Obama: 'Only one way out' of shutdown
October 3rd, 2013
11:49 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama: 'Only one way out' of shutdown

(CNN) - President Barack Obama went on a rhetorical offensive against House Republicans on the third day of the federal government shutdown, telling a crowd in Maryland Thursday that there's only one party at fault and one remedy.

"There are enough Republicans and Democrats in the House of Representatives today that 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," Obama said in a speech in Rockville, Maryland.

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  1. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    The moderates should FIRE Boehner! He's not a leader. Unless you want to follow someone blindly off a cliff...

    October 3, 2013 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  2. CryBabies

    Obama out among the cheers and backslappers as he whines about the "Republican Shutdown". Typical move from this guy. How about you stay in DC Mr Obama and face the battle head on instead of doing your typical "end around" where you feel more comfortable? Wall Street Journal has it right today ....Obama really out of his element when it comes to negotiating, unlike LBJ or Bill Clinton (democrats by the way). Obama care needs to be tweaked if for no other reason than to survive. Save your sorry butt, start doing your job and quit campaigning .

    October 3, 2013 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  3. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Thank you for your leadership Mr. President!

    October 3, 2013 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  4. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    You Republican clowns want to change things? Try doing it the right way by running on YOUR issues and winning elections based on it. NOT holding the country hostage. This IS still America.

    That didn't work out for you, yet, did it?

    October 3, 2013 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  5. rs

    just saying

    freedom
    Obama goes all over the world apologizing about America – and treats his colleagues in Congress, and the American people like his enemies. Do you Obama supporters not see a huge problem with this?? He has never spoken this severe against our enemies – he is truly anti-American
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    And which party is holding the economy hostage? Oh, yeah, the party that promised to "shut it down" in 2010.

    October 3, 2013 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
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