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Obama Tells Hollywood He Never Promised It Would Be Easy

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Obama Hollywood Visit

Obama made a big splash in Hollywood last night, shutting down traffic on certain streets, and holding fundraising dinners and talks that earned him around $2 million dollars in one evening.

Here's some of what he said:

"I know over the last two and a half years sometimes you've gotten tired, gotten discouraged," the president told the House of Blues crowd. "It's gotten tough. … Here’s the thing, I never promised you easy. If you wanted easy you would not have campaigned for Barrack Hussein Obama. What I promised was there was a vision of America out there we believed in, that if we worked hard we could achieve our vision. What I promised was that I would wake up every single day fighting for you. … But what I said was if you are willing to stick with me, hang in there, I was positive we could achieve our dreams. America has been through tougher times.

"We’re going through an unprecedented time in our history. We've not seen anything like this in our lifetimes. This financial crisis is as bad as any since the Great Depression. My job was to make sure we did not tip into depression… to save a financial system teetering on the brink of meltdown. What got me involved in this president business… was not just to solve a crisis, but a recognition that after decades the American people felt as if rules had somehow changed on them."

He received standing ovations.

It's estimated that his West Coast three-day-tour — which is on to Denver next — will bring in $7 million for his reelection campaign!

If you've got the scratch to go, we're talking some of the events having $35,800 a plate dinners, and want to, we hope you have fun!

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23 comments to “Obama Tells Hollywood He Never Promised It Would Be Easy”



  1. 1

    Worst. President. EVER!



  2. 2

    because someone else could do so much better.. Obama 2012:)



  3. 3

    He's an idiot…typical politician. Then why Obama, did you while promoting your stimulus package implore that if it is passed unemployment (at this time now) would fall below 8%. Well we all know now that he was obviously talking out of his a** simply to get his agenda passed. No wonder Geitner is the only original member on his economic team left. Most of everyone else dropped like flies and went back to teaching their crappy Keynesian policies at their liberal schools that don't truly work in the real world. Ok, so 2.4 million jobs economist speculate were created (full time or part time?- And not even close to being enough to truly have an effect mind you) due to the stimulus package…and so with the stimulus bill totaling about $800 billion roughly translates to a cost of $300 PER JOB for the taxpayer..hahaha. WOW. Great return.



  4. 4

    Obama is a BS ARTIST. Wake up, people. Just go ahead a read it again. He tells you nothing definitive. Only talks in "good sounding" circles. He doesn't lay things out like he should: 1) definitive 2) definitive 3) definitive, etc. He only talks in good soundings bites and circles. You can't make sense of what he says. You can only say it sounds pretty. That is the only legacy this man has: he sounds pretty, but says NOTHING. Herman Cain all the way. Now there is a person who can lay it out and outline a plan.



  5. 5

    …correction, "$300,000" per job. Slight difference.



  6. 6

    He did say in ever speech from the start the road will not be easy. Bush fuck up the country so bad hes had no room to breath. Hes done a great job fixing up bushes shit. Can't wait until election so I can vote him back in.



  7. 7

    Re: like!!!COLON!!! whatever! – Sorry but even the reps. agree Bush has that title.



  8. 8

    Re: cassiekb – BECAUSE ANYONE ELSE COULD DO BETTER

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    Re: kylielover02 – So just curious….how long does he get to use that excuse? 4 years? 7 years? 8 years? 25….30…50% unemployment? I can only hope he doesn't get that chance, because I'm pretty certain he will be blaming everyone else for his failed policies until the last hour of his presidency. A true leader would never blame their failures on others.



  10. 10

    Obama will win next year. No question. Thank god.



  11. 11

    Re: like!!!COLON!!! whatever!

    To be clear, even the history books show that George W Bush was THE worst president — ever. He single-handedly destroyed an economy that was in very good shape when he was elected. And Americans destroyed their credibility on the world stage when they re-elected him. Do also keep in mind that he was the ONLY president in history who did not get the popular vote but got into office anyway. (Then his cronies started deflecting the whole thing by saying THEY would make voter fraud a major issue… and the dummies out there fell for it. If it wasn't so outrageously scary horrifying it would have been funny. All in all it proved how gullible the great unwashed was and that set the tone for the next 8 years.)

    Obama inherited an unprecedented mess and everything he had done to try to fix it has been sabotaged by the opposition.
    __

    And before you resort to name calling, I am neither a Democrat nor a Liberal. I am a progressive conservative Canadian who thinks that by electing Obama the American people engaged a collective brain long thought lost and showed the established old boys club that there is power in the people yet.



