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This Is All About a Petulant President
CNSnews ^ | 10/4/2013 | Pat Buchanan

Posted on 10/04/2013 4:40:41 AM PDT by EBH

In the showdown over the shutdown of the U.S. government, the Obamaites tipped their hand yesterday as what their strategy is.

Taking a page out of Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals," the plan is to maximize the people's pain — to maximize the political damage to the enemy, the Republican Party.What else explains it?Consider this:

Asked Wednesday if there were any danger of America defaulting on her debt, President Obama rushed to assure a reporter that, yes, indeed, there certainly is such a peril. Why would a president act in so perverse a manner, were he not trying deliberately to rattle or panic the markets? Obama's tactic worked. Thursday, the Dow plunged below 15,000.

This is all about a petulant president whose prize program the people do not want, but who insists it be imposed upon them, to assure himself a paragraph in the history books. This week, Republicans tried to pass legislation that would keep open all memorials and monuments, all tourist sites in Washington, D.C., and all programs for America's veterans.

Who stonewalled that? Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama. Why would Reid sabotage the funding the National Institute of Health. Why would Reid sabotage what is transparently a humanitarian act? Again, Reid and Obama do not want to ease the pain of the people.

They want to intensify that pain, ratchet it up, maximize it, to put maximum pressure on and do maximum damage to the GOP. The Obama-Reid strategy is, in a word, sadistic. They are inflicting pain on fellow Americans — to break their political enemies. And they can only succeed in sustaining their Big Lie — that it is Republicans who want to keep the government shut down — because of a collaborationist press.

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1 posted on 10/04/2013 4:40:41 AM PDT by EBH
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To: EBH

Petulant is putting it very mildly. Try sugar-blasted, nap-deprived two-year old spoiled brat with a poopy diaper...


2 posted on 10/04/2013 4:42:28 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: EBH

The only problem is that it won’t work, American’s know who is responsible for their pain-Obama!


3 posted on 10/04/2013 4:43:07 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: EBH
It is NOT simply petulance.


4 posted on 10/04/2013 4:43:43 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: EBH

He is dangerous soul-less individual who is backed up by a powerful ex-angel who’s spirit is wandering the earth just waiting for his time.


5 posted on 10/04/2013 4:47:25 AM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: Gaffer

His economic sense is that of your two year old in a toy store

I hope and pray republicans come up with a narragive or something today to point out how they have to pick up this toddler and swoop him pat the cash register

The media is in full blitz against tho GOP and it is wearing


6 posted on 10/04/2013 4:50:47 AM PDT by stanne
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To: EBH

There’s a word in Yiddish for what this guy is, But I won’t post it here!


7 posted on 10/04/2013 4:54:14 AM PDT by Mr. C (Take Back America!)
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To: stanne

I emailed my Congressman and told him to stand strong against GOP Leadership. Keep the government closed until
the other side blinks and appease US for a change.

I told him as long as he kept strong, he had no worries about remaining in Congress to repair this country.


8 posted on 10/04/2013 4:56:07 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: EBH

“This Is All About a Petulant President”
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Everyone is leaving out the fact that Obumbo is a Marxist/Leninist, just as his father. He expects an America that mirrors the old Communist central/east Europe.


9 posted on 10/04/2013 4:56:18 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: EBH

Somewhat off topic, but....
Has anyone seen or heard anything from the other half of the famous comedy team of Obama and Biden???


10 posted on 10/04/2013 4:58:37 AM PDT by Palio di Siena (Obama loves the USA like OJ loved Nicole)
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To: seeker41

I don’t blame “O” but I do blame the people who supported him and made it possible for him to walk into the WH....

Face it, the evil doers would have found someone ELSE if “O” did not come along.

I blame American voters who sold themselves for free phones, etc.! THAT’S a pretty paltry trade off if you ask me!


11 posted on 10/04/2013 4:59:19 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: EBH
Can we simply return to the tools the founders gave us? Let's try the following, shall we?

The Dems passed an ugly law on party lines, in the dark, unread, using bribes and parliamentary parlor games. Barry signed it, then we all read is and became nauseated. The Supremes morphed a mandate to buy a product into a tax, then Barry re-wrote the law like a banana republic dictator. How about taking the entire case back to Roberts et al to demonstrate that this sequence of events and the law itself is unconstitutional, Why are we tolerating an imperial president to creating and modifying law out of whole cloth, singlehandedly? "Law of the land" is a phony argument.

