Report: Democrat and Republican Leaders Asked Obama To Leave The Room During Debt Negotiations

Graphic via Granny Jan and Jihad Kitty

You’ll want to read this entire Hill piece about how John Boehner negotiated the debt deal: How Boehner escaped disaster. It paints a picture of a patient,  unflappable, good-natured and forebearing man not prone to using threats and intimidation even in the face of rebellion within the ranks. While I may not be completely thrilled with the result of his efforts, I have no doubt in my mind that he is a decent man, who operated in good faith in difficult circumstances.

That is more than can be said about the miscreant who currently resides in the White House. His aggressive, and unreasonable approach to negotiations turned off not only his Republican counterparts, but apparently his Democrat allies, as well.

While dealing with the challenges of his own conference, Boehner was also waging battles with the White House and Senate Democrats.

GOP aides and lawmakers, speaking on background, portrayed Boehner as the calm negotiator who repeatedly exasperated President Obama.

Boehner last month asked the networks to televise his response to Obama’s address to the nation, a request which infuriated the White House, Republican sources said.

On July 23, they claim, the White House called Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), telling her not to participate on a call with Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Pelosi informed Reid, who declined to participate, and the call was canceled, the Republican sources said. (A Pelosi spokesman could not be reached for comment.)

Later that day, the four leaders met with Obama at the White House. At one point, GOP officials said, the Democratic and Republican leaders asked Obama and his aides to leave the room to let them negotiate. 

A tentative deal was subsequently struck, but Obama privately threatened to veto it, the sources said.

That corresponds somewhat with what “White House Insider” had to say a couple of days ago, on what lawmakers were saying about Obama’s role in the negotiations.

The one thing that almost everyone did agree with was how “idiotic”, “moronic”, “pathetic”, “self-serving”, “arrogant”, and “scary” President Obama’s role was during the process.  Those are actual descriptions used against the president, and most of them came from Democrats. Everyone stunned over how little Barack Obama understands about anything.  Told Harry Reid came out of a meeting with Obama over the weekend “visibly shaking” he was so angry at how little the president seemed to care about the process and related details of the agreement, and how flip and dismissive he was toward Senator Reid.  “Just get something for me to sign Harry…”  The primary concern of the Obama White House was the possibility of the debt ceiling issue carrying forward into the 2012 election cycle.  The president and his people made that abundantly clear to anyone who would listen time after time after time.  

Today, Captain “Don’t Call My Bluff” Kick-A$$ is celebrating his 50th birthday in Chi-town in that huge birthday-bash/fundraiser he’s throwing for himself. Have you ordered your $150 Obama Birthday Host Pack, yet? No? (Update: Obama birthday pack page now gone – wonder if they sold any?)…
Perhaps a more palatable alternative for those of you in the Chicago area would be the “Jobs Bash” which has been organized  to counter  Obama’s Birthday Bash.

Publius Forum has the particulars:

WHAT: President Obama plans to celebrate his big 50th birthday this Wednesday at the historic Aragon ballroom on Chicago’s north side with additional satellite fundraisers being held around the country. But the President may be in for another unexpected surprise: A “Jobs Bash” just steps away from the upscale fete in his honor.

On Sunday’s premiere of “The Victory Sessions” with Stephen Bannon on TalkRadio 790 KABC and streamed live with Larry O’Connor, editor-in-chief of , “Tea Party Report” contributor William J. Kelly issued a call for people – conservative, independent, and tea party supporters and leaders – to come to Chicago for the President’s birthday and have a “jobs bash” of their own.

“Barack Obama is only concerned about one job and that is his own. He is in town for a birthday fundraiser after sending a debt limit deathblow to American businesses,” said Kelly.

To that end, Kelly is helping to organize the first Tea Party “Jobs Bash: 2011.” He is calling on the unemployed and the underemployed to come out and bring their resumes and business cards to “Job Bash 2011” and call on the President to own up to the high U.S. unemployment figures – currently at 9.2 %.

WHERE: The Green Mill (across from the Aragon Ballroom)
4802 North Broadway Street
Chicago, Illinois

WHEN: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 — Jobs Bash” reception begins at 3pm.

Forget it, WHD’s  Keith Koffler says – won’t work:Who wants to hire a bunch of terrorists?

Of course, no one likes to hire terrorists, unless the company is specifically in the terrorism business, so my thought is this is really just an attempt to RUIN the president’s birthday party.

But it will never work. Since there will be terrorists on hand, the Transportation Security Administration will be out in force to take everyone’s clothes off, making it even more difficult for the terrorists – I’m sorry, Tea Partyers – to get hired.

