Is Obama completely out of touch?

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    Senior White House advisor David Plouffe says the unemployment situation doesn't matter to most Americans.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgqP6vOVY58&feature=youtube_gdata_player]YouTube - ‪The Audacity of Indifference‬‏[/ame]

    Is Obama one of "most Americans" that don't care?
     
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    When the fuck did Plouffe say that?

    Because I am pretty sure that wasn't the quote.
     
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    That would seem to be the Republicans. They keep saying increasing revenues would hurt job creation, but we didn't let the Bush tax cuts expire and they're blocking the closing of loopholes, so where are the jobs they've been promising?
     
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    To be honest, I don't think he was ever in-touch with America.
     
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    There's no question he's completely out of touch IMO. What I don't get though - from him, staffers, other Dems - is continuing to spout their various solutions in the face of abject failure to date. An $800+ billion stimulus failed to do virtually all they claimed it would, so now it wasn't big enough or time for another?

    It was two years ago (thereabouts) that Barry reminded us all from the All Star game broadcast booth how broke the country was. But since then has gone on to spend massive amounts of money we don't have? Hope and change should have been we're broke, but I'll make us broker!

    But I'm content to let them continue to sail along preaching b.s. to their choir, and by the time they spot the 2012 waterfall ahead it'll be far too late.
     
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    Hold your horses there little jimmy, The GOP has not been promising jobs, the Democrats have, for the last 3 years, and have not followed through. How in the hell could the GOP promise jobs bills when the Democrats control the Senate since 2006 and the white house since 2008? It's just not possible. You have either been misinformed "Which would be your own fault for not paying attention and seeing for yourself" or you are intentionally trying to lay blame on the GOP for the Democrats failures, which anyone on here with half a brain can see right now.
     
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    As far as I'm concerned, the community organizer in Chief, HAS NEVER been in touch.
     
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    Yep.

    He didn't say that.

    From your article..the abbreviated quote:

    Which basically means..most politics is local. People care about what's going on with their families.

    But here's the full quote:

    It's impossible to have an honest discussion with conservatives.
     
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    What Stephanie said.

    The only people with whom Obama is "in touch" are the liberal elite cabal of ivy league academics, career politicians, union heads, and community organizers, and the big moneyed interests that collude with them to transfer taxpayer money to themselves.
     
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