Last night President Obama told CNBC reporter John Harwood that he believes that he has “bent over backwards” and kept his “rhetoric down” in order to make sure that he was not central to the debate over the government shutdown.
Harwood asked Obama about his “tone” over the course of the debate leading to a government shutdown. Harwood asked if it was Obama’s intention to create the impression that he thinks his Republican opponents are “either craven, or stupid, or nuts.”
“John, I think it’s fair to say that, during the course of my presidency, I’ve bent over backwards to work with the Republican Party,” Obama said. “And have purposely kept my rhetoric down.”
No Really! This isn’t one of those satire posts where my Cousin Ben the Spy ends up providing secret information. He really said that! The record will show that Obama is either lying or suffering some sort of memory loss.
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Remember how he bent over backwards the day after the Navy shooting?
“I can’t remember a time when one faction of one party promises chaos if
it can’t get 100 percent of what it wants. … that’s what happening
Remember when Chief Justice John Roberts his opinion at the last minute and supported Obamacare? He tweeted this:
Of Course he has to bash the GOP because they want to take away all government programs and give the money to the rich;
“The Republicans in this race, they’ve got a fundamentally different
idea,” he told a small crowd who paid at least $10,000 to attend the
private affair at a home in Palm Beach Gardens.
“Their basic deal is that if they dismantle government investments in
infrastructure or clean energy research, or education, if they give it
all away in tax cuts to folks like me and some of you who don’t need
them and weren’t even asking for them, that that somehow makes America
And for those Republicans who do not believe the global warming myth:
“We don’t have time for a meeting of the flat-earth society.”
Obama’s “truth” is that the GOP is distracted: