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Boehner starts second speaker term vowing end to one-on-one meetings with Obama
Fox News ^ | 1/3/2013 | Fox News

Posted on 01/03/2013 4:40:03 PM PST by EagleUSA

John Boehner's first order of business in his second term as speaker is no more one-on-one meetings with President Obama.

An aide to the speaker, who won re-election to the leadership post Thursday afternoon, confirmed to Fox News that Boehner is done with closed-door talks with the president.

Boehner and Obama over the past two years have made two unsuccessful attempts at striking a "grand bargain" deficit-reduction deal. The last set of talks, in the context of crafting a bill to avert the fiscal crisis, ended with Boehner exiting the negotiations and pushing a failed "Plan B" and then being forced to bring a Senate-passed bill to the floor. Though the bill passed the House, Republicans largely opposed it.

Going forward, Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said, "he is recommitting himself and the House to what we've done, which is working through regular order and letting the House work its will."

The confirmation of the new approach came as Boehner was chosen again as speaker despite misgivings by some conservatives about his handling of the fiscal crisis negotiations.

Boehner, whose election marked the start of the 113th Congress, now will lead a chamber that looks a lot like it did two years ago, with Republicans holding a comfortable majority -- but with divisions showing within the GOP caucus.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: sellout; taxation; weakling
Just more bad news for America. Half the Repubs in the House wanted him OUT.
1 posted on 01/03/2013 4:40:14 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: EagleUSA

Too hard on his knees, apparently.


2 posted on 01/03/2013 4:41:26 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool

He must be tired of kissing the Kenyan’s butt in those meetings.


3 posted on 01/03/2013 4:44:04 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: EagleUSA

Kinda like me harrumphing that I will not play one-on-one with LeBron James.


4 posted on 01/03/2013 4:44:15 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: EagleUSA

“He’s made me cry for the last time,” said the weepy GOP-e charter member.


5 posted on 01/03/2013 4:44:40 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: EagleUSA

“Boehner ... being forced to bring a Senate-passed bill to the floor. “

BS. After the Plan B bill failed Boehner said he wasn’t doing anything until the Senate acts first. That’s my recollection anyway. So Boehner wasn’t forced to do anything. He chose to wait until the Senate produced a bill. And then the RINO got the House to support a bill twice as bad as the one he failed to get through the House. It was truly bizarre.


6 posted on 01/03/2013 4:46:23 PM PST by plain talk
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To: EagleUSA

A pretty feeble way of saying Obama is much greater man than he. This bodes rather poorly, “our Speaker” can’t hold his own in a one-on-one with his opponent, who is a gay catcher.


7 posted on 01/03/2013 4:48:00 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: jiggyboy

Actually, good. Government via two guys in a room is just about a dictatorship.

Budgets and taxation and spending here in the USA are supposed to be discussed out in the open by 100+435 members of Congress, and not literally at the last minute of a deadline known fifteen months in advance.


8 posted on 01/03/2013 4:48:44 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: EagleUSA

with Republicans holding a comfortable majority — but with divisions showing within the GOP caucus.

Odd, there’s never any division in the democrat ranks,
I guess that’s cuz they are monolithic.


9 posted on 01/03/2013 4:48:57 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: EagleUSA
Too Late.I've had it with Obama and Boener.
10 posted on 01/03/2013 4:56:18 PM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

LOL. How brave of him to say this shortly after the kenyan said no negotiating on the debt ceiling.

They both want a period of stalemate and some strutting obviously. Whatever. We have seen this movie before.


11 posted on 01/03/2013 5:00:21 PM PST by lodi90
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To: EagleUSA

Oh please. If they wanted him out; they would have done so.


12 posted on 01/03/2013 5:06:19 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

Spare us this whining boner.


13 posted on 01/03/2013 5:09:09 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: EagleUSA
"Half the Repubs in the House wanted him OUT."

They didn't vote like, act like or even play like it. They had their chance and folded like the cheap suits that they are.

