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Republican leaders’ ‘meeting’ with Obama: Seven minutes
Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | Dave Boyer

Posted on 02/28/2013 5:06:42 AM PST by Hoodat

Never let it be said that President Obama has failed to spend time with Republican leaders in seeking an alternative to automatic budget cuts that are due to hit most federal departments Friday. On Wednesday, for example, the president gave GOP lawmakers as much as seven minutes, a rare face-to-face encounter that the White House described as a “meeting.”

The White House’s characterization of this momentary huddle at the Capitol as a meeting illuminates Mr. Obama’s strategy in dealing with Republicans on the budget cuts and other fiscal deadlines.

With speeches and other staged events, the president has tried to build public pressure for his agenda of tax increases coupled with spending cuts.

But he has made little time for negotiating directly with lawmakers who oppose his plans.

“It is a sincere conviction among Republicans that the president’s negotiating posture isn’t about getting a deal done, it’s a zero-sum political game where his aim is to destroy the Republican [House] majority in the next election,” said Steve Schmidt, a Republican strategist who served in 2008 as Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign manager. “It’s certainly not an effective strategy for a leader in search of a deal.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; budget; emptysuit; federalspending; obama; sequester
The money quote:

Said Republican strategist Whit Ayres, “The president is really good at campaigning and really bad at governing. So he’s doing what he’s good at.
1 posted on 02/28/2013 5:06:48 AM PST by Hoodat
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To: Hoodat
Obama: "You guys give up yet"?
'Pubs: "Hell, no"
Obama: "Get the hell out of my office."

Jus' dreamin'...

2 posted on 02/28/2013 5:09:50 AM PST by grobdriver (Vivere liberi aut mori)
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To: grobdriver

I am sure that the ‘pubs have worn their kneepads to the meeting. They will stand like a tower of Jello.


3 posted on 02/28/2013 5:13:46 AM PST by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: Hoodat
Only Obama could get away with dedicating more time to Tiger Woods than to working towards a solution to the Federal financial nightmare he helped create.
4 posted on 02/28/2013 5:14:29 AM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Hoodat

I am surprised he gave them seven whole minutes....after all the point was he is now able to say “ I meet with the republicans”

His lapdog Media will report he tried....but they did not want to capitulate.... Err....I mean compromise..


5 posted on 02/28/2013 5:17:59 AM PST by JZoback
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To: Hoodat

I am surprised he gave them seven whole minutes....after all the point was he is now able to say “ I meet with the republicans”

His lapdog Media will report he tried....but they did not want to capitulate.... Err....I mean compromise..


6 posted on 02/28/2013 5:17:59 AM PST by JZoback
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To: Hoodat

Does it matter for how long the ‘meeting’ lasted?

Obama is NOT OPEN to anything other than what he wanted.

The End.


7 posted on 02/28/2013 5:19:12 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Hoodat

Mr. Obama’s motorcade arrived at the Capitol at 10:57 a.m. for the dedication of a statue of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks. The ceremony began at 11:04 a.m. Somewhere in between, White House spokesman Jay Carney said, the president held a “brief meeting” on the budget cuts with Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, and Mr. McConnell.

Pressed by reporters about the substance of a meeting that lasted less time than the average person’s morning shower, Mr. Carney conceded that the president mainly discussed his “anticipation” of a Friday meeting at the White House with congressional leaders.


8 posted on 02/28/2013 5:19:20 AM PST by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: Hoodat

The Repubs are right. Obama got his tax increase....guess he forgot. Now he wants more??


9 posted on 02/28/2013 5:21:15 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Hoodat

Seven Minutes? SEVEN MINUTES?
WOW!!!
That is exactly eight minutes longer than I would meet with that bunch of Surrender Monkeys.


10 posted on 02/28/2013 5:23:12 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: Hoodat

I am not sure if Obama channels Stalin or Hitler. Either way, living was tough. I guess I will decide when I see if the masses are dying from shots to the back of the head, or being tossed into a furnace.


11 posted on 02/28/2013 5:23:53 AM PST by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: liberalh8ter

What financial nightmare? The 1% cut in the baseline increase of spending this year? You’ve fallen into the Obama trap if you think this is a financial nightmare.


12 posted on 02/28/2013 5:24:23 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601
The financial nightmare to which I refer is “baseline budgeting”.
13 posted on 02/28/2013 5:28:14 AM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Hoodat

The Republicans have everything to win, and nothing to lose if they stand firm on the sequester.

Yeah, Yeah, I know... They will cave any minute.


