Finally — Obama Hits Back
So THAT’S what it takes to get Obama to strike back: make him think his comments are off the record. Now that the cat’s out of the bag, let’s hope he keeps on swinging. No more college professor giving an erudite speech at a faculty meeting.
Obama was at a private meeting (or so he thought) with about fifty donors at a restaurant. A live audio feed piped his comments back to the press briefing room, where reporters were still working.
(Links here and here.)
Among other candid comments were:
“I said, 'You wanna repeal health care? Go at it. We'll have that debate. But you're not going to be able to do it by nickel and diming me in the budget. You think we're stupid?’”
Obama slammed the GOP’s repeated backdoor attempts to defund Planned Parenthood by attaching the defunding to a budget bill:
“Put it in a separate bill. We'll call it up. And if you think you can overturn my veto, try it. But don't try to sneak this through.”
Aw come on, sneaking is the only thing the rightwads know how to do.
He also had some choice words for Paul Ryan (R—PeeWee Herman):
“When Paul Ryan says his priority is to make sure...he's just being America's accountant and trying to be responsible — This is the same guy who voted for two wars that were unpaid for, voted for the Bush tax cuts that were unpaid for, voted for the prescription drug bill that cost as much as my health care bill but wasn't paid for.”
After a year and a half of being poked and prodded and needled and shat on by Republicans and their useful idiots, Obama has finally had enough.
You Go Mr. President.