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President Obama, GOP Senators Break Bread (McCain - “just fine,” “great” and “wonderful.”)
ABC News ^ | March 6, 2013 | Mary Bruce and Alexandra Dukakis

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?

“We’ll see,” Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., told reporters....

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TOPICS: Arizona; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: amnesty; mccain; obama; quislings; randpaulfilibuster; rinos4amnesty; sayno2amnesty; senate; sequesterdinner
What does this administration have to do to stop the RINOs from bending over?
1 posted on 03/07/2013 8:15:43 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh gag...


2 posted on 03/07/2013 8:18:01 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I bet that Rand Paul would have loved the dinner we had, thanks for setting that up.


3 posted on 03/07/2013 8:19:26 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
According to the White House, President Obama paid for the meal out of his own pocket.

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., however, claimed the bill was split.

And so it continues…

Here is a full list of attendees at tonight’s 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.

4 posted on 03/07/2013 8:22:14 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: TexasCajun

5 posted on 03/07/2013 8:22:44 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Vigilanteman

Why did they rent a hotel ballroom? Did Michelle take over the White House for her cooking show or something?


6 posted on 03/07/2013 8:23:46 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


7 posted on 03/07/2013 8:25:48 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: VRWCarea51; TexasCajun

8 posted on 03/07/2013 8:26:29 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

President Obama, GOP Senators Break Bread and pass gas, otherwise known as hot, stinky air.


9 posted on 03/07/2013 8:27:40 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


10 posted on 03/07/2013 8:28:21 AM PST by rocksblues
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

RINO is no longer appropriate. This is what the GOP has become.

They are the Vichy-Republican party.


11 posted on 03/07/2013 8:28:21 AM PST by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hey John, Rand has taken all the wind out of your “bread breaking” sails. Now step back and follow!
12 posted on 03/07/2013 8:28:24 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Vigilanteman
According to the White House, President Obama paid for the meal out of his own pocket.

By protocol, the President of the United States carries neither a wallet nor cash.

Try again, Baraq.

13 posted on 03/07/2013 8:28:32 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain a shill for the “community organizer” of 2008 A.D. A weak vaccuous nothing who helped us into the current mess.


14 posted on 03/07/2013 8:31:23 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Vigilanteman
According to the White House, President Obama paid for the meal out of his own pocket.

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?)

15 posted on 03/07/2013 8:34:04 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think I know who probably is paying for it...maybe in more ways then one.


16 posted on 03/07/2013 8:35:02 AM PST by Daryl Dixson (7.62 x 51 Diplomacy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Such a stark contrast on display for all to see yesterday... McCain/Graham versus Paul/Cruz. Two different parties for all intents and purposes.


17 posted on 03/07/2013 8:37:01 AM PST by greene66
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

He sure didn’t deserve his running mate.


18 posted on 03/07/2013 8:37:15 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: greene66

Palin, Paul, Cruz, Walker, Brewer and that sort should form the Tea Party and let the GOP go the way of the Whigs.


19 posted on 03/07/2013 8:38:54 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
At some point the legislature is going to have to work with Obama to get anything done. This is the carrot part, the stick part starts with the sequester and can continue on with the debt limit, the budget, the continuing resolution, and whatever other oversight authority the senate can use.
It is a very late but I believe they are attempting to school Obama.
20 posted on 03/07/2013 8:40:27 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


21 posted on 03/07/2013 8:40:44 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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22 posted on 03/07/2013 8:43:14 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: greene66

23 posted on 03/07/2013 8:45:46 AM PST by sunny48
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To: oldbrowser

With all due respect, I think you’ve been living in California too long.


24 posted on 03/07/2013 8:45:51 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

McCain acts like a beaten wife.

Enabler.


25 posted on 03/07/2013 8:47:20 AM PST by y6162
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Breaking bread is only for the little people. Breaking crab claws and lobsters is more the elite’s style.


26 posted on 03/07/2013 8:48:02 AM PST by bgill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can agree with that.


27 posted on 03/07/2013 8:49:02 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: kenmcg
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.

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?

28 posted on 03/07/2013 8:50:43 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: bgill

Remind me what those taste like. I can’t even afford Krab any more.


29 posted on 03/07/2013 8:54:49 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Was any Tea Party people there???


30 posted on 03/07/2013 8:57:06 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: Vigilanteman
attendees at tonight’s dinner Pall Bearers for the Republican Party include: 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.
31 posted on 03/07/2013 8:58:26 AM PST by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain make me ashamed to admit I am from Arizona. What a RINO Putz!


32 posted on 03/07/2013 8:58:47 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: greene66

Without the Tea Party the republicans will NEVER win another election and they are losing more of us every day.


33 posted on 03/07/2013 9:00:00 AM PST by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Don Corleone
McCain make me ashamed to admit I am from Arizona. What a RINO Putz!

“My friends, we have nothing to fear with Barack Obama in the White House”


34 posted on 03/07/2013 9:05:01 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


35 posted on 03/07/2013 9:16:32 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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….


36 posted on 03/07/2013 9:17:15 AM PST by Road Glide
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To: Vigilanteman

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.


37 posted on 03/07/2013 9:23:17 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I heard Lindsay Graham volunteered to be Obama’s Food Taster.


38 posted on 03/07/2013 9:24:46 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (A Republican freed the Slaves and a Democrat murdered Martin Luther King.)
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To: ExCTCitizen

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.


39 posted on 03/07/2013 9:26:26 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


40 posted on 03/07/2013 10:18:07 AM PST by servo1969
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


41 posted on 03/07/2013 3:39:44 PM PST by stormryter
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To: stormryter; onyx; Perseverando; Third Person; ScaniaBoy; The Looking Spoon; KC_Lion; Kolath; ...
"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.

42 posted on 03/07/2013 5:27:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: stormryter; 2ndDivisionVet
"Well thank Sarah Palin for RINO McCains comments.

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?

43 posted on 03/07/2013 10:36:38 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So he’s having Republican senators for dinner. Did he also have some fava beans and a nice Chianti?


44 posted on 03/07/2013 11:34:56 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: onyx; stormryter; 2ndDivisionVet
Let us not forget who was beside Rand's side and who got under Holder's skin.

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.


45 posted on 03/08/2013 9:34:22 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

BTTT


46 posted on 03/08/2013 10:09:07 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
2DV, your point is well taken. At times I over-distill the situation to a simple “If you're not with me , you're against me” solution.
But as to my point, there is no reason she should not be VP. Remember the questioning of Senator McCain's eligibility because of his Navy base birth in Panama? Turn about is fair play and it took Donald trump, 3.5 years later to get that forged document out of the White house. This is scary conspiratorial and yet Senator McCain did nothing. He is a part of the problem and none of the solution and I (a big Palin supporter) have never forgiven her. McCain was done, JD Hayworth was in.
If you have a big dog and he turns around and bites you, you put it down. Sarah picked it up and petted it.
47 posted on 03/08/2013 7:19:02 PM PST by stormryter
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To: stormryter

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?


48 posted on 03/08/2013 7:33:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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