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Obama’s annoyance with
Congress boils over

Washington Post, by Dan Balz

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 7/2/2014 10:35:29 PM

President Obama’s displeasure with gridlock in Washington — and with the Republicans he blames for it — has been rising for months. This week it has boiled over. From the Rose Garden to the Cabinet Room to near the Key Bridge in Georgetown, the president has signaled more than mere annoyance at the state of affairs at the halfway point of this year. His disdain for congressional Republicans has steadily increased; his disrespect for their tactics has hardened into contempt. With immigration reform dead for this year, if not for the remainder of Obama’s presidency; with House Speaker John A.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: RPool, 7/2/2014 10:39:36 PM     (No. 9909053)

We´re even.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Eljay, 7/2/2014 10:41:41 PM     (No. 9909057)

hey, no-balz, we the little folk have contempt for the kenyan and clueless beltway twits like you.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Noj15, 7/2/2014 10:43:50 PM     (No. 9909060)

Mr. Soetoro will do anything to divert the nation´s attention from Megyn Kelly´s BLOCKBUSTER interview on FOX with Bill Ayers. Ayers wrote Soetoro´s memoir about "Race and Inheritence," and started Mr Soetoro´s adventure in the White House in his own living room. Bill Ayers is the domestic terrorist Mr Soetoro strives to be.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: oh-heck, 7/2/2014 10:46:20 PM     (No. 9909064)

Ah yes, the conciliator with chin high, arms crossed, petulant/pursed lips, arms crossed, and middle fingers of both hands raised.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/2/2014 10:46:45 PM     (No. 9909066)

My contempt for Obama cannot grow. Other nations leaders have nothing but contempt for him. He is a national disgrace.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Shells, 7/2/2014 10:47:05 PM     (No. 9909067)

Because he has less poise and self control than your average three year old.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: trapper, 7/2/2014 10:56:55 PM     (No. 9909078)

There is no "gridlock." Obama wants to put through more leftist programs the American people don´t want, and the Republicans oppose them. Obama won´t budge, insisting it´s his way or the highway. He refuses to enforce laws he doesn´t like, and the Republicans have figured out they can´t trust a thing he says. His word has NO value. Actually, LESS than no value. Since EVERYONE now knows it has no value, anyone who believes anything he says would be viewed as a fool. So that´s that. No gridlock. Just stubborn insistence on getting his own way all the time, right now, on everything, and blaming everyone else when anyone says "no." Everyone has his number.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Dante, 7/2/2014 10:59:25 PM     (No. 9909084)

Go pound sand, creep, you´ve done enough damage and you´re regime is finished.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: clw54, 7/2/2014 10:59:58 PM     (No. 9909086)

Barry complaining about Republicans is like Lucy complaining Charlie Brown won´t play football.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Patchy groundfog, 7/2/2014 11:03:48 PM     (No. 9909087)

He´s annoyed. Has he ever been otherwise?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: dwa, 7/2/2014 11:04:45 PM     (No. 9909089)

Obama thinks he is king and everyone should do what he wants. As a supposed constitutional "scholar" (ha ha) he has no concept of government in this country. Combine that with the fact that he hasn´t an ounce of leadership capability and you see where we are in this country. It is idiots like this twit at the WP that give this affirmative action president a pass and blame everyone else for problems than the person where the blame belongs.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Northcross, 7/2/2014 11:43:40 PM     (No. 9909119)

This puffed up fraud thinks he is not just king, but a god. The only Congress he can work with is one that gives in 100% to his agenda, and that ain´t going to happen. Even when Dems controlled both houses, it didn´t happen.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: planetgeo, 7/3/2014 12:33:24 AM     (No. 9909149)

If only he treated America´s real enemies as contemptuously and adversarially as he treats Republicans...but then,the reality is that he himself is a real enemy of America.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 7/3/2014 1:12:46 AM     (No. 9909168)

What an absurd excuse for journalism is today´s WaPo, almost as absurd as the snotty ignoramus we call POTUS.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: suedotsue, 7/3/2014 1:26:38 AM     (No. 9909175)

Complete joke. As others have said there´s anything but gridlock--massive changes occur at lightning speed. Obama controls both the Senate and the House and everyone knows it. The GOP has been dying for open borders for decades-it´s no secret. Obama has just erased our southern border and no elected officials have complained other than occasional photo ops or sound bites. They don´t care because they don´t have to. They can do anything to us and we can´t stop them. If you have no border you don´t have a country. All government agencies should be closed down and the military dismantled. We have no country. This has been happening gradually but now it´s full force. The law protecting Central Americans from deportations was passed by George Bush on Jan. 1, 2008. The Wall St. Journal has advocated a 5 word Constitutional amendment continuously since the 1980s: There shall be open borders. We´re supposed to think the GOP is looking out for us which of course they´re not. Obama´s re-election saved Boehner´s life and everyone knows it.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: beancounter, 7/3/2014 1:56:21 AM     (No. 9909181)

Obama´s VA won´t care for veterans and his Border Security won´t secure the border.... and he says Congress isn´t doing its job? That´s chutzpah.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: leonardo, 7/3/2014 2:06:55 AM     (No. 9909187)

The Saboteur-in-Chief is annoyed? Take a look at the polls
Hussein ... check out the White House press corps Barry.
Most Americans are sick-to-death of you, "Liar-of-the-Year". The scales have fallen from their eyes and THEY are revolted. They say: "Ya know what you can do with that pen and that phone, Mr. 0?"

