Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Obama Understands the Tea Party Movement! Sort Of . . . .

Last year, On April 15th, then-Young President Obama's spokesman stated that the president was "unaware" of any tea parties, much less a whole political movement. What a difference a year of Tea Parties, Town Hall meetings, and throngs surrounding the Capitol makes.

This just in from the AP:
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says he believes the Tea Party is built around a "core group" of people who question whether he is a U.S. citizen and believe he is a socialist.

But beyond that, Obama tells NBC he recognizes the movement involves "folks who have legitimate concerns" about the national debt and whether the government is taking on too many difficult issues simultaneously.

In an interview broadcast Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show, Obama said he feels "there's still going to be a group at their core that question my legitimacy." But he said he didn't want to paint Tea Party activists "in broad brushes" and he hopes to win over members who have "mainstream, legitimate concerns."

Do you suppose he's really going to turn on the massive "suck up to the Tea Partiers" machine? Time will tell.

As to his change of heart in acknowledging us, I have these thoughts --

While intriguing, the birther thing doesn't really hold water for me without a whole lot of conspiracy theory.

But, as to the whole socialism issue, I have just one question: Mr. President, will you please waddle and quack for us?

Hail to the Duck!

I don't think he's winning me over any time soon on that issue.


  1. This is what happens when you have too many whitecastle munchies? Since their inception the Teaparty crowd (not a movement since they do have the numbers or clout) have been “haters not debaters”. In my opinion this is what the small portions of the republican party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” have brought you. They are good at “Follow the Leader” of their dullard leaders, they listen to Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush and Savage and the rest of the Blowhards. Are you surprise at what they do when you know what they think? The world is complicated and most republicans (Hamiliton, Lincoln, Roosevelt) believe that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now its about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. Although some republicans are trying to distant themselves from this fringe most of them are just going along and fanning the flames. Lets face it the Republicans had 8 years to deal with health care, immigration and financial oversight and governance and they failed. They could not even win one of the two wars they started, the body bags are still coming in. The Republicans wanted to give Obama his Waterloo defeat over healthcare but instead they gave themselves their own Waterloo defeat by not participating in the debate of ideas and by becoming the party of obstructionist. But they now claim they have changed, come on, what sucker is going to believe that?

  2. Heh. ::AOL Voice:: "You've Got TROLLS!"

    You know you've hit the big-time when the O-Zombies come around to lecture you in their denigrating way.

    As for Do you suppose he's really going to turn on the massive "suck up to the Tea Partiers" machine?" Not bloody likely.

    But he WOULD win me over if he said something to the effect of "About that health care thing. I've thought it over and it's just a bad law... and besides that, it'll bankrupt us. I urge Congress to repeal it." Heh.

  3. What's that under Moogie's bridge? Why, it's a troll!

    Moogie, I can't call myself a true "birther," in that while I am quite sure Obama was NOT born in Hawaii, the effort to expose it is a fool's errand.

    ObozO will not do a "suck up" to the Tea Party crowd. His answer to the question was likely more to present himself to the uniformed/misinformed idjits as a pragmatic, "President of All the people!" It is not within his DNA to suck up. We ain't dealin' with Bubba. BarackO is a critter of a MUCH different species.

  4. Ahhh -- I'm SOOO honored!

    And I also have a little difficulty following his logic. And, I guess he thinks I'm a Republican --