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  • White House Confirms It Will Likely Sign Any Debt Deal Congress Sends

    In an accidental moment of honesty, White House Deputy Press Secretary Dan Pfeiffer today admitted on Twitter that President Obama will likely sign any debt deal Congress sends his way. This revelation came in an exchange with Stephen Gutowski, the blogger known as The College Politico. Gutowski asked Pfeiffer: “Do you see a scenario where the house & senate pass a deal but the President doesn’t sign it?” and Pfeiffer responded: “No, bc only something that has R and D support can pass both bodies”.

    Up until today, the White House has attempted to portray President Obama as the mediator of a grand bargain, but his role has increasingly diminished as Congressional leaders have lost faith and trust in the negotiations taking place in the West Wing. It is now clear that President Obama is on the sidelines, without a plan or position, hoping Congress can solve the impasse without him.

    When this statement was pointed out, Pfeiffer immediately began to walk back the statement, saying: “no, I said I believed a short term can’t pass congress not shld it”. [A note to non-Twitter users, with a 140 character limit on messages, this type of shorthand is common] But that is not the question Pfeiffer was asked.

    This exchange merely confirms what observers have been noting for weeks; the President’s veto-threats and ultimatums are political theater and not much more. With the administration’s deadline fast approaching, any bill Congress sends the White House will certainly get a presidential signature.

    Posted in Ongoing Priorities [slideshow_deploy]

    17 Responses to White House Confirms It Will Likely Sign Any Debt Deal Congress Sends

    1. Damian says:

      Good, now let's get it done.

    2. David says:

      What a load of crap. It wasn’t that long ago that he flat out said he would veto the strongly supported (even by liberal adults) cut,cap,and balance bill. He is just saying that as he will have Reid stonewall anything he doesn’t want to sign.

    3. Truth patriot says:

      Where was the GRAVITAS when the sheeple voted this Socialist (Democrat) in…can't you see he and his ilk are out to ruin America as we know it and replace it with a Socialist government… It doesn't work in Europe and it won't work here

    4. Liptonius says:

      But, but… Where is the LEADERSHIP?

      Where is the HOPE AN CHANGE?

      Where is the 850 day old (and required) BUDGET?

    5. russ in nc says:


    6. dharc says:

      i can see pravda at work here.

    7. OBummer says:

      Never let a crisis go to waste…

    8. damiansix says:

      Guess its Obama that really blinked. Lol. Sad excuse of a president

    9. Dave777 says:

      This the first time Obama has hit a brick wall. Up until now he has been coddled through life.

    10. semihardrock says:

      they forgot the REST of the Headline! AS LONG AS HARRY REIDS SENATE APPROVES! Oops! Forgot about the Senate!

    11. bflat879 says:

      That would explain why Pelosi skipped town. These Democrats don't really care about this.

    12. moreco2 says:

      Lots of lying goin on around here.

    13. cherie says:

      get it done

    14. obstin8 says:

      The puppet lost his master?

    15. Gary Allan says:

      Obama may be throwing Harry Reid under the bus, Typical, Obama will sacrifice anyone to save

    16. Bill Uthe says:

      Obomas idea of a balancd budget has its roots in his socialistic philosophy, he wants a blank check to use as he sees fit, and give him an excuse to tax everyone except his buddies Soros and Imelt

    17. cktheword says:

      Obama knows what he is doing. His goal is to bankrupt this country
      and then he will please his middle-eastern mullahs.
      He wants our troops out of Afganistan so that the Arab Spring can
      blaze through Iraq and Afganistan. It won't happen as long as our troops are
      in the way.

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