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Obama accuses GOP of Obamacare 'blackmail'
Politico ^

Posted on 09/26/2013 9:28:37 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama accuses GOP of Obamacare 'blackmail' By: Jonathan Allen September 26, 2013 12:00 PM EDT

President Barack Obama accused Republicans of trying to “blackmail a president” by threatening to shut down the government or default on the nation’s debt if he doesn’t agree to block implementation of Obamacare.

“We’re not going to submit to this type of total irresponsibility,” Obama said in remarks at a community college just outside Washington. “I will not negotiate on anything when it comes to the full faith and credit of the United States of America.”

He later added: “All this would be funny if it wasn’t so crazy. The tea party Republicans have taken it to a whole new level because they’re threatening to shut down the government or shut down the entire economy … unless I agree to gut a law that will help millions of people.”

But there was more bad news for Obamacare trickling out even as Obama wrapped up his remarks: POLITICO Pro reported that the administration will delay online enrollment in some of the small business exchanges that are due to open on Oct. 1. Small businesses will still be able to submit a paper application starting next Tuesday – they just won’t be able to enroll online.

Obama opened with partisan riffs on “fear-mongering” and “the antics going on in Congress,” and he spent long minutes berating his Republican critics. But for the most part, he focused on an in-the-weeds discourse of how consumers can enroll, starting Oct. 1, in new health care exchanges that will begin providing benefits in January.

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Oh my!
1 posted on 09/26/2013 9:28:37 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Shouldn’t that be “mail of color”?


2 posted on 09/26/2013 9:30:13 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Sub-Driver

If the shoe fits...


3 posted on 09/26/2013 9:30:41 AM PDT by ssaftler (Oh, hell YEAH!!!! This is absolutely Obama's fault)
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To: Sub-Driver

But, they’re on HIS side.

Geeze they try and try and try but they just can’t get him to like them.


4 posted on 09/26/2013 9:30:43 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Gay State Conservative

Shouldn’t it be “whitemail”?


5 posted on 09/26/2013 9:30:45 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver
Is Obama going to have to be on Obamacare??? I want a REPORTER to ASK CARNEY that question!!!!

Hey Obama, if Obamacare is THAT GREAT.....YOU FIRST, Buddy!!

If Obama is NOT on Obamacare.....MARCH TIME!!

6 posted on 09/26/2013 9:30:52 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama using the word blackmail - “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”


7 posted on 09/26/2013 9:31:59 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Sub-Driver
All this would be funny if it wasn’t so crazy.

FUNNY? What's so funny about the destruction of our health system?
8 posted on 09/26/2013 9:32:42 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s racist!


9 posted on 09/26/2013 9:33:16 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Obama accuses GOP
of Obamacare 'blackmail'"


10 posted on 09/26/2013 9:33:31 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Sub-Driver

Ted Cruz should take to the Senate floor, state “guilty as charged” and the read Federalist 58 into the record.

Yes, the GOP, which controls the House, is using the powers of the house just as the framers intended.


11 posted on 09/26/2013 9:33:59 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Sub-Driver

Hmmm... the rhetoric is increasing. Could the Tea Party be gaining traction here?


12 posted on 09/26/2013 9:33:59 AM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Please. When has Obama ever negotiated with the GOP? He always gets what he wants.


13 posted on 09/26/2013 9:34:06 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Sub-Driver
OCTOBER 1 - DO NOT SIGN UP FOR OBAMACARE DAY!

14 posted on 09/26/2013 9:34:30 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Sub-Driver

““We’re not going to submit to this type of total irresponsibility,”

shattered grammar aside....that means NOTHING..Barry you pitiful pig headed Mohammadummie!!


15 posted on 09/26/2013 9:35:15 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Sub-Driver

16 posted on 09/26/2013 9:37:34 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Sub-Driver
they’re threatening to shut down the government or shut down the entire economy … unless I agree to gut a law that will help millions of people.

ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!
17 posted on 09/26/2013 9:37:39 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: musicman

MAKE DC LISTEN: TELL YOUR SENATORS TO OPPOSE CLOTURE ON H.J. RES 59
We must oppose cloture on H. J. Res. 59, so that Harry Reid and Senate Democrats cannot sneak in funding for Obamacare. We need you to call your Senators right now: tell them to oppose cloture on H.J. Res 59 and remind them that a vote for cloture IS a for funding Obamacare.

State Senator Party Phone
AK Mark Begich D (202) 224-3004
AK Lisa Murkowski R (202) 224-6665
AL Jeff Sessions R (202) 224-4124
AL Richard C. Shelby R (202) 224-5744
AR John Boozman R (202) 224-4843
AR Mark L. Pryor D (202) 224-2353
AZ Jeff Flake R (202) 224-4521
AZ John McCain R (202) 224-2235
CA Barbara Boxer D (202) 224-3553
CA Dianne Feinstein D (202) 224-3841
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CO Mark Udall D (202) 224-5941
CT Richard Blumenthal D (202) 224-2823
CT Christopher Murphy D (202) 224-4041
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NC Richard Burr R (202) 224-3154
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NM Tom Udall D (202) 224-6621
NV Dean Heller R (202) 224-6244
NV Harry Reid D (202) 224-3542
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WV Joe Manchin D (202) 224-3954
WV John D. Rockefeller D (202) 224-6472
WY John Barrasso R (202) 224-6441
WY Michael B. Enzi R (202) 224-3424

Now that we have your attention, you sorry US Senators, keep in mind that we will replace you with those who will gladly correct your errors - - - .

