Skip to comments.‘Exasperated’ Obama tells congressional leaders he ‘will not negotiate’ (Obama owns the shutdown)
Posted on 10/02/2013 4:28:13 PM PDT by tobyhill
An exasperated President Obama on Wednesday met with congressional leaders at the White House to discuss the budget standoff that has shut down parts of the federal government for the first time in 17 years, making it clear to them that he will not bargain with Obamacare.
The top four leaders of both parties from both houses gathered for an hour and a half seesion in the Oval Office without any staff. After the meeting, Speaker John Boehner said the president reiterated tonight he will not negotiate.
According to a White House official, the president planned to use the meeting to urge the House leaders to pass a clean continuing resolution without what Obama has called ideological demands such as riders aimed at undermining his signature health-care law so that the government can reopen.
Obama also planned to call on Congress to act to raise the debt ceiling to pay the bills we have already incurred and avoid devastating consequences on our economy, the official said.
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DICTATORS don’t Negotiate...ONLY DEMOCRACIES have people who NEGOTIATE!! We ARE a BANANA REPUBLIC!!
Why should Congress attempt to deal with a totalitarian?
So what was the point in going, John?
The GOP really needs to stand pat on this one - Obama is going to completely freak out.
call on Congress to act to raise the debt ceiling to pay the bills we have already incurred and avoid devastating consequences on our economy,
Ad nauseum. He sounds like Chatty Kathy, I wonder who is
pulling his string?
If I hear him say “full faith and credit” one more time...
You built it. Nobody else made it happen. It's ALL YOURS Democrats. You own it. You made your ball and chain, now walk the plank.
How come nobody’s coming up with the solution of making Obamacare voluntary? This is what Obama promised when campaigning against hillary. If Obamacare is as great as Obama says it is, in time people will be thrilled to sign up, and it would take the pressure off for now.
“We conservatives keep offering the olive branch of bi-partisan negotiation, but 0bama wants to keep the government shut down.
How many women and children have to suffer before he comes to the table?”
I thought raising the d3ebt ceiling was purely a ceremonial exercise, completely devoid of ANY association with the actual debt.
Just saw a replay.,,
Boehner I would hope that my friends on the left would listen to the American people and sit down and have serious discussions on ending this.
Reid One thing we made clear, we will absolutely not move on Obamacare.
Impeach him and see how he likes that.
Bammy needs to eat his peas.
satan always overplays his hand.
One just has to sweet talk the 'rats into setting you free of it.
Obama’s personal Homo-Black-Lib-care is more important to him than the survival of our country.
I won’t like it, but the entire thing can crash and burn to the ground before I would yield to this dictator POS. Never surrender....
We can’t let Obama and his filthy democrats scare us into compliance. To take the heart and soul of America away from us, he would have to kill each and every one of us and I do not believe they are capable.
God Save the Republic......
If Obiecare is such a great deal and people just can’t wait to sign up, why is it manditory?
Pay to not play.
"This is the law of the land, passed by both Houses and signed by the President. Republicans need to get over that."
Do the Democrats want to stay with that line? Because when it's time to talk about the sequester and the debt ceiling, the Republications can turn that stance around.
And what did their hard-line stance get them? The Tea Party got what they wanted -- a slow-down on ObamaCare. Something that could have been brought up after the Senate passed one of the handful of CRs that the House sent over. So, instead of having to haggle over just Obamacare, the Senate's stance -- and Obama's stance -- lost them not only the funding of Obamacare, but funding for significant slabs of the Federal government. To me, that's a step backwards. And now we have reports that the piecemeal restoration of funding for the rest of government is going to be voted down and/or vetoed. If the Senate and the President care so much about the people, why are they hurting so many of them by their actions.
And by their actions may they be known.
Let’s hope Senator Cruz is in charge of planning and executing the debt ceiling negotiations.
The mask of the would be dictator is slipping. Obama sees absolute power and intends to break the last of the GOP opposition.
0bama's coke-frazzled brain finally goes full schizophrenic.
After declaring TWICE that he will not negotiate, that should be the end of John Boehner’s and Mitch McConnell’s trips to the White House.
It’s bad enough that we have a president who is continually making a fool of himself; we don’t also need to see the Speaker of the House and Senate Minority Leader futily trekking back and forth to the White House like sadsack silent-screen comedians every few days.
In the 2008 campaign Democrats (was it Obama?) also promised that they would give all Americans the same healthcare plan that congress and the senate have.
But that is another promise that has fallen into the memory hole.
Yep...a true dictator.
Why not just have one party rule then? What is the effing point?
I have yet to hear anyone ask Pelosi, Reid or and other congress critter why they aren’t going to a part of Obamacare if it’s so great. Such a simple question. I really want to hear their answers.
I think Levin's right: this guy is unstable...
I think Obama’s government model is the one Hugo Chavez created in Venezuela. The legislature is just for show and does whatever the dictator and ruling party require.
King Obama will never be held responsible for the shutdown because he has the communists MSM of America supporting this dictator. The ignorance of millions of Americans in the media is almost unbelievable.
Tell him to eat the poop he’s trying to fling.
Oh yeah! Big time.
If the Clown can’t take the heat, RESIGN.
A full melt down would be so satisfying ... fetal position, catatonic ...
You know, we would not even be here if not for that ‘Benedict Arnold’ John Roberts, who changed his vote after voting to strike it down.
Obama is a drinker. I don’t know what he drinks but he is a drinker. I remember his first physical as president it was recommended that he cut back.
Perhaps it is time to negotiate with a bottle or two. His father was a notorious drinker and Hussian has that black and white thinking that drinkers are famous for.
Candidate Obama on September 20, 2008 at Bethune-Cookman University:
Change means keeping the promise of affordable, accessible health care for every single American. Under my plan, if you have health insurance, nothing changes for you, except that my plan will lower your health care costs. If you dont, youll be able to get the same kind of coverage that members of Congress give themselves.
obama and his ilk know that this is their last chance. If the republicans fold, the dems win forever and the republicans win. If they fold all they’ll be able to say is “We told you so” after the SHTF.
It looks bad to state he will not talk so he will have a meeting to state he will not talk and then after tell his media pals he tried.
I frigging hate this girlie fairy guy. Never ran anything in his life, not even a hot dog stand and it shows