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  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Sept. 8, 2011 2:44 p.m.

    Re: JoeBlow | 8:52 p.m. Sept. 7, 2011

    CNN - ATlanta -About a month ago, the dams finally burst as commentators gave voice to the concern building for some time among everyday Americans: Did we elect a president who just doesn't have what it takes to lead?

    It didn't help Obama's cause when John Boehner had to hold his hand and help him schedule his speech with the two Chamber of Congress. Obama just can't deliver.

  • IdahoStranger NEWDALE, ID
    Sept. 8, 2011 5:56 a.m.

    Pagan is right about one thing - There isn't a dimes worth of difference between the mainstream Republicans and Democrats. The actions of BOTH PARTIES are leading to the loss of our freedoms and prosperity.

    BOTH PARTIES have deviated so far from the concept of LIMITED GOVERNMENT as outlined in the Constitution that the demise of our nation is at hand.

    Too much of the discussion in these comments is pitting Republicans against Democrats and vice versa.

    What we need is a discussion about returning to the basics of limited government and not about how BOTH PARTIES can manipulate the laws to provide special favors to this group or that group.

    If the government is going to provide us cradle to grave security, then as a nation we are finished. Unless we return to a truly LIMITED GOVERNMENT then our days are numbered.

    Study the Issues, square them with basic Constitutional principles of LIMITED GOVERNMENT and then support those who show by their actions that they will follow those principles, irregardless of public sentiment, which is largely created by the main stream news media.

    The Goose that once laid the Golden Eggs is squawking loudly because Government is choking her.

  • Wastintime Los Angeles, CA
    Sept. 7, 2011 10:06 p.m.

    Reagan cut taxes, then raised taxes 11 times, nearly every year he was in office.
    Clinton raised tax rates, WITHOUT any Republican votes.

    You can put on your rose-colored glasses and pretend Republicans didn't/dont have anything to do with the current status of the economy, but the majority of Americans know better. The one thing more unpopular than the Democrats in Congress are the Republicans in Congress.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Sept. 7, 2011 9:29 p.m.

    Re: JoeBlow | 8:52 p.m. Sept. 7, 2011

    Instead of worrying about how much Reagan did or did't cut taxes you should thank him for showing the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) what a real president does when a union calls his bluff. He fired every last one of them that didn't comply with his deadline to go back to work, decertified their union, and refused to rehire the repentant ones who realized too late that Reagan didn't bluff.

    Obama on the other hand has never missed an opportunity to cave under pressure. It will be his legacy.

  • Wastintime Los Angeles, CA
    Sept. 7, 2011 9:28 p.m.

    Reagan cut taxes, then raised taxes 11 times, nearly every year he was in office.
    Clinton raised tax rates, WITHOUT any Republican votes.

    You can put on your rose-colored glasses and pretend Republicans didn't/dont have anything to do with the current status of the economy, but the majority of Americans know better. The one thing more unpopular than the Democrats in Congress are the Republicans in Congress.

  • B Logan, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 9:19 p.m.

    So what happens when the $300 billion is spent? Let's say we go ahead with this and 'put working Americans to work' building bridges and fixing our crumbling infrastructure. $300 billion isn't going to go very far. So after that is spent, then what?

    This plan shows the left either doesn't understand economics or it just wants to 'Fundamentally Remake America.' We are not a nation who succeeded because of government. We succeeded in spite of government.

  • JoeBlow Miami Area, Fl
    Sept. 7, 2011 8:52 p.m.


    Yes, Reagan cut taxes. But the rate he cut them to is above where they are now.

    Under Clinton, the tax rates were higher than they are today.

    How is it that the economy managed to so well with taxes higher than today?

    Why are businesses not hiring today?

    That is what is so hard to understand.

    Can you please explain that?

    And as far as that "fanatic in the white house"? Taxes are currently lower under Obama than they were under Clinton, Reagan or Bush.

    Something just doesn't square.

    And Reagan "removed regulations"?

    Care to list a few of them that you feel spurred growth? Or is that just a party line talking point?

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 8:40 p.m.

    I actually really enjoyed the WHAT NOW? tongue-in-cheek at the top of page 2.

    In response, I wanted to express that it's not that I want Obama to fail and that I'm willing to do whatever it takes to make him a one-term president. It's just that I can't fathom giving him one more American dollar.

    We've allowed Obama to spend money. Oh boy, has he ever spent money. (Insert Pagen rant about Bush's high spending here.) And we have very little to show for it. So we let him spend more money. Again, nothing. And he spent even more money. Still no consumer confidence. Still no economic growth. Still extreme unemployment. Do NOT give this president another dollar to spend. He's blown it.

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 8:33 p.m.

    Does anyone else see the irony that Pagan's remarks that are so anti-Bush and anti-Romney are some of the exact same reasons why Obama is an abysmal failure?

    More and more of Pagen's rants precede Obama's term as President, and sound just like the negative campaign Obama led in 2008.

    Sooner or later, Pagan will realize that both parties are extremely unhappy with President Obama, just like both parties were so unhappy with the Republicans in 2008 that we voted for an inexperienced wanna-be.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 8:09 p.m.


    Go back to 1980 if you would and recall the sorry state of the US economy under Jimmy Carter. What did Reagan do - IMMEDIATELY ? He CUT TAXES - corporate taxes, individual income taxes and he removed regulations. The result? Business's started hiring again in mass!! Not sure why basic economics is so hard for liberals to grasp. And if you want to also take a look at what happened during the Clinton years (under a GOP congress) with the contract with America... we got a balanced budget and we sure as heck DID NOT have a president trying to bankrupt the country with trillions of government borrowed money. Clinton was a liberal but he was also a practical man that had previously been a 2 term governor and knew how capitalism worked and he WAS NOT a left wing ideology fanatic as our current White House occupant is! Finally , tell me what the unemployment rate was from 2002 to 2006? I'll give you a hint - it was under 6%.

  • CJ Murray, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 6:49 p.m.

    Why do I know the spending will happen and the cuts never will? He will find a way to spend, spend, spend. He is irrelevant, time to send him packing.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    Sept. 7, 2011 6:41 p.m.

    "Does he ever express any love for this country."

    Well, well. Some things never change, like the ignorant questioning Obama's love for his country and his patriotism. (When Obama says something his critics don't like he writes his own speeches, "approved" speeches are "written for him.")

    Let's see. Nearly every speech Obama ends with "God Bless America."

    Just a few examples from Obama's Cairo Speech:
    "The United States has been one of the greatest sources of progress that the world has ever known. We were born out of revolution against an empire. We were founded upon the ideal that all are created equal, and we have shed blood and struggled for centuries to give meaning to those words - within our borders, and around the world. We are shaped by every culture, drawn from every end of the Earth, and dedicated to a simple concept: E pluribus unum: "Out of many, one."

    "But my personal story is not so unique. The dream of opportunity for all people has not come true for everyone in America, but its promise exists for all who come to our shores"

    "Moreover, freedom in America is indivisible from the freedom to practice one's religion."

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 6:20 p.m.

    Wow just what we need another Obama Speech....bet he calls it a BIPARTISAN PLAN, but not one republican was advised or particiapted in helping him with his plan....the king has no clothes~

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 6:11 p.m.

    @FDR who says.....There are a number of Republicans who will not attend Obama's address? Why? We need to call this what is. Racial prejudice, pure and simple.

    You mean Obama is Black? I thought he was a Muslim? Leave it to the looney lefties to make excuses for the inept......and by the way, FDR started this whole mess! We could solve this entire mess in one day ...if the lefties would just go to work and quit looking for another handout!

  • JoeBlow Miami Area, Fl
    Sept. 7, 2011 6:01 p.m.

    How about this patriot

    "If lower taxes were the answer to our economic woes, we could be in a boom right now instead of a bust"

    Someone ought to convince the GOP.

  • md Cache, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 5:40 p.m.

    Heck, why not 800 billion. What is a few more hundred billion?

