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Obama 2010: Don’t Demonize Other Side

From Mr. Obama’s remarks at the Republican House Issues Conference back on January 29, 2010, via the White House website:

(The pertinent passage begins at 1:22.)

Remarks by the President at GOP House Issues Conference

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

January 29, 2010

… Now, I just want to point out — and this brings me to the second problem — when we made a very modest proposal as part of our package, our health care reform package, to eliminate the subsidies going to insurance companies for Medicare Advantage, we were attacked across the board, by many on your aisle, for slashing Medicare. You remember? We’re going to start cutting benefits for seniors. That was the story that was perpetrated out there — scared the dickens out of a lot of seniors.

No, no, but here’s my point. If the main question is going to be what do we do about Medicare costs, any proposal that Paul makes will be painted, factually, from the perspective of those who disagree with it, as cutting benefits over the long term. Paul, I don’t think you disagree with that, that there is a political vulnerability to doing anything that tinkers with Medicare. And that’s probably the biggest savings that are obtained through Paul’s plan.

And I raise that not because we shouldn’t have a series discussion about it. I raise that because we’re not going to be able to do anything about any of these entitlements if what we do is characterized, whatever proposals are put out there, as, well, you know, that’s — the other party is being irresponsible; the other party is trying to hurt our senior citizens; that the other party is doing X, Y, Z

That’s why I say if we’re going to frame these debates in ways that allow us to solve them, then we can’t start off by figuring out, A, who’s to blame; B, how can we make the American people afraid of the other side. And unfortunately, that’s how our politics works right now.  And that’s how a lot of our discussion works. That’s how we start off — every time somebody speaks in Congress, the first thing they do, they stand up and all the talking points — I see Frank Luntz up here sitting in the front.  He’s already polled it, and he said, you know, the way you’re really going to — I’ve done a focus group and the way we’re going to really box in Obama on this one or make Pelosi look bad on that one — I know, I like Frank, we’ve had conversations between Frank and I.  But that’s how we operate.  It’s all tactics, and it’s not solving problems.

And so the question is, at what point can we have a serious conversation about Medicare and its long-term liability, or a serious question about — a serious conversation about Social Security, or a serious conversation about budget and debt in which we’re not simply trying to position ourselves politically.  That’s what I’m committed to doing. We won’t agree all the time in getting it done, but I’m committed to doing it

And, as Jake Tapper over at ABC News correctly points out, here is an example of the tone Mr. Obama struck yesterday:

… One vision has been championed by Republicans in the House of Representatives and embraced by several of their party’s presidential candidates…

This is a vision that says up to 50 million Americans have to lose their health insurance in order for us to reduce the deficit. And who are those 50 million Americans? Many are someone’s grandparents who wouldn’t be able afford nursing home care without Medicaid.  Many are poor children. Some are middle-class families who have children with autism or Down’s syndrome. Some are kids with disabilities so severe that they require 24-hour care. These are the Americans we’d be telling to fend for themselves

But that was then, and this is now.

And there is a future to win. And for Obama, the only future is the 2012 elections.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, April 14th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

15 Responses to “Obama 2010: Don’t Demonize Other Side”

  1. proreason says:

    The Moron topped himself yesterday.

    When a measured, cautious guy like Paul Ryan responds like he did, it’s a significant indication that another line has been crossed.

    Obamy isn’t satisfied to be the biggest liar in history. He brought Ryan and a couple of other guys and sat them on the front row for one, and only one reason…to get under their skins and make them furious.

    This guy ENJOYS sticking the knife in other people. He is as filled with rage as a suicide bomber. It wouldn’t surprise me if falls asleep at night trying to figure out how to get white americans into the ovens.

  2. tranquil.night says:

    If there’s one silver lining lately, the Moron is so unhinged and a dangerous liar that not even the RINOs or some portions of the old guard Democrat pundits can find much of any place to take him seriously anymore.

    Dan Riehl: GOP Leadership No Match for Obama http://www.riehlworldview.com/carnivorous_conservative/2011/04/gop-leadership-no-match-for-obama.html

    Erick Erickson: Bipartisan Mendacity http://www.redstate.com/erick/2011/04/14/bipartisan-mendacity/

    • proreason says:

      The problem is that Republicans are either unable or unwilling to see the marxist for what he is, which is a vengeful, hateful unashamed liar who is willing to use the full power of the presidency to continue his agenda to destroy this country.

