Harvard educated Obama schools GOP in governmental law fundamentals

It’s not that complicated.. the math is the math. We should try to leave out any extraneous issues that keep us from getting a budget agreement. I know there are many Republicans who are exercised up about Planned Parenthood. And, I deeply disagree with them on that issue and I think it’s mischaracterized what Planned Parenthood does … but I understand they feel strongly about it. And, I respect that.

But, you can’t have an issue like that potentially wreck the entire U.S. economy. Anymore than I should hold the entire budget hostage to do something about gun violence. I feel just as strongly about that, and I think I have better evidence for it. But, the notion that I will threaten the Republicans … that unless they pass gun safety measures that would stop mass shootings … that I would shut down the government and not sign an increase in the debt ceiling … would be irresponsible of me … and the American people rightly would reject that. Well, the same is true for them. They want to defund Planned Parenthood … there’s a way to do it. Pass a law. Override my veto. That’s how democracy works. I have no problem with that. But, you have to govern … and I’m hoping the next speaker understands that.

Seen at addictinginfo.org/2015/10/02/president-obama-gives-tantrum-throwing-gop-a-lesson-in-basic-governance-videoObama at press conference

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