Elaborating on his failure to heal the partisan divide in Washington, President Obama said Thursday his presidency got off to a bad start in 2009 because some Republican lawmakers were more concerned about their re-election than they were in helping him to save the nation from economic ruin.

Speaking at a town-hall-style event in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the president said he has “done soul-searching” in office about what he could have done differently to work more effectively with Republicans in Congress.

“I think part of it had to do with when I came in, we had a real emergency and we had to act quickly,” he said of the recession in 2009 that prompted a government bailout of the auto industry and passage of an $800-billion-plus economic “stimulus” package that cleared Congress.

The problem, Mr. Obama said, was that “people in Washingtonsometimes weren’t always as focused on getting the job done as they were, ‘How’s this going to position us for future elections’?”

No Republicans voted for the stimulus in the House, and just three voted for it in the Senate — one of whom, then-Sen. Arlen Specter, quickly fled the GOP.

Soon after the stimulus vote Mr. Obama began work on his health care law, which also turned into a partisan fight. Although the president invited Republicans and Democrats to the White House to talk about his plans, in the end Democrats moved ahead without the GOP, clearing the bill through the House and Senate without earning a single Republican vote.

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Big Baby Barack

The Democrats had control of both Houses when he came in. They were also the ones that started the spending spiraling out of control.

Okay here is the deficit from Rep To Dem control
nominal dollars inflation adjustments
2003 $377.6 Billion Deficit $470.82 Billion Deficit R R R
2004 $413 Billion Deficit $501.21 Billion Deficit R R R
2005 $318 Billion Deficit $373.24 Billion Deficit R R R
2006 $248 Billion Deficit $282.14 Billion Deficit R R R
2007 $161 Billion Deficit $178.1 Billion Deficit R D D
2008 $459 Billion Deficit $488.82 Billion Deficit R D D
2009 $1413 Billion Deficit $1509.62 Billion Deficit D D D
2010 $1294 Billion Deficit $1360.67 Billion Deficit D D D  Sequestration takes hold 
2011 $1299 Billion Deficit $1324.16 Billion Deficit D D R  Republicans gain control of the purse
2012 $1100 Billion Deficit $1100 Billion Deficit D D R
2013 $900 Billion Deficit $884.96 Billion Deficit D D R

And this always looks good on paper but in reality------- Here is what is left our children and their children. Not billions, but trillions.

Here is the National debt between Bush and Obama
12/30/2005 BUSH $8,170,424,541,313
12/29/2006 BUSH $8,680,224,380,086
12/28/2007 BUSH $9,229,172,659,218
12/31/2008 BUSH $10,699,804,864,612
12/31/2009 OBAMA $12,311,349,677,512
12/31/2010 OBAMA $14,025,215,218,709
12/31/2011 OBAMA $15,125,898,976,397
12/31/2012 OBAMA $16,432,730,050,569 103.9%

We all know how high it is now!

Poor cry baby. He is the selfish one. He is self centered and self serving. 

To all of you blacks, are you now proud of the first Black President?

I know more Blacks that hate his White hide!!!

if he said it, IT'S A LIE!!!

When one accused someone else of something, the one that accuses the other is guilty of what the second one is being accused of

If memory serves me Obama had a full democratic Congress so how could any of this be blamed on Republicans. I guess some things never change with the crybaby in chief.... So I reckon until the country is rid of the Obama sickness that's what we'll be hearing is just more Whaaaah whaaaah whaaaaah!!!!

The main problem Fidel Obama had is America is not Cuba...It's a much larger country with a Constitution that protects the little people from Totalitarian wannabe's..Our first Fanny packin', Koran kissing, Marxist traitor Prez needs to realize..We the people are going to fight his fundamental transformation until Hell freezes over..then we'll fight him on the ice..Molon Labe.....!  We the informed also know he's a mere sock puppet of the Psychopath, Inbred New World Order crew.

Oh Amen Robert u bet we will fight 

Yep as Christie said, Obama is a petulant child!

   The Petulant man Child was diced by the People who voted against him and now we have to pay for this idiot to play gold and his lard assed wires vacations.

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Pay-Back !!! Pedophile Who Assaulted Nearly 200 Kids Stabbed To Death In Prison

A convicted pedophile who abused almost 200 children was stabbed to death in North Yorkshire, England, on Sunday.

Richard Huckle, 33, from Ashford, Kent, was given 22 life sentences in 2016 after he admitted to sexually abusing 71 kids whose ages ranged from six months to 12 years between 2006 and 2014, according to the BBC.

The report said Huckle was attacked with a makeshift knife while inside his cell at the Full Sutton Prison.

At the pedophile’s trial in 2016, investigators said they found over 20,000 indecent photos and videos of his assaults, which were shared with other pedophiles via a site on the dark web called The Love Zone.

Reports said that prior to his arrest, Huckle posed as an English teacher and Christian volunteer worker in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he groomed impoverished children.

In one of his online posts, Huckle reportedly wrote “Impoverished kids are definitely much easier to seduce than middle-class Western kids.”

Reports said he attempted to make money from his crimes by crowdfunding the release of the photos.

“Huckle also created a 60-page ‘how-to’ guide for other pedophiles seeking to evade being caught, and kept a scorecard and points system regarding the children who were abused — leading investigators to speculate he may have as many as 200 victims,” a Fox News report stated.

At his sentencing in 2016, Judge Peter Rook condemned Huckle for his heinous crimes he said had become routine for the pedophile.

Rook commented:

Your offending behavior became entrenched in your everyday life. Your life revolved around your sexual activities with young children. Your distorted beliefs in respect of children are deep-seated. Your self-delusion knows no bounds. It is also clear that, had you not been arrested, you planned to continue the same lifestyle using the expertise that you were keen to show off to and share with other abusers so as to continue your sexual exploitation of the children of such communities.

Reports said prior to his death, Huckle refused to cooperate with authorities when they tried to unlock a cache of encrypted files he had access to that may contain the names of victims and other pedophiles, according to Fox News.

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