So, scrub and clean by 2014 !

Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick —————

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18 posted on 09/26/2013 9:38:02 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: alancarp

“Hmmm... the rhetoric is increasing. Could the Tea Party be gaining traction here?”

We are right at the point where the MSM will announce that people are leaving the Tea Party because they support Obamacare.

If I worked for Pravda, err... I mean the NY Times, that’s what I would say.


19 posted on 09/26/2013 9:38:17 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Question: What's an example of a totally exposed fraud?

Answer: From fiction...The Emperor has no clothes. There is no Wizard in Oz. In the real world: Obama without a teleprompter.

20 posted on 09/26/2013 9:38:19 AM PDT by grania
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To: Sub-Driver

But, but, - - - I thought that Obama was the Black Male?


21 posted on 09/26/2013 9:39:58 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Gee.. and Americans have been calling this stuff ‘politics’ for a couple centuries.... who knew!!


22 posted on 09/26/2013 9:41:52 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: Sub-Driver

Extreme disasters require extreme measures to prevent them. Something as nation changing and destructive as Obamacare should never have been passed by a simple majority of partisan fanatics. Hold this insanity hostage, whatever it takes to kill it.


23 posted on 09/26/2013 9:47:16 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Sub-Driver

>> “I will not negotiate on anything when it comes to the full faith and credit of the United States of America.”

I tried Obamao’s cool tactic on *my* credit card company: “I’m a NO_LIMIT_INSECT and nothing is too good or too expensive for me and my posse! I WILL NOT NEGOTIATE on anything when it comes to Nervous Tick’s full faith and credit! Now raise my limit and reduce my interest rate to zero!”

They just laffed. Then they took away my card.


24 posted on 09/26/2013 9:48:00 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wish they would stuff that clown in a box and mail him back to Africa.


25 posted on 09/26/2013 9:51:14 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Lame Duck Barry...
26 posted on 09/26/2013 9:51:42 AM 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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To: Sub-Driver

“The tea party Republicans”

That’s a new one. As opposed to what? RINOs?

Obama wants to destroy the USA and by gum those filthy Tea party Republicans won’t let him do it! How evil of them!


27 posted on 09/26/2013 9:54:55 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: Sub-Driver; All

Bamster sounds like a RINOCON GOP Senator....


28 posted on 09/26/2013 9:55:58 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Unemployment is so high...its getting harder for Obama to job people anymore)
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To: MrB

Whitemail??? I think Obama used that on Chief Justice Roberts.


29 posted on 09/26/2013 9:57:08 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Sub-Driver
Is Obama projecting again?

-PJ

30 posted on 09/26/2013 9:58:10 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Not just him. One of my pet peeves, though. Shows such carelessness in use of language.


31 posted on 09/26/2013 9:58:29 AM PDT by pluvmantelo (We can't expect to get anywhere unless we resort to terrorism-Lenin)
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To: Sub-Driver

32 posted on 09/26/2013 10:02:24 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When insane/feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: Graewoulf

BTTT !!


33 posted on 09/26/2013 10:05:03 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Sub-Driver

This from a guy who can turn the Supremes with blackmail, has the IRS targeting the opposing party and is spying on the people.


34 posted on 09/26/2013 10:09:07 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that “the buck stops here.” Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.” - Senator Obama 2006


35 posted on 09/26/2013 10:34:12 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“President Barack Obama accused Republicans of trying to “blackmail a president” by threatening to shut down the government or default on the nation’s debt if he doesn’t agree to block implementation of Obamacare.”

Someone tell this JA that we are not a dictatorship. We are designed to have checks and balances to ensure that an irresponsibile and/or oppressive President’s power is limited.

Someone tell this community organizer that HIS JOB is to submit a budget and work with the Legislative branch on an acceptable budget. He will NOT get everything he asks for, and he should expect an ongoing battle on funding socialized medical care. These CR’s are bandaids on a big wound called obamacare.


36 posted on 09/26/2013 10:47:36 AM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: Sub-Driver

37 posted on 09/26/2013 10:50:21 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Travis McGee
Life under 0bamacare/Dr. Creepy Uncle Sam
38 posted on 09/26/2013 10:54:11 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Sub-Driver

Figured out a new faster way to fix the US debt problem. Tell other countries that we will shutdown the US government, if they pay us some shutdown money. My guess is the vast majority of countries on the planet right now would prefer to have the US government shutdown. So we can accomplish two things. Slowly pay off the debt and get the US government off our backs.


39 posted on 09/26/2013 11:08:03 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The username is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Graewoulf
Alaska; I called both Begich and Murkowski about cloture. Nice lady at Begich's office told me she would pass my concerns along.

Murkowski's office told me she was opposed to Obamacare. We will see....

40 posted on 09/26/2013 12:57:49 PM PDT by snowtigger (. Thanx to Charlie Daniels, " Let them win, or bring them HOME")
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