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Obama to Return to Washington as Fiscal Cliff Looms [Ignores For MONTHS, Suddenly Wants To Work]
Voice of America ^ | December 26, 2012

Posted on 12/26/2012 1:49:56 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

... Obama is cutting short his vacation in the Pacific state of Hawaii and will return to Washington to resume talks with congressional leaders aimed at reaching agreement on a deficit reduction package before the year ends.

The White House says Obama will leave Wednesday and is expected to arrive back in Washington early Thursday.

Early last week,the president said he and Republican House Speaker John Boehner were relatively close to an agreement on a compromise to avert what is being called a "fiscal cliff" -- $500 billion in mandated spending cuts and tax increases that would affect almost all American workers starting January 1.

(Excerpt) Read more at m.voanews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 112th; bho44; bhovacation; boehner; failure; fiscalcliff; jobs; notbreakingnews; obama; poser; taxes
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What a freakin' poser.
1 posted on 12/26/2012 1:50:16 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
fiscal
2 posted on 12/26/2012 1:51:50 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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Obozo agreed to sequestration. Let him own it.


3 posted on 12/26/2012 1:58:43 AM PST by Cololeo
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To: SoFloFreeper

Looks like Obama wants Republicans to share in his failure...


4 posted on 12/26/2012 2:12:56 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

THIS is very scary

http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulroderickgregory/2012/12/25/president-obamas-legacy-20-trillion-in-deficits-for-2016-victor/


5 posted on 12/26/2012 3:05:14 AM PST by silentknight
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To: SoFloFreeper
ATTENTION HOUSE REPUBLICANS!!! DO NOT ANSWER THE PHONE CALL!!

Instead hold a news conference and in 30 seconds with no questions afterward, state the following:

Ladies and gentlemen of the press, even though you have no intention on truthfully reporting anything having to do with our Republican point of view without making us seem racist, sexist, bigots and homophobes, the President changed the terms of a previous agreement for 800 billion in new revenue to 1.6 Trillion and has yet to propose a single entitlement reform or spending cut but has used his usual flamboyant audacity to state that he has met us halfway. That is a lie straight from the pit of Hell. We await the condemnation of this spoiled, pampered, petulant, immature community organizing President in his inauguration, daily press briefings, and State of the Union address, and his party, along with the most scathing of vitriol that you in the Washington press corps can throw at us but we have made our last and final, take it or leave it offer.” Stand your ground. He will relent. He would not be cutting short his vacation unless he had polling data that suggests there is a greater than 50-50 chance he will get blamed for the fiscal cliff. You made the first mistake by being the first to state your position. Have you never been in a negotiation before? Don't act in your nature and continue to be stupid.

6 posted on 12/26/2012 3:11:28 AM 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: SoFloFreeper

Coke supply running low.

Need to feel out Anna Wintour’s talents as UK Ambassador candidate.

Urgent presidential issues.

Where is Reggie?


7 posted on 12/26/2012 3:27:38 AM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: SoFloFreeper

OK, let me get this straight, for his his first 4 years he didn’t do squat other than vacation, play golf and campaign for his next 4 years, now he’s going to look “presidential” for a weekend so he can make this whole “fiscal cliff” thing look like the conservative’s fault. What a total A$$hat this putz is!


8 posted on 12/26/2012 3:34:37 AM PST by rhubarbk
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To: SoFloFreeper

Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion dollars on everything from staffing, housing, flying and entertaining President Obama and his family last year.In comparison, British taxpayers spent just $57.8 million on the royal family.

I’ll be sure to get an extra newspaper for the extra coupons to clip Sunday so I can help fund another trip for this selfless, pennypinching, deficit hawk who is so worried about the me, the “workin’ man”.


9 posted on 12/26/2012 4:26:33 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: cashless

I like it


10 posted on 12/26/2012 4:28:06 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"WORK"?!?!?!

- Maynard G. Obama

11 posted on 12/26/2012 4:32:07 AM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: FlyingEagle

There ya go. I haven’t seen any reports of the Wide Load returning with Obama.

Where is Reggie?


12 posted on 12/26/2012 4:34:34 AM PST by Venturer
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To: cashless
ATTENTION HOUSE REPUBLICANS!!! DO NOT ANSWER THE PHONE CALL!!

Instead hold a news conference and in 30 seconds with no questions afterward, state the following:

Ladies and gentlemen of the press, even though you have no intention on truthfully reporting anything having to do with our Republican point of view without making us seem racist, sexist, bigots and homophobes, the President changed the terms of a previous agreement for 800 billion in new revenue to 1.6 Trillion and has yet to propose a single entitlement reform or spending cut but has used his usual flamboyant audacity to state that he has met us halfway. That is a lie straight from the pit of Hell. We await the condemnation of this spoiled, pampered, petulant, immature community organizing President in his inauguration, daily press briefings, and State of the Union address, and his party, along with the most scathing of vitriol that you in the Washington press corps can throw at us but we have made our last and final, take it or leave it offer.” Stand your ground. He will relent. He would not be cutting short his vacation unless he had polling data that suggests there is a greater than 50-50 chance he will get blamed for the fiscal cliff. You made the first mistake by being the first to state your position. Have you never been in a negotiation before? Don't act in your nature and continue to be stupid.

