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Wed Jul 30, 2014, 03:02 PM

Obama Empties Both Barrels and Tears Boehner’s Lawsuit Against Him To Shreds

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Obama Empties Both Barrels and Tears Boehner’s Lawsuit Against Him To Shreds
By: Jason Easley
Wednesday, July, 30th, 2014, 12:52 pm


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Obama said that people’s struggles are more important than the phony scandals. He said, “Imagine how much further along the economy would be if Congress was doing its job too. We’d be doing great.” The president added that if Congress felt the same sense of urgency that the American people did we could help a lot more families.

Later the president said that Republicans keep blocking and voting down every idea that would have an impact on middle class families. Obama said, “They haven’t been that helpful. They haven’t been as constructive as I would have hoped.” Obama later told Congress to come on and help a little bit, “Stop being mad all the time. Stop just hating all the time.”

The president said that the main vote that House Republicans have scheduled for today is to decide whether or not to sue me for doing my job. He said, “But think about this, they have announced that they are going to sue me for taking executive actions to help people. So you know, they’re mad because I’m doing my job, and, by the way, I told them, I said I’d be happy to do it with you. So the only reason I am doing it on my own is because you don’t do anything, but if you want let’s work together. Everybody recognizes this is a political stunt, but it’s worse than that, because every vote they’re taking like that is a vote they are not taking to actually help you. When they had taken fifty votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, that was time they could have spent working constructively to help you on some things. By the way, do you know who’s paying for the suit they are going to file? You. No, no, you’re paying for it, and it’s estimated that by the time the thing is done, I would have already left office, so it’s not a productive thing to do.”

The president ripped Boehner’s lawsuit apart in a few minutes and demonstrated why this obvious political move is such a disaster for the Republican Party. Democrats have been easily able to turn the lawsuit into an indictment of Republican priorities. The president didn’t have to say that the lawsuit is a waste of time and money. He let the Republican actions speak for themselves. His comments focused on the opportunity costs behind the Republican decisions to vote dozens of times to repeal the ACA, and file lawsuits.

The key word in the president’s remarks was productive. The one political hurdle that congressional Republicans can’t overcome is how unproductive they have been. The president didn’t need to treat Boehner’s lawsuit as a threat to his presidency because it isn’t. He also doesn’t need to whip up Democratic outrage. Democrats are already livid. President Obama tore apart Speaker Boehner’s lawsuit in the best way possible. He treated it like the joke it is while pointing out why the Republicans have got to go.

America deserves better than John Boehner’s breadless circus, and President Obama is making sure that the American people understand that they are getting ripped off by the House Republican sideshow.

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Reply Obama Empties Both Barrels and Tears Boehner’s Lawsuit Against Him To Shreds (Original post)
babylonsister Jul 2014 OP
FSogol Jul 2014 #1
Squinch Jul 2014 #2
mindwalker_i Jul 2014 #4
LineLineLineReply .
Squinch Jul 2014 #5
madokie Jul 2014 #20
TrollBuster9090 Jul 2014 #7
Squinch Jul 2014 #8
TrollBuster9090 Jul 2014 #14
Squinch Jul 2014 #16
TrollBuster9090 Jul 2014 #17
LineLineLineLineLineLineLineReply .
Squinch Jul 2014 #18
cui bono Jul 2014 #3
TrollBuster9090 Jul 2014 #6
Nightjock Jul 2014 #10
Hubert Flottz Jul 2014 #12
QuestForSense Jul 2014 #13
babylonsister Jul 2014 #15
Dark n Stormy Knight Jul 2014 #23
Hekate Jul 2014 #9
bigwillq Jul 2014 #11
Cha Jul 2014 #19
davidpdx Jul 2014 #24
Cha Jul 2014 #36
davidpdx Jul 2014 #37
Cha Jul 2014 #38
B Calm Jul 2014 #21
Roy Serohz Jul 2014 #22
RKP5637 Jul 2014 #28
The Wizard Jul 2014 #25
Uncle Joe Jul 2014 #26
SummerSnow Jul 2014 #27
Cracklin Charlie Jul 2014 #32
babylonsister Jul 2014 #34
freshwest Jul 2014 #29
one_voice Jul 2014 #30
Major Hogwash Jul 2014 #31
hopemountain Jul 2014 #33
Oldtimeralso Jul 2014 #35
DeSwiss Jul 2014 #39
ejbr Jul 2014 #40
Historic NY Jul 2014 #41
B Calm Jul 2014 #42
Diclotican Jul 2014 #43
Hotler Jul 2014 #44
tweeternik Jul 2014 #45

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 03:07 PM

1. K & R. n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 03:08 PM

2. "Boehner's breadless circus." Great!

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 04:40 PM

4. Where all America ends up with is

a yeast infection.

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Response to mindwalker_i (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 04:49 PM

5. .

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Response to mindwalker_i (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 06:52 PM

20. LOL

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 04:54 PM

7. Boehner's version of the Roman circus is where citizens go to the Colosseum to watch gladiators

and end up getting thrown to the lions themselves.

(Actually, wasn't Caligula actually supposed to have done that when he was Emperor? He got pissed off when the crowd didn't like the quality of gladiators he was putting in the arena with the lions, so he sent the preatorian guard up into the stands to throw anybody who was booing down into the arena with them? That's pretty much Boehner's circus.)

