Boehner and McConnell Dissed Obama on Election Night – Refused Phone Calls from the President, Claiming They Were Asleep

In his victory speech Tuesday night, Pres. Obama said he was ready to work with Republicans in Congress on the big issues facing the country:

“I am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together: reducing our deficit, reforming our tax code, fixing our immigration system, freeing ourselves from foreign oil.”

According to the New York Times, minutes after the president made those remarks, he placed calls to the two top Republican leaders in Congress — and they dissed him:

After his speech, Obama tried to call Boehner and the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, but was told they were asleep.

So Republican leaders can’t be bothered to get their dead asses out of bed when the president of the United States calls them? Seriously? These people are hopeless.


  • November 8, 2012 - 10:17 pm | Permalink

    What if he’d been calling with news that the United States was attacked or something? Republicans have lost their minds.

  • steve
    November 8, 2012 - 10:41 pm | Permalink

    Speaking of dead asses, the new U.S. Space initiative. Republicans in orbit!

  • joey lites
    November 9, 2012 - 6:45 am | Permalink

    Kind of like when Ambassador Stevens called Obama and no one took his call?

  • Leslie
    November 9, 2012 - 8:53 am | Permalink

    No, Joey, not like that at all.

  • November 9, 2012 - 9:03 am | Permalink

    Mr.Lites, the Ambassador — G-d rest his soul — did not place a call to the President. Get your facts straight. And it was not the President who cut funding for troops that protect American embassies; it was the GOP-controlled House of Representatives.

  • Anthony Bruno
    November 9, 2012 - 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Wasn’t the president asleep when the call came in about the attack in Benghazi…?

    • Madison
      November 10, 2012 - 3:08 pm | Permalink

      Anthony Bruno: Pres. Bush was wide awake sitting in front of cameras when the 9/11 attacks began. He did nothing. Just sat there reading “My Pet Goat.” Then he was whisked onto Air Force One and spent the rest of the day flying from one secure location to another, leaving the fate of the country in the hands of his vice president, Dr. Strangelove.

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