Unbelievable: Obama gets no questions at presser on ObamaCare rollout or shutdown theater

posted at 4:01 pm on October 8, 2013 by Allahpundit

I’m tempted to call it a clown show but that would be insulting to clowns:

It ran for one hour and six minutes, with 12 different reporters being called on — although, notably, not Ed Henry of Fox News — and between them they couldn’t muster one question about the catastrophe that is Healthcare.gov or the spectacle of National Park Rangers locking senior-citizen tourists out of war memorials and/or inside their hotels. I admit that, near the end of it, when Twitter was already starting to buzz about the oh-fer on this week’s two unhappy topics, I started rooting for the press corps to ignore them, not unlike how you might root for an opposing pitcher when he’s throwing a perfect game against your team in the ninth. On the one hand, it’s a disaster for your interests; on the other hand, you’re seeing something historic in process. Today, we all witnessed a perfecto — no runs, no hits, not the barest insinuation in front of a national television audience that the federal government’s behavior towards the public this week has alternated between almost literally unbelievable incompetence and vindictiveness. Amazing.

And of course, per the left/media, it’s the GOP’s fault:

The criticism invited some blowback form Democrats, including former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau, who tweeted, “Hey Republicans, maybe they’d ask about Obamacare if you didn’t do such a great job pushing that shutdown for no discernible reason message.”

Similarly, Slate’s Dave Weigel wrote: “Hey, maybe the press would have asked some Obamacare glitch questions if there wasn’t a giant f–king shutdown happening.”

Pure garbage. Even if you agree that the shutdown should have been Topic A at the presser, there’s no reason to spend 66 minutes on it without ever reaching Topics B or C. Given Obama’s reluctance to submit to press questioning, it may be months before they have another crack at him to ask about ObamaCare and the NPS’s behavior; they surely wouldn’t have had a chance today if not for O wanting to push his “no negotiations while the government’s closed” message. It’s the shutdown, in other words, that created this opportunity for them to get answers to questions they might not otherwise have a chance to ask — and they decided not to ask anyway. The result: A solid hour of talking points, the only interesting wrinkle to which was this.

What’s revealing about the “we would have asked if not for the shutdown!” defense is that it suggests that reporters are prisoners to the daily news cycle rather than the people who create the news cycle. You hear something akin to that during every election season, when some news anchor will interrupt six hours of wall-to-wall horse-race coverage to lament the fact that the media focuses too heavily on horse-race coverage to the exclusion of policy. Page one today is about the shutdown, ergo they’re duty bound to ask about nothing but the shutdown — even though they’re the ones who decided what page one would look like to begin with. Perfection.

Update: Evidently, this is only a concern of “the GOP media.”

Update: Mediaite’s now corrected the “GOP media” quote at the last link, but the underlying point remains. Somehow, it’s Republicans’ fault that the media can’t do its job.


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Hm. Odd. Where’s the “pile on” trollboys?

Somebody getting their hair done? A sale on ladies’ shoes somewhere?

M240H on October 8, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Dat man ant so’s smart, but thos msm hounds do love the smell of his fryin’ dem tea party terrorist southn boys.
Now every one knows all’s they got to do is keep them fat scared silly bankers printing up all’s that fake cash….

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 8, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Today, we all witnessed a perfecto — no runs, no hits, not the barest insinuation in front of a national television audience that the federal government’s behavior towards the public this week has alternated between almost literally unbelievable incompetence and vindictiveness.

So I gather that there possibly, maybe, just might be, the remotest chance that this isn’t just “politics as usual”, that the “pendulum” isn’t going to be swinging back the other way, and that our country is systematically not only be robbed but turned into a Socialist state by a bunch of gangsters?

Huh. Interesting.

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 8, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Boehner: There will be negotiations.

Rovin on October 8, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Too bad none of you are actual journalists.

lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:21 PM

.
Yeah, you could say that to the crowd at the White House Press Corps briefing today, too, and be absolutely correct. I call ‘em a crowd because none of them had any journalistic intent. NONE.

ExpressoBold on October 8, 2013 at 4:38 PM

Embarrasing. The palace guard media, doing everything to protect their Lord and Savior. Hoped they cleaned their mouths off when it was over.

changer1701 on October 8, 2013 at 4:28 PM

You’er joking right? They ware the drippings as a badge of honor to impress their co-workers and all the other BO worshipers that can only dream of getting the chance to show their adoration for their master.

