‘I wish this president would learn how to be an American’

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“I wish this president would learn how to be an American.”

– Top Romney surrogate John Sununu, in a media call this morning arranged by the Romney campaign.

Sununu, the former governor of New Hampshire and White House chief of staff under the first President Bush, has since tried to apologize for the statement. Perhaps he’s trying to unsay it retroactively. Perhaps he’s got his Etch-a-Sketch out, shaking it furiously.

But really, there’s no cause for an apology or retraction. Sununu simply said what he meant to say. For example, is the statement above any different from what Sununu told Fox News this morning, for which he has not apologized?

“He has no idea how the American system functions. And we shouldn’t be surprised about that, because he spent his early years in Hawaii smoking something, spent … another set of years in Indonesia.”

We get it: “Barack HUSSEIN Obama isn’t a real American. He’s not one of US, he’s one of THEM. I mean, just look at him. Where’s his birth certificate? No, not that one, the long form.”

We all understand the message quite well.

On the other hand, as someone on Twitter just put it, “I don’t know … being a pot-smoker is a hell of a lot more #American than hiding money offshore.”

– Jay Bookman

680 comments Add your comment

Mr_B

July 17th, 2012
12:08 pm

The ticking time bomb at the bottom of at least 75% of the opposition to the President.

stands for decibels (SfBA)

July 17th, 2012
12:09 pm

Romney surrogate John Sununu

At the risk of sounding ageist?

I think you can add “Senile” to the title as well.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

July 17th, 2012
12:09 pm

How do you learn to be “american’ in a melting pot?

barking frog

July 17th, 2012
12:09 pm

Old Republicans never die.
They just get sillier.

Peadawg

July 17th, 2012
12:11 pm

“I don’t know … being a pot-smoker is a hell of a lot more #American than hiding money offshore.”

Haha..can I get an amen??

Joe Hussein Mama

July 17th, 2012
12:12 pm

Fat racist t*rd says what?

They BOTH suck

July 17th, 2012
12:12 pm

Well he is a Kenyan, Muslim Marxist, right?

Nothing new, moving along

stands for decibels (SfBA)

July 17th, 2012
12:13 pm

Joe, that’s “MISTER fat racist SENILE t*rd” to you, buddy.

Steve

July 17th, 2012
12:13 pm

40% of this country still thinks that Jesus could return during their lifetimes. I think that explains why there are 40 some odd percent of voters that would vote so badly and choose “Romney.”

Obama clearly will win this election again, however, as we have a majority that is not completely stupid. It’s a no brainer.

ZoSo

July 17th, 2012
12:13 pm

Maybe a little context would help:

“This guy doesn’t understand how to create jobs. So there is no surprise — there should be because of that statement no surprise on why he failed so miserably over the last four years, in terms of job creation. He has no idea how the American system functions, and we shouldn’t be surprised about that, because he spent his early years in Hawaii smoking something, spent the next set of years in Indonesia, another set of years in Indonesia, and, frankly, when he came to the U.S. he worked as a community organizer, which is a socialized structure, and then got into politics in Chicago.”

the cat

July 17th, 2012
12:14 pm

I thought the campaign had to approve the quotes in advance. Does this mean Romney approves this message?

Ennis

July 17th, 2012
12:15 pm

Oh I think Obamam has learned how to be an American. Hasn’t he and his immediate family taken more plane trips, spent more time on vacation, spent more money on personnal staff, cost the American taxpayer more money than any other President??? He is milking that office for every nickle he can get. Yea, it’s true no matter how you look at it. He is ” one of them “

Bill Andersoot

July 17th, 2012
12:15 pm

Sununu was born in Cuba. He knows about learning to be an American.

Steve

July 17th, 2012
12:15 pm

So, tell me – how DID Romney do as governor and JOB CREATOR in Massachusetts? Hmmm???

getalife

July 17th, 2012
12:15 pm

Old, fat, lazy, white cons are getting desperate to cling to power.

They got nothing on this President.

getalife

July 17th, 2012
12:16 pm

I wish the gop acted like Americans instead of unpatriotic sore losers.

