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Obama Then, "I Won" & Now, "Getting Your Way Is Not How It Works"
ChicoER Gate ^ | 4/7/10 | Toby Jones

Posted on 04/07/2011 9:27:30 AM PDT by Tom Hawks



It must be nice belonging to a political party that not only has amnesia about the things they say and do, but also knows the media will not remind the public. It has only been two years since Obama invited the Republicans into the White House for an eye to eye meeting about the way they will all work together. Unfortunately for the GOP, Obama had no intention of working with them, instead he told them to their face, "I WON", "and you have no say in how things will be done". Pretty ballsy statement for a man who ran on a platform of change and cooperation. Then for the next two years Obama was true to his words as he and the Democrats left Republicans out of every decision they made for America.

Below is the original article from the Washington Post that reported Obama's famous snub to the Republicans during what was supposed to be a bipartisanship meeting on the budget Obama sent to Congress in January 2009. This should really be a defining moment for those who thought he was an honorable man, because like Bill Clinton before him, there is nothing honorable about Obama.


    WSJ Wire By Mary Lu Carnevale

    Jonathan Weisman reports on the White House.

    The top congressional leaders from both parties gathered at the White House for a working discussion over the shape and size of President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan. The meeting was designed to promote bipartisanship.

    But Obama showed that in an ideological debate, he's not averse to using a jab.

    Challenged by one Republican senator over the contents of the package, the new president, according to participants, replied: "I won."

    The statement was prompted by Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl of Arizona , who challenged the president and the Democratic leaders over the balance between the package's spending and tax cuts, bringing up the traditional Republican notion that a tax credit for people who do not earn enough to pay income taxes is not a tax cut but a government check.

    Obama noted that such workers pay Social Security and Medicare taxes, property taxes and sales taxes. The issue was widely debated during the presidential campaign, when Sen. John McCain, the Republican nominee, challenged Obama's tax plan as "welfare."

    With those two words -- "I won" -- the Democratic president let the Republicans know that debate has been put to rest Nov. 4.

    Democratic and Republican aides confirmed the exchange. A White House spokesman said he wasn't immediately aware of the exchange. The aides who heard the remarks stressed that it wasn't as boldly partisan as it might sound.

    Still, other Democrats echoed the sentiment. As he left the White House, House Majority Whip James Clyburn of South Carolina was asked about Republican complaints that Democrats aren't listening to what their GOP colleagues have to say. "We're responding to the American people," he said". "The American people didn't listen to them too well during the election."




For two years we have all watched as Obama and his Socialist friends in the Democrat party passed legislation after legislation without even allowing Republicans to read the bills. In the case of Obamacare, the Democrats admit that they didn't even know what was in the bill when they voted for it. Then, reminiscent of the way he treated the Republicans, Obama told the 70% of the Americans who told him not to sign the legislation, "I Won" and signed it into law anyway. With control of America's checkbook and credit cards, Obama and the Democrats went on a spending spree that has increased our debt from $10.6 trillion when he took office, to $14 trillion by January 1, 2011.

With help from the media, the Democrats have tried to convince Americans that 10s of trillion of dollars is a manageable debt.  Well they failed and the reason they failed is because the vast majority of Americans have always been against the governments massive debt, regardless of which party is doing it. That's why the Republicans were tossed out, they forgot their mission which was to reduce the size of the government. The Democrats misunderstood what their win meant, and last November the voters overwhelming reminded them by putting Republicans back in control of the purse strings.  With the Republicans now listening to the people, they sent a bill to the Senate that had a measly $61 billion in spending cuts. A few weeks later the Senate rejected it 55-44. When you consider how the Democrats and Obama just spent $3.4 trillion in 710 days, $61 billion is equivalent to a lollypop at the checkout stand.

After the having line drawn in the sand by the enemies of Americas future, the House Republicans decided to dispense with the games and are now pushing their new budget for the fiscal year of 2012 that calls for $5.8 trillion in cuts over the next 10 years. Just one problem, Obama's budget for 2012 calls for increasing the debt to $20.8 trillion by 2021, so with the Republicans willing to make the difficult decisions you would think Obama would be man enough to get with them to discuss their differences and come to a deal that all could agree to. After all, we are told by the MSM that he is gracious and respectful of others opinions.  Shouldn't he be telling the Republicans, "Ok, you guys won, what do you want?" Instead he tells the GOP "Getting Your Way Is Not How It Works". In more worldly terms Obama said, "Screw You!" What was it again that that the Majority Whip, Dem James Clyburn, said in 2009?

"We're responding to the American people."
Wait, isn't that what the Republicans are doing? Remember the election? I guess Obama and the Democrats have changed their opinion of what winning means, because 2 years ago he said, "I won, you lost", and then he and the Democrats treated the Republicans like they didn't exist, and the MSM never complained.

