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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    I'd skip a lunch with a bunch of buffoons too. Can you say indigestion?
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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What's the engagement?
    Fund raiser - that takes priority.

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    When's he suppose to get in a round of Golf?
    To be fair - fund raising is priority 1. Golf is priority 2. The country is somewhere after that.

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    I'd skip a lunch with a bunch of buffoons too. Can you say indigestion?
    Which exemplifies the attitude of the President and shows why there's such a mess to begin with. Good job.
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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    Recess canceled; Senate to work next week on debt
    For next week, Reid laid plans for the Senate to debate legislation authorizing U.S. involvement in Libya. He told reporters that Democratic senators would also discuss the deficit standoff with Obama next Wednesday at the Capitol or the White House, meet with administration economic advisers and learn about a deficit-cutting plan crafted by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D.

    "What we have to do is too important to not be here," Reid said.

    But GOP senators belittled the plans, saying little would be achieved.

    "Talk about Libya? How does that answer the concerns expressed by the president" about the debt limit, said Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.
    This is ridiculous. The President decides his fundraisers are more important than sticking around to work on this issue after he lambasted congress for not working hard enough on this issue.

    In response, the Senate cancels their scheduled holiday recess to deal with this issue and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid schedules the Senate to debate authorization of Libya? Are you friggin kidding me???

    I canít believe these idiots. Standard & Poor is going to drop the U.S. credit rating of AAA to D if it defaults but Harry Reid is scheduling a debate on Libya instead of the debt limit crisis??? Are these morons intentionally trying to destroy America?

    The Libya issue is stupid. The President either broke the law a long time ago or he didnít. It is preposterous of them to think a bill that gives him authorization now (after the fact) is more important than the debt limit crisis.

    I just canít believe the insanity of these idiots.

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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    All they'd have to do is say "We've revisited our stance, and we'd like to discuss it with you." But I wouldn't take a meeting either if they just want to lockstep some more. He doesn't have time for that ****. He already KNOWS that ****. So no meeting necessary.
    What's wrong with meeting without preconditions now?

    He said he would do it with our foreign enemies, what about his domestic enemies?

    He goes to the podium, talks smack to the entire country and world, and the R's offer him what he was crying about. Now, to steal and augment a line from Kenny Rodgers... Obama... he's The Coward of the Country.

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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    I'd skip a lunch with a bunch of buffoons too. Can you say indigestion?
    Yes, I get indigestion just knowing that you are probably allowed to vote.

    Your hero’s hypocrisy is going to destroy this nation’s economy yet you support him no matter what. He can do no wrong in your eyes can he?

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    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    All they'd have to do is say "We've revisited our stance, and we'd like to discuss it with you." But I wouldn't take a meeting either if they just want to lockstep some more. He doesn't have time for that ****. He already KNOWS that ****. So no meeting necessary.
    Towhich the real purpose behind McConnell's GOP Senate luncheon invite:

    That way he can hear directly from Republicans why what he’s proposing won’t pass,” McConnell said. “And we can start talking about what’s actually possible.”
    Why sit down with them when: 1) they're only going to rehash the same bullheaded stance - no tax increases whatsoever; and 2) only to be dictated to which was the real goal for this luncheon.

    He's the freakin' President of the United States! Why should he be dictated to even by Congress? I mean, it's funny. One minute Congressional Republicans are demanding that Pres. Obama show leadership. The next, they're trying to gould him into doing what they want him to do and dictate the terms. And once he sits with them, they can say "He's weak! We got him to do what we wanted him to do."

    I don't think so. Even I would fall for that trap. Just to re-emphasize where both sides of the negotiations currently stand:

    Democrats are seeking what they call a balanced approach, asking for $760 billion in tax revenues, largely by cutting tax breaks on corporations and wealthy individuals, which Republicans oppose. Both sides back spending cuts, but they have yet to reach final agreement on the size and programs to be trimmed.
    Dems have compromised and agreed to spending cuts. Where's the Reps olive branch in giving up some of their sacred cows?
    Last edited by Objective Voice; 07-01-11 at 10:14 PM.

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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Towhich the real purpose behind McConnell's GOP Senate luncheon invite:



    Why sit down with them when: 1) they're only going to rehash the same bullheaded stance - no tax increases whatsoever; and 2) only to be dictated to which was the real goal for this luncheon.

    He's the freakin' President of the United States! Why should he be dictated to even by Congress? I mean, it's funny. One minute Congressional Republicans are demanding that Pres. Obama show leadership. The next, they're trying to gould him into doing what they want him to do and dictate the terms. And once he sits with them, they can say "He's weak! We got him to do what we wanted him to do."

    I don't think so. Even I would fall for that trap. Just to re-emphasize where both sides of the negotiations currently stand:



    Dems have compromised and agreed to spending cuts. Where's the Reps olive branch in giving up some of their sacred cows?
    Oh, I dunno...because he works for them, maybe? It's that whole co-equal branches of government thing.

    Besides, he was headed for Camp David, today. He didn't have time for all that governing crap.

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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Oh, I dunno...because he works for them, maybe?
    The President doesn't work for Congress. He, like they, are public servants and, as such, works on behalf of the people of the United States.

    It's that whole co-equal branches of government thing.
    What does that have to do with the topic of discussion?

    Besides, he was headed for Camp David, today. He didn't have time for all that governing crap.
    Which according to his schedule on whitehouse.gov departed today at approximate 4:30pm (EST). Unless his 10:45a meeting with his senior staff went past lunch, he could have dined with the GOP Senators if he wanted to. But as I said, why should he sit and listen to them repeat their same stubborn position knowing they're not going to budge? What would be the point?

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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    The President doesn't work for Congress. He, like they, are public servants and, as such, works on behalf of the people of the United States.



    What does that have to do with the topic of discussion?



    Which according to his schedule on whitehouse.gov departed today at approximate 4:30pm (EST). Unless his 10:45a meeting with his senior staff went past lunch, he could have dined with the GOP Senators if he wanted to. But as I said, why should he sit and listen to them repeat their same stubborn position knowing they're not going to budge?
    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    What would be the point?
    Iím glad you asked.

    The point would be to find a way to avert what will likely be the worst economic disaster in U.S. history if he doesnít sit down with the Republicans to find some common ground and work out a deal.

    The President wants to negotiate with the Taliban for crying out loud, you would think he could handle negotiations with Republicans considering what is at stake. Not this President though.

    He has a choice; he can find a way to get a deal done or he can allow the nation to fall into total economic chaos. Obviously he is choosing the latter. My question to you is why?

    Why is he choosing the US default/disaster scenario?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    He's scared.

    "It's not surprising, then, he gets bitter, he clings to golf clubs or basketballs or antipathy to white people who aren't like him or anti-American sentiment or anti-capitalist sentiment as a way to explain his frustrations." ~ Helianthus

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