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Response to dkf (Reply #67)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 03:08 PM

75. I guess it depend ...

On whom one believes ...

Obama "was spewing coals," Boehner told Woodward, calling it a near "presidential tirade," according to a report on the book by ABC News.

The president and aides said Boehner had failed to return previous presidential calls, and backed away from a deal because he feared loss of support from Tea Party members of his caucus.

"I was pretty angry," Obama told Woodward. "There's no doubt I thought it was profoundly irresponsible, at that stage, not to call me back immediately and let me know what was going on."

Boehner said the White House loaded down the deal at the end with too many tax hikes; Obama would later say he only broached the possibility of new government revenues.

"He (the president) was pissed," Boehner told Woodward. "He wasn't going to get a damn dime more out of me. He knew how far out on a limb I was. But he was hot. It was clear to me that coming to an agreement with him was not going to happen, and that I had to go to Plan B."


President Obama, who can be said to spin a fact; but has yet to be accused of lying (except by the right) - along with his infuriatingly frequent attempts to reach agreement by giving ground ... Or, boehner, with his pristine record for truthfulness - along with his expressed frustration with having to appease the teaparty wing?


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