Skip to comments.Obama: Republicans Using 'Extortion' On Debt Limit [Will Boehner Capitulate?]
Posted on 10/08/2013 12:26:18 PM PDT by Steelfish
Obama: Republicans Using 'Extortion' On Debt Limit Mr Obama attacked the Republicans for "hanging the threats of a shutdown or economic chaos over the heads of the American people" US President Obama has said he is willing to hold budget talks with Republicans, but not until they agree to lift "threats" against the economy.
Mr Obama likened Republicans using a looming debt limit deadline of 17 October for political leverage to political "extortion".
Republican leaders on Tuesday reiterated calls for Mr Obama to open negotiations.
The US government shut down last week when Congress failed to agree a budget.
At the White House, Mr Obama said he had spoken with Mr Boehner earlier and was "happy to talk with him and other Republicans about anything".
But Mr Obama said any negotiations on the ongoing government shutdown or the looming debt limit "shouldn't require hanging the threats of a shutdown or economic chaos over the heads of the American people".
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But shutting down things that don’t cost anything to remain open is not extortion... in Royal Fudgepacker World.
I heard this talking point last week. He must have issued a memo to his minions.
Yes, anyone who has the temerity to resist Obama’s spendthrift socialism is no doubt a villain.
Boehner will stand firm
No one I know will buy his BS.
Boner better stand firm and find his spine and guts on this one or we’re going down the sewer.
“he is willing to hold budget talks with Republicans”
A few days he ago he “summoned” a coequal branch of government under false pretenses, presumably to talk, only to tell them he “refused to negotiate”.
Tell him he can come to Congress or go pound sand.
And the “news” media people blame Repubs for playing partisan politics.....
Projection-Thy name is Obama.
In other words Barry says that if he is going to come to the table, Republicans have to agree to give him whatever he asks without threatening withhold the increase to the debt ceiling limit!
Obama is drawn to using terms like extortion. Its common in his world; a part of the Chicago Way.
And the Zero King isn't trying to do the same? C'mon "news" media, at least try to look impartial.
My hat’s off to those GOPers who are probably going to find themselves bounced out of office by legions of low-info voters next year, yet are remaining steadfast.
Right now, Obama owns all the cards, as his poll numbers move northward.. hopefully that will soon change.
Lessee, extortionists, arsonists, terrorist, anarchists, bombs strapped to their chests, gun to our head . . . what haven’t the Dems used to describe our side yet?
Obastard knows what blackmail is because he uses it every day.
Go along with me or I’ll have you called a racist by my media thugs.
The house should raise the debt ceiling for three months and stand their ground on the shutdown. Then Obama wouldn’t be able to cry default. There is a reason Jack Lew used extraordinary measures to have these two arguments at the same time.
It's this week's approved talking point.
Gawd, I hate those people...
Isn't that essentially what we've been doing for the past couple years?
“The house should raise the debt ceiling for three months and stand their ground on the shutdown. Then Obama wouldnt be able to cry default. There is a reason Jack Lew used extraordinary measures to have these two arguments at the same time.”
That is not a bad idea.
Will any Republican counter the LIES the ###### in chief keeps repeating blaming Repubs for the economic slowdown and the drop in bond ratings? If they are allowed to keep repeating the lie without challenge it becomes the truth in people’s minds.
The ###### in chief also expects people to believe that increasing the DEBT LIMIT doesnt result in MORE DEBT. If the debt isnt increasing WHY do we need to increase the limit?
“Boner better stand firm and find his spine and guts on this one or were going down the sewer.”
Do you honestly think any of the GOPe cares? Let’s say Boehner gives in, and Obama gets all he wants. There will be some GOPe members who get primaried. But, government will expand, the statists will be happy, the gravy train will roll until it crashes horribly and we’re all hosed.
If you’re a self serving GOPe type, and don’t care about anything but yourself, there is no downside to that.
We wouldn’t HAVE to raise the debt limit if expenditures were less than revenues....
The Kenyan is getting heat from our creditors abroad. And you can be sure they are telling him in no uncertain terms to fix the mess he’s in or they will dump their Treasuries. So Obama is getting squeezed here at home and also from overseas. I’m starting to enjoy this show.
Calling a United States Senator a terrorist? Using terms like anarchists, etc?
Is there anyone...anyone in this friggin news media that is appalled at this? Where are the tough questions of these bast*rds?
If the GOP caves then it’s over....They have the upper hand. Obamacare and everything else about this WH and the democratic congress is a joke.
I bet the thought never occurred to him.
I hope somebody got some pictures of Piglosi, Crazy Louie Gutierrez and the commie union thugs doing the Mexican Hat Dance with La Raza and the Illegal Aliens on the Washington Mall today while WWII veterans were being turned away and threatened with arrest if they didn’t leave.
Obama uses code words, extortion, hostage..all these are planned so that he can convince the American people that its the GOP’s fault..and of course the reporters with their planned questions were all a part of it..disgusting pieces of filth
It would take a whole lot of pressure off of Republicans and wipeout the Democrats talking points.
Totally misguided, but we should be grateful that Obama is talking as if he were a tough guy. Maybe, by some miracle, he will eventually use the same phrases when talking about the terrorists who want to murder Americans as he does for patriots who want Americans to be free to make our own life decisions. [I know, that could only occur after a TOTUS programming error.]
To a dyed-in-the-wool Marxist, the operative premise is: From each according to his abillity, to each according to his need.
Obama’s socialist revolution is moving forward quite well, thank you.
GOP will probably suffer a significant financial hit if it caves. Its hard to run a party on no money; its cutting off their lifeblood. They will care about that.
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.
Obama’s major malfunction is simple. For the first time in his life, he is facing opposition. He has no frame of reference nor experience to deal with it.
So he lashes out. And flails about.
Like a child.
I think the Obamacare debacle has spooked them big time. They didn’t expect it to be this bad. And that’s on top of the recent Syrian fiasco and bitch slap by Putin. Things are not going well in Obamaland.
0bama sounds so off his rocker it is not even funny to me anymore. The things he says, the contradictions, the flip-flops et al. are truly amazing.
What I don’t understand is how so many can just dismiss these now truly obvious incongruities in his behavior.
I am beginning to think that Reid and Pelosi are taking unfair advantage of a person who is mentally unstable. And somewhere in the law, that is criminal and a felony.
No, from news reports he summoned them to gang up on Cruz.
Play ball, or go home was their message.
They are scared to death of him.
Word to the GOP - no pain no gain. Let the dhimmicrats suffer some more.
GOP is holding all the cards... the base is certainly WITH them (though the MSM would like to spew a lot of disinformation about THAT).
Conservatives do NOT have to blink
LET’S hope our country is still a nation of checks and balances. Tyranny is not democracy.
Keep the shutdown going until Obama is out of office. Beats the path we were on until last week and is one of the few options, maybe the only, to stop this destruction of our country.
Boehner should adjourn the House until King Barack I goes back on national TV and says he is ready to negotiate AND lists the concessions he is willing to make,
If the Republicans had any brains, they, or their minions, would flood the airways in about two weeks with ads asking, “How is that $2500 health insurance savings working out for you Mr. and Mrs. Average American?”
It would make the present problem look a lot less like “extortion” or “terrorism,” and a lot more like plain old wisdom.