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October 12, 2013 - 9:09 am
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What is the matter with Republicans? Why can’t they make a deal with the president?

After all, he’s so reasonable, so accommodating, so…so…

So two-faced about negotiations.

The Hill reports:

President Obama signaled Saturday that he wouldn’t accept the Republicans’ offer for a short-term increase in the nation’s debt limit.

“It wouldn’t be wise, as some suggest, to just kick the debt ceiling can down the road for a couple months, and flirt with a first-ever intentional default right in the middle of the holiday shopping season,” Obama said in his weekly address.

“Because damage to America’s sterling credit rating wouldn’t just cause global markets to go haywire; it would become more expensive for everyone in America to borrow money. Students paying for college. Newlyweds buying a home,” he said.

House Republicans have offered a six-week increase in the debt limit. If adopted, the plan will buy time for broader negotiations over entitlement spending and taxes, they say.

The only problem is that the president’s press secretary said on Thursday that Obama would indeed accept a short-term debt increase.

Politico reports:

President Obama would sign a bill approving a short-term debt ceiling hike, even without an agreement to end the government shutdown, the White House said Thursday.

Still, it’s Obama’s preference to raise the debt ceiling for a longer period of time, while also reopening the government, press secretary Jay Carney said.

“The president is happy that cooler heads at least seem to be prevailing in the House, that there at least seems to be a recognition that default is not an option,” Carney told reporters during his daily briefing. But, he added, “the president believes that it would be far better for the Congress, and in this case the House, to raise the debt ceiling for an extended period of time.”

Carney wouldn’t rule out the prospect that Obama would nonetheless sign a short-term extension, but reserved judgment until the White House gets a full proposal. “We have seen nothing, obviously no proposal, from House Republicans yet. There’s no bill to look at,” he said, and the details of a proposal that can pass the House critical to whether the president can support it.

Still, Carney later said, “if a clean debt limit bill is passed [Obama] would likely sign it.”

This has every appearance of being an ad-hoc strategy. The president knows he has the GOP by the short hairs and will now extract maximum concessions, humiliating Republicans in the bargain. He will not help them out of the box they have put themselves in.

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I will just point out, the original bill that the Democrats proposed, that Republicans are negotiating was itself only a short-term CR.

So Obambus is now basically contradicting his own bill.

I for one am now happy to keep it all shut WHATEVER THE CONSEQUENCES until this crude, lying lout Obambus is removed from office, and I wish he would take Harry Reid with him. That is, I believe it may be better for the country to do so, both short-term and long-term.
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How do you play chicken with a person who is just stupid?

We have to get a different method of dealing with the Democrats.
We have to walk away from the MSM so much so that it dies from lack of revenue and fast.

We have to get a grassroots campaign that is very active and sticks with it for 4 to 8 years.
26 weeks ago
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Mr. Moran, selling out has not been a winning strategy for the GOP, ever. What you are advocating is exactly that. I don't believe the GOP is loosing this battle like you do. If they sell out, they will surely loose. If they hold steady to their demands they will surely win, despite what the RINOs and the Morans of this world say and want to see happen.
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what if they gave a shutdown and no body showed up?
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>> This has every appearance of being an ad-hoc strategy. The president knows he has the GOP by the short hairs and will now extract maximum concessions, humiliating Republicans in the bargain. He will not help them out of the box they have put themselves in.

Oh come on Rick, Obama is an Alinskyite. You act like he's using some sort of normal political calculations. It has already been shown that the only reason for a default would be Obama petulantly refusing to service our debt without a deal, because in no circumstances will there not be money enough to do that no matter what happens.

The danger is that he'll penalize us by refusing to pay the debt while keeping funds flowing to park service bureaucrats policing the borders of the national mall to keep citizens from walking through it. And Rick, if that happens you'd still blame Republicans for it wouldn't you?

Such shilling for our Alinskyite president will probably make the IRS pass you up for an audit however. Do you have something to hide? ;-)
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26 weeks ago
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String 'em along, then poke 'em in the eye....
String 'em along, then poke 'em in the eye....
String 'em along, then poke 'em in the eye.....

Repeat as necessary.
26 weeks ago
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And this surprises anyone?
26 weeks ago
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This joining together of a Debt Limit raise and a National Debt service payment default only works is you are talking to MORONS. Which, when you look at Democraps the Lame Stream EneMedia, Left wing moonbats, Low Info cretins and unfortunately far too many RINO's , seems to be the case.
Here for the hard of THINKING is the REAL situation. The USA has a HUGE and growing NATIONAL DEBT this debt comes from SPENDING more then you generate in Taxes and Revenues, INCREASING the Debt Limit and therefore BORROWING more money just ADDS to the NATIONAL DEBT. The ONLY way to reduce the NATIONAL DEBT is to SPEND LESS than you receive in Revenues and then use that to PAY OFF the NATIONAL DEBT. It can't happen any other way you can't SPEND yourself out of debt no matter how many times the MORONS in the Democratic Party tell you you can and MUST.
26 weeks ago
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Wow.. yet another chicken chit Moran op-ed. Meanwhile water's wet and beavers make dams.

Freakin' RINO cheerleader. Morgan's op-eds SCREAM for the status quo to continue. What a weak minded guy.
26 weeks ago
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This.
26 weeks ago
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The USA is drowning in debt and no one can deny that. So that being the case why has the US Govt got so many HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of NON ESSENTIAL workers who can be furloughed with NO EFFECTS felt by the populace whatsoever.
26 weeks ago
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Leave it shut down till 1/1/2017.
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