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Obama calls Boehner, rules out debt negotiations
Politico ^ | 9-21-13 | JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN

Posted on 09/21/2013 4:09:45 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

President Barack Obama is once again warning House Republicans that he will not negotiate over a debt-ceiling increase, even as the U.S. government moves closer to its borrowing limit.

Obama called Speaker John Boehner Friday night to reiterate his hard-line stance. The Ohio Republican’s office said the president called to say “he wouldn’t negotiate with him on the debt limit.”

“Given the long history of using debt limit increases to achieve bipartisan deficit reduction and economic reforms, the speaker was disappointed but told the president that the two chambers of Congress will chart the path ahead,” a Boehner aide said in an email. “It was a brief call.”

A White House official said Obama spoke to both Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

“The President telephoned Speaker Boehner and told him again that the full faith and credit of the United States should not and will not be subject to negotiation,” the official said in a statement provided to POLITICO. “The President reiterated that it is the constitutional responsibility of the US Congress to pass the nation’s budget and pay the nation’s bills.”

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: alqaedainside; cr; debtlimit; impasse; kingofthedeficit; obamavsamerica; obamavsamericans; ohio; senate
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1 posted on 09/21/2013 4:09:46 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I just don’t beleive it. Pelosi said obama was the least partisan and most willing to compromise president in her life time.


2 posted on 09/21/2013 4:11:24 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

There is nothing to negotiate. Obamacare is a constitutional conservative Tea a Party red line.


3 posted on 09/21/2013 4:13:04 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Well then, that’s settled. Okay, sorry we bothered you.


4 posted on 09/21/2013 4:13:35 PM PDT by Defiant (A rainbow curtain has descended upon the west, from Munich to San Francisco.)
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To: svcw

Pelosi can’t remember past her last LSD hit.


5 posted on 09/21/2013 4:13:49 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: afraidfortherepublic
“The President telephoned Speaker Boehner and told him again that the full faith and credit of the United States should not and will not be subject to negotiation,” the official said in a statement provided to POLITICO. “The President reiterated that it is the constitutional responsibility of the US Congress to pass the nation’s budget and pay the nation’s bills.”


So what's the problem?

We stop borrowing and start paying down the debt ... "paying down the nation's bills"

6 posted on 09/21/2013 4:14:40 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Please don’t go wobbly and cry, Boehner. Please! Defund every POC sandwich We the People are bearing on our backs.


7 posted on 09/21/2013 4:15:50 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Cool. What do we need him for?


8 posted on 09/21/2013 4:16:23 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It’s not their responsiblity to borrow more money to create more bills that will require borrowing more money to not pay either. I wish Boehner had a pair but we know better. John will cave again. No surprise here.


9 posted on 09/21/2013 4:16:27 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

So the man-child who would negotiate with Assad, Putin, and the Iranians won’t sit down and talk with the leader of the GOP???

What an ass-hat!


10 posted on 09/21/2013 4:16:28 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Boner should have replied:

“OK, fine with me.”

Then boner should have gone home and read this:

http://www.heritage.org/constitution/articles/1/essays/67/appropriations-clause

The house does not need obumber or Reid. All they have to do is sit on their hands, play cards or whatever until the dims beg for money.


11 posted on 09/21/2013 4:19:05 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Let the country shut down. Tell zer0 FUBO.


12 posted on 09/21/2013 4:19:52 PM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Show Obama how a real Government works. It seems he doesn’t know. while you are at it tell him to go F himself.


13 posted on 09/21/2013 4:24:10 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Bonehead Boehner. You don't negotiate with a communists King. You don't even consider it. What you do is call King Obama a communists wanna be dictator and do it so America can hear. Stop being a crybaby.
14 posted on 09/21/2013 4:25:46 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: afraidfortherepublic

If I were Boehner, I’d warn Buckwheat that he don’t got no Muslims to back his skinny ass up, and his black slaves on the democrat plantation don’t know that you don’t hold your glocks sideways, even you got 2.2 billion rounds of cop-killer bullets. I’s also remind Buckwheat, if I were Boehner, that the latest poll shows that blacks fear these three things most:

1. Ghosts.

2. Dark forests.

3. Mosquitoes.

So if’n Buckwheat wants to get crazy azz crackers in fly-over America, he starts at a distinct disadvantage. Ain’t no muslims in deep, dark forests here in America, and black folk don’t like trees that cast dark shadows neither.


15 posted on 09/21/2013 4:25:55 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: afraidfortherepublic
He is a tinpot dictator, and we are his banana republic.
16 posted on 09/21/2013 4:27:02 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When your policy is to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on enthusiastic support from Paul.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Shut it down, starting with Air Force One.


17 posted on 09/21/2013 4:27:31 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Don’t take my word for it, these are my opinions...Do your own Homework)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Too bad boner didn’t tell him to screw off. (Uh, warn his majesty that things may not go as plotted)


18 posted on 09/21/2013 4:29:03 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

So let me get this straight. Zer0 picked up the phone and called Boner to tell him he is not going to negotiate? So don’t negotiate. Why bother calling.


19 posted on 09/21/2013 4:29:05 PM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I think we may end up with a very interesting 2014 election season in which a lot of Democrats go out of their way to distance themselves from Barack Obama and paint him as an uncompromising leftist @sshole.


20 posted on 09/21/2013 4:32:08 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Vaquero

So let me get this straight. Zer0 picked up the phone and called Boner to tell him he is not going to negotiate? So don’t negotiate. Why bother calling.


I am not a shrink, but I believe this behaviour has something to do with inferiority complexes mixed with narcissism and the compelling need to show that he is relevant.

Like: “Hey cracker, you better listen up. I’m the MAN!”


21 posted on 09/21/2013 4:33:37 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: afraidfortherepublic
The President reiterated that it is the constitutional responsibility of the US Congress to pass the nation’s budget and pay the nation’s bills.”

It is the House's responsibility to determine the bills. Last in, first out when you're short of cash.

You don't just keep borrowing beyond your means.

22 posted on 09/21/2013 4:34:39 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: old curmudgeon
All they have to do is sit on their hands, play cards or whatever until the dims beg for money.

YES!

23 posted on 09/21/2013 4:37:15 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
I’m your dictator,
No negotiations for you...


24 posted on 09/21/2013 4:37:57 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: old curmudgeon

The house does not need obumber or Reid. All they have to do is sit on their hands, play cards or whatever until the dims beg for money.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
And you know they most certainly will.


25 posted on 09/21/2013 4:38:36 PM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Soetero's nervous. Why would he call Boehner just to tell him this? If he's confident in his stance, he wouldn't say a thing.
26 posted on 09/21/2013 4:39:45 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

FYI, this is a Photoshop job, but still...

27 posted on 09/21/2013 4:45:09 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: DeWalt
Pelosi can’t remember past her last LSD hit.

Of course she can't, all those botox injections went to her brain!

28 posted on 09/21/2013 4:47:43 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Because he knows Boehner would fold. Only an idiot would negotiate with Boehner.


29 posted on 09/21/2013 4:52:19 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Well, if Obama won’t negotiate, then let Obama shut the government down.

Who the Hell needs it anyway.

Go to the golf course, Barry.


30 posted on 09/21/2013 4:54:04 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

"Don't call my bluff, John!"


31 posted on 09/21/2013 4:57:18 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I wonder what people of Freerepublic would think of the following deal:

1. A continuing resolution for the year that does not fund Obama care.

2. A debt ceiling increase targeted to get the US through the year.


32 posted on 09/21/2013 4:57:20 PM PDT by JLS
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The Bamster is afeared. If you do not plan to negotiate, you do not call you opponent and tell them that you shall not negotiate. This weenie craves attention and is desperate to fell as though he is in control.


33 posted on 09/21/2013 5:08:03 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

fell = feel


34 posted on 09/21/2013 5:08:20 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: old curmudgeon

I wish he’d call me. I would tell him a few things that perhaps community organizers are not use to hearing.


35 posted on 09/21/2013 5:11:21 PM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The affirmative action POTUS just can’t accept the fact that someone would dare disobey his wishes...


36 posted on 09/21/2013 5:12:39 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Another red line. Putin put obamaz car in park. My calculus says let him blow.


37 posted on 09/21/2013 5:14:18 PM PDT by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not just selectively for Democrats.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Boehner is a complete idiot and will get played again. What he needs to do is give interview after interview with the MSM and explain to the American people what needs to be done. Hold the line and make sure you are making your case EVERY DAY in as public a manner as possible. Come across as a reasonable person but make it impossible to be ignored. Don’t whine like a pathetic baby.

Of course Boehner’s public demeanor during any interview is pathetic and unconvincing. He simply doesn’t have the capacity to make a convincing case to anyone. If he had ANY sense of duty he would have resigned years ago.

Here’s the problem John, if you don’t even understand what game is being played it’s pretty damn hard to win.


38 posted on 09/21/2013 5:21:52 PM PDT by PAR
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To: afraidfortherepublic
even as the U.S. government moves closer to its borrowing limit

Yeah, right. The 'debt' has been frozen since, what, MAY???

39 posted on 09/21/2013 5:22:13 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: JLS
I wonder what people of FreeRepublic would think of the following deal: 1. A continuing resolution for the year that does not fund Obama care. 2. A debt ceiling increase targeted to get the US through the year.

Along with a take-it-or-leave-it note attached.

40 posted on 09/21/2013 5:23:13 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Vlad the Impaler proposed no path to citizenhip. Consider that.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Obama will meet with Assad but not with Boehner.

The so called president has things a bit backward. Maybe Obama has chronic role reversal crisis.Or maybe its simpler, Obama is just a tresonous bashturd who happens to be a facsist bent on destroying our nation.

Good Read:
http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


41 posted on 09/21/2013 5:28:30 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Vaquero

All of 0bama’s budgets have been voted down by the Senate, almost unaminous


42 posted on 09/21/2013 5:28:43 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: afraidfortherepublic
That's right Obama, just don't come to work. Go out and play golf. That's the only thing you can do that doesn't hurt the regular American.
43 posted on 09/21/2013 5:30:49 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I hope Boehner asked Odumbo if he was still sore from that “Boot Kick in the Butt” Putin gave him the other day!!


45 posted on 09/21/2013 5:37:43 PM PDT by jacob allen
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To: old curmudgeon

Nope. He’s just a spoiled child who was socially promoted from first grade, all the way through the Democrat primary in 08. So to insure a win for the stupid little child the RNC shoe-horned McCain into a primary win. Had it not been for Palin, 0bama would have won 80% of both the popular vote and the electoral college. Republicans are afraid to say no to this putz.


46 posted on 09/21/2013 5:43:57 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: rodguy911

Saw this thread? Before it was taken down


47 posted on 09/21/2013 5:47:06 PM PDT by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not just selectively for Democrats.)
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To: rodguy911

Is this a credible source? Haven’t heard a word about this in the MSM. Suprise, suprise!


48 posted on 09/21/2013 5:47:58 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

So then, why does Boehner even bother to answer the phone? It seems to me that when a fool like Obama calls you to talk about a bill, he’s negotiating. It’s just that you can ignore his opening position. If he’s not negotiating, why is he calling?


49 posted on 09/21/2013 5:54:30 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Recompennation

I found a dozen other links but they all use the same source the National Report.Unless I can find another source that independently says the same thing I will ask the mods to remove my earlier post.
I found one other, a Nixon blog or something but they used an anonymous source,no good for me.


50 posted on 09/21/2013 6:08:28 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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