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Labrador on ABC's This Week: 'Very Difficult to Work With Obama'
boiseweekly.com ^ | October 13, 2013 | George Prentice

Posted on 10/13/2013 8:02:17 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador was back in front of the TV cameras this morning, this time appearing on ABC's This Week With George Stephanopoulos.

"We're four days away from reaching the debt ceiling. We gave the president an offer where we would extend the debt ceiling without any requirements ... and I don't see why the president is not accepting that or working with us," said Labrador. "I think it's been very difficult to work with [Obama]. He wouldn't even come to the table to negotiate."

And Labrador wasted no time to bring the debate surrounding the federal government shutdown and the deadline for hitting the nation's debt ceiling back to the Affordable Care Act.

"If you look at Obamacare, the president has given exemptions to friends and businesses," he said. "All we're asking is to give the same exception to the American people. I don't think that's too much to ask."

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, sitting alongside Labrador, was having none of it.

"We can talk about all these things after we reopen the government and pay America's debts," said Ellison. "There are a number of things we could do, but we can't do them under the gun we're under right now."

"We just offered you a six-week extension," countered Labrador.

"Six weeks is no good," responded Ellison. "Do you want to do this again in six weeks? That's crazy."


TOPICS: Extended News; US: Idaho; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 113th; abortion; bho44; deathpanels; idaho; keithellison; minnesota; obamacare; raullabrador; shutdown; zerocare

1 posted on 10/13/2013 8:02:17 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The Community Organizer in Chief has staged a strike along with Harry Reid. Get back to work slackers!


2 posted on 10/13/2013 8:06:00 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Democrats want nothing between them and total power. With Obamacare, they will have a Trojan horse with which they can invade every home and control the actions of every person. They can also charge whatever they want. The Nazis had similar power in Germany.


3 posted on 10/13/2013 8:08:48 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
'Very Difficult to Work With Obama'

Could be because when it comes to work, Obama is like Maynard G. Krebs:

"WORK??!!??"

4 posted on 10/13/2013 8:10:27 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I hope the Republicans in the House understand what is going on here. Obama is determined to use the shutdown to break the GOP. The only way that doesn’t happen is if the Republicans in the House are able to hold their breath longer than Obama is.


5 posted on 10/13/2013 8:14:04 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If this group of Liberal Republicans (RINO’s) can NOT convince these idiot Democrats of the fallacy of their ways on Obamacare then why should they care about the shutdown! These idiots actually think this is a good law! For goodness sakes, can they not look at the poles for this without blinking.

Actually, I have little hope for the Republicans - way too many folks like McCain and crowd still wanting to compromise, not really sure what that means except give in but such is the life of a Conservative. Won’t see Master Reid giving in to anything! The real problem is the intransigence of the Democrats! I say, let things go to hell, it will probably be in the best interest of the country anyway.


6 posted on 10/13/2013 8:14:07 PM PDT by Deagle (m)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’m sure by now most liberals are finding out that Obama’s not a very smart man. Obama is portrayed by the media as having the appearance and presentation of an academic or intellectual while being strangely clueless in his reading of political situations and dynamics. He’s extremely partisan and shuts out anyone who disagrees with him. You begin to think he doesn’t really listen or he doesn’t really care. He has one solution for every problem...More Government. He is bad at negotiating....in fact he doesn’t know how. His confidence is consistently greater than his acumen, his arrogance greater than his grasp. Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, craps on the board and then struts around like it won the game.


7 posted on 10/13/2013 8:22:48 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

GOP needs to stop negotiating and stage a lock in of the White House, allow no business in or out, halt executive office due to lack of funding. Appoint Congressional budget office to pay troops and debt service, all other funding payments suspended until further notice. Cut off the money. Defund the White House, Obamacare, amnesty, all of it. We need a real shut down. No food stamps etc.


8 posted on 10/13/2013 8:23:23 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If Obama doesn’t want to talk, it may be time to take this to the streets, so to speak.

I don’t know if I like that idea, but I fully expect the GOP to cave and I won’t vote for my congressman ever again and he portrays himself as conservative.

I will vote for conservatives in primaries and third party conservatives in general elections over business as usual Republican politicians who make emotional speeches that sound conservative by attacking Obama or Obamacare, then they go to Washington and cave into him.

Over 90 percent of current elected Republican officials need to be cleaned out at all levels.

