September 6th, 2010
03:52 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama: They talk about me like a dog

(CNN) – Those following President Obama's prepared remarks during a speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Monday were thrown a bit of a curveball when it came to a description of his critics:

"Some powerful interests who had been dominating the agenda in Washington for a very long time and they're not always happy with me. They talk about me like a dog. That's not in my prepared remarks, but it's true," he told a crowd largely consisting of union members.

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The line was a rare departure from a president who normally sticks close to the text of his speech and may forecast a more aggressive tone on the part of Obama as the midterms approach.

The address is the first of two speeches this week in which Obama will try and frame his administration's response to the recession, less than two months ahead of midterm elections where Democratic majorities in the House and Senate are on the ropes.

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  1. edward doyle

    President Barak Hussein Obama only lies when he is speaking. God bless the USA with no more than one term from this buffoon.

    September 6, 2010 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  2. seth

    Most of thesse comments are ridiculous and not thought out by people of either political bent. I'm republican and sadly their comments are the most inflamatory and closed minded. If all you have to post is a played out rhetoric, please don't post. This section should stimulate thought, not try and 'change' people from theotherside that never will be. Hey admin, put this as the disclaimer on your page!

    September 6, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  3. alex

    Please,mr.President don't compare my dog to you. I love my dog.

    September 6, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  4. Fox's fan

    BHO now is walking in Bush's shoes and he felt the pain.

    September 6, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  5. Keep It Real

    People don't be surprised by the harsh rhetoric being spewed on this network. Since CNN hired Eric Erickson a new batch of nuts have come along with him. It's unfortunate that CNN hired a man who I believe is nothing but a racist and fear monger. The surprise will be when the pundits will be wrong on November 2, and the Democrats will retain the house majority.

    GO OBama!

    September 6, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  6. aara

    A dog that bit the children of the family it is part of.

    September 6, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  7. Mike S.

    He's absolutely right. Nobody knows more about ugly, hateful, negative politics than the compassionate conservative christians.

    September 6, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  8. john

    Put on a tie Mr. President.

    September 6, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  9. Dawn's Daddy

    I think 'Bam is wrong. People LOVE dogs and treat the mbetter than their own children.

    September 6, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  10. Tom Amlie

    That's an insult to dogs everywhere.

    September 6, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  11. Greg Smith

    That's not true – the country likes dogs, why would we call you one.

    September 6, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  12. Slimbeaux

    He has rabbit ears, just like a bad referee. He is starting to hear the crowd pickin' on him. Bout time.

    September 6, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  13. Sledge O matic

    I am in awe of the kool aid drinkers posting here (even though Obama/soros OWN CNN) still defending the indefensible. Your Bow wow in Chief has increased debt single handily MORE than the combined debt of ALL presidents before him. You must be proud. Your president Bow Wow used chicago thugery, bribes, and downright vote buying schemes to pass an unconstitutional Health Care bill, AGAINST the will of the people. You must be proud. Your Messiah Muts health care plan will cut medicare payments to the elderly and infirm 500 billion, thus guaranteeing human suffering and even death. You must be proud. I knew there was a sizeable amount of americans with mental disorders, but the trolls on this board are amazing! You must be proud!

    September 6, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  14. Terry

    I started to read these comments and was surprised at the number of fools that were defending Obama, after all, he is bringing this country to it's knees, anyone with a grain of sense can see that, then I scrolled up to see where the link had taken me.. CNN.. of course!! I should have known.. the major left leaning "news" media in the USA. The place where fairness is replaced by censorship.

    September 6, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  15. Carlos Flores

    What is it about Washington that distracts whomever goes there? I've been disappointed lately with my fellow democrats because we sound and act just like everyone else. Promise, spend, argue and blame! How about doing what we were sent to do...create a new culture in which we actually get something done. Historians will rightly take us to task since we didn't do what we promised even though we owned the town at the time.

    September 6, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  16. A fellow american

    No one I have heard in 2 in a half years has ever described or talk about you as a dog .
    That is what you learned in the minister wrights school of liberation theology . Make up and lie about anything and many will believe .
    Very presidential young intellectual man , so smart and sorrounded by the best the left has to offer .
    Obama landslide WIN in November , I can see it now , " republicans win big thanks to Obama landslide ", CNN confirms and on fox " america begins to save USA from the liberation theologists"

    September 6, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  17. Muttdog

    Lol! Republicans fix and run the USA?????? Yea they did such a great job the past ten years. Wake up America, your going to find your kids wearing red scarfs to school and singing the Chinese anthem if we do not pay back the trillions king George borrowed from the communist. Stay strong Mr president, if Americans want to relive the glorious and wonderful Bush years let them, the repulicans will have the entire nation employed. Yea we will be be planting rice wearing flip flops and pointy straw hats.

    September 6, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  18. Victor Landry

    So says the cotton candy President, all sweetness and light and no substance.

    September 6, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  19. Dogowner

    Sorry, Mr. President, but at least my dog learned long ago not to s*** in the house. You're dropping loads of it all over this country.

    September 6, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  20. Luis Vazquez

    I thought he was going to have a different kind of administration? Wasn;t this supposed to be the Hope and Change era? What happened?

    September 6, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  21. jeff

    Talking to Obozo like a dog is an actual compliment for him. Desperation is a stinky cologne.

    September 6, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  22. David G.

    Like a dog? Really, well maybe its time he stopped being the lap dog for special interest groups(bankers and big corporations) and the lunatic fringe left then. Personally I believe that using that term disparages dogs......

    September 6, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  23. Doug Huffman, Washington Island, WI

    Not a 'dog', a bootlicker to Ahmadinnerjacket.

    September 6, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  24. Paul Perkins

    Dogs don't normally send their wives on $350,000 trips to Spain.

    September 6, 2010 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  25. Earl Dumarest

    Remember, Obongo was raised by his grandparents who spoiled him. He never had to work for anything. It was all given to him. What we have here is a BRAT.

    September 6, 2010 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
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