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 5:31 p.m.

    so I like what Mitch McConnell said about the so-called "big jobs speech". He said "if more big government spending (and borrowing) were the answer to our economic woes we would be in a boom right now instead of a bust". How true !! Somebody ought to try and convince BO.

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington, DC
    Sept. 7, 2011 5:22 p.m.

    Oh WOW! The economy is going to be ok from now on. lol

    Obama you are nothing but a supporter of George Bush and you belong in the relic pile with him as well. You make me sick.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 7, 2011 5:04 p.m.


    Why not list accomplisments of BO rather than what GWB did or didn't do?

    BO comes from Kenya-- Michelle Obama -2006- while touring Africa. (Look at a search engine under "Michelle Obama speeches"). Also a Kenyan newspaper article titled "Kenyan becomes American Senator" referred to BO as their citizen.

    BO either doesn't know how to run an economy or wants to destroy it. Does he ever express any love for this country. Reading speeches others wrote for him doessn't cut it. His wife wasn't even proud of our nation.

    How many times have we raised taxes for infrastructure? How much tax money from the gas pumps go to infrastructure? BO needs more than band-aid fixes. Let's hope he can do something positive.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 4:54 p.m.

    it is about quality not quanity. same message regardless of the topic. it also has to do with individual thought. cut and paste doesn't "cut" it.

  • WinSum Rexburg, ID
    Sept. 7, 2011 4:53 p.m.

    Nothing new.....tax & spend, tax & spend, tax & spend.....tired old stuff....!!!

    Sept. 7, 2011 4:37 p.m.

    @ute alumni
    and based on your constant attempts to bully pegan off the threads i would contend "ute alum"= troll so what your point?

  • IDC Boise, ID
    Sept. 7, 2011 4:31 p.m.

    The government will never save us. Giving up freedom and giving money to the government will decrease individual liberty.

    The government needs to shrink and get out of the way. We are a free country, not a welfare state.

  • Shaun Sandy, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 4:24 p.m.

    Why does the Federal Reserve get to buy bonds and securities debt free with money created out of thin air, but our congress and country has to borrow money?

    We as a nation could simply bypass the private federal reserve and simply create the money we need to facilitate commerce and end unemployment as we know it.

    What is that called? Nationalizing. Who would object to it? Every republican who doesn't understand how our money system really works.

  • BobP Port Alice, B.C.
    Sept. 7, 2011 4:22 p.m.

    Obama may yet succeed in bringing the US to its knees.

  • WillTheWolf SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 4:19 p.m.

    The economy wasn't "GREAT" when GW was in the White House & it isn't "Horrible" now. On a scale of 1 - 10, it was probably about a 8.5 in 2006-07 and now its more like a 3.5 - 4. The problem we have in this country is everything is either "Great" or it is "Horrible" and there is no in between yet most of the time the economy is in fact in between. All the talk about this being the worst since the Great Depression is bull. The 1989-91 recession was worse on real estate, especially vacation and secondary real estate than this recession has been (though real estate certainly has further to go down . . . especially here in Utah where it is still overpriced). People should quit their griping and start cutting back on what they spend; pay off your debts; & get back to saving money. The economy will eventually start moving at a decent rate again, but we still have a lot of excess fat to cut before it does. Now get back to work.

  • FDRfan Sugar City, ID
    Sept. 7, 2011 4:17 p.m.

    There are a number of Republicans who will not attend Obama's address? Why? We need to call this what is. Racial prejudice, pure and simple. The elite Republican element can not stand to see someone like the President being in this position. Adding insult to injury, the President is much smarter than they are.
    Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, FDR and even Teddy Roosevelt were more to the left than Obama. I wish it were not true but I sincerely believe it.

  • UtahMom31 PROVO, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 4:16 p.m.

    @Pagan 2:07 p.m. Sept. 7, 2011

    In a February 18, 2011 letter to John Boehner, the CBO said that repealing Obamacare would increase the deficit by $210 Billion by:

    (1) Repealing $604 Billion in new government spending
    (2) Repealing $813 Billion in new taxes

    Reigning in runaway government spending and preventing economy-stifling tax increases are both GREAT ideas.

