Great news: Obama to make statement on ObamaCare defunding and government shutdown at 3:30 ET

posted at 3:21 pm on September 27, 2013 by Allahpundit

What could go wrong?

Jim Geraghty predicts that O will say that he refuses to compromise with Republicans because they’re, er, being obstinate. If, if, Obama is interested in a deal, now’s the time to pay some lip service to all sides of the O-Care debate for having made their points eloquently and to urge them to move expeditiously towards funding the government. If, however, Obama’s more interested in a shutdown — and lots of Democrats are, since they think they’ll win big politically from it — then now’s the moment for him to take a dump on the GOP, angering Republicans and giving tea partiers new reason to pound the table against reaching any compromises with The One. Let’s see Boehner negotiate his way out of that one.

Odds of a metaphor about hostages, terrorists, or anti-American insurrectionists slipping into O’s speech: 65 percent.

Update: Friday news dump: Obama just announced that he spoke to Iran’s new “moderate” president by phone. Even MSNBC employees know what’s coming now:

Update: If you missed the presser, this about sums it up:


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Obama, My message to you is go F ind yourself.

birdwatcher on September 27, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Wow! He’s lying more than usual. And that’s hard to do!

db on September 27, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Doubling down on his lies.

He just said that we will have to do this again in a few months.

IDIOT!!!! IT’S YOUR DEMOCRATS IN THE SENATE WHO HAVE NOT PASSED A BUDGET IN 4 YEARS!

Why isn’t the press shouting this from the rooftops? Nevermind, I know the answer to that question.

UltimateBob on September 27, 2013 at 3:57 PM

D!ckhead just walked off stage without answering any questions from the press.

UltimateBob on September 27, 2013 at 3:58 PM

“Having your hours dropped to 29 per week is healthy for the economy.”

First France, then Zimbabwe.

The land has her Mugabe.

Schadenfreude on September 27, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Fake Followers of a Fake President: Obama’s ‘Fake’ Twitter Followers Explained via American Thinker

The Daily Mail Online has analyzed the numbers and discovered that among U.S. political figures, the four Twitter accounts with the most fake followers — that is, followers who don’t really exist — are those of Barack Obama (by a landslide), Joe Biden, Michelle Obama, and the White House communications department. …

Obama is the fake leader of a fake political philosophy. In this role, he has fronted the fight to establish a single-payer healthcare system by gradual steps — exactly as he promised to do before he was president — but explicitly denied that this was his intention. He has overseen the growth of the U.S. federal debt to economic meltdown proportions — exactly as he promised not to do. He has left his representatives in Libya to die in a terrorist attack without lifting a finger to help, then delivered a pro forma statement lamenting their death before heading off to a campaign fundraiser in Las Vegas. He then lied about the cause of the Benghazi attack, as well as about his own initial response to it.

He is the nominal leader of the push to expand rights-violating regulations of personal and commercial behavior in the name of a fake scientific theory — what would you call a theory whose proponents have changed its name, its predictions, and even its fundamental hypothesis? — about a drastic manmade alteration of the planet that the theory’s own advocates admit isn’t actually happening. He was presented to the world as a model of America’s transcendence of racial division, and yet has made more explicit statements designed to instigate racial tensions and hostility than perhaps any previous president. He is the mouthpiece of a political movement that seeks to maintain comprehensive records of every human being’s telephone and electronic communications, health condition, daily habits, sexual activity, and whereabouts — and yet objects to demands that people provide identification before voting, on the grounds that this is unnecessarily intrusive and intimidating.

He has supported the Muslim Brotherhood, a fake religious organization dedicated to the destruction of representative government, Western civilization, freedom of speech, and women, and an organization that has just been outlawed (again) in its home country, even while Obama was demanding its “equal” participation in that country’s political reconfiguration — a reconfiguration necessitated by the Muslim Brotherhood’s own attempt to entrap the country in the box of sharia law.

petefrt on September 27, 2013 at 3:58 PM

From PowerLine via Young Cons:

What people think of the law depends on what you call it. If you ask them about the “Affordable Care Act,” they disapprove by 39%-55%. If you ask them about Obamacare, they disapprove by 34%-60%. (So much for Obama’s magic political touch.)

Keep talking, Obama.

INC on September 27, 2013 at 3:59 PM

D!ckhead just walked off stage without answering any questions from the press.

UltimateBob on September 27, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Press followed him into his pouch azz.

Schadenfreude on September 27, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Having your hours dropped to 29 per week is healthy for the economy.”

Schadenfreude on September 27, 2013 at 3:58 PM

I’m sorry did he really say THAT?

