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Obama Seeking Emergency Camp David Meeting, Boehner Just Says No
Zero Hedge ^ | 7/14/11 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 07/14/2011 10:00:34 AM PDT by Nachum

In the most dramatic example of someone give the teleprompter the finger on the debt target (f/k/a debt ceiling, in the pre Federal Reserve days), after earlier it was announced that Obama, so willing to continue the charade, was pushing for a Camp David meeting where the debt ceiling issue would be resolved, bunch-of-fat-old-men-locked-up-in-a-room-nobody-leaving-until-solution-is-reached style, Reuters reports that Boehner has politely refused this latest farcical denouement, and told the White House "that he sees no need to move the negotiations on debt and deficits to Camp David." In other news, it is now 7 days and counting until July 22.

From Reuters:

House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, the top U.S. Republican, has told the White House that he sees no need to move the negotiations on debt and deficits to Camp David.

"The speaker has told the White House he sees no need to go to Camp David this weekend," Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said on Thursday.

The White House had been weighing the idea of Camp David talks but no decision had been made and White House aides said there were "currently no plans for that."


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boehner; camp; campdavid; gemergency; obama; seekin; spoiltchildpresident
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1 posted on 07/14/2011 10:00:40 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

“has told the White House he sees no need to go to Camp David this weekend,”

Good.


2 posted on 07/14/2011 10:01:56 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Nachum

Where's YOUR PLAN Mr. President? - Where is it?


3 posted on 07/14/2011 10:02:41 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: Nachum

I didn’t think it was possible to surgically implant an entire spinal column into a human being.


4 posted on 07/14/2011 10:02:56 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Nachum
Seems to me that ZERO wants to control the message and the only way to do it is sequester everyone....good that the pubbies didn't fall for it. I hope this latest move provides more steel for their (pubbie) backbones.
5 posted on 07/14/2011 10:04:36 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: rightwingextremist1776

Someone here posted that Obama would go to the mattresses (mafia term). Camp David was the equivalent.


6 posted on 07/14/2011 10:08:39 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Obama needs a lot less transparency and far fewer witnesses who may corraborate testimony. You really don't think he plays so much golf by accident do you?

Whitehouse meetings are on record. Deals struck with unions on the back nine are shared between Obama, union heads, and squirrels. The squirrels can't write notes or speak.

7 posted on 07/14/2011 10:09:58 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: The Bronze Titan

He lost it playing online poker.


8 posted on 07/14/2011 10:10:02 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Nachum

I wonder if this really is quite a drama playing out in our time.

Bernyakme is joining in on the scare tactics and trying to TARP this all over again. Imminent collapse and all that. The local financial pundit here in Houston has been trying to make this a case of true default as a result of not raising the debt ceiling. It is a crisis but the company ain’t broke, the company (Federal Govenrment) is going to have to really scale back to satisfy the lending agency... the electorate. Once the company does that the lending agency will provide it room to move and recover... not until.


9 posted on 07/14/2011 10:14:39 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: Lurker
I didn’t think it was possible to surgically implant an entire spinal column into a human being.

Yes, indeed it is. There are a slew of new and upcoming surgical procedures that will be used more and more, and the "surgeons" get more and more experienced with these techniques the more they practice them. Some of the new procedures include:

Teapartectomy

Constitutostomy

Freepadural

10 posted on 07/14/2011 10:15:37 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: Nachum

11 posted on 07/14/2011 10:16:09 AM PDT by McGruff (Don't go wobbly on me now GOP)
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To: Nachum
Wow A spine, Never though I would see one of those on a Republican.

12 posted on 07/14/2011 10:16:21 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Nachum

This is good; there is no reason to make the GOP feel beholden by pretending to be a magnanimous host for a getaway weekend. Sounds like a power move. Jerk.


13 posted on 07/14/2011 10:17:13 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: Nachum
Sure he'd like to get them to Camp David...no media, his home turf...what next obama....waterboarding?

OBAMA SERIOUSLY
14 posted on 07/14/2011 10:18:23 AM PDT by FrankR ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat." - R. Reagan)
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To: Nachum

Boehner should send Obama a case of MN Governor Mark Dayton’s favorite beer


15 posted on 07/14/2011 10:21:20 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: GonzoGOP

They need spine neckties like that just to remind them.


16 posted on 07/14/2011 10:22:45 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (share the pain = more meaningful contribution = fair share = from each according to ability = MARX)
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To: McGruff

That big W imprinted on Obama’s forehead is becoming obvious in every picture. Hah!


