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Obama's Gaffes Start to Pile Up
Town Hall ^ | March 05, 2009 | David Lambro

Posted on 03/07/2009 7:40:12 AM PST by AJMCQ

President Obama and his White House staff are making mistakes that continue to worsen an already deflating U.S. economy.

As the stock market plunged below the Dow's 7,000 mark -- a loss of 1,500 points since his inauguration -- Obama casually dismissed the sharp drop in equity values, comparing it to the ups and downs of a poll.

The stock market "is sort of like a tracking poll in politics," he told news reporters. "You know, it bobs up and down day to day. And if you spend all your time worrying about that, then you're probably going to get the long-term strategy wrong."

Excuse me? Tracking poll? That's like dismissing a severed hand as a hangnail.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho2009; bho44; blunders; crowtherpriven; democrats; economy; first100days; lambro; manufacturedcrisis; obamanomics; socialism; zeronomics
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1 posted on 03/07/2009 7:40:12 AM PST by AJMCQ
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To: AJMCQ

Please someone, send the messiah an “OVERCHARGE” button

Maybe they have an extra one at the State Dept


2 posted on 03/07/2009 7:41:21 AM PST by silverleaf (Freedom's just another word for "nothing left to lose")
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To: AJMCQ

Between Obama and “Stand Up Chuck!” Biden, there is enough material on them to make Dan Quayle look like the world’s smartest man.

Of course, since they are Democrats I won’t hold my breath that the rest of the world notices.


3 posted on 03/07/2009 7:41:38 AM PST by rom (Obama '12 slogan: Let's keep on hopin'!)
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To: AJMCQ
Obama's Gaffes Start to Pile Up

I'm waiting for his racist radical wife to say "Let them eat cake ..."

4 posted on 03/07/2009 7:44:16 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (FUBO Kenyan Usurper - "Don't Tread On Me!!!")
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To: AJMCQ

As the Mogambo Guru has been saying for some time now, we are so freaking doomed.


5 posted on 03/07/2009 7:45:00 AM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: AJMCQ

“The stock market “is sort of like a tracking poll in politics,” he told news reporters.”

Actually he’s right. The market downturn pretty much mirrors his own poll numbers sinking.


6 posted on 03/07/2009 7:45:01 AM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: silverleaf

Wasn’t that just priceless?

We need a bumper sticker for that!

Government = an “Easy” button that says “Overcharge”


7 posted on 03/07/2009 7:46:27 AM PST by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: AJMCQ

The Messiah needs to know that for many retired seniors “long term strategy” is not a reality. They have to live in the here and now and don’t have ten plus years to give to his peculiar brand of economic hopey-changiness. For millions of others, retirement has been put on hold indefinitely.


8 posted on 03/07/2009 7:47:16 AM PST by McLynnan
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To: AJMCQ

The man has no clue that this “tracking poll” reflects REAL MONEY. Of course, why would he - he’s never had any private sector experience.


9 posted on 03/07/2009 7:49:04 AM PST by jimt
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To: silverleaf
Please someone, send the messiah an “OVERCHARGE” button

0-vercharge. 0-pression. It's all coming together.

10 posted on 03/07/2009 7:51:20 AM PST by LikeLight (http://www.believersguidetolegalissues.com)
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To: jimt
...this “tracking poll” reflects REAL MONEY...

Real senior citizens too, who probably voted for him, watching their nest eggs vanish. And to Obama it's just a game, like tracking polls. 0-pression.

11 posted on 03/07/2009 7:53:43 AM PST by LikeLight (http://www.believersguidetolegalissues.com)
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To: Rennes Templar

It would be nice if he could recognize that the numbers reflect big business and investor activity which is pretty much American business sentiment. Obviously the markets project and are discounting their expectations of the “successful” future that he and is team are promoting.

The business community has outright rejected a successful obama outcome. Obviously this man wants to be blind to whats good for the people.....jobs and an economy.


12 posted on 03/07/2009 7:56:14 AM PST by himno hero
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To: The Sons of Liberty
"I'm waiting for his racist radical wife to say "Let them eat cake ...""

As the number of Hollywood White House parties continues to accumulate, the concept of "fiddling while Rome burns" also comes to mind.

Wonder if the Christians will get blamed again...

13 posted on 03/07/2009 7:57:08 AM PST by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: jimt
A trillion here and a trillion there, after while you are talking about some real money.

Everett Dirksen ((R-Illinois, US Senator) 1950s and '60s

14 posted on 03/07/2009 8:01:11 AM PST by TYVets
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To: coloradan
"As the Mogambo Guru has been saying for some time now, we are so freaking doomed."

I think that lately he puts it as, "We’re soooOOooo freaking dooOOOooomed!".

