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(Washington Post)   Breaking: Boehner, McConnell, Pelosi and Reid will be meeting at the White House with President Obama at 5:30 ET today. Will this standoff end?   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 90
    More: Unlikely, President Obama, White House, Boehner, McConnell v. FEC, no solutions, government shutdown, House Republicans, House Minority Leader  
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2013-10-02 03:45:01 PM
11 votes:

SkinnyHead: the article says that Obama is the one who summoned the congressional leaders to the table. That means he's got to put something on the table


Yeah, but I don't think the Republicans are ready for it yet

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2013-10-02 12:34:06 PM
10 votes:
He shouldn't even show.  Just borrow that chair from Clint Eastwood.
2013-10-02 04:11:07 PM
7 votes:
static.happyplace.com
2013-10-02 03:20:19 PM
6 votes:

SkinnyHead: I'm glad to see they are willing to talk.  Here's my prediction.  I think that Obama will agree to postpone the individual mandate for a year and eliminate Obamacare subsidies for congress, not because republicans demand it, but because it's the right thing to do.  That will allow Reid to accept the CR and end his shutdown.


After Iran-Contra, I learned that Conservatives will negotiate with Terrorists. After this shutdown, I learned the Conservatives are the terrorists. After this post, I learned that we are dealing with special needs terrorists.
2013-10-02 01:40:18 PM
6 votes:

SkinnyHead: I'm glad to see they are willing to talk.  Here's my prediction.  I think that Obama will agree to postpone the individual mandate for a year and eliminate Obamacare subsidies for congress, not because republicans demand it, but because it's the right thing to do.  That will allow Reid to accept the CR and end his shutdown.


You're tripping balls right now, aren't you?
2013-10-02 02:49:49 PM
5 votes:
Also I almost forgot.

SkinnyHead still refuses to even come to the table about the 2 years of totalfark that he owes me.


Wont even bother to acknowledge it, let alone open negotiations.

Why? Is he too busy doping candy with knockout chemicals in his attempt to sell toddlers to 3rd world dictators?

Maybe, Im just asking questions..

You owe me two years of Total Fark SkinnyHead.  Don't forget, I want them bought individually in 1 month segments until you reach the full two years worth.

You are being very very unreasonable SkinnyHead, and the people see that.
2013-10-02 12:33:08 PM
5 votes:
"John, you are not more important than the 300,000,000 Americans in this country. Bring a clean bill to the floor, or I will make sure all of them blame you for this. In return, I offer you this lovely bottle of Wild Turkey. Enjoy."
2013-10-02 06:37:15 PM
4 votes:
Well? Is there white smoke or black smoke coming out of the Roosevelt room chimney?
2013-10-02 05:20:29 PM
4 votes:
Well? It's 5:17 on the east cost. this is what i imagine:

Boehner  - staring at himself in the washroom mirror and chewing breath mints

Pelosi - on the phone to a moderate (R)

McConnell - eating lettuce leaves

Reid - stroking the boxing gloves he keeps in a desk drawer

Obama - on the phone with Bill Clinton and wishing he still smoked - for, you know, after the meeting
2013-10-02 04:16:54 PM
4 votes:

dwrash: quizzical:In my opinion, a minority portion of the minority party in control of government is acting irresponsibly when they pursue an action which they know is FUTILE at the expense of the well-being of the rest of the country.

Factually, the Democrats are the minority party.. you know that don't you?.. there are more republicans (278) elected in the house and senate (combined) than there are Democrats.(252)..


It's a tie.  There's the president, that makes 253.  Biden has the strength of 25 men, so that evens it up at 278.
2013-10-02 02:39:31 PM
4 votes:
Hey if Fox is calling the shutdown a slimdown, Can I call skinnyhead skinnydowns?
2013-10-02 02:25:38 PM
4 votes:

Enuratique: SkinnyHead: I'm glad to see they are willing to talk.  Here's my prediction.  I think that Obama will agree to postpone the individual mandate for a year and eliminate Obamacare subsidies for congress, not because republicans demand it, but because it's the right thing to do.  That will allow Reid to accept the CR and end his shutdown.

