Obama speaks on an open mic and utters the unmentionable:
Perhaps not realizing his mic was on, Obama’s private remarks were caught by CBS correspondent Mark Knoller, who was able to listen to through a live audio feed.
“I said, ‘You want to repeal health care? Go at it. We’ll have that debate,” Obama said, describing his negotiations with Speaker John Boehner. “You’re not going to be able to do that by nickel-and-diming me in the budget. You think we’re stupid?’”
According to CBS, Obama quoted himself as telling Boehner to “Put it in a separate bill,” adding that “if you think you can overturn my veto, try it. But don’t try to sneak this through.”
I ran across the incident on an RSS feed and did a Google blog search to see if the online devoted had gotten around to working up any significant amounts of customary outrage. I had my doubts because it is Friday, after all, and assuming that some of these people have lives it might not be worth the time for them to get exercised over what was by any rational standard a banal statement. The key word here being rational because it’s always wise to bear in mind that we’re talking about people who think that cutting funding for NPR and Planned Parenthood is going to solve our debt problems. Here are some comments from the Fox news website. Out of the hundreds you can count the ones that don’t oblige themselves to answer Obama’s rhetorical question on one hand.
Yes Mr. President we think your stupid. …
WELL, actually, YES, I think you are s t u p i d ! Andyou have e v i l eyes devoid of humanity – haven’t seen those eyes since I saw the exorcist and I was scared s h – – less.
This is so dadblasted damning to him….. I regret only 161 comments have been posted. WAIT! I know why! What could one of the thumb-sucking/blankie-rubbing/corner-sitting/typing with one finger agitators POSSIBLY SAY? …
When will my fellow Americans wake up to the reality, these people are not doing what they do because they’re morons. They do it because they are intentionally trying to destroy us.
We are like the collective in the Matrix. They stick tubes in us to feed communist China.
That’s why the Progressives have shifted ALL the economies in the world to prop up China. There are only four commie countries left, and the Progressives want to save them.
Socialists (commies) and Muslims are our sworn enemies. Not everyone that smiles at you wants to be your friend. Some are trying to get close enough to kill you. …
The answer to your question, Mr. President. YES! Keep talkng so that more Americans can see just how mean-spirited and two faced you are.
Republicans think the president is being mean to them! Well, that’s a good start at least.
Obama’s blunt assessment is a curt reminder that House Republicans under Boehner aren’t the Randian super-beings the RW media has made them out to be and like Clinton before him, the president is a formidable political opponent who isn’t afraid to dust the gloves off by shattering some glass Tea Tard jaws. How are they going to act when they’ve grappled with the fact that it’s 2011 and not one of their heroes is anxious to throw their hat into the ring? That cold reality, along with Sarah Palin’s inability to establish herself as anything beyond a rapidly aging, Red State media star, is lurking in the background and is yet to be reckoned with.