14 posted on 02/28/2013 5:28:14 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: Hoodat
“Republican leaders’ ‘meeting’ with Obama: Seven minutes”, that's long enough for them to fold so why waste anymore time?
15 posted on 02/28/2013 5:34:08 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Hoodat
“Republican leaders’ ‘meeting’ with Obama: Seven minutes”, that's long enough for them to fold so why waste anymore time?
16 posted on 02/28/2013 5:34:25 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Hoodat

What exactly is the point of Obummer running around the country scaremongering? I mean, the reps and congcritters are already elected. Shouldn’t it be THEM that he has to twist arms? It’s as they say, he loves to campaign, and I don’t even consider it campaigning, it’s pure and simple propagandizing.


17 posted on 02/28/2013 5:38:16 AM PST by Thorliveshere (Tais deau sá taghdedaul!)
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To: Hoodat

GeeOpie — Shouldn’t the quotes be around ‘leaders’?

R.I.N.O.s


18 posted on 02/28/2013 5:40:35 AM PST by TArcher
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To: Hoodat

Looks like the anointed One is a big fan of Agile/Scrum. But this would mean the meetings would be daily.


19 posted on 02/28/2013 5:43:27 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf

The seven minute meeting will never be publicized as being that brief. The whole purpose of the camapigner in chief was to create a staged meeting to use as anoter “photo op moment”. How may of the liberal media will report it for that purpose and brief duration? Crickets.........


20 posted on 02/28/2013 5:59:09 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Tupelo

I know prominent Republicans who have been in meetings with Obama. After he spends 5 to 7 minutes delivering an arrogant, condescending lecture, he spends the rest of his time looking bored, napping, or playing with his Blackberry.

So better just to get his finger-wagging out of the way and move on with the rest of your day.


21 posted on 02/28/2013 6:24:23 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: grobdriver

Obama: “You guys give up yet”?
‘Pubs: “Hell, no”
Obama: “Get the hell out of my office.”

Jus’ dreamin’...


More like “thanks for the photo-op boys...punk’d again!!!”


22 posted on 02/28/2013 6:43:35 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Hoodat

Seven Minutes? Yeah, that’s about right. I figure that is the time it would take to shake hands and for Obama to tell the GOP leadership how smart he is and how they need to do as their told.


23 posted on 02/28/2013 6:43:50 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: Hoodat
Republican leaders’ ‘meeting’ with Obama: Seven minutes

Shouldn't "leaders" be in scare-quotes rather than "meeting"?

24 posted on 02/28/2013 6:49:15 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: Hoodat
For his going away party, obama wants the House and Senate to belong to the demonrats, so he and they can do as they want and they will.

And that means winning the House and keeping the Senate in 2014.

Expect full scale, all out war against any and all republicans, especially in the public opinion theater of operations.

Divide, conquer and eliminate, and the progressive eGOP makes that job easy. With them in charge and reliably striking out at obama's T-ball pitches, we're always half way there.

25 posted on 02/28/2013 6:52:10 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Hoodat

Is seven minutes enough time to cave?


26 posted on 02/28/2013 6:58:43 AM PST by Mashood
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To: Mashood

Has anyone on FR added up all the things that are supposedly getting cut by sequester budget cuts? I have seen articles about navy ships not getting fuel, National Science foundation grants, 200,000 military personnel, and teachers jobs. That is just off the top of my head and I haven’t been following this very closely (I figure in the end Boner will just cave).

It would be interesting to add up all the things that Obama and the Dims are claiming will go away with the actual $$ that is being cut from the budget. My guess is the claims of the press, Obama, and the Dims will be much higher than the actual budget cuts.


27 posted on 02/28/2013 9:28:28 AM PST by CollegeRepublican
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To: Mashood
Is seven minutes enough time to cave cry?
Yep.


28 posted on 02/28/2013 9:33:06 AM PST by Bratch
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To: Hoodat
On Wednesday, for example, the president gave GOP lawmakers as much as seven minutes, a rare face-to-face encounter that the White House described as a “meeting.”

That really isn't enough time. I'd spend the first five minutes just flipping him off.

29 posted on 02/28/2013 9:34:29 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Hoodat

Reggie Love was becoming impatient. Bob


30 posted on 02/28/2013 10:26:24 AM PST by alstewartfan ("You looked like a still From Cecil B DeMille When I saw you Waiting at my door." Al Stewart)
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To: Hoodat

Infants act out when they don’t get their way. Just Obama reverting to form.


31 posted on 02/28/2013 10:37:32 AM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: JZoback
I am surprised he gave them seven whole minutes

He only did that so he could "check that box" off the list.
33 posted on 02/28/2013 4:03:21 PM PST by freebird5850 (The only good thing about Barry getting re-elected is now we get to see him fall from a higher place)
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To: Hoodat
How long does it take to have a conversation with a puppet?

7 mins.

34 posted on 02/28/2013 10:15:23 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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