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Boehner to hold 4 p.m. sequester press conference
MarketWatch ^ | 2/25/13 | Robert Schroeder

Posted on 02/25/2013 7:24:37 AM PST by illiac

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To: illiac

Boehner better watch out. He might get a shoe thrown at him. Either from a reporter or a conservative.


51 posted on 02/25/2013 9:32:24 AM PST by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

I’m really hoping the sequester happens.

And I want the republicans to take credit for it. This is the first of the steps necessary to prevent us from hitting absolute bottom.


52 posted on 02/25/2013 9:34:32 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: illiac
Very short article. What WILL he say?
LOL!...He (the E$tabli$hment) shall fold again...
His personal/public history has shown that...
*end of any resistance to the Dictator 0'BlowFly*

53 posted on 02/25/2013 9:34:48 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: jpsb

I too am hopeful Boehner will do the right thing. And I believe he will.


54 posted on 02/25/2013 9:39:04 AM PST by refermech
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To: illiac
..... This nation hasn't been in such a frenzied panic since the impending doom predicted for Dec 20th when the Mayan Calendar ended.

..... Of course if this country actually survives the end of the Obama Calendar on March 1st ..... we will find that the reason this country didn't collapse is because of the incredible leadership capabilities of our Dear Leader and also because the bean counters miscalculated the date and then insist that the end of all things will definitely happen a week or two later. Well ... that is ... if the Republicans don't stop their unpatriotic treasonous stonewalling.

55 posted on 02/25/2013 9:39:53 AM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: refermech

The Rats are trying to scare people about the budget cuts, well now maybe the Repubs will scare people about what happens if there are no cuts. That is my hope.


56 posted on 02/25/2013 9:44:15 AM PST by jpsb
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To: illiac
"Let's get real serious on the Continuing Resolution - this is not where we want to pick a fight".


57 posted on 02/25/2013 9:46:05 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: cuban leaf
I’m really hoping the sequester happens. And I want the republicans to take credit for it.

Yep. 85% of the American public believes we have a spending problem. If the Republicans stick to their guns and actually do something for US rather than Washington, people will FINALLY have some one to vote FOR.

Even though this is all theater for the uninformed voter (there are no "cuts" in spending), at least it looks like the Republicans are on the working citizens side of this debate for once,

58 posted on 02/25/2013 9:48:29 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: R_Kangel

Love the analogy....how true


59 posted on 02/25/2013 9:49:11 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Da Coyote

“Let’s start a poll on which minute of Bonehead’s speech will contain his surrender to the Obamadork/felon/cretin.

Boehner is slime. Gutless slime. Cojoneless slime.

Pure and unadulterated drunken slime.”

Lets me honest, you just described every politician.


60 posted on 02/25/2013 9:59:53 AM PST by edcoil (Half of every class gratuates at the bottom, they are now politicians.)
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To: cuban leaf; concerned about politics
I’m really hoping the sequester happens. And I want the republicans to take credit for it.
If the Republicans stick to their guns and actually do something for US rather than
Washington, people will FINALLY have some one to vote FOR.
Hmmm..(maybe)...Boehmer will surprise US(A) all...
and stick to the agreement
..his history...well :-(

61 posted on 02/25/2013 10:02:35 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: skinkinthegrass

CALL or write your Congressman/woman with your views!

Link below is to all the “Phone Numbers and Mailing Addresses of Members of Congress”
https://www.numbersusa.com/content/congress/phone-numbers-and-mailing-addresses-memb.html


62 posted on 02/25/2013 10:07:38 AM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: skinkinthegrass; concerned about politics

Sadly, I expect another 11th hour agreement. The reason? Because in reality the parties are in this thing together. Their differences are mainly theater at this point. Both parties are all about the status quo.

This was made clear when we had a republican president and the R’s controlled the house and senate. They still spent like the drunken sailors they are.

I hope I am wrong. We’ll know in a few days.


63 posted on 02/25/2013 10:12:04 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: woodbutcher1963

The trouble is that noboby(not even here on FR)wants it to come out of THEIR wallet.


It’s worse than that. The reason we are in this mess is that so many people on BOTH sides have been voting their wallets for many decades.


64 posted on 02/25/2013 10:23:48 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: refermech

I too am hopeful Boehner will do the right thing. And I believe he will.


McConnell and Boehner have made little effort to prep the battlefield. Nothing really different than what they have done in the past. Sorry but don’t get your hopes up this time is any different.


65 posted on 02/25/2013 10:28:05 AM PST by lodi90
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To: cuban leaf
Sadly, I expect another 11th hour agreement. The reason? Because in reality the parties are in this thing together.

Yep. They dance together. Two steps forward, one step back.