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Reply 18 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/3/2014 4:14:23 AM     (No. 9909209)

Well, to be fair to Obama.......he´s held this all in for so long, now it´s safe to let how he really feels and has felt out.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: pineledger, 7/3/2014 7:44:05 AM     (No. 9909343)

Punk at the helm.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Clinger, 7/3/2014 8:26:24 AM     (No. 9909397)

Hearing the whiner-in-chief complain that Congress has not acted and that we don´t have a "plan." boils my blood. We have a plan, and it´s clearly articulated in his job description and the laws of the land, our land. Obama and others before him with the same job decided not to perform their legal obligation. That doesn´t make it Congresses problem to solve.

Now we need a whole new approach? Just do your job and protect the border, there now you have a plan. My work here is done.

Ok a bit more detail, use the National Guard, team up with State and Local entities including citizen militias. Build the fence, shoot rubber bullets, tear gas turn them back. Pick up the phone call Ricky Nieto (El´Presedente) let him know all aid has been stopped until we get our soldier back and full cooperation in our efforts to guard the border. Then with the time remaining on your phone plan keep calling South to inform the invading countries that their aid has been stopped. Time to stand on our hind legs and show some teeth.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/3/2014 8:50:50 AM     (No. 9909435)

Zippy´s annoyance with congress is minuscule compared to my annoyance with him. Actually it´s not annoyance; it´s downright loathing and outrage. I no longer have words strong enough to describe how I hate that little piece of vermin excrement.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: marthaville, 7/3/2014 8:53:11 AM     (No. 9909441)

It is amazing that the Washington Post, and its very own Dan Balz, believe a president is entitled to get everything he wants even when elected members of Congress do not agree with him. Perhaps a totalitarian dictator is what Obama and the WaPo want, but so far the nation does not want a totalitarian dictator. Were it not for the Republican Congress, our nation would be in much worse trouble than Obama and the Democrat Senate have gotten us into.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: MickinPhoenix, 7/3/2014 9:06:36 AM     (No. 9909473)

BaaaaaaaaaaWaaaaaaaaaa !!!!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/3/2014 9:12:25 AM     (No. 9909478)

Don´t be fooled. Obama may whine but he loves gridlock. What he can´t abide is being expected to act Presidential and attempt to bring the two sides together on any issue. He does not want compromise. He wants absolute obedience and that is why you see the shameful juvenile temper tantrums. Nothing less than complete agreement is enough for the boy king. He would be better suited to sit on a throne or at the head of a fascist government. He truly believes he is brilliant and should never be questioned. He is a poor man´s Lucifer who in his pride desired to be exalted higher than God. Both are pathological narcissists and will get their comeuppance.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: M2, 7/3/2014 9:27:17 AM     (No. 9909501)

Does he really believe this?

“Republicans in Congress, they’re patriots, they love their country, they love their families,” he said from the Key Bridge. “They just have a flawed theory of the economy that they can’t seem to get past. .?.?. That’s their worldview. I’m sure they sincerely believe it. It’s just not accurate. It does not work.”

It worked just fine until Obama got elected. Has he noticed that? Or are his myriad failures so devastating to his narcissistic psyche that he is lashing out blaming the Republicans? I believe he knows he´s a dud but must, to save his image, resort to desperate wrong-headed rhetoric.

It is not a pretty thing to watch an ant under a magnifying glass in the hot sun.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Really?, 7/3/2014 10:05:43 AM     (No. 9909561)

No leadership characteristics at all.

Pathetic.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: gobushcheneygo, 7/3/2014 10:07:06 AM     (No. 9909564)

After the election, did Barry not pronounce "I won"? That says it all. Congress is to fall, kneel at his feet and obey. He won. How dare they challenge his Communist agenda? He won. The Courts don´t matter. The Congress doesn´t matter. The people certainly don´t matter. He won.

And he´ll stamp his feet, purse his purple lips, and whine to the nearest lapdog media until he gets his way. He won. S/.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Quiet Observer, 7/3/2014 10:17:14 AM     (No. 9909586)

Remember that really annoying spoiled brat on the playground who wanted to change the rules every time he or his team wasn’t winning – even though everyone had been playing by the same rules forever? And if you didn’t let him dictate the rules, he threatened to take his ball and go home?

He’s now president!

