Obama: Imagine if workers could shut down a manufacturing plant just because they didn’t get what they want

posted at 12:41 pm on October 3, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via Charles Cooke. Imagine it. Imagine a movement so selfish that it would sabotage the operations of a venture on which vast numbers of people depend simply to gain leverage for its own agenda. Then imagine that that movement grew in numbers to the point where it could elect its own bought-and-paid-for politicians to do its bidding. Who knows how much havoc it could wreak? When you think about it, Democrats are right: It really is a sort of terrorism.

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Who is Barry Galt?

Galt2009 on October 3, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Now he’s anti-union. Maybe he’s coming over to our side.

NOMOBO on October 3, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Uh… Union Strikes…. anyone? Bueller?

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on October 3, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Imagine if a manufacturing plant racked up 17 trillion in debt and specialized in producing something absolutely despised by 60% of the population and needed by none?

Gingotts on October 3, 2013 at 12:44 PM

isn’t that what unions do on a regular basis

RonK on October 3, 2013 at 12:44 PM

obama is a dummy.

This is glorious.

DO NOT COMPLY!!!

Schadenfreude on October 3, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Yeah, azzhat, it’s called a strike. That’s when workers, especially union goons, have a dispute with management. When the federal sow shuts down, it’s called saving taxpayer money. Don’t come back now, ya’all hear?

HomeoftheBrave on October 3, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Obama’s losing it. He’s throwing anything out there to see if it will stick.

portlandon on October 3, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Stay on prompter, dipstick.

forest on October 3, 2013 at 12:45 PM

WOW!!!!!!

Chuck Schick on October 3, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Obama is America’s first internet troll President.

gwelf on October 3, 2013 at 12:45 PM

If this isn’t on Drudge’s front page in five minutes, I’ll lose all faith in conservative media.

KingGold on October 3, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Obama: Imagine if workers could shut down a manufacturing plant just because they didn’t get what they want

Like a Strike?

This isn’t a strike though. The Republicans are Community Organizing. They should credit Obama for the tactics though.

Rocks on October 3, 2013 at 12:45 PM

I’ll bet the Teasmsters and the UAW are pretty angry at this moment.

oldroy on October 3, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Who is Barry Galt?

Galt2009 on October 3, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Thread winner! Nothing more need be said.

Gene Hunt on October 3, 2013 at 12:45 PM

You mean like the Twinkie bakers, MrAssHO!

Resist We Much on October 3, 2013 at 12:45 PM

What would happen if those folks Barry-caded said business?

Picketed the place if you will?

Galt2009 on October 3, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Wait. What?

Cognitive Dissonance anyone?

He’s making Bush look positively erudite at the moment.

nukemhill on October 3, 2013 at 12:46 PM

ROFL

Bark has gone so far off message that he’s lost track of where he left it, this is comedy gold. Union members are like “wait…what?”

Yessir, the smartest man ever to hold the office.

Bishop on October 3, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Is this what they mean by “jumped the shark?” Are we approaching that point in time and space where even loyal democrats say “enough- beam me up, Scotty?”

Scotsman on October 3, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Obama: Imagine if workers could shut down a manufacturing plant just because they didn’t get what they want

I believe those are called unions and have been doing that for the better part of a century. Foot in mouth disease writ large.

Just in case: Bishop

chemman on October 3, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Verbies, what you think of this, sister? Anti union? Dog Eater? Wow, huh?

Bishop on October 3, 2013 at 12:47 PM

He is finally losing it!!

kirkbride on October 3, 2013 at 12:47 PM

He must be getting advice from Debbie Wassarmen Schultz.

oldroy on October 3, 2013 at 12:47 PM

All hail dear leader… he’s awesome
-lsm

tingles will think he was very eloquent

cmsinaz on October 3, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Flop sweat must be gushing out of the White House.

Punchenko on October 3, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Verbies, what you think of this, sister? Anti union? Dog Eater? Wow, huh?

Bishop on October 3, 2013 at 12:47 PM

I’m sure Verby’s very productive business only employs union labor.

oldroy on October 3, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Jesus, how are democrats messing up the messaging so badly? This should be a cakewalk for them using their usual method of trotting out victims and blaming the GOP. Instead they continue to put feet in their mouths.

thphilli on October 3, 2013 at 12:48 PM

‘I mean, if you think about it, UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right? No, they are. It’s the post office that’s always having problems.’

