November 3rd, 2010
01:39 AM ET

Obama calls Boehner after GOP wins House majority

President Obama calls incoming House Speaker Rep. John Boehner after Tuesday

In a phone call with Rep. John Boehner, incoming Speaker of the House of Representatives, after Tuesday's election results were in, President Obama said he was "looking forward to working with him and the Republicans to find common ground, move the country forward and get things done for the American people," the White House announced in a press release Tuesday night.

Here's Boehner's account of the phone call, according to his press office:

"President Obama called Leader Boehner at midnight to congratulate him. They had a brief but pleasant conversation. Leader Boehner said he's always been straightforward and honest with the president in the past, and said that's the way he'll continue to be with the president in the future. They discussed working together to focus on the top priorities of the American people, which Boehner has identified as creating jobs and cutting spending. "That's what they expect," Boehner said. He thanked the president for the call."

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  1. Jim Brieske

    This election means President Obama has been fired. He myswell just plan lots of vacations and wake early on Sunday mornings this Winter, then board Air Force One to fly south for a round of golf.
    Furthermore, this man never had any intention of preventing the Iranians from having the capability of building nuclear weapons. The truth is he may want them to have that ability. He dislikes the Israelis and likes the Palestinians. So now the plan must be looked upon differently.
    It's okay if the Iranians have a single deliverable nuclear weapon. But two must not be produced.
    As soon as this liar is out of office in 2012, Iran must be invaded before year's end. Iran will have a nuclear weapon but Israel must be totally prepared to shoot it down. A miss will result in a successful nuclear strike but it will have to be acceptable because the Iranians must not have a second nuclear missile to fire upon any country they choose.

    November 3, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Love the Sci-fi but here's the Truth

      Sick and Tired says:
      November 3, 2010 at 8:36 am
      Obama brought this upon himself with his below the waistline policies and narrow interest groups. His priorities were LGTB agenda, gays in military, Planned Parenthood,entrenching abortions, embryonic stem cell research, culture of death, etc RATHER than focus the economic viability of the American worker and govt issues negatively impacting the American citizens and its families. Good riddens to the arrogant Pelopsi! Republicans and Democrats, the American people’s finger is still on the button to the trap door.

      November 3, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. McLovin

    if things were really getting even a little cleaner, i would agree, thia took a long time to get here, and we are not going anywhere soon, point fingers, divide and distract, the more you know, the more frustrating it gets! Whens the last time you saw a poor politician? They will blow smoke up your as.s till your on fire, but its just lip service? Lord help us!

    November 3, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. tara

    I saw a man on t.v. and he said he was the president.. I thought his name was "Dude" ??

    November 3, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. McLovin

    yeah, as in dude what the fuk aare ya doin? I dont like my irresponsible govt. Telling me how my tax dollars are needed for bailouts, and terrorists, all of whom tell me to fuk off everyday

    November 3, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ahuizotl

      What would have used all that tax money for, I wonder. Undoubtedly some would go towards amiable ends, but the truth is that the money in your hands will not go out and help the population as a whole, rather than the government which activly tries to help people.

      November 3, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. osama bin diesel

    Dude , wheres my job ?

    November 3, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. dennish

    richardintexas: Put down the kool aid dude!

    November 3, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Squidly

    Re-elect John Kerry!

    November 3, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. D-man

    America freakin' Screamed and came down with the sledge Hammer...Say Good-bye to Nancy and the Nancy boys. Harry got re-elected with $200 million dollars of union money...u think he owes somebody ?

    November 3, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. IndypendentJones


    November 3, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jim Brieske

    Ahuizotl. Money not collected in taxes but left in the hands of those who earn over $250,000 a year would be used to create jobs. The people in this category are successful business owners who reached their status through making good decisions. It's better to allow Americans as a group fix this economy.
    Because they are not up for re-election and their job depends on whether they make a profit but many will be willing to hire people and if they just break even then great. They will have put food on the table of people, with families, who are willing to work hard for it. Then certain times of year they have employee get togethers with kids, wives, girlfriends, husbands, boyfriends and the employer can look and think, these are the people I help to live.
    That's the United States of America not what's been going on the last two years.

    Oh and I want Schwinn bicycles brought back to the USA to be made. Them being made in China now really angers me. That's just UnAmerican. Their gold 5 speed in 73 was awesome.

    November 3, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |

    Mr. President, understand one thing about the entire Republican Party;They don't want Change instead they peddle chaos and anarchy. They don't want to work with you,they simply plot to destroy your work.The Republican Party is realy The Trojan Horse Party. Beware and forwarned. Don't get distracted keep your head in the game.We still have many things to Change, the cold heart and soul of the Republican Prty is not one of them.

    November 3, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |

    Mr. President, understand one thing about the entire Rep Party;They don't want Change instead they peddle chaos and anarchy. They don't want to work with you,they simply plot to destroy your work.The Rep Party is realy The Trojan Horse Party. Beware and forwarned. Don't get distracted keep your head in the game.We still have many things to Change, the cold heart and soul of the Rep Prty is not one of them.

    November 3, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |

    I'll try it again in different words. After what I have heard Glen Beck, Bill Oriley and Shawn Hanity say on Fox news; I am convinced that the republican party has no intention other than to embark on a campaign to undue all of President Obamas policies and progress over the past two years by hobbling him declaring him "Lame" The first thing on "the chopping block." The thing being "0bamacare." Stand and defend the accomplishments or reach across the isle of conciliation having one hand cut off after the other. Where they could not stop him in 08 they plan ambush the president in Congress next year. The only Change that actually happened was the color of the states.

    November 4, 2010 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  14. gaetano

    To you son of a millionaire, or son of a bi%%%, what ever you call yourself. The republicans just proved how smart they really are,by winning this election. I predict the republicans will force obama to resign or go to jail. also, they will keep this country protected,and get jobs for our Americans. They will bring jobs back from over seas.I don`t know how much they will steal from our tax dollars but at least they will leave us alone to live a decent life without fears.It has been plain to see that obama had no use for American people other then to destroy them. The people have spoken,and the idiots will fall.YOU INCLUDED. You and your idots brought this on when you hired this bum,and should be ashamed of yourselves. You fail to see the truth about this bum, who you thought was a God.Yes Bush made mistakes, but admitted them and did his best to keep the american people out of government and safe.And yes, the republicans may sink their ship again, but one thing for sure.We are through with being push around by your BUM. Your BUM will now be kissing a%% and hoping that he won`t get investigated, but the repubs are already to do just that. His crooked health bill will become a true reform,with out any hidden taxes and laws that have nothing to do with health. I don`t know how you got your millions ( if you really have) but it must have been illegal,and I hope you lose it all.

    November 4, 2010 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  15. D-man

    The people spoke and won this election..."It's the Economy Stupid".

    November 4, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
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