Skip to comments.["visibly frustrated"] Obama willing to talk, but only after government open, debt ceiling raised
Posted on 10/08/2013 1:28:28 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
President Obama on Tuesday expressed openness to large-scale discussions with Republicans on entitlements, taxes and a host of other hot-button issues.
He even offered to buy them dinner but only after the government is reopened and the nations debt ceiling is raised.
In a rare appearance before reporters in the White House press room, a visibly frustrated Mr. Obama again called on House Speaker John Boehner to call a vote on a clean bill to reopen Washington.
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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......." The October 8, 2013 rant
Make Bammy eat his peas.
I can hear Obie’s grandma.....Here honey...Take the cookie jar to your room and later we’ll talk about you selling my jewelry at school.
“Give me a blank check, and then we’ll discuss your wishes.”
I listened to him....He looked like he was going in circles. Nothing made sense.
That's not being too representative, but I'll take it at the moment.
He’s willing to open negotiations after the unconditional surrender.
Anybody else notice that the little fudgepacker fights just like a woman?
That's because he was lying the whole time about everything.
“I’m always willing to negotiate with people who have surrendered all of their leverage”.
The old “put down your guns first” con job....
Maybe he did learn something from being Putin’s shoeshine boy.
I was getting my nails done while the resident was yammering on—and on—and on.
Thank goodness the sound wasn’t on.
Several people in the nail shop were saying not nice things about the resident, and I loved it, but didn’t chime in. I could tell that the person doing my nails was one of his supporters, and I didn’t want to say anything that would make her slip with the nippers she was using-—LOL!
“a visibly frustrated Mr. Obama”
We are WINNING! The polls are not where the enemies of this great country thought they would be.
With all the rhetoric about 'holding hostages', isn't this position the very essence of 'ransom'???
I mean, how is this different from 'I'll release the kidnap victim after you drop off the bag of money?'
And what kind of idiot trusts a habitual liar and gives him everything he wants on the promise of a payoff?
Oh. Republicans. Yeah, that's what kind of idiots...
IF what he says is true,
the representatives... hmmm... that word means something, does it?
well, the representatives are representing the will of their constituents, and not acting like elitist “know betters”.
This reads like something from The Onion.
So he wants them to give him the milk, and then he will discuss the cow, which he then will not buy.
If crybaby Boehner falls for this there isn’t enough duct tape in the world to keep conservative heads from exploding.
I thought the idea of a democracy is that the pols had to listen to us.
And since when was gerrymandering a republican idea?
Just once I wish a presstitute would point out the obvious to this freakin' pretender.
Speaker Boehner just told him they WILL talk.
He said that raising the debt ceiling cannot continue as it has.
Heard that before. First, raise the debt, and then we’ll talk. Riiight.
First, eliminate Education, EPA, USDA, and half of the cabinet-level agencies.
“hand over your wallet and then we’ll talk about whether or not I’m going to rob you”...
Besides, the gummint IS open, at least the Obamacare website is, right?
give him everything he wants and then he will talk
what a joke
“Im always willing to negotiate with people who have surrendered all of their leverage.”
Obama’s attitude makes sense from his perspective. What if for your whole life somebody just passed you along, through schools and social situations...you never had to fight for something or work for something. Imagine how frustrating it must feel when suddenly you aren’t having things done for you and made to work out for you.
He has no idea how the game is played because he never had to play it. Worse, he’s unaware that he doesn’t know how it’s played. He thinks he’s the master. So he’s instructing the other side to lay down and let him win.
Obama’s speech (what I could stomach watching)reminded me of Caesars Chavez justifying his take over of the economy. He sounded like a dictator not an elected president. I fear that Obama will use the debt crisis to seize more unconstitutional powers in bypassing Congress. We could be seeing an end to our Republic. Sadly the GOP will likely cave in.
IOW, GIVE ME EVERYTHING I WANT, THEN I’LL TALK ABOUT NEGOTIATING.....................
Boehner said that just minutes ago. The bam wants complete capitulation... then he’ll talk.
Obama’s sympathy for Republicans facing primaries is just, er, uh, umm, well, not playing well I guess. My message to the white-half of Obama: pound sand liar!
Ill talk about ways to improve the health care system. Ill talk about ways we can shrink our long-term deficits. Ill also want to talk about how were going to help the middle class and strengthen early childhood education and improve our infrastructure and blah blah blah...
Same recycled hot air. Only the saps still believe his tired jive.
“Oh what a web we weave , when we first star to deceive”
Bonehead has surprised me so far.
I don't want to be too hard on this, but the more you say it the more it becomes an acceptable expectation. They will rationalize that if it is expected it won't be that bad when they do cave.
"Hey Barry! Go home and get your ****ing shine box!"
“but only after the government is reopened and the nations debt ceiling is raised”
translation - give me the means to keep spending as I have been snce 2009, by simply raising the debt limit, again, so again the heat is off to negotiate seriously, and I can delay serious negotiations ocnce again, until I create the next crisis demanding another raise in the debt OR ELSE!!!!!!!
When it comes Obama vs Boehner and the GOP in the Senate, they have become like the South Koreans and the U.S. in “negotiations” with North Korea - played for the rope-a-dope patsies that they are - the winning side (North Korea and Obama) create a crisis (his threats to default, instead of cutting discretionary spending) if he does not get a debt increase), threaten and bluster, and the losing side caves and appeases the victor. For five years now Obama and Reid have held up getting the nations budget business done until time for the next 11th hour crisis point and need for another raise in the debt limit (’cause they just want to keep spending as is (2009 budget and its automatic increases) and a debt limit increase is satisfactory for that objective).
I love that graphic every time it’s posted. Thanks!
TEA party to Obama:
Shove it you contemptible little pipsqueak! We are not your subjects to be kicked around whenever you think we’re disobeying your dictates! YOU WORK FOR US! THIS IS OUR COUNTRY!!!
Only an idiot would ‘negotiate’ under those terms.................oh, wait...........
that’s a blink
His little rant, chock full of hesitation in his sentences and his blathering on and on, shows us what a sick cookie this cupcake truly is.
The questions fired at him by a sycophantic press were just withering!
He is truly the most dangerous man in America! We can’t blame Hairy and Nutsy as they’re zombies.
Gee, if the debt limit is raised, there is nothing to talk about, is there?
Will there even be one "reporter" with the cajones to ask the Carny-val barker at the next press briefing to name one "member of Congress" Obammy was referring to?
Just the name alone pisses me off.
The media has attacked Boehner so viciously that previous to this he has not been able to get a good footing.
This time is different because its not just the GOP supporting the position. It's the majority of the public who hate Obamacare including independents and some Dems.
It's all about public opinion. We are finally moving ahead there, the media starting to look helpless because the public is turning and Boehner will benefit.
Gee, anyone think the Bamster might be a bit unclear on the concept of this “negotiation” thing?
"Yeah? Well keep going till you get to the river and then drop in." --Our Gang