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2013-10-02 02:21:00 PM
4 votes:
I hope Obama serves Green Eggs and Ham for dinner.
2013-10-02 04:51:21 PM
3 votes:

dr_blasto: Then will the Republicans in the Senate filibuster?


It's the version the Senate passed just before the deadline. Shouldn't have to go back to the Senate if there are no changes. If passed it would go straight to the desk ChairMAO B-Rock "The Islamic Usurper" WhoStainedHisPants "SuperAllah" Fartbanararama  al-Chicago from the DEMONCRAPS party. Or something like that.
Bf+
2013-10-02 03:07:35 PM
3 votes:
Let's see... How do I put this in the Tea Party's own words...  I know!
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2013-10-02 02:50:59 PM
3 votes:

JusticeandIndependence: Who does this guy think he is?  Summoning public officials like dogs.  What arrogance!


He'll probably eat crackers during the meeting, too.
2013-10-02 02:37:21 PM
3 votes:
In my dreams:

Obama: "Here's my offer: Go f*ck yourself.Do we have a deal?"
Boehner: "No, Mr. President. I'm not authorized to--"
Obama (to Secret Service agent): "Jerry, shoot this guy."
Boehner: "What?"
*BOOM*
Obama: "Speaker Cantor, now...do we have a deal?"
Cantor: "Wha-wha-wha-wha-wha?"
Obama: "DO I STUTTER?"
2013-10-02 02:26:57 PM
3 votes:
Step 1: Throw all Republicans inside a shipping container
Step 2: Lock all doors
Step 3: Throw in 1 bottle of warm water, 1 tire iron, and 1 large, pissed off raccoon.
Step 4: Unlock all doors when they agree to the CR, debt ceiling increase, and leave ACA alone.
2013-10-02 02:14:10 PM
3 votes:
Boehner is going to show up 30 minutes late.  No suit jacket, his shirt untucked, and positively reeking of booze.
2013-10-02 02:13:57 PM
3 votes:

JerseyTim: Ok, between Boehner and McConnell, which one is Lando and which one is Han?


What?  No, neither of them is that cool.  They're both Jar Jar.
2013-10-02 01:40:27 PM
3 votes:

SkinnyHead: I'm glad to see they are willing to talk.  Here's my prediction.  I think that Obama will agree to postpone the individual mandate for a year and eliminate Obamacare subsidies for congress, not because republicans demand it, but because it's the right thing to do.  That will allow Reid to accept the CR and end his shutdown.


You should get to the nearest poison center. I think you ate too much peyote.
2013-10-02 01:34:24 PM
3 votes:
I'm glad to see they are willing to talk.  Here's my prediction.  I think that Obama will agree to postpone the individual mandate for a year and eliminate Obamacare subsidies for congress, not because republicans demand it, but because it's the right thing to do.  That will allow Reid to accept the CR and end his shutdown.
2013-10-02 12:44:40 PM
3 votes:
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2013-10-02 04:48:43 PM
2 votes:
Bacontastesgood: ...McCain and Collins have all but gone on the record telling Cruz to STFU.

Cruz is literally on the record telling Cruz to STFU.
2013-10-02 04:25:26 PM
2 votes:
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2013-10-02 04:09:43 PM
2 votes:

dwrash: They both need to compromise... and to be honest, the House holds all the cards, people just don't know their civics very well.


A two of diamonds and 4 Uno cards isn't exactly a Royal Flush
2013-10-02 04:07:36 PM
2 votes:

BMulligan: Flab: cameroncrazy1984: Gonz: cameroncrazy1984: Gonz: Mercutio74: flondrix: The president and the heads of both parties in both houses of the legislature in one place at the same time?  Will Biden be there too?

You'd best slap an "only joking" tag on the end of that or you might get a visit from a government agency NOT affected by the shutdown.

There's a difference between pointing out a potential security lapse, and acting on it.

"Hey, you may want to rethink this plan, are you sure it's a good idea?" vs. "Gotta run to 1600 Penna Ave by 5:30 with my gear!".

