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Obama to speak at 1:30pm Eastern. Er. . . now it's 2:00pm

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posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 01:45 PM

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posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 01:46 PM
These politicains are playing way to dangerous of politics.

posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 01:48 PM
Well, Bush got elected....wait no he didn't.... but however you want to say it, Bush got into the White House after a terrible first term, only to drive this country further into the ground with his second term.. Granted he 'won' that election by running around the country shouting '9/11/' and 'I loves the bibles!'.. Perhaps Obama should grab a bible and run around shouting 'the recession! the recession!'.

The GOP played chicken with the president and it cost us too much. No matter what side you are on, you need to be enraged they (republicans and democrats) use our livelihood as pawns.
edit on 8-8-2011 by Jeremy032180 because: spelling

posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 01:49 PM
Well folks, I spent most of today at LRMC (tightening the screws in my head
), but have a busy day at work tomorrow.
G'nite and God bless.
Talk amongst yourselves, and finish the bean dip and mini tacos. I won't be saving them.

Thanks for all your input!

posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 01:51 PM

Originally posted by westcoast
So let's see....what I got from that was:

"BLAH, BLAH, BLAH......It's all the Republicans fault

"BLAH,BLAH,BLAH......cut medicare

"BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.... increase unemployment insurance

"BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... we are a quadruple rating (what?)

"BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... sorry about Afghanistan

"BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... we can make these changes as soon as congress gets back

Um...great. What would I have liked to hear?

How about:

"We are a nation divided and I am sorry for my part and the part of my congress in this travesty. We will from this day, this moment, move forward as a country UNITED. We will not bicker at the expense of the American people and do what we promised before being sworn into office. The state of the economy CAN and WILL be addressed. There ARE things that can be done and WILL be done before the end of this year. It is time for the hard working Americans that make this country what it is to be acknoweldged; not used. I am the commander and chief of this great nation because you, the American people had confidence in me. Therefore, I commit to put YOUR needs above all others and fulfill my campaign promises to you."

Yah...we can wish. A humble president? Never.
edit on 8-8-2011 by westcoast because: (no reason given)

His speech should have been:

OK, let me be clear.
Sorry, I lied by omission. I failed to tell you that my intention was to throw a wet blanket
over free market capitalism from the moment i walked into the White House.
I am a socialist. That's why i pushed through ObamaCare and ignored the U.S. economy.
I am in bed with the unions. That's why i have the NLRB attacking Boeing.
I will continue to attack free market capitalism until you throw me out of office.
That is all i have to say today. I'm already late for my fundraiser tonight.
I intend to rub elbows with a bunch of millionaires and billionaires and then ask
them for a lot of money so i can get re-elected and hopefully give you 4 more years
of hell.

edit on 8-8-2011 by Eurisko2012 because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 01:56 PM

Originally posted by elcapitano75
reply to post by neo96

Yeah, that part too. That was hilarious.

Who the hell is he trying to fool?

Sad thing is, a lot of people actually do believe the diarrhea which issues forth from his neck anus.

Rasmussen has 80% of Americans thinking the USA is on the - wrong - track!!!

How do we get out of this mess?

Obama needs to start throwing out solutions.
The blame game won't work.

posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 01:57 PM
reply to post by Eurisko2012

That's the thing, i was really trying to like the guy for a while, i did like how he used to urge transparency.

Now it seems, transparency has morphed into deflection.

And now, deflection into... complete and total non-sense.

We were in a recovery... really? Quadruple A rating.... REALLY?

edit on 8-8-2011 by elcapitano75 because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 02:01 PM

Originally posted by SaturnFX

Originally posted by westcoast
We will from this day, this moment, move forward as a country UNITED.

-wipes a tear-

Sorry, but ya, haven't laughed so hard until I cried in quite awhile.

If the POTUS said that, I would know he is flat out, that works.

