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President Obama’s Oct. 8 news conference on the federal shutdown and debt limit (what a putz)
Washington Post ^ | Octobe 8, 2013 | Barack Obama

Posted on 10/08/2013 12:16:20 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

................And I've continued to believe that Citizens United contributed to some of the problems we're having in Washington right now. You know, you have some ideological extremist who has a big bankroll, and they can entirely skew our politics.

And there are a whole bunch of members of Congress right now who privately will tell you, I know our positions are unreasonable, but we're scared that if we don't go along with the tea party agenda, or the -- some particularly extremist agenda, that we'll be challenged from the right. And the threats are very explicit. And so they toe the line. And that's part of why we've seen a breakdown of just normal routine business done here in Washington on behalf of the American people.

And all of you know it. I mean, I'm not telling you anything you don't know because it's very explicit. You report on it. A big chunk of the Republican Party right now is -- are in gerrymandered districts where there's no competition and those folks are much more worried about a tea party challenger than they are about a general election where they've got to complete against a Democrat or go after independent votes. And in that environment, it's a lot harder for them to compromise.......

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Ohhhh my.

We're messing up "normal routine business done here in Washington."

It's about time.

1 posted on 10/08/2013 12:16:20 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Oblahblah


2 posted on 10/08/2013 12:17:13 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So what is his implication here? That there should be no opposition? That in order to make the trains run on time, we need united, one-party rule?


3 posted on 10/08/2013 12:18:22 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Fundamentally Transforming America...into a perpetual one-party Soviet state. Just like Saul Alinsky, Frank Davis and Bill Ayres wanted.


4 posted on 10/08/2013 12:18:51 PM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: mrsmel

You know the negotiations have failed before they start when the Current Occupant now squatting in the White Hut prefaces his remarks with references to “non-negotiable” elements of policy. The funding of Obamacare is one of those sacred cows.

And yet, that “sacred cow” is negatively affecting just about every facet of the economic outlook for this country today.

The Won talks about “responsibility”, yet he has shown no respect for the concept.


5 posted on 10/08/2013 12:19:56 PM PDT by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

and those folks are much more worried about a tea party challenger than they are about a general election where they’ve got to complete against a Democrat or go after independent votes.

This doesn’t make any sense. Either way, in a Gerrymandered district, they’re gonna win...


6 posted on 10/08/2013 12:20:23 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: All

http://www.speaker.gov/video/speaker-boehner-white-house-senate-democrats-putting-america-dangerous-path

That’s a link to a blog for comments on the Speaker’s site.

Tell the Speaker to tell Obama.........

Or send the Speaker a thumbs up and an attaboy.


7 posted on 10/08/2013 12:20:30 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: mrsmel

THE TRAINS MUST RUN ON TIME...
AND THE PARK RANGER MUST BEAT UP ALL THOSE WHO OPPOSE US...

8 posted on 10/08/2013 12:21:02 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He defecates through his mouth because sh!t is all that EVER comes out of it.


9 posted on 10/08/2013 12:21:36 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s part and parcel of the overwhelming success of our First Black President (not including Willard) that his insanity is loved by the jaded and utterly corrupt American press.


10 posted on 10/08/2013 12:21:41 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I, I, I, me, me, me....

He’s accusing the “Tea Party Republicans” causing the problem by of not giving in, and in the next breath he says that he’s not giving in.

Boring!


11 posted on 10/08/2013 12:22:36 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Translation: As the Constitution intended, representatives are being elected to office by people who continue to cling to their guns and their Bibles, and I don’t like it one bit.


12 posted on 10/08/2013 12:25:26 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
NO ONE respects this man, and he knows it.

This is priceless:

"....And all of you know it. I mean, I'm not telling you anything you don't know because it's very explicit. You report on it....."

Was the MSM nodding their heads and pumping their fist?

13 posted on 10/08/2013 12:26:41 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: autumnraine

Just had a note from a friend. He said that it’s been reputed that Putin has said that “negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. He tips over all the pieces, craps on the board, then struts around like he’s won the game.” Don’t know if it’s true, but it fits FUBO to a tee!


14 posted on 10/08/2013 12:26:47 PM PDT by vette6387 (i)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The crazy part of this is that people who are on the gov handouts are going to be the ones hurt in all this. Those that are self sufficient will see no disruption in their lives. Talk about beating those who vote for you.
Obama must not understand who the dems voting base are.

Good way of pushing people to Independents or Republican. Maybe we will have 5 parties now. As people see congress for who they are.


