December 13th, 2012
07:54 AM ET
Obama stays behind-the-scenes as fiscal talks continue
As the window for a potential deal on the fiscal cliff begins to close, President Obama remains behind closed doors for the majority of Thursday. We can only expect behind-the-scenes maneuvers surrounding a possible agreement with congressional Republicans if Washington still hopes to salvage a Christmas vacation, not to mention avert the dire consequences that all agree would result if a deal is not reached. Meanwhile, the president is buoyed by new poll numbers from the Wall Street Journal/NBC News showing two-thirds of Americans was a compromise reached that includes both tax increases and tax cuts.
The president's only on-camera appearance Thursday will come this evening when he makes remarks at a Hanukkah reception.
I'll be glad to sum up todays comments before it even starts..........me, ray E, kool-aid, dan b, john, “once again obama not doing anything”……… jean, judy, DECEMBER , “ ya’ll are racist, obama is king”……… have a nice day!!!
Wow Obama is king! I thought this was a democracy. I also love how if you don't support Obama your labeled a racist. History lesson the republicans you call racist is the same group who supported the abolition of slavery with the 13th amendment the democrats wanted to keep slavery. Hmmmmmmmm interesting. A bit ironic
You know abcd or whatever part of the alphabet you claim to be..or, maybe that is only as far you learned your alphabet. The fact that racist was the only put-down that popped into your pin -sized brain to post, reflects more on your own problems than on those you think you insult. As a white upper Midwest great-grandmother I find that conversation offensive.
Or, is it that your white hood is too tight, and is choking off the blood supply to your midget brain?
You are too funny........upper midwest ? maybe we're neighbors.........
Prime example of rude, never have seen anything nice blogged by you, why are you so miserable ???
I still say your alphabet has short-circuited you grey matter.
Hi, Jean. Always enjoy your posts.
BTW, you are replying to acdcguy, as in ac/dc guy. I understand. That's a rare breed, coming from the right.
Your alternating current / direct current advice for the day – watch out you don't let your wires touch. Oops, too late.
Pappys back baby doll, just got pardoned, looking for a hot meal any takers ??? huba, huba, huba !!!!
Hello, Roscoe, how's the bus business? Sell off your tires yet?
THIS IS FOR AC THE DUCE AS WELL AS WELL AS 2012 DUDE. THIS UNHOLY PRESIDENT WILL HIDE FROM THE FOLKS . WITH SHAME FOR HIS EGO. HE WOULD THINK HE IS KING WORTHY,BUT WE DON'T HAVE KINGS IN OUR
COUNTRY IN ANY FORM OR MIS-SHAPE OF ITHE MEANING. WE ARE FREE AND RULE AS THE PEOPLE MANDATE
AND NO ONE ELSE. THE PRESIDENT IS FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US OR WILL SPEND HIS LIFE IN A PLACE WE CHOOSE.
He may be for each and everyone of us, but in the end it should be majority rule.
So, Nam Vet, your party is guilty of suppressing the vote of citizens. You served for and stand for nothing if you support that.
Nam Vet – Perhaps you haven't heard, but Obama is the first POTUS to show Nam vets the respect of saying, "Welcome home." He and the 1st Lady have also worked tirelessly to provide better medical and employment opportunities for all vets. Obama fought for a Vet jobs bill, which would have assisted veterans with adapting to civilian life and finding employment, but the Republicans blocked it in Congress.
Considering what he has been doing for veterans and the fact that he IS OUR COMMANDER IN CHIEF, don't you think he deserves a little more respect? Just saying.
BTW, thank you for the service you have done for this country. I'm sure that you had little to do with creating the Nam war, but you did your duty.
No the suppression is in this country... at the recomendation of Harry Belafonte the president should jail anyone that does not think like libs.... so who is recomending suppression???
BILL IS SCARED OF HARRY BELAFONTE. HOLD ON TO YOUR BANANA BOAT, HE'S ABOUT TO TAKE YOU FOR A RIDE.
Obama stays behind-the-scenes as fiscal talks continue...
SNAKES !!! Very dangerous !!! YOU go first !
"Leading" from behind is what OBAMA doe's best !
Well "HE" is pretty good at campaigning with working tax payers $$$
you forgot howard.
You can tell a mule a lot but you can't tell him much.
PRIME EXAMPLE: you!!
