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White House Preaches Comity but Retains Sharp Rhetoric

The White House is rolling out a new rebuttal to the GOP proposal, authored by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), to cut Medicare spending by revamping the program, saying Ryan’s prescription is necessitated only by the need in the plan to pay for the extension of the Bush tax cuts for the rich.

“[The Ryan plan] is driven by the need to fund these tax cuts,” said White House Press Secretary Carney.

During a meeting today between President Obama and the House Republican caucus, Ryan accused Obama of mischaracterizing his plan, to which Carney responded that Ryan and the White House disagree on its meaning for the country.

The rhetoric pitching rich against poor by suggesting Republicans would rob seniors in order to aid the wealthy comes even as Carney said President Obama wants to cool the rhetoric as a way to facilitate bipartisan negotiations to cut the deficit and avoid a debt default.

Carney also refused to distance the White House from acerbic broadsides being launched by White House allies, arguing that a television commercial depicting Ryan as throwing grandma off a cliff was the natural result of anger stirred by the Ryan proposal.

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21 Responses to White House Preaches Comity but Retains Sharp Rhetoric

  1. Unbelievable group of thugs. I am getting so sick of their bullying tactics. I can’t believe how low the White House has sunk, from gum chewing, putting their feet on tables and wearing summer bathing suit coverups to events. Sick of the both of them and all of their mouth pieces. Rant finished!!!!

      • He learned from his good buddy Bill that he better not tell a bald face lie or he’ll get caught. Watching him tap dance around that direct question asked by a very bold reporter is hilarious. He started talking about pies getting thrown at him, like that ever happened. Only liberals do that kind of thing.

  2. “We want to end the caustic rhetoric so we can have bipartisan negotiations with our evil, despicable, murderous, vile, destructive, demonic opponents.”

  3. Why aren’t these meetings between Obama and Congress televised? Those guys work for US. We need to see with our own eyes whether they are doing the people’s business. How about a little transparency there folks? Same thing should happen for the Democrat meeting. I recall the healthcare meeting that was televised awhile back; he got his hat handed to him by the Republicans.

    • Unbelievable. At least two Republicans are speaking out, unlike Boehner. This man has absolutely no respect for us, and it shows with how he is treating our representatives. Thought we left the adolescent behavior behind when we graduated from high school.

  4. What gets me is what happened a couple weeks ago when Obama made a comment about how the wealthy were just sitting back counting their money. That very week 60 Minutes had a program about Mr. Eli Broad of Los Angeles. He is a billionaire. He is busy spending his money on such things as the Arts, Education, Art Museum, Walt Disney Concert Hall and Biomedical Research.

    Jon Huntsman, Sr. built a cancer hospital in Salt Lake City. T. Boone Pickens made a large donation to Oklahoma State. There are many more. Doesn’t look like to me that most of the wealthy are hoarding their money and telling the public to go fly a kite.

  5. “At the beginning of the dynasty taxation yields a large revenue from small assessments. At the end of the dynasty taxation yields a small revenue from large assessments”
    Ibn Khaldoun, 14th century Muslim Philosopher