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GOP Leader McConnell: Real Deficit Solution Is Unattainable “As Long As Obama Is in White House”
Gateway Pundit Rightnetwork ^ | July12 ,2011 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 07/12/2011 9:09:47 AM PDT by Hojczyk

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell slammed Obama today on the senate floor, “As long as this President is in the Oval Office, a real solution is unattainable.” Business Insider reported:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) offered his strongest criticism yet of President Barack Obama’s leadership in the ongoing talks.

“I have little question that as long as this President is in the Oval Office, a real solution is unattainable,” he said on the Senate floor Tuesday. Adding, “This was not an easy decision for me.”

Obama, he said, “has presented us with three choices: smoke and mirrors, tax hikes or default. Republicans choose none of the above.”

McConnell added the Democratic budget plan would provide only “a couple of billion dollars in cuts up front with empty promises of more to follow.”

‘”I had hoped to do good, but I refuse to do harm,” he said.

Congressional leaders will return to the White House at 3:45 today to continue negotiations on reaching a deal.


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: economy; government; mitchmcconnell; obama; regulations; taxes
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1 posted on 07/12/2011 9:09:50 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Obama’s place at the table...just another photo op.


2 posted on 07/12/2011 9:11:36 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Hojczyk

Well Mitch is right on that one. WIth Obama in office nothing will get better.


3 posted on 07/12/2011 9:12:19 AM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Hojczyk

Nice to hear a GOP leader state the obvious.


4 posted on 07/12/2011 9:12:26 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Hojczyk

Do I detect the growth of a spine among Republican politicians?


5 posted on 07/12/2011 9:12:48 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Hojczyk

finally....finally...finally....stop fighting like little girls...now make sure you mock obozo’s promise to cut the deficit in half as proof of the smoke and mirrors...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2747015/posts


6 posted on 07/12/2011 9:13:27 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Hojczyk; All
"GOP Leader McConnell: Real Deficit Solution Is Unattainable “As Long As Obama Is in White House” "


7 posted on 07/12/2011 9:14:04 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Hojczyk

Hoping this means they will not take the bait.


8 posted on 07/12/2011 9:14:20 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Hojczyk

Did Senator Mumbles actually say this out loud where someone could hear him...?


9 posted on 07/12/2011 9:14:38 AM PDT by Common Sense 101
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To: Westbrook

“Do I detect the growth of a spine among Republican politicians?”

I hate to sound all negative, but I believe it’s just a bone spur—just a little something to irritate king hussein.


10 posted on 07/12/2011 9:15:09 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Hojczyk

Hey, Mitch McConnell is finally right!

What, is he facing a primary challenge from the Right back home in Kentucky?


11 posted on 07/12/2011 9:15:09 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." - Cicero)
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To: Hojczyk
Actually long as this commie Bastard is in the oval office,economic recovery is imposable.

Any Fool can spend,the men and boys are separated when it comes to honestly generating wealth!

12 posted on 07/12/2011 9:15:26 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Hojczyk

WOW!!!

Amazing talk from McConnell!!

THanks Tea Party people, you MADE him grow a pair!!!


13 posted on 07/12/2011 9:15:29 AM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescence)
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To: Hojczyk

“a couple of billion dollars in cuts up front with empty promises of more to follow.”

These are from a cuts in the rate of growth..not real cuts like everybody else thinks of cuts...

Ryan budget is a scam also cuts in future spending..


14 posted on 07/12/2011 9:15:34 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk
"“As long as this President is in the Oval Office, a real solution is unattainable.”

Wow, he said this on the Senate floor? Wow, I am begining to really like GOP Leader Mitch McConnell.

15 posted on 07/12/2011 9:15:34 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Hojczyk

That one’s gonna leave a mark! I didn’t think ol’ Mitch had it in him.

I’m pleasantly surprised.


16 posted on 07/12/2011 9:16:02 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: musicman

17 posted on 07/12/2011 9:16:32 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Westbrook

Do I detect the growth of a spine among Republican politicians?

___________________________

I believe you do. Let us hope. This is refreshing.


