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

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshabar View Post
    He's scared.
    I don’t think he is scared, I think he is all mouth with no backbone.

    When he first got elected I thought he was simply incompetent. Obviously the problem goes much deeper than that because he has shown himself to be one of the most arrogant Presidents we have ever had even though he hasn’t accomplished anything that wasn’t started by someone else.

    In fact, I challenge anyone to give me an example of true leadership from this President. The only example I can think of is Libya. Anyone got a better example?

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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 Barack Obama
    I reserve the right as President of the United States, to meet with anybody at a time and place of my choosing, if I think it's going to keep the United States safe. - Barack Obama, 1st Presidential debate, Sept 26, 2008
    It's too bad Mr. Obama won't meet with our own legislative members. Give his past rhetoric, I can only conclude such economic issues are not relevant to the safety of the United States.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    It's too bad Mr. Obama won't meet with our own legislative members. Give his past rhetoric, I can only conclude such economic issues are not relevant to the safety of the United States.
    Editorial, 7/2: GOP walkout is shortsighted

    It's too bad the republicans won't meet with our own Vice President. Oh wait.......I forgot that the wingers think it's OK when the republicans do it!!!

    Its OK for the repubs in Congress to take 163 vacation days, but it's wrong for Obama to take one
    It's OK for the republicans to refuse to negotiate, but it's wrong for Obama to do the same

    Nope, no hypocrisy there. And no poutrage

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Editorial, 7/2: GOP walkout is shortsighted

    It's too bad the republicans won't meet with our own Vice President. Oh wait.......I forgot that the wingers think it's OK when the republicans do it!!!

    Its OK for the repubs in Congress to take 163 vacation days, but it's wrong for Obama to take one
    It's OK for the republicans to refuse to negotiate, but it's wrong for Obama to do the same
    It is when Obama will meet with others and has made the claim publically. Can you cite where the Republican leadership has said the same? No?

    Thanks for playing ... we have a nice concession gift for you.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    I don’t think he is scared, I think he is all mouth with no backbone.

    When he first got elected I thought he was simply incompetent. Obviously the problem goes much deeper than that because he has shown himself to be one of the most arrogant Presidents we have ever had even though he hasn’t accomplished anything that wasn’t started by someone else.

    In fact, I challenge anyone to give me an example of true leadership from this President. The only example I can think of is Libya. Anyone got a better example?
    the speech after the Giffords shooting where he basically told his own base to shut up and sit down. I'd call that one a thumbs up.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    It's too bad Mr. Obama won't meet with our own legislative members. Give his past rhetoric, I can only conclude such economic issues are not relevant to the safety of the United States.
    It's because he has no answers. Community organizers never had to clean up the mess they made.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    the speech after the Giffords shooting where he basically told his own base to shut up and sit down. I'd call that one a thumbs up.
    Yeah, thumbs up for him noticing that they all were making asses of themselves.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    It's because he has no answers. Community organizers never had to clean up the mess they made.
    I think that's probably the right answer. It's not that he wouldn't meet with them, he just doesn't know how to proceed. The vacation time at Camp David may be a brainstorming session to see what options are available without undoing the last 4 years (1 1/2 years of campaigning and 2 1/2 years as President) of economic policy which has utterly failed.

    That's really the rub - how can he run for re-election and win, when his economic policy has utterly failed - and how does he do ANYTHING in the next 16 months without showing his belly to the Republicans? I don't think he can - therefore, his only action can be to try and make sure the whole thing doesn't crash and burn around his ears until he's re-elected; then try something else economically.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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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?
    If republicans didn't make stuff up, they'd have nothing to say. The wingnuts are now pretending that McConnel wants to negotiate with Obama even though McC stated that he won't negotiate on tax increases

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    If republicans didn't make stuff up, they'd have nothing to say. The wingnuts are now pretending that McConnel wants to negotiate with Obama even though McC stated that he won't negotiate on tax increases
    You can't negotiate unless you're at the table.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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