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Amid hunt for Navy Yard shooters, Obama attacks Republicans on budget
The Daily Caller ^ | 9-16-2013 | Neil Munro

Posted on 09/16/2013 12:39:28 PM PDT by markomalley

President Obama delivered only brief condolences for the victims of the shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Monday morning, before quickly pivoting to a scheduled attack on Republicans.

The pending budget crisis this fall is a pointless battle between GOP extremists and reasonable people, Obama declared today from the White House.

“I can’t remember a time when one faction of one party promises chaos if it can’t get 100 percent of what it wants… that’s what happening right now,” he insisted.

The GOP’s small-government legislators are “a crew” who wish to “sabotage” Obamacare and show “an unwillingness to compromise,” he announced.

“Are some of these folks so beholden to some extremists in their party that they’re willing to tank the entire economy… [and] to hurt people just to score political points?” he asked.

Obama’s partisan language reflects a willingness — or even a desire — for a dramatic political clash this fall with the GOP that would temporarily shut down the government.

The president is already fundraising for the 2014 mid-term elections, when he will try to regain a Democratic majority in the House.

Obama’s uncompromising remarks were accompanied by a report touting the administration’s efforts to recover from the 2008 Wall Street crash. The report acknowledged that Americans have recovered less than half of the wealth lost in the real-estate bubble and subsequent crash.

GOP legislators and activists have long complained about the budget-crisis narrative, which they say obscures the harm caused by many government programs, and the small-scale changes being sought in the government’s huge annual budget, which reached $3.5 trillion in 2012.

That’s down slightly from 2011 spending of $3.6 trillion.

But the GOP has failed to shift this establishment narrative, partly because GOP’s leadership is uncharismatic, dispersed and split, while Obama is charismatic, owns the White House and is backed up by a disciplined Democratic Party and most of the established media.

This time around, the House’s GOP leadership is trying to rally their diverse caucus around a two-sided legislative proposal.

That incomplete proposal would demonstrate the GOP’s desire to replace the Obamacare law, and also force Democratic legislators into the politically dangerous task of defending the unpopular law and its various loopholes for congressional staffers, big companies and unions.

However, Obama offered no hint of concessions.

“The first order of business is to pass a sensible budget that replaces the sequester… [and] funds the investments in basic research and infrastructure that we need to grow” he said.

The fix for the nation’s economy, he said, includes a tax increase. “It is the only way to do it,” he said.

The president did offer a few backhanded tokens of respect for Republicans worried about the nation’s high unemployment and record national debt that has grow more than $6 trillion under his tenure.

“It is time for responsible Republicans who share these goals… [and who] genuinely want to see the economy grow,” he said.

Obama also used the event to urge House approval of the Senate’s ambitious immigration rewrite plan.

“Once we’re done with the budget… let’s focus on the other things [including] finishing the job of immigration reform,” he said.

The rewrite would legalize around 33 million immigrants over the next 10 years, according to various estimates. That annual inflow is triple the current immigration rate, and it would put roughly two immigrants into the job market for for every four Americans who turn 18.


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1 posted on 09/16/2013 12:39:28 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

One trick pony


2 posted on 09/16/2013 12:40:41 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: markomalley
“Are some of these folks so beholden to some extremists in their party that they’re willing to tank the entire economy… [and] to hurt people just to score political points?” he asked.

That's exactly what you did a$$wipe. Project much?

3 posted on 09/16/2013 12:43:55 PM PDT by red-dawg
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To: markomalley

Millionaires and billionaires


4 posted on 09/16/2013 12:46:59 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: markomalley

The shooters haven’t been identified yet.

What if there’s a rad-muslim/leftist angle?

What will the White House and their Big Media shills say then?


5 posted on 09/16/2013 12:48:22 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: markomalley

“You never let a serious crisis go to waste.
And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”


6 posted on 09/16/2013 12:48:31 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: markomalley

shouldn’t the massacre of 12 navy officers and civilians a mile from the White Hut have gotten its own speech of condolences from the Cinc????????????

but no, their massacre was just a seque into attacks on the GOP over the budget?

barry- grow a HEART you spineless arrogant pos

wanna bet Putin will make a more sincere expression of sympathy


7 posted on 09/16/2013 1:03:08 PM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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To: markomalley
only the Low Information folks whose very existence relies on big government and left wing wackos believe what the obozo spews.
8 posted on 09/16/2013 1:03:51 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: markomalley

“Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste”(Rahm”Dead-Fish”Emmanuel)!!!


10 posted on 09/16/2013 1:12:20 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: markomalley

I doubt there’s profanity adequate to describe these political hacks!


11 posted on 09/16/2013 1:12:49 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: markomalley

And he’s apparently going to have quite a Latin shindig at the White House tonight with all his Latin musician donors. It’s a good day to party!


12 posted on 09/16/2013 1:14:27 PM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: markomalley
“I can’t remember a time when one faction of one party promises chaos if it can’t get 100 percent of what it wants… that’s what happening right now,” he insisted.

We have gotten zero percent of what we want. Chaos had better be on the cards.

13 posted on 09/16/2013 1:15:47 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (My PV2 is my hero.)
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To: markomalley
“I can’t remember a time when one faction of one party promises chaos if it can’t get 100 percent of what it wants… that’s what happening right now,” he insisted.

Indeed. But Cloward and Piven aren't conservatives.

14 posted on 09/16/2013 1:21:12 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Diogenesis
Does he (Obama) do it on beat? That could be his platinum album.
15 posted on 09/16/2013 1:30:01 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: markomalley

Obama going dancing tonight

Big salsa party at the white hut

plenty of time to look sad at the funerals later this week and another chance to give a GOP slamming speech in the eulogy


16 posted on 09/16/2013 1:34:45 PM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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To: markomalley

Just Obama being the Divider-in-Chief.


17 posted on 09/16/2013 1:37:41 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: silverleaf

Sounds like lots of fun! Just because you’re Commander in Chief, you can’t let terrorist attacks or workplace violence on a military base keep you from your presidential duties, right? Besides, this was planned months ago and so much time and effort has gone into it. Say what you want about GWB, I do not think he would be partying tonight!


18 posted on 09/16/2013 1:43:04 PM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: markomalley

It’s not Obama’s fault - he didn’t know about the shooting.

Based on previous statements, Obama won’t know about the shooting until 3 days from now when he see a mention of it on ESPN.

Give the guy some slack why don’cha.

/sarc.... do I have to write that?


19 posted on 09/16/2013 2:09:54 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: markomalley

Still desperately wagging the dog.


20 posted on 09/16/2013 2:12:16 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: markomalley

He is such the north end of a southbound horse.


21 posted on 09/16/2013 2:14:07 PM PDT by lightman (Prosecute the heresies; pity the heretics.)
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To: markomalley

Yo Barry, you got 100% of what you wanted the frst 2 years of America’s idiocy, how did that work out for us?


22 posted on 09/16/2013 4:18:52 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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