18 posted on 07/12/2011 9:16:50 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (We are not governed. We are occupied.)
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To: Hojczyk

That’s gonna leave a mark.


19 posted on 07/12/2011 9:16:50 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: Hojczyk

Welcome to reality, Senator.

Nice to have you with us.


20 posted on 07/12/2011 9:17:13 AM PDT by Piranha (If you seek perfection you will end up with Democrats.)
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To: Hojczyk

That is a great quote. Are Pubbies finally growing pairs?


21 posted on 07/12/2011 9:17:22 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Westbrook

To 5 - Weird, isn’t it? It’s as if they’ve awoken, looked down and discovered they actually have a pair.


22 posted on 07/12/2011 9:17:47 AM PDT by jla
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To: Hojczyk

For once I agree with Mitch’s comments. Stand firm!


23 posted on 07/12/2011 9:20:16 AM PDT by cblue55 (Envisioning when all that is left is the right.)
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To: Hojczyk
Congressional leaders will return to the White House at 3:45 today to continue negotiations on reaching a deal.

If our Congressional leadership was serious about their "No new taxes" mandate, they would insist on Obama conceding that point prior to agreeing to meet with him at all. All those meetings are doing is giving Obama free PR.....to the detriment of the Republicans.

24 posted on 07/12/2011 9:23:29 AM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: Diogenesis

25 posted on 07/12/2011 9:23:39 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: freeangel

“I hate to sound all negative, but I believe it’s just a bone spur—just a little something to irritate king hussein”

Even if you’re right, it could yield big dividends. Nobody talks this way to a Malignant Narcissist who commands the greatest military in the world, and who can joy ride around on AF1 on a whim. When Obama heard these words, he felt a rush of Narcissistic Rage unlike anything you can imagine. An enraged MN is even less sane than an MN who is being coddled and deferred to. Let’s just hope McConnell let’s it hang out there for a while, before ‘softening his rhetoric’. The more of this stuff the Glass Jaw has to deal with, the closer we are to his public meltdown/Captain Queeg-strawberries moment.


26 posted on 07/12/2011 9:24:29 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: jla

My theory is that republican women have shown way more cajones than republican men...so maybe they have finally decided they need to grow some. I’m gonna reserve judgement of the success of that though. I’m still concerned that they will cave in the end.


27 posted on 07/12/2011 9:24:59 AM PDT by LadyJMayo
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To: Hojczyk

The GOP leadership needs to hold 0’s feet to the fire and make him spell out in detail his budget cuts.

And every day the WH doesn’t respond, they need to ask again: Mr. President, what are you willing to cut?


28 posted on 07/12/2011 9:27:07 AM PDT by mojito
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To: Hojczyk

“Ryan budget is a scam also cuts in future spending..”

I agree. And said so as well while everyone else was fawning over Ryan.

The only hope left is for the debt limit to NOT be raised and for forced cuts to happen immediately.

Anyone proposing anything less than trillions in cuts this year is not serious


29 posted on 07/12/2011 9:27:22 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: Westbrook

Do I detect the growth of a spine among Republican politicians?


Actually, I’m beginning to believe they have. They probably caught a major earful after Boehner was snookered by the regime on the actual savings for the FY 11 budget. One thing that has given me added hope... usually, when the GOPers cave, they do so within the first few days of battle. We’re well past a week and they really haven’t given an inch. Good for them, and more importantly, good for America!


30 posted on 07/12/2011 9:27:31 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A poster on a White House wall on 20 Jan 2013: "Malice doesn't live here anymore")
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To: Hojczyk

Encouraging signs of a spine forming in the GOP.


31 posted on 07/12/2011 9:28:24 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: screaminsunshine

You never give up do you?


32 posted on 07/12/2011 9:28:24 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: LadyJMayo

They will cave bet on it...if there is no deal OBAMA gets to spend the money the way he wants...


33 posted on 07/12/2011 9:30:21 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: arrogantsob

I have not yet begun.