  12. 12

    I'm sure he said it wouldn't be easy…which is fine, but where is all this "hope" and "change" he talked about?? Hope is lost and there is no change. He will not be re-elected.



  13. 13

    Re: Average Jane

    Well said. Bravo!!



  14. 14

    Re: Average Jane – …for the last six years of Bush's term he was saddled with a DEMOCRAT senate and house. Quite frankly, he had to be the one put in office because libs don't have the balls to do what needs to me done. The voting age should be raised to 25 anyway to let the voting college students mature enough to make a half assed educated guess. Democrat before thirty and Republican after thirty.



  15. 15

    Re: Shelah

    So true Shelah. Dodd and Frank were on the financial committees and Way and Means Committee (believe that's what it was called) that mandated these major banks make housing affordable for people and to approve housing loans…well look at you now dems. Yea Bush wasn't perfect, but those fools helped construct that major problem which imploded horribly. And now the very same people helped write the banking bill. God help us.



  16. 16

    Re: Average Jane – Promise you: that tile will either go to Carter or Obama- One term presidents!! THANK GOD!!!!



  17. 17

    Well, if youre going to wage a class war and paint the rich as dim witted, selfish people who did little to make big money they dont deserve - Hollywood is the best place to start.



  18. 18

    Re: Average Jane

    1) Canadians don't like war. BO has continued 2 wars (even escalated one) and started more.

    2) Canadians respect people. BO took 3 years to repeal don't ask, don't tell (despite having a stranglehold on congress for 2 years) and has not supported gay marriage

    3) Canadians are fiscally conservative, BO created budget deficits of over 4 TRILLION in 2.5 years which is more than Bush did in eight years and $30,000 for every working person in the US. Anyone seen where the $30,000 checks went to?

    It looks like you're not a true Canadian. And who really cares what the world thinks of us if the people at home are getting the broom handle.



  19. 19

    Fact is that the downturn he inherited (5% decrease in GDP) is far closer in scope and scale to what other modern presidents have had to deal with than to the great depression (25% decrease in GDP).

    The good news is that a lot of people who were dumb enough to buy his BS first time around have wised up.



  20. 20

    Herman Cain 2012!!!!



  21. 21

    when Obama ran, folks who were tired of after Bush's second term saw a young, black (always omitted his white half) orator with a teleprompter and minimal political experience
    and voted for "hope and change" over factual ideas and substance/proven skills
    now it is evident that he is in over his head
    a short time as a senator from a politically corrupt Chigaco who spent more time campaigning than he did in the senate isn't qualified for the office - he rammed through his policies/changes against our common sense
    and all the money he threw at the economy when he went around guaranteeing "shovel ready jobs" did nothing but sink the country deeper into debt and recession!
    thenhe goes on TV and states that "there is no such thing as shovel ready jobs" ????? WTF!!!
    .
    the next person elected should at least have experience as perhaps a governor- successfully running a state before runnng the country! hope that the voters have learned from this..dont't care what party you're for - I'm an independent…voting party lines for the sake of just blindly doing it doesn't make sense in this day and age- we should be voting for the person with the best proven skill set for the job
    holding firm to one view or another doesn't cut it anymore!
    the senate and congress - if we vote thoughtfully and carefully for them as well- will work with the president to improve the current state of the country



  22. 22

    Well, well, well. I thought that this site was a Celebrity Gossip site. It clearly has alot of political blogs that bring out the best in people. Maybe with all of the other sites Perez has created he should create "PoliticalPerez". All of you that argue back and forth about something we can't EVER control would have a blast on that site. Re: like!!!COLON!!! whatever! – You are evidently a teeny bopper or a very uneducated in US History person by your comment. He isn't the worst president ever. You should really check your facts so you don't look so uneducated when hundreds of people can read your comments on here.



  23. 23

    What a waste of $2 million dollars when we are in such a huge recession. If he can raise that much money in one night shouldn't he start using that money to help with our education, unemployment, healthcare, veterans, and recent natural disasters. I have not seen this President stand up for one thing he said he believes in. Before he was elected he would always say present when asked to vote on a policy rather then a yes or no. He is always on vacation and cares more about televised speeches and meeting celebrities then the real issues at hand in this country. Stop raising money for your campaign and start helping this country recover!