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Obama and Boehner: Who Blinks First?-The GOP faces a president who plays hardball by Alinsky's rules
The American Conservative ^ | Dec. 4, 2012 | Patrick J. Buchanan

Posted on 12/04/2012 11:11:23 AM PST by filbert00

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s opening bid to Speaker John Boehner, a demand for $1.6 trillion in new taxes, was not meant as a serious offer. It was an ultimatum couched in an insult. Translation:

“We won the election. We have the whip hand. Not only are you going to sign on to higher tax rates and higher tax revenues, we are going to rub your Tea Party noses in your coming capitulation.”

That Boehner did not throw the offer back in Geithner’s face and tell him, “Give me a call, Tim, when you’re serious,” suggests that the speaker feels he is holding a losing hand.

He wants a deal where the GOP agrees to higher revenues and the White House agrees to cuts in future entitlement outlays. But the Obamaites are looking to dictate terms. They want a triumph. If that means casting Boehner as the Neville Chamberlain of the GOP, so be it.

(Excerpt) Read more at theamericanconservative.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: economy; fiscalcliff

1 posted on 12/04/2012 11:11:30 AM PST by filbert00
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To: filbert00

Obama doesn’t care. He’s going to Hawaii and spend $4 of our hard-earned money.


2 posted on 12/04/2012 11:15:39 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: filbert00

The GOP has already blinked.

Next.


3 posted on 12/04/2012 11:17:30 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: filbert00

Of course the Republicans, I’m surprised Boehner isn’t already wearing knee pads.


4 posted on 12/04/2012 11:21:42 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: filbert00

There is no ‘tails’ on this coin. We’ve already seen the outcome from a few hundred trials, I suspect we can predict the outcome this time.


5 posted on 12/04/2012 11:22:26 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: RIghtwardHo

A new Speaker of the House is called for. Someone who can give it back to the socialists in spades as they say. Just because the republicans did not win the election does NOT mean that they have to cave on every issue. Let the VOTING begin. That is why we have voting. See where the power lies.


6 posted on 12/04/2012 11:23:18 AM PST by Rapscallion ( OBAMA: You own it now. See if you can govern it.)
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To: filbert00

Latest Vegas odds on who “blinks first”:

B.O.——1,000 to 1
Crybaby Boehner——1 to 1 (otherwise known as “even money” or “chalk” (horse players know what I’m talking about:)


7 posted on 12/04/2012 11:25:08 AM PST by Clink (Conservatives believe it when they see it. Liberals see it when they believe it.)
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To: filbert00
Unfortunately, no matter what happens, the MSM will report it as an Obama victory...
8 posted on 12/04/2012 11:25:41 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: RIghtwardHo
The feminization of the American male is all but complete.

The GOP has just become the latest Democrat sorority.
9 posted on 12/04/2012 11:28:19 AM PST by John 3_19-21 (Are we the ones living in the bubble?)
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To: filbert00

LEGISLATE - don’t negotiate!!! And if that doesn’t work shut down the funding of government, that will get the Son of Saul’s attention.


10 posted on 12/04/2012 11:28:50 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (Us and Them...)
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To: filbert00

Who blinks first?

The GOP just stabbed both of its eyes out with a hot poker.

Say hello to Speaker Nazi Pelosi.


11 posted on 12/04/2012 11:30:14 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

The GOP will surrender every last one of our freedoms and rights before it does anything of the sort.


12 posted on 12/04/2012 11:31:29 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: filbert00

Boehner is going to fall into the “media’s” trap that “minorities” won’t vote for you GOOBer guys if you don’t obey Barry Benghazi and give him everything he wants. LOL! Fools. Note to Boehner: The commie MSM and the freeloaders will NEVER vote for Americans. They will ALWAYS vote for the commie ‘RATS. Forget about it.


13 posted on 12/04/2012 11:32:32 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Obama doesn’t care. He’s going to Hawaii and spend $4 of our hard-earned money.

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I know you meant to say $4 MILLION. But $4 of our hard earned money is also correct.

Every Second. For a MILLION Seconds.

