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White House Grants Boehner An Invite-(Bart Stupak To Attend, With REPUBLICANS!)
Politico ^ | 2/24/10 | KENDRA MARR & CAROL E. LEE

Posted on 02/24/2010 7:00:14 PM PST by tcrlaf

House Minority Leader John Boehner on Wednesday asked President Obama to give Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) a last-minute invitation to Thursday’s health care summit.

In a letter, Boehner noted that the Stupak amendment, which bans federal funding for abortions, is not included in the president’s reform proposal or the Senate version of the health care bill.

Yet CNN and Quinnipiac University surveys “consistently indicate that the Stupak amendment reflects the will of the American people,” he wrote. “Including Representative Stupak… would send a signal that the White House respects the views of a majority of Americans and a bipartisan majority of the House on the critical issue of life.”

The White House has told Republicans they can invite another lawmaker to the summit since the administration invited Sen. Ron Wyden, a White House official said. As for Boehner's request for Stupak, the official said, "If they want Stupak to come, they can bring him."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: bartstupak; boehner; healthcare; michigan; obama; stupak
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Well....

This should be fun.... Maybe the GOP aren't as stupid as we think they are???

1 posted on 02/24/2010 7:00:14 PM PST by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

I really think this thing is going down in flames and Bama wants to blame it all on the Republicans...Nothing new. He’s gotta blame some one. God knows he’s not going to take responsibility for it...


2 posted on 02/24/2010 7:02:45 PM PST by hstacey
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To: tcrlaf

Obama wants to paint this as GOP obstructionism and it gets a lot harder to do with a democrat in opposition.


3 posted on 02/24/2010 7:03:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: hstacey

The media is going to portray this as a big win for Obama even if in actuality he gets shellacked by the Republicans. There is no way the media will report this thing accurately regarding the Republicans.


4 posted on 02/24/2010 7:19:10 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: cripplecreek

I was hoping 70%+ of the American people wanting this bill stopped would be enough for the Dems to toss it, but I guess not.


5 posted on 02/24/2010 7:19:19 PM PST by coaltrain
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To: cripplecreek

This is more risky than various posts reflect.

Stupak essentially opposes ONLY the Senate abortion language. Yes, he has problems with the Cadillac tax, but his views are 180 degrees from the GOP.

Bottom line: If Stupak can get comforted by some revisions to the abortion language, then his oppostion to BOcare is obliterated.

I frankly think that Boehner did not expect the White House consent on the Stupak attendance.


6 posted on 02/24/2010 7:23:14 PM PST by mwl8787
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To: cripplecreek
I saw Newt on Hannity. He said the Repubs should ask for equal time with the House and Senate Repub. leaders controling their time and who is to speak. If Obami does not agree they should walk out.
7 posted on 02/24/2010 7:26:59 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: tcrlaf

I didn’t see in that article where it confirm Stupak was going to attend. His only quote is:
“I had no prior knowledge of either the content of Mr. Boehner’s letter or his intentions to reach out to President Obama regarding tomorrow’s health care summit. His office informed me of his letter only after it had been sent to the President and released publicly. I am far more concerned with making real progress toward enacting comprehensive health care reform than with who received an invitation to tomorrow’s health care summit.”


8 posted on 02/24/2010 7:26:59 PM PST by coaltrain
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To: tcrlaf

I hope somebody smart is managing this for the GOP. But it’ll be novel to see Precious actually put in a whole day’s work.


9 posted on 02/24/2010 7:27:06 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: grellis; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
Ping!
10 posted on 02/24/2010 7:28:07 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: tcrlaf

None of them ought to be attending.


11 posted on 02/24/2010 7:28:28 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Prayers for the Ft. Hood families, victims and soldiers.)
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To: tcrlaf

The problem with this is that abortion while ultimately important is about #6 on the list of problems with this bill. Meaning it would not be beyond comprehension that the socialist administration take this off the table in return for taking all our other freedoms. Remember Stupak is a Democrat. He will fold like a house of cards if he gets what he wants.


