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Obama met with Boehner on Sunday over fiscal cliff: aides
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Posted on 12/09/2012 2:14:48 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Obama met with Boehner on Sunday over fiscal cliff: aides By Jeff Mason | Reuters – 28 mins ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama met with Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner on Sunday at the White House to negotiate ways to avoid the "fiscal cliff," according to White House officials and a congressional aide.

The two sides declined to provide further details about the unannounced meeting. Obama and Boehner aides used the same language to describe it.

"This afternoon, the president and Speaker Boehner met at the White House to discuss efforts to resolve the fiscal cliff," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.

"We're not reading out details of the conversation, but the lines of communication remain open," he said.

An aide to Boehner emailed an identical quote.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boehner; fiscalcliff; obama

1 posted on 12/09/2012 2:14:54 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Wonder which one played the “innie” and which one played the “Outie”?


2 posted on 12/09/2012 2:16:13 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Sub-Driver

Did Obama need his car washed?


3 posted on 12/09/2012 2:27:08 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: illiac
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.

Like you can believe a guy named that....

4 posted on 12/09/2012 2:27:14 PM PST by mikrofon (Maybe his brother Frank...)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Boehner Plan: run up to the cliff and teeter on the edge like Wile E Coyote, then fall in.

The Obama plan: drive off the cliff like Thelma and Louise.


5 posted on 12/09/2012 2:28:44 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: illiac

bet they laughed their butts off over a couple of cigaretes and carved us up like a darn turkey.


6 posted on 12/09/2012 2:29:00 PM PST by JohnD9207 (Isn't freedom worth fighting for?)
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To: mikrofon

>>Like you can believe a guy named that....

Really! Don’t trust anyone named “White House spokesman”!


7 posted on 12/09/2012 2:30:10 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Sub-Driver

You have to understand Community Destroyer’s thinking. He wins either way.

If things go well, he gets the credit.

If things don’t go well, he gets what he originally wanted which is to take down America a notch or two.

This is why you don’t want a foreigner as president. He’s not invested in things going well for us.

Chaos is good. Let no crisis go to waste.

A message to every single American: YOU are the rich. Even the poorest among us are THE RICH too.

He really wants to redistribution to those outside the USA. He’s not going to care when your EBT card doesn’t work.


8 posted on 12/09/2012 2:30:15 PM PST by Smokeyblue
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To: Sub-Driver

“Obama met Boner, etc...., over the fiscal cliff” then both, holding hands took a giant step forward.


9 posted on 12/09/2012 2:30:57 PM PST by 05 Mustang GT Rocks
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To: Sub-Driver

Wish we could push them both over the cliff.


10 posted on 12/09/2012 2:31:37 PM PST by Hildy (hen the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: Sub-Driver

The only question worth asking is: Does Boehner want to be known as a Speaker worth a tinker’s d*mn or not? My prediction is...not.


11 posted on 12/09/2012 2:32:27 PM PST by stevem
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To: Sub-Driver

Inquiring minds want to know if Boehner wore his Neville Chamberlain mask.


12 posted on 12/09/2012 2:34:01 PM PST by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: stevem

Boner’s legacy is screwed.


13 posted on 12/09/2012 2:34:01 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver

So essentially, the other side was negotiating with itself and our side wasn’t at the table.

If you would have substituted the name Nancy Pelosi for John Boehner, I wouldn’t imagine a different outcome.


14 posted on 12/09/2012 2:34:42 PM PST by ziravan (Are you better off now than you were $9.4 Trillion dollars ago?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama laid out the 7,000 page dossier the CIA put together on Boehner’s personal life and finances, after which Boehner said “I think we can work something out”.


15 posted on 12/09/2012 2:36:21 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Bryanw92
Hitler and Chamberlain at Munich, 1938: no Czechs allowed.

Obama and Boehner at the White House, 2012: no checks and balances allowed.

16 posted on 12/09/2012 2:36:39 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: ClearCase_guy
Did Obama need his car washed?

You want to know why obama put boner on the edge of a cliff?

