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Doomed to Repeat It
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He is willing to negotiate with the president of Iran and the Taliban.
But, Obama said, “Absoutely, I will not negotiate” with Republicans.
Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, finds that outrageous, and there is fury in his voice.
“This is something fundamentally wrong with this president,” he told WND. (SEE VIDEO. Click picture)
“The president is willing to negotiate with this man, who gassed his own people,” said Stockman, pointing to a picture of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad giving a Nazi-like salute.
“He can negotiate with the head of Iran, who wants to eliminate all of Israel.”
The president even negotiated with the Taliban and apparently got very little in return, Stockman pointed out.
But Obama refuses to negotiate on the budget with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, “who’s the leader of our House, who is nothing more than a working-class guy who got elected to Congress.”
The straight-shooting Texan made sure to mention he had even once worked against Boehner “and didn’t want to see him as speaker,” but showed an obvious admiration for the man “known for his compassionate heart.”
“Yet, this is the man he (Obama) refuses to negotiate with, and this is the man he calls a terrorist with a bomb strapped to him,” he said. “What we have right here, is the president has things backward. He is abdicating his responsibilities.”
Stockman said Obama is saying he’s more frightened of the speaker than he is of the terrorists and the war mongers in the world.
“It’s an embarrassment that he won’t negotiate with John Boehner.”
Stockman reflected, “I may disagree with his policies sometimes, but one thing you can say about John Boehner is he has a big heart. He’s a gracious guy and it is wrong of this administration to vilify him and make outrageous and outlandish comments about him.
“The president owes him an apology.”
WND asked if he had ever heard of a continuing resolution (spending bill) passed without negotiations.
The Texan said, “no,” and, “It would be tantamount to sitting in a room with an empty chair. ”
Stockman noted, when he was in the Senate, Obama “hardly ever voted,” and now “he’s abdicating his responsibility (as president.)”
“There’s nobody to negotiate with,” he said. “So, he shut the government down because he is unwilling to be reasonable.”
WND asked Stockman: Why is he doing that?
The congressman chalked it up to politics and said the Democrats think this will help them in the 2014 elections.
“They’re going to blame the Republicans for the shutdown,” he explained. “And, quite frankly, the way the press is, Republicans probably will get the blame.
“The government was shut down eight times during the Reagan administration. If you go back to the press clippings, he gets the total blame for it.”
Stockman said the media portrayed Congress and former House Speaker Tip O’Neill, D-Mass., as having “nothing to do with it,” but, “Now, the Republicans have taken over the House, it’s not the president’s fault anymore; it’s now (the fault of) Congress.”
WND noted the shutdown affects “nonessential” services and asked whether Stockman believes taxpayers should be paying for nonessential services in the first place.
“Some would argue that could be permanent and could save the government millions, if not billions, of dollars,” the Texan mused.
Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is demanding Republicans pass the Senate’s spending bill before he will negotiate. WND asked Stockman, if the GOP did that, what would be left to negotiate.
He replied, “Harry Reid is demanding we totally give up our position.”
Stockman added, “They’re going to throw a tantrum until they get their way. And, I hope we don’t cave to that kind of behavior.”
This is Stockman’s second time in Congress. He observed, “Last time I was here, it was 22 or 23 days before President Clinton came to his senses and started negotiating. Which, by the way, facilitated one of the largest reforms, welfare reform. After we settled it, the stock market took off.”
What is the GOP strategy now?
“I think the public’s going to get tired of it, and they (the Democrats) are going to feel the heat,” the congressman predicted.
“They think we’re going to feel the heat, but I would think someone like (Sen.) Mary Landrieu (D-La.), who’s running for re-election in Louisiana is going to have a hard time defending her position, which gives Congress special breaks and doesn’t allow delays of Obamacare for the rest of the people.”
Does he feel there’s enough unity among House Republicans to hold the plan together?
“Well, so far,” he said. “It’s bizarre because they keep saying we’re not unified, but there’s more Democrats coming to our side than the other way around. If anything, there are Democrats who are falling off the wagon.”
Stockman rattled off a list of problems he said have occurred under Obama, including the rich getting richer and rising black unemployment, “yet he is never held accountable for his actions.”
He added, “He’s blamed another president now for five or six years. None of this is his fault. ”
The congressman said the president has “abdicated his responsibility as a leader. It’s high time he stands up and takes a leadership role, not play golf.
“He does not care about the people. His actions speak louder than words.”
By Jonathan Easley – 09/19/13 07:53 AM EThttp://thehill.com/video/house/323261-boehner-asks-why-obama-will-negotiate-with-putin-not-republicans#ixzz2fNVlkwJF
“The Obama administration on working with Congress to address the debt and deficit,” the ad says, before cutting to a montage of Obama and senior members of his staff saying they will not negotiate over the country’s debt ceiling.“The Obama administration on working with Putin on Syria,” the ad continues, before cutting to pictures of Obama looking chummy with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Why is the Obama administration willing to negotiate with Putin on Syria … But not with Congress to address Washington’s spending problem?” text from the ad asks.
Last week, the U.S. and Russia brokered a deal in which Syria would give up its chemical weapons. The diplomatic solution temporarily lifted the threat of a U.S. military strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
House Republican leaders said Wednesday they were working on legislation to raise the debt ceiling but that it would include a one-year delay in the implementation of the president’s healthcare law.
The White House says it will not negotiate over the country’s borrowing limit and will not consider a debt limit package that seeks to delay or defund ObamaCare.
The last debt limit showdown in 2011 dragged Congress and the president’s approval ratings to new lows, and resulted in the automatic spending cuts known as the sequester.
Joyce Brothers said: “Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.”
Unquestionably, there is merit in trust. Having trust in other people is a basic and necessary part of life. Without trust, we would remain isolated; never able to form relationships with other people. However, just as important as holding trust in someone else, is holding trust in yourself; in your own instincts. In politics, sometimes, trusting your own instincts is all you have.
“Taliban Spokesman Mohammad Naim has announced that the Taliban will not accept the use of Afghan soil as a base for military operations, and supports negotiations. The Obama administration stated that US representatives will start bilateral negotiations with the Taliban…Marine General Joseph Dunford, the top US commander in Afghanistan, also celebrated the beginning of talks: ‘My perspective has always been that this war is going to have to end with political reconciliation and so I frankly would be supportive of any positive movement in terms of reconciliation…that would bring reconciliation between the afghan people and the Taliban.’“
So, a terrorist organization is suddenly—with seemingly abundant enthusiasm–willing to enter “peace talks?” Something doesn’t smell right. Actually, that’s generous. This is totally bogus. This is the same organization that called the Karzai administration “stooges” of the West.
I can’t ask much beyond these basic questions: Why would anyone enter negotiations with the Taliban? More than that, why would the Taliban suddenly decide that now is the time to negotiate?
An ideologically-driven group of people, a people who want nothing more than to exterminate those who don’t agree with them, cannot be negotiated with. Is it just me, or is this not absolutely, hands down crazy?
However, the part that baffles me the most is the willingness on the part of Afghanistan and the US to deal with these maniacs. Do they actually believe that the Taliban can be trusted; or is this a small move in a much larger game? Is it a fake out?
I am trusting my instincts, and leaning toward the belief that this is a chess move in a much larger game. But I wonder; in the end, which side is actually benefitting? Is this move worth the risk of legitimizing psychopaths? I say no.