15 posted on 10/08/2013 12:26:53 PM PDT by Baseballguy (If we knew what we know now in Oct would we do anything different?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Many liberals still see this guy as a deity. But after five years he has never risen above the level of second-rate, partisan gasbag. Mass media protect Obama but history won't.
16 posted on 10/08/2013 12:27:16 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: alloysteel
That's funny, when running back in 2008 he said of America's enemy's that he would sit down and " negotiate " with no pre conditions.
Wow, I am so happy that he's looking out for our best interests.... sarcasm.
17 posted on 10/08/2013 12:27:24 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: alloysteel
The proper response to a child throwing a tantrum is to ignore him.
18 posted on 10/08/2013 12:28:15 PM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: alloysteel

The immature have no concept of “ responsibility “


19 posted on 10/08/2013 12:28:27 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“My name is Barrymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away


20 posted on 10/08/2013 12:29:03 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The Divider-in-Chief.

He's not even pretending to try to bring people together. If he was a Repub the "news" media would be all over him for the partisan rhetoric and mean-spirited talk emanating from his mouth.

21 posted on 10/08/2013 12:29:15 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: mrsmel
"So what is his implication here? That there should be no opposition? That in order to make the trains run on time, we need united, one-party rule?"

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He says "folks" so many times.

Maybe a "FolksWagon" is in our future.....hope it isn't too expensive.

Not much money left after B. Hussein O.'s ObamaCare.

22 posted on 10/08/2013 12:29:20 PM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What Barry can’t seem to understand is that this is America, not Africa. Just because you win an “election”, you don’t have the right to stick it to the people until your regime is booted out of office.


23 posted on 10/08/2013 12:29:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: alloysteel
Agree, In LaLa land this may seem real.
It's dear Leader being himself, yes, totally delusional.
24 posted on 10/08/2013 12:29:38 PM PDT by gakrak (“If you put the Fed Gov in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.”)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Wake me up when he brings up the strawberries.

Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them. They laughed at me and made jokes but I proved beyond the shadow of a doubt and with... geometric logic... that a duplicate key to the wardroom icebox DID exist, and I'd have produced that key if they hadn't of pulled the Caine out of action. I, I, I know now they were only trying to protect some fellow officers...

25 posted on 10/08/2013 12:32:54 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: alloysteel
Agree, In LaLa land this may seem real.
It's dear Leader being himself, yes, totally delusional.
26 posted on 10/08/2013 12:33:08 PM PDT by gakrak (“If you put the Fed Gov in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.”)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

He must think the election gave him political capital to burn, like Bush did, but it was really a fact of not having a suitable candidate to run against him.


27 posted on 10/08/2013 12:34:05 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Baseballguy
Talk about building their house on sinking sand... wow.

The government subsidies their own voting block.....
A black hole engulfing everything in sight and in the end runs out gas.
No wonder why they are so upset about the government shut down, it effect their own lock step voting block that is bought and paid for, well, I.O.U.s.
28 posted on 10/08/2013 12:34:53 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

...once again the little boy king reverts to juvenile play ground talk...THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES...before the world brings X-BOX to the discussion....he relates to what he is familiar with...GAMES. Although he seems to be quite annoyed that the American people are not buying his line of BS.


29 posted on 10/08/2013 12:35:58 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Hey that is my deal... Caine Strawberries... LOL!


30 posted on 10/08/2013 12:36:05 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Obama the drama queen photo: Drama Queen drama_queen.jpg
31 posted on 10/08/2013 12:36:42 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: vette6387
"Just had a note from a friend. He said that it’s been reputed that Putin has said that “negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. He tips over all the pieces, craps on the board, then struts around like he’s won the game.” Don’t know if it’s true, but it fits FUBO to a tee!"

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*snicker*

32 posted on 10/08/2013 12:38:00 PM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: mrsmel

You know, you have some ideological extremist who has a big bankroll, and they can entirely skew our politics.

It’s only OK when the well funded extremist, funny how they never use that word with liberals, is sharing their socialist ideology.


33 posted on 10/08/2013 12:39:00 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

A ‘whole bunch’ of nameless Republicans. Is that like a ‘whole hutch’ filled with nameless Democrats?


34 posted on 10/08/2013 12:43:52 PM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Like many of you, I’ve grown weary of hearing most of the pundits and politicians pussyfooting around this subject. With the exception of Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee and a handful of others on the conservative side, none have come right out and said what every THINKING American KNOWS!

The fight over Obamacare is about stopping the unvetted, unqualified, narcissistic megalomaniacal former community organizer and tyrant in the White House from bringing about his “transformation of America”. That phrase was and is code among his dumbed down and/or uninformed supporters for creating a despotic Marxist redistributionist Utopia. That it has failed everywhere it has been attempted and left misery and death in its wake is of no concern to them. The magic Obama can make it finally work.

