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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-19-10 06:28 AM
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Obama pushes economy to CBC, hits at Boehner again
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/119603...


Obama pushes economy to CBC, hits at Boehner again
By Bridget Johnson - 09/18/10 09:51 PM ET


President Obama kept at his renewed effort to stress the economy, telling the Congressional Black Caucus dinner Saturday night that the recession "made matters much worse" in the African-American community.

In his speech, the president also didn't pass up another opportunity to take a shot at Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio).

"As has been true with other recessions, this one came down with a particular vengeance on African-American communities," Obama said.

The president rattled off a succession of things his administration has done since he took office, including bailing out GM and Chrysler, healthcare reform, Wall Street regulatory reform, and ending the combat mission in Iraq.

"You didnt elect me to do what was popular," Obama said. "You elected me to do what was right."

Obama lauded the CBC's mission "to be the conscience of the Congress" and said that "members of the CBC have helped deliver some of the most significant progress in a generation."

The president accused his opponents of hatching "a plan to turn back the clock on all the progress weve made."

"No we cant," he said in a shot at the GOP. "Thats their motto."

He proceeded to echo familiar refrains in his offense on Republicans in the runup to crucial midterm elections.

"What we should be doing right now isnt passing tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. We should be helping the middle class grow," Obama said in reference to the debate over extension of the Bush-era tax cuts. "And yet, the man with the plan to be Speaker of the House, John Boehner, actually attacked us for closing corporate tax loopholes and using the money to keep hundreds of thousands of essential personnel on the job in our states."


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"This is a crowd that wants to turn back the clock, that wants to do whats right politically, instead of whats right period," Obama said.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-19-10 05:51 PM
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1. K&R..thank you,
babylonsister.
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Inuca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-19-10 07:02 PM
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2. If I were a "democratic strategist"
I would put Boehner's "hell no, you can't" on every TV in America. It's emblematic, it's mean, and it's stupid.
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