Skip to comments.Shutdown stalemate continues; White House meeting unproductive
Posted on 10/02/2013 4:48:06 PM PDT by oxcart
President Obama's 70-minute White House meeting late Wednesday afternoon with congressional leaders, an effort to break the stalemate over the partial government shutdown, did nothing to help end the impasse.
"We had a nice conversation, light conversation," House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said following the meeting, but noted the president repeated that he will not negotiate on dialing back Obamacare.
He added that he hopes that Mr. Obama and Democrats will have a serious discussion about resolving their differences with House Republicans.
"All we're asking for is a discussion and fairness for the American people under Obamacare," he said.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said after the meeting, "We had some candid discussion."
But, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., added, "We are where we are. We're through playing these games" on Obamacare, he added. Earlier Wednesday, Mr. Obama said that Wall Street should be worried about more serious consequences now that the government is closed for business and the debt limit deadline is just around the corner.
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The last shutdown never got this much coverage.
they keep talking about how Republicans are gonna “tank the entire economy” due to the shutdown butI think it’s because they know something terrible is coming to the economy because of Obamacare and want to get people thinking that whatever happens to the economy will be due to the shutdown and Republicans.
Looks like the kenyan is trying to drag this out and roll the debt ceiling into any deal.
I say..Keep it shut down...
EPA essential workers=3%.
Dingy Harry is looking worse and worse every day. He’s starting to take on the persona of the wicked witch of the west.
Sorry Harry, you said what you said you miserable pig.
I said it on another thread - I really hope Ted Cruz is handling things when it comes to the debt ceiling.
If you think the press is silly about the shutdown, wait until the debt limit is reached - they’ll be apoplectic.
State and local governments working just fine as our federation was intended.
I think they're just pulling random predictions out of their asses in order to make it sound really, really bad.
obumblers position is simple. He will not discuss anything with anyone in congress, except of course his gofors.
And as for the budget, give him the money or he will pick up his marbles and go home.
If that is what congress allows, we really don't need congress.
This is not about the budget, obumbler care or the shutdown. It is about whether we are going to have a government that operates by the Constitution or whether we have a Marxist tyrant governing our country.
Fox reported that 93% of the EPA were non-essential and have been sent home. I call that a good day....
here is the latest version of PR control on that comment
brings up Pomegranate seeds!...lolol
Never mind the false dilemma he presented of choosing between the one kid and 1,100 people at Nellis AFB that he really cares nothing about anyhow.
This Obama farce is a protracted conflict, neither Obama or Harry Reid ever gave a thought to. Pelosi, moron, braindead that she is, has no clue where she is...and Mitch McConnell is as braindead as a human being can become!!!
With each passing day Obama/Reid/Democrats get more terrified, lose more ground with Jane/john Q Public and look like the idiots they are!!! Now....both Obama and his moron sidekick, James (the Lie) Clapper are trying to scare the American Public with dire warnings about the debt ceiling and terrorist attacks. IMHO...I think it is time to truly consider removing Obama from office by Impeaching him!!!
Pubbies...hang tough!!! Obama, etc. are losing the game...bit by bit!!! Sign & endorse the Lee/Cruz petition to defund Obamacare NOW....TODAY!!!
Now stands at 2,026,000 signatures and still climbing!!! Sign it now!!!!
Actions are louder than words, Senator Harry Reid!
Senator Harry Reid took action to reject funding for NIH. Harry Reid refused to allow funding for NIH. But, of course, Harry Reid cares about children with cancer, but he cannot bring himself to fund the organization! Those are the facts.
“they have literally resorted to accusing me of not caring about kids with cancer.”
Says the King of the hyperbolic rant....
The point of the exercise is to eliminate the House of Representatives
I think that fact has finally taken hold in the House Leadership.
They must fight or die
After Dingy Harry refused to pass evena clean bill fully funding the NIH so that kids with cancer could receive treatment, I knew that the Rats were only going to demand that they get their way and give up nothing.
Play dates should at least be fun.
And it was CNN’s Dana Bash who asked the question! And Reid then scolded her for asking it............if the Media would EVER tell the truth about the Dems, the Dems would never get near another elective office!
They are scared to death of not getting their Debt Limit increase.
I was reading the article about the Obama administration hiring fake SEIU protesters to protest against the government shut down at the DC memorials.
As I read it, I was thinking, How low can he go, how low can Obama go and was wondering if someone could create a picture of Obama going under a limbo pole that we could use every time Obama pulls one of these stunts?
HE'S THE ONE WHO SAID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! No one is trying misconstrue his words! Oh man, this just keeps getting better and better!
Well, the dumbarse Reid said it point blank that he didn’t care about a kid with cancer. He had bigger things to worry about.
I think Boehner gets it. He said “Sooner or later you have to let the system the Founders gave us work.”
Really. A lot like that red line Obama didn’t draw...
Another day, another day with the public not noticing much difference with the government closed...
...and another day where the attention whores were all wrong about the GOP quickly caving.
KEEP IT SHUT DOWN!
How can we trust Boener after what he pulled on exempting Congress from Ocare - the emails???? In secret!
Surprise, surprise. Shut it down till 2014. The Clown picked a fight with Exceptional Americans. The lame duck is fois gras.
Just another tired, aging lesbian.
Yup, that's a good example of government waste. 93% of the EPA are UNNECESSARY!
Very good point.
Resident Obama’s 70-minute White House meeting late Wednesday afternoon with congressional leaders, an effort to break the stalemate over the partial government shutdown, did nothing to help end the impasse.
What!!! the halo?
I meant the point that bert made, not the idea of eliminating the House of Representatives!
yes, because the clown is not a leader. he wants to dictate outcomes, and he whines when his desires are not granted.
spoiled child. emphasis on spoiled, and emphasis on child.
0bama opposes basic fairness for women and children.
yes, and CNN’s ratings are...in the toilet.
You can’t trust any politician. Just keep on pressuring Boehner to stay the course on what he’s doing now.
There’s no guarantee he won’t collapse and no guarantee he won’t be weak in the future again. But go for what you can get now.
Great let’s keep it that way.
The ‘rats ask Bonehead & Co. to the White Hut, to tell them “We’re still not negotiating.” So they can tell people who don’t follow the news “We tried.”?
We’re waging jihad! :)
Congressional leaders say no deal reached after meeting with Obama over partial suspension, after House spent day in high-drama showdown over mini-spending bills, with Rep. George Miller accusing GOP of waging ‘jihad.’
I find that incredibly offensive.
If we stop spending outflows to be less than or equal to revenues, there's no need to increase the ceiling. Let's just do that.
Uh, Bammy's the muzzie.