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Obama “No Negotiation” press conference – LIVE (Update – will not pay ransom to Republican extremist extortionists)

Obama “No Negotiation” press conference – LIVE (Update – will not pay ransom to Republican extremist extortionists)

Press conference now over. If you missed it, you missed one of the most demeaning, pejorative performances I’ve ever seen by any President. I say “one of” because it’s possible there’s a more snide performance I’ve forgotten.

But today was memorable.

Just more of the eliminationist rhetoric about ransoms and extortion and so on. And with one exception, all of the questions were completely soft-ball.

Obama Presser analysis in one Tweet:

Nile Gardner got the headline right (via Fuzzy):

President Obama throws a tantrum


These were my feelings during the press conference as well:

Updates in reverse chron:


Before the start:

In a hastily called press conference, Obama is expected to reiterate that he will not negotiate with Republicans unless and until a “clean” Continuing Resolution is passed and the debt ceiling raised without condition.

That’s the message The White House sent out this morning, with Obama calling John Boehner to tell him that there will be no negotiation:

It is not surprising that Obama is seeking press coverage explaining why he will not negotiate, as Obama’s no-negotiation posture is hurting him, as even Jonathan Chait at New York Magazine recognizes:

… House Republicans may have a better sound-bite message. Last night I listened to a short radio news report, and it summarized the position of the two parties as follows: Republicans want to negotiate, and Democrats refuse…. Obama’s message is currently complicated — negotiate this, not that — while Boehner’s is simple….

Obama has a problem going simple because he and Democrats have so demonized Republicans and the Tea Party as terrorists that Obama has left himself on a ledge where he either jumps and takes the country with him, or he negotiates with terrorists.


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Press conference for old news anyone? It’s not as if he has changed his policy position.

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to Paul. | October 8, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Has anyone ever heard this idiot refer to America as a Republic? Or, does this give away his belief in absolute “majority rule” by his continual “democracy” references? After all, he is a brilliant Constitutional scholar.

      Living on the East Coast now – several of my Native Texan friends have recently mentioned they have copies of their Texas Birth Certificates ‘in case they need them.’

      In other words – in case this idiot brings about a major depression and a Civil War then they can move to Texas after the state secedes.

      I’m pretty sure O refers to the nation thusly: “I only like Democrats. The rest of y’ll can go to hell.”

This is great news for those unable to get their Ambien prescription refilled today!

…the President is willing to negotiate with Republicans — after the threat of government shutdown and default have been removed – over policies that Republicans think would strengthen the country. The President also repeated his willingness to negotiate on priorities that he has identified including policies that expand economic opportunity, support private sector job creation, enhance the competitiveness of American businesses, strengthen the Affordable Care Act and continue to reduce the nation’s deficit.”
—The Barracula propaganda machine

See, you cannot “negotiate” with a narcissist.

They don’t understand the term.

    LukeHandCool in reply to Ragspierre. | October 8, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I wanna see a creepy picture of that creepy Jim Messina with his hands over his heart with the phrase written in black marker on his hands,

    “You can’t spell ‘Negotiation’ without ‘No.'”

    Kids, don’t get into this guy’s van no matter how much candy he offers you:

    Observer in reply to Ragspierre. | October 8, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Barry thinks “negotiate” means “give me everything I want, and then thank me for the privilege of being screwed by someone as magnificent and magnanimous as myself.”

Next Obama’s move:

Send SEIU operatives to protest at Boehner’s house.

No way am I going to negatively impact my psyche by listening to Obama lie and posture for the press and his sycophants.

From the first moment I ever saw him, before I ever heard him speak a word, I knew what he was. It was not the color of his skin, but the look on his face and out of his eyes. I knew at that moment, I could not vote for him even at gunpoint. He is distilled, concentrated pride and egotism fueled by an evil ideology.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to Uncle Samuel. | October 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    You and me both, Uncle. I was listening to Rush via a ‘net radio station that preempted him for Obama. I switched stations cuz what’s the point in listening to a demagogue?

In other words, Obama refuses to negotiate until the GOP gives in to all his demands. Of course, at which point, there will be nothing to negotiate.

Makes sense to me!

::steve martin sarcastic voice off::

$2.7 trillion in receipts. $1 trillion deficit. No budget. This administration should have its license revoked. It is unconscionable to exploit people’s labor with liberal abandon.

Why does Obama oppose planned government? Why does Reid oppose individual choice and a democratic process? Why did Pelosi demand our submission to learn the consequences of their legislation?

It is unproductive to increase both subsidies and differential costs while preserving and inflating total costs. Obamacare is unviable. It is a burden. Dismember it. Vacuum it. Flush it. The clump of policies and regulations known as Obamacare. Not the clump of cells known as Barack, Harry, Nancy, etc. It’s a citizen’s right. It’s a citizen’s choice.

