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Actually, Mr. President, You Did Ask for an Argument
PJ Media ^ | 6-15-2012 | Bryan Preston

Posted on 06/15/2012 1:06:57 PM PDT by smoothsailing

June 15, 2012

Actually, Mr. President, You Did Ask for an Argument

Bryan Preston

As Bridget noted in real time, President Obama did not like getting some pushback on his amnesty policy today. In fact, he came within an inch of losing his cool.

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The sound bite coming out of that exchange is that the president said he isn’t asking for any arguments. That simply is not true, or given our representative republic, should not be true.

The president announced a major policy change that impacts not just the 800,000 illegal aliens who benefit, it impacts the entire country. By circumventing Congress, it impacts our rule of law. By announcing it in a way that suggests its political origins, it impacts the presidential race.

If the president expected no arguments, then he is deluded. If he will brook no arguments, then he is unfit for the office. He is not a king, and we are not his subjects. We have a duty to push back if we believe that his actions are wrong or illegal, both of which may apply to today’s seismic policy shift.

But the fact is, President Obama damn well knew that he was provoking an argument, and he expects that argument to get heated in ways that will help him keep his job. He also expects to win it.

He will not.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Mexico; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mexico
Today's Obama Flap

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1 posted on 06/15/2012 1:07:00 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Wanna-be dictator can shove it!


2 posted on 06/15/2012 1:08:35 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: smoothsailing

“It’s da right thing to do” is his assigned soundbite. You can hear the wind-up for the pitch. What an empty suit.


3 posted on 06/15/2012 1:10:08 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: smoothsailing

Bump (for when I get home and can watch mr thin-skin ;-)


4 posted on 06/15/2012 1:10:48 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: vpintheak
“”Wanna-be dictator can shove it!””

I really like your attitude!

5 posted on 06/15/2012 1:15:06 PM PDT by shove_it (just un-do it)
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To: vpintheak

I almost never watch Obama pontificate on TV. My BS meter is pretty fragile.

However, I caught this particular exchange and couldn’t tell you how unpresidential Obama looked to me!

He lets a member of the “fifth estate” embarrass him on national TV!


6 posted on 06/15/2012 1:16:48 PM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: rockrr

It must be a terrible thing, to be living inside Barack Hussein Obama’s skin, as it is so terribly thin, and affords no protection simply because of its color. Even the one-time staunch allies have been edging away, and like Bill Clinton, if not actively undercutting him, at least cause a series of small cuts at first inconspicuous, then spreading further and further, as the relentless faint praise continues.

Politics is a blood sport, and the sharks have smelled the blood in the water.


7 posted on 06/15/2012 1:19:19 PM PDT by alloysteel (Fear and intimidation work. At least on the short term.)
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To: vpintheak

Obama is desperate to change the subject. If he can rile up the right to focus on this issue maybe he won’t have to talk about the horrible state of the economy. This is machiavelli politics at its simplest. His polls no doubt tell him debating this issue will be better for him.


8 posted on 06/15/2012 1:19:34 PM PDT by grayhog
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To: smoothsailing

I think a few of those lines would make a great anti-Obama ad!


9 posted on 06/15/2012 1:20:00 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: jdsteel
“It’s da right thing to do” is his assigned soundbite.

"I didn't ask for an argument" should be played over and over again. It shows his arrogance and ignorance so plainly. A smart ad man can beat him all the way to Election Day with that soundbite.

10 posted on 06/15/2012 1:25:04 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Mamzelle

No, I’m sorry. When you behave like a king and not like the President of the United States, you are asking for MORE than just an argument.


11 posted on 06/15/2012 1:25:04 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: smoothsailing

BHO: “You need to get in their faces”.


12 posted on 06/15/2012 1:26:08 PM PDT by 1raider1
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To: smoothsailing

“I didn’t ask for an argument” is something you say to your child when you tell them to do something.

Arrogance and liberalism go hand in glove.


13 posted on 06/15/2012 1:26:56 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: Mamzelle

We’re thinking the same way! See my post #10. :)


14 posted on 06/15/2012 1:31:16 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: vpintheak

To the man who calls himself Obama...your days of being sheltered by the media are over.


15 posted on 06/15/2012 1:32:26 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: smoothsailing

This is what happens to these mental people. When confronted as they make their idiotic points, they go off the deep end and do anything to stop opposition.


16 posted on 06/15/2012 1:35:39 PM PDT by crz
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To: smoothsailing

Well you arrogant POS, you may not want an argument but you sure as hell got one! Thank you for taking the time to wake up millions of Americans who haven;t been paying much attention to this election!


17 posted on 06/15/2012 1:36:11 PM PDT by pgkdan (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!)
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To: MrB

The empty suit that has blamed everything on everyone but himself now sees that he will be blamed for a failed 4 years. Hope and Change has been revealed to be nothing more than a modern version of snake oil.


18 posted on 06/15/2012 1:37:00 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: alloysteel
Even the one-time staunch allies have been edging away...

Boehner should bring it up for a vote in the House.

Force the Dems to be on record.

See how many of them are willing to go down the tubes with Obama.

19 posted on 06/15/2012 1:38:55 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (How much better off would we be if these bastards would just leave us alone?)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

I am King! I did not ask for an argument.....

Then when is the time for questions? Does he ever field non-softball type questions?


20 posted on 06/15/2012 1:49:12 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The First Bystander must be removed!)
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To: crz

Thin-skinned and insecure. He attempts to cloak it with his feigned arrogance. A complete fraud.


21 posted on 06/15/2012 2:00:00 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

One must show proper respect for the Office of the Preezie of the United Steezie.


22 posted on 06/15/2012 2:07:25 PM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: smoothsailing

Wasn’t Obama the guy who claimed “you need to get into their faces”? What’s a matter, ObaMao? Don’t like what you shovel out?


23 posted on 06/15/2012 2:10:40 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: smoothsailing

Every single news account called this reporter a “heckler” and said Obama showed passion (for once) in slapping him down. Say the guy was rude, broke protocal etc. Have they never heard of Sam Donaldson? That old Helen witch? For crying out loud!


24 posted on 06/15/2012 2:10:52 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: pgkdan

I’m just guessing, but this has to cost him a net loss of votes. He looked petulent and weak, what a putz.


25 posted on 06/15/2012 2:12:50 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Haiku Guy

One must show proper respect for the Office of the Preezie of the United Steezie.

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Aww, ain't dat special! :)

26 posted on 06/15/2012 2:25:02 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Another commercial in the makings...


27 posted on 06/15/2012 2:53:29 PM PDT by Principled (It's not enthusiasm for Romney, it's grim determination to remove Hussein)
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To: smoothsailing

I hope he gets an argument from the 800 thousand unemployed people who now have to compete with illegals for limited opportunities.


28 posted on 06/15/2012 3:15:24 PM PDT by pallis
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To: alloysteel

Yes indeed.

While I intensely despise bubba I envy him his unique position right now. He’s perfectly positioned to do maximum damage to Øbozo and he’s taken huge advantage of it. And always with that sh!t-eating “ain’t I just a little stinker?” grin of his ;-)


29 posted on 06/15/2012 4:01:21 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: MrB

Exactly, he’s basically saying ‘I make the rules..end of discussion’.


30 posted on 06/15/2012 4:11:14 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: 1raider1

I remember that one. Well maybe it’s time for someone to get into HIS face once in awhile! It may not be the professional or respectful thing for that reporter to do; but I’m so glad he/someone had the nerve to actually “get into his face” for a change!


31 posted on 06/16/2012 8:24:21 PM PDT by dsutah
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