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Bob Woodward: If Shutdown or Debt Ceiling Causes Economic Crisis, Itís on the ĎPresidentís Headí
Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9-30-2013 | Staff Report

Posted on 09/30/2013 11:48:09 AM PDT by smoothsailing

Woodward: If Shutdown or Debt Ceiling Causes Economic Crisis, It’s on the ‘President’s Head’

'It's on the president's head, he's got to lead he's got to talk. And the absence of discussion here is a baffling element'

BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff

September 30, 2013 7:47 am

Bob Woodward of The Washington Post said if there is a “downturn or a collapse” resulting from the failure of CR or debt ceiling negotiations it will be on President Obama’s “head” Monday on Morning Joe.

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"It’s on the president’s head, he’s got to lead, he’s got to talk” Woodward said:

BOB WOODWARD: Can I enter in here just for a moment because I think it’s a good question. And there is something the president could be doing. He said he will not negotiate on the debt ceiling. A reasonable position. “I will not be blackmailed” he said. But he should be talking. They should be meeting, discussing this, because as I think Steve Ratner showed earlier, the American economy is at stake and the president, if there is a downturn or a collapse or whatever could happen here that’s bad, it’s going to be on his head. The history books are going to say, we had an economic calamity in the Presidency of Barack Obama. Speaker Boehner, indeed, is playing a role on this. Go back to the Great Depression in the 1930s. I’ll bet no one can name who was the speaker of the House at the time. Henry Thomas Rainey. He’s not in the history book it’s on the president’s head. He’s got to lead. He’s got to talk. And the absence of discussion here, I think, is baffling element.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 113th; abortion; deathpanels; govtshutdown; harryreid; obamacare; woodward; zerocare

1 posted on 09/30/2013 11:48:09 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

This guy is a thorn in Obama’s butt


2 posted on 09/30/2013 11:49:20 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: smoothsailing

And Harry Reid...that little Curmudgeon wants a shut down so they can lay it at the GOP’s feet. The public is on to this type of bullchit politics so hopefully if they shut it down for a few days the people scream to high heavens...


3 posted on 09/30/2013 11:50:04 AM PDT by oust the louse (The Democratic Party might as well be called the Death Party. Abortion & ObamaCare/death panels.)
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To: sickoflibs

Obama needs to give him the Red Pill from Obamacare. Instand death.


4 posted on 09/30/2013 11:51:20 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: smoothsailing

Obama ... Obama Amin ... most amazing man, there’s ever been.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph6IpYBc_JA


5 posted on 09/30/2013 11:51:50 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: oust the louse

“... Harry Reid...that little Curmudgeon wants a shut down so they can lay it at the GOP’s feet...”

P E R F E C T!!!

Then we’ll separate the facts from the lies! I am sick and tired of this game of chicken!

Let it BURN! How much worse can it be than having this stupid SOB in the White House who doesn’t know s%$# from Shinola, telling US what is happening!

We want to see what will happen! Go for it.


6 posted on 09/30/2013 11:56:24 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: smoothsailing

As el Rushbo would say...

“He he he he he”


7 posted on 09/30/2013 12:01:31 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear." (Glenn Beck))
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To: smoothsailing

of course obama will live with this shutdown as part of his legacy


8 posted on 09/30/2013 12:01:52 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: oust the louse
The public is on to this type of bullchit politics so hopefully if they shut it down for a few days the people scream to high heavens...

Sure they will, as soon as Breaking Bad and Honey-Boo-Boo are off the air...

9 posted on 09/30/2013 12:02:57 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: smoothsailing

Say it and say it often, “Obama can negotiate with the Iranians, the North Koreans, and muslim fanatics in Syria, Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia; but, he can’t talk to the GOP. Unbelievable!


10 posted on 09/30/2013 12:03:18 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: smoothsailing
Better hire a taste-tester, Bob. The Marxist won't take kindly to these remarks.
11 posted on 09/30/2013 12:04:12 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: smoothsailing

BOB WOODWARD

Bob Woodward’s old school - and totally fearless. Too bad he’s a dem...


12 posted on 09/30/2013 12:05:45 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Politicians who fear the people seek to disarm them. - - Bill St. Clair)
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To: smoothsailing

Random act of Journalism on Woodward’s part?


13 posted on 09/30/2013 12:06:06 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Old Sarge

Er... Breaking Bad just had its series finale...

Shame I can’t say the same about Honey-Boo-Boo.


14 posted on 09/30/2013 12:08:55 PM PDT by MWS
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To: zot; Interesting Times

Is Woodward being truthful, or just spreading disinformation?


15 posted on 09/30/2013 12:11:16 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: smoothsailing

All theDemocrats are thinking about is politics, the economy doesn’t figure much in this. The small businesses don’t vote Democrat for the most part. If you wreak havoc on them with Obamacare and a government shut down, so much the better. Helping small business is a talking point, nothing more. Tax and regulate them out of existence is an Obama objective.


16 posted on 09/30/2013 12:13:02 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: MWS

Breaking Bad, aka The Meth Show, was on this weekend. So was the vote.

Guess which one the stupids watched...


17 posted on 09/30/2013 12:17:53 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Old Sarge

Yeah science, b1tch!


18 posted on 09/30/2013 12:33:59 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Just call me Timmy Dipshit.)
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To: sickoflibs

What, one of three “journalists” who dare question this punk?


19 posted on 09/30/2013 12:53:08 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: Old Sarge
Hey, Bob, yer fergittin' sumtin, ain't chu...?

Just sayin'...

20 posted on 09/30/2013 12:57:36 PM PDT by Gritty (We are quickly running out of "boxes"...)
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To: sickoflibs
Woodward: If Shutdown or Debt Ceiling Causes Economic Crisis, It’s on the ‘President’s Head’

Tell it to ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC and the other pro-Zero media.

21 posted on 09/30/2013 1:00:21 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: smoothsailing

I guess Bob saw his insurance premiums.


22 posted on 09/30/2013 1:10:32 PM PDT by Defiant (A rainbow curtain has descended upon the west, from Munich to San Francisco.)
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To: oust the louse
And Harry Reid...that little Curmudgeon wants a shut down so they can lay it at the GOP’s feet.

It's more than that. They think they can win this AND bruise the GOP in the public's eyes. THEN, they have them really softened up so they can roll over them like an Abrams tank with amnesty, which is the one unfulfilled piece to the communist plan for US destruction not yet in place.

23 posted on 09/30/2013 1:21:05 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: GreyFriar
Is Woodward being truthful, or just spreading disinformation?

I think Woodward is spreading disinformation. The media will see to it that all the blame is placed on the Republicans and not on Obama.

24 posted on 09/30/2013 1:27:16 PM PDT by zot
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To: smoothsailing

HOORAY Bob!


25 posted on 09/30/2013 2:24:55 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks smoothsailing.


26 posted on 09/30/2013 5:14:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: smoothsailing

Obamacaregate!


27 posted on 10/01/2013 7:24:36 AM PDT by safetysign
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