Obama Agrees To Negotiate With Congress

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Barack Obama is backing away from his prior refusal to seek a compromise with Congress, indicating he will meet with lawmakers Thursday in an effort to end the ongoing federal government shutdown.

House Republicans, who have received the brunt of Obama’s vitriol throughout the stalemate, are invited to meet with the president to discuss funding and reopening the government. This decision stands in contrast to his repeated insistence he will accept nothing less than a “clean” spending bill — one that does not target the increasingly contentious ObamaCare law.

This move, which came around the same time as polling results showed his approval rating at a dismal 37 percent, indicates that Obama might be ready to concede at least some of the GOP’s points. That assumption might be overly optimistic, however, given his supreme reticence to acquiesce.

In actuality, Obama is likely focused on his demand for another debt limit increase. With a deadline fast approaching, he cannot afford to be saddled with a shutdown while making the case for giving the government even more money.

No matter the intention, his invitation to all House Republicans could have resulted in congressional conservatives making the case for fiscal sanity. Unfortunately, House Speaker John Boehner stymied that possibility by disinviting the very Tea Party-backed representatives who have rallied against ObamaCare.

Boehner wants only “elected leaders” and “certain committee chairmen” at the meeting, a group that includes plenty of establishment Republicans but few strong conservative voices.

There seems to be little real chance this negotiation will result in anything about which conservatives will celebrate. Still, the mere fact a few strong-willed lawmakers could prompt Obama’s about-face regarding the meeting is a positive sign.

With more principled leaders willing to stand their ground, America could once again escape from the clutches of tyranny. This message needs to resonate with every conservative voter as the 2014 midterm elections draw near.

–Western Journalism staff writer

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  1. Edwardkoziol says:

    I can't wait to see John Boner get relieved from speaker and given to another republican with balls and I don't mean Cantor or Ryan 2 pussies.

  2. Article 33. No persons may be punished for an offense he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited.
    Pillage is prohibited.
    Reprisals against persons and their property are prohibited.

    Under the 1949 Geneva Conventions, collective punishment is a war crime! Time to IMPEACH him is NOW!

    Shut down Obama's golf course! Don't fund it ! And while we are at it, since he lives in a house on federal land and has shut people out of their houses because they need the federal roads to get to them. Quit funding the White House and make him find someplace else to live, like he did to these people! Quit funding the White House! Close Camp David! Throw the bum out!

    Tell Harry Reid, on raising the debt ceiling, NO WAY! Kiss the American taxpayers butt because we are done contributing to his greedy fascist hand! Cut the Debt Ceiling! MAKE A BUDGET and Live within your budget, just like the rest of us have to do! No more money to the debt ceiling! LOWER the debt ceiling! Tell Obama his vacations have been CUT from the budget! Cut Funding to NSA! Cut funding to the Middle east terrorists, AQ and MB! Cut funding to the White House and decrease staff !

    • Seeking Knowledge says:

      Obama is bankrupting America–he just keeps sending our tax dollars over to Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood–and now he wants to raise the Debt Ceiling again, we would have money to lower the Debt Ceiling if he would quit sending out all our money to the Terriorists and to the foreigners. And all of Congress is EXEMPTED from Obamacare They all should be made to be on it–like it has been shoved down our throats–we the American people didn't want it, Why should they be allowed to be EXEMPT–THEY ARE NO BETTER THAN WE ARE—-THE TAXPAYERS WHO ARE PAYING THEIR OUTRAGEOUS Salaries.

  3. jon graham says:

    i see that boner and the group of pussies are folding up early this time.

  4. MuslimLuvChrist says:

    House Speaker John Boehner pulled out of negotiations with Obama on raising the nation's legal limit to borrow money, just days before the deadline when the Treasury says the government will no longer be able to pay all its bills and possibly faces its first-ever default. "The White House moved the goal post," Boehner said in a news conference, claiming that the talks broke down when the White House demanded an additional $400 billion in new revenues, on top of the $800 billion that had been agreed on, "which was going to be nothing more than a tax increase on the American people," Boehner said. "They refused to get serious about cutting spending and making the tough choices that are facing our country on entitlement reform," he added. Boehner sent a letter to lawmakers saying, "In the end, we couldn't connect. Not because of different personalities, but because of different visions for our country." Boehner will now work with Senate leaders "to find a path forward," he wrote in the letter to lawmakers. Boehner said he's "confident" they can "act next week and not jeopardize" the country's sterling credit rating. If Congress fails to raise the debt limit, economists say it would be a financial disaster that could plunge the country back into recession.
    This is why this niger can not be trusted! The above statements were made in 2011 when a deal was made but then like a typical niger the goal posts were moved. BOEHNER, PLEASE DO NOT TRUST THIS LYING NIGER!!!

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