I am so disappointed in the people calling themselves the Tea Party Caucus. If they had come together in support of a true conservative and vowed to vote against Boehner even if it meant giving the speakership to Pelosi the RINOs would have had no choice. BUT, nooooo!

I think we are going to see republicans get pushed around a lot over the next few years. As I see it, there is only one alternative and that is an uprising of patriotic conservatives through the Tea Party movement. However it seems most people are content with forwarding emails to friends instead of getting up and making themselves heard.

14 posted on 01/03/2013 5:22:18 PM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: EagleUSA
Boehner starts second speaker term vowing end to one-on-one meetings with Obama

Boner wants to add Reggie Love for a threesome in the "special meetings" in the oval office. He's "progressing." FORWARD!

15 posted on 01/03/2013 5:26:03 PM PST by 50mm (Trust nobody and you'll never be disappointed.)
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To: EagleUSA

...did he say this while he was at a one on one with Obama?


16 posted on 01/03/2013 5:28:59 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: EagleUSA

We need a new party, one that voluntarily imposes term limits on itself. Currently, there is only one party in Washington, the Re-Election Party. That is the source of corruption of the entire political system Professional politicians are killng us. We need a party of patriots, uncompromised and fearless, to advocate for the Constitution and limited government.


17 posted on 01/03/2013 5:35:38 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: EagleUSA
Does any sane person believe what this RINO Vidkun Quisling says any more? Every word out of his mouth is a LIE. Yes, there were a lot of Republicans who wanted him gone but he got the magic 220 to get back in. Way to go Republicans: put the man who is the best living example of “The Peter Principle” [promoting incompetence to the top] back in charge for another Congress. Good Lord!
18 posted on 01/03/2013 5:36:57 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: EagleUSA
I think that he should had been fired/replaced for many reasons.
1) He's weak mostly; The weakness makes it to where he cannot hold his own to Obama. He and Obama are too friendly( which I don't see that changing; due to basis of human nature of friendship) Last night and today, I see a speaker who pleads to keep a job and the feel sorrys for him kicked in 2) He caved in on most of our party's principles. One of the issues of punishing another class of citizens to pay higher taxes (evn moreso), really troubles me.

What I would like to know --WHO told Boehner to work with Obama in the first place!!!! That person (s) has their hands on this speaker. Find that answer and it will lead to who is running the republican agenda/and the party politcally in the ditch bsically. Is it a liberal friend/foe or is he a Bush, a ally democrat? Could someone in the know be honest; to find this out and spill it once and for all and show loylaty to the people. Stop being loyal to K-Street. He does what he's been told and he will continue to be weak, I suspect. (Miracles do occur, I can say) though, today, is very disheartening to see there were not enough people who could not vote against him. (It was shameful, I think) Because there is suppose to be an opposition party! The man from Ohio acts like the democrats and very close to Pelosi's character so makes this not good for dissent. Can't people at the top of this party see this. We are not the problem out here.

19 posted on 01/03/2013 5:45:32 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: plain talk

He wasnt forced to bring a Senat bill to the floor. He could’ve pulled a Harry Reid and said DOA.


20 posted on 01/03/2013 5:50:23 PM PST by sheana
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To: EagleUSA

What invertebrate best describes the newly respected speaker of the house?


21 posted on 01/03/2013 5:51:06 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: ogen hal

Amen


22 posted on 01/03/2013 5:59:18 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: EagleUSA

Hey, they were both working on their suntan.


23 posted on 01/03/2013 6:01:10 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: EagleUSA

He’s not enough of a man to stand up to the POTUS face to face??? Wow. Just wow. Yeah, this is our leader. Unreal.


24 posted on 01/03/2013 6:21:50 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: EagleUSA

I seem to remember us all learning this lesion about Obama 4 years ago in the healthcare debate, and John is just relearning it now?

Apparently he is not only a RINO he’s an idiot.

No Boehner, Obama never deals fairly one on one behind closed doors. He Doesn’t even deal honestly in groups on camera as we witnessed in his healthcare forum.
If you go behind doors with Obama your only ever going to get fucked Obama gets to blame you for all the problems as his slaves in the press corp gobble every little lie he says.