Glenn Beck made a speech the other day saying the two parties are one. That is surely the truth.

I don’t know everything that needs to be done about that, but I know that its an unacceptable situation.


9 posted on 10/13/2013 8:24:22 PM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW, PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN,CHANGE I BELIEVE IN)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
It matters not what offers, King Obama is testing his power over the people. He knows he has no challenge from the Republicans.
10 posted on 10/13/2013 8:44:37 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Beave Meister

LOL! Your analogy is right on target.


11 posted on 10/13/2013 8:53:03 PM PDT by doc maverick
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[Moslem] Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison [was regurgitating his party-line talking points] ..."We can talk about all these things after we reopen the government and pay America's debts,"

12 posted on 10/13/2013 8:57:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Tailgunner Joe.


13 posted on 10/13/2013 8:57:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The Hell with all the analogies and nice talk - just say it like it is. Obama is dishonest!


14 posted on 10/13/2013 9:00:00 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador, a former Immigration Attorney, and a big supporter of Amnesty, is another GOP Collaborator pretending to be a conservative.

Take what he says with a grain of salt.


15 posted on 10/13/2013 9:10:53 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

In the 1930s, the world got to learn the lessons of working with Adolf.

It’s now learning the same lessons about working with Barack.

Too bad the retards running the world are incapable of learning anything, pious bleating of “never again” notwithstanding. This time, we should just kill them all.


16 posted on 10/13/2013 9:14:01 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Not negotiating is working rather well for Obama - every day he stays away the idiot Republicans sweeten the offer.


17 posted on 10/13/2013 9:29:04 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Beave Meister

Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, craps on the board and then struts around like it won the game.

Great visualization.


18 posted on 10/13/2013 9:46:30 PM PDT by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: Beave Meister

Very accurate


19 posted on 10/13/2013 9:49:15 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Nextrush

It is the truth so why vote for either one? Really significant question I’d think.


20 posted on 10/13/2013 10:06:49 PM PDT by Deagle (m)
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To: Beave Meister

I’d guess that he is an extrovert as to speaking to an audience but can’t remember anything so he needs the teleprompter. Actually, I’d guess he is about maybe a 120 to 125 IQ with the ability to confuse and argue because of his Chicago political background. They all are either crooks or liberal mouths with much to do...

Of course he is not smart, that would take a much higher IQ than he has much less his education based on racial preference. Don’t expect the media to ever out that...

The result is that we are saddled with a President of minimal IQ but has the backing of the Media because of his color and we have to suffer for years because of that - actually many years to come because of this fiasco. I actually blame the Media for all of these problems. May they feel the wrath of those that follow.


21 posted on 10/13/2013 10:16:03 PM PDT by Deagle (m)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Bathhouse Barry's attitude is comprehensible in the context of a narcissistic, homosexual male who feels a sense of endless entitlement, yet thinks he is being disrespected by all those mean ‘Pubbies. In other words, Tooty-Fruity is throwing a hissy fit.
22 posted on 10/13/2013 10:31:51 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Deagle
I’d guess he is about maybe a 120 to 125 IQ

I don't think it's that high, as the range you cite is usually classified as superior. I'd say he's probably slightly higher than a dull normal. Just listen to him attempt to formulate a cogent thought - - he can't do it.

23 posted on 10/14/2013 4:44:55 AM PDT by Salvey
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To: Tailgunner Joe

"Six weeks is no good," responded Ellison. "Do you want to do this again in six weeks? That's crazy."

Anyone who has ever negotiated anything should he hearing: "We are not negotiating anything, anytime, anywhere." The Dems are playing end game politics. The Levin theory seems to be coming into focus. They want Obama to raise the debt ceiling by EO. They want a crisis. This is their last play before Obamacare becomes reality and people realize what has been down to them. Republicans should sit and watch the implosion.

24 posted on 10/14/2013 4:58:21 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: SERKIT; SunkenCiv

That gives me an idea. Dock the pay of Obama and Congress for the time since the “shutdown” started, and I expect they’ll end it in a hurry! And if they still refuse to reopen the government, the pay cut will help to reduce the deficit.


25 posted on 10/14/2013 6:30:38 AM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: Beave Meister

“Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, craps on the board and then struts around like it won the game.”

I hope you don’t mind if I use that line, the next time I’m on Facebook, LOL.


26 posted on 10/14/2013 6:33:20 AM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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