Skip to comments.Obama Dares Republicans to Defy Tea Party on Obamacare, Shutdown Deal
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?"
FUBO!! Bring it on!!
The rebellion is ON!!
GO, Tea Party, GO!!
Go, Ted, GO!!
How ‘bout the Republicans defy the Democrat[sic] Party, instead? Is that possible?
Recovery!? Hahahahahahaha. What economy is he looking at?
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?
Never happen. No balls and they left us with no way to fight and inform the public what a communists liar King Obama is.
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.
“In a sprawling economic speech...”
“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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guess we’re getting on Der Fuehrer’s nerves...
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.
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.
We have two enemies: Obama and the republicans. I have written my letters. Y’all write yours.....as we speak.
ANOTHER Red Line?
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