1. 'irresponsible'

    Obama: Shutdown Hurts Our Credibility

    WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 08:  U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC. Now in the eighth day of a government shutdown, Obama and his Democratic allies have reiterated to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) that they will negotiate but only after Republicans vote to approve a clean extension of government spending and authorize an increase in the debt limit.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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    "To all the American people, I apologize you have to go through this stuff every three months," President Obama said at a press conference on Tuesday, where he called on Congressional Republicans to end the deadlock, saying that those considering a default are "irresponsible" and "out of touch with reality." A large portion of Republicans know they're being unreasonable, but are too scared of Tea Party challengers to go against the grain, Obama said, calling for "every member of congress be on record" with their position. The president addressed calls to invoke the 14th Amendement to raise the debt limit, and said there was too much legal controversy over the authority—and he will not negotiate on the debt ceiling. The president also said the shutdown has caused the U.S. to miss opportunities abroad after he had to cancel an Asia trip. "It's almost like me not showing up to my own party," he said.

    Says Republicans are scared of the Tea Party.
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