The president dresses down Cantor: "Don't call my bluff"

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    Jul 14, 2011 1:15 AM GMT

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0711/58937.html“Eric, don’t call my bluff,” the president said, warning Cantor that he would take his case “to the American people.” He told Cantor that no other president — not Ronald Reagan, the president said — would put up with the treatment he was getting from the House majority leader.
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    “Cantor’s account of tonight’s meeting is completely overblown. For someone who knows how to walk out of a meeting, you’d think he'd know it when he saw it,” a Democratic aide said. “Cantor rudely interrupted the president three times to advocate for short-term debt ceiling increases while the president was wrapping the meeting. This is just more juvenile behavior from him and Boehner needs to rein him in, and let the grown-ups get to work. “

    On exiting the room, Obama said that “this confirms the totality of what the American people already believe” about Washington, according to a Democratic official familiar with the negotiations, and that officials are “too focused on positioning and political posturing” to make difficult choices.
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    But Obama said he wouldn’t do the debt-limit increase incrementally and that he would veto a short-term bill.

    “That’s when he got very agitated,” Cantor told reporters.

    “Obama lit him up. Cantor sat in stunned silence,” said an official in the meeting. “It was incredible. If the public saw Obama he would win in a landslide.”

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    Jul 14, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/13/obama-debt-ceiling-meeting_n_897834.html"At least Mitch McConnell, to his credit, was willing to work for a solution," the president added, acknowledging the proposal by the Senate Minority Leader to, essentially, give him the authority to lift the debt ceiling without passing commensurate cuts.

    "I have reached the point where I say enough," Obama concluded, according to Reuters. "Would Ronald Reagan be sitting here? I've reached my limit. This may bring my presidency down, but I will not yield on this."
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    Jul 14, 2011 1:26 AM GMT
    What a pussy. Obama's gonna own these douche bags come 2012.
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    Jul 14, 2011 1:30 AM GMT
    Finally some backbone from the "jell-O." icon_lol.gif

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/13/boehner-debt-ceiling-jello-obama-administration_n_897534.html[Boehner] said that "dealing with them the last couple months has been like dealing with Jell-O."
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    Jul 14, 2011 2:19 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 said
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0711/58937.html“Eric, don’t call my bluff,” the president said, warning Cantor that he would take his case “to the American people.” He told Cantor that no other president — not Ronald Reagan, the president said — would put up with the treatment he was getting from the House majority leader.
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    “Cantor’s account of tonight’s meeting is completely overblown. For someone who knows how to walk out of a meeting, you’d think he'd know it when he saw it,” a Democratic aide said. “Cantor rudely interrupted the president three times to advocate for short-term debt ceiling increases while the president was wrapping the meeting. This is just more juvenile behavior from him and Boehner needs to rein him in, and let the grown-ups get to work. “

    On exiting the room, Obama said that “this confirms the totality of what the American people already believe” about Washington, according to a Democratic official familiar with the negotiations, and that officials are “too focused on positioning and political posturing” to make difficult choices.
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    But Obama said he wouldn’t do the debt-limit increase incrementally and that he would veto a short-term bill.

    “That’s when he got very agitated,” Cantor told reporters.

    “Obama lit him up. Cantor sat in stunned silence,” said an official in the meeting. “It was incredible. If the public saw Obama he would win in a landslide.”



    And this comes at the heel of Obama earning a record for political donations for the past 3 months. He has received more than $47 million dollars and the Democratic National Committee has collected more than $38 million, altogether bringing in an estimate of $86 million dollars.

    Obama beat his own record, which was 33.1 million in 2007 during the same quarter.
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    Jul 14, 2011 3:44 AM GMT
    Cantor IS a pussy, and an amateur.
    He sees the big Republican boys playing games with our country's economy, and he wants to play, too. But, he's got a lot to learn. In almost every photo op, Cantor is standing in the background, with a stupid grin on his face, muttering, "Yeh, daddy. Tell 'em, daddy," while McConnell or Boner stand there shoveling their usual load of B-S.