Monday, September 20, 2010


It was an intimate evening with President Barack Obama at a Democratic fundraiser Thursday night at a home in Conyers Farm in Greenwich.

"The one thing I do have to say to the public is About 60 % of our budget is....Entitlements....Social security, Medicare and Medicade..." - Obama

wait for it....

"so everbody in this room needs to buckle up and be prepared, for lower Social Security benefits and lower medicare benefits in the future..." - John Harwood

Obama took the opportunity to mock supporters of the public option last night at a DNC event in Greenwich, Connecticut (per Mike Allen):

OBAMA: Democrats, just congenitally, tend to get — to see the glass as half empty. (Laughter.) If we get an historic health care bill passed — oh, well, the public option wasn’t there. If you get the financial reform bill passed — then, well, I don’t know about this particularly derivatives rule, I’m not sure that I’m satisfied with that. And gosh, we haven’t yet brought about world peace and — (laughter.) I thought that was going to happen quicker. (Laughter.) You know who you are. (Laughter.) We have had the most productive, progressive legislative session in at least a generation.

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