Like most Socialists, Obama does not practice what he preaches, and now instead of doing the work he was elected to do, he has embarked upon a campaign of attacking Republicans for not doing it his way. Hey Obama? YOU LOST!  It's really pathetic the way he talks about the Republicans needing to act as adults when he's the one throwing a temper tantrum by leaving Washington and obfuscating the issues all because he refuses to accept the will of the people. Now he is willing to let the government shut down, and he thinks he will get away with it because he knows that the MSM will do the heavy work of convincing the public that it's the Republicans who are shutting down the Government.

So what exactly is he telling everyone about the Republicans budget?  He and his cohorts on the left are resorting to the same old tired routine that Democrats drag out whenever they don't get their way. Along with claiming that Republicans are going to stifle the recovery that he and the MSM have been claiming exists, he is accusing them of starving children, killing old people, poisoning the water, kicking the homeless out of homeless shelters, and ruining summer vacations by shutting down National Parks. As for what he told supporters at a business that  he is subsidizing with TARP money in Pennsylvania,

"if you want to vacation at Yellowstone National Park, you're out of luck. You may even have to figure out if you can get your money back,"

Excuse me Mr. President, but most Americans I know have already canceled their vacation to Jellystone Park because of the high price of gasoline. Besides, the rate of inflation for groceries has made it incumbent upon many Americans to start growing their own vegetables. So even if they wanted to go to Jellystone Park and see Yogi Bear and Boo Boo, they wouldn't because they need to tend to their gardens for food to eat.

Ever wonder what planet this guy is living on? I do because he just doesn't get it. Just today Congressman Paul Ryan pointed out how the debt will eventually hit 800 percent of GDP, and that a new CBO report says they "cannot conceive of any way" that the economy can continue past 2037 given its current trajectory. Obama and the Democrats have had a big party for the last two years and we cannot pay for it. So politicians acting like adults with level heads have prevailed by winning back the House and they are not going to back down as the Republicans did in 1995 when Bill Clinton used the same scare tactics against them.

As Newt Gingrich said in 1995, it's time for government officials to start acting like adults by doing the adult thing. In this case it means that it is time to cut back on future spending just like every household in America has been doing. In the next few weeks we will see if Obama and his fellow Democrats want to act like adults, or if they will continue throwing temper tantrums because Mom and Dad cannot afford to the lollypop at the checkout stand.
Full article posted. It would be nice if you gave OneVike's site a complimentary hit if you so choose, but it is not required. GATE


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; obama; ruling; twofaced
Per instructions from OneVike, I have posted the full article here for all to read. I am tending the store while he is out of action and Toby Jones is a guest writer for his site. H left specific instructions that when I post an article from his site to FR, that I post any and all test and allow the reader to check the site if they so chose. Obviously if a video accompanies any article you would need to go to the site to watch the video, but all text can be read at FR. He is very sensitive lately about being called a blog pimp.

That being said, it would be nice if you gave his site a complimentary hit, you don't have to, but it would be nice.
1 posted on 04/07/2011 9:27:34 AM PDT by Tom Hawks
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To: Tom Hawks
Obama Then, "I Won" & Now, "Getting Your Way Is Not How It Works"

Our pencil-necked, illegal alien resident of our White House is sounding like a baby-goo-goo snot.

2 posted on 04/07/2011 9:30:25 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Tom Hawks

Hey Barack!

Elections have consequences!

oh....and Yellowstone cabins don’t open until May 1st, so find another red herring!


3 posted on 04/07/2011 9:32:20 AM PDT by G Larry
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To: Tom Hawks
Two faced...

They Live Obama

4 posted on 04/07/2011 9:33:44 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 805 of our national holiday from reality. - That 3 AM phone call? Voicemail...)
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To: Tom Hawks
I guess Obama and the Democrats have changed their opinion of what winning means, because 2 years ago he said, "I won, you lost", and then he and the Democrats treated the Republicans like they didn't exist, and the MSM never complained.

I think owebama uses the Charlie Sheen version of "Winning!"

5 posted on 04/07/2011 9:34:55 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Tom Hawks

The forces of socialism only march in one direction.


6 posted on 04/07/2011 9:35:55 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Tom Hawks

Now Boehner needs to PUBLICLY remind el zee-rho that hey...WE won.

This so-called potus is an insufferable jerk, a $#^$(*$#^#^, and a fraud.


7 posted on 04/07/2011 9:36:27 AM PDT by Adder (Part 1 Accomplished)
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To: Tom Hawks

Obama then: “Screw you.”
Obama now: “Screw you!”


8 posted on 04/07/2011 9:38:13 AM PDT by bigbob (u)
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To: Tom Hawks
Pedantic.


9 posted on 04/07/2011 9:38:19 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Tom Hawks

Consistency isn’t exactly a hallmark of the left.

I saw Harry Reid saying that we’ve argued about abortion for 40 years and it isn’t going to be settled in the next 38 hours. I wanted someone to ask him why it was so different from “settling” health care in the middle of the night.


10 posted on 04/07/2011 9:41:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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I am still keeping things going for OneVike, who wanted me to send everyone their thanks for prayers and support while he is going through a season of trials. Today I am posting an article by a guest writer named Toby Jones. Toby has written a nice piece about Obama and his two faced way in how he treated the Republicans after he won and how he is acting now that the Republicans have won. Per his instructions the whole article has been posted at FR. It would be nice if you gave him a complimentary hit on his site though at GATE. ..............


