Skip to comments.White House says it ‘forced Republicans to back down’ in debt fight
Posted on 08/04/2011 4:26:02 PM PDT by Nachum
The White House shot back Thursday at Rep. Paul Ryans (R-Wis.) claim that Republicans had called the presidents bluff in debt-ceiling negotiations. The administration issued a point-by-point rebuttal to Ryans op-ed yesterday in The Wall Street Journal, in which he characterized Republicans as having successfully stared down President Obama in the protracted fight over spending and the nations borrowing authority. Maybe the most bombastic claim Ryan made was that Republican leaders called Obamas bluff by forcing him to accept legislation that included no revenue-raisers and raised the debt limit
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It’s not something to brag about. It’s like saying, “I can lift a bag of flour!”
For controlling one half the GOP, which has a slight majority in one third of the federal government, the Tea Party managed to fight Obama to a standstill. It wasn't a crushing win, but, like Rocky in the original movie, the Tea Party went 15 rounds with the champ and had a draw. The fact that Obama had to fling his limp wrists at Johnny Teardrop for weeks to get a deal is hardly a gold crown of badassery.
And the Hill also reported that Obama was “FORCED’ to leave the room so Boehner and the rest of the adults could talk in private.
So much for the moron community organizer...
So if Obama forced the GOP to back down, how come Obama still doesn’t have his tax hikes yet?
Bambi is crazy, but I knew he was crazy-like-a-fox enough to claim victory...no matter what the result.
His whole strategy in not presenting any plan of his own was to be able to claim “victory” for anything that happened, no matter how it went.
Seems like nothing gets under the charlatan’s skin as much as the smart-allecky Paul Ryan!
Zer0 actually won. Boner and especially McConnell caved. The super committee is dangerously unConstitutional.
Here is another thing Ob ama did in June behind our backs:
It’s Now Official!
Over The Counter (OTC) Bullion trading is now Illegal for all U.S. Residents.
The commodity futures trading Commission (CFTC) Now has a foot hold on the physical bullion market. A feat this Government Agency has tried to achieve since its 1974 inception.
Coincidentally, 1974 is when Americans were given back the right to own Bullion
(1933- Dec 1974 ban on Bullion) by executive order (11825), by then President Gerald Ford.
The CFTC’s June 14th, meeting on The Dodds Frank Act, set forth the final rules on all
Over The Counter markets, including retail commodity transactions of physical Bullion.
This is first step toward their ultimate goal.
Discover Their Ultimate Plot
Their reasons why and what you could do to protect
FROM TOWNHALL SPOTLIGHT.
I hate to say it, but Obama’s right. What did the Republicans win? They raised the debt ceiling and in exchange got no cuts for 2 years. In effect, they institutionalized all of the Stimulus spending from the prior year. They also institutionalized the war costs which should be winding down.
How can they have forced Rinos?????? It was all a shell game. We are the ones under the bus........as usual......;(
This should stiffen the spines of the Rs, but it probably will not. Yes, the committee of 6s is dangerous because WH openly (w/media blessing) goes after people personally, their supporters, their donors, their families, etc., so 6 guys are easier to “cajole” and intimidate than 500+
I don’t think it took much forcing,
And that is why the market tanked today. He can take the credit for that.
He can’t do that! Reid already said it was his plan along with the sun shinning in the morning. I find it suprising for those clowns to claim a victory being that all of their supporters thinks it is insulting defeat to them.
I’ve noticed that. Bambi really hates Ryan.
Probably because Ryan is extremely smart, extremely logical, and extremely well-spoken (none of which can be said about the blue-lipped ditz in the WH).
The tax hikes come in 2013 when the Bush tax cuts expire ,,,,,
,,,, and a simple majority of only 7 is required .
It’s all about propaganda.
Obama and the Dems had no intention of honoring anything that was done anyway, and if you’re “negotiating” from a lie in the first place, that makes life all so much easier for you...
Boy those Republicans are such a bunch of mean & nasty rough necks.
They Forced Zero to defund and shut down All of those unelected bureaucracies in DC which contribute absolutely Nothing to Anyone but themselves.
They got the Dept. of Education/Political Indoctrination, Commerce, etc, etc, etc to all just surrender and go home.
Yessiree, they’re a Farce to be reckoned with.
They even got the FDA straightened out.
I sure hope My free handouts don’t get mugged by any of those durned blamed Republicans.
well said and worth repeating.
“Its not something to brag about”
I agree. It was certainly not the Republicans finest hour. Far from it. I would let Obama take all the credit he wants. The Dow down over 500 points today as an example. Let Obama have the credit for it.
Obama's been promising not to extend them from before he was sworn in and still hasn't delivered on it.
Rocky lost a split decision.
Eh, it’s been a while since I’ve seen it. Point being, he didn’t win. ;-)
0bamacare kicks in and it needs that revenue and more to get off the ground . Will the Senate extend the cuts ,,,, I seriously doubt it if the pubs do not take back the Senate in Nov 2012 ,,, so they will simply expire . That’s why the bamster needs to raise well over a billion in DNC & Presidential funds re-election funds .
If that be true, why are the communists' and progressives' panties all in a bunch?
Why is the Communist Party threatening war?