Skip to comments.President Obama, GOP Senators Break Bread (McCain - “just fine,” “great” and “wonderful.”)
Posted on 03/07/2013 8:15:38 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
President Obama and Republican senators had a good exchange of ideas this evening during their roughly two-hour-long dinner at the posh Jefferson Hotel, just blocks from the White House, according to a senior administration official.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., gave the meeting a thumbs up as he exited the hotel, saying it was just fine, great and wonderful.
McCain told reporters gathered across the street that it was a very enjoyable evening, but declined to discuss specifics.
Obama invited 12 GOP senators to break bread as part of a larger effort to jump start budget negotiations and try to cut a deal with rank-and-file Republicans.
The president greatly enjoyed the dinner, the administration official said.
But did they make any progress?
Well see, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., told reporters....
(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...
Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., however, claimed the bill was split.
And so it continues
Here is a full list of attendees at tonights dinner: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind.; Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C.; Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb.; Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.; Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.; Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.; and Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.
They can't even agree on who paid the bill, a fact which shouldn't be too hard to establish.
However, in my experience, a guy from North Dakota is far more likely to be telling the truth than a former street thug from Chicago.
Why did they rent a hotel ballroom? Did Michelle take over the White House for her cooking show or something?
Silly, “ Why did they rent a hotel ballroom?”
The Secret Service won’t allow Hookers into the White House, They have to go to a Hotel.
President Obama, GOP Senators Break Bread and pass gas, otherwise known as hot, stinky air.
If there was one legitimate conservative in this bunch they would of secretly recorded this event. Because you just know that no matter what the ‘one’ promised or said he will lie about it later.
RINO is no longer appropriate. This is what the GOP has become.
They are the Vichy-Republican party.
By protocol, the President of the United States carries neither a wallet nor cash.
Try again, Baraq.
McCain a shill for the “community organizer” of 2008 A.D. A weak vaccuous nothing who helped us into the current mess.
Is it legal for him to use an EBT card to feed other people?
My guess is everyone paid for their own food, and oboma simply scrounged his. oboma has never used his "own money" for anything, because he doesn't have any of his "own money." He's sucked off the public teat all his life - and he's still doing it.
If oboma paid - he did it with our stolen cash. (Gee, what a great guy - not! How much did it cost us this time?)
I think I know who probably is paying for it...maybe in more ways then one.
Such a stark contrast on display for all to see yesterday... McCain/Graham versus Paul/Cruz. Two different parties for all intents and purposes.
He sure didn’t deserve his running mate.
Palin, Paul, Cruz, Walker, Brewer and that sort should form the Tea Party and let the GOP go the way of the Whigs.
You know the only reason these pubbies got picked is the potus thinks they’re weak. That doesn’t say much for his dinner guests.
With all due respect, I think you’ve been living in California too long.
McCain acts like a beaten wife.
Breaking bread is only for the little people. Breaking crab claws and lobsters is more the elite’s style.
I can agree with that.
Yep. Without a doubt. They'll give his majesty anything he wants.
This is why we need to clean out the old rags. They've become soiled. (bad company corrupts good character)
Does anyone else think the relationship between McCain/Graham is a little strange? Maybe the left has them blackmailed?
Remind me what those taste like. I can’t even afford Krab any more.
Was any Tea Party people there???
McCain make me ashamed to admit I am from Arizona. What a RINO Putz!
Without the Tea Party the republicans will NEVER win another election and they are losing more of us every day.
I bet the cost of having this dinner at the hotel, especially the cost of the secret service agents, would have paid for a week of american school children touring the white house.
ANd since they didn’t fire the white house cooking staff, why couldn’t they have this meal AT the white house?
Obama proves every day that all of his nickle-and-diming the american people on the sequester is just BS, because he spends more than that in an hour of extravagance.
“What does this administration have to do to stop the RINOs from bending over?”
Absolutely nuthin’. They’ll be bendin’ over, regardless.
Remember the film, “Thelma and Louise”? How a recurring theme in that movie was, whenever the two central characters came to a fork in the road . they took the wrong turn ?
This is playing out in real life with the Republicans. Whenever there arises a “moment of conflict” with the president or the ‘rats, count on the Pubbies to ALWAYS “take the wrong turn”, leading down a pathway to humiliation and defeat.
They seem duty-bound to act this way.
If they can’t or won’t change, look for them to drive right off the cliff in 2014 .
First of all, he never pays “out of his own pocket” — he has a full expense coverage, so I doubt he actually went to his bank account.
And I’m positive he didn’t pay for the extra security needed to clear a restaurant for the meeting.
I heard Lindsay Graham volunteered to be Obama’s Food Taster.
At least 5 on the list were considered tea party or otherwise good conservatives.
But for some, it’s just more fun to argue that you can’t eat with anybody who isn’t a solid conservative, or it somehow taints you.
Personally, I’d like to see a lot MORE meetings with Obama. He has shown in the past that he likes to be liked, so if we made him hang around with our side all the time, he might start doing things to feel loved and appreciated.
And now John McCain is stabbing Rand Paul in the *ss over his filibuster, calling it not helpful, ridiculous.
I guess if you buy McCain dinner he’ll put out for you on national TV. Useless old attention-whore.
Well thank Sarah Palin for RINO McCains comments.
She should have left him to lose to JD Hayworth and we would have one more Conservative in the Senate, not some White House Lap Dog.
Senator McCain is to Conservatism, what pedophile priests are to Catholicism.
If someone picked you out of 320 million people to be the second most powerful person in the world you would backstab him two years later? Well, Gov. Sarah Palin isn't built that way, from what I've seen.
LOL. For his comments?
OKay. Then thank Sarah Palin for Rand Paul, given that she was the first big name, if not the only, to endorse him!
See how that works?
So he’s having Republican senators for dinner. Did he also have some fava beans and a nice Chianti?
I wish Ted Cruz would have gotten up during the Filibuster and talked about the Price of Rice in China, it STILL would have been more productive than having the regular Senate in session.
No, he hadn’t gone really rabid at that point, like he is today. Can you imagine the uproar from the lamestream media if she hadn’t endorsed him two years later?
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