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OBAMA THREATENS FOX NEWS, LIMBAUGH
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Posted on 01/27/2013 3:02:36 PM PST by SMGFan

In a sycophantic interview with The New Republic, conducted by former campaign staffer Chris Hughes and leftist writer Franklin Foer, President Obama suggested that he had all the answers to the pressing issues facing America and therefore no compromise was necessary with Republicans. He added that Republicans should compromise. And if those Republicans don’t compromise, Obama suggested that the fault would lie at the feet of Fox News and Rush Limbaugh – and that the calculus had to be changed to force Fox News and Limbaugh to stop holding Republicans accountable to conservatism.

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Ball is in your court Rush!
1 posted on 01/27/2013 3:02:40 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan
Barry needs to create a crisis to pull a fast one with his other hand.
2 posted on 01/27/2013 3:05:45 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: SMGFan

Obama: Quit Listening to Rush Limbaugh if You Want to Get Things Done

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/01/23/obama-quit-listening-rush-limbaugh-want-things/


3 posted on 01/27/2013 3:06:47 PM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: SMGFan
Republicans should compromise

Meaning, in Obamaspeak, they should cave in and do it entirely my way.

Which, regretably, they are very much inclined to do.

4 posted on 01/27/2013 3:08:24 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SMGFan

I sense a media crackdown coming. :D:D:D:D


5 posted on 01/27/2013 3:08:57 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: SMGFan

This Obama interview is annoying me, so I’ll copy over what I posted a few hours ago on another thread (it pretty much decodes the president’s language)...


Please allow me to indulge myself, as I parse-out this article

“President Obama is suggesting that House Republicans on the issue of gun control appear neither willing to work with him nor listen to the American public on the issue.”

This president has NEVER been interested in the opinions of Republicans, so why should Republicans believe him this time. They know it’s a trap and they know that if the president can separate them from their pro-gun voters, the Republican Party ends that day (at least with Amnesty, it will take a decade or two before the demographics wipe out conservatism). As to the American public, I think there are enough differing polls around so that everyone can make the claim that they are listening. And one other thing, the Republicans in the Congress were NOT elected to listen to the “American public”, they were elected to listen to their own districts, many of which are VERY CLEAR as to which side of this issue they support.

““The House Republican majority is made up mostly of members who are in sharply gerrymandered districts that are very safely Republican and may not feel compelled to pay attention to broad-based public opinion, because what they’re really concerned about is the opinions of their specific Republican constituencies,” the president said in an interview with The New Republic.”

Yes, much of the Republican majority is in “safe districts”, and much of that is due to the 1964 Civil Rights Act that packed blacks into highly concentrated districts so that blacks would get elected to Congress. If there president wants to open up that issue, he is more than welcome to, but he better be ready for really LOUD yelling, at it won’t be from our side.

“Obama also said he can get 50 percent of public support for many of his upcoming initiatives, but “I can’t get enough votes out of the House of Representatives to actually get something passed.”

Easy solution. Pass a Constitutional Amendment that allows a direct public vote on issue, like Switzerland does. Of course passing such an amendment won’t be easy, and other issues, like Health Care and Welfare Spending, might also be put up for a public vote. But, for now, you are STUCK with our system, like it or not. You are a Constitutional Scholar, you should know and accept the rules by now.

“… I think there is still shock on the part of some in the party that I won re-election.””

It’s probably best for me not to comment when the president plays the race card, so I won’t comment here.

“The president said he has a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that date back for generations.”

So do most Americans. But most Americans also have a “profound respect” for the Constitution. Note how he omits ANY MENTION of that little detail in these discussions. It is not an accident.

“He said that moving forward on the topic means understanding that the realities of guns in urban areas are very different from the realities of guns in rural areas.”

Then I suggest that you try to apply the lessons from rural areas to urban areas. This would include cracking down on corruption and cronyism and having a court system that is colorblind, rather than having judges (as in New Orleans) simply state that they will not put people of a certain race behind bars, regardless of the crime. Please Mr. President, crime is not a major problem, once you get out of the cities - so how about you try to learn from us, for once.

“He said it’s understandable that people are protective of their family traditions when it comes to hunting so “gun-control advocates also need to do “a little more listening than they do sometimes” in the debate.”

The hunting part is a crock, but he’s signalling to EVERYONE that Feinstein’s Gun Grab is DOA. Because if it had a chance, he would NEVER say anything about telling his side that they have to calm down. Never. This is GREAT NEWS for us. It’s game over on her gun grab, but bad things can still happen.

“Obama also said one of the biggest factors in the gun-control debate will be how it is shaped by the media.”

