Skip to comments.Obama on CNN: Congress Has Two Jobs, But Too ‘Worried About’ ‘Rush Limbaugh’ to Do Them
Posted on 08/23/2013 9:23:57 PM PDT by yoe
In an exclusive interview with CNNs Chris Cuomo on Friday, President Barack Obama said that the upcoming fight over the continuation of a resolution which will fund the government does not have to be a fight at all. He said that enough Republicans in Congress agree that seeking to defund the Affordable Care Act is a bad idea, but they are afraid of angering their base or of conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh.
Congress doesnt have a whole lot of core responsibilities, Obama said. One core responsibility is passing a budget, which they have not done yet. The other core responsibility that theyve got is to pay the bills that theyve already accrued.
Obama said that, if Congress does their jobs on those issues, then they can tackle big, structural changes like what he is proposing to the nations higher education system.
How much of the lack of action in Washington do you put on yourself in terms of blame? Cuomo asked.
Ultimately the buck stops with me, Obama replied. I get frustrated, and Ive said before and I continue to say Im willing to do whatever it takes to get Congress and Republicans in Congress in particular to think less about politics and party and think more about whats good for the country.
He said that the notion that Republicans would shut down the government over the ACA is not good for the nation. He said the GOP sees this as their last gasp.
Ive made this argument to my Republican friends privately, and, by the way, sometimes they say to me privately, I agree with you, but Im worried about a primary from, you know, somebody in the tea party back in my district or, Im worried about what Rush Limbaugh is going to say about me on radio.
Jimmy Carter was pretty bad but Barry Obama is unthinkably pathetic for POTUS it is beyond embarrassing. The mid east is in flames partly because of his and Hillery's foreign policy or lack there of, our nation is almost in ruins from debt, our military is being sliced and diced while this jerk flies around selling his socialized medicine/Affordable Care Act using AF1 like a cab. Barry Obama doesn't work with congress....he goes around congress....
Republican Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) warned on Wednesday in a speech at a local Civic Center that President Barack Obama was veering perilously close to the standards of conduct necessary to be impeached.....AMEN BROTHERS AND SISTERS!
Deflect we much, obama?
What a terrible excuse for something called a man.
Hey Obama, tell that to Harry Reid and the Senate!
The more I hear Obama, the more I believe he’s a complete idiot.... Someone is the puppet master,cause this tool is to stupid to pull what is going on.
Here’s an idea — repeal Obamacare.
That would be Congress doing its job.
I am now completely supportive of Obama running his mouth off. He makes a complete ass of himself every time.
Congress should not be worried about Rush Limbaugh, Congress should be petrified of God
I don't have a lot of praise for the Pubs in the House at this time...but haven't several budgets been passed and sent to the Senate that Reid will not bring to the floor?
I think O spends way too much time yammering and laying blame on conservative talk show hosts. It is very puzzling.
This is Obama psychological warfare because I bet you that there are few to no Republicans in reality who exist according to his description.
Probably has to do with the fact that conservative talk show hosts are the only people who have ever criticized him.
He's not used to it...
Repubs worried about their base, Rush and the Tea Party? That would be nice. Actually it is Obama’s big fear.
BS on the Repub “friends” telling him this.
Obama and Holder are publicly speaking about their plan of the week that are just more smokescreen distractions to divert attention away from the incompetent manner Obama has handled his day job.
The best indicator of a PHONY ADMINISTRATION is the number of its REAL SCANDALS.
Commie Tyrant Obamas current talking points are thus smokescreen distractions for the products of Obamas first 4 years in office:
* Refusal to close US Southern Border to Mexican illegal alien invaders
* No known un-forged records of Place of Birth
* No known un-forged records of University grades
* Benghazi Massacre
* Dereliction of Duty as CIC during Benghazi Massacre
* Cover up of Benghazi Massacre
* Destruction of Seal Team Six
* Cover up of Fast and Furious murder of US Border Agent by Exec. Order
* IRS-Obamacare Commune Death Grip on Wealth and Health
* NSA-Gestapo Death Grip on all citizens communications
* Use of Courts against News Media
* Use of Supreme Court to install Un-Constitutional Obamacare Tax
* Destruction of the US Coal Industry
* Refusal to permit XL Pipeline construction
* Trillion Dollar a year Federal Overspending
* Monthly violations of the US Constitution by Obama
* Use of Exec. Orders to bypass Congress.
REPLACE sniveling coward Speaker Boehner with a FIGHTER!
It is time to IMPEACH Tyrant B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro.
Tyrant B. Hussein Obama, (aka Barry Soetoro), continues his unopposed efforts to expand Totalitarian Obamanation in Liberty-based America.
Where are the Republican opponents of Tyrant Obama?
Why have the Articles of Impeachment for Tyrant Obama not been issued by US House Speaker Boehner, or Pro-Welfare Republicans Cantor or Ryan?
Have House and Senate Pro-Welfare Republicans formed a cave-in pact with Pro-Welfare Democrats to protect Tyrant Obama?
The main thing that Speaker Boehner is afraid of is being blamed for doing his job.
Speaker Boehners job now is to shut down the NON-ESSENTIAL parts of the US Federal Government until Obamacare is ABOLISHED, and keep it shut down for however long it takes.
