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Students, Women, Children and Seniors – President Obama Has Your Back!

I’ve been saying for years that since the election of George W. Bush, the village idiots in our country feel empowered. They had someone to cheer for 8 years, one of their own was in office. The effect of electing all those dimwits is what we have today, Governors who are shifting wealth from the middle class and poor to the richest of the rich and now with Paul Ryan’s hurtful budget, their is no doubt in anyones mind that Republicans ONLY care about the rich. They aren’t even pretending to care about the rest of the people. When you mix that arrogance of power with the underlying bigotry, you end up with a potent, painful mix. They aren’t even doing a very good job of hiding their blatant disregard for women, children, seniors and students who are going to suffer almost all the pain to make sure the wealthy have one more car or can throw a multi-million dollar “MTV Sweet 16 birthday party” for their spoiled kid.

The President is out on the campaign stump, selling his policies and explaining the Republican plan, which of course the Republicans really don’t like. He is busting down their platitudes, their “trickle-down” idiotic thinking and reminding everyone how they got us into this mess and apparently want to make the mess much worse. The President took it to them yesterday in Annandale, Virginia…here are some highlights…(emphasis mine)

For a long time, Washington acted like deficits didn’t matter. A lot of folks promised us a free lunch. So I think everybody needs to recall, we had a surplus back in 2000, 11 short years ago, but then we cut taxes for everybody, including millionaires and billionaires. We fought two wars and we created a new and expensive prescription drug program, and we didn’t pay for any of it.

I don’t remember any screaming from Republicans about deficits when they were giving away HUGE amounts of money, trillions of our tax dollars to people like Warren Buffet, who thinks he and other rich people should pay more, not less. The monumental hypocrisy that they are exhibiting with the help of the beltway media is staggering. More from the President…

We can’t just tell the wealthiest among us, ‘You don’t have to do a thing. You just sit there and relax, and everybody else, we’re going to solve this problem.’ Especially when we know that the only way to pay for these tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans is by asking seniors to pay thousands of dollars more for their health care, or cutting children out of Head Start, or doing away with health insurance for millions of Americans on Medicaid — seniors in nursing homes, or poor children, or middle-class families who may have a disabled child, an autistic child. This is not a trade-off that I’m willing to make. It’s not a trade-off that I think most Americans think is fair, no matter what party you belong to. That’s not who we are as a country. We’re better than that.

As I read those words, it occurred to me how this must look to other civilized countries. Can you just imagine what they are thinking in countries that actually care about the elderly, poor, sick and children. When you speak to people from some of these countries, they always seem confused about why so many people don’t have a concern for their fellow citizens. It’s a callous, disregard for basic human rights and dignity. More President O…

Finally — and I know this is near and dear to your hearts — we’re not going to reduce our deficit by cutting education and eliminating college scholarships. In a world where our students face stiff competition from students from other countries, why would we make it harder for you to compete?

And if I hear one more pundit or fair-weather liberal say, “the President has found his voice again” or ” where has he been” or some other short-sighted, self obsessed comment that implies that the President has somehow lost something that he has re-found. As someone who follows the Whitehouse and the President pretty closely, he hasn’t gone anywhere or changed at all. He has kind of a busy day job with natural disasters, man-made disasters (and I’m not JUST talking about the Republicans), 2 wars and a no-fly zone, unrest all across the middle east, trade deals, leaking privates in the military and of course all the crazy batshit stuff being thrown at him from the clowns in this country…Oh, but why doesn’t he hold my hand and wipe my nose for me.

I love it when the President is in campaign mode, it gives him a reason to get out and beat up Republicans without looking like he is using the bully pulpit for giving beatings. I keep saying it, don’t underestimate this President, you will be sorry…or look foolish at least.

Hat Tip to Steve Benen at The Washington Monthly…

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April 20, 2011 - Posted by | 2012 Election, Democratic Party, Politics, President Barack Obama, Republican Party

11 Comments »

  1. One consistent thing about democrap politicians is their inconsistency. Obama was against raising the debt ceiling before he was for it. Too that right out of another democrap who was for the invasion before he was against it.

