Deal watch: Yes or no? Update: Deal; Update: Boehner releases details; Update: Obama video added

posted at 8:28 pm on July 31, 2011 by Allahpundit

In lieu of the Quotes of the Day, a thread to carry us overnight and collect any late-moving debt-ceiling shenanigans. Boehner’s holding a conference call with the GOP caucus at 8:30 p.m. to talk about the deal, but Republicans aren’t the key obstacle right now:

Democrats in the House of Representatives might decide not to support a last-minute deal to raise the debt ceiling when they meet on Monday, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday.

“We all may not be able to support it, or none us may be able to support it,” Pelosi told reporters.

A Republican aide tells NRO that if the final agreement on defense cuts looks ugly, Boehner could lose another 40 to 50 Republican votes on top of the 22 who voted against his bill Friday. That’s not bad: All they’d need are 40 to 50 Democrats out of a caucus of 193 to make up the difference, but the left’s lather over this deal is getting foamier by the hour. What’s it going to be like by tomorrow morning, when Pelosi meets with the caucus, when liberals like Emanuel Cleaver are already calling it a, er, “sugar-coated Satan sandwich”?

And yet, and yet, as I write this, Boehner’s still holding out:

Two congressional aides said Boehner is holding out to reduce roughly $350 billion in cuts to defense spending that would be part of an initial $900 billion in deficit cuts tied to a debt ceiling increase of a similar amount. Boehner also is refusing to agree to an even split between cuts to defense and other spending that would be triggered if Congress failed to enact a deficit reduction plan produced by a special congressional committee or doesn’t pass a balanced budget amendment, the aides said. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has left negotiations on defense spending to Boehner, staffers in both parties said. A Democratic congressional aide said McConnell had also signed off on the deal. McConnell spokesman Don Stewart would not confirm the senator had agreed.

If he and McConnell join Reid in signing off on the deal tonight, the full weight of approving the deal will fall on Pelosi and the House Democrats tomorrow. That would leave liberals doubly screwed, not only stuck with a deal they hate but in danger of destroying the left’s relentless messaging that Republicans are the obstructionists here. For six months we’ve been told that those crazy wingnuts are willing to hit the debt ceiling and throw America into economic chaos to make their point; if Pelosi walks away 24 hours before the ceiling deadline after all three other congressional leaders have blessed the deal, that’ll blow up right in her face. I’m amazed, frankly, that Reid publicly approved the deal before she had a chance to talk to House Democrats. All that does is weaken her leverage in holding out and hand the GOP a talking point about how radical House liberals are even by the standards of Harry Reid. But maybe that was Reid’s point: By offering his approval early, he’s maximizing the odds that House Democrats will cave and that this thing really will pass.

But wait, you say. Isn’t Senate action tomorrow subject to unanimous consent to move ahead on a vote without debate? Won’t DeMint or Mike Lee object and slow things down, which will shift some deadline pressure back to the GOP? Actually, probably not: Both of them said today that they’re not going to delay this thing for the sake of delaying it, which keeps the ball squarely in Pelosi’s court. That’s going to be sooooome caucus meeting tomorrow. While we wait for news, here’s Krauthammer on tonight’s very special Special Report insisting that this is a laudable first step by tea partiers towards rolling back ruinous spending. Do any tea partiers actually agree with him? (Maybe a few.) Stand by for updates and click the image to watch.

Update: Just announced: Obama will speak in the White House briefing room at 8:40, which can only mean he’s signed off on the deal. And if that’s true, then Pelosi’s already signed off too. The leadership’s bringing intense pressure on the Democratic caucus to play ball tomorrow by going public tonight.

Update: Reid’s on the Senate floor right now hailing “bipartisan compromise.”

Update: JPod puts it bluntly for House Democrats.

Update: Obama in a nutshell: We have a deal, I would have preferred a “grand bargain,” but it’s a move in the right direction and, hey, at least this thing is over. Video forthcoming.

