Video: Then-Senator Obama dumps on “50-plus-one” approach to governance

posted at 5:25 pm on March 3, 2010 by Allahpundit

Most of you have seen this on Drudge, but if not, carve out three minutes and drink it in. Naked Emperor News salvaged it from the rubble of the Great Liberal Realignment, a sort of time capsule of a moment when The One not only expected to sweep to power but to have his agenda passed with such overwhelming public support that no one could deny America had been well and truly transformed. Fast forward a few years and he’s now all but begging House Democrats to sacrifice their careers to give him a political victory he desperately needs. That’s what this guy has been reduced to. Hopenchange 2010: It’s come to this.

One thing I forgot to mention in the earlier post: Did you notice the part of the speech where he said the time for talk is over? A commenter reminds me that he said the same thing … six months ago. No one’s listening, champ.


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Chavez insisted he was not a socialist before he was elected too.

elduende on March 3, 2010 at 5:27 PM

The two faces of Barack

EliTheBean on March 3, 2010 at 5:28 PM

I can’t wait until he has his nervous breakdown. I just can’t wait…

joejm65 on March 3, 2010 at 5:29 PM

When are you people going to realize that anything a Democrat says is said solely for expediency, and has no basis whatsoever in principle?

jay12 on March 3, 2010 at 5:29 PM

“…my fellow progressives…”

Hmm. I thought he wasn’t an idealogue. He said so!

Tuning Spork on March 3, 2010 at 5:29 PM

That was then, this is now. Do you think he wonders why his polling numbers are dropping like a stone, or he knows, but thinks he is God’s gift to America for the change we deserve?

kam582 on March 3, 2010 at 5:30 PM

The Precedent is the most shameless, transparent liar America has ever seen in the White House, by a long shot. This is no surprise.

I wish people would start attacking the Indonesian Imbecile for the fact that he is functionally retarded and a traitor, rather than running his lies over and over. Everyone knows that he lies – he lies just for kicks, often – but this gets us nowhere on actually stopping his attempt to destroy our nation.

I am still baffled that he was able to run that World Traitor Tour and allowed back on American soil after. It is mind-boggling, really.

neurosculptor on March 3, 2010 at 5:30 PM

Did you notice the part of the speech where he said the time for talk is over?

But this time he had the white jackets behind him!

WashJeff on March 3, 2010 at 5:31 PM

I really think he believes he’s god on earth.

Watching this makes me wonder why in the HECK anyone ever thought he was a good orator. Bleh.

Ingenue on March 3, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Who is this Naked Emperor and where does he keep finding this stuff?

StevefromMKE on March 3, 2010 at 5:33 PM

This lying punk makes me sick. This video should run on Fox non-stop every time he open his trap about the nuclear option.

If the MSM would do their job and report on his obvious and blatant lying his presidency would end in ten minutes.

DeweyWins on March 3, 2010 at 5:33 PM

The time for talk is over but PBHO’s strategy now is to continue talking at everyone in an attempt at persuasion to his view of things.

Ooooo…K. *scratches head*

Bishop on March 3, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Did Obama have a Coffee Party with the white jackets after his speech?

WashJeff on March 3, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Ahah, I found it… this was from July…

“The time for talk is through.” — President Obama, talking to liberal bloggers on a conference call Monday night.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2009/07/kristol_shut_up_obama_explaine.asp

There has to be more…

ninjapirate on March 3, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Naked Emperor News salvaged it from the rubble of the Great Liberal Realignment, a sort of time capsule of a moment when The One not only expected to sweep to power but to have his agenda passed with such overwhelming public support that no one could deny America had been well and truly transformed.

Exactly. As I said yesterday, he can’t — or couldn’t — imagine anyone honestly rejecting his policies and ideas.

amerpundit on March 3, 2010 at 5:34 PM

I really think he believes he’s god on earth.

Ingenue on March 3, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Close. He imagines himself the avenging angel of the third world, brought to wreak havoc and devastation on America and the West.

neurosculptor on March 3, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Facts are stubborn things.

portlandon on March 3, 2010 at 5:35 PM

I think it’s time to contact the Carter Center and inform Jimmah that he has officially been replaced as the worst President evah. He’s waited a long time for this moment, and I’m sure the news would make him smile.

joejm65 on March 3, 2010 at 5:35 PM

Nuance? Stop the sugarcoating: hypocrisy.

BuckeyeSam on March 3, 2010 at 5:35 PM

Chavez telling everyone he was not to be feared he was a “democrat” “not a socialist”. “Everything should be private”. etc. etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvbdMg-X5GQ

Obama and Chavez are two peas in the Marxist pod

elduende on March 3, 2010 at 5:35 PM

Instead of transforming America, he needs an attitudenal transformation, one in harmony with the majority.

fourdeucer on March 3, 2010 at 5:36 PM

That fella they have there on that video should give the next reply to one of Obama’s speeches. He could use some practice pronouncing his words, but he has some potential.

pedestrian on March 3, 2010 at 5:37 PM

Exactly. As I said yesterday, he can’t — or couldn’t — imagine anyone honestly rejecting his policies and ideas.
amerpundit on March 3, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Which makes him a dangerous man in defeat.

Bishop on March 3, 2010 at 5:37 PM

Here is the audio…

From July to Liberal Bloggers on health care…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/20/obama-calls-on-bloggers-t_n_241570.html

While he refused to insist that lawmakers stay in Washington during the August recess, he declared definitively that, “the time for talk is through.”

“Now is the time for us to go ahead and act,” Obama declared. “We are working as hard as we can and I have told Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi that it is critical that we have seen serious forward motion before people leave [in August].”

Moreover, for the first time in recent memory, Obama floated the possibility that if it appears that health care reform lacks the 60 votes needed for passage, he might be open to reconciliation, which would allow for an up-or-down vote on budgetary and tax aspects of the bill.
Story continues below

“Keep in mind that the way we had structured the reconciliation issue several months ago, we moved forward on the basis of the assumption that we could get a bill through the regular order and the regular process by October,” Obama said. “If I think that is not possible, then we are going to look at all of our options, including reconciliation. Not because that is my preferred option but because what I think would be unacceptable for the American people is inaction.”

ninjapirate on March 3, 2010 at 5:38 PM

LIAR!!!!!!!!!

The mask is off you Communist P.O.S.!!!!!!!!!

Flyboy on March 3, 2010 at 5:38 PM

He imagines himself the avenging angel of the third world, brought to wreak havoc and devastation on America and the West.

neurosculptor on March 3, 2010 at 5:34 PM

So the caption of this picture should have read, “President Obama and House Speaker Pelosi ready wreak havoc and devastation on America and the West.”

WashJeff on March 3, 2010 at 5:39 PM

Amazing what Republicans can do with this new technology…it’s almost as if that was really Obama speaking…

right2bright on March 3, 2010 at 5:39 PM

oops forgot….Rove you magnificent bastard!

right2bright on March 3, 2010 at 5:39 PM

Manchurian Candidate.

portlandon on March 3, 2010 at 5:40 PM

I think it’s time to contact the Carter Center and inform Jimmah that he has officially been replaced as the worst President evah. He’s waited a long time for this moment, and I’m sure the news would make him smile.

joejm65 on March 3, 2010 at 5:35 PM

http://www.ebolterinn.com/upload/image_files/carter-miss-me-yet.JPG

Midas on March 3, 2010 at 5:40 PM

the time for talk is over

You keep on saying that..

the_nile on March 3, 2010 at 5:41 PM

So the caption of this picture should have read, “President Obama and House Speaker Pelosi ready wreak havoc and devastation on America and the West.”

WashJeff on March 3, 2010 at 5:39 PM

ROFLMAO.

neurosculptor on March 3, 2010 at 5:41 PM

Principles… someday our president will have well-considered principles.

beatcanvas on March 3, 2010 at 5:43 PM

neurosculptor on March 3, 2010 at 5:34 PM

WashJeff on March 3, 2010 at 5:39 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHA wow, that made my day . . . thanks

Ingenue on March 3, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Chavez insisted he was not a socialist before he was elected too.
elduende on March 3, 2010 at 5:27 PM

I am not a crook
Richard Nixon

I am not a Marxist.
Karl Marx

I am not a Socialist
Barry H. Obama

Chip on March 3, 2010 at 5:47 PM

Principles… someday our president will have well-considered principles.

beatcanvas on March 3, 2010 at 5:43 PM

“If you don’t like them I have others”

the_nile on March 3, 2010 at 5:47 PM

If not by 50 + 1, how about by 48, because that is about where you are now, champ.

Vashta.Nerada on March 3, 2010 at 5:47 PM

“The time for talk is over.”
“The war in Iraq is lost.”

Towash on March 3, 2010 at 5:48 PM

The time for Obama is over. Go grab a pack of Kools, a couple .45s and STFU.

