Skip to comments.For Obama, it's the 'Republican shutdown'
Posted on 10/01/2013 4:54:25 PM PDT by mdittmar
(Reuters) - For President Barack Obama, the U.S. government shutdown that rippled across the country on Tuesday is the "Republican shutdown" and he is working hard to see that the name sticks to his political opponents.
"We may not know the full impact of this Republican shutdown for some time," he said in the White House Rose Garden, with 12 Americans gathered behind him brought in to illustrate the benefits of his signature healthcare law, popularly known as "Obamacare."
Also unknown: The full impact of the shutdown on Obama himself.
There is a recognition inside and outside of the White House that the president could eventually catch some of the public anger from a prolonged shutdown, especially if the U.S. economy takes a hit from the idling of hundreds of thousands of government workers.
For now, Obama is following the model used by Democratic President Bill Clinton during the 1995 and 1996 shutdowns that he encountered: Lay the blame at the feet of Republicans.
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For Obama, what else would it be? Who writes these inane headlines?
That meme wont hunt with Dems blocking VA care, refusing to open parks and soon denying treatment to children with cancer...
Dana Bash; @DanaBashCNN
new: @EricCantor just told me house gop plans tomorrow to vote to fund NIH (ie: the kids w/ cancer not able to get into trials today)
It’s not your Daddy Clinton’s government anymore Bammy...
President Valerie Jarrett tells the clown what to say, and he stumbles out between smokes and spews it....pathetic.
We're gonna hear that repeated ad nauseam for a long time. Gotta' make sure the "news" media follow their DNC talking points to the letter.....
Reminding the people of 'what the fight is all about' will not accrue to Obama's benefit.
Maybe what Mike meant to say is Obama needs to repeat the Big Lie early and often.
Yep, I think the House is doing it right.
Obama and Harry Reid: denying children with cancer help.
Obama and Harry Reid: denying veterans their due.
It’d be kind of cool to get one of those mobile billboard trucks that shows a running total of the tax dollars saved during the shutdown. It’d look great parked outsidee the window of the various morning shows.
Seems I remember Saddam putting on a similar display of his hostages...
And when the Republicans fund the government in segments what is he going to do? Veto funding for some programs that may hurt his base while he’s on vacation, like unemployment due to his crippled economy?
For 0bama and the majority of the journalists, of course it is. At the same time, the author revealed his own fear: a prolonged shutdown will result in more people blaming 0bama.
From the land of memes: “Here’s a guy shutting down the government because he wants to be able to force Americans into a health program that doesn’t even work yet.”
There are some real true believers in the comments section of the article.
I guess the could not get on the exchanges today to see how bad they are getting screwed.
There is no one else to blame except Obama.
Now Harry Reid some could blame him, but he is not really at fault. Harry is not smart enough to screw up this badly. He is merely Obama’s puppet. Obama’s little Dunderhead who worships at the anal orifice of the King.
Only stat you need for the who’s to blame argumet;
113th Congress (2013-2015)
Majority Party: Democrat (53 seats)
Minority Party: Republican (45 seats)
Other Parties: 2 Independents (both caucus with the Democrats)
Total Seats: 100
Note: Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) died on June 3, 2013. He was replaced by Jeffrey Chiesa (R-NJ) on June 6, 2013, making the party division 52 Democrats, 46 Republicans, and 2 Independents (who both caucus with the Democrats).
The Republican-controlled house passed a continuing resolution that funds everything but Obamacare. The Democrat-ruled Senate stripped out the Obamacare language and punted it back to the House.
Yeah, sure looks like those obstructionist Pubbies are holding the goverment hostage to me!
Why can’t the idiot repubs get their act together and talk to the media and say: The democrat controlled Executive and Senate shut down?
The Demorats in the house just defeated efforts to fund the VA and Parks!! You can’t make this up!! this is breaking our way BIG TIME!! IT IS THEIR SHUT DOWN>
Curious. We were just watching Hannity and they played a clip of this speech Obama made today. While watching it we noticed a red laser-like dot go across Obamas chest. I watched the video on this thread and about -3:24, the same laser across his chest showed up although it was not as bright and was white. Any ideas what it could have been? Anybody?