A security lapse? It's the White House for chrissakes. How is that a security lapse?

I don't personally think it is. However, the guy who initially asked the question was pointing out that the President and the individual #2 in the line of succession are going to be in the same room, along with three other powerful politicians. If the VP was also in the same room, then you have the Big Three all in the same place.

When this happens for States of the Union and such, contingency plans kick in, and some guy who's further down the line watches the speech on TV at Camp David. At least, that's what I read into it.

It was on an episode of The West Wing.

Sure, but not in the Tom Clancy book, though.  Jack Ryan got to be President because he was late to the show and was still in the tunnel when the 747 crashed on the Capitole.

Now, who do you believe?  Clancy or Sorkin?

I'll go with the guy who's still breathing.


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2013-10-02 03:50:25 PM
2 votes:

dwrash: cameroncrazy1984: dwrash: cameroncrazy1984: dwrash: Mrtraveler01: dwrash: Mrtraveler01: dwrash: They both need to compromise... and to be honest, the House holds all the cards

And that is based on...?

The house has exclusive power of the purse... period.

That doesn't mean that the Senate is just a rubber stamp for the House.

Republicans and Tea Partiers seem to think otherwise for whatever reason.

Agreed, but all the Senate has the right to do is propose amendments to bills that the House already passed.  One could argue that the Bill that Harry Reid got passed in the Senate the other day is unconstitutional because it is not the Senates job to write new legislation.

You're kidding, right. Please tell me you're kidding. No one can actually write this seriously.

It is noted that you think the Constitution is inane.

Where did I say that? You don't actually believe that the Senate was written into the Constitution as a rubber-stamp for the House, do you?

I never said they were to be a rubber stamp... they can only propose amendments, they cannot create NEW legislation, NEW legislation has to originate in the House.


Ladies and gentlemen, I think we've discovered the elusive "Area Man".
2013-10-02 02:51:28 PM
2 votes:

ManateeGag: the only thing he should give Boehner and McConnell is his pimp hand

/and that biatch Pelosi too.


And one for Jenny and the wimp.
2013-10-02 02:42:07 PM
2 votes:

Garet Garrett: I certainly hope this comes to an end, if only for the poor souls in the media.  They must be godawfully tired from carrying so much water for the administration over this whole mess (I'm looking at you, NPR).  It can't be easy running interview after interview trying to whip up outrage over the shutdown only to find that the people who've been furloughed are, literally and nominally, non-essential.

OTOH, if it ends, they'll only have about 3 cycles of news stories about how difficult it is to restart things, and then what will they report on?  They'll have to get an early start covering anticipated GOP terrorism in the debt ceiling debate, I guess.
 WHY WON'T THE MEDIA STOP BLAMING THE GOP HOUSE AND START BLAMING OBAMA INSTEAD?!?!?!?!


FTFY
2013-10-02 02:21:34 PM
2 votes:

birdmanesq: That's like the White Sox asking the Twins to trade Joe Mauer in return for four whole fried chickens and a coke.


Throw in some dry white toast and we have a deal.
2013-10-02 02:13:21 PM
2 votes:
Step 1: Obama invites congressional leadership to white house
Step 2: Obama isn't there, but secret service is
Step 3: Have secret service lock them in room without food or drink
Step 4: Obama goes to Asia as planned
Step 5: Obama returns 2 weeks later to either a reopened government, or 4 dead former congressional leaders

Win-Win
2013-10-02 02:08:58 PM
2 votes:

El_Perro: SkinnyHead: I'm glad to see they are willing to talk.  Here's my prediction.  I think that Obama will agree to postpone the individual mandate for a year and eliminate Obamacare subsidies for congress, not because republicans demand it, but because it's the right thing to do.  That will allow Reid to accept the CR and end his shutdown.

Please explain why members of Congress and their staffs should be the only people in the country who are prohibited by law from receiving employer contributions for their health insurance premiums?