JammieWearingFool on March 3, 2010 at 5:50 PM

Chavez: “Yo no soy Socialista” (“I am not a Socialist”)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSjhJUCV3uc&feature=related

Obama: “I am not a Socialist” (“Yo no soy Socialista”)2/24/10

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/im-no-socialist-obama-tells-ceos-2010-02-24-132500

And he’s right, he’s not a socialist, he’s a frustrated Marxist.

elduende on March 3, 2010 at 5:52 PM

Man, this hard pivot to focus on jobs is just awesome!

ya2daup on March 3, 2010 at 5:54 PM

OK, now tell me again . . . who believed this joker?

rplat on March 3, 2010 at 5:57 PM

When it becomes obvious to the brainwashed lemmings with single digit IQs that The One is totally incapable of the truth, there is no accountability for anything said or done. ObaMao makes Hillary Clinton look like Joan of Arc. This is a tough show to watch.

volsense on March 3, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Just imagine the political ads…

* Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste…
* The Time For Talk Is Through
* Not a 50 + 1 Majority…
* on and on and on…

ninjapirate on March 3, 2010 at 6:02 PM

OK, now tell me again . . . who believed this joker?

rplat on March 3, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Unfortunately enough to put him in office.

Hmmm wonder if MadCow and Olberarse will point out this hypocrisy./

Obama: ‘That requires a size sizeab sizeable majority’ LOL

CWforFreedom on March 3, 2010 at 6:04 PM

We have made an historic mistake. We have elected an Alinsky socialist. We have elected the enemy within.

petefrt on March 3, 2010 at 6:05 PM

I haven’t posted on here in awhile because I am so angry and disgusted by this POS in the White House I can’t even stand to look at him, hear him, think about him…

According to the dems I’m just a right-wing extremist teabagger and people like me are not to be taken seriously. They’ll find out how serious we are if they shove this sh*t sandwich down our throats.

The democrat party should be through forever after everything they’ve done. Even if they pass this horrid bill I don’t even think it will matter because it won’t roll out for another four years. At the current rate we’re going, we won’t make it that far.

alwaysright43 on March 3, 2010 at 6:08 PM

“No one’s listening, champ.”

But we are watching…

… intently.

Seven Percent Solution on March 3, 2010 at 6:09 PM

My mom’s famous for having expired things in her refrigerator. Some do date back to 2007.

I don’t eat there often. Nor should America eat at the Trough of The Promises of The Obamaness.

/We’re all gonna starve

Key West Reader on March 3, 2010 at 6:09 PM

53% of the voting public got some ‘splainin to do Loocy

angryed on March 3, 2010 at 6:10 PM

Pictures!!! Or it didn’t happen!!!!

…oh wait….

Not to worry…smokesthepudlian, crr6, growfins…will be here any minute to rationalize all this out for us.

BigWyo on March 3, 2010 at 6:12 PM

This would be a good time for Biden to pull out his famous quote, which I’m pretty sure he never said to Bush in the first place….”Mr. President, Look around you. Nobody is following.”

PappaMac on March 3, 2010 at 6:12 PM

The arrogance of hypocrisy.

rjoco1 on March 3, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Chavez insisted he was not a socialist before he was elected too.
eldunde on March 3,2010 at 5:27 PM

Every socialist leader since the beginning of time has lied about being a socialist before gaining control. Is it possible that ObaMao, being a compulsive liar, is telling the truth for first time in his life? That would be like him swearing the earth is flat.

volsense on March 3, 2010 at 6:13 PM

“A great civilization cannot be conquered from without until it destroys itself from within” ~ Ariel Durant

Barry Soetero is working on getting that done. Just didn’t figure it would be so easy.

volsense on March 3, 2010 at 6:21 PM

A petulant manchild who is gonna get his way no matter what. Every Democrat running this year should be tied to Obama Harry and Nancy. I am hoping the Republicans will man up

ldbgcoleman on March 3, 2010 at 6:23 PM

Ahhh… come on folks…

He didn’t flip flop… he didn’t lie…

He’s a Progresive… he “Progresed”.

Romeo13 on March 3, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Barry Soetero is working on getting that done. Just didn’t figure it would be so easy.

volsense on March 3, 2010 at 6:21 PM

It wouldn’t have been … but then the credit crisis hit and our nation was set on the precipice and made highly vulnerable to the malevolent actions of the Indonesian Imbecile. Our nation was put into a situation where even an inept imbecile would do irreparable damage to us. Sadly, this same credit crisis sent much of the US into a psychotic break, which then expressed itself in the declaration of national suicide on Nov 4th, 2008, which is exactly what that vote was. Now, we pay. We pay for the psychosis of much of America, the cowardice of much of the rest, and the useful idiocy of the dems, from which they have managed to paint themselves into a suicidal corner without escape.

neurosculptor on March 3, 2010 at 6:32 PM

Why is everyone here still talking? You heard the President.

Chuck Schick on March 3, 2010 at 6:40 PM

Talks out of both sides of his mouth.

Hopey is a bona fide liar.

