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Romney lunches with Obama at White House
NY Post ^ | 11/29/12 | Associated Press

Posted on 11/29/2012 1:52:56 PM PST by jimbo123

President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talks in the Oval Office following their lunch. Bitter campaign foes just weeks ago, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met for lunch at the White House on Thursday, sitting down with an eye on overlapping interests rather than the sharp differences that defined their presidential contest.

In their first meeting since the election, Obama and the Republican nominee met in the White House's private dining room, fulfilling a promise Obama made in his victory speech the night of Nov. 6.

Romney arrived at the White House early Thursday afternoon in a black SUV, walking into the West Wing alone. He left after staying at the White House for just over an hour.

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KEYWORDS: mittensfail; nomorerinos; norinos; punked; rino; rinobegone; rinofail; romneycare; romneyfail; whenliberalskiss
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Barf.
1 posted on 11/29/2012 1:52:58 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

An hour? I’m sure there was substantial discussion on something during that hour. /s


2 posted on 11/29/2012 1:57:28 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

3 posted on 11/29/2012 1:58:49 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Bitter campaign foes..? ROTFLMAOPIMP!!!


4 posted on 11/29/2012 1:59:35 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: jimbo123

No big deal. Just 2 socialists having lunch.

Romney is and always has been a liberal. He might as well switch parties.


5 posted on 11/29/2012 1:59:40 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: jimbo123

crap sandwiches and beer?


6 posted on 11/29/2012 2:00:12 PM PST by bigbob
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To: jimbo123
I'm sure they're guffawing it up over us sucker voters:

hyenas

7 posted on 11/29/2012 2:01:56 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: jimbo123
Part of not being a banana republic is the ability of the rivals for the highest office in the government to still interact socially and civilly.

Should Romney have refused a meeting?

What good would that have done?

8 posted on 11/29/2012 2:02:16 PM PST by wideawake
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To: bigbob


That's our Mittens...
9 posted on 11/29/2012 2:02:19 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I’d rather have him than the communist we got.


10 posted on 11/29/2012 2:02:24 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: jimbo123

No

B A R F M A O


11 posted on 11/29/2012 2:02:56 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: wideawake

Part of pretending we’re not a banana republic.

Bitter foes they indeed were. Or so we thought. But it was all theater (see above sentence.)


12 posted on 11/29/2012 2:04:51 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: wideawake

We’re not a Banana Republic?


13 posted on 11/29/2012 2:06:25 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Revolting cat!
Is it possible to disagree with someone and oppose their agenda without acting like a petulant child?

What is the strategic advantage of acting like a sore loser, a la Al Gore?

The President would have loved nothing more than if Romney had refused the invitation.

14 posted on 11/29/2012 2:07:37 PM PST by wideawake
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To: jimbo123
We’re not a Banana Republic?

Not yet, despite the growing number of quitters out there.

15 posted on 11/29/2012 2:08:29 PM PST by wideawake
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To: wideawake

16 posted on 11/29/2012 2:09:03 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Who was it who said only man dines with the enemy?

Obama effed Mitt up the butt and now gets to gloat in his face...

...Romney has gone from a mistake on our part to an embarrassment and Obama is gonna play with himself tonight with these images on his mind.

17 posted on 11/29/2012 2:09:07 PM PST by Happy Rain (Obama is Lucifer's Evil Twin)
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To: Happy Rain

Romney sent a big FU to his donors with this Lunch With Barack nonsense. Good riddance to Mittens and his incompetent campaign advisors. No More RINOS, ever.


18 posted on 11/29/2012 2:13:15 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: driftdiver

Icouldn’t believe the lunch menu—Turkey chili...probably a a little lettuce or maybe a piece of fruit for dessert. OBummer shure didn’t spend as much money for lunch as he usually does. If there were any left-overs, he gave them to the help.


19 posted on 11/29/2012 2:14:35 PM PST by RightLady
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To: driftdiver

Icouldn’t believe the lunch menu—Turkey chili...probably a a little lettuce or maybe a piece of fruit for dessert. OBummer shure didn’t spend as much money for lunch as he usually does. If there were any left-overs, he gave them to the help.


20 posted on 11/29/2012 2:14:41 PM PST by RightLady
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To: wideawake

The President lunched with a man whom he (or his proxies, same thing) had accused of causing a woman’s death of cancer. Do I need to list the epithets directed by Obama at Romney? What was that about?

I’ll tell you. It (the Presidential campaign) was about two Hahvahd buddies playing a game of pretending to disagree for the benefit of the naive TV viewers some of whom subsequently voted. A Hahvahd debating club. That was followed by an alumni luncheon at the White Hut.


21 posted on 11/29/2012 2:16:44 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: jimbo123

I can understand why people were willing to pretend that Romney was OK after he became the only way to get Obama out of the White House.