Who, other than Cruz, can respond articulately and forcefully, to obama’s outrageous lies?

    Juba Doobai! in reply to Rick. | October 8, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Sarah Palin.

    Radegunda in reply to Rick. | October 8, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Boehner came pretty close to saying that Obama is lying, and provided evidence that he is.

      Juba Doobai! in reply to Radegunda. | October 9, 2013 at 12:33 am

      Close but no cigar. Time for real words and not euphemisms. Obama has gone nuclear on the GOP, Boehner can be a polite, truth-speaking gentleman and not a shy, retiring euphemist.

    jdkchem in reply to Rick. | October 8, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Tuffy the rodeo clown.

      Phillep Harding in reply to jdkchem. | October 8, 2013 at 6:18 pm

      Hey! Rodeo clowns are actually hard working life savers. They have one of the most dangerous jobs around, worse than anything I can think of. (They are probably not listed with other hazardous jobs as there are so few of them.)

What an AMAZING lie-fest…!!!

What’s really astounding…???

Someone WROTE that crap, and thought it would fly.

    Your sense of outrage is widespread. Nevertheless, are we fooling ourselves if we believe this won’t fly with anyone? Won’t it fly with the leftist media, aka the main-stream media, who will believe, or claim to believe, anything obama says? Won’t it fly with the low information crowd who think obama is just a nice guy?
    Obama is demonstrating that he has fundamentally transformed America. Who will rise to lead a campaign to take back what obama has taken from us, our kids, and our grandkids?

      Ragspierre in reply to Rick. | October 8, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      “Won’t it fly with the low information crowd who think obama is just a nice guy?”

      Well, who the hell knows?

      BUT, millions of Americans bought homes within the last few decades. So SOME of those simply MAD analogies will ring hollow to them.

      As they SHOULD. Those were simply NUTZ.

      NC Mountain Girl in reply to Rick. | October 8, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      It won’t even register with most lo-info voters but it is ticking independent voters off in a serious way.

    Phillep Harding in reply to Ragspierre. | October 8, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    A number of my co workers who voted for Obama, who could not imagine why anyone would vote against him, are walking around, looking disgusted.

    Even the low info voters are starting to figure out he is a disaster.

TrooperJohnSmith | October 8, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Turn off Auto-Play!!! Puh-leeeeeease!

Every time I come back to the home page, I hear his pie-hole running. And I just… ate… lunch!

Midwest Rhino | October 8, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Someone ask him if he thinks the House has the power of the purse.

And follow up … “Everything but Obamacare can be funded, will you keep everything else on hold, just to pressure the House to do what you demand on your one issue, without negotiation?”

Obama is struggling. He does not know what he is talking about. He started off with a few talking points but is now drifting, ad libbing, BSing, and just lying. He is far out of his depth.

Blazing Saddles’ Lilly von Schtupp tweets:

“Wow … what a weasonable guy!”

    Translation: What a Weasel-able guy!

    LukeHandCool in reply to LukeHandCool. | October 8, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    To clarify:

    Lilly von Schtupp = White House Press Corps

    Or, as Obama calls ’em, White House Press Corpse

    Unlike Lilly, they aren’t fictional. Like Obama’s pronunciation, they are dead for all practical purposes.

Who in the WH is convinced it’s a good idea to continue sending this stumbling, bumbling fool before the cameras? His on-camera skills have vanished.

Henry Hawkins | October 8, 2013 at 3:29 pm

“Checks and balances” is alien language to this clown.

The GOP needs to keep sitting in the snow and pass the budget one line item at a time.

…oh and hell no on the debt ceiling. When the congressional gym is shut and the Obama family is eating top ramen because they had to divert money to pay SSI, then we’ll talk, but not while filet mignon is on the menu with 100 chefs.

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No way the republicans can capitulate now.

I never thought it would come to this.

If ever there was a hill worth dying on, this is it.

Every passing day Obama and his Brownshirts prove it.

NC Mountain Girl | October 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Obama is going to be biggest loser in this but it will be interesting to see who ends up in second place, the media or the National Park Service.

A lot of people don’t realize just how much damage has been done to the image of big government this week. The failure of the Obamacare rollout was expected by half the population. The vile behavior of the NPS was not. It is as if the neighbor’s Golden Retriever people have given snacks to for years stopped wagging its tail and instead snarled and sunk its teeth into their calf muscle. A great many people are never going to look at government in the same trusting way again.

Summary of Boehner’s speech: “Obama is lying!”

    healthguyfsu in reply to Radegunda. | October 8, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Summary of leftist political common sense….Obama says “a” so “a” must be right and b-z are all wrong.

