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BHO: Voters Scared, Not Thinking Clearly

From the Politico:

President Obama: ‘Fear and frustration’ drive voters

By: Carol E. Lee
October 16, 2010

WEST NEWTON, Mass. – President Barack Obama said Americans’ "fear and frustration" is to blame for an intense midterm election cycle that threatens to derail the Democratic agenda.

"Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we’re hardwired not to always think clearly when we’re scared,” Obama said Saturday evening in remarks at a small Democratic fundraiser Saturday evening. “And the country’s scared.” 

Obama told the several dozen donors that he was offering them his “view from the Oval Office.” He faulted the economic downturn for Americans’ inability to “think clearly” and said the burden is on Democrats “to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling.”

Needless to say, Mr. Obama is flat wrong about fear. Fear tends to clarify people’s minds. Which is exactly why the Democrats will be in such serious trouble in two weeks.

“You can respond in a couple of ways to a trauma like this,” Obama said, referring to the economy. “One is to pull back, retrench and respond to your fears by pushing away challenges, looking backwards. Another is to say we can meet these challenges and we are going to move forward. And that’s what this election is about.”

And yet another response is to throw out of office the people who are intentionally destroying our country. Which would seem to be the most effective response. And that is exactly what this election is all about. And that is what 2012 will be about, as well.

Obama was speaking at a suburban Boston fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which raised an estimated $900,000

In fact, Mr. Obama was speaking to a group of Massachusetts doctors. Who, if they support Mr. Obama, must be among the most confused people on the planet.

“The biggest mistake we can make right now is to – is out of hurt and confusion, the worst thing we could do is to go back to the very same policies that caused this mess in the first place,” Obama said

And by that Mr. Obama really means the "same policies" that have built and guided this country for nearly 225 years. 

“I hoped, like many of you hoped, that we could have both parties put politics aside for the sake of the country,” Obama said at the rally. But, he said, Republicans in Washington instead decided to “ride people’s anger and frustration all the way to the ballot box.” …

It really is a wonder that a bolt of lightning does not strike him down for his brazen lies.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, October 18th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “BHO: Voters Scared, Not Thinking Clearly”

  1. wardmama4 says:

    “I hoped, like many of you hoped, that we could have both parties put politics aside for the sake of the country,”

    President Barack ‘I Won’ ‘Elections have consequences’ Obama speaking in forked tongues again – Wonder if Ancestry.com in their obviously contrived attempt to distract voters from the real problems of America – found any Native American in Obama’s ancestry? Bet if they did – they keep it so damn quiet – wouldn’t want to dilute that black any more than it already is.

    God Help America
    A Proud American Infidel

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      obama’s intent was very clear from the start. All of us on S&L were aware of this. But we live in reality-land where personal responsibility count and you can’t call a frog an eagle. To do so is to ignore the place and capabilities of the frog and it diminishes the eagle.

      It’s becoming very evident the real abilities of the “average” American who largely seem to prefer to be told lies while the liar steals the money. Or, if you like the same 49% who don’t pay taxes like to vote for a larger handout, when they can. For, it’s not their money they are stealing. They are stealing in ever larger quantities while the non-tax-payers get the same amounts but are promised more. Yet the recipients do not see that they get little while the thieves keep more for themselves.

      Interestingly, the thieves have made the error of revealing this truth. Promises to make everything free have not been met because they can’t be met in the realistic sense and the attempts they’ve made to makethem happen have been either run off the road (to use their metaphor) or have resulted in the oh-so-predictable problem of monumental weight-of-bureaucracy that it stands already as a testament to overbearing government and obvious grabs for power, which even many lightweight socialists find off-putting.

      One part of the base is pissed off because the healthcare disaster isn’t enough of a socialist disaster; “They didn’t go far enough”, in the words of the masters and thus, the crafters of the legislation are inept socialists and should be replaced with even better socialists. For us, in the conservative universe where reality lives and consequences are never far from our reach, there are many; Almost too many to mention.

      However, the swing voters who voted for obama to prove they weren’t racists now have to choose a candidate to also prove they aren’t stupid, to borrow heavily from a great tag-line in American Thinker. The token black affirmative action candidate won the election and is breaking all the finery in our house. He is as unwelcome as the proverbial bull but he is neither as noble a creature as he, nor is he as intelligent. And I dare say, the bull is probably a better speaker as well.

      But they, the socialists have tipped their hand(s) and shown how they like to govern. And a larger segment of the American population is letting them know they don’t like it. Curiously, this results in insults and accusations towards the very people who voted them into office as if to say, “I’m a scorpion…it’s my nature to sting. Don’t you know that?”

      Hopefully this November will serve as a reminder how our system works, but I still fear the typical intimidation from the old republicans who, instead of voting correctly to undo the damage, pile on more crippling legislation and make the healthcare issue a worse problem than it is already. Among other things.

      It’s time to de-throne wee barry. He’s doing a great job of it himself. Thanks to the likes of Steve Gilbert, Rush, Ann, Michelle M., Sean, Glenn, etc etc..the word is getting out and the people are seeing this shyster for what he is. It’s frustrating for us because we saw it and recognized it for what it was. It’s hard to let people come to their own conclusions but it’s the only way, apparently, through time, for them to realize he’s bad and every single individual in this administration is bad in some way.

      The winds of change are blowing and obama’s desires to “change” America will happen….but not the way he thinks…The word is called “Backlash”.

  2. mr_bill says:

    So now Nerobama is blaming fear and the public. When has he ever taken responsibility, for anything? Even democrats are refusing to take responsibility for what they consider their “legislative accomplishments.” A little hint for you, Mr. President: Its not us, its you!

    • Right of the People says:

      “When has he ever taken responsibility, for anything?”

      Mr. Bill, one time, when “I Won”.

      This reminds me of a scene from Stripes when John Laroquette moans, “This is all your fault! You people are incapable of following my orders.”

      Barry looks positively demonic in that picture. Someone should take it a photoshop on some horns.

  3. proreason says:

    The spotlight is shining as the thieves loot the warehouse.

    And the respones is: “You idiots, we are taking inventory. And to do that we have to carry this merchandise out to our trucks, and then our buds back in the hood will use the stuff for a few decades before we return it.”

    And that is all that this country has been since 1964. A den of thieves looting the wealth of American citizens, with an 8-year hiatus during Reagen’s terms.

    How is an $800 Billion stick-it-to-us not thievery? It’s equivalent to stealing your paycheck for a month.
    How is a $13 Trillion deficit not thievery? It’s equivalent to stealing your paycheck for a year.
    How is a $54 Trillion unfunded liability for Medicare not Thievery? It’s equivalent to stealing your house and car.

    Please America. Please please please please WAKE UP.

    If it’s about “fairness”, then why don’t the lives of the disadvantaged ever improve? The only lives that ever improve are the lives of the Aristocrats, as if they don’t already live like kings and queens.

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