Skip to comments.Obama on CNN: Congress Has Two Jobs, But Too ‘Worried About’ ‘Rush Limbaugh’ to Do Them
Posted on 08/23/2013 9:23:57 PM PDT by yoe
In an exclusive interview with CNNs Chris Cuomo on Friday, President Barack Obama said that the upcoming fight over the continuation of a resolution which will fund the government does not have to be a fight at all. He said that enough Republicans in Congress agree that seeking to defund the Affordable Care Act is a bad idea, but they are afraid of angering their base or of conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh.
Congress doesnt have a whole lot of core responsibilities, Obama said. One core responsibility is passing a budget, which they have not done yet. The other core responsibility that theyve got is to pay the bills that theyve already accrued.
Obama said that, if Congress does their jobs on those issues, then they can tackle big, structural changes like what he is proposing to the nations higher education system.
How much of the lack of action in Washington do you put on yourself in terms of blame? Cuomo asked.
Ultimately the buck stops with me, Obama replied. I get frustrated, and Ive said before and I continue to say Im willing to do whatever it takes to get Congress and Republicans in Congress in particular to think less about politics and party and think more about whats good for the country.
He said that the notion that Republicans would shut down the government over the ACA is not good for the nation. He said the GOP sees this as their last gasp.
Ive made this argument to my Republican friends privately, and, by the way, sometimes they say to me privately, I agree with you, but Im worried about a primary from, you know, somebody in the tea party back in my district or, Im worried about what Rush Limbaugh is going to say about me on radio.
Jimmy Carter was pretty bad but Barry Obama is unthinkably pathetic for POTUS it is beyond embarrassing. The mid east is in flames partly because of his and Hillery's foreign policy or lack there of, our nation is almost in ruins from debt, our military is being sliced and diced while this jerk flies around selling his socialized medicine/Affordable Care Act using AF1 like a cab. Barry Obama doesn't work with congress....he goes around congress....
Republican Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) warned on Wednesday in a speech at a local Civic Center that President Barack Obama was veering perilously close to the standards of conduct necessary to be impeached.....AMEN BROTHERS AND SISTERS!
Deflect we much, obama?
What a terrible excuse for something called a man.
Hey Obama, tell that to Harry Reid and the Senate!
The more I hear Obama, the more I believe he’s a complete idiot.... Someone is the puppet master,cause this tool is to stupid to pull what is going on.
Here’s an idea — repeal Obamacare.
That would be Congress doing its job.
I am now completely supportive of Obama running his mouth off. He makes a complete ass of himself every time.
Congress should not be worried about Rush Limbaugh, Congress should be petrified of God
I don't have a lot of praise for the Pubs in the House at this time...but haven't several budgets been passed and sent to the Senate that Reid will not bring to the floor?
I think O spends way too much time yammering and laying blame on conservative talk show hosts. It is very puzzling.
This is Obama psychological warfare because I bet you that there are few to no Republicans in reality who exist according to his description.
Probably has to do with the fact that conservative talk show hosts are the only people who have ever criticized him.
He's not used to it...
Repubs worried about their base, Rush and the Tea Party? That would be nice. Actually it is Obama’s big fear.
BS on the Repub “friends” telling him this.
Obama and Holder are publicly speaking about their plan of the week that are just more smokescreen distractions to divert attention away from the incompetent manner Obama has handled his day job.
The best indicator of a PHONY ADMINISTRATION is the number of its REAL SCANDALS.
Commie Tyrant Obamas current talking points are thus smokescreen distractions for the products of Obamas first 4 years in office:
* Refusal to close US Southern Border to Mexican illegal alien invaders
* No known un-forged records of Place of Birth
* No known un-forged records of University grades
* Benghazi Massacre
* Dereliction of Duty as CIC during Benghazi Massacre
* Cover up of Benghazi Massacre
* Destruction of Seal Team Six
* Cover up of Fast and Furious murder of US Border Agent by Exec. Order
* IRS-Obamacare Commune Death Grip on Wealth and Health
* NSA-Gestapo Death Grip on all citizens communications
* Use of Courts against News Media
* Use of Supreme Court to install Un-Constitutional Obamacare Tax
* Destruction of the US Coal Industry
* Refusal to permit XL Pipeline construction
* Trillion Dollar a year Federal Overspending
* Monthly violations of the US Constitution by Obama
* Use of Exec. Orders to bypass Congress.
REPLACE sniveling coward Speaker Boehner with a FIGHTER!
It is time to IMPEACH Tyrant B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro.
Tyrant B. Hussein Obama, (aka Barry Soetoro), continues his unopposed efforts to expand Totalitarian Obamanation in Liberty-based America.
Where are the Republican opponents of Tyrant Obama?
Why have the Articles of Impeachment for Tyrant Obama not been issued by US House Speaker Boehner, or Pro-Welfare Republicans Cantor or Ryan?
Have House and Senate Pro-Welfare Republicans formed a cave-in pact with Pro-Welfare Democrats to protect Tyrant Obama?
The main thing that Speaker Boehner is afraid of is being blamed for doing his job.
Speaker Boehners job now is to shut down the NON-ESSENTIAL parts of the US Federal Government until Obamacare is ABOLISHED, and keep it shut down for however long it takes.
Obutthole is a sniveling scumbag.
What is good for the country?....
Answer: The ONLY thing good for this country is a CIVIL WAR....
Anything less is NOT GOOD FOR THIS COUNTRY.. and is Agitprop and Espionage..
Its quite simple really.. the people elected a traitor.. as President..
The only way out of that is a RE_DO.. a serious rubber hits the road RE-DO..
Remove POWER from the cold dead hands.. of the progressives..
He’s golfing too much to do his job.
Oh Barry. Congress is NOT listening to Rush,,,that’s the problem!
Go Limbaugh! Help us protect our United States Constitution.
"Only two jobs? Why dose lazy lima beans."
what probably bothers obama the most is that rush is living in his head, rent free.
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