Steve

July 17th, 2012
12:17 pm

I can just see the debates now..

Romney: I’m a job creator!

Obama: You shipped jobs overseas at Bain, you shut down companies, and as Governor, you did not create jobs. During my first term, we created ____ (large number) of jobs after the great recession which started under George Bush.

Bill Andersoot

July 17th, 2012
12:17 pm

Ennis, you nitwit, presidents pay for their own vacations. Get a clue.

Joe Hussein Mama

July 17th, 2012
12:18 pm

Ennis — “spent more time on vacation”

Not even close. Obama’s predecessor spent what, 1/4 of his entire two terms on vacation?

Wish I could get three months of paid vacation a year.

getalife

July 17th, 2012
12:20 pm

HSBC busted for money laundering for the terrorists and drug cartels.

The gop ideology of no regulations is the willard position.

larry

July 17th, 2012
12:20 pm

Ennis, this is Roscoooooooooooooo P Coltrain……….

I believe that little rich buddy of mine who now lives in Hazzard County TX has this president beat by a country mile as are as vacations.

10-4!!

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 17th, 2012
12:21 pm

“He has no idea how the American system functions. And we shouldn’t be surprised about that, because he spent his early years in Hawaii”

now, I know I’ve been out of the country since 2006, but I could swear that Hawaii was a state when I left …

Ennis

July 17th, 2012
12:21 pm

Bill Andersoot…. Since when has any president paid for the cost of flying Air Force 1 and 2 around this country????? Your post at 12:17 is way off center…And exactly what makes me a Nitwit????

ZoSo

July 17th, 2012
12:21 pm

More clarity:

Sununu also charged the president “has absolutely no idea how the American economy functions.”

“The men and women all over America who have worked hard to build their businesses from the ground up is how our economy became the envy of the world,” Sununu said. “It is the American way, and I wish this president would wish how to learn how to be an American.”

Asked by a reporter to clarify his comment, Sununu said he had meant to criticize Obama’s understand of the American way of doing business.

“The president has to learn the American formula for creating business,” he said.

Jay

July 17th, 2012
12:21 pm

Context is always important and valuable, ZoSo. But in this case I don’t think it changes anything or lets Sununu off the hook in any way. The underlying message is the same.

ty webb

July 17th, 2012
12:22 pm

He rightfully apologized the first statement and clarified what he meant by it…I see no need for apologizing for the second one in it’s full context.

Bernie

July 17th, 2012
12:22 pm

Romney has to do something to quiet the calls for him to SHOW HIS PAPERS to America!

Sununu to the RESCUE……

Joseph

July 17th, 2012
12:22 pm

Again Jay you still don’t get it… Should we worry more about what Romney does with his money or worry about what Oblama does with ours???

stands for decibels (SfBA)

July 17th, 2012
12:23 pm

Maybe a little context would help:

it certainly helps us more deeply appreciate what a flaming bag of douche this spokesman really is. Yep. Thanks.

(I really like how he deliberately re-arranges the Hawaii and Indonesia years. Nice work, damning someone [apparently] for decisions his parents made when Obama was in elementary school.)

ZoSo

July 17th, 2012
12:23 pm

I totally disagree Jay. It is your preconception that the guy is a racist. You read what you want to read into it.

Peter

July 17th, 2012
12:24 pm

Shipping Jobs over seas like Mitt did is American I guess ?

Hell yes it is if you are Republican !

P F

July 17th, 2012
12:24 pm

@ZoSo Context and Bookman don’t go together. It kind of gets in the way of the message being pushed.

Midori

July 17th, 2012
12:24 pm

I see Joseph has gotten the talking points email.

I watched Mary Matalin unfurl that stinkbomb Sunday morning.

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 17th, 2012
12:24 pm

“Should we worry more about what Romney does with his money or worry about what Oblama does with ours???”

awwwwwwwwwww, bless … Joseph knows how to repeat a mememememe

soon, he’ll be taking his first steps …

ragnar danneskjold

July 17th, 2012
12:25 pm

“Americans” don’t credit the government, or a village, for entrepreneurship. Americanism has nothing to do with fealty to the government.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

July 17th, 2012
12:25 pm

I saw his recent comments about NASA and just laughed at how stupid he was.

