Skip to comments.White House Grants Boehner An Invite-(Bart Stupak To Attend, With REPUBLICANS!)
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 Thursdays health care summit.
In a letter, Boehner noted that the Stupak amendment, which bans federal funding for abortions, is not included in the presidents 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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This should be fun.... Maybe the GOP aren't as stupid as we think they are???
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...
Obama wants to paint this as GOP obstructionism and it gets a lot harder to do with a democrat in opposition.
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.
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.
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.
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. Boehners letter or his intentions to reach out to President Obama regarding tomorrows 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 tomorrows health care summit.
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.
None of them ought to be attending.
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.
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.
odumbo cannot fold on abortion, it is a sickness with these rats
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.
Point understood. Stupak also contemplating a run for Michigan Governor, which means he must oppose BOcare.
The GOP should pretty much ignore the Kenyan.
I think these Tea Party-leaning Republicans are so much smarter than Obambi that tomorrow could be rather fun.
So what? We are the real media in this country now.
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.
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.
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.
AND he knows very well what happened to his dear friend and colleague, Senator Nelson.
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.
O. M. G. Are you kidding me? No teleprompter? Egads, that’s great (except it will be very embarrassing for our country).
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 mean, watch for the signs tomorrow.
Yes, but for whom? MUUUUUAAAAAAHHHHH
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.
Bet the narcissist in chief didn't like that rebuff
“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.
If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.
“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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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?
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.
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
Yes, the Rat media.
If, at the end of the day, there is no healthcare bill ipso facto Obama has failed.
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?
It is like some kind of sick Donald Trump reality show.
Tune in later to see who is the biggest loser.
They should use Alinsky tactics on the Alinski invaders. Isolate Obama and Demonize him.
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?
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.
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