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Obama to Boehner: 'I Will Use Inaugural Address, State of the Union to Blame GOP'

Chicken George Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 3:51 PM
You hear people complaining about the gridlock in Washington all the time. In the case of Obama, gridlock is good. It's the only thing that keep him from totally destroying the country. Do you really want to give Obama the power to raise the debt limit? Understand something, the tea party members of the house are under no obligation to vote for or support legislation that they know to be bad.

Statesmanship at its finest: during fiscal cliff talks, President Obama reportedly told Speaker Boehner that he would use his two major speeches in January to blame Republicans for the stalled deal. According to the Wall Street Journal, the president wasn't too happy with the options House Republicans were willing to present, and made it clear he was willing to throw the GOP under the bus for the nation's financial woes.

Mr. Obama repeatedly lost patience with the speaker as negotiations faltered. In an Oval Office meeting last week, he told Mr. Boehner that if the sides didn't...