That is a message to “get on board” and stop allowing this to be a fair debate. The media should not be SHAPING anything in the news, they should be reporting on it, and giving both sides. Asking them to SHAPE the news sounds an awful lot like Fascism. By the way, what he means here is that the media keeps reporting on things that don’t help him, like the legal use of guns in self-defense (at least at the local level), and the problems that Senate Democrats are having in supporting the gun grab. He wants the media to ignore all that and put the heat on Republicans in whatever ways are possible. But there is only so much power that the media has with Republicans, as no doubt, virtually every Republican that votes for a gun grab will find himself up against a VERY WELL-FUNDED Primary opponent in 2014 (or whenever).

““If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you’ll see more of them doing it,” he said.”

No, it won’t be Fox or Rush that “punishes” a Republican member of Congress for supporting a gun grab, it will be his constituents in the next Primary (i.e., the little problem we have in this country called ‘elections’), and those office holders know it. Rush can yell all he wants, but it’s not as easy as the president may want it to be. And by the way, there are probably TWO DOZEN or so DEMOCRATS in the House that are in exactly the same position as the Republicans, except they lose their seat in November, if they vote for a gun grab - and they know it. But you’ll never anything about them for two reasons...first, there is no way AT ALL they will vote for a gun grab, they didn’t vote for it in 1994 and they won’t in 2013, and second, it doesn’t fit the Fox/Rush template of being the problem.

““I think John Boehner genuinely wanted to get a deal done, but it was hard to do in part because his caucus is more conservative probably than most Republican leaders are, and partly because he is vulnerable to attack for compromising Republican principles and working with Obama.””

All of the above is probably true. You get into leadership through seniority, which means being there a long time. Being in DC a long time almost always leads to compromises and moderation. So, yes, that is the case, which is why we need some fresh blood there, and also why the president is wasting his time talking to Boener.

“The president argued that “the more left-leaning media outlets recognize that compromise is not a dirty word” and that party leaders, including Senate Majority Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, are “willing to buck the more absolutist-wing elements in our party to try to get stuff done.””

Again - this is the FIRST issue that I’ve seen him go after Democrats on, and so it is very interesting. It seems like their base is hell-bent on all or nothing. They either get their serious gun-grab or nothing passes. And it’s hard to blame them, because the middle ground is simply not somewhere where they want to be - which is being blamed for what might be minor gun control moves, but not winning the big prize. And they know, for lots of them, gun control can easily drive them from office, just as it did in 1994 and just as Obamacare did in 2010 - but to many, that’s ok, if the accomplishment is big enough (like Obamacare...in 1994 they had no clue what they were in for). So they are not going to take chump change to give up their seats - either they win the whole prize, or nothing.

“Has Obama himself ever fired a gun? Yes, he says, he and others shoot skeet frequently at the president’s Maryland retreat, Camp David.”

Scare the crap out of the migratory birds up there, why don’t you. This level of sheer disrespect towards the animal kingdom simply CANNOT BE TOLERATED.

“The president also said much of the challenge in Washington is to make Americans feel that national politics is indeed connected to their day-to-day realities.”

You can say what you want, but that DEFINITELY is not the case with your party. Day-to-day realities say that when you are in debt you CUT SPENDING, and the entire Democrat playbook is to spend more and more, I guess with the knowledge that the country will go broke. So they could start by telling the public this.

““And that’s not an unjustifiable view,” he said. So everything we do combines both a legislative strategy with a broad-based communications and outreach strategy to get people engaged and involved, so that it’s not Washington over here and the rest of America over there.””

No, you DO NOT WANT that. The last thing you want are people engaged - that’s one of the main reasons you just took education away from the states (i.e., Common Core Curricula). Also, your party has virtually ended Congressional town halls with your own constituents. The list goes on and on - you ONLY want engagement when it suits your agenda.


That was fun.


6 posted on 01/27/2013 3:09:09 PM PST by BobL
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To: SMGFan

Interesting how much Rush bugs the president without even trying.


7 posted on 01/27/2013 3:09:13 PM PST by Faith
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To: SMGFan

Who does Obama think he is today? Stalin?


8 posted on 01/27/2013 3:09:19 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: mountainlion

Rush must really be happy as he’ll get more listeners on tomorrow’s show because of the attention this idiot gave Rush.


9 posted on 01/27/2013 3:10:45 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: SMGFan

FOX would probably capitulate yesterday with little prodding. Rush might prove more of an enigma.


10 posted on 01/27/2013 3:12:10 PM PST by stevem
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To: SMGFan

I’d only love it, LUV, if Rush would very publicly say that he’d be glad to back off, if 0bama would 1st explain the Birth Certificate Forgery, Harrison J. Bonnell’s 1890 SSN, & explain why we are arming Islamist Radicals and Mexican Drug Cartels why we are attempting to disarm law abiding Americans. Stick it to 0bama while the iron is hot!