Dr. Frank Enstine on October 8, 2013 at 4:38 PM

Hm. Odd. Where’s the “pile on” trollboys?

Somebody getting their hair done? A sale on ladies’ shoes somewhere?

M240H on October 8, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Now you know how the left felt when GWB got his monthly press b-jobs.

lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Oh, wait. Here’s the queen trollboy of “b-jobs”.

M240H on October 8, 2013 at 4:39 PM

lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:21 PM

I was a Radio News Director in college, with a staff of 20. Does that count?

Are you somebody’s sockpuppet?

kingsjester on October 8, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Presidential Instructions to White House Press Corps:

1. Bow

2. Get on knees

3. Open mouth – wide

4. Close mouth

5. Move head forward and backward, in a rapid motion

6. Wait

7. Swallow

OhEssYouCowboys on October 8, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Wow, I called my Dr. This morning and asked about how our electronic records would be used and protected, his reply…..”we’re not keeping electronic records. We refuse to comply with ObamaCare. We’re not switching over. “

jawkneemusic on October 8, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Heros!

entagor on October 8, 2013 at 4:41 PM

OMG, is there a “giant f**king shutdown” happening, Weigel, you better get to the fainting couch!

Except for Bark being a poster boy for petty spitefulness, how many Americans would even know the gubment is in shutdown, or really care all that much.

Bishop on October 8, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Welcome to America. Enjoy your stay:

[T]he elderly tourists were “treated [so] harshly by armed park employees” in Yellowstone National Park that “some of the tourists with limited English skills thought they were under arrest.”

In fact, “when finally allowed to leave, the bus was not allowed to halt at all along the 2.5-hour trip out of the park, not even to stop at private bathrooms that were open along the route,” the newspaper added.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/08/imagine-being-caught-on-a-tour-of-a-national-park-during-the-govt-shutdown-and-not-being-allowed-to-stop-and-use-the-bathroom-gestapo-tactics/

davidk on October 8, 2013 at 4:42 PM

Newswipes.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 8, 2013 at 4:42 PM

smh…shameless. I wish Boehner would talk about that too. Walk and chew gum!

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on October 8, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Say that in Austrian, slut!

RovesChins on October 8, 2013 at 4:42 PM

Now you know how the left felt when GWB got his monthly press b-jobs.

lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Did Dubya break federal law by passing out waivers to his signature legislation?

Wassat? What? Waddya mean shut up?

Bishop on October 8, 2013 at 4:43 PM

This progressive era amounts to a high-stakes test. If the country remains safe and the health care and financial reforms work, then we will have witnessed a life-altering event. We’ll have received powerful evidence that central regulations can successfully organize fast-moving information-age societies.

If the reforms fail — if they kick off devastating unintended consequences or saddle the country with a maze of sclerotic regulations — then the popular backlash will be ferocious. Large sectors of the population will feel as if they were subjected to a doomed experiment they did not consent to. They will feel as if their country has been hijacked by a self-serving professional class mostly interested in providing for themselves.

If that backlash gains strength, well, what’s the 21st-century version of the guillotine?

gohogs on October 8, 2013 at 4:44 PM

OhEssYouCowboys on October 8, 2013 at 4:40 PM

They don’t need any instructions, it’s second nature to a pack of whores.

They just receive a list of the pecking order and hope they’re not sloppy seconds.

But that was funny man – ROLFLMAO.

fogw on October 8, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Too bad none of you are actual journalists.
lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Ok Gomer, I know you think you’re educated because you went to a party college but you’re not.

A journalist is ANYONE who records and/or pontificates on the news of the day.

What WE (and YOU) are doing *right now*.

That you stupidly think such things requires a license or accreditation just proves that you didn’t learn anything at all.

Skywise on October 8, 2013 at 4:47 PM

We said that was going to happen. Back door gun registration. Every been on any type of anti-depressant? The cops will come and take your guns away.

Johnnyreb on October 8, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Lost in a lake.

These people can GFT.

Bishop on October 8, 2013 at 4:47 PM

It feels hopeless, guys. What can we do? The american people as a whole don’t give a crap about anything that happens, outside of the latest Miley Cyrus gossip. Mcaullefe (don’t care how u spell it) is gonna win VA next month, Obama’s poll numbers are coming back up and NO ONE BUT US CARES about anything.

