Skip to comments.Obama's Hard Line Remarks May Further Complicate Fiscal Talks
Posted on 09/16/2013 3:40:16 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
WASHINGTON (MNI) - For reasons that are not easy to discern, President Barack Obama has a penchant for making hard-line comments at sensitive times during fiscal deliberations - which seem to make it more difficult for moderate Republicans to sell compromises to their more conservative colleagues.
Late last year as talks were occurring on a possible fiscal cliff agreement, Obama gave a press conference in which he repeatedly chided Republicans for taking ill-advised positions on taxes and spending.
The president's remarks appeared to deepen the resolve of some Republicans to fiercely battle Obama during the fiscal cliff deliberations. The negotiations effectively collapsed and an ugly partial compromise was patched together by Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
In remarks Monday on the fifth anniversary of the start of the financial crisis, Obama once again offered a hard-edged critique of the GOP.
His slashing comments come as important fiscal deadlines are approaching and congressional leaders are scrambling for a strategy to keep the government funded after October 1 and increase the statutory debt ceiling by the middle of October.
House Speaker John Boehner is still searching for a formula to keep the government funded while his conservative base wants to mount another attempt to defund the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
In his remarks, Obama said the GOP does not seem focused on boosting the economy and supporting the middle class, but added that he is "still hoping a light bulb goes off here."
"I will not negotiate over whether or not America keeps its word and meets its obligations. I will not negotiate over the full faith and credit of the United States," Obama said.
He added: "Let's stop the threats. Let's stop the political posturing...
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Comment on Obama’s Political Reset Behind Summer’s Withdrawal from Fed Chairman Position
Today, as we note below, Obama delivered a Rose Garden Speech
on the anniversary of the 2008 Financial Crisis...Summer’s close
connection to Wall Street isn’t consistent with Obama’s new narrative
to change the headlines away from Syria as soon as possible.
It has been our view that Obama intentionally instigated the Syrian
Chemical Attack threat with the assumption that the controversy would
last long enough to ‘cloud’ the debate over sequestration debt ceiling
and the budget...and force the Republicans to surrender with American
Forces at War
Thanks to shrewd Russian Political Strategy, Obama was forced to
withdraw his threat to attack and he needed a new media narrative to
deal with domestic politics...
So, he is resetting policy to deal with Budget et al by attempting to
reignite his original attack against the “top 1%” who have been
advantaged the last 5 years, along with other beneficiaries such as
the major financial institutions...
And to blame the Republicans for whatever comes out of the legislative talks...
It has also been our belief, supported by actual weak employment
treasury data, that the labor dept has set politically correct
employment headlines of STRONGER employment.
This tactic would set the stage for Congressional Democrats to run
against the Republicans in the mid terms on the staged issue of
Jobs...with jobs being overstated NOW so they will be weaker a year
Obama plan is to blame next years staged economic weakness on the
unwillingness of Republicans to agree with his budget, enforcing
sequestration and a tough debt ceiling....
In this environment Summers became a “bump in the road” which is how
Obama characterized Americans killed in the Benghazi Affair
Obama to speak on 5th anniversary of financial crisis
President Obama will deliver a speech Monday on the fifth anniversary
of the event that helped elect him back in 2008: The financial crisis.
John Boehner is Under Federal Investigation for Campaign Finance Violations
By: Jason Easley
Sep. 12th, 201
The FEC has announced that they are investigating Speaker of the House
John Boehner for accepting dozens of illegal donations from the coal,
energy, and gambling industries.
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
The Federal Election Commission is examining whether dozens of
political action committees and individuals contributed more than the
legally allowed amount to House Speaker John Boehner during last
years election cycle.
Letters the Federal Election Committee sent Monday to Friends of John
Boehner indicated that donors including coal, energy, and gambling
interests, exceeded contribution limits to Boehners committee by more
Trayvon Soetoro, no limit thug
Barry has no interest in having an actual budget pass.
Yup. Is enjoying unlimited, uncontested dictatorial powers.
If only we didn’t have cowards and drunks representing us.
The panel on George Stephanopolus's Sunday AM show....EVERY ONE OF THEM....agreed that Obama doesn't want the budget passed so he can blame the 'pubs and use it to get a majority in the HOR next year.
That's why the idea to defund Obamacare totally and pass everything else is so brilliant. If Obama vetoes it because Obamacare isn't in it he gets blame for not passing the budget and for Obamacare. But the important part isn't their stupid games, it's actually getting it done and getting rid of Obamacare ASAP.
It's called a strategy...he does it on purpose...
what is truly fascinating is how people react.
outside the US he is ridiculed, ignored, held in contempt and bitch slapped over and over and over again.
here in the US he is feared, pandered to, babied, coddled, and allowed to perform his tantrum constantly.
He is one weird dude.
Every republican should vote “present”. Just the threat of voting “present” will send Reid and Pelosi running to obama begging him to “compromise”. They don’t want to own anything.