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Obama to GOP: ´Take
me out of it´

NBC News, by Carrie Dann

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/20/2012 1:47:30 PM

Saying that Republican opponents should "take me out of it," President Barack Obama appealed Wednesday for compromise on the "fiscal cliff," urging GOP House members to put aside personal and political concerns after a week marked by the Newtown shooting tragedy and continued bickering over the nation´s deficit woes. Acknowledging that his most vehement foes live in conservative districts with little political "incentive" to back the Democratic president, Obama blamed Republican rank-and-file for personalizing the politics of possible deficit reduction plans.

[Kristen Welker contributed]


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Reply 1 - Posted by: cheeflo, 12/20/2012 1:50:07 PM     (No. 9076355)

Take me out of it? You´re in it, sport. Deal with it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/20/2012 1:51:16 PM     (No. 9076357)

Is this guy president and leader of the free world or not?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 12/20/2012 1:55:11 PM     (No. 9076362)

Hey sport, we´d like nothing more than to take you out. In fact, why not do us all a favor, save America: Jump off a cliff.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: novakid, 12/20/2012 1:59:52 PM     (No. 9076369)

For 0bama, everything is all about him. Isn´t there a clinical name for that?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: qr4j, 12/20/2012 2:02:01 PM     (No. 9076376)

Take me out of it? How about just compromising--meeting in the middle--Obama? That would take YOU out of it. The miserable SOB we call president can just go to himself things that are not considered medically or physically possible, if you catch my drift! :-)

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 12/20/2012 2:07:00 PM     (No. 9076385)

Idiot. Leading with his head up his behind.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dbdiva, 12/20/2012 2:08:43 PM     (No. 9076387)

If Zippy didn´t want to be ´in it´ then he should not have run for reelection. Presidents (up to now at least) have always understood that they are on call and in it 24/7/365.
Time for ValJar to tuck him in for the night, I guess.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: neenbean, 12/20/2012 2:10:49 PM     (No. 9076389)

Bush, McCain, and Romney ought to do a joint press conference pronto

"You WANTED to be President....now put your big-boy pants on and deal with it!"

You really can´t make this stuff up!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Raristotle, 12/20/2012 2:15:52 PM     (No. 9076398)

Obama, yesterday, said that he was seeking "compromise". I sincerely wish one of the media would have asked Obama, "What do you intend to compromise? You´re asking Republicans to compromise one of their key platform principles (lower taxes). What, precisely, are you going to compromise?"

Whenever you hear the word "compromise" out of the Left, what they mean is that you compromise and they remain steadfast in their own positions.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: FWgrandma, 12/20/2012 2:16:01 PM     (No. 9076401)

REALLY!!!! hey dude this is part of your JOB!!! yes we actually expect you do your JOB!!! actually we´d like you to go away and let the sane responsible adults in office (are there any? maybe a few) fix this train wreck but that will never happen. How did we get so jaded, the wusses in Congress have made me so!!!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: congaree53, 12/20/2012 2:19:10 PM     (No. 9076408)

Why should he lead? He has the best job approval (56% Ras & Gallup)he has had since August 2009. He won the election easier than Bush did in 2004 and Bush declared a mandate. On this very day (12/20) in 2004, Bush´s job approval averaged 48.5 and his disapproval averaged 45.8- up only 2.7 points. Bambi is up 11.5 on RCP today! See Rush´s website today on low-info voters.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: VAPMAN, 12/20/2012 2:19:34 PM     (No. 9076409)

#8 you are right. Any Republicans of any stature should stand up now and let Obama have it for that statement. Truman said "If you can´t stand the heat get out of the kitchen" That doesn´t mean quit negotiations and go to Hawaii as our economy goes up in smoke.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Daydreamer10, 12/20/2012 2:20:12 PM     (No. 9076412)

Too little, too late for a primary source of the fiscal mess. Obamanation. This man makes the excessive spending of the Bush years seem trivial!

For the NBC statement "deficit reduction" read "tax increases". The democrats are NOT even pretending to reduce their extravagance and spending.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 12/20/2012 2:21:11 PM     (No. 9076414)

Wasn´t that his campaign slogan as well? Ovbamib, desperately seeking a ´present´ solution.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: dwa, 12/20/2012 2:21:24 PM     (No. 9076415)

"put aside personal and political concerns" Really, then why doesn´t this socialist practice what he preaches and apply that to himself. He has to be the lowest scum that has ever occupied the WH. He is truely an affirmative action president, held to a different standard, given cover by the media and always has his thugs play the race card whenever something goes wrong.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: john56, 12/20/2012 2:32:28 PM     (No. 9076430)

Isn´t about time for Dear Leader(US) and the little lady and the kids to be jetting off to Hawaii (in separate planes, of course)?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/20/2012 2:41:54 PM     (No. 9076443)

Someone needs to tell B.O. that compromise is a two-way street.