WHEN IN DOUBT, RUN IN CIRCLES, SCREAM AND SHOUT. Or go and occupy Wall Street.
Right, that is exactly what you have been doing.
Its great to be so proud of Mr Speaker of the house i think I can safely say ALL OF OHIO is very, very, proud of him. thank you sir for the great work
Its funny how naive people really
Obama has ordered more drone strikes in 1 yr than bush had his 2 terms
Obama and rice both have appox 1/2 mil each invested in pipleline which the koch brothers will prosper from,
point is whether dem,rep, indy or even a lib your picks are all the same CROOKS, pls fact check me
STAY BEHIND THE SCENES, GO OUT IN PUBLIC. THE MAN CAN'T TO ANYTHING RIGHT ACCORDING TO REPUBLITARDS.
CAN YOU AT LEAST BE A LITTLE CONSISTENT WITH YOUR CRITICISM? AS MY DEAR FRIEND RAY E. WOULD SAY, 'YOU ALL SOUND LIKE LOONEY TUNES.'
HE WOULD THROW YOUR SORRY BEHIND UNDER THE BUS IF IT WAS TO HIS ADVANTAGE. SUCK ON THAT FOR
A WHILE. HE IS A USER OF ANYONE WHO ENHANCES HIS AGENDA. HE HATES AMERICA,HE HATES YOU,HE HATES
ALL WHO GETS IN HIS WAY. HE IIS WHAT THEY SAY, A PERSON OF INTEREST IN A CRIME. WE ARE THOSE HE IS
LOOKING AT TO SUBVERT.-----THINK ABOUT IT AND REFLECT ON YOUR OBJECTIVE CONCLUSIONS. IF
YOU ARE TRULY OBJECTIVE AND HONEST WITH YOUR SELF AND THE WORLD AS IT IS TODAY IN THE USA,IS ALL
GOOD FOR ALL OF US OR JUST SOME OF US. DO YOU REALLY CARE,I THINK YOU MUST AS AN AMERICAN. I AM,
I LOVE MY COUNTRY FOR ALL US. I LOVE MY COUNTRY BECAUSE WE DO THE MOST FOR OTHERS,EVEN WHEN
OTHERS THINK WE DO NOT LIKE SLAVERY,ABUSE OF WOMEN,CHILDREN AND ANY RELIGION ANYWHERE ON EARTH. FOLKS WE ARE BETTER THAN THOSE THAT LIVE IN THE PRE CILVILIZED WORLD. DO YOU LOVE AMERICA?
IF YOU DO .LOVE ONE ANOTHER AND AND WORK WITH ONEANOTHER–JOIN THE 21ST CENTURY. GOD LOVE YOU.
I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU. YOU SOUND LIKE YOU WOULD JUMP IN TERROR AT THE MENTION OF ANYTHING THAT STARTS WITH THE LETTER 'O'. WHATEVER DRUGS YOU MAY HAVE ABUSED, I HOPE FOR YOUR SAKE YOU FIND THE TIME TO SEEK PROPER HELP BEFORE YOUR DELUSIONS CAUSE YOU TO HARM YOURSELF AND OTHERS.
December.. you are obviously an insensitive person. The only thing yuo care about is yourself and your personal opinion. it the poster is truly a Vietnam Veteran then he probably jumps at other more serious thngs... I know....
YEAH OK. I GAVE THE GUY SOME ADVICE ON TAKING BETTER CARE OF HIS SANITY AND I AM BEING SELFISH? YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK YOURSELF OUT WHILE YOU'RE AT IT.
You are a troll Dec and you certanly don't unserstand what I am talking about.... Tell you what ... sneak up behind a vet and make a lour noise .... like a shot.... see how long you nose is still on the front of your face>
YOU WANT ME TO SNEAK UP ON SOMEONE WHO IS OBVIOUSLY PARANOID DELUSIONAL? I GUESS YOU'VE DONE THAT A FEW TIMES IN YOUR LIFE SEEING HOW STUPID YOU ARE.
I HAVE WORKED WITH VIETNAM VETERANS BEFORE. THEY ARE JUST REGULAR, DECENT FOLK UNLIKE THE TROLL YOU LIKE TO DEFEND SO MUCH. THEY ARE RESPECTFUL OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES REGARDLESS OF POLITICS.
