Congressional Black Caucus to Obama: ‘Hang in there, man’

Congressional Black Caucus to Obama: ‘Hang in there, man’

President Obama gave a rousing speech at the annual Congressional Black Caucus dinner on Saturday, pledging not to negotiate with Republicans over raising the debt ceiling.

The president said he won’t negotiate over the debt ceiling and that the healthcare reform act will remain the law of the land.

“Let me say as clearly as I can: It is not going to happen. We have come too far. We have overcome far darker threats than those,” Obama said to rising applause from the crowd at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center….

“I was taking photos with the CBC folks. Every one of them came up and said, “Oh, you hang in there. You hang in there man,’” Obama said to some laughs.

The president said he told the lawmakers not to worry and he’s ready to finish the work before him.

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