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    Obama: Voter anger could hurt Dems in elections

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama insisted Friday that the U.S. economy is digging itself out of the deepest recession in decades but conceded that "progress has been painfully slow" and many voters in November's elections may blame him.



    Facing a rising jobless rate, Obama told a White House news conference: "For all the progress we've made, we're not there yet. And that means the people are frustrated and that means people are angry."
    There are a lot of people to blame for this mess, which started with Bill Clinton repealing Glass-Steagal protections, and continued through Bush, and now Obama himself. But Obama is at the helm now, and he is who must be held responsible. If Republicans defeat him in 2012, then the responsibility will pass to the new president. Fact is, blaming the predecessor won't cut it with the American people, who are becoming frustrated. They want results now, but is this fair? After all, when Roosevelt took office, the stock market was a real mess, but it did not make it back to it's former level until the 1950's. In this case, though, I will blame Obama, and I will also blame everybody else, Democratic and Republican alike. They ALL fiddled while Rome burned. Now that our economy is well toasted, I go after Obama, who, while being only one player among many in this drama, is the one who now holds power, and thus represents everything that is wrong with America at the present time. Obama is the head of State, after all, or rather, he is the head of the Titanic.

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    Re: Obama says voters may blame him for economy

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Fact is, blaming the predecessor won't cut it with the American people, who are becoming frustrated. They want results now, but is this fair?
    Yes, it's certainly fair given that the economy was one of the primary reasons he was elected. We should remind ourselves of his campaign promises, too:

    "We need earmark reform, and when I'm President, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely." -- Barack Obama

    "I can make a firm pledge, under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes." -- Barack Obama

    "I don't take a dime of their [lobbyist] money, and when I am president, they won't find a job in my White House." -- Barack Obama

    "I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody." -- Barack Obama

    "I will cut taxes - cut taxes - for 95 percent of all working families, because, in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class." -- Barack Obama

    "It's time to fundamentally change the way that we do business in Washington. To help build a new foundation for the 21st century, we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative. That will demand new thinking and a new sense of responsibility for every dollar that is spent." -- Barack Obama

    "What do you think a stimulus is? It's spending - that's the whole point! Seriously." -- Barack Obama

    "You will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime." -- Barack Obama

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    Re: Obama says voters may blame him for economy

    He knew exactly what kind of an image he was cultivating during his campaign (also known as his chief qualification for the office). He also knew what others were cultivating about him and did nothing but encourage it.

    It's a little late to be playing the "people have unrealistic expectations" whiner card now.
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    Re: Obama says voters may blame him for economy

    Obama has done everything within his power to do as much damage as he could as quickly as he could.

    Of course we blame you, butthead.

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    Re: Obama says voters may blame him for economy

    We know Obama has said all along it was Bush's fault. Forget tha Obama hasn't done anything right yet. the dumb ass.

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    Re: Obama says voters may blame him for economy

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Obama has done everything within his power to do as much damage as he could as quickly as he could.

    Of course we blame you, butthead.
    are you suggesting he purposefully tried to tank the economy, which he hasn't done yet.
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    Re: Obama says voters may blame him for economy

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Obama has done everything within his power to do as much damage as he could as quickly as he could.

    Of course we blame you, butthead.
    are you suggesting he purposefully tried to tank the economy, which he hasn't done yet.
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    Re: Obama says voters may blame him for economy

    Of course Obama is to blame for the economy. I don't think he has done anything to help it. It's just dry rhetoric, massive spending, and suffering Americans. It's disgraceful that he pushes all the blame on Bush when he is caught in his own lies and failures as a president.
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    Re: Obama says voters may blame him for economy

    another major retreat

    'Green' jobs no longer golden in stimulus - Washington Times

    his legacy of failure is comprehensive

    embarrassed yet?

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    Re: Obama says voters may blame him for economy

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    are you suggesting he purposefully tried to tank the economy, which he hasn't done yet.
    LOL....... yes, and that just goes to show how incompetent he is.
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