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Sununu Calls Obama ‘Lazy,’ Excerpts Prove It

From The Hill:


Romney surrogate Sununu calls Obama ‘lazy and detached’

By Daniel Strauss | Thurs October 4, 2012

A surrogate for Mitt Romney on Thursday said President Obama’s performance at the first presidential debate, held in Denver, revealed how "lazy and detached he is."

The surrogate, former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu (R), made the remarks in an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell..

"What people saw last night, I think, was a president that revealed his incompetence, how lazy and detached he is, how he has absolutely no idea how serious the economic problems of the country are, and how he has failed to even begin to address them," Sununu said.

"I think even the liberal press reacted with shock at this revelation, and I find it fascinating now this morning, after they’ve slept, to watch them all scrambling around to clean up the mess the president left on the floor last night," he continued…

Sununu was then pressed by Mitchell on whether he really meant to use the word "lazy" to describe the president’s performance. Sununu defended his use of the word, noting that Obama had said on Monday that debate preparation was a "drag." …

"Yes. I think — think you saw him admit it the night before…," Sununu said. "He said, you know, ‘they’re making me do this work.’ He didn’t want to prepare for this debate. He’s lazy and disengaged." …

What else can you call it? Besides, Obama has admitted he is lazy, less than a year ago.

Via YouTube:

This is from a December 23, 2011 interview on ABC’s 20/20 called, "Christmas in the White House," where Barbara Walters interviewed Mr. and Mrs. Obama together "…in what, [Waters said] I hope will become a holiday tradition."

Anyway, there is no denying that Obama is intellectually lazy. He hasn’t had an original idea in how long? Maybe forever. — After all, all of his ideas go back to Saul Alinsky and the socialism of the early 1930s. He has never come up with a new idea on his own that we have ever heard.

In fact, as always, during the debate Obama was simply parroting the same thing he has been saying for more than four years. He can’t be bothered to come up with new talking points. New arguments.

From Reason Magazine:

Obama Plagiarizes Own Debate Promises From 2008

Matt Welch | Thurs October 4, 2012

Did you find yourself thinking, while watching last night’s presidential debate, that some of Barack Obama’s talking points sounded eerily familiar? That’s maybe because they were.

Check out some of the similarities between President Obama’s first 2012 debate performance, and candidate Obama’s initial 2008 effort:

2012: I also want to close those loopholes that are giving incentives for companies that are shipping jobs overseas. I want to provide tax breaks for companies that are investing here in the United States.

2008: Let’s just be clear. What I do is I close corporate loopholes, stop providing tax cuts to corporations that are shipping jobs overseas so that we’re giving tax breaks to companies that are investing here in the United States.

2012: And so the question here tonight is not where we’ve been but where we’re going. Governor Romney has a perspective that says if we cut taxes, skewed towards the wealthy, and roll back regulations that we’ll be better off. [...]

Are we going to double down on the top-down economic policies that helped to get us into this mess, or do we embrace a new economic patriotism that says, America does best when the middle class does best? And I’m looking forward to having that debate.

2008: Now, we also have to recognize that this is a final verdict on eight years of failed economic policies promoted by George Bush, supported by Senator McCain, a theory that basically says that we can shred regulations and consumer protections and give more and more to the most, and somehow prosperity will trickle down.

It hasn’t worked. And I think that the fundamentals of the economy have to be measured by whether or not the middle class is getting a fair shake. That’s why I’m running for president, and that’s what I hope we’re going to be talking about tonight.

2012: Now, I’ve identified areas where we can, right away, make a change that I believe would actually help the economy. The — the oil industry gets $4 billion a year in corporate welfare. Basically, they get deductions that those small businesses that Governor Romney refers to, they don’t get. Now, does anybody think that ExxonMobil needs some extra money when they’re making money every time you go to the pump? Why wouldn’t we want to eliminate that?

2008: And if we want to talk about oil company profits, under your tax plan, John — this is undeniable — oil companies would get an additional $4 billion in tax breaks. Now, look, we all would love to lower taxes on everybody. But here’s the problem: If we are giving them to oil companies, then that means that there are those who are not going to be getting them.

2012: [W]e’ve got to boost American energy production. And oil and natural gas production are higher than they’ve been in years. But I also believe that we’ve got to look at the energy source of the future, like wind and solar and biofuels, and make those investments.

2008: We have to have energy independence, so I’ve put forward a plan to make sure that, in 10 years’ time, we have freed ourselves from dependence on Middle Eastern oil by increasing production at home, but most importantly by starting to invest in alternative energy, solar, wind, biodiesel, making sure that we’re developing the fuel-efficient cars of the future right here in the United States[.]

In four years Obama hasn’t even been bothered to come up with any new ideas. Any new arguments. He is lazy and/or dumb. Take your pick.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, October 5th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Sununu Calls Obama ‘Lazy,’ Excerpts Prove It”

  1. Mithrandir

    As usual, the incredulous Andrea Mitchell (who nearly burst into tears on t.v. covering the Bush 2004 re-election) is doing her sworn duty, to protect party members. And the camera director covered for her, by switching to Sununu when her head-wagging bias was showing.

    104th round of golf: http://obamagolfcounter.com/

  2. Reality Bytes

    What would you with an employee who comes in after 10:00 and leaves by 4:00. Lazy? How bout FIRED!

  3. BigOil

    Barry always struck me as the quintessential slacker. He is the product of a lifetime of coddling.

  4. “Mulligans for all who insult the prophet Obama!” – Andrea Mitchell




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