12 posted on 02/24/2010 7:29:17 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: mwl8787

Not really...
He took an unpopular stand with Democrats, STOOD ON IT, and now he owns it. To top it off, he’s in a fairly conservative district, so it’s his election if he screws this up.


13 posted on 02/24/2010 7:30:22 PM PST by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: samadams2000

odumbo cannot fold on abortion, it is a sickness with these rats


14 posted on 02/24/2010 7:32:12 PM PST by italianquaker (My bartender knew about the attempted Christmas attack before odumbo)
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To: Parley Baer

The Republicans have the medical doctors in their contingent. RATS have no doctors in their contingent. Our doctors know every aspect of this issue to immense detail. Neither Barrasso or Coburn will take any nonsense from BO. They will hammer away at the destruction of the patient-doctor relationship under BOcare. Seniors will eat this up.

We’ll be fine.

BO also has no podium and no teleprompter tomorrow.


15 posted on 02/24/2010 7:33:58 PM PST by mwl8787
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To: tcrlaf

Point understood. Stupak also contemplating a run for Michigan Governor, which means he must oppose BOcare.


16 posted on 02/24/2010 7:37:28 PM PST by mwl8787
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To: tcrlaf

17 posted on 02/24/2010 7:39:38 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Mamzelle

The GOP should pretty much ignore the Kenyan.


18 posted on 02/24/2010 7:48:33 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: tcrlaf

I think these Tea Party-leaning Republicans are so much smarter than Obambi that tomorrow could be rather fun.


19 posted on 02/24/2010 8:16:59 PM PST by fightinJAG (Behold the Republican Super-Minority !! (h/t ArchAngel1983) TEA = Taxed Enough Already)
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To: Parley Baer

So what? We are the real media in this country now.


20 posted on 02/24/2010 8:17:34 PM PST by fightinJAG (Behold the Republican Super-Minority !! (h/t ArchAngel1983) TEA = Taxed Enough Already)
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To: mwl8787

I don’t share your reservations, but I do see your point. Mainly, I don’t think there is any way on God’s green earth that President Obambi can *credibly* soften on abortion that doesn’t throw him into a Lefty buzzsaw. And he especially cannot allow himself to be seen softening on abortion on TeeVee with a bunch of Republicans in the room.

I also think that if Stupak can be brought around, he can be brought around, whether in that room or not. I think it will be *harder* for him to fold while on national television instead of in a back room. But if he’s going to stand, he’ll stand anywhere.

I like Boehner’s work here. I’m looking forward to tomorrow.


21 posted on 02/24/2010 8:20:59 PM PST by fightinJAG (Behold the Republican Super-Minority !! (h/t ArchAngel1983) TEA = Taxed Enough Already)
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To: coaltrain
I am far more concerned with making real progress toward enacting comprehensive health care reform than with who received an invitation to tomorrow’s health care summit.”

Translation: I know full well that tomorrow's health care summit is a stupid political theater trick and I'm not sure I want to go on tv and be forced into saying publicly that the President is a tool.

Also, he didn't know about the letter beforehand? That doesn't ring true to me. But I could see someone remembering things that way after a little talkie with Rahm.

22 posted on 02/24/2010 8:23:10 PM PST by fightinJAG (Behold the Republican Super-Minority !! (h/t ArchAngel1983) TEA = Taxed Enough Already)
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To: samadams2000

But if he was going to fold, he’d do it anyway, whether he went to the summit or not. Likewise, if he’s going to stand, he’ll stand anywhere.

I think this is brilliant, on a number of levels.


23 posted on 02/24/2010 8:24:27 PM PST by fightinJAG (Behold the Republican Super-Minority !! (h/t ArchAngel1983) TEA = Taxed Enough Already)
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To: tcrlaf

AND he knows very well what happened to his dear friend and colleague, Senator Nelson.