More than 97 percent of people who get jobs, according to a recent Pew Survey, have their clothes on during the job interview.

“This is a big f*cking deal,” said Joe Biden, who recently coined the term “terrorists” for Tea Party members. “If they try to enter during the piñata breaking event, in which I plan to participate, I’ll stop whacking the piñata, start whacking the terrorists, and then go back to whacking the piñata.”

Several Tea Party activists contacted said they were really scared.


11 thoughts on “Report: Democrat and Republican Leaders Asked Obama To Leave The Room During Debt Negotiations

  1. I’m up in NW Indiana this week. The Chicago stations are hilarious. 1st they praise His O’liness and his birfday party and then they complain about the traffic tie ups as the main interstates from Ohare to wherever he lives are closed for the motorcade today. I don’t think they’re making the disconnection at all.


  2. Biden and a pinata? If I was a bystander I’d run for cover because neither he nor his boss has ever, ever hit a target they chose, except the opposition.


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  5. ND is very correct on this one. People whose brains have been thoroughly pocketed by “libworms” can’t get a clue about respect for anything, least of all about something that belongs to others, like furniture.

    Or liberty.


  6. Being Old School, I was raised to respect the property of others because it was a sign of how one wishes to be treated him/herself. Personally, I couldn’t care less if the “Disser-in-Chief” wants to treat his own furniture and property the way he treats ours, but I have to say it really shows how little he thinks of both the taxpayers and the citizens of this country when he can’t even treat furniture properly. It’s also a good clue as to why he believes all property in the country belongs to the government but the bureaucrats “allow” us poor peons its use (as long as we don’t cross them).

    Maybe Moochelle Thunderthighs should go get him a stool or hassock or something that is made for feet? But he’s so clueless he’d probably figure it was a French-type chair or something…


  7. This article from American Thinker is a real eye-opener — for example, it gives Prez.Stinky the keys to the Treasury while removing what tiny oversight Congress has deigned to retain.
    Read it, it is *filled* with horrific things that throws a wrench in the “Heroic Speaker Boe” meme that almost everyone on the Repub side is spouting. To say “he was rolled” is absolutely silly — he started, owned and ran a successful business. Stupid people don’t do that!

    Anyway, I’ve quoted the part that hands Stinky the keys to The Money.

    Read the whole thing at American Thinker. The link follows the quote… title is:

    August 4, 2011
    The Budget Control Act Of 2011 Violates Constitutional Order
    By Herbert W. Titus and William J. Olson

    Under the new process established by this bill, if the President determines, no later than December 31, 2011, that the nation’s debt is within $100 billion of the existing debt limit and that further borrowing is required to meet existing commitments, the debt limit automatically increases.  The President need only to certify to Congress that he has made the required determination.  Once the President acts, the Secretary of the Treasury may borrow $900 billion “subject to the enactment of a joint resolution of disapproval enacted” by Congress. 
     But this is not all. Title III also provides that if Congress fails to disapprove the debt ceiling increase in the amount of $900 billion, the President may again certify to Congress that he has determined that the debt subject to the new ceiling is within $100 billion and that further borrowing is required to meet existing commitments.  So the Secretary of Treasury is authorized to borrow another $1.2 trillion.  Indeed, the Secretary may borrow even more — up to $1.5 trillion if a proposed balanced budget amendment has been submitted to the states for ratification.  As was true of the first round of ceiling raising and borrowing, the President and Secretary of the Treasury are constrained only by the possibility of a congressional resolution of disapproval which, itself, is subject to veto by the President.
     By giving the President the authority to increase the debt ceiling and to determine that borrowing is necessary to meet the nation’s commitments, this bill turns the legislative process on its head.  According to Article I, Section 7, before an act can become a law, it must first be passed as a bill by the House of Representatives and the Senate.  Thus, any action taken to authorize the borrowing of money on the credit of the United States – whether such action is a formal bill or a vote or resolution — must be initiated by Congress and, then, presented to the President for his veto or signature.  This bill creates what it calls a “Debt Ceiling Disapproval Process” whereby the constitutional process is reversed.  Instead of Congress’s initiating the decision to borrow money, the President has the initiative.  Congress is relegated to the role of having to disapprove the President’s decision to lift the debt ceiling and authorize the Secretary of Treasury to do what the Constitution says only Congress may do — borrow money on the credit of the United States. 
    Instead of constitutional order, in which Congress presents a law authorizing the borrowing of money to the President to sign or veto, the President presents to the Congress his determination that more money is to be borrowed, subject to the acquiescence or veto of Congress.


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