      We have said it many times in many ways. You simply can’t take a knife to a gun fight. And that is what they do. Little lenin has NO LIMITS on what he does. Lying is so imbedded in his psyche that he could unquestionably pass a lie detector test after murdering somebody. He is so far beyond conventional morality, ethics, embarrassment and a host of other normal human reactions that one might as well assume that he is a robot. He doesn’t hesitate for a second to criminally use the power of the government of the United States to destroy it. I’m sure he takes pleasure in knowing that he is destroying the people he hates with the brilliant weapons handed down from our forefathers..

      And here we have idiots like Boehner, and hororable men like Ryan attempting to combat his crimes with tactics that didn’t even work very well against the old style criminals.

      We all need to keep this in mind when we rally behind the next candidate for president. Not even considering their positions, I think this eliminates Romney, Daniels, Huntsman and Huckabee. None of them has demonstrated the slightest willingness to call the criminal out. Pawlenty and Christie are on the cusp…it’s too soon to say. Others may fall out as well. If they aren’t willing to call little lenin a liar, to challenge his associates and background, or to call educate the American public about the dangers of socialism, it is very hard to imagine them winning agains the most devious and dangerous person, by far, to ever hold office in this country.

      And, whatever you think about Trump, he is the only one, so far, to unequivically demonstrate the ability and willingness to do what must be done.

    • tranquil.night says:

      Precisely. After listening to Boehner try and spin Hannity yesterday, especially since this was after the campaign speech on the budget, I came to the exact same conclusions as you. For whatever reason, race, politics – benign or not – the leadership fundamentally won’t recognize the nature of who they’re dealing with and who they’re representing.

      Or maybe they do but are just genuinely afraid, as Rush thinks.

      Whatever the reason, the results are unacceptable and therefore the tactics must change, or the leadership must.

      You’re right too: Romney, Daniels, etc. Their problem isn’t necessarily their individual policy mistakes. No More Milquetoast.

    • tranquil.night says:

      I’m sorry but I just cannot let this go. John’s showing more ‘tenacity’ in fighting for the upperhand over the grassroots and playing the numbers game than he did over the actual budget deal. And he isn’t doing it behind closed doors with us. That vote count must be very close; my suggestion is to get your new buds Obama, Reid, and Pelosi to chip in some votes from their caucus since y’all think this is so great. But it’s not like we can really blame the Freshmen too much for passing this turd sandwich since you’ve now unequivocally put us in a place of responsibility for the ‘slowdown.’

      The RINOs haven’t just put people in a place where are questioning the numbers or the Republicans commitment, but where we’re actually questioning their motives.

    • proreason says:

      “John’s showing more ‘tenacity’ in fighting for the upperhand over the grassroots and playing the numbers game than he did over the actual budget deal.”

      Good point.

      John will enjoy his retirement from Congress in 2012. More time to smoke.

      If the world were sane, bozo would have already been forced out of the speakership. I’m disappointed that Palin and Bachman haven’t publicly called for it already. The only explanation is that they are trying to hold together the opposition to the Black Plague, and feel like axing bozo at this point would hurt the cause.

      Probably the best we can hope for is that Boner doesn’t endorse the Moron’s debt reduction plan, not that the fool’s endorsement would make much of a difference.

  3. heykev says:

    “Whatever the reason, the results are unacceptable and therefore the tactics must change, or the leadership must.”


  4. proreason says:

    Baghdad Barry.

    He’ll say anything with a smi rk le on his face.

    Just keep the smokes, the cocaine, the wagu beef and the man servants readily at hand.

    • Mae says:

      Pro, that’s priceless: “Baghdad Barry” – Triple LOL!!

      What ever happened to Baghdad Bob? Whatever happened, may our very own version meet the same fate!

  5. GetBackJack says:

    Sorry – don’t know attribution – arrived in my email

    This is an article written by an ex IRS investigator….very interesting.

