Oh my: Angry Obama storms out of debt-ceiling negotiations; Update: “This may bring my presidency down, but I will not yield on this”

posted at 8:25 pm on July 13, 2011 by Allahpundit

Between this and the Moody’s news, tomorrow ought to be fun on Wall Street. Per Slublog, remember during Campaign ’08 when this guy’s big selling point was his “first-class temperament”?

Also, am I right in thinking that the only two times O has walked out on a meeting are today and when he met with Bibi Netanyahu back in March of last year? That’s quite a record of indignation, champ. You really know how to get tough with the enemy.

Cantor said he told the president that the two sides remain so far apart at this point that he doubted they could get to $2.5 trillion in cuts (to match the debt increase requested by the administration, enough to get through the 2012 election) given the time available. President Obama has said he will not sign any increase to the debt ceiling less than that amount, and Cantor had previously insisted that the House would vote no more than one time to increase the debt limit. Cantor said he was willing to abandon his position in order to allow some kind of short-term measure to increase the debt limit and reassure credit markets while negotiations continue, and asked the president if he would be willing to consider this option.

At this point, Cantor explained, the president became “very agitated” and said he had “sat here long enough,” that “Ronald Reagan wouldn’t sit here like this” and “something’s got to give.” Obama then told Republicans they either needed to compromise on their insistence on a dollar for dollar ratio of spending cuts to debt increase or agree to a “grand bargain” including massive tax increases. Before walking out of the room, Cantor said, the president told him: “Eric, don’t call my bluff. I’m going to the American people with this.” He then “shoved back” and said “I’ll see you tomorrow.”

The Democratic spin on what happened is that Cantor “rudely” interrupted The One mid-finger-wag and he got huffy and walked out. As for what he means by “going to the American people,” I don’t want to get my hopes up but we might be in store for another 45-minute lecture tomorrow morning about corporate jets. As an ironic gloss on this drama, read Chuck Todd’s take on how, in principle, Obama and Boehner aren’t all that far apart. If O publicly committed to a truly significant concession, like means-testing for Medicare or raising the eligibility age for Social Security, then maybe the GOP could be persuaded to take another look at letting the Bush tax cuts lapse for the wealthy. But since he won’t, they can’t. Said Boehner to a gaggle of reporters this afternoon, “Dealing with them the last couple months has been like dealing with Jell-o.”

Before he threw his tantrum, Obama also reportedly told Republicans today that Friday’s the deadline for deciding whether both sides should continue to pursue a real deficit-reduction deal or whether they should shift to looking for some sort of fallback plan a la McConnell to avoid default. So, the good news: The first stage of the debt-ceiling drama will kinda sorta be over in the next 48 hours. The bad news: Three more weeks of the next stage to come, guys. Three. More. Weeks.

Update: To steal a line from our Greenroom contributor Karl, here’s more of what the “adult in the room” had to say before he, er, left the room:

“This process is confirming what the American people think is the worst about Washington,” the president said. “Everyone is more interested in posturing, political position and protecting their base than in solving problems.”…

“I have shown enormous willingness to compromise and have taken huge heat for it,” he said, “but my responsibility is to the American people and there comes a point when I need to say, ‘Enough.’”

“It cannot all be on us,” the president said, arguing that Republicans need to give on the revenue side of things as Democrats are willing to do so on spending cuts.

Weigel also clarifies the terms of the actual dispute between O and Cantor. Cantor says they can get a deal for $1.5 trillion in cuts through the House. Problem is, the GOP’s vowed not to raise the debt ceiling by more than the amount in total cuts and a $1.5 trillion debt-ceiling hike won’t get us past the election next year. That makes The Perpetual Campaigner unhappy, so either the GOP will have to step back from its vow or O will have to agree to deal with the debt ceiling again — just a few months before election day, when the incentives on both sides to hold out will be even greater than they are now.

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rockmom on July 13, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Never looked at this way – hmmmm

gophergirl on July 13, 2011 at 8:50 PM

I smell blood in this water.