BINGO!

13 posted on 12/26/2012 5:05:00 AM PST by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: SoFloFreeper

No Deal. Jump Obama.


14 posted on 12/26/2012 5:05:10 AM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: TurboZamboni
Taxpayers spent were forced to spend $1.4 billion dollars on everything from staffing...

Pardon the correction. You original made it appear we did that voluntarily.

15 posted on 12/26/2012 5:14:52 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"I... uh... I... me... I... uh...me... me... uh...me... I..."
16 posted on 12/26/2012 5:35:45 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I love how the media’s lamenting on how he had to take a “red eye” flight back to Washington.

According to the internet, a “red eye” flight is one “that departs an airport late at night and arrives at its destination early in the morning,” but “provides the passenger inadequate sleep” due to having to endure the nighttime flight in a cramped airplane seat.

Wait a minute - I thought Air Force One was a flying apartment! It’s not like he has to sit in a “cramped airplane seat.” I’m sure he had a nice cozy bed to sleep in while enroute.

Once again, the media’s trying to paint a sympathetic picture.


17 posted on 12/26/2012 5:38:49 AM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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To: SoFloFreeper

F Obama. This is all for show and “poor Obama has to take short vacation be accuse ofthe evil republicans”

It’s all flop sweat for the idiot masses.


18 posted on 12/26/2012 5:44:25 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’ll bet he’s gonna be PISSED at having to abandon the tropics to come back into the cold for this!

Awwwwwwww ...


19 posted on 12/26/2012 5:56:00 AM PST by DNME (Without the Constitution, there is no legitimate U.S. government. No exceptions.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Here He comes to save the day!


20 posted on 12/26/2012 5:57:46 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: DNME

He probably doesn’t like having to spend time with Michelle.


21 posted on 12/26/2012 5:58:10 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: SoFloFreeper

his golf game is off. Plus he now knows Rush is in the area...*smiles*. (Saw him on the sideline during the SMU/FRESNO game...the SMU side...*grins*)


22 posted on 12/26/2012 6:12:29 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SoFloFreeper

Socialist drama queen. Contributor-in-chief to socialist-induced debt.

FUBO


23 posted on 12/26/2012 6:14:32 AM PST by PGalt
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To: SoFloFreeper

Sandy Claws is returning to town. Hold on to your wallet!


24 posted on 12/26/2012 6:20:59 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
This is when the weakness of the republican "leaders" becomes evident.
When will someone stand up to this tyrant?

It will have to be on a live TV event as any event recorded will be edited or deleted.
Look at Joe Wilson’s “You Lie” comment for inspiration and effectiveness.

Though the National media tried to politically tar and feather the man, this was after the fact and failed to diminish the effect his comment had.

25 posted on 12/26/2012 6:25:09 AM PST by John 3_19-21 (There are no winners without losers.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He’s probably going to hop back and forth to HI just to make his 4 million dollar vacation an 8 million dollar vacation.
“Make me pretend to work when I’m supposed to be vacationing is going to cost you stupid Americans”


26 posted on 12/26/2012 6:59:54 AM PST by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Boehner is most likely pleasuring himself at this moment in anticipation of reaching ‘across the aisle” to Obama. He's like the a$$wipe John McCain; it's all about showing what a great guy you are, and screwing your own party.

We aren't called the “Stupid Party” for nothing!

27 posted on 12/26/2012 7:00:25 AM PST by Artcore
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To: John 3_19-21
“This is when the weakness of the republican “leaders” becomes evident.
When will someone stand up to this tyrant?”
_________________________________________

Sorry, but it's time all of those “Tea Party” types that we elected over the past couple of years make a bigger stand and buck the leadership. Some of these guys are still cowering to Obama. Enough!

28 posted on 12/26/2012 7:02:50 AM PST by Artcore
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To: SoFloFreeper

This phony piece of human debris hasn’t worked a day in his life. He is a psychopathic, lying, phony who, truth be known for a change, isn’t even an American citizen.

His entire retinue of freaks are a conglomeration of leftist loons, homosexuals, lesbians, ‘transgendered’ misfits as is he.


29 posted on 12/26/2012 7:11:58 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
[Ignores For MONTHS, Suddenly Wants To Work]

It is all Kabuki Theatre for the dumb and dumber of America that worship the very ground their "Lord and Savior" walks on.

Jamie Foxx: 'Our Lord and Savior Barack Obama'

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/11/26/jamie-foxx-calls-obama-our-lord-and-savior#ixzz2GAeioS2b
30 posted on 12/26/2012 7:13:32 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Artcore

I wish the FR had a thumbs up and down button - you would get the UP.