17 posted on 07/14/2011 10:23:26 AM PDT by altura ( Palin/Ryan---or Palin/Perry (for the best looking ticket ever))
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To: rightwingextremist1776

Anyone remind Obama that we have coequal branches of government? Or was that the part they taught at Occidental College when he flunked out of school, just prior to his genius streak?


18 posted on 07/14/2011 10:23:26 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Nachum
I love the smell of burning “Hope & Change” in the morning.
19 posted on 07/14/2011 10:28:16 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Please do not read this tagline.)
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To: Nachum

I don’t think Boner can refuse. After all wasn’t he “summoned” by Maobama?


20 posted on 07/14/2011 10:29:24 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: AAABEST

Didn’t Stalin ‘summon’ his generals to his palace to ‘dance’ for him, before they were executed?


21 posted on 07/14/2011 10:32:34 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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22 posted on 07/14/2011 10:37:22 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: bigbob

I like that idea.


23 posted on 07/14/2011 10:40:15 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Nachum

24 posted on 07/14/2011 10:40:22 AM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: Nachum
A good start, but he needs to EXPLAIN to the American people WHY this is a colossal waste of time, and why he's not going. They are only going to get media and WH spin so he'd best made it clear and concise...please, no big words.

I say call a press conference and give it to Mr. Dithers with both barrels.

25 posted on 07/14/2011 10:40:40 AM PDT by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012!)
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To: bigbob

I like that idea.


26 posted on 07/14/2011 10:41:27 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Nachum

Boehner is stepping up - great.

I’m thinking that the interesting thing here is that Camp David is really on the POTUS side of the fence so why go there and be stuck there for the entire weekend?


27 posted on 07/14/2011 10:44:50 AM PDT by existentialist
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To: blackdog

“The squirrels can’t write notes or speak.”

They can with a squirrelprompter.


28 posted on 07/14/2011 10:47:10 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (As long as the MSM covers for Obama, he will be above the law.)
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To: Nachum

Would love to have see zero’s tantrum when he heard NO!


29 posted on 07/14/2011 10:49:49 AM PDT by tutstar
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To: existentialist

“Boehner is stepping up - great.”

No he is not stepping up. His statement is all defense. What a wasted opportunity. Even Pelosi turned this down. Let’s see what Boehner says after the 45 minute meeting with barry today. Anything less than “The President has no scorable plan” is not good enough.


30 posted on 07/14/2011 10:52:35 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Nachum

31 posted on 07/14/2011 10:52:53 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Lurker

THAT’S funny!!!


32 posted on 07/14/2011 10:53:16 AM PDT by theoldmarine (can you say SARAPHOBIA)
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To: Nachum
"The White House had been weighing the idea of Camp David talks but no decision had been made and White House aides said there were "currently no plans for that."

Um, we don't know what Boehner is talking about, yeah, that's the ticket! We didn't say anything about Camp David, yeah... How can he say no to something we didn't even have plans for?! Yeah, that's it! The nerve of the Senate leader inviting himself and then declining his own invitation... yeah...

33 posted on 07/14/2011 10:55:55 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Nachum

I think you are seeing the pubbies getting a spine lately because of the following things:

1. The seriously of the situation
2. It is against the their/constituent principles
3. The incompetance of Hussien and his administration
4. The dangerous beliefs of the administration
5. The stability of Hussien

I think that the last 3 items have become more and more clear in the past year and especially since the GOP won the House. I bet Boyner and other Repubs are seeing, first hand, an unstable man in the White House. They should not deal with him.


34 posted on 07/14/2011 10:57:22 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: tutstar
Someone else posted this "secret video".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YersIyzsOpc&feature=youtu.be

Probably a fair approximation to the reality of his behavior in der Fuehrer Bunker.

35 posted on 07/14/2011 10:57:30 AM PDT by katana
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To: rightwingextremist1776
Seems to me that ZERO wants to control the message and the only way to do it is sequester everyone....

You're right. ZERO didn't like the fact that Eric Cantor spoke to the press yesterday after the One's temper tantrum.

36 posted on 07/14/2011 10:58:32 AM PDT by Jess79
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To: Nachum
Legislative gridlock is a good thing!
37 posted on 07/14/2011 10:58:47 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Nachum
Seems that those early years working in his father's bar is paying off for Boehner.

He apparently knows BS when he sees it.

I've always believed that saloon keepers have greater insight into human nature than most psychiatrists and psychologists with all their theorizing.

