Obama Mocks Fox News and the Tea Bag Protests

At a town hall meeting in Arnold, MO, President Obama took a not so veiled shot at Fox News and the tea bag protests. Obama talked about a certain news channel where he isn’t very popular and people waving tea bags around. Obama said that these people are playing games and pretending that the problem is the Recovery Act.

Here is the video courtesy of Media Matters:

Obama said, “Those of you who are watching certain news channels on which I am not very popular and you see folks waving tea bags around. Let me just remind them that I am happy to have a serious conversation about how we are going to cut our healthcare costs down over the long term. How we are going to stabilize Social Security….but let’s not play games and pretend that the reason is because of the Recovery Act, because that is just a fraction of the overall problem that we got.”

Obama continued by saying that we have to tighten our belts in an intelligent way that helps working American families, and not fall into the trap of eliminating programs that help ordinary people and give tax cuts to the wealthy. He stated again that he has no intention of going back to the formula of the last 8 years.

There goes the idea that the tea parties got Obama’s attention, or have him on the run. The president turned your staged movement into a joke. This is how little President Obama fears the Republican Party right now. He made a joke out of you. Well actually, you made a joke out of yourselves.

It was clear that this was a manufactured political event, and isn’t it funny how Fox News doesn’t talk about the tea party movement anymore? Even they are trying to bury that bomb, so it should be a shock that President Obama threw his own shovel of dirt on it today.

7 Replies to “Obama Mocks Fox News and the Tea Bag Protests”

  1. He is mocking them by saying he’d have a “serious conversation” with them. We all know these tea baggers are incapable serious discussion.

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  3. We All Need to Come together as Freedom Loving Americans that Want our Constitution Restored and Our Liberties Preserved and Protected. I am a Registered Democrat by the way and the Problem Facing All Americans is that we Have One Monsterous Body of Corrupt Politicians with Two Heads being Democrat and Republican Parties that are Stealing, Taxing and Betraying the People’s Trust. George Bush was a Liar and a Dictatorial Criminal and Barack Hussein Obama is an Arab Muslim Liar Intent on Ruling Over Us like a Dictator Too. Lets All Work Together as True Americans that Want Trustworthy, Honorable Leadership that Respects Our Constitution and Actually Represents We the People. May God Help Us All Overcome Our Small Differences so that We Don’t All Sink this Great Ship Called America. United We Stand, Divided We Fall. Peace and the Lords Blessings to All Americans. :-)

  4. Track our IRA. On the day of the bail-out, our funds dropped by over half. Try living on Social Security alone as we have to now. Obama’s against the rich? Our IRA is for the rich? We are retired senior citizens, as are many of the Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, and Independents who were part and parcel of the tea bag protesters.
    Serious conversation, indeed. As though Obama gives a rip. Add to our insult, the indebtedness he and Congress have added to our children and grandchildren.
    Adding insult to injury, we seniors are taxed again on our Social Security, no thank you Mr. Clinton. http://www.rense.com/general63/texa.htm. My husband now has Alzheimer’s. The cost for care for him amounts to $4000 to $6000 a month. Mr Obama cares not a whimper about the senior citizens congress just devastated.
    So what have we had in the last 4 presidents? A crooked jerk that sold submarine technology to the Chinese for political gain. http://www.wmdterror.com/articles/china_newsmax_article.html
    Then we had a President who convinced conservative radio talk show hosts that Iraq was part of Al Quaeda, sending thousands of kids into battle and a search for “Weapons of mass destruction” costing the American taxpayer thousands upon thousands of dollars and alienating America from the rest of the world…Axis of evil indeed! As he pointed at the alleged ‘evil,’ he needed to check where the rest of his fingers were pointing.
    And now we have a President bailing out investment banks to the tune of billions and trillions plunging America into the trash bin with the song “We have to save the health care system.” Not one American citizen has a choice or vote on any of this. I see that as taxation without representation. Oh, yes, the claim is made that we vote for our Congressmen who have been part of this nightmare, but that’s almost the same as no vote at all. While people are arguing over abourtion and right to life, we are being economically raped and pillaged. With the US Patriot’s Act, we are being even further exploited. If you don’t like what the US is doing to you and try to move to another country, they follow you there as well.
    Yes, it’s time for a rebellion. I’m tired of a room full of lawyers deciding how my retirement, my healthcare, my savings will best be spent while they retire with the golden key after 1 year of “service.” Animal Farm Pigs. Serious conversation, yes. But between whom and when.

  5. Obama Mocks Fox News and the Tea Bag Protests

    RESPONSE:

    YOU MUST FIRST IDENTIFY THE TRUE ENEMY AND IT’S NOT OBAMA, BUSH, PELOSI OR THE DEMOCRATS ETC.,

    IT’S WE THE PEOPLE! WE THE PEOPLE HAVE TURNED OUR BACKS ON GODS LAWS FOR MAN’S. WE ARE BEING PUNISHED FOR OUR SINS AND IT HAS ONLY JUST BEGUN. SO TEA PARTY ALL YOU WANT, BUT IT WILL BE ALL FOR NAUGHT, UNLESS WE DROP TO OUR KNEES AND PRAY FOR GOD’S FORGIVENESS AND START TO OBEY HIS COMMANDMENTS.

    “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV

    THE ALTERNATIVE AMERICA TO OUR CONTINUED DISOBEYING OF GOD’S LAWS;

    THE REAL BARRACK HUSSEIN OBAMA AND HIS RULERS
    http://clifylq.livejournal.com/100815.html

    GOD HELP US ALL

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