    Obama appoints a job czar who runs a company that paid no taxes, engineered the transfer of more jobs off shore and has done nothing to create jobs, in spite of the massive “stimulus” package. Going to sell share in GM at a massive loss to the taxpayer so he doesn’t have to carry that burden into the election.

    The only thing he is good at is blaming someone else for his lack of leadership. Poor economy – Bush’s fault – Higher insurance premiums – GOP’s fault, Had no intention of reducing spending and printing money – Ryan’s fault. Gets his tights in a wad in an interview by an honest reported – wasn’t allowed to answer.

    Great at passing the blame but not leadership material.

    Comment by atlanta ralph | April 20, 2011 | Reply

  2. Well, Bush’s deficits were in the $300 billion range while Obama’s deficits are in the $1.5 trillion range! In 2 years, Obama’s deficit has been as much as all of Bush’s 8 years in office! Continuing to blame it all on Bush just doesn’t fly anymore. Bush inherited a recession from Clinton, Obama has to get over it and get a grip on things! But spending big time was part Obama’s plan from the beginning. He ran on increasing entitlements, giving illegals citizenship and expanding welfare to include the middle class. So it’s the size of the deficit that people are complaining about. No one has ever spent like this before.

    Comment by DanZee | April 20, 2011 | Reply

  3. Once again proving my “alternate reality” theory. Cue the Twilight Zone music…

    Comment by Extreme Liberal | April 20, 2011 | Reply

    • Short guy in two piece suit (black and white I think) smoking a cigarette standing to the side.

      Comment by derbingle | April 20, 2011 | Reply

  4. Couple of things to DanZee and captain stupid Atlanta Ralph 1. to Dan the reason the debt jumped up in the first Obama budget was due to the fact he accounted for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars then accounted for Medicaid part D three things the Bush administration hid from their budgets. Bush inherit a recession from Clinton Dan? So Bill Clinton was president til late 2001?

    2.Bush tax cuts for the richest one percent, two unfunded wars and deregulation lead to the great collapse of 2008. But I forgot Dan you right wingers don’t have a grasp of facts or reality. So Dan you’re lying sack of shit.

    To the other dummy Atlanta Ralph who wouldn’t know truth if it pissed in his face.The auto companies are turning a profit and if you stuck your head out of the asses of Hannity or Limbaugh CBO have trashed the Ryan budget and if you look at what the Republicans want to do, they would cost the United States over 7,000 job lost. I would ask Atlanta Ralph and the other idiot Dan for sources but I got a feeling it’s going to be a who’s who of right wing blogs and sites.

    Comment by Johnny C. | April 20, 2011 | Reply

    • I see the TROLL LIES got both of us going to work, Johnny C. I was having a hard time getting posted, kept saying I was making a duplicate post. Somehow, got most of it in bold-face.

      Comment by Grant in Texas | April 20, 2011 | Reply

  5. I see TROLLS DanZee and Atlanta Ralph LOVE them some REICH-Wing Koolaid. Once again this latest onrush of TROLLS here are getting their “FACTS”…AKA LIES from the usual REICH websites.

    Factcheck.org, a NON-partisan foundation (however financially supported by the uber-Republican Annenbergs…the Reagans’ BFF’s) calls out the continuous LIES spewed from the REICH.

    http://www.factcheck.org/2010/02/a-texas-size-whopper/

    The $1.2 trillion projected deficit AT THE BEGINNING OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION was actually the result of inheriting bills signed by Republican President George W. Bush! The deficit did grow substantially after Obama signed his stimulus bill and submitted his own budget. But even so, by the time the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2009, the actual deficit was $1.4 trillion, a 17% increase, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office.