Update: Here’s the PowerPoint about the agreement that Boehner’s going to roll out at the next Republican caucus meeting. The deal is just what we thought it would be this morning, but note how Boehner’s framing it explicitly as a version of Cut, Cap, and Balance. The key detail on across-the-board cuts, which will go into effect if Congress ends up rejecting the Super Commission’s recommendations:

Total reductions would be equally split between defense and non-defense programs. Across-the-board cuts would also apply to Medicare. Other programs, including Social Security, Medicaid, veterans, and civil & military pay, would be exempt.

So they settled on a 50/50 split after all between defense cuts and other discretionary spending. That was Reid’s price in exchange for dropping tax hikes as an automatic trigger.

Update: John McCormack has excerpts from Boehner’s conference call with House Republicans. “There’s no agreement until we’ve talked to you.”

Update: If you’re worried about the Super Commission coming back to Congress with a package of tax hikes, read James Pethokoukis’s post about baseline budgeting. Because CBO is forced to assume that the Bush tax cuts will expire next year, the Commission can only hit its goal in savings by raising taxes above and beyond the additional $3.5 trillion in revenue that CBO already expects from that expiration. Ain’t going to happen.

Update: Here’s Obama.

Update: The Senate vote shouldn’t be a problem but could be a bit narrower than expected too:

However, less than an hour later during a procedural vote, a group of 15 Senate Democrats crowded around one of their leaders, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), demanding to know why the framework did not include any increased revenue through tax hikes on the wealthy or the closing of corporate loopholes. The group included the Democratic caucus’s most outspoken liberals, such as Sens. Tom Harkin (Iowa), Barbara Mikulski (Md.) and Al Franken (Minn.)

Afterward, Sen. Carl Levin (Mich.), who was part of the huddle, said the group had “mixed” feelings toward the possible deal. “It’s not balanced, it doesn’t have revenues,” he said, disappointed that President Obama’s prior demand for “balance” was not assured. “There are a lot of people who are really withholding judgment.”

I’m curious to see what vulnerable red-state Democrats like Tester, McCaskill, and Nelson do.

Update: “Overwhelming support for Boehner on conf. call.” Supposedly, Paul Ryan told the caucus that this deal is better than the bill passed on Friday.

Update: Aha, here’s why Boehner finally signed off on the 50/50 split involving defense cuts:

Compromise on defense was to include foreign aid, Homeland Sec., etc. in “security” category of cuts so they didn’t fall so heavily on DOD

Update: Here’s Cleaver, summing up the liberal reaction. Click the image to watch.

Update: Timothy Carney reminds the left that when you elect a guy whose main goal is his own reelection, don’t be surprised when the deals he strikes reflect that priority.

In this light, consider Obama’s willingness in April to compromise on taxes and most spending, but to stand firm on Planned Parenthood subsidies. It looks like liberal principles took a back seat to 2012 fundraising.

And this debt deal is similarly Machiavellian: Substance was subjugated to political framing. Republicans had their demands: no tax increases, yes spending cuts. Democrats’ demands had a different tone.

First, Democrats wanted to ensure this was the last debt-limit increase before the 2012 elections. Raising the debt limit, as Sen. Obama said in 2006, is “a sign of leadership failure” and politically unpopular.

Second, they wanted to ensure that the right issues would be debated in the election year. A high-stakes debate over a balanced budget amendment — as required by the bill the House passed on Friday — would make it clear that Democrats, unlike most Americans, do not want a balanced budget…

Democrats’ willingness to compromise doesn’t reflect superior maturity to the more rigid Republicans. Quite the contrary: It reflects caring less about policy than about politics.

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Obama to give a speech in 10 minutes. If he says balanced approach, I am going to scream. That is why I am not going to watch.

andy85719 on July 31, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Funny, just read that Nancy wants to READ the bill before deciding what she will do

Too funny…..obamacare anyone?

cmsinaz on July 31, 2011 at 8:33 PM

I don’t know if this country can take another Obama speech.