And he hasn’t changed a bit.


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Reply 29 - Posted by: strike3, 7/3/2014 10:54:47 AM     (No. 9909640)

The Crybaby-in-Chief is whining because congress is balking at breaking laws that have been in effect, by consent of the people, for over 200 years. Obama is the kind of brat that you would like to run into in a dark alley after school, when his bigger pals aren´t around to fight for him.

Dan Balz needs to get another job. I´m sure obama could use another shoeshine boy or similar service provider.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 7/3/2014 11:01:19 AM     (No. 9909654)

Narcissists always get annoyed when people wise up to their self serving act. That and they play the martyr, the how dare you not appreciate all I have done for you routine. You´d be nothing without the sacrifices I made, etc. etc.

I am hoping the mask slips entirely away and those who have loyally supported Obama will get to see exactly what he thinks of them.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 7/3/2014 12:58:30 PM     (No. 9909841)

To the misguided, unenlightened, gullible ignoramuses who voted for him once or especially twice, cry on your own shoulders!


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Reply 32 - Posted by: liberalslovetaxes, 7/4/2014 3:12:25 AM     (No. 9910499)

And I thought the only time he boiled over was when he dunked his drive on the golf course.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: sinic, 7/4/2014 6:31:28 AM     (No. 9910547)

"The Corker-Murphy bill calls for increasing the gasoline tax by 6 cents a gallon in each of the next two years and then indexing the tax to inflation, with offsets to keep the measure revenue-neutral."
None of them have the slightest clue as to what this economy is REALLY like out here. They ALL live in their own little, well paid, protected world where the things they do to us have no effect on them and, evidently, they don´t even know it. The whole cesspool needs to be pumped out, pressure washed, disinfected, and made right.

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In 2012, four years after sort-of-stumping-but-not-really for her mother’s presidential campaign, Chelsea Clinton sat down for a lengthy, laudatory profile for Vogue. “Historically, I deliberately tried to lead a private life in the public eye,” she said. “And now I am trying to lead a purposefully public life.” Last April, Clinton told Fast Company magazine much the same thing. As she also did with NBC’s Brian Williams, who interviewed Clinton after she was hired by the network as a “special correspondent” — albeit one with no journalism experience. Her starting salary: $600,000 a year. “For most of my life I did deliberately

Fast food workers vow civil disobedience
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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/26/2014 4:46:13 PM     Post Reply
VILLA PARK, Ill. — Fast food workers from across the country have voted in suburban Chicago to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation by including civil disobedience. More than 1,300 workers gathered today in Villa Park, Illinois. Some workers say they’re prepared to engage in sit-down strikes and organize more workers in their campaign to win $15-an-hour wages and a union. Their actions so far have included one-day strikes and a protest outside this year’s McDonald’s Corp. shareholder meeting. Industry officials say a $15 wage would hurt job creation, and that the solution is more education and

World Leaders Lambast Obama´s
´Failures´ in the Middle East

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American Thinker, by Raymond Ibrahim    Original Article
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World leaders are increasingly pointing to U.S. President Obama’s failures in the Middle East. Some are direct and blunt. For example, during his recent visit to Brazil, Russian President Vladimir Putin was asked by journalists about U.S. sanctions against Russia due to the Ukrainian crisis. While naturally condemning such moves, part of his response was to accuse the Obama administration of “encouraging war between neighboring states.” In the same context, Putin added: American objectives have not been realized, nor have they accomplished anything, because everything has collapsed. Afghanistan faces problems, and Iraq and Libya are falling apart. Egypt also was

Marijuana Legalization Would
Be ´a Health Catastrophe´

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Weekly Standard, by William Kristol    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/28/2014 4:58:57 AM     Post Reply
A leading drug policy researcher, David Murray, has a must-read piece up at the Hudson Institute website, "Comparing Marijuana and Alcohol: Seriously." Murray´s article is a devastating deconstruction of claims that marijuana is relatively safe, or at least safer than alcohol. And, as he points out, it thereby undermines much of the basis of the New York Times´s blithely irresponsible editorial endorsement of marijuana legalization. Read Murray´s whole piece. Here are highlights: It’s a remarkable weekend when one finds the Grey Lady arguing for state’s rights, and worrying huffily about arbitrary Presidential powers. But when it comes to smoking dope, the mind

Nancy Pelosi on International Crises: "The
President´s Leadership Has Been Strong"

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Real Clear Politics, by Staff    Original Article
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REP. NANCY PELOSI: First of all let me disagree with the -- when we were growing up, you after me, but we were in a bipolar word, the Soviet Union and the United States. It´s a much more complicated situation now and the president´s leadership has been strong. And the issues you are dealing with this morning, the president was in the lead on supporting Iron Dome and asking for more resources now to help Israel defend itself, which it has as right to do. In the lead for asking for humanitarian assistance for the Palestinian people, $47 million to go


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