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Obama: I Donít Care if Debt Battle 'Brings Down My Presidency'
news ^ | 7/14/11 | m gould

Posted on 07/14/2011 12:42:57 PM PDT by bestintxas

The chances of a negotiated agreement on raising the debt ceiling took a sharp nosedive when President Barack Obama stormed out of a meeting with GOP leaders after a heated exchange with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

“Eric, don’t call my bluff,” the president reportedly said as he left the table late on Wednesday after Cantor repeatedly called for a short-term debt ceiling hike. “I’ve reached my limit. This may bring my presidency down, but I won't yield on this."

Obama is also said to have told Republicans that no other president – “not Ronald Reagan” – would have sat through such long negotiations with them.

“He shoved back and said ‘I’ll see you tomorrow,’ and walked out,” Cantor said after the meeting.

As he left, Obama complained that Republicans are “focused on positioning and political posturing,” rather than trying to find an answer to the debt crisis.

The two sides are due to meet again on Thursday afternoon, just 19 days before the Treasury’s Aug. 2 deadline for increasing the $14.3 trillion limit.

It will be the fifth day in a row that the president has led talks that have included the leaders of both parties in the House and Senate.

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Let's pray he's not bluffing this time and really means it.
1 posted on 07/14/2011 12:43:05 PM PDT by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

He’s bluffing


2 posted on 07/14/2011 12:44:17 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: bestintxas

One suspects he was that angry and will reconsider when his handlers get a hold of him.


3 posted on 07/14/2011 12:44:50 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: bestintxas

I imagine he’s already looking forward to the big bucks he’s going to make traveling the world and shooting off his bigass commie month once he’s out of office. What a slug.


4 posted on 07/14/2011 12:45:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey Barry! Compromise this!!!)
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To: bestintxas

And this would be a bad thing???????


5 posted on 07/14/2011 12:45:19 PM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Obama is the absolute worst thing to happen to America - ever.


6 posted on 07/14/2011 12:45:32 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: bestintxas

Obama and I finally agree on something.

(’Cept I don’t care if anything brings his presidency down.)


7 posted on 07/14/2011 12:46:36 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: bestintxas

I’d gladly pay higher taxes just to get this marxist clown out of the White House right now


8 posted on 07/14/2011 12:46:50 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: bestintxas

“My presidency”

bought and paid for


9 posted on 07/14/2011 12:47:00 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: bestintxas

We don’t either.


10 posted on 07/14/2011 12:48:35 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (When life gives you lemons, throw them back and demand chocolate.)
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To: bestintxas
As he left, Obama complained that Republicans are “focused on positioning and political posturing,”
rather than trying to find an answer to the debt crisis.

They are following your lead Zero. Punk.

11 posted on 07/14/2011 12:49:03 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: bestintxas

That makes two of us, Mr. President. In fact, I hope it does bring down your presidency. Something’s got to...


12 posted on 07/14/2011 12:49:19 PM PDT by Antoninus (What part of "I won't vote for Romney under any circumstances" don't you understand?)
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To: bestintxas

I do care.

I want it to bring him down.

Big time.

With a crash.

Big crash.

(I just hope that the Obama-stuff doesn’t splatter much...’cuz it’ll take a hazmat team to remove all that infectious lib-stuff.)


13 posted on 07/14/2011 12:49:19 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: silverleaf
Yes but like everything else about Obama, someone else bought and paid for it. At least the Kennedy's used their own money.
14 posted on 07/14/2011 12:49:36 PM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: bestintxas

He seems to have the attention span of a gnat with ADD.


15 posted on 07/14/2011 12:50:01 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: bestintxas

Liar Liar tail on fire......


16 posted on 07/14/2011 12:50:07 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: bestintxas
It's "rope-a-dope"...he's trying to draw them in for a final bluff...hopefully Boehner and company ain't playin'.

perpetual
17 posted on 07/14/2011 12:50:07 PM PDT by FrankR ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat." - R. Reagan)
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To: bestintxas

Bravado from wee wee’d up Herman.


18 posted on 07/14/2011 12:52:08 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: MrB

Ah but he has the more effective weapon, media whoredom who will lie for him at the drop of a hat. We passed guillotine fixes long ago. There are now too many liberal liars working the media and teaching more in the lieberal universities every day.


19 posted on 07/14/2011 12:52:16 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: FrankR

He had to leave the room for his cocktail drug to prevent him from meltdown.


20 posted on 07/14/2011 12:53:31 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: bestintxas

“I’ve reached my limit. This may bring my presidency down, but I won’t yield on this.”

At last, our prayers have been answered. However, I’m afraid to get my hopes up, since he’s so adept at lying to us.


