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Boehner tells spineless Obama to take a hike
Kansas City . Com ^ | Yael T. Abouhalkah

Posted on 09/01/2011 10:23:55 PM PDT by Borough Park

Once again, President Barack Obama has looked politically spineless and clueless in backing down to House Speaker John Boehner.

For giddy Republicans, things couldn’t get any better.

For depressed Democrats, things could hardly be worse.

After Boehner taught Obama a lesson or two during the debt ceiling fiasco (“Read my lips, no new taxes, Mr. President”), the speaker basically told the president Wednesday he couldn’t talk to a joint meeting of Congress next week.

And Obama meekly agreed to postpone the speech to the next night.

This is the kind of meeting that should have been worked out in private, then publicly announced.

Instead, it appears a lazy White House thought it could get what it wanted - against all odds - from Boehner and the House.

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1 posted on 09/01/2011 10:23:59 PM PDT by Borough Park
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To: Borough Park

Obama appears more inconsequential each day. Obama is not capable of change nor can he even accept the fact that his fairy tale utopia he spent his whole life promoting does not work in real life.

The real world is not a classroom Mr. President. I think the American people have lost any HOPE that you will CHANGE.

It must be devastating for a narcissist. Too bad it’s devastating for us!


2 posted on 09/01/2011 10:30:03 PM PDT by volunbeer (Keep the dope, we'll make the change in 2012!)
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To: Borough Park

Ever think you’d live to see the Presidency reduced to an unwelcome warm-up act for the NFL?


3 posted on 09/01/2011 10:38:19 PM PDT by icanhasbailout
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To: Borough Park
"White House thought it could get what it wanted

And who could blame them? They have so far. Gun Walker, payoffs to contributors, raids of opponents businesses, war without congressional approval, executive orders that ciolate the law and Constitution, every lie picked up msm as fact, zero ID documents, no traceable history, shoddy real estate deals ...
4 posted on 09/01/2011 10:38:58 PM PDT by JoSixChip (Top 10% of wage earners pay 70% of total income taxes collected. Bottom 50% pay less then 3%, fair?)
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To: volunbeer
Obama appears more inconsequential each day.

I agree. There have been a lot of fumbles lately and I don't think Obama is calling his own shots. I've thought for a long time Obama was run for president by others. Obama is a figure, someone who gives good speech. So what this means is that those in the Administration in charge of things are making poor decisions.

Someone who keeps herself out of the news is Valerie Jarrett. She is a senior advisor and assistant in charge of Public Engagement and intergovernmental affairs. Valerie doesn't strike me as someone who has her fingers on the pulse of the true realities of things like the start of the NFL season (for example). So that, she would probably schedule the 'big' jobs speech perhaps completely unaware of the start of the NFL season or the perception that Mr. Average American will not tune in. This is just a rambling thought.

But whoever is pulling Obama's strings is not doing a good job at the time. I even wonder if Obama is aware that he is being handled poorly.
5 posted on 09/01/2011 10:42:01 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Borough Park

6 posted on 09/01/2011 10:44:49 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: icanhasbailout

OUCH! Excellent observation.


7 posted on 09/01/2011 10:44:54 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: volunbeer
God only knows...Barack needs a golf vacation with the big as going with him. Then,I wonder what her drug of of choice. :Give ne a super sized fries and 2 joints to go.?
8 posted on 09/01/2011 10:52:53 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: AD from SpringBay

Jarrett has this envisioned as Moses coming down from the mountain instead of a bewildered and ineffectual frontman returning from a Vinyard hideaway. The rest of the world didn’t get her script.

This will be a flop-sweat speech that will seal his legacy.


9 posted on 09/01/2011 11:03:51 PM PDT by KC Burke
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To: Borough Park
Poor planning, vacation boy. Take in 18 holes while you collect your thoughts. Yeah, baby you just doin’ fine.
10 posted on 09/01/2011 11:10:07 PM PDT by oyez ( America is being pimped.)
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To: JoSixChip

... a trillion dollars of political payoffs under the guise of “economic stimulus”...


11 posted on 09/01/2011 11:10:44 PM PDT by icanhasbailout
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To: icanhasbailout

Sad thing is that. Boner vote for that.


12 posted on 09/01/2011 11:14:00 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: icanhasbailout

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/congressional_performance


13 posted on 09/01/2011 11:19:46 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: org.whodat

Boehner’s “courage” is a little late. Reminds me of the family weiner dog who was so brave he barked at the mailman underneith the car.


14 posted on 09/01/2011 11:35:10 PM PDT by ak267
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To: icanhasbailout

I have to tell you, that was lol funny.


15 posted on 09/01/2011 11:35:22 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: Borough Park

Obama planned this perfectly. He gets to speak in front of the larger football audience while advancing the campaign narrative that he’s the victim of the racist bulling tea party and their unprecedented slap downs. Boehner did nothing courageous, he had to say no for simple logistical reasons.


