Saturday, September 18, 2010

President Obama at that $30,000-a-Plate Fundraiser: The Lost Footage

"Voters, just congenitally, tend to get -- to see the glass as half empty. (Laughter.) If we get an historic health care bill passed -- oh, it's increasing health insurance premiums and further exploding an already exploding deficit. If we get the financial reform bill passed -- then, well, I don't know about it not even mentioning Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. If we get a trillion-dollar stimulus bill through -- oh, the unemployment rate went way above that eight percent you promised it wouldn't top after I agreed not to pay much attention to what was actually in the stimulus. And gosh, we haven't yet brought about that net spending cut we promised, either! (Laughter.) I thought that was going to happen quicker, like when you promised me it would! (Laughter.) Or that you would actually do what you said that you would do! (Laughter.) And actually do it when you said that you would do it! (Laughter.) You know who you are! You're the ones who should be saying thank you! (Laughter.) So tell me, are you getting your $30,000-a-plate's worth here tonight or what?! (Cheers.)"

(H/T: Memeorandum)