At least when you have him on camera you can point to those that will listen to show them what really happen.


25 posted on 01/03/2013 6:49:25 PM PST by Monorprise
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To: RIghtwardHo

“He’s not enough of a man to stand up to the POTUS face to face??? Wow. Just wow. Yeah, this is our leader. Unreal.”

As you may or may not recall from 4 years ago and Obama’s healthcare “discussion” even when Obama is on Camera and in groups he does not deal honestly.

You can only image what Obama is like “off the record”.

What gets me is how is it that John Boehner could only now be learning this? It was obvious to even me after the first few months.


26 posted on 01/03/2013 6:54:00 PM PST by Monorprise
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To: EagleUSA

I respect Boehner just slightly less than Obama does.


27 posted on 01/03/2013 6:56:41 PM PST by DManA
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To: EagleUSA

I’m starting to believe Democrats are smarter than Republicans. Reps are outmaneuvered and outsmarted at every turn.


28 posted on 01/03/2013 7:15:40 PM PST by cydcharisse (`)
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To: JennysCool
He better hurry over to the white house and retrieve his balls from obamas back pocket. I thought the conservatives had enough votes to remove this loser. It looks like preserving the boys club was more important then saving the party.
29 posted on 01/03/2013 7:35:09 PM PST by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: EagleUSA

Both Mr Obama and Mr Boner have lost all credibility.

Imagine walking through life and having nobody believe you. I would rather be a nobody with honor.


30 posted on 01/03/2013 8:09:38 PM PST by lurk
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To: cydcharisse
Reps are outmaneuvered and outsmarted at every turn.

They are not! Republican-e and Dumbocraps are essentially the same thing: big spending, big government, new world order, shamnesty, and on and on.

Dems and Reps are just playing good-cop-bad-cop to steal our votes and our country from us.
31 posted on 01/03/2013 8:13:51 PM PST by 867V309
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To: Baynative

Boehner & McConnell’s plan is simple: If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

Trillion dollar deficits are the new normal. Everybody in the beltway wants their fingers in that pie. Laurel & Hardy handed out the party favors and the beltway GOP rank & file jumped at the offer.

Get ready for a lot more of this BS. It is only going to get worse.


32 posted on 01/03/2013 8:40:54 PM PST by lodi90
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To: EagleUSA
It's a little to late for that, Boehner.


33 posted on 01/03/2013 8:44:12 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: cydcharisse
I’m starting to believe Democrats are smarter than Republicans.

When it comes to politics, they are. Politics is the study of power, and it is the one thing Democrats crave. Republicans on the other hand do not crave power, but instead believe that participating in government is a vaunted public service. Case in point, you did not see a single Republican wanting to be Speaker today. But let Pelosi croak, and you will see a fist fight break out on the House floor between Clyburn and Hoyer over who gets the gavel.

34 posted on 01/03/2013 8:48:52 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: EagleUSA

Sounds kind of like an alcoholic saying he’s going to quit drinking.


35 posted on 01/03/2013 8:58:55 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: EagleUSA

Sounds kind of like an alcoholic saying he’s going to quit drinking.


36 posted on 01/03/2013 8:59:22 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: EagleUSA

Sounds kind of like an alcoholic saying he’s going to quit drinking.


37 posted on 01/03/2013 8:59:53 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Hoodat

The beltway GOP look whipped to me. No stomach to take on the MSM and the kenyan. They could have cut out some of the outrageous spending in the cliff bill and tossed it back at Dirty Hairy with a loud FU. Nope.

They could have hit the kenyan RE jobs numbers or anything else with him splish splashing on a beach in Hawaii. Nope. No fight. Imagine what Pelosi/Reid would have done to Bush if he had pulled such a stunt in this economy.

No fight in the GOP. If not now, when? “Fiscal cliff” was their Waterloo. They are done.

All the beltway GOP crowd seeks now is personal power and wealth. They have totally surrendered to the marxists.


38 posted on 01/03/2013 9:32:11 PM PST by lodi90
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