Great news from Obama: It’s time for some “economic patriotism”

posted at 6:41 pm on July 3, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via Ace, a holiday-themed gloss on Daniel Henninger’s point that “More and more, Mr. Obama’s speeches reflect the progressives’ impatience with politics of any sort and their preference for policy by imposition.” He’s presenting this as a plea to Congress to work with him on infrastructure spending, not (for once) as a threat to act unilaterally if they don’t do what he says, but if you’re framing your preferred outcome as the “patriotic” option then you’re probably not too invested in compromising with the other side. (Right, Patriot Act critics?)

“[W]e can make even more progress if Congress is willing to work with my administration and to set politics aside, at least occasionally, which I know is what the American people are urgently looking for,” Obama said Thursday at 1776. “It’s a sort of economic patriotism where you say to yourself, how is it that we can start rebuilding this country to make sure that all of the young people who are here but their kids and their grandkids are going to be able to enjoy the same incredible opportunities that this country offers as we have. That’s our job. That’s what we should be focused on. And it’s worth remembering as we go into Independence Day.”

House Speaker John Boehner’s office has pointed out that the Republicans are doing things — 40 things, currently pending in the Senate — they just aren’t passing the bills that Obama wants.

He didn’t get into detail but I’m going to guess that “economic patriotism” involves plenty of deficit spending and lots of unsustainable unfunded liabilities. Actually, I don’t have to guess: You may not remember but this isn’t the first time he’s used this term. It popped up towards the end of Campaign 2012, replete with a two-minute TV ad on the subject and a 20-page booklet with “economic patriotism” in the title. He’s mostly laid off since then — maybe even The One finds this phrase a tad too clumsily Orwellian for his liking — but now that we’re four months out from an election his party’s expected to lose badly, it’s kitchen-sink time again.

Via RCP, here he is warning that if the GOP doesn’t move left, i.e. embrace economic patriotism, they’ll never win the presidency again. Exit question: I’m afraid to ask, but I’ll ask anyway. How would he define “immigration patriotism”?

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Economic patriotism = buy more pens and cellphones.

Walter L. Newton on July 3, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Does a person like Obama with NPD notice that they are parodying themselves?

My guess is no. Hang on it’s going to be a wild and crazy ride until January 2017.

jukin3 on July 3, 2014 at 6:49 PM

“Economic Patriotism” sounds a lot like Fascism. Or Communism.

Count to 10 on July 3, 2014 at 6:49 PM

“economic patriotism”

Once again folks…2 + more years of this dog#hit….

Thanks Obama voters….well done.

Now let’s vote for Hillary because she has the same parts as we do…or the parts we wish we had….

BigWyo on July 3, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Creepy creepy oh so creepy

gophergirl on July 3, 2014 at 6:50 PM

So you’re fine just adding to the taxpayer’s tab?
 
cam2 on July 2, 2014 at 3:06 PM

rogerb on July 3, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Come on comrades and do your patriotic duty and recite the Barry pledge :

Obama Pledge

I pledge allegiance to the unions
And to civil unrest in America
And to the Republic
I plan to destroy
Two Nations
Under funded
Divided
With misery and poverty for all

DeweyWins on July 3, 2014 at 6:51 PM

“It’s a sort of economic patriotism where you say to yourself, how is it that we can start rebuilding this country to make sure that all of the young people who are here but their kids and their grandkids are going to be able to enjoy the same incredible opportunities that this country offers as we have. That’s our job. That’s what we should be focused on. And it’s worth remembering as we go into Independence Day.”

Getting socialists out of positions of power would be a good start.
The Depression will continue until the electorate improves.

Count to 10 on July 3, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Even Canadians like everpisso/lester get this

Oh look, all the conservatives are rooting against America again!!

Better go run to the threads where you can keep cheering on Putin and ISIS, instead of having to wallow in this good news for America,

everdiso on July 3, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 6:53 PM

“[W]e can make even more progress if Congress is willing to work with my administration and to set politics aside,

You first.

Economic patriotism ? You mean taking from Peter?

