The Republican Right Wing Extremist Tea Party continues to hold the US Government hostage. Looking like this could go on a while. Editorial cartoon of the day is provided below. At this point you have to laugh…..
Now that we have laughed a little bit, on to more serious stuff. Here’s the a great article from Huffington Post with President Obama’s response to the quote from Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) that I posted about yesterday. Republicans continue to say the darndest things……..
Obama Mocks GOP Rep.:
‘If You’re Being Disrespected,
It’s Because Of That Attitude’
President Barack Obama on Thursday capitalized on an earlier remark by Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) that Republicans had to “get something” out of negotiations to reopen the government, even if they didn’t know what they wanted in concessions.
“Just yesterday one House Republican said — I didn’t make this up,” Obama said while speaking at a small construction company in Rockville, Md., “‘We’re not going to be disrespected. We have to get something out of this, and I don’t know what that even is.'” The quote drew laughs from the audience.
“That was a quote!” Obama said.
“If you’re being disrespected, it’s because of that attitude that you’ve got that you deserve to get something for doing your job! Everybody here just does their job, right?” the president continued. “If you’re working here and in the middle of the day, you just stopped and said, ‘You know what? I want to get something, but I don’t know exactly what I’m going get, but — I’m just going to stop working until I get something. I’m going to shut down the whole plant until I get something.'”
“You’d get fired!” he said to applause.
Stutzman said to the Washington Examiner Wednesday, “We’re not going to be disrespected … We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is.”