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Palin warns Boehner on debt ceiling
The Hill ^ | July 10, 2011 | Erik Wasson

Posted on 07/10/2011 4:36:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has issued a stern warning to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) as Boehner sits down with President Obama Sunday night to negotiate a raising of the debt ceiling: don't do it.

Palin, in an interview appearing in Newsweek, “made it clear that she’s against any deal that raises the debt ceiling and would hold House Speaker John Boehner’s feet to the fire if he agreed to one” according to the magazine.

“No, we have to cut spending. It is imperative, and I will be very, very disappointed if Boehner and the leaders of the Republican Party cave on any kind of debt deal in the next couple of months,” she said.

Palin last month told Fox News that she would be against any raising of the debt ceiling and favors holding the line and slashing spending across the board instead.

But she acknoweldged that Congress will likely raise the debt ceiling anyway.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner again on Sunday said that the U.S. credit rating would suffer if the debt limit is not raised by Aug. 2—a prospect that would lead to higher interest rates and lower economic growth.

Only a small minority of Republicans in Congress, such as presidential candidate Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) are taking the “just say no” approach to the debt ceiling. Most Tea Party-backed members in the House favor tying a raising of the debt ceiling to cuts, spending caps and a balanced budget amendment.

In the Newsweek interview, Palin brags that she could win the White House if she chooses to run for it in 2012.


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Hope he doesn't cry.
1 posted on 07/10/2011 4:36:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Stop....

I hope he LISTENS!!!!

...hope you are doing better, too!

2 posted on 07/10/2011 4:41:10 PM PDT by NordP (Common Sense ConservaTEAves - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s make him cry. Ring his phone off the hook. No new taxes. Hold the line. Return to the 2007 budget levels


3 posted on 07/10/2011 4:41:24 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She could win...she doesn’t cry 1/8 as much as Boehner does.


4 posted on 07/10/2011 4:41:38 PM PDT by madison10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah may have hurt his feelings.


5 posted on 07/10/2011 4:41:49 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This ensures NO DEAL.

The House Freshmen and about 1/2 of the more senior caucus knows that if they get blasted by Palin, based on their own constituency, they will not be elected again.

We will NOT have a deal by Aug 2nd unless it's a total and complete cave by the dims.

And, given their own hype, a dedicated GOP can extract just that.

6 posted on 07/10/2011 4:41:57 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How much do we need to get to Oct 1?

Surely it can’t be more than 750 billion.

Why would we EVER agree to 2.5 Trillion?

Spending and borrowing got us into this mess... and they tell us we need to borrow more and spend more to get out of it?

Just damn.


7 posted on 07/10/2011 4:42:01 PM PDT by Principled
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; onyx; Virginia Ridgerunner

Sarah-gonna-take-Bonehead-to-the-woodshed-if-he-folds-like-a-cheap-tent Ping


8 posted on 07/10/2011 4:42:06 PM PDT by KC_Lion (If Sarah can't be elected in 2012, then Phase II will fall into place, may G-D have mercy on us all)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Did Treasury Secretary timothy geithner ever pay his taxes?
9 posted on 07/10/2011 4:45:01 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

10 posted on 07/10/2011 4:45:19 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: NordP
It is a wonderful thing, when a man OR woman appreciates their humble beginnings, their absolute blessing to be born in this the greatest nation on Earth, and their Patriotism causes tears to well up in their eyes at the thought.

Sorry. I love that about Boehner and Beck. ----Matter of fact, that and/or goose bumps when you hear our anthem SHOULD BE A QUALIFIER for cititzenship!

There, I'm climbing down from my soapbox now....

11 posted on 07/10/2011 4:45:59 PM PDT by NordP (Common Sense ConservaTEAves - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Satah is the Merrill Lynch of the Conservative movement. She doesn’t have to yell. She could whisper and everyone would pay attention. This sounds like a thinly disguised warning to me.


12 posted on 07/10/2011 4:46:01 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Guns don't kill people, the obama administration does. (Gunwalker Ping List))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To Late! He is welling up as we speak!


13 posted on 07/10/2011 4:46:54 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: MestaMachine

SARAH

Dang!


14 posted on 07/10/2011 4:47:26 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Guns don't kill people, the obama administration does. (Gunwalker Ping List))
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To: NordP

That said, if that SOB doesn’t stand firm on NO TAXES AND CUT SPENDING... I’ll make him cry, myself ;-)


15 posted on 07/10/2011 4:48:00 PM PDT by NordP (Common Sense ConservaTEAves - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: MestaMachine

I wonder how much she will raise the first 24 hrs after she announces. Bet it’s a record... by a lot.


16 posted on 07/10/2011 4:48:55 PM PDT by Principled
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To: FReepers; All

DONATE


17 posted on 07/10/2011 4:48:55 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: NordP

18 posted on 07/10/2011 4:49:46 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Madame President weighs in..


19 posted on 07/10/2011 4:50:48 PM PDT by neodad (Don't Tap, Just Drill!)
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To: NordP
Why? I was enjoying the speech. Get back up there!
20 posted on 07/10/2011 4:52:35 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Excuse me - gotta go drain the Obama...)
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To: MestaMachine
Sarah is the Merrill Lynch of the Conservative movement

LOL, I think you mean E.F. Hutton!

