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Five theories about Obama’s meeting with Romney
Constitution Center ^ | November 29, 2012 | Scott Bomboy

Posted on 11/29/2012 5:40:12 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

... Obama is having Mitt Romney over for lunch on Thursday and their meeting is already generating a lot of buzz. Here are five theories about the White House’s motives....

1. Obama is extending a common courtesy...

2. Obama will offer Romney a Cabinet job...

3. Obama will enlist Romney in the fiscal cliff debate...

4. Obama wants Romney’s advice on business issues...

5. Obama wants closure on the 2012 presidential election, or something else?....

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; fantasy; idiocy; lunch; machiavelli; meeting; notvisionary; obama; patsy; poser; romney; suntzu
The simplest explanation is usually the best. Whereas Obamugabe is the LEAST SERIOUS occupant of the Oval Office EVER, here it is: this is a PHOTO OP.
1 posted on 11/29/2012 5:40:17 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

O knows Mits grasp of economics dwarf his and is looking for a few pointers


2 posted on 11/29/2012 5:42:07 AM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: SoFloFreeper

If I were Romney I’d have said that my schedule was full and likely to remain so.


3 posted on 11/29/2012 5:46:32 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: SoFloFreeper

...my advice to Romney, one word, Petraeus


4 posted on 11/29/2012 5:48:29 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Yeah, cannot you just see that meeting...one guy too stupid to know he is way over his head in the job he has and the other wondering how the hell this dummy managed to beat him.

I see nothing in this as a gain for Romney. Frankly I’d rather have a colonoscophy than endure a few minutes with the jerk as he gloats about winning.


5 posted on 11/29/2012 5:49:47 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: SoFloFreeper

6. Warning Romney and others like him.


6 posted on 11/29/2012 5:50:20 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: SoFloFreeper

6. Spiking the Football


7 posted on 11/29/2012 5:53:12 AM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I think you are way off base about Obama wanting closure for the election. A narcissist wouldn’t give this a thought.

My bet is one thing: this is a show, a photo op to propagandize the lie of his willingness to reach across the isle to be the great uniter. Utter bullshit, but the masses will think it’s pure pork rinds. (I don’t have much respect for the masses).


8 posted on 11/29/2012 5:54:24 AM PST by navymom1
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To: navymom1

+1


9 posted on 11/29/2012 5:59:21 AM PST by CAluvdubya (We're doomed....)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Willard is planning his 2016 run...

This time he will run for the party he is more familiar with and politically belongs...

The Democrats...


10 posted on 11/29/2012 6:00:20 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: SoFloFreeper

If Obama is asking Mitt for economic advice, I hope he gives him the worst advice possible.

Oh, wait - that would simply be agreeing with Obama.


11 posted on 11/29/2012 6:01:09 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (You are not now, and will never be my President, Mr. Obama.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"I won."

- Barack Hussein Obama

12 posted on 11/29/2012 6:02:40 AM PST by eCSMaster (2012 elections: American Coup d'etat!)
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To: eCSMaster

+1


13 posted on 11/29/2012 6:05:11 AM PST by rintense
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To: SoFloFreeper

I won’t be surprised if he offers Mitt the Secretary of Business new slot. And then keep him reined in.


14 posted on 11/29/2012 6:06:04 AM PST by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
King Obama finally realized that his screwing up America eventually will result in the Kingdom failed so badly that he has no empire to dictate over. He is about to ask Romney what can he do to save his ass.
15 posted on 11/29/2012 6:09:37 AM PST by Logical me
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To: SoFloFreeper

Photo-op but for a specific purpose. He wants to form phoney image he is trying to work with pubs. So if fiscal cliff happens he will be seen as willing to reach around etc blah blah woof woof.


16 posted on 11/29/2012 6:09:56 AM PST by plain talk
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To: SoFloFreeper

Obama wants his help to fine tune O-Care.