    Radegunda in reply to Radegunda. | October 8, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    This is an approving comment, by the way. I was glad to hear Boehner coming as close as he could to saying “Obama lied.”

“Now, I’m not going to say that the Republicans are endangering the nation. But clearly they want every child in America to die of cancer and are refusing to pass a Continuing Resolution that gives me everything I want because they hate Blacks and Latinos. Really. Speaker Boehner told me that just this morning during a phone call. He even referred to the good people gathering on the Mall as ‘those darn illegals.’ Let me be clear; I will not negotiate on the budget until the Republicans apologize for starving the American people to death and trying to have me arrested every Monday.”
“Thank you, Mr. President. Are you really going to leave us in 2016? Is there some way you can stay and help us evolve into true citizens of the Earth? Also, how difficult is it for a man of your intelligence to put up with so many imbeciles on a daily basis? Your tie looks wonderful, by the way.”

    Owego in reply to JohnC. | October 8, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    “Are you really going to leave us in 2016? Is there some way you can stay and help us evolve into true citizens of the Earth?”

    But then, see NYC and Michael Bloomberg. NYC city council then-Democratic House and Senate now. These people have no regard for anyone or anything but themselves.

    Every vote matters, every time.

A stream of Obama slop….. on AUTOPLAY!???… with an avalanche of tweets??? Puh-leaze, Jacobson, I bow to no man in my conviction that Obama is a a-hole for the ages but do not, I repeat DO NOT afflict the unprepared with his blather on AUTOPLAY ever ever again. Do it for the children.

And the Republicans will do and say what in response?

The inarticulateness and passivity of the Republicans under DIRECT THREAT is astonishing. There just can’t be people in the world, at least not in the public realm, with so much fear and so little self respect, can there?

    Rick in reply to raven. | October 8, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Having the majority in the part of Congress constitutionally responsible for spending legislation would seem to be an easy starting point. So far we have Cruz and Palin mentioned as sufficiently articulate and aggressive spokesmen. Are there others?

    Archer in reply to raven. | October 8, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Obama has been criticizing Boehner for not allowing a straight up-or-down vote on a “clean” CR bill, and Boehner’s response has basically been, “I don’t have the votes to pass it.”

    I’d like to see someone – even Boehner – point out that by not allowing a vote, he’s preserving it. If he allows a vote and it fails, it’s dead. Period. Back to the drawing board, in committee, where the probability of getting another similar CR to the floor are slim-to-none – and rapidly approaching zero as the deadline approaches.

    With a little creativity, it shouldn’t be too hard to word it in a way that sounds like he’s actually doing Obama a favor by not bringing it up for a vote! Use the phrase, “in good faith,” for example, and if possible also criticize Harry Reid’s identical actions for being in bad faith.

    Just sayin’. 🙂

EXTORTION is Obama’s National Park shenanigans.

    Radegunda in reply to janitor. | October 8, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    How about this for extortion: commanding people to buy health insurance while doubling or tripling the price. That’s an evil thing to do, especially to people who have been buying it out of pocket all along.

    For the first time in my adult life, I am a very angry person.

    Are there not some “Democrats” in office who have any compunction about what they’ve done?

      Archer in reply to Radegunda. | October 8, 2013 at 6:26 pm

      In a word, No.

      In a few more words, I’m sure there are a few, but they’re too busy toeing the party line to closely examine their moral stance on the issue.

      In yet a few more words, this is what they voted for. This is the modern Democrat/”Progressive”/Socialist ideal. This is their “Hope and Change,” their “Fundamental Transformation of America.” This is the way to help the poor: not by actually helping the poor, but by bringing everyone else (notably excepting themselves) down to their level. Helping the generational-poverty-stricken succeed in life is HARD; rewarding failure and punishing success are easy. It brings everyone together, not by elevating the down-trodden, but by undercutting the successful.

      To bastardize a popular expression: “When no one is special, everyone will be.” That’s the endgame.

      TrooperJohnSmith in reply to Radegunda. | October 9, 2013 at 2:44 am

      Jimmy Trafficant, who was railroaded by Bubba’s Justice department, and gentlemanly old Zell Miller, were the last two good Democrats.

‘will not pay ransom to Republican extremist extortionists’ – said the America hating democrat closet Muslim born in Kenya seeking to destroy this nation.

Say… this demagogic rant stuff is kinda fun.

Henry Hawkins | October 8, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Comic relief: Cash For Clunkers!

I keep hearing pundits and the media saying that the Republicans don’t have a plan to end this stalemate,, but it is apparent to me that the President nor the Senate has a plan either. I do not believe that this is going to the President’s plan, as many in the media report. If the President had a plan, he would be doing something other than play the role of President Stompy Foot.

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I see Obama did the world famous Muslim terrorist/dictator index finger trick.