ABC reporter super-slams WH in less than 30 seconds

The consequence of President Obama’s repeated refusal to negotiate with House Republicans over any issue was highlighted by an ABC reporter at Wednesday’s White House press briefing.

After ABC’s Jonathan Karl confirmed with Chief White House Spokesman Jay Carney that “the president’s positions is, he will not negotiate over the debt ceiling,” he asked, “How is that tenable?”

President Obama excoriates Republicans for not succumbing to his requests for debt ceiling increases, claiming each time that they’re risking a default and government shutdown. Karl pointed out that the president’s unbudging position means that he’s the one risking default — not Congress.

The president can’t have it both ways. He can’t refuse to negotiate and claim Republicans are the ones risking default.

Watch the exchange below. The video was posted on YouTube by GOP Rapid Response.


  • Gary

    It’s NOT tenable. Anyone with any intelligence who can reason and use common sense knows that’s the case. That’s why Obozo, the Commie Dictator, needs his WH Press monkey to lie his way out of it or change the subject.

    • Clifford M. Gager

      Great job Gary, 100% correct!

    • StuckInCali2Long

      The problem is the Left doesn’t have any sense and the RINOs are bringing us down.

      • edwardrynearson

        There is no left and there is not right > there are the owners and there are the plantation workers

    • Diego Deleon

      you said it well!!!

    • Modres

      It’s too bad Carney is so easy to see through. He’s the only thing that’s really transparent about the Obama administration.

      • jstanch

        LOL, exactly!

      • John A Warren

        Well, I would say that Obamanure’s un-stated goal of removing the democratic republic and installing a socialist regime is pretty clear.

        • Modres

          I agree. That’s been his goal and the often used race card has made it happen.

    • Larry Fries


  • Candace Zingg

    Finally some TRUTH! If there is any shut down, Obama will have to own it! He is NOT the supreme leader, his way or NO way. There are many factions he represents in the USA, and must be willing to negotiate. He has bullied his way through his presidency with the help of MSM!!!

    • lovinspoonful

      ABC is finally catching on to what this man is about.

      • neverbetty

        Not sure about ABC but maybe this ONE reporter.

        • lovinspoonful

          Yes, at least that.

          • John Perry

            he will probably be fired Monday.

          • lovinspoonful

            No doubt

  • Carlo

    caught in their own LIES!!!!!

  • Spiff2003

    Obama is living in a dream world and this constant not wanting to negotiate with republicans only makes him look like a fool.. He is to self serving and it’s becoming a joke..

    • lovinspoonful

      Her doesn’t seem to realize what a cry baby this makes him. He is supposed to be the leader of us all -not just the left, or the terrorists.

    • lovinspoonful

      He doesn’t seem to catch onto that. H is really losing touch with reality.

    • Carolyn Choate
      Self is the operative word here.

  • Diane

    There were times years ago that my boss wanted me to lie for him and I never would. I couldn’t lie and keep a straight face and I knew it but mainly it was his problem not mine. I don’t know how these people that work for the President can stand up there day after day and do this. Can they possibly be that stupid or are they simply selling there soul to have the position they have, lying to their fellow Americans?

    • lovinspoonful

      Bcause they are no better.

    • John Payne

      I’m going with answer B.

  • Mike Young

    If the President refuses to negotiate with the House Republicans, then it is he the President that would be responsible for shutting the Government down, not the House Republicans, after all it is he Mr. Obama that has refused to negotiate which is actually his Duty, of which he has publicly admitted he refuses to do.
    So we have a President that refuses to do his Duty, and attempts to again place the blame of whatever happens on somebody else. This has become a bad habit or Pattern being set by Mr. Obama.

    • lovinspoonful

      But he will blame the republicans – or Bush. He has now blamed Bush for the trouble in Syria. How stupid does he think we are?

      • Carolkitfox

        Ovomit thinks people are really stupid, because alot of his followers are and he has such an ego he can’t see truth, he is a stupid joke.

        • Carolyn Choate

          amen to that

      • Independent4sure

        It’s apparently worked well for him thus far!!!!

  • Byron

    Shut the government DOWN!!!!! Our lives don’t depend on the bastards, WE make this country work!

    • lovinspoonful


    • princesssong

      That is what I was thinking Byron!! I don’t hang around losers, so why in the heck would I need them or HIM?

    • Hank Beukema

      Does this mean that if they shut the government down, that we can go back to the good days, and elect the people that build this country? After all, aren’t we supposed to be a government that is “OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE”…

  • Dennis Smirl

    Some members of the press are actually starting to question the White House. This poor reporter is probably going to get audited!

    • RITA

      or fired

  • Memphis Sommers

    “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”

    ~Senator Barack Obama, September 2006~

    • lovinspoonful

      He spends money indiscriminately – a lot of it going to terrorists in the Middle East. Between him and Kerry, we are supporting terrorism.

    • Nell

      Shame on you for bringing up the past–LOL
      You will be audited for remembering!!

    • Hank Beukema

      Too bad he can’t live up to his own words!!

  • liberalsstuckonstupid

    What a tangled web they weave when every time they talk, the goal is to deceive. You cannot believe a word this administration says, not one word. This country cannot afford to lift the debt ceiling under this president. Obama and his wife spend our money like it wasn’t worked for; the Demonicrats have spent us into oblivion. Obamacare passed with a majority in the Senate and the House; Energy Department budgets (out of control) were passed by Demonicrat majority in both houses. The destruction of this country has come with the Demonicrats in control, it is time people to send these Demonicrats home permanently. It is the only way to save this country. We need Constitutionalists in office to save our rights and freedoms, only a handful or two of Republicans are upholding the Constitution, these are the people we need. I am tired of making lifetime politicians rich, how about you?

    • Nell

      I have prayed for people to start acting responsibly and I hope that this is one way that they will use!!!

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