(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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Consider yourself lucky, Mr. POTUS. Most of us consider you much lower than a dog.
Heck, if Obama'g job was whining, he would already be the best president ever.
Bush left Obama in a hole but he didn't force him to keep digging. Spending more on foreign wars and "stimulus" (i.e. debt) – yeah, that's the ticket.
I do not understand how people can believe anything republicans say. This man has worked so hard to right this country. Did no one learn manners or respect as a child?
Now, Bush is a war criminal and that is the truth
Now add either "delusional" or "demagogic" to Obama's growing list of narcissistic personality disorders.
Obama and all of the other out of control politicians in Washington need to go. A true leader speaks positively about this country! A true leader doesn't attack: auto companies, oil companies, insurance companies, banks, edge funds, venture capital funds, manufacturing, technology, etc....
A true leader doesn't scare the heck out of every sector and wonder why there aren't any jobs.
Obama, please resign already. We might have wanted change before you showed up, but now we need it.
OMG....my 6 year old grandson whines less than this guy.
What a thin skinned embarrassment he is to our country.
I thought he said he was going to be a uniter. He has become really pathetic!
David Fitzgerald – hey here's an idea – read up on how the government in this country works before you open your ignorant piehole
WoW!!- Haven't heard the "talk about me like I'm a dog–" comment since the Marine Corps in the early 70"s.It was a standard complaint of the brig rats back then. All poor performance could be excused by complainer they weren't being respected-irrespective of their failure to meet even basic standards.. Man- very ghetto- very victim-hood, poor put upon black folk kind of remark. Just what we want want from a President- Retro racism victimhood. What next? Re-runs of "Roots"?
Pretty thin-skinned for someone who dogs Bush 24/7.
"Dog" would have been one of the nicest thing the Libs called Bush.
The President's degeneration will be immediatetly revealed by a directly proportional degradation of language.
Sad commentary for the President of the United States.
Obama IS NOT a leader
If it looks like a "dog", it barks like a" dog"..then guess what ...It is a "dog."..So let us make it a lame" dog "in November.
Because you are
Yes, Mr. President. It's past time to call them out for their whining and for their lies. They twice put into office the creep that nearly destroyed our country.
I wouldn't degrade my dog by equating you with one. You only wish you were liked as much as a dog is.
If everything this President does is viewed through the prism of race, as Democrats do, than any opposition to Obama has to be racial, with no exception. They would vote for him solely because of his race, yet cannot fathom any criticism, as it would have to be because of his race. Similarly, any narrow vote for a Republican had to have been accomplished because of cheating (e.g. GWB), because close votes for Democrats are invariably linked to cheating.
Hes Nancy's dog and does tricks for her a very loyal pet Obama .
Oh...boohoo........what a crybaby.......the way Dems talked about Bush, MR. Obama.....you have nothing to bitch about, get used to it, because we may talk about you like your a dog, but we will put you out to pasture like and old used up horse...
No that is wrong, dogs are faithful and loyal..
The President says Republicans talk about him as though he is a dog. I havent got a clue what that means. The President I'm sure understand that politics is not for sissies. People on both sides of the aisle do not seem to be kind. How would Mr. Obama like the criticism that Sarah Palin has endured. Besides the last time I saw the Obama's traveling , their dog BO arrived on a separate plane just for him, I have never traveled so well, being a dog in the White House might not be a bad job.
Maybe his fetching every liberal stick thrown by Reid and Pelosi has something to do with it. Just say'n...
Actually, I like dogs a lot more than I like obama. I would never insult a dog by referring to the obamanation as one.
I guess when you act like dog excrament, people associate you with the animal that made it!
Silly Drudgeans. You're calling the president all sorts of names. What you don't realize is this country would be better served with a Muslim, a socialist, or a dog in charge than a Republican!