    Trump is correct, Barry Soetoro, AKA Obama is hiding something in his past that is very bad… and it may not be his citizenship. (Trump would not say this if he did not know something and he has the money to get the dirt…)

    As an IRS tax examiner,one of many former federal jobs, I have seen what it appears Barry Soetoro has done, mostly by illegal aliens attempting to acquire a new identity in the U.S and/or criminals looking to acquire a new ID.

    Barry, AKA Obama, was lawfully adopted by a foreign national, Lolo Soetoro, and Barry’s name was legally changed to “Barry Soetoro”. (Barry’s own admission) Barry Soetoro was also made an official legal Indonesian citizen. (again Barry’s own admission) The adoption would be noted in Barry’s vital statistics record in Hawaii on his original birth certificate.
    OR Lolo Soetoro may have always been Barry’s legal birth farther. The public does not know for sure at this point who Barry’s father really was and Barry himself may not know.

    Barry was raised as a Muslim in Indonesia and attended a Catholic funded school that permitted all faiths to attend.

    Barry’s mother dropped him as a dependent for some reason, maybe even when Barry was adopted by Lolo Soetoro. His mother’s passport records dropped Barry as a dependent indicating Barry was no longer a legal dependent of his mothers. (The passport records of his mother have been produced showing Barry was no longer a dependent when Barry was permanently residing in Indonesia.) Barry went to Hawaii to live with his alleged grand parents after Lolo Soetoro and Barry’s mother divorced.

    A “certificate of live birth” can have names changed on it including a child’s birth name, and birth parent’s names. Even a modified date of birth can be on a “certificate of live birth”. This occurs frequently for adopted children where the birth parent does not want the child to know who they are. The public has no idea who Barry’s real birth father is or who Barry’s real birth mother is. (Barry could have been adopted by his mother) The original birth certificate is the only legal vital statistics record of a person’s birth parents, birth location, birth date, etc… I can get a “certificate of live birth” for a dead person; I cannot get a birth certificate of a dead person without “Deceased” on it. (I’ve tried).

    There is no evidence Barry Soetoro ever lawfully changed his name to “Barrack Hussein Obama”. There is no proof Barry Soetoro was born with the name “Barrack Hussein Obama”. I’m willing to bet the name “Barrack Hussein Obama” is not present on the real birth certificate as Barry’s birth name or as Barry’s birth father. I have pictures of me with my mother and Jimmy Buffet… that doesn’t make him my father even if I start using the name Jimmy Buffet.

    The public knows Barry Soetoro finished high school in Hawaii as Barry Soetoro and attended Occidental as Barry Soetoro where he did drugs and flunked out of school. After dropping out of Occidental, Barry showed up in New York, homeless and on drugs. (Barry’s own admission) Barry then hooked up with a Pakistani to live with and traveled back to Indonesia on his new boyfriend’s dime to renew his Indonesian passport and traveled to Pakistan with him.

    Ask any law enforcement officer in a large city or detective and they will tell you homeless young men on drugs in large cities usually end up as male prostitutes. Barry ended up as a world traveler with a degree… (Not likely)

    Barry Soetoro returned to New York from Pakistan and began using the fictitious name “Obama” for some reason. (again Barry Soetoro’s own admission) One could only suspect that a person addicted to drugs returning from Pakistan to New York , the main route for Afghan heroin into the U.S. , maybe Barry had a reason to start using a new name. There are literally over 1 million open warrants on file in New York … maybe Barry is one of them?….

    After spending some time in New York allegedly working under the name “Obama”, It appears Barry used the fictitious name “Barrack Hussein Obama” for the first time to file his federal taxes in Connecticut at a Post Office Box for the purpose of evading paying taxes in New York and /or to establish a new identity. (This is a felony with no statute of limitation.)

    When the IRS received Barry Soetoro’s federal tax filing, the IRS could not attach the name Barrack Hussein Obama to the SSI number provided or the address provided. So the IRS assigned the fictitious name “Barrack Hussein Obama” a tax ID number for a person from Connecticut (Where Barry unlawfully filed a federal tax form using a false name). Barry Soetoro began using the tax ID number as his SSI number when using the fictitious name Barrack Obama. This is why Barry Soetoro has a Connecticut SSI number. When I worked for the IRS, I saw this occur more than once and yes, it is a felony to knowingly file a fraudulent federal tax forms. Most of the politicians that cheat on their taxes claim it was an accident. That is how they get away with their tax cheat crimes. Using a fake name is no accident.