- MrAssHO!

TOTUS must have been furloughed that time, too.

Resist We Much on October 3, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Does anyone in that administration ever cringe? Surreal…

Chicost84 on October 3, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Yes MrAssHO – I think Detroit could provide a little background info on that.

Harbingeing on October 3, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Who is Barry Galt?

Galt2009 on October 3, 2013 at 12:42 PM

More like “Who is Barry Adult?”

Schadenfreude on October 3, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Verbies, what you think of this, sister? Anti union? Dog Eater? Wow, huh?

Bishop on October 3, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Not even that idiot is fool enough to take this on.

cozmo on October 3, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Isn’t it too early in the morning for President Choom to be so stoned?

ShainS on October 3, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Certainly he had this in mind while he was speaking.

Imagine….all of these workers should have been happy with the fact they had a job and not simply walked off the job to get sumppin.

BobMbx on October 3, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Sufferers of NPD can’t stand being dissed…it makes them go all stampy foot.

d1carter on October 3, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Heavens to Betsy!

This guy has gone so far off message, he didn’t
even refer to them as Jihadis!

ToddPA on October 3, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Imagine if a bunch of bakers could wage jihad against Hostess…oh, wait…

Resist We Much on October 3, 2013 at 12:50 PM

The Armani has no Emperor.

Schadenfreude on October 3, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Amazing! If you told me that a President of the United States who is beholden to the unions for his election could make such a statement, I would call you a liar.

JimK on October 3, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Pure projection and “Kafka-trapping.” It’s been his M.O. from the beginning. Accuse others of doing exactly what he’s doing. “Getting something” out of the shutdown? Are you kidding me? When the fu*k is the Right going to figure it out and call him on it?

rrpjr on October 3, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Obama: Imagine if workers could shut down a manufacturing plant just because they didn’t get what they want

HHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Imagine if a government had 3 1/2 freaking years to sell a product to people and they and their chief spokesman couldn’t get it done by hook or crook?

That’s YOU President Laughingstock.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAHHHAHAHAHAHA.

PappyD61 on October 3, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Always a new level of stupidity with this one!

fbcmusicman on October 3, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Not even that idiot is fool enough to take this on.

cozmo on October 3, 2013 at 12:49 PM

I disagree good sir. verbaluce is fool enough to take this one on.

Obama and verbaluce are kindred internet troll spirits.

gwelf on October 3, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Yes Mr President, Mensa returned your call, well I couldn’t understand him, he was laughing hysterically.

antipc on October 3, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Who is Barry Galt?

Galt2009 on October 3, 2013 at 12:42 PM

LOL!

ShainS on October 3, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Are we witnessing a sitting POTUS coming apart at the seams…?

d1carter on October 3, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Barack Obama: anti-government, anti-union, and anti-sense.

ajacksonian on October 3, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Dude from crowd: “You would get fired!”

Crowd: “Yeah! HAHAHAHAHA!”

Union bigwigs who organized the event: “IXNAY YOU DUMBF**KS!”

Bishop on October 3, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Good news for President Barrycade, the TEA PARTY is dead…

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/10/03/Tea-Party-Patriots-Have-Record-Attendance-for-Cruz-Tele-Townhall

Oh. Wait.

UnderstandingisPower on October 3, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Good stuff.
Thanks for posting.

rogerb on October 3, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Smaahhtest preezie in all of history.

God, if you don’t make this stop I’ll die of schadenfreude.

I hope your coffins are comfortable.

Dave Rywall on October 3, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Schadenfreude on October 3, 2013 at 12:52 PM

This man really is a dumb arse, isn’t he? And this is doubly idiotic when you think about what he’s trying to do. He’s trying to appeal to conservatives who he believes worship corporations over the state. And the simple fact that he thinks this way only highlights the fact he is a buffoon wrapped inside an idiot.

NotCoach on October 3, 2013 at 12:52 PM

The UAW?

Gatsu on October 3, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Wow. I mean, just, wow. I’m starting to think really seriously believe that our president might actually be functionally retarded.

Dukeboy01 on October 3, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Get out of the way, GOP…just get out of the way.

These big government Marxist stooges are on a roll!

Common Sense Floridian on October 3, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Sounds like a good argument to privatize most of the government to non-union companies.