11 posted on 01/27/2013 3:12:45 PM PST by stickywillie (was that a glimmer of hope, or is it just that Dale Carnegie Course?)
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To: SMGFan

we live in a tyranny that is just getting its sea legs


12 posted on 01/27/2013 3:14:13 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SMGFan

This African communist scumbag Ubama is way overplaying his hand. All the Ubamaphones in the world and other “free stuff” handouts to the Democrat party’s moocher base won’t help his party in 2014 or 2016. Like Rush always says (paraphrasing), “Just let liberals be liberals, and even the most casual ignoramuses of the ignorant chattering class will take notice of their antics and become disgusted and appalled.”

Every day more people are seeing what a sick scumbag Ubama is.


13 posted on 01/27/2013 3:14:13 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: SMGFan

Who’s this “we” bullshit that the dictator keeps invoking? Speak for yourself, Ole Great Teleprompter.


14 posted on 01/27/2013 3:14:44 PM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends; Rush Limbaugh

The Marxist is no match for Rush...lol.

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15 posted on 01/27/2013 3:15:45 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Faith

El Rushbo is living in his head - rent-free. :=)


16 posted on 01/27/2013 3:16:02 PM PST by Bob
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To: SMGFan

My spirit of compromise is to choose .223 over 7.62X39. I’m done compromising.


17 posted on 01/27/2013 3:16:31 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Tzimisce

Coming and fast.


18 posted on 01/27/2013 3:18:44 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: SMGFan

he’s not really threatening rush, he’s calling every republican that doesn’t agree with him a wimp


20 posted on 01/27/2013 3:21:19 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Lancey Howard

On valentines day send all your elected or fraudulently elected politicians a small length of rope as a gift of appreciation that will live in thier hearts and especially thier heads for 4 more years.


21 posted on 01/27/2013 3:21:26 PM PST by ronnie raygun ( Lexington / Concord, America's first gun grab attempt)
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To: muir_redwoods
Please don't forget ma-deuce (.50 cal) one hell of an impact at 3000ft!!!!
22 posted on 01/27/2013 3:22:59 PM PST by paratrooper82 (82nd ABN Div. 1/508th BN "Fury From the Sky")
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To: ronnie raygun
How about a rusty piece of barbwire! They are not good enough for a piece of rope!!!

Eight Duece on the loose!

23 posted on 01/27/2013 3:24:59 PM PST by paratrooper82 (82nd ABN Div. 1/508th BN "Fury From the Sky")
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To: stickywillie

I don’t think Rush touches birther issues. If he ever has, I’ve never heard it.


24 posted on 01/27/2013 3:27:34 PM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Jim Robinson

Damn Bronco, Rush also living rent free? You are going to lose your political capital. You can take my gun one carbine at a time. I do not appreciate threats from politicians and would ask that you cease and desist now.


25 posted on 01/27/2013 3:27:41 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: onyx

Hey Al Baby, if your lurking, yeah the old windbag is still around and living in the zero’s head.

I donated to FR. We need this forum.


26 posted on 01/27/2013 3:31:55 PM PST by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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Obama suggests he has all the answers to the pressing issues facing America and therefore no compromise was necessary with Republicans....if Republicans don’t compromise, Obama suggested it's the fault of Fox News and Rush Limbaugh – and that the calculus had to be changed to force Fox News and Limbaugh to start holding Republicans accountable to conservatism.

How you gonna change that, Ohaha? Like this?

“We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded as the military.” - 2008 candidate Barack Obama on his plans for America.

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Obama is setting his sights high----wants to be another Abe Lincoln (who was a Republican). Better not coin that penny just yet.

Chances are Abe would not approve of Obama's dream of a tax-funded "US govt civilian security force." In 2008 candidate Obama's own words: “We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded as the US military.”

But first Obama better confiscate all the guns----b/c the citizenry might not like having their neighborhoods patroled by gun-slinging tax-funded "US govt security forces."

Heck, gun confiscation is a MUST----b/c the citizenry might be tempted to fire a few rounds upon seeing a tax-funded "US govt civilian security force" slinging tax-funded guns in their neighborhoods (/snix).

27 posted on 01/27/2013 3:33:37 PM PST by Liz
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To: SMGFan

Do it or get off the pot, Rush. The time for political entertainment radio is over.


28 posted on 01/27/2013 3:33:54 PM PST by stboz
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To: SMGFan

RULE 12: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.


29 posted on 01/27/2013 3:35:17 PM PST by Revelation 911 (hump scratching n'er do well.....all strung out on chicken wings and venison jerky)
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To: listenhillary

I’ve heard Rush speak about eligibility issues numerous times.


