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Obama Channels Limbaugh In Closing Remarks

From the transcript of last night’s debate, from National Public Radio:


Transcript: Second Presidential Debate

October 16, 2012

MS. CROWLEY: Mr. President, last two minutes belong to you.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Barry, I think a lot of this campaign, maybe over the last four years, has been devoted to this notion that I think government creates jobs, that that somehow is the answer. That’s not what I believe.

And yet the vast majority of Obama’s various stimulus measures has gone to public sector union employees. Government workers. Also, under Obama the jobless rate among federal government employees is half that of the private sector.

Moreover, Obama himself has said that the private sector was doing just fine. In fact, Obama said in a White House press conference on June 8, 2012: “The private sector is doing fine. Where we’re seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government.”

I believe that the free enterprise system is the greatest engine of prosperity the world’s ever known.

This from a man whose campaign helped organize the Occupy Wall Street movement. A man who said he was behind enemy lines when he worked for a investment newsletter. A man who has been waging a war on capitalism all of his adult life.

I believe in self-reliance and individual initiative and risk-takers being rewarded.

Which is why he attacks the ‘millionaires and billionaires’ who make over $200,000 a year every chance he gets. That is why he thinks they need to be taxed more, and to have their Social Security and Medicare benefits limited. And to have their tax deductions removed.

But I also believe that everybody should have a fair shot and everybody should do their fair share and everybody should play by the same rules, because that’s how our economy is grown.

And yet he is always proposing a different set of rules for the rich and for the disenfranchised.

That’s how we built the world’s greatest middle class.

As Joe Biden himself admitted, the middle class has been buried in the last four years. In fact, all incomes have gone down under Obama. And they have gone down even more during the so-called recovery than they did during the recession.

And — and that is part of what’s at stake in this election. There’s a fundamentally different vision about how we move our country forward.

Huh? Obama just claimed that he believes in all the things that Romney believes in. That every conservative believes in. So what is the fundamental difference here?

Of course the fundamental difference is Obama doesn’t believe a single word of what he just said.

I believe Governor Romney is a good man.

Which is always what Obama says right before he begins to attack him with lies. Besides, do you call a good man a tax cheat and a felon and a man who gives people cancer?

He loves his family, cares about his faith.

But I also believe that when he said behind closed doors that 47 percent of the country considers themselves victims who refuse personal responsibility — think about who he was talking about: folks on Social Security who’ve worked all their lives, veterans who’ve sacrificed for this country, students who are out there trying to, hopefully, advance their own dreams, but also this country’s dreams, soldiers who are overseas fighting for us right now, people who are working hard every day, paying payroll tax, gas taxes, but don’t make enough income…

Of course, Romney did not say any of this. Which is why Obama did not dare bring up this 47% comment until he was sure that Romney would not be able to respond.

Which tells you all you need to know about how honest and straightforward Obama is.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Obama Channels Limbaugh In Closing Remarks”

  1. BigOil

    Save the Big Lie for the end. It was truly stunning to listen to an indoctrinated Marxist – the likes of which has never before occupied the Oval Office – claim to be a champion of capitalism.

    Barry is counting on a brain-dead electorate to win this election. We will know if he is correct soon enough.

  2. Right of the People

    Too bad they have to be so civil to each other. I could just imagine Romney pimp-slapping the smirk off of the boy king and calling him a lying sack of camel excrement.

    I wonder how many dead people are going to vote for The Won?

  3. P. Aaron

    Well, Limbaugh is living rent-free in Obama’s head.

  4. I’ve seen some of the worst presidents in American history, but ZerObama takes the cake. His lying is so epic, so brazen, so shameless that it’s breathtaking. Never have we had such a clear delineation between candidates.

    ZerObama’s base is hoping he’s lying about oil drilling, capitalism, and gun control; we and the smart independent voters know he’s lying…. so that leaves a small percentage of sleepy voters who are zombified. They may still be able to give the election to the Demonicrats.

  5. Anonymoose

    Saying he doesn’t believe government creates jobs runs against practically everything his presidency has done from day one, from “Green Energy” jobs depending on government funding to all the perks and breaks for public sector employees.

    Obama is the person his campaign keeps trying to paint Romney as; from his big voice preacher accent to his teleprompter remarks almost nothing about him is real.

    Romney handled it as well as a he could with a moderator and audience that leaned Obama; but some things were over the top, especially the remark about “my pension isn’t as big as yours.” Romney should have torn into him–yeah, his pension is bigger because he earned it. And how much bigger is Obama’s money than the average American? Who paid his student loans off? What about his wealthy and elite upbringing? Of course a full on blitz by Romney would have been spun as radical hate rather than pointing out the truth.

    Obama is the arrogant child who likes to provoke and aggravate in conditions that are 100% safe for him, knowing that he can cry foul at any time and get sympathy. I keep thinking in as little as 25 years people will look back on him and wonder just what where we thinking to get him elected.


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