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Pelosi: 'This President Has Been So Respectful of the Republicans in Congress'
CNS News ^ | 4/19/2012 | Edwin Mora

Posted on 04/20/2012 1:34:57 PM PDT by IbJensen

CNSNews.com) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters at her Thursday briefing that President Barack Obama "has been so respectful of the Republicans in Congress."

She was responding to a reporter who asked her to react to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Calif.) who said on Wednesday that the “president has been AWOL since Labor Day” and that he “lacks the courage to lead on the economy.”

“The fact is this president has been so respectful of the Republicans in Congress," Pelosi said. "He has given them every opportunity for the executive and the legislative branch to work together, to have a solution that has bi-partisan support. He’s been criticized by some for taking the time that it takes to find out that they’re never going to give him a break, which is a compromise.”

“One thing I do know with absolute certainty, President Obama was in agreement with the grand bargain, which the two of them negotiated last summer,” said Pelosi. “When he asked us, the Democrats in Congress, can you support us going down a path that doesn’t have as much revenue as we want, but that it has the balance, that has cuts that are painful, but also has some revenue in terms of assuming the repeal of the Bush tax cuts [on Dec. 31, 2012] he said, go for it, that would be our recommendation. The president didn’t need our recommendation, he knew where he was on it, but I think it was important for him to know that we were with him.”

Pelosi continued: “As we have said all along, we’re for a grand bargain. You can do many things and difficult choices that are there if you also have revenue. And I know that the president agreed with that and that the Republicans walked away. They’re trying to revise history now, but it just ain’t [sic] so.”

She went on to say that what Boehner’s comments about Obama were false because the president has actually been “engaged with the American people.”

On Wednesday, Boehner had said, “The president checked out last Labor Day. He spent the last six months campaigning from one end of the country to the other, instead of working with members of both political parties here in Washington to address the serious challenges that our country faces. He’s shrinking from his responsibility to lead and, rather, not using and not having any courage to help tackle these problems.”

Commenting further, Pelosi said that what Boehner said “is cute, but it isn’t true. The president has not been -- the president has been engaged, has been engaged with the American people and for that reason the Republicans had to come around on the payroll tax cuts in the House. … I think [what the Speaker said] is a sign of things to come in the campaign, but I don’t think they should go unanswered and the fact is what I know is that the president agreed to the grand bargain. Republicans walked away.”

She accused House Republicans of taking too long to pass legislation in February of this year that extended payroll tax cuts and unemployment insurance benefits until the end of the year. The deal also prevented reductions to Medicare payments to health providers. Critics, however, had accused the Republicans of caving in to the Democrats.

The grand bargain that Pelosi alluded concerned the negotiations between Republicans, Democrats, and the president last summer to work out a deal leading up to a deadline to raise the debt ceiling, which is the legal limit on the amount of money the government can borrow. At the time, the limit was $14.29 trillion.

The grand bargain was a failed $4-trillion deal that Speaker Boehner was working on with President Obama that included tax reform, entitlement reform and deficit reduction. They both reportedly had worked out a bargain but then Obama demanded $400 billion more in terms of revenue, i.e., tax increases, and Boehner said no. As the Speaker has remarked many times, the “White House moved the goal post.”

On Aug. 2, 2011, a deal was struck to raise the debt ceiling by up to $2.4 trillion between then and the end of 2012. The limit was raised $900 billion (on top of a national debt of $14.29 trillion) after Aug. 2 and then by another $1.2 trillion in January of this year. The current national debt (as of Apr. 18) is $15.6 trillion.

As CNSNews.com reported on Wednesday, in the 39 months since Barack Obama took the oath of office as president of the United States, the federal government’s debt has increased by $5,027,761,476,484.56.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: demorat; nutsypelousy; pelosi; sanfranciscotreat
Video of Nutsy at link.

I guess San Fran Nan the Botox queen missed these "respectful Obama comments:

* “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” Barack Obama in July 2008

* “I want you to argue with them and get in their face!” Barack Obama, September 2008

* “Here’s the problem: It’s almost like they’ve got — they’ve got a bomb strapped to them and they’ve got their hand on the trigger. You don’t want them to blow up. But you’ve got to kind of talk them, ease that finger off the trigger.” Barack Obama on banks, March 2009

* “I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!” Barack Obama on ACORN Mobs, March 2010

* “We talk to these folks… so I know whose ass to kick.” Barack Obama on the private sector, June 2010

* “A Republican majority in Congress would mean ‘hand-to-hand combat’ on Capitol Hill for the next two years, threatening policies Democrats have enacted to stabilize the economy.” Barack Obama, October 6, 2010

* “We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.” Barack Obama to Latinos, October 2010

1 posted on 04/20/2012 1:35:05 PM PDT by IbJensen
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2 posted on 04/20/2012 1:38:16 PM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: IbJensen
Either this bug-eyed beyotch is a completely shameless lying SOS, or what passes for her mind is truly off in leftwing Fantasyland. Or possibly both.