21 posted on 07/14/2011 12:54:19 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: bestintxas
Remember all: the stain muttered this WITHOUT his teleprompter; therefore, the stain cannot be held responsible for - in fact most likely will not remember - having said anything like this.

Even as we "speak" the "first pig" is beating the stain about the head and shoulders screaming...."WHAT DO YOU MEAN (Hit, Wop, Slap) YOU DON'T CARE IF IT BRINGS DOWN YOUR PRESIDENCY!!! (Slap, slap, Hit) WHO THE HELL ARE YOU TO SAY SUCH STUPID THINGS! (Kick, slap, slap, push) I'M THE BOSS AROUND HERE AND DON'T YOU FORGET IT!!!" (Slap, kick, punch).

The stain....now properly chastised.... will read a spin statement off his teleprompter to us all real soon.

22 posted on 07/14/2011 12:55:13 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Generosity is for people who can afford it.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Jimmy Carter is 86 years old. I guess somebody is going to have to take over the role of ex-US President willing to come to your country and rip the U.S. a new one (for a fee).


23 posted on 07/14/2011 12:55:25 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: bestintxas
rather than trying to find an answer to the debt crisis

We've already FOUND the answer to the debt crisis.

STOP THE GODDAMNED SPENDING!!!

Cut the budget from $3.8 trillion to $2.2 trillion, effective August 1, 2011.

Problem solved. No thanks necessary.

24 posted on 07/14/2011 12:55:39 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Freedom is the freedom to say 2+2=4. If that is granted, all else follows.)
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To: bestintxas

I say good we will work on bringing your presidency down!


25 posted on 07/14/2011 12:56:49 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: bestintxas

What should bring his Presidency to a screeching halt is his role in selling arms to the Mexican Drug Cartel—and his role in arming MS13 at the direction of his man Eric Holder. To allow the godfather to escape when Holder appears to have served his boss with such loyalty and devotion ought be like letting John Gotti go just because you got his bag man.


26 posted on 07/14/2011 12:57:59 PM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: bestintxas

I hope it is the ruination of this Pinko Punk!!


27 posted on 07/14/2011 12:59:00 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: bestintxas

“Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.” Arthur Schopenhauer


28 posted on 07/14/2011 12:59:32 PM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: bestintxas; Tijeras_Slim; martin_fierro; Rebelbase
Let's pray he's not bluffing this time and really means it.

Olson Johnson: Hold it, men. He's not bluffing.
Dr. Sam Johnson: Listen to him, men. He's just crazy enough to do it!


29 posted on 07/14/2011 12:59:42 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: bestintxas

“Obama: I Don’t Care if Debt Battle ‘Brings Down My Presidency’”

You mean “brings down the country”, doncha?


30 posted on 07/14/2011 12:59:48 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Jim Noble

STOP THE GODDAMNED SPENDING!!!


That’s the easy part. The hard part is ending bank bailouts, wars with nation building and getting Americans on the payroll again paying taxes.


31 posted on 07/14/2011 1:00:59 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: bestintxas

Among the almost infinite gifts and the mature attributes of our beloved leader, it is inspiring to confirm his capacity for pouting and hissy fits.


32 posted on 07/14/2011 1:01:05 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: bestintxas
“I’ve reached my limit. This may bring my presidency down, but I won't yield on this."

So shall it be written. So shall it be done.

33 posted on 07/14/2011 1:02:18 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (If you think it's time to bury your weapons.....it's time to dig them up.)
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To: Retired Greyhound
He’s bluffing

And what is Rule #17 in high stakes poker?
Never muck to a possible bluff. Always call the bluff. Go all in and make him show his cards.

34 posted on 07/14/2011 1:03:46 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (If you think it's time to bury your weapons.....it's time to dig them up.)
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To: bestintxas
Ummmm......BYE!
35 posted on 07/14/2011 1:05:05 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Have ya hit 'em in the a$$, Never let off the gas 'til ya rolled into Victory Lane?)
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To: Retired Greyhound

I think he hopes for chaos, a reason for martial law. I really do.


36 posted on 07/14/2011 1:15:39 PM PDT by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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To: bestintxas
I’ve reached my limit

The American public has reached its limit with you, Mr. President.

You had two years with a super-majority Democratic Party House and Senate, and you did NOT pass any budget. Why? I think you purposely did not pass a budget so no one could pin you down on over-spending and you could eventually turn around and continue to blame the woes of the economy on the Republicans/Conservatives.

You are derelict of duty. If you were a real leader, you would have told both the House and Senate what your budget was (in specifics). Then let them tear it apart and build it up. Then for the sake of the people, not your ideology, you would then pass whatever Congress handed you.