17 posted on 11/29/2012 6:11:16 AM PST by rightly_dividing (Left behind; 4 Americans in Libya)
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To: SoFloFreeper; mickie; flaglady47
Another smart move on Obama's part.

Later on, no matter the outcome of the budget debate and financial initiatives in Congress (good or bad) it will look like Romney had a part in it.

If he could, Obama would have the Pope over for lunch so that it would look like he was a Christian.

Romney is just another stage prop for the Con-Artist-in-Chief....and the offer for lunch should have rejected politely but firmly.

Leni

18 posted on 11/29/2012 6:16:39 AM PST by MinuteGal (Please Restore Former Format on FR "Latest Posts" Page ASAP !)
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To: SoFloFreeper

ding ding ding we have a winner at the number one post.....


19 posted on 11/29/2012 6:17:17 AM PST by stockpirate (Democrrats stole the election via fraud, we will never have a free election again.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

We should always be concerned when someone is invited to a private meeting with Obama. Mysteriously, they come away from the meeting espousing the Obama agenda.

July 18, 2011, 12:59
Boehner and Cantor Meet Again With Obama
.....Mr. Boehner had two previous private meetings with the president, and both of those sessions caused unrest among fellow House Republicans who worried that the speaker was going to strike a compromise that many of them would have trouble supporting.
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/18/obama-hosts-private-meeting-with-boehner-and-cantor/

Archbishop Dolan ‘a bit more at peace’ after meeting with President Obama
November 15, 2011
Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), met with President Barack Obama at the White House on November 8.

Archbishop Dolan said at a November 14 press conference that he left the meeting “a bit more at peace [about religious liberty] than when I entered” and that he believed the president to be “very open to the sensitivities” of Catholics about religious liberty.
http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=12368


20 posted on 11/29/2012 6:18:35 AM PST by Jonah Vark (Any 5th grader knows that the Constitution declares the separation of powers.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

We should always be concerned when someone is invited to a private meeting with Obama. Mysteriously, they come away from the meeting espousing the Obama agenda.

July 18, 2011, 12:59
Boehner and Cantor Meet Again With Obama
.....Mr. Boehner had two previous private meetings with the president, and both of those sessions caused unrest among fellow House Republicans who worried that the speaker was going to strike a compromise that many of them would have trouble supporting.
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/18/obama-hosts-private-meeting-with-boehner-and-cantor/

Archbishop Dolan ‘a bit more at peace’ after meeting with President Obama
November 15, 2011
Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), met with President Barack Obama at the White House on November 8.

Archbishop Dolan said at a November 14 press conference that he left the meeting “a bit more at peace [about religious liberty] than when I entered” and that he believed the president to be “very open to the sensitivities” of Catholics about religious liberty.
http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=12368


21 posted on 11/29/2012 6:18:43 AM PST by Jonah Vark (Any 5th grader knows that the Constitution declares the separation of powers.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Although I do beleive this is Presidential courtesy, anything Romney says will be used to leverage republicans.
22 posted on 11/29/2012 6:19:34 AM PST by John 3_19-21 (Stand for something or fall for anything.)
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To: Jonah Vark

Prelude to the anti-Christ?


23 posted on 11/29/2012 6:30:43 AM PST by tillacum
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To: navymom1

Spot on, and with good reason on that last. After all, they elected this charlatan.


24 posted on 11/29/2012 6:33:21 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Lets go with WGAS.


25 posted on 11/29/2012 6:34:39 AM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: navymom1
Romeny should have never accepted to meet with this bastard. As usual Republicans are a big dissapointment.
26 posted on 11/29/2012 6:44:34 AM PST by angcat
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To: All

This is

1) A trap for Romney. Obama can blame any failure on Romney.

2) A photo opp

And the darned fool fell for it.


27 posted on 11/29/2012 6:53:03 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: SoFloFreeper

Well, we know it sure won’t be a beer summit.


28 posted on 11/29/2012 6:53:48 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

General Anthony Clement McAuliffe: “NUTS!”