Jack_Burton on October 8, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Haven’t figured out we are a minority yet. Have you? The majority of this country wants socialism because they think it will make life better. Others think it can never happen here. Another group truly believes BO is some sort of savior in a religious way and then there are the ones basking in the glow of self righteousness for voting for a black man. That makes people here a minority and even hear I think the majority are in the “can’t happen here” camp.

Dr. Frank Enstine on October 8, 2013 at 4:47 PM

In fact, “when finally allowed to leave, the bus was not allowed to halt at all along the 2.5-hour trip out of the park, not even to stop at private bathrooms that were open along the route,” the newspaper added.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/08/imagine-being-caught-on-a-tour-of-a-national-park-during-the-govt-shutdown-and-not-being-allowed-to-stop-and-use-the-bathroom-gestapo-tactics/

davidk on October 8, 2013 at 4:42 PM

So will the troll of the thread answer this ( after due consultation with it’s lotion provider ofcourse) :
How much does it cost Hussein and the Nazi PS if a bus stops at a privately owned bathroom ?

burrata on October 8, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Stench

Bmore on October 8, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Each passing day the psychosis increases on the left because we are stealing their beloved status as the anti-authoritarian independent thinkers. And the evidence is laid bare via the abusive shutdown tactics and the Obamacare debacle. They can’t argue with reality. All they can do is poop their pants in panic.

Welcome to the real Rebel Alliance, b*tches.

somewhatconcerned on October 8, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Anyone else having problems viewing HotGas with Firefox? It keeps locking up my browser.

bigjacket on October 8, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Can we just fire the press and import Britain’s. I know the UK’s isn’t great, but at least they have the good sense to jump on good stories.

HakerA on October 8, 2013 at 4:53 PM

bigjacket on October 8, 2013 at 4:51 PM

No problem with mine.

cozmo on October 8, 2013 at 4:53 PM

5th column.

ouldbollix on October 8, 2013 at 4:55 PM

Oh great.
Somebody let McCain out of the closet.
GFY and retire, traitor.

RovesChins on October 8, 2013 at 4:55 PM

Now you know how the left felt when GWB got his monthly press b-jobs.

lostmotherland on October 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Yeah, come to think of it, I remember Helen Thomas
giving Bush those…..

..O.K., I can’t finish typing this without vomiting..

be right back.

ToddPA on October 8, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Anyone else having problems viewing HotGas with Firefox? It keeps locking up my browser.

bigjacket on October 8, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Yes. Flash is screwed up again. (please don’t tell me to block it)

faraway on October 8, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Don’t worry folks, Johnny Mc is talking to his Dem friends…

d1carter on October 8, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Maverick on Fox says he’s going to resolve this conflict with his “friends.” Cavuto presses for identification of “his friends.” McCain admits that they’re Democrats.

blammm on October 8, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Anyone else having problems viewing HotGas with Firefox? It keeps locking up my browser.

bigjacket on October 8, 2013 at 4:51 PM

No problems here in Delaware.

Yesterday I had problems with several sites, including Hot Air not wanting to load completely. No problems today.

davidk on October 8, 2013 at 4:57 PM

It ran for one hour and six minutes, with 12 different reporters being called on — although, notably, not Ed Henry of Fox News — and between among them they couldn’t muster one question about the catastrophe that is Healthcare.gov or the spectacle of National Park Rangers locking senior-citizen tourists out of war memorials and/or inside their hotels.

VorDaj on October 8, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Don’t worry folks, Johnny Mc is talking to his Dem friends…

d1carter on October 8, 2013 at 4:56 PM

They need to stuff that gag back in his a$$ and shove him off a cliff….you know, Ryan style.

RovesChins on October 8, 2013 at 4:59 PM

what’s he gonna say?

gerrym51 on October 8, 2013 at 4:59 PM

It ran for one hour and six minutes, with 12 different reporters being called on — although, notably, not Ed Henry of Fox News — and between among them they couldn’t muster one question about the catastrophe that is Healthcare.gov or nor the spectacle of National Park Rangers locking senior-citizen tourists out of war memorials and/or inside their hotels.

VorDaj on October 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Yeah, come to think of it, I remember Helen Thomas
giving Bush those…..

..O.K., I can’t finish typing this without vomiting..

be right back.

ToddPA on October 8, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Dude……damn.

CurtZHP on October 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Listen I didn’t suffer through H.S. freshman English for nothing.

VorDaj on October 8, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Oh great.
Somebody let McCain out of the closet.
GFY and retire, traitor.

