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President Obama: GOP Opposition to Stimulus 'Helped to Create the Teabaggers'
ABC News ^ | Tuesday, May 4, 2010 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 05/04/2010 8:26:16 AM PDT by kristinn

Three days after he decried the lack of civility in American politics, President Obama is quoted in a new book about his presidency referring to the Tea Party movement using a derogatory term with sexual connotations.

In Jonathan Alter’s “The Promise: President Obama, Year One,” President Obama is quoted in an interview saying that the unanimous vote of House Republicans vote against the stimulus bills “set the tenor for the whole year ... That helped to create the tea-baggers and empowered that whole wing of the Republican Party to where it now controls the agenda for the Republicans.”

Tea Party activists loath the term “tea baggers,” which has emerged in liberal media outlets and elsewhere as a method of mocking the activists and their concerns.

On Saturday, the president delivered a commencement address at the University of Michigan where he said one way “to keep our democracy healthy is to maintain a basic level of civility in our public debate … But we can’t expect to solve our problems if all we do is tear each other down.”

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1 posted on 05/04/2010 8:26:16 AM PDT by kristinn
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Quit calling them teabaggers, ahole.


2 posted on 05/04/2010 8:26:58 AM PDT by b4its2late (It is easier to beg forgiveness than get permission.)
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To: kristinn

Call me a “Tea Bagger”... I like it because now I know I am pissing you off!


3 posted on 05/04/2010 8:28:41 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: kristinn; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The list, ping


4 posted on 05/04/2010 8:28:48 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: kristinn

He’s a bastard, a Tyrant, a Narcissist, an impostor, a liar, a Marxist, a closet Muslim and a racist.

Otherwise, he’s a great guy.


5 posted on 05/04/2010 8:29:20 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: kristinn

Obama is suffering from Teanoia. The disease is hitting the brains of left wing fanatics across the country. It is fatal on November 3rd.


6 posted on 05/04/2010 8:29:36 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (S)
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To: kristinn

People who use the term “teabagger” are mostly FISTERS. Fister as in the communist clenched fist or the 0bama fist bump. No sexual innuendo intended.


7 posted on 05/04/2010 8:29:54 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: kristinn

... and Obama knows a teabagger when he sees one because he has lots of experience with it.

Ask Larry Sinclair.


8 posted on 05/04/2010 8:30:07 AM PDT by SvenMagnussen (My UPS driver should try deodorant.)
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To: kristinn

I think he’s giving the GOP too much credit; they shouldn’t flatter themselves.


9 posted on 05/04/2010 8:30:17 AM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: kristinn

Really? So thats how it is.


10 posted on 05/04/2010 8:30:30 AM PDT by JRochelle (My predictions on 2/3/2010: It will be Thune/Rubio in '12.)
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To: kristinn

Back to the tea partiers?

Seems to me that the flailing around for something to distract the people with is increasing.


11 posted on 05/04/2010 8:30:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: kristinn

Wrong!
Obama’s policies motivated the call for a “Teaparty” as the only civil way to promote protest and opposition to EVERYTHING he stands for!


12 posted on 05/04/2010 8:31:08 AM PDT by G Larry (DNC is comprised of REGRESSIVES!)
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To: kristinn

ole Jake must like tea-bagging, ehhh

And here I thought it wasn’t Obama policy that is causing the backlash, now Obama says it’s his policies driving the backlash. Not too accustomed to America and it 57 states is he.


13 posted on 05/04/2010 8:31:08 AM PDT by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: kristinn

Tea Partiers got stirring in the Bush years when Bush nominated weak Supreme Court justices like Harriet Miers and tried to usher in GOP’s “immigration reform” in 2006.

It isn’t the race or party of the fool in the White House, it is the right of center public speaking out against the policies.

There was an outcry over the Dubai Ports Deal (although there SHOULD have been an outcry when Bill Clinton first outsourced it to a foreign nation to begin with).

There was an unsuccessful outcry over the bailouts (enough to make Congress and the President wait 2 more weeks before ramming it through in late 2008).

It is Socialist Revisionist History to say otherwise.


14 posted on 05/04/2010 8:31:16 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: kristinn

Screw you Hussien.


15 posted on 05/04/2010 8:31:37 AM PDT by vpintheak (Love of God, Family and Country has made me an extremist.)
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To: kristinn
You can bet that he knows what the term means. He is being egregiously offensive. But what can you expect? He used the f-word in prepared remarks.

Ghetto trash in the White House.

16 posted on 05/04/2010 8:31:37 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Drango; Nachum; All

17 posted on 05/04/2010 8:32:05 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: b4its2late

teabagger is a homophobic slur, flood ABCDisney’s mailbox with email and let them know that the public knows what the word means and why the Left uses it.