34 posted on 07/12/2011 9:31:01 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Hojczyk
So IMPEACH him already. You have the evidence
35 posted on 07/12/2011 9:33:14 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: All

Don’t forget that the debt “ceiling” is COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT. When you get close they always raise it.

All this BS is just an attempt to divide and defeat the GOP.


36 posted on 07/12/2011 9:33:37 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: screaminsunshine

Have I missed any evidence of your attempts to undermine the GOP?


37 posted on 07/12/2011 9:35:32 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: arrogantsob

I can not stand the GOP establishment. If I undermine them good.


38 posted on 07/12/2011 9:38:41 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Hojczyk

smoke and mirrors, tax hikes or default. Republicans choose none of the above”

But....doesn’t that choice of none of the above mean the dreaded “default”? The GOP should not budge here. This is Obama’s problem, and the American people know it. Independents know it. It’s up to Obama. He can do spending cuts, or default.

(Either way, Obama is history here. He’s the President and rightly or wrongly, the voters will think that the President will have to put forth a solution. When default hits, all hell will break loose politically speaking. If he cuts spending, his base will push for impeachment [maybe not an exaggeration]. Obama lost this issue back in November. This is just playing that out).


39 posted on 07/12/2011 9:39:13 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Fantasywriter

That is a very insightful post.


40 posted on 07/12/2011 9:41:03 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Fantasywriter

Malignant narcissist..excellently defined.


41 posted on 07/12/2011 9:41:03 AM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: screaminsunshine

There is no such thing. There are 50 state parties and thousands of organizations. Dozens of strands of thought and interests.

There ARE those who actually do the work though.

I think you equate “Establishment” with having had prior success in winning office.


42 posted on 07/12/2011 9:42:34 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: Hojczyk

Why bother to return to The White House? Why not go fishing, and then begin again tomorrow?

Mr. Mcconnell is correct.


43 posted on 07/12/2011 9:43:42 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan; CourtneyLeigh; Just Kimberly; Knuckrider; MBohman; republicanbob1; jcwky; ...
A Kentucky Ping.

...for those interested. :D

Lets' give Sen. McCONNELL a well-deserved hand
....as long as they (Mitch M. / John B.) stand strong.


44 posted on 07/12/2011 9:44:24 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (You do not have to smear (Pharaoh / Imam / DumboEars) Obama w/ lies....the truth does a fine job. :)
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To: LadyJMayo

GOP Women don’t get accused of racism, sexism, etc as much, which is why they can get away MORE easily with stating the obvious....not that some of these guys shouldn’t be saying the same and calling the press out for THEIR sexism and racism.


45 posted on 07/12/2011 9:44:28 AM PDT by goodnesswins
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To: ConservativeDude
-- This is Obama's problem, and the American people know it. Independents know it. It's up to Obama. He can do spending cuts, or default. --

I agree that Treasury has the keys to the "default" event, but the disconnect between Congressionally directed spending and Congressionally directed debt limit is a Congressional doing.

I think it's pretty slick that Congress can cause the public to think or find that the president is in charge of spending; and I hope this does precipitate an Obameltdown. But eventually, if the deficit and deficit spending are to be cured, Congress has to cut back what it created.

46 posted on 07/12/2011 9:46:19 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: musicman

Chillingly accurate.


47 posted on 07/12/2011 9:51:04 AM PDT by himno hero
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To: Hojczyk

Wow...McConnell growing some?? Maybe this is change that ObaMao can believe in.


48 posted on 07/12/2011 9:51:04 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Hojczyk
Repubs have grown a pair? Be still, oh, my beating heart!

What is the value of Free Republic?

49 posted on 07/12/2011 9:51:21 AM PDT by don-o (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: Common Sense 101
Did Senator Mumbles actually say this out loud where someone could hear him...?

...and its in writing / published, too.
I think They (John B / Mitch M. :) has found / grown
"some equipment"..which is a good thing


50 posted on 07/12/2011 9:51:47 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (You do not have to smear (Pharaoh / Imam / DumboEars) Obama w/ lies....the truth does a fine job. :)
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