If ever there was a time for a titanium spine, it is now.

petefrt on July 13, 2011 at 8:50 PM

By the way, does anyone know what else Eric Cantor and Bibi Netanyahu have in common?

Anyone?

Bueller?

rockmom on July 13, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Ooh! Ooh! I know this one! Pick me! Pick me!

massrighty on July 13, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Photo of the day

William Amos on July 13, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Obama. The guy that just can’t wait to leave to go pee.

Ladies? We all know those men around the corporate table. The ones who run out suddenly when they’ve been denigrated and humiliated.

/I wonder if he used his teleprompter to help excuse himself from the room full of adults.

Key West Reader on July 13, 2011 at 8:51 PM

“Eric, don’t call my bluff. I’m going to the American people with this.”

At which point I would have asked, “Is this the same American People from whom you received a royal shellacking back in November?”

CurtZHP on July 13, 2011 at 8:51 PM

If O publicly committed to a truly significant concession, like means-testing for Medicare or raising the eligibility age for Social Security, then maybe the GOP could be persuaded to take another look at letting the Bush tax cuts lapse for the wealthy.

Please Allapundit! Expand on who you think is wealthy and who Democrats think are wealthy. (Hint: One’s a private sector business killer)

Rovin on July 13, 2011 at 8:51 PM

This may bring my presidency down

Get in line, Obama, I predicted this would bring down your presidency months ago.

FloatingRock on July 13, 2011 at 8:51 PM

“M-O-O-N’ that spells ‘debt ceiling’”!”

Biden “No, that’s M-U-H-N’.”

MaiDee on July 13, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Only a racist would criticize The Uniter.

Really Right on July 13, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Before walking out of the room, Cantor said, the president told him: “Eric, don’t call my bluff. “

Wait…

the President admits that he is bluffing?

lacerta on July 13, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Yep, do you suppose that Cantor has processed that yet? Or at least one of his aides/staff?

Eric, He’s frontin, I’m telling ya he’s not even holding a pair. LOL!

James Carville, told reporters today that “If Hillary gave up one of her balls, and gave it to Obama, he’d have two.”

Dr Evil on July 13, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Bo the Portuguese Water Dog better lay low tonight.

Cicero43 on July 13, 2011 at 8:28 PM

Got that right. Bo’s at serious risk.

petefrt on July 13, 2011 at 8:52 PM

When do we begin to seriously doubt his sanity.

First the SS threat, now this. This is truly bizarre.

faraway on July 13, 2011 at 8:53 PM

If you want a sure bet, US keeps AAA rating, default or no default.

angryed on July 13, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Yup. It’s also why there was strong demand for US 10 year notes today. The US may not look pretty right now, but if you need a safe haven for your money, where you going to go? Even if Moody barks louder, we’re still the prettiest ugly girl at the School for Ugly Girls Prom.

Weight of Glory on July 13, 2011 at 8:53 PM

How dare that pretender to the throne so much as speak the name “Reagan”!

I guess Barry is frustrated by the Rs not acting in their normal RINO mode and rolling over when a D barks at them.

FalseProfit on July 13, 2011 at 8:53 PM

So, Obama has only walked out of two meetings – both with Jews. I’m seeing a pattern here…

Blake on July 13, 2011 at 8:53 PM

William Amos on July 13, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Oh, my. He was filing his nails.

/Now, that’s not good unless you are the putzbag taking notes.

Key West Reader on July 13, 2011 at 8:53 PM

“Ronald Reagan wouldn’t sit here like this” and “something’s got to give.” Obama

So weird.

Cindy, I also thought of Tip O’Neill.

Obama is clueless about how to compromise. He’s had handlers and Chicago pols to pave his way.

If the public saw it, BHO would lose in a landslide.

INC on July 13, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Since Obozo could bring down his own presidency by taxing and spending us to death (and he doesn’t have far to fall), he should resign now and spare us any more agony. I’m OK with that.

Philly on July 13, 2011 at 8:54 PM

The GOP better hold tough..This guys about to loose it and we need to stand back and order more popcorn.