The left pushes ahead two steps. They go too far. They demand an agreement. The Republicans agree, and the two come up with a bipartisan agreement. The left gets half of what it wanted. The right gets nothing.
That's -2 for liberty (because the issue should have been moot in the first place and not even acknowledged), +1 for "bipartisan" socialism. The left is still one step ahead every time.
The incramentalism adds up. That's how we got into the mess we're in today.

66 posted on 02/25/2013 10:30:32 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: illiac

Is it true he has been saving up tears all this week ? bOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOhOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


67 posted on 02/25/2013 10:30:40 AM PST by contrarian (sequester schmequester let it all hang out.)
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To: illiac

I remember when $85B was a lot of money. Who would have thought that it is now chump change. We can survive with this modest “cut” which really isn’t a cut in the first place. The history of the Obama Administration will be found in the fiction section of the Library of Congress.


68 posted on 02/25/2013 10:34:07 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: SERKIT

Well put....something in the 2% area is what I think I’ve heard...


69 posted on 02/25/2013 10:44:55 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: illiac

Will he cry and then cave?


70 posted on 02/25/2013 10:50:16 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: concerned about politics

Yep. Not to sound too negative, but when Bush Jr. was elected in 2000, I could see the way the country was headed. Ridiculous concepts were being discussed as though they had one whit of merit, and sometimes actually being embraced by the majority. I said then that Bush’s election merely put off the inevitable for four more years.

Fast forward to today. The stuff being argued and allowed is beyond the comprehension of people living 50 years ago. It’s insanity on parade. And it will not end well, as is already apparent to anyone paying attention.

But it is happening as described in so much of biblical prophecy. The good news is that in the end the good Guy wins.


71 posted on 02/25/2013 10:50:27 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: illiac

Will he cry and then cave?


72 posted on 02/25/2013 10:50:27 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: blueyon
Yeah Like:Andy Barr
2709 Old Rosebud Road
Lexington, KY 40509
phone: 859-219-1366

Sen. Rand Paul
Louisville Office
600 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pl
Rm 1072B
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-582-5341

Hopkinsville Office
1100 S. Main St, Ste 12
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Phone: 270-885-1212

Sen. Min. Ldr. Mitch McConnell
601 W. Broadway
Room 630
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 582-6304

No Lexington Office listed.

73 posted on 02/25/2013 10:52:56 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: concerned about politics
It's all theater. The politicians, no matter who they are, will never give up their gravy train. They got more money from us. Period. That's all they wanted. "Now let's just put all this behind us an move on".

It's always this way.

74 posted on 02/25/2013 10:53:26 AM PST by Digger
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To: Da Coyote

In a very true sense, Boehner is worse than Obama.


75 posted on 02/25/2013 10:53:57 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: cuban leaf
This was made clear when we had a republican
presidentand the R’s controlled the house and senate.
They still spent like the drunken sailors they are.
I hope I am wrong...We’ll know in a few days.
you're not wrong...
it's the Wa$hington D.C. E$tabli$hment
Party @ the "root" of the Problem

76 posted on 02/25/2013 11:05:19 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: illiac; All

Let’s watch all the hate fired at Boehner...

Who hates Boehner more, Obama or the screechers on Free Republic?

How about calling this guy’s office and encouraging him?

How about calling our local media, and telling them we are voters who KNOW Obama is responsible for this sequester?

How about telling our neighbors and low information voter friends and co-workers that the REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE HAVE PASSED TWO DIFFERENT ALTERNATIVES to the across the board budget cuts—targeted cuts—and that the Senate Democrat party refused to vote on them?

How about doing something PRODUCTIVE instead of lashing out at Boehner, who SO FAR has held his ground?


77 posted on 02/25/2013 11:31:01 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: CapnJack

Now just a cotton pickin’ minit here. Let’s be fair. Wet blankets don’t fold too good. More likely he’ll fold like an accordion, seeing as how he’s got pleats worked into him from folding so often. Probably practices in a mirror.


78 posted on 02/25/2013 11:56:52 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: illiac

I expect to read that Boehner will agree to everything the Dems want while saying that it’s the right thing for the country and he’s not really agreeing to everything they want because yadda-yadda-yadda. Later this evening he and the Dems will have an expensive dinner together.


79 posted on 02/25/2013 12:07:52 PM PST by servo1969
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To: SoFloFreeper
You got it.

It wouldn't matter who was Speaker. One false word and "RINO" would be his/her moniker ever after.

I had to laugh when Gingrich was the White Knight on FR (newly minted for those who weren't around when he fell from grace years ago) until he made his weak gay marriage statement recently. LOL!

80 posted on 02/25/2013 12:22:12 PM PST by what's up
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To: servo1969

Presser underway now. Does not sound like they will fold.