CW on July 3, 2014 at 6:53 PM

“Economic Patriotism” sounds a lot like Fascism. Or Communism.

Count to 10 on July 3, 2014 at 6:49 PM

wiki:

The objective is to support economic activity and promote social cohesion. The supporters of economic patriotism describe it as a kind of self-defence of local economic interests (national or European in case of the countries of the European Union). Some manifestations of economic patriotism are attempts to block foreign competition or acquisitions of domestic companies. An often cited example is France, where economic patriotism was the main rationale used in the Pepsico-Danone, Mittal-Arcelor, and GDF-Suez affairs.

In the United States, an example of economic patriotism would be the numerous bumper stickers: “Be American, Buy American”.

Consumer preference for local goods gives local producers more market power, affording them the ability to lift prices to extract greater profits. Firms that produce locally-produced goods can charge a premium for that good. Consumers who favor products by local producers may end up being exploited by profit-maximizing local producers. For example; a protectionist policy in America placed tariffs on foreign cars, giving local producers (Ford and GM market) market power that allowed them to raise the price of cars, which negatively affected American consumers who faced fewer choices and higher prices.

Del Dolemonte on July 3, 2014 at 6:53 PM

“More and more, Mr. Obama’s speeches reflect the progressives’ impatience with politics of any sort and their preference for policy by imposition.”

Irony, thou kills me.

This statement is thuggish.

They are never progressive/liberal, but always leftist fascist thugs.

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Take our onerous taxes up the ass and like it, patriot!

CurtZHP on July 3, 2014 at 6:54 PM

It’s a sort of economic patriotism where you say to yourself, how is it that we can start rebuilding this country to make sure that all of the young people who are here but their kids and their grandkids are going to be able to enjoy the same incredible opportunities that this country offers as we have. That’s our job.

Rebuilding this country?

–But–Whatever happened to it, dear leader?

Axe on July 3, 2014 at 6:54 PM

He just reads the teleprompter; he knows not what is written by Valerie J.

albill on July 3, 2014 at 6:55 PM

When it comes to BS this clown is always shovel ready.

Flange on July 3, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Don’t get too worked-up here guys because nobody listens to Dear Leader anymore.

Tard on July 3, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Be reminded that Ronald Reagan never had a R congress.

This oaf is the ridicule of the world and said world, who cheered for him, orgasmically “obama, obama, obama”, deserves him in full.

Schadenfreude pure!

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 6:56 PM

This oaf also had Pelosi/Reid in the first two years.

He didn’t want to pass amnesty then, and he wasn’t gay then either.

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 6:57 PM

economic patriotism

New term for people paying their “fair share” of taxes? “Fair share” probably not polling well with the middle class?

Every time we hear “fair share” in the Philly area it means the burbs should send money to the money pit run by a corrupt Dem machine known as Philadelphia.

Wethal on July 3, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Pitchfork-ready jobs!

Joe Mama on July 3, 2014 at 6:58 PM

The Patriots if they were with us today would be leading a REBELLION against Obama and his economy this July 4.

And why is it we who must sacrifice for Obama? Why can’t he pariotically RESIGN?

ConstantineXI on July 3, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Infrastructure spending is a good and worthwhile thing. But it should have been done when the stimulus bill was being brought up for a vote back in 2009 when we still had the ability to pay for it.

Stoic Patriot on July 3, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Pitchfork-ready jobs!

Joe Mama on July 3, 2014 at 6:58 PM

We could use about 500,000 pitchfork and torch bearers in DC right now.

ConstantineXI on July 3, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Pitchfork-ready jobs!

Joe Mama on July 3, 2014 at 6:58 PM

^ Out loud at this. :)

Axe on July 3, 2014 at 6:59 PM

i.e. embrace economic patriotism, they’ll never win the presidency again. Exit question: I’m afraid to ask, but I’ll ask anyway. How would he define “immigration patriotism”?

“AllahP, by the congress handing me 2 billion for my immigration patriotism they would display incredible economic patriotism” — obama, your chief

“I remind you, AllahP, that unemployment is an incredible economic booster” — Pelosi, your botox-manquin

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM

“economic patriotism”; the brainchild of crack pie crust.