I agree he dont do nothing right its one bonehead calamity after another
THE ONLY THING 'BONEHEADED' HE'S DONE IS THINKING HE CAN NEGOTIATE WITH REPUBLITARDS. YOU MIGHT AS WELL NEGOTIATE WITH AL QAEDA.
The CORE of negotiation is offer/counter offer.... Seem the PREZ is not in the mood to negotiate on 8 daysof funding the GOVT and would instead take you all down with him...
HERE IS THE CORE: TAX SOME PEOPLE, OR TAX THEM ALL. SOMEHOW THE REPUBLICANS CANNOT DECIDE WHICH ONE IS THE BETTER OFFER.
EVEN CRAZY RUSH LIMBAUGH CAN FIGURE THIS OUT.
TELL ME AND EVERONE ELSE WHAT THE HELL HE HAS DONE FOR THIS COUNTRY, HE HAS DONE WHAT HE WANTS
IN ALL THINGS WITH OUT APPROVAL OF OUR FOLKS WE PUT IN OFFICE TO WORK FOR ALL OF AMERICANS. HE
FAVORS PRIVATE INTERESTS AND THOSE IN OTHER LANDS OVER OUR OWN PEOPLE. HE SAYS HE IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE USA,BUT HAS OTHER AGENDAS. HE FAVORS ALL RELIGIONS BUT THE JEWS AND CHRISTIANS.
THAT SAYS A LOT TO ALL OF US THAT BELIEVE IN GOD AND COUNTRY,THAT BEING OUR FAMILIES,AS WELL. THE
TRINITY OF GOD AS IS IF YOU HAD ANY IDEA AND FAITH.
I don't know what source you are getting your news from , but you seem to have missed that 60+% of the American people agree with the president and say he is doing the right thing. He is the one working hard for us to move into the 21st Century, and for our moving out of the GOP/Teaparty past.
What are you smoking?
Working hard??? i dont know what your smoking or where you have been, but its insane the smoke you blow everyday up everyones back side
Of course they d jean... this is the new America now... get it while you can... Janis Joplin was right... and this is the logical conclusion. Rome went the same way.
Why are you still battling Jean, Cynthia, Dec? The election is over and Obama is the president for another 4 years... As the president of this country he is entitled to the respect that he earbs while in office. The title does not grant him any special priveledge... ACTIONS not words speak louidest and so far his actions are not those of a leader.... he speaks a good game, but there is no commitment to those words.... An example is the tax on the wealthy (which by the way includes small business owners that file taxes as individuals and not companies for the most part) In large this stance is designed to get the American people behind his position... this is why he is still campaigning... but when you breakit down... that will supply enought money to un the government say 2 weeks at most? NOW how can that fix the"CLIFF" What it does accomplish is it inhibits those small business owners that file taxes to stop considering expansion... no job creation...that does what for the economy??? or Job Growth? There are always consequences ..... we will see what they are
read the post CNN... stop relying on mechanical filters.
Hey Doll im sure that poll is like your thinking, a little off kilter
Still no courage CNN or did you firce the last literate person working for you??
Why "behind the scenes"? We need strong leadership from the President right now. Get all of the leaders into a room and say "we're not coming out until we negotiate a compromise". That's real leadership. Plain and simple. I don't think Mr. President has the negotiating skills and experience we need. If he did, this would already be over with and both sides would have some things they won and some things they lost. And don't blame this on anyone else . . . he is the President.
COCAINE IS A HELLUVA DRUG.
Mr bammy agrees with ya, he would know, its a nice warm feeling knowing our pres is or was a drug user
AND YET THE ONLY ONES WHO ARE ACTING LIKE THEY'RE ON DRUGS ARE REPUBLITARDS LIKE YOURSELF. THE GOOD NEWS FOR YOU IS THE WAR ON DRUGS IS AN UTTER FAILURE SO GO LIGHT UP AND BE A LITTLE MORE HAPPY ABOUT YOUR LIFE.
You seem to qualify Dec.... So tell us ... what drugs can possibly induce such ignorance?!?!?
SINCE YOU ARE THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT ON IGNORANCE, WHY DON'T YOU TELL US WHAT'S IN YOUR MEDICINE CABINET?