30 posted on 01/27/2013 3:35:25 PM PST by Faith
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To: SMGFan
"I think there is still shock on the part of some in the party that I won re-election"

Translation: There is still shock on the part of some on how brazenly you STOLE the election.

31 posted on 01/27/2013 3:35:45 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: SMGFan
Rush is having a happy evening in Palm Beach tonight.
32 posted on 01/27/2013 3:37:43 PM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: listenhillary

I should clarify that I’ve never heard Rush do a full monologue about eligibility, but he has certainly made several references to the lack of legitimate documentation that the president has provided.


33 posted on 01/27/2013 3:38:52 PM PST by Faith
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Do it or get off the pot, Rush.

Some comments in the MSM should just be ignored. To address them in a public forum is to acknowledge they have relevance.

I'm sure Rush will figure that out........

34 posted on 01/27/2013 3:41:09 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: SMGFan

Ya Think this arse hole has ever heard of Henry Bowman?


35 posted on 01/27/2013 3:42:01 PM PST by Renegade
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To: SMGFan

I wonder if Obama has read/seen “Game of Thrones”.


36 posted on 01/27/2013 3:42:26 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Soylent Green is Boomers)
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To: SMGFan

Did Obama Momma’s hero J.V.Stalin ever have to compromise?


37 posted on 01/27/2013 3:43:54 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Liz

Obama wants to be like Lincoln only in the sense that he presided over the USA during a Civil War in which the Federal Government won.


38 posted on 01/27/2013 3:48:19 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.")
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To: SMGFan

This guy thinks he’s Lincoln.

I can’t remember. How did that one end?


39 posted on 01/27/2013 3:49:25 PM PST by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: paratrooper82

What did Mark Levin do?


40 posted on 01/27/2013 3:49:25 PM PST by Hildy
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To: SMGFan

It must be a real trip to be Rush. You’re fixing yourself a sandwich, you’ve got the TV going in the next room, you hear the president of the United States saying something about you. And this has happened enough times before that you don’t even pause with the mustard bottle.


41 posted on 01/27/2013 3:49:57 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: stickywillie

“....if Rush would very publicly say....”

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Will never happen or he would have mentioned those items during the 2008 and 2012 election years.

But then again, it was our spineless GOP congresscritters who should have brought these matters into the open but were and are deathly afraid to do so.


42 posted on 01/27/2013 3:50:48 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Hildy
Mark Levin and his organization took the obumbum administration to court over the recess appointment of three radical leftist to the National Relations Labor Board and the DC Court of Appeals just ruled that Obubum violated the Constitution when he made the appointments, therefore over 244 decisions by this board in favor of labor unions is now void!

Eight Deuce on the loose!

43 posted on 01/27/2013 3:53:39 PM PST by paratrooper82 (82nd ABN Div. 1/508th BN "Fury From the Sky")
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To: Liz

$150 Million gun owners versus 535 +1. I don’t think the Democrats like the odds.


44 posted on 01/27/2013 3:53:39 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.")
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To: Hildy

Legal Landmark Foundation active in the Federal decision declaring Obie’s “recess appointments” unconstitutional.


45 posted on 01/27/2013 3:53:39 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: GeronL

I sense a move to oppress the press; the presses and news media that do not support Obama’s beliefs or bow to him.


46 posted on 01/27/2013 3:54:44 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: paratrooper82

Thank you for telling me this!! I have been so busy with my new job I don’t even listen to the news. This is great news!!! Thank God somebody is doing something!


47 posted on 01/27/2013 4:00:35 PM PST by Hildy
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

Heh-—like a FReeper tag says quoting patriot Geerge Mason—”what is a militia but all the citizens against a few politicians.”


48 posted on 01/27/2013 4:00:41 PM PST by Liz
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To: mountainlion

The issues Obama rattles off are all distractions: exports? Immigration? Climate? Magazine sizes?

It’s the debt that’s going to collapse us. Until the opposition focuses only on this, and avoids getting drawn into these distracting discussions (just vote them all down and move on), nothing will be fixed. Paul Ryan appeared to get it vs David Gregory today.


49 posted on 01/27/2013 4:01:24 PM PST by ReaganGeneration2
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To: Cicero

BO continues to blame others for his complete lack of ability to bring the parties together like other presidents before him. It’s his way or the highway. On another note, why did Bush get all the blame for his last 2 years when the dems had control of both houses of Congress. Why did the POTUS get blamed then but BO and his minions only blame Congress for the horrible economy. If BO is not responsible, then neither is Bush. Rush will skewer BO’s ineptness on Monday.


50 posted on 01/27/2013 4:03:59 PM PST by dandiegirl
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