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Obama: GOP Favors ‘Hurting,’ ‘Harming’ and ‘Sticking it to’ Americans in Defunding Obamacare Debate
The Blaze ^ | August 17, 2013 | Fred Lucas

Posted on 08/17/2013 3:07:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In a strongly worded defense of the healthcare law, President Barack Obama accused congressional Republicans who favor defunding Obamacare of a willingness for “hurting” sick people, “harming” the economy and “sticking it to” Americans.

The president’s stirring defense comes after several delays to the law were announced, including this week, a delay in caps on out-of-pocket costs. He said some members of Congress are working to inform constituents about taking care of Obamacare benefits, others aren’t.

“But there’s also a group of Republicans in Congress working hard to confuse people, and making empty promises that they’ll either shut down the health care law, or, if they don’t get their way, they’ll shut down the government,” Obama said Saturday during his weekly address.

Watch President Obama’s strongly worded defense of the new healthcare law:

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

“Think about that. They’re actually having a debate between hurting Americans who will no longer be denied affordable care just because they’ve been sick – and harming the economy and millions of Americans in the process and many Republicans are more concerned with how badly this debate will hurt them politically than they are with how badly it’ll hurt the country,” he said.

He later added, “A lot of Republicans seem to believe that if they can gum up the works and make this law fail, they’ll somehow be sticking it to me. But they’d just be sticking it to you.”(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: abortion; congress; deathpanels; democrats; gop; medicine; obama; obamacare; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; republicans; runbarryrun; zerocare

1 posted on 08/17/2013 3:07:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Americans understand that it is Hussein who wants to “stick it” to America.


2 posted on 08/17/2013 3:10:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Obama, maybe for once in your pathetic life you should try telling the damn TRUTH..Obamacare is all about the single payer system progressives have wanted for decades


3 posted on 08/17/2013 3:11:28 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s time for Americans to stand up and tell Barack the Kenyan and his ‘RATS that if ObamaCare is not good enough for them and their union Neanderthals, IT IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR AMERICANS.


4 posted on 08/17/2013 3:13:36 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Former Rodeo Clown Sensitivity Training class valedictorian.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Rebuttal Mr. Boehner
5 posted on 08/17/2013 3:14:16 PM PDT by keving (We get the government we vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Barry likes train wrecks


6 posted on 08/17/2013 3:15:21 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Mr. Obama
In the words of that sage of reason and brevity :
"You lie!" ~ Rep. Joe Wilson R-(SC)
7 posted on 08/17/2013 3:16:03 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt ((Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison))
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To: RightGeek

He was, is, and always will be a Community Agitator.


8 posted on 08/17/2013 3:16:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bammy’s giving us the old Okie-Dokie, bamboozle, flim flam jive talk again.


9 posted on 08/17/2013 3:16:15 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: RightGeek

10 posted on 08/17/2013 3:17:10 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: All
Obo is frantic b/c he thought this and img/reform would carry 2014 midterms for Dems. He whines: “A lot of Republicans seem to believe that if they can gum up the works and make this law fail, they’ll somehow be sticking it to me."

FACT Obamacare is already failed law.

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8/16/13 Obama Presidency A Lengthening Legacy Of Lawlessness
Investors.com ^ | August 16, 2013 | Editorial / FR Posted by jazusamo

Obama's approval numbers are now hitting record lows, yet his critics are often written off as simple- minded "Obama haters." It doesn't wash. The problem is a pattern of presidential lawlessness.

Last time we checked, the Constitution requires the president to "faithfully execute the law." That's no editorial opinion, but Article 2, Section 3, Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution, which states that "(The President) shall take care that the Laws be faithfully executed."

Our founders conceived and established in that document three co-equal branches of government to preserve our individual liberty and restrain the unlimited power of government.

But this president and his administration have routinely ignored the divisions of power between the presidency, the Congress and its legislation, and the Supreme Court and its rulings. Constitutionally, the president has the authority to check the legislative branch by recommending legislation to be passed by Congress or through the presidential veto.

But he cannot legislate through executive fiat and he can't pick and choose which parts of the law he will comply with or decline. Nor can he defy judicial rulings from the highest court in the land. But that's what he's done. In just the latest example, President Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder has directed federal prosecutors to conceal the amount of drugs seized during an arrest to circumvent mandatory minimum sentences set by Congress in 1986.

Whether one agrees with that law or not, its legal authority lies within the constitutional powers of Congress, not the executive branch. And that's the issue. It's part of a growing litany of presidential lawlessness:

• Aug. 14, 2013: The Obama administration delayed the provision in ObamaCare to cap out-of-pocket health care costs, picking and choosing parts of the law to enforce, which is to exceed its authority. (Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...

11 posted on 08/17/2013 3:19:02 PM PDT by Liz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How bad can things get?

Obama is the epitome of evil. His regime is larded with like-minded Marxist ninnyhammers who delight in sticking another knife in America. Our nation resembles a pin cushion and is dying of a thousand wounds.