24 posted on 02/24/2010 8:25:02 PM PST by fightinJAG (Behold the Republican Super-Minority !! (h/t ArchAngel1983) TEA = Taxed Enough Already)
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To: tcrlaf

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
1 Peter 5:8 KJV

I just pray the Republicans know what they are dealing with and can hold their own tomorrow.


25 posted on 02/24/2010 8:25:54 PM PST by Wisconsinlady
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To: mwl8787

O. M. G. Are you kidding me? No teleprompter? Egads, that’s great (except it will be very embarrassing for our country).


26 posted on 02/24/2010 8:26:02 PM PST by fightinJAG (Behold the Republican Super-Minority !! (h/t ArchAngel1983) TEA = Taxed Enough Already)
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To: mwl8787

P.S. Didn’t Obambi use a Dick Tracey watch with a teleprompter in it during the campaign? And at other times he had an earpiece with people feeding him lines?

I’m series.

I mean, watch for the signs tomorrow.


27 posted on 02/24/2010 8:27:08 PM PST by fightinJAG (Behold the Republican Super-Minority !! (h/t ArchAngel1983) TEA = Taxed Enough Already)
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To: Bratch

Yes, but for whom? MUUUUUAAAAAAHHHHH


28 posted on 02/24/2010 8:27:38 PM PST by fightinJAG (Behold the Republican Super-Minority !! (h/t ArchAngel1983) TEA = Taxed Enough Already)
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To: tcrlaf

So they will “remove” the abortion provision, what will Repubs do then? The Dems will only put it back in, and it is not the only thing wrong. You cannot win with crooks and frauds.


29 posted on 02/24/2010 8:32:51 PM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: tcrlaf
the White House called and invited Sen. Snowe - she declined.

Bet the narcissist in chief didn't like that rebuff

30 posted on 02/24/2010 8:38:43 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: Parley Baer

“There is no way the media will report this thing accurately regarding the Republicans.”

I take it you mean the dying water carrying RAT press, and not the new media and conservative media.


31 posted on 02/24/2010 8:52:35 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...

If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.


32 posted on 02/24/2010 8:52:40 PM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: mwl8787

“Bottom line: If Stupak can get comforted by some revisions to the abortion language, then his oppostion to BOcare is obliterated.”

And then they lose 100 LIBiots on the left side of the House? Aren’t they in the same place they’ve been for a year?


33 posted on 02/24/2010 8:55:52 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: tcrlaf
"Maybe the GOP aren't as stupid as we think they are??? "

I agree.

Based on their performance since 1995 I'm inclined to think they are immensely dumber than we can even imagine.

So this gonad-less clutch will be herded in front of their master to seek his absolution with the usual result.

Sort of like the meeting they invited obamao to...They'll come out with their tails between their legs beating their chests proclaiming victory.

Once again we will have to accept a silk purse made from a sow's ear.

34 posted on 02/24/2010 8:56:33 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: samadams2000

The problem with this is that abortion while ultimately important is about #6 on the list of problems with this bill.

Actually I believe it is number one. If they keep abortion funding out of the bill, that is a coup! A big win! Nobody should be paying for abortions that a lot of people find immoral. I for one am thrilled that it seems to be that funding for abortions won’t be in the bill and I thank whoever is fighting it and that includes that Democrat.


35 posted on 02/24/2010 9:00:13 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: mwl8787
“BO also has no podium and no teleprompter tomorrow.”

Good points all. I thought about your last point also...could be fun to see what gaffes MAO-bama makes...to add to his 57 states and CORPSEmen laughers.

Imagine they character assassinated Quayle's and Palin’s intelligence for much, much less.

36 posted on 02/24/2010 9:01:17 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: tcrlaf

Idiot. Boehner says that inviting Stupak would show that Obama really cares about Bipartisanship. And so Obama invites him.

Now, how does Boehner claim the meeting was a setup, when he just set a rediculously low bar for Obama to “prove” his intentions are good?

