While speaking in the White House briefing room Monday afternoon, President Obama seemed to imply that Republicans are set to ruin Christmas with their attempt to defund or delay the wildly unpopular health care law known as Obamacare, Twitchy said.
“Republicans have said that if we’d lock these Americans out of affordable health care for one more year, if we sacrifice the health care of millions of Americans, then they’ll fund the government for a couple of more months. Does anybody truly believe that we won’t have this fight again in a couple of more months? Even at Christmas?” Obama said.
“Obama should have gone with the ‘Why does the GOP hate Christmas?'” tweeted American Independent reporter Eli Clifton.
“For God’s sake republicans, cave in. Think about the little poor children not having Christmas,” another Twitter user added.
The president also used the Saul Alinsky playbook against House Republicans, comparing them to kidnappers.
“One faction of one party of one house of Congress of one branch of government doesn’t get to shut down an entire government just to refight the results of an election,” he said.
“You don’t get to extract a ransom for doing your job, for doing what you’re supposed to be doing anyway, or just because there is a law there that you don’t like,” he added.
For the last several days, Democrats have effectively fomented violence against conservative Republicans holding the line on Obamacare, comparing them to terrorists and accusing them of extortion for taking a stand against Obamacare.
House Republicans sent a measure to the Senate that would delay the individual mandate for a year, but Majority Leader Reid rejected it, telling Republicans it was essentially “my way or the highway.” Meanwhile, the Huffington Post said, Reid actually claimed Tea Party Republicans are “bullies.”
“With a bully, you cannot let them slap you around because today they slap you five or six times,” he said. “Tomorrow it’s seven or eight times. We are not going to be bullied.”
The inflammatory and often violent rhetoric being used by the Democrats appear to be having an impact.
According to the National Review Online, a group of about 25 moderate House Republicans led by Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., is looking to pull the rug out from under conservatives trying to delay Obamacare.
“This is going nowhere,” King told Jonathan Strong. “If Obamacare is as bad as we say it’s going to be, then we should pick up a lot of seats in the next election and we should win the presidency in 2016.”
“This idea of going through the side door to take something you lost through the front door — to me, it’s wrong,” he added.
Conservatives have already made concessions in the debate, causing groups like the conservative Americans for a Limited Government to encourage Republicans to stop negotiating with themselves.
“The House does not need to compromise with itself, it needs to stand firm,” said ALG president Nathan Mehrens. “Any member that votes to allow funding for Obamacare, will own it. Allowing Obamacare to be implemented is worse than any temporary government slowdown.”
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