The Democrat Congress forced ordinary people to get their health insurance from these exchanges.  It's only fair that members of congress should have to eat the same slop that they are forcing ordinary people to eat.  If they are getting special subsidies from the taxpayers to pay for it, then they are not really experiencing the same suffering that they are inflicting on others, are they?
IP
2013-10-02 01:45:41 PM
2 votes:
This better be his offer:

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2013-10-02 01:38:56 PM
2 votes:

poonesfarm:


Then follow it up with a dead hooker in Boehner's hotel room and him to drunk to remember how she died.
2013-10-02 01:33:51 PM
2 votes:
In the Jon Stewart clip they added in the clip from Willy Wonka "You get nothing!  You lose!  Good day, sir!"
2013-10-02 01:17:42 PM
2 votes:

NewportBarGuy: NFA: If Obama has any balls at all, he'll have Boehner arrested for treason and then go on TV and announce the rest of the GOP is next.

I don't know how America would react to a coup, because that is what that would be.


The mouthbreathers have been calling everything tyranny. Health care? Tyranny. Highways? Tyranny. State of the Union speech? Tyranny. Moved Hannity's show off prime time? Tyranny.

So, if there were actual tyranny, would they even recognize it?
2013-10-02 12:25:13 PM
2 votes:
I really wish he would secretly set this up to broadcast live so we could watch Boehner cry live as he gets dressed down.
2013-10-02 06:13:30 PM
1 votes:
I heard that C-Span isn't actually funded by the government at all.  Can someone please confirm this?
2013-10-02 05:39:04 PM
1 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: Dusk-You-n-Me: Bane of Broone: If agreeing that 2+2=4 makes it an echo chamber then yes.

Dem: 2+2=4
Rep: 2+2=5
Media: 2+2=4.5

This is 100% accurate.


I was going to suggest that the media response would be something like "Arithmetic classes across the country are being held up by the continued dispute over the value of 2+2. Democrats and some mainline Republicans insist 2+2=4 just as it has from the beginning of time. But conservatives in the GOP and especially Tea Party members say the value of 2+2 has changed due to burdensome government regulations, increased taxes, and gay marriage. Here's how 2+2=5 will effect you..."

But I guess that wasn't as concise.
2013-10-02 05:31:57 PM
1 votes:
Great line from Ed Kilgore today:

Now I don't know anything about the president's relationship with Boehner. But it's becoming a matter of national security for him to find some way to take him aside, maybe give the Speaker a cigarette from his secret stash, and say: "I will see you in Hell before I negotiate over the debt limit. And if you let a default happen, I will devote the rest of my presidency to making sure you, personally, bear the blame, and go down in history with our most despised traitors and criminals. For generations, little school children in Ohio will cross themselves and make hex signs when your name is mentioned. So do not,  do not, go back and tell your crazy people they can win if they just stick together."
2013-10-02 05:22:54 PM
1 votes:

parasol: Well? It's 5:17 on the east cost. this is what i imagine:

Boehner  - staring at himself in the washroom mirror and chewing breath mints

Pelosi - on the phone to a moderate (R)

McConnell - eating lettuce leaves

Reid - stroking the boxing gloves he keeps in a desk drawer

Obama - on the phone with Bill Clinton and wishing he still smoked - for, you know, after the meeting

and dosing Boehner's & McConnell's iced tea with the ricin.
2013-10-02 04:50:39 PM
1 votes:

dwrash: And they are voting in line with the will of the people. At NO TIME EVER has the majority of Americans been FOR the ACA.. I think the last poll average last week was 38% for and 52% against... so the question is why are the democrats so entrenched in retaining a law that America DOES NOT WANT.


That's odd. Because since the GOP has a majority of the legislators in the government, they should have been able to easily overturn it by now.

Strange.
2013-10-02 04:28:11 PM
1 votes:

netcentric: Obama's did an interview today with NBC,   where he tries more scare tactics, more divisive talk...

Tomorrow is going to be an interesting day.    Much more interesting than just shutting down a few war memorials to make a point.

I think he is starting to go off the deep end.


bigjoeonthego.com
2013-10-02 03:55:08 PM
1 votes:

jst3p: At the very least it should put an end to "Obama will talk with Putin and Netanyahu but won't even talk with Republicans"? That I keep hearing on AM radio.


