April 29, 2009
Yes another swing state townhall – why didn’t he have these when he was a candidate? Well he’s still acting like a candidate. Why didn’t he have the courage to debate in a townhall setting with then Sen Clinton and/or Sen McCain?
He goes to these places to get his fix of adoration and to complain about his naysayers. It’s the one and only thing he is transparent about. When he went to Indiana he whined about Rush Limabugh and Sean Hannity. They must have calmed down because this time it was the teabaggers he went after to get his dig in and laugh from the crowd.
And the familiar barry whine: it’s not my fault – it wasn’t me – it was here when I moved in – it’s Bush’s fault.
Arnold Missouri – see CNN video – here’s the CNN relevant transcript courtesy of Martina Stewart.
BARRY: I know you’ve been hearing all these arguments about, oh, ‘Obama is just spending crazy.’ Well, let me make a point. Number one, we inherited a $1.3 trillion deficit — that wasn’t from my — that wasn’t me.
…Then he tells them why he’s still campaigning – he wants to get his health package through to add to the monstrous debt that was there. What’s the next president going to inherit? Morning Joe said that barry’s debt is going to be more than all the presidents combined. That’s sobering. And yes a great deal of it is going to be his fault – not Bush’s.
BARRY: That’s why I’ve said we’ve got to have health reform this year — to drive down costs and make health care affordable for American families, businesses and for our government.
He doesn’t mention FOX as per usual because it was Rick Santelli on CNBC that set off the Teabaggers. The media scoffed at them and here barry is still whining. Gibbs went after Santelli as well. If you can, watch the video to see him dismissively waving his hand when he mentions the teabags. He doesn’t get the crowd roar he was expecting. There’s nothing funny about trillions of dollars of debt. Who can even conceptualize it?
So, you know, when you see — those of you who are watching certain news channels on which I’m not very popular and you see folks waving tea bags around, 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’re going to stabilize Social Security.
But let’s not play games and pretend that the reason is because of the [$787 billion stimulus bill], because that’s just a fraction of the overall problem that we’ve got.