AltTuning on July 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Infrastructure spending is a good and worthwhile thing. But it should have been done when the stimulus bill was being brought up for a vote back in 2009 when we still had the ability to pay for it.

Stoic Patriot on July 3, 2014 at 6:58 PM

If they’d quit spending money from the gas tax on bike paths, light rail, and other crap unrelated to the infrastructure that should be PAID FOR by the taxes extracted from those who use it our bridges would be paved with gold.

ConstantineXI on July 3, 2014 at 7:01 PM

to make sure that all of the young people who are here but their kids and their grandkids are going to be able

WTF does this even mean?

battalion on July 3, 2014 at 7:01 PM

For Independence Day go out and protest the illegal invasion, fostered by obama and Boehner.

There is nothing more patriotic you can do.

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 7:01 PM

“economic patriotism”; the brainchild of crack pie crust.

AltTuning on July 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Back in the 1980′s the democrats tried to rename socialism into “economic democracy”. Consider that Obama considers only one thing to be Patriotic: worshipping he the god-king, you can understand where this latest spin on the same old drivel comes from…

ConstantineXI on July 3, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Shovel-ready jobs, to shovel out his chit.

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 7:03 PM

We will when you will, Barry.

formwiz on July 3, 2014 at 7:03 PM

For Independence Day go out and protest the illegal invasion, fostered by obama and Boehner.

There is nothing more patriotic you can do.

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Make sure to paint your Boehner effigy orange.

ConstantineXI on July 3, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Shovel-ready jobs, to shovel out his chit.

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Let’s hope that turning Barack HUSSEIN Obama back into a civilian doesn’t become a shovel ready job of the Patriots it took to do it.

ConstantineXI on July 3, 2014 at 7:06 PM

It’s called socialism it’s not my job to prop up the poor…get it Barry…

sorrowen on July 3, 2014 at 7:07 PM

This oaf also had Pelosi/Reid in the first two years.

He didn’t want to pass amnesty then, and he wasn’t gay then either.

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 6:57 PM

I knew Obama was gay the first time I saw him on TV. Normal men just don’t prance like that.

ConstantineXI on July 3, 2014 at 7:08 PM

It’s called socialism it’s not my job to prop up the poor…get it Barry…

sorrowen on July 3, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Since the IRS is corrupt and above the law, why SHOULD a Patriot continue to allow 40% of my gross pay go to government every week?

ConstantineXI on July 3, 2014 at 7:09 PM

President Buzz Windrip…

JohnGalt23 on July 3, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Its time for some good ole revolutionary patriotism and to ship this guy back to Hawaii or wherever he came from.

tej on July 3, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Obama eloquent at saying absolutely nothing while sounding the BS meter fly’s off the charts…

sorrowen on July 3, 2014 at 7:10 PM

deTocqueville on the soft despotism of democracy:

For their happiness such a government willingly labors, but it chooses to be the sole agent and the only arbiter of that happiness: it provides for their security, foresees and supplies their necessities, facilitates their pleasures, manages their principal concerns, directs their industry, regulates the descent of property, and subdivides their inheritances – what remains, but to spare them all the care of thinking and all the trouble of living? Thus it every day renders the exercise of the free agency of man less useful and less frequent; it circumscribes the will within a narrower range, and gradually robs a man of all the uses of himself.

After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp, and fashioned them at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a net-work of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided: men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting: such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to be nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.

Wethal on July 3, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Too much nonsense coming out of Barky’s mouth.

Too much sense here.

I’d rather listen to too much sense than nonsense.

theotherone on July 3, 2014 at 7:14 PM

We’ve moved beyond a soft tyranny. The Clintons got the ball rolling with that PC crap and it’s snowballed ever since.

What makes Obama worth lying for if you are MSM? I don’t get it. It can’t just be race.

clnurnberg on July 3, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Its time for some good ole revolutionary patriotism and to ship this guy back to Hawaii or wherever he came from.

tej on July 3, 2014 at 7:10 PM

How about we give him an island in Hawaii like they gave St. Helena to Napoleon, let him be King there the rest of his life?

