Obama to Meet with Boehner

November 4th, 2010 at 2:36 pm | 10 Comments |

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USA Today reports:

President Obama plans to sit down with congressional leaders — including Republican House Speaker-to-be John Boehner — two weeks from today, Nov. 18, the president said.

“This is going to be a meeting in which I want us to talk substantively about how we can move the American people’s agenda forward,” Obama said after meeting with his Cabinet. “It’s not just going to be a photo-op. Hopefully it may spill over into dinner.”

The “immediate focus” is the upcoming lame duck congressional session, Obama said, as well as the agenda when the new Congress elected this week takes office in January. When that happens, Boehner and the Republicans will run the U.S. House, while Democrats control the U.S. Senate, though with a smaller majority.

The meeting is set for Nov. 18 because Obama will be traveling in Asia next week.

One top item on the Nov. 18 agenda: George W. Bush-era tax cuts due to expire at the end of the year. Republicans want to extend all of them, while Obama wants to let them lapse for individuals making more than $200,000 annually, and for couples making more than $250,000.

“We have to act in order to assure that middle-class families don’t see a big tax spike because of how the Bush tax cuts have been structured,” Obama said, not commenting on what should be done with tax cuts for the wealthy.

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  • balconesfault

    Well, Boehner became Speaker by employing a “hell no” strategy that was based on the idea of no compromise.

    I’m not sure how Obama can work with that. The only way, it seems, would be to be able to persuade Boehner how Obama’s agenda is best for the country.

    Which seems a lot like trying to persuade a Red Sox Fan why he should root for the Yankees to win the World Series.

    Does anyone else see the irony of the GOP in 2010 electing a Speaker who co-authored a document back in 1994 that called for a 12-year term limit for Congressmen?

  • TerryF98

    Will Boehner be sober enough to talk coherently? Why does the GOP raise Alcoholics to high positions? Bush, Boehner.

    You have to hand it to Obama, he keeps trying this Bi Partisan tack with people who have zero interest in that very thing.

  • jg bennet

    Strange bedfellows are not so strange…

    In the early ’60s Barry Goldwater contacted Saul Alinsky and the two men had a meeting.

    “The conversation,” von Hoffman reports, “was about Goldwater’s opposition to pending civil rights legislation. Saul shared the conservative misgivings about the mischief such laws could cause if abused, but he told Goldwater that he should not morally and could not politically oppose the legislation unless he had a better idea himself.”

    There’s a lesson there for the Tea Partiers who have been studying Alinsky’s tactics, should they care to explore the rest of his legacy.

    If they’re serious about building a real alternative to the Bush/Obama megastate, as opposed to merely being used by the Republicans and discarded as soon as the GOP is in a position to relaunch the K Street Project, the activists need to build countervailing power of their own, rooted not merely in talk radio and the Internet but in the indigenous institutions that shape people’s everyday lives.

    In some areas — bank bailouts, eminent domain, the crackdown on civil liberties, America’s imperial foreign policy — they might even reach across the invisible lines that separate their favorite segments of civil society from the churches and councils that mobilize people on the grassroots left, to work together on issues of shared concern even when they aren’t about to back the same candidates.

    Sometimes it’s worthwhile to cross a boundary, even if there’s a risk that a stranger might hit you in the head with a rock.

    From here http://www.amconmag.com/blog/tools-for-radicals/

  • Xunzi Washington

    I’m sure at least about one thing, he’ll be in full Ooompaloompah mode, glowing his best shade of orange.

  • andydp

    Dear Mr Boehner: here’s part of a statement Sen Mc Connell made today. Nothing like “coordinating your attacks” to maximize your efforts. (Think you guys could use a phone ?)

    ” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’s not apologizing for saying his top priority is making President Obama a one-term president. He says that since the president has veto power, he has to go — if Republicans are to achieve their goals of repealing health care and shrinking the government. ”

    Lets just give President Obama a built in excuse and a “blame magnet” to use for the next two years. All he has to do is quote the above whenever legislation fails to pass: “blame the GOP for stopping this legislation designed to help small businesses/sick children/Medicare recipients”

  • tom7

    ELECTIONS 2010 and OBAMA’S CONSPIRACY
    YouTube

    Video 1. “Elections 2010: Obama’s #1 secret
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvG4nLRn4PI

    Video 2. “Elections 2010: left -wing conspiracy”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgCOzGZ9H0k

  • tom7

    Mikhail Kryzhanovsky, KGB. “CIA Millenium Hilton conspiracy”.

    VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvG4nLRn4PI
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    Patrick Fitzerald, member
    Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel
    Bond Federal Building
    1400 New York Avenue, NW, Ninth Floor
    Washington D.C. 20530

    ————————————–

    October 28, 2010

    Dear Mr. Fitzerald:

    I have nothing to lose after I’ve refused to participate in CIA-FBI conspiracy which I call “Millenium Hilton” operation – I have no money, no job, no permanent place to stay. I’m telling the truth and I’m sending you a set of special questions related to the U.S. national security, or rather its absence. I want to make it clear – America is deaf and blind because CIA actually does not exist.
    I name people who have to lose a lot – millions of dollars, power, influence, popularity. They will lie to you once you start investigation into their anti-American activity, except Bill Clinton, the weakest link, who knows what lying under oath means and how impeachment looks like. A good thing is – America is no more on their side.I understand that I violated Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982. There’s no other way to bring to justice Bill Clinton who initiated the left-wing conspiracy and Barack Obama who’s covering it up.
    ————————————-
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    I, a former KGB officer, was recruited by CIA in 1995 as “Filament”. I had to spy on the US Congress and prepare special instructions for American president on successful election and re-election campaigns, strategic planning and top decisions making, national security, foreign policy and diplomacy, propaganda, economy, war and special operations.
    They guaranteed me “anything I wanted”, including special CIA status (“stay in USA as long as you want and do whatever you think is necessary”) and “best medical service in the world” . It was absolutely clear that political surveillance and control over the White House and the U.S. Congress, not national security, was and is the CIA top priority. They were interested in effective interrogation,tortures and murders methods -I gave them detailed instructions on that. They asked me if I was a sniper, because they had “a job up to my high professional skills” in America .
    I’ve stopped cooperation in 2000 but they press me hard and they want me back no matter what.

    I understand that I risk my life and the last thing I want is a staged suicide with a forged letter my pocket: “I did it myself, life has no sense”.
    Life has sense. And liberty – too.

    I hope you’ll inform people about your investigation and I do hope that you are as honest and persistent as your predecessor, Independent Councel Ken Starr. I hope you will bring Bill Clinton, Leon Panetta, Rahm Emanuel, Robert Mueller, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to justice. The most dangerous crime family in American history belongs to federal jail.
    You can reach me via my e-mail address (prof7prof@yahoo.com) and I’m ready to answer all your questions and go to Congress hearing if needed.

    Sincerely,
    Mikhail Kryzhanovsky
    a former KGB USSR intelligence officer and the “Nabat” KGB anti-terror group member (sniper)
    a former Ukrainian National Security Service intelligence officer
    a former CIA/FBI agent, code name “Filament”

