Obama: If We Lose in 2012, Government Will Tell People ‘You’re on Your Own’

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    Obama: If We Lose in 2012, Government Will Tell People ‘You’re on Your Own’
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 25, 2011
    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politic...overnment-will-tell-people-youre-on-your-own/

    At a million-dollar San Francisco fundraiser today, President Obama warned his recession-battered supporters that if he loses the 2012 election it could herald a new, painful era of self-reliance in America.

    “The one thing that we absolutely know for sure is that if we don’t work even harder than we did in 2008, then we’re going to have a government that tells the American people, ‘you are on your own,’” Obama told a crowd of 200 donors over lunch at the W Hotel.

    “If you get sick, you’re on your own. If you can’t afford college, you’re on your own. If you don’t like that some corporation is polluting your air or the air that your child breathes, then you’re on your own,” he said. “That’s not the America I believe in. It’s not the America you believe in.”

    Obama and Democrats have been emphasizing what they see as the costly consequences of the Republicans’ agenda in an effort to stir up support, in part by touching on emotional nerves.

    Last week, Obama supporters pounced on comments by Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney that the solution to the nation’s housing crisis is “don’t try and stop the foreclosure process. Let it run its course and hit the bottom.”

    Today, Obama cast Republicans’ hands-off approach as harmful to middle class families, who he says deserve government help.

    “I reject an argument that says we’ve got to roll back protections that ban hidden fees by credit card companies, or rules that keep our kids from being exposed to mercury, or laws that prevent the health insurance industry from exploiting people who are sick,” Obama said. “And I reject the idea that somehow if we strip away collective bargaining rights, that we’ll be somehow better off.

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    Those damn fear-mongering Republicans!

    It's interesting, though, that Democrats view self-reliance as something to be feared. And by "interesting", I mean "damned pathetic".
     
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    Boy, that COMMUNTIY AGAITATOR in Chief is PULLING out all the FEARMONGERING.

    what a PRESIDENT
     
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    Why the surprise?

    What did you think he was going to run on, his record? Record debt, deficits, poverty, unemployment and downgraded to boot.
     
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    Frankly, I stopped paying attention to the Crier in Chief when he called me 'enemy'. Fuck him and the horse he'll ride out on.
     
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    He's a very mentally ill man
     
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    Carter was bad but at LEAST he tried to act Presidential..

    Obama, DISGUSTING even as a PERSON.
     
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    ^ This!!
     
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    That's the Modern Democrat Marxist Mindset, that people are failures and losers without government help. That's what they teach in or schools and that's the very first thing we have to do is regain control of education because a lot of people believe these lies
     
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    A smart candidate will respond with

    "self reliance and personal responsibility is a proven key to success and I would like to thank the President for admitting that Government has been holding you back over the last 3 years"
     
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