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Obama: Republicans Messing With Me

President Obama today went all self-referential on us again today, saying Republicans were “trying to mess with me” by linking Obamacare funding to government spending and the debt ceiling.

“They’re focused on politics, they’re focused on trying to mess with me – they’re not focused on you,” Obama told workers at a Ford plant in Liberty, Missouri.

Obama sketched dire consequences if funding for the government was cut off.

“They will send our economy into a tailspin, just like Speaker Boehner said,” Obama said. “Now they’ve gone beyond just holding Congress hostage, they’re holding the whole country hostage.”

“Hundreds of thousands” won’t go to work and the armed forces won’t get  paid, he said.

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84 Responses to Obama: Republicans Messing With Me

  1. Peggy Noonan just disclosed that Obama’s nickname around Capitol Hill is Obam-Me. Isn’t that a wonderful discription? While I have seen lots of names referencing our great president, I find this one to be among the best! What do you think??

  2. Who is holding who hostage??? It seems to us that Obama is trying
    to hold the US hostage. There is nothing about the ACA that is redeemable.

    It is just a terrible situation altogether.

    • If Reid pitches a fit over this Senate vote, which I think that he will, Nevada should follow Colorado’s lead and re-call him.
      Gun control is one thing, a devastating health care bill that will hobble the economy is quite another.

  3. “messing with me”. Just wondering if that’s the same as “don’t mess with Texas” kinda thing, or is there some other urban meaning to it.

    That Congressional Dems can read the terrible accounts of thousands of workers losing their jobs every week and still support this monstrous law is unbelievable. Joe the Plumber and his union hates it, self-employed workers hate it, no one really gets it, and business’ from coast to coast are at a loss of how to plan for the future.
    It’s a badly drawn law, and every day it gets worse.
    If MrO wants to veto this, or Sen Dems want to ignore all the evidence, then the government shutdown is on them, not the Repubs as they keep insisting.

    • Answer to my own question; The best meaning is that someone is trying to **ck with another (sorry) to ruin whatever they’re doing, or insult them. It’s meant as a threat to anyone who choses to “mess” with another.

      Why on earth does this Harvard educated man talk like that?

      • Several possibilities.
        1. He thinks its COOL and shows how much in touch he is with his subjects whom he believes to be uneducated dunces.
        2. He spends too much time with people who speak like that (Beyonce, Jay-Z, his wife).
        3. He missed all of the English, English Lit and American Lit classes in high school and at Columbia College.
        4. He did not take any of the required Columbia courses on Humanities & Civilization.
        5. He watches too many reality TV shows and Honey Boo (whom I had never heard of until the President mentioned her).
        6. All of the above

      • “Why on earth does this Harvard educated man talk like that?”

        He’s never been anything more in life than a Saul Alinsky community organizer. With 13 shootings last night in one of the Chicago hoods he organized, looks like he was pretty much a failure at that job too.

      • I still can’t believe this boorish gangsta thug is the President.
        He looks and sounds ‘possessed’. Are exorcisms included in his Cadillac H/C plan?

  4. More Alinsky crap from the phony “president”.

    The truth is that conservatives are focused on the middle class, and they could give a rat’s ass about you.

  5. Funny guy. All he has to do is sign the bill and all is well but Obamacare. I’d hardly call that putting a gun to the country’s head. And given the lack of OC popularity, I’d say doing what Congress did is precisely looking out for the country and not really giving a whit what Obama thinks.

  6. The Republicans APPROVED the CR – Continuing Resolution to fund the entire fed gov’t except for Obummercare!

    ONLY bho can ‘shut down’ the gov’t by NOT signing any legislation that does NOT fund the most damaging healthcare/gov’t take-over/TAX-increase for Americans in history!

    The American citizens are being mis-informed by the bho Adm that over and over attacks conservatives, every-day citizens, independents, Republican Reps and Senators! Stop letting bho LIE! He is and will be responsible for the continuing suffering of Americans!

    Again, only bho & DEMS will be responsible for punishing the entire USA IF they cannot ‘prevent the DEFUNDING of the unaffordable HCA!’

    The Senate DemWits and other Dems are the ones holding the PEOPLE hostage to their socialists agenda and the elderly, the under/unemployed, the disabled, the most vulnerable, and poor, and hard-working struggling citizens will ‘continue to suffer’ with an all-powerful, out-of-control gov’t led by a ‘bully prez – bho’! jb

    • And don’t forget, raising the debt ceiling doesn’t increase our debt!! And reducing our nuclear arsenal to zero will NOT embolden Putin. And Bill Clinton WAS a feminist!!!!!!!

