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AP Quotes Senior: ‘Obama Being Kind Of Crappy’

From the Associated Press, (no, really):

Americans Speaking Out On Gov’t Shutdown: ‘I Think Obama Is Being Kind Of Crappy’

October 10, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With the government shutdown in its second week and a possible default just days away, many Americans view this epic political clash with frustration, anger and a stoic, here-we-go-again acceptance: They don’t like what they see, don’t agree on who’s to blame and aren’t sure what would be the best solution. But they hope that someone — anyone — comes up with a way out of the mess…

There isn’t going to be any ‘default,’ unless Obama disobeys the law. Which, of course, is always possible.

It’s all very exasperating to Freda Wilhite, a 75-year-old retired restaurant manager.

“I blame it on all of them,” she says, sitting in a leather armchair in the lobby of the Capital Towers senior-living building in Raleigh, N.C. “I think Obama is being kind of crappy about it.

Ms. Wilhite doesn’t realize it, but she has just put herself at the top of Obama-Care’s death panel hit list.

But I also think the Senate or the Congress, whoever it is, is being just as crappy for not trying to reach an agreement — do ANYTHING — to keep the government going.” Asked which side should give in, Wilhite threw up her hands.

“Lord, I don’t know,” she says. “Somebody should give a little and somebody should give a little more. I don’t know how to fix it. I just know I don’t like it.” …

Sadly, that isn’t going to be enough to save her from the ‘blue pill.’

The public frustration may cross party lines, but a new Associated Press-GfK poll held Republicans more responsible for the gridlock, with 62 percent mainly blaming the GOP for the shutdown. In contrast, 52 percent believed the president isn’t doing enough to cooperate with the Republicans, according to the survey.

Whoops. That isn’t how this is supposed to be working at all.

The poll also said 82 percent of Democrats see the shutdown as a major problem for the country, compared with 58 percent of Republicans and 57 percent of independents…

Well, to be fair, probably 82% of Democrats work for the government. Or, more accurately, ‘get some kind of a check’ from the government.

The AP then quotes the usual suspects who bemoan the shutdown. But then we have another surprise:

Not everyone sees a downside in this latest political face-off.

“I think it’s actually healthy,” says Cassandra Mooneyham, 31, a conservative activist in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. “I hear people say we need to negotiate and compromise. But compromise over hundreds of years has led us to where we are today. … We have so much debt because we have entrusted the government with so much of our services.”

Mooneyham says she doesn’t think the shutdown has gone far enough, but believes it has given the public a chance to evaluate the need for government, which she maintains is far too big. She worries any compromise will lead to an increase in the debt ceiling.

“Ultimately, someone will have to cave,” she says. “Hopefully, it’ll be the side of big government.” …

Of course, the AP buried her dangerous thinking in the 25th paragraph of their article, where hopefully no one would read it. Still, it was quite a shock to see in black and white in the government’s own media. Heads will probably roll.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, October 11th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “AP Quotes Senior: ‘Obama Being Kind Of Crappy’”

  1. Then, let’s flush him ..

  2. captstubby

    today in a Goverment press release;

    “Ms. Wilhite of Capital Towers senior-living

    slipped on a bar of soap…”


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