Mark1971 on July 31, 2011 at 8:33 PM

I bet he’s going to tell us when the five day public review period will begin.

rogerb on July 31, 2011 at 8:33 PM

At least he can’t cut into Breaking Bad.

lonestar1 on July 31, 2011 at 8:34 PM

Cannot watch this one

All about bashing the gop
Yada yada yada…SSDD

cmsinaz on July 31, 2011 at 8:34 PM

Obama trying to bump up his polls again. Not even going to talk about deal. Going to say he wants balanced approach and that corporate jet owners should be drawn and quartered.

andy85719 on July 31, 2011 at 8:34 PM

harry red lieing to congress right now, obambi to continue said lieing to the American people in 10 minutes. Stay tuned

VegasRick on July 31, 2011 at 8:34 PM

Hey Mr. Pundit or someone who gets this stuff. Is it true that if this passes we will have a $17 trillion debt ceiling?

Cindy Munford on July 31, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Obama trying to bump up his polls again. Not even going to talk about deal. Going to say he wants balanced approach and that corporate jet owners should be drawn and quartered.

andy85719 on July 31, 2011 at 8:34 PM

Drink!

VegasRick on July 31, 2011 at 8:36 PM

I need a drink….

idesign on July 31, 2011 at 8:36 PM

RINOs win, Obama wins, America loses!

Yay!!!

fossten on July 31, 2011 at 8:36 PM

I’ll wait for the HA crew to fill me in

cmsinaz on July 31, 2011 at 8:37 PM

‘Cause we just can’t have enough of The Won.

Cindy Munford on July 31, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Hail Caesar! We who are about to die salute you!

knob on July 31, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Oh, brother.
I just cannot stand to watch or listen to 0bama anymore. His damned whistle-speech annoys me to no end…

.
OT: AP or Ed. Will one of you *please* try to contact canopfor. He has been missing for a month now and plenty of us are very worried about his well being.
Thanks.

OmahaConservative on July 31, 2011 at 8:37 PM

I don’t have the stomach to list to Mr. President anymore, rather, Mr. Demagogue in Chief. He makes me ill. His smug little smile, his condescending demeanor, his partisan rhetoric, his narcissism, his divisiveness, his smug arrogance. I can read what he says even though it’s usually total BS, but I can’t watch him speak anymore.

scalleywag on July 31, 2011 at 8:37 PM

At least he can’t cut into Breaking Bad.

lonestar1 on July 31, 2011 at 8:34 PM

LOL – I was just saying to myself, “Well thank goodness all of my Sunday night TV is on cable.”

NoLeftTurn on July 31, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Thank you Obama – you just gave me inspiration to get on the treadmill and definitely watch Sunday Night Baseball.

Oh and you go John Boehner!

gophergirl on July 31, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Do any tea partiers actually agree with him?

Not me. I’d rather have a clean bill than a sham bill, not that I want either.

FloatingRock on July 31, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Cannot watch this one

All about bashing the gop
Yada yada yada…SSDD

cmsinaz on July 31, 2011 at 8:34 PM

That is the question, will he actually say something new?

[Nothing on a plan, the man don’t have plan, or a clue]

Chip on July 31, 2011 at 8:38 PM

8:40! Holy cow, I better go turn on the TV right away!

forest on July 31, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Obama’s going to come out and take credit for getting this done.

Ampersand on July 31, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Ditto that OC

cmsinaz on July 31, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Update: Just announced: Obama will speak in the White House briefing room at 8:40,

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Please spare us!

bridgetown on July 31, 2011 at 8:39 PM

“We all may not be able to support it, or none us may be able to support it,” Pelosi told reporters.

Someone needs to replace her motherboard.

disa on July 31, 2011 at 8:39 PM

barry better quit his hectoring of the Rs. His rasmussen numbers are in bad shape again…-19 today, -21 yesterday.

he needs a bounce in the worst way…so, barry, be nice, be presidential and get a bounce in the polls.

r keller on July 31, 2011 at 8:40 PM

OmahaConservative on July 31, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Don’t you figure that they have the same address as kingjester?

Cindy Munford on July 31, 2011 at 8:40 PM

I’m having a hard time watching any of this garbage anymore, from any one of these political pukes.

Smiling aholes in suits chattering to 300 million anxious Americans about how we shouldn’t worry, shouldn’t fret, shouldn’t dig a hole and pull the dirt in after us, why because they have it all in hand.

