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Obama Dares Republicans to Defy Tea Party on Obamacare, Shutdown Deal
National Journal (excerpt - click for article) ^ | Sept 16, 2013 | By Patrick Reis

Posted on 09/16/2013 11:26:04 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

President Obama took a swipe at the Hard Right on Monday, accusing tea-party-aligned House Republicans of gambling with the nation's economy by threatening to shut down the government unless Obamacare is defunded.

In a sprawling economic speech, Obama called on Congress to avert a government shutdown by passing a budget, and he insisted he would brook no wrangling over a raise in the debt ceiling. Obama said such a shutdown, or even the possibility of default, would damage the still-fragile economic recovery.

Specifically, the president went after Republicans who say they won't vote for any budget deal that does not nullify the Affordable Care Act. "I cannot remember a time when one faction of one party promises economic chaos if it can't get 100 percent of what it wants," Obama said. "That's never happened before, and that's what happening right now."

Obama appealed to the rest of the Republican Party for help in brokering a budget compromise, challenging members to break with those calling for defunding Obamacare.

"Are some of these folks so beholden to one extreme wing of their party that they're willing to tank our whole economy?" he said. "Are they willing to hurt people?"


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cruz; debtlimit; defund; justsayno; libertyordeath; obama; obamacare; obamacaves; shutdown; teaparty; teapartyrebellion; tedcruz
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Comrade Dictator Obama challenges America!!

FUBO!! Bring it on!!

The rebellion is ON!!

GO, Tea Party, GO!!

Go, Ted, GO!!

1 posted on 09/16/2013 11:26:04 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

How ‘bout the Republicans defy the Democrat[sic] Party, instead? Is that possible?


2 posted on 09/16/2013 11:27:57 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Jim Robinson
Obama said such a shutdown, or even the possibility of default, would damage the still-fragile economic recovery.

Recovery!? Hahahahahahaha. What economy is he looking at?

3 posted on 09/16/2013 11:28:22 AM PDT by matt04
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To: Jim Robinson

4 posted on 09/16/2013 11:28:35 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Jim Robinson
"Are some of these folks so beholden to one extreme wing of their party that they're willing to tank our whole economy?" he said. "Are they willing to hurt people?"

Yes, and his name is Barack Hussein Obama.

Unless it's Barry Soetero.


5 posted on 09/16/2013 11:31:29 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Jim Robinson
This issue is a do or die decision point for Tea Partiers.

If the GOP cannot find the courage to defund a commie scheme that did not get a single GOP vote in congress, that had to be bought with bribes to democrats, that never polled above 50%, well why bother to vote at all?

6 posted on 09/16/2013 11:32:31 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Article V baby. An Article V amendment convention of the states is our only hope.)
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To: Paine in the Neck
How ‘bout the Republicans defy the Democrat[sic] Party, instead? Is that possible?

Never happen. No balls and they left us with no way to fight and inform the public what a communists liar King Obama is.

7 posted on 09/16/2013 11:32:48 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Jim Robinson
"I cannot remember a time when one faction of one party promises economic chaos if it can't get 100 percent of what it wants"

He's correct; that's EXACTLY what Progressives/Democrats/Socialists/Communists have been doing since 2008, using un-Elected people to disregard the Law, using selective enforcement, etc.

8 posted on 09/16/2013 11:34:07 AM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Jim Robinson

“In a sprawling economic speech...”

Read: “Incomprehensible.”


9 posted on 09/16/2013 11:36:36 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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“Are some of these folks so beholden to one extreme wing of their party that they’re willing to tank our whole economy?” he said. “Are they willing to hurt people?”

Well YOU certainly are, @sshat!


10 posted on 09/16/2013 11:37:34 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The extreme left wing of their party rammed Obamacare through, so it’s only fitting that the “extreme” right wing of the GOP should stop it.


