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Obama: Eager To Work With Anybody On Economy

From an irony proof Washington Post:

Obama says he is “eager to work with anybody” to address the economy

By Juliet Eilperin | October 16, 2013

In a brief statement Wednesday night, President Obama said he was “eager to work with anybody” to help address the nation’s economic problems and other challenges.

Is being $17 trillion dollars in debt be one of our economic problems? Is borrowing 47 cents of every dollar the government spends one of those challenges?

Of course not. Obama has repeatedly declared that we don’t have a spending problem.

“And I’ve got some thoughts about how we can move forward in the remainder of the year and stay focused on the job at hand, because there is a lot of work ahead of us, including our need to earn back the trust of the American people that has been lost over the last few weeks,” Obama said, speaking in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room.

And Benghazi, the IRS, NSA, DOJ scandals, Egypt and Syria, and the Obama-Care roll-out has had nothing to do with the loss of trust. It’s all due to the government shutdown.

“I am willing to work with anybody, I am eager to work with anybody — Democrat or Republican, House or Senate members — on any idea that will grow our economy, create new jobs, strengthen the middle class, and get our fiscal house in order for the long term.

This from the man who has steadfastly refused to even meet with Republicans until he is forced to. And then he refuses to negotiate on anything. In fact, that is his announced political strategy.

He said that once the budget measure adopted by the Senate Wednesday night passes the House "I will sign it immediately.  We’ll begin reopening our government immediately, and we can begin to lift this cloud of uncertainty and unease from our businesses and from the American people…

So he is going to scrap Obama-Care after all? Isn’t that what is causing most of the "uncertainty and unease from our businesses and the American people"?

Even as he said he was open to working with the GOP, saying “I’ve never believed the Democrats had a monopoly on good ideas,” he also chastised lawmakers for engaging in brinksmanship over the budget and debt ceiling.

“We’ve got to get out of the habit of governing by crisis,” he said.

It’s a wonder he wasn’t struck down by lightning. Obama is so addicted to "governing by crisis" he invents crises just to try to get his way. (Cf. gun control, amnesty.)

“And my hope and expectation is everybody has learned that there is no reason why we can’t work on the issues at hand, why we can’t disagree between the parties while still being agreeable, and make sure that we’re not inflicting harm on the American people when we do have disagreements.” …

He must have amazingly good lightning insurance. No one has been more disagreeable than Obama. No one has been more insulting. Not even Harry Reid. And that is going some.

As he left the room, the president seemed confident that he would not face the same budgetary crisis once the new continuing resolution expires early next year. Asked if he would face the same situation a few months from now, Obama replied with one word:

“No.” …

Which means he is going to refuse negotiate three months from now, as well. So his new tone of reconciliation almost lasted through an entire press conference.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, October 17th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Obama: Eager To Work With Anybody On Economy”

  1. “Asked if he would face the same situation a few months from now, Obama replied with one word:

    “No.” …”

    Isn’t that what he said about the sequester? Please, someone put me out of my misery. This guy is going to cause me to do something irrational. Like just go to the farm, grow my own food, load my weapons and kill anyone who comes near me.

  2. merkelerk

    Now that the shutdown and debt ceiling crisis are over and the blame has been carefully and methodically placed on the Conservatives, the true financial and job numbers can be released.
    No longer is there a need to quietly revise unemployment numbers or pretend the economy is gaining momentum.
    All future bad economic news can be blamed on the shut down and the horrible devastation it (and the conservatives) caused the recently thriving economy.
    Obama had just managed to get the car out of the ditch and back on the road when those rascally republicans and hate filled tea party folks hijacked the recovery and crashed the car again! (sarcasm will now be temporarily suspended)…

    Get ready for the next great crisis, if the past few years of the Obama administrations performance is any indicator, we will only have a couple of days rest before the next horror show.

    • captstubby

      right out of their playbook.
      play it by the numbers.
      in fact, the media could write the next two years worth of copy,just fill in names and date.
      hint;
      merkelerk , you should warn of Spoiler Alert when posting,
      i would have guessed it was Bush’s fault




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