29 posted on 11/29/2012 6:54:49 AM PST by calico_thompson
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To: SoFloFreeper

Of course it’s a photo op, but I’m beginning to think something interesting is afoot.

The other day Obama signed a bill that had to do with exempting American airlines from Europe’s carbon taxes. It was a clear poke in the eye to environmentalists, who lobbied for him not to sign it.

Obama no longer needs the cash from enviros, he still has unions and gays, and he will continue to please them. Obama is most certainly an ideologue, but I don’t think he saw environmentalism as anything more than a tool to gain and maintain power. Socialists like oil, once they have power.

Could it be he is beginning to care about his legacy? Is it possible he will throw them under the bus? His history is full of examples of dispensing with those he no longer needs.

Enviros didn’t like Obama signing that bill, and they don’t like this meeting with Romney either.

We will know where environmentalism stands with Obama if he opens the Keystone pipeline to Canada.

Perhaps wishful thinking, but we’ll have to wait and see.


30 posted on 11/29/2012 7:14:34 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: SoFloFreeper

31 posted on 11/29/2012 7:18:25 AM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
If I were Romney I’d have said that my schedule was full and likely to remain so

If you were Romney, you'd be President-Elect.

32 posted on 11/29/2012 7:20:07 AM PST by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
The simplest explanation is usually the best.

$$$$$

A sad day for an outgoing president is Jan 20 when the outgoing couple has to entertain the incoming couple to a lunch and tour of the White House.

Obama must have been dreading that day - evil white guy taking over his eminence's rightful place - so having this lunch instead is just one more version of the end zone dance.

It is an opportunity to humiliate Romney and look at his face while he is doing it.

Very playground bully behavior.

33 posted on 11/29/2012 7:27:51 AM PST by maica
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’d give up a month’s pay to see Obummer come out of that lunch meeting with a fat, purple, swollen black eye.

Be still, my heart.


34 posted on 11/29/2012 7:43:30 AM PST by DNME (It's never over. Never.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
1. Obama is extending a common courtesy...

I'm pretty sure you can scratch this one from the list.

35 posted on 11/29/2012 7:55:31 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

0bambi is going to reward him for throwing the “election” and appoint him Ambassador to the Vatican.


36 posted on 11/29/2012 7:58:26 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

I cannot think of one reason for Romney and Oblahblah to meet.


37 posted on 11/29/2012 8:16:06 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

After the way Romney was treated by obama, the rats and the media, I think he should decline the meeting.


38 posted on 11/29/2012 8:19:30 AM PST by jersey117
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To: jersey117

I hate that Romney is commingling with the evil occupant, but if I were Romney I’d have my middle finger pressed to the side of my head the whole time. The hell with political comity.

How can you have a cordial meeting with someone who told the whole country that his opponent gives women cancer and murders them? It sickens me that Romney has to debase himself in the name of national unity.

No republican should associate with the Evil One, and most definitely none should be a part of his cabinet.


39 posted on 11/29/2012 9:26:13 AM PST by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Logical me

Why is it that people think Obama is screwing up?

I think Obama’s executing the plan he had more than four years ago when he won the job.

And there is no press, and the fiscal cliff is the tax increase they were looking for, and everybody is happy about it.

The plan is for the US to leave the world stage. Obama was elected to make that happen. Obama’s going to meet his handler in Moscow pretty soon too.

We conservatives are a naive lot.


40 posted on 11/29/2012 9:33:40 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: wayoverontheright

I would be surprised if you are right. Leopards do not change their spots.

Obamugabe was taught as a child to hate America. He will likely carry that attitude forever.


41 posted on 11/29/2012 9:38:41 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I think Obama is doing it just to look bipartisan, and try to encourage compliance from Republicans. However, the best thing Romney can do, which seems to have shown, is not pull the Chris Christie, come with his words of advice, and go. I find it unlikely that Obama really cared about what Romney had to say though. It would have spoken louder if he already made him Secretary of the Treasury: That’s Not Happening though.