11 posted on 09/16/2013 11:39:13 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Seen any scandal headlines lately?)
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To: Jim Robinson

Quote: “President Obama took a swipe at the Hard Right on Monday, accusing tea-party-aligned House Republicans of gambling with the nation’s economy by threatening to shut down the government unless Obamacare is defunded. “

I have a fantasy. Someone, somewhere will ask this ass hat to inform us as to how exactly Obamacare is benefiting the economy? Is it the layoffs? Is it the increased taxes? Is it the waivers? Is it Congress exempting itself? Is it the IRS being in charge of implemending this? WHAT IS IT? Or is it that in Obama’s mind the same (cough) 80-90% who support gun control just love the heck out of Obamacare?

It is nice to be a liberal where you get to make your own reality and get to live there for as long as you want.


12 posted on 09/16/2013 11:40:46 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: Jim Robinson

With a ticking time bomb in the calendar, pushing toward OCTOBER 1st, I deeply appreciate you keeping this story front and center between now and the 1 OCTOBER.

Messaging alone will determine the outcome for whether capitalism can survive. If obamacare succeeds, gulags are on the table, Jim.

There is no war room in the GOPE. It’s up to Lee, Cruz and Paul to bring the message home.

Let’s not leave them to do it alone.


13 posted on 09/16/2013 11:41:15 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Sadly, only a handful of GOPers will fight. The rest will fold like a cheap suit. The rest of America is on ODumbo’s side. We the Tea Party stand alone. The handwriting is on the wall. ODimwit and the Libs have won the long con.


14 posted on 09/16/2013 11:43:25 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Jim Robinson

Guess we’re getting on Der Fuehrer’s nerves...

Chuckle, chuckle...


15 posted on 09/16/2013 11:46:24 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Jim Robinson

You LIE, Obama!!

Your destructive, abominable Death Care Act, is the ONLY thing we want to defund!

Try telling the damn truth for once in your miserable, God-forsaken life.


16 posted on 09/16/2013 11:46:45 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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17 posted on 09/16/2013 11:48:37 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: RIghtwardHo
The rest of America is on ODumbo’s side.

It is the Congress. Not the people. I have only talked to 2 people around here that like the SOB since the FIRST time he was put in office. The rest all want to hoist the retart by his petart.

18 posted on 09/16/2013 11:50:41 AM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: Jim Robinson

We have two enemies: Obama and the republicans. I have written my letters. Y’all write yours.....as we speak.


19 posted on 09/16/2013 11:50:41 AM PDT by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: Jim Robinson

ANOTHER Red Line?


20 posted on 09/16/2013 11:51:32 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: FlipWilson
“It is nice to be a liberal where you get to make your own reality and get to live there for as long as you want.”

EXACTLY, just ask the Union thugs who supported Obamacare and who are now crying foul that they have not been exempted from it like Congress did!

21 posted on 09/16/2013 11:58:12 AM PDT by PotatoChop (Respect is earned, not demanded by this out of control socialist government!)
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To: Rennes Templar

Well, no doubt IF Republicans did control BOTH houses of Congress AND did control the VETO pen, the Republicans COULD repeal Obamacare.

But we don’t....

And so we find Democrats lusting for a kamekazi-style attack on “government” by Tea Party Republicans BEFORE the next election.

They think that, after a Democrat landslide in that election (triggered by people whose SSA and military paychecks were “shut-down by Republicans”), Obama can use his new majority in the House to accelerate his plan for the destruction of America.

Why does the Tea Party seem to think that a “government shut-down” would NOT shut-down the GOP?


22 posted on 09/16/2013 11:59:14 AM PDT by pfony1
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To: RIghtwardHo

The Tea Party Americans thought the same in Colorado, until they took their government by the neck and booted out two (2) of the most prominent liberal socialist who supported gun control in their State!

Americans can do the same in Washington, support is needed by the Tea Party members in Congress from every American!!

Failure is not an option!


23 posted on 09/16/2013 12:01:23 PM PDT by PotatoChop (Respect is earned, not demanded by this out of control socialist government!)
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To: Jacquerie

The beltway GOP can’t even find the courage to shove the kenyans own sorry record in his face. They won’t reply to the constant attacks on GOP conservatives or vigorously debate issues like obamacare. One cheese eating surrender party and after another from those GOP leadership losers. They simply can’t win if they refuse to engage the rampaging Demoviks.


24 posted on 09/16/2013 12:01:54 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Jim Robinson

Okay, but will he have time to give at least a shout out to the latest victims of “workplace violence” in DC today?


25 posted on 09/16/2013 12:05:57 PM PDT by cll (Serviam!)
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To: pfony1

Well, no doubt IF Republicans did control BOTH houses of Congress AND did control the VETO pen, the Republicans COULD repeal Obamacare.

But we don’t....


Dream on. There wasn’t one thing the last GOP President rammed through Congress when the GOP had complete control. The GOP “could” do a lot but never do. That’s the crux of the problem right there. Dems fight to win. The GOP does the bidding of their big money donors. Guess who is winning?


26 posted on 09/16/2013 12:08:18 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Jim Robinson
The TEA Party should publicly dare the Repubs to defy Obama and send him a funding bill that does not fund Obamacare, and dare him to shut down the government by not signing it. All good conservative Repubs should talk that line in unison, force the media to cover it.

The "news" media, of course, will go with their selected boy-king wannabe's meme, but still, get the word out that Obama would shut down the government by not signing the bill.

27 posted on 09/16/2013 12:11:16 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: pfony1
“Why does the Tea Party seem to think that a “government shut-down” would NOT shut-down the GOP?”

First and foremost, there is NO such thing as a “Tea Party.” When you speak about the Tea Party, you are actually talking about the American people at large!

Second, this time around (not shutting down the government) defunding Obamacare is supported by the majority of Americans all across this Nation!

Third and finally, the government shuts down at 5:00 P.M. every day, and on Saturday and Sundays, including all holidays! The American people (Tea Party) helped the GOP (conservatives) take the US House in 2010 for the specific purpose of blocking and STOPPING Obama’s policies in their tracks! Every GOP candidate ran on the platform of “defunding Obamacare” and getting rid of the law. Now that they have a chance of de-funding the law, the GOPe is getting cold feet, attacking the conservatives within the party who are actively living up to their promises to the American people who elected them to office. The GOPe had better take notice of what happens to elected officials who do not listen to their constituency, exactly what happened in Colorado and two (2) socialist lost their jobs!

Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Lee are listening to the voice of the American people and are standing up to this out of control US Government by negotiating a budget deal that simply does not include the funding of Obamacare on behalf of the American people (Tea Party) PERIOD!!

28 posted on 09/16/2013 12:13:03 PM PDT by PotatoChop (Respect is earned, not demanded by this out of control socialist government!)
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To: Jim Robinson
NOBODY HAS SAID "SHUT THE GUBMENT DOWN" EXCEPT THE DEMOCRATS.

Cruz, and others, have said, fund the gubment, but not Obamacare. And, if you don't defund Obamacare and the gubment shuts down, it's the democrats fault!

29 posted on 09/16/2013 12:13:15 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: jeffc

It doesn’t matter what conservatives do if the GOP leadership won’t fight the kenyancare battle. The GOP will get steamrolled by the Dems/MSM and will lose the messaging. Boehner knows that and that is the rason for his do nothing, run out the CR clock strategy.

He is playing chicken with us knowing that he can always pass a Senate CR and blame conservatives for a bad deal.


30 posted on 09/16/2013 12:15:54 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: matt04

“Obama said such a shutdown, or even the possibility of default, would damage the still-fragile economic recovery”......Recovery!? Hahahahahahaha. What economy is he looking at? “

The F’ng economy of bureaucratic government growth.


31 posted on 09/16/2013 12:19:47 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: Jim Robinson

Obama is the one destroying the economy with his Obamacare Bull Shiite.


32 posted on 09/16/2013 12:26:46 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: lodi90

Yeah, it is difficult when you get pilloried by the “news” media for standing up to them (and their Dem handlers). Anyone who goes against the Zero King and his merry band of court jesters is given the Joe-the-plumber treatment. It takes someone of great courage to stand against them. Too few Repubs have that courage.


