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Sequester: Obama to dine with Republican senators (tonight!)
BBC ^ | March 6, 2012 | BBC

Posted on 03/06/2013 5:11:21 PM PST by Timber Rattler

US President Barack Obama has invited a group of Republican senators for dinner in an effort to advance budget negotiations, the White House has said.

Not invited were Republican leaders, with whom Mr Obama's budget talks in recent weeks had stalled.

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Wednesday's dinner follows several phone calls the president has held in recent days with Republican senators, some of whom have responded warmly to the gesture.

"This is how you solve hard problems," South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham told the Associated Press.

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The move suggests Mr Obama hopes to consolidate support among a group of Republicans who appear prepared to negotiate, analysts say.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; rino; sellout; sequesterdinner
Obama working on the Senate RINOs tonight.
1 posted on 03/06/2013 5:11:29 PM PST by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler
Not invited were Republican leaders
2 posted on 03/06/2013 5:14:42 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Timber Rattler

Divide and conquer.


3 posted on 03/06/2013 5:17:50 PM PST by majormaturity
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To: Timber Rattler

Lindsey’s hoping for the presidential reach-around.


4 posted on 03/06/2013 5:17:53 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Doogle

Who was invited??


5 posted on 03/06/2013 5:19:00 PM PST by Leonine
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To: Timber Rattler

What’s on the menu,harry reid says seniors and families are starving in Nevada.


6 posted on 03/06/2013 5:24:50 PM PST by mdittmar
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7 posted on 03/06/2013 5:25:17 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: All

Who was invited??


8 posted on 03/06/2013 5:25:28 PM PST by Leonine
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To: Timber Rattler

9 posted on 03/06/2013 5:26:48 PM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: Gay State Conservative
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10 posted on 03/06/2013 5:27:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Timber Rattler
The move suggests Mr Obama hopes to consolidate support among a group of Republicans who appear prepared to negotiate, analysts say

The African communist scumbag is trolling for liberal Republicans. The list of his invitees would likely read like a "who's who" of scumbags who need to be primaried out of existence, but aside from usual suspect Lindsey Graham, the AP story offers no other names.

11 posted on 03/06/2013 5:28:14 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Timber Rattler

Lindsey’s problem hasn’t been hard in YEARS.


12 posted on 03/06/2013 5:31:59 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Timber Rattler

Dinner with the Devil.


13 posted on 03/06/2013 5:41:09 PM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Elections have consequences - NOW LOOK what we have to deal with...)
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To: Lancey Howard

I know Burr was going to be there.


14 posted on 03/06/2013 5:43:46 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: Timber Rattler

I think it’s safe to say Collins from Maine will be there.

She may even have a price tag on her hat like Minnie Pearl used to wear, only this one will say what she will sell her vote for.


15 posted on 03/06/2013 5:46:28 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Timber Rattler

I want names. These people should be supporting and helping Mr. Rand and save the “compromise” lie. They are RINO’s.


16 posted on 03/06/2013 5:46:28 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: JouleZ

Maybe they’ll bring a doggie bag over to Rand in the Senate Chamber.....


17 posted on 03/06/2013 5:49:17 PM PST by GotMojo
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To: Timber Rattler

Divide and conquer, that’s what they do. This is an opportunity to see which media, reporters, and institutions do Obama’s bidding, and which RINO’s are willing to sell out.. It’s all good.


18 posted on 03/06/2013 5:51:00 PM PST by mgist
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To: Timber Rattler

I think I saw these Republicans under a freeway overpass with a sign that read: “You can have my vote for food”


19 posted on 03/06/2013 5:51:15 PM PST by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: JouleZ

Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.; Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Dan Coats, R-Ind.; Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Richard Burr, R-N.C.; Mike Johanns, R-Neb.; Pat Toomey, R-Pa.; John Hoeven, R-N.D.; and Corker, Johnson, McCain and Graham.


20 posted on 03/06/2013 6:02:32 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Venturer

So far we have:
1. Lindsey Graham (known)
2. Richard Burr (good guess)
3. Susan Collins (good guess)

I am guessing Lamar Alexander can be added to the list.


21 posted on 03/06/2013 6:04:48 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Doogle

That strategy is gonna go over like a fart in church.


22 posted on 03/06/2013 6:07:42 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: majormaturity

Exactly!! Notice Rand has just a handful of Senators giving him a hand today. Rino’s go to WH. Doesn’t take a scholar to figure out who the cast of characters are.


23 posted on 03/06/2013 6:08:36 PM PST by marygam (I have extra ducktape for anyone who needs to wrap their head.)
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To: jimbo123

Hoeven and Johanns are surprising to me. The rest are known squishes, and Toomey is a faggot hugger to boot. Very surprised Lamar Alexander and Susan Collins are not on that list, but maybe Ubama figures he’s already got them in the bag, and they’ll go along with this crowd anyway.


24 posted on 03/06/2013 6:10:19 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Timber Rattler

Ronald Reagan used to breakfast with Dem Speaker of the House Tip O’Niell once a week....

