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Obama caught saying this in open mic gaffe.... why doesn't he just flat out say that anyways?

Asked by tedd (14078points) April 15th, 2011

Link below has the whole article. Basically the president was caught slamming the GOP in an open mic gaffe. He said the following…

About GOP attempts to defund/repeal healthcare:
I said, ‘You want to repeal health care? Go at it. We’ll have that debate. You’re not going to be able to do that by nickel-and-diming me in the budget. You think we’re stupid?

About attaching a bill to the budget to take funding from Planned Parenthood:
Put it in a separate bill,” the president said he told House Speaker John Boehner and his staff. “We’ll call it up. And if you think you can overturn my veto, try it. But don’t try to sneak this through.

His opinion of Rep. Paul Ryan and his budget plan:
When Paul Ryan says his priority is to make sure, he’s just being America’s accountant… This is the same guy that voted for two wars that were unpaid for, voted for the Bush tax cuts that were unpaid for, voted for the prescription drug bill that cost as much as my health care bill—but wasn’t paid for

If the President spoke like this to the public more often…... my god his approval rating would be through the roof and he’d have damn near all the legislation passed he wanted.

What do you think?

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marinelife's avatar

I agree with everything he said, and I wish he would talk tough like that.

math_nerd's avatar

I would give marinelife the best back-rub ever if Obama started to talk like that in speeches. Homeboy needs to grow a pair.

bob_'s avatar

Maybe he “got caught” on purpose.

This episode of The West Wing deals with such scenario.

ddude1116's avatar

As much as I’d like for him to verbally attack the GOP on a regular basis, he’s a democrat, so he’ll try to negotiate instead because it’s more kind.

Rufus_T_Firefly's avatar

This particular type of demeanor should be Obama’s regular speaking voice toward Republicans, but I wouldn’t call it a gaffe. I’d consider it a long overdue and very appropriate response to their underhanded tactics.

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