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Obama: Tea-party GOP blocking U.S. recovery
The Washington Times ^ | August 16, 2011 | Dave Boyer

Posted on 08/17/2011 8:33:39 AM PDT by upchuck

A day after clashing with a tea party activist, President Obama Tuesday told crowds here that it was “a faction in Congress” that was to blame for blocking economic progress.

At a rural jobs forum, Mr. Obama ticked off a list of pending bills that he said would create jobs.

“The only thing that’s preventing us from passing the bills I just mentioned is the refusal of a faction in Congress to put country ahead of party,” the president said in a thinly veiled reference to House Republicans backed by the tea party. “That has to stop.”

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Mr. Obama expressed urgency about the unemployment rate of 9.1 percent, saying “time is running out.” But time may also be short for his reelection prospects if the jobless rate remains high. No president in the past 50 years has been reelected with an unemployment rate of more than 7.2 percent.

The president said he will propose in September a specific plan to boost the economy, and he is challenging audiences to tell Republican lawmakers on their August recess to support his upcoming plan.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
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To: kevao
*** You have to support the plan first, before you can see what's in it. ***

Exactly.
And for all anyone knows 'his plan' could be: 'Everyone over 50 must DIE!'

Obama's so dumb, he gives Morons a bad name.

51 posted on 08/17/2011 11:51:43 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: Condor51
And for all anyone knows 'his plan' could be: 'Everyone over 50 must DIE!'

Oh, you're one of those brave souls who actually read the entire ObamaCare law.

52 posted on 08/17/2011 11:53:19 AM PDT by kevao
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To: upchuck

Blaming the TEA Party for blocking the recovery????

That is like blaming the fly-swatter for the proliferation of flies rather than the steaming pile of crap in the White House.


53 posted on 08/17/2011 12:04:35 PM PDT by Wordkraft
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To: upchuck

Blaming the TEA Party for blocking the recovery????

That is like blaming the fly-swatter for the proliferation of flies rather than the steaming pile of crap in the White House.


54 posted on 08/17/2011 12:05:40 PM PDT by Wordkraft
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To: upchuck

Blaming the TEA Party for blocking the recovery????

That is like blaming the fly-swatter for the proliferation of flies rather than the steaming pile of crap in the White House.


55 posted on 08/17/2011 12:05:50 PM PDT by Wordkraft
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To: Wordkraft

Sorry about the multiple posting. I dunno what happened.


56 posted on 08/17/2011 12:07:08 PM PDT by Wordkraft
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To: Wordkraft
This is the same bs my brother in law parroted last week. Mind numbed Marxists.
57 posted on 08/17/2011 12:12:25 PM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: upchuck

Only his cult following could ever believe this rhetoric...


58 posted on 08/17/2011 12:14:12 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Condor51
How can people support something they know nothing about?

Does November 4, 2008 ring a bell?

59 posted on 08/17/2011 12:17:22 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Just as bullies need scapegoats and losers seek excuses, collectivists require villains to blame for the disaster they invariably and intentionally cause.


60 posted on 08/17/2011 12:23:37 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: andy58-in-nh
*** Does November 4, 2008 ring a bell? ***

True.
But at least those dopes knew a *little* about him, like his name, his wife, kids and that he sorta 'worked' (gave an occasional lecture) at the University of Chicago. But what he's *asking* now is one big, 'Trust Me'.

The last politician who came up with something like that was one who promised to get rid of all crime if the people would just 'trust his plan'. Well, they bought his plan and it did get rid of all crime, just as he promised.

Along with Six Million Jews.

61 posted on 08/17/2011 12:39:38 PM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: Condor51
Historically speaking, "Big Lies" do work. But the lesson of history in that respect is that lies must not go unchallenged until it is too late.

The "Tea Party" is not a political party. It has no headquarters, no leader, no phone number, no unique web site. It is made up of citizens, not politicians, and they come from all walks of life. The Tea Party has no elected representatives, no campaign funds, no lobbyists.

Obama's claim that somehow, these people are "blocking" America's economic recovery is not only specious, it is a damnable lie. Tea Party members agree on a few basic things: that our government has grown too large, spends too much of our money, and exerts too much power over our lives.

Who is spending trillions of dollars we do not have, demonizing and/or taking over businesses, aching to "fundamentally transform" America, and mortgaging our children's inheritance for unearned benefits paid in exchange for votes? It sure as Hell is not us.

62 posted on 08/17/2011 12:53:15 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Wordkraft

Excellent analogy.

Hopefully this reply will post just once :)


63 posted on 08/17/2011 1:52:59 PM PDT by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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