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July 12, 2011

Obama: "Pull off the band aid. Eat our peas." ~ Whew What Arrogance!

Obama: Time to "eat our peas" and pass debt deal


Obama is still seeking the largest deficit reduction deal possible as part of a package deal to raise the debt ceiling, he said in a press conference today.

"I continue to push congressional leaders for the largest possible deal," he said from the White House. "It is possible for us to construct a package that would be balanced, would share sacrifice [and] would involve both parties taking on their sacred cows."

. Obama would not even entertain the notion of failing to get a deal done before the end of the month.

"We are going to get this done by August 2," he said.

The president and his economic team have repeatedly warned of catastrophic consequences for the U.S. and global economy if Congress does not increase the debt ceiling -- the amount of money that the U.S. government is technically allowed to borrow -- by August 2. Republicans have insisted on creating a deficit and debt reduction plan as a condition of voting to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling.

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Obama has been seeking a deal that includes $4 trillion in budget savings over a decade, but House Speaker John Boehner said on Saturday that a mid-size package of reforms -- closer to $2 trillion in savings, with no tax increases -- is the only politically viable solution.

. Obama said today that he appreciated Boehner's efforts to try to reach a large deal with him, but that the rest of the GOP must now step up to the plate.

"I've been hearing from my Republican friends for some time it is a moral imperative to tackle our debt and deficits in a serious way," Mr. Obama said. "What I've said to them is, let's go."

Obama said today he would not accept a smaller, short-term deal. "We might as well do it now," he said. "Pull off the band aid. Eat our peas."

And this:

And this is not something that I am making up. This is not something that Tim Geithner is making up. We're not out here trying to use this as a means of doing all these really tough political things. I'd rather be talking about stuff that everybody welcomes -- like new programs or the NFL season getting resolved. Unfortunately, this is what's on our plate. It's before us right now. And we've got to deal with it.


Obama On 76% Americans Not Wanting Debt Limit Raised: "Public Is Not Paying Close Attention"

Barack Obama had a message for the 76% who oppose an increase in the debt ceiling: pay attention. In response to a question from CBS’ Chip Reid, Obama said that those Americans aren’t paying attention, and insinuated that pollsters may be bamboozling survey respondents by asking trick questions anyway. Obama then puts on his Pollster in Chief hat and shows how he would have asked the question:

Depending on how you phrase the question — if you said to the American people, “Is it a good idea for the United States not to pay its bills and potentially create another recession that could throw millions of more people out of work,” I feel pretty confident I could get a majority on my side.


“They don’t for a minute appreciate Obama talking about the NFL lockout and telling small business to ‘eat your peas’ and suck it in and have more tax increases.” Conservative Michele Bachmann


Wild Thing's comment.........

Notice in one of his statements he mentions his agenda, he slides it right in there.......

I'd rather be talking about stuff that everybody welcomes -- like new programs..."

According to him, "everybody" would welcome more new programs.I don't think so, that is one of our problems, we have too much government and not enough of we the people.

He wants us to believe he is sincere about cutting the deficit drastically, then he says 'too bad I'm busy right now or I could give you some more programs'!

"Public Is Not Paying Close Attention"

And his reply to Chip Reid......More of his arrogance!!!! The general American public “is not paying close attention” to what is going on, as opposed to profesional politicians. In other words – Americans are just too stupid or ignorant to know what’s good for them!

Posted by Wild Thing at July 12, 2011 02:55 AM


We are paying attention. Obama is sinking! I can't wait for him to have a meltdown.
He is so condescending its disgraceful!

Posted by: cb at July 12, 2011 09:14 AM

Listening to Mark Levin, yesterday as he talked about this impasse.

He made an interesting statement. Said that the Government and the Nation and its Citizens would all survive if no deal is reached by Aug. 2. He encouraged the Republicans, especially Boehner, to stick to their guns, and let it happen. Couldn't agree more.

Obama's true colors are coming out now, as are those of the rest of the Dems. like Hoyer, Pelosi, Reid and Biden.

They are in an absolute panic, as they see the rug being pulled out by a strong, united, so far, Republican Leadership.

Obama the Arrogant, is using his Press conferences as a Bully Pulpit to paint the Republicans as the bad guys. The Press and media, being the unbiased organizations that they are, appear to go along with that idea. Sickening.

It's not about power, it's about the survival of America and what it stands for. It is that Important!

Are we going to continue to be a free market economy or are we going to join the failed Socialist Nations of Europe?

Posted by: Sean at July 12, 2011 10:24 AM

Contacting your politburo representative does have an effect. I've written to Boehner, McConnell and called the RNC and my message is the same, use your spine for a change and stand up to the poser @ 1600. If you cave my days of voting Republican are over. That means I will no longer support any of the bastards and live my life without them. I've had enough. Now c'mon people, call these bastards and tell them not to fold.

Posted by: Eddie (Enemy of the State) at July 12, 2011 11:45 AM

In obama's case it is the 'Bullying pulpit'. nothing new here, the politburo as Eddie calls them have been intimidated for two and a half years.

damn straight time for some of these people to start acting like they actually have a pair instead of a Castrated steer.

Posted by: Mark at July 12, 2011 03:10 PM

CB, I agree, we sure are paying attention. I am really concerned about this oh heck concerned about everything obama touches. augh!

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 13, 2011 02:16 AM

Sean, thank you for that from Mark Levin, I try not to miss his show, but sometimes work gets in the way.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 13, 2011 02:18 AM

Eddie, I feel like that too. If they cave on this how the heck can we trust them to stop obamacare as well. It all is destroying our country.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 13, 2011 02:20 AM

Mark, ditto all you said.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 13, 2011 02:22 AM