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Obama ‘certainly did not’ facilitate
shutdown, White House claims

Washington Times, by Dave Boyer

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 10/1/2013 10:12:11 PM

The White House said Tuesday that President Obama is blameless for the first government shutdown in 17 years. Asked by a reporter whether Mr. Obama bears any responsibility for the shutdown that began at midnight Monday, White House press secretary Jay Carney replied, “I’m not sure what you mean.” “It is his responsibility to try to work with Congress in the spirit of compromise,” Mr. Carney said. “He certainly did not vote to shut the government down.” The president on Tuesday began referring to the crisis as a “Republican shutdown.”Mr. Carney noted that the president called Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/1/2013 10:17:22 PM     (No. 9545573)

He wasn´t around this weekend. Went to bed when Benghazi occurred. Running out of town this weekend.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ruready?, 10/1/2013 10:18:16 PM     (No. 9545574)

And Obama did not draw a red line.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/1/2013 10:31:51 PM     (No. 9545579)

It must suck to wake up as Jay everyday knowing you have to make excuses for your boss.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/1/2013 10:42:31 PM     (No. 9545597)

There was a deluge of online applicants because so many people are not working.
What else was there for them to do on
a nice sunny day except overload the fragile Government websites ( certainly created by contractors ).

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo, 10/1/2013 11:13:44 PM     (No. 9545642)

Your right Jay "Howdy Doody" Carney he didn´t facilitate it..he community organized it....

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Reply 6 - Posted by: god of irony, 10/1/2013 11:14:46 PM     (No. 9545643)

This man wouldn´t know a buck if it stopped on his face.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: rlcnutter, 10/2/2013 12:32:38 AM     (No. 9545700)

Blameless? BLAMELESS? Even if you argue this whole mess is partially the fault of the Republicans -- and that is certainly an arguable point -- to say Obama is blameless is a childish abdication of responsibility at its most puerile.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/2/2013 12:36:40 AM     (No. 9545703)

Well Obama certainly did not do anything to alleviate the shutdown neither and that is a big leadership failure.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Deedo, 10/2/2013 1:15:33 AM     (No. 9545715)

If the GOP holds the line and keeps up the PR war, Obama will have to do something sooner or later. If the President allows the Nation to default on its debts, and does nothing to the run-up, he´ll be reviled for all history as the clown who brought on big time ruin because he was petulant and self-absorbed to hold onto his "signature achievement".


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Reply 10 - Posted by: steveW, 10/2/2013 1:28:20 AM     (No. 9545724)

Barack Obama - more willing to compromise, with anyone, than any man on earth. Barack Obama - refuses to compromise because Republicans are extremists and terrorists.

A classic example of Orwellian Doublethink, in what were formerly the "minds" of Democrats...



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Reply 11 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 10/2/2013 1:31:09 AM     (No. 9545725)

Obama will bow to every tin pot anti-American dictator on the planet yet he won´t even meet with Congressional Republicans.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 10/2/2013 1:42:34 AM     (No. 9545733)

Idiot. You haven´t passed a budget in five years. You haven´t even proposed a budget that a single Democrat voted for.

I´m sure this won´t impact his tee time, though...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Ida lil, 10/2/2013 2:58:18 AM     (No. 9545763)

Now is the time for the Won Ton to to fuel up Af-1 load up the wife and kids and
head out of town---permanently-- why should such blame free persons be forced to stay home when most of there security and other servants are furloughed?


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Reply 14 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 10/2/2013 3:32:43 AM     (No. 9545768)

Obama and Reid want to eliminate Congress, the closest thing we have to representatives of the people.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: miceal, 10/2/2013 5:58:03 AM     (No. 9545802)

Liar! This "shutdown" is totally the fault of Obama and the little jerk who runs the US Senate!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Keekng, 10/2/2013 7:29:13 AM     (No. 9545885)

He who said, "I will not compromise, I will not negotiate", did not facilitate the shutdown? Carney is laughable.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 10/2/2013 12:08:07 PM     (No. 9546435)

He should change his name to Jay Corny because he certainly is sounding corny lately.
Obama and Harry Reid own this big tar baby.

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