Skip to comments.Obama dines with GOP, asks for $600 billion in new taxes
Posted on 03/07/2013 10:50:35 AM PST by Nachum
President Barack Obama picked up the tab for a March 6 dinner with 12 Republican senators, winning himself some very cheap publicity for his new legislative strategy of outreach to swing-voting GOP lawmakers.
Senators leaving the event were complimentary about Obamas statements and responses to their views, despite the deep ideological differences over spending, guns, families and immigration.
The invited Senators were picked by Obama and by Sen. Lindsey Graham, the high-profile Republican senator from South Carolina.
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That was an expensive lunch! Also, Obama isn’t picking up the tab, we are.
Now, THAT is news!
It looks as though Barry is trying to get the “republicans” in the “free lunch” mode.
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He'll ask for a trillion after the Repubicans agree to the $600 billion. Then, once they agree to the trillion, he'll move the goalposts to 1.5 trillion. And so on, and so on.
AND FU to ALL the RINOslime that lowered their standards and actually allowed themselves to be in a room with the low IQ quota boy.
Check your wallet.
So, this was a five-hundred-million-dollar-a-plate dinner?
And people will support them regardless. Then bitch.
Yeah, I know. I thought about that just as I was hitting the post button.
Note to South Carolinians:
When you flush Lindsay Graham in the primary, PLEASE nominate somebody who listens to Rush Limbaugh or Dana Loesch at least a couple hours a week.
Don’t put up somebody who is clueless about media ambush tactics, steps on a turd, and loses to some Baraqqi in November.
Oh, wow. Really bad math on my part. It was a fifty-billion-dollar-a-plate-dinner.
How about CUTTING SPENDING, you Marxist!!!???
The invited Senators were picked by Obama and by Sen. Lindsey Graham, The RINO senator from South Carolina, who will be in a primary if my dreams comes true!
Think of the tip, @ 20%, on that $600 billion. Just, WOW!!!!! That WAS an expensive meal. Not a bucket of cluck from KFC.
Obama already knows McCain’s weakness along with Grahams and in turn weak Republicans were asked to join the group. Type that can be persuaded to go along with any thought/bill/spending measure.
The moment he asked for $600B in new taxes.
Think this is analagous to a drunk meeting a group of his enablers to ask for truck load of Maker’s Mark.
And yes, I do think Graham and McCain are enablers.
Obama paid for it by taking out a loan from Duke Energy. He won’t have to pay it back, ever.
South Carolina has its own “Elites”—and they’re firmly on Graham’s side. We need a big name to help primary Graham out vthats why he’s so arrogant towards conservatives. He’s got a lot of money to campaign. But the tea party put Nicki Haley into office with Sarah Palins help. We need that kind of help again.
Who were the 10 senators who went with McIgnorant and Greyed Ham?
RINO bimbos. All Obama has to do is talk nice at them and they swoon. He’ll have is way with them.
It probably came from the white house Public tours fund.
So, it was a "Pimps and Whores" Party.
More like a $50 billion a plate dinner.
***...despite the deep ideological differences over spending, guns, families and immigration.***
Methinks that somehow those ideological ‘differences’ evaporated mighty quickly as the booze started to flow. And those girls brought in afterward were something else!
Sure, it’s good to be king. But being a RINO in obamaland ain’t half bad either...
Obama will without a doubt get a handful of GOP squishes in the Senate to go along - there are always a few who lust for those rare editorials professing newfound respect which will magically appear in the NY Times and the Washington Post. The Senate will pass a huge increase, completely ignoring the constitutional mandate that revenue bills originate in the House. (They take some competely unrelated House bill languishing in the Senate awaiting action, strip it of all it’s provisions and substitute their desired tax, and pass it on the flimsy pretext that they are simply amending a House bill, which the Senate may do. That is how we got ObamaCare, after all.) They will likely get away with it. Obama will be able to count on at least Roberts and probably Kennedy on the SCOTUS performing amazing feats of pretzel-twisting logic to rule that the Senate did not in fact violate the origination clause.
Meanwhile, Ryan and other key players in the House, which under our constitution (remember that silly old thing) is where revenue bills must originate, didn’t get a free dinner on the taxpayer dime with Obama. Classic divide and conquer. And I expect it will work.
Encouragingly, those republican leaders are getting smarter. Now they make the boss take them out for dinner before getting f***ed.
No better traitor to help you pick out weak Republicans than Lindsey Graham.
And certainly Obama did not pick up the tab, who said that??
Maybe Lindsey is taking Reggie Loves place.
A gazillion quadrillion!
Let's not sell out TOO cheaply.
I’ll bet the farm the jackasses capitulate, right there juan mc lame you piece of crap?
To this day, I still have no idea what the heck was going on in that pic.
I wonder if any of them got home and took a good long shower...
Here we go again.
Zer0 takes out 12 politicians to a super expensive DC watering hole, while all the cooks and waitstaff at the White House take the evening off, with pay.
Oh c’mon now. A liberal friend of mine assured me just yesterday that he pays for his own way on his vacations. Good Lord.
How can anyone be surprised? The House Repubs fully funded ObamaCare yesterday after promising to not do so during the last campaign. The Republican Party is dead but the body is so huge you can’t tell yet.
they probably gave it to him.
Just what I needed!
Next visit to gastroenterologist, he will probably ask me if I knew why IBS was flaring up.
I will show him a picture of the 12 guests, along with Obama.
Maybe if I go with "calm" it will save me a trip to dr!
“Obama picked up the tab?”
The tab for the meals was miniscule compared to the tab for the 20 car motorcade and the security required when he’s out on the town.
If Obama was interested in saving taxpayer money, why didn’t he have the dinner in the White House? Wonder if his calligraphers prepared invitations for the guests?
Politically, all of them named Judas.
The worthless GOP jerkwads should have stood up, told him to screw himself and walked out then and there.
Screw them all.
FUBO & FAD
You are most welcome.
They didn’t lower their standards, they are on the same level as the kenyan. The king commanded his feudal lords to appear and like good vassals they did.
Curses and a pox on all of them.
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