  • David B. Cedar City, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 4:14 p.m.

    Where do you think this 300 billion will end up? Not in the little peoples court that's for sure! I see it going into Wall Street and the unions.This isn't anything but payback we the people are getting saddled with. I say as a country we throw all these losers out of office and if they don't go willingly then they'll get carried out.

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 4:09 p.m.

    Just be patient folks.

    The Republican Party will sacrifice you, for 14 more months, and then "everything will be all better".

    You see, making President Obama a one term President is more important than doing anything to show us the change promised by Republican John Boehner.

    The Democratic Party fooled you this time.

    The Republican Party fooled you last time.

    The Republican Party won't fool you again.


    Just trust the Republican Party.

    If corporate tax rates are cut from 35% to 25% to spur 4%/yr growth rates, just imagine what cutting corporate tax rates all the way to zero would do for job/economic growth.

    How can we afford to cut corporate tax rates to zero? Easy. Cut spending to zero as well. Rember, we have a spending problem, not a revenue problem.

    Just hang in there voters. You will only be sacrificed, for 14 more months, as the Republican Party continues to work, on their unified sworn primary goal, of making President Obama a one term President. When that goal is accomplished; at that point, then, and only then, will the Republican Party BEGIN to make "everything all better".

    Just be patient my friends.

  • LoveLife Riverton, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 3:44 p.m.

    Thank you for leaving things for me to update or correct.

    "Health care law wont rein in costs, study says" Washington Post July 28, 2011.
    "Obama concedes health care law won't control costs" Washington Post August 17, 2011

    July 16, 2011 Waiver count: 1471. Why the waivers if it's so great?

    Rasmussen Reports Sept. 5, 2011: Favor repeal of Obamacare: 57%

    The job loss in 2008 that you talk about under Republican leadership was actually under a Republican President and Democrat Congress. Those would be equal branches of government.

    You are always so quick to point out Bush's low job approval numbers the last few years of his term. He couldn't have reached those low points without Republicans disapproving of him. Republicans have said through the polls they didn't like the spending with Bush, either, but you weren't listening.

    "But say nothing when Republicans, do it."--I'm sorry, you need to learn how to use a comma. Putting a comma there doesn't add drama, it's only grammatically incorrect.

  • Andrew J. Marksen Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 3:41 p.m.

    Spend more. Pay more. Sacrifice more. Have more taken from our children. I think we have had just about enough of "more." How about we learn the lessons of Europe. The riots and discontent stem directly from people like Obama and the "compassionate" programs they believe in. No more entitlements. No more payoffs. No more kickbacks. No more bailouts. No more regulations. Sometimes we just have to stop.

  • JoeBlow Miami Area, Fl
    Sept. 7, 2011 3:09 p.m.

    "what does it accomplish to keep bashing Bush"

    It does not accomplish anything. However, much of the "bashing" is a response to something written in an attempt to show Obamas failures.

    When in reality, the same thing was given a pass under GOP leadership.

    I will openly admit that Obama has not done well in righting the economy.
    But, it is also plainly obvious that Obama did not ruin a good economy. He inherited an economy in freefall.

    So, what I see is that those on the right want to bash Obama for not fixing the problem while giving a pass to those (GOP) who dug us into the hole.

    If you quit trying to blame everything on Obama, then people would not point out the problems of the previous Admin. Remember that admin? The one that got us here.

    Blame Obama for not getting us out. But, the economy is better off than it was when Bush left.

  • 1984 for life Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 3:02 p.m.

    Pagan | 2:42 p.m. Sept. 7, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT

    another yawn

  • wer South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 3:01 p.m.

    This isn't just a matter of which person occupies the White House. The common denominator is Congress. All of us may recall that while the Demos have held the majority lately, the inability to quit spending money we do not have is a malady rampant in both parties.

    Whether it's so-called health care, jobs bills, economic stimulus, etc.,etc., it's past time for Washington to quit trying to control every part of our life.

    It's also past time for us to emphatically stress to elected officials that they are to stop spending "our" money (note: it's not theirs!) We should begin with the heads of the respective parties and remind them we have long memories and will not tolerate their abysmal behavior when we go to the polls!

