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Obama accuses rivals of extortion
SkyNews ^ | Sept 19, 2013

Posted on 09/18/2013 7:59:32 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

President Barack Obama has accused his critics of extorting him over raising the US debt ceiling, as a Republican budget gamble brought the prospect of a government shutdown ever closer.

Obama and his Republican foes in Congress are locked into entrenched positions over lifting the $US16.7 trillion ($A17.9 trillion) borrowing cap and a government operating budget.

If there is no compromise - an increasingly likely prospect - government operations will grind to a halt on October 1 and the US could default on its debts by the middle of next month, a scenario which could have alarming domestic and international implications.

'You have never seen in the history of the United States the debt ceiling or the threat of not raising the debt ceiling being used to extort a president or a governing party,' Obama told business leaders.

The president is angry that conservatives in the House want to make an 'ideological fight' over the debt ceiling by making its extension contingent on a delay in implementation of his cherished health care law, known as Obamacare.

(Excerpt) Read more at skynews.com.au ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: debtceiling; debtlimit; justsayno; obama; obamacare; petutlantchild
No, Comrade Dictator (wannabe) B. Insane Obama, it's called upholding the constitution. And it's we the people speaking through our elected representatives. Loser.
1 posted on 09/18/2013 7:59:32 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
the US could default on its debts by the middle of next month...

Hasn't this been explained 130 TRILLION times already?

2 posted on 09/18/2013 8:01:17 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Jim Robinson

Oh, bite me, dillweed! You play hardball (and sleazeball) every chance you get. So when the tables are turned shut the heck up.


3 posted on 09/18/2013 8:01:48 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

Well, I read this as the good Lord wants the country to learn to ignore the devil (or his proxies) when he spews lies. Or else to suffer the consequences until the country does thus learn. The worst goofballery in 2008 and 2012 wasn’t Barack Obama. It was those who elected him or let him be elected.


4 posted on 09/18/2013 8:04:32 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Jim Robinson
What I find interesting is that none of these stories are demonizing the GOP over this.

More and more it looks like the MSM may be starting to allow Obama to fight his own battles.

5 posted on 09/18/2013 8:04:41 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Jim Robinson
Obama accuses rivals of extortion

Projection.

6 posted on 09/18/2013 8:04:45 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Jim Robinson

NO debt ceiling extension, and NO Obamacare!

Give them a budget that forces them to live within what they take and no more...period, and with ZERO funding for Obamacare.

Sounds like Boehner is sneaking in a capitulation on the debt ceiling!

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Http://www.jeffhead.com/crossroads.htm


7 posted on 09/18/2013 8:07:01 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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NO debt ceiling extension, and NO Obamacare!

Give them a budget that forces them to live within what they take and no more...period, and with ZERO funding for Obamacare.

Sounds like Boehner is sneaking in a capitulation on the debt ceiling!

America at the Crossroads of History
Http://www.jeffhead.com/crossroads.htm


8 posted on 09/18/2013 8:07:03 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jim Robinson
President Barack Obama has accused his critics of...

Say what you will about President You Didn't Build That, you've got to admit he accuses energetically.

9 posted on 09/18/2013 8:10:03 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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Obama is angry because rebublicans want to extort less money from us than he does?


10 posted on 09/18/2013 8:12:34 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Jim Robinson

Obummer’s handlers know all about extortion, I’m surprised he can even pronounce the word.


11 posted on 09/18/2013 8:16:39 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Still Thinking

Maybe he will draw a red line over this.


12 posted on 09/18/2013 8:16:40 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Jim Robinson

Here’s some of the sizzle they were using to sell it:
‘Better care for less! The Affordable Care act pays for itself AND cuts the deficit.’

(Just search: affordable care act pays for itself)

So, no problem according to the Democrats. They don’t need any more tax money.
And there’s no need to raise the limit “just one more time” according to Obama & Co.
Unless they were ..... lying.


13 posted on 09/18/2013 8:19:32 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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Heard that soundbite.

Off teleprompter, he's a moron.

Cult of personality is evaporating on a daily basis.

14 posted on 09/18/2013 8:21:09 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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liberals are always doing what they accuse conservatives of doing


15 posted on 09/18/2013 8:32:43 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Jim Robinson
The more people stand up to him, the madder he will get. Because of Affirmative Action (and probably other insane Leftist ideas), no one has told him, "No!". And with all the "Yes" people surrounding him, he's more insulated than a diva is by her entourage. Yeah, I think that's a good comparison.

The Zero King probably throws more temper tantrums than said diva, and I'd bet the SS guys have more wild tales to tell than they did when Hitlery was FLOTUS!

16 posted on 09/18/2013 8:34:16 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Jim Robinson

Amen to that Jim!


17 posted on 09/18/2013 8:35:08 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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0 complaining of rivals?? Who's he competing against? The campaign is over and this POS keeps crying and whining.

As president, he should be bringing folks together, not constantly competing.

Rivals? This guy gives azzhat a whole new meaning.

18 posted on 09/18/2013 8:38:01 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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Benghazi Barry accuses the GOP of EXTORTION?!?!?

Extortion is how Benghazi Barry RUNS things in Washington!!!
(and Valerie Jarrett, too—she’s “The Brain”.)

I’m eagerly awaiting all the books that will be written by the whores in DC AFTER he gets out of office, telling tales of EXTORTION that brought America down. (and, may they all burn in hell.)

Hint: NO ONE will be able to AFFORD books when Benghazi Barry gets done.


19 posted on 09/18/2013 8:40:55 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Jim Robinson

Levin had a couple comments on that tonight - LOL.


20 posted on 09/18/2013 8:46:26 PM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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Has Hussein ever balanced his own personal check book?

He doesn't seem to know what budgeting is....

21 posted on 09/18/2013 9:05:24 PM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: Still Thinking

http://therightscoop.com/mark-levins-epic-monologue-on-republicans-being-forced-to-defund-obamacare/

Levin tells it like it is.


22 posted on 09/18/2013 9:14:18 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Jim Robinson

Was thinking about the bamster’s peculiar speech the other day and it seems that since he only mentioned the shooting in passing, then went on to demonize republicans over Bamstercare, shows that he is not in charge, and is just a spokemouth for the people that write his cue-cards. In fact the same could be said for pretty much every public statement he makes. It just always sounds wrong and ill-timed regardless of topic, like there is no concern for the present moment... only the prepared script matters.


23 posted on 09/18/2013 9:17:14 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: what's up

“More and more it looks like the MSM may be starting to allow Obama to fight his own battles.”

They can afford to play “unbiased” now that they have him in for another four years; they need to claw back some credibility and viewers to impact the congressional races. Obama and the media have the same masters/owners; this is just theater.


24 posted on 09/19/2013 3:14:29 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (The talking heads have admitted is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: jospehm20
Maybe he will draw a red line over this.

Onoz!

25 posted on 09/19/2013 4:54:23 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: kearnyirish2
I agree...there must be an ulterior motive.

However, I think maybe the factions that are now appearing in the Democratic party may also be coming to pass in the MSM.

26 posted on 09/19/2013 12:28:13 PM PDT by what's up
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To: what's up

“However, I think maybe the factions that are now appearing in the Democratic party may also be coming to pass in the MSM.”

All of these Dems that support Obama when it is the most destructive (with their votes, not their words) can’t just forfeit their upcoming races; they need the media to help them, and that media haas to conceal their crimes against the American people for them (as they did for Obama in his re-election).


27 posted on 09/20/2013 3:14:43 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (The talking heads have admitted is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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