Chances are the GOP will help him through his tantrum and give him a way out. THAT WILL BE THE END OF THE GOP!

katy on July 13, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Oh, don’t worry Obama. You’re taking your ownself down.

What an amazing display. Might we capture it on film and camera?

The Rise and Fall of A D*ck

/not my words

Key West Reader on July 13, 2011 at 8:55 PM

The Tantrum Pimp/Primadonna is a historic failure.

There’s a novel campaign theme: Elect me because you’re too dumb to understand how smart I am.

Harry Truman ran against a “Do-Nothing” Congress. Obama is running against a “Know-Nothing” nation.

This NPD’d narcissist and empty head has the audacity to compare himself to Ronald Reagan?

He should not be allowed in the same sentence, if the media were not eating what they dwell in.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2011 at 8:55 PM

By the way, does anyone know what else Eric Cantor and Bibi Netanyahu have in common?

Anyone?

Bueller?

rockmom on July 13, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Oh, I hope Rush is reading this!

SouthernGent on July 13, 2011 at 8:55 PM

“My Presidency”

How about the financial collapse of the country. i hate this guy

Oil Can on July 13, 2011 at 8:55 PM

The fact that we’re here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. Leadership means ‘The buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.Senator B. Obama

If the GOP had any sense, they’d be running a spot with just this quote being read on all networks right now.

But I know the GOP so won’t be holding my breath.

miConsevative on July 13, 2011 at 8:55 PM

Obama is not a president and not a leader.

Caliber is indignant.

Theses will be written some day on how the media failed the good people of the U.S. with this charlatan.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2011 at 8:56 PM

“Eric, don’t call my bluff.”
At least he admits he’s bluffing. That makes it a lot easier for Republicans to ignore.

FloatingRock on July 13, 2011 at 8:56 PM

Cantor should have said “Barry, we’re not campaigning anymore. The election’s over”

faraway on July 13, 2011 at 8:56 PM

the President admits that he is bluffing?

lacerta on July 13, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Good point – he didn’t say “I’m not bluffing,” which would have been appropriate (bluffing or not.) One other thing the Chicago man-child doesn’t know how to do is negotiate toward any kind of shared win.

massrighty on July 13, 2011 at 8:56 PM

That makes The Perpetual Campaigner unhappy, so either the GOP will have to step back from its vow or O will have to agree to deal with the debt ceiling again — just a few months before election day, when the incentives on both sides to hold out will be even greater than they are now.

I think I like this.

Hang tough GOP

Knucklehead on July 13, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Hold the line Cantor, the American People are behind you.
This is the only guy in the room with a set of big brass b@!!s.

President Crybaby has just told the American People he’s bluffing and if he doesn’t get his way, he’ll screw everybody he can execpt the unions.

Brat4life on July 13, 2011 at 8:57 PM

the president told him: “Eric, don’t call my bluff. I’m going to the American people with this.”

Sure sounds like the tattle tale defence used by most kids ages 3-9.
“I’m going to tell on you!”

mechkiller_k on July 13, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Since Obozo could bring down his own presidency by taxing and spending us to death (and he doesn’t have far to fall), he should resign now and spare us any more agony. I’m OK with that.

Philly on July 13, 2011 at 8:54 PM

With jokin Joe as the immediate alternative, I doubt we’d be better off. Ann Coulter nailed it when she called Biden “a$$a$$ination insurance.”

CantCureStupid on July 13, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Oh, my.

He’s getting way ahead of Fast and Furious.

Key West Reader on July 13, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Tip O’Neill had decades in DC, and knew how to negotiate a deal. Reagan had two terms as governor.

All Obama knows is Daley Machine Gangsta Government. And that’s not working.

Wethal on July 13, 2011 at 8:57 PM

“I have shown enormous willingness to compromise and have taken huge heat for it,” he said, “but my responsibility is to the American people and there comes a point when I need to say, ‘Enough.’”

“It cannot all be on us,” the president said, arguing that Republicans need to give on the revenue side of things as Democrats are willing to do so on spending cuts.

