July 26th, 2011
09:30 PM ET
9 years ago

White House spokesman: Boehner bill is 'irrelevant'

(CNN) - White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said the fate of House Speaker John Boehner's plan to raise the nation's debt ceiling is "largely irrelevant" during an interview on CNN's "John King, USA," Tuesday.

A House vote on the plan originally slated for Wednesday has been postponed to Thursday, at the earliest.

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  1. Randy

    At least Boehner has proposed an idea........

    still waiting for the WH

    July 26, 2011 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  2. The Obama Recession Continues Unabated, Obama Depression on the way

    White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said the fate of House Speaker John Boehner's plan to raise the nation's debt ceiling is "largely irrelevant" during an interview on CNN's "John King, USA," Tuesday.
    WHy does Obama and all of his peons continue to insult The Speaker of the House? Do they think this is productive? Are they upset that Boehner is working with the Senate instead of them to develop a plan? How utterly juvenile by this clueless bunch in the Whitehouse. Are these people for real?

    July 26, 2011 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  3. duckbutter

    what a jerk...quick call someone and complain at the white house

    July 26, 2011 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  4. Tim

    Underheard amid all whispers of default: “Why- hasn’t anyone in the Government considered using ‘The check is in the mail,’ to its full potential?”

    July 26, 2011 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  5. njbchicago

    Obama is irrelevant. Both parties walked away from him this week.

    July 26, 2011 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  6. Bill in stl

    Just like every other liberal.... The conservatives are irrelevant

    The conservatives are just as bad...

    July 26, 2011 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  7. Dan J

    Dan Pfeiffer:
    "it’s clear that there are lots of reasonable Republicans who do not want to default… who would support an approach like the Reid approach,” Pfeiffer offered. “All they have to be willing to do is compromise one inch. Let’s do the right thing for the country, let’s not play politics.”

    You can literally switch every "democrat" with "republican" in that statement and it would be equally true. For a president who said he would govern in a bipartisan fashion, its quite shocking that his communications director would make such a one-sided statement.

    July 27, 2011 02:47 am at 2:47 am |
  8. Gayle Reynolds

    At the behest of their extremist Tea Party faction, Republicans refuse to end tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires or ask them to pay their fair shair, all the while demanding that benefits be cut for social security, that isn't even part of the budget, and medicare, benefits Americans have paid into their entire lives. How is that NOT a tax on the middle class and elderly Americans who can least afford it? The Democrats have givenaway the farm and Republicans still refuse to agree to raise the debt ceiling! So why does the corporate media endlessly proclaim that NEITHER party is willing to compromise!

    July 27, 2011 05:23 am at 5:23 am |
  9. Albo58

    The House of Representatives hold the purse strings of our government and somehow their bill is irrelevant? Perhaps this Obamabot needs to take a course on American government and take Obama and Harry with him!

    July 27, 2011 07:09 am at 7:09 am |
  10. John, PA

    White House Communications Director gets it WRONG just like everone else in the White House !
    When Congress does its job, they don’t need Obama to come up with and pass legislations. Oh; that means Obama is the potted plant in the room.

    July 27, 2011 07:33 am at 7:33 am |
  11. Ron

    Perfect! Default is on the way. 14th Amendment will take care of the default. GOP has been using this issue to try to damage the President, but they fail to realize that their position hurts the average American much, much more than it does the president. They have backed themselves into a losing position. Democrats, Republicans, Independents, and I suspect Tea Partiers at the "rubber meets the road level" want a compromise by overwhelming majority. 2012 elections will be the opportunity to get rid of the extremists in congress.

    July 27, 2011 07:39 am at 7:39 am |