81 posted on 02/25/2013 1:04:18 PM PST by MustKnowHistory
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To: illiac

Do they really need all these people in front of the camera? Just put two or three credible people (if they can find that many) out there with a powerful message and then shut up!


82 posted on 02/25/2013 1:06:26 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: illiac

I’m tired of them calling this a “spending cut”. If I was on a budget I couldn’t spend more money and tell my hubby that I saved him 3%!!


83 posted on 02/25/2013 1:07:03 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented immigrant' is like calling a drug dealer an 'unlicensed ph)
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To: Wisconsinlady

that was it?


84 posted on 02/25/2013 1:08:59 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented immigrant' is like calling a drug dealer an 'unlicensed ph)
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To: Wisconsinlady

It was enough for me, they planted it right in Obamas garden.....GO BOEHNER AND STAND FIRM


85 posted on 02/25/2013 1:12:14 PM PST by Toespi
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To: illiac

It’s 4:15 . . . is he crying yet?


86 posted on 02/25/2013 1:15:09 PM PST by ksen
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To: MustKnowHistory

Well, that is a relief. There was really no reason at all to cave. Obama had the tax cuts and the sequester was his idea of a balanced approach. No public pressure because this was presumably what people voted on in November.


87 posted on 02/25/2013 1:15:20 PM PST by erlayman
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To: illiac

He will assume the BOHICA pose he knows and loves so well

‘Cause that’s what he does best.


88 posted on 02/25/2013 1:16:24 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: MustKnowHistory
They won't fold.

For the first time we have the upperhand. O already got his 1% tax hike so he has lost that political capital. That argument has lost its power.

We have another debt ceiling hike coming up and now the GOP has laid the precedent that the WH has to give something in return for that.

The landscape has changed.

89 posted on 02/25/2013 1:20:26 PM PST by what's up
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To: kevkrom

I think you need to step out of the echo chamber.

The cuts are going to be blamed on the GOP. The military and DOD cuts are making many of the former GOP voters very mad.

This was a very dumb move.


90 posted on 02/25/2013 1:39:24 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: illiac

It is now 1830 Eastern.

What did he say?


91 posted on 02/25/2013 3:25:52 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: Sequoyah101
No follow-up from anybody?

Sheesh, I'm dying for some comments and analysis.

Leni

92 posted on 02/25/2013 3:32:29 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: servo1969
Later this evening he and the Dems will have an expensive dinner together.

...with many rounds of drinks to follow...

93 posted on 02/25/2013 3:37:30 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ksen

Did he come out with a white flag?


94 posted on 02/25/2013 3:50:01 PM PST by i_robot73 (We hold that all individuals have the Right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives - LP.org)
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To: redgolum

Not sure which move was dumb....agreeing to the sequester in the first place, or not caving now. With the former, I agree. The fall of 2011 has shown to be what many of us thought it was...a complete bumbling by the congress with the stupid super committee theatrics and guaranteed defense cuts.

Now, I don’t know what this crew can do to retain a political victory. Obama will only compromise if it includes tax increases. Our side won’t and shouldn’t do that. With a better messaging team, this group could gain ground on the Dems, but I don’t see them doing it. The fact that Boehner has a widely publicized press conference and no clear message out of it to gain political footing tells me all I need to know. This crew can’t win no matter what their tactic.


95 posted on 02/25/2013 5:12:38 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: MinuteGal

Boy that was a non-event.

What event?

Oh never mind. wish I hadnt even told me wife about it now.


96 posted on 02/25/2013 5:14:34 PM PST by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: illiac

Why bother? We already know that he, Cantor, and McConnell and the rest of the GOP leadership will cave like they always do.


97 posted on 02/25/2013 6:11:44 PM PST by dowcaet
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Please keep ‘em coming! Thank you all very much!

98 posted on 02/25/2013 6:25:13 PM PST by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: concerned about politics; All

85% of Americans think that all those 800,000 jobs that are going to loose 20% plus of their salaries are all in Washington. What happens when they discover that 75% of those jobs are spread throughout the country, mostly in red states. And that is just Defense related. I was listening to impact for Homeland Security. They also have a lot of personnel which will also have these 20% plus salary/hours cuts. Coast guard, border patrol, shipping examination, border crossing, etc. The last two will be significantly slowed down. The first two will actually be out there doing less. etc. etc.


99 posted on 02/25/2013 7:11:53 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin

you know gleeaikin, perhaps there is a path back to the Constitution once one realizes there is only a provision for defense held within that document. Someone once said ... do not remove the safety net ... couldn’t help but laugh under my breath and think ... sorry ... there is no safety net contained therein except for defense. Was in mixed company at the time, and glad I did not blurt it out.


100 posted on 02/25/2013 9:44:27 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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