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 04:56 PM

8. Those parties Caligula threw tended to suck for the attendees.

The horses loved them, though.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 05:16 PM

14. Incitartus deserved special treatment. He was a better senator than any of the human senators.

Something that's still true today.

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 05:17 PM

16. I wish he were here now. He could be Speaker.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #16)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 05:19 PM

17. Definitely. A horses head is an improvement over a horses...

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #17)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 05:24 PM

18. .

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 03:57 PM

3. Good. He and every other Dem needs to do this all the time.

And then they need to fight for policy that will actually help the American people.

These two things together would get the people fired up again. If it's not too late. Perhaps we need more new blood like Warren to fire us up and make us believe someone is on our side.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 04:49 PM

6. Saying "They Haven't Been That Helpful" is the Obama Equivalent of 'Emptying Both Barrels?

"They haven’t been that helpful. They haven’t been as constructive as I would have hoped"



I completely support and admire Obama, but holy cow....'haven't been helpful?' They've done far more than just be 'unhelpful.' They have done everything they could possibly do to INFLICT AS MUCH SUFFERING AS POSSIBLE ON AMERICANS in the hopes that Obama and Democrats will get the blame! They've deliberately worked to MAKE AMERICA FAIL while Democrats were in charge so that it would look as bad as it did when Republicans were in charge.

Even Obama's own brother in law said during the 2008 election that "I wish he'd learn how to throw a punch." And yet, having been punched silly for six solid years, he's still playing 'rope a dope?'

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 05:04 PM

10. I love him too

but amen!!!!!
He needs to spell it out for the low information voters. No more Mr. Nice Guy

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 05:06 PM

12. You nailed it...

Time to go for the knock out punches.

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Response to Hubert Flottz (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 05:12 PM

13. +1 -- Long overdue.

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 05:16 PM

15. The President rarely gets mad, but he did spell out

exactly what the rethugs are doing and how they're damaging the country. I'd say that's a win/win.

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 07:26 PM

23. Truly. Compare this the the frantic poutrage of the RWers who dominate the MSM and this

kind of understatement gets lost, I fear.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 05:03 PM

9. KnR

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 05:05 PM

11. Good for Obama!

 



K and R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 06:49 PM

19. "By the way, you know who's paying for the suit they're going to file?" POTUS smiles and points to

the audience: "You."


President Delivers Remarks on the Economy, Kansas City

TOD

mahalo babylonsistah~

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Response to Cha (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 08:41 PM

24. Isn't that the truth

Republicans, wasting the taxpayer's money for 150 years. The party of Lincoln is dead and buried.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #24)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 01:43 AM

36. And, they couldn't do it without our US corporatemediawhore inc, david. nm

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Response to Cha (Reply #36)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 01:44 AM

37. So true

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #37)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 01:57 AM

38. ..

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 07:08 PM

21. K&R

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 07:13 PM

22. He should start calling them what they are:

 

LAZY BUMS, collecting their salaries and doing nothing!

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Response to Roy Serohz (Reply #22)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 09:00 PM

28. Well said!!! The Republicans are congressional Welfare Queens. They are

parasites sucking on the tits of tax dollars wasting time and money. This country has so many serious issues and all these asses can contribute is nothing!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 08:52 PM

25. Boner is a self loathing

Drinker of the House and his next drink should be hemlock.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 08:55 PM

26. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, babylonsister.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 08:55 PM

27. Should have ended his speech with...stupid orange mf'er

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #27)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 10:31 PM

32. He was fired up good at the end of today's speech!

I've only seen that clip on this evening's Kansas City local news.

I have seen some great shows at the Uptown, and I would have loved to have been there today.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #32)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 12:15 AM

34. Good to hear Obama was fired up, because many

people say he's not emotive enough. Sigh. Damned if you do...

I'm glad he has a vacation coming up.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 09:03 PM

29. Obama argues for humanity to Robots. They're still doing this:



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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 09:07 PM

30. k&r

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 10:18 PM

31. Yeah, but 1 more vote to repeal the ACA might just work, this time.

No, it won't.




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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 11:53 PM

33. does president obama know

some of us refer to boehner as "cheeto"

thank you, babylonsister.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 01:32 AM

35. K&R n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 02:45 AM

39. It was a done deal before Obama (or anyone else for that matter), got there.

 

- K&R

"I always said that if Obama was delivered to the White House with Jesus Christ, a five-piece band and six gilded seraphims holding up his fucking balls he still won't be able to do anything because the country's broke and Congress is bought and sold."

~Joe Bageant, Socialist Review

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 06:29 AM

40. it's too bad

There are so many voting Americans who want to hate more than to help.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 08:11 AM

41. "they’re mad"

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 08:18 AM

42. What is the republican stance on unwarranted litigation? Is their stance

 

against lawsuits only for when corporations are being sued?

Hypocrisy maybe?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 11:02 AM

43. babylonsister

babylonsister

I wonder what would happened if president Obama REALLY got angry and was hooting both barrels- after the treatment of 6 years he should have blown a few fuses - and put federal authorities on alert for less - This somewhat of a "Understatement" coming from him I guess

If they had treatmed me like this if I had been the president - Good Lord how I had blown fuses left, center and right - and not holding back of the truth as I saw it, and had not holding anyhing back...

Diclotican

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 03:04 PM

44. Why is it always about the middle-class...

and never "the lower and middle class"?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 04:48 PM

45. K&R!!! n/t

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