He took $900,000,000,000 in “Stimulus Money” and doled it out to HIS SUPPORTERS in the Public Sector Unions, and to his Big Donours and Bundlers, in the Form of “Subsidies” for their “Shell” Companies. He gave it to them. Then he UNILATERALLY Changed the Bankruptcy Laws to favor HIS PEOPLE, so that when these Front Companies went Belly Up - which they were always intended to do - Obama’s Money Men got THEIRS first, skimming some off the top for their Benefactor’s coffers. Many of us have a strong hunch where all that money went, that John Corzine “misplaced” Or, why he hasn’t been Charged with ANYTHING by that incompetent racist running the Injustice Department?

He had his Energy and Interior Secretaries FORGE DOCUMENTS to a Federal Judge, and then put in place an ILLEGAL Drilling Moratorium in the Gulf, up in Alaska, and up and down our East and West Coastlines. He remains, to this day - In Contempt of a Federal Court. (Sounds like a Misdemeanor to me. But then, I don’t wet myself at the sound of the Halfrican’s voice)

Bronco Bama is a creature of Generation Whine, comprised of those who were taught that everything they think is right, everything they demand is Law, and everything they want is theirs. All their lives, all they had to do was scream, and Mommy handed over the keys to happiness. Now they’re screaming into a vaccuum. The man behind the curtain is not only not a wizard, but he is not a man.


12 posted on 08/17/2013 3:19:04 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: All

Washington has absolutely nothing good, to us bitter clingers.


13 posted on 08/17/2013 3:19:15 PM PDT by Klemper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Think about that. They’re actually having a debate between hurting Americans who will no longer be denied affordable care just because they’ve been sick – and harming the economy and millions of Americans in the process and many Republicans are more concerned with how badly this debate will hurt them politically than they are with how badly it’ll hurt the country,” he said.

Says the bastard who issued orders to all his agencies to make spending cuts designed to hurt the most people possible when his sequester hit.

14 posted on 08/17/2013 3:20:10 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It wasn't the Rodeo Clown's act, it was the crowd reaction they could't take.)
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To: keving

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!

OK, now the serious rebuttal from Boehner: “Whaa! That Obama’s being mean to me again! Tell him to stoooop!”


15 posted on 08/17/2013 3:21:41 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It wasn't the Rodeo Clown's act, it was the crowd reaction they could't take.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

ObamaCare doesn’t insure as many as are uninsured now


16 posted on 08/17/2013 3:22:05 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Funny. Congress and Obama’s cronies have decided they don’t want Obamacare. Why should we?


17 posted on 08/17/2013 3:29:04 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: GeronL

No, it doesn’t. It throws a lot of people who had insurance they were happy with off of it.


18 posted on 08/17/2013 3:29:34 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It wasn't the Rodeo Clown's act, it was the crowd reaction they could't take.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Yep, and gives it to people who never bothered to try and get it


19 posted on 08/17/2013 3:30:11 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, was Obama wearing his clown mask when he spewed this demagoguery?


20 posted on 08/17/2013 3:30:15 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“World Peace 1.20.09.”


21 posted on 08/17/2013 3:35:32 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: BenLurkin

typical liberal argument, accuse the opposition of doing the very thing you yourself are guilty of doing. They are out to punish and destroy anyone who disagrees with them. “Join us or else” should be their motto or “resistance is futile” perhaps.


22 posted on 08/17/2013 3:35:36 PM PDT by RC one
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To: GeronL

It’s just another branch of the reparations tree. Everything Obastard does is to water that tree in some way. It’s all about getting back at whitey, while screaming “Raciss!!” all the way.


23 posted on 08/17/2013 3:37:21 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It wasn't the Rodeo Clown's act, it was the crowd reaction they could't take.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sick of having a President who hates America and Americans.


24 posted on 08/17/2013 3:40:13 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

false


25 posted on 08/17/2013 3:40:29 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We all can laugh, and point fingers at Zero and the 0bamunists, but this is a perfect example of the DhimmiCraps controlling the debate:
“But there’s also a group of Republicans in Congress working hard to confuse people, and making empty promises that they’ll either shut down the health care law, or, if they don’t get their way, they’ll shut down the government.”

Right there, in ONE simple sentence, Zero has postulated the DhimmiCrap position, and his hordes of supporters will parrot this to every whacko journo, on every ‘news’ broadcast, and in every libtard rag until election day.

The dumbass pubbies don’t have a response, and they don’t have ANY voices in opposition. Granted, there are a few outlets and few candidate wannabe’s who argue back. But, there are not nearly enough at this point. And certainly no one at the forefront.

Talking among themselves is NOT going to pull this one out of the fire. The conservative voices must take to the streets; must force the debate. Maybe there is still time. I certainly pray there is...


26 posted on 08/17/2013 3:41:10 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I loathe that prick more each and every day.
I really do.


