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Boehner Considers Nixing SOTU in Chambers
Self | 12/24/12 | Vanity

Posted on 12/24/2012 3:01:37 AM PST by chiller

We've only heard talk and do not know if this is true but it certainly must be, given Obama's shabby and insulting treatment of the Speaker in fiscal cliff negotiations. The latest reports from the Wall Street Journal and other sources indicate Obama has threatened Boehner and republicans with a throw-down public humiliation during Inaugural and SOTU addresses, unless Obama gets his way.

Why would the Speaker invite the President (which is only done by recent tradition since the age of TV, iirc) into his house to allow him to soil his hosts ?

To do so is tantamount to surrender. The Speaker should publicly refuse use of House Chambers and let Obama work out the details. I'm sure the networks will happily accommodate him.

Petty behavior from Boehner ? Back at ya'. Not in my House


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Obie uses the SOTU as a bash-his-opponents forum, anyway, whether conservatives, republicans or SC justices. I say; no more, not in our house
1 posted on 12/24/2012 3:01:45 AM PST by chiller
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To: chiller

Misleading title.


2 posted on 12/24/2012 3:05:31 AM PST by Library Lady
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To: chiller

Maybe we should all start talking about where he was born. I’m just sayin’.


3 posted on 12/24/2012 3:10:28 AM PST by exnavy (Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: Library Lady

Just putting the thought out there


4 posted on 12/24/2012 3:13:49 AM PST by chiller (Do not consume any NBCNews;MTPTodayNightlyNewsMorningJoeMSNBCBrianWilliams)
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To: chiller

I like it. Boehner should put the question to a vote of the GOP caucus.


5 posted on 12/24/2012 3:22:37 AM PST by Rockingham
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To: exnavy

Asked and answered for most I inquiring minds. When the collapse occurs, followed by riots, followed by some daming evidence of more illegality coming from the white hut (Benghazi will do).....then perhaps his place of birth may be of interest to the rest.


6 posted on 12/24/2012 3:24:27 AM PST by chiller (Do not consume any NBCNews;MTPTodayNightlyNewsMorningJoeMSNBCBrianWilliams)
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To: chiller
then perhaps his place of birth may be of interest to the rest

I no longer care where the communist was born, just when we can send him back there and start repairing the massive damage to what used to be a free country. Once he can no longer harm us, our children, and our grandchildren, I don't care if he hides in Kenya, Indonesia, Hawaii, or Chicago. I just want a real American in our White House to repeal everything Obama has done to our country.

7 posted on 12/24/2012 3:29:48 AM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; BlindedByTruth; ...

Pinging the Ohio list..


8 posted on 12/24/2012 3:30:46 AM PST by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Rockingham

All of this assumes Boehner is still speaker in late January
Here’s a scenario: knowing he’s about to be deposed as speaker, Boehner should make this his last official act.

A coup has to be set in motion as the very first order of business and involves changing house rules to use secret ballots for speaker selection. (Supposedly members behind the coup don’t have the brass / won’t try it if they keep the voice vote / eventual roll call for fear of recriminations


11 posted on 12/24/2012 3:35:09 AM PST by chiller (Do not consume any NBCNews;MTPTodayNightlyNewsMorningJoeMSNBCBrianWilliams)
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There is no requirement for a once-a-year, media-driven SOTU with a congressional forum.

The SOTU can be satisfied with a written report delivered from time to time.


12 posted on 12/24/2012 3:40:50 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: chiller

Ears will just use the Senate floor instead.


13 posted on 12/24/2012 3:43:42 AM PST by wrench
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To: xzins

Correct, which is why this should be done this year. SOTU as an address is mostly a tv concoction. A report will suffice but no prez wants to waste so much free tv time.


14 posted on 12/24/2012 3:47:38 AM PST by chiller (Do not consume any NBCNews;MTPTodayNightlyNewsMorningJoeMSNBCBrianWilliams)
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i WISH HE had the balls to do it and then not show up at the SOTU him and the rest of the republicans...I am sure O will make some nasty comments, but it private he’d get all wee wee up...


15 posted on 12/24/2012 3:49:09 AM PST by goat granny
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To: chiller

Let him have the SOTU but turn the cameras off. It would drive him crazy.


16 posted on 12/24/2012 3:49:47 AM PST by Petrosius
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To: chiller

And then what? Obama moves it to Yankee stadium or some such, and p it with adoring throngs of union member.

He still gets his made for tv moment, and destroys yet another tradition.


17 posted on 12/24/2012 3:50:56 AM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: wrench

Senate chambers aren’t large enough to handle a joint session ,fwiw.