SORRY IF I LEFT ANY OF YOU IN THESE POSTS OUT OF MY WORDS OF WIZDOM. SOMETIMES IT IS JUST A WAST OF TIME FOR SOME. THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE WHIPPED ARE DOOMED TO BE STUPID LIBS AND GREEDY FOLKS WHO
YEARN FOR THE WEALTH OF OTHERS AND NOT WORKED FOR ANYTHIING OF VALUE FOR YOURSELVES. BUT LUST FOR OTHERS HARD WORKS AND WEALTH. YOU MIGHT LIKE TO REFLECT ON THAT!
YOU CAN KEEP YOUR MONEY. YOU OBVIOUSLY NEED IT FOR REHAB. I WISH YOU WELL.
So why should he need to pay for your rehab?
ARE YOU NATURALLY DUMB OR DO YOU WORK HARD ON IT?
Obama says this, but he is probably only telling the half truth as usual. The truth is Boehner is compromising and Obama isn't
That's because Obama is the President. Get it?
Unfortunately we do.. He has not been able to tack the "for life" on it yet!
talks like a true radical muslim...nut case.
hahha obama leading from behind like he did in Libya and look at the mess there..and everything else he has touched...health care and and and...what a mess!
Soo has anybody heard about the $63.00 per person fee to be added to your insurance premiums next year?When did that happen???? Why did it happen... Oh thats right its for pre-existing conditions... sort of a buffer... Hmmmmm seems Obama care is not what it's cracked up to be... and what about those democrats that now don't want certain parts of Obama care... like the device tax (hurts their onstiuents) or the Panel that decides what treatment you get (controls cost)... hmmm... more than we were told...
Then there is the issue of when is an American not an American.... When he/she is Rich! you have to pay a fairer share.... The revenue we get from that will not fix the "CLIFF"! But that is what you have been duped into believing..
The report our from the samll business fiscal intentions ( I don't know what the real name is) is -14 what it means is that the probability of small business expanding next year is notgood at all. Menards has cancelled plans to open at least 2 new stores... medical device makers are laying off and closing plants to shore up for the device tax, Citigroup is elininating 11k jobs....
And this president is campaigning with the peoplw when he should be leading the government... He is standing ROCK firm on getting the BIG GUYS to pay their share while the economy goes in the dumper. He wants Corprations and business to foot the bill after all they can afford it.... but in reality can you??? They will pass those costs on to the consumer as a raise in the cost of doing business, the owner of Denny's has already stated as much. Olive Garden and Texas Long Horn holding companies have state that they intend to move the full time staff to mostly partime so that they do not have to offer health care.... Imagine that ... Part time and now you have to pay for your own or be fined by the government???? Shocking.... Just Shocking ... but then what did you expect??
Aetna will double its premiums and Blue Shield of Cali will increase by 20% next year....
All of those taxes you garner from corporations will come from your pockets as the cost of doing business goes up with each and every taxi increase.... This sounds like a really healthy environment for business.... right??? Pretty soon we will all be employees of the government... No wait they are cutting jobs as well aren't they....
You got what you wanted...... enjoy it
Obamacare does not come into full effect until 2014. So, if your insurance company is raising your premiums you can THANK THE REPUBLICANS WHO MADE IT SO they could until that date.
Lucky for you there is one little treasure that Obamacare made sure you have now – That at least 80% of the cost of your HIKED UP RATES have to go toward your care.
I guess you think repeating the same misinfo over and over will somehow make it true.
Cynthia, Sorry you are wrong and you did not read the entire post. Since this is the case I have to believe that your entire purose in life is to be a troll... and you certainly succeed on that point. FACT since our current president came to office and his signature legislation was passed my he\alth care costs have doubled each year whee as before that it was around 8%. I have now lost the ability to use flexible spending on BAU type meds that aid in preserving my health.
as far as the rest of the story.... LOL read you silly troll... the try something other than reacting .... do a little research... That fee is real and is gonna be inforce after the first of the year... WHY should I as a medical device user have to pay that tax? The device manufacturers laying off and closing plants lessen the supply which increases the cost.
Wake up.... you think you are getting soemthing for nothing ..... YOU ARE NOT....
This happened because as Nancy Pelosi once said "We have to pass the bill before we know what's in it". No one read this bill. It is full of so many taxes, and according to the Supreme Court they are taxes, even staunch supporters know this will hurt their constituents- one of them being my own senator.
You know the Pelosi quote
Look on YouTube if you don't. It's hilarious
Looking for somebody to explain him basic math, Who is going to deal with a close minded as Obama?