Watch Obama Address A Town Hall On Deficit Reduction

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Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:33 | 1183785 Dexter Morgan
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Town Hall Bitchez!

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:53 | 1183897 peak experience
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really shiny video - so real and vivid

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:57 | 1183928 whatsinaname
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Is it going to end with ? -- So please buy our Treasury bonds will you ? Please Please will ya ? hanh ?

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:03 | 1183952 Zero Govt
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Not Town Hall meeting's a congregation of the local Marxists who always give the Chicago Commie a warm 'Welcome Comrade President'

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:16 | 1184039 Sizzurp
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The folks in that audience look like brain dead morons.  This is a propaganda piece put out by the ministry to pacify the unproductive class.


Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:28 | 1184100 WaterWings
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Happy 19th of April, all you fellow Revolutionaries.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:19 | 1184057 long juan silver
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It's a campaign whistle stop designed to offer promises that can't be kept and to sucker in fools to vote for him that don't know that.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:10 | 1183997 Sudden Debt
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The Chinese wanted him to give a little show for their 3 trillion $ reserves.

So if you ever wondered what 3 trillion would buy you:

a internet movie.


I think i'd rather have a T-shirt...


Tue, 04/19/2011 - 12:02 | 1184235 TruthInSunshine
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Matt Taibbi: Obama's Big Sellout to Wall Street
by Matt Taibbi

      Rolling Stone - 2009-12-09

The president has packed his economic team with Wall Street insiders intent on turning the bailout into an all-out giveaway

Barack Obama ran for president as a man of the people, standing up to Wall Street as the global economy melted down in that fateful fall of 2008.

Obama may not have run to the left of Samuel Gompers or Cesar Chavez, but it's not like you saw him on the campaign trail flanked by bankers from Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. What inspired supporters who pushed him to his historic win was the sense that a genuine outsider was finally breaking into an exclusive club, that walls were being torn down, that things were, for lack of a better or more specific term, changing.

Then he got elected.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 12:33 | 1184399 Catullus
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Disillusioned. He was an empty suit from day one. A bunch of thugs from Chicago up for sale. No one on wall street was afraid of this guy. Then he gave jobs to summers, geithner, and now Elizabeth Warren (regulators! Mount up!).

HL Meneken said it best: you only ever vote against things. Never for anything.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 14:40 | 1185020 macholatte
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Taibbi: I think so. I mean you have to remember that probably, if you were going to have a Nuremberg for the financial crisis, Bob Rubin would be one of the first people on the dock.


Wed, 04/20/2011 - 10:48 | 1188032 Monday1929
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Robert Rubin does so need to be in jail.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:08 | 1183985 gordengeko
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He almost looks like a real human.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:10 | 1183996 Jay Gould Esq.
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Where are the styrofoam pillars ? 

The One requires the traditional set dressing for an emperor. Or a god.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:22 | 1184061 gordengeko
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Emperors can't be clones, I saw'ed their handbook.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 12:26 | 1184366 Sudden Debt
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Pixar can be proud!
But I found toy story better...

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 13:13 | 1184674 turds in the pu...
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Riveting, complex, and gritty. Bravo.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 13:12 | 1184676 turds in the pu...
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Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:59 | 1183949 SheepDog-One
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Obama, yo are a TOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:03 | 1183959 caconhma
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WOW. Obama looks  and sounds much worse than a no-good used car salesman from a Chicago gutter.

Looking at imbeciles who applauded him, I feel very sorry for America.

It appears we are living in some shitty African country like Zimbabwe. Well, we are getting there...

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:23 | 1184073 goldfish1
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imbeciles who applauded him

Trained monkeys clapping where the laff track is supposd to start.



Tue, 04/19/2011 - 14:02 | 1184888 Problem Is
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"WOW. Obama looks  and sounds much worse than a no-good used car salesman from a Chicago gutter."

Barry Soetoro -- Marketing Manager -- Southside GM:

"What do I need to do to get you into a brand new 2012 GM Volt, today?"

2012 GM Volt: Read -- 1982 Chrysler K-Car... Would you buy a used car from this tele-prompterin' Mofo?

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:34 | 1183789 NOTW777
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funny stuff

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:10 | 1183999 whatsinaname
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What he really meant to say to the lady in the white jacket - you look like you got a lot of lard in you and I could really use an extra set of handles.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:35 | 1183795 NOTW777
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trucked in, drugged, clapping seals.

he s going to kill us - yeah, cheer, cheer

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:53 | 1183899 I am Jobe
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LOL. Lookslike they are all sniffed paint and glue. Let the lies continue.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:07 | 1183983 SheepDog-One
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And someone just passed out after his rambling 7 minute blah blah answer to a question and he never touched on the subject.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:07 | 1183993 Mercury
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There's a reason this guy never actually appears in public.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:33 | 1183797 tellsometruth
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someone needs to ask some real questions...I would... see above

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:35 | 1183808 Id fight Gandhi
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Bitching, whining and blaming everyone else. Same shit different day.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:37 | 1183809 slaughterer
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Oh fuck no, I used up all of my vomit buckets on the last Obama video on ZH. 

