Appearing this afternoon on CNN’s “The Lead,” White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer informed Jake Tapper that President Obama bears no responsibility for the debt ceiling crisis. Everything’s totally the GOP’s fault:

And when Republicans aren’t occupied with undermining Obama’s good intentions, they’re busy plotting death and destruction:

From Politico:

“What we’re not for is negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their chest,” Pfeiffer told CNN’s Jake Tapper in laying out the president’s refusal to compromise with the GOP to win an increase in the nation’s debt limit. “We’re not going to do that.”

He referred to a list of Republican add-ons to a debt-limit bill as “ransom demands,” and said “it’s not a negotiation if I show up at your house and say give me everything inside or I’m going to burn it down.”

Jon Favreau is a former speechwriter for the president and has no problem with the “100 percent accurate” suicide bomber analogy.

The GOP does have a very simple approach: just strip Obamacare funding from the continuing resolution and the White House can have everything else.

According to Pfeiffer, the GOP is threatening to “blow up” the economy over Obamacare. Remember the good old days when the “violent rhetoric” of Sarah Palin PAC’s crosshairs map had people fainting?

  • John Locke

    Interesting. He’s negotiate with people who actually put bombs on their chest, like Al Queda, but not the GOP

    • Elaine

      Of course he’s good at communicating Bulls*hit.
      director 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign – press secretary
      2008 Obama-Biden transition team – communications director

      • conservativechick

        Anyone else here sick and tired or obeying the law, working hard, taking responsibility for yourself and your family, paying your taxes, loving your country, wanting your government to be fiscally responsible with your tax dollars, helping out in your community, supporting our military and then getting this:
        -attack on your character
        -called vile names
        -liberals trying to humiliate you for your beliefs
        -President says you are terrorists, hostage takers, racists & haters
        -left accuses you constantly of being racist and homophobic
        -accused of wanting old people & kids to starve and die
        I’m getting sick of it! What do you have to do to be appreciated as a good American these days? No one deserves this kind of treatment! Our TRUE enemies are treated better than we are now.

    • 3seven77

      What it boils down to is this: Actual terrorists with actual bombs strapped to their chests have more in common with Obama and the left than actual American citizens who simply have a different point of view. Obama and his minions have called us “extremists”, “terrorists”, “enemies”, “extortionists” and have called for “revenge” on us. All because we want the government to live within its means and stop interfering in our lives and businesses.
      I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am sick to death of this nonsense. It’s past time for us to show them we mean business. We need to clean out Congress, disinfect the buildings and put in people who know and follow the Constitution. 2014 is coming. Let’s make it the biggest Tsunami in American political history.

      • ObamaFail

        The Democrats racking up trillions in debt is what caused the Dems to lose the House in 2010 and why they failed to get it back in 2012. Thanks to Obamacare, it’s safe to say that once people have had their fill of it (frankly I’ve had more than I can stomach and it’s not even implemented yet), they will vote against the people who put it in place to begin with. Although, there will be the numerous cases of liberal voting Democrat because they’ll believe the inevitable Democrat accusation that the GOP put Obamacare in place, but the majority of Americans who didn’t want this crap to begin with will be voting Obamacare’s supporters out of their seats next year.

    • John Alvarado

      Yep he will negotiate with terrorists and dictators but not his own people. Sad.

  • J. Cox

    Do it my way or I will do nothing and blame you…that is the exact essence of the liberals.They are sad and pathetic.Too bad so many people are so engrossed with this cult of the left that they just ignore the truth.

    • Billie Slash

      Its tragic that half the country, especially the president, has the mentality of a 14 year-old girl.

  • http://lordfoggybottom.com Lord Foggybottom

    Makes sense, since his boss’ best friend blew sh*t up back in the day…

  • drw

    Obamaloney (oh-bah-mah-low-nee) A ludicrous inconsistency of truth, the intentional distortion of fact through misrepresentation and insinuation. I know, its old, and I’ve used it before but, it still fits. I am otherwise speechless, how can the population of this country be soo stupid as to believe ANYTHING that comes from this administration? They have taken lying and obfuscation to a completely new level. Its the socialist manifesto on steroids and yet there is a significant quantity of otherwise “normal” Americans who cannot/will not see it. Please tell me it’s not as bad as it seems.