ConstantineXI on July 3, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel have been directed to no longer refer to illegal immigrant children crossing the border alone as “UACs” (unaccompanied alien children).

Instead these individuals are to be referred to as “unaccompanied children” in official correspondence, according to an internal ICE email obtained by the Center for Immigration Studies and shared with Breitbart News.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/07/03/ICE-to-No-Longer-Refer-to-Unaccompanied-Minors-as-UACs

davidk on July 3, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Guess “Look for the Union Label” would have been too obvious for where he wants to shovel taxpayer $$$?

HumpBot Salvation on July 3, 2014 at 7:18 PM

What makes Obama worth lying for if you are MSM? I don’t get it. It can’t just be race.

clnurnberg on July 3, 2014 at 7:15 PM

What I truly want to say about Obama would get me banned for sure. So I’ll have to make you figure it out on your own:

Think of an “alternative” version of Mooch’s famous quote that was “all this” about “a flag” and instead insert what could be a derogatory name for Barry.

ConstantineXI on July 3, 2014 at 7:18 PM

What makes Obama worth lying for if you are MSM? I don’t get it. It can’t just be race.

clnurnberg on July 3, 2014 at 7:15 PM

It’s the cult of liberal stupidity that has almost completely taken over the American education system. Almost no one in the media has the capacity for critical thinking. They parrot their ideological leaders. They are too dumb to realize that they are repeating lies.

talkingpoints on July 3, 2014 at 7:22 PM

ConstantineXI on July 3, 2014 at 7:18 PM

This is all bigger and uglier than we know.

clnurnberg on July 3, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Infrastructure spending is a good and worthwhile thing. But it should have been done when the stimulus bill was being brought up for a vote back in 2009 when we still had the ability to pay for it.

Stoic Patriot on July 3, 2014 at 6:58 PM

If they’d quit spending money from the gas tax on bike paths, light rail, and other crap unrelated to the infrastructure that should be PAID FOR by the taxes extracted from those who use it our bridges would be paved with gold.

ConstantineXI on July 3, 2014 at 7:01 PM

In the 90s Missouri voted to raise the gas so they could fix the roads. A few years later they had to vote to require the money actually be spent on roads because the legislature people were spending it on pet projects.

davidk on July 3, 2014 at 7:22 PM

ConstantineXI on July 3, 2014 at 7:18 PM

All this for half-a-honkey?

Flange on July 3, 2014 at 7:24 PM

talkingpoints on July 3, 2014 at 7:22 PM

So what explains the likes of Tapper? He plays at tigers once in a while and asks a few decent questions, but then he goes back to being compliant. I suspect he’s more complicit than stupid, although all he does on his FB page lately is drone abut the weather.

I have come to see that Ace is right, they are all Gaslighting us. At least Claude Raines had a payoff in mind, what’s in it for the fourth estate?

clnurnberg on July 3, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Economic patriotism.

It’ll be economic patriotism to turn in your 401ks and IRAs to the government to help pay for the national debt before too long.

Ruckus_Tom on July 3, 2014 at 7:27 PM

ConstantineXI on July 3, 2014 at 7:18 PM

All this for half-a-honkey?

Flange on July 3, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Half-a-cracker.

davidk on July 3, 2014 at 7:28 PM

If you see things my way, we can work it out.

jdpaz on July 3, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Ruckus_Tom on July 3, 2014 at 7:27 PM

I am certain of it. Redistribution= “you didn’t save that”. Should have wasted my money on luxury goods.

clnurnberg on July 3, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Back in the USSR times, people would work for “free” for a day for the good of the communist nation. They did this all the time. Plus Cuba would send its youth out to harvest the sugar crop. This was all done because everyone loved to help the communist cause!!. I am sure this Twit of a president would love to start this here.

garydt on July 3, 2014 at 7:29 PM

All this for half-a-honkey?

