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Obama to Boehner: 'I Will Use Inaugural Address, State of the Union to Blame GOP'
Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2012 | Kate Hicks

Posted on 12/24/2012 12:08:49 AM PST by Kaslin

Statesmanship at its finest: during fiscal cliff talks, President Obama reportedly told Speaker Boehner that he would use his two major speeches in January to blame Republicans for the stalled deal. According to the Wall Street Journal, the president wasn't too happy with the options House Republicans were willing to present, and made it clear he was willing to throw the GOP under the bus for the nation's financial woes.

Mr. Obama repeatedly lost patience with the speaker as negotiations faltered. In an Oval Office meeting last week, he told Mr. Boehner that if the sides didn't reach agreement, he would use his inaugural address and his State of the Union speech to tell the country the Republicans were at fault.

At one point, according to notes taken by a participant, Mr. Boehner told the president, "I put $800 billion [in tax revenue] on the table. What do I get for that?"

"You get nothing," the president said. "I get that for free."

Sounds like those talks are going really well.

In seriousness, the article makes clear that the president has refused any and all deals Boehner has offered, even those in which Republicans capitulated on tax hikes for the wealthy, an Obama staple. It's clear that the president and the House are both unwilling to bend to one anothers' terms, and it's disconcerting to see that Obama would rather use his platform to keep pointing fingers than for some more inspiring message, nevermind swallowing his pride and accepting a semi-viable deal.

Obama claims to have modeled himself after Lincoln, but it certainly doesn't sound like he's minding his favored predecessor's example of how to compose a second inaugural address in times of turmoil:

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.

Imagine the man who spoke those words coming before his country in a time of distress and blaming a rival political party for all the nation's ills; it's impossible. Obama is a well-known admirer of the Lincoln biography "Team of Rivals," but while he's talking to the other side, he seems unwilling to listen. Apparently, he's content with laying blame and saving face at the expense of the nation's financial health.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: abrahamlincoln; barackobama; bewarethefff; bushtaxcuts; fiscalcliff; johnboehner; misshimyet; obamacare; speech; zerocare
President or not, but someone needs to knock that arrogant pos of his high horse
1 posted on 12/24/2012 12:08:58 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Bankrupt America, that’s what it’s all about. Setting up a dictator and making people pay.


2 posted on 12/24/2012 12:11:52 AM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Kaslin
President or not, but someone needs to knock that arrogant pos of his high horse

With an attitude like that, Obie must have gotten his butt whupped a lot when he was a kid. A chickensh!t big mouth like that wouldn't last ten minutes in the real world.

3 posted on 12/24/2012 12:12:42 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Kaslin
"...nevermind swallowing his pride..."

"Nevermind" isn't a word, Kate. It's the name of a grunge album. Sheesh...

4 posted on 12/24/2012 12:15:11 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Kaslin

I would love it, if during the State of the Union, the entire Republican delegation stands as one, turns their back to Emperor Bath-house, and on a count of three, drops trou and moons him. . .


5 posted on 12/24/2012 12:37:21 AM PST by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: Salgak

I would be happy if they just leave in disgust.


6 posted on 12/24/2012 12:46:18 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Windflier

At least “alot” didn’t appear in the artical (sic).


7 posted on 12/24/2012 12:50:35 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Salgak

I think that the every Republican should not show up, and claim they had a pressing golf game they had to attend...


8 posted on 12/24/2012 1:33:56 AM PST by Wildbill22 (They have us surrounded again, the poor bastards- Gen Creighton Williams Abrams)
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To: Wildbill22

I see no problem of a general strike by all of the Republicans through until, say, the end of the cap on deficit.


9 posted on 12/24/2012 1:54:38 AM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: GraceG

The SOTU address is delivered in the House chamber. Boehner’s in charge there. He should simply turn off Barry’s microphone.


10 posted on 12/24/2012 2:00:16 AM PST by mkmensinger
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To: mkmensinger

If he has any brass he will NOT extend the traditional invitation for the SOTU Sorry Pez.....not in the house if the people.

This sends the perfect message; Things are different now....and oh, by the way, that deficit increase you need ain’t happening bub. Start cutting


11 posted on 12/24/2012 2:30:44 AM PST by chiller (Do not consume any NBCNews;MTPTodayNightlyNewsMorningJoeMSNBCBrianWilliams)
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To: Kaslin

You can’t compromise with a corrupt, evil bastard. To even try is pure folly.


12 posted on 12/24/2012 2:39:03 AM PST by Bullish (The stench from this amateur regime stinks all the way to Kenya.)
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To: Kaslin
[Art.] Obama claims to have modeled himself after Lincoln, but it certainly doesn't sound like he's minding his favored predecessor's example of how to compose a second inaugural address in times of turmoil ....

But his "negotiating" technique is very familiar to historians, who remember that Hitler's behavior at Munich was a series of towering tantrums until he got his way.

In fact, he did that a lot. Later on, he just killed people.

