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Wed May 23, 2012, 10:26 PM

President Obama fielding question about Romney, Bain, Booker controversy

I didn't see this posted and thought it was such a much needed clarification to remind these Republican political amateurs of the job description of the president that I wanted to give it its own thread. Since Dubya's election, every time I've heard republicans tout the business experience of another nominee or candidate for president I've wanted to scream "No! The presidency is not a business! It's totally different!" So glad the President is not ceding ground to business experience as a claim on the White House.

"And so, if your main argument for how to grow the economy is, 'I knew how to make a lot of money for investors,' then you're missing what this job is about. It doesn't - it doesn't mean you weren't good at private equity, but that's not what my job is as president."




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Reply President Obama fielding question about Romney, Bain, Booker controversy (Original post)
Shankapotomus May 2012 OP
elleng May 2012 #1
Shankapotomus May 2012 #2
SoutherDem May 2012 #3
elleng May 2012 #5
Grassy Knoll May 2012 #4
SoutherDem May 2012 #6

Response to Shankapotomus (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 10:28 PM

1. Glad you posted this.

Even tho its been much discussed, it deserves its own thread.
FABULOUS, imo.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Wed May 23, 2012, 10:43 PM

2. Anytime


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Response to Shankapotomus (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 10:50 PM

3. America is not a business, so don't run it as a business

I was in a conversation with a right winger several months ago, back when it was really questioned if Romney would be the nominee.

He told me we need a "CEO" from a successful company who know how to run a business to be president (he did not say Romney). I told him I felt that was the last thing we need. A CEO's job is to make profit. Doing so by not caring who he hurts in the process. This of course didn't faze him. He stood firm, that he wanted our country ran by a heartless CEO, who would lower taxes and cut spending.

Sadly, too many do want our country ran like a business. Obama needs to repeat this many, many time before November.

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Response to SoutherDem (Reply #3)

Wed May 23, 2012, 10:55 PM

5. I suspect he will repeat it,

he did suggest so, didn't he, as in 'This issue is not a distraction . . . . what this campaign is about.'

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Response to Shankapotomus (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 10:51 PM

4. Wait, what.....?

Fox News didn't show the whole clip, they made me want to hate Obama
for what he said, I'm so confused.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Reply #4)

Wed May 23, 2012, 10:58 PM

6. FOX said something out of context??

That is so unusual for them.

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