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Obama Uses Some of that Political Rhetoric Left Outside the Door – By Jim Geraghty – The Campaign Spot – National Review Online

July 6, 2011

President Obama, yesterday: “I’ve asked leaders of both parties and both houses of Congress to come here to the White House on Thursday so we can build on the work that’s already been done and drive towards a final agreement. It’s my hope that everybody is going to leave their ultimatums at the door, that we’ll all leave our political rhetoric at the door.”

President Obama, today: “The debt ceiling should not be something that is used as a gun against the heads of the American people to extract tax breaks for corporate jet owners, for oil and gas companies that are making billions of dollars because the price of gasoline has gone up so high.”

via Obama Uses Some of that Political Rhetoric Left Outside the Door – By Jim Geraghty – The Campaign Spot – National Review Online.



  1. July 6, 2011 10:37 pm

    He is a Chicago thug being ‘run’ by other people, who can’t put together a coherent thought without a teleprompter. He is completely unable to keep from contradicting himself for more than three sentences in a row.

  2. July 7, 2011 8:24 pm

    You were saying something about violent political rhetoric?

    GOP takeover of Congress would mean ‘hand-to-hand combat,’ Obama warns

    I don’t want to hear any more crap from liberals about the ‘violent rhetoric‘ from the right. If their ‘boss’ is going to keep using this kind of language, the ‘rhetorical’ gloves are coming off.

  3. Michael Eaton permalink
    July 11, 2011 10:30 am

    “At the door” means outside of the meeting. Did you really need that explained?

    “the ‘rhetorical’ gloves are coming off.”

    Because, what, the right has been keeping violence out of their rhetoric? Since when?? Don’t be daft.

  4. July 11, 2011 11:24 pm

    Daft? When someone on the left uses a phrase like “our ad was on target,” the right doesn’t flip out, but the left flips out if someone on the right uses the same phrase calling it ‘violent rhetoric.’ When someone on the left starts wishing someone on the right DEAD, which has happened quite frequently, they wonder why people on the right are upset. Daft? I think thou doth protest too much.

  5. Michael Eaton permalink
    July 12, 2011 8:59 am

    “ad was on target” is different from “we are putting a bullseye on him”.

    Wishing someone dead? Nope that is equally bad, but just like the incident above is highlighted by you guys, EVERY TIME someone on the left says anything remotely uncivil you guys pounce, but ignore EVERY TIME it happens on the right. Don’t forget, the right refused any discussion of civility, yet want the left to play by those “rules”, and therefore highlight every instance. It is disingenuous.

  6. July 15, 2011 11:26 pm

    So, the left is whiter than the driven snow when it comes to the issue of “civility.” Right. Got it.


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