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Obama Tells Donors To Buck Up, Get ‘Heckled’

From the Associated Press:

Poll numbers down, Obama tells donors to buck up

By JIM KUHNHENN | November 25, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stung by plunging approval numbers at a low point in his presidency, President Barack Obama is urging donors to buck up while making a thread-the-needle appeal for bipartisanship with Republicans even as he calls for replacing the House GOP majority and holding his Democratic edge in the Senate.

Well, even we would have to admit that Obama is pretty good at ‘bucking things up.’ Though maybe bucking isn’t the word we want.

Obama is seeking to gain back his political standing in the aftermath of his administration’s botched launch of health care enrollment by defining himself as a pragmatic victim of tea party conservatives.

Obama is portraying himself as a victim? That is news!

At the same time he is casting his policies on the economy and immigration as popular remedies that could win bipartisan support.

So Obama is claiming amnesty is popular and that it would be good for the economy. Isn’t that what he said about Obama-Care?

"Right now in this country there is at least one faction of one party that has decided they are more interested in stopping progress than advancing it, and aren’t interested in compromise or engaging in solving problems and more interested in scoring points for the next election," he told Democratic donors in San Francisco on Monday.

And that is the Democrat Party, isn’t it?

For Obama, the call for compromise is a veiled olive branch that also disguises a threat…

Naturally.

The diverging messages reflect Obama’s dual desire to win a legislative victory even as he performs his duties as leader of the Democratic Party. "I’m not a particularly ideological person," he said at a Seattle fundraiser Sunday…

And nobody laughed? What a tough crowd.

During his immigration remarks in San Francisco, he was interrupted by a protester standing immediately behind him. The young man condemned the Obama administration’s record number of deportation of immigrants who are in the country illegally.

"Stop deportation, stop deportation!" the young man yelled. Obama argued he is required to follow the law and said that could only change through the democratic process.

And never mind that Obama has already bypassed our immigration laws via his raft of executive orders that prevent everyone from being deported except convicted felons.

"But it won’t be as easy as just shouting," he said. "It requires us lobbying and getting it done." …

Gee, a protester managed to sneak into a meeting of Democrat fat cats in San Francisco. That is almost as unheard of as Code Pink sneaking into a Congressional hearing.

In fact, have you ever noticed how Obama’s ‘hecklers’ always say exactly what he wants said? They always represent what Obama pretends is the ‘grassroots’ sentiment. And they are always trying to push him to be more radical. What are the odds?

By the way, do Obama’s hecklers get employer healthcare? The folks at OFA don’t. They don’t even get minimum wage.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Obama Tells Donors To Buck Up, Get ‘Heckled’”

  1. JohnMG

    If I may be so bold………perhaps Obama should go buck himself.




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