18 posted on 05/04/2010 8:32:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: SvenMagnussen
... and Obama knows a teabagger when he sees one because he has lots of experience with it.

Ask Larry Sinclair.


Brother you said a mouthfull.
19 posted on 05/04/2010 8:32:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: kristinn

Keep it up, Obamaroid. Your arrogant dissing of the masses will catch up with you. Please, please, keep it up.


20 posted on 05/04/2010 8:32:56 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: kristinn

Yeah, and wet streets make it rain.

OMG.


21 posted on 05/04/2010 8:33:30 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: kristinn
Tea Party activists loath the term “tea baggers,”

It doesn't bother me in the least. In fact having the President of the United States single out 'tea baggers' means they (we) are getting under his skin.

22 posted on 05/04/2010 8:33:38 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kristinn
Beloved American Heroes who Protect all Americans (this was in Times Sq. this week):


Undocumented, unmitigated terrorist-supporter, void of accountability,
who blames Americans at each and every opportunity:


23 posted on 05/04/2010 8:33:57 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States … shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: cripplecreek

The Democrats had better watch it with that teabagger slur.

They are going to take it on the chin in November.


24 posted on 05/04/2010 8:34:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: mikelets456

I agree mike....sticks and stones


25 posted on 05/04/2010 8:34:17 AM PDT by Country Eagle
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To: a fool in paradise

Yes. I know. It’s disgusting and ticks me off. Liberals know it all too well which is why they used it in the first place. Especially that one dude, Anderson Cooper I think his name is.....


26 posted on 05/04/2010 8:35:02 AM PDT by b4its2late (It is easier to beg forgiveness than get permission.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Worst president ever.

And yet schools will try to hold him up as an “inspirational figure” and not give 1 page to Clarence Thomas.


27 posted on 05/04/2010 8:35:34 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Tea Partiers standing firm to keep the government in check.
What you say is totally true. Wnenever a ‘progressive’ asks where were you during the Bush years, I simply tell them you wouldn’t shut up long enough to hear us!


28 posted on 05/04/2010 8:37:06 AM PDT by griswold3
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To: kristinn

He’s using the Saul Alinsky tricks again.


29 posted on 05/04/2010 8:37:09 AM PDT by b4its2late (It is easier to beg forgiveness than get permission.)
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To: kristinn

“But we can’t expect to solve our problems if all we do is tear each other down.”

Hey, Hussein, why don’t you practice what you preach? To you, it’s always: Do as I say, not as I do.


30 posted on 05/04/2010 8:37:48 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: kristinn

There were several people on these threads who predicted that, if elected, Hussein would become the most divisive president we have seen in our lifetimes. It was predicted he would use race and class to drive the people farther and farther apart in order to shore up his political and social engineering policies. The only thing I find surprising about the man’s actions is his blatency and the crudity of his attacks. I had assumed he would be subtle enough to have his henchmen do the dirty work but it has turned out that Hussein himself is a front line actor in his campaign to defame and slander large percentages of the American citizenry.

This man is an utter disgrace to the office he holds. He was elected to the one office that represents ALL Americans and he has chosen to treat millions of us as virtual enemies. He slanders the nation, distorts its history and defames its people. He is unfit for high office and many in his party’s leadership are right with him.


31 posted on 05/04/2010 8:39:03 AM PDT by scory
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To: kristinn

LARRY SINCLAIR MADE A TEABAGGER OUT OF OBAMA!


32 posted on 05/04/2010 8:39:18 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: kristinn

Aside from the intended disgusting implication, the word teabag also connotes a weak, insignificant threat. You can’t accomplish much with tea bags. The Dems think that is the worst thing in our arsenal...that we are willing ever to use.


33 posted on 05/04/2010 8:39:27 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (STOP the Tyrananny State.)
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To: b4its2late; kristinn
Tea Party activists loath the term “tea baggers,” which has emerged in liberal media outlets and elsewhere as a method of mocking the activists and their concerns.

Well, we'll just appropriate it for ourselves and turn it back on them ... :-)

34 posted on 05/04/2010 8:39:36 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Diogenesis

beautifully illustrated


35 posted on 05/04/2010 8:40:31 AM PDT by kcat
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To: kristinn

BS....the Tea Party started because our government is not capable of running this country and is using the people of the country for it’s own ends. This includes the admin.

One thing for sure, the Presidents speeches don’t mean a thing any more. All he can do is read the teleprompter, which someone else wrote. We no longer have a leader that can speak from the heart.