Math:
1 000 000 seconds are not as long as you may think, but then time is relative to what you are doing or what is being done to you.
First you change seconds to minutes:
1 000 000 divided by 60 = 1 6666 min. 40 sec.
Now change minutes to hours:
1 6666 divided by 60 = 277 hrs. 46 min.
Then change hours to days:
277 divided by 24 = 11 days. 13 hrs.
Lastly change days to weeks:
11 divided by 7 = 1 wk. 4 days.
Therefore 1000 000 seconds will be the same as:
1 week 4 days 13 hours 46 minutes 40 seconds


14 posted on 12/04/2012 11:32:48 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Exactly. If his presidency leaves America in ashes, he’s got his $200 grand pension, and his net worth, and whatever else his backers have promised him.

He doesn’t even have an attachment to the country he leads to give him pause. It’s all an academic exercise to him. Great, if it works, but no counting the cost if it fails.


15 posted on 12/04/2012 11:37:06 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: filbert00

Boner blinked faster than a strobe light.


16 posted on 12/04/2012 11:44:58 AM PST by crosshairs (Hurricane Barry is 1000 times more destructive than Hurricane Sandy.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

LOL - yes, $4 million.


17 posted on 12/04/2012 11:46:21 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: filbert00

Not only will Bonehead blink first, he will cry, as well.


18 posted on 12/04/2012 11:49:22 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Rapscallion
A new Speaker of the House is called for. Someone who can give it back to the socialists in spades as they say. Just because the republicans did not win the election does NOT mean that they have to cave on every issue. Let the VOTING begin. That is why we have voting. See where the power lies.

Articles of Impeachment would certainly get the Big O's" attention. I know we can't get it through the Senate but the deliberation would calm down this headlong rush to tyranny that we are taking.If it takes a couple of years there is another election on the docket.

19 posted on 12/04/2012 11:54:03 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone; All
Newt Gingrich for Speaker!!

20 posted on 12/04/2012 11:56:11 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Don Corleone

Boehner could use a little of this, Godfather!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbZEkFLXh9Y


21 posted on 12/04/2012 11:58:30 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: filbert00

If there had been a successful effort to make Allen West speaker of the house America would have a different future. Boehner will put the beltway ahead of the country - bank on it.


22 posted on 12/04/2012 12:04:38 PM PST by Baynative
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To: musicman

Even though I gritted my teeth and voted for Newt in the primary I think he would have been roadkill in the GE....but at least he would have put up a fight and that’s more than Willard the wimp did!


23 posted on 12/04/2012 12:28:45 PM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: svcw

Not only does Boner have his knee pads, he’s holding a jar of vaseline and wearing a dog collar.

What a POS that guy is.


24 posted on 12/04/2012 1:19:17 PM PST by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: filbert00

“If that means casting Boehner as the Neville Chamberlain of the GOP, so be it.”

Boehner beat them to it long ago.


25 posted on 12/04/2012 2:05:53 PM PST by duffee (Newt Gingrich for Speaker)
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To: Jonty30
"He doesn’t even have an attachment to the country he leads to give him pause. It’s all an academic exercise to him. Great, if it works, but no counting the cost if it fails."

Perhaps, but I think it is actually the reverse. Obama intends the country to fail. He wants to leave the country in ashes as payback for all the perceived ills of the world he believes the US caused. He is also advancing Islam at every turn and removal of the US would greatly ease the creation of the Greater Caliphate.

26 posted on 12/04/2012 2:08:15 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Rapscallion

“A new Speaker of the House is called for. Someone who can give it back to the socialists in spades as they say. Just because the republicans did not win the election does NOT mean that they have to cave on every issue. Let the VOTING begin. That is why we have voting. See where the power lies.”

If not Newt then someone like him, but Boehner has to go.


27 posted on 12/04/2012 2:09:47 PM PST by duffee (Newt Gingrich for Speaker)
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To: filbert00

It is really silly to be talking about these things as if there are two different ideologies on what is good for America.

They are one of one mind- and they messing with our heads, as if we are making choices. They all stick together and vote themselves hugely expensive perks and comfortable lives, at our expense- ALL while making us slaves to their lifestyles.


28 posted on 12/04/2012 2:12:30 PM PST by Truth2012
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