Obama to Boehner: ‘You get nothing’

Barack ObamaPresident Barack Obama, the “bully-in-chief,” grew repeatedly impatient with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, during fiscal cliff negotiations held in the Oval Office, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

At one point, the president reportedly told Boehner that he would use the occasions of both his inauguration and the upcoming State of the Union address to cast the blame squarely on the Republicans for failure to reach an agreement.

A participant to the negotiation process who took notes indicated that at another stage in the talks, Boehner reminded the president, “I put $800 billion [in tax revenue] on the table. What do I get for that?”

“You get nothing,” the president replied. “I get that for free.”

Is it any wonder nothing gets done in Washington? We have a thin skinned president lacking any conception of the word, “negotiate.” It’s impossible to hammer out an agreement when one party to the process wants all the marbles and is unwilling to offer anything in return.

“My way or the highway” is not conducive to negotiations.

Read more at The Wall Street Journal.

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  • KB Cook

    That more-flexibility-after-I'm-elected plan only works for other nations and leaders, not for the American people and our leaders. Bully-in-chief is a mamzer (look it up if you need to)!

    • http://n/a David Gwaltney

      No wonder he cannot produce a valid birth certificate…..

    • Thomas Trombold

      Then he gets on national TV and talks about how far he has gone to meet half way–on Taxes, and get this on Spending. Butter wouldn,t melt in his mouth –he is what we used to call "a sweet tongue devil" — What we should now call a "lying sack of s##T".

  • Jroland

    Sounds like a spoiled child/dictator

  • drich

    Socialist or Communistic behavior..

    like a wanna be dictator

  • http://Facebook Benny

    America is getting what it voted for, a communist liar dictator. When will the congress and senate and everyone in Washington

    wake up ??? this communist Obama is out to destroy America , he has said that in a round about way. Can you idiots not see this ? Obama has committed crimes and murder , treason so why ? has he not been impeached and put in prison for life, along with Hillary and others.

    Its time the good people or Republicans in Washington stand against the liar communist and SAY NO to him at all cost , you have to show strength and have back bone to STOP GIVING Obama his way. Four more yrs. of this fool and NO one fighting to STOP him and his run away spending and communist rules he wants in place will SINK America to where he wants it , Under his communist Gov. rule with NO rights or freedom for anyone, STAND up for the love of our country and people that have made America strong, Obama is destroying ALL of that. Get OFF your ass Republicans and congress , senate be men and women and do your job for the American people and STOP this fool , get the deals you want to help solve the problems of this country. You people in the white house and Obama are CREATING a civil war and yes its your fault. Merry Christmas. I hope America can stand four more yrs. of this liar communist..

  • willard

    HE HAS NO BUDGET SO HE HAS NO RIGHT TO SPEND MONEY IT IS THE JOB OF CONGRESS TO DECIDE ON HOW MUCH TAX THERE WILL BE HOW MUCH MONEY TO SPEND,FUND OUR MILITARY .D,FUND THE UN.,EPA.HOLDER ,DEPT.OF EDUCATION THAT IS THE JOB OF THE STATES.GET RID OF ALL THE PROGRAMS THAT THE STATES SHOULD RUN. GIVE THE POWERS BACK TO THE STATES . TELL KING OBAMA TO DO WHAT HIS JOB CALL,S FOR IN FORCE THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES ! SEND ALL THE BOARDER JUMPER BACK TO THERE HOMES SOUTH OF THE UNITED STATES WITH THERE DRUGS AND STOP THIS DAMN LAW BREAKING BY COMING HERE WITH OUT THE RIGHT PAPERS.STOP THE BIRTH RIGHT OF FENCE JUMPERS THIS IS NOT WHAT OUR FOUNDERS SAID IT WAS FOR SLAVES ONLY WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY SLAVES FOR A VERY LONG TIME .WE ARE ONE PEOPLE BUT OBAMA TRY,S TO MAKE US MANY BY DIVIDING US BY RACE AND THIS IS NOT RIGHT WE ARE TO BE ONE UNITED STATES OF MANY

  • http://none bubba

    it is a losing battle..you telling me the gop cannot veto anything ..then why in the hell do we have them in power??if obama can do anything he wants to ..we need to know why..do we need a million person march on the white house??what do we need to do to make USA a democracy??

  • bubba

    lets force him to prove he is a american …it is the law..no one is above the law..you have to be an american born person to be president ..is that too much to ask ? for a legitamite birth certicate, drivers licence,social security number,picture i.d. if dont want to do it ..then he can step down ..move out of the whitehouse..

  • Kermit29

    I cannot even believe that we Americans have elected this regime! No words.

    • http://FB carolyn wills

      I AM TIRED of we got what we voted for, I did not vote for him and firmly beleive that the elections were a total joke, ballots uncounted , ballots lost, ballots bought precincts bought, precincts abused and threatend, WTH ??????? WE DO NOT DESERVE THIS ! We do need to remedy it or put every man and woman in Congress OUT OF WORK !

      We didn't……………………………wake up!

  • bubba

    lets force him to prove he is a american …it is the law..no one is above the law..you have to be an american born person to be president ..is that too much to ask ? for a legitamite birth certicate, drivers licence,social security number,picture i.d. if dont want to do it ..then he can step down ..move out of the whitehouse..

  • Jackie

    Quit whining. Obama was reelected for 4 more years. Mitch McConnell and the rest of you clowns tried to make his a one time president, but that back fired in your face. Then you even tried to buy the votes with all your rich cronies and that didn't work. You even sabotage the voting for the poor, to prevent them from voting on Sunday after church, that back fired. You so call Christians have been a bunch of evil redneck, racist back stabbing people I have ever seen. God doesn't like ugly!