MontanaMmmm on September 27, 2013 at 3:59 PM

I t’aime the nouveau Cuffe, avec accent aigu. In other news, Toffifay is too good for kids. Toffifay is for grownups.

Christien on September 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM

He really does believe he is God doesn’t he

sandee on September 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM

What budget does he keep talking about? He has not passé one budget in his entire tenure. The guy is delusional.

mouell on September 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM

I despair.

This is really happening. He lies and his numbers will go up.

After the research I did last night, I’m not sure I am going to bother with insurance at all. I only had it in case we got cancer or something. Now they have to insure me if I do, so why throw away money?

I hope the insurance companies hold on until we can repeal.

ON the other hand, if we repeal and I don’ get insurance then they won’t promise to cover me.

I just hope someone has figured out how to make sure Obama is blamed and he doesn’t get away with his usual routine.

petunia on September 27, 2013 at 4:01 PM

They are nervous.

rob verdi on September 27, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Best play for House is to hammer on the waiver issue for federal employees – if it doesn’t take for the CR, there will be favorable spillover to the debt ceiling vote. It takes 10 times the effort to break thru the MSM w a sensible GOP message.

The absurd “solution” on Syria tremendously weakened the GOP on budget matters.

matthew8787 on September 27, 2013 at 4:02 PM

This guy is an a$$hole.

TX-96 on September 27, 2013 at 4:02 PM

D!ckhead just walked off stage without answering any questions from the press.

UltimateBob on September 27, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Press followed him into his pouch azz.

Schadenfreude on September 27, 2013 at 3:59 PM

He didn’t do himself any favors with this joke of a press conference. Watch for his approval rating to drop even lower than the 39% where it is now.

UltimateBob on September 27, 2013 at 4:02 PM

D!ckhead just walked off stage without answering any questions from the press.

UltimateBob on September 27, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Be Respectful…..it’s “President D!ckhead”

Deafdog on September 27, 2013 at 4:02 PM

I won’t watch….is he wiping the coke off his nose again?

MontanaMmmm on September 27, 2013 at 3:50 PM

You know Reggie used to do that for him….

ToddPA on September 27, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Sh1t for brains took zero questions. He’s above answering to the people.

crrr6 on September 27, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Obama wants to reach a solution with Iran, but middle class tax payers can go jump into the lake of fire.

birdwatcher on September 27, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Can we vote in Putin as the leader of the House?

gwelf on September 27, 2013 at 4:04 PM

The Dems aren’t nervous about a shutdown, they’re giddy, have the MSM totally on board, and they have the public hoodwinked.

matthew8787 on September 27, 2013 at 4:05 PM

By reach a solution with Iran, I mean he wants to have America take it up the butt.

birdwatcher on September 27, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Can we vote in Putin as the leader of the House?

gwelf on September 27, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Lets shake it up more…..Sarah Palin.

derft on September 27, 2013 at 4:06 PM

I won’t watch….is he wiping the coke off his nose again?

MontanaMmmm on September 27, 2013 at 3:50 PM

You know Reggie used to do that for him….

ToddPA on September 27, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Oh, he said “coke.”

pain train on September 27, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Did any flies land on him during the droning?

Cleombrotus on September 27, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Chart of the Day: How Did Senators Vote Concerning The Debt Limit In 2006?

Not.

One.

Single.

Democrat.

Voted.

To.

Raise.

The.

Debt.

Limit.

Resist We Much on September 27, 2013 at 4:10 PM

I really despise Obama

cmsinaz on September 27, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Kristi Noem is on Cavuto now. Dang, she is one beautiful woman.

UltimateBob on September 27, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Who freaking cares what this guy says . . . he never tells the truth.

rplat on September 27, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Think of the press conference as his Friday afternoon news dump. Didn’t want it seen. Just wanted to reassure Reid that Cruz’s 21 hours did no harm.

Except that it obviously did. Two Obamacare pep rally/plugs for two days’ running.

The 3-sided wheel exchange “roll out” isn’t helping, either.

de rigueur on September 27, 2013 at 4:21 PM

He really does believe he is God doesn’t he

sandee on September 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM

If you were able to keep this utterly shameless
cocktail of narcsism/demagoguery up for THIS LONG,
wouldn’t you??