36 posted on 05/04/2010 8:41:17 AM PDT by RC2
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To: Star Traveler

Yes!


37 posted on 05/04/2010 8:41:49 AM PDT by b4its2late (It is easier to beg forgiveness than get permission.)
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To: kristinn

Could you imagine the vitriol that would be coming from the press if President Bush had attacked left-wing nuts the way that Obama is attacking the Tea Party?

Bush, to his credit, ignored the idiots on the left. This “President”, however, finds it OK to demonize a group of normal, everyday Americans who actually care about the leftward tilt of this country. They are not radicals.


38 posted on 05/04/2010 8:45:02 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: kristinn

This nast little mentally ill smartass faker of a president IS not a president. He is shallow, uninformed and unknowledgeable about America.

I cannot stand to listen or look at this smarmy flop earred freak.


39 posted on 05/04/2010 8:47:34 AM PDT by dforest
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To: kristinn

This nast little mentally ill smartass faker of a president IS not a president. He is shallow, uninformed and unknowledgeable about America.

I cannot stand to listen or look at this smarmy flop earred freak.


40 posted on 05/04/2010 8:47:46 AM PDT by dforest
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To: griswold3

They expected these same people to oppose the wars.

They falsely ask “where were you on spending and stimulus”. Again the conservatives were against it.

This is out of the frying pan and into the fire so it gets even more attention.

Meanwhile Obama is in some wars and yet the protests have gone largely silent. Gitmo is still open. Protests have gone silent. People are still dying yet the Leftist compiled (and erroneous) “war death list” is gone from newspaper front pages. Why is that I wonder?

They only wanted to see Americans dead in war to oust President Bush. That is IT.


41 posted on 05/04/2010 8:47:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: kristinn
Something every day. . .
42 posted on 05/04/2010 8:50:58 AM PDT by Art in Idaho
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To: RC2
We no longer have a leader that can speak from the heart.

We do but this guy's a doofus race baiter and he can't even make a compelling argument:

One of the things that the law says is that local officials are allow to ask somebody who they have a suspicion might be an illegal immigrant for their papers — but you can imagine if you are a Hispanic American in Arizona, your great, great grandparents may have been there before Arizona was even a state. But now suddenly if you don’t have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you’re going to be harassed, that’s something that could potentially happen.

43 posted on 05/04/2010 8:51:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: indylindy

Beck nailed it yesterday when he said of Obama.

“You don’t fundamentally change what you truly love and cherish”


44 posted on 05/04/2010 8:53:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: b4its2late
You were saying ...

Yes!

Unfortunately, "language" and "words" are often picked and used to sway feelings and opinions, and that comes about by certain words and phrases having negative or positive connotations. This sort of practice seems to be getting worse these days and a lot of people have their political persuasions affected by mere words and not too much "thought" on the subject. And that's unfortunate.

But, since that's the way it is... (and with sound-bites and all...) -- the only thing to do is to take a word or phrase, and claim it for yourself and "turn it right back around" on the opposing side. That's about the only thing that works, and it takes the ground right out from under the opposition when you do that.

The other option (like is used in the "pro-life" camp) is to sling words back-at-'em, and use the same game (altough not as effective as appropriating the word for yourself). In the pro-life camp -- when they say, "pro-choice", you can say, "Oh, you mean 'pro-death', don't you?" ... :-)

Anyway, it's big game, actually, and like I said, it's too bad that it is, but that's the way it goes ... [ ... and it's the same game we learned as kids on the playground, too ... LOL ... ]

45 posted on 05/04/2010 8:54:21 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: cripplecreek

Maybe nobama da catcha not da picha and has seen teabaggin up close.


46 posted on 05/04/2010 8:54:28 AM PDT by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: kristinn

what a ‘scum bag’


47 posted on 05/04/2010 8:55:12 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: Nachum

He’s back to that crack again, huh? Adding to loony left, thug-0-crat, monster ping, and dip-lunacy research. [links in my profile attic].


48 posted on 05/04/2010 8:56:37 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (We knew deep down it was this bad. Devour ugly truths with glee -- truth is our weapon.)
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To: b4its2late

He is a total a-hole.


49 posted on 05/04/2010 9:00:48 AM PDT by texanyankee
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To: scory
When Obama was running for President it seemed to me that he wanted to be our Hugo Chavez, and nothing he has done since taking office has disproven that.

The Republican Party leadership has been mostly ineffective or invisible. Michael Steele? He spends half his time taking potshots at other Republicans.

The only hopeful development since Jan. 2009 has been the spontaneous rise of the Tea Party movement, which the Republican Party had little to do with.

50 posted on 05/04/2010 9:00:50 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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