    ———————————

    Questions for Bill Clinton, the U.S. President in 1993-2001.
    1. Have you ever been recruited by CIA ? If yes, what for ?
    2. As an Oxford second-year student you organized and led anti-war demonstrations in London in October and November 1969. Those demonstrations got support from British Peace Council, an arm of the KGB-backed World Peace Council. Then you’ve travelled to Moscow and stayed there a week (December 31,1969 – January 6, 1970). Did you have contacts in Moscow with KGB intelligence officers or with KGB-backed World Peace Council ? If yes, explain the nature of the contacts.
    3. Did you sanction or order CIA Director John Deutch to recruit a former KGB officer Mikhail Kryzhanovsky as “Filament” in 1995 ? If yes, explain the purpose of the recruitment – to teach Democrats how to build socialism in America, turn CIA into a superpower and keep the nation under control ?
    4. Did you order to grant “Filament” immigrant status (political asylum) ?
    5. Did you sanction political murders and surveillance on Republican Senators and Congressmen ?
    6. Did you use “Filament’s” presidential elections technologies ( “The Professional” system) to win re-election 1996 ?
    7. Why did you pardon a former CIA Director John Deutch, who ordered my recruitment, the only Russian CIA Director , a suspected traitor and KGB “mole” ( in 2001 ?
    8. Did you recommend President Barack Obama to hire your former Senior Adviser Rahm Emanuel as the White House Chief of Staff and your former Chief of Staf Leon Panetta as CIA Director ? If yes, why you did that – to keep building socialism according to KGB instructions ?
    9. Are you personally involved in any kind of anti-American activity ? If yes, are you ready to cooperate with the Office of Special Counsel ?
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    Questions for Leon Panetta, Chief of Staff to President Clinton in 1994-1997, appointed CIA Director by President Obama in 2009.
    1. In 1994-1997 you sat in on the daily intelligence briefings as President Bill Clinton’s Chief of Staff. What did you know about CIA hitman “Filament” , “Millenium Hilton” CIA operation and KGB political technologies introduced by him to the White House ? What do you know about him now as CIA Director ?
    2.CIA operatives informed “Filament” that intelligence abroad is not among priorities for the agency.Does that mean that CIA as intelligence federal agency does not exist and America is deaf, blind and extremely vulnerable to international terrorism ?
    3. CIA granted “Filament” a special status “to do in Washington, DC whatever he finds necessary”. Did that mean a “license to kill” ?
    4. “Filament” asked for a job in Europe,but CIA instructed him, a professional spy, sniper and KGB “Nabat” special anti-terror group member on political murders in USA and surveillance on the U.S. Senators and Representatives.
    Who are on the assassination and surveillance list ? Is CIA specifically targeting Republicans ? If yes, give the names of Republican lawmakers.
    5. In 1991-1992 a former KGB spy Kryzhanovsky worked in Russia for SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) intelligence under the cover of political analyst. He had to penetrate Kremlin and influence Russian President Eltsyn who at the time opposed the independence of Ukraine. That’s why, after he came to USA, CIA wanted to use his experience inside Congress and the White House ? Did you want him to be a Senator ? A U.S. President ? He stopped cooperation with you in 2000, same year Democrats lost the White House and you picked up another Communist who worked for you before – Barack Obama. But you still need “Fillament” – for what ? For 2012 ?
    6. Are you currently involved in any kind of anti-American activity ? Did you get orders from President Barack Obama to watch, compromise, blackmail or kill any Republican politician ? If yes, are you ready to resign ?
    7. CIA is pressing “Filament” in every way – he couldn’t bring his family here for 10 years, he can’t get citizenship, his life is a disaster. Does that mean you want him back for political murders ?
    —————————————————————–

    Questions for Rahm Emanuel, Senior Adviser to President Bill Clinton for Policy and Strategy in 1993-1998, Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama since 2009. Fired on October 1, 2010.
    1. You served as Senior Adviser to President Bill Clinton for Policy and Strategy in 1993-1998. What do you know about FBI/CIA “Filament” and “Millenium Hilton” operation ?
    2. Did you use KGB political strategies and methods described by “Filament” in his “The Professional” system to help Bill Clinton be reelected ?
    3. Are you currently using his “White House Special Handbook” to assist President Obama in reforming America into a socialist country ?
    4. Are you (were you) involved in any kind of anti-American activity ?
    —————————————————————–

    Question for Janet Napolitano, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary.
    In 2010 “Filament” created the U.S. National Security System for Homeland Security Department. How do you use it ?
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    Questions for FBI Director Robert Mueller.
    1. What do you know about FBI/CIA hitman “Filament” ?
    1. At CIA secret meeting place (New York “Millenium Hilton”, suite # 3111) “Filament” was introduced to his FBI contact, National Security Division agent. Does that mean that FBI is also involved in anti -American conspiracy, political murders and surveillance on the U.S. Senators and Representatives ?
    2. In 2002 President George W. Bush sent inquiry on “Filament’s” case to the Department of Justice and it was blocked. Are you responsible for that ? If yes, tell why you is “Filament” so important that you risked your career by ignoring the U.S. President’s inquiry ?
    3. How FBI National Security Division intend to use “Filament” if CIA gets him back ?
    4. Are you (were you) involved in any kind of anti-American activity ? If yes, are you ready to resign ?
    —————————————————————

    Questions for Chuck Schumer, New York Senator
    1. What do you know about FBI/CIA “Filament” and CIA “Millenium Hilton” conspiracy ?
    2. On March 24, 2010 your office (Orlove, Maxine) advised me to talk to a lawyer, not to my Senator, if it’s about America’s national security.
    Explain yourself to America, Schumer.

