Rightfully so, Obama schools Republicans

Rightfully so, Obama schools Republicans

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Camden Family Voter

Kingsland, GA

#1 Oct 17, 2013
This morning, 10/17/13, the day following an end to the shutdown and immediate debt crisis:

"President Obama schooled House Republicans on why they can’t let their disagreement with him turn into hatred that breaks the government, and offered three policy areas where he thinks both sides can agree.

The president said that Republican tactics have repeatedly hurt the economy. He told Congress,“How business is done in this town has to change.” The president said the political class needs to stop focusing on the bloggers, the talking heads, the lobbyists, and the professional political activists that profit from conflict. President Obama said that there are many obstacles, but that doesn’t mean that both sides can’t make progress.

The president laid out three areas where Democrats and Republicans can agree. His first area was passing a balanced budget. President Obama said that,“We shouldn’t approach this process of creating a budget as an ideological exercise.” We need both cuts and growth. The president said that the challenge now isn’t deficits, but protecting Medicare and Social Security for future generations. Obama suggested closing corporate tax loopholes to raise revenue. He repeatedly said the deficits we have are shrinking, and the nation’s problem is long term debt.

His second area was immigration reform. President Obama said that there is a broad coalition of support on both sides for comprehensive immigration reform. Obama spoke directly to the House. The Senate passed their bill, and he said if the House had ideas, let’s hear them.

The president’s third area was passage of a Farm Bill. Once again, he noted that the Senate passed a bipartisan Farm Bill, but it just sitting in the House.

The President said that these things can be done if we focus on the American people.

President Obama was speaking to all of the country, but his remarks were specifically directed at House Republicans. His message to them was to stop holding back on things that both sides agree on because the extremists in their party don’t like compromise.

Obama told House Republicans to stop breaking government because they disagree with a policy, or don’t like him. President Obama told House Republicans that if they don’t like his policies, go win elections. The president correctly noted that this isn’t the way the Founders intended our government to work.

The president said that House Republicans can’t let disagreement degenerate into hatred. He thanked furloughed workers, and closed by quoting the Pledge of Allegiance."

The rest of "Obama Movingly Tells House Republicans That Disagreement Can’t Degenerate Into Hatred" was written by Jason Easley, can be found over on PoliticusUSA. It's a good article and good website. Check it out.
happy happy

Morganton, GA

#2 Oct 17, 2013
HUA
Trucker

Kingsland, GA

#3 Oct 17, 2013
I saw a bit of his lecture. Obama should have taken Republicans to the woodshed in that speech. He and us have every right after that mess they created..
Anon

Kingsland, GA

#4 Oct 18, 2013
Trucker wrote:
I saw a bit of his lecture. Obama should have taken Republicans to the woodshed in that speech. He and us have every right after that mess they created..
We're with you there! The nation got screwed!
former democratic voter

Saint Marys, GA

#5 Oct 18, 2013
Anon wrote:
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We're with you there! The nation got screwed!
No the taxpayer got screwed... BIG TIME
BLK

Israel

#6 Oct 18, 2013
Let's keep it real. The problem they have with President Obama our Commander & Chief. And a great one that he is!
HE'S A POWERFUL, STRONG, INTELLIGENT BLACK MAN!!!! THAT BEAT YA"LL RACIST @ YOUR OWN GAME!
IT'S AS SIMPLE AS THAT!! GET OVER IT BY NOW!!!
Brace yourselves anglo's & rednecks the next president is going to be a woman!! H.C. She is going to finish the job that President Obama started! God bless America!!!
Hallucinations

Saint Marys, GA

#7 Oct 18, 2013
GOP must go away now. a new party needs to come forth. what it will be I don't know. Time will bring that about.

It is plain to see the end of the GOP is near. Shall they bring back the Whig Party
dust it off and modernize it.
former democratic voter

Saint Marys, GA

#8 Oct 18, 2013
BLK wrote:
Let's keep it real. The problem they have with President Obama our Commander & Chief. And a great one that he is!
HE'S A POWERFUL, STRONG, INTELLIGENT BLACK MAN!!!! THAT BEAT YA"LL RACIST @ YOUR OWN GAME!
IT'S AS SIMPLE AS THAT!! GET OVER IT BY NOW!!!
Brace yourselves anglo's & rednecks the next president is going to be a woman!! H.C. She is going to finish the job that President Obama started! God bless America!!!
LOL LOL LOL

Everyone knows that the blacks are the biggest racists of all.
You may want to look up racism in the dictionary
Redneck

Kingsland, GA

#9 Oct 18, 2013
former democratic voter wrote:
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LOL LOL LOL
Everyone knows that the blacks are the biggest racists of all.
You may want to look up racism in the dictionary
FDV, he ain't smart enough to figure out what racism is! Only thing he and those like him know is free housing, food stamps, Medicaid, and ensuring that the population like him is increased at the working peoples expense!
bubba131

Saint Marys, GA

#10 Oct 18, 2013
Redneck wrote:
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FDV, he ain't smart enough to figure out what racism is! Only thing he and those like him know is free housing, food stamps, Medicaid, and ensuring that the population like him is increased at the working peoples expense!
Exactly right...
There motto is "to hell with the hardworking taxpayer I want everything I can get from the US Treasury
10 to 1 hes on welfare now and will be the rest of his life as will his children
Renters

Saint Marys, GA

#11 Oct 19, 2013
by hook and crook he got into office now does not know how to run it. He is throwing away the USA.
bubba131

Saint Marys, GA

#12 Oct 19, 2013
Renters wrote:
by hook and crook he got into office now does not know how to run it. He is throwing away the USA.
Yes he sure is. Just look at the numbers.
Its easy to understand why he won as the non- producers control the demoratic party..
Those on welfare, unemployed, government workers (federal state and local).
To the democrats working taxpayers are to be robbed

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