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Posted on 10/02/2013 2:48:51 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

President Obama ‘Exasperated’ by Shutdown, Says, ‘I Have Bent Over Backwards to Work With the Republican Party’

By Mary Bruce @marykbruce Follow on Twitter Oct 2, 2013 5:17pm

President Obama said today that he was “exasperated” by the government shutdown and made clear that he will not negotiate with Republicans until Congress passes a clean bill to re-open the government and agrees to raise the debt ceiling.

“During the course of my presidency, I have bent over backwards to work with the Republican party,” the president told CNBC’s John Harwood in an interview. ”I think I’m pretty well known for being a calm guy. Sometimes people think I’m too calm. And am I exasperated? Absolutely, I’m exasperated. Because this is entirely unnecessary.”

“I am exasperated with the idea that, unless I say that, ‘Twenty million people, you can’t have health insurance,’ these folks will not reopen the government. That is irresponsible,” he said of Republicans’ repeated efforts to defund or delay his signature health care law as part of any bill to fund the government.

Just hours before the president was scheduled to meet with Congressional leaders at the White House, he said he’s prepared to “negotiate on anything” but not until Republicans agree to a clean piece of legislation to reopen the government and to increase the nation’s borrowing ability.

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1 posted on 10/02/2013 2:48:51 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Doesn’t he mean “he bent forward for Reggie”?


2 posted on 10/02/2013 2:50:10 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s full of meshit.


3 posted on 10/02/2013 2:50:24 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Barry bends over backwards. LOL! He only bends one way and it’s forward.


4 posted on 10/02/2013 2:50:32 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Sub-Driver

alternate universe


5 posted on 10/02/2013 2:50:41 PM PDT by TrueFact
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To: Patriot Babe

“I have bent over backwards to work with the Republican party”

No comment. Just, no comment.


6 posted on 10/02/2013 2:50:58 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Huh?? Did he do too many lines today?


7 posted on 10/02/2013 2:51:15 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Sub-Driver

The only thing 0bama bends over for is his boy toy Reggie.

FUBO


8 posted on 10/02/2013 2:51:21 PM PDT by A message
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To: Sub-Driver

Satire?


9 posted on 10/02/2013 2:51:50 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver

Poor guy. Well, if it helps any, I just want to say to Zero, SHOVE IT!


10 posted on 10/02/2013 2:52:12 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Sub-Driver

Next negotiations- tax increases.


11 posted on 10/02/2013 2:52:15 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Sub-Driver
"...he will not negotiate with Republicans until Congress passes a clean bill to re-open the government and agrees to raise the debt ceiling. "

What is there left to negotiate over if those are passed?

12 posted on 10/02/2013 2:52:18 PM PDT by arista
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To: Sub-Driver

The pressure is on conservatives at the grassroots level. The conservative moment needs to improve its organization and outreach effectiveness and galvanize the voting base for next year’s elections. In 2014, as a result of this, it is all gonna come down to conservatives who make as strong as statement as possible. They cannot afford to say screw it like many of them did last year.


13 posted on 10/02/2013 2:52:22 PM PDT by freedom462
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To: Sub-Driver; John Semmens

During the course of my presidency, I have bent over backwards to work with the Republican party

Had to double check to see if this was the Onion.

John - how do you write effective satire when this is reality??!!


14 posted on 10/02/2013 2:52:25 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: Patriot Babe

And Larry!


15 posted on 10/02/2013 2:52:28 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s crazy. He has an opportunity for a line item veto of sorts. He should take that opportunity, and he could be a hero if he will do things the way the Republicans are offering. And he could cut the deficit massively this way. He’s too stupid to do it though.


16 posted on 10/02/2013 2:52:31 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Sub-Driver

I thought this was an onion article.


17 posted on 10/02/2013 2:52:33 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: VeniVidiVici
Barry bends over backwards. LOL! He only bends one way and it’s forward.

Yea, but only for foreign strong men, like Putin for example, or the saudi prince.

18 posted on 10/02/2013 2:52:38 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: b4its2late

President Obama said today that he was “exasperated” by the government shutdown and made clear that he will not negotiate with Republicans until Congress passes a clean bill to re-open the government and agrees to raise the debt ceiling.

In other words - Give me everything I want, you get nothing you want, then we negotiate.


19 posted on 10/02/2013 2:52:38 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Sub-Driver

If legislation were presented “Clean” as he demands, then WTF would there be to negotiate?

Kinda like saying “Sign Here” on a contract that details the terms and conditions and telling the signer “We’ll work out the details latter....


20 posted on 10/02/2013 2:52:43 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bent over backwards?

You must be kidding.

Obama: “I shouldn’t have to offer anything”


21 posted on 10/02/2013 2:52:45 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Sub-Driver; Revolting cat!; GeronL
Fig. 1


22 posted on 10/02/2013 2:53:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Sub-Driver

The King is getting tired of this whole democracy thingy. The little people are becoming a big irritant to him.


23 posted on 10/02/2013 2:53:09 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Sign at WWII Memorial: “NORMANDY WAS CLOSED WHEN WE GOT THERE, TOO.”)
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To: Sub-Driver

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!
I read this and wonder what is it he is smoking, cuz its got to be some good stuff.


24 posted on 10/02/2013 2:53:10 PM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: Sub-Driver

Since when? They only time he bends over backwards is when Reggie Love calls.


25 posted on 10/02/2013 2:53:14 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: The Antiyuppie

How can this guy lie with a straight face...oh yeah...he’s a lawyer....


26 posted on 10/02/2013 2:53:20 PM PDT by TortReformer
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To: Sub-Driver
LIAR
27 posted on 10/02/2013 2:53:30 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Sub-Driver

LIAR....