Flange on July 3, 2014 at 7:24 PM

“fLag”

ConstantineXI on July 3, 2014 at 7:30 PM

The flop sweat is strong with this one.

ronsfi on July 3, 2014 at 7:30 PM

That whole “dissent is patriotic” mantra is so last decade.

dorkintheroad on July 3, 2014 at 7:30 PM

You know, as network admins do, Fight LAG.

ConstantineXI on July 3, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Creepy creepy oh so creepy

gophergirl on July 3, 2014 at 6:50 PM

+ 100..Obie has become a joke and is taking down the POTUS office with him..:(

Dire Straits on July 3, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Obama: It’s patriotic to give me your money!

Does he remember from history books what happened to King George III? Or maybe they don’t teach that in Indonesia!

Steve Z on July 3, 2014 at 7:37 PM

ConstantineXI on July 3, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Ah yes, all this for a pickle smoocher.

Flange on July 3, 2014 at 7:38 PM

You got a pen don’t ya? Practice what you preach.
Say it with me now:

K.E.Y.S.T.O.N.E.

can_con on July 3, 2014 at 7:43 PM

The US is a signatory to a 1951 UN refugee treaty that says anyone who crosses the border and shows signs of being at risk cannot be sent back until their circumstances have been investigated thoroughly.

“We’re not dealing with groups of people here who are not entitled to US protection,” says James Hathaway, the director of the Program in Refugee and Asylum Law at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. “Quite the contrary, we’re dealing with a population that actually seems to in very large measure qualify for protection that we offered to provide by signing the UN Refugee Convention.”

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2014/0612/Illegal-immigration-dilemma-Are-migrant-children-refugees-or-criminals

davidk on July 3, 2014 at 7:43 PM

The “patriotic” Thief in Chief, robbin’ the ‘hood!

Steve Z on July 3, 2014 at 7:43 PM

*raise glass*

“My shovel ready jobs. May they ever be shovel ready. But ready or not, my shovel ready jobs.”

That’s economic patriotism.

de rigueur on July 3, 2014 at 7:45 PM

The most offensive thing about this guy is that it was HIS job to set the tone in Washington. Instead, he’s been flaming away since his first weeks in office and somehow it’s always the other guy’s fault. /sarc

What a jerk.

Murf76 on July 3, 2014 at 7:47 PM

I don’t think this dimwit can even balance his own checkbook.

Obysmal is not interested in economic growth. He continues to play redistributive politics.

Go to blazes, you innumerate buffoon!

onlineanalyst on July 3, 2014 at 7:48 PM

I knew Obama was gay the first time I saw him on TV. Normal men just don’t prance like that.

ConstantineXI on July 3, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Seen the “light in the loafers” collection? -http://moonbattery.com/?p=2301

slickwillie2001 on July 3, 2014 at 7:54 PM

davidk on July 3, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Sotomayor makes me puke.

clnurnberg on July 3, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Worst Kenyan Usurper in history sends stocks to record high-twice-This week.

The evil socialist commie Kenyan Usurper who is in over his head and is forced to rely on tele-promp-ers has taken the Dow Jones Industrial Average from 7449 in 2009, to a record 17,000

Ned Pepper on July 3, 2014 at 3:03 PM

When Obama took office, real median household income was $54,798 in actual dollars, but $60,766 in 2014 dollars.

In 2014, real median household income is estimated to be $52,163.

That’s a decrease in real median household income of 4.81% and a whopping 14.16% in 2014 inflation-adjusted dollars.

According to the CIA World Fact Book:

In 2008, the GINI coefficient was .45.

In 2009, the GINI coefficient was .45.

In 2013, the GINI coefficient was .48.

The GINI coefficient, which represents income inequality (with 1.0 representing perfect inequality and 0.0 representing perfect equality), has increased by 6.67% since Obama assumed the office. In other words, the United States has become more unequal in terms of income, which is something you guys are constantly whining about, under President Obama and his redistributive policies, higher taxes, increased regulation, nearly doubling of the national debt, and loose monetary policies. Soooo, you keep on cheering the DJIA, but I wouldn’t recommend you go anywhere near an OWS protest and do it.

Meanwhile, the U-6 is 12.4% and black unemployment is 10.7%, more than double white unemployment, which is 5.3%.