Raising the debt limit IS the Republicans’ compromise. That’s what Obama receives for giving us spending cuts. I wish the Republicans would voice this.

Caiwyn on July 13, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Guys, and I’m talking to you John and Eric, get a bill on the floor for a Friday vote that raises the debt ceiling for three months with 1 for 1 spending cuts, to the tune of $300 Billion, in the next fiscal year, not 10 years down the road. Pass it, let the Senate kill it or pass it, and then let His Arrogance decide on whether to sign or veto. Give him but one way out, a signing of the bill, or a trip back to Chicago, where he belongs. You can’t win this game on defense, no matter what.

TXUS on July 13, 2011 at 8:57 PM

“This process is confirming what the American people think is the worst about Washington,” the president said. “Everyone is more interested in posturing, political position and protecting their base than in solving problems.”…

This guy constantly projects. It’s his number one skill. He does it shamelessly, audaciously, knowing it works, knowing he can get away with it, knowing the republicans are patsies for it. The worse he behaves, the more he projects the behavior back on the Republicans. When is a Republican going to find the balls to call him on it, and flip it back on him?

rrpjr on July 13, 2011 at 8:57 PM

We cannot allow ourselves to be bullied and held hostage by a Marxist.

petefrt on July 13, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Slublog on July 13, 2011 at 8:29 PM

If Boehner told him that, it’s safe bet he’d fick’n flip out.

Which says much about him.

CPT. Charles on July 13, 2011 at 8:58 PM

If he doesn’t care about his own political situation that who is he taking “heat” from and why is he crying?

Cindy Munford on July 13, 2011 at 8:58 PM

By the way, does anyone know what else Eric Cantor and Bibi Netanyahu have in common?

rockmom on July 13, 2011 at 8:39 PM

They have gonads. Obma is the Eunuch in Chief, pretenting to be somebody, based on absolutely nada.

The crackup is hilarious to watch.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2011 at 8:58 PM

If you don’t mind me asking, how is she doing?

Chip on July 13, 2011 at 8:48 PM

no clue chip, haven’t heard anything. I am not even sure my mom made it down there.

upinak on July 13, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Oh, jeeze………….

He’s going to take it to the American people. Why? ‘Cuz he thinks he’s so loved that we’ll rally around him?

Hardly. People where I live are petrified. Rumors are going around that in addition to the pres. cutting off seniors, the gubmint won’t fund Food Stamps at the beginning of the month.

It sounds as though we will hear him screaming at us to eat our peas and refuse rides on corporate jets.

Take heart y’all. He’s cracking. In a couple more weeks if the Repubs continue to stall he should begin the inevitable mental and nervous breakdown.

Cody1991 on July 13, 2011 at 8:59 PM

the president told him: “Eric, don’t call my bluff. I’m going to the American people with this.”

That’s it! I am going to tell. Uhhh. Uhh. Where is everybody? Come on. You were supposed to like the food stamps and the stash. Hullo?
/echo, echo, echo.

The Cheese Stands Alone
The Cheese Stands Alone
Hi-Ho the Merry’ Oh
The Cheese Stands Alone.

Key West Reader on July 13, 2011 at 8:59 PM

So Obama ran up the deficit to insane levels with zero budget, zero plan to pay for it, zero to show for it in economic growth, then demands someone else both pay for it and take the political heat in doing so?

Asswipes don’t come bigger than this one.

Chuck Schick on July 13, 2011 at 8:59 PM

As for what he means by “going to the American people,” I don’t want to get my hopes up but we might be in store for another 45-minute lecture tomorrow morning about corporate jets.

AP, arguably the most intentionally funny sentence ever published at HotAir. Rhetorical bonghits abound! Good work.

/Palin12

elcapt on July 13, 2011 at 8:59 PM

“It cannot all be on us,” the president said,

LOL!!! Why not, you caused it.

Fighton03 on July 13, 2011 at 8:59 PM

I am going to throw a debt celing party to celebrate hitting the debt ceiling, and the government not being able to borrow (steal) anymore money for grandiose schemes.