  7. But, but, but, Barack, they didn’t vote to not fund the government. They voted to defund ObamaCrap.
    Try to put on your thinking cap and your listening ears. And for heaven’s sake stop your wagging, lying tongue.
    You are about as self-centered as a two year old.
    Grow up and quit trying to make America think you are some kind of gangsta.’ REALLY unbecoming posture for a president.

  8. Shutdown POTUS
    September 30 to October 11, 1976 (10 days) G Ford
    September 30 to October 13, 1977 (12 days) J Carter
    October 31 to November 9, 1977 (8 days) J Carter
    November 30 to December 9, 1977 (8 days) J Carter
    September 30 to October 18, 1978 (18 days J Carter
    September 30 to October 12, 1979 (11 days) J Carter
    November 20 to November 23, 1981 (2 days) R Reagan
    September 30 to October 2, 1982 (1 day) R Reagan
    December 17 to December 21, 1982 (3 days) R Reagan
    November 10 to November 14, 1983 (3 days) R Reagan
    September 30 to October 3, 1984 (2 days) R Reagan
    October 3 to October 5, 1984 (1 day) R Reagan
    October 16 to October 18, 1986 (1 day) R Reagan
    December 18 to December 20, 1987 (1 day) R Reagan
    October 5 to October 9, 1990 (3 days) GHW Bush
    November 13  to November 19, 1995 (5 days) W Clinton
    December 5, 1995 to January 6, 1996 (21 days) W Clinton

  9. Not paying the military is unconscionable. Men and women defending our country should not have to worry if their families have food and the bills paid.

    NO DC worker should get a penny unless the military is paid. NO food should be delivered to the White House or Congressional diningrooms. The President’s family is no more important than any other in the country. If the military families cannot buy food, every member of the administration should go hungry too – including their children.

  10. When the king is vexed he goes all Harvardy “hundreds of thousands ” and “don ‘t mess with me ” on us. Because “off with their heads ” works for kings but not American Presidents.

    Stompy foot, sputter.

  11. OT and it might have been elsewhere but I am appalled at those Democrats who did not return to listen to the words of the Benghazi victims ‘ parents. The very same people you couldn’t peel off the Trayvon Martin parents or the Sandy Hook parents.

  12. “…they’re focused on trying to mess with me – they’re not focused on you,”
    Anyone remember when he put VP Biden in charge of his gun control efforts? He announced that, “Nobody messes with Joe,” and ol’ Slow Joe sat there with his idiot grin on his face.

  13. “Messing with me?” Is that talk from the hood? It seems as if he’s trying to divide the people more on this issue. Whatever, it’s bizarre to hear talk like that from a President. Unhinged. As if he is monarch and not President. It is Obamacare in large part that is destroying the country and putting us into a tail spin. How many people have been fired as a result of Obamacare already? How many have had their working hours reduced to under 30 hours a week from full time? How many have lost their insurance? How many have lost physicians they trusted? Please excuse me: those are all rhetorical questions.

    • I just read that the GOP cutting the food stamp program, or something, was merely taking it back to the Clinton Welfare Reform days that got out of control under Obama. So don’t pay attention to those starving children photos the Dems are flashing, it’s not about the children, it’s getting mommy and daddy out of the casinos :)

      • I read or heard (and I could be totally wrong) that cuts are to apply to able bodied people with no dependents — so no children no elderly. Just saying — not that it matters much on the USS Titanic.

        The captain will be the first one to jump ship too.

    • Bizarre talk is right.
      Without a script or the ever-present teleprompter, both Obamas belie their higher education at our best schools and probably the main reason neither will ever practice law with an incomprehensible mix of urban slang and Jr High school debate team reasoning.

      .

      • Are you kidding–they would benefit from HS debate!!! Learn the difference between evidence and proof (…since the Great Depression), learn how to frame a situation without exaggerating it into a Straw Man (military won’t be paid).

  14. Thought of that book “The Amateur”. On the other hand, he knows exactly what he is doing dismantling the US health care industry and increasing dependence from the low-information folks, illegals and other neer-do-wells.

  15. I don’t want to say that this “us vs them” campaign speech, from someone ineligible to run again, indisputably PROVES that he’s trying to tear the country to pieces, and possibly even touch off a civil war.

    But it does seem to heavily suggest it, no?

  16. Meanwhile, via the ” Roll Call ” blog, $174,000 will be paid to the widow of the late Sen. Frank R. Lautenberger, (D-N.J.)
    This Death Gratuity is a long practiced, little known perk of office.
    The above is from the article.

  17. By the way, tomorrow PARADE will mess with us–Obama is one of the people who will say they wish they had spent more time with their children. Yes, Father of the Year is back in the news. Guess those golf lessons will be starting. Not.

  18. Obama says they are “MESSING WITH HIM? What kind of language is that for a President? Street talk? Talk like that just proves what he is. He is out of his league, a low I.Q. and low-class boy, not a man, one that should never have been President.

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