:-)

15 posted on 03/07/2009 8:02:50 AM PST by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: GourmetDan

Wait until Easter. It won’t be eggs that are getting rolled...it will be citizens! That’s the Chicago Style. God Save The Republic.


16 posted on 03/07/2009 8:04:09 AM PST by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli now reads "Oil the gun..eat the cannolis.")
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To: AJMCQ

You know that big “Our National Debt” electronic display they’ve got? Has it caught fire yet?


17 posted on 03/07/2009 8:08:01 AM PST by swatbuznik
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To: AJMCQ

Cept if your retired this “tracking poll” is costing you everything.

Pray for America, Our Troops and obama’s Failure


18 posted on 03/07/2009 8:22:09 AM PST by bray (Welcome to the USSA!)
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To: AJMCQ

Hillary’s (Smartest person in America) trip to Europe was a string of embarrassments:

http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE5253XS20090306?sp=true

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/international/general/view/2009_03_06_US_gesture_lost_in_Russian_translation/srvc=home&position=recent


19 posted on 03/07/2009 8:22:22 AM PST by DManA (And he was brazenly inviting his listeners to get on Democratic committee Web sites, to say nice thi)
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To: AJMCQ

20 posted on 03/07/2009 8:22:55 AM PST by BigLittle
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To: AJMCQ

To paraphrase Jessie Jackson “the only thing Barack 0bama has ever run, is his MOUTH”

No private sector experience, never ran a business.

Never held a job that wasn’t on a state or federal payroll, or a job that wasn’t funded entirely or in part by government.

Least amount of executive experience of ANY President in U.S. history, even less than Jimmy STP Carter.


21 posted on 03/07/2009 8:33:06 AM PST by mkjessup (You're either with our Constitution, or you are with TKU ("The Kenyan Usurper"). CHOOSE!!!)
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To: AJMCQ

22 posted on 03/07/2009 8:35:17 AM PST by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: TYVets
Everett Dirksen ((R-Illinois, US Senator) 1950s and '60s

I'm old enough to remember the quote in context and I believe that Dirksen was talking about millions not trillions. That is only a 10+6 increase in magnitude!

Regards,
GtG

PS I have a sneaking hunch that 90% of the electorate has no idea what the difference between million, billion and trillion is thanks to our "dumbed down" education system.

23 posted on 03/07/2009 8:36:12 AM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Don Corleone

That made me think of the scene from “History of The World” where King Louie is shooting skeet and the clay pigeons are peasants!

Wait until the classless One charges admission to the Easter Egg hunt on the White House lawn and then levies a tax on the eggs found. “That’s one egg for you little child and two eggs for ME!”


24 posted on 03/07/2009 8:38:03 AM PST by RonInNaples
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To: AJMCQ

It goes back to experience...........there is none and it’s beginning to show. Democrats are beginning to see what they have done. They are finding out they just gave away their country to socialism and communism. Alinsky would be proud of them. How much longer will they put up with it before they demand and change in the Oval Office and their leaders in Congress? Can they afford to wait for another election? If they do, they will all be out of jobs.


25 posted on 03/07/2009 8:44:08 AM PST by RC2
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To: AJMCQ

26 posted on 03/07/2009 8:50:34 AM PST by Bobalu (McCain has been proven to be the rino flop I always thought he was.)
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To: AJMCQ

0bamalamadingdong is too busy planning his next party. He can’t be bothered with “tracking polls”.


27 posted on 03/07/2009 8:55:13 AM PST by LiberConservative
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To: AJMCQ
We know something is afoot when they appear with the red shirts (you Trekies know what this is about):


28 posted on 03/07/2009 8:57:57 AM PST by jonrick46 (The Obama Administration is a blueprint for Fabian Socialism.)
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To: AJMCQ

The Village Idiot in charge has:

1. Never held a real job
2. Is expert at running his mouth and not much else
3. Consorts with communists
4. What? 7 years ago his credit card was cancelled
5. Not sure he has even ever bought a house on his own
6. Whatever he has was pretty much given to him


29 posted on 03/07/2009 9:01:32 AM PST by Sequoyah101 (Get the bats and light the hay)
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To: AJMCQ
Personally, I think any poll that shows a 63% support for Zero is full of crap.

Nam Vet

30 posted on 03/07/2009 9:05:58 AM PST by Nam Vet (This space for rent............Hard currency only)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
I'm waiting for his racist radical wife to say "Let them eat cake ..."

That would be... "Let the Whiteys eat cake."

31 posted on 03/07/2009 9:06:09 AM PST by John123 (The US may be going down the drain, but everyone else will drown first...)
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To: AJMCQ
As the stock market plunged below the Dow's 7,000 mark -- a loss of 1,500 points since his inauguration -- Obama casually dismissed the sharp drop in equity values, comparing it to the ups and downs of a poll.

