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Weren't we supposed to put all of this rhetoric and inflammatory speech aside?

Obama:   "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 or oil and gas companies that are making billions of dollars because the price of gasoline has gone up so high.

Why the need to make it sound like Republicans have a 'gun' to anybody's head?  Didn't Obama ask for less inflammatory speech from his colleagues?  Why is he using the same kind of speech he criticized others for?  Isn't this a bit hypocritical?

 
QuinnMae

Asked by QuinnMae at 10:28 AM on Jul. 7, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (20)
  • Only republicans/conservatives are supposed to heed that directive.

    Double standards...again!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:32 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • Isn't this a bit hypocritical?

    Yes, and it is 100% Obama-bull.
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 10:34 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • Now girls...don't ya'll know it is do as I SAY..not as I do.

    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:56 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • Ohh no, Obama only wanted the rhetoric to end when he could speak in front of thousands play politics.... Yet another case of Obama's words and actions do NOT match up. Obama is a Schyster.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:34 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • Yeah, the Conservatives have to sit quietly "in the back of the bus" speaking of flowers and rainbows but our President can say whatever he chooses.
    sopranomommy

    Answer by sopranomommy at 11:14 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • Rhetoric is only good as long as it's gaining you points in the polls. The "hang 'em for their words" chats went cold shortly after shooting in Arizona and now it's not worth upholding it.. . unless its' used against a predominate Democrat, of course. ;)

    Minnesotanice - give me a break. One can "Man up" without resorting to the same weapon imagery previously painted as the cause of all evil. I guarantee people excusing this would be singing another song if it were, say, Palin or McCain or Bachman, et al doign it.
    ldmrmom

    Answer by ldmrmom at 12:09 PM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • I'd by that UpSheRises, except weapon analogy *was* deemed inflammatory by a whole lot of people jumping to conclusions and trying to pin blame for Gabrielle Gifford's shooting on Palin, et al. It was said by the every-day person on the street. IT was said by the media. It was said by politicians. It was the president himself who urged his political friends and foes to tone it down.

    ldmrmom

    Answer by ldmrmom at 1:00 PM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • You don't like the gun analogy? That doesn't make it inflammatory. People, especially politicians, use gun analogies all the time...it's just a figure of speech. USR

    Yup, lol, and as far as I'm concerned, the dummy just shot himself in the foot with that comment *G*

    Farmlady09

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 4:07 PM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • Now you know Obama does not have to play by the rules. He is special and all.
    pookiekins34

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 10:53 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • The healthcare bill cut 500 billion from medicare and that's acceptable but revamping to save it is not. Gotcha. The "back of the bus" was a quote from Obama who told Republicans to sit in the back of the bus. We won't sit silently and allow him to lie over and over and drive our country into the ditch. It wasn't great when he got into office and he has managed to make it far worse. Making excuses for his hypocrisy is the same as accepting his word as the gospel truth and I know of no one, conservative or libe
    sopranomommy

    Answer by sopranomommy at 1:48 PM on Jul. 7, 2011

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