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["visibly frustrated"] Obama willing to talk, but only after government open, debt ceiling raised
Washington Times ^ | October 8, 2013 | By Ben Wolfgang

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 nation’s 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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Obama to media: "....And there are a whole bunch of members of Congress right now who privately will tell you, I know our positions are unreasonable, but we're scared that if we don't go along with the tea party agenda, or the -- some particularly extremist agenda, that we'll be challenged from the right. And the threats are very explicit. And so they toe the line. And that's part of why we've seen a breakdown of just normal routine business done here in Washington on behalf of the American people.

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

1 posted on 10/08/2013 1:28:29 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Give the little dicktater a good taste of his own medicine.

Make Bammy eat his peas.

2 posted on 10/08/2013 1:29:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


3 posted on 10/08/2013 1:30:20 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Give me a blank check, and then we’ll discuss your wishes.”


4 posted on 10/08/2013 1:31:14 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Need health care? Dial 1-800-F1UCK-YO to reach Obama's hotline)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I listened to him....He looked like he was going in circles. Nothing made sense.


5 posted on 10/08/2013 1:31:18 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"...we're scared that if we don't go along with the tea party agenda, or the -- some particularly extremist agenda, that we'll be challenged from the right."

That's not being too representative, but I'll take it at the moment.

6 posted on 10/08/2013 1:31:26 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He’s willing to open negotiations after the unconditional surrender.


7 posted on 10/08/2013 1:31:35 PM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
He's willing to talk after he gets his way.

Anybody else notice that the little fudgepacker fights just like a woman?

8 posted on 10/08/2013 1:31:48 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Go fish, Jugears!
9 posted on 10/08/2013 1:31:56 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Boehner Brown
10 posted on 10/08/2013 1:31:59 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Sacajaweau
"Nothing made sense."

That's because he was lying the whole time about everything.

11 posted on 10/08/2013 1:32:07 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Uncle Miltie

“I’m always willing to negotiate with people who have surrendered all of their leverage”.


12 posted on 10/08/2013 1:32:32 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Yeah...I'd trust the sob..../sarc

The old “put down your guns first” con job....

13 posted on 10/08/2013 1:33:52 PM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Maybe he did learn something from being Putin’s shoeshine boy.


14 posted on 10/08/2013 1:34:19 PM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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!


15 posted on 10/08/2013 1:34:31 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: henkster

“a visibly frustrated Mr. Obama”

We are WINNING! The polls are not where the enemies of this great country thought they would be.


16 posted on 10/08/2013 1:34:49 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"...but only after government open, debt ceiling raised..."

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...

17 posted on 10/08/2013 1:35:26 PM PDT by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Willing to "negotiate"... after we accede to all his demands?


18 posted on 10/08/2013 1:36:32 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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”.


19 posted on 10/08/2013 1:37:53 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


20 posted on 10/08/2013 1:38:12 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (He's not the president, he just plays one on TV.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"but we're scared that if we don't go along with the tea party agenda"

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.

21 posted on 10/08/2013 1:39:40 PM PDT by Pietro
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To: TheConservativeParty

Speaker Boehner just told him they WILL talk.

He said that raising the debt ceiling cannot continue as it has.

http://www.speaker.gov/contact


22 posted on 10/08/2013 1:40:46 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


23 posted on 10/08/2013 1:41:41 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“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?


24 posted on 10/08/2013 1:42:20 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

give him everything he wants and then he will talk

what a joke


25 posted on 10/08/2013 1:42:50 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Buckeye McFrog

““I’m 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.


26 posted on 10/08/2013 1:44:06 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


27 posted on 10/08/2013 1:44:10 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

IOW, GIVE ME EVERYTHING I WANT, THEN I’LL TALK ABOUT NEGOTIATING.....................


28 posted on 10/08/2013 1:44:50 PM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: GeronL

Boehner said that just minutes ago. The bam wants complete capitulation... then he’ll talk.


29 posted on 10/08/2013 1:45:59 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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!


30 posted on 10/08/2013 1:46:57 PM PDT by trubolotta
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“I’ll talk about ways to improve the health care system. I’ll talk about ways we can shrink our long-term deficits. I’ll also want to talk about how we’re 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.


31 posted on 10/08/2013 1:49:31 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Paladin2

“Oh what a web we weave , when we first star to deceive”


32 posted on 10/08/2013 1:49:59 PM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: SpaceBar

Bonehead has surprised me so far.


33 posted on 10/08/2013 1:50:40 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: The Great RJ
Sadly the GOP will likely cave in.

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.

34 posted on 10/08/2013 1:51:36 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: henkster

"Hey Barry! Go home and get your ****ing shine box!"

35 posted on 10/08/2013 1:52:05 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (It's been over 90 days; time to start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“but only after the government is reopened and the nation’s 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).


36 posted on 10/08/2013 1:52:56 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Red Badger
Exactly! But who amongst the Republican Smart People will go on TV and just flat-out say this? The R's are their own worst enemy when it comes to being tricked like Lucy always yanks the football away from Charlie Brown...I'm still afraid Boehner or someone will start caving and once they do, the battle for hearts and minds will never be won. This is the first time they've actually taken a stand in many moons.
37 posted on 10/08/2013 2:02:17 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: lurk
First, eliminate Education, EPA, USDA
and half of the cabinet-level agencies.
and their "associated / parasitic" bureaucracies...
and or/any Department that has an state level Equivalent

38 posted on 10/08/2013 2:02:35 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Boogieman

I love that graphic every time it’s posted. Thanks!


39 posted on 10/08/2013 2:06:31 PM PDT by willgolfforfood
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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!!!


40 posted on 10/08/2013 2:08:49 PM PDT by SkiKnee
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To: bigbob

Only an idiot would ‘negotiate’ under those terms.................oh, wait...........


41 posted on 10/08/2013 2:08:54 PM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

that’s a blink


42 posted on 10/08/2013 2:09:57 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Occupy the DC Mall - take back the monuments)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Hey, Republicans, reopen the government and I really will let you kick the ball this time . . .


43 posted on 10/08/2013 2:12:09 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


44 posted on 10/08/2013 2:12:22 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Gee, if the debt limit is raised, there is nothing to talk about, is there?


45 posted on 10/08/2013 2:15:02 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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And there are a whole bunch of members of Congress right now who privately will tell you, I know our positions are unreasonable, but we're scared that if we don't go along with the tea party agenda...

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?

46 posted on 10/08/2013 2:35:13 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Fire all of your unelected CZAR's and then will have something to talk about.

Just the name alone pisses me off.

47 posted on 10/08/2013 2:39:00 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: GeronL
Bonehead has surprised me so far.

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.

48 posted on 10/08/2013 2:47:54 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Gee, anyone think the Bamster might be a bit unclear on the concept of this “negotiation” thing?


49 posted on 10/08/2013 2:55:33 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"...just thought I'd drop in."

"Yeah? Well keep going till you get to the river and then drop in." --Our Gang

50 posted on 10/08/2013 3:16:04 PM PDT by onedoug
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