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:35 | 1183811 Cpl Hicks
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He's got that head-bobbing, two-teleprompter syncopation thang going! just rock.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:37 | 1183815 redpill
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Ohh, I thought he was watching a tennis match.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:39 | 1183818 slaughterer
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I am quite simply going to buy every 3X Bear ETF in sight as he approaches the microphone, and watch my capital grow with each "let me make this clear"

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:30 | 1184110 slaughterer
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Nearly an hour later, I am watching my capital increase as the market slowly sinks with every word our President says.  3X Bear ETFs ticking up higher and higher: TZA above $38 again, etc. etc.  This is called the "Bear Obama" trade, i.e. the market cannot bear him any more.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:40 | 1183821 Youri Carma
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Were do they get these chumps actualy listening to the Rockefellow minion?

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:15 | 1184024 anony
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It's the Oprah audience, silly. 

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:40 | 1183826 SheepDog-One
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LOL all he can do is spew this BS at kids, theyre the only ones fooled at all. 

He's gonna look under the couch cushions for spare change? Oh that should fix it.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:53 | 1183911 Long-John-Silver
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They found $353 million in "cuts" in the 2010 budget under the congressional couches in Washington D.C.

What a joke; and it's on US.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:12 | 1184012 slaughterer
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Remember that video of W reading a children's book to some Florida kindergarten children?  It is as if Obama does this now with the entire nation.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:38 | 1183827 nonclaim
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He's addressing the second derivative, the reduction of the rate of increase in deficit. And not even that is true...

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:42 | 1183830 SuperRay
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Coming to you from an alternate reality...

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:40 | 1183831 DaveyJones
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the future makes me very tense

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 12:52 | 1184551 MisterMousePotato
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Years of the Modern

by Walt Whitman
Years of the modern! years of the unperform'd!
Your horizon rises, I see it parting away for more august dramas,
I see not America only, not only Liberty's nation but other nations preparing,
I see tremendous entrances and exits, new combinations, the solidarity of races,
I see that force advancing with irresistible power on the world's stage,
(Have the old forces, the old wars, played their parts? are the acts suitable to them closed?)
I see Freedom, completely arm'd and victorious and very haughty,
with Law on one side and Peace on the other,
A stupendous trio all issuing forth against the idea of caste;
What historic denouements are these we so rapidly approach?
I see men marching and countermarching by swift millions,
I see the frontiers and boundaries of the old aristocracies broken,
I see the landmarks of European kings removed,
I see this day the People beginning their landmarks, (all others give way;)
Never were such sharp questions ask'd as this day,
Never was average man, his soul, more energetic, more like a God,
Lo, how he urges and urges, leaving the masses no rest!
His daring foot is on land and sea everywhere, he colonizes the Pacific, the archipelagoes,
With the steamship, the electric telegraph, the newspaper, the wholesale engines of war,
With these and the world-spreading factories he interlinks all geography, all lands;
What whispers are these O lands, running ahead of you, passing under the seas?
Are all nations communing? is there going to be but one heart to the globe?
Is humanity forming en-masse? for lo, tyrants tremble, crowns grow dim,
The earth, restive, confronts a new era, perhaps a general divine war,
No one knows what will happen next, such portents fill the days and nights;
Years prophetical! the space ahead as I walk, as I vainly try to pierce it, is full of phantoms,
Unborn deeds, things soon to be, project their shapes around me,
This incredible rush and heat, this strange ecstatic fever of dreams O years!
Your dreams O years, how they penetrate through me! (I know not whether I sleep or wake;)
The perform'd America and Europe grow dim, retiring in shadow behind me,
The unperform'd, more gigantic than ever, advance, advance upon me.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:40 | 1183834 NOTW777
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notice that even the obama business channel wont broadcast 

burnett is going crazy - her god is on

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:43 | 1183836 SuperRay
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can't watch it...get nauseous "end tax cuts for the wealthiest americans..." oh, you mean your handlers?  hmmm

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:47 | 1183860 NOTW777
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guess he means GS, JPM, Google, Soros, Unions etc

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:54 | 1183902 NOTW777
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add SONY and Jamie Fox

does the teleprompter do hollywood

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:42 | 1183843 JimBobOMG
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