But I do not understand how anyone can defend him NOW. Pro abortion, pro gay marriage, pro socialized medicine, pro big government.

Vicious when it came to fighting against conservatives, but wimpy when it came to fighting Obama. Now that it no longer matters, I can say that he didn’t even win that first debate. Obama lost it. But Romney didn’t really say anything all that memorable. He just stood there smiling and looking handsome while Obama screwed up.


22 posted on 11/29/2012 2:18:55 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: jimbo123

No Romney ever fought for anything, excepting maybe Mormonism and money. They are marginalist, grinders, risk adverse, too little too late. Mitt won one election his whole life. He might well not of been reelected as he basically abandoned his
office half way in to advance on his primary true goal, the White House. Why? He had no political followers, he represented no particular political issue, his ghost books and statements were so empty, lifeless, vague as to be nothing. In his way, his run was very abusive to Republican voters. He asset stripped and leveraged the party like it was some poorly run company. Which the GOP is.


23 posted on 11/29/2012 2:20:26 PM PST by Leisler (A trillion+ dollars a year printing fiat script=2% GDP. What happens when it stops. Or doesn't?)
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To: Leisler

Team Romney and Karl Rove scammed millions of dollars from GOP donors and gifted it to the liberal media in advertising that didn’t work and a failed GOTV ORCA mobile application/operation. FAIL. FAIL. FAIL.


24 posted on 11/29/2012 2:23:49 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Revolting cat!
Ah, the "grand interconnected conspiracy of everything" theory of reality.
25 posted on 11/29/2012 2:32:10 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Cicero
Funny that Matt Drudge, Team Romney's former BFF is pretending today's Romey-Obama lunch didn't happen.


Flashback...





26 posted on 11/29/2012 2:33:17 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Cicero

“..Pro abortion, pro gay marriage, pro socialized medicine, pro big government...”

As I did for all of our candidates, I listened closely to his debates, his speeches and interviews. I read all of his position papers printed on his web page. I saw none of that which you say!


27 posted on 11/29/2012 2:33:49 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Cicero

“..Pro abortion, pro gay marriage, pro socialized medicine, pro big government...”

As I did for all of our candidates, I listened closely to his debates, his speeches and interviews. I read all of his position papers printed on his web page. I saw none of that which you say!


28 posted on 11/29/2012 2:33:49 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: jimbo123
Team Romney and Karl Rove scammed millions of dollars from GOP donors and gifted it to the liberal media in advertising that didn’t work and a failed GOTV ORCA mobile application/operation. FAIL. FAIL. FAIL.

Not from me. They wont get a dime from me until A) They learn how to govern B) Prove they understand the constitution.

29 posted on 11/29/2012 2:36:13 PM PST by smith288 (Peace at all costs gives you tyranny free of charge)
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To: Cicero

There’s nothing to defend about Romney now. I wish more people had voted for him simply because it would at least have cleared Jarrett and Axelrod out of the WH (in addition to the Boy King, of course), but he’s toast now. There was a rumor that Bambi was going to offer him some position, and it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if he took it, just as one final kick in the teeth to us.

That said, he began running for Prez in 2008 (if not before) and bought, threatened or lied to eliminate anybody in his way. If we don’t want a repeat of this, letting some other rich RINO buy the position, we’ve got to start grooming a few good candidates now, so that there’s name recognition and a support base at the very outset. We shouldn’t spend our time tearing down candidates at the outset, especially with mindless invective, but should try to think who we would want and really do something about it. There are actually a number of possibles this time around, and I think several of them actually do want to run. (No more “Dream Candidates” who can’t even decide if they want to run until it’s too late!)


30 posted on 11/29/2012 2:44:25 PM PST by livius
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To: jimbo123

Anybody notice Republicans being set up to take the blame for Obama’s destruction of America?


31 posted on 11/29/2012 2:51:57 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: elpadre

As Governor, Romney gave us Gay marriage, and Romney/Obamacare, and Mitt is famously known for being pro-abortion, he committed to abortion in 1963, and even after he was nominated, he returned to his abortion position, and rejected the party’s pro-life platform.


32 posted on 11/29/2012 2:54:36 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer's successful run in Nebraska)
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To: jimbo123
"met in the White House's private dining room, fulfilling a promise Obama made in his victory speech the night of Nov. 6."

Wasn't Thursday working lunch in private dining room where Hillary and Obummer met?

33 posted on 11/29/2012 2:56:32 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: G Larry

Mitch McConnell and John Boehner have no gonads. They will surrender to Obama, Pelosi and Reid and the GOP will still be blamed for everything.


34 posted on 11/29/2012 2:57:06 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

A lot of interesting comments on this thread, so far. I find the concept of Romney and zero getting together a little scary. zero is scary enough by himself but, add in some ideas from Romney that zero can pervert to screw us worse than we already are, and we REALLY have problems.

