House committee bursts into laughter; Obama butt of joke

When President Obama bungled his handling of the Syrian crisis, he didn’t just embarrass himself and his country on the world stage.

He turned his red lines into punch lines.

obamabozo0929Republicans attending a meeting of the House Rules Committee on Saturday laughed out loud at a Democratic congressman trying to browbeat them into including money for Obamacare in a continuing resolution that would fund the government into the new financial year, according to CNS News.

The joke?

Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., made the mistake of trying to sound tough during an exchange with House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., CNS News reported.

“You say the president has threatened to veto the bill?” Rogers asked.

“No. He hasn’t threatened. He said he absolutely will veto,” McGovern responded.

“He’s drawn a red line, has he?”

“Yep,” McGovern answered.

And the room burst into laughter.

According to CNS, McGovern wasn’t fazed, smiling as he added: “And, you know what? I  think he’s very serious about this.”

If the president is serious about this red line – as opposed to that one he drew over Syria then tried to deny —  it says a lot more about the fecklessness of his administration than it does Republicans in the House of Representatives.

The whole world — even his most insipid stateside supporters — knows what this president’s red lines are worth.

Do they laugh out loud in Tehran, too?

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Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].


12 thoughts on “House committee bursts into laughter; Obama butt of joke

  1. bubba says:

    why doesnt anyone mention that obamacare was illegal..excutive order has no auth to o.k. it..was not run thru senate

    1. peter j says:

      Dictators don’t need senate approval.

    2. KenPetkau says:

      Dictators and wannabe dictators generally govern by executive order. Plenty of examples in the last century.

      1. Grumpy Cat says:

        And none more than in the last five years alone. Get a grip.

        1. peter j says:

          He’s got a grip. He’s agreeing with you.

      2. EliseR says:

        Here’s a list of the number of executive orders issued by the last 19 presidents. Were they all dictators? Because lots of presidents issued far more EOs than Obama.

        Theodore Roosevelt — 1,081
        Taft — 724
        Wilson — 1,803
        Harding — 522
        Coolidge — 1,203
        Hoover — 968
        FDR — 3,522
        Truman — 907
        Eisenhower — 484
        Kennedy — 214
        Johnson — 325
        Nixon — 346
        Ford — 169
        Carter — 320
        Reagan — 381
        Bush — 166
        Clinton — 364
        Bush — 291
        Obama — 163

    3. EliseR says:

      The ACA bill was passed by the Senate on Dec. 24 2009.

      1. the ACA bill is considered a “tax” according to Chief Justice Roberts…all tax legislation much originate in the House….the ACA did not (a House bill was completely stripped and the ACA put in).

        ACA is unconstitutional…this be comin’ up to the Supremes early next year.

  2. RevnantDream says:

    When you become a punch line for fellow politicians.
    Your headed for Hicksville. Just ask Wiener

  3. Doug says:

    The above picture demonstrates ridicule not criticism.


  5. Dane Clark says:

    Now he wants to play tough guy on the American people because he can get away with it. He dose not get away with things in other countries and than comes home and takes it out on the paying tax payers. Who’s laughing now?

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