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Obama Rips Republicans While Calling Out Their Lies And Total Denial Of Reality

Obama proceeded to bust Republicans on their denial of reality, saying of the shrub years, "To hear them tell it, those were the good old days …
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“Why are all these Republican politicians so down on America?” President Barack Obama asked during a fundraiser for Senator Patty Murray’s (D-WA) reelection campaign at the Seattle Westin hotel.
Obama said listening to Republicans is really depressing and it doesn’t match up with the truth. After listing a lot of positive changes including cutting our deficits by 2/3s, Obama proceeded to bust Republicans on their denial of reality. Saying of the shrub years, “To hear them tell it, those were the good old days. The golden years.” The President grinned as the audience laughed. “And then me and Patty, we messed it up.”
The audience went wild as that line settled in.
This is a must-watch if you like watching President Obama bust Republicans:
“Which makes you wonder– why are all these Republican politicians so down on America?”
“I mean, I know it’s political season, but listening to them is really depressing. And it kind of doesn’t match up with the truth. In the reality that they create, everything was terrific in 2008 — in the middle of the worst recession in our lifetimes,” Obama said. The President reminded everyone of the reality, “Unemployment, uninsured rates going up; we were in two wars, hopelessly addicted to foreign oil, bin Laden still at large. To hear them tell it, those were the good old days. The golden years. And then me and Patty, we messed it up.”
The President acknowledged that people are still struggling, “But this is important because folks are — look, folks are struggling in communities around the country sometimes; they are trying to figure out how they can see their wages go up, and they’re still struggling to afford a college education. So there are reasons why people want to see more improvement.”
But then brought it back to the historical reality, “But they don’t remember where we were.”
Obama busted Republicans for trolling despair, “And sometimes they may feel like there’s no hope. And that’s what the other side is counting on — is folks forgetting what happened the last time they were in charge.”
“You’ve got to give them credit for chutzpah,” Obama said. “You’ve got to feel bad for the fact-checkers who just cannot keep up with some of the stuff they say.” (The audience loved this.)
“They’re saying, wait, wait, wait, what he just said about climate change — that’s not true. But before that’s happened, suddenly they’re saying something else about immigration that’s not true. Or they’re saying something about the deficit that’s not true.”
Why are they denying reality? Because, as I write often in these pages, they have nothing else – or as the President put it, “Now, part of the reason that they have to do this is because they keep running on the so many policies that caused so many problems in the first place.”
This is what happens when a party refuses to admit its mistakes and adapt its policies according to historical realities. They are left denying reality and selling lies.
A gander at the list of failed policies Republicans continue to run on, courtesy of the President, “More tax breaks for folks at the very top. Cutting investments in things like education. Repealing the Affordable Care Act and kicking millions off health insurance. Gutting Wall Street reform, risking another crisis by letting the biggest banks run wild. Denying that our planet is getting warmer, and thereby unraveling new rules on power plants to protect the air our kids breathe.”
Yep. Nothing to see here.
And on a sobering note, the President said, “We know we’ve got to do something to prevent the kind of massacres we saw last week, and two months before that and two months before that, — and two months before that…It’s not normal. It is not inevitable. It doesn’t just happen.” This got a passionate round of applause that continued through the next paragraph.
“It is a choice that we make, and it is a choice that we can change,” Obama said, calling out the “politics of fear” used by politicians who refuse to do anything to pass reasonable gun safety laws. “There are ways to protect our children and protect our rights. Don’t pretend that they’re aren’t.”
“And, look, it’s comfortable to just say Washington doesn’t work anymore, everything is dysfunctional, just to turn away. Or to start looking for false prophets who spout things that, under examination, don’t really make any sense, but feed your biases and your fears. But we can’t afford that. We’ve got too much work to do,” Obama said, reminding Democrats that our government is part of us and that all citizens need to be engaged in order to enact change.
The fundraising event drew a crowd of about 1,450 people and raised more than $500,000 for Murray’s campaign according to a pool report.

The Truth Leaks Out Of Fox News As O’Reilly Admits Benghazi Panel Is A Fraud

The game is truly over for Republicans. Even Fox News's O'Reilly is admitting that the Benghazi investigation is nothing more than a political stunt to damage Hillary…

Jeb has yet another coordination malfunction

Jeb Bush, via Gage Skidmore / Flickr
Jeb has another coordination malfunction, cites super PAC advertising as his own
“We just started to advertise — actually the Right to Rise PAC started to advertise, not our campaign.”

