional seats in the 1998 midterms.

Unlike previous elections, Clinton won with a plurality, and never a majority. In other words, if it hadn't been for Ross Perot, he would have lost.

And RINOs Bush I and Bob Dole were hardly conservative.

The economy rebounding due to Republican bills Clinton allowed, the media's defense of "It's only about sex." and Ken Star's demonization led to improved poll numbers by Clinton.

20 posted on 05/09/2014 2:59:15 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Free Vulcan

He just told these people not to bother because 2014 will be a lost year. What a leader


21 posted on 05/09/2014 3:42:36 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: smoothsailing

Hitler blamed the German people when he was in the bunker.


22 posted on 05/09/2014 3:54:01 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: smoothsailing

Perhaps he is correct.

The problem might not be hs policies. It is probably just him that is the problem. Of course that could be taken as racist, but it is not. He is just a piss poor man


23 posted on 05/09/2014 4:00:33 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: smoothsailing

....“The people who have the most at stake in a government that works opt out of the system. People who believe government doesn’t work are most empowered.....

Shorter 0bama : Wake up Free Stuff Army, you sold your soul and liberty and now you have to vote Progressive and get us re-elected for the rest of your life


24 posted on 05/09/2014 4:20:34 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: smoothsailing

“The congenital problem that Democrats have is in midterms especially we don’t vote,”

Get Rev Al Sharpton away from the teleprompter


25 posted on 05/09/2014 4:22:30 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: smoothsailing
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26 posted on 05/09/2014 4:28:21 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE
He’s a nut.
Valerie Jarrett has strictly told the White House staff not to disturb him when he gets "that look" on his face.

He often sits in the Oval Office for hours at a time like that, his hands cradling his head, saying nothing, looking at nothing. Just sitting in his little world, absorbed in thoughts about being in his perfect universe, where he is not just loved, but adored! A world where his grand ideas and policies have recreated not only the country, but the world, the solar system, the universe! "I am a god!" he mumbles quietly.


27 posted on 05/09/2014 5:17:48 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Vendome

You are absolutely correct.

“There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.”- Ronald Reagan quoting Harry Truman quoting Ralph Waldo Emerson

:^)


28 posted on 05/09/2014 5:48:06 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: don-o

Lol, gotta love the “street artists”!


29 posted on 05/09/2014 5:56:09 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Obama is a well-known malignant narcissist, who makes everything, and I mean everything, about himself.

Now, Obama is claiming it's not about him.

Snort, giggle, giggle.

30 posted on 05/09/2014 6:18:04 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

The whole piece is a hit on Obama!


31 posted on 05/09/2014 7:11:37 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement)
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To: Alas Babylon!
I think the only two Presidents who won two terms and failed to get over 50% when winning the second time were Woodrow Wilson in 1916 and Bill Clinton in 1996.

Truman got less than 50% in 1948, but of course he got to be President initially when FDR died in office.

32 posted on 05/09/2014 11:50:04 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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