    It appears Barry fled New York to Chicago using his new identity to get a job . He likely ordered a fake diploma to bolster his new identity as “Obama”. Fake Diploma’s were very big in the 80’s and diploma mills were even being used by federal workers to get promotions. There is evidence his alleged attendance at Columbia was faked (Barry never attended Columbia) and Barry lied his way into Harvard (he had no transcripts to get in)… Including telling the Saudi royal family he was fighting in Afghanistan with the Muslim Jihad against the Russians, so they would help him get into a law school.

    The Saudi’s apparently loved Barry’s story of Jihad in Pakistan/Afghanistan and paid for Barry to attend Harvard under the name “Obama”. The Saudi family has admitted to paying for Obama to attend Harvard and gave Harvard a gift of $20 million dollars. Harvard in turn made their special attendee President of the law review, a person that never wrote a single law review…. I guess that is what $20 million buys at Harvard.

    It is unlikely Barry was a Jihadist and was most likely a drug mule if anything, maybe even a CIA street hire to haul Afghan heroin back to New York, so the Afghans could buy U.S. made stinger missiles with U.S. dollars to shoot down Russian helicopters?… I hired people over seas to do work below my pay grade all the time, even foreign nationals… I think this is the story Barry told the Saudi’s, but he was most likely really just a drug mule/dealer and probably still wanted on an outstanding warrant in New York .

    Barry’s selective service registration is not normal either…http://www.debbieschlussel.com/4428/…t-commander-in…

    After I looked at Barry’s selective service filing I noticed it was most likely fraudulent too based on the name he used. Barry did not start using the name “Obama” until he returned from Pakistan (long after he flunked out of school in California). His selective service record (maintained in Chicago coincidentally) shows he registered at a Hawaiian post office as “Obama” in Sept 1980. Problem, Barry was getting high in California at Occidental in Sept 1980 (Barry’s own admission) and was not using the fictitious name “Obama” at that time. Barry began using the fictitious name “Obama” only after he returned from Pakistan . The selective service filing is fraudulent.

    NEW NOTE – On the Selective Service Registration, Barry did not have the Connecticut Tax ID number he used on the Registration until after he began using the name “Obama” in New York . More evidence his Selective Service filing is fraudulent.

    Barry returned to Chicago and attend a semi-christian radical black church with his first female love Michelle. Barry admits keeping in touch with Phil Boener, who traveled to New York from Occidental to be with Barry and was most likely Barry’s first love.

    Barry still could not get a real job, because he was still a fraud, even with his Harvard degree in hand he could lie and take the Bar exam, but he could not work as a lawyer for a major law firm without a back ground investigation and he would never pass one. So, Michelle got Barry a job at her law firm. Barry never filed a case alone and never filed a motion. He wrote lots of memos according to the law firm where Barry worked. (I think they know Barry is a fraud and don’t want to be sued by previous clients) Barry rescinded his law licenses, so as not to be disbarred for fraud. The Bar knows Barry lied on his application. Michelle also had to turn over her law license for her involvement in corruption with the Chicago mayors office.

    With time on his hands Barry, a well spoken black man, was able to get elected to a state office, oddly because he looked for fraud in his opponents voter registrations and got his opponent disqualified from running. Barry a well versed liar was a natural in state politics. He used his political influence to get himself a position as a lecturer at Chicago’s law school. Barry embellished this position as a “professor of law” which everyone knows is completely false. Barry was not a professor or even a specialist at anything but lying.

    On a whim Barry ran for United States Senate for the State of Illinois. Politicians do this all the time to make a name for themselves even if they can’t win. At the time the Republican Ryan was a shoe in for the Senate seat, so no real Democrat contenders entered the race, but Barry did. On a fluke after the primary Ryan’s wife Jeri Ryan (Seven of nine from Star Trek) went public that her husband was making her have sex with other people while he watched. Ryan dropped out and Alan Keys moved from Maryland to run against Barry Soetoro.