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    Questions for Hillary Clinton, New York Senator in 2001- 2009, appointed Secretary of State by Barack Obama in January 2009.
    1. In June 2001 “Filament” warned you on national security collapse, CIA-FBI conspiracy and his personal situation after he informed President Clinton and CIA Director George Tenet that he’s “out of the game”. In August 2001 you’ve promised support. On September 11, 2001 terrorists attacked America killing 3,000.Only in a year you’ve finally decided to help “Filament’s” family only (to come to the States). Are you involved in CIA-FBI conspiracy ?
    2. Are you ready to take personal responsibility for 3,000 deaths of innocent people killed by terrorists on September 11, 2001 ?
    3. Did you get any recommendations from your husband , President Bill Clinton on “Filament’s” case ?
    4. Are you ready to help “Filament now to stop conspiracy ?
    —————————————————————

    Questions for the U.S. President Barack Obama
    1. Have you ever been recruited by CIA ? If yes, after being elected the U.S. President,have you ever get instructions from CIA to use KGB political technologies introduced to the White House by a former KGB officer Mikhail Kryzhanovsky (CIA/FBI “Filament ” ) ?
    2. Being Columbia University student and a former Marxist Club member at Occidental College, have you travelled to Moscow in 1981 ? If yes, did you have contacts with KGB over there ?
    2. What do you know about “Filament” ?
    3. Did you use “Filament’s” propaganda and “mind control” technologies to win 2008 presidential elections ? Are you currently using these KGB technologies to keep American nation under control ?
    4. Are you currently using KGB technologies on how to manage the White House and control the U.S. Congress ?
    5. In 2008 you made the following statement :” We can’t continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We got to have a civilian national security force that just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded”. Paul Broun, a Republican Congressman, is sure that you wants to establish a Gestapo-like security force to impose a Marxist dictatorship, but in fact you mean KGB with its totalitarian control methods , the ones “Filament” instructed Democrats about. Is that true ?
    6. Did Bill Clinton recommend you to appoint Leon Panetta as CIA Director and Rahm Emanuel as your Chief of Staff ?
    7. Are you personally involved in any kind of anti-American activity ? . If the U.S. Office of Special Counsel investigation proves that, are you ready to resign or rather risk the possibility of impeachment ?
    8. Are you hiding any information pointing to CIA Director Leon Panetta and Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel as co-conspirators ?
    9. Have you ever received information from CIA Director Leon Panetta about CIA assassination and surveillance list targeting Republican Senators and Congressmen ?
    10. “Filament” was ordered by CIA to penetrate the U.S. Congress under cover of political scientist (with the help of James Billington, Congress Librarian) . Is this operation currently in progress ? If yes, who is responsible for it and who’s currently involved in it ?

    You, Mr. President, changed one thing for sure – there no Democrats and Republicans anymore. Now Americans are divided into Communists and Patriots.
    Thanks for the “change”.

    New York

  • balconesfault

    OK – I’m going out now and buying stock in Reynolds Aluminum.

  • chlai88

    Obama knows that the noise is not proportional to the realities. The left & right has been screaming at the top their lungs but, guess what, they & their pundits refuse to admit that it’s the middle who has spoken in this election. Either that or they’re clueless. That’s y Obama is still incredibly cordial to the GOP and he’s hoping that the GOP will realize that their control of the House carries with it a price to deliver something so as to justify their majority and maybe 2012. Obama is genuinely looking for cooperation & hoping that it’ll be reciprocated.

  • balconesfault

    Obama is genuinely looking for cooperation & hoping that it’ll be reciprocated.

    Yeah. It’s kind of cute at first, like a kid who misspells his first name. But after awhile you just start to wonder if he’s slow.

    The way the GOP has drawn the battle lines, this is like asking the Russian Czars to have worked out a bipartisan compromise with Lenin. There is one compromise that the GOP will accept, and that’s Obama to publicly declare that he has no right to do anything except promote and sign GOP crafted legislation for the next two years. And then to not run again in 2012.