27 posted on 08/17/2013 3:41:53 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: keving

Boehner & McConnell, McCain & Graham, etc. are cringing in the corner crying!!! If you think these whimps and weak sister RINOS would take on Obama, you are sadly mistaken!!! Get some courage, backbone & strong determination, Mr. & Mrs. America and Sign/Endorse the Lee/Cruz defund Obamacare petition: “www.dontfundobamacare.com” right now...TODAY!!! Obama lies....all the time!!!


28 posted on 08/17/2013 3:42:46 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama knows exactly how to reach low information voters who base their political views on headlines and the genuflecting media.


29 posted on 08/17/2013 3:48:46 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

he surely is the President of the entire USA, isn’t he?

sarc

intolerant petty conniving little man


30 posted on 08/17/2013 3:53:40 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: PubliusMM

Everyday it seems there are more and more posters who criticize Republicans more then obunga and his goons on this forum. I’m thinking DU trolls.


31 posted on 08/17/2013 3:54:52 PM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
GOP Favors ‘Hurting,’ ‘Harming’ and ‘Sticking it to’ The Government in Defunding Obamacare Debate

fixed it

32 posted on 08/17/2013 3:59:59 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Boehner has neither the brains or balls for this but, what he should do is have a press conference where he says HE has decided to delay implementation of the individual obamacare mandate for a year and he should use the EXACT language the puke-in-chief used. Then when some demhole or presstitute says he hasn’t the authority to do so, the answer is: “neither does the president”


33 posted on 08/17/2013 4:06:32 PM PDT by wny
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Mister...Obama accused congressional Republicans who favor defunding Obamacare of a willingness for “hurting” sick people, “harming” the economy and “sticking it to” Americans.

Well, let's see if the Surrender Monkey Republicans can somehow explain that many millions are LOSING their insurance because of Obamacare [sic]; and, the lower quality (meaning greater chance you DIE) and unavailability (meaning long, long, looooong waits in line and denials of service) will be the new standard of "care" (unless you live in EXEMPTIONLAND, aka Congress".

Alleged Republicans should use the descriptive word FLIM_FLAM every time they say "obamacare"; for example, the obamacare flim-flam does not let you keep your doctor."

34 posted on 08/17/2013 4:09:57 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

More psychological projection from Obama. He’s rejecting his own unacceptable attributes and is ascribing them to the GOP.

‘Hurting,’ ‘Harming’ and ‘Sticking it to’ Americans.


35 posted on 08/17/2013 4:12:42 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Coming from the economic idiot who has been “hurting”, “harming”, and willfully “sticking it to” Americans through his policies (and plans to do even more) for four and a half years, this is pure chutzpah.


36 posted on 08/17/2013 4:20:38 PM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Get out of my life you fraud Barry Soetoro. I will do everything to stop you, a-hole.


37 posted on 08/17/2013 4:30:34 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: keving
Rebuttal Mr. Boehner

Forget about it. The Stupid Party has already lost the narrative by not saying that any gov't shutdown is on Obama, not the Republicans. They're defunding Obamacare, not the entire federal gov't.

A deal is gonna get done by some stupid Gang of whatever members and it'll be business as usual.

38 posted on 08/17/2013 4:57:36 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

defunding obamacare would stop americans from being screwed. most don’t want it.

further let’s get rid of the mandate. dammit.

no balls and the republican blank shooters ain’t gonna do anything. they talk big, they do nothing.


39 posted on 08/17/2013 5:10:54 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kill Obamacare, NOW....

If need be, shut down the entire country.


40 posted on 08/17/2013 5:18:07 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: BenLurkin

Mark Levin video that needs to go viral.

http://therightscoop.com/mark-levin-talks-about-his-new-book-with-conservative-panel-on-hannity/


41 posted on 08/17/2013 5:44:44 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As mentioned in another post the House should pass a bill funding Obamacare on the condition it is implemented as written.


42 posted on 08/17/2013 5:45:42 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Kill Obamacare not wound it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The president’s stirring defense

Something stirred all right, but one flush can still take care of it.

43 posted on 08/17/2013 5:48:42 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obamacare is so good Obama exempted congressional staffers from it.

Obama is such a hypocrite its sooo easy to counter his hypocrisy.


44 posted on 08/17/2013 6:43:31 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Colonel_Flagg

*snork


45 posted on 08/17/2013 6:45:01 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet. Fred Lucas:
The president’s stirring defense comes after several delays to the law were announced, including this week, a delay in caps on out-of-pocket costs. He said some members of Congress are working to inform constituents about taking care of Obamacare benefits, others aren’t.
Partisan Media Shill ping.


46 posted on 08/18/2013 5:18:52 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Classic Alinsky, marxist-agenda projection. Anyone with two brain cells to rub together knows that O’dingdong is lyin’, blaming the Republicans for his own crimes and aspirations for the vile and destructive “health care” bill.

Hey, you lawless nitwit, I know that 1,000 demons will drag you to hell, but do the right thing for once in your miserable little life and tell the truth.


47 posted on 08/18/2013 7:29:46 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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