It's because boner "backs up"

17 posted on 12/09/2012 2:38:31 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: illiac

Trust me, Boner was “catching.”


18 posted on 12/09/2012 2:39:21 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Yo-Yo

Bet he brought his own KY.


19 posted on 12/09/2012 2:45:28 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Sub-Driver

Most TRANSPARENT administration ever! /S


20 posted on 12/09/2012 2:49:58 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: stevem

hussein promised him a mention in the New World history book.


21 posted on 12/09/2012 2:51:34 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Please Mr. Boner give away more of my liberty and treasure!


22 posted on 12/09/2012 2:57:03 PM PST by samadams2000
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To: 05 Mustang GT Rocks

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid discussing the options remaining:

Butch Cassidy: Alright. I’ll jump first.
Sundance Kid: No.
Butch Cassidy: Then you jump first.
Sundance Kid: No, I said.
Butch Cassidy: What’s the matter with you?
Sundance Kid: I can’t swim.
Butch Cassidy: Are you crazy? The fall will probably kill you.
Sundance Kid: Oh, sh*t...


23 posted on 12/09/2012 3:18:27 PM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wonder if Boehner told Obama “you have a nice family”?.


24 posted on 12/09/2012 3:22:47 PM PST by Vaduz
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To: Sub-Driver

Not quite what our founders had in mind, I think.

25 posted on 12/09/2012 3:31:31 PM PST by Errant
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To: Sub-Driver

On my Google News feed, right below this story is the headline, “Dozens of Same Sex Couples Wed in Washington for the First Time”.


26 posted on 12/09/2012 3:43:45 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Sub-Driver
I imagine the sounds coming from that meeting was lots of grunting with last sound being heard something similar to a lawn chair folding.

For God's sake Mr. Boo Hoo, you have raised all the money you and the elitist Establishment Republican wing of the ruling political class can raise off of the election defeat and your procrastinating your eventual cave in. So just do it already. You wuss.

27 posted on 12/09/2012 4:05:58 PM PST by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Negotiating the rules for Tammy Faye’s surrender no doubt.


28 posted on 12/09/2012 4:40:40 PM 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: Sub-Driver

The Kiss part II ?


29 posted on 12/09/2012 5:02:38 PM PST by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Boner, pass legislation making the Bush middle income earners tax rates permanent then go home.


30 posted on 12/09/2012 7:30:05 PM PST by Mike Darancette (I don't understand why the Boomers are so passive.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Did Obama give Boehner a reach around?


31 posted on 12/09/2012 7:32:01 PM PST by Mike Darancette (I don't understand why the Boomers are so passive.)
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To: Smokeyblue

“He really wants to redistribution to those outside the USA. He’s not going to care when your EBT card doesn’t work.”

Just ask the Sandy victims in the very blue state of NY:

Too bad I already have your vote.


32 posted on 12/09/2012 7:41:17 PM PST by annajones (Please Act)
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To: Sub-Driver
Boehner as the representative of the peoples House should not be going to the Executive to 'negotiate' -the Executive should come to the peoples House.

Boehner needs to grow a pair.

33 posted on 12/09/2012 7:58:29 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: Sub-Driver

Boehner shouldn’t even be doing business on Sunday; he knows he will surrender; so why even meet.


34 posted on 12/09/2012 8:59:00 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Sub-Driver

BTW when does Der Fuherer depart on his 20 day Hawaiian vacation?


35 posted on 12/09/2012 9:14:26 PM PST by Marathoner (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Will everyone please pardon me if I ask exactly what “fiscal cliff” means?

Does it refer to the automatic, across the board spending cuts that will take place on (Jan. 1?) if no action is taken?


36 posted on 12/09/2012 10:04:24 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Fail is strong with this one.


37 posted on 12/09/2012 10:20:19 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (We have crossed the line from independence & liberty to dependency & servitude. We are doomed)
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To: illiac

You mean who was the pitcher and who was the catcher?


38 posted on 12/10/2012 6:04:40 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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