42 posted on 11/29/2012 1:34:00 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: Mouton; SoFloFreeper; MinuteGal; All
Q: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ...

A: None of the above.

"The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy" - Friedrich Nietzsche

It's a usual tactical counterplay to elevate the [former] opponent who is least likely to cause you problems, who is the least respected and the most damaging to "his side" to a status of de-facto "leader" of the opposition.

From that point on, the "leader" or his "virtual image" can be used - just by name-dropping alone - time and again as a counter to "the extreme elements" of the other side - without any threat of being rebutted and occasionally even getting support on some issues where the [former] opposition "leader" can't credibly argue.

Exactly the same thing was done with John McCain who supported Bill Clinton's intervention in Kosovo/Bosnia, and later supported Obama's intervention in Libya and elsewhere, as having "credibility" on military / foreign policy issues and desperately desiring to be relevant and seen as a "leader" of GOP elected members (which stupidly and stubbornly refuses to renounce their put-upon by Democrats/media phony "leaders") while undercutting the actual serious arguments against the policy / strategy / actions.

It's a "war of attrition, by proxy" that's been practiced since, at least, Sun Tzu, and well understood since Niccolò Machiavelli.

Same thing has been done with Bob "The Dupe" Dole during the budget standoff between Gingrich's House and Bill Clinton - the Democrats/media were trumping up Dole (who had an interest in being a presidential candidate) as a "grown-up" in the Senate and a "big brother" to the "children" Newt Gingrich and his impatient House "revolutionaries." One or two days before Clinton was ready to give in to Gingrich's House terms on the budget, the Senate Leader Bob Dole folded and made a back-room deal with Clinton behind Newt's back and Gingrich had no choice but to accommodate Dole and his Senate "adult" dupes.

So the list of points for the meeting should read like this:
1. Show "the people" how "magnanimous" Obama is in winning.
2. Elevate ("appoint" / set up) liberal flip-flopping milquetoast punching bag Romney as the "leader" and the face of opposition, to be used later as a counter, to refute "extremists" on as-needed basis.
3. (Gravy on the side) A chance to humiliate both Romney and, more importantly, the GOP by appearing "constructive" in the "spirit of compromise and working together to solve the nation's problems, which are neither Republican or Democratic."

The egos of Doles, McCains and Romneys of the world make this easy strategy of flattery a no-brainer. You either recognise your real leaders or be stuck with the ones ("false leaders / false idols") they "assign" to you.

43 posted on 11/29/2012 2:03:49 PM PST by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: Perdogg
6. Spiking the Football

Yup. And if it is private, I suspect Obama will gloat about how much vote fraud the Democrats committed to get him elected just so Romney can stew the rest of his life about how an honest presidential election was stolen from him, knowing that Romney, like most RINOs, will never breathe a word of it but just smile and tell the press the meeting was "cordial" and "constructive".

Besides, if Romney takes the bait and starts talking about how the election was stolen, the media would tar Romney as "sour grapes" and a "sore loser" and "racist", etc. so he can't win by telling the truth.

44 posted on 11/29/2012 4:43:11 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

6. Better than meet with Ryan (who actually has Congressional power RIGHT NOW, has policy ideas - and who can also add, subtract, AND will make earnest-but-necessarily-patronizing public remarks about the corrupt union-tool ObaMao after meeting).


45 posted on 11/30/2012 7:35:16 AM PST by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: plain talk

“will be seen as willing to reach around”- pt

Classic!


46 posted on 11/30/2012 7:44:37 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: SoFloFreeper

6) Obama wants to know what’s the difference between Obamacare and Romneycare.
7) They are comparing notes to see if their policies are in alignment with what Soros told them to do.
8) They’re having a victory party for having defeated conservates.
9) Obama is trying to learn Romney’s technique of tapping into anti-Chinese sentiment without really promising anything of consequence.
10) Obama’s going to ask Romney what Homosexual activists Romney favors for the judicial bench.


47 posted on 11/30/2012 10:38:57 AM PST by DannyTN
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