October 3rd, 2013
01:28 PM ET

Obama: Only one way out of shutdown

President Barack Obama went on a rhetorical offensive against House Republicans on the third day of the federal government shutdown, telling a crowd in Maryland Thursday that there's only one party at fault and one remedy.

"There are enough Republicans and Democrats in the House of Representatives today that if the speaker of the House, John Boehner, simply let the bill get on the floor for an up or down vote, every congressman could vote their conscience, the shutdown would end today," Obama said in a speech in Rockville, Maryland.

"The only thing that is keeping the government shut down, the only thing preventing people from going back to work, and basic research starting back up, and farmers and small business owners, getting their loans - the only thing that's preventing all that from happening right now today, in the next five minutes, is that Speaker John Boehner won't even let the bill get a yes or no vote because he doesn't want to anger the extremists in his party."


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  1. banasy©

    Female suspect in DC is dead. Her 1 year old is fine.

    October 3, 2013 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. The Hamsta

    It's those stupid libs that depend on the government. It was also a lib that crashed into the gates at the capitol and got into a shootout because they need the Nanny State to take care of them. It was also that Nazi democrat that attempted to barrycade Mt. Vernon, a private owned and run state park. These trashy democrats look better everyday.

    October 3, 2013 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Lie, and another lie. The woman's name hasn't been released, Fake Hamsta, let alone whether she is a D or R. Plus, MV wasn't barricades; no reports of that other than the voices in your head, Fake Hamsta.

      October 3, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      “Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions."

      Thomas Jefferson

      October 3, 2013 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Lmao yup @ rupert isnt that what common practicality is? And not to mention the fact that they just so dang comfortable in the job that it soon becomes just a vacation instead of a job. What i find so ironic is, Boehner says Obama should give up his insurance and take Obamacare when in fact he and the rest of the daycare clan (Congress) never have to pay for insurance for the rest of their lives!

    October 3, 2013 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lmao @ hamsta, after listening to your garbage you're right! YOU make the democrats look better everyday!

    October 3, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Agreed @ rupert ive said that often as well. An age cap needs to be in place with the term limits!

    October 3, 2013 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    One would think The Hamsta would be preparing for Karen. But then why should he, when he The Hamsta doesn't live in Louisiana?

    October 3, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Lol @ banasy, he the hamsta being the millionaire that he is, doesn't need to worry about little things like hurricanes anymore!

    October 3, 2013 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A hurricane blew across the Caribbean. It didn't take long for the expensive yacht to be swamped by high waves, sinking without a trace. There were only two survivors: the boat's owner, Dr. Smythe and the steward, Marcus who managed to swim to the closest island.
    After reaching the deserted strip of land, the steward was crying and very upset that they would never be found. Dr. Smythe on the other hand was quite calm, relaxing against a tree.
    "Dr. Smythe, Dr. Smythe, how can you be so calm?" cried Marcus. "We're going to die on this lonely island. We'll never be discovered here."
    "Sit down and listen to what I have to say, Marcus." began the confident Dr. Smythe.
    "Five years ago, I gave the United Way $500,000 and another $500,000 to my church. I donated the same amounts four years ago. And, three years ago, I did very well in the stock market, so I contributed $750,000 to each. Last year, business was good, so the two charities each got a million dollars." stated Dr. Smythe.
    "So what?" shouted Marcus.
    "Well, it's time for their annual fundraising drives, and I know they're going to find me!" smiled Dr. Smythe.

    October 3, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Hey dazzle

    The last report said it wasn't making the expected turn and had centered more on our area. It's still is a day and half or so. A lot can change in that time. We should have a whole lot better idea by late tomorrow/early sat.

    October 3, 2013 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Very good @ bobcat! Just goes to show that even when things look stormy humor is still the best medicine lmao!

    October 3, 2013 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    That embarrassment to himself & his party, the champion nut Cruz with his scores of hrs of faux filibuster was heavily funded during his election by both Verizon & T & T.

    October 3, 2013 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
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    October 3, 2013 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    yes@chrissy @Hamsta does unwittingly promote Dems with each post.

    October 3, 2013 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    my post mentioning an article by Robert Fisk for the 'Independent' today on the Navy foot ball thread was deleted. It was meant for @banasy@chrissy@dazzle@Scottish Mama@bobcat.

    October 3, 2013 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Well ty again @ saywhat! You always seem to steer me to the best reading material. Lol and even tho i have over 5000 books they arent quite as good after you've already read them at least once! And good going on the "unwitting" post. Was most appropriate! 😉 lol

    October 3, 2013 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
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