White male unemployment rate: 4.9%

Black male unemployment rate: 10.9%

White female unemployment rate: 4.8%

Black female unemployment rate: 9.0%

White teenage unemployment rate: 18.9%

Black teenage unemployment rate: 33.4%

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t02.htm

Why does President Obama hate black people?

Where’s Kanye when we need him?

‘Viva la 1%!!!’

- Ned Pepper

Resist We Much on July 3, 2014 at 7:57 PM

CHART OF THE DAY: Here’s The Chart Obamacare Critics Don’t Want You To See

One of the big criticisms of Obamacare was that it would discourage job creation, because employers would find the cost and “uncertainty” too burdensome.

Welp, that’s not happening.

Here’s a look at average monthly job growth, via Deutsche Bank’s Torsten Slok. Up until this year, job growth average between 174,000 and 194,000 jobs per month.

This year after today’s great report? A massive jump to 231,000 jobs per month.

Ned Pepper on July 3, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Meanwhile…

Labour force participation rate, June 2014: 62.8%

Labour force participation rate, June 2013: 63.5%

62.8% < 63.5%, which means the labour force participation rate has DECLINED in the past year.

CHART OF THE DAY: Here’s The Chart Obamacare Critics Obamabots Don’t Want You To See

In June, 2004, the labour force participation rate was 66.1%.

In June, 2014, the labour force participation rate was 62.8%.

‘Wow, the labour force has shrunk by 4.99% in the last decade while the population has grown by 9.12%(2004: 292.81 million; 2014: 319.51 million)! Yahoo! Celebration! Yahoo! This is your celebration. Celebrate good times, come on! (Let’s celebrate) Celebrate good times, come on!(Let’s celebrate) There’s a party goin’ on right here. A celebration to last throughout the years. So bring your good times and your laughter too. We gonna celebrate your party with you. Come on now, celebration! Let’s all celebrate and have a good time! Celebration! We gonna celebrate and have a good time!’

- Dead Head Ned

Further, in January 2009, the civilian noninstitutional population was 234.74 million and the number of people working was 140.44 million. In other words, 59.83% of the civilian noninstitutional population was employed.

In June 2014, the civilian noninstitutional population was 247.81 million and the number of people working was 142.1 million. In other words, 57.34% of the civilian noninstitutional population was employed.

Sooooo, the employed civilian noninstitutional population has DECREASED by 4.16% since Obama became POTUS.

‘Totally awesome!’

- Mr nED

Number of part-time workers, June, 2013: 17.93 million

Number of part-time workers, June, 2014: 19.88 million

‘That’s a 10.88% in the number of part-time workers in the last year alone, but doncha even for a second think that Obamacare has anything whatsoever to do with it!!!’

- nEd (don’t run with) Scissors (in your) Hands

In June 2014, the employment-population ratio was 59.0%.

In June 2013, the employment-population ratio was 59.0%.

‘But, but, but, at least, it hasn’y gone down and you can bet your sweet arse that’s better than anything Bush ever did!’

- NEDhattter

In January 2009, the employment-population ratio was 60.5%.

60.5% > 59.0% and represents a contraction of 2.48% inthe employment-population ratio that Obama ‘inherited’ from Shrub.

‘Doooood, DERP!’

- Ned ‘George Costanza, I’ll show you my shrinkage if you show me yours’ Pepper

Resist We Much on July 3, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Communist.
Big “C” Communism………………………………………………………………. Duh.

Mimzey on July 3, 2014 at 8:03 PM

[W]e can make even more progress if Congress is willing to work with my administration and to set politics aside…

In other words, “If congress caves in to my demands.”

sadatoni on July 3, 2014 at 8:11 PM

“Immigration patriotism” = Latino Lebensraum?

myiq2xu on July 3, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Economic patriotism = pass all necessary bills to implement Obama’s pure Marxist State. Who’s this guy trying to fool?

rplat on July 3, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Economic patriotism is the last refuge of an economic scoundrel. And Liberal economics is scoundrelism in its purest form.

jbspry on July 3, 2014 at 8:37 PM

They are never progressive/liberal, but always leftist fascist thugs.

