Obama takes digs at Perry, GOP debate audiences
September 26th, 2011
09:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama takes digs at Perry, GOP debate audiences

(CNN) - In the latest sign the race for the White House is well under way, President Obama took direct aim at Texas Gov. Rick Perry Sunday night as well as some of the now-infamous crowd reactions at recent Republican presidential debates.

"Some of you here may be folks who actually used to be Republicans but are puzzled by what's happened to that party. I mean, has anybody been watching the debates lately?" Obama told supporters at a private fundraiser hosted in Woodside, California Sunday night, where tickets cost as much as $35,800 per person.

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  1. Lynda/Minnesota

    "That's not reflective of who we are," the president also said."

    President Obama is correct. This is not reflective of who we are. But, it is reflective of who the media wants us to be. Name one media outlet that HAS NOT added fuel to the flames of hate, division, anger, and mistrust? Look long and hard at the circus surrounding the nomination for a Republican presidential nominee and ask yourselves who would benefit most from any one of these GOPer candidates, late night comedy ... or America?

    September 26, 2011 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  2. Bill from GA

    The "Debates" are the best COMEDY on TV.

    September 26, 2011 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  3. Fair is Fair

    "Some of you here may be folks who actually used to be Republicans but are puzzled by what's happened to that party. I mean, has anybody been watching the debates lately?"
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    How would you know, Obama? You said that YOU weren't paying any attention to them. What gives?

    September 26, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  4. Four and The Door

    Expect a play-by-play of the Republican nomination process from Obama. Like so many other Americans across the country in the last 2 1/2 years he is watching with no recourse as his job and home are being taken away from him.

    September 26, 2011 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  5. JMR49

    "How would you know, Obama? You said that YOU weren't paying any attention to them. What gives?"

    Don't need to watch them to find out what's going on FiF – the debate audiences grab bigger headlines than the candidates. Cheering at the number of executions in Texas, people shouting out support for Americans without Health insurance dying, Booing American servicemen. Worse yet, not a single GOP/TP candidate does anything other than fuel the fires of hatred in a blatent attempt to create another 2010 40% turnout of angry voters – they've got nothing to offer other than "toss out the bums out" as an election strategy.

    September 26, 2011 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  6. LordFlashheart

    Am I the only one that hears Big Top music whenever these clowns open thier mouths? Could they be a little more out of touch with middle of the road America? The sad part is; the Reps really do have at least 2 viable candidates, but the loons in charge these days will never let them get the nomination... What a poor state of affairs. Honestly.

    September 26, 2011 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  7. kat

    BHO is an idiot who doesn't have the sense to criticize anybody, climb back under your rock, idiot!

    September 26, 2011 10:33 am at 10:33 am |