Obama: “We Need A New Civility”

“Oh, and how about those Republicans trying to make us a Third World country”

CHICAGO (AFP) – US President Barack Obama accused Republicans of wanting to turn the United States into a “Third World” country as he rallied support for his reelection campaign.

…The debate over fiscal policy will prove critical to the 2012 campaign and Obama sought to frame it as a “stark choice” between investing in the future or watching the country fall apart.

“Under their vision, we can’t invest in roads and bridges and broadband and high-speed rail,” Obama told a select group of the Democratic faithful at the second of three fundraising events in his hometown of Chicago.

“I mean, we would be a nation of potholes, and our airports would be worse than places that we thought — that we used to call the Third World, but who are now investing in infrastructure.”

2012 can’t come soon enough.

18 Responses to “Obama: “We Need A New Civility””

  1. Yojimbo says:

    Maybe if he hadn’t given all that stimulus money to all his cronies we could be doing some of those things. Infrastructure or dues paying union buddies? I’ve made my choice. And how long have we been on this “broadband” thing anyway?

    Civility over and out.

  2. JeffS says:

    Captain Bulls**t forgets that we ARE a nation of potholes. I speak professionally. Our infrastructure is falling down around our ears. Thanks to effin’ politicians like him, over the past 40 years, who want to “invest” in infrastructure.

    And by “invest”, I mean, “build new crap we really don’t need, instead of maintaining what we have.” Museums versus bridges. Sport centers versus power plants. Funding unions versus training technicians and engineers. Repressive environmental restrictions versus using available resources. And so on.

    So, we’re already fast on our way to becoming another Zimbabwe, and all President Present can do is demagogue his opponents, and demand that we spend ourselves into financial ruin by “investing” in infrastructure.

    Kiss my ass, Obama.

  3. major dad says:

    What Jeff said. BHO=TOOL

  4. Gunslinger says:

    That’s probably the most stark case of projection I’ve heard out of a sitting politician in a long time.

  5. greg newsom says:

    More government projects are short term solution to the problem.We need,dare I us the f- word,factories were men and women go to work and make a decent wage.
    Obama doesn’t have a clue.
    But,neither do 90 percent of our politicans.

  6. Skyler says:

    The problem I see is that we’ve spent trillions on TARP that is really nothing more than investing in his campaign donors. Don’t count him out yet. He won once by never saying anything, he might do it again, and with all that money having gone to people ready to fill his coffers, it’s likely he will have a good shot at it in 2012.

  7. Ave says:

    If Obama can get Republicans out to do the unpopular spending cuts/tax hikes it could cost them in 2012. Not too many career politicians want to sacrifice their careers on a problem that will take decades to solve. I wonder, wIth Ryan being placed so forward to criticize Obama, has he been cast, even if by default, as a stalking horse? Maybe not Ryan for President 2012, but in 2016?

  8. Mr. Bingley says:

    Very good points, Ave. I think the stalking horse is actually Trump, though. He can and does say the outrageous things that no ‘real’ candidate can. Ryan has got great courage. I hope he can get others to go along with him, because all the rest of them, on both sides of the aisle, keep waiting for a Deus Ex Machina to come and solve the budget problem. It’s really their only plan.

    Did I mention we are boned?

  9. LeeAnn says:

    Don’t we have a history of “aiding” third world countries? Maybe this is the only way to dig ourselves out… send the aid circular back to us. Yeah, robbing Pete to pay Polly, but still.

  10. Gunslinger says:

    “More government projects are short term solution to the problem.”

    Not no but HELL NO! Throwing away money we don’t actually have on government white elephants will only make the problem worse. Why doesn’t anybody want to learn that lesson?

  11. major dad says:

    Don’t be suprised if Trump starts hitting below the belt and drags noboma down to using the same tactics. GOPers would be smart to leverage on that. No need to show your hand or use the A team just yet. Nobama’s problem, one of many I know, is that they keep saying invest in infrastructure e.g. rail systems to nowhere intead of the projects that are right in front of them, road repair, bridge repair and sewer repair. It’s jobs, jobs and more jobs but the tool doesn’t get it.

  12. JeffS says:

    If Trump does hit Captain Bulls**t below the belt, I’ll be cheering.

    And if the GOP doesn’t leverage THAT, screw ’em.

  13. Ave says:

    Hmm, yes, Trump might be the stalking ass. To borrow your word, Dear Bingley.

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  15. Kathy Kinsley says:

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  16. Gunslinger says:

    “Trump might be the stalking ass.”

    No “mights” about that statement. 😀

  17. Kathy Kinsley says:

    And 2012 can come much to soon if the Republicans don’t find someone to run who: A) Has the guts to take on the left (and many of the beltway Republicans) on the deficit and B) WIN the election.

  18. Jim - PRS says:

    I’m with JeffS (both comments).

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