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AP Cheers Obama’s ‘New’ No Negotiation Stance

From a joyous Associated Press:

Obama’s no-negotiation stance setting new tone

By JIM KUHNHENN | September 27, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — This time, President Barack Obama says, he’s not budging. This is the confrontational Obama, the "Make my day" president, betting Republicans blink to avoid a government shutdown or a first-ever default of the nation’s debts…

When has Obama ever negotiated? From his first day in office he has been saying ‘I won.’

"The entire world looks to us to make sure that the world economy is stable. You don’t mess with that," Obama said Thursday. "And that’s why I will not negotiate on anything when it comes to the full faith and credit of the United States of America." …

Of course, that hasn’t always been Obama’s position. Back in 2006, when he and the rest of the Democrats were trying to make President Bush lose the war in Iraq, he and Biden and Reid and Pelosi and the rest of the Democrats voted against raising the debt ceiling.

Obama’s stance is rooted in experience, politics and a desire to protect himself from similar demands in the remaining three years of his presidency.

Really? Again, Obama has never compromised on anything. So it’s hard to see where he has any experience at it. But now he is being commended by the AP for protecting himself from ever having to negotiate?

Obama advisers note that past negotiations have not yielded grand bargains and that the mere threat of default in 2011 rattled the economy, causing a downgrade in U.S. credit…

This is simply a Democrat-news media lie. Standard & Poor downgraded the US credit rating because the administration and Congress refused to deal with runaway spending. Our debt to GDP ratio was too high.

That process has proved messy for the GOP and senior White House aides insist that in a standoff, Republicans will be perceived as the unreasonable party…

"Every poll I’ve seen suggests that while no one escapes cleanly from a shutdown, the GOP would bear the brunt," former senior White House counselor and Obama adviser David Axelrod said. "The bigger danger for the president is to put himself in a position to be constantly held hostage. First they want an arm. Then they want a leg. It’s unsustainable."

Actually, at least some of the polls say otherwise. (See two paragraphs below.) But Mr. Axelrod always was a liar (and a bomb thrower).

"There’s no need for conversations," Reid said. "We’ve spoken loudly and clearly, and we have the support of the president of the United States. And that’s pretty good." …

So who is being obstreperous here? Who is causing gridlock?

The Pew Research Center, however, found nearly 6 out of 10 Americans want politicians they side with to be more willing to engage in talks.

So where are the news media’s calls for compromise and bipartisanship now?

And the public split about evenly in the Pew poll on who would be responsible if the government shut down, with 39 percent blaming Republicans and 36 percent Obama and much of the rest blaming both…

Will Axelrod now sic the DOJ on Pew?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, September 27th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “AP Cheers Obama’s ‘New’ No Negotiation Stance”

  1. BannedbytheTaliban

    Another lie continually promulgated by the media: “a first-ever default of the nation’s debts”

    If we default on our debt, it will be solely because Obama chose to pay for the things he wanted instead of the debt. The treasury takes in plenty of money to cover current debt obligations without raising the ceiling. It cannot however continue to provide for the new spending Obama and the Democrats require to buy their offices.

  2. captstubby

    “David Axelrod said. “The bigger danger for …”

    where would anyone get the idea he could be avoiding anything?.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12.....&_r=0
    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics.....038;page=1
    http://www.realclearpolitics.c.....obama.html

    and my favorite;
    http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/50lies.asp

  3. Right of the People

    Nerobama is rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.


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