From my political blog:
Obama's town hall meeting at Fox Senior High School in St. Louis on Wednesday drew hundreds of "tea party" protesters
as well as anti-abortion protesters
. During his speech, he zinged the protesters
with the following quote via Politico
"Those of you who are watching certain news channels on which I'm not very popular, and you see folks waving tea bags around, Obama said, “let me just remind them that I am happy to have a serious conversation about how we are going to cut our health care costs down over the long term, how we are going to stabilize Social Security.” “But,” Obama continued, “let's not play games and pretend that the reason [for the deficit] is because of the Recovery Act." It’s the president’s most direct response so far to the protests that flared up in some locations around tax day, on April 15.
Go to Politico
to see the video of the portion of Obama's
speech where he criticized the tea party participants, stating the reason for their protesting is the Recovery Act" and acting as if those who are against his policies do not really know what his policies entail. There is also video of a question and answer portion of the Obama Hundredth Day Show.
Can he really be that dense
, or is he just pretending not to know what the protests are really about? The tea parties are about the fiscal irresponsibility of our government, AND the huge, history-making deficit that he has racked up. It's about the continued bailout of failing companies, the government taking control of banks and automobile manufacturers. It's about the last two years of George Bush as well, but George Bush is no longer President and Obama is solely responsible for the deficit. The Republicans had a plan that, if implemented, would not have cost a dime. This could have been tried BEFORE flying helter-skelter into spending trillions
of dollars we do not have
We all know the first thing politicians do is start running their re-election campaigns. Maybe that's why it's so important to Barack Obama that all news outlets present him in a good light. Maybe that's why he can't take criticism
. He says
that he would be willing to
"have a serious conversation about how we are going to cut our health care costs down over the long term, how we are going to stabilize Social Security.”
But we all know how Obama likes to hear himself talk and only pretends to listen - which is probably the reason he still doesn't know what the tea party protests are about. Even with the availability of the internet. Still!
We also know that Obama never goes anywhere without his teleprompter, and when his teleprompter is malfunctioning or unavailable, the results are disasterous.
What a maroon.
Let's gear up for the Fourth of July protests!
Head over to Gateway Pundit
to see his story on the hundreds of protesters that met Obama in St. Louis! There are some great pictures! ;)
(H/T Club for Growth