-goes back into a fit of laughter-

Exactly my point.

posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 02:02 PM
reply to post by neo96

i am giving the potus a quaruple f rating


please fill in your own choice of what the F mean


...cant think of a 4th F at the moment

ETA - I guess the 4th F can be Fall, since thats what the stock market is doing, especially during his speech
edit on 8-8-2011 by buni11687 because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 02:03 PM
reply to post by buni11687

I can....
But it would violate T&C!

posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 02:03 PM

Originally posted by 0zzymand0s
reply to post by NightFlight

I tell you what. The only think hard earned capital has been investing in over the last decade is swallowing mom and pop whole, and off-shoring jobs.

In the real world, global economy, where the American worker is hamstrung by red tape and 12 to 1 against trade barriers versus foreign products, the only thing that creates jobs is increased demand at street level.

That means "more demand for goods and services LOCALLY then current supply capacity can service," if you went to college.

Macro Economics 101.
edit on 8-8-2011 by 0zzymand0s because: (no reason given)

I wholeheartedly agree! When companies like Walmart can have lobbyists in DC, something is wrong. Monopoly laws are not enforced any more.

posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 02:04 PM
reply to post by Eurisko2012

Very well said. I wrote what we would like to hear. What we would like to be the truth. You wrote what the truth actually is. Harsh difference, eh?

posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 02:07 PM
This economy was on the fast track to nowhere well before Obama took office. He basically took over flying a plane that had no wings and was in a nosedive. His administration has done next to naught as well, but it's pretty clear that what is killing the country is military spending. Take a look at this and tell me if this makes sense to you:

Military Expenditure by Country

You keep up that sort of spending year after year, and see where it gets you. Then you have to wonder how much is not documented, and then you wonder further, why countries like China and Russia manage cutting edge military technology, and yet spend a fraction of what the U.S. does. We stick our noses into too many other's business. If the "oil angle" is true, it certainly isn't making up for the massive military spending.

"Defense" spending is the elephant in the room no one wants to talk about. Let's cut corners in schools, social security, let's slowly erode what used to make this country great.. for the sake of being the worlds peacekeeper. Let's see how that works out in the long term.

posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 02:07 PM


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posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 02:11 PM
To you Obama supporters. Don't you think it's embarrassing that all the President can do is stand up there and read blame off of teleprompters. He's an embarrassment.
He's the captain of a sinking ship blaming the crew.

posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 02:15 PM

To you Obama supporters. Don't you think it's embarrassing that all the President can do is stand up there and read blame off of teleprompters. He's an embarrassment.
He's the captain of a sinking ship blaming the crew.

Did you -honestly- think that ANY administration in office this term, was going to do something amazing and turn around the economy? Seriously?

I told my wife as he was being sworn in, that he was a brave but foolish man.. he was jumping aboard a sinking ship, and there was no way possible he and his administration would be able to bail water fast enough to avoid sinking. NONE.

I laugh at folks who suggest it's Obama's "fault" - it wouldn't matter WHO was in office, no one could have 'saved the day' as some of you think was possible. He didn't do naught to fix the problem.. and no one else could have either.

posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 02:17 PM
No wonder Obama said nothing yesterday to slow the market down trend,he truely is an idiot.You don't want to really belive that the potus is an idiot but you can't escape it any longer.I can't help but think his wife does a lot of his speech's.He has not a clue is all i can see from his speech today,no decussion,no guilt on his part,its all someone else's fault and the lies just keep comeing.

posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 02:19 PM
reply to post by fleabit

Honesty. I didn't think anyone could fix it overnight. I guess my point was that standing up there blaming people is embarrassing. As for blame. There is a whole lot of blame to go around and i don't for a second believe it's "all Obama's fault". That would be naive and an uninformed opinion.
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posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 02:21 PM
"Warren Buffett says the US should have a AAAA rating! Huzzah!" - Obama

posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 02:22 PM
I just want to say that whoever was elected the office of President last election was going to go through this. However the racist PTB made sure it was a black man to prove that blacks are still not as good as the whites in "The White House" It makes me sick. I can't believe he ran in the first place. It was political suicide on Obama’s part. Our country hasn’t progressed a bit in the last 100 years. So blame him all you what.... This was going to happen anyway. BTW….I’m white.

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