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 2:42 p.m.

    'Hint to President Obama:
    When you dig the country into a financial hole - Stop Digging!' - Carnak | 2:13 p.m. Sept. 7, 2011


    National debt to date: $4 trillion.

    Obama inherited...?

    $10 trillion.

    PROJECTIONS aside, this is what has HAPPENED.

    Not more speculation that some would use to condem President Obama, who was born in Hawaii.

    And if Obama does nothing...? Wouldn't he 'not' be helping our country?

    Obama does nothing, condemed by Republicans.
    Obama tries to create jobs, using the EXACT same tactic as the Republican party, condemed by Republicans.

    When you see the country in a financial hole...

    stop voting Republican.

    *'Bush Administration Adds $4 Trillion To National Debt' - by Mark Knoller - CBS News - 09/29/08

    'It'll be the 7th time the debt limit (ceiling) has been raised during this administration. In fact it was just two months ago, on July 30, that President Bush signed the Housing and Economic Recovery Act, which contained a provision raising the debt ceiling to $10.615 trillion.'

    Now, watch people say adding $4 trillion to the debt is 'so much worse', when Obama does it.

    But say nothing when Republicans, do it.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 2:37 p.m.

    @ Pagan

    Besides being good therapy for you, what does it accomplish to keep bashing Bush? The sitting President is the one who should be able to fix things and he's the one who has only two opinions, thus: 1) I inherited this mess so it's Bush's fault; and 2) This is going to take longer to fix, as in 3 years hasn't been enough time to show ANY progress.

    Come down off your lofy perch and get your fingers dirty like the rest of us have to, Mr. President, and maybe Pagan will find something positive to say about you rather than just negative about Mr. Bush. Then again...I doubt it.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 2:34 p.m.

    800 Billion here

    300 Billion there


    It didnt work like you said before.

    Why would it work now?

    It doesn't matter what comes out of his mouth anymore, we need to do the opposite.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 2:29 p.m.

    come on paganette, please post faster. 3 in 4 minutes isn't fast enough. how are you related to o when the rest of the country thinks he is doing a terrible job? clueless=obama

  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Sept. 7, 2011 2:29 p.m.

    And the Republican solution is?

    Oh ya remove all the taxes from the wealthy and corporations, end minimum wage (Jim Demint) and trust that the wealthy and the corporations (who are people to) will come and and save the day.

    Corporate profits at record high level corporate taxes at record low level and the can't currently create jobs, but trust us, if you let us make a little more profit we might can hire a couple of below minimum wage workers.

  • 1984 for life Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 2:26 p.m.

    Pagan | 2:03 p.m. Sept. 7, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Pagan | 2:05 p.m. Sept. 7, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Pagan | 2:07 p.m. Sept. 7, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT


    Sept. 7, 2011 2:26 p.m.

    Not a great solution but lets look at the republican solution which is to throw more money at the rich. The past ten years we have thrown billions of dollars back at the wealthiest Americans and cooperations and it has not worked why is it all of a sudden going to work now. its time for a plan C

  • Carnak Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 2:13 p.m.

    Hint to President Obama:

    When you dig the country into a financial hole - Stop Digging!

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 2:07 p.m.

    'repeal Obamacare' - lost in DC | 1:02 p.m. Sept. 7, 2011

    Oh. Yeah, cause THAT'S a good idea.

    *'CBO: Health care repeal would increase deficit' - By Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, Associated Press - 01/06/11

    'In a letter to Boehner, budget office director Douglas Elmendorf estimated repeal would increase the deficit by $230 billion from 2012 to 2021...'

    Source? The Congressional Budget Office.

    So eager to forget what life was like BEFORE healthcare reform?

    *'Wellpoint Drops Coverage For Some Women With Breast Cancer' - By Mary Ellen Egan - Forbes Magazine - 04/23/10

    'Yesterday, an investigation by Reuters revealed that Wellpoint routinely drops coverage of women with breast cancer. According to the report, Wellpoint used a computer algorithm that automatically targeted...'