Based on the antics above, why are we not seeking impeachment?

Where do we find "continuing resolution" in the Constitution? "Regular order" calls for a series of bills (not piecemeal but planned). Any "grand bargain" is clearly not in the spirit of the Constitution.

Barry, Harry, and SanFranNan are leading an illegal strike. Get back to work, slackers!

12 posted on 10/04/2013 4:59:40 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Gaffer; Diogenesis

Well, he also added “sadistic” in the article.


13 posted on 10/04/2013 5:00:43 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: SERKIT
Based on the antics above, why are we not seeking impeachment?

....because that's the least likely path to success....

14 posted on 10/04/2013 5:01:57 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: EBH

Fellow citizens, it is my great honor to introduce His Petulancy, the President of the Benighted States of America.


15 posted on 10/04/2013 5:06:04 AM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: Mr. C

I Love Yiddish.

When we were in Germany, my cousins from Rockland county were visiting. My cousin kept using usual Yiddish terms farm boy hubby had not heard.

He said, you know, Yiddish is a German dialect.

We brought the big German English dictionary with us on our road trips.

We found like a hundred familiar terms in there.

Sometimes English just doesn’t have the right word and Yiddish is onomatopoeic.


16 posted on 10/04/2013 5:06:43 AM PDT by stanne
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To: C. Edmund Wright

OK. So why not bring it back to SCOTUS?


17 posted on 10/04/2013 5:26:27 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: EBH

Like I said before: Obama is a walking rectum, but he is also a hypnotist.

Reid, Pelosi, and 90% of the Democrats and some RINO’s are sitting on their hands and watching this disaster called Obama, phuck over our country and helping him do it.

Are they petulant too, or are they greedy—cowards—stupid—blind—deaf—can they really believe they are smarter than Americans who are clamoring to kill this bill they forced through in the middle of the night without reading it?

Yes: They will gain a few minority and ignorant votes by shoving this bill down our throats, but who will pay for it when it forces more people into bankruptcy? Wait until the low info voters find out Grandma is as good as dead when she needs medical care. Who will give that care when Doctors drop out of the payment plan the Government sets up? When the hospitals are closed.


18 posted on 10/04/2013 5:29:40 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: SERKIT

That’s an idea, but how would you propose to do that?


19 posted on 10/04/2013 5:35:16 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: EBH
Putin gave little Barry a public spanking on the world stage, painted his ass with turpentine, and Barry came running home like a whipped pussy cat

So now he shows how tough he really is by calling the Tea Party foul names and having federal employees push 90 year old WWII vets around.


20 posted on 10/04/2013 6:06:50 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: SMARTY
...made it possible for Obama to walk into the WH

Why, that would be the PTB that gave us McCain (who would've annihilated the world by now with his wars) and Romney (who campaigned hard against fellow 'pubs but didn't stand strong attacking Obama).

The problem is the establishent global-corporatist RINOs who STILL want to cave and don't care about the presidency, as long as they get the power and kickbacks as the pathetic opposition.

Obama is who he is. It's the RINO 'pubs who are frauds, every campaign.

21 posted on 10/04/2013 6:14:03 AM PDT by grania
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To: Gaffer

22 posted on 10/04/2013 6:14:09 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: Mr. C

Putz? Schmuck?


23 posted on 10/04/2013 6:14:52 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: EBH
the plan is to maximize the people's pain — to maximize the political damage to the enemy

I'm hoping by now even the most ardent leftist is beginning to see through his tired tactics.

24 posted on 10/04/2013 6:15:53 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: stanne
Being an Irish Catholic boy from the midwest I would not be expected to know a lot of Yiddish. but I had a few Jewish friends growing up and in college so I've learned a bit. I sometimes get funny looks from coworkers when things go bad on the job and i throw my hands up and exclaim "oy givalt!" . Or a coworker does something weird and i mutter "meshuge!" Yiddish is fun. I also like to confuse people with latin as well. I guess to a certain extent languages are like clever toys to me.

CC

25 posted on 10/04/2013 6:25:59 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
schmendrick? schmeckel?

CC

26 posted on 10/04/2013 6:29:26 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Maceman

Because he is...The Most Arrogant Man in the World

http://youtu.be/Aqxl9qiFonc


27 posted on 10/04/2013 6:29:47 AM PDT by MaskedMan
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To: Celtic Conservative

Oy

We do the same thing. I wish I knew latin. The kids are learning it. We were very busy in HS. Not enough time between choruses of kumbaya and reading I’m ok you’re ok in theology class to focus on the classics

My HS French comes in handy

You want a real glimpse of wonderful Jewish culture language and humor reruns of the Namny. Forget the whining. Her affection for her culture and devotion to God and fily come through Her mother brings it home so to speak. Well it brings me back to LI.