RovesChins on October 8, 2013 at 4:55 PM

John McCain has lost his will to fight for Conservative principles—his “we can’t win” attitude sucks. Way past time to put the old bull out to pasture.

Rovin on October 8, 2013 at 5:02 PM

So, he is off center loopy now, mess with his head some more:

Pass a CR and an OK on Obama Care but limit spending to 2004 level, and demand that the EPA be disbanded, shut down and all the EPA rules from 1990 to now trashed 100% and never to be voted on ever again.

They get ObamaCare but no EPA ever.

Obama Care gonna crater any how and the spending limit would block Obama for the next two years and the commie Democrats in the future,, so the commie Democrats would then have to hang their hat on the EPA crap that every one knows is crap.

Do something that just makes this nut job go bat sh** crazy live on TV with his cult of msm hacks getting his mouth spit splattered in their commie faces at the same time.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 8, 2013 at 5:02 PM

A gaggle of grinning fellators and fellatrices. The old Soviet Union is back.

Mason on October 8, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Incest is not nice to see up close like this.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 8, 2013 at 5:06 PM

sister on sister makes it all the worse

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 8, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Can we just fire the press and import Britain’s. I know the UK’s isn’t great, but at least they have the good sense to jump on good stories.

HakerA on October 8, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Careful about that.
Last time a “media” organization in this country hired a Brit “journalist”, we got the whiny Wharfboy…..

dentarthurdent on October 8, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Anyone else having problems viewing HotGas with Firefox? It keeps locking up my browser.

bigjacket on October 8, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Are you running AdBlocker?

CurtZHP on October 8, 2013 at 5:09 PM

I will have to call my bank and see if they will raise the limit on my credit card so I can pay my mortgage?

Sven on October 8, 2013 at 5:16 PM

I will have to call my bank and see if they will raise the limit on my credit card so I can pay my mortgage?

Sven on October 8, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Ya, what the he11. If the gubmint can get a $20 TRILLION limit on their Chinese credit card, I figure Mastercard should be willing to bump mine to, oh say $10 Million. I probably wouldn’t need another credit limit bump for another year or so after that – or until they expect a payment….

dentarthurdent on October 8, 2013 at 5:20 PM

In fact, “when finally allowed to leave, the bus was not allowed to halt at all along the 2.5-hour trip out of the park, not even to stop at private bathrooms that were open along the route,” the newspaper added.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/08/imagine-being-caught-on-a-tour-of-a-national-park-during-the-govt-shutdown-and-not-being-allowed-to-stop-and-use-the-bathroom-gestapo-tactics/

davidk on October 8, 2013 at 4:42 PM

Did they at least allow Oscar Schindler to hose them down to cool them off a little?

SailorMark on October 8, 2013 at 5:21 PM

The left-wing media needs to be shut down.
It they don’t report the truth, what good are they?!

Sterling Holobyte on October 8, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Trained seals. I expected Obama to wait until the questions were done, whip out his bait bucket, and throw each of them a nice fat sardine.

CaptFlood on October 8, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Anyone else having problems viewing HotGas with Firefox? It keeps locking up my browser.
bigjacket on October 8, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Yup. I am.

Cleombrotus on October 8, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Charles Rangel ✔ @cbrangel

Reps Green, Crowley, Lewis, Schkowsky, Grijalva, Ellison, Gutierrez, and me — about to get arrested. https://vine.co/v/hXPbBJJle2B

davidk on October 8, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Bring on the employer mandate and have these money losing media companies dump their liberal writers onto those oh so wonderful exchanges!

Crooks!

islandman78 on October 8, 2013 at 5:33 PM

How can conservatives NOT despise the press?

HiJack on October 8, 2013 at 5:35 PM

One ought to ask the media if Obama gave each of them the same biscuits that Bo and Sunny receive.

What a bunch of incestuous jackholes!

islandman78 on October 8, 2013 at 5:36 PM

I discovered something new today. Obama pressers are great for taking naps. Instead of counting sheep while you close your eyes, just count the times he manages to lie and castigate his political opposition and before long you will be snoring.

DDay on October 8, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Not. One. Question.

Leni Riefenstahl and Joseph Goebbels are applauding today’s leftist media, from Hell.

I will continue to say this until it happens…

The boxcars are being prepped…lists are being drawn up…
They will come for the ones who don’t resist first, and they will build ‘The Camps’

I can not wait to hear the pleas and lamentations of the leftists who never thought their Government benefactors would turn on them, as they scream in surprise, “Not Me!! I’m with You! Please! Someone! Stop this!” and on the boxcars they will go.

