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Nancy Pelosiís back at the negotiating table on debt ceiling
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Posted on 07/08/2011 6:26:32 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Nancy Pelosi’s back at the negotiating table on debt ceiling

By: Jonathan Allen July 8, 2011 04:22 PM EDT

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is back at the bargaining table — but it’s not yet clear whether she’s willing to make a deal.

Burned by President Barack Obama’s decision to keep her out of negotiations on last year’s tax deal and this spring’s budget bill, sources close to the California Democrat say she is torn between playing deal-maker on a debt limit increase and fully protecting the priorities of Democrats’ liberal base.

On Thursday, in advance of a Friday meeting with the president at the White House, Pelosi lit into Obama’s budget director, Jack Lew, in what is becoming a habit of sending sharp messages through his top aides. Pelosi sought to impress on Lew — and no doubt his bosses at the White House — that House Democrats expect to be consulted more now than on past deals and that the president can’t expect to win passage of a debt limit package without support from House Democrats.

“Don’t insult us,” she said as Lew tried to explain why House Democrats were cut out of the budget bill discussion earlier this year, according to one source who was in the room. “You guys don’t know how to count.” It was a replay of a similar jab Pelosi took at White House economic adviser Gene Sperling during a similar meeting before the budget bill deal was reached.

But while House Democrats’ nerves remain raw, they’re in a much better position now to flex their muscles. And Pelosi, once treated as irrelevant by Obama and Republican leaders in Congress, might just have the necessary clout to put a debt limit deal over the finish line.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: deblimit; debtceiling; jacklew; pelosi
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Problem solved!
1 posted on 07/08/2011 6:26:34 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Woot! Continued gridlock.


2 posted on 07/08/2011 6:28:07 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Sub-Driver
As with everyone else in the nation, even Dick Obama wants to rid himself of Jezebel. That's saying something.

The only people that want her around are Frisco homos, hippies and union goons.

3 posted on 07/08/2011 6:30:57 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: AAABEST

She needs to ride in the back of the Bus.


4 posted on 07/08/2011 6:35:04 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: AAABEST
Bela Pelosi will never allow herself to be bossed around by a Dicktator.
5 posted on 07/08/2011 6:37:55 PM PDT by JPG (Elect Sarah Palin in '12. America won't get another chance.)
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To: Sub-Driver

GOP’s opening offer is that the debt ceiling should be lowered to ZERO


6 posted on 07/08/2011 6:44:09 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Sub-Driver
GOP's opening offer is that the debt ceiling should be lowered to ZERO

///sarcasm


7 posted on 07/08/2011 6:44:38 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: scooby321
She needs to ride in the back of the Bus.

Dick Obama is actually trying to throw her under the bus, as he does with all his former friends.

I suppose that's a better fate than the real Jezebel, who got thrown out a window - her corpse left to be eaten by dogs.

There's something to be said for the way they did things in the Old Testament.

8 posted on 07/08/2011 6:46:50 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: AAABEST

Dogs don’t like botox, do they?


9 posted on 07/08/2011 6:55:52 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Sub-Driver
BEFORE THIS IS OVER... Nancy Pelosi doorstop
10 posted on 07/08/2011 7:03:52 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Sub-Driver

What a stupid article. Pelosi is as irrelevant as Newt Gingrich in these negotiations.


11 posted on 07/08/2011 7:24:59 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: AAABEST

Please, Jezebel was at least beautiful unlike The Old Prune.


12 posted on 07/08/2011 7:26:50 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: Sub-Driver
Burned by President Barack Obama’s decision to keep her out of negotiations on last year’s tax deal and this spring’s budget bill, sources close to the California Democrat say she is torn between playing deal-maker on a debt limit increase and fully protecting the priorities of Democrats’ liberal base.

In San Fran Nan's case it can't be PMS or Hot flashes. Wonder why she's in there? Could be she is trying to protect her husbands existing tax breaks or maybe just looking for a copy of the Health care bill so she can find out whats in it.

13 posted on 07/08/2011 7:58:57 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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If Slow Joe Biden is there, then Nancy should be there also ... you shouldn’t break up matching pairs ... of idiots. Sit them next to each other and they both can say “I here with stupid!”


14 posted on 07/08/2011 8:00:32 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Pelosi had a huge hand in the big deficit, but ramming bills through Congress and spending money like a drunken sailor.


15 posted on 07/08/2011 8:14:47 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: GeronL
GOP’s opening offer is that the debt ceiling should be lowered to ZERO

It should be their opening offer, since the Democrats' opening offer is essentially to do away with a debt ceiling and pass another so-called 'stimulus' bill. Republicans shoot themselves in the foot every time by coming out early and saying what they are willing to give up in order to appear bi-partisan. It always goes downhill from there.

16 posted on 07/08/2011 8:17:28 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Grey Eagle

Actually, I hope the universally beloved Pelosi is HIGHLY visible during these negotiations.

I almost feel sorry for Obama and his tormenting harpy.


17 posted on 07/08/2011 8:25:52 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Hoodat

I think a GOP cave will probably re-elect Obama


18 posted on 07/08/2011 8:27:17 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Don Corleone

“In San Fran Nan’s case it can’t be PMS or Hot flashes...”

I would guess that just about all she can muster at this point is small piles of dust left wherever she had been seated.


19 posted on 07/08/2011 8:29:28 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Sub-Driver

How is this nasty ol senile hack flying back and forth to California these days? Via her own private jet or on commercial flights?


20 posted on 07/08/2011 8:34:16 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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