What he´s doing is called being a bully.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 12/20/2012 2:42:16 PM     (No. 9076445)

Obama is among those for whom the category of legitimate political disagreement does not exist. When, therefore, opponents refuse to go along with his opinions and plans, they are not merely mistaken, they are driven by base motives. For ideologues like Obama there is no rational, ethical reason for anyone not to see things their way. They have lost, or perhaps in some instances never acquired, the category of political disagreement.

Shrunken and dogmatic minds like Obama´s are typical of graduates and personnel of our best universities. A liberal education used to mean an education in the liberal arts, the purpose of which was to acquire a broader and less dogmatic view of the world. In recent years the exact reverse has taken place as universities, controlled by Leftist partisans, indoctrinate rather than educate students. It would be much more accurate to call such a process an illiberal education - or a Liberal education, with the emphasis on capital L, i.e. political liberalism.

Obama can spout such nonsense with a straight face because (a) he actually believes it, and (b) the mainstream media and Liberal establishment, which also believe it, never challenge it. Thus he can get away with claiming that anybody who doesn´t go along with him is acting from bad motives and is being partisan and political, while he is only telling and proposing the honest, incontrovertible Truth.

If it didn´t mean wrecking the country, this kind of talk, and the gullibility of those who fall for it, would be hilarious. It is an unconscious form of self-parody.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/20/2012 2:48:39 PM     (No. 9076449)

Go back and listen to the tape and insert in parentheses, a black man, and you will understand the point. That is the most despicable thing I have ever heard in politics.

Plan B is what he is asking for on taxes except for the trigger of the highest rates. What he can´t abide is the disappearance of all his special give aways that started with the Stimulus. Plan B is causing him some heartburn because it is giving him what he has demanded. The spending cuts are not part of Plan B because they have already been written into law and signed by Obama.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: dman, 12/20/2012 3:08:49 PM     (No. 9076479)

If you want out of it: resign.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 12/20/2012 3:19:20 PM     (No. 9076499)

dear Santa, since you couldn´t bring us a new and mature president, all I want for Christmas is for every low information voter in our once great country to get a "clue" in their stockings.

That´s all!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: NMPatriot, 12/20/2012 4:07:56 PM     (No. 9076567)

Comrade ObaMao´s new leadership style: Leading from Out Behind (the garden smokin a choom gang spliff).

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Reply 23 - Posted by: postaway, 12/20/2012 4:17:48 PM     (No. 9076582)

He didn´t mean he didn´t want to be included in the process, he meant that he wanted any animus that Republicans might have for him personally not to get in the way of "compromise." In other words, he´s playing the race card.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/20/2012 6:22:48 PM     (No. 9076724)

By publicly claiming that some Republicans don´t like him, some people would say that President Obama is sneaking a teeny little bit of the race card into the fiscal cliff negotiations.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 12/20/2012 6:36:41 PM     (No. 9076747)

Obe´s playing the don´t spoil my record by making me veto a bill and face an over ride.
That would be such an slam he couldn´t move forward to play basket ball or golf. He would have to take a vacation to overcome the loss of face

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Reply 26 - Posted by: redmom, 12/20/2012 7:21:10 PM     (No. 9076799)

Sure. As soon as you resign. It would be easy to do, and you would have a lot of free time for vacations.

What a disingenuous, self-absorbed, narcissistic boob this man is. How dare he use these poor children, yet again.

Every time a person thinks he can sink no lower, Zero proves us wrong.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: geneinnyc, 12/20/2012 8:24:26 PM     (No. 9076842)

It´s not personal, you freakin´ idiot. We think that the problem is spending and that your tax increases will hurt the country.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: arcady, 12/20/2012 8:39:44 PM     (No. 9076852)

"President Present" - reporting for duty ... four more years of the worst president ever.

I dare the late night comedy crowd to ignore this goof...lol. You do so at your own peril though.

The crowd growing up, getting shafted by this doof will not go quietly. They elected him. They went hoggin´, and they know it. Now comes the hangover walk of shame.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/20/2012 8:50:22 PM     (No. 9076868)

He is not in it anyway...we need a leader!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/20/2012 9:38:59 PM     (No. 9076910)

What a lily livered s o.....oh never mind.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/21/2012 4:42:05 AM     (No. 9077129)

Up yours Barry.

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