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...