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. kale

    yeah, I'm sorry its red. my handicapped brother loses a lot of benefits.

    November 3, 2010 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
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      November 3, 2010 at 5:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Mano

      I don't believe the reds are going to cut support for those who cannot do for themselves. Just those who won't do for themselves. There is a huge difference. We will all do better when the government gets their hands out of our pockets.

      November 3, 2010 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Everyone loses, but the rich.

      November 3, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. The Dude

    I think it is more the able-bodied freeloaders that will be losing their free handouts... It's about time. I'm tired of carrying way more than my share of the water.

    November 3, 2010 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Yeah those unemployed by republicans, will remain unemployed. President Obama stopped the big gaping, bleeding wound and now that healing would start the American Republicans can let it festor. All that is left is for the gang green of gridlock to set in.

      November 3, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      What did Obama stop? The unemployment rate skyrocketed and the national debt is somewhere around Pluto. He could barely help with the leak in the gulf much less in the economy. The Congress that is leaving fought for his programs and let him spend like wild. I am happy we finally will have a filter on it

      November 3, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. merle

    is it me or does the prez look like he didnt inhale?

    November 3, 2010 at 4:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. merle

    If a picture is said to be worth a thousands this has got to be well over 100k or more. With a caption like Our President: Chillin in the crib

    November 3, 2010 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. phil

    I hope you folks enjoyed this years (D) vs. (R) reality show. 'Cuzz that's all it is.

    November 3, 2010 at 6:20 am | Report abuse |
  6. DLR

    All this election proves is that the American people want it all. In two years nothing will be different. Just like W's 2nd term, we have just witnessed a 'be careful what you wish for moment.' The mess this congress had to deal with couldnt be fixed in two years.

    November 3, 2010 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Former Prez Bush does nothing but hurt us for 8 years and people do not even give Prez Obama 2 to clean up the pooh.

      November 3, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  7. The Dude

    @DLR... This mess congress had to deal with would have been twice as successful had they not done half of what they did do... like NOT bailing out AIG, or the banks, or passing that POS TARP.

    November 3, 2010 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  8. todd

    I am some what please with the election result. We needed a little change to help things move better in the house. what i am completely disappointed with is the fact that the first thing i hear when i get up,,,, is Mr. Pence from Indiana i believe,,, say this was a win for the American people. What a joke. I haven't met or seen a politician do anything for our country or our people without doing it for themselves first. I have seen people age faster than they can accomplish things on the the hill,,,while our country falls to pieces,,,, Grow Up!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 3, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  9. todd

    I am somewhat pleased with the election result. We needed a little change to help things move better in the house. what i am completely disappointed with is the fact that the first thing i hear when i get up,,,, is Mr. Pence from Indiana i believe,,, say this was a win for the American people. What a joke. I haven't met or seen a politician do anything for our country or our people without doing it for themselves first. I have seen people age faster than they can accomplish things on the the hill,,,while our country falls to pieces,,,, Grow Up!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 3, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  10. RLove

    This election was such a joke. The Republicans were so focused to take back government and create gridlock for the President. Clearly, the Republicans have their own agenda – to run the government. Many are blaming the President for the mess that former President Bush and the Republican party created which has crippled the economy. The only thing the President has been trying to do is get the country back on track. Let us not forget that it will take years for the country to recovery from the recession. Don't expect the President to wave a magic wand to have everything go away. I am big supporter of the President and will continue to support our president for change. I think its sad that Republicans are so focused on taking back control of the House and the Senate that you are forgetting an important component – the American People. So two years from now, the country will continue to be in the same situation we are in now. We are so focused on change for 2012 but we cannot focus on creating change for 2010.

    November 3, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      I second that motion. Gridlock bigtime here we come. They focused on winning not resolving. The win at all cost and nothing of substance to help the country. Critical of everything that President Obama does but, Nothing of value to resolve the crisis the Republicans caused.

      November 3, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  11. McLovin

    the game needs to change, not the players, we hwve seen who runs this country, and its not congress,or senate, its big bussiness! Every time you try for change we get fuked. Who do you think wrote the healthcare bill crammed down our throat , not our govt. If so why didnt anyone(including dems.) want it on its merit, it was lobbyist who wrote it and you and i were their last concern, now how did we change anything? ONLY WAY TO REAL CHANGE IS NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN! that means no campaign money from lobbyists, never happen, you have no control over your govt. they do!!!

    November 3, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      True that!!

      November 3, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  12. McLovin

    before you bi.tch about gridlock, research the things he did do, forced health care through a congress and senate, that both (bi-partisan) thought suked so bad they tried and tried to walk away from , obama wouldnt let them, timing, if he tried that bill now, they woukd laugh. The people made their wishes heard, your pres. Ignored it, time and time again. See ya nancy

    November 3, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  13. McLovin

    our politicians were repeatedly warned about voting for that bill, at the townhall meetings, we told you we were watching, and would vote you out , so thank obama for putting his cause( he really just wanted to show whos in charge) good job stupid. He doesnt seem concerned about you, what happened? Reality! Your dog and pony show is over, now let the grown-ups play

    November 3, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  14. dennish

    Im glad to hear EVERYONE(MR PREZ AND REID) are wanting to "work together" and "find common ground" with the Repubs-my question-where was all that 2 yrs ago?!

    November 3, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  15. Richard in Texas

    Dennish. Are yoiu freaking kidding me! They were there the entire time proposing things and compromising but Boehner and his party were saying no, no and hell no! Telling the party to stay in lockstep, forget your convictions and just vote no. Record number of filiabusters to delay votes so they could devise a plan to demonize the issue and scare people about the issue. Example telling people that the bill will contain a death panel. As for others saying the health bill is bad legislation I agree. It started out as good bill but after giving into multiple compromises to the republicans it is now a bad bill that needs to be fixed.

    November 3, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Cole

      i love how liberals say all the Reds did was say "NO" Well good someone had to try to take a stand instead of watch this country tax itself to death. and have the government take away our rights. THe party of No swept this election because Americans in the Center didn't like the way the counrty's headed.

      November 3, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
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