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Eleanor Holmes Norton
confronts Obama on D.C. budget bill

Washington Post, by Ed O´Keefe

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Posted By:BaseballFan, 10/9/2013 11:41:13 PM

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) had what some colleagues called "a heated exchange" and what she described as "a conversation" with President Obama during a White House meeting Wednesday afternoon regarding the District´s budget constraints as a result of the partial government shutdown. Norton attended the meeting in the White House East Room with nearly 200 House Democrats and was one of a handful given the opportunity to ask the president a question. When she was called upon, Norton pressed Obama to support a House-passed bill that would permit the District to use its locally raised tax funds to maintain

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ROFL at how she´s described as "strident". I recall the former MSM describing Pelosi that way, in her run-up to being appointed as House Majority leader. Of course, back then, it was a compliment, until they figured out that the definition of the term was less than appealing.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/9/2013 11:56:56 PM     (No. 9558636)

Sorry staff, I searched on author´s name and got no results.

Article is originally posted here:

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Reply 2 - Posted by: STLstudent, 10/10/2013 1:57:45 AM     (No. 9558741)

Seven Washington Post articles posted to Lucianne.com within an hour. Hmmm....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/10/2013 3:31:19 AM     (No. 9558767)

According to the article, after her ´exchange´
with Obama, she went up to him and kissed his butt, because woe the person that offends the
king.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 10/10/2013 4:13:45 AM     (No. 9558776)

I think Obama´s getting more pressure from the left than him and the media are letting on.Hard up government workers are a faction of it but the real money goes to Obama´s crony contractors who can´t wait to get their greedy hands on taxpayer money.Wash.DC itself is probably the bribe capital of the world.

Obama´s funding the wealth gap in this country,then has the gall to complain about it.

What´s really weird about this shutdown is Obama should jump at the chance to delay Obamacare for a year.But then ACORN and SEIU navigators wouldn´t get paid.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/10/2013 6:45:53 AM     (No. 9558849)

Actually Eleanor is right. What´s wrong with letting the D.C. bureaucrats (demonrats all) use their own money to fund the D.C. goobermint until Dec? On the other hand, Eleanor voted for the creep, so she deserves to reap what she´s sown.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Hermoine, 10/10/2013 7:27:28 AM     (No. 9558899)

Ah, the veneer is beginning to crack! Am I the only one who caught this part of the exchange:

"I wasn’t picking a fight with the president, I think the people of the District would expect me to have a conversation with him rather than just asking a question," Norton said.

While most lawmakers might not interrupt Obama as he answered their question, Norton said she was compelled to interject when Obama suggested in his response to her that the budget crunch facing the District is similar to how other congressional districts are adjusting during the shutdown.

"That demanded that I give a response," she said. "Obviously we’re the only District in the United States. We’re uniquely in this position."


So, either he was trying to spin (lie) to his fellow Dem, or either he is so stupid he doesn´t understand how DC is funded differently than other states/districts in the country. Either way, it makes him look petty and small.

By the way, we USED to regularly fund the government via individual appropriation bills. Remember when we used to have fights over transportation approps, ag approps, etc.

HANG TOUGH GOP. . .ignore the press. . .you are winning the fight as the Dems are beginning to crack under the pressure.

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