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Obama: ‘I’m Not Going to Not Do Anything Without Congress, Not When…’
Cybercast News Service ^ | January 31, 2014 - 8:49 AM | Craig Bannister

Posted on 02/01/2014 3:04:05 AM PST by Olog-hai

In a speech about his initiatives to ensure Americans’ retirement security, Pres. Obama explained his strategy for dealing with Congress—sort of—using three “nots” and a “without.”

In Wednesday’s speech, Obama declared: “Now, I’m hoping that Congress goes along with this, but I’m not going to wait for Congress. I could do more with Congress, but I’m not going to not do anything without Congress, not when it’s about the basic security and dignity of American workers.”

Huh? What? This statement seems twice as confusing as “double-talk,” since it uses not two, but four negatives. …

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1 posted on 02/01/2014 3:04:05 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

He had to do it that way in order to keep from saying he was going to break established laws and ‘make’ laws in spite of Congress.


2 posted on 02/01/2014 3:07:28 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Olog-hai

Sometimes these people get so full of themselves, especially when they seek to deceive.


3 posted on 02/01/2014 3:09:04 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: Olog-hai

His “I’ve Got a Pen” speech....was a demonstration of a guy with nothing much for goals, no cooperation left in his magic bag of tricks, and roughly thirty-five months of time left to do much of anything. Of all Presidential terms over the past hundred years....I’d say this one will have almost no impact accomplishments to talk about....for a four-year period.

Immigration reform? If it were packaged and somehow passes....I see dozens of foundations taking it to the Supreme Court, and there’s good odds that some piece or two of it will fail. This is a car with an engine, but no transmission....so it won’t move....as much as it might RAV the engine and toot it’s horn.


4 posted on 02/01/2014 3:12:10 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: Olog-hai

He should have added that he likes less than half of us half as well as we deserve.


5 posted on 02/01/2014 3:15:46 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Olog-hai

They don’t call it “Obamacare for Nothing”!


6 posted on 02/01/2014 3:16:42 AM PST by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Maybe if he lives to eleventy-one, he can make that speech.


7 posted on 02/01/2014 3:17:25 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: pepsionice

His tecno spies just informed him as to the large number of reps. emailing each other ....about impeachment.


8 posted on 02/01/2014 3:17:27 AM PST by Therapsid
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To: Olog-hai

Only if he says it and then disappears.


9 posted on 02/01/2014 3:19:24 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Olog-hai

“Let me be perfectly clear...I’m not disinclined to not do anything, regardless of whether Congress does or doesn’t decide if they are or are not going to not be inactive.”


10 posted on 02/01/2014 3:20:45 AM PST by Hugin
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To: Telepathic Intruder

11 posted on 02/01/2014 3:26:03 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

It’s called he’s lying.


12 posted on 02/01/2014 3:32:03 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Olog-hai

President shuck and jive tap dancing


13 posted on 02/01/2014 3:33:42 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Olog-hai

Throwing more sh## from the sh## thrower


14 posted on 02/01/2014 3:34:27 AM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: Olog-hai

not, not, not, ...

And the low information voters say YEAH! like they understand what he just said.


15 posted on 02/01/2014 3:40:01 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: OrioleFan

You remember the sheep in Orwell’s “Animal Farm”, right? They went from chanting “Four legs good; two legs bad” in the beginning to “Four legs good; two legs better” when they saw the pigs starting to walk on their hind legs.


16 posted on 02/01/2014 3:42:41 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

17 posted on 02/01/2014 4:12:25 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Olog-hai

It’s really only three negatives.

“...I’m not going to not do anything without Congress...” is the part of the sentence that counts; the following part, containing the fourth negative, is another clause.

Two of the three negatives would cancel one another, leaving “...I’m going to do something without Congress...”, or “...I’m not going to do anything with Congress...”.


18 posted on 02/01/2014 4:23:22 AM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: Olog-hai

“Let me be perfectly clear...I’m not gonna...ah...errr...be...ahhhh....errrr.....work with ahhhhh...Congressss...errrrr.....I have a pen and ahhhhh....phone....ahhhh......period!”


19 posted on 02/01/2014 4:57:24 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Olog-hai

His problem is nobody dreally wants what he is shoveling.


20 posted on 02/01/2014 5:20:15 AM PST by aces (Jesus Saves not Society)
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To: Olog-hai

Obama ebonics...


21 posted on 02/01/2014 5:28:51 AM PST by maddog55
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To: Olog-hai

Cheap suit double-talk is Hussein’s specialty.


22 posted on 02/01/2014 6:22:13 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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23 posted on 02/01/2014 6:41:40 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: aces

So we finally found a “shovel-ready” job, then?


24 posted on 02/01/2014 8:47:29 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Travis McGee

Must be all of the above, courtesy of the NSA.


25 posted on 02/01/2014 8:49:25 AM PST by Kackikat
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To: Olog-hai

If he’s not going to not do something means he’s going to do it.


26 posted on 02/01/2014 8:52:11 AM PST by Manic_Episode (F the Whigs)
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To: Olog-hai

Well that’s not entirely true of Obama. Nearly all of his official acts since 2009 have involved him having illicit, nonconsensual, forceful congress with Americans.


27 posted on 02/01/2014 9:15:15 AM PST by DPMD
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To: DPMD

The very thought gives me heartburn.


28 posted on 02/01/2014 9:16:10 AM PST by Olog-hai
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