  • gracepmc

    The high level of discourse between Pfeiffer and Favreau exhibits the true depth of the Obama Administration.

    • Billie Slash

      At least Laurel & Hardy were funny.

  • tops116

    “GOP’s approach is a list of unrelated, ideological demands. WH is asking for nothing.”

    Except for more out-of-control spending and funding for a program that the vast majority of Americans oppose. Eesh, so much for the phrase “So simple even Favreau could get it.”

    “What the House GOP wants is extortion not negotiation”

    Way to project, Pfeiffer. Way to project.

  • Billie Slash

    Tough sh*t what the WH wants. They are only one third of the government. The sycophants Favreau & Pfeiffer have apparently been dropped on their heads. Someone Tweet them the ‘checks and balances’ part of the Constutution.

  • skeptic192

    Guess we know who was Lois Lerner’s mentor!

    • Elaine

      Still pissed she got to retire early with full pension and benefits.. at tax payer expense! She should have been fired. Now she wants immunity? From what? The phony scandal? The corruption makes me sick.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

    So the uncontrollable spending over the last 5 years combined with no budget being passed by the Senate have nothing to do with a possible default?

    Why are they voting on a Continuing Resolution anyway?

    • ObamaFail

      That’s just another thing the Dems want to distract from. They don’t want people to take notice that the uncontrollable spending, lack of budget, and bad policy after bad policy being enacted by Obama is why we keep reaching the debt ceiling every year or so. Now if it weren’t entirely the Democrats fault that spending and what not was out of control, they’d make it a hot button issue in the Obama controlled liberal media, but to avoid looking bad, they’d rather deflect and accuse the right of being terrorist while at the same time wanting to fund Al-Qaeda in Syria.

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    The White House is absolutely right on this. They don’t negotiate with people with a bomb strapped to their chests.

    Usually, they just give radical Muslims money.

  • Joe W.

    If the GOP is, in fact, attempting to “extort” President Obama, I believe that is a felony and is punishable by federal statute. Where is Eric (F&F) Holder on all of this?? Since Holder is not threatening legal action, I can only assume that Pfeiffer, et al are slandering the GOP and should be held to account.

    • Bemani Dog ✓certifiable

      Don’t give them any ideas.

  • http://www.dougdodge.com/ Doug Dodge

    all I have to say is…..this shit is getting old! can you say delusional.

  • Guest

    “Jon Favreau @jonfavs

    .@BDayspring @pfeiffer44 GOP’s approach is a list of unrelated, ideological demands. WH is asking for nothing.”

    .
    Ummm .. I thought the WH was DEMANDING Obamacare. If that cluster f*** isn’t an ideological demand, what is it?

  • ObamaFail

    So muslims with bombs strapped to their chests aren’t seen by this administration as people with bombs strapped to their chest, but the GOP trying to avoid more devastation to our economy are essentially terrorists to this corrupt administration? Can anyone tell me what these scumbags are on that they refuse to call out terrorism when it really happens, but they can fear monger and call the GOP terrorists to try to get their Socialist agenda to go through without opposition?

  • NixTyranny

    I’m sure King Barack will be dusting off the “civility speech” he gave in Tucson and he’ll read it to Pfeiffer, right?

  • Bemani Dog ✓certifiable

    That bomb comment is sadly hilarious considering Obama is working with al-Qaeda in Syria.

    • ObamaFail

      And Obama has been an avid supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood for years. It’s funny, muslim extremists who actually are terrorists aren’t considered terrorists by this administration, but anyone who opposes their Socialist agenda are labeled terrorists. It’s sickening.

  • Steve_J

    Why shouldn’t someone like Pleiffer make assinine statements like that? Debbie Dumbski does it all the time as do Grayson, Pelosi, Reid, Durbin, etc., etc. and the MSM never calls them on their shitheel statements.

    • vetgal1970

      Sadly nor does the GOP or RNC leadership.

  • digitalPimple

    Well if Obama looks at the people of this country as terrorists than we should all await our next arms shipment from him correct?

    • Sean Barrentine

      If only. I’d love a good AR series rifle to train with so I can keep my marksmanship solid. Enlisting in the National Guard, but they don’t go to the range but twice a year. Maybe if we pretend to be an affiliate of al-Qaeda? Or part of a Mexican drug cartel..

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Of course paying for socialized medicine has “nothing to do” with budgets and stuff. It’s the idea that people will lead perfect lives thanks to Democrats and their genius methods of creating wealth from nothing while punishing stupid lazy racist greedy rich people at the same time. It’s so amazing.

    But we can’t have that. We’re evil.

    My bomb is ticking. My arguments have no merit so I must immediately resort to violence. Or bluffs, lies, etc.

    The ACA is just as obvious as gravity and global warming. You’re a bunch of terrorists.

  • Maxx

    …and yet Pfeiffer, the majority of the country believe GOP members you describe as wearing “bombs strapped to their chest” are more trustworthy than Democrats on 10 out of the 15 major issues.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/trust_on_issues

    ooops.

  • LegalizeShemp

    That’s that new tone the Left implemented after the Gabby Giffords shooting, you know , no more violent imagery, allusions to violence or negative rhetoric about your opponent. The liberals apparently didn’t get their own memo on that one.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Obama will ownly negotiate with people who have dogmeat strapped to their chests.

  • John Alvarado

    Isn’t sad when the Obama puppet essentially calls the GOP terrorists but won’t call some of the Syrian Rebels terrorists?

  • EDUCATEDPATRIOT

    Pfeifer is a disgusting tool.

    This is the POTUS the electorate of this country put into office TWICE:

    I will not negotiate with the members of the opposition party in Congress. I will bend over and grab my ankles for Putin. The man exemplifies LEADERSHIP!

  • Joseph Kurt

    You know the real problem is CNN’s sole viewer will believe this guy.

  • Vitiosum

    Pfeiffer is delusional, like most of the left. Rather than making nitwit comments, he should probably do some work as opposed to running at the mouth.

  • David

    I just read of the atrocities at the Kenya Mall. I had to stop as the descriptions were so graphic and horrendous.

    Meanwhile with Obama’s blessings his underlings make the most hateful, disgusting comments about those who oppose Obamacare. Their descriptions include words like “terrorists, arsonists and kidnappers”. These are the words that lead to violence by his rabid followers.

    If Obama had a shred of decency he would stop with the hate speech and demand that those who work for him do the same.

  • justlittlolme

    I ‘liken’ anything coming out of the White House with the brown mess I just scraped off my shoe.

    Progs are SO predictable. If they can’t get the opposition to shut up by having a noisy case of stompy feet [“You’re full of HATE!”] They attempt to project the ‘extremism’ label onto anyone who has a contrary opinion to make THEM look like the ‘unreasonable’ ones….all the while refusing to acknowledge their own double standard.

    Also predictable is the fact they will run like the cowards they are when the fight gets brought to them. :-)

  • porgiefirefighter

    I love subtle metaphors . . . I’m still waiting.

  • http://xirtamatrix.com yourmamatoo

    This sorry president, his supporters and his Adm , are an embarrassment to America!
    Their adolescent behavior is beneath the pale.
    Hurry up 2014 – 2016.

  • neoface

    What happened to Obama’s civility? Obama’s hypocrisy is now on steroids, start with GOP are extortionist, now they are suicide bombers. What is next? Like the Muslims, Obama’s administration want to kill all who are not democraps. They already tried to destroy conservative using IRS. American people need to wake up, this is not America!!!!!

  • Perso Nasplit

    well, seeing as how the administration gives weapons and funding to terrorists, shouldnt we be getting ours soon?

  • Jeremy

    another lacky doing Obama’s bidding.