President Barack Obama has turned fearmongering into an art form. He has repeatedly raised the specter of another Great Depression. Now he promptly took off for a three-day holiday getaway.

He pressed for this stimulus to be done now! Is Obama still in campaign / rhetoric mode?
http://www.nypost.com/seven/02152009/news/nationalnews/whats_the_rush__1...
and fearmongering http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123457303244386495.html

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the bill ? What does this say to Brown? If Bush had done this . wow.

The fraud and foreigner, the African Obama, aided and abetted by treacherous politicians, justices, and conservative cowards, has led a coup against the Constitution of the United States.

Usurper Obama's coup is a dark episode in our American history, a black day in America, but it will soon be history, as justice demands. If acting president Barack Hussein Obama is not a fraud and a foreigner, a usurper, let him prove he is a natural born citizen and settle this case once and for all. Otherwise he remains illegitimate and none of his decisions binding, but rendered null and void as unconstitutional.

I really want to hear what the press has to say come August when Congress is adjourned and the president has no reason to stay in Washington DC. Will Obama receive the same scorn and derision that President Bush did? Most likely not. This three-day weekend thing is just silly. There was also the incident when Obama "had to get out of the White House" and went to read books to school kids, like Bush, while keeping the major TV networks waiting for their already scheduled interviews. And we are back to press briefings, when we get to them. If nothing else, the Bush administration ran on time, every time.

I wonder how much it cost the taxpayers for Obama to fly Sherrod Brown in to vote then fly him back home again. I guess it's all right for him to complain about Corporate Jets if the recipients are part of the Bailouts but if it's a government official necessary to advance his cause, No complaints! Let the Taxpayer bite the bullet!

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth. ~Japanese Proverb

Cogi, I don't raise the spectre on the issue ... I say we are IN a Great Depression II right now. So, what's the next step above "fearmongering"? Haw haw! KEEP SPENDIN' YOURSELVES POOR, SUCKERS!

that going back to Chicago for a three-day weekend after being in office for three weeks while the country might be sliding into depression mode can be interpreted as bad form. It didn't make much sense when I first read about it, and he's needlessly left himself open to criticism.

At the very least, a really bad PR move.

With the ability to get in touch with people today, your office can be anywhere. Unless you actually need to meet in person for some reason, it makes little difference where you are.

I guess many folks have not come to realize you can telecommute. Gee isn't that what the President does now when he is out of town.

I never saw a problem with Bush being in Crawford - especially when all the folks in Washington were not there. He can do most everything in his "home" office that he could in the oval office.

So we complain about Obama because Bush got hit with it. Geez...

As to fear mongering, the facts are this economy is worse on almost all accounts (as we currently know them) since the great depression with a few exceptions. If you don't tell people the truth even when it is a bit scary, that makes you a liar. Damned if you do. Damned if you don't. The important question/issue is working to turn this around so people have jobs and some stability in their lives.

And who did Obama inherit this mess FROM? He did not take a honeymoon phase after election - he went to work right after the election it seems. After a long time on the campaign trail, he's got to be weary. I wonder how many of YOU could maintain the pace he's been doing without a break. Good grief - the whining & bitching. Yes, he can communicte via internet or phone conference calls from anywhere - not like he's going hiking in the back woods with no phones or internet access. I speculated 2 weeks ago, that he has to be dead tired by now - I don't care who you are, the pace has been crazy, the stress worse - the man has got to be tired. He needs to take 3 days to catch his breath & recoup & you bitch? It hasn't even been 100 days yet & already you are all blaming him for every damned thing - for damage that was caused before he even got elected - damage that began 4, 8 or 28 years ago - add to that, the finanical damage from a neverending pointless war in Iraq he had no control over. He's not 'perfect' enough? I challenge any of you to measure up even to half of his successes. Before you point fingers, look at your own selves in the damned mirrors & ask yourself how well YOU'D be doing as far as needed rest.

From some libtards "Impeach Bush" website:

"While some can be blamed on 9/11, a good argument can also be made that Bush talked down the economy for so long it became a self-fulfilling prophecy."

http://zzpat.tripod.com/cvb/impeach3.html

From REP. RICHARD GEPHARDT (D-MO), MINORITY LEADER:

What we're seeing is a talking down of the economy, the suggestion of a recession, the suggestion of a showdown in order to justify a what looks like it's going to be a $3 trillion tax cut.

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0103/17/cg.00.html

And the following quotes from an article printed in 2001

From a member of Bubba Clinton's cabnet, 2001 Labor Secretary Robert Reich"

"The economy is partly directed by mass psychology," says Robert Reich, former labor secretary under Bill Clinton. "The bully pulpit is a powerful factor in America. A president should not be telling the American public that the economy is sputtering, or tanking, or heading into a recession without good reason."

From Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., warned Bush to "stop talking down the economy."

Gene Sperling, former national economic advisor to Clinton, wrote in the Boston Globe that the "president risks creating a negative self-fulfilling prophecy."

 Democratic New York Rep. Nita Lowey, among others, was already preparing to blame Bush should the economy keep heading south. "We had a healthy economy. People were working. We have never seen such a robust economy. Suddenly, Dick Cheney and this president have been causing things to go down in a tailspin."

Democratic Senate Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota is even blaming the current malaise on the new administration. "Obviously," he said, "the result of the rhetoric is an economic slowdown." That will only improve, he said Wednesday, "if the president and those of us don't talk down the economy but try to encourage people to be confident again."

http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2008/apr/23/reich-talks-economy-at-boulder-event/

So, using Democrat logic, it is obvious that Barry Sotero is to blame for this recession. Barak Hussain is the one talking about the worst economy ever and putting fear into Americans.

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

economic recovery. The more he tells us how bad things are the more we will remember how unsuccessful he was at mid term election time and give the voters a chance to reapportion congress.

bill

Steve,
Right on every count! W was handed a slow, but still growing economy, a budget surplus, and a Congress controlled by fellow Republicans. He left with a bleak economy, huge budget deficits, and a complete dununciation of Republicans in both the executive election and the legislative elections. That's not psychological; it's statistical! Telling the truth is NOT fear mongering.

W also took more "vacation" days per year than any other President! EVER!! Viva Obama! A real and realistic leader!

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