33 posted on 09/16/2013 12:28:10 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Jim Robinson; All

Given the federal government’s constitutionally limited powers, a shutdown would arguably be a major blunt step to restoring the constitutional republic envisioned by the Founding States.


34 posted on 09/16/2013 12:30:47 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Jim Robinson

What a stupid POS he is! He is totally ignoring last Wednesday, and THAT, my dear Zero, will result in many surprises in the near future.

If You can’t control 1.5 M bikers, what chance have you got to control a paltry few hangers-on in Congress?

He is SUCH a STUPID shit!

Go AMERICA!!!!


35 posted on 09/16/2013 12:31:39 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Common sense is not a gift, it's a punishment. You have to deal with everyone who doesn't have it.)
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To: Jim Robinson
"Are some of these folks so beholden to one extreme wing of their party that they're willing to tank our whole economy?" he said. "Are they willing to hurt people?"

Look in the mirror, Zero, and you'll see who that person is!

36 posted on 09/16/2013 12:32:07 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

And whom Mooshelle said in a vid clip “visited his homeland” when he went to Kenya on ANOTHER vacation...

Watch America shut down, just to prove the butthead is as stupid as he appears.


37 posted on 09/16/2013 12:33:28 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Common sense is not a gift, it's a punishment. You have to deal with everyone who doesn't have it.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Yea, I dare them too. Go ahead and tell me you don’t want my vote anymore pubbie party.


38 posted on 09/16/2013 12:35:14 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: RitaOK

Do NOT forget the Patriot Bikers! They are ready to go where they are needed, even though the LameStreamMedia made no mention of them on 9-11-13.

The Sleeping Dragon has awakened, and if Barry is smart, he will smell the cordite and see the fire long before it every hits the halls of government.

His days of hiding things from the American People are OVER!


39 posted on 09/16/2013 12:36:45 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Common sense is not a gift, it's a punishment. You have to deal with everyone who doesn't have it.)
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To: Jim Robinson
John Boehner's reaction to the speech:


40 posted on 09/16/2013 12:37:33 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: Jim Robinson

He’s a fraud. All talk. Shut it down and watch that Rats cry like spoiled children.


41 posted on 09/16/2013 12:38:50 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Jim Robinson

If he’s against it then I’m fer it!..............


42 posted on 09/16/2013 12:41:22 PM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: Jim Robinson

I think the unions are turning on Obama. I have been watching the petition to defund Obamacare. The signatures had slowed over the weekend. On 9-15-13 at 6:34am est it was at 1,317,278. On 9-16-13 at 3:52 am it was at 1,319,571. NOW...On 9-16-2013 at 3:40 pm it is at 1,337,657! HUGE SURGE!!


43 posted on 09/16/2013 12:41:24 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Jim Robinson
Defiance is Osama Obama’s middle name,isn't it?
44 posted on 09/16/2013 12:42:38 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit)
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Unions read this and then go and sign the petition for defunding this monster now!

http://spectator.org/archives/2013/09/16/obamacares-useful-idiots

http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/


45 posted on 09/16/2013 12:43:55 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Jim Robinson

Vladimir Putin recommends calling his bluff.


46 posted on 09/16/2013 12:49:28 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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TO: Jim Robinson, 0pansy



HARDLY


HARLEY



47 posted on 09/16/2013 12:54:19 PM PDT by devolve (----- ----- ----- a yellow line in the snow ----- ----- -----)
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To: Monkey Face

Thank you, mf. Methinks the Marxists begin to tremble against our prayers and our action.


48 posted on 09/16/2013 1:25:03 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RIghtwardHo
Sadly, only a handful of GOPers will fight. The rest will fold like a cheap suit. The rest of America is on ODumbo’s side. We the Tea Party stand alone. The handwriting is on the wall. ODimwit and the Libs have won the long con.

How else can you view it?

49 posted on 09/16/2013 1:31:04 PM PDT by Digger
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To: RitaOK

(Um...it’s just ‘Face, if you don’t mind!)

;o]


50 posted on 09/16/2013 1:44:09 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Common sense is not a gift, it's a punishment. You have to deal with everyone who doesn't have it.)
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