Jeb opposes Voting Rights Act restoration

Jeb Bush, via Gage Skidmore / FlickrJeb opposes Voting Rights Act restoration, says ballot access “exponentially better” now
Not only did he misunderstand the issue, his answer was wrong on his own terms.

Republican Cabal Governor Finally Admits His Hand-Picked Emergency Manager Poisoned Children

featured image credit: Pixabay, CCO, public domainMichigan’s power-hungry lunatic fringe wingnut teabagger Snyder must be held accountable for the children poisoned by his hand-picked emergency manager.

Republican cabal candidate Kasich pushes cuts to Social Security

“I’d rather have people be in a position where they’re aggravated with me so I can accomplish something, than have them love me and accomplish nothing,” Kasich said during an event in Concord, New Hampshire.

Carson keeps digging, calls Anti-Defamation League’s Holocaust history “foolishness”

Ben Carson, via Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons
Carson keeps digging, calls Anti-Defamation League’s Holocaust history “foolishness”
When the Anti-Defamation League tells you that your Holocaust history is wrong, your Holocaust history is wrong.

What Does The Speaker Of The House Do, Other Than Adultery?

Just plain sad
Republicans are avoiding the race for speaker of the House like how Santorum avoids post-coital eye contact with goats. The job that is second in line for the presidency is only attracting whackjobs, arsonists, and tin foil hat-wearers. Why does no one want this job? For chrissakes, it’s the only job ever created by Boehner, and no one wants it. What is so horrible about it? Let’s explain. The job of speaker of the House is written into the Constitution (Article 1, Section 2). ...

As Usual, It Takes A Democrat To Find A Solution

As Usual, It Takes A Democrat To Find A Solution

Arizona Teabagger 'Hero' Thinks All This Congressional Chaos Is A Blast!

With the Republican cabal in COMPLETE DISARRAY, it’s nice to know that at least one guy is having himself a ball! Arizona idiot Schweikert sponsored that whackadoodle Secret Science Reform Act of 2014, to allow tinfoil hat-wearing internet trolls their constitutional right to “peer review” the government’s scientific studies. So, ya know, nuts. But he’s also a co-founder of the uber wingnutty extra special insane lunatic fringe House Freedom Caucus — those nihilists ...

Colbert Makes A Mockery Of Chaos Being Caused By House 'Freedom Caucus'

The Freedom Caucus has made the job of Speaker of the House very undesirable.

What Lunatic Fringe Wingnut Extremists 'Require' Of The Next House Speaker

What Right-Wing Extremists Require Of The Next House Speaker

Ellmers Responds To McCarthy Affair Rumors

Ellmers Responds To McCarthy Affair Rumors

Meet The Anti-Choice Agitator Behind McCarthy's Demise

Meet The Anti-Abortion Extremist Behind Kevin McCarthy's Demise
Steven Baer is a slimeball and he's emailing people with rumors and innuendo.

Fox Fails

Yet another failure in a continuing line of failures from Fox ...

Tennessee Wingnuts Try Drug Testing Welfare Applicants, It Fails Spectacularly

Image Via FacebookTennessee’s “fiscal conservatives” tried to save money by screwing the poor — and guess how that turned out?

Kentucky Wingnut Calls For Drug Testing Senior Citizens Who Use Medicare

Image via YouTube The Republican obsession with drug testing American citizens has reached a brand new low, and this time the targets are senior citizens who use Medicare ...

Chaffetz Forced To Admit No Wrongdoing By Planned Parenthood

Chaffetz Forced To Admit No Wrongdoing By Planned Parenthood

O'Reilly Calls Media Matters A 'Hate Group'

This from a vile hate-group of one?!
O'Reilly Calls Media Matters A 'Hate Group'
O'Reilly is one of the most hate filled 'persons' on the planet who promotes hate and fear daily ad nauseum and he dares call someone a 'hate group' - excuse us, but our eyes are tearing and our bellies are aching from the howling gales of non-stop hysterical laughter we are experiencing at the moment.