28 posted on 10/04/2013 7:07:30 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Mr. C

May the Schwartz be with you.


29 posted on 10/04/2013 7:16:42 AM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: EBH

Congress and Obama passed a measure to fund active-duty military on Monday. But the Senate and Obama refuse to pass the other partial funding measures sent by the House, which cover pretty much everything people are complaining about being shut down. So now you know who’s responsible. The Repubs say open these things up, Obama says no most of the time.

“Active duty military will continue to serve—and will get paid, thanks to a last-minute measure passed by Congress Monday and signed by the president less than two hours before the government shutdown.”

http://swampland.time.com/2013/10/01/obama-releases-message-to-military-as-shutdown-begins/


30 posted on 10/04/2013 7:41:01 AM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Well I was trying to be display some restraint ....But both words fit just fine!


31 posted on 10/04/2013 8:21:36 AM PDT by Mr. C (Take Back America!)
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To: stanne
LI, or as they pronounce it "lawn-guyland"?

CC

32 posted on 10/04/2013 8:24:50 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Yes, The Guyland.


33 posted on 10/04/2013 8:52:36 AM PDT by stanne
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Someone with cajones (I am looking at YOU Cruz) to sue the President on his single-handed changed of the law that has been touted the "law of the land". It is clearly NOT the "law of the land" if the President changes it on a whim.

Also, the law that Roberts morphed from a mandate to a tax is no longer the law that was in front of him.

It will not be popular, but when do we have our belly full of an imperial president who acts outside of the Constitution which he hates with all his being?

34 posted on 10/04/2013 9:33:52 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: SERKIT
Someone with cajones (I am looking at YOU Cruz) to sue the President on his single-handed changed of the law that has been touted the "law of the land". It is clearly NOT the "law of the land" if the President changes it on a whim.

Sekulow & ACLJ
35 posted on 10/04/2013 10:28:17 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Who am I to judge homosexuals? That's what the Tony Awards are for.)
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To: Old Yeller

Actually, it was not changed on a whim, it was changed in a Tweet....literally. I am sure the Founders never thought that 1) a president would re-write a low after he signed it, or 2) a presidential edict could originate from a Twitter posting.


36 posted on 10/04/2013 10:41:28 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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37 posted on 10/04/2013 10:43:01 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: SERKIT

I think that’s a fantasy. I don’t think you can sue a President in the first place...and again, not the best way to defeat Obama. You are looking for something that suits your cajones/macho meter....I’m looking for something that will work.


38 posted on 10/05/2013 6:22:29 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: EBH

Take heart. Don’t give up then fight.

Today, the WW2 vets are taking one more beachhead:

http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/644/7185/original.jpg


39 posted on 10/05/2013 6:28:00 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: exit82

40 posted on 10/05/2013 6:53:48 AM PDT by EBH ( Freeman: A person not in slavery or serfdom.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I’m looking for something that will work.

What will work, since passively rolling over, appeasement, and acceptance has not been successful?

41 posted on 10/05/2013 10:58:27 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: SERKIT

I am not susceptible to straw arguments. Your notion that there’s only two choices, suing or appeasement, is a level of debate below what I am able to access. Enjoy it down there....


42 posted on 10/05/2013 11:01:58 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

So what are the high minded thinking to extricate us from this mess? I just might be able to understand if you use small words.


43 posted on 10/05/2013 11:07:45 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
How about this?
44 posted on 10/05/2013 12:34:15 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: SERKIT

I like that idea, to challenge it that way, in the House. I agree with McCarthy that is the best way to go. This is totally different than Ted Cruz or any Senator suing the President - which is what you suggested I think.

I would also say that I wrote at length, in American Thinker, Breitbart, and two books that the GOP was making a huge mistake to leave it to the courts. I wrote that well before the ridiculous Roberts’ ruling.

And for how to extricate ourselves from this mess? That’s a tough question, and the first thing is for more people to realize, like you and I both do, that we are indeed IN A MESS. It’s going to take a lot of things happening simultaneously - and if the GOP would follow McCarthy’s suggestion, that would be a good development indeed.


45 posted on 10/06/2013 6:40:41 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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