Geez, this is what Romney surrounds himself with.

Romney is toast.

maximum

July 17th, 2012
12:25 pm

Hilarious! Of course, no one who supported the previous regime wants to take responsibility for the great economic crash that occurred on their watch ..; or the massive waste of money associated with the unfunded Iraq debacle … or the unfunded Medicare prescription benefit … or the TWO massive tax cuts that mostly benefited the uber-wealthy at a time when we were spending massive dollars on two unfunded wars. To these Republicans I say … pay your bills, deadbeats!

Republican politicians make a grand pretense of accountability and morality, but they are the most remarkably successful LIARS in our nation’s history, and the so-called lame-stream media routinely gives their talking points prominent forum. The Democrats represent a broader coalition of political interests, but lack the party discipline to fight back effectively. The so-called trickle down economics begun in the Reagan era initiated three decades of financial resources shifted from the middle class to the upper class, and American CEOs and upper management are now making an estimated three times more than their counterparts around the world. There have been record corporate profits over the past two years, yet these so-called job creators are not hiring in large numbers and unemployment has remained high.

Republicans complain about the deficit but refuse to pay it down, only want to cut programs that benefit most Americans, and are much more effective at marketing their positions than the Democrats (Dick Cheney was famously quoted during previous regime as saying “we learned from the Reagan years that deficits don’t matter”). Republicans publicly announced that their number one priority after the last presidential election was to make sure Obama failed, and have fought tooth and nail against any and every proposal to repair the economy (including many that were originally Republican proposals, such as the health care initiative).

Our nation has many daunting challenges, but our winner-take-all political system is failing. Neither political party has all the answers, and our Founding Fathers wrote a Constitution that was supposed to prevent excessive concentration of power on one side or the other. But if the Republicans completely refuse to work together with half of our nation, then we are doomed to failure. Ugh.

Joe Hussein Mama

July 17th, 2012
12:25 pm

US in UK — “now, I know I’ve been out of the country since 2006, but I could swear that Hawaii was a state when I left …”

Well, it was when I lived there, and that was over 20 years ago.

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 17th, 2012
12:26 pm

“I watched Mary Matalin unfurl that stinkbomb Sunday morning.”

she got it from a mememe I saw on FB

Jay

July 17th, 2012
12:27 pm

I don’t think he’s a racist, ZoSo. Not at all.

I do think that he and others feel threatened and overwhelmed by a changing America, and that the Romney campaign is trying to hype that fear. But racism is another thing entirely.

Ennis

July 17th, 2012
12:28 pm

Someone on twitter says hiding money offshore wasn’t American.. Didn’t the US sue Switzerland to get the names and account numbers of the thousands of account in swiss banks. The caymans still hold thousands of accounts of Americans. I believe it is the thing to do for Rich Americans. Hide all money offshore=’s no taxes. Seems fair to me….

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

July 17th, 2012
12:29 pm

“Should we worry more about what Romney does with his money or worry about what Oblama does with ours”

Hell Yes.

Because what Romney does with his money is an idicator of what he will do with ours.

It ain’t brain surgery dude…..

Joseph

July 17th, 2012
12:29 pm

I guess this is a feeble attempt to cover for Obama’s gaffe about business owners. Arguing that successful business owners got help from others along the way and suggesting they should pay more in taxes in return, he noted how government often provides the infrastructure needed for success. “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that,” Obama said. “Somebody else made that happen.”

Steve

July 17th, 2012
12:30 pm

Interesting that Obama is NOT spending our money, seeing that taxes are the lowest they’ve been in my lifetime.