18 posted on 12/24/2012 3:51:13 AM PST by chiller (Do not consume any NBCNews;MTPTodayNightlyNewsMorningJoeMSNBCBrianWilliams)
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To: JohnBrowdie

Of course Obie would find some accommodation from the networks, but this congress would forever be known as the one that wouldn’t roll over for Obama

This is a wet dream, of course.


19 posted on 12/24/2012 3:56:02 AM PST by chiller (Do not consume any NBCNews;MTPTodayNightlyNewsMorningJoeMSNBCBrianWilliams)
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To: chiller

Doesn’t need to be a joint session, no requirement.

Bams just wants free air time for hos dog and pony show


20 posted on 12/24/2012 3:56:52 AM PST by wrench
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To: chiller

Who cares what the Kenyan maggot says, Idi Amin used the media to slam his opponents too. I’ve never listened to this sniveling tyrant more than 15 seconds. . Don’t give him a forum. Turn off the TV.


21 posted on 12/24/2012 3:58:55 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: wrench

Also correct. Any change in recent custom sends a message that Obie’s act is not welcome. Diss him, as he has dissed the constitution


22 posted on 12/24/2012 4:03:29 AM PST by chiller (Do not consume any NBCNews;MTPTodayNightlyNewsMorningJoeMSNBCBrianWilliams)
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To: chiller

You should ask a moderator to correct your title—it gives Boehner far too much credit.


23 posted on 12/24/2012 4:04:36 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Neoliberalnot

From your mouth to God’s ears. I’ve not seen one SOTU or inaugural address.


24 posted on 12/24/2012 4:05:58 AM PST by chiller (Do not consume any NBCNews;MTPTodayNightlyNewsMorningJoeMSNBCBrianWilliams)
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To: chiller

Try ganking the commie mooseSlimes credit card for a change Boner!


25 posted on 12/24/2012 4:08:08 AM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: chiller
It doesn't matter how polite, nice, cordial, accommodating, friendly, earnest, sincere and overly coddling republicans are to Obama and the dems, these liberals are going to be nasty prix and liars. This is what they do and have always done.

This is why republicans are just downright dumbasses because they will sacrifice principle and what is right for what they think is recognition and honor, when dems will just hammer them anyway!

26 posted on 12/24/2012 4:10:25 AM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: 9YearLurker

I considered the title carefully but will bet its come to mind. Boehner left town almost immediately after these reported insults at negotiations. “Screw you” seemed the sentiment.

I will never believe Boehner hasn’t “considered” this expected invitation, given their sorry relationship


27 posted on 12/24/2012 4:13:47 AM PST by chiller (Do not consume any NBCNews;MTPTodayNightlyNewsMorningJoeMSNBCBrianWilliams)
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To: chiller

They should allow him to speak, then turn their backs to him when he tries to blame them as threatened.


28 posted on 12/24/2012 4:25:38 AM PST by Sparky1776
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To: chiller

You have absolutely nothing to base that on—your title should reflect your guess or suspicion not make a baseless claim that sounds like an actual report.


29 posted on 12/24/2012 4:27:02 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: chiller

I would go ahead with the SOTU, and if and when he starts bad mouthing Republicans have a walkout.

All Republicans just get up and walk out.Turn your backs on him, and walk out.Call the Kenyans bluff.

Obama appears to believe he can run the country without the House, and so far he is doing it.


30 posted on 12/24/2012 4:28:29 AM PST by Venturer
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To: chiller

In 1991 Gorby went on vacation where he was then put on the USSR’s version of a no fly list and that was it, a half hearted effort at reactionary collectivism by some drunken generals and poof it all collapsed. So Barry Sotero is dropped off in exile in my least favorite state (I say give back most to the Hawaiins the ingrate racists) bring back Airforce 1 fumigate it and move on from there.


31 posted on 12/24/2012 4:30:49 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Venturer

I think they should all start chanting “You Lie! You Lie! You Lie!” Joe Wilson redux. BTW - they owe Joe an apology .... he was absolutely spot on.


32 posted on 12/24/2012 4:32:25 AM PST by MissMagnolia
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To: chiller

Just turn off TOTUS.

Show him to be the mindless fool that he is when he’s not reading from TOTUS.


33 posted on 12/24/2012 4:36:53 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: chiller

Only thing I want to know is:

Why haven’t the military fullfilled its oath to protect the Constitution yet?

You need Obama and his kohorts under swift prosecution.


34 posted on 12/24/2012 4:38:49 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Pollster1
I just want a real American in our White House to repeal everything Obama has done to our country.

