Obama, "I am not a dictator"

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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 11:44 AM
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Yes, he said that.


The President's surprise remarks followed his eleventh-hour meeting with Congressional leaders to discuss the sequester. But with Congress adjourned for a three-day weekend recess, there was little chance that the talks would result in a solution.

"I am not a dictator, I'm the President," Obama said. "Ultimately, if Mitch McConnell or John Boehner say, we need to go to catch a plane, I can't have Secret Service block the doorway."

"I can't do a Jedi mind-meld" to force Congress to agree to a deal, he added

www.businessinsider.com...

I find that statement somewhat amusing.

Doesn't Obama dictate what healthcare we should have?
Doesn't he dictate what our "fair share" should be?
Doesn't he dictate what the press should say?

Obama is frustrated. The sequester is happening. Something he said he'd veto if anyone tried to stop it.

What I find encouraging is that once the dust settles, people will find that we can do without some things, that government DOESN'T need to be everywhere.
That government CAN survive with less.

That government should have less. It doesn't need more taxes. It doesn't need more of our money.

That's the ultimate scare of sequestration. It'll show that we don't need government.



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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 11:49 AM
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"I am not a dictator". haha, can this guy go without lying for a day?

This dictator is making me and everyone i know broke.This economy sucks!
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It reminds me of the famous lines “ I am not a crook.”
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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 11:50 AM
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"I am not a dictator, I'm the President,"
Yeah! Right! I remember when I had my first beer!


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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 11:50 AM
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hes as much of a dictator as hitler at this pointand alot of people see it that way.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 11:53 AM
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Well it needs somebody's money.
I think the Military industrial Complex, GE,
EXXON,The Koch bros and others have enjoyed being dictators
without tax burdens long enough. Gold plated schools anyone?

Exxon makes about 11 billion with a "B" IN PROFIT, every 3 months.
Without a cent being paid in taxes. To put that in perspective the big fight
in Wisconsin over their budget for the next few years was less than 1 billion.
Or about 1/11th of EXXON's 3 month profits.
Tax em. Tax em hard and Tax em fair.
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And Yep Obama is Just like Hitler..exactly.
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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 11:53 AM
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He says he's not a dictator.

He didn't say he didn't WANT to be a dictator.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 11:54 AM
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Doesn't Obama dictate what healthcare we should have?
Doesn't he dictate what our "fair share" should be?
Doesn't he dictate what the press should say?


He asked for a vote by the house and senate, which the house and senate passed - Obama signed into law

Again, house and senate vote on all bills, not the president "Dictating".

Its unfortunate - the whole Woodward thing..

The executive branch and legislative branches are separated for a reason



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 11:55 AM
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Originally posted by sealing
Well it needs somebody's money.
I think the Military industrial Complex, GE,
EXXON,The Koch bros and others have enjoyed being dictators
without tax burdens long enough. Gold plated schools anyone?

Exxon makes about 11 billion with a "B" IN PROFIT, every 3 months.
Without a cent being payed in taxes. To put that in perspective the big fight
in Wisconsin over their budget for the next few years was less than 1 billion.
Or about 1/11th of EXXON's 3 month profits.
Tax em. Tax em hard and Tax em fair.


Spending CUTS

plus

No loopholes or freebies for the uber rich.

Then we'll be a prosperous country again.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 11:55 AM
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it is getting to him.

what the opposition is doing is working. Keep at it. Little nudges, remember......


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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 11:56 AM
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Third Bash Obama thread today, on another out of Context quote.

Its a slow day I guess.

People willfully dumbing themselves down is Amusing.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 11:57 AM
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Congress bowed to Obama's wishes.

They're certainly culpable, but Obama is in charge.


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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 11:58 AM
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Originally posted by Tw0Sides
Third Bash Obama thread today, on another out of Context quote.

Its a slow day I guess.

People willfully dumbing themselves down is Amusing.


Thanks for replying!

Slow day at Media Matters?



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 11:58 AM
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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 11:58 AM
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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 11:58 AM
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Even though Der Fuhrer was elected, he was still a dictator.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 11:59 AM
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Obama, you scoundrel, tell the truth now...






posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 12:00 PM
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Originally posted by sealing
Well it needs somebody's money.
I think the Military industrial Complex, GE,
EXXON,The Koch bros and others have enjoyed being dictators
without tax burdens long enough. Gold plated schools anyone?

Exxon makes about 11 billion with a "B" IN PROFIT, every 3 months.
Without a cent being paid in taxes. To put that in perspective the big fight
in Wisconsin over their budget for the next few years was less than 1 billion.
Or about 1/11th of EXXON's 3 month profits.
Tax em. Tax em hard and Tax em fair.
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And Yep Obama is Just like Hitler..exactly.
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your forgeting legislation made it so these mega corporations don’t have to pay taxes. Who makes legislation? GOVERNMENT! Who is easily bought off? GOVERNMENT! Government is the problem! Who will not reverse legislation so these MEGA corps have to pay taxes again? GOVERNMENT!
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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 12:02 PM
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"I can't do a Jedi mind-meld" to force Congress to agree to a deal, he added


**Cough** thats Vulcan mind-meld.

Jedi's can influence those of weaker mind. I find it ironic Obama would make a comment about that (if he knew the true application of Jedi powers ofcourse
) and suggest he had hopped to influence the weak minded.

I think many of us here are of sound mind and will not fall for any political Jedi manipulation



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 12:02 PM
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Obama isn't a dictator.

There is a congress, senate, and judicial system.

If you think he is a dictator then go live in NK.



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 12:02 PM
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Last time it was the fiscal cliff, this time its called "sequestration".

Sorry. its more like the two party system has to have somebody to blame why they just can't keep from "making cuts". Cuts to you. Not to them... to you ! Across the aisle: "Its not our fault, its theirs." 'No its not, Its theirs!" That way you see nothing gets done and they can blame each other. While you pay. Somebody has to pay.
And Obama can orate in the middle about not being able to do a thing because "he's not a dictator".




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