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

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

    The Senate’s top Republican invited President Obama to a GOP lunch at the Capitol to discuss the ongoing dispute over the debt and related issues, but the White House on Thursday rebuffed the invitation.

    A day after the president at his news conference challenged Congress and especially Republicans to move quickly on the nagging question of increasing the debt ceiling, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), the minority leader, urged Obama to meet with Republicans to explain his position.
    The President scolds congress for not doing enough to resolve the debt issue and compares them negatively to his daughters and says that congress should forego its 4th of July recess to “do their job” and work on a solution to the debt crisis and “get it done”. The Senate forgoes its recess, as suggested and the Republicans invite him to join them for lunch to try to work on this issue but he refuses because it’s “not a conversation worth having”? Instead he flies to Philadelphia for another fundraiser?


    He has been AWOL on this entire issue and the day after he chastises republicans for “not doing their job” he decides his fundraiser is more important than him showing up to do his job for a change.

    This guy is certain to be a one term President because the Voters are going to do their jobs in about 16 months when they throw this lazy butt to the curb and elect someone who will take the job serious.

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

    Alternative headline:

    Republicans invite president to lunch but he has previously scheduled engagement.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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

    All this crap is smoke and mirrors from both sides. We have no freaking idea what is going on in the real world of Washington politics between the GOP leadership and the White House. Anyone who believes all this is playing out in front of the American people exactly as it appears is away with the fairies.










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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Alternative headline:

    Republicans invite president to lunch but he has previously scheduled engagement.
    Yep. One that is much more important to him than resolving the debt crisis.

    You see, it is ok for him to demand that they drop their plans and forego their holiday recess but don’t expect him to cancel his “non-presidential” plans to act like a real leader.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
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    Republicans invite president to lunch but he has previously scheduled engagement.
    What's the engagement?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
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    Republicans invite president to lunch but he has previously scheduled engagement.
    Which is certainly more important eh?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    Yep. One that is much more important to him than resolving the debt crisis.

    You see, it is ok for him to demand that they drop their plans and forego their holiday recess but don’t expect him to cancel his “non-presidential” plans to act like a real leader.
    When's he suppose to get in a round of Golf?
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    Re: McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    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.

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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.

    You can't negotiate if you refuse to take the meeting. But I can see why he'd rather raise campaign funds. He's scared to death to actually do his job.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    McConnell invites Obama to GOP lunch; president says no, thanks

    The President scolds congress for not doing enough to resolve the debt issue and compares them negatively to his daughters and says that congress should forego its 4th of July recess to “do their job” and work on a solution to the debt crisis and “get it done”. The Senate forgoes its recess, as suggested and the Republicans invite him to join them for lunch to try to work on this issue but he refuses because it’s “not a conversation worth having”? Instead he flies to Philadelphia for another fundraiser?

    He has been AWOL on this entire issue and the day after he chastises republicans for “not doing their job” he decides his fundraiser is more important than him showing up to do his job for a change.

    This guy is certain to be a one term President because the Voters are going to do their jobs in about 16 months when they throw this lazy butt to the curb and elect someone who will take the job serious.
    Do you think it's fair to complain about Obama's absence from the talks when you all know his time is valuable on the campaign trail, at fund raisers, and as the Prof said on the Golf Links.

    Come on get you priorities in order.

    If Obama is replaced in 2012 he won't be able to keep spending your tax money on his personal trips, parties and illegal fund raisers at the White House.

    He would also not to plan to make another Blame America first apology/appeasement tour of Islamic Countries in the Middle east.

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