Skip to comments.Republicans Opposing Debt Ceiling Rise 'Terrorists,' But, Uh, Obama Wasn't When He Opposed
Posted on 09/26/2013 5:27:47 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
Pundits and politicians are normally so slick that they can weasel their way out of even the most glaring of contradictions. "Depends on what the meaning of is, is," anyone? So it's particularly delicious, to use Noel Sheppard's trademark phrase, to see a talking head left absolutely cornered, babbling without response, when caught in the hypocrisy of a double-standard.
On today's Morning Joe, former Obama car czar Steve Rattner passed along the Obama admin line that negotiating with Republicans over raising the debt ceiling "is like negotiating with terrorists." With catlike quickness, Joe Scarborough pounced: "so you're saying Barack Obama was a terrorist in 2006 when he said he refused to raise the debt ceiling?" The cornered Rattner had no comeback, actually asking Mika Brzezinski of all people to "help me out here," then resorting to the lame "it's complicated" line.
View the amusing video here.
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Hilarious/infuriating: Obama backer caught in flagrant double-standard, with no response. Ping to Today show list.
“Ha ha ha ha! We’re such good friends, just joshing around with this lighthearted banter! It’s so nice to be us here, isn’t it?”
Now what Ratner would say is that it was OK for Obama to vote against extending it because his NO vote was irrelevant as it was in the minority. He was making a statement...never intended on winning that or really stopping the increase... (he just did it to later win the Dem primary),
‘But those mean old Republicans really want to stop it, default on our debt, ....AGGGGGH, run and hide’
Mind boggling bullsh@t! Someone like Ratner would be back handed b@tch slapped in my old playground!
Are there any other words that the “Democrats” would like to call us?
and this has just been in the last few days.....
No it’s not fair they get treated differently from the dems. They’re wimps they’re always going to get this but they make it worse by being wimps and taking their base for granted
They, Paul, in particular, want to take it apart once its in
No one thinks that’s going to happen because it is 8 times as much effort as Cruz just put in and they’re not willing
And it is philosophically flawed
Irate s Icrease for healthy working married people. How are they going to fix that when they can’t even win a debate?
The golf playing back slapping continues but the base is not happy with it
~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006
Uhmmph!! It is so amazing how they describe themselves!