Bishop on July 31, 2011 at 8:41 PM

“Corporate jet owners” and “balanced approach.” Bet he can’t help himself. Got to throw out some commie red meat.

andy85719 on July 31, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Cut $1T OVER TEN YEARS!!!!!????? Oh crap….here we go again.

sicoit on July 31, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Yepper Chip

Agree with above….dear leader will take credit for being the adult in the room

cmsinaz on July 31, 2011 at 8:41 PM

No mention of high speed rail?

GaltBlvnAtty on July 31, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Wow. All that crap coming out of his mouth…

I’m not even exaggerating, he opens his mouth and literally shit comes out of it.

Vegi on July 31, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Cuts in growth aren’t cuts.

andy85719 on July 31, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Don’t you figure that they have the same address as kingjester?

Cindy Munford on July 31, 2011 at 8:40 PM

Figured it can’t hurt to ask one more time…

OmahaConservative on July 31, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Too bad because I was really looking forward to AP’s scenario of crazed House Democrats.

Cindy Munford on July 31, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Everything on the table…..yeah riiiiiiiiiight…

sicoit on July 31, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Odumbo cutting into Big Brother. Now I’m p!ssed.

txag92 on July 31, 2011 at 8:43 PM

I, I, I: barf.

GaltBlvnAtty on July 31, 2011 at 8:43 PM

I don’t know if this country can take another Obama speech.

Mark1971 on July 31, 2011 at 8:33 PM

It better be able to – we’ve got hundreds more to go before we vote this clown out of the WH.

disa on July 31, 2011 at 8:43 PM

OmahaConservative on July 31, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Has canopfor been gone a month? I was thinking it was about two weeks. He just seemed to vanish. I really hope everything is ok.

TxAnn56 on July 31, 2011 at 8:43 PM

I can’t watch it.

I’ll just take a drink every 45 seconds in anticipation of him saying “balanced approach” and “compromise”.

After 2 minutes I’ll chug one for the corporate jet owners.

BacaDog on July 31, 2011 at 8:43 PM

No way the democrats lett Barry sink.

SouthernGent on July 31, 2011 at 8:43 PM

America just got sold.

Hope you all enjoyed your last summer vacation.

Talon on July 31, 2011 at 8:43 PM

barry better quit his hectoring of the Rs. His rasmussen numbers are in bad shape again…-19 today, -21 yesterday.

he needs a bounce in the worst way…so, barry, be nice, be presidential and get a bounce in the polls.

r keller on July 31, 2011 at 8:40 PM

He’ll recover. Republicans are throwing him a life-line.

FloatingRock on July 31, 2011 at 8:43 PM

OmahaConservative on July 31, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Thanks OC, I got FF and the Ad blocker in!

sicoit on July 31, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Obama will speak in the White House briefing room at 8:40

I wish he would just stop talking. I am so tired of his voice. It’s like nails on a chaulkboard to me. Besides the stupid, annoying, arrogant and selfcentere things he says, His voice, tone and the cadence of his speech is so annoying.

Elisa on July 31, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Cindy, I’ve been out of the loop…KJ has tried contacting Canopfor

cmsinaz on July 31, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Obama’s making it sound like he got some tax increases into the plan, then admits he did not. Says it isn’t the deal he wanted…

Just did the whole I,I,me, deal!

massrighty on July 31, 2011 at 8:44 PM

The liar in chief lying to the people again.

xblade on July 31, 2011 at 8:44 PM

I don’t have the stomach to list to Mr. President anymore, rather, Mr. Demagogue in Chief. He makes me ill.

Me too! I’m certain the Dems are setting this up by looking to recalcitrant in public, then Baby-O makes a speech exhorting Dems to take the deal. Then when they do he gets ALL the credit for his statesmanlike behavior.

JonPrichard on July 31, 2011 at 8:44 PM

“Lift the cloud of debt” – by raising it 2.4 Trillion?
What an a$$hat.

VegasRick on July 31, 2011 at 8:44 PM

This debt limit had no effect on business over the last month. He is always looking for an excuse. Did the debt limit cause the reduction in 1st quarter GDP?

GaltBlvnAtty on July 31, 2011 at 8:44 PM

As to the twitter comment about Dem’s getting in line. Obama’s presidency was already over before this and a deal will not him at all.