Unfortunately that will NEVER happen. We are now outnumbered. We were gradually conquered by a generation of Socialist youth created in our education system, and an army of deviants and alien invaders that amassed under the standard of tolerance and diversity. America is DEAD. As soon as the best tools of resistance ("assault weapons") are removed from us the transformation will be complete with no hope of ever resuscitating the Constitution. I did not think I would actually witness the death of America but I did and it's a sad thing.
35 posted on 12/24/2012 4:51:25 AM PST by 762X51
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To: xzins

You are correct.
Article III, Section 3 of The United States Constitution states, “He shall from time to time give to Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend such Measures as he sall judge necessary and expedieny; he may, on extrodinary Occasions, convene both houses, or either of them, ...”
Don’t believe that SotU is an extrodinary occasion although Harry would more than welcome Zero to the Senate.


36 posted on 12/24/2012 5:00:23 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (CBC, just another bunch of jive a$$ street corner hustlers)
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To: Pollster1
"I no longer care where the communist was born, just when we can send him back there and start repairing the massive damage to what used to be a free country. Once he can no longer harm us, our children, and our grandchildren, I don't care if he hides in Kenya, Indonesia, Hawaii, or Chicago. I just want a real American in our White House to repeal everything Obama has done to our country. "

DITTOS

37 posted on 12/24/2012 5:00:23 AM PST by DeaconRed (One good way to stop a bad guy with a gun? A good guy with a GUN I agree with the NRA leader.)
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To: Pollster1

The A-hole in the WH is only the very tip of the iceberg. There are 60 million immoral “takers” who will only look to the next communist POTUS POS in 2016 to give them their just deserves spoils from the Makers! I doubt Clinton will be the nominee - Probably another non-whitey so they can appeal to their racist core.


38 posted on 12/24/2012 5:01:51 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: chiller

I see no reason to host this graceless ingrate. He has shown no respect for the congress so why should they invite this lying thief to come in and spike the football in their faces?


39 posted on 12/24/2012 5:25:57 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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(Supposedly members behind the coup don’t have the brass / won’t try it if they keep the voice vote

If they can't stand up to Boehner, what chance will they have against Pelosi/Reid/Obama?

40 posted on 12/24/2012 5:40:03 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: Pollster1
Once he can no longer harm us, our children, and our grandchildren, I don't care

He's leaving his scent all over the Supreme Court, and so far has sprayed the Tree of Liberty with Sotomayor and Kagan. Four more years to go.

41 posted on 12/24/2012 5:53:00 AM PST by HomeAtLast ( If you care to reply, PM or risk non-detection amid ME ping list entries)
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To: xzins

Yes. Yes! YES!!!


42 posted on 12/24/2012 6:03:24 AM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: chiller

Boehner won’t.

Pubbies are known for their folding on issues.

If Obama wants to the SOTU from the Hill, Obama will get his SOTU from the Hill.


43 posted on 12/24/2012 6:13:38 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: chiller

the US Congress Boys club is so big on tradition they would never do this

They mighr be called rasist, ya know

However a SOTU broadcast of barry ranting his communist class warfare crap to a stone-faced nonresponsive GOP side of the House might be worth watching

I believe Justice Alioto has already said he will not attend after the USSC was dissed last year


44 posted on 12/24/2012 6:19:28 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: chiller

Just thinking about the Senate chambers.

I imagine the bullet holes are still in the desks from the terrorist attack. Would be a dramatic stage from which he announces his next EO on guns. After all, assault weapons were used (you know, guns made for military troops).


45 posted on 12/24/2012 6:38:44 AM PST by wrench
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"Boehner Considers Nixing SOTU in Chambers,"

Well considering this POS hasn't done anything for America except bend over for the banks and nothing actually for "We the People", maybe he should consider returning his paychecks from all his time in DC...

Cry me a river for that Boehner you mooge POS politician

46 posted on 12/24/2012 6:56:00 AM PST by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: 9YearLurker

I got my information from the same place Harry Reid got his about Mitt Romney not paying taxes.


47 posted on 12/24/2012 7:24:50 AM PST by chiller (Do not consume any NBCNews;MTPTodayNightlyNewsMorningJoeMSNBCBrianWilliams)
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To: wrench

Too small....... therefore demeaning


48 posted on 12/24/2012 7:30:11 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: chiller

Boehner is weakened as Speaker, perhaps fatally so, but coups are funny things and often miscarry.


49 posted on 12/24/2012 7:51:07 AM PST by Rockingham
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To: Venturer

Seconded.


50 posted on 12/24/2012 7:52:26 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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