Obama calls for end to 'partisan games' at 50th birthday bash
August 3rd, 2011
09:59 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama calls for end to 'partisan games' at 50th birthday bash

CHICAGO (CNN) - President Barack Obama was back in full-throttle campaign mode Wednesday night, attending two high-profile fund-raisers in Chicago during which he took aim at congressional Republicans after weeks of drawn-out debt negotiations.

"I hope we can avoid another self-inflicted wound like we saw over the last couple weeks," he told an enthusiastic crowd of 2,400 in Chicago's historic Aragon ballroom, where the ventilation system struggled to keep the room temperature below 90 degrees.


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  1. Beamer

    Thats funny coming from the biggest partisan of them all. All we hear every speech is class warfare rhetoric and pandering to his liberal base by bashing our employers and bosses. Those horrible rich people who pay our checks and give money to colleges so underpriviledged kids can go to school. Its absurd...

    August 3, 2011 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  2. Dee

    President Obama has good intentions and is looking out for the middle class but his hands are tied by the so called GOP that will never pass anything as long as he is in office. They want him to fail and the economy to tank to hurt this man even though it hurts americans. This is appalling and they are being enriched by the wealthy to use this tatics.

    Mr. President I said get angry, call them out they are not to be trusted it is blatant racism call it like it is we have your back but also remember these people will be rememberd in the polls.

    They are not looking out for the young people and the future of this country. Stop being the nice guy we will vote for you because you are the only one who has our best interest at heart. The lord will open this door to the economy this is something that did not happen overnight and it will time to get out of it.

    August 3, 2011 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  3. A Kickin` Donkey

    Barack, We`ve got your back but it`s time for you to thrown down.

    Remember that comment about bringing a knife to a gun fight? Well, you`ve been in a gun fight since January 21, 2009 and after January 2011 that gun was an illegal assault weapon,

    Take the gloves off. DonLt shy away from the fight. You must stand up for certain things and be clear and unwavering about it.

    VETO everything that the GOP members of Congress want. VETO evry bill until you force them to send you clean, non-co-mingled bills on everything, This will force them to have to compromise. You are not without options but you will have to cause some legislative discomfort to EVERYONE in the country before you can cull the terrorists from the herd and obliterate them.

    August 3, 2011 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  4. jerry

    Is there anyone out there who believes anything this idiot says? Can anyone really be THAT stupid?

    August 4, 2011 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  5. Peter s

    Happy Birthday Mr. president!!It's your birthday and I can't be there But I'll send you a special birthday wish and a little prayer Have a happy birthday I hope that all of your birthday wishes come true May you have a great time today and find happiness in everything you do.

    August 4, 2011 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  6. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    Good luck with that, Mr. President. The GOBPbaggers and the extreme rightwing radical teatards are bent on your destruction. Stop wishing for things that will never come true. You aren't dealing with an opposition party, you are dealing with a cult of corrupt corporatists who want to destroy average Americans, the working class and the environment. You don't "compromise" with al-Quaida and you can't compromise with these lunatics.

    August 4, 2011 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  7. Jack V

    Good luck with that. The media would much rather turn the political process into a wrestling match than cover people who speak like civil humans. So every nut job that appeals to the knuckle dragging elements of society will get a non-stop platform to spew their toilet water.

    August 4, 2011 07:39 am at 7:39 am |
  8. FM

    Whoever from the GOP contenders side thinks can beat the President, should think twice. Politics is about how you sell what you have. GOP did it last Nov. 2010 and they were successful. The President is too far ahead of anyone on this kind of game. He knows it very well and he masters it as well. I can bet all my lifesaving, he will be re- elected regardless what situation of economy we will be in.

    August 4, 2011 07:44 am at 7:44 am |