21 posted on 07/10/2011 4:52:56 PM PDT by alley cat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think that this is why 0bama wants the meeting with Boehner tonight. 0bama knows that if this goes on too much longer, Boehner will continue to hear it from the conservatives. 0bama wants to get a deal with a worn out Boehner tonight...before tomorrow’s talk radio shows.


22 posted on 07/10/2011 4:53:10 PM PDT by NRG1973
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I believe we just heard the next President give her first budget message.


23 posted on 07/10/2011 4:54:05 PM PDT by OregonPatriot2010
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah says jump...Higher!


24 posted on 07/10/2011 4:55:02 PM PDT by norge (Sarah says jump...Higher!.)
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To: KC_Lion
Sarah-gonna-take-Bonehead-to-the-woodshed-if-he-folds-like-a-cheap-tent Ping

Sarah's gonna take the entire RINO party to the woodshed.

25 posted on 07/10/2011 4:55:57 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: South Dakota

I bid 2005. And eliminate all Obamacare funding and close EPA.


26 posted on 07/10/2011 4:56:11 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: screaminsunshine

I’ll see your EPA, raise you an Energy and Education. I bid 1980.


27 posted on 07/10/2011 4:59:14 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“In the Newsweek interview, Palin brags that she could win the White House if she chooses to run for it in 2012.”

It’s not bragging when your stating a fact. She could not only win but it will be a landslide. I do not know a single Obama voter here in Montana who has anything good to say about this presidency.


28 posted on 07/10/2011 4:59:27 PM PDT by liberty or death
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29 posted on 07/10/2011 4:59:33 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why August 2nd?

Did you know that Ramadan begins August 1, 2011?


30 posted on 07/10/2011 4:59:39 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is just political theater to make Boehner look less spineless than he actually is. Boehner has already been given his orders by what ever corporate interest group that stands to profit from this fiasco. Our system of government is corrupt and worthless.
31 posted on 07/10/2011 4:59:39 PM PDT by Tempest (Ruining the day of corporate butt kissers everywhere.)
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To: no-to-illegals

Call you and bid the civil rights act.


32 posted on 07/10/2011 5:00:16 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I love how Newsweek released the article early, so that Boehner would know the contents before his meeting with Obama tonight....


33 posted on 07/10/2011 5:00:41 PM PDT by Spirit of Liberty
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To: neodad

“Madame President weighs in..”

I don’t think it’s just Boehner that she’s warning.


34 posted on 07/10/2011 5:01:38 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't think BOehNER would like Sarah scoping out his district for a suitable replacement.
35 posted on 07/10/2011 5:01:53 PM PDT by JPG (Sarah is ready to rock 'n roll!)
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To: alley cat

Right you are! I am so embarrassed! I will now go and eat banana splits until it hurts for punishment.


36 posted on 07/10/2011 5:01:59 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Guns don't kill people, the obama administration does. (Gunwalker Ping List))
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To: screaminsunshine

and I was going to raise Affirmative Action. Okay, I’ll fold.


37 posted on 07/10/2011 5:02:21 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: liberty or death
I'm in Mississippi, and even the black voters demur when his name comes up.
38 posted on 07/10/2011 5:02:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: no-to-illegals

Good play I was not bluffing.


39 posted on 07/10/2011 5:03:24 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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Mr. Speaker,
40 posted on 07/10/2011 5:03:54 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: liberty or death

This is absurd. It is IMPOSSIBLE for Palin, or anyone else to KNOW who can win what. Right now, Palin has very high negatives and I wouldn’t put my money that she can win.


41 posted on 07/10/2011 5:04:25 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: screaminsunshine

to be truthful, I wasn’t bluffing. I am betting you have the better hand.


42 posted on 07/10/2011 5:05:01 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Tempest

The punishment has to be worse than the crime. Such as the total abolition of the GOP.


43 posted on 07/10/2011 5:05:05 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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44 posted on 07/10/2011 5:06:17 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: no-to-illegals

Well I was gonna bet all laws, rule, regulations and agencies, since 1929. Backatcha.


45 posted on 07/10/2011 5:06:28 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: screaminsunshine; no-to-illegals

See that bet and raise the 10th Amendment. 1791.


46 posted on 07/10/2011 5:07:03 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Tell the commies to eff off and take the rest of this term and the next off on vacation, their automatic pay raises will still kick in regardless.

Until we get back to hunting reds in DC, this crap is just bread and circuses.

47 posted on 07/10/2011 5:07:06 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BTTT


48 posted on 07/10/2011 5:07:19 PM PDT by hattend (Its a matter of public record that I did not go to Harvard Law School, but I can add. - Sarah Palin)
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To: screaminsunshine

May we go RINO hunting?


49 posted on 07/10/2011 5:07:58 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If she is opposed to an increase int he debt ceiling even over the short term why did she praise Paul Ryan's budget? Even if Obama and the democrats agreed to the Ryan budget without amendment the debt ceiling would need to be raised.
50 posted on 07/10/2011 5:08:01 PM PDT by Conservative Actuary
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