December 20th, 2011
02:50 PM ET

Obama turns up in briefing room to put pressure on Boehner

President Obama made a surprise appearance in the White House press briefing room Tuesday, urging House Speaker John Boehner to reconsider his decision not to hold a vote on a recent bill passed by the Senate that extends the payroll tax holiday for two more months.

Boehner appeared on camera minutes later at the Capitol and indicated he would not do that.

Full story from the CNN Wire


Topics: President Obama • The News

soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Lionel Patrick

    Boner need to go. What an idiot this guy his. If my taxes go up.

    It is the Republican's fault and they will pay for it in 2012.

    December 20, 2011 at 4:29 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      Lionael,,

      Look up the Weimrar Repulic and Hyper Inflation.

      YOU MAY HAVE TO PAY A LOT MORE FOR A LOAF OF BREAD!

      QE1 and QE2 and soon to be QE3 will make you PAY in Taxes or Prices.

      December 21, 2011 at 9:31 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      Check this one out!

      California Here I come!

      [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LWlkXRZ3CA&w=640&h=390]

      Let me know if you want your EBT today!

      December 21, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  2. Tracy

    Do ya thang Mr. President... Make Boehner look stupid.. He's fighting for all those rich people who have given him money. He has to say no, or face the Cock brothers.

    December 20, 2011 at 4:31 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      Tracy,,,

      Look up the amount of money contributed to the DemocRATS as compared to the otherside,,,,

      Croney Capitalism is running Rampant in the DemocRAT / Commie Party!

      Look it up and report back!

      Look up GE, Comcast, Hollywood Commies, and Disney World for example!

      Look up the word Oligarchy too! (wink)

      December 21, 2011 at 9:51 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        Hey Tracy!

        Do you have your EBT?

        [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LWlkXRZ3CA&w=640&h=390]

        December 21, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  3. REALLY!

    MR PRESIDENT, YOU SHOW THEM WHO IS BOSS AND DON'T YOU DARE BACK OFF. YOU DO HAVE A BACKBONE AFTER ALL. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE MY VOTE IF YOU BOW DOWN TO THE REPUBS., I WOULD RATHER NOT VOTE, FIRST TIME IN 40 YEARS

    December 20, 2011 at 4:35 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      Update On Holder and Oklahoma City Bombing

      http://www.westernjournalism.com/update-on-holder-an-oklahoma-city-bombing/?utm_source=Western+Journalism&utm_campaign=1312bafdfb-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email

      Holder was responsible for 168 deaths in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing…and more

      http://www.westernjournalism.com/holder-was-responsible-for-168-deaths-in-the-1995-oklahoma-city-bombingand-more/

      The Libs and Commies are playing all you Obumer Worshipers like a Fiddle!

      December 20, 2011 at 7:14 pm |
    • john, potosi pa

      i work 12 months a year not 2 months another failure by Obama

      December 21, 2011 at 6:48 am |
  4. OH PLEASE BONEHEAD BOEHNER!

    ALL YOU REPUBS SO GO UP TO THE "C" STREET HOUSE AND THINK THIS OVER. YOUR ATTEMPT TO OBSTRUCT ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING FOR THIS CURRENT ADMINISTRATION IS A BIT MUCH, IF POTUS IS TO BE A ONE TERM PRESIDENT SHOULD BE WITHOUT YOU AND YOUR PARTY'S NO NO AND NO MENTALITY, BUT THEN AGAIN WHAT DO YOU AND THE GOPERS CARE YOUR WELL TAKEN CARE OF WHILE THE REST OF US STRUGGLE. I KNOW I AM SHOUTING BUT I AM SOOOO ANGRY RIGHT NOW.

    December 20, 2011 at 4:42 pm |
  5. Steve

    Vote them all out of office. Its the only rational response to the madness in D.C.

    December 20, 2011 at 4:44 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK_FWJqiMLk&w=640&h=360]

      December 21, 2011 at 11:09 pm |
  6. catone412

    Mr. President –

    What the H____ is wrong with you? It's not JUST Republicans in the House that don't want to vote on this silly extension, the nays are from your side of the aisle, too. Even the US payroll & tax people came out against only a 2-month extension. Maybe YOU should tell the Senate that theiir "Holiday vacation" has been interrupted, and to get back to their offiices from wherever. God knows with what they're paid, they can afford a last-minute plane ticket on a commercial flight.. Or is this name-calling and the polotico as usual???

    December 20, 2011 at 6:13 pm |
  7. jerry

    go ahead obama...strut and read the teleprompter...for a few more months. You are now officially a joke!

    December 20, 2011 at 6:18 pm |
    • OH PLEASE BONEHEAD BOEHNER!

      Teleprompter or not, he can read, unlike GWB, the joke is on you Obama is POTUS and your title is?

      December 20, 2011 at 7:03 pm |
  8. Joe

    How long did it take Carney to set up the teleprompter? Obama never met a left leaning media outlet that he did not like. If you like Socialism and would like to be Greece in 2016, then simply vote for the democrats and you will accomplish this!

    December 20, 2011 at 6:36 pm |
  9. mike

    @jerry....
    Walk over to the mirrow and see who the real joke is on...you havebeen played by grover and you are too dumb to realize it.

    December 20, 2011 at 8:09 pm |
  10. Ray E. (Georgia)

    How much longer will the Liberal's give away the store. It is time for people to bite the bullet. That is if they want their Social Security down the road. Cancel the extention and start paying the regular Tax again. Or, start the process of phasing out Social Security of which is Un Constitutional anyway.

    December 20, 2011 at 8:38 pm |
  11. RonaldBlair

    Obama can't throw Holder under the bus because Holder has been protecting Obama by not prosecuting his FORGED birth certificate or multiple SSN's used in real estate scams- If HOLDER goes people may want to know the TRUTH about the Obama CRIMES that have been burried- That's why his entire past has been hidden or destroyed at great expense- OBAMA'S whole life is a lie & Obama even surrendered his law license in order to avoid an investigation of his past (secreted) history- GOOGLE "LARRY SINCLAIR" to hear Obama's old friend talk about their criminal past- Obama has tried to setup & smear LARRY as a liar but I blieve LARRY because of Obama's hidden past-

    December 20, 2011 at 9:08 pm |
  12. james

    His Royal Highness King Obama–Do something positive for a change–Go Home and stay there. Let Congress do their job. Quit with the DA Threats–

    December 20, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  13. Trace

    Come On Teabots......want some whine to go along with all that cheese stuck on ya? I can see you guys are really upset now...That Bad Ole Obama is trying get you knuckle draggers a tax cut and you hate him for it. Talking about intellectually inept. Keep filing for your Faux News bumper sticker patents, but the only people that could afford to give you anything, the 1%'ers realize your rhetoric is as useless and un-wanted as a fart in a scuba tank. But you are too filled with hate you can't see it. You think the Koch Bros. are gonna send you a Thank You note for carrying their water (crude oil)? Ha....there's an idiot born everyday is so true

    Grow – up people, turn off Hannity and the other fools at Faux and try becoming Americans (if that's possible) and support this President...He is the only person fighting FOR YOU in Washington.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:29 pm |
    • Bill in STL

      You almost had it right trace.... It should read ... he is the only person fighting you...... He has no intention of working for common guy, as you call him.... He only wants to make sure that everyone is equally brooke... While he is in the elite ruling class .... while you work to support him.

      December 21, 2011 at 8:55 pm |
  14. 1FreeWorld

    Oooops, Weimar Republic!

    December 21, 2011 at 11:10 pm |
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