As I watch on, from about 500 yards away…and laugh.

Bayam, Verbal, Libfree…. ..yours will be the most satisfying wave to go.

a5minmajor on October 8, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Journalists are professionals, and professionals know that professionals don’t make waves.

PersonFromPorlock on October 8, 2013 at 5:43 PM

sister on sister makes it all the worse
APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 8, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Unless it’s really hot looking twins.

I kid. Really I do.

Dr. Frank Enstine on October 8, 2013 at 5:45 PM

I will have to call my bank and see if they will raise the limit on my credit card so I can pay my mortgage?

Sven on October 8, 2013 at 5:16 PM

No…so you can buy a more expensive house.

Buck_Nekkid on October 8, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Journalists are professionals, and professionals know that professionals don’t make waves.

PersonFromPorlock on October 8, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Was this a serious post? Dumbest one in years. And Bob Woodward was unavailable for comment.

Erich66 on October 8, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Charles Rangel ✔ @cbrangel

Reps Green, Crowley, Lewis, Schkowsky, Grijalva, Ellison, Gutierrez, and me — about to get arrested. https://vine.co/v/hXPbBJJle2B

davidk on October 8, 2013 at 5:30 PM

That’s quite a group of wonderful people they’ve assembled there.

visions on October 8, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Pentagon withholding death benefits from families of America’s fallen soldiers

This death benefit were covered in the bill completely funding the military which Obama signed. There is no reason to withhold these benefits.

To withhold these benefits for political reasons is despicable. It’s as low as Obama can go and the Pentagon, which serves under him, can go.

He’s seeking to profit politically from the pain he’s intentionally inflicting on widows and orphans.

thatsafactjack on October 8, 2013 at 5:52 PM

Obama administration denied mass to catholics

Priest locked out of chapel… due to ‘shutdown’.

This is the action of a hateful, spiteful, petty little man.

thatsafactjack on October 8, 2013 at 5:56 PM

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Everybody should say one of the most valuable things we have is America’s credit worthiness. This is not something we should even come close to fooling around with. So when I read people saying, no, this wouldn’t be a big deal, we should test it out. Let’s take default out for a spin and see how it rides.

I say, imagine in your private life if you decided that I’m not going to pay my mortgage for a month or two. First of all, you’re not saving money by not saving your mortgage. You’re just a deadbeat. And you can anticipate that will hurt your credit, which means that in addition to debt collectors calling, you’re going to have trouble borrowing in the future. And if you are able to borrow in the future, you’re going to have to borrow at a higher rate. What’s true for individuals is also true for nations, even the most powerful nation on earth.

Which nation is O’Mugabe talking about?

Schadenfreude on October 8, 2013 at 5:57 PM

I’m posting these links here, because I’d have thought that the Main Stream Media might have asked Obama about any or all of this during this press conference.

Odd that none of this is deemed newsworthy or important to Obama’s Media.

thatsafactjack on October 8, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Pentagon withholding death benefits from families of America’s fallen soldiers

This death benefit were covered in the bill completely funding the military which Obama signed. There is no reason to withhold these benefits.

To withhold these benefits for political reasons is despicable. It’s as low as Obama can go and the Pentagon, which serves under him, can go.

He’s seeking to profit politically from the pain he’s intentionally inflicting on widows and orphans.

thatsafactjack on October 8, 2013 at 5:52 PM

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/08/20871220-just-disgusting-outrage-after-shutdown-delays-payment-for-families-of-fallen?lite

davidk on October 8, 2013 at 6:01 PM

What’s the phrase I keep unsing to describe the Rat Presstitute Organs? Oh, that’s right; Rat Presstitute Organs. Let’s break that down:

Rat – because they’re owned and operated by the Rat Party
Presstitute – because they fully-service their client, the Rat Party
Organs – because they and their owner/operator the Rat Party are proto-Communist, and “organ” is the name leftists have always given media completely under their control.

Steve Eggleston on October 8, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Charles Rangel ✔ @cbrangel

Reps Green, Crowley, Lewis, Schkowsky, Grijalva, Ellison, Gutierrez, and me — about to get arrested. https://vine.co/v/hXPbBJJle2B

davidk on October 8, 2013 at 5:30 PM

That’s quite a group of wonderful people they’ve assembled there.

visions on October 8, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Axis of evil.

davidk on October 8, 2013 at 6:03 PM

What difference does it make? The Republicans will fold. They always do. This is all so darned silly.

happytobehere on October 8, 2013 at 6:03 PM

This is getting scary. I hope everyone is prepared for what could be just down the road.