Rndguy on July 31, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Breaking News: Community organizer leading from behind, declares victory over budget negotiations.

petefrt on July 31, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Run Barack Run! Liar

sicoit on July 31, 2011 at 8:45 PM

GAG!!!!

ANOTHER freaking speech by the DOTUS?

Impeach him already!!!

PappyD61 on July 31, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Hooray for a short Obama statement.

GaltBlvnAtty on July 31, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Do any tea partiers actually agree with him?

I wish someone would tell me exactly what we gained in this. As far as I can tell, taxes will go up once the Bush tax cuts expire, Obama gets his $2.5 trillion up front, and all “cuts” are over ten years. The BBA is toothless, since the other triggers will be favored over it, and we’re assured that taxes wont get support from the super-committee because…well…taxes will already be up greatly. Again, someone who favors this plan, please tell me what exactly has been gained in dealing with the fiscal train wreck we’re about to be a part of. This does not stop our trajectory towards default, we will devalue our dollar further, and businesses and consumers will pull back due to their taxes going up. What am I missing?

Weight of Glory on July 31, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Do I have to drink yet?

BacaDog on July 31, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Is Boehner going to follow??????

sicoit on July 31, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Obama says tax the rich to appease his base. The Dems got their clock cleaned.

John the Libertarian on July 31, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Update: Obama to speak at 8:40

I don’t believe it.

Electrongod on July 31, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Thanks OC, I got FF and the Ad blocker in!

sicoit on July 31, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Are you using FF now? Are the ads gone?

OmahaConservative on July 31, 2011 at 8:47 PM

So glad I don’t have a TV, I hope they are not going to start putting this in Netflix!

neuquenguy on July 31, 2011 at 8:48 PM

The American people should thank me-Obama

artist on July 31, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Thanks for the short synopsis Allah

cmsinaz on July 31, 2011 at 8:48 PM

OmahaConservative on July 31, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Yeahhhhhhh buddy. Wow, I feel like I’m flying at Mach 9 now! :-)

sicoit on July 31, 2011 at 8:48 PM

cmsinaz on July 31, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Yes he tried to email him last week. It didn’t go through.

Cindy Munford on July 31, 2011 at 8:48 PM

What? Did I miss it?

Money shot.

Electrongod on July 31, 2011 at 8:48 PM

I am guzzling beers and drinking up a storm, belchin’ like a real sout’ Omaha boy…

OmahaConservative on July 31, 2011 at 8:48 PM

As to the twitter comment about Dem’s getting in line. Obama’s presidency was already over before this and a deal will not help him at all.

Rndguy on July 31, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Rndguy on July 31, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Are they going to let us find out what’s in it (the deal) before they pass it?

El_Terrible on July 31, 2011 at 8:49 PM

I fully expect my congressman and Tea Party Republicans to vote against this.

Weight of Glory on July 31, 2011 at 8:50 PM

sicoit on July 31, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Oh, good darlin’
FF is so much more efficient than IE…

OmahaConservative on July 31, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Where is canopfor from?

flyfisher on July 31, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Obama says tax the rich to appease his base. The Dems got their clock cleaned.

John the Libertarian on July 31, 2011 at 8:46 PM

I agree, not nearly everything I wanted to see but a decent start.

VegasRick on July 31, 2011 at 8:51 PM

So, help me out here; Obama just broke in to announce a deal that isn’t set yet. Is it just me, or was he just trying to get in front of this, so he could look like he was leading?

massrighty on July 31, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Symphony of Destruction.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtPQ_QJpFIU

artist on July 31, 2011 at 8:51 PM

flyfisher on July 31, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Eastern Canada.

OmahaConservative on July 31, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Where is canopfor from?

flyfisher on July 31, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Northwestern? Canada.

massrighty on July 31, 2011 at 8:52 PM

As each day goes by, I more and more think that Krauthammer should wear a powdered wig.

golfmann on July 31, 2011 at 8:52 PM

massrighty on July 31, 2011 at 8:52 PM

North Eastern…

OmahaConservative on July 31, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Are they going to let us find out what’s in it (the deal) before they pass it?