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2014 at 6:54 PM

EastofEden on July 3, 2014 at 8:38 PM

a plea to Congress to work with him on infrastructure spending,

…no no no…they did that already in ‘the stimulus’ spending……………..member?

JugEarsButtHurt on July 3, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Every totalitarian big government whether it be communism/fascism/socialism/progressivism (is there really a difference?) always blames its inevitable failure on outside forces. Nothing new here.

jukin3 on July 3, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Grab your wallet and run.

Philly on July 3, 2014 at 8:54 PM

I have nothing but loathing for this @$$h0le we have in the Oval Office.

Go flock yourself, Barry!

islandman78 on July 3, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Paying taxes is patriotic.

Brock Robamney on July 3, 2014 at 9:04 PM

The Marxist-in-Chief’s most hated holiday is right around the corner. Eff you, Mr. Dog Eater.

HiJack on July 3, 2014 at 9:11 PM

“I’m not just asking you to buy Obamacare. That’s just what you’re legally obligated to do. Economic patriotism calls you to go much farther than that.

I want you all to go out and buy an Obamacare GOLD plan.” – Obama

flyovermark on July 3, 2014 at 9:16 PM

“It’s a sort of economic patriotism where you say to yourself, how is it that we can start rebuilding this country to make sure that all of the young people who are here but their kids and their grandkids are going to be able to enjoy the same incredible opportunities that this country offers as we have.

Our kids and grandkids would have a lot more opportunities if Obama hadn’t saddled each of them with a $100,000 debt to China…

Steve Z on July 3, 2014 at 9:21 PM

It’s a sort of economic patriotism where you say to yourself, how is it that we can start rebuilding this country to make sure that all of the young people who are here but their kids and their grandkids are going to be able to enjoy the same incredible opportunities that this country offers as we have

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Did anyone notice that he slipped in his approval of the current situation with the illegal ALIEN children? ..Make sure all the young people that are here, then the “but” as he extended their stay for life as he plans, and their kids and grandkids, who he counts on as future socialist voters.

He is not talking about our kids. Our kids will be the ones working to paying high taxes to support his kids he is currently flooding the country with.

Franklyn on July 3, 2014 at 10:09 PM

He needs us to create more road and bridge work jobs.

Those are the jobs “his” people know how to do. He needs jobs for them once they have arrived.

When his undocumented workers get paid they send that to the country they come from. That country benefits from the job that was created here. Their economy goes up. We lose because that money is longer a part of our economic system and we got noting in trade for its leaving our country. Our economy goes down.

Obama is never at a loss on ways to destroy the capitalist economy that he has sworn to his father, mother, grandparents, wife and closest comrades destroy and replace with an America THEY can be proud of.

Franklyn on July 3, 2014 at 10:25 PM

if Congress is willing to work with my administration and to set politics aside, at least occasionally

WHEN has that POS in the White House ever set “politics aside”?

It’s ALL about politics, ALL THE TIME with that ass.

GarandFan on July 3, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Is their war on the unborn a patriotic act?

DWoDiego on July 3, 2014 at 10:59 PM

[H]ow is it that we can start rebuilding this country to make sure that all of the young people who are here but their kids and their grandkids are going to be able to enjoy the same incredible opportunities that this country offers as we have[?]

Am I the dumb one, or does Prof. Obama’s sentence really make no sense?

Tzetzes on July 3, 2014 at 11:58 PM

Anti-Big Government Patriotism is better.

albill on July 4, 2014 at 6:13 AM

The Marxist-in-Chief’s most hated holiday…

HiJack on July 3, 2014 at 9:11 PM

LOL, DRUDGE has a little gift via Joan Rivers for him on this special day.

petefrt on July 4, 2014 at 7:20 AM

“More and more, Mr. Obama’s speeches reflect the progressives’ impatience with politics of any sort and their preference for policy by imposition.”

Progressives’ impatience with politics –> Totalitarian thugs.

petefrt on July 4, 2014 at 7:38 AM

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