The only reason Obama was forced to talk to the Republicans is that they have shown the leadership and steely resolve needed to lead this country to greatness.
2013-10-02 03:45:21 PM
1 votes:

jst3p: At the very least it should put an end to "Obama will talk with Putin and Netanyahu but won't even talk with Republicans"? That I keep hearing on AM radio.


Two weeks ago, Republican breath stunk of Putin's cock.  It was bizarre.

It would be hilarious if they're now back to referring to him as an antagonist.  I think you may mean Iran, in which case, Jon Stewart put it best:  if Obama can make a deal with a bunch of Iranian Muslim hardliners, maybe he's not the problem.
2013-10-02 03:35:44 PM
1 votes:

NFA: mrshowrules: nekom: NFA: If Obama has any balls at all, he'll have Boehner arrested for treason and then go on TV and announce the rest of the GOP is next.

Hyperbole much?

But seriously, if he has any balls, he won't blink.  He needs to get a little bit more out ahead of this and explain to the American people why this is the GOP's fault, as tempting as it is to ignore them until they coma around you know the GOP is doing everything in their power to spin this into a Democrat shutdown.

The GOP is flailing right now.  The best thing Obama can do is wait.  American people are all coming to the realization that the GOP farked this up

According to recent polls, 50% of the country thinks the shutdown is the fault of Democrats.


Wow, thank god the ACA started today, you will be able to get  insurance with your pre-existing condition.

Pulling a poll out of your ass must have wrecked you something fierce.
2013-10-02 03:35:41 PM
1 votes:

FeFiFoFark: I have concluded that Fark is a liberal echo chamber.

/NTTAWWT


The majority of Farkers are rational people, which causes one to believe that this is a liberal echo chamber. It's a common mistake.
2013-10-02 03:33:33 PM
1 votes:

Evil High Priest: If that were the plan, they wouldn't need to have a meeting.


How are you supposed to tell someone to get the fark out of your office and go do their jobs if they're not in your office?
2013-10-02 03:33:10 PM
1 votes:

naturalbornposer: This stalemate in the government stems from BOTH major parties feeling like the other won't give an inch, because they won't either.


Why won't Obama enter into negotiations in which he can only give concessions?! The nerve!
2013-10-02 03:29:00 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com

It's coming.  You know it is.
2013-10-02 03:27:58 PM
1 votes:
Obama better lay in a stock of fresh flies or whatever it is that turtles eat for McConnell.
2013-10-02 03:21:05 PM
1 votes:
OH YES ... we are missing the best part

Obama: Final Item.  This whole meeting was recorded, including this statement. See the 4 cameras?
The first false statement released about this meeting we release the whole unedited video.

Bwahahahaahahahah
Imagine the upset!!!
2013-10-02 03:19:05 PM
1 votes:
In times like these, I like to remember the immortal words of Congressman Steve Largent. The last time the Republicans shut the government down, he said this to little Newtie Gingrich, Speaker of the House.

"So I recounted that story and told the Speaker, 'Mr. Speaker, in all honesty, I've been in smaller rooms with bigger people than are in the room right now...'"
2013-10-02 03:15:03 PM
1 votes:

SkinnyHead: As for scrambling to save face, the article says that Obama is the one who summoned the congressional leaders to the table.  That means he's got to put something on the table.


I'm thinking a nice floral arrangement. That way, the room will look and smell nice when he tells the Republicans to pound sand.

/Maybe a box of doughnuts if he's feeling charitable.
2013-10-02 03:14:49 PM
1 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: You don't actually believe that the Senate was written into the Constitution as a rubber-stamp for the House, do you?


Can I deliberate on that for a bit before I answer?
2013-10-02 03:11:28 PM
1 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: dwrash: Mrtraveler01: dwrash: Mrtraveler01: dwrash: They both need to compromise... and to be honest, the House holds all the cards

And that is based on...?

The house has exclusive power of the purse... period.

That doesn't mean that the Senate is just a rubber stamp for the House.

Republicans and Tea Partiers seem to think otherwise for whatever reason.

