Skip to comments.Robert Reich: GOP Hardliners Using 'Blackmail' to Defund Obamacare
Posted on 09/22/2013 1:35:43 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
Republican hardliners are using "blackmail" to try to get Obamacare defunded, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich said Sunday.
"I think the issue is whether one party in Congress is going to be allowed to use the entire system of government as basically blackmail to get its way," said Reich, who was part of a panel discussion on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."
Obamacare has already "passed both house of Congress, has already been put into law by the president," said Reich. "The constitutionality of that particular law has been undeniably affirmed by the Supreme Court. What's next? Social Security, Medicare, the Fair Labor Standards Act?"
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, appearing on the same show, had harsh words for the president.
President Barack Obama "goes three times this week for partisan attack speeches, and basically says 'I'm not going to negotiate,'" said Gingrich. "This isn't a dictatorship. Under our Constitution, there should be a period of tension and a compromise on both sides. The president says nobody gets 100 percent, but what is he going to give up? Under our constitutional system you're not allow to risk the entire system of government to get your way."
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Is the term “blackmail” or the “constitution”?
Anyone seen Prohibition lately?
The blackmail is coming from the tyrants: submit to our government takeover of your lives or pay us
Repeal CommieCare NOW!!
Lefy playbook: always, always, always accuse the other side of doing the thing you are doing
I see. It's only blackmail when the other guy does it.
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The left is squealing like stuck pigs. They’re obviously frightened.
Always amazes me how many people misuse the word blackmail. Maybe he’s projecting, as it’s clear that the Chicago gang uses blackmail as one of it’s principal tools.
I imagine when Obama grasped the full implications of his access to the NSA et al. databases he thought to himself (to borrow from one of Obama’s fellow machine pols) ‘I’ve got this thing and it’s f**king golden’.
Can someone remind me why did judge Roberts suddenly changed his opinion of Obamacare?
Good!! Great!! Super!! Terrific!! Oh, and by the way, "F" you, Reich. Idiot!!
And now our old buddy Robert Reich pops up? Sort of scraping the bottom of the commentariat barrel on this one, aren’t they? Somebody check the boy for a pulse - if he starts groaning “Braaaaains” we’ll know he’s dead. But still voting Democrat.
Reich is a Communist Dwarf.
The republicans should have held special hearings on Roberts. But I’m sure they were wondering “What do they have on us?”
What’s this about not getting your way? Obama/Pelosi/Reid rammed the unconstitutional, nation-wrecking, spread-the-wealth-around Marxist ObamaCare down our throats over the objections of we the people without even a single Republican vote. It was their way or the highway.
We told them at the time, if you ram it down our throats today, we’ll ram it up your donkeys tomorrow. Get the vasoline out because tomorrow is coming.
They sure are squealing for 1-3 % of total 0care funding, funding that will not stop thje roll out of 0care (????)
To all progressives, then pass the Republican CR!!!!
Exactly! When they start screeching like this they’re petrified of losing and the people winning. Let the screech away!
It comes as no surprise to me to see the language
used by the leftists to describe the opposition.
Blackmailers, extremists, radicals we are called,
all the while these low life socialists are stealing
our birthright and destroying our nation, warping
our children and slandering our founders.
Restore the Constitution!
I bet half the Republicans were grateful for Roberts change of heart.
In the last week we’ve been called hostage takers, arsonists, extremists, anarchists, crazies....
Wow! The Dems are in a full-court press over Obamacare. No matter that it is disliked by a majority of Americans. Obamacare is the jewel in the crown of the socialists and has been a dream for decades. They are all over the Dem media making panicked, extremist attacks on the opposition.
The Dems are shocked to find Americans resisting them. They are also a little scared. They are thinking, OMG! The people are resisting us. We have an unasailable Pres, a cowed R party, near complete elimination of Constitutionality as an argument against anything we propose, near complete domination of all media, and complete control over all pop culture. How could we be facing any resistance?!?!
This is fun! However, expect them to get meaner—they don’t like this.
I knew I’d forgotten a few, but we will no doubt see
greater slanders to come.
How? We lost our chance in the last Presidential election.
“What’s next? Social Security, Medicare, the Fair Labor Standards Act?”
Well, Robert, from my perspective, these would be a good start...
It’s about time the GOP, or somebody with nerve, comes out and boldly proclaims, “Yeah, it appears we are using blackmail to stamp out a destructive pest that has been put into the body of our country. Who is with us?” People respect power, not self-justification and fear of contradiction.
Accusing someone of ‘blackmail’ sounds racist to me... Excuse the broad brush.. I have no time nor tummy for the crap some of these hijaxsters spew.. You’d think we had progressed as a people,, I guess not
...and having been passed into law, Obama treats the law like it is his personal property to alter, amend, delay, and apply to suit his personal desires. How is this ok and what the opponents are doing, not ok?
This from the bitter little midget.
Using dim tactics. Give em h@ll boys. Pour it on. If you will not cave you can win this. / Just dreaming I know.
They gave him a box to stand on.
Really? I wish I had seen that. Did they use demitasse cups for coffee?
The idiot woman on Fox News who “did” Jesse Jackson said that Speaker Boehmer is a Criminal because he is extorting Obama. It was Hannity Friday night.
How many Republicans Voted for Obamacare again? ZERO!
Didn’t obama use blackmail to pass it. Or was it just bribery.
These people are so pathetic.
Reich is a socialist dwarf.. elf mix... he lives in Hobbitland..
and guards the progressive pot of lies... that are NOT golden..
He should hung by the ears till all the bull shit in his head dries up..
Grow up Robert!
I am struggling...pathetic, disgusting, irritating, neauseating, angering (and so on). Maybe all.
And what did you damnable dems use to pass it, you squirrely little bastard...
Funny how no one ever brings up the fact that the ONLY WAY obummercare could be passed was after obummer BRIBED two dumbocrat senators.
it might have been some kind of spoof since i only saw part of it, once, i don't remember now cause it was a looong time ago
what language was that?
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