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11 posted on 04/07/2011 9:41:14 AM PDT by Tom Hawks
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To: Tom Hawks

Obama sounds like an arrogant Nazi.


12 posted on 04/07/2011 9:43:25 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: cripplecreek
I saw Harry Reid saying that we’ve argued about abortion for 40 years and it isn’t going to be settled in the next 38 hours. I wanted someone to ask him why it was so different from “settling” health care in the middle of the night.

Good point, do you remember when he said it? And maybe there is a video by chance.
13 posted on 04/07/2011 9:43:34 AM PDT by Tom Hawks
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To: Tom Hawks

Victory Lap


14 posted on 04/07/2011 9:48:42 AM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Tom Hawks

“It’s not realistic to shut down the government on a debate dealing with abortion,” Reid said. “It’s not fair to the American people. We haven’t solved the issue in 40 years. We’re not going to solve it in the next 38 hours. We should not be distracted by ideology. This is a bill that funds the government.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/reid-says-budget-talks-stymied-by-gop-policy-provisions/2011/04/07/AFw3fruC_story.html?hpid=z1


15 posted on 04/07/2011 9:48:47 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Tom Hawks
FU kenyan and your wh0re mother that spewed you forth from hell.

LLS

16 posted on 04/07/2011 9:51:24 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: Tom Hawks

Obama’s comment that it can’t be ‘my way or the highway’ is a big laugh! Didn’t hear him say this when the health care law was jammed down everyone’s throat...or when Nancy Pelosi said...’you have to pass the Bill to know what’s in it’... hypocrites is one of the nicer words I have for them.


17 posted on 04/07/2011 9:56:17 AM PDT by 4integrity
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To: Tom Hawks

well since you asked so nicely I’ll ping his blog.


18 posted on 04/07/2011 9:57:39 AM PDT by SouthernBoyupNorth ("For my wings are made of Tungsten, my flesh of glass and steel..........")
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To: laweeks
"Our pencil-necked, illegal alien resident of our White House is sounding like a baby-goo-goo snot. "

That's the way it is when you get your way your whole life.

You never grow up.

19 posted on 04/07/2011 9:57:39 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks, this stuff is precious in debating the left.

Thanks again for the link.


20 posted on 04/07/2011 9:59:08 AM PDT by Tom Hawks
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To: SparkyBass; Perdogg; Impy; fieldmarshaldj
“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” AWESOME flick! "Ruprecht the monkey boy."

Great job on the graphic SparkyBass!

21 posted on 04/07/2011 10:02:50 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Tom Hawks

Please note that the “won” is lecturing us again. Insulting and lecturing the people with whom you are negotiating is never a good tactic.


22 posted on 04/07/2011 10:02:51 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Tom Hawks

Thanks for the ping!


23 posted on 04/07/2011 10:03:53 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Tom Hawks

They’re spinning in such a tight circle, they can’t go 10 minutes without contradicting themselves.

Now Obama says he’ll veto a short term funding bill (Get his way) LOL

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2701127/posts


24 posted on 04/07/2011 10:04:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

We could not make up this stuff if we tried. Amazing.

It’s like the AP taking the 8 mile a gallon comment by Obama out of a statement he made just recently.

It was there, now it’s gone. I am hearing Rush talk about it now. All because they know the Muslim in the WH is making a fool of himself by contradicting everything he says and making an absolute fool of himself.


25 posted on 04/07/2011 10:19:55 AM PDT by Tom Hawks
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To: null and void

They Live!


26 posted on 04/07/2011 10:53:42 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Tom Hawks
That being said, it would be nice if you gave his site a complimentary hit, you don't have to, but it would be nice.

Nicely said. I have given the man a hit....which I try not to do with blog pimps. Nice blog as well.

27 posted on 04/07/2011 12:32:14 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: Perdogg; Impy; fieldmarshaldj
Now that I think about it, I saw “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” at a DRIVE-IN. Yes, a DRIVE-IN!

It was a double date and my friend was a year+ older than me and had his license. Ah, the late ‘80’s.

Last time I saw that drive-in, it was closed down and to be razed for condos.

28 posted on 04/07/2011 1:08:08 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Tom Hawks; OneVike; Everybody

That’s a great article, further evidence of the tyrannical double standard that the left just assumes in their political doings. All comments and complaints are focused, isolated, and destroyed, but there it is, before our very eyes each and every day. It’s insane.

But this thread is turning into a classic with the comments. Someone should start a thread with all the different names for zer0 — there’s one. I love the rest of them throughout the thread.

Our pencil-necked, illegal alien resident of our White House
owebama
el zee rho
so-called potus
kenyan
the “won”

Elsewhere:
BHOzo
Ears
Gey man

And many more, but everybody knows to whom they’re referring.


29 posted on 04/07/2011 2:04:26 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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