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 17th, 2012
12:30 pm

Well, let’s see … we have John Sununu saying that because Obama grew up in Hawaii, he isn’t a real American …

and we have Mrs. Mittens saying that she doesn’t do vacation “overseas” like the Obamas do …

strong with them, geography is not

Peter

July 17th, 2012
12:30 pm

Cheney has wholeheartedly endorsed Romney, and Romney returns the love. Campaigning in Arizona last year, Romney called Cheney a “person of wisdom and judgment” who “could have been president of the United States.”

Yes the same Dick Cheney who office wrote the “COST PLUS CONTRACTS ” the bilked American’s….. WOW how about that..

Maybe Mitt is planning more of that type of spending if he gets to be the president…….

That is what the Republican’s believe it is to be President !

Bilk the Tax payers…..kind of like ” Mission Accomplished ” for George Bush……who did just that !

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 17th, 2012
12:31 pm

yay!!! I get to unload the full quote again … in all its contextual glory:

There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t — look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. (Applause.)

If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.

The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires.

CommonMan

July 17th, 2012
12:32 pm

I believe I read long ago that Sununu is of Lebanese descent.

Adam

July 17th, 2012
12:32 pm

News I have been following:

ThinkProgress reveals the following congressmen have spent the following amounts on car leases under “office expenses” for the past year and a half:

Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-MN): $25,580.84
Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI): $24,525.00
Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX): $10,997.45
Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO): $20,978.07
Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH): $4,889.76
Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS): $8,848.00
Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR): $10,746.59

The Tea Party played their constituents….

Then there’s this from Krugman:

Trust me: you will see very few news analyses saying that Mr. Romney proposes huge tax cuts for the rich, with no plausible offset other than big benefit cuts for everyone else — even though this is the simple truth. Instead, you will see pieces reporting that “Democrats say” that this is what Mr. Romney proposes, matched with dueling quotes from Republican sources.

The article basically points out that the tax returns ARE about policy, the Romney policy that the rich deserve tax breaks and the poor deserve tax hikes.

And finally, Politifact analyzes how transparent the Obama administration has been. Their conclusion? He has been more transparent than any prior administration, but fell short of his own promises of full transparency. He shot for the stars but only made it to the moon.

Joe Hussein Mama

July 17th, 2012
12:32 pm

Jay — “I do think that he and others feel threatened and overwhelmed by a changing America, and that the Romney campaign is trying to hype that fear. But racism is another thing entirely.”

I have to disagree, Jay. I think they’re looking for a way to make Obama the Scary Other, and in their zeal to avoid making overtly racist comments, they stumble and trip over themselves and toss out half-baked constructions like the one Sununu barfed up. I honestly think it would be *easier* for them if they felt they could just use the N-word and be done with it.

Sununu’s not stupid or clueless; he’s an educated, intelligent man. So to hear him making awkward attempts to explain just how un-American he thinks the President is (when Republicans are SUPPOSEDLY all about legal immigration being cool), IMO it tips the hand of people like him.

I hear what you’re saying, but respectfully, I don’t agree.

Joseph

July 17th, 2012
12:32 pm

Jay:

“Hype that fear”… Are you kidding Jay? Like telling seniors Republicans want to take away their medical care? That Republicans want to take away food stamps for kids and let them die in the street? That Republicans want dirty air and water? Is that the type of fear you’re referring to???

Peter

July 17th, 2012
12:32 pm

Cheney has wholeheartedly endorsed Romney, and Romney returns the love. Campaigning in Arizona last year, Romney called Cheney a “person of wisdom and judgment” who “could have been president of the United States.”

Yes Mitt must be a big fan of. ” Deficits don’t matter ” !

getalife

July 17th, 2012
12:33 pm

willard outsourced the Olympic uniforms to Burma.

stands for decibels (SfBA)

July 17th, 2012
12:34 pm

she doesn’t do vacation “overseas” like the Obamas do …

really? So it’s just her horsies that get the vacay?

Dekalb comments

July 17th, 2012
12:34 pm

Ennis @ 12:15

Ha..ha..ha….I believe George W. Bush took more vacations than any American president ever. In fact I think I once saw a chart that showed he was “on vacation” as much as he was “on duty”. The fact the President takes his time a couple of times a year in Hawaii is because that is where he is from. Hawaii is a state.