El_Terrible on July 31, 2011 at 8:49 PM

All 10,000 pages boil down to scroomed.

Limerick on July 31, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Deal powerpoint:

http://www.speaker.gov/UploadedFiles/3-7-31-11-Debt-Framework-Boehner.pdf

andy85719 on July 31, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Doesn’t look too bad on paper considering what it could be. Of course it is not enough, but at least we are moving in the direction of discussing the right things.

neuquenguy on July 31, 2011 at 8:53 PM

at least this thing is over.

“We have nothing to fear, but the fear of being exposed as a fraud.”

pedestrian on July 31, 2011 at 8:54 PM

“We all may not be able to support it, or none us may be able to support it,” Pelosi told reporters.

Someone needs to replace her motherboard.

disa on July 31, 2011 at 8:39 PM

No, she’s beyond the point where she can be upgraded. She’s obsolete. She needs to be relegated to the ash heap and replaced with a newer model.

NoLeftTurn on July 31, 2011 at 8:54 PM

golfmann on July 31, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Lolz! I just spewed beer on my monitor.

OmahaConservative on July 31, 2011 at 8:54 PM

North Eastern…

OmahaConservative on July 31, 2011 at 8:53 PM

I’ll stand corrected, if true; I had always thought that some of his “late night posting” was time-zone related.

massrighty on July 31, 2011 at 8:55 PM

Seriously! Is there anyone who’s reading this that can explain what we got out of this deal? I’ve been reading over at NRO and other places, and all I can find is some sort of “moral victory” in making the point that we can’t keep spending. But as far as rubber-meeting-the-road…we’re still spending. So why should the GOP support this bill?

Weight of Glory on July 31, 2011 at 8:55 PM

I will believe the deal is “done” only upon seeing it. My money is on the House Democrats balking, then blaming the Tea Party for everything. It serves Obama, the Senate Democrats seeking re-election, and the establishment Republicans — all of whom want the deal to fail and a few days of “government shut-down” to blame on citizen activists.

Mutnodjmet on July 31, 2011 at 8:56 PM

i just read this over at instapundit

BLOG COMMENT OF THE DAY:

So… I’ve been reading Gawker. Y’know Gawker? Celebrities, sex, internet videos, gossip, that kind of shit. But Gawker has apparently gotten into politics more than I remember, and HOLY SH*T is the Left not dealing with the Tea Party thing very well.

I mean, I expect this kind of sh*t from Daily Kos, Huffington Post, and the New York Times (which says a thing or two about where the New York Times has gone in the last few decades). But the f*cks at Gawker, who snark at Angelina Jolie, want to put the Tea Party people on trial for Fiscal Terrorism (for not raising the debt ceiling). And apparently, by not supporting Pell Grants, you hate poor people, as opposed to realizing that government spending contributes to the higher education bubble (yes, I know the idea of government contributing to the higher education bubble doesn’t compute to these people, but seriously).

If they ever get around to rolling back the entitlement state, holy f*cking sh*t is it going to get ugly.

Wisconsin writ large.

yeah, i think that’s right. Too bad.

http://pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/125348/

r keller on July 31, 2011 at 8:56 PM

Mimes on crack.

Limerick on July 31, 2011 at 8:56 PM

Boehners’ 7 page framework on holding Odumba$$ accountable:

http://www.speaker.gov/UploadedFiles/3-7-31-11-Debt-Framework-Boehner.pdf

sicoit on July 31, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Missed the Obama rap. Watching “The Taking of Pelham 123″ instead.

predator on July 31, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Eastern Canada.

OmahaConservative on July 31, 2011 at 8:51 PM

He can see the U.S from his house and he lives in an area that is Sisters with a U.S. city. Not sure where though.

Electrongod on July 31, 2011 at 8:57 PM

So, help me out here; Obama just broke in to announce a deal that isn’t set yet. Is it just me, or was he just trying to get in front of this, so he could look like he was leading?

massrighty on July 31, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Some call it posturing.

Others say its lack of leadership.

A few call it ‘leading from behind’.

petefrt on July 31, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Cindy Munford on July 31, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Thanks Cindy…man, I hope all is well…

cmsinaz on July 31, 2011 at 8:58 PM

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