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WSJ: Obama threatened Boehner that he’ll use Inauguration & SOTU speches to blame GOP

Published on NewsOK Published: December 22, 2012
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Philip Klein

President Obama has threatened House Speaker John Boehner that if no deal is struck on the “fiscal cliff,” he will use his Inaugural address and State of the Union speech next month to blame Republicans, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In the Journal’s behind the scenes account of how fiscal cliff talks between Obama and Boehner hit a wall, what comes across is that the president is emboldened by his reelection and eager to extract more concessions from Boehner than he was willing to accept during last summer’s debt limit talks.

This excerpt from the piece is revealing:

Click to read full article at Washington Examiner


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