13 posted on 12/24/2012 2:47:54 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Windflier
With an attitude like that, Obie must have gotten his butt whupped a lot when he was a kid.

Au contraire, FRiend -- his is the attitude of a punk kid who didn't get dragged behind the gymnasium for a by-the-numbers butt-whupping nearly often enough.

The five-dollar word is "unsocialized", ironically.

14 posted on 12/24/2012 2:50:26 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Kaslin

and Boner should be out the day before and hours before each speech telling America what a crook this POS is.


15 posted on 12/24/2012 2:55:58 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: mkmensinger

I recall Speaker Pelousi turning off the lights. There is precedent.

She is right up there with 0bama in poisoning the well, starting at her coronation and the low point of healthcare. We haven’t been the same since. And yes, I do hold a grudge. 0bama ‘delegated’ to her..and bears ultimately responsibility but she has a huge role in the current state we find ourselves. And don’t get me started on Reid. 4 years, no budget. Get a budget approved first, then use these negotiations to cut fat out of it. NOT the other way around.


16 posted on 12/24/2012 4:12:02 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: SueRae

A State of the Union address should be an effort to bring the cuntry together, instead the Kenyan is trying harder and harde to tear us apart.

OK , If thats the way he wants it lets give it to him.

Fight him every lick of the way and start by refusing to give him one dime to support his new Government Obamacare.

Cut off the funding it will die.


17 posted on 12/24/2012 4:58:54 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Kaslin

I think a more successful action would be for the house to call to order, and as Obama approaches the Mike, every conservative house member rise, walk out the door and head for a news conference, taking the media attention away from him.


18 posted on 12/24/2012 5:54:51 AM PST by Real Cynic No More
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To: Kaslin

It says the pres lost patience with the speaker. Did the speaker lose patience with the pres?


19 posted on 12/24/2012 5:57:34 AM PST by Real Cynic No More
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To: Wildbill22
Better yet, they could all claim to have a concussion.
20 posted on 12/24/2012 6:05:00 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Kaslin

What I’m wondering is who is going to give the Republican response?

This is a sterling opportunity here if the right person does it. The person needs to be a solid, rock-ribbed conservative.

Maybe it should be Jim DeMint as he is on his way out the door anyway.

The person should be able to list all the proposals, studies, analyses that have been done (e.g. Simpson/Bowles) that Ears has rejected.

It’s time to call out Ears on what he has been doing, as Reagan said, in bold colors. There should be no mystery, no wiggle room, for Ears and his cohorts, Stretch and the Undertaker.

If Ears truly does this during the State of the Union speech, the entire Republican caucus should walk out.

I’m not kidding.

HHC’s husband


21 posted on 12/24/2012 6:10:35 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: CrazyIvan

They could claim to have a concussion from playing golf, and having a tragic golfing accident.


22 posted on 12/24/2012 6:12:56 AM PST by Wildbill22 (They have us surrounded again, the poor bastards- Gen Creighton Williams Abrams)
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To: Wildbill22

I think that the every Republican should not show up, and claim they had a pressing golf game they had to attend...

DING DING DING

This should be the standard reply ANY TIME obama’s office calls


23 posted on 12/24/2012 6:15:15 AM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: hellinahandcart

“Ears”, “Stretch”, and “The Undertaker”.

I laughed out loud. That is great.

I know exactly who each refers to.
I am going to use it. We should all make it stick.


24 posted on 12/24/2012 6:17:15 AM PST by Wildbill22 (They have us surrounded again, the poor bastards- Gen Creighton Williams Abrams)
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To: Kaslin
OK. Here we go Pubbies. 1.2.3 in unison at the State of the Union. LIER!
25 posted on 12/24/2012 6:18:37 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: GraceG

I would be happy if they would shout “You LIE!” at every lie he speaks. This, of course, would make it a very long night.


26 posted on 12/24/2012 6:20:22 AM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: mkmensinger
He should simply turn off Barry’s microphone.

And point the cameras at the teleprompter.

27 posted on 12/24/2012 6:20:34 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Kaslin

He’s a community organizer. Never been anything more or anything less.


28 posted on 12/24/2012 6:22:03 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Kaslin
"With an attitude like that"

Lot's of funny stuff in response to this article, BUT, consider what would happen if

(a) We had a wimp as Speaker - Bozo would get what he wants and while ignoring the constitution he would destroy America financially

(b) We had a Democrat controlled House as well as a Senate - we would descend into a Dictatorship in 2 years flat. He would ask for powers to be granted and would seize other powers that he wanted without regard. The Left is 'Deceitful' and Authoritarian to the bone.

29 posted on 12/24/2012 7:13:44 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Kaslin
Poor old confused Mr. Boehner forgot one little thing. The King doesn't negotiate. He tells his subjects what to do or they suffer the consequences...

"Negotiations? We don't need no steenking negotiations!!"