16 posted on 09/01/2011 11:38:24 PM PDT by Crooked Constituent
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To: icanhasbailout

Oh, and by the way, from your history, welcome to Free Republic.


17 posted on 09/01/2011 11:39:22 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: ak267

Boners courage is about 5 trillion in additional spending late.


18 posted on 09/02/2011 12:04:54 AM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: Borough Park

Take a hike ya jug eared chump! Can’t wait until you lose November 6 2012.


19 posted on 09/02/2011 12:17:15 AM PDT by dennisw (nzt - works better if you're already smart)
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To: KC Burke

Jarrett and her daddy are commies.


20 posted on 09/02/2011 12:32:56 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: volunbeer
Obama appears more inconsequential each day.

And are you counting him out for 2012.

21 posted on 09/02/2011 12:52:03 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Crooked Constituent

I disagree. I think this was a mistake on his part. With the speech taking place at 7pm, not many people on the west coast are going to see/hear this. Not a lot of people will be able to watch TV at 4pm (West Coast Time).


22 posted on 09/02/2011 1:26:45 AM PDT by theelephantway
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To: Borough Park
To the totally ignorant, the president runs the white house not the House of Represeatives...Didn't he learn that at sometime during his college years.....

Looks like his followers never learned that either. Totally ignorant liberals....and dem's....

23 posted on 09/02/2011 1:33:16 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: icanhasbailout

NFL fans should not mind sacrificing a little time out of the game to hear Professor Obama’s latest economic theory, right?


24 posted on 09/02/2011 3:09:57 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Borough Park
Instead, it appears a lazy White House thought it could get what it wanted - against all odds - from Boehner and the House

Actually, I'd bet a paycheck that they gave the reality absolutely no thought. They are all childish and arrogant (a really bad combination for those who "rule") and only saw the sweet irony of being able to pretend to address the debt/economy at the expense of the Repub candidates. Boehner's polite and professional response set them back on their heels because they knew that even the MSM spin on this "unprecedented denial" for the President would sound lame due to the simple to understand facts.

25 posted on 09/02/2011 3:17:31 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: volunbeer
The fact this is coming out of an MSM newspaper tells me that the Democrats knows the polling internals for Obama are REALLY bad. Don't be surprised that we could start hearing talk of a challenger to Obama later this fall on the Democratic side.
26 posted on 09/02/2011 3:34:08 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Borough Park

A joint session of Congress is not an appropriate venue for what will be a run-of-the mill policy speech at best, and more likely a partisan stump speech. Obama is trying to use staging to distract from the lack of weight of his likely proposals. He’s also trying to show “leadership” by treating the Congress as vassals to be summoned at will. Boehner should have told him that joint sessions were for declarations of war, not for routine bullyragging, and politely given him the phone number of the Economic Club of Cincinnati for his jobs talk.


27 posted on 09/02/2011 3:39:14 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: The_Media_never_lie

I do not believe that this White House understands NFL fans. Here in Wisconsin the media have already announced they will televise the pre-game show, for obvious reasons. Still, football fans across the US will want to see the pre-game show. Football fans I know want to watch football pre-game, during the game and the wrap-up. They like it better when their team is playing, but they will want to watch no matter who is playing. This is really a dumb move by Obama.


28 posted on 09/02/2011 4:00:20 AM PDT by Seabeejas
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To: Borough Park
After Boehner taught Obama a lesson or two during the debt ceiling fiasco (“Read my lips, no new taxes, Mr. President”), the speaker basically told the president Wednesday he couldn’t talk to a joint meeting of Congress next week. And Obama meekly agreed to postpone the speech to the next night.

Nothing like over hyping something. Bozo has no choice but to back down. He cannot order congress to let him address them. He must request the time and wait for an invite. Unless he is invited he is to stay away from the capitol. Instead he tried one of his dictator like moves and it back fired on him.

29 posted on 09/02/2011 4:50:48 AM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

-——Bozo has no choice but to back down. -——

One can wonder exactly what he chose in the first place. In earlier threads on other subjects we learned that the women made the decisions and he went along. One wonders if he really was involved or if it was Valerie and or the Wookie that induced the fiasco


30 posted on 09/02/2011 4:58:23 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Rats carry plague)
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To: icanhasbailout

Gee don’t tell him that he believes that he is perfect.


31 posted on 09/02/2011 8:34:28 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: bert

Obama’s people forgot that they don’t control the House - a Republican does. They tried to impose power where they had none. LOL

Obama should be begin his speech to the NFL audience with the dictator line, “it’s time to eat your peas and do what I say. Give me more of your money NOW, or I am going to launch an American Spring on your asses - race riots!”


32 posted on 09/02/2011 8:37:39 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Seabeejas
This is really a dumb move by Obama.

I agree. When they do something this dumb, it makes me think that all the dumb decisions they made the last 3 years were due to incompetance, not malevalence.

33 posted on 09/02/2011 11:20:59 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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