May you should consider having a neighborhood debt ceiling party as well.

paulsur on July 13, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Congress is also going around Barak. Theyplan to pass a balance budget Admendment in a few days.

William Amos on July 13, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Boehner told him that dealing with him is like dealing with jello.

The Slime in Chief is sure slippery.

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2011 at 9:00 PM

“This may bring my presidency down, but I will not yield on this”

How arrogant of the President to believe *that* would be what would bring him down. This is just one in a long list of poor decisions, corruption and dishonesty the President has exhibited.

BruthaMan on July 13, 2011 at 9:00 PM

I’m going to the American people with this.

Well, we’re here, we’ll all be waitn for ya.

Just incredible. The walls are closing in on the narcissist people. Can you believe this?

“This process is confirming what the American people think is the worst about Washington,” the president said. “Everyone is more interested in posturing, political position and protecting their base than in solving problems.”…

“I have shown enormous willingness to compromise and have taken huge heat for it,” he said, “but my responsibility is to the American people and there comes a point when I need to say, ‘Enough.’”

“It cannot all be on us,” the president said, arguing that Republicans need to give on the revenue side of things as Democrats are willing to do so on spending cuts.

Did he actually say this himself or was their a pocket teleprompter he was holding? That is hilarious! I didn’t realize the Obama had agreed to do a comedy about his Presidency. Well, that’s a great line they came up with, it’ll get a lot of laughs!

JellyToast on July 13, 2011 at 9:01 PM

I’m curious, was Captain Obama Queeg rolling a pair of steel ball bearings in his hand while he was raging at Cantor?

Rational Thought on July 13, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Cody1991 on July 13, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Cody, please do your best to reassure these folks in need that they will be fine. Nothing in terms of the most needy will be “cut off”. I think they are unnerved by Obama’s comments. They should not fear him. He is nothing and it is time that folks learn the limits of his power.

Maybe teach a class to the Senior folks about the limitations in government and the separation of powers. They will be relieved, I’m certain.

Key West Reader on July 13, 2011 at 9:01 PM

“Get real, man” –Biden

Schadenfreude on July 13, 2011 at 9:02 PM

And the drive by’s told us he was “No Drama Øbama.”

Jayrae on July 13, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Weigel also clarifies the terms of the actual dispute between O and Cantor. Cantor says they can get a deal for $1.5 trillion in cuts through the House. Problem is, the GOP’s vowed not to raise the debt ceiling by more than the amount in total cuts and a $1.5 trillion debt-ceiling hike won’t get us past the election next year. That makes The Perpetual Campaigner unhappy, so either the GOP will have to step back from its vow or O will have to agree to deal with the debt ceiling again — just a few months before election day, when the incentives on both sides to hold out will be even greater than they are now.

Awesome. Please oh PLEASE, lets have the debate again just before Obama’s reelection. Let him explain to the country that he racked up spending and now needs us to extend his credit card yet AGAIN so he can rack up more spending.

Eat it Obama!

jawkneemusic on July 13, 2011 at 9:02 PM

“It cannot at all all be on us,” the president said…

After running the quote through the ObamaBSometer, this is what came out ….

BD57 on July 13, 2011 at 9:03 PM

Oh, Barky, go to the public. You’re so commanding, articulate with words like….bunch…stuff….bunch of stuff.

You are a professional politician unlike those amateur Republicans. I slapped you silly in this video and will do it again and again until they come and take me away.

EAT YOUR OWN DAMN PEAS, Barack Obama to the tune of Brother Can You Spare me a Dime.

No Niks on July 13, 2011 at 9:03 PM

the gubmint won’t fund Food Stamps at the beginning of the month.

Cody1991 on July 13, 2011 at 8:59 PM

No, he’d never do that, as it might trigger civil disorder.

petefrt on July 13, 2011 at 9:04 PM

I’ve reached my limit.

So have we.

faraway on July 13, 2011 at 9:04 PM

the president told him: “Eric, don’t call my bluff. I’m going to the American people with this.”

And then I’m going to take my ball and go home.