Scotty J on October 8, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Slate’s Dave Weigel wrote: “Hey, maybe the press would have asked some Obamacare glitch questions if there wasn’t a giant f–king shutdown happening.”

Evidently Obama can shut down not only National Monuments but the National Press Corps.

‘One People, One Country, One Leader’

schmuck281 on October 8, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Somehow, it’s Republicans’ fault that the media can’t do its job.

gop get blamed for EVERYTHING….

this is so bloody pathetic…you either have to laugh or cry about this…

the rest of the lsm will follow this meme as well….

WHPC=lapdogs

in full display and they see nothing wrong with it…

cmsinaz on October 8, 2013 at 6:12 PM

When veterans of the United States Armed Forces are arrested for going to the monuments in the nation’s capital that were erected to honor their service…

When law abiding American citizens are forbidden access to the National Mall in Washington DC…

When illegal aliens, foreign nationals who’ve willfully broken federal law one and all, are allowed not only access to the National Mall, but gather there to protest being denied all of the rights of lawful citizens of this nation and demand preferential treatment under the law and exception to the law, with the willing participation of Democrats who are lawmakers and sworn to serve the interest of the citizens of this nation….

When citizens are kept from their homes simply to make a political point by a sitting president…

When the grieving widows and orphans of fallen soldiers are denied death benefits needlessly to make a political point by a sitting president…

When United States citizens freedom to worship is denied to make a political point by a sitting president…

When a sitting president refuses to negotiate earnestly and in good faith with the congress of the United States…

When a sitting president breaks the law at will and legislates from his desk and then brags that he bypasses congress without being charged for his illegal activities…

This nation… has fallen.

thatsafactjack on October 8, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Steve Eggleston on October 8, 2013 at 6:02 PM

+1

cmsinaz on October 8, 2013 at 6:13 PM

thatsafactjack on October 8, 2013 at 6:13 PM

this

cmsinaz on October 8, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Utterly confused about the arrests of those Dems at a rally of their own peeps.
Any help ?

pambi on October 8, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Why didn’t someone ask him, “Of all the times the debt limit has been increased, how many times did the debt not go up?

Sven on October 8, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Utterly confused about the arrests of those Dems at a rally of their own peeps.
Any help ?

pambi on October 8, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Can’t find anything about it.

The only hint is that amnesty thing on the “closed” National Mall.

davidk on October 8, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Why is it a surprise that the stenographers for the Democrat party wouldn’t ask questions about the Messiah’s great achievement?

flytier on October 8, 2013 at 6:18 PM

And the MSM wonders why they’re called “Barry’s whores”.

GarandFan on October 8, 2013 at 6:26 PM

I will have to call my bank and see if they will raise the limit on my credit card so I can pay my mortgage?

Sven on October 8, 2013 at 5:16 PM

No…so you can buy a more expensive house.

Buck_Nekkid on October 8, 2013 at 5:46 PM

And, a vacation home, a third car, and take a $100 million trip to Africa.

Resist We Much on October 8, 2013 at 6:26 PM

What difference does it make? The Republicans will fold. They always do. This is all so darned silly.

happytobehere on October 8, 2013 at 6:03 PM

sounds like hillary…and no they don’t…did good with sequestration

gracie on October 8, 2013 at 6:28 PM

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/08/multiple-members-of-congress-reportedly-arrested-for-blocking-rush-hour-traffic-during-d-c-immigration-rally/

Rangel, Lewis and more reps arrested in civil disobedience as they protest for immigration reform. @cbrangel pic.twitter.com/sk7aBJjQHS

— jim spellman (@jimspellmanTV) October 8, 2013

Several House Democrats sat in the middle of Independence Avenue and blocked rush hour traffic, according to the Star Tribune.

INC on October 8, 2013 at 6:28 PM

The court came through with citizens united so the Obama Administration came through with the IRS. I wish the court could rule on the IRS but I think the voters may have to.

bflat879 on October 8, 2013 at 6:28 PM

gracie on October 8, 2013 at 6:28 PM

There sure is a lot of “concern” going on around here today.

kingsjester on October 8, 2013 at 6:29 PM

davidk on October 8, 2013 at 6:28 PM

cripe….he’s going to screw us again…

cmsinaz on October 8, 2013 at 6:30 PM

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