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Obama "Get out of the Way" - Good Idea!

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on Aug 7, 2009


Recent quote from Obama:
"I don't want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess"

Link: Web Link

I agree. This means that NONE of our elected officials should be involved in this decision. Leave the talking and debate to the citizens who will be most impacted by the debacle that is making its way through Washington D.C.

Comments (9)

Posted by Ken in South Pleasanton, a resident of Downtown
on Aug 7, 2009 at 7:58 am

But wait...There's More!

Even more Dems are using the Nazi talking point started by Nancy Pelosi as justification for NOT MEETING WITH THEIR CONSITUENTS!

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Secret townhall meetings, randomly selected participants, no published agenda...what are these people thinking? The United States of America was founded on the principle of no taxation without representation. When our representatives stop representing us we citizens need to step up and replace them. Congressman Baird (D-Vancouver) needs to get a backbone, stand before his constituents, and listen to their concerns. Failure to do this only adds fuel to the fire that has been ignited by this national debate over healthcare reform.


Posted by Ouch, a resident of Downtown
on Aug 7, 2009 at 8:13 am

Ken, Read the new posts in regard to these "town hall" meetings!



Violence-death threats-derailing talks-Beck-Limbaugh

A real winning strategy on the part of the right!

Go figure!


Posted by Pleasanton Parent, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 7, 2009 at 9:19 am

Politics has become so far removed from the everyday citizen its a joke. Time to replace at least 50% of them.


Posted by Ken, a resident of Downtown
on Aug 7, 2009 at 9:49 am

Reply to OUCH

Yep, I've heard the Nancy Pelosi comments (unfounded and unsupported) about "mobs" showing up with "swastikas". Great excuses for hiding behind secret or no town hall meetings and avoiding your constituents.

"A real winning strategy on the part of the left! Go figure!"


Posted by Bob, a resident of Del Prado
on Aug 7, 2009 at 10:23 am

No logical person believes this Nazi stuff other than possibly queen Nancy and there is no organized effort. Want proof? Just look at the polls. Obama is dropping like a rock and is lower than even Bush at this juncture.


Posted by Emily, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 7, 2009 at 11:48 am

Ken,

I'm with you on this one! If Obama truly wants the people who created this mess to stay out of solving it, then politicians need to be removed from the equation.

As for Ouch's comment about violence, these town hall meetings have been loud, but physical confrontations didn't come into play until the Obama administration called in the unions.

Any reasonable person who is willing to objectively assess the people attending these town hall meetings should be able to see that these are everyday Americans who have finally gotten so tired of big government trying to run their lives that they are willing to get up off the couch and have their voice be heard. These aren't insurance company plants. That's absurd and anyone who makes the suggestion that they are loses any credibility they may have brought to the conversation.

Look, I am one of those people. I am a wife and mother who has never been an activist. I've never donated to a political campaign, never worked for a candidate, never donned a bumper sticker or yard sign touting one candidate or another. If you met me on the street you would see I'm just like your neighbor. I work hard, struggle to pay my bills, and want a better life for my children. I don't want to spend my free time going to town hall meetings and reading 1000 page bills. But I'm going to be attending my first town hall meeting because I recognize that both parties have grown drunk with power and if I want my chldren to enjoy the freedom that I have known, I have no choice but to stand up and question what is going on.


Posted by Interesting?, a resident of Avila
on Aug 7, 2009 at 11:56 am

Ms. Emily?

What?

"Look, I am one of those people. I am a wife and mother who has never been an activist. I've never donated to a political campaign, never worked for a candidate, never donned a bumper sticker or yard sign touting one candidate or another."

Well get off your butt hen and WORK for your cause! Take political ACTION for the "first time" in your life, rather than spewing noise

on an ANNON web forum every day!


Posted by Emily, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 7, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Not exactly Interesting.




Posted by Jean, a resident of Downtown
on Aug 7, 2009 at 1:17 pm

I strongly believe we should have term limits on members of the house and senate in order to get new blood and new ideas in there and stay away from long term special interests. I mean some of these guys are there so long they cannot possibly be contibuting with a clear mind. Strom Thurmond, Ted Kennedy, and Robert Byrd to name a few.


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