But that would take leadership, of which you have NONE. You are a community organizer and Union Pimp. You think leading this country is a matter of playing arbitrator between a far left progressive agenda and the Bills being created by Congress. The problem with that is that your far left agenda is and always will be more important than what "We The People" actually need.

You're NO leader Mr. President. You, sir, are a mannequin...an empty suit looking good only to the deaf, dumb and blind.

37 posted on 07/14/2011 1:15:43 PM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: bestintxas
Did you happen to notice how the credit rating agencies spoke their parts right on cue, threatening to lower the US credit rating? Could it be because those companies are under the threat of Federal investigation regarding how the the bundles of nearly worthless mortgages sailed right by them without even a warning from the credit rating agencies? Is this cooperation with Timmy Geithner, et al., a down payment on an official “go-easy” policy on the investigation?
38 posted on 07/14/2011 1:16:34 PM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: bestintxas
As many have noted in previous posts, blogs and columns, Obama has never faced adversity, never had to really negotiate for anything. He enjoyed a mysteriously subsidized Ivy League education and was embraced by the corrupt Illinois Democrat machine, where he thrived under the tutelage of America-hating leftists such as Jeremiah Wright. At age 30, newly-minted attorney Barack Obama secured a lecturer position at the University of Chicago Law School and after warming a seat in the Illinois senate for eight years, won a U.S. senate seat in 2004. We all know the rest.

Obama has had many doors opened for him and been happy to walk through them. He clearly has a tremendous ego and doesn't know how to compromise. He is used to BSing or threatening adversaries, who have always deferred to his words, his threats, his race or the office he held, depending on the situation. Suddenly, that has stopped working for Barry. Today, Obama is adrift and his panic manifests itself in anger and bad judgement. He ridicules members of congress, momentarily forgetting that they are a co-equal branch of government and that he is not a Caesar. When that doesn't work, he huffs and puffs and storms out of a crucial meeting, after warning Eric Cantor 'not to call my bluff'.

What a child. An overpraised and over-hyped left-wing Chicago politician with a lot of stupid ideas based on a failed Marxist ideology that has never worked. If this guy can't be defeated by a doorknob in 2012, then America has gone certifiably insane and frankly, will receive the government they voted for....but I trust that won't happen and Obama will be soundly defeated in the next election.

39 posted on 07/14/2011 1:20:55 PM PDT by Jim Scott ( Sarah Palin for president in 2012!)
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To: Constitution Day

I’ve had the 2nd worst day of my life today. My 18 year old daughter decided to move out. She’s supposed to graduate H.S. a semester early but thinks she is above rules. I’ve cried allot today. It breaks my heart to see her throw her future away. You may never know how nice it was to make me laugh on this day. Thank you.


40 posted on 07/14/2011 1:23:36 PM PDT by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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To: bestintxas

BRING IT ON !


41 posted on 07/14/2011 1:28:27 PM PDT by PALIN SMITH
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To: bestintxas

Obama has already brought his pres-dency down, now he just needs to leave.

Obama can not lead a People that refuses to follow.


42 posted on 07/14/2011 1:30:53 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: enduserindy

That is sad news for you and I’m sorry to hear it. My daughter is not yet that age and I hope she never makes such a decision.

That having been said, I am SO glad I was able to make you laugh!

“Blazing Saddles” is the best (and most politically incorrect) comedy ever made, in my opinion. :)


43 posted on 07/14/2011 1:32:32 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: July4

Sshhhh. You’re giving away the plot line! You don’t tell the mark that he’s the mark.


44 posted on 07/14/2011 1:32:32 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: ex-snook
The hard part is ending bank bailouts

Actually, I think that's the easiest part of all.

Once you accept that the money's no good, that is.

45 posted on 07/14/2011 1:33:19 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Freedom is the freedom to say 2+2=4. If that is granted, all else follows.)
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To: enduserindy

I’m sorry, FRiend.

Now, you can stock up for when she calls and needs to come home.


46 posted on 07/14/2011 1:35:26 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: bestintxas

Wow, did he clear that statement with President Soros?


47 posted on 07/14/2011 1:41:29 PM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: enduserindy

Very sorry to hear that... is she doing this for some guy?


48 posted on 07/14/2011 1:42:56 PM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: Jim Noble

Once you accept that the money’s no good, that is.


Hey but you have to accept too big to fail and that a ruined bank is a ruined economy.


49 posted on 07/14/2011 1:47:34 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Jim Scott

You are 100% correct on everything but one.....we will NOT be receiving a government led buy this asswipe. The 2nd amendment will have some say at that point. The Constitution will have the final say.


50 posted on 07/14/2011 1:54:01 PM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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