The gates of hell await him

bluegrass on March 3, 2010 at 6:41 PM

where are the jobs? where is the jobs focus?

jbh45 on March 3, 2010 at 6:46 PM

Tonight, Barack Obama will host ten House Democrats who voted against the health care bill in November at the White House; he’s obviously trying to persuade them to switch their votes to yes. One of the ten is Jim Matheson of Utah. The White House just sent out a press release announcing that today President Obama nominated Matheson’s brother Scott M. Matheson, Jr. to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Up on Drudge.

(insert swear words here)

journeyintothewhirlwind on March 3, 2010 at 7:00 PM

What must it be like to live in the fishbowl of the U.S. Presidency and be this full of shiite? Surely it must be a soul-sucking horror to get out of bed knowing that something approaching 3/4 of the country knows you are completely full of shiite?

Jaibones on March 3, 2010 at 7:05 PM

One of the ten is Jim Matheson of Utah. The White House just sent out a press release announcing that today President Obama nominated Matheson’s brother Scott M. Matheson, Jr. to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

journeyintothewhirlwind on March 3, 2010 at 7:00 PM

WTF?!?

Add this to the already long list of the articles of impeachment for the Indonesian Imbecile.

neurosculptor on March 3, 2010 at 7:11 PM

My mom’s famous for having expired things in her refrigerator. Some do date back to 2007.

I don’t eat there often. Nor should America eat at the Trough of The Promises of The Obamaness.

/We’re all gonna starve

Key West Reader on March 3, 2010 at 6:09 PM

I think it’s a “Depression Baby kinda’ thyng.” God help us that we don’t become our childrens’ “Depression Babies.”
…My parents, God rest their angellic souls…not only insisted that expired foods were still ok, rinsed used ziplock bags, paper towels, and recycled used aluminum foil. Cheech, we really should take a lesson from them, I guess.

Chewy the Lab on March 3, 2010 at 7:15 PM

The time for talk IS over.

Now, let’s put the shotgun to this lame horse of a bill’s head, pull the trigger, and get on with restoring the Republic.

Bruce in NH on March 3, 2010 at 7:46 PM

He is really aging quickly. Has someone blown red dust in his general area or something? He had a ton of makeup on today, too. He’s covering up something, pun intended.

SouthernGent on March 3, 2010 at 7:46 PM

I can’t believe he isn’t in more trouble for this. Saying you can’t “govern” without having a supermajority! He is flat out admitting he wants to do away with compromise and dictate from the left. This is a bogus Presidency. I can’t handle 3 more years of this f***ing Marxist!

Conan on March 3, 2010 at 7:49 PM

Manchurian President.

jcrue on March 3, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Tonight, Barack Obama will host ten House Democrats who voted against the health care bill in November at the White House; he’s obviously trying to persuade them to switch their votes to yes. One of the ten is Jim Matheson of Utah. The White House just sent out a press release announcing that today President Obama nominated Matheson’s brother Scott M. Matheson, Jr. to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Up on Drudge.

(insert swear words here)
journeyintothewhirlwind on March 3, 2010 at 7:00 PM

This bullsh!t is more than I can handle.

Dopenstrange on March 3, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Why the f!#$ is this not all over every newspaper and every cable news program in the country? Oh, wait…dumb question. Nevermind.

Dopenstrange on March 3, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Am I the only one who thinks Obama has aged about ten years since that 2006 clip?

Jay Mac on March 3, 2010 at 8:22 PM

Am I the only one who thinks Obama has aged about ten years since that 2006 clip?

Jay Mac on March 3, 2010 at 8:22 PM

Nope.

Dopenstrange on March 3, 2010 at 8:28 PM

Why isn’t this (at least a 30-second piece) running on national TV?

Ward Cleaver on March 3, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Why the f!#$ is this not all over every newspaper and every cable news program in the country? Oh, wait…dumb question. Nevermind.

Dopenstrange on March 3, 2010 at 8:13 PM

They’re too busy hammering the global warming meme home. Still.
How has it come to this?

HAnthonyWayne on March 3, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Who is this Naked Emperor and where does he keep finding this stuff?

StevefromMKE on March 3, 2010 at 5:33 PM

She is Pam Key. From what I recall, one way she finds this sort of stuff is by looking thru the C-Span archives. She has made numerous appearances on the B-Cast over at breitbart.tv. She is just a small business woman, creating art for books and she wanted to find out about Obama before the election, and was frustrated that no one was informing her, so she set out to do it herself.

rslancer14 on March 3, 2010 at 8:58 PM

President Obama must think the only way to fix something is to deliberately break it.

First, from the video bits it is obvious he does not understand the concept of majority (more of one than the other). The only reason there is a the 2/3 rd (60 seat) rule is Demoncrates could not get anything done with a simple majority and demanded the 2/3 rule to avoid any rules they do not like being passes by U.S. and not Dem.

The President needs to get over himself and get out of our lives.

MSGTAS on March 4, 2010 at 10:18 AM