October 17th, 2013
05:30 PM ET
7 years ago

Obama may have won now, but next three years could be tough

Washington (CNN) - The morning that the federal government reopened after 16 days of political stalemate, President Barack Obama stood at the podium in the State Dining Room of The White House. He didn't smile.

"Those of us who have the privilege to serve this country have an obligation to do our job as best we can. We come from different parties, but we are Americans first," he said.


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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Thomas

    Michele Bachmann , Ted Cruz 2016

    We have more to give then you will ever know !

    October 17, 2013 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  2. Woman In California

    $24 billion.

    I'll take those two words to the polls for the rest of my life and anytime any TPublican talks about fiscal responsibility, I'll remind them of what they cost the American people all because they couldn't get rid of a law.

    October 17, 2013 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  3. Data Driven

    Anyone else getting tired of this biased reporter? This will be the third time in a week that I'm calling you out, Leigh Ann.

    You know what's really gonna be tough? A GOP-shutdown-weakened economy during the holiday season. Report that.

    October 17, 2013 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  4. Data Driven

    Amen, Woman in California. This Man in California has been hollering about that figure all day long.


    October 17, 2013 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |

    Most of the tea party will lose in 2014. The next 3 years will be easier when the Democrats control Congress, and the Senate.

    October 17, 2013 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  6. Randy, San Francisco

    It won't be a rough three years if Democrats retain control of the US Senate and retake control of the House of Representatives in the 2014 midterm elections.

    October 17, 2013 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    "Obama may have won now, but next three years could be tough"

    Obama may have won now, but CNN hopes the next three years will be tough


    I mean, let's be frank, CNN, right? What's modern "journlism" without massive nontroversies inflated and perpetuated by manufactured false equivalencies and sensationalism for ad revenue's sake?

    October 17, 2013 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    Seems the entire premise of the article hinges on quoting Labrador, who is one of the rabid Teatroll extremists promising to cause a shutdown in January on the premise that they can win it next time if they just message better. /golfclap for Leigh Ann

    October 17, 2013 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  9. tiscali.it

    watch when the job reports comes out ...the reporter will have amnesia as to what the GOP caused

    October 17, 2013 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  10. rs

    Sure, the Republicans spitefully decided to fight the President from innauguration day out, and given their juvenile responses today (and based upon their voting last night), that may continue into the forseeable future. However, their popularity is plummeting like a stone, and their little scheme just left the American taxpayer a $24-6 billion dollar bill. Their rank stupidity, their culture wars thrown in aren't helping. In otherwords, the GOP continues their course of action at their own risk. It may at some point be academic inasmuch as the GOP (as we know it) cease to exist, they harm their brand so badly that they no longer win elections, or they lose voters- in which case it doesn't matter what the GOP says or does.

    October 17, 2013 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  11. Woman In California

    @ Data Driven

    It will be us "lazy, unemployed, looking for free handout" democrats who'll pay the majority of this watch and see.

    October 17, 2013 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  12. the hippies were right

    @Data Driven, I'm right there with you. What happened to the good old days of reporting "the news". Just plain simple facts regardless of who's right or wrong. We should be able to rely on a news source for accurate information, without a writer/reporters opinion. Like you said last night "word salad", that's a perfect term for what we get from CNN. It's sad that someone has to go do additional research to get the full factual story. Where's the Walter Cronkite's of today?

    October 17, 2013 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  13. Tampa Tim

    Boehner little hissy fit gave us a $24 billion economic loss, he hurt over 10 million people, and put our recovery in jeopardy. Let me guess, he got 98% of what he wanted. If he had gotten 100%, we would be facing our second great republican depression.

    October 17, 2013 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  14. Tampa Tim

    Has anyone had a chance to listen to right wingnut talkers? Some even want to hurt Boehner. What a great day for America.

    October 17, 2013 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  15. Anthony in California

    @Data Driven

    On top of that 24 Billion... Mitch McConnell made sure his state of Kentucky got 2 Billion out of the deal.

    October 17, 2013 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  16. Thomas

    Make Obama a 1 and 1/2 term President !

    I feel sad for any respectable fiscal conservative , it must be very disheartening to see ones party hijacked by crazy;s !

    October 17, 2013 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  17. Evergreen

    The next 3 years will actually be easier for the President than the last 5 because We the People have finally had enough of GOP obstruction.

    October 17, 2013 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  18. S. B. Stein

    The teapublicans now could see him as a lame duck.

    October 17, 2013 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |