Skip to comments.Obama Calls 1st Meeting With Congressional Leaders on Shutdown
Posted on 10/02/2013 10:56:31 AM PDT by 11th_VAEdited on 10/02/2013 10:56:53 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed hundreds of thousands of workers and closed military cemeteries as far away as France. Republican leaders welcomed the Wednesday afternoon meeting but questioned whether Democrats were ready to deal.
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"We're pleased the president finally recognizes that his refusal to negotiate is indefensible," Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said. "It's unclear why we'd be having this meeting if it's not meant to be a start to serious talks between the two parties."
If OBAMACARE SUBSIDY HEALTH INSURANCE TAX, aka OSHIT, is so popular, then why isnt Mr. Michelle Obama enrolled?
This is enrollment day number TWO, Barry: tick-tock - - -
How about Obama hop on his bicycle and haul his ass to Congress and beg for a meeting?
no he;s not bending but understands that him saying no talking to the right looks bad.
This is all a stage and I bet they did a inside poll.
“President Barack Obama summoned”
He could summon all he wanted and I would tell him to kiss it! This is his baby, let him deal with it on his own.
No, he has got them up there to make it look like he is negotiating. The only thing he is willing to negotiate is whom sits in the left chair and whom sits in the right chair before the emperor.
Then his press office will put out a statement that he found Bonehead to be reluctant to deal because he was being held hostage by the tea party.
If this obamacare is so great then why are not all the Obama’s signed up and why hasn’t the Dems?
LEAD BY EXAMPLE BOZO AND SIGN UP YOURSELF AS WELL AS YOUR FAMILY.
Summon? Obama can visit Congress, not the other way around.
He won’t bend. He is calling them in to tell them that he wants everything his way or no way.
this is where the blackmail threats start.
they better treat the little man/boy with the disrespect he has earned.
people are starting to see how overpriced obamacrare is.
5000 dollar deductable, 40%(?) copays, 30-40% more expensive premiums, only moocher class qualified for subsidies...
“President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders”
Summoned like come here lackies.
This is his attempt to double punch Bonehead. Bonehead saying this is probably the first move to negotiate! What an idiot. This is just like when he asked Ryan to come to that speech he gave and in which he berated him and made him look like a fool. Typical bully move, two on one.
*He wont bend. He is calling them in to tell them that he wants everything his way or no way*
He’s calling them in to wish them into the cornfield because they’re “very bad men”.
You know, with all the crimes the rats get away with, with all the full-throated support they show to their criminals, if I was a Republican congressman and they tried to blackmail me even with something I really did, I’d tell them to “bring it” and then have my staff start preparing charts and lists of rats who got re-elected in spite of their crimes. Sometimes you just have to fight them on their own ground, because they will never fight on high ground.
That’s a good point. Congress ought to do just that.
...think the WW2 VETS hit a nerve yesterday and AGAIN TODAY...pictures of old guys in wheelchairs were NOT ALLOWED ON AN OPEN SIDEWALK...didn’t make Odungo look good....he caved, no mounted police to enforce Odungo’s wishes this AM...tho the threat WAS THERE LAST NIGHT. *smiles*..THEY CAME ANYWAY...
I happen to agree with you on this. These meetings with 0bama always go badly for our side or anyone who opposes this dictator. What threat will now be made? What blackmail will be used?
Can the conservative base support Boehner et al, in the face of a revealed corruption if Boehner finally decided to stand tall and lead?
It’s really gonna hurt when he signs those ... (I’m optimistic today)
Invite would have been the correct word.
Summoned-authorize or order a gathering of; call together by authority, as for deliberation or action: to summon parliament.
Isn’t it sad that we all know these summons equal blackmail by the office of the President.
Did his round of golf get rained out?
I don’t know that at all. I put nothing past this lying pos in the Crack House.
Backing away from another Red Line, eh?
Listened to some of that, the Dems are blatantly, clearly arguing for keeping it shutdown.
Good thing for them the media won’t put any of their speeches on the Nightly News...
No, he wants a photo op where he is “trying” but the R’s won’t deal.
I hate him like no other soul.
Let’s hope very few are qualified for subsidies, since the only thing worse than the government requiring you to buy health insurance is the government subsidizing the cost of it.
Obama caved, Boehner.
Don’t give in, make them give you:
one year delay
end of religious conscience unfairness
end of anything remotely resembling or connected to “death panels” whether in counseling, funding, or decision groups or individuals.
end of unfair costs from state to state
end of unfair advertising that doesn’t include ALL monthly payments, deductibles, co-pays, and special pays, and add to that average individual costs of all new taxes, fees, etc.
Nah... he is going to pull out his race card.
Government shutdown is racist
Xerxes has deigned to meet with the mortals?
He’s starting to bend ...
But he will not “Break” instead he will “Snap” and it will either herald the end of his presidency or of the Republic...
Time will tell...
He can’t ride the bike today, the girls are using it.
This meeting has nothing to do with the shutdown. This meeting is to negotiate what Republicans want in exchange for increasing the debt limit.
My bet is after yesterday’s debacle with Obamacare, obama will settle for the 1 year delay ( which will go to 2015) in exchange for another trillion. If that happens, both sides win politically while we all lose, as usual.
The pubbies all ought to go golfing
Got to be a lighted course around somewhere.
Don’t laugh I’ve seen em.
Screw Obama. Maybe the WWII vets can reopen the White House while they are there.
McConnell needs to get an urgent case of Strep Throat that sends him to intensive care and he must delegate Cruz to stand in for him..
Well, I’m sure both subjects will be discussed.
Keeping the partial funding bill out of the senate and off Obama’s desk will be ‘the elephant in the room’ re both subjects.
Hope Boehner doesn’t let him off the hook on the shutdown in exchange for a debt limit deal- which is IMHO what he wants today.
"We've got to protect our phony baloney jobs, gentlemen! We must do something about this shutdown, immediately, immediately, immediately!!!"
He is going to play them both. You watch.
He will claim he and all four Leaders agreed that they could hammer out a deal but that the “Tea Bagger Wing” will not, so even if they did it would fail in the house.
Pitting Boehner and Mitch against the Conservatives.
Boner said last Winter he would never negotiate with the Jug Eared fraud again. SO DON’T!
FOX NEWS is reporting that WH sources are saying that Obama will reiterate to them, “Clean Bill or nothing.”
I think we should shut the water, gas and electric off to the White House.
I am publishing Cantor’s tweet everywhere I can.I suggest everyone do the same, even on the most innocuous sites..get it OUT!
Oh yeah...and 0bama’s blackberry too, no golf either or world flights to foreign lands...
Well then, if Obama is going to take the “my way or the highway approach”, there is no sense in even going to the meeting.
Pass the small CRs and go on.
And McConnell should send Ted Cruz and Mike Lee to the meeting on behalf of the Republican leadership, have microphones in there, and let’s hear the tin-hat dictator say that he will not sign any of the small CRs. Put Obama on record.
I have this vision actually for some time now. I picture meetings of this sort that occur from time to time between the president and anyone in authority other than his “yes” people.
I am quite sure that Obama meetings come across as this amateur who sits there and knows nothing about anything. I think he avoids these meetings because it exposes him to the people there as being the total inept person he is.
I am sure eventually it will come out. Stories of things he has said that were off the wall, but the attendees keep silent not to come across as racist to the press.
We have president in office who is a totally unfit for the job who was not remotely qualified. Few people are.
This meeting will be a monologue. Boehner and company I would think need to stand firm.