Obama to Congress: No negotiations to reopen govt

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, walks out of the West Wing of the White House to speak to members of the media after meeting with President Barack Obama, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 in Washington. Obama and congressional leaders met at the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown. Boehner says it was a nice conversation but suggested little progress was made. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, walks out of the West Wing of the White House to speak to members of the media after meeting with President Barack Obama, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 in Washington. Obama and congressional leaders met at the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown. Boehner says it was a nice conversation but suggested little progress was made. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

— The White House says President Barack Obama has told congressional leaders he still won't negotiate over re-opening the government or raising the nation's borrowing limit.

Obama and top lawmakers met for more than an hour at the White House on Wednesday, the second day of a partial government shut down. The leaders emerged to say no progress had been made.

White House spokesman Jay Carney says the discussion was useful and that Obama is hopeful common sense will prevail. But he says Obama still wants the House to pass a temporary spending measure with no unrelated conditions attached. He says that measure could pass the House with a bipartisan majority.

The House has passed multiple bills to fund the government, but all include provisions that would hamper Obama's health care law.

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August8 writes:

I hope he chokes, litterally!

Konfuzius writes:

Time to do your work!

bondie writes:

He is the worst president in my lifetime and that includes Jimmy Carter!

MIOCENE (Inactive) writes:

The problem is that Conservative politicians; instead of joining or remaining with the Constitution Party; have now come to dominate the GOP.

The GOP has actually BECOME the Conservative (Constitution) Party.

At one time both Liberals and Conservatives were relagated to their OWN parties; one to the right; and the other to the left of the mainstream more Moderate Dems and Republicans.

Before the time of R. Reagan the GOP was fiscal responsibility and foreign policy.
Since then; they added anti abortion, anti stem-cell research, prayer, god, the ten commandments and anti contraception. This stuff doesn't belong in the GOP. It belongs in the Constitution Party.

Notice that the Tea Party didn't infiltrate the Constitution Party. WHY NOT?
If the T.P. was so sure that they had the American People behind them; why couldn't they work from the Constitution Party; where they belonged in the first place?
All they accomplish in the GOP is to jam the wheels of government with far right extremism.

YOU SEE: Far Right and Far Left equals Far Unreasonable; and that's why we are where we are.

What we have is similiar to a Christian and a Jew (two religious extremes); debating the messianic validity of Jesus Christ.
One will never be able to convince the other.

Get rid of the dogmatic nuts in both parties, and send them back where they came from.

Then you will acheive compromise.

MIOCENE

August8 writes:

in response to MIOCENE:

The problem is that Conservative politicians; instead of joining or remaining with the Constitution Party; have now come to dominate the GOP.

The GOP has actually BECOME the Conservative (Constitution) Party.

At one time both Liberals and Conservatives were relagated to their OWN parties; one to the right; and the other to the left of the mainstream more Moderate Dems and Republicans.

Before the time of R. Reagan the GOP was fiscal responsibility and foreign policy.
Since then; they added anti abortion, anti stem-cell research, prayer, god, the ten commandments and anti contraception. This stuff doesn't belong in the GOP. It belongs in the Constitution Party.

Notice that the Tea Party didn't infiltrate the Constitution Party. WHY NOT?
If the T.P. was so sure that they had the American People behind them; why couldn't they work from the Constitution Party; where they belonged in the first place?
All they accomplish in the GOP is to jam the wheels of government with far right extremism.

YOU SEE: Far Right and Far Left equals Far Unreasonable; and that's why we are where we are.

What we have is similiar to a Christian and a Jew (two religious extremes); debating the messianic validity of Jesus Christ.
One will never be able to convince the other.

Get rid of the dogmatic nuts in both parties, and send them back where they came from.

Then you will acheive compromise.

MIOCENE

Who wants to comprimise with Obama Care or his agenda?
This crud will get sorted out in the next few elections, the Country is tired of living on the edge.

MIOCENE (Inactive) writes:

in response to August8:

Who wants to comprimise with Obama Care or his agenda?
This crud will get sorted out in the next few elections, the Country is tired of living on the edge.

"The conservatives want controlled spending, balanced budgets, immigration laws enforced, borders secured, lower corporate taxes to stimulate and grow the economy, strict adherence to the Constitution"

That's what Conservatives say NOW; but that's not what they were saying 15 years ago when the present economic conditions were taking shape.

Over the last 15 years the GOP had its head buried in anti abortion, prayer, GOD, creationism, anti Planned Parenthood, anti stem-cell research, planting the 10 Commandments on public property, family values; and in general; Evangelizing America.

So while Conservatives had their heads buried in the ostrich hole of morality; -the Liberals stole the government.

It is the REPUBLICAN PARTY which is responsible for the fiscal problems they are complaining about; all because during the time of Ronald Reagan; the GOP abandoned its traditional role of fiscal responsibility and foreign policy; and traded it in for social and religious conservatism.

So don't blame the Liberals for what they are doing. They are only doing what Liberals DO.

The blame lies with the lunatics in the GOP who "let us down" and alienated millions of Gays and their families, millions of women, and others whom they drove away from the GOP;

-as the Republican Party is now seen as the party which wants to control what is in our medicine cabinets; what goes on in our bedrooms and physician’s offices and wants to renew the shackles of Medieval Christianity.

You have no one to blame but yourself.
You got EXACTLY what was coming to you.

If you don't DUMP the social and religious conservatives from the GOP; you are looking at the death of the once great Republican Party; and a Democratic Dynasty for a generation to come

MIOCENE.

MIOCENE (Inactive) writes:

in response to bondie:

He is the worst president in my lifetime and that includes Jimmy Carter!

-And you earned it bondie.
Read my last post to see why.

-And may I add:
Romney lost the election because almost six million Evangelists couldn't get themselves to vote for someone who believes that the second-coming of Jesus is going to be in The State of Missouri; and not in the Middle East.

That's how F'ed Up the Republican Party has become. It is run and supported by lunatics in skirts and three-piece suits who used the voting booth to flush the once-great Republican Party down the toilet.

The GOP has become the holiest party in the political cemetery.

It's members live with their feet in the present and their heads in the past; and regardless of all the holy-rolling and flag waving of Limbaugh and Hannity; you are looking at Hillary Clinton in 2016.

MIOCENE

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