October 4th, 2013
01:44 PM ET
10 months ago

Video: Obama talks shutdown at impromptu lunch

President Barack Obama talks about the government shutdown at an impromptu lunch with Vice President Joe Biden.

soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. kirk

    How dare he eat lunch while denying others food, oh, ..I'm no good at this, sayin where are you when I need a sanity check?

    October 4, 2013 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    We need healthcare, please do not budge an inch on it. We love you.

    October 4, 2013 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  3. philip

    Contary to the house speaker claims, this is a damn game. Thar he will lose. The tea party will win!

    October 4, 2013 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  4. huh?

    Gurgyl - We need healthcare
    -–

    I wasn't aware we didn't have healthcare. I KNOW I've seen quite a few hospitals around.

    October 4, 2013 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  5. vikingwoman

    Thanks, Mr. President for standing w/the people! Hey hey, ho ho, extortionist gotta go!!

    October 4, 2013 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    "Obama talks shutdown at impromtu lunch"

    McConnell and Paul whisper sabatage and obstruction into open mike.
    Boehner has his strings realligned so Cruz can get more pull.

    All Teapublicans "talk" nonsense.

    October 4, 2013 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  7. Carlos

    Oh, did you want to repeal Obamacare? By all means!

    First get the votes for repeal in the house, then pass it on to the senate and get the votes for repeal.

    What? You don't have the votes? THEN YOU CANT DO IT. THAT IS HOW IT WORKS.

    Quit being the kid who is losing at checkers so he knocks the whole board over.

    October 4, 2013 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  8. Thomas

    John Boehner say's he wont eat lunch while the American people are suffering .

    He say's he will only drink scotch and smoke Virginia Slim lights till the American people are listened too !

    Fasting for a better America ?

    October 4, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  9. Tony D

    Did Obama get permission from Michelle to be eating this junk food? We know who wears the pants in that relationship and it ain't little Barackie.

    October 4, 2013 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  10. JC55

    Interesting he can go out to a fast food restaurant in the public. Wonder if Boehner would be comfortable doing the same thing.

    October 4, 2013 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  11. Thomas

    @Donna
    Just think of all the birds, squirrels and other animals that will now have their home for Christmas... We don't need a tree in Washington. It is just another celebrity event that Obama will use to attack people. He has no class whatsoever.

    ========

    By any chance were you the Prison warden of the children's correctional facility outside
    Whoville during the GW Bush years ?

    October 4, 2013 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  12. just saying

    JC55
    Interesting he can go out to a fast food restaurant in the public. Wonder if Boehner would be comfortable doing the same thing.
    --

    why? a lot of violent democrats and leftists out there? i know the democrat party is the party of the criminals and the dregs of society so it should be expected.

    October 4, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  13. tom l

    When Obama talked yesterday during his pep rally and told the folks there that if they didn't go to work they should be fired, was he also speaking of, oooohhhhh let's say, a union, when they go on strike? Should they be fired, as well, Mr. President?

    October 4, 2013 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    "When Obama talked yesterday during his pep rally and told the folks there that if they didn't go to work they should be fired, was he also speaking of, oooohhhhh let's say, a union, when they go on strike? Should they be fired, as well, Mr. President?"

    That's deliberately taken out of context and misrepresented. Moreover, the House GOP/Teatrolls are not "on strike" and have no right to go on strike. Another analogy fail.

    October 4, 2013 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  15. Marcus (from...?)

    huh? – I recall seeing an abhorrent scene the past year on TV.
    A woman, just outside an hospital in California (if I am not mistaken it was there), suddenly passes out and falls on the street (not on the sidewalk) and no one, especially the nurses or doctors or the likes, cares about it for like ten minutes.
    Ten minutes!
    Then all of a sudden somebody 'notices' her and all hell broke loose about the whole bunch of people who left an human being lying unconscious on the street in front of an hospital and did nothing about it...
    Your comments makes me wonder if you were not one of those people in that crowd right by the unconscious woman.
    The feeling is identical!

    October 4, 2013 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  16. RandyIA

    vikingwoman

    Thanks, Mr. President for standing w/the people! Hey hey, ho ho, extortionist gotta go!!

    ===============
    Actually as far as ACA goes he went with the unions and corporations by giving them exemptions. But the "people" you said he is standing for, are required to purchase it, like or not.

    October 4, 2013 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  17. Wake up People!

    I'm interested in hearing what Mitchie Poo and Curley top were talking about???

    October 4, 2013 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  18. The Real Tom Paine

    Well, its been an interesting day, with the usual hacks out there, demeaning their fellow men who dare to disagree with the blinkered view they have of things. Take, for example, the self-proclaimed "huh?", who seems to think that simply because he sees a hospotal, we have healthcare. He also thinks that because he alone cannot detect any signs of how the shutdown is affecting many people in this country, its unimportant: he compared them to old clothes that you realize you don't need. You can be damn sure that ' huh?" would be up in arms if something did not happen: most likely he's the person who demands his waitress be fired because the coffee is cold. We are all in this together, folks: the luxury of being an egocentric fool has long since past.

    October 4, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  19. Marcus (from...?)

    The Real Tom Paine – Comparing people to old clothes, just because he/she 'thinks' (he/she?) that they are not necessary anymore, shows how much he/she cares about whatever lies beyond his/her skin...

    October 4, 2013 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  20. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    The President is going to be talking about the shutdown everywhere he goes.
    EVERYWHERE, until it is over.
    No more covering up for the cray-crays in the House.
    No more covering up for the GOP who have dropped any and all pretenses at being there for the people and to do their civic duty for this country and those they represent. Instead they have blatantly declared through words and actions that they are hellbent on taking this President down and they don't give a good gosh darn if they take the country down with him.
    No more Mr. Nice Guy Mr. President...and we're happy to see you standing firm and facing down these bullies that would hold us and our economy hostage until you leave office.
    GIVE THEM HELL MR. PRESIDENT!!!

    October 4, 2013 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  21. tom l

    @The Real TP
    "We are all in this together, folks"

    Yes we are. And the government is playing all of us. This is a manufactured crisis meant to score political points by both parties. That's all it is. Take for example how both parties are saying "we have to pay our debts. the United States doesn't default." Ok. They're right. So don't default. It's just that easy. We take in 250 billion every month in tax revenues. Our interest payment in order not to default is 7 billion. That leaves us 243 billion left for other obligations. We could prioritize those payments if they reeeeeeaaaallllly wanted to pay "our debts". But they don't want to. They want to scare us and push us apart. It's phony.

    October 4, 2013 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  22. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    @just sayin
    –why? a lot of violent democrats and leftists out there? i know the democrat party is the party of the criminals and the dregs of society so it should be expected.

    Please take a basic English Writing course in night school before you embarrass yourself any further.

    October 4, 2013 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |