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October 17, 2013 - 8:38 am

President Obama just delivered his post-victory shutdown remarks. He included a remarkable little slam on those of us who exercise the First Amendment in the course of earning a living.

“But all my friends in Congress, understand that how business is done in this town has to change because we’ve all got a lot of work to do on behalf of the American people and that includes the hard work of regaining their trust,” Obama lectured. “And our system of self-government doesn’t function without it. And now that the government is reopened and this threat to our economy is removed, all of us need to stop focusing on the lobbyists and the bloggers and the talking heads on radio and the professional activists who profit from conflict and focus what the majority of Americans sent us here to do and that’s grow this economy, create good jobs, strengthen the middle class, educate our kids, lay the foundation for broad-based prosperity and get our fiscal house in order for the long haul. That’s why we’re here. That should be our focus.”

Emphasis added to highlight the hypocrisy. Prior to his political career, Barack Obama was a community organizer. Community organizers are professional activists who profit from conflict.

Obama’s snide slam on bloggers didn’t play well even with some of his base in the media.

 

 

 

I’m sure they won’t hold it against him, though.

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Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Sometimes he even says the country now must turn its attention to some issues he has ignored for five years saying they are priority issues. Here is a bold, brazen example following the boldface above:

"...focus what the majority of Americans sent us here to do and that’s grow this economy, create good jobs, strengthen the middle class, educate our kids, lay the foundation for broad-based prosperity and get our fiscal house in order for the long haul."

I recall his jobs counsel, or whatever he called it, that met once a year for one year. What a load this man is. No fiction writer would invent such a character. It would put too big a load on suspension of disbelief.
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... and focus what the majority of Americans sent us here to do and that’s grow this economy, create good jobs, strengthen the middle class, educate our kids, lay the foundation for broad-based prosperity and get our fiscal house in order for the long haul.

Yada yada yada, blah blah blah, Barry's been saying that stuff for five years and more, and look where we are. All hat, no cattle, that guy.
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What a small, vulgar little man Duh!1 is....
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Obama,you un-American muslim,you can kiss my derriere.
1 year ago
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A time to worry, when the people running the Federal government
behave as though there will be no tomorrow; What do they know
that we don't ?
1 year ago
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Hussain in every speech in which he demonizes opponents, manages to illustrate projection -- whatever he himself has done, he accuses others of doing. I have taken to using the Mute button. I can't stand the sound of his voice.
1 year ago
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"At least that's what I thought Valerie Jarrett told me to say." Barry
1 year ago
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Another Obama '08 campaign promise, to go through the federal budget "line by line" and cut out wasteful spending & balance the federal budget.

This president has singlehandedly run up more total debt than ALL PRESIDENTS COMBINED through Bill Clinton.

Even George W. Bush's egregious spending during 8 years totals about half of what the Obama administration has incurred in 5.

America is so successful now with a feeble economy, something like 30 million more people on food stamps and the disability rolls rapidly turning into a pure scam.

Go ahead, give your all your personal information to Obamacare "navigators", a few of whom have already been outted as doing fraud for a living.
1 year ago
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Regaining trust would include prosecuting IRS employees who targeted his political opponents, no? Or actually following the law instead of unilaterally creating it or ignoring it, no?

What a blow hard.
1 year ago
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Obama has hired as many lobbyists into his Administration as anyone has. When I pointed this out to a couple of leftists, noting that Obama had promised not to hire ANY lobbyists into his Administration, they said that it was O.K. because they weren't corporate lobbyists, they were lobbyists for leftist organizations. It's O.K. to break your promised as long as the right kind of people are involved.
1 year ago
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There's always spin from supporters as Barack regularly breaks the rules he self-righteously set up in some previous speech.

You know, like the surveillance that was criminal under Bush/the Patriot Act, now ramped up by the NSA to unreal proportions, is now ok. The war strategies like going into Libya w/o congressional approval, using drones to off terrorists (and their nearby families in the vicinity) would have been screamed about as sacrilege under the previous president.

Now, silence.

Obama's massive speechifying in '06 and '08 about the horrors of raising the debt ceiling don't mean anything to his supporters today, who just accept in knee jerk fashion their gooroo's insistence that the United States must continue spending itself into oblivion.

Stupid people, to a man. Or a woman.

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Sometimes he even says the country now must turn its attention to some issues he has ignored for five years saying they are priority issues. Here is a bold, brazen example following the boldface above:

"...focus what the majority of Americans sent us here to do and that’s grow this economy, create good jobs, strengthen the middle class, educate our kids, lay the foundation for broad-based prosperity and get our fiscal house in order for the long haul."

I recall his jobs counsel, or whatever he called it, that met once a year for one year. What a load this man is. No fiction writer would invent such a character. It would put too big a load on suspension of disbelief.
1 year ago
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"No fiction writer would invent such a character. It would put too big a load on suspension of disbelief."

Say that again.
1 year ago
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And read the link to the other tatler story about his speech where he said this (with a straight face) : And when we disagree, we don’t have to suggest that the other side doesn’t love this country or believe in free enterprise or the other rhetoric that seems to get worse every single year. If we disagree on something we can move on and focus on the things we agree on".

He really is a small terrible petty man...
1 year ago
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Sorry, I'll copy and paste my remarks regarding McCain, Ayotte, Flake et. al (seemed appropriate here) -

They have no idea on 'gracious' nor 'winner', and absolutely not one iota about

"Pyrrhic victory"
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The Great thing about this deal is that Congress has to vote to stop the debt ceiling from rising in the future. The POTUS can veto if the congress votes to not have a debt ceiling increase and to stop the debt ceiling from increasing congress has to have a 2/3 majority. So this parting gift to the Tea Party is courtesy of Mitch McConnell. So in effect Ted Cruz brought about this ability to have continuous debt ceiling increases and give the power to the POTUS. Thank you Ted.
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This is the MOST scandalous part about it. NONE of the pansies on the Hill want to actually have to do ANYTHING to rein in government spending. They don't want to have to take a tough vote. Ceding their authority in the process. And making it virtually impossible to prevent further debt ceiling increases.
This is also part of the problem with last second deals. No one really gets to vet them until it's already law. TERRIBLE!
1 year ago
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And you can bet your bottom dollar that the 80 something republicans will always now vote to not raise the debt ceiling knowing it's just symbolic and is not real.
1 year ago
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Eh wot ?
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Read that.

Not sure of how all that redounds to Ted Cruz, as you claim.

(the "deal" yesterday reportedly also included $2 billion to something McConnell wanted in Kentucky, which is disgusting)
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Do you honestly think if they didn't shut the government down and bring this nation to an economic calamity that there would have been Republican votes to even get that to the floor? So again Ted and the Tea Party got played. Mitch and the business community had to make sure this does not happen again and Ted played right into their hands. If he did not threaten to not increase the debt ceiling Mitch could not have pulled it off.
1 year ago
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Your Cruz points continue to strike me as reaching.

Ted Cruz dances rings of brilliance around the whole crowd. His stand on the House floor was a fresh wind in the fetid, stinking DC swamp.

Already the agenda media senses this and is trying to destroy him.
1 year ago
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Senate floor.

Anyway, the so called shut down happened in the House, not the Senate.

(over and out)
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In other words, Obama wants us to stop listening to those who tell the truth about Obama.
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