38 posted on 07/14/2011 10:59:09 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Nachum
BARRYSUNDOING
39 posted on 07/14/2011 10:59:56 AM PDT by FrankR ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat." - R. Reagan)
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To: TMA62

Actually, I like the word ‘seriousaty’, or ‘seriousatude’, myself.


40 posted on 07/14/2011 11:00:15 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Like the saying of the past, “Just say no” — to taxes. (the drug of choice pushed by Dems.)


41 posted on 07/14/2011 11:01:44 AM PDT by Texaspeptoman (Even cannibals get fed-up with people sometimes...!)
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To: Nachum

Opps.....personal review.....FAIL. LOL


42 posted on 07/14/2011 11:02:15 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: RummyChick

When Clinton was in office “going to the mattress” had a completley different meaning.


43 posted on 07/14/2011 11:05:40 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Nachum
Good. Obama needs to understand that he is not in a position to bargain - he has no power on this issue. The House has complete control - they can merely refuse to pass a bill raising the debt limit and there isn't a darn think Obama can do about it.

Let's see if they actually have the spine to hold the line. If they hold firm and the deadline passes, when the world does not end they will be vindicated.

44 posted on 07/14/2011 11:06:07 AM PDT by Zeddicus
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To: truthkeeper

Everybody, email/call Boehner and tell him..CALL A PRESS CONFERENCE NOW! GET TO THE PUBLIC BEFORE OBOZO DOES AND TELL THEM IN CLEAR LANGUAGE WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW!


45 posted on 07/14/2011 11:10:39 AM PDT by itssme
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To: Nachum
Here's what Jack Wheeler says [I certainly wish the house would do just this]: It is a snip...from an article..

To be specific, Mr. Obama lied when he threatened on July 12 that there wouldn't be enough money to send out Social Security checks on August 3 if the debt ceiling isn't raised.

The federal government receives more than $200 billion in tax revenue a month. Interest on federal debt per month is $29 billion. Social Security costs per month are about $49 billion. Medicare and Medicaid about $50 billion. Active duty military personnel and veterans programs some $2.9 billion each. Those monthly costs add up to around $134 billion - which leaves $66 billion per month left over.

The problem is - and get ready for this - the federal government is spending $108 billion more than it takes in every month now. The CBO estimates are that Washington spent $973 billion more, which means borrowed, than it received for the first nine months of FY2011. The Demagogues are digging the hole we're in $108 billion deeper every month - and they say the only way out is to keep digging and borrowing more!

I say no. I say this has to stop. Which is why I must admit I am keenly disappointed by my fellow Republicans in the House leadership, whom I feel have been suckered into a red herring trap on this.

They keep proposing ridiculous alternatives to Mr. Obama's impossibly destructive demand to raise both the debt ceiling and taxes - such as "entitlement reform," and agreeing to raise the debt ceiling by trillions right now in exchange for what Congressman Allen West appropriately terms "fairy dust" cuts in spending years from now.

I feel what they need to insist on is spending reform right now. As we saw in the numbers above, this requires the following actions by the House:

*Refusing to raise the debt ceiling. (Remember that only the House has the Constitutional authority to raise it, or indeed to authorize any and all spending by the federal government.)

*Specifying that the approximately $200 billion in monthly federal revenues be first spent as itemized above (debt interest payment, Social Security, et al).

*Negotiating with Mr. Obama on how the remaining some $66 billion in monthly revenues should be prioritized. This is the only discussion the House leadership should be having with Mr. Obama.

The discussion should go something like this. Mr. Obama, you've been spending $174 billion a month beyond the most essential priorities of debt service, Social Security, etc., and as of next month, you'll only have $66 billion. As Commander-in-Chief, a most basic responsibility of yours is to provide for the national defense, so a significant fraction of that $66 billion must go to the Pentagon. How do you propose to spend what's left, realizing that a majority of the House has to agree?

46 posted on 07/14/2011 11:11:28 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: GonzoGOP

I think we should give it a few more days before we start saying Republicans have spines.....I fear a cave-in is coming.


47 posted on 07/14/2011 11:11:33 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: Nachum

Wagyu steers everywhere breathe a sigh of relief.


48 posted on 07/14/2011 11:13:55 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: The Bronze Titan
Where's YOUR PLAN Mr. President? - Where is it?

BUMP!

The Repubs need to insist that at the next meeting nobama present a plan. No plan, no meeting. Even better, have him just submit it to them, let them have a few days to peruse it and then have a meeting.

Time for the Repubs to insist on a move off dead center.

49 posted on 07/14/2011 11:15:20 AM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Ha! Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Nachum

“No means no.”


50 posted on 07/14/2011 11:15:25 AM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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