Please provide actual evidence of your assertions because I think you are just spouting something you heard or read somewhere.

Joe Hussein Mama

July 17th, 2012
12:35 pm

Joseph — “Like telling seniors Republicans want to take away their medical care?”

Your Medicare plans would accomplish that.

“That Republicans want to take away food stamps for kids and let them die in the street?”

Your welfare reform plans would accomplish that.

“That Republicans want dirty air and water?”

The most recent Republican administration either relaxed or repealed clean air and water regulations. So your party’s recent history is evidence of this.

ZoSo

July 17th, 2012
12:36 pm

Jay,

Hype what fear? The whole argument that Sununu was making that the president does not know how to create jobs.

you state:

“We get it: “Barack HUSSEIN Obama isn’t a real American. He’s not one of US, he’s one of THEM. I mean, just look at him. Where’s his birth certificate? No, not that one, the long form.”

We all understand the message quite well.”

Forgive my ignorance, but what is the message if not a claim of racism? How does this fan flames of fear?

RB from Gwinnett

July 17th, 2012
12:36 pm

Jay, as usual, zozo’s inclusion of the rest of the comment exposes you for a two bit hack with an agenda and a bully pulpit. Care to denounce your claim to be a journalist yet?

stands for decibels (SfBA)

July 17th, 2012
12:36 pm

Your Medicare plans would accomplish that.

Aw come on–the Ryancare coupon books are gonna be awesome.

BeeJay

July 17th, 2012
12:36 pm

Sununu is right. Barack Obama hates America and only “likes” (nominally) Americans who he thinks worship him. His agenda is to destroy the freedom of this country, and perhaps the country, who knows, and to create utter dependency among the people so people like himself can be their “rulers” and caretakers. Thank you for reminding us.

Oh, and birth certificate be damned. We have far more serious problems. Stop regurgitating the same old tired crap like a 5-year-old.

Steve

July 17th, 2012
12:36 pm

Romney
is
toast
:)

Peter

July 17th, 2012
12:37 pm

Hey Joseph . Your statement…….

That Republicans want to take away food stamps for kids and let them die in the street? That Republicans want dirty air and water? Is that the type of fear you’re referring to???

Yes by gosh you have it.

Please tell us how the Republican’s want to help the poor ?

Please tell us how the Republican’s are calling for more environmental protection, especially with the worst polluters, such as the energy indusrty for example ?

Thank you !

CommonMan

July 17th, 2012
12:37 pm

The right wing media had a field day yesterday when Obama said “you didn’t become successful on your own”, where he meant that you also need the public infrastructure paid for by tax payers. The talking blowhards have been spinning it with manufactured outrage that Obama is anti-American.

Joseph

July 17th, 2012
12:37 pm

When will the Oblama campaign apologize for their lies ad deceit???

http://factcheck.org/2012/06/obamas-outsourcer-overreach/

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 17th, 2012
12:37 pm

John Sununu is a lesbian?

stands for decibels (SfBA)

July 17th, 2012
12:38 pm

zozo’s inclusion of the rest of the comment

…confirms that Sununu *is* a flaming douchebag. We’ve covered that already.

Peter

July 17th, 2012
12:38 pm

BeeJay …… Please that was silly……

Isn’t George Bush the guy who started Homeland Security ?

Isn’t George bush the guy who created a larger US government ?

Adam

July 17th, 2012
12:38 pm

RB: You have no ground to stand on when criticizing others. None.

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 17th, 2012
12:39 pm

“really? So it’s just her horsies that get the vacay?”

no, they just go to one of their two “vacation homes” (like all good Americans)

stands for decibels (SfBA)

July 17th, 2012
12:39 pm

Peter

July 17th, 2012
12:40 pm

Hey Joseph……

When will the Republican’s apologize for their lies and deceit???

We want to help the Poor.

We are for the environment.

Finn McCool (The System Isn't Broken; It's Fixed ~ from an Occupy sign)

July 17th, 2012
12:40 pm

After Romney helps all the black people will he help all the hispanics next?