One element that may puzzle some of you is why more of the wealthy captains of industry and capitalists – who ostensibly have the most to lose – haven’t spoken out in opposition.

Two reasons (there may be more):
1. They believe they will be princes in the new order, their lives of wealth and ease little affected by the distress inflicted on the us down here, the mass of the great unwashed. They really should restudy the histories of those who collaborated with other tyrants who, once in firm control, dispatched those who had the resources and intellect to topple the new “king” once the inclination to do so took hold of them.
2. During the Cold War, the head of Citibank, one Walter Wriston, was asked why his New York based organization continued to provide financing to the tyrants running the Soviet Union and the slave states the USSR dominated. He replied that it made little difference to him what sort of government these nations had and his only concern was “Can they pay their bills?”

The WWII era Norwegians coined a real world name for those folks: Quisling.


35 posted on 10/08/2013 12:46:11 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Mastador1
And the irony of it all is that the Tea Party does not have one "big money" backer or partisan-they keep trying to tie the "Koch Brothers" to us, but they support amnesty for illegals, which we vehemently oppose. All the big money is allied either to the squish GOP, or the left. The biggest money of them all, Soros, is allied to the extreme left, and he is not at all loathe to use his money to influence policy, the economy, propaganda, and and every aspect of life which can promote and progress the extreme left's vision. He would fit the role of the False Prophet backing The Beast perfectly.
36 posted on 10/08/2013 12:47:56 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Once people figure out that shutdown is the best thing that could happen to partially paralyze the Kenyan tyrant and his band of criminals, the taxpayers should push for its continuance till the end of the regime of BO. If it takes until 2016, so be it. It is certainly a path superior to the one we were on. Let the truckers crash the White House gates to wake up and rid the country of the head of the snake.


37 posted on 10/08/2013 12:55:45 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: alloysteel

He has moved — he’s now squatting in the Spite House.


38 posted on 10/08/2013 12:57:07 PM PDT by expat2
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
You mean like this guy?


39 posted on 10/08/2013 12:57:43 PM PDT by Wizdum (My job is to get you to shoot soda out your nose)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He sounds like a gossipy old woman just repeating hearsay stuff.


40 posted on 10/08/2013 12:58:35 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Was the MSM nodding their heads and pumping their fist?

Nope, but they were all Twerking.

41 posted on 10/08/2013 1:00:11 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
You know, you have some ideological extremist who has a big bankroll, and they can entirely skew our politics.

You mean, like George Soros, you contemptible infant?

42 posted on 10/08/2013 1:01:13 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Dick Bachert
The WWII era Norwegians coined a real world name for those folks: Quisling.

They didn't coin a name -- it's a real name: Vidkun Quisling.

43 posted on 10/08/2013 1:11:17 PM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Lack of leadership. Lack of integrity. Secrecy. Coverups. Cowardice. Laughing stock of the international community.

This is the Obama legacy.


44 posted on 10/08/2013 1:16:17 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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45 posted on 10/08/2013 1:17:36 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Here's the problem as I see it

1. We do not have a person negotiating with a bank on an existing mortgage payment. We have someone who has spend too much on their credit card and the credit card company is threating to cut them off! The credit card holder cannot stop spending, advise when they will payoff the balance, nor create a budget for professionals to review and help solve the problem.

2.and Harry Reid is acting like he can't be out of money because he still has checks. Harry you are overdrawn and going to the bank for more checks is not the solution. The solution is to get your spending under control by creating a budget!

46 posted on 10/08/2013 1:18:38 PM PDT by Lockbox
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Some time ago, there was a video made by a traveler who went to North Korea to take a tour provided by their government.

That video showed how restricted and controlled the ‘tour’ was and it resembles what our own present government is doing during this partial shutdown.

We have been given the opportunity to witness, in our country, what exactly a repressive, controlled and restricted society we have become.


47 posted on 10/08/2013 1:38:39 PM PDT by RetSignman (Standing my ground against group think.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
Just needed a little mod work.

Ahh, but the traffic cones that's... that's where I had them. They laughed at me and made jokes but I proved beyond the shadow of a doubt and with... geometric logic... that a alternative route to the national park DID exist, and I'd have produced that route map if they hadn't of pulled the Government Shutdown out of action. I, I, I know now they were only trying to protect some fellow politicians...

48 posted on 10/08/2013 1:38:47 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Cincinatus

I know that (my son-in-law is a native born Norwegian). Perhaps I was writing too fast. The urgency of our situation causes me to do that a lot lately.

But thanks for the note.


49 posted on 10/08/2013 1:50:20 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: justa-hairyape

Exactly!


50 posted on 10/08/2013 2:02:10 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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