Skip to comments.Obama takes tough tone, decries pressure from 'extremes'
Posted on 10/17/2013 9:33:59 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
... Obama lectured members of Congress on Thursday on their responsibility to serve the country, urging them to negotiate with him on the budget and immigration reform instead of endangering the country with games of "brinkmanship."
Decrying the "pressure from extremes" he blamed for the 16-day government shutdown that ended Thursday morning, Obama said political opponents should instead try to affect government at the ballot box.
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Obama takes tough tone???
Bring it, community catastrophe!
- Hillary Clinton
Did he include himself on that list of “extremes?”
Nothing like losing and then having some turd rub it in.
Yup. Reid, Pelosi, and Boxer are NOT extreme, but the rest of us are wife-beaters, arsonists, suicide bombers, anarchists, we hate America, we are unpatriotic, stingy, want people to die, want people to starve, and hate poor people. I love it when the opposition defines us for the media, and the media pukes out the venom.
F*** you, you Nazi bastard.
Marxism, as Obama is installing, with the acquiescence of Republican law-makers, is the extreme.
all we want is for the government to leave us and the free market alone. all we want is to live our lives how we want to ,to be left alone. that's called freedom and it's what we want . we want liberty and independence and for that we are extremists these socialists/democrats say. they say we are racists because we want smaller government.
when have we ever gotten anything? when has government been reduced in size ? Never. but they don't even want to talk to us . we have to secede now .we can't deal with these liberals/democrats. let them be slaves of the government in their stupid socialist utopia . i call for states to secede. why aren't more here calling for this ? why aren't our conservative leaders (Rush, Savage, Levin , coulter, Palin etc) even calling for the resignation of this Obama communist tyrant for his many violations of the Constitution and the law?
I don't know. But Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Indian Tribe once said, "I will fight no more, forever." And that seems to be closer to what our GOPe (RINOs) favor.
there was never any chance of the default but the news media said it in a million headlines that we would default if they didn't raise the debt ceiling so everyone believed that lie.
Former community organizer: Ignore all those bloggers and activists, please
I tuned into that diatribe this morning.
I kept waiting for his head to spin around and green vomit to blow out of his mouth.
Most divisive human being I have ever witnessed.
Carry on Obama...glad to see you are still your predictable self.
Oh by the way, thanks for removing any doubt as to who directed the IRS attacks against the Tea Party, Conservatives, your foes and the Churches. You are indeed transparent.
Obama has crossed over into ‘dictator speech’. Heaven help us all.
Yaay! It’s time for the victory laps and endzone dances! Let the football spiking begin!
It was John Paul Jones.
I’ve been expecting it. I was actually expecting it yesterday.
He has taken the position that he will enforce only laws he agrees with; meaning he will use them against opponents and not use them when he can protect friends.
Funding for non government environmental organizations has gone through the roof by using the "Sue and Settle" tactic of taking our money from us to fight us for the right to own and enjoy property.
The health care scam is infringing on our liberty in areas we never anticipated.
...and now he's already talking amnesty.
Put on the popcorn and watch the transformation of America, because there is no hope until we clean the congress of beltway collaborators and that won't happen for a long, long time.
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To All DoD Personnel:
Today the Department of Defense is resuming normal operations across the world, now that Congress has finally restored funding for DoD and the rest of the federal government. This manufactured crisis was an unwelcome and unnecessary distraction from our critical work of keeping the country safe.
I know that each of your lives has been disrupted and affected in different ways. I regret the impact that this shutdown had on so many of our civilian personnel, particularly those who I was previously unable to recall from emergency furlough.
Starting today, we will be welcoming all of our civilians back to their normal duties. To those returning from furlough: know that the work you perform is incredibly valued by your military teammates and by me. I appreciate your professionalism and your patience during this difficult period of time, which came on top of last summer's sequestration-related furloughs. Your managers will have more information about this, but I can assure you that you will be paid in full for the time you were furloughed during the shutdown.