Steve

July 17th, 2012
12:40 pm

No, only true Americans have car elevators in their garage(s).

TM

July 17th, 2012
12:41 pm

“I wish this president would learn how to be an American”
This may be the first election where we can vote for a felon or an illegal alien depending on which spokesperson you believe.

Joseph

July 17th, 2012
12:42 pm

Peter:

Safety nets are in place for the poor but I think we can all agree that waste and fraud has become a serious problem that dems could care less about. Getting the economy moving again will benefit the poor more than any entitlement ever could. Oblama and the dems want more people to depend on the gubmint… That’s an obvious fact.. Especially when you see ads encouraging people to do so…

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

July 17th, 2012
12:42 pm

“When will the Oblama campaign apologize for their lies ad deceit???”

When/If Romney proves “his truth”

So most likely when pigs fly.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

July 17th, 2012
12:42 pm

“I don’t think he’s a racist, ZoSo. Not at all.

I do think that he and others feel threatened and overwhelmed by a changing America, and that the Romney campaign is trying to hype that fear. But racism is another thing entirely.”

Well, I’m happy to see that Jay finally has the racism definition down correctly.

Jimmy62

July 17th, 2012
12:43 pm

Being a pot smoker in college, and now laughing at people who ask you why you continue to raid pot shops in California makes you a giant untrustworthy hypocrite.

And that’s not an Obama advisor doing that, it’s not someone who happens to be mostly politically aligned with Obama. It’s Obama himself, a giant lying hypocrite who laughs and mocks people who expect him to not be a lying hypocrite.

But hey, let’s ignore his lack of humanity and honesty, and get after Romney for properly following tax laws.

Steve

July 17th, 2012
12:43 pm

Joseph – so since the only plan the GOP has for getting the economy moving is more “tax cuts”…and since we’ve seen very little job creating via VERY LOW TAX RATES and EXTENDED TAX CUTS…please tell me how the GOP has a plan to create jobs?

Speed Racer

July 17th, 2012
12:43 pm

Missing the point again, Jay. Obama the Non-American thoughts are not rooted in his appearance. They are rooted in his pro-government/anti-business, re-distribute the wealth, private sector is the enemy attitude. And, yes, it is plausible that his childhood experience have contributed to that attitude.

Goldie

July 17th, 2012
12:43 pm

Amen to pot-smokers and Chardonnay-sippers, LOL!

:)

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

July 17th, 2012
12:44 pm

Safety nets are in place for the poor but I think we can all agree that waste and fraud has become a serious problem that dems could care less about.

NO Joseph, we can’t agree on such a stoooooopid statement.

We care a lot less about you.

nelson

July 17th, 2012
12:45 pm

I’ve met John Sununu when he was Governor of New Hampshire. He was taking a tour of the National Guard at Ft. Drum. A friend and I were fraternity brothers of his and he let us join the tour, however he lopped us off before the tour made the whole circuit. He is a very smart guy, a graduate of MIT and a professor there.
All Mr.Sununu was doing was giving an opinion, nothing more or less.
Getting to his alleged comment, just an opinion. Everyone has a right’

luangtom

July 17th, 2012
12:45 pm

Maybe he doesn’t get what being American is all about. Just why does an American at heart need to circumvent the Congress, why does he need to have more power to declare martial-law, why does he okay Homeland Security attaining 450,000,000-rounds of hollow-point ammunition, when it is illegal per the Geneva Convention and its edicts of war? Or, is he planning on having a civil uprising within the borders of the USA to use this ammunition on its citizens and the Geneva edicts do not apply? Just some food for thought as to why some think this man not very American…….

Steve

July 17th, 2012
12:45 pm

Speed racer – who do you think got us into the GreatRecession? It was the private sector.
How has Obama “redistributed” wealth when the wealthy, now, are more powerful than ever, pay low if any taxes, and the middle and lower classes are increasingly hurting?
Where do you get your information from? Have you even looked at real data?

jconservative

July 17th, 2012
12:46 pm

Let’s see if I got this correct:

Obama’s problem with “Americanism” is that he spent his formative years, 5th through 12th grade, in a christian school. If one attends a christian school they cannot be a true American.