    The election got all kinds of press because there was no blacks in the U.S. Senate and one of these black men was going to be a Senator. Alan Keys did his best to warn everyone Barry was not who he claimed to be, but the public saw him as a carpet bagger. Barry kept the lie going and presented himself as a clean black man that talked like a white man… Illinois elected Barry to U.S. Senate. The Democrats had already began scrubbing Barry’s back ground when Ryan dropped out.

    Phil , Barry’s boy friend from Occidental, was found working in California as a communications specialist (receptionist) for a dental hygienist school and given a diploma from Columbia and cover story. The rest of Barry’s drug friends were all given jobs or money by the Democrat machine to keep quiet.

    Because Barry was such a news maker as the only Black in the Senate, and he could speak like a white man he was made key speaker for the Democrat convention. Barry then decided to run for President to keep the lie going. No one thought to question Barry’s back ground in the Democrat party… They helped cover up the ugly background. The only person jumping up and down warning Barry was not who he claimed to be was Alan Keys and he was discarded as just an angry loser.

    Now we have a complete fraud sitting in the Office of the President. Clearly the most corrupt, inexperienced, and ignorant President in the history of the United States who’s only quality is that he can lie with a straight face.

    Barry Soetoro is as much of a fraud as Bernie Madoff and his house of cards will soon fall down.

    • proreason says:

      Makes more sense than the official cover story.

      The general “rational” response to stories like this is that it is impossible to keep a lie hidden for any length of time. In this case, we know of many overt lies that have been glossed over by the marxist press, so this story has equivalent credibility as anything else written about the imposter.

    • tranquil.night says:

      The general public still has no idea regarding ANYTHING about this guy’s history and associations. That Brokaw bit that Rush digs up from around the 2008 election is still chilling.

      I have no idea how accurate the email is either but I agree with Pro. There’s a reason he’s gone to such lengths to suppress this and that sounds as credible a theory as anything else, especially for how it ties in with the mysteriously missing evidence of his studies at Columbia/Harvard.

    • proreason says:

      Donald must have copies of the Moron’s college transcripts. He has said several times that Obamy had bad grades. He wouldn’t have said that if he couldn’t prove it. For example, he hasn’t said that Obamy isn’t born in Hawaii, just that he has his suspicions.

      My suspicion is that a lot of really good investigators have been following the social security number issue and that the Donald has probably linked up with them. In addition, the Moron’s whereabout during the “Columbia years” have always been mysterious. The Student Body president has stated that nobody he (the SB president) knows ever met the Moron. Also, Ayers was living in the neighborhood where Obamy supposedly lived (strange coincidence isn’t it). There have to be a lot of reliable real estate records and other records from that period (only 25 years ago). The net is rampant with rumors about the SS number, for example, so there might be a mother lode of information about that period. Couldn’t somebody with a lot of cash to spend get his hands on credit card receipts, insurance records, utility records, etc., etc., etc? Even if the records were somehow obtained illegally, the Donald could lend a lot of credibility by saying that he “knows” even though he can’t reveal his sources.

      Prediction…through the Donald, we are going to learn a lot more about little lenin’s past between now and the summer of 2012.

    • heykev says:

      That time will be sometime after The Donald’s Apprentice show finale airs.

      I predict:
      Shortly after Labor Day, The Donald will start showing evidence he’s gathered which will (hopefully) end any chances of our vacationer-in chief getting a second term.

      I believe there is simply too much out there to keep hidden forever. Yes, the RNC could have gone digging, but I don’t believe they really want to or have the balls to move anything forward it if they found anything.

      Since he has a literal boat load of cash to find out what really happened in those pot and cocaine laden daze while he “attended” Colombia. He will and it will make even his most stalwart suppers back away.

      Frankly, it still puzzles me why no one has made any sort of public challenges to those among us who are good and computers. They could simply say that whoever can locate BHO’s transcripts the fastest will get an a trophy, a six pack and America’s undying gratitude. They would have to include the usual caveat’s – the don’t break any laws – wink, wink…but we would then have them overnight.

  6. Mithrandir says:

    Again….whatever Democrats are guilty of they will project that upon the Republicans.

    “Teachers police, and public workers are our friends and neighbors.” —So are ALL the taxpayers who are paying them a full salary for 180 school days a year…

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