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At least it wasn't Bush this time.

Obama now blames Congress for the failure of healthcare bill. Was it congress who made the backdoor deal with SEIU? I think NOT. Anyone with half a brain knows he is as deep in the deals as anyone in congress.
http://www.healthcarebs.com/2010/01/26/video-of-obama-blaming-congress-for-c-span-ban/

http://www.thefoxnation.com/politics/2010/01/26/obama-i-didnt-make-backroom-deals-congress-did?page=6

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Carpy

Asked by Carpy at 1:13 PM on Jan. 27, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • He started the groundwork for that in that interview with Diane Sawyer that was posted here yesterday, saying how proud he was that he "didn't interfere" with Congress. In other words - don't blame me, blame Pelosi and Reid.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:14 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • WOW! I am so SURPRISED! Of course he wasn't involved, why would you even think that!


    ^^said with complete sarcasm....

    Soniam301

    Answer by Soniam301 at 1:17 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • he's a creep - just like the rest of them..
    thundernlight

    Answer by thundernlight at 1:18 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • Wonder if Pelosi will be standing behind him all giddy and clapping at his state of the union speech?

    This man is something else he had no involvement whatsoever dontcha know...

    under his bus they go THUMP THUMP THUMP ..and some will probably believe it lol

    Won't they get sick and tired of being thrown under his bus....waiting for the crash and burn right now its simmering up a bit more.

    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 1:30 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • Hes been making backroom deals with big pharma, wall street and many more. His speech tonight is basically going to say hes changing how hes doing things and is going to focus on jobs and the economy. He should have done that in the first place. Of course hes pissed off his base as well, and seeing how Brown was elected had to be a huge eye opener...then again maybe not. Obama probably thinks hes still popular.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:30 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • Won't they get sick and tired of being thrown under his bus....waiting for the crash and burn right now its simmering up a bit more.

    Honestly, I think she had to know it was coming. She basically did the same to him a year ago. She changed the house rules to keep Republicans from being able to have a voice as many ways as she legally could. When she was asked about Obama's bi-partisanship promises, she was practically giddy when she announced that she did not work FOR the president and it wasn't his place to tell her how to run the House. Expect the implosion of the party from within to only get worse from here until November. Lots of finger pointing to go around.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:39 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • I do blame congress though, and I have for awhile. To say that they took a good idea and porked the hell out of it, is an understatement. NO ONE really has any comprehension of what is inside that bill we can pick and choose and bitch and moan and rally and praise all at the same time. Truly it is Pelosi's fault.
    urkiddingright

    Answer by urkiddingright at 2:06 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • I blame congress more than I do the president. The President cannot write and enforce laws like this. It has to go through congress first. On the senate side there were people like Ben Nelson, Landrieu, Baucus, Grassley, Blanche Lincoln, Lieberman et all who would not vote for a good version of it unless their concessions were met and they got some sort of sweetheart deal out of their vote. In part Obama can be blamed in a way for not pushing his agenda on what he felt would work. Then there's the people on the House with what they added, took out, etc.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 2:38 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • Like they say in the real world -- sh!t runs downhill! Of COURSE he is going to blame everyone else. Not that Congress is blameless, though, they have their whole hand in this pie, but some of the blame IS on O. He gave Pelosi and Reid carte blanche with this deal, and they ran with it. But O is in it too, he didn't try to control them, and he is the one who started the back room deals. And yeah, HE was the one talking behind closed doors with the unions and gave them a special deal, while he wants to blame Congress for all of their dirty dealing. I can only hope that soon he will man up and accept the blame for what HE did or did not do, and quit pointing fingers at everyone else.
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 3:27 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • I worked for a boss like Obama. Took all the credit when things went right, placed blame when things went wrong.

    What a wonderful example to America and the world. *sarcasm*
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 4:36 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

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