Obutthole is a sniveling scumbag.
What is good for the country?....
Answer: The ONLY thing good for this country is a CIVIL WAR....
Anything less is NOT GOOD FOR THIS COUNTRY.. and is Agitprop and Espionage..
Its quite simple really.. the people elected a traitor.. as President..
The only way out of that is a RE_DO.. a serious rubber hits the road RE-DO..
Remove POWER from the cold dead hands.. of the progressives..
He’s golfing too much to do his job.
Oh Barry. Congress is NOT listening to Rush,,,that’s the problem!
Go Limbaugh! Help us protect our United States Constitution.
"Only two jobs? Why dose lazy lima beans."
what probably bothers obama the most is that rush is living in his head, rent free.
He makes a complete ass of himself every time.”
But how many people hear the comments he makes unless it appears on the screen of their Obamaphone or the Black TV stations. I’ve read some of the comments people have written in response to Obamacare and there are a whole lot of them that end up with the famous “....yeah but...”
Suspect there are a whole lot of people out there that wish he had never been elected but they voted for him and they are not about to admit that they were wrong.
obama always sets up strawmen because the people he describes causing the problem do not exist. “they”, “there are those”, “some people”, “some folks”, “some say”, “the naysayers”, etc. always vague, undefined generalities.
It’s too bad Rush’s father can’t hear it!
Rather than give each of you that expressed your opinions so eloquently.... I just have to say that it has been nice commenting with you folks but it is past time for me to leave it up to the younger generation to continue to fight. Too old and too forgetful.
I am moving on...the hell with politics, it just does not seem to matter anymore who is elected anyway.
So anyway, after pissing off many folks, I am taking my leave, thanks to those that supported me and actually to those that responded negatively (at least they had an opinion). Good luck to you all and I sure hope that things change radically from today’s problems.
Still have hope but not lately...
Rush owns Obama.
He should sell him.
Sorry Barry, but that sort of baiting only works with the Congressional Black Caucus and the thug culture.
The Alinsky playbook is so 20th century!
Answer, one word book title: Whistleblower
hint : Slick Willie lying SOB on steroids.
I feel the same way from time to time. Especially lately.
I just take a break.
I have read many of your posts...and they are darn fine.
Don’t give up forever. But a break does help my mind. :)
One more duty Congress has, that O forgot to mention, is that Congress handles Articles of Impeachment.
(See US Constitution, Article 1, Section 2, Article 1, Section 3, Article 2, Section 3, and Article 3, Section 2. )
Wasn’t it just the other day that Zero was saying that basically Congress was irrelevant? If only the Congress and Senate would just rubber stamp anything dicktator zero wanted instead of having the audacity(well a few of them) to actually do what they were elected to do, everything would just be peachy keen. Then zero and reggie could light up the pipe and play balls.
I do thank you berdie... But.. Really do you believe that we can really change the current direction of the country - seems impossible to me at this stage.
We have entered into no mans land where the entitled outweigh the votes of the providers. When that happens, well you can guess.
I do hope that things change but when you have both parties participate in in the same destruction for their own benefit, how can it change?
Yes... that was including the Republicans! They are to blame just as much as the Democrats! Now just who are you going to turn to?
Sorry, can’t help myself at times...should not have commented. Sorry!
so Zero can do everything he’s done, dem congress in recess to appoint someone, push/pass/sign crap like zero care, run guns to Mexico and many other countries and all the other crap...
But he’s just now getting close to needing to be impeached? WTF...
Well I guess Welcome to the party Tom, However the beer is flat, the chips are soggy and all the women left.
So now he’s running against Rush Limbaugh?
I actually feel like you do. If things were to change...it will take much more power than we mortals can provide.
I try to take solace in the fact that any little thing we can do might have some small affect.
Maybe it’s a post on a message board that might make somebody take pause. Or setting an example by exhibiting our values to our young people. Or maybe it’s just singing the Star Spangled Banner at the top of my lungs every time I hear it. And I guarantee you...that ain’t a pretty sound.:)
I’m not a youngster anymore either and I get discouraged more than I used to. I turn off the politics for awhile and recharge. I just pray a lot...and eventually give things another try.
Petty and phony of him isn’t it ?
It’s not a man, it’s a she because he thinks he’s a she.
* Congress should not be worried about Rush Limbaugh, Congress should be petrified of God * even Rush Limbaugh would approve of that statement...... and a great tagline too.
Congress doesnt have a whole lot of core responsibilities, Obama said. or rather ? Obama letting the cat out of the bag by saying this that he side steps Congress’s authority and now he admits it ?
it’s easy to tell the truth
Obama says congress is supposed to pass a budget? Man, this guy is a piece of work. Actually he, and all his lovers, are pieces of something else.
If it’s true about his friends worrying about being defeated by a tea party candidate, he should name names then he could help get rid of the spineless bastards. Plus, he doesn’t think Tea Party candidates can win so what is he worried about? Oh, well, just another lie his lovers will blindly accept.
“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Thats one of Marxist Saul Alinsky’s most effective rules.
Rush must be in his head
The whole world understands that Obama is a joke. The whole world except for the Americans, thanks to the mainstream media. Maybe someday America will catch on.
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