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Republicans rip Obama for campaign-style approach to fiscal talk (Then let it go over the cliff!)
fox news ^ | 11/27/2012 | fox news

Posted on 11/27/2012 2:03:11 PM PST by tobyhill

Frustrated Republican leaders took a swipe Tuesday at President Obama, reminding him “the election is over” as he opts for a campaign-style strategy to sell his tax-hike proposal to middle-class America and small business owners – rather than deal face-to-face with Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

The president met last week with House Speaker John Boehner at the White House and spoke with him over the weekend. But as members of Congress return this week to Washington, Obama is instead hosting a series of events aimed at selling his plan while pressuring Republicans to extend tax cuts only to families earning $250,000 or less annually, which amounts to a tax hike on high-income families. “The target of the president’s rallies should be the congressional Democrats who want to raise tax rates on small businesses rather than cut spending,” Boehner spokesman Mike Steel said Tuesday.

The president has invited small-business owners from across the country to meet Tuesday at the White House to discuss the impact of his tax policies on small businesses.

Among the 15 invited are Nikhil Arora, co-founder of Back to the Roots, west Oakland; David Bolotsky, chief executive officer of Uncommon Goods, New York; and Mandy Cabot, co-founder of Dansko, West Grove, Pa.

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These so-called negotiations are a waste of time because Obama thinks that the GOP will get all the blame if it does go over the cliff but I guarantee he's mistaken. We're tired of paying for Pimp-Daddy's gold teeth.
1 posted on 11/27/2012 2:03:20 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Taxes and spending are going to go way, way up.

All of this is just a dog and pony show brought to us by people who don’t give a crap.

I don’t know what to say.

The Titanic is sinking beneath the waves and our leaders are arguing over what song the band should play....


2 posted on 11/27/2012 2:08:44 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: tobyhill

Let them ALL expire. Let’s go over the cliff. Elections have consequences. Let’s DO IT.


3 posted on 11/27/2012 2:11:24 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: tobyhill
Republicans: Stop whining about Obamugabe and get out there and explain yourselves!!!

Get a spokesperson (they're doing an Alinsky on Grover Norquist), and stand up for LIBERTY!

Our problem is not that the government doesn't get enough money. That is NOT the problem.

4 posted on 11/27/2012 2:15:13 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Qwackertoo

I agree however, I think the GOP should promote some wedge issues such as some of the more juicy labor union benefits.

Put the Obama care postponements given to the Labor Unions on the table and force the Dems to make the tough choices.

If we’re going to miserable, then make it miserable for all.


5 posted on 11/27/2012 2:15:52 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: tobyhill

Full speed ahead....like Thelma and Louise.


6 posted on 11/27/2012 2:18:51 PM PST by GP100
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To: SoFloFreeper
Get a spokesperson? Really?

And what "spokesperson" do you suggest?

The GOP has had innumerable opportunities to explain their position on TV, 20 primary debates, a grueling campaign season in which the lower taxes, lower spending message was repeated over and over again.

It's not time for politicking. It IS time to make the deal. But Ozero hates to site down and make the deal because he is TERRIBLE at it so he's off and running again.

7 posted on 11/27/2012 2:25:24 PM PST by what's up
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To: tobyhill

8 posted on 11/27/2012 2:28:11 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Good one!


9 posted on 11/27/2012 2:32:24 PM PST by jersey117
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To: tobyhill

Letting it go over the cliff would be fine.But also know that this is what Obama wants.

Obama wants to impoverish America and destroy the economy so he can socially engineer US society from the ashes.

Whatever works to further destroy America, that is what Obama is for.

And the talkingheads in Copngress do not realize that they are dealing with a fscist.Obama is a fascist.The GOP cannot handle Obama until they realize this fact.

Good Read on Obama fascism:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


10 posted on 11/27/2012 2:33:58 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: tobyhill

There is only ONE WAY for the Republicans to avoid taking the blame for whatever happens and that is to vote “present” on Obama’s plan. Let him own it, lock, stock, and barrel. Anything else they could do would be tinkering at the margins, anyway. Do it now so the lame ducks can take the heat. You KNOW Obama is setting this up to win back the House in 2014.


11 posted on 11/27/2012 2:38:08 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Happy 10th FR birthday to meeeeeeeeee)
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To: NonValueAdded

You’re right.


12 posted on 11/27/2012 2:43:45 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: GP100

13 posted on 11/27/2012 2:46:27 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: what's up

Dude, I don’t know who...I just know that is what we need to do.

Obamugabe is campaigning...and we need to stick it to him just like the Demonrats stuck it to Dubya after the 2004 election.

In 2005, Dubya did his damndest to get a fix to Social Security. He did town halls, worked with the public, etc.

And Nazi Pelosi shut him down...and turned him into a bad guy. We need to do that to Obamugabe.


14 posted on 11/27/2012 3:11:59 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
Pelosi with the help of the media shut him down. We don't have the media on our side.

As soon as you have a "spokesperson" on the GOP side all that does is crank the media up and they destroy him/her.

It's not the answer.

15 posted on 11/27/2012 3:43:39 PM PST by what's up
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To: what's up

I agree with you regarding the media. Doesn’t have to be done with media cooperation...but it has to keep the 48-49% of the people who voted Republican happy.

Allowing Obamugabe to control the entire conversation is a disaster. That CAN be thwarted...follow him, hit every town he hits a day later...tell the story he refuses to tell.


16 posted on 11/27/2012 3:56:54 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Usagi_yo

Yes, that would be wonderful . . . put some pressure on them to deal on their special interest groups and their waivers, etc.


17 posted on 11/27/2012 4:12:22 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: Usagi_yo

Yes, that would be wonderful . . . put some pressure on them to deal on their special interest groups and their waivers, etc.


18 posted on 11/27/2012 4:12:22 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I'm not talking about media cooperation.

I'm talking about media HOSTILITY.

They actively seek to destroy the GOP message. I don't know who you want to tail Obama to every town. But that person would be laughed at as a dunce and would give Obama even more political capital.

19 posted on 11/27/2012 4:34:23 PM PST by what's up
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To: tobyhill

America wants Obama. America deserves Obama. Get out of the way, and let America have Obama. The primary job of Republicans for the next four years is to make sure Americans have all the Obama they can stand. Shove him down America’s throat.


20 posted on 11/27/2012 5:03:01 PM PST by pallis
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To: tobyhill

This is the Republicans only chance to make Obama OWN this! This fiscal cliff is HIS baby. We are going to go down anyway; the sooner the better so our friends and neighbors can see what they voted for-a second time!


21 posted on 11/27/2012 6:23:21 PM PST by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: tobyhill
Frustrated Republican leaders...

Leaders? LOL! RINOS lead behind the rear end of the jackass POSOTUS.

22 posted on 11/27/2012 7:31:06 PM PST by PGalt
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To: tobyhill

There is a good chance a conservative leaning republican party may never win another national election again —so exactly what are we aiming for with this? Let the whole thing come undone and let the chips fall where they fall. Why prevent the Rats from living up to their full potential?


23 posted on 11/27/2012 7:37:37 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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