And look at the high office such a sorry creature has been able to attain. Makes one question the sanity of this Republic, and worry for its survival.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

3 posted on 04/20/2012 1:39:32 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: IbJensen

“I won.”

-Obama addressing the Republicans 2009


4 posted on 04/20/2012 1:40:07 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Joe Brower

It’s both.....


5 posted on 04/20/2012 1:40:28 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: IbJensen

She deserves our pity - she is obviously dilusional and needs medical attention.


6 posted on 04/20/2012 1:40:53 PM PDT by bagman
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To: IbJensen
Nan is nuttier than squirrel crap!...
7 posted on 04/20/2012 1:41:38 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: IbJensen

He’s ruling by Executive Order and telling the SCOTUS Justices they better not overturn Obamacare.

How much more respect for our form of government and members of the other branches of it, could this man offer up huh Nancy?

Those rascally Republicans! They just don’t show this man the depth of respect he so richly deserves. /s


8 posted on 04/20/2012 1:42:00 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Okay, now lets see if the RNC, Rove, and Card can get him elected without their core base. Game on!)
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To: IbJensen

Yes, and Nan Pelosi is STILL a virgin and has NEVER had any botox.


9 posted on 04/20/2012 1:43:12 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: RetroSexual

10 posted on 04/20/2012 1:43:39 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: IbJensen

The Germans have an expression for Nan’s problem: `cloud cuckoo land.’


11 posted on 04/20/2012 1:43:51 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: IbJensen

Botox Biddy has gone completely senile.


12 posted on 04/20/2012 1:44:54 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Joe Brower
And look at the high office such a sorry creature has been able to attain. Makes one question the sanity of this Republic, and worry for its survival

The thing we must all understand is this: The Republic has been under attack by the people who hate America and all that America stands for over 60 or 70 years. Obama is just the front for these traitors. He has surrounded himself with these people from his past and their plan to destroy this nation is unfolding before you eyes.

13 posted on 04/20/2012 1:47:39 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: IbJensen
Pelosi -- ssssssssssssssss!
14 posted on 04/20/2012 1:47:55 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: IbJensen
OBAMA: "After they drove the car into the ditch, made it as difficult as possible for us to pull it back, now they want to keys back. No! You can’t drive! We don’t want to have to go back into the ditch. We just got the car out."

"We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back."

"When, you know, I'm busy and Nancy [Pelosi] is busy with our mop cleaning up somebody else’s mess –- we don’t want somebody sitting back saying, you're not holding the mop the right way. Why don’t you grab a mop, why don’t you help clean up. You're not mopping fast enough. That's a socialist mop. Grab a mop –- let’s get to work."

"We're gonna punish our enemies, and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us"

"I won."

15 posted on 04/20/2012 1:49:46 PM PDT by Teotwawki (To Him be the glory throughout all generations.)
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To: IbJensen

“the campaign is over, john “

“I won”

“We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.”

ad nauseum


16 posted on 04/20/2012 1:50:20 PM PDT by stylin19a
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To: DoughtyOne

Evil

Crazy


17 posted on 04/20/2012 1:50:38 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: IbJensen

“They’re never going to give him a break, which is a compromise.” - somebody better start spoon-feeding the tapioca to old Nancy because the blood vessels to her brain are blocked.


18 posted on 04/20/2012 1:51:15 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: RetroSexual

Me? Talking out of my... ??? Oh, nevermind!...


19 posted on 04/20/2012 1:51:44 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: IbJensen

This makes total sense when you remember that every word out of a Democrat’s mouth means the exact opposite of the conventional meaning.


20 posted on 04/20/2012 1:53:15 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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To: IbJensen

Bat shit crazy, that one is.


21 posted on 04/20/2012 1:53:54 PM PDT by crosshairs (As long as there is evil, "Coexist" is impossible.)
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To: IbJensen

Let’s see her take a random urinalysis. I have to to drive a semi - I would think that our lawmakers should prove they aren’t under the influence of mind altering substances. Pelosi has to be on lots of drugs.


22 posted on 04/20/2012 1:53:59 PM PDT by datura (Democrat = Communist)
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To: jazusamo
Someone needs to drug test Pelosi.

Her priest/bishop needs to excommunicate this pro-abortion wretch. If she's not a candidate for excommunication (her role in demanding forced birth control distribution on the Church), then no one is. If she's donating to the Church and that is more important than implementing and enforcing Church doctrine, then the Church has a serious problem.

23 posted on 04/20/2012 1:55:45 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Joe Brower

She’s one of the few who can actually leave me slack-jawed after reading one of these statements.


24 posted on 04/20/2012 1:57:35 PM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: IbJensen

WOW.
Pelosi must be entering the first stages of dementia...


