Skip to comments.Obama calls Boehner, rules out debt negotiations
Posted on 09/21/2013 4:09:45 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
President Barack Obama is once again warning House Republicans that he will not negotiate over a debt-ceiling increase, even as the U.S. government moves closer to its borrowing limit.
Obama called Speaker John Boehner Friday night to reiterate his hard-line stance. The Ohio Republicans office said the president called to say he wouldnt negotiate with him on the debt limit.
Given the long history of using debt limit increases to achieve bipartisan deficit reduction and economic reforms, the speaker was disappointed but told the president that the two chambers of Congress will chart the path ahead, a Boehner aide said in an email. It was a brief call.
A White House official said Obama spoke to both Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
The President telephoned Speaker Boehner and told him again that the full faith and credit of the United States should not and will not be subject to negotiation, the official said in a statement provided to POLITICO. The President reiterated that it is the constitutional responsibility of the US Congress to pass the nations budget and pay the nations bills.
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So let me get this straight. Zer0 picked up the phone and called Boner to tell him he is not going to negotiate? So dont negotiate. Why bother calling.
I am not a shrink, but I believe this behaviour has something to do with inferiority complexes mixed with narcissism and the compelling need to show that he is relevant.
Like: “Hey cracker, you better listen up. I’m the MAN!”
It is the House's responsibility to determine the bills. Last in, first out when you're short of cash.
You don't just keep borrowing beyond your means.
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
I’m your dictator,
No negotiations for you...
The house does not need obumber or Reid. All they have to do is sit on their hands, play cards or whatever until the dims beg for money.
And you know they most certainly will.
FYI, this is a Photoshop job, but still...
Of course she can't, all those botox injections went to her brain!
Because he knows Boehner would fold. Only an idiot would negotiate with Boehner.
Well, if Obama won’t negotiate, then let Obama shut the government down.
Who the Hell needs it anyway.
Go to the golf course, Barry.
I wonder what people of Freerepublic would think of the following deal:
1. A continuing resolution for the year that does not fund Obama care.
2. A debt ceiling increase targeted to get the US through the year.
The Bamster is afeared. If you do not plan to negotiate, you do not call you opponent and tell them that you shall not negotiate. This weenie craves attention and is desperate to fell as though he is in control.
fell = feel
I wish he’d call me. I would tell him a few things that perhaps community organizers are not use to hearing.
The affirmative action POTUS just can’t accept the fact that someone would dare disobey his wishes...
Another red line. Putin put obamaz car in park. My calculus says let him blow.
Boehner is a complete idiot and will get played again. What he needs to do is give interview after interview with the MSM and explain to the American people what needs to be done. Hold the line and make sure you are making your case EVERY DAY in as public a manner as possible. Come across as a reasonable person but make it impossible to be ignored. Don’t whine like a pathetic baby.
Of course Boehner’s public demeanor during any interview is pathetic and unconvincing. He simply doesn’t have the capacity to make a convincing case to anyone. If he had ANY sense of duty he would have resigned years ago.
Here’s the problem John, if you don’t even understand what game is being played it’s pretty damn hard to win.
Yeah, right. The 'debt' has been frozen since, what, MAY???
Along with a take-it-or-leave-it note attached.