Is that what Sununu is saying?

Madmax

July 17th, 2012
12:46 pm

I remember the Dem’s using pot smoking to disqualify a supreme court nominee. Based on Obama’s record as President, maybe the pot smoking did have a long term impact?

Joe Hussein Mama

July 17th, 2012
12:46 pm

SfD — “Aw come on–the Ryancare coupon books are gonna be awesome.”

‘Speshully when they put a couple a’ those $50 abortion coupons in there! :D

King of Everything

July 17th, 2012
12:47 pm

I don’t get why people still blame Obama for jobs and the economy as if they forget the Republican house and blue dogs. It doesn’t matter what the plan is. If the house and Senate says “No!” there is now bill for him to sign. Blaming the President is mistaking the symptom for the cause.

Georgia, The " New Mississippi "

July 17th, 2012
12:47 pm

Sununu was born in Cuba. He wishes a man born in the U.S. ( Hawaii ) would learn how to be an American ???? These old timers are easily mislead by the powers that be in the GOP. I wonder if Zell Miller will be showing up at the GOP convention again.

Goldie

July 17th, 2012
12:47 pm

“No, only true Americans have car elevators in their garage(s).”

bwaaa, Steve! And only true Americans understand “dressage” as an Olympic sport!

“)

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 17th, 2012
12:48 pm

“NO Joseph, we can’t agree on such a stoooooopid statement.”

seriously, even the link from downstairs to the CATO institute shows that less than 1/4 of the recipients of the free lunch program are above the legal income (of course, they don’t say HOW MUCH above – I would be interested to hear how much of that 1/4 are <$1000 above. if I was a betting person, I would say most)

Jake

July 17th, 2012
12:48 pm

Don’t you know there is “American” and then there is “AMERICAN”.

I grew up in liberal California, so I didn’t learn the difference until I moved to the Republican south part of the country.

Please excuse this off-color Democratic joke, but, “Don’t you know what President Obama’s problem is? He nags too much, nag, nag, nag. He is a nagger”. And, some will never be able to get over that fact, no matter what he does.

Steve

July 17th, 2012
12:48 pm

King of E – true, that. And most people don’t get it. The President is not a dictator. We have three branches of government. And one, right now, has an 18% approval rating.

Finn McCool (The System Isn't Broken; It's Fixed ~ from an Occupy sign)

July 17th, 2012
12:49 pm

Bush diary secrets

“At one of the most important moments of his presidency, all the guy was thinking about was food,” said longtime democratic strategist Bob Shrum, in reference to what has quickly become the most widely discussed section of the diary: a fourteen-page entry written on the eve of the Iraq War in which the president vents about the quality of the White House food, specifically the poor selection of comfort snacks, his dissatisfaction with the chimichangas and his ongoing frustration with the size of the hamburgers.

JohnBirch

July 17th, 2012
12:50 pm

Learning how to be an American:

Buy what you don’t need and cannot afford except on credit. Knowing nothing about the other 200 countries outside America. Wanting everything but not wanting to pay for it – good roads, schools, clean air and water.

And being the least informed and unhealthiest bunch of retards ever to have lived on this planet.

Woodstock Mike

July 17th, 2012
12:50 pm

Here is a direct quote from our president while on a recent campaign…

“If you have a business, you didn’t start that, someone else did that for you”….

Democrats really support this garbage?

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

July 17th, 2012
12:50 pm

“I wonder if Zell Miller will be showing up at the GOP convention again.”

Ah wuz bowern a pewer chahld in the mowntins of Nowrth Gowrgia …

GAH … miss Zell like I’d miss a brain tumor

CommonMan

July 17th, 2012
12:50 pm

Joseph

July 17th, 2012
12:51 pm

Granny Godzilla – Union Thugette:

Factchecker’s all over have proven the Oblama campaign is lying… What more do you want…