Obama Takes Questions From GOP

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Yesterday the President was the guest of House Republican leaders at the congressional GOP issues conference. The questioning was pretty respectful and Obama fielded them with ease.

  • Things heated up when Jeb Hensarling, a former chief of staff to ex-Sen. Phil Gramm of Texas, asked the final question.


His question was framed as a critique of the "unconscionable debt", Obama had piled onto us and our children. Hensarling indicated Democrats has ignored Republicans and prevented them from offering input on 2009 budget issues.  He dismissed the Obama economic stimulus as being bad for the economy.

  • "Many of us believe it's part of the problem and not part of the solution," said Hensarling.

Obama shook his head many times as Hensarling structured his question. It was obvious Obama was not in agreement with the criticism concerning Hensarling's budget claims.  Eventually Obama interrupted the Texan.

  • "The whole question was structured as a talking point to run a campaign," Obama told the House Republicans.

As usual, once Obama is put on the carpet he resorts to the blame game. We need honest answers - not finger pointing.

 

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Rainmaker
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Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

No I disagree.  I in fact just saw the encounter repeated on TV just a few minutes ago.  The question was disingenuous and was structured to be a talking point for a campaign.  That is not being bipartisan.  That is utlizing an effort on the part of the President to BE bipartisan and playing games off of it to get 5 minutes of fame and some talking points for your campaign in. Obama pointed out that most of what he had to say was rhetorical diatribe and NOT a valid question.  Obama was correct to call him on the carpet for it and he did it with class.

Obama and Bernanke saved the country from a second Great Depression. I find it amazing that people want to go back to the very polices that created that crisis in the first place. Do we have to actually HAVE a second Great Depression in order for you people to learn?

Jan 30, 2010 03:35 AM #1
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Jay-Paul Lowry
Riverside, CA

Good Lord - Ruthmarie you basically just repeated Obama. You offer no opinion or take of your own, all you did is reguritate exactly what Obama said.

 

As to your claim the President is being bipartisan, if thats true than why was the healthcare bill negotiated strictly with Democrats behind locked doors with no Republicans?

 

And next you say, we want to go to back to the same policies that caused the crisis. Please in your opinon what policies specifically caused this crisis? I really want to know.

Jan 30, 2010 03:42 AM #2
Rainer
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Jay-Paul Lowry
Riverside, CA

Bonnie - from what  I have seen of this meeting between him and Republicans, it was just Obama going there and whining about how Republicans are not playing nice with him, and making him look like a Bolshevik. Well Mr. President if it talks like a Bolshevik, votes like a Bolshevik, and The American Communist Party completely agrees with your entire agenda than you probably are a Bolshevik.

 

JP

Jan 30, 2010 03:46 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Mike Carlier
Lakeville, MN
More opinions than you want to hear about.

It never ceases to amaze me that two people can witness the same event, and each only sees what supports his/her own pre-determined opinion.  Look at it for what it is, a bunch of politicians trying to get votes.  Running the government is what you do when you have no campaigning scheduled.   It's just politicians doing what they do best, nothing.

 

 

Jan 30, 2010 04:04 AM #4
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Jim Dunlap

It seems like all Obama can do is blame the past administration. He's accomplished nothing in the year that he's been in office--I think he should step down.

Jan 30, 2010 05:39 AM #5
Rainmaker
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John Walters
Frank Rubi Real Estate - Slidell, LA
Licensed in Louisiana

Obama is a true radical liberal.  He believes life isn't fair to everyone and he wants to make it fair.  Truth is Life isn't Fair and that's the way it is.  We have to find a way to cut spending drastically and the Americans affected need to realize this is better for them and their children down the road.

Jan 30, 2010 06:21 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Ruthann you are entitled to your opinion.  For years Bernake assured everyone the housing market and the economy were just great.  Too bad he was not atuned enough like other economists who saw it coming.

Jan 30, 2010 07:31 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

JP.  I'm glad you mentioned it. I noticed the parrot as well.  When all else fails repeat the lines.  Obama clearly cannot answer those questions in public.  That was the only hard question he was faced with.  The rest of easy for him to fluff off.

Jan 30, 2010 07:34 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

JP. Funny Bernake and Geitner had their hand on the wheel as we approached economic melt down.  Now suddenly they are the only ones who can fix it.  LOL

Jan 30, 2010 07:38 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
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CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Mike,  I actually thought it was pretty interesting.  Especially the segment regarding CSpann.  Excuses.

Jan 30, 2010 07:39 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Jim,  that seems to be the consensus of those who are not still blinded by the spotlights.

Jan 30, 2010 07:40 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

John,  Obama is a Progressive.  Far worse than a liberal.  They are socialists.

Jan 30, 2010 07:42 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
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Ditto JP * More Obama whining and finger pointing!!! He did it to MOLLIFY his BASE * He is LOOSING the FAR LEFT and the MODERATES are deserting his ship if not the November elections so he made nice OVER making nice to keep as many independents and middle to left of his party....it wasn't about US, it is still about HIM

Jan 30, 2010 09:22 AM #13
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