Agreed, but all the Senate has the right to do is propose amendments to bills that the House already passed.  One could argue that the Bill that Harry Reid got passed in the Senate the other day is unconstitutional because it is not the Senates job to write new legislation.

You're kidding, right. Please tell me you're kidding. No one can actually write this seriously.


well libulardo i looked at the constitution again and i dont see harry reid's name in it anywhere
2013-10-02 03:07:50 PM
1 votes:

dwrash: Heliovdrake: dwrash: They both need to compromise... and to be honest, the House holds all the cards, people just don't know their civics very well.

That is some good concern trolling sir.


So WHY should the democrats compromise on a LAW passed by congress, upheld by the Highest Court in the land, endorsed by the American people in NOT ONE but in TWO national elections where the law in question was a central issue each time, now that the GOP is holding the nation hostage with a gambit that doesn't even affect the law in question with that is now hurting The American people?

Because that LAW was so poorly written that it requires funding from Congress every year to continue.. and it is the HOUSES RIGHT to deny funding to whatever it sees fit.

Are you really that dense?.. its a Law.. not a Right.


So fix the farking thing. That's what legislators are paid to do.
2013-10-02 03:04:54 PM
1 votes:

dwrash: http://history.house.gov/Institution/Origins-Development/Power-of-the - Purse/


did you just not read it all the way through?

Subsequent Reforms

In 1865, after the Civil War had created a nearly $3 billion national debt and spending exceeded a billion dollars a year, Congress reformed its funding process to handle the government's new demands. The House separated the Ways and Means Committee's taxing and spending functions. The Appropriations Committee was established to fund programs, while Ways and Means retained jurisdiction on tax policy. House leadership and other committees also tried to influence the appropriations process, and the lack of coordination over the years led to high deficits and the implementation of the federal income tax in 1913. Congress passed the Budget and Accounting Act in 1921 to address some of the coordination problems it faced funding government programs. This law centralized many of the budgeting functions with the President, who still has considerable agenda-setting power with the federal budget and submits a draft budget to Congress at the beginning of every year. The appropriations process has been reformed multiple times since 1921, including notable restructurings with the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 and the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Acts of 1985 and 1987.
2013-10-02 03:03:16 PM
1 votes:

Heraclitus: Dont make Obama take off his belt!


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2013-10-02 03:01:28 PM
1 votes:

bdub77: In my dreams:

Obama: "Here's my offer: Go f*ck yourself.Do we have a deal?"
Boehner: "No, Mr. President. I'm not authorized to--"
Obama (to Secret Service agent): "Jerry, shoot this guy."
Boehner: "What?"
*BOOM*
Obama: "Speaker Cantor, now...do we have a deal?"
Cantor: "Wha-wha-wha-wha-wha?"
Obama: "DO I STUTTER?"


While that's a very attractive notion, it may be impractical. In all seriousness, this is what I'd like the president to say:

"Senators, Mr. Speaker, Madame Congresswoman - thank you all so much for appearing on such short notice. I know your time is valuable, as is mine, so I'll get right down to cases. Mr. Speaker, you appear to have a problem. I am sympathetic to your situation, but I must point out that it is a problem entirely of your own making. You will need to find a solution, and you will need to find it immediately. Let me make clear that your solution will not include any changes to the Affordable Care Act, nor any spending reductions beyond those already forced by the sequester. Furthermore - and please, listen carefully, because this is important - your solution will not under any circumstances involve any linkage or connection to the debt ceiling. Should you try to entangle this problem with the Congress' absolute duty to assure that this country not default on its obligations, you will find that you have made a tactical blunder of historic proportions. Know that I am dead serious about this - I will personally make sure that the remainder of your political career is short and extremely unpleasant. Now then, I'm sure you are all able to show yourselves out. Good day."
2013-10-02 02:59:05 PM
1 votes:
SkinnyHead:  Here's my prediction.

*chortle*
2013-10-02 02:58:55 PM
1 votes:

monoski: End of shut-down or just a Pelosi gang-bang?
//how is that lunch sitting in your belly now?


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Not bad.