——but then, Ronald Reagan was a classy President able to cope with opposition, ....which is something we don’t have right now.


25 posted on 03/06/2013 6:10:45 PM PST by cookcounty
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To: marygam

Juan McCain will probably be the headwaiter.


26 posted on 03/06/2013 6:13:27 PM PST by g.i.joe
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To: Leonine
Who was invited?
If we still had a free press we'd already know.
27 posted on 03/06/2013 6:22:19 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: Timber Rattler

This is just a charade so he can say he’s trying to find a solution to the problem he created. He’s playing these RINOs like a dime store kazoo.


28 posted on 03/06/2013 6:23:16 PM PST by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: g.i.joe

Coburn got bit real bad by the “walking Dead”!! He will be run out of Oklahoma very soon. McAmesty should be a Demorat. Limpy Gramnesty makes me puke. In my opinion , he lives with his mommy and likes boys a lot. Who are these self appointed “leaders”? To HELL with them. We want CONSERVATIVES!!!


29 posted on 03/06/2013 6:24:35 PM PST by willardwx
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To: Timber Rattler

Spending tax money for a party during the sequester...

Reminds me of a Poe story- Masque Of The Red Death.


30 posted on 03/06/2013 6:30:14 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: cookcounty
"Ronald Reagan used to breakfast with Dem Speaker of the House Tip O’Niell once a week....but then, Ronald Reagan was a classy President."

Exactly, Reagan would dine with leaders, not losers.

31 posted on 03/06/2013 6:36:07 PM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: mrsmith

Awsome analogy!! Loved VP in the ‘64 movie.

That cross around your neck. Is it only a decoration, or are you a true Christian believer? Lol. Price was priceless. Sorry for the bad pun.


32 posted on 03/06/2013 6:49:57 PM PST by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: Venturer

Howdeeeeeeeeee! Minnie Pearl is a hoot Collins not so much.


33 posted on 03/06/2013 7:31:37 PM PST by funfan
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To: Timber Rattler

“This is how you solve hard problems,” South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham told the Associated Press.
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Little Lindsey must have some sort of promise from Karl Rove to be acting so confident. Graham’s normal routine is to pretend to be 100% conservative in the last 2 years of a Senate term.

Now that Tim Scott (who was the South Carolinian who I envisioned as handing Lindsey his hat in the 2014 Republican primary) is no longer available, I hope the SC conservatives put up some strong conservative opponents to challenge Graham in the 2014 primary. If, in that primary, Lindsey doesn’t meet the threshold needed to avoid a runoff he would be dead meat in the runoff against a good conservative opponent.

I’ll be contributing to at least one of his primary opponents. Hell, I so want this weak sister gone I might just pack up my family and move to South Carolina so we can add our votes and volunteer efforts to his opposition.


34 posted on 03/06/2013 7:43:00 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: MotorCityBuck

http://archive.org/details/House_On_Haunted_Hill.avi
My favoprite of his performances, but he always gave more than merely a sufficient exposition of his character.
And here he is on radio as Charteris’ “The Saint” (Simon Templar). http://archive.org/details/TheSaintVincentPriceOTR

But Poe’s timelessness and his ability to depict the utter foolishness of Man!


35 posted on 03/06/2013 7:47:48 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: mrsmith

Thanks! I’m listening now while I pay bills. Price is timeless.


36 posted on 03/06/2013 7:57:44 PM PST by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: Timber Rattler

Yeh RINO night at the Whitehut. Too bad McShame and Miss Lindsay couldn’t be bothered to get over to the Senate to back Rand Paul up today.


37 posted on 03/06/2013 7:59:41 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Timber Rattler

What Obama really said was that he was having several Republican senators for dinner.


38 posted on 03/06/2013 8:00:41 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: Timber Rattler

I would like to thank you all for coming tonight. Due to the Sequester, which you folks created, we will be having Pizza’s delivered from the corner Pizzeria. If each of you would put $10.00 in the envelopes provided....


39 posted on 03/06/2013 8:04:23 PM PST by kempster
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All I can say is I saw Sen Johnson afterwards on Greta and he looked like he could not be trusted. Wouldn’t ever look the camera in the eye and to me looked like he sold his soul to the devil tonight.
Obviously I don’t know what happened tonight at that dinner but I was very disturbed by the change I saw in Sen. Johnson since I saw him a few days ago on Greta.


40 posted on 03/06/2013 11:03:20 PM PST by tinamina
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To: Leonine

usual suspects.


41 posted on 03/06/2013 11:06:56 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: kempster
we will be having Pizza’s delivered from the corner Pizzeria

..the good news for some of you old geezers is Monica is delivering it

42 posted on 03/06/2013 11:10:16 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: g.i.joe

Head dip-shizzle.


43 posted on 03/07/2013 6:50:21 PM PST by marygam (I have extra ducktape for anyone who needs to wrap their head.)
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