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Sen. Corker: White House Meeting...‘One Of The Most Bizarre I’ve Attended’
CBS-DC ^ | 5-23-14

Posted on 05/24/2014 7:59:34 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

White House officials have been holding private meetings this week aimed at soothing lawmakers’ concerns over the U.S. posture in Syria, the future of the American military presence in Afghanistan and defense spending. The meetings come as a frustrated White House seeks to push back at criticism of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy.

But the White House outreach appeared to be having little effect on some lawmakers’ concerns.

Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, described Tuesday night’s White House meeting with chief of staff Denis McDonough and national security adviser Susan Rice as “one of the most bizarre I’ve attended.”

Another senator who attended the meeting said Obama’s advisers refused to provide lawmakers with answers about whether the president plans to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the war formally concludes later this year or about the Pentagon’s efforts to find nearly 300 kidnapped Nigerian school girls.

Unsatisfied, some of the lawmakers started to leave one by one before the meeting had finished. The senator and three congressional aides briefed on the meeting insisted on anonymity to discuss the private talks.

The meetings, which have been taking place both at the White House and on Capitol Hill, come as Obama prepares for a speech Wednesday at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, where he is expected to try to answer critics who say he has surrendered America’s global leadership and faltered on problems in the Middle East, Russia, China and beyond.

McDonough and Rice met at the White House on Monday night with about a dozen House Democrats. On Tuesday, officials invited 14 senators — three of them were Republicans — to the White House for a discussion on foreign policy over wine, beer, and a cheese and cracker platter...

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1 posted on 05/24/2014 7:59:34 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“Obama prepares for a speech Wednesday at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York???”

Perhaps the Bizarre One....can be queried about the VA at that time??

WHAT an Opportunity!!!


2 posted on 05/24/2014 8:01:09 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Is anyone surprised by this? Everything this POS administration does is treated as a joke. There’s none of the seriousness that we used to see even at times during the Clinton administration.


3 posted on 05/24/2014 8:05:29 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: MeshugeMikey

MacArthur will be spinning in his grave.


4 posted on 05/24/2014 8:08:59 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Wars are not “concluded”. They are either won or lost.


5 posted on 05/24/2014 8:10:37 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: Mouton

I have to wonder what ACcess to this speech will be?

will reporters be allowed? The Public?


6 posted on 05/24/2014 8:11:00 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“Obama prepares for a speech Wednesday at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York???”

About Gays, Transvestites and Illegal dreamers ?


7 posted on 05/24/2014 8:11:02 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

two words: Susan Rice.


8 posted on 05/24/2014 8:12:11 AM PDT by 4buttons
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To: afraidfortherepublic
...White House seeks to push back at criticism of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy.

There is no defense for the Weasel-in-Chief.

9 posted on 05/24/2014 8:12:39 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
The president and Susan Rice: clown car photo: clown car clown_car_33.jpg
10 posted on 05/24/2014 8:15:52 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Folks we now have 17.5 trillion dollars in debt.

That is rapidly increasing.

America needs jobs. Or else everything else dissolves.


11 posted on 05/24/2014 8:15:58 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Everything about this administration is bizarre!
12 posted on 05/24/2014 8:16:18 AM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: shove_it

“Wars are not “concluded”. They are either won or lost.”

I caught that. Interesting use of words.


13 posted on 05/24/2014 8:16:46 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
a WH meeting...and the absentee landlord ,of course, wasn't there.
14 posted on 05/24/2014 8:21:10 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Probably the graduation of USMA ‘14


15 posted on 05/24/2014 8:22:43 AM PDT by pettifogger (USAFA '84)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

So the Caliph plans to lead from the front, raise the black flag and attack Christendom?


16 posted on 05/24/2014 8:28:41 AM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Obama - "I will stand with the Muslims")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Everything this POS administration does is treated as a joke.

There are still people that worship this POS.



Obama "Greatest President" Billboard in Rural Arizona Advertises Conspiracy-Theory Website
17 posted on 05/24/2014 8:28:45 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
The District of Corruption is in desperate need of some adult supervision.
18 posted on 05/24/2014 8:31:04 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Cheese, crackers, and wine while discussing foreign policy. Sounds like they’re taking the matter very seriously.../s


19 posted on 05/24/2014 8:35:00 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: shove_it

Not to a Demwit, it’s a page straight out of rules for radicals. Redifining reality AND what past experience has taught the American people.
Wars should not be won, that could lead to dangerous patriotism and a love for American exceptionalism and Power, so just change a word or two here and there and before you know it, attitudes begin to follow. Morons...

You can sprinkle sugar on a turd,but that don’t make it a powdered doughnut.


20 posted on 05/24/2014 8:41:50 AM PDT by snappahead (if your gonna be dumb, you better be tough.)
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