Lost in Jersey on October 3, 2013 at 12:52 PM

We need Rywall’s take on this:

Hey Dave, imagine if you could shut down a Factory
your Cell block?

ToddPA on October 3, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Yeppers, and it was Bush Jr. who was the idiot..RIIIIIIIGHT!

melle1228 on October 3, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Obama: Imagine if workers could shut down a manufacturing plant just because they didn’t get what they want

Just like Obama and his friends, who shut down the auto industry, northeastern fishing industry, countless oil-related businesses, coal mines, health insurance industry, health device manufacturers, hospitals, health care providers, light bulb manufacturers, plumbing manufacturers, and countless other businesses…just because they didn’t get what THEY want???

landlines on October 3, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Imagine a movement so selfish that it would sabotage the operations of a venture on which vast numbers of people depend simply to gain leverage for its own agenda.

Obummer jumps the shark.

esr1951 on October 3, 2013 at 12:53 PM

The President has just exhibited the Jabberwock theorem.

That is : Compounded lies have a diminishing return.

Jabberwock on October 3, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Is it me?

Obama getting nuttier every day.

Don’t stop, please!!!!!!

Sir Napsalot on October 3, 2013 at 12:53 PM

“The smartest president evah!”

can_con on October 3, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Has there ever been a president who was less respected?

Schadenfreude on October 3, 2013 at 12:53 PM

The rules that this President follows:

“Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”

“Never go outside the expertise of your people.”

“Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.”

“Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”


“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”

“A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”

“A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.”

“Keep the pressure on. Never let up.”

“The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”

“The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.”

“If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.”

“The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”

“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”

Let’s keep pounding on their FB pages, twitter accounts, calling their local offices. Use links to articles, source it, keep it up.

POUND, POUND, POUND.

PappyD61 on October 3, 2013 at 12:54 PM

dumbest community organizer in history forced to find a new career in politics…

burserker on October 3, 2013 at 12:54 PM

They need to keep Dear Leader in front of as many people as they can…let him talk!

d1carter on October 3, 2013 at 12:55 PM

BTW, it’s very interesting that Obama has the idea that Congress works for him. Does Obama think he manages Congress rather than that they are like the Board of Directors of a corporation and he’s the CEO? I mean he isn’t even Chairman of the Board.

Rocks on October 3, 2013 at 12:55 PM

For the love of everything good, GOP, just shut up and let them talk! PLEASE!

#TheMaskIsOff

UnderstandingisPower on October 3, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Someone should throw twinkies not shoes at him during his next press conference.

todler on October 3, 2013 at 12:55 PM

He’s so far left, he’s come out on the right.

Obama is a Larouchie!

Ted Torgerson on October 3, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Funniest thing I’ve heard all day…well, that and the F*YO phone number.

But in all seriousness, this is not about Hussein, this is about socialism (called Progressivism in the United States). Socialists will say anything and everything if it gets them to their goal. Lying, obfuscation, cheating, stealing – none of these are vices or virtues, but tools to be used to promote the cause. To them, Socialism is the only virtue.

Ace ODale on October 3, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Obama: Imagine if workers could shut down a manufacturing plant just because they didn’t get what they want

LOL. The white-hot, 84 IQ intellect strikes again.

Nice to know that Barky thinks that Congress works for the government instead of being part of the government, working for their constituents.

I am still amazed that this moron ever graduated high school … and even moreso that anyone ever thought he had even half a brain. Too funny. Too pathetic and destructive … but too funny, too.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on October 3, 2013 at 12:55 PM

rogerb, three gems of HA:

This is the GOP’s waterloo.

libfreeordie on October 2, 2013 at 5:21 PM

keep fcking that chicken, gop!

sesquipedalian on October 3, 2013 at 11:07 AM

I hope your coffins are comfortable.

Dave Rywall on October 3, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Schadenfreude on October 3, 2013 at 12:55 PM

The man does not respond well to stress, obviously.

JEM on October 3, 2013 at 12:55 PM

BTW, it’s very interesting that Obama has the idea that Congress works for him. Does Obama think he manages Congress rather than that they are like the Board of Directors of a corporation and he’s the CEO? I mean he isn’t even Chairman of the Board.

Rocks on October 3, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Yes. And he thinks the same thing about the American people as well.

UnderstandingisPower on October 3, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Next up: Obama says “Imagine if pregnant mothers decided to kill their babies just because they found pregnancy to be inconvenient.”