31 posted on 12/26/2012 7:23:00 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: SoFloFreeper
We have seen this kabuki dance before. Obama and the Reps wait until the very last minute to approve a deal. The reason is obvious. When you make it a crisis, you can avoid going thru the normal vetting process for a bill. You eliminate discussion and amendments. An oligarchy makes the decision and you have to pass the bill to learn what is in it.

I am sick of these politicians who create an artificial crisis, resolve it at the last minute with a short term solution that doesn't address the underlying cause, and then expect pats on the back for solving the problem. In the meantime, we continue on an unsustainable spending binge that will inevitably destroy the economy. And most of all, I blame the voters for keeping these politicians in power so they can receive all the benefits the welfare state has to offer. We deserve the government we get.

32 posted on 12/26/2012 7:23:10 AM PST by kabar
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To: SoFloFreeper

Well, I guess that was a great $4 million dollar round of golf. A-hole.


33 posted on 12/26/2012 7:23:39 AM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Cheerio

Thank you :)

Feeling my oats this A.M.


34 posted on 12/26/2012 7:27:15 AM PST by Artcore
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To: Artcore

Sorry, but it’s time all of those “Tea Party” types that we elected over the past couple of years make a bigger stand and buck the leadership. Some of these guys are still cowering to Obama. Enough!

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Well worth repeating.


35 posted on 12/26/2012 7:28:06 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: silentknight

Great article. Thanks.


36 posted on 12/26/2012 7:29:54 AM PST by kabar
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I should’ve said cowering to Boner.

Boner should be thrown out on his candy A$$! And while their at it, get rid of both Cantor and McCarthy from leadership positions. Good grief, ever listen to Cantor Speak? This guy couldn't scare a child. I'm so tired of these feckless effeminate males in leadership positions!

Calling Alan West and Michelle Bachmann!

37 posted on 12/26/2012 7:39:09 AM PST by Artcore
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To: SoFloFreeper

Hmmm. I wonder what the fight (with Michelle) was about?


38 posted on 12/26/2012 7:39:25 AM PST by Real Cynic No More
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To: SoFloFreeper

There is no reason for Obama to return to Washington today except to announce that, after discussing the various budget issues with Congressional leaders by phone over the past week, the basis for a final budget deal has been reached.

For Obama to return to Washington with NOTHING but the intention to continue the futile so-called negotiations he’d been pretending to hold with John Boehner, etc., before his vacation, would be beyond reason.

Is Obama so incapacitated with self-aggrandizing delusions that he thinks the American people are eager to listen to him repeat ad infinitum that the budget negotiations have still not made progress? We’ll know in a few days.


39 posted on 12/26/2012 7:43:27 AM PST by Bluestocking
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Obama is what he is -

“...maybe a little blow...”

.


40 posted on 12/26/2012 9:05:07 AM PST by devolve ( ---- ---- ---- -CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER- ---- ---- ---- ---- John Belushi ---- ----)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I expect a crummy deal which avoids sequestration.


41 posted on 12/26/2012 9:08:39 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: SoFloFreeper

“I will not rest until we get this done on behalf of the American people....”


42 posted on 12/26/2012 9:20:56 AM PST by mikrofon (Golf, basketball - OK; "rest" not.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Ha ha ha. Yes it seems like in the final analysis Mr. Obozo doesn’t want to lose any government employees - after all even RIFed employees get to keep their current pay status for two years after the reduction in force.

Hows that for job security? Believe me not a dime will be saved. The orgy of spend, spend, spend will continue with the Redpublicans as willing enablers.


43 posted on 12/26/2012 9:42:04 AM PST by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Every time his excellency flies across the country there is always the chance he gets memorialized on Mt Rushmore, at 650mph.


44 posted on 12/26/2012 9:47:43 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Just to make him look concerned.


45 posted on 12/26/2012 9:51:15 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Michelle probably told him to get lost and he decided to do so, so as not to ruin the kid’s vacation. Michelle and Barack are like oil and water now. Their marriage has been over for months. Michelle’s been absent from many important events.


46 posted on 12/26/2012 9:53:09 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Cheerio

I wouldn’t be surprised if his decision had more to do with the first lady and he having marital issues and her wanting to be away from him, so she sends him packing.


47 posted on 12/26/2012 10:16:02 AM PST by GodfearingTexan
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To: SoFloFreeper
Geez, this is so friggin simple...

He can't blame the GOP if he isn't pretending to work on it.

48 posted on 12/26/2012 10:20:08 AM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: COBOL2Java

I’m in LA from NY often. I always take the red-eye back. It’s the only smart thing to do.


49 posted on 12/26/2012 10:22:58 AM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is a sure sign the polling has started to flip and more people are going to blame Obama.


50 posted on 12/26/2012 10:26:25 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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