ToddPA on September 27, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Obama: “Nobody gets to hurt our economy and millions of innocent people just because there are a couple laws you don’t like.” #EnoughAlready

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 27, 2013

He just made me a fan of ‘defaulting’. Full speed ahead on a shutdown and hitting the debt limit…sick and tired of this charlatan.

changer1701 on September 27, 2013 at 4:24 PM

BeachBum on September 27, 2013 at 4:08 PM

I don’t blame you for being absolutely livid with him or the first lady *throws up in mouth a little*, but would it be better for them to live long, healthy lives only to see all the garbage they tried to pull on this great nation utterly discarded in disgrace? He could mewl on in his dotage a la Jimmuh.

Christien on September 27, 2013 at 4:25 PM

ToddPA on September 27, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Obama and Kanye both.

Christien on September 27, 2013 at 4:27 PM

I won’t watch….is he wiping the coke off his nose again?

MontanaMmmm on September 27, 2013 at 3:50 PM

I said yesterday the guy has to have a cocaine problem. Always wiping his nose.

Barred on September 27, 2013 at 4:28 PM

I didn’t listen to it. Did he come up with any more throw-away sales pitch lines for our resident trolls to cling to as if their very lives depended on it?

CurtZHP on September 27, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Presser done…let’s play golf…

PatriotRider on September 27, 2013 at 4:31 PM

2013 when all seemed so rosy: “You can thank me for this, America.”

2014 when the full effects are in place: “This law was enacted against my wishes, America.”

Bishop on September 27, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Let me just save you the next 24 hours of politics: “Obama will negotiate with Iran but not with the House GOP!”

Of course he does. Only Iran respresents any kind of threat.

When you lead through surrender your opponent doesn’t even come to the table. Just ask Putin.

newtopia on September 27, 2013 at 4:35 PM

BHO can go to hell.

TX-96 on September 27, 2013 at 4:38 PM

And the MSM has already been given their talking points to help continue this narrative to the masses. We’re always one step behind.
“A lie makes it half way around the world before the truth puts it’s pants on”.

LeftCoastRight on September 27, 2013 at 4:50 PM

The headline here is: SOMEONE ABROAD FINALLY RETURNS OBAMA’S PHONE CALL

Relying on a nuclear weapons fatwa? Pinch me, this can’t be real.

petefrt on September 27, 2013 at 4:51 PM

That was the Presidential version of “I’ll hold my breath until I get what I want”.

Please….somebody hand this child a warm bubba and pack him off to bed.

BobMbx on September 27, 2013 at 4:53 PM

I haven’t read any of the comments. But it’s now 5:00, 90 minutes after he was scheduled to speak so I’m just going to assume that we’re all still waiting for him to arrive….

PetecminMd on September 27, 2013 at 5:01 PM

It’s gonna be approximately $800 billion this year.
Doughboy on September 27, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Well, that’s one-half of the $1.6T that it was.

Another Drew on September 27, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Obamacare Supporter Gets Mugged By Reality…Pure Schadenfreude Ensues

Chart of the Day: Sticker Shock: Obamacare’s Effect On Premiums – By State

Resist We Much on September 27, 2013 at 5:20 PM

.
Sorry, I cross-posted to the wrong thread (this time, by accident)
.
Jay Carney:

“It’s all the employer’s fault.”

listens2glenn on September 27, 2013 at 5:25 PM

listens2glenn on September 27, 2013 at 5:29 PM

This man is small, he is petty, he is vindictive, he is a liar. When I heard he was going to hold a press conference I thought it was going to go exactly as it did. In the history of the United States I can safely say that no President has been more ill suited to the office than this one. He is a professional rabble rouser and I bet that if we were ever to get a glimpse of his college records it would be a disgrace. He is uneducated but slick, in other words a very convincing snake oil salesman. It is a shame but his base are ill educated, ill informed cretans who believe everything he says. The only reason he hasn’t been impeached is because he is black and the Republicans have no cojones. At this point all I can hope for is kharma. It is bad enough that he, Reid, Pelosi, the whole stinking bunch get their way without a fight but to rub salt into a raw wound like this press conference did is beyond the pale. I HATE the whole bunch of them but if the Repubs don’t do something then a pox on both houses!

neyney on September 27, 2013 at 6:02 PM

He was talking to Tehran. Presumably to help them pick targets.

86 on September 27, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Resist We Much on September 27, 2013 at 4:09 PM

RWM I posted on that poll because it was too funny. They sampled 40% dems, 30% GOP and Zero came out with 39% approval.

dogsoldier on September 27, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Next words out of Barry’s mouth “Don’t call my bluff!”

GarandFan on September 27, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Obama is a small, vindictive, petty, mean, thin skinned, angry, narcissistic, lying weasel of a bast–d…and those are his good points.

neyney on September 28, 2013 at 12:51 AM

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