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Obama slams Boehner; Expects him to kiss Obama’s butt

From: Yahoo News

by Oliver Knox


President Barack Obama on Thursday blamed House Speaker John Boehner in unusually personal terms for keeping the government shut down and warned Americans that “you’d get fired” if you acted the way GOP lawmakers have acted in the standoff.

“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 to get, but I’m just going to stop working till I get something, and I’m going to shut down the whole plant until I get something,’ you’d get fired,” Obama said at the M. Luis Construction Co. in Rockville, Md.

With much of the government shuttered for a third day, Obama ramped up pressure on Boehner to buck tea party “extremists” in his party and bring a clean, short-term spending bill to a vote.

“I want everybody to understand this,” the president said. “If the speaker of the House, John Boehner, simply let the bill get on the floor for an up-or-down vote, every congressman could vote their conscience, the shutdown would end today.”

“The only thing that is keeping the government shut down — the only thing preventing people from going back to work and basic research starting back up and farmers and small business owners getting their loans — the only thing that’s preventing all that from happening, right now, today, in the next five minutes, is that Speaker John Boehner won’t even let the bill get a yes-or-no vote because he doesn’t want to anger the extremists in his party,” Obama said. That’s all. That’s what this whole thing is about.”