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AP Cheers Obama’s Willingness To Shutdown Govt

From the Associated Press:

White House: Obama will veto House shutdown bill

September 28, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama would veto House Republican legislation that would delay much of the president’s health care overhaul for a year and cancel a tax on medical devices.

Once again, notice how the AP avoids reporting that the Republican bill would delay the individual mandate for a year. Why are they afraid to tell their readers that? Because it’s a hugely popular idea?

And note too that the AP neglects to mention that this veto would shutdown the government. (Just like Bill Clinton’s vetoes shut down the government in 1995 and 1996.)

The White House statement comes as the GOP-run House prepares to debate a bill averting a government shutdown Tuesday morning, but delaying the health care law and repealing the tax as the price for doing so. The medical device tax helps finance the health care law…

As does the individual mandate (tax). In fact, the individual mandate is the biggest funding source of them all. But the AP refuses to mention it.

The White House says the House bill would advance a narrow ideological agenda and threaten the economy. It says the bill pushes the government toward a shutdown.

Of course this is a lie. The House bill would keep the government going. It’s Obama’s veto that would shut it down. Just like it was Bill Clinton’s vetoes that shutdown the government in 1995 and 1996.

Meanwhile, Obama is drawing a red line. Threatening to shutdown the government. Holding the country hostage. All because he and his Democrat colleagues refuse to give the public what they want.

From CNS News:

House Hearing Room Bursts Out Laughing at Obama’s ‘Red Line’ on CR

By Terence P. Jeffrey | September 29, 2013

(CNSNews.com) – People attending a House Rules Committee hearing on Saturday evening burst into laughter when Rep. Jim McGovern (D.-Mass.) affirmed to House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R.-Ky.) that President Barack Obama, by threatening to veto a continuing resolution to fund the government past Monday if it includes a House amendment to delay Obamacare, has thus “drawn a red line” on the  CR.

The committee was meeting to approve the rule by which the House would consider the Senate-passed CR and amendments to it that would repeal a tax on medical devices and delay Obamacare for one year…

[A]fter Rep. McGovern had expressed his opposition to what the Republican majority was planning to do, House Appropriations Chairman Rodgers, who had briefly testified to the committee about the amendments, asked McGovern if he would yield:

Rogers: “Would the gentleman yield?
McGovern: "I happily yield."
Rogers: "You say the president has threatened to veto the bill?"
McGovern: "No, he hasn’t threatened. He said he absolutely will veto."
Rogers: "He’s drawn a red line has he?"
McGovern: "Yep."
At this point, the small hearing room—which was largely filled with committee members, other members of Congress who had come to testify and congressional staff—burst into laughter…

Of course, that is pretty laughable. But what is even more hilarious is that Obama says he won’t negotiate with the Republican hostage takers. Meanwhile, he is negotiating with the Syrians, who used poison gas on their own people. And he is also negotiating with the Mother Of All Hostage-Takers, the Iranians.

Oh, and Obama is also negotiating with the Taliban, who are still killing our soldiers in Afghanistan even as we speak. But he won’t negotiate with those evil Republicans, who by the way, have compromised at least twice.

But the Republicans are portrayed by the media as the ones who are refusing to compromise.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, September 30th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “AP Cheers Obama’s Willingness To Shutdown Govt”

  1. Rusty Shackleford

    This is fascinating in the way that a well-written and well-acted movie that slowly puts pieces together for the viewing audiences is.

    However, my personal disappointment comes, or, more accurately, will come when the media and the LIV’s fail to recognize the whole mess. They continue to walk around in their stupor believing that his lord and master, Golfus Maximus, is a brilliant chessmaster and is duping the republicans into a hornet’s nest of counter-moves that will destroy them.

    This pleases the media and LIV’s no end since they are firmly entrenched in the camp of republican hatred.

    But what irks me the most is the lack of cynicism on the part of Americans in general. Perhaps, noting back when they were growing up that adults were a largely cynical bunch, they sought to overturn that by criticizing it loudly and often as “negative thinking”.

    Fact of the matter is, that cynicism is pragmatism, shrouded in a sarcastic wrapper. It is based on experience, not just the supposition that everything will go wrong automatically. I think it’s a natural defense mechanism that cautions against over-zealousness, foolhardiness and putting the cart before the ox type of thinking. It is something that is borne of those experiences of youth when heart ruled the head.

    Oh how often I’ve gone toe-to-toe against a higher-up who accused me of negative thinking.

    “Well, sir, when we tried it that way six years ago, and four years ago and…again two years ago, this is what happened. The reasons it collapsed were obvious but, if you want to do it that way, who am I to say ‘it can’t be done’?”

    And said commander would implement his grandiose plan, only to have it blow up in his face, whereupon I was the bad guy and removed from his chain of command.

    So forgive me for not embracing this ridiculous healthcare mandate as the best thing since the toaster oven because just as sure as I get said toaster oven home and hooked up, it’s gonna catch fire and burn my house down.

    Ask me how I know.

    Add to that the type of cynicism. That is to say, national socialists are cynical about anything having to do with republican ideas while the reverse seems to be true about republicans and national socialist ideas.

    But cynicism should be an equal-opportunity employer; One should be suspicious of “fresh, new BOLD ideas” simply by the way they are sold to the public. In other words, approach them as you would a used car salesman who is pitching the “best possible deal for you” because “he likes you”.

    Sher, uh-huh. Got it.

    The LIV’s have their heels dug in simply because they believe with all their hearts that obamacare is gonna save the world and will FINALLY bring about the RIGHT of free healthcare.

    No amount of reason, logic, pragmatic argument, examples of how it works in foreign lands or any combination thereof will see them their faulted thinking. Their hearts are made up. Any derision to it is “negative thinking”.

    But I ran into similar emotionalism when discussing our sending troops to the middle east. Aside from the politics of it, I was certain that Americans would sour to it when our young men and women came home disfigured or not at all, except in a box. I thought that going after the perpetrators of the 9-11 murders was a good idea but wanted it really done in very low-key, invisible sort of way. The kind where the terrorist simply vanishes one night and no one knows where they went. They just disappeared, kind of thing.

    Well, that’s just me but my point is that I ran into such passion with people saying, “We’ll bomb those bastards back into the Stone Age” to which my retort was (and is), “Um, They LIVE in the Stone Age. It’s awfully hard to shake the convictions of a guy who is fighting for allah who doesn’t even own a pair of shoes.” Thus setting up my argument for how the US military would have a steep learning curve on how to demoralize the enemy, much the way it had to throughout Vietnam

    But back to cynicism. Yes, it can be a crippling affliction that results in inaction. However, to that I say that sometimes, inaction is EXACTLY what’s needed. If ever there was a time when the government should take no action, the healthcare industry is it. It got into the mess it’s in precisely because of government action and now that it’s gotten so expensive, the national socialists feel the fruit is ripe for the picking to get to single-payer.

    Thus, the power-brokers are not going to let it go when they are oh-so-close to that goal. They have the LIV’s convinced it’s wonderful and they have successfully demonized its opponents. They can smell the blood in the water and they want to make their final death-blow and cut off the head of the enemy, us, the conservatives who are largely cynical and have seen the results of what government action does.

    This is why we hate going to the DMV, or any government agency for anything. This is why we hate bureaucracy; Even getting our kids registered for school. This is why we shake our heads when we read about certain people not being held accountable for their (illegal) actions.

    This is why we’re cynical. It’s what has kept us alive because it protects us from jumping to conclusions and falling for stupid ideas.




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