Stoic Patriot on October 3, 2013 at 12:56 PM

hmm i think the teleprompter is broken.

Sachiko on October 3, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Someone should throw twinkies not shoes at him during his next press conference.

todler on October 3, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Or shoes

Schadenfreude on October 3, 2013 at 12:56 PM

or someone just put the wrong script into it… lol

Sachiko on October 3, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Heh. Obama wouldn’t say this to the miscreants in Wisconsin.

22044 on October 3, 2013 at 12:57 PM

er uh is this thing uh on?

//Bronko Bama looking at his EEG readout

harlekwin15 on October 3, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Socialists will say anything and everything if it gets them to their goal. Lying, obfuscation, cheating, stealing – none of these are vices or virtues, but tools to be used to promote the cause. To them, Socialism is the only virtue.

Ace ODale on October 3, 2013 at 12:55 PM

The ends justify the means. Alinsky 101

UnderstandingisPower on October 3, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Government shutdown affects TOTUS.

The end is near…….

Sir Napsalot on October 3, 2013 at 12:57 PM

This is actually hilarious.

besser tot als rot on October 3, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Am I awake?

Who knows? But you are aware, always.

Schadenfreude on October 3, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Well, again, this shows why he did not write anything as the Editor of the Hahvahd Law Review.

If brains where dynamite, the Manchurian President couldn’t blow his nose.

kingsjester on October 3, 2013 at 12:58 PM

isn’t that what unions do on a regular basis

RonK on October 3, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Heh. Yup, exactly.

whatcat on October 3, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Dave Rywall and erudite company, how proud are you of this?

Schadenfreude on October 3, 2013 at 12:58 PM

If there is one media reporter left who doesn’t smell like Barky’s crotch they could ask one question: Is the GOP doing anything illegal?

Bishop on October 3, 2013 at 12:59 PM

The obligatory post, reminding resident trolls….if GW Bush ever….

This is just a prelude to the lame duck meltdown…and it’s gonna be epic!

can_con on October 3, 2013 at 12:59 PM

I wonder how Mooch and the kids are doing?

Have Obama in the same house…..
Throwing tantrums…and all.

Electrongod on October 3, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Barack Obama: anti-government, anti-union, and anti-sense.

ajacksonian on October 3, 2013 at 12:51 PM

I think Antisense will take offense at the comparison.

I hope your coffins are comfortable.

Dave Rywall on October 3, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Schadenfreude on October 3, 2013 at 12:55 PM

My pressboard coffin is plenty comfortable, thankyouverymuch!

Lanceman on October 3, 2013 at 1:00 PM

No, no, no! You just don’t get it. The Rethuglicans are holding America hostage, refusing to do their jobs or somnething. Stop trying to twist his words! Obama is for strikes, he’s only against people who stop working to try and get what they want. Get it, wingnut?

/every Leftist I know

mankai on October 3, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Senator Heidi Heitkamp would like to have a word with you Mr. President about the KEYSTONE XL Pipeline you’ve been holding HOSTAGE for the last 4 plus years.


Mr. President, why do you hate North Dakota?

Mr. President, why do you hate job creators?

Maybe Senator would like to hear from us about why she keeps supporting this President.

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Phone: (701) 258-4648

Fargo, ND
Phone: (701) 232-8030

Dickinson, ND 58601
Phone: (701) 225-0974

Grand Forks, ND 58201
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Minot, ND 58701
Phone: (701) 852-0703

PappyD61 on October 3, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Well, again, this shows why he did not write anything as the Editor of the Hahvahd Law Review.

If brains where dynamite, the Manchurian President couldn’t blow his nose.

kingsjester on October 3, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Didn’t he get an MBA or something? Oh, wrong guy.

oldroy on October 3, 2013 at 1:01 PM

They’ll say anything, no matter how shamelessly demagogic or outright hypocritical.

changer1701 on October 3, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Sad thing is, a lot of dumb@ss LIVs that hear this will probably think Barry is absolutely right and makes complete, total sense with the situation we are in -assuming they even know what situation we are in. Which is a stretch, I guess…….

djm1992 on October 3, 2013 at 1:01 PM

America’s first Moron President!
That’s Change we can be “proud” of.

Another Drew on October 3, 2013 at 1:01 PM

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