Wethal on July 13, 2011 at 9:04 PM

If he doesn’t care about his own political situation that who is he taking “heat” from and why is he crying?

Cindy Munford on July 13, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Mooch? ValJar?

Key West Reader on July 13, 2011 at 9:04 PM

“With him,” Obama, “we get a president with a political intelligence of a Bill Clinton, harnessed to the steely discipline of a Vladimir Putin, and I say this admiringly. With these qualities, Obama will now bestride the political stage as largely as did Reagan.”

Sir Charles Krauthammer (Meat the Press; Nov 2008)

Um, maybe the political intelligence of Clinton’s petulant deek.

So Chuckles, how do Barry’s qualities (*cough*) furnish him with the ability to bestride any stage? Surely not the one REAGAN stood on.

And CK, you mistake a steely spine with a poker up his azz which only flexes enough to bow to foreign leaders who show little regard for the USA.

Geochelone on July 13, 2011 at 9:05 PM

Sarah on Hannity hitting it out of the park…!

Seven Percent Solution on July 13, 2011 at 9:06 PM

Mooch? ValJar?

Key West Reader on July 13, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Pelosi’s back at the table. Maybe she has him by the short & curlies.

Wethal on July 13, 2011 at 9:06 PM

Folks: Obumba et al do not read Hot Air. Also send your thoughts to them, DIRECT! That’s what they listen to.

Dingbat63 on July 13, 2011 at 9:06 PM

“Eric, don’t call my bluff.”

Bwahahaha!!! Great poker face you have there Obama!

equanimous on July 13, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Palin hittin a home run on Hannity at the moment.

miConsevative on July 13, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Pelosi’s back at the table. Maybe she has him by the short & curlies.

Wethal on July 13, 2011 at 9:06 PM

I’m thinking the “Whimper Closet No Binky, no Taft Bathtub tonight.” /

But, as we all know, I am evil. Because I am conservative, so my fate. It is sealed.

Key West Reader on July 13, 2011 at 9:08 PM

O GOD PLEASE LET IT BRING HIS PRESIDENCY DOWN…..

SDarchitect on July 13, 2011 at 9:08 PM

This is what you get when you elect a man-child who’s never had to deal with adversity or competing interests in his entire working life.

Cicero43 on July 13, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Yep. He’s never played on a level playing field his entire life. No matter what kind of crap he handed out, he was patted on the head and told how wonderful he is. He’s the first president of the self-esteem-is-everything generation.

slickwillie2001 on July 13, 2011 at 9:09 PM

It cannot all be on us,” the president said, arguing that Republicans need to give on the revenue side of things as Democrats are willing to do so on spending cuts.

what did you agree to there champ? no specifics whatsoever…

cmsinaz on July 13, 2011 at 9:09 PM

upinak on July 13, 2011 at 8:59 PM

I just got a hug from the Husband per your direction.

Cindy Munford on July 13, 2011 at 9:09 PM

I wonder what Rush will say tomorrow. Perhaps he’ll be like the boy in “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”

Except Rush’ll be saying what people in the US may be thinking: “Obama is cracking under the strain.”

Wethal on July 13, 2011 at 9:10 PM

This may bring my presidency down

Sweeter words were never spoken. Proof positive there’s hope for a change. I will have one extra cocktial tonight.

Rovin on July 13, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Photo of the day

William Amos on July 13, 2011 at 8:51 PM

excellent

cmsinaz on July 13, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Does anybody really believe that’s what he said?

BKeyser on July 13, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Palin hittin a home run on Hannity at the moment.

miConsevative on July 13, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Make that a grand slam.

miConsevative on July 13, 2011 at 9:10 PM

I have to tell you, this news has tickled and encouraged me more than in anything in days.

Cindy Munford on July 13, 2011 at 9:11 PM

the lsm is pinning the walkout on the gop natch

cmsinaz on July 13, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Just restoring the budget to where it was before Obama took office would be a huge improvement. I wonder why that is?

pedestrian on July 13, 2011 at 9:11 PM

he’s obviously mirroring what the right was saying last week about Boehner recreating Reagan’s Reykjavik moment…so he’s just imitating.

