Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

No bargaining with Barack Obluffer [CALLING HIS OWN BLUFF}
Orange County Register ^ | 15 July 2011 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 07/15/2011 9:50:09 PM PDT by JLS

There is something surreal and unnerving about the so-called "debt ceiling" negotiations staggering on in Washington. In the real world, negotiations on an increase in one's debt limit are conducted between the borrower and the lender. Only in Washington is a debt increase negotiated between two groups of borrowers.

Actually, it's more accurate to call them two groups of spenders. On the one side are Obama and the Democrats, who in a negotiation supposedly intended to reduce American indebtedness are (surprise!) proposing massive increasing in spending (an extra $33 billion for Pell Grants, for example). The Democrat position is: You guys always complain that we spend spend spend like there's (what's the phrase again?) no tomorrow, so be grateful that we're now proposing to spend spend spend spend like there's no this evening.

(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: debtlimit; decline; markssteyn; obama
Steyn comments on the debt ceiling talks.
1 posted on 07/15/2011 9:50:20 PM PDT by JLS
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Styen png.

Feepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.


2 posted on 07/15/2011 9:53:07 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JLS

I’m looking forward to hearing him on Monday when he fills in for Rush.


3 posted on 07/15/2011 9:59:11 PM PDT by death2tyrants
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JLS

Barf on Zer0!


4 posted on 07/15/2011 10:06:00 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Osama and Obama both have friends that bombed the Pentagon.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JLS
To demonstrate how serious he is, he's offered to put on the table for fiscal year 2012 spending cuts of (stand well back now) $2 billion. That would be a lot in, say, Iceland or even Australia. Once upon a time it would have been a lot even in Washington. But today $2 billion is what the Brokest Nation in History borrows every 10 hours. In other words, in less time than he spends sitting across the table negotiating his $2 billion cut, he's already borrowed it all back. A negotiation with Obama is literally not worth the time.
5 posted on 07/15/2011 10:08:57 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JLS
You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em,

Know when to walk away, know when to run.

You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table,

There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done.


6 posted on 07/15/2011 10:09:07 PM PDT by garjog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JLS

Hussein is dumb and pathetic. Without the media shilling for him he would have been laughed out of town in his first year. But Obongo always has condescension and a smirk ready because he knows the media will amplify his bull crap with these deficit talks


7 posted on 07/15/2011 10:11:48 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JLS

bump


8 posted on 07/15/2011 10:19:16 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: death2tyrants

I am looking forward to hearing him on for Limbaugh too. Thanks for mentioning that on this thread. I meant to mention it in my ping post.


9 posted on 07/15/2011 10:39:08 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: JLS

I go to his website, I even read his old stuff. It’s all great.


10 posted on 07/15/2011 10:47:58 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw

100% correct


11 posted on 07/15/2011 10:49:13 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: garjog

12 posted on 07/15/2011 11:12:42 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: JLS
They have a link to 50 cartoons covering Obama and his poker comment. Good stuff. We now have to come up with a poker name for Obama. A lot of the big pro players have nicknames or poker names.
13 posted on 07/15/2011 11:17:27 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw
Do you think he will ever be exposed to all the American people and that they will see him for his true self and not the media creation? I can not even look at him or listen to him I just come unglued and the longer his charade
continues I despise him,his regime and his supporters even
more.
I feel really betrayed by the main stream media and some Republicans like McCain he could have stepped up and stopped alot of this but no he just kept saying what a nice man Obama was and McCain is still brown nosing Obama it is pathetic and a betrayal of the US and it's citizens in my opinion. Ugh
14 posted on 07/16/2011 12:02:53 AM PDT by funfan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: JLS

"And then I told McConnell, 'stick em up' and he actually put his hands up just like this."

15 posted on 07/16/2011 4:38:44 AM PDT by hattend (Its a matter of public record that I did not go to Harvard Law School, but I can add. - Sarah Palin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JLS

"And then I told McConnell, 'stick em up' and he actually put his hands up just like this."

16 posted on 07/16/2011 4:39:33 AM PDT by hattend (Its a matter of public record that I did not go to Harvard Law School, but I can add. - Sarah Palin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JLS; fanfan
All the charade does is confirm to prudent analysts around the world that the depraved ruling class of the United States cannot self-correct, and, indeed, has no desire to.

(ping for poker-playing interest)

17 posted on 07/16/2011 5:04:17 AM PDT by Tax-chick (When politicians are "civil," the Republic is threatened.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Tax-chick

Depraved ruling class is right


18 posted on 07/16/2011 5:13:52 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: JLS

Never negotiate with a hostage taker (Obama).


19 posted on 07/16/2011 5:15:40 AM PDT by Vaduz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yldstrk

The Zero Administration and the current Dem leadership seem to be uniquely depraved, at least by American standards. It’s bizarre.


20 posted on 07/16/2011 5:16:30 AM PDT by Tax-chick (When politicians are "civil," the Republic is threatened.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: JLS

Uh ... anybody remember the “negotiations” with the Republicans on Obamacare? Wasn’t it a “locked door?” Why are we not reminded of that “kind” of negotiation which is the only one the Dems understand. “We” are just employing the tactics THEY taught us.


21 posted on 07/16/2011 6:09:22 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

How goes it FRiend?


22 posted on 07/16/2011 7:01:28 AM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: funfan

Obama will never be exposed while in office. Once he is gone and a Republican is in then he might get half exposed as far as his faked autobiography and how he had so many leftist associates and still does


23 posted on 07/16/2011 7:04:35 AM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: JLS
His name was Obamandias, King of Kings. Look upon his works, ye mighty, and despair.

My God, how did I never think of that one?

24 posted on 07/16/2011 7:26:54 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JLS
The new normal's already here: flat-line jobs market, negative equity, the dead parrot economy. What comes next will be profoundly abnormal.

A depressing BUMP!

25 posted on 07/16/2011 8:25:12 AM PDT by Gritty (The D.C. charade: Washington is negotiating with itself over how much money to lend itself-Mk Steyn)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JLS

As always Mark Steyn is dead on. I fear for The Republic.


26 posted on 07/16/2011 11:17:15 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JLS

As always Mark Steyn is dead on. I fear for The Republic.


27 posted on 07/16/2011 11:17:23 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tax-chick

Thanks TC.


28 posted on 07/16/2011 4:37:44 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson