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President Obama to Bob Woodward: 'Mistake' to Dress Down Paul Ryan to His Face in Budget Speech
ABC News ^ | Sept. 10, 2012 | RICK KLEIN

Posted on 09/10/2012 12:21:46 PM PDT by presidio9

President Obama told author Bob Woodward that he didn't know Rep. Paul Ryan was going to attend at a major speech he delivered last year on spending and debt, and says in retrospect that it was "a mistake" to dress down Ryan and his budget plans to his face in that setting.

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"I'll go ahead and say it – I think that I was not aware when I gave that speech that Jack Ryan was going to be sitting right there,"

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"I do think that they felt like we were trying to embarrass him," Obama continued. "We made a mistake."

(Jack Ryan is the name of a famous Tom Clancy character,

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Last April, shortly after Paul Ryan released his budget proposal, "The Path to Prosperity," Obama chose to get more specific about his budget goals in a speech at George Washington University in Washington.

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But as Ryan and two GOP House colleagues settled into their seats, barely 25 feet from the president, they were in for a shock. The president lit into the Ryan budget plan, saying it was "less about reducing the deficit than it is about changing the basic social compact in America."

Woodward writes that the "spotlights in his eyes" prevented the president from immediately noticing that Ryan was in the audience, though he was seated in the front row.

Ryan thought it was a planned attack, and he was incensed. Ryan rushed out of the room even as Gene Sperling, a top Obama economic aide, tried to stop him to explain that the speech "wasn't a setup," Woodward writes.

"I can't believe you poisoned the well like that," Ryan told him.

Back at the Capitol,

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: executiveorders; jackryan; pathtoprosperity
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1 posted on 09/10/2012 12:21:54 PM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9
so -— Obama watched “24”?
2 posted on 09/10/2012 12:28:05 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: presidio9

Jack Ryan was great as Ben Aflack that insurance duck in that one Clancy movie.


3 posted on 09/10/2012 12:28:39 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: presidio9
Hope "Jack" Ryan can take this Red out in October.


4 posted on 09/10/2012 12:31:19 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: presidio9
Obama the Narcissist, suffers from APD (Antisocial Personality Syndrome) To the Uneducated, and closed mind DemocRATS - that means: a liar who when lying has convinced his dis-functional brain that he is telling the truth, otherwise he may feel guilty.
5 posted on 09/10/2012 12:31:30 PM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: presidio9

Obama regrets that he said all that with Ryan right there? He would rather have said it all behind his back?

Either way, there was no good faith intention to accomplish anything.

Could we please have a President who is a grown-up?


6 posted on 09/10/2012 12:35:18 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: presidio9
From Wikipedia:
Jack Ryan (born October 6, 1959) is a Republican from the state of Illinois who was forced to withdraw from the 2004 United States Senate race due to an alleged sex [scandal] ...
Ryan was "forced to withdraw" because of Obama's team who leaked Ryan's divorce records. Obama know precisely who Jack Ryan is and knows precisely that he is not the same man as PAUL Ryan, the Congressman from Wisconsin.
7 posted on 09/10/2012 12:36:44 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Exactly correct. A Freudian slip, at best.


8 posted on 09/10/2012 12:38:57 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: presidio9

The first thing said by Mr. Obama is what he’s really thinking. Anything following that is just a lot of drivel.


9 posted on 09/10/2012 12:40:22 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: presidio9

10 posted on 09/10/2012 12:41:39 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: married21

Hasn’t Obama pulled this kind of thing several times to other Republicans? Invited them, only to insult them?


11 posted on 09/10/2012 12:42:20 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: presidio9

Obama iis such a liar.


12 posted on 09/10/2012 12:42:55 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: presidio9

So what was O’s excuse when he tried to embarrass the Supreme Court members at the State of the Union? The bright lights blinded him? They were wearing black robes? He didn’t know they were coming?


13 posted on 09/10/2012 12:43:26 PM PDT by AUsome Joy
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To: presidio9

This so-called slip is much more calculated that this article claims. Jack Ryan is a Republican from the state of Illinois who was forced to withdraw from the 2004 United States Senate race due to an alleged sex scandal. Forces friendly to Obama accessed his supposed-to-be-sealed divorce records and made the information public. This is how Obama got to be state senator. He is trying to connect the two Ryans in people’s minds. Despicable.


14 posted on 09/10/2012 12:44:00 PM PDT by Bookwoman ("...and I am unanimous in this...")
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To: presidio9

Negative. he knew he was there and he mispronounced
the name on purpose because it is an insult. i should know,
because i do the same thing with obammas ridiculous name.


15 posted on 09/10/2012 12:44:02 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: presidio9

Apologizing for saying to his face what what was intended to be said behind his back in public?
Huh?


16 posted on 09/10/2012 12:51:06 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: Iron Munro
Instantly saved to hard disk.

We know now that Slick was working for the Chinese .... but it's hard to say, to this day, who Obozo is really working for. The Saudi king? The Salafists? Russian or Chinese Communists? Just damn -- he's selling out America faster than we can follow his treasons.

17 posted on 09/10/2012 12:51:06 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: presidio9

FUbo... and I made NO MISTAKE in my statement sparky!

LLS


18 posted on 09/10/2012 12:51:26 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: presidio9

He’s correct: Much better to do it behind Ryan’s back?


19 posted on 09/10/2012 12:51:41 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Bookwoman
That's how Zero got to be a federal senator from Illinois. He did something similar to grease the skids to be a senator in the Illinois legislature. (Though I don't know the details on this one!)
20 posted on 09/10/2012 12:51:41 PM PDT by Reily (l)
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To: presidio9

spotlight. right.

Bush’s fault.

/snark

I’m actually quite surprised that he used the word “mistake” in the same sentence with “I.” This must have gone over badly with a focus group or something, necessitating the quasi-apology.


21 posted on 09/10/2012 12:51:41 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

And if “Seven of Nine” Jeri Ryan had been a little more “liberal”, they might have had to use other means to perpetrate the greatest hoax ever on America.

FUBO, as always!


22 posted on 09/10/2012 12:52:19 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: presidio9

Ryan should have cold-cocked that snot-nosed wimp, Sperling. These people should NEVER be given power. They only abuse it.


23 posted on 09/10/2012 12:54:20 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Bookwoman
Forces friendly to Obama accessed his supposed-to-be-sealed divorce records .....

David Axelrod dug them out by squeezing/greasing a courthouse employee and sent them over to the Chicago newspapers, which splattered them all over the gutter.

The office at stake was the U.S. Senator seat eventually contested by former ambassador Alan Keyes.

24 posted on 09/10/2012 12:55:21 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus; Iron Munro

Image saved and forwarded to a many people. Thanks.


25 posted on 09/10/2012 12:55:30 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: presidio9

He didn’t even know who Paul Ryan was. But what do you want to bet that he knows the name/face of every NBA player who averages at least 10 pts/game? We all have our priorities.


26 posted on 09/10/2012 12:58:55 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Verginius Rufus

I don’t know. Probably. It sure makes Obama look like a stupid bully, and not a very effective one at that.


27 posted on 09/10/2012 12:59:09 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: KansasGirl

Right! I wonder if “O” is still signing things with the 2008 date.

Totally clueless!


28 posted on 09/10/2012 1:00:09 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: treetopsandroofs
... they might have had to use other means to perpetrate the greatest hoax ever on America.

Actually, recent threads on FR (still current) are persuading me that Obama was coming anyway -- he was a "project" of the Democratic Party, a hothouse candidate groomed for years since Vernon Jordan ran him around Clintonista dinner-parties in 2001 and 2002.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., was one of the perps; Dick Durbin was another; and Tom Daschle, yet another. Many hands handed him along to the nomination, and prepared the ground for his illegitimate candidacy by tweaking U.S. law "as if" to make a pretended cure of his constitutional ineligibility: it's claimed that the Democratic leadership were the ones behind McCain's eligibility "cure" back in 2006-7 because they were actually preparing the ground for Obama.

29 posted on 09/10/2012 1:01:19 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: presidio9

Obama is a liar, a damn fool, arrogant beyond belief.

He doesn’t realize that winning a second term will be the biggest mistake in his life. His power will do him in.


30 posted on 09/10/2012 1:05:57 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: lentulusgracchus

And I think a Russian “firm” was hired to make the paper trail and see it all work, and thus their lightspeed “expulsion” from America before any of whichever good guys are left here could figure out what happened.


31 posted on 09/10/2012 1:06:07 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: presidio9

Watch out, O-Boo-Boo! Now you got yourself on the wrong side of Jack Ryan!


32 posted on 09/10/2012 1:11:08 PM PDT by miserare
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To: SMARTY

Don't forget miss spelling Ohio as Oiho, multiple times.

33 posted on 09/10/2012 1:17:34 PM PDT by verga (Forced to remove tag line by administrator)
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To: Reily

I think it was good ol’ fashion Chicago thug politics. He and his minions forced out a long-time serving woman in the IL State Senate. Then Øbama portrayed it as an ‘opportunity to serve’


34 posted on 09/10/2012 1:30:46 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: presidio9
Hmmm Lets see Jack Ryan (if memory serves) Becomes Vice President then when there is a State of the Union Speech a Japaneese Business man flies his plane into the Capitol Building wiping out Congress the President the Supreme Court and the Cabinet (Ryan survives because he wasn't in the room when the plane hit.)

He then becomes President and sets about to replace the Government with normal people instead of worthless politicians by appealing to the public to appoint and vote for people worthy for the job instead of party hacks.

Hmmmm... interesting.... very interesting...

35 posted on 09/10/2012 1:31:48 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: presidio9

Obama is a complete, stinking moron! He has been propped up by every left-wing sycophant out there! The man can’t give a speech without a teleprompter, and I have no doubt he doesn’t care about anyone or anything except barry. I cannot believe that so many Americans were fooled and still are fooled by this stupid marxist clown!


36 posted on 09/10/2012 1:31:56 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: presidio9

O’Bastard decided that rather than flip future VP Ryan off, he would diss him by intentionally getting his name wrong.


37 posted on 09/10/2012 1:52:31 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: presidio9

What Barack means is that he was unprepared to have his lies blow up in his face as PAUL Ryan “dressed HIM down, for misrepresenting the facts.

By the way, Obama is the one who INVITED Ryan!


38 posted on 09/10/2012 1:58:36 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

My favorite part of that book is how Ryan talks a “Wall Street Fat Cat” (who doesn’t want the job) into taking over Treasury, and the two of them make re-writing the tax code their domestic priority. And it works.

Not exactly the sort of thing you find in your typical spy novel.

BTW, I worked in the WTC and as soon as I read that book (which came out 3 years after the first WTC attack), I wondered when the Islamonihilists would get around to trying the “Planes Operation.” I remember sitting with friends at the outdoor bar at the World Financial Center in August 2001 and discussing whether the buildings were tall enough to fall on us at that location WHEN they finally got knocked down. All of us thought there was an SAM battery somewhere in the neighborhood with that scenario in mind.


39 posted on 09/10/2012 2:12:41 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Antonio Villaraigosa is their current project.


40 posted on 09/10/2012 2:12:57 PM PDT by lwd
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Antonio Villaraigosa is their current project.

Ever since Coery Booker strayed off the plantation and had to be corrected that is.

41 posted on 09/10/2012 2:15:08 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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I think that I was not aware when I gave that speech that Jack Ryan was going to be sitting right there,

I THINK THAT I WAS NOT AWARE.

What a strange comment.

Also, what a crock.

42 posted on 09/10/2012 2:21:47 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: generally
I’m actually quite surprised that he used the word “mistake” in the same sentence with “I.”

That's just about in the spirit of : "I almost made a mistake once when I thought that I might have been mistaken."

Regards,
GtG

43 posted on 09/10/2012 2:27:05 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: presidio9

The POTUS is a petty, little MINO. (M=man)


44 posted on 09/10/2012 2:57:19 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: presidio9


45 posted on 09/10/2012 3:04:25 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: bjorn14
“..Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20...”

Your tag fits this like a glove!
maybe like an OJ glove......that's fits !

me & and my inscrutable humor....I gotta start doing night clubs!

46 posted on 09/10/2012 5:03:04 PM PDT by Reily (l)
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To: presidio9
the "spotlights in his eyes" prevented the president from immediately noticing that Ryan was in the audience, though he was seated in the front row

No one believe sthis.

The WH staff aiming the lights to blind the President?

47 posted on 09/10/2012 5:16:36 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: Bookwoman

Oops I meant US Senator from that state.


48 posted on 09/10/2012 5:46:50 PM PDT by Bookwoman ("...and I am unanimous in this...")
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To: presidio9
"Ryan rushed out of the room even as Gene Sperling, a top Obama economic aide, tried to stop him to explain that the speech "wasn't a setup,"

I'm not sure which is worse: Obama is setting you up, or Obama is incompetent.

49 posted on 09/10/2012 5:51:48 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: presidio9

I wonder if Jack Bauer was sitting by Jack Ryan?


50 posted on 09/10/2012 6:20:18 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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