Skip to comments.Obama summons Democrats to WH for debt-ceiling meeting
Posted on 07/20/2011 11:22:10 AM PDT by Nachum
This should be one of the least productive meetings ever held in Washington DC:
President Barack Obama is summoning top Democrats from the House and Senate to the White House Wednesday afternoon for talks on raising the nations debt ceiling.
White House spokesman Jay Carney says the meeting will take place shortly before 3 p.m. EDT. When asked why Obama was not meeting with Republicans, Carney would only say there were no other meetings to announce.
Im certain that the President wants to gather them in the West Wing to review all of their published plans for dealing with deficit reduction and the debt ceiling. But what will they do in the second minute of the meeting?
Theyre probably going to discuss how to push the Gang of Six proposal as the solution, even though it wont be ready until well after the debt-ceiling deadline of August 2nd. Obama insisted last week that he wouldnt accept an interim debt-ceiling hike, even to get to the grand bargain he demanded in his series of press conferences. In fact, The Hill expanded on what the timing would be on the GO-6 bid:
Senate Democratic leaders, for their part, said there is not enough time to combine the groups plan with a bill to raise the debt ceiling. It could take weeks or even months for the slim framework to be drafted into legislative language and scored by the Congressional Budget Office, sources said.
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Obama is summoning top Democrats from the House and Senate to the White House Wednesday afternoon for talks on raising the nations debt ceiling.
So much for the bi-partisan charade.
That took long, Obama scared he aint getting what he wants: 1.40 pm White House signals open to short-term measures on debt.
They fear 2 things.
1. Being forced in to a position of funding the command and control Federal Agencies or the Giveaway programs.
2. A balanced Budget Amendment being sent to the States...they have no standing to stop it.
a revision of plans to use the media to say that “increasing pressure for a deal” is “building momentum for the president’s plan” [even though he doesn’t have one.]
Hey, y’all how about we come up with a budget....now?
Whuh, Whuh, wuh?
Why only Democrats? Isn’t this how Healthcare went down?
Dems: Uh huh
Obama: We all want to spend more, not less,right?
Dems: Uh huh.
Obama: Meeting over.
lol, complete 180 : WH Press secretary said that Obama will now back a short term debt limit extension if its part of a bigger deal.
Whaaa? got a link?
Obama is probably trying to sell his demo flaks on the GANG RAPE of 6 of plan and to shut up so that he can bask in glory.
OK so what’s the reply - CCB or a 90 day bill w/ $500 billion increase for them and what for us?
It’s gotta keep on getting better than CCB or they’ll smell the weakness imo
oh ... you think he wants time for the gang of idiot’s plan to shape up.
what should response be eh?
The ball is now in Dingy Harry's court. Its now 13 days until Obamageddon.
If the Senate and Obama do nothing, the world as we know it will cease to exist in 2 weeks (according to the fear-mongers in the MSM). There will only be one person to blame: Obama.
Time to eat your peas, Barry!
guessing Obama is in desperation mode now, he needs an agreement asap and the GOP should deny him it.
Probably to pop the champagne corks for “barney franking” the republicans again
The media insisted that their new marching orders be formulated in secret.
But no one understands why the “tax more, borrow more, spend more” campaign is showing such slim results.
Could be a contentious meeting...
Now the news media will complain that the GOP is against a short-term solution, as if this was 0bama’s position from Day One.
“We’ve always been at war with East-Asia.”
the agreement is CCB
seems mr o has painted himself in a corner
he has to have an increase by aug 2... he’s gone one in CCB but he doesn’t like it
i hope my great grandkids live in the USA and I can tell stories about when we took out County back.
. . . and they were told to bring their knee pads.
I guess Obama will be locking the doors again so the Republicans can’t get in.
Hey, before he was afraid that negotiations over the debt ceiling in an election year could make him look bad. Now that he knows the GOP leadership is so inept as to confirm that he looks good relatively, why shouldn’t he want a replay in 2012?
They should tell obama to ROT IN HELL.
The debt ceiling issue right now has nothing to do with entitlements.
Yes we need to drastically reform entitlements, but his trying to create a “grand bargain” is pure bs.
This latest ‘Insider’ report gives some interesting flavor to Obama’s last meeting with the Congressional Democrats:
Yeah for twinkies and Pot!
You summed it up nicely. LOL
So, the Democrats say Cut Cap & Balance is DOA (which means any Senate Democrats voting not even to bring it up is equivalent of a vote to keep spending). So if they pass something other than Cut Cap & Balance, and send THAT back to the House - then what? If the House stands firm and doesn’t vote on a Senate Gang of 6 plan or anything else, what happens then? Is there no increase in the debt ceiling?
this will make a good book some day... i hope
Chicky’s thread ;>
Thank you, RummyChick!
Thank YOU, Mr. Rumsfeld!
“this will make a good book some day... i hope”
If this is what’s really going on behind the scenes, there will be a stampede of tell-all books.
Such arrogance and contemptuousness doesn’t exactly inspire loyalty from those forced to endure it.
“Democratic leaders are meeting with Obama at 2:50 p.m., and the Republicans are slated to go at 5 p.m.”
Then the Republicans will be told what the Dems have decided they are to do and say.
I have always found that fellow’s writing entertaining. Unfortunately, due to his inability to name sources, he needs an addition to all his headlines like to the one that should go above the door of every structure built by an organized religion.
Important If True.
President given briefing by Senate staffer on debt ceiling negotiations. Twice seen rolling eyes and shaking head when Republican positions on subject were mentioned.
Name deleted- interjected during briefing to convey Senates hope that agreement would be made soon, as the issue was becoming politically difficult. This sentiment was then shared by almost all other members of Congress who were at the table.
Briefing then continued but was cut short by president who then attempted a joke. When staff tried again to continue briefing, president cut them off and instructed them to Put away the expletive- paper. Senator name withheld- came to staff members defense, and leveled direct accusation at president, declaring White House incompetence on the debt ceiling issue was putting the partys chances in 2012 at great risk. President sat silent.
Name withheld- challenged Senator on accusation of White House incompetence. Declared the president cannot be expected to babysit for everyone in Congress. Senator name withheld- did not back down, threatening to sign off on Republican proposal if White House did not offer up anything remotely resembling a viable alternative.
They are just drawing short strays to see which one throws the towel in.