The Dow has only gone down 1500 since the Inauguration. How much has it gone done since his ELECTION, when it became certain that the Democrats would be in charge of all decisions during the economic crisis?

32 posted on 03/07/2009 9:07:11 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: AJMCQ
The bad part is that he makes former President James Earl Carter look like a GOOD President.
33 posted on 03/07/2009 9:30:11 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: TYVets
"A trillion here and a trillion there, after while you are talking about some real money." ....... Everett Dirksen ((R-Illinois, US Senator) 1950s and '60s

"I made my first Billion dollars by the time I was 21. That was a lot of money back then." ....... Daddy Warbucks, Annie

34 posted on 03/07/2009 9:31:40 AM PST by Polybius
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To: SuziQ

The DJIA is down a little over 7,000 since January 07 when pelosi/reed came into power. The unemployment rate has gone to 8.1% from 4.9%.


35 posted on 03/07/2009 9:34:19 AM PST by tyou48
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To: AJMCQ

And if you spend all your time worrying about that, then you’re probably going to get the long-term strategy wrong.”
Any questions about his IQ now?


36 posted on 03/07/2009 9:37:07 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: jonrick46
We know something is afoot when they appear with the red shirts (you Trekies know what this is about)

"I'm not even supposed to be here. I'm just "Crewman Number Six." I'm expendable. I'm the guy in the episode who dies to prove how serious the situation is. I've gotta get outta here." ...... Guy Fleegman, Galaxy Quest


37 posted on 03/07/2009 9:40:08 AM PST by Polybius
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To: AJMCQ

The country really doesn’t have a clue as to what they’ve done.


38 posted on 03/07/2009 9:59:59 AM PST by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
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To: wastedyears
The country really doesn’t have a clue as to what they’ve done.

I think they're starting to see now!!!

39 posted on 03/07/2009 10:15:20 AM PST by rcrngroup
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray
I too remember Dirksen make that remark in black and white on TV. You are correct, in the 1950s and '60s a million dollars was a huge amount of money. Today it seems to be chicken feed for government.

PS I have a sneaking hunch that 90% of the electorate has no idea what the difference between million, billion and trillion is thanks to our "dumbed down" education system.

What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2200841/posts

Impressive

40 posted on 03/07/2009 10:47:12 AM PST by TYVets
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To: Danae

Leave room on your lapel next to your ‘OVERCHARGE’button, for your old ‘WIN’
button,remember?(Whip Inflation Now’). We will be needing that one next.


41 posted on 03/07/2009 11:09:17 AM PST by Maumee (wtw)
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To: AJMCQ

By Obama’s logic, my hangover today is a tracking poll of my drinking last night.


42 posted on 03/07/2009 11:09:26 AM PST by Cosmo (Liberalism is for girls)
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To: AJMCQ
[The stock market "is sort of like a tracking poll in politics," he told news reporters. "You know, it bobs up and down day to day.]

An example of a distracting "tracking poll" according to Obama:


43 posted on 03/07/2009 11:13:11 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The inmates are now officially running the asylum.)
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To: rom

Re Dan Quayle. The context in which you reference Dan Quayle suggests you let the MSM do your thinking.


44 posted on 03/07/2009 11:18:14 AM PST by monocle
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To: LikeLight
Real senior citizens too, who probably voted for him, watching their nest eggs vanish

First, they waited in line to vote for Obama. Next, they'll wait in line for food and health care.


45 posted on 03/07/2009 11:19:52 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The inmates are now officially running the asylum.)
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To: monocle
Uh huh. World's smartest man:

"Mars is essentially in the same orbit... Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe."

"I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix"

"I believe we are on an irreversible trend towards freedom and democracy, but that could change"

If this was a Democrat, you'd be laughing.
46 posted on 03/07/2009 11:24:33 AM PST by rom (Obama '12 slogan: Let's keep on hopin'!)
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To: McLynnan

BUMP!


47 posted on 03/07/2009 11:27:12 AM PST by upchuck (I'm glad I'm old. Thus I can remember when America was a decent, moral, God fearing country.)
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To: bray
Cept if your retired this “tracking poll” is costing you everything.

That's what the Statists want. Wipe out capitalist 401k's and replace them with socialist social "security". With full control of retirement, plus health care and the financial sector, and the fascists have the sheeple by the short hairs.

48 posted on 03/07/2009 11:27:47 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The inmates are now officially running the asylum.)
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To: GourmetDan

It’ll be whites AND Christians.


49 posted on 03/07/2009 11:28:02 AM PST by Niuhuru (Fine, here's my gun, but let me give you the bullets first. I'll send them to you through the barrel)
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To: DManA

They did a good job of weaving her excuses into their “news report”.


50 posted on 03/07/2009 11:31:48 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The inmates are now officially running the asylum.)
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