Obama: Ya’ know, people who watch Fox News sure are really “stubborn”

posted at 6:41 pm on July 13, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

President Obama is in the middle of a two-day campaign tour through Virginia — perhaps one of the most clutch of the in-play swing states — to present his latest talking points to the gathered masses in person, à la hiking taxes on the rich, Mitt Romney’s positively scandalous offshoring career at Bain Capital, and etcetera. But of course, to really get any progressive party started, nothing gets the crowd chuckling like an oh-so-subtle jab at Everybody’s Most Hated News Network.

“So, just in case some of your friends or neighbors or, ya know, Uncle Jim who’s a little stubborn and been watching Fox News and, ya know, he thinks that somehow I raised taxes. Let’s just be clear. We’ve lowered taxes for middle class families since I came in office,” President Obama said at a campaign event in Virginia Beach, VA today.

And of course, when I say, “Everybody’s Most Hated News Network,” what I really mean is, you know, The Most Watched News Network on Television for Ten Years Running. That’s why such smug little “Faux News”-type, “bitter clingers”-esque comments just roll right off my back — the liberals can badmouth Fox and run to their blatantly and unapologetically biased news sources all they like, but we know it’s just ’cause they wish they were as cool as us. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

And by the way, Mr. President — as for your supposed tender love and care of the middle class? No, no:

This week, President Barack Obama announced a new push to extend tax cuts for individuals who make $250,000 or less a year. These tax cuts were enacted during the Bush administration, and are set to expire at the end of the year. While the White House would like you to believe this is an effort with good intentions to help protect the middle class, it is merely an attempt to distract tax payers from recent bad economic news, this plan will ultimately harm—not help—the middle class.

President Obama claims that his tax policy targets the rich while offering relief for the middle class by placing a $250,000 ceiling on tax cuts. What he doesn’t mention is that many of these so-called “rich” are actually small business owners. In effect, he is proposing to increase taxes on the very people who have been driving U.S. job creation while struggling to survive in a weakened economy. …

By targeting these individuals, President Obama is not only increasing taxes for nearly half of America’s small businesses, he is also making it harder for the middle class to be able to find the jobs they so desperately need.


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I think the video helps to demonstrate how O keeps his “likeability” numbers up. Most of his speeches always contain a personable moment or two. He’ll make people laugh and they walk away with that little bit of an impression that makes them think… yeah…haha…funny… he seems like a cool guy. . And even those that disagree with his policies…don’t end up thinking that he’s such a bad guy. I sense those little quips and bits of humor go a long way.

lynncgb on July 15, 2012 at 10:35 AM

What if, when, and I hope, this man is voted out of office,

He won’t leave the White house because ‘His Work is Not Done’?

Will he be bodily tossed out?

TimBuk3 on July 15, 2012 at 10:41 AM

I predict Mitt will put Obama in his place after Sept. 1.

fistbump on July 15, 2012 at 11:25 AM

He thinks we are stubborn. I think the people that listen to and follow and believe in him are uninformed, and do not want to know the truth and will not lift a finger to learn the truth or to make things better for their family. They had rather just sit back and listen to his andwhat he is going to do for them with someone else’s money. Obozo does not want us to listen to Fos News because he cannot censor it and he does not want us to hear the truth. He would much rather we are in the dark and fed his line of B/S.

j bo on July 15, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Mr. ‘O’, why are you allowing people to take 1/3 of their social security contributions and invest in whatever way they esire? You condemn the Bush administration for even thinking of this. You have allowed it for a full year already and now have extended it for another year and why aren you calling it a tax cut? Isn’t the social security fund in bad enough shape already? What do you think peple are investing that money in? I bet it is not any form of retirement funds. Do you Mr Pres, think this so called tax cut will help or hurt those people when they reach retirement. I know that answer already. You will be long gone and all the debt and giveaways will be someone elses fault and you do not care about the future, only your JOB today and the next 4 years.

j bo on July 15, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Who says President Queeg is obsessed with his critics?

jangle12 on July 15, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Mr. ‘O’, why are you allowing people to take 1/3 of their social security contributions and invest in whatever way they esire? You condemn the Bush administration for even thinking of this. You have allowed it for a full year already and now…

Wait wait wait. We’re allowed to do what since when? How does this work? This is the first I’ve heard of this — assuming it’s real.

JamesS on July 15, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Mr. ‘O’, why are you allowing people to take 1/3 of their social security contributions and invest in whatever way they esire? You condemn the Bush administration for even thinking of this. You have allowed it for a full year already and now…

Wait wait wait. We’re allowed to do what since when? How does this work? This is the first I’ve heard of this — assuming it’s real.

JamesS on July 15, 2012 at 5:08 PM

I believe j bo is referring to the so-called “payroll tax holiday.”

hillbillyjim on July 15, 2012 at 6:03 PM

If you tell a LIE long enough,
IDIOTS will begin to believe it!

p51d007 on July 15, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Well, we are stubborn.

Heh.

J.E. Dyer on July 16, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Well, we are stubborn.

As opposed to Obama, who just personifies malleability.

I bet if you asked just about anybody who actually works for a living, they would tell you that $250K per year is not rich, but doing well and most likely deserving it. $250K per year is a middle-class aspiration, especially when you work two jobs 16 hours a day, six to seven days a week.

UnrepentantCurmudgeon on July 16, 2012 at 12:08 PM

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