30 posted on 12/24/2012 8:08:25 AM PST by Gritty (This election represents the last exit ramp before the death spiral - Mark Steyn)
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To: mkmensinger
boehner has surrendered and he will make obama’s SOTU a platinum historic event. They will shower obama with rose petals paid for by the rnc... you have to realize that these are not republicans that control the gop... they are not gop/e... they are gop/D for dim!

LLS

31 posted on 12/24/2012 8:08:35 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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To: hellinahandcart
It will probably be retired progressive gun grabbing kay baily hutchison who wants to ban all weapons... or maybe jim jeffords isn't busy.

LLS

32 posted on 12/24/2012 8:11:13 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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To: mkmensinger
The SOTU address is delivered in the House chamber. Boehner’s in charge there. He should simply turn off Barry’s microphone.

Even better, take the British example and when Barry arrives at the House chamber's doorway, slam the door in his face.

33 posted on 12/24/2012 8:17:09 AM PST by Victoria_R (Believers in VERY small government: Count Mountjoy/Benter in 2012!!!)
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To: Kaslin

and the media continues to spew out it’s the TEA party and the right wing extremists fault.


34 posted on 12/24/2012 8:17:33 AM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kaslin

The GOP house members should just yell, “ You lie “, after every sentence of his speech.


35 posted on 12/24/2012 8:17:45 AM PST by Bud Krieger (Another President , another idiot......)
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To: Kaslin
The answer to the demagogue must be based on careful analysis of our own opportunities to use coming events to hit back in the arena of public thinking. The time between now & Obama's major opportunities, should be employed in evaluating opportunities & constructing strategy. Conservatives must not assume that the public is too stupid to understand economic reality. There are plenty of "folksy," common sense, points that can be made, which will trigger levers of credibility in people's minds.

Traditional social values, including market economics, and the need to have local decisions on every local & immediate subject, not distant centralized bureaucratic decisions, govern. (It is also a lot cheaper to have welfare, education & medical care for those in genuine need, financed locally, rather than through incredibly wasteful bureaucracies. And most people can easily grasp that, if it is properly explained.)

We need to stop fearing a debate that we can win.

William Flax

36 posted on 12/24/2012 8:29:36 AM PST by Ohioan
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To: lentulusgracchus
"With an attitude like that, Obie must have gotten his butt whupped a lot when he was a kid."

Au contraire, FRiend -- his is the attitude of a punk kid who didn't get dragged behind the gymnasium for a by-the-numbers butt-whupping nearly often enough.

Touche'. That's a better answer.

37 posted on 12/24/2012 9:58:01 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Kaslin
"You get nothing," the president said. "I get that for free."

Because I'm the Won....

38 posted on 12/24/2012 10:05:11 AM PST by mikrofon (Make it his STFU Address)
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To: Kaslin

Boehner allowed himself to be played. He stayed true to the high earners, and screwed everyone in the process.

Just wait till he gets to 2nd amendment stuff.


39 posted on 12/24/2012 10:08:01 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Kaslin; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
At one point, according to notes taken by a participant, Mr. Boehner told the president, "I put $800 billion [in tax revenue] on the table. What do I get for that?"

"You get nothing," the president said. "I get that for free."

This same POS was just as bis of an a$$hole when Bush was still President and the resident of the "newly created Office of the President Elect" demanded bailout money that he then blamed Bush for "spending".


40 posted on 12/24/2012 11:05:57 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Bud Krieger
The GOP house members should just yell, “ You lie “, after every sentence of his speech.

You'll notice that Ubama busy was calling his critics liars when he was called out for lying about his programs.

Who is he to get to call OTHER Americans "liars" without challenge?

41 posted on 12/24/2012 11:09:38 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Kaslin

Obama is a low class, drug dealing, gutter bum. That’s all he has ever been and that’s all he’ll ever be.

The man has disgraced our nation beyond words. He has no honor or dignity. He’s a zed dog in the pack and how he ever got elected not only once but twice just shows how stupid half of America really is.

I don’t think I’ve ever heard him utter a single true word out of his punk mouth. I find the mans actions and his agenda totally offensive.


42 posted on 12/24/2012 11:15:29 AM PST by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: vpintheak
Bankrupt America, that’s what it’s all about. Setting up a dictator and making people pay.

Probably should insert "declare a national state of emergency" between those two sentences. That would bring a bunch of Executive Orders into play to enable the "dictator" part.

43 posted on 12/24/2012 11:29:01 AM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Kaslin

The deal, whatever it would have been or will be, will only make our economic woes stay the same or get worse. And when that happens, obama will blame the republicans anyways.


44 posted on 12/24/2012 1:00:37 PM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: chiller
He could do that. It would make a powerful statement about the separation of powers. For a number of years, SOTU messages were sent in writing to Congress. There were no SOTU "Addresses" for the first half of our history.
45 posted on 12/24/2012 4:54:11 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Venturer
The SOTU message is a constitutionally required message to inform Congress "from time to time" on the state of the union. It is not meant to do anything other than to inform Congress of what the president thinks is the state of the union, and to recommend steps to improve it. It does not have to be a speech.
46 posted on 12/24/2012 5:00:48 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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