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July 22, 2011

Obama Statement/Presser. Actually, It's Just A Campaign Apperance

Apparently the big deal stuff is off the table, other than that same old, same old.

Boehner released a letter to House members explaining it (pdf). He says he's going to start dealing with Reid and Pelosi and cut Obama out.

Obama, "Can Republicans say yes to anything?"

Alternative question MFM will never ask, "Can Democrats ever say no to raising taxes?"

Email statement for McConnell.

McConnell Statement on Debt Talks

‘I appreciate the Speaker insisting on reduced spending and opposing the President’s call for higher taxes on American families and job creators.’

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement Friday regarding the announcement that Speaker Boehner will work with the Senate Leadership on deficit reduction legislation:

“It’s disappointing that the talks with the White House did not reach a favorable conclusion, and I appreciate the Speaker insisting on reduced spending and opposing the President’s call for higher taxes on American families and job creators. It is similarly disappointing that the White House has refused to join Republicans in our effort to cut Washington spending now, cap runaway spending in the future and save our entitlement programs and our country from bankruptcy by requiring the nation to balance its budget. Speaker Boehner has informed us that he will work on a new path forward with Leader Reid to develop a solution that will prevent default, without job killing tax hikes, while substantially reducing Washington spending.

“As I’ve said before, it’s time now for the debate to move out of a room in the White House and on to the House and Senate floors where we can debate the best approach to reducing the nation’s unsustainable debt.”

Team Boehner fights back.

WH flip-flopped after Gang of Six, walked away from key areas of potential agreement ... is that leadership, Mr. President?
Was specifically asked about SS checks, refused to say whether or not they'd go out.

Obama says he wants Congressional leaders at the White House again tomorrow at 11. The purpose of which is?

Now he's just going through the whole "corporate jet owner" stuff.

Obama says House GOP is not being serious. Of course, the House GOP is the only party that has passed an actual plan.

Obama says Boehner didn't return his call today (RINO!).

Now he says he's "not interested in blame" or "pointing fingers". As someone once said, "YOU LIE!".

Hmmm...

That's the most powerful man in the world. And he sounds impotent and frustrated.

That's a writer for the noted right-wing paper, The New York Times.

Obama says Democrats were willing to step up and do things that would hurt them politically. No mention of what specifically that is beyond "spending cuts". It's like he's a lying sack of shit or something.

This is where the power of the presidency comes in. Obama is doing wall to wall cable coverage (albeit on a summer Friday night). Congressional leaders are stuck doing email and Twitter statements.

Now there are reports Boehner will be going on camera shortly. Should be fun.


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