Obama said, “Absoutely, I will not negotiate” with Republicans”

“Republicans don’t get to hold the economy hostage over ideological demands,”

They’ve shut down the government over an ideological crusade to deny affordable health insurance to millions of Americans.”

Obama On The GOP: ‘I Shouldn’t Have To Offer Anything’


28 posted on 10/02/2013 2:53:55 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Truth29

Barky Cokeline.


29 posted on 10/02/2013 2:53:57 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Sub-Driver

For days he’s been saying “I’m not budging” and “I shouldn’t have to give an inch”. Now suddenly he’s “bending over backward”? Bahahahaha...oh well this kind of thing isn’t meant for thinking people. It’s meant for Obamatrons who will eat it right up.


30 posted on 10/02/2013 2:54:13 PM PDT by uncitizen (Obamacare IS TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION)
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To: Sub-Driver

He can end the shutdown anytime he wants. He won’t unless he gets everything he wants. This isn’t going away.


31 posted on 10/02/2013 2:54:15 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Sub-Driver

The GOP will have to rent a spine, the rhetoric and skies are falling speaches have only just begun. Make barry back down this, push obamacare to the curb or dump it completely.


32 posted on 10/02/2013 2:54:35 PM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: Sub-Driver

So he’s “exasperated.” He certainly doesn’t act like it. He refuses to negotiate. He rejects every proposal but forward. I hope he is “exasperated.” If so, it means we are winning!


33 posted on 10/02/2013 2:55:05 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Sub-Driver

bent over backwrds to work with Republicans??

no negotiating... hello?


34 posted on 10/02/2013 2:55:15 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Sub-Driver

Didn’t he say he didn’t negotiate with terrorists like Cruz?

Pray America is Waking Up


35 posted on 10/02/2013 2:55:37 PM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: Army Air Corps

He was probably bending over for Reggie when Amb. Stevens and our soldiers were murdered.


36 posted on 10/02/2013 2:55:51 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Sub-Driver

During the course of my presidency, I have bent over backwards to work with the Syrians and Iranians


37 posted on 10/02/2013 2:56:10 PM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: Sub-Driver

The imposter is referring to his back room negotiations with boehner on how to undercut the will of the people and help themselves to all they can steal.


38 posted on 10/02/2013 2:56:14 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: Sub-Driver

heh...It’s gettin’ to him.


39 posted on 10/02/2013 2:56:41 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Sub-Driver
“It is not acceptable for one faction of one part in one chamber to say, ‘Either we get what we want or we’ll shut down the government.’"

I love it.

The only ones actually saying this are Democrats.

They're the one's saying, "It's our way or the high way." They are the ones who refuse any negotiations whatsoever beyond 100% of what they want. They are the ones who insisted on a shutdown and refuse to pass Continuing Resolutions that would keep the government working, averting all the "pain" that their media has decided to decry 24/7.

It will be a shame if we can't make them own this in the eyes of the American people.

40 posted on 10/02/2013 2:56:42 PM PDT by MWS
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To: Sub-Driver

Sadly, this traitor can say anything and go unchallenged by his accomplices in the media. The msm is as evil or worse than Obama. They have changed their jobs without informing the public. They have quit reporting and started promoting the agenda of the left, without changing employers.


41 posted on 10/02/2013 2:56:55 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Sub-Driver

Liar. Just a flat out, stone liar.


42 posted on 10/02/2013 2:57:10 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (My PV2 is my hero.)
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To: Patriot Babe

Don’t forget the king of Saudi Arabia.


43 posted on 10/02/2013 2:57:22 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Sub-Driver

We do not like ObamaSCAM, we do not want it Bam the Sham.
We will not sign up as you hope, we do not crave it as if dope, we will not seek it for our ills, we damn not take your red-blue pills,
We do not like ObamaSCAM, we do not like you Bam you Sham.


44 posted on 10/02/2013 2:58:01 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Sub-Driver; All

45 posted on 10/02/2013 2:58:18 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama’s exasperated already?

Well of course, the longer this shutdown lasts, the more it eats into his golfing and vacationing time. Damn those evil TeaPartiers! How can they be so selfish!

I suspect Obama’s biggest frustration is the fact that, despite all his threats and insults, he has no leverage over the Republicans, because of the separation-of-powers - and so WILL have to ultimately compromise, something he utterly hates. Plus the public isn’t automatically rallying to his side this time.

Stay frustrated, Barry, we’re loving the way you appear more irrelevant every day.


46 posted on 10/02/2013 2:58:34 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Sub-Driver

Why are we uprooting healthcare for 330 million people so 20 million could get it. Couldn’t they come up with a better plan? Hell, with all the money they spent advertising the damn thing could have insured them. He thinks we all fell off the turnip truck.


47 posted on 10/02/2013 2:58:44 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s the press you have to despise. Obama says he will negotiate anything but he won’t negotiate; He bends over backwards but they must pass exactly what he wants.
And they report this as if it makes sense.


48 posted on 10/02/2013 2:59:07 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver
said today that he . . .made clear that he will not negotiate with Republicans until Congress passes a clean bill to re-open the government and agrees to raise the debt ceiling. . . . “During the course of my presidency, I have bent over backwards to work with the Republican party,”

Seems to me he has clearly contradicted himself. Negotiate AFTER he gets what he wants???

OK Mr. Car Salesman, I'll meet your asking price of $20,000. Now let's talk about a lower price. . . that is dim-witted for an imbecile.

49 posted on 10/02/2013 2:59:10 PM PDT by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: Sub-Driver

The sad thing is...people believe this crap. Take the rest out of the discussion and just focus on the lie....this bill doesn’t take health insurance from anyone it puts of forcing people to buy it under the mandate. Pure lies. Shows the strategy of the left. Lies and deceit.


50 posted on 10/02/2013 2:59:36 PM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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