Boehner SHOULD have said that it was REDICULOUS that Pelosi refused to invite Stupak, and that if Obama was going to invite Wyden he owed it to Stupak to invite him.

That way Obama would have just been doing the minimum required, instead of “proving his seriousness”.

Boehner could lose a curling match with a 7-0 lead in the 10th run.


37 posted on 02/24/2010 9:05:42 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: hstacey
Bama wants to blame it Liberty all on the Republicans
38 posted on 02/24/2010 9:07:11 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: fightinJAG

“I’m series.”

That’s hugh.


39 posted on 02/24/2010 9:07:30 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: PghBaldy

“So they will “remove” the abortion provision, what will Repubs do then? The Dems will only put it back in, and it is not the only thing wrong. You cannot win with crooks and frauds.”

“...what will the Repubs do then?”

Pound ‘em into the dust...........a guy can dream, can’t he?


40 posted on 02/24/2010 9:08:48 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: napscoordinator

Totally concur. But what Im saying is that the bill is a horror show beyond public funding for abortion. And that as a tactic the Demons could conceed on this point and get the votes they need to pass an abomonation only second to abortion.


41 posted on 02/24/2010 9:11:29 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: tcrlaf

http://dailycaller.com/2010/02/23/democrats-attempts-to-coordinate-health-care-message-leave-republicans-scratching-their-heads/3/
Even former President Bill Clinton appeared pessimistic about the prospects for health-care reform.

“The health care is hard to do, but I thought it would happen this time because all the trends that prompted me to act are worse,” he said, speaking about health care reform in the past tense during an interview with Fox News. “I thought it would happen, but …”


42 posted on 02/24/2010 9:15:41 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: SeattleBruce

Yes, the Rat media.


43 posted on 02/24/2010 9:17:51 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: cripplecreek
Obama wants to paint this as GOP obstructionism and it gets a lot harder to do with a democrat in opposition.

If, at the end of the day, there is no healthcare bill ipso facto Obama has failed.

44 posted on 02/24/2010 9:25:04 PM PST by Mike Darancette (You know Obama is in trouble when the MSM mentions that he is half white.)
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To: mwl8787

I know we make fun of the teleprompter for good reason but he’s not without some ability to speak off the cuff. As long as he can lie to make up for his deficit of knowledge it’s almost as good as teleprompter. The only time he becomes flustered is when he encounters unexpected opposition. Will they challenge him effectively on his lies?


45 posted on 02/24/2010 9:39:43 PM PST by Soul Seeker (?)
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To: tcrlaf
This is so ridiculous. Requesting invites? This is a sad day in our country when our government is run by requesting audiences with the President.

It is like some kind of sick Donald Trump reality show.

Tune in later to see who is the biggest loser.

46 posted on 02/24/2010 11:33:40 PM PST by Neverforget01 (The problem is the doing, not the talking....Gov Haley Barbour)
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To: Red_Devil 232

They should use Alinsky tactics on the Alinski invaders. Isolate Obama and Demonize him.


47 posted on 02/25/2010 12:40:44 AM PST by screaminsunshine
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To: tcrlaf; onyx; Liz; STARWISE; Bahbah; maggief; SE Mom

Only reason Bo invited Stupak is because he read it Stupid...Not very good at reading you know. “Oh, sure you can bring stupid with you.”

OMG No “Tele”! What will he ever do? Not very good at organizing paper notes....In fact I’m not sure he could organize the TP.

But still no mention of who the other House critters are that received invitations.....Did they have to RSVP and bring a gift for the hostess?


48 posted on 02/25/2010 4:25:47 AM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: hoosiermama
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49 posted on 02/25/2010 4:33:27 AM PST by maggief
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To: hoosiermama

Have you noticed that when even this bunch realizes that he would look more ridiculous than usual with his telepromters, he has a little mini-me prompter in front of him. Watch for that.


50 posted on 02/25/2010 4:58:18 AM PST by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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