Now that this latest budget crisis has come to an end, we have an opportunity to return to focusing on the critical work of this Department. Unfortunately, Congress did not end the budget uncertainty that has cast such a shadow of uncertainty over this Department for much of the year. In the months ahead, they will have an opportunity to do so. My hope is that they will realize that these kinds of crises do great damage to our people, our national security, our economy, and America's standing in the world. Congress has a responsibility to govern, and it must fulfill those basic responsibilities in order to keep our country strong.
From the Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
“... opponents should instead try to affect government at the ballot box ...”
Um excuse me, but isn’t that the reason Republicans control congress? They won the House of Representatives at the ballot box.
I fantasize about a MMA cage match with him or Jay Carney.
The problem is all of us radical constitutionalists whose very existence is a blot on President Utopia’s Socialist Paradise.
Gee...vote at the ballot box???
Maybe we can try another remedy and impeach your sorry azz.
FUBO and STFU, Marxist fascist bass turd.
ValJar must have starched his shorts today .... too bad she didn’t do that on 9-11-2012.
The hell with the little islamist and goat he “rode” in on.
On June 9, 1776, John Adams wrote from Philadelphia, "Objects of the most stupendous magnitude, and measures in which the lives and liberties of millions yet unborn are intimately interested, are now before us . . . ."
On June 11, a Committee was formed to develop a declaration of their intentions.
On July 4, 1776, a lengthy Declaration of Independence was adopted which changed the world! William Ellery, Rhode Island, later wrote that he stood where he could watch every person sign the document: "I was determined to see how they all looked as they signed what might be their death warrant. I . . . eyed each closely . . . . Undaunted resolution was displayed on every countenance."
What a contrast! Our ancestors, in less than a month, took the kind of courageous action that leaders who love their country take on behalf of liberty for "millions yet unborn," accomplishing in just weeks what no civilization had accomplished before.
Today, feckless pretenders to leadership, living like kings in previous monarchies, personally risking nothing, make excuses for inaction and allow the precious inheritance of freedom to be risked for the sake of political power.
Prior to Hitler becoming chancellor of Germany in 1933 by the death of Hindenburg, nazis and nazi sympathizers led primarily by Goering and Goebbels mucked up the machinery of the Reichstag by delaying and sabotaging votes to give the impression of a completely dysfunctional legislative body. This was coupled with a relentless propaganda campaign making Hitler look like the solution to the stalemate. In fact the oft used image of a face with tape on the mouth to mean suppression of freedom of speech was a propaganda tool first used by old Adolf to his great benefit. The rest of course is a very ugly chapter in history.
Oh...yeah God forbid that a sitting Congress should have a say in Gov't!
What a fruitcake.
The sort of end-zone dance the NFL banned years ago...
Levin did. I believe it was yesterday. He also he believe Barry is mentally unstable and pathological liar.
ugh typing. He also said HE believes Barry is mentally unstable.
His incapacity to lead is on stark display. What a loser!
BooWoo! Mr. pantywaist you lost!
Resign Impeach, sprinkled liberally throughout his three hours.
This man knows so little apparently about the Constitution. I wonder what the hell he taught in his capacity as a “law lecturer”? I’d love to see one of the student’s class notes. Certainly someone saved their notes.
Keep the boot on your neck Comrade! Struggling will only make things worse.
Obama said political opponents should instead try to affect government at the ballot box.
What a talking points “sicko-phant”. The military is not supposed to be partisan hacks or am I missing something?
he decried the pressure from himself?
When they win, they never really win. When they lose and the Dems are in charge, the R’s are blamed by the Dems for the Dems not getting anything done. The power sharing when the Dems lost control by the Republicans to play nicey nicey set the stage. Dems don’t care to play nicey nicey. They say, “we won”.
If a member of the military had written such a letter or if they speak out against it as a form of political strong arming , they would be put up on charges, yet they have to suck this up from their own SECDEF who adheres to and sets policy.
Thanks. I thought that they aren’t allowed to speak out (except of course if it is a gay issue or some other Pro Obama slant, then it’s okay)
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