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    July 29, 2008, 7:43 pm
    Obama to House Democrats: ‘This Is Your Moment’

    Sarah Lueck reports on Congress.

    Sen. Barack Obama paid an upbeat visit to House Democrats, his first meeting with the full group of lawmakers whose fortunes are tightly tied to his this fall. “This is your moment,” he told them.

    The Democratic presidential candidate told the group that the positive response he received in Germany and the rest of Europe was “not about him,” said House Democratic Whip James Clyburn of South Carolina. Rather, Obama said he was a “symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions.” Lawmakers gave that remark a standing ovation.

    Obama told House Democrats can help him succeed in the presidential race by extending his reach in the country, and lawmakers left the meeting with hope of teamwork on the campaign trail that would benefit both sides. “I think there are a series of of meetings into August about surrogate opportunities,” said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas. “The message is, ‘We need you, so we need to work together.’”

    In the question and answer session, Rep. Adam Schiff of California asked whether the Illinois senator would consider appointing a “team of rivals” to his cabinet, such as Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The question prompted some booing and hissing from the audience, according to a Democratic aide. Obama responded that it’s premature to say who he would name to his cabinet and that his job now is to get elected.

    Other questions were on the nation’s need for infrastructure needs, the budget deficit and Obama’s assessment of Iran after his travels in the Middle East.

    Obama said the deficit could be narrowed by stopping the Iraq war, ending tax cuts for the wealthy and bringing down levels of obesity to 1980s levels to keep Medicaid costs in check.

    He addressed reporters briefly after the meeting and then walked away with his arm around House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California.

    Pelosi said after the meeting, “Thank you, Senator Obama. Yes we can.”
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    This from the guy that said rural America was a bunch of hicks and bigots who cling to our guns and bibles...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NonConformist View Post
    This from the guy that said rural America was a bunch of hicks and bigots who cling to our guns and bibles...
    :mad:
    He wasn't talking to rural America. He was talking to his fellow elites, who are as clueless as he is. I particularly love his agenda for deficit reduction:

    Obama said the deficit could be narrowed by stopping the Iraq war, ending tax cuts for the wealthy and bringing down levels of obesity to 1980s levels to keep Medicaid costs in check.
    The tax cuts led to record revenues, which congress spent. Raising taxes would lower revenues, but without spending cuts, the deficit will worsen.

    Stopping the Iraq War will save money in the short run, but the rise of Iran as the regional power, the bloodbath in Iraq as sectarian violence resumes and the disruption of oil supplies from every country in the region as a result, will cause such huge hikes in oil prices that the deficit will be the least of our problems.

    Finally, ending obesity wouldn't make a dent in Medicaid, but the cost of getting people to diet and exercise would bankrupt us. The only way to pay for a diet/exercise program for Medicaid recipients is to do it through Medicaid, which will expand the program exponentially.

    What is this guy smoking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    He wasn't talking to rural America. He was talking to his fellow elites, who are as clueless as he is. I particularly love his agenda for deficit reduction:



    The tax cuts led to record revenues, which congress spent. Raising taxes would lower revenues, but without spending cuts, the deficit will worsen.

    Stopping the Iraq War will save money in the short run, but the rise of Iran as the regional power, the bloodbath in Iraq as sectarian violence resumes and the disruption of oil supplies from every country in the region as a result, will cause such huge hikes in oil prices that the deficit will be the least of our problems.

    Finally, ending obesity wouldn't make a dent in Medicaid, but the cost of getting people to diet and exercise would bankrupt us. The only way to pay for a diet/exercise program for Medicaid recipients is to do it through Medicaid, which will expand the program exponentially.

    What is this guy smoking?

    He evidently missed the research done in the UK that discovered that obese people save medical money by dying younger. Of course, he can make up for that glitch by nationalizing healthcare and giving older folks the same choices as the State of Oregon...suffer without treatment, or assisted suicide.
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    In actual dollars, President Obama’s $4.4 trillion in deficit spending in just three years is 37 percent higher than the previous record of $3.2 trillion (held by President George W. Bush) in deficit spending for an entire presidency. It’s no small feat to demolish an 8-year record in just 3 years.

    Under Obama’s own projections, interest payments on the debt are on course to triple from 2010 (his first budgetary year) to 2018, climbing from $196 billion to $685 billion annually.
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    bringing down levels of obesity to 1980s levels to keep Medicaid costs in check.
    One word.

    How?
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    Obama said he was a “symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions.” Lawmakers gave that remark a standing ovation.
    I don't believe "Our best traditions" ever included:
    excessive taxation
    Entitlement lifestyles,
    Socialist government programs,
    open Borders,
    Special amendments/rights for deviants,
    weak military,
    soft treatment of terrorists,
    negotiating with terrorist organizations.

    I'm sure I've missed a few Obama/liberal pet beliefs and projects, but I'm shooting from the hip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    One word.

    How?


    GREAT response BTW


    the dull eyed obamabots will stand there and say through"change"


    BO is so deluded on HOW his programs to "save America's broken Soul" will be paid for.


    What an ass clown
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    How much ya wanna bet anyone who makes over $40,000 a year will be classified as "rich"?
    Say what ya mean and get to the point quick....I don't have the attention span to listen to bullshit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatejane View Post
    GREAT response BTW


    the dull eyed obamabots will stand there and say through"change"


    BO is so deluded on HOW his programs to "save America's broken Soul" will be paid for.


    What an ass clown
    Speaking of deluded Obamabots, have you seen this video?


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7ecD...eature=related
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    One word.

    How?
    That would be too specific for a politician to outline in a soundbite.
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