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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:43 PM
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Obama Slams GOP For Obstructing Wall Street Reform, Being Out Of Touch On The Economy
MILWAUKEE President Barack Obama on Wednesday accused Republicans of being out of touch with the struggles of ordinary Americans, railing against one House lawmaker's apology to BP oil and another's criticism of Wall Street overhaul legislation.

In comments at a town hall here, Obama gave voice to the Democratic Party's latest populist complaints in a tough election year.

Responding to House Minority Leader John Boehner's gripe that the financial bill amounts to "killing an ant with a nuclear weapon," Obama said, according to an advance text, "He should come here to Racine and ask people if they think the financial crisis was an ant."

It was a measure of Democrats' unease approaching critical midterm elections in a dismal political and economic climate that the president would personally take on individual House members. He did so with gusto.

The president also seized on GOP Rep. Joe Barton's apology to BP which Barton later apologized for over the $20 billion victims' compensation fund Obama pressured BP to establish.

"The top Republican on the energy committee even had the nerve to apologize to BP for the fact that we made them set up this fund. Apologize to BP!" Obama scoffed. "He actually called the fund 'a tragedy.' A tragedy? A tragedy is what the people of the Gulf are going through right now. That's the tragedy," the president said.

Boehner spokesman Michael Steel answered back, saying Obama should be focused on solving problems like cleaning up the Gulf "instead of the House Republican leader's choice of metaphors."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/30/obama-slams-go...
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:51 PM
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1. Hey Boner metaphor this. If Obama wants to left to rally around him he better get right with US
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 12:53 PM by Vincardog
Pretty speeches won't cut it anymore.
I want to see some real substantive ACTION.
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