I'm sure you look great, for your age, which appears to be about eight or nine years old.
Bf+
2013-10-02 02:49:46 PM
1 votes:
Mr. President, we feel that...

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2013-10-02 02:49:33 PM
1 votes:
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A President stands alone at the plate...
2013-10-02 02:49:25 PM
1 votes:

Car_Ramrod: I want John and Mitch to walk in, say their piece, Obama writes studiously on a notepad, and slides this over while saying, "This is my final offer:

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Fark. You."


s3-ec.buzzfed.com

Someone needs to photoshop Obama in place of Batman.
2013-10-02 02:44:28 PM
1 votes:

JusticeandIndependence: Who does this guy think he is?  Summoning public officials like dogs.  What arrogance!


Maybe he just wants to level his conjuration skills?
2013-10-02 02:42:13 PM
1 votes:

bdub77: In my dreams:

Obama: "Here's my offer: Go f*ck yourself.Do we have a deal?"
Boehner: "No, Mr. President. I'm not authorized to--"
Obama (to Secret Service agent): "Jerry, shoot this guy."
Boehner: "What?"
*BOOM*
Obama: "Speaker Cantor, now...do we have a deal?"
Cantor: "Wha-wha-wha-wha-wha?"
Obama: "DO I STUTTER?"


What movie is this?
2013-10-02 02:40:47 PM
1 votes:

Garet Garrett: I certainly hope this comes to an end, if only for the poor souls in the media.  They must be godawfully tired from carrying so much water for the administration over this whole mess (I'm looking at you, NPR).  It can't be easy running interview after interview trying to whip up outrage over the shutdown only to find that the people who've been furloughed are, literally and nominally, non-essential.


I'm pretty sure most of those people are more essential than you.
2013-10-02 02:40:18 PM
1 votes:

Heliovdrake: Hey if Fox is calling the shutdown a slimdown, Can I call skinnyhead skinnydowns?


As long as you add "yndrome" to the end of it.
2013-10-02 02:38:59 PM
1 votes:

thornhill: SkinnyHead: El_Perro: SkinnyHead: I'm glad to see they are willing to talk.  Here's my prediction.  I think that Obama will agree to postpone the individual mandate for a year and eliminate Obamacare subsidies for congress, not because republicans demand it, but because it's the right thing to do.  That will allow Reid to accept the CR and end his shutdown.

Please explain why members of Congress and their staffs should be the only people in the country who are prohibited by law from receiving employer contributions for their health insurance premiums?

The Democrat Congress forced ordinary people to get their health insurance from these exchanges.It's only fair that members of congress should have to eat the same slop that they are forcing ordinary people to eat.  If they are getting special subsidies from the taxpayers to pay for it, then they are not really experiencing the same suffering that they are inflicting on others, are they?

No, that's not right.

You have to get health insurance if your employer does not provide it. Your employer does not have to provide they employ fewer than 50 people, or you are part time.

What's they're trying to do to congressional staffers would be like if your employer provided health care, but one day said instead of that cost being part of your totally employment benefits package (401k, health insurance, salary, etc.), they were going to cut your salary by $5k, and use that money to pay for health insurance.


Imagine democrats in congress shutting down the government rather than give up their personal perks and subsidies.  Because that's what this is about.  That, and to prevent a one year delay in the individual mandate penalties that they want to inflict on ordinary folks.  So if people are going without pay because of Harry Reid's shutdown, they should know that they are suffering for a good cause -- to make sure that Harry Reid and other democrats in congress can continue to get their perks.
2013-10-02 02:37:17 PM
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Boner and the Turtle are coming to the White House to ask for a way to give in that doesn't make them look stupid. I doubt the President will be able to help them with that.
2013-10-02 02:33:29 PM
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2013-10-02 02:26:52 PM
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Meeting better go like this:

i.perezhilton.com
2013-10-02 02:25:36 PM
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SkinnyHead: James!: There is no reason to delay the mandate and there is no reason to screw over congressional staffers with the Vitter Amendment.  The republicans should be scrambling around to find a way to save face and get out of this mess.