    Granted, Bush’s “numbers” do look good, but there was a lot of smoke and mirrors, AKA “creative accounting” under Bush. Remember during his eight years in office, Bush kept hundreds of billions (trillions?) spent on his wars off the books. Obama made sure such defense spending was placed BACK on the books. If not for Obama’s push for more transparency and honesty in government, we’d have seen much lower deficits in 2009 and 2010 under Obama, likely much lower than any under Bush. Of course Obama could have continued with the BIG LIES but that is not how he “rolls” and a reason I continue to support him.

    REICH-winguts keep harping about the $3 trillion in debt “under Obama” but the FACT remains that a large portion of that deficit came directly from Bush. Remember $700 billion was added to the debt that year to pay for TARP, bailing out Wall Street, all originating under Bush in September, 2008.

    Also a Republican Congress, with support from President Bush, pushed through the UNFUNDED Medicare prescription drug benefit in 2003 (to win the big senior citizen vote in 2004 and maybe to collect big campaign contributions form Big Pharma?). This Bush bill alone may eventually cost us $1 trillion over 10 years and remember it was not offset by revenue or spending cuts. As someone using Medicare, I don’t complain other than it was a dishonest political move, the reason it was UNFUNDED.

    Comment by Grant in Texas | April 20, 2011 | Reply

  6. Grant,
    You prove my point, everything is Bush’s fault. Who cares about the Obama 17% increase in the deficit that is nothing and something our grandchildren can pay off.

    BTW, I am not a Republican because they are far to fiscally liberal. Unfortunately I am forced to vote Republican because the other party is all for total government control of everything. I believe in the personal responsibility party but it does not exist.

    Comment by atlanta ralph | April 21, 2011 | Reply

    • I guess it is hard for you to comprehend what is happening, Ralph and your handlers aren’t telling you the truth. But then you REICH-wing TROLLS are good at feeding the spin…helping add yet another layer of LIES you hope Google picks up. Goebbels smiles from his grave.

      That 17% increase in Obama’s first year is in great part DUE TO OBAMA NO LONGER HIDING THE COSTS OF THE BUSH WARS from the taxpayers which Bush tried to cover up along with his other UNFUNDED programs. BTW, two thirds of the Obama Plan submitted to Congress is CUTS, only 1/3 is from raising taxes on the uber-wealthy. So “tax and spend Democrats” is becoming a worn-out and dishonest meme.

      Sadly, many Americans have a “Lotto mentality” where they think the pot of gold is just around the next corner. Even though they are far from being rich, do believe that “SOMEDAY” they will “win” big-time and become filthy rich so want their “future” fantasy income to be protected by Republicans’ big tax cuts. The teabaggers (who are actually not “grass roots” but funded by the Kochs and their ilk) will not be happy until all social programs from FDR’s to LBJ’s Great Society are gutted/destroyed, thus making their mega-rich puppet-masters even richer. Everything that ensures this country will protect the working class, the sick, the poor and our seniors has been targeted by the greedy corpfascists desperately trying to take over our nation, and for them LIES are just the means to their ends. Personally I am not happy with the Obama plan, feeling the rich are able to pay even more so that we don’t have to gut many good social programs.

      We the people of the United States, In order to form a more perfect union, Establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, Provide for the common defense, Promote the general welfare and Secure the blessings of liberty
      To ourselves and our Posterity Do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

      And let us not forget:

      We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

      But then like the Holy Bible, seems many on the REICH have NOT read our nation’s founding documents, either.

      Comment by Grant in Texas | April 21, 2011 | Reply

  7. Atlanta Ralph

    Again it seems you conseratards think once a President leaves that mess he creates leaves with him.

    Comment by Johnny C | April 21, 2011 | Reply

  8. When did 250,000 per year qualify as uber-wealthy. Wealthy was defined as over 5 million many years ago.
    Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness does not equal sit on your ass, don’t look for a job and the government will take care of you. Think you missed the meaning of those words.

    Comment by atlanta ralph | April 21, 2011 | Reply


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