    Even ROMNEY created a form of healthcare reform!

    Let's be real.

    Obama could spend NOTHING...

    and conservatives would complain.


    *'Trump on Obama's Birth Certificate: 'Maybe It Says He's a Muslim' - Fox Nation - 03/30/11

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 2:05 p.m.

    'The first "stimulus" didn't work! In spite of claims on the left that it kept things from getting even worse, the facts are things have gotten much worse!' - Mountanman | 7:25 a.m. Sept. 7, 2011

    Under George Bush:
    In February,2008 63,000 jobs were lost, a five-year record.
    In November 2008, over 500,000 jobs were lost, which marked the largest loss of jobs in the United States in 34 year

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in the last four months of 2008, 1.9 million jobs were lost. - JoeBlow | 11:21 a.m. Sept. 7, 2011

    Rifleman will quote zero job creation in August, 2011.

    And, ignore the 1.9 million jobs lost during the last year of Republican leadership.

    Your choice.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 2:03 p.m.

    'While Obama is proposing to throw more money at the problem...' - Rifleman | 6:17 a.m. Sept. 7, 2011

    And, what did the Republican party do differently?

    *'Bush signs stimulus bill; rebate checks expected in May' - CNN - 02/13/08

    Wall Street Bail outs:
    *'Bailout is law' - By Jeanne Sahadi - CNN Money - 10/04/08

    'NEW YORK -- After two weeks of contentious and often emotional debate, the federal government's far-reaching and historic plan to bail out the nation's financial system was signed into law by President Bush on Friday afternoon.'

    *Bush signs $700 billion bailout bill AP Published by Denver Post By Tom Raum 10/03/08

    Should we offer more tax cuts?

    "According to the Pew Economic Policy Group, an extension of all of the Bush tax cuts will cost $3.1 trillion over ten years, once the costs of servicing the debt are factored in."

    The initial Bush tax cuts were passed in 2001, with the promise that wealthy Americans would create jobs.

    It's 2011, today.

    Where, are the jobs?

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Sept. 7, 2011 1:02 p.m.

    $787 billion wasn't enough? Another $300 billion won't help.

    repeal Obamacare

    reign in the the EPA and NLRB

    close loopholes and reduce corporate tax rates

    THEN you will see job creation.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Sept. 7, 2011 7:25 a.m.

    The first "stimulus" didn't work! In spite of claims on the left that it kept things from getting even worse, the facts are things have gotten much worse! So, lets waste more money we don't have, run up the national debt a few more trillion, have our credit rating go down farther and watch unemployment go up even higher! Yup, that will really help! Insanity anyone?

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Sept. 7, 2011 6:17 a.m.

    While Obama is proposing to throw more money at the problem with strings attached his National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is trying to stop Boeing from assembling Dream Liner aircraft parts in South Carolina because it is a right to work state.

    If Obama really wants to help our economy he'd get out of the way and get the federal government off our backs.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    Sept. 6, 2011 5:32 p.m.

    President Obama proposed a $300 billion to jump-start jobs for Union's, for building bridges and highwaus/road's. Rush flipped-out. Here we go again. More Obama bashing. President Barack Obama should repudiate and the media should challenge Teamsters President James Hoffa's verbal attack on the tea party, Rush Limbaugh said on his talk show. Limbaugh further accused Obama of hypocrisy. When is Obama going to repudiate Hoffa Limbaugh asked. Obama wrote it for Hoffa, Obama suggested it. Don't you just love the irony?. Hoffa made the verbal attack while introducing the president during a Labor Day rally in Detroit, stating, "President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let's take these ("naughty-word") out." Limbaugh played the audio clip of Hoffa's comments while music from "The Godfather" sounded in the background. Here we have James Hoffa and Barack Hussein Obama commemorating Labor Day in Detroit, a city that epitomizes the disaster brought about by organized labor, he said, noting to the citys 15.7-percent unemployment rate. I hope before this is all over, Hoffa has to go hide in Italy someplace, Limbaugh said. CNN was outraged when I called Obama a Chicago thug.