Seeing as how Obama agreed to postpone Obamacare penalties for big business for a year, its only fair that individual citizens -- the 99% -- should get the same consideration.  And it is also fair to require members of congress to live with Obamacare like everyone else, without getting special subsidies from the taxpayers to ease the pain.

As for scrambling to save face, the article says that Obama is the one who summoned the congressional leaders to the table.  That means he's got to put something on the table.  I think he will decide to delay the individual mandate and end the subsidies on his own, in exchange for a clean CR.


So, in other words, Obama already compromised on the mandate for small businesses.  Why are you whining about the President being unwilling to compromise?
2013-10-02 02:20:54 PM
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How about jackshiat and go fark yourself?
2013-10-02 02:20:07 PM
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Bontesla: DamnYankees: Bontesla: Reid has indicated that he's open to talking about tax reform.

Before the clean CR is passed? Cite?

thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/domestic-taxes/326137-reid-offers-to-t a lk-tax-reform-if-gop-funds-government#ixzz2gaWnfVsk


FTA..."The entire government is shut down right now because Washington Democrats refuse to even talk about fairness for all Americans under ObamaCare," Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said. "Offering to negotiate only after Democrats get everything they want is not much of an offer."

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2013-10-02 02:19:47 PM
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The meeting had better go like this:

"You will pass a clean CR. There is to be no negotiating. There is only one option for getting out of this, and I want to make it clear that you have no others. You can grandstand, go to the media, cry and whine, but neither the Senate nor myself will consider anything but a clean funding bill with no riders. You will do it now, or you will do it later, but you will do it. Now get the fark out of my office and go do your jobs."
2013-10-02 02:14:37 PM
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SkinnyHead: I'm glad to see they are willing to talk.  Here's my prediction.  I think that Obama will agree to postpone the individual mandate for a year and eliminate Obamacare subsidies for congress, not because republicans demand it, but because it's the right thing to do.  That will allow Reid to accept the CR and end his shutdown.


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2013-10-02 02:13:44 PM
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monoski: End of shut-down or just a Pelosi gang-bang?
//how is that lunch sitting in your belly now?


Barack wouldn't be the first....
i.dailymail.co.uk
/yes, there is zero evidence for my tawdry innuendo...
2013-10-02 02:10:39 PM
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End of shut-down or just a Pelosi gang-bang?
//how is that lunch sitting in your belly now?
2013-10-02 02:08:46 PM
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CNN is currently running with a story that Democrats are going to kill ten kids a week by not passing piecemeal cancer research bills.
2013-10-02 02:06:14 PM
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vernonFL: I_C_Weener: They should have had this meeting before the shutdown. Clinton Would have done that

Obama was kind of busy with the UN, Iran , and Syria.

Its Congress' job to pass bills.


and you know it is their "laser focus"
2013-10-02 01:43:20 PM
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vernonFL: You should get to the nearest poison center. I think you ate too much peyote.


I hope he's got insurance.
2013-10-02 01:41:32 PM
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SkinnyHead:  Here's my prediction.

Prepare for orange tears.
2013-10-02 01:36:55 PM
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SkinnyHead: I'm glad to see they are willing to talk.  Here's my prediction.  I think that Obama will agree to postpone the individual mandate for a year and eliminate Obamacare subsidies for congress, not because republicans demand it, but because it's the right thing to do.  That will allow Reid to accept the CR and end his shutdown.


What's scary about this post is that I genuinely think a lot of House GOPers believe this.
2013-10-02 12:41:44 PM
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I want John and Mitch to walk in, say their piece, Obama writes studiously on a notepad, and slides this over while saying, "This is my final offer:

demonsresume.files.wordpress.com

Fark. You."
2013-10-02 12:34:52 PM
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syrynxx: He shouldn't even show.  Just borrow that chair from Clint Eastwood.


Oh I LIKE that idea.  Just sit an empty chair in the meeting room.
2013-10-02 12:31:37 PM
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Re Congress: It's a hijack, not a standoff. You don't blame the folks outside the bank when the robbers won't come out.

- David Yee (@tangentialism) October 2, 2013
2013-10-02 12:24:57 PM
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