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Republicans Blast Obama's Support of Their Idea -- Andy Borowitz

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"The President should be aware that any future agreeing with us will be seen for what it is: a hostile act," he said.

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Kit B (276)
Friday November 15, 2013, 8:55 am
Photograph by Win McNamee/Getty.

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) — Moments after President Obama said he would allow insurers to continue health plans that were to be cancelled under the Affordable Care Act, leading Republicans blasted the President for agreeing with an idea that they had supported.

“It’s true that we’ve been strongly in favor of Americans being allowed to keep their existing plans,” said House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). “But now that the President is for it, we’re convinced that it’s a horrible idea.”

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) went further in ripping the President, calling Mr. Obama’s tactic of adopting ideas proposed by him and fellow Republicans “beneath contempt.”

“The President should be aware that any future agreeing with us will be seen for what it is: a hostile act,” he said.

Minutes later, White House spokesman Jay Carney helmed a hastily called press conference, hoping to stem the quickly escalating coöperation scandal.

“The President understands that he has offended some Republicans in Congress by agreeing with them,” Mr. Carney said. “He wants to apologize for that.”

But far from putting an end to the controversy, the President’s apology drew a swift rebuke from another congressional Republican, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who called it a “blatant provocation.”

“If the President is going to continue agreeing with us and apologizing to us, he is playing with fire,” he warned.

By: Andy Borowitz | The New Yorker Magazine |

Arielle S (313)
Friday November 15, 2013, 10:43 am
I love Andy and his take on things but lately, it seems he is hitting the mark a little too close - because, of course, the Republicans DO take every single thing Obama does as an offense. Of course, every single thing they do lately offends me but I'm not trying to run a country. I keep hoping the FBI will suddenly disclose information proving the GOP is behind the website mess and it only is a mess because they sabotaged it....That's how disgusted I am with Republicans these days....

Fiona O (565)
Friday November 15, 2013, 11:10 am
I cannot say anything as well as Arielle did. So thank you, Arielle and Kit.

SuSanne P (193)
Friday November 15, 2013, 12:46 pm
TY Kit. In response to Arielle I believe we need a TRUE WHISTLE BLOWER HERO (and a miracle) in this case not the FBI. I WAS SICKENED YESTERDAY WHILE LISTENING TO THE RANTS OF ALL MENTIONED IN YOUR FIRST POST. I can't take these fools much longer.

JL A (281)
Friday November 15, 2013, 2:17 pm
Thanks for my dose of AB Kit--and reminding me vividly why I miss the statesmen of the past who gave Congress a good name.

Angelika R (143)
Friday November 15, 2013, 4:01 pm
Yep, Arielle said it all! and I'm just glad that I am not alone with my suspicions !

Joanne D (38)
Friday November 15, 2013, 8:47 pm
Nothing more to say but - facepalm (with eyeroll and headshake).

. (0)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 6:37 am
Great article, Kit. Thanks for sharing.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 1:09 pm
Thanks for sharing Kit.

Kathleen R (138)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 3:33 pm

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 3:55 pm
Thank you! I agree with Arielle. I keep praying that something will open their eyes to the destruction they are inflicting on the people, the nation, and the planet.

marie C (163)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 5:06 pm
Thanks Kit

Jeremy S (3)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 6:13 pm
If the President issues a bill stating that water is wet, the Republicans will accuse him of favoring temperatures above freezing and below boiling. Probably true, but irrelevant to the bill. (Granted, that would be a pretty irrelevant bill in the first place, but you get the point--anything this twice-elected President does will be twisted and turned into a reason to criticize him.

Colleen L (3)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 11:59 pm
Thanks Kit

Thomas M (8)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 8:23 am
Meanwhile, the ignorant and stupid of America will side with the republitaliban and support their positions of hate.

Roger G (154)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 12:29 pm
noted, thanks
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