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President Obama Rips Republicans Over Looming Government Shutdown: VIDEO


President Obama delivered a stern warning about the looming government shutdown at the White House on Monday afternoon, detailing the portions of government that are set to close should House Republicans choose not to fund the government as they try to force anti-Obamacare amendments to the spending bill.

Said Obama: "The idea of putting the American people's hard-earned progress at risk is the height of irresponsibility, and it doesn't have to happen. Let me repeat this. It does not have to happen."

Added the President:

"One faction of one party in one house of Congress in one branch of government doesn't get to shut down the entire government just to refight the results of an election. You don't get to extract a ransom for doing your job, for doing what you're supposed to be doing anyway, or just because there's a law there that you don't like."

Watch Obama's full statement, AFTER THE JUMP...

The shutdown, which would begin at 12:01 am Tuesday, would be the first in 17 years.

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  1. Let the GOP shut down the government so that social security checks stop being issued, passports can't be processed, billions of dollars can't be funneled to international charities, the Defense Department be reduced to minimal and thousands upon thousands of servicemen and women cease to receive their military pay.

    If THAT happened you'd see the demise of the GOP.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Sep 30, 2013 7:20:12 PM

  2. Looks like the GOP are taking their ball and going home because things didn't go their way. Poor babies. Will we see Boehner in tears again?

    Posted by: Swiminbuff | Sep 30, 2013 7:50:10 PM

  3. So far as I am concerned, the Republican Party is an Anti-American terrorist organization.

    They have caused the USA far more $$$, death, loss of respect, freesom of speach and pain than ANY Muzzhumper.

    Posted by: Art | Sep 30, 2013 7:54:00 PM

  4. @ Art, I agree. Republican Party = Homegrown terrorist. You do not negotiate with terrorists.

    Posted by: Randy | Sep 30, 2013 8:15:06 PM

  5. Rethugs suicide! They should be arrested like Golden Dawn in Greece!

    Posted by: litper | Sep 30, 2013 8:47:16 PM

  6. When will the Democrats learn? The Republicans are just plain evil! You can't compromise with them; you need to have a showdown!

    Posted by: Dave | Sep 30, 2013 9:05:26 PM

  7. May the American people watch what is happening now, come to their sanity and oust the Republicans in 2014.

    The national GOP is acting like a party run by sociopaths.

    Posted by: Ryan | Oct 1, 2013 1:10:42 AM

  8. I can't help but think the GOP is really dead set on a collective SUICIDAL path. How many more potential votes for 2016 do they intend to lose?

    Posted by: Max | Oct 1, 2013 3:04:37 AM

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