25 posted on 04/20/2012 1:57:52 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: IbJensen

She went on to say that what Boehner’s comments about Obama were false because the president has actually been “engaged with the American people.”

Yeah, engaged in trying to destroy our Constitution our economy and our society.....


26 posted on 04/20/2012 1:59:51 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: IbJensen

What is she smokin?


27 posted on 04/20/2012 2:00:28 PM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
It may reveal more of my sickness than I should, but I do so like that graphic. Signed, Demented Conservative.
28 posted on 04/20/2012 2:07:09 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Okay, now lets see if the RNC, Rove, and Card can get him elected without their core base. Game on!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Agreed...


29 posted on 04/20/2012 2:07:51 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Okay, now lets see if the RNC, Rove, and Card can get him elected without their core base. Game on!)
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To: IbJensen

Only compared to you, Nancy, only compared to you...


30 posted on 04/20/2012 2:17:16 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1186 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: IbJensen

A certain someone I know knows a certain GOP Congressman who has actual photos taken in meetings between the GOP delegation and Obama during which he is alternately wagging his finger at them, face-palming, and falling asleep.

Of course they have been embargoed by the spineless leadership and their Karl Rove advisers.


31 posted on 04/20/2012 2:19:24 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: IbJensen

FUTD, Pel-lousy!


32 posted on 04/20/2012 2:19:54 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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She was responding to a reporter who asked her to react to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Calif.) who said on Wednesday that the “president has been AWOL since Labor Day” and that he “lacks the courage to lead on the economy.”

You know Boner, I might take you more seriously on what you say if you fought back against Obama spending money (which The House controls) and issuing Executive Orders that are outside his domain.

33 posted on 04/20/2012 2:25:12 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: IbJensen

Another lousy movie produced by the old had. I bet she produced and directed this.


34 posted on 04/20/2012 2:46:44 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: IbJensen

I guess an unintended benefit of botox is you can say anything with a sttraight face.


35 posted on 04/20/2012 2:48:31 PM PDT by jdub (A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.)
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I guess an unintended benefit of botox is you can say anything with a sttraight face.

Post of the day, right there...

36 posted on 04/20/2012 2:49:54 PM PDT by Galatians513 (this space available for catchy tagline)
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To: IbJensen

And don’t forget “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” Obama said in Philadelphia June 13, 2008.

Oh, maybe it doesn’t count because he hadn’t been elected President yet.


37 posted on 04/20/2012 2:51:28 PM PDT by LSAggie (and everything in the world)
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To: jdub

So what if is he respectful? He is the president, and he damn well better be respectful. It’s expected. Hey, and keep your sh****y shoes off the furniture in the oval office.


38 posted on 04/20/2012 2:53:12 PM PDT by healy61
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To: IbJensen
When you consider her idea of properly treating Republicans is squatting and peeing on them, Obama really has treated Republicans pretty well....
39 posted on 04/20/2012 2:54:35 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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4/20 is dope day. this all makes sense when viewed through a marijuana haze.

...and NO I’m not a Big Giant Head in that respect.


40 posted on 04/20/2012 2:56:58 PM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: Jaded

Why is it that BO always has women coming out and saying how civil and nice and funny he is? It’s just weird to me. If he were all these things, no one would have to say it.


41 posted on 04/20/2012 2:57:49 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Joe Brower

” And look at the high office such a sorry creature has been able to attain. Makes one question the sanity of this Republic, and worry for its survival.”

Both, Joe.


42 posted on 04/20/2012 3:30:49 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: IbJensen

Was thinking earlier....If Hillary had beat obama, there would no doubt be a continuous cat fight (slut fight) between her and Pelosi. Pelosi would be making obscene phone calls at 3:00 in the morning and Hillary would have the Secret Service, DC Police and a GSA tow truck following Pelosi’s limousin around the clock just waiting for a traffic or parking violation.


43 posted on 04/20/2012 3:36:54 PM PDT by jmax (Goooooooooooooo NAVY .......)
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To: IbJensen

AAAAAAAAAAAAAA(Que Johnny Carson audience...)

“HOW respectful *WAS he???????....”

(chuckle)


44 posted on 04/20/2012 3:37:50 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: IbJensen

The wicked bxtch of the west must be running low on dementia medication.


45 posted on 04/20/2012 3:55:12 PM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: IbJensen

As if she’d know anything about respect.


46 posted on 04/20/2012 4:11:36 PM PDT by bgill
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Madame, the TRILLION PLUS DOLLAR deficits speak for themselves.

I am so sick and tired of you irresponsible jack asses pretending that We the People are idiots. So please STFU!

47 posted on 04/20/2012 5:29:08 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: IbJensen

Wow....every time she opens her mouth, I am more convinced she has actually gone bat shit crazy ....

I think she lost it after the 2010 rout of liberals....

I don’t think she has publicly said anything resemabling a cogent thought since then .....


48 posted on 04/20/2012 5:54:23 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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