Ah, the new tone. Soak it in.
OBAMA: They’re not going to do this again and then they do it again. I know you’re tired of it. I’m tired of it. It doesn’t mean that they’re wrong on every single issue. I’ve said I’m happy to negotiate with you on anything. I don’t think any one party has a monopoly on wisdom. But you don’t negotiate by putting a gun to the other person’s head. Or worse yet, by putting a gun to the American people’s head by threatening a shutdown. And, by the way, even after Congress reopens your government, it’s going to have to turn around very quickly and do something else, and that’s pay America’s bills. I want to spend a little time on this. (emphasis added)
Obama’s non-negotiation tactic thus far has included Barrycading parking lots and war memorials, and closing down hundreds of parks that generate revenue for the nation — and threatening to arrest people who want to use those shuttered parks. Possibly, also threatening Congress.
So, there’s a gun analogy to made here regarding the anti-gun president’s tactics.
Clipped at Grabien.