Ads far as the prospect of any more RINOs goes, that’s something we have to address with the RNC. They gave us Bob Dole, Bush 41 & 43, McLame and Romney. The fix for Romney was in before the campaign season actually kicked off.

AFAIC, if you want to eliminate RINOs, you have to start by gaining control of the RNC. And, the RNC only understands 1 thing - $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!! Stop sending them money and maybe . . . . . . . . MAYBE we can start getting decent, non-RINO candidates.


35 posted on 11/29/2012 2:57:16 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: livius

I actually voted for Romney, although it was a real moral question whether I should or not. But I decided that he was marginally more likely to undermine Christianity and kill babies than Obama.

Still, Romney went all the way in favor of abortion while he was governor. He included taxpayer funded abortion as “health care” in his socialized medicine, and he included a member of Planned Parenthood as an ex-officio member of the board of Romneycare.

I’m still not sure whether voting for Romney was allowable in good conscience, but I decided that I would do it, out of horror of more Obama. Anyway, not much chance that he would win Vermont.

But why people won’t admit NOW that shoving Romney down our throats was a terrible mistake is a mystery to me.


36 posted on 11/29/2012 3:02:30 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Sorry, I meant LESS likely. Although frankly, it was pretty close.


37 posted on 11/29/2012 3:03:37 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: jimbo123

Not to sound mean..but all of the people that ran to his aide when he tried to destroy the other candidates, see what he really is. Obama and him together..for what! He just made OBama look like he was not all that bad of a person/leader. Romney looks foolish. In the article, Romney says, it was a day of closure. He let the party down and goes to thank Obama for a good campaign. Maybe, this was all set as some suggest.


38 posted on 11/29/2012 3:10:09 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Christie at the beach

I always thought the Romney campaign was a setup for Jeb Bush in 2016. Romney’s campaign advisors were all Bushies and Ken Mehlman RNC staffers. And remember the secret winter White House meeting with Obama, Bush 41 and Jeb Bush in Jan 2010?


39 posted on 11/29/2012 3:20:10 PM PST by jimbo123
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Mitch McConnell and John Boehner have no gonads. They will surrender to Obama, Pelosi and Reid and the GOP will still be blamed for everything.

Bingo. There is absolutely NOTHING to be gained by appearing conciliatory and compromising, so Republicans should go all out actually acting like - you know - Republicans.

40 posted on 11/29/2012 3:20:49 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Christie at the beach

. “....He let the party down and goes to thank Obama for a good campaign. Maybe, this was all set as some suggest ...”....

No enemies among the Harvard elite.

Two parties, one choice, big gov.


41 posted on 11/29/2012 3:22:48 PM PST by Leisler (A trillion+ dollars a year printing fiat script=2% GDP. What happens when it stops. Or doesn't?)
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To: jimbo123
Memo to All:

When you show up in the same place where any politician is the center of attraction, you lend them credibility.

Don't ever do that unless you agree with them.

42 posted on 11/29/2012 3:46:10 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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Romney lunches with Obama at White House

Why?

I'll tell you why. This is nothing more than the bullshit of "Good cop/Bad cop".....

I have, once again, puked on my keyboard.........what a sham this crap is.

FMCDH(BITS)

43 posted on 11/29/2012 3:50:09 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talks in the Oval Office....

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They talks, does they?

<<—sigh—>> Grammar is just so, so difficult.


44 posted on 11/29/2012 4:02:54 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: jimbo123

I suspect, truth be known, the Bush/GOP party, didn’t really mind about Romney’s advancement of gay marriage bill and the state run health care law in Massachusetts, along with his views of abortion. I think they plan and hope to soften all of these issues ..just working on it with the public. If Mitt had won, this would had pushed the ball further down the field. They know the mind of the conservative to work against us. Pretty soon, conservatives are going to have to force a conservative candidate (next primary cycle) or we all have to build a new constitutional party. One goal of many. Not making it about a personality. If the House caves, it will be a huge backlash. Everywhere, I go, people say no more taxes to the government waste.


45 posted on 11/29/2012 4:05:39 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Bigg Red

46 posted on 11/29/2012 4:07:00 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: G Larry

Anybody notice Republicans being set up to take the blame for Obama’s destruction of America?

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My thought, as well. Obamugabe will pretend to follow advice from Romney and then blame him for the failure of Obamugabe’s policies.


47 posted on 11/29/2012 4:08:03 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Bigg Red
No worries. I have made plenty the past few days while on

this small smart phone..and even on my desktop at home.

48 posted on 11/29/2012 4:09:21 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: All

bump


49 posted on 11/29/2012 4:13:07 PM PST by MinuteGal (Please Restore Former Format on FR "Latest Posts" Page ASAP !)
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bttt


50 posted on 11/29/2012 4:14:35 PM PST by MinuteGal (Please Restore Former Format on FR "Latest Posts" Page ASAP !)
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