But just to get your heads around the “negotiations”…Barry is spending about 3.5T per year. The orwellian language in DC talks about 2.5T over ten years (the left is now using 12 year in some cases)

so let’s see 250B is what percentage of 3500B…less than 10 percent

Now of course barry will spend that 2.5T in about 1.5 years…ie 1.5T/year. Net loss for us suckers 1500-250 Billion…you do the math (well, you have to do it because Scott Pelley can’t do it)

r keller on July 13, 2011 at 9:12 PM

DO NOT CAVE

cmsinaz on July 13, 2011 at 9:12 PM

“This may bring my presidency down…”

From your lips to God’s ear.

IrishEi on July 13, 2011 at 9:13 PM

House Republicans: Stand firm; Exercise your absolute veto; No new taxes; Force Obama to eat his words.

GaltBlvnAtty on July 13, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Update: “This may bring my presidency down, but I will not yield on this”

Than you better figure out a face saver champ, because you have painted yourself into a corner. The optics are bad, trying to blackmail the Republicans with withholding Senior’s their SS checks. Who came up with that idea? Don’t tell me -Valerie Jarrett. It’s a ham handed move. It is received in the same manner it was delivered “Bullying” Nobody likes a bully.
Who is forgetting the country is watching?

Dr Evil on July 13, 2011 at 9:13 PM

I love it – he is more concerned about himself, then the country. The. worst. president. ever.

Fuquay Steve on July 13, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Key West Reader on July 13, 2011 at 9:01 PM

I’m hearing this in the store. Customer after customer. I can’t talk politics there at all for a variety of reasons. We have a substantial number of Obots who are regulars, so a discussion could ignite something ugly.

You’re right, though, about assuaging fears, and that can be done individually when possible. I’ve made some calls, explained the details as best I can and asked them to do the same for others.

Cody1991 on July 13, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Obama signs:

I am the man of constant Quarrel
I’ve seen trouble on my MSM.
I bid farewell to PAHK-E-STAN
The place where I was brought and raised.
(The place where he was brought and raised)

For six long years I’ve been travelling
No pleasures here in America found
For in this world I’m bound to stutter
I have no DNC friends to help me now.

[chorus] The DNC won’t help him now!

upinak on July 13, 2011 at 9:15 PM

Psssst…Hillary. You can have your Alexander Haig moment if you want. Do it Saturday while he’s golfing.

SouthernGent on July 13, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Wow. Check out the picture on Drudge. Veins a-poppin’!

IrishEi on July 13, 2011 at 9:16 PM

BD57 on July 13, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Most ‘Great Leaders’ are delusional at best.

History has already cataloged the worse.

Worst part is that Obozo may fully believe he’s Reagan’s ‘peer’.

And that is a scary thought.

CPT. Charles on July 13, 2011 at 9:17 PM

No, he’d never do that, as it might trigger civil disorder.

petefrt on July 13, 2011 at 9:04 PM

True. Do you really think he cares? He and his Alinskyite pals love civil disorder when they think it’s necessary. Imho, he’s so unstable that I think he would do it out of spite. Whether or not he can do it is another thing.

Cody1991 on July 13, 2011 at 9:17 PM

You’re right, though, about assuaging fears, and that can be done individually when possible. I’ve made some calls, explained the details as best I can and asked them to do the same for others.

Cody1991 on July 13, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Cody, please just do what you can to help the Seniors that are frightened. Like I said the other night, they’re all worried; took me 45 mins with my parents. They’re alright now, but most don’t understand. Just let them know that they’re going to be fine.

Just an encouraging word.

Key West Reader on July 13, 2011 at 9:17 PM

Eric, don’t call my bluff.

Let’s see if Cantor has the yarbles to do it.

BTW, the President didn’t “storm out” of the negotiations, he ended them. The meeting over when the President says it over.

chumpThreads on July 13, 2011 at 9:18 PM

The waaaambulance is on its way to the White House.

Philly on July 13, 2011 at 9:18 PM

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