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Should the president's inaugural speech have included more "outreach" to Republicans?

L.A. Times 2013/01/23 16:00:00
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The complaints of congressional Republicans that President Obama’s inaugural address sent them no bouquets and love letters show a lot of gall, given the history of the last four years. Obama’s inauguration speech in 2009 was crammed with language about bipartisan cooperation and ending the political rancor in Washington and what did he get for it?

First, he got Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell’s declaration that the paramount priority of his caucus was to make Obama a one-term president. After that, he got an avalanche of roadblocks thrown in his way as GOP senators and representatives attempted to carry out McConnell’s mission.

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  • Roblem BN-0 2013/01/23 19:38:00
    No
    Roblem BN-0
    +21
    He tried that and was met with a wall. They made it clear they do not want to work with him and would rather see him fail at the expense of the people.

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  • Bun 2013/02/22 23:52:50
    No
    Bun
    The Party of NO has burned it's own path.
  • BonnieDeutsch 2013/01/28 13:31:42
    No
    BonnieDeutsch
    It should have been outreach to all the other Americans who didn't vote for him ! He is the most devisive President that we have ever had. It's, his way or the highway. How any of you voted for him is beyond me. Please point out where his "transparancy" has been in his last four years? The only one I can see is his feelings towards anyone who doesn't agree with him. And if you don't think that if the Republicans had won that the Dems would be working overtime to get him removed after the first term so please stop bringing that up. Let's, instead talk about how much we will all be paying once Obama's health care program will finally be in place and, oh yes, the Dems will be getting all the additional votes that they need when the "dream act" is set in place.
    Just remember,the trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money"!
  • joefj2 2013/01/25 23:16:36
    No
    joefj2
    Then we would have to watch his Megalomaniac head explode, and I do not wish to see the crap that comes out.
  • BigFig#9 2013/01/25 19:40:14
    No
    BigFig#9
    +1
    Should have been less. He tried that - didn't work.
  • Jesferkicks 2013/01/25 19:00:45
  • taitaFalcon23 2013/01/25 18:46:15
    No
    taitaFalcon23
    +1
    the repubs have all the outreach directed their way they need; they are paying a political price for a country that has moved on
  • ComeOnNow taitaFa... 2013/01/25 20:03:19
    ComeOnNow
    +1
    Nothing Obama has done has been bipartisan. The only bipartisan effort has been against Obama. Breaking News: ”Obama sneezes and blames republicans for his failure of leadership”

    The democrats keep trying to pretend that it is the fault of the Republicans in one half of one third of the power to make, pass, and stop laws, while anyone that is honest and has a minimum of a half of a functioning brain can clearly see that Obama is simply a complete failure as a president, and a horrible leader that is too radical to even get his own party behind him. One can’t even begin to make the argument that Republicans have blocked his success without first admitting that he hasn’t had much success. So, to begin down this road is to claim Obama has failed in having a successful presidency, but he should be reelected regardless because it is the result of Republican sabotage. The first part of this is fairly accurate, but the second half is full of errors.

    Here are just a couple of the many examples.

    1. When Obama gained the presidency he also gained the immense advantage of having his Democratic Party gain control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate. This situation allows for nearly any president to pass whatever legislation they desire, and Obama took advantage of ...





























































    Nothing Obama has done has been bipartisan. The only bipartisan effort has been against Obama. Breaking News: ”Obama sneezes and blames republicans for his failure of leadership”

    The democrats keep trying to pretend that it is the fault of the Republicans in one half of one third of the power to make, pass, and stop laws, while anyone that is honest and has a minimum of a half of a functioning brain can clearly see that Obama is simply a complete failure as a president, and a horrible leader that is too radical to even get his own party behind him. One can’t even begin to make the argument that Republicans have blocked his success without first admitting that he hasn’t had much success. So, to begin down this road is to claim Obama has failed in having a successful presidency, but he should be reelected regardless because it is the result of Republican sabotage. The first part of this is fairly accurate, but the second half is full of errors.

    Here are just a couple of the many examples.

    1. When Obama gained the presidency he also gained the immense advantage of having his Democratic Party gain control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate. This situation allows for nearly any president to pass whatever legislation they desire, and Obama took advantage of this. He got everything that he wanted and deemed necessary. Bailouts were passed. Stimulus, and the slew of economic programs that came with it, was passed and enacted. Dodd-Frank was passed. The Affordable Care Act was passed. All while the Federal Reserve was experimenting with numerous attempts at economic recovery. Obama got everything he desired and believed necessary for recovery in his first two years in office. Republican opposition was irrelevant. But to say that they’ve fought him and his proposals strictly because they come from him rather than because they believe them to be flawed policies and many times repeat policies from his first two years is to make a great jump in conclusions and to try and blame the Republicans for something that can’t legitimately be blamed on them. Also, to say that these proposals, often times including more stimulus that failed to bring about recovery in the first half of his presidency, will now work if only the Republicans would pass them is highly questionable.



    2. The Democrats run the Senate and it was the Democrats in the Senate who voted unanimously against Obama’s own budget. Obama is such a poor leader and so radical, that he could not even get one Democrat in the Democrat controlled Senate to vote for his budget. His entire budget has been voted down by darned near every Democrat. Obama was still blaming the Republicans. For that matter, the GOP House is still the only entity in Washington that has even passed a 2012 budget, which the Senate killed. Meanwhile, it’s been more than 1,000 days since the Harry Reid-led Democratic Senate passed any budget, and Reid has publicly stated he has no intention to do so anytime soon. Should we be surprised that the Republicans are actually working while democrats are simply blaming others and making excuses not to work. It seems to be what their entire party and platform is all about, isn’t it?



    3. The Democrats up for reelection in 2010 and the democrats up for reelection in 2012 are almost unanimously running against Obama this election. Even his own party does not support Obama his policies are so radical. Clair McCaskill, one of Obamas earliest supporters is running adds primarily on how she is not afraid to oppose Obama on his “job killing regulations, the keystone pipeline, and on cap and trade”. Democrats all across the country are all doing the same.
    4. The Senate democrats even voted to block Obama’s tax plan, which Both Obama himself, and Bill Clinton, boths said was a bad idea just months earlier. Of course Clinton reiterated how bad of an idea Obama’s tax plan was yet again after the bill failed. “It’s mind-boggling to me, Senate democratic leadership turned down an opportunity to vote on President Obama’s tax increase bill,” Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah said, “it tells us that the president’s tax increase plan is not just an economic disaster, it’s a political loser. And they know it. It tells us in spite of the big talking from the president’s Chicago reelection campaign about evil Republicans who want to extend all of the 2001 and 2003 tax relief, vulnerable members of the Senate’s Democratic conference do not want to be anywhere near the president’s tax increase alternative.”


    5. The GOP Controlled house has passed more than 30 jobs bills, many with with strong bipartisean support in the house. The one was so popular that it passed by a 390-23 vote. For getting 148 votes from the opposing party, that sure doesn’t sound like “extremist” legislation to me. Not even all Democrats, moderate Republicans, and Independents could support President Barack Obama’s jobs bill. Senator Harry Reid would not even introduce it to the floor of the Senate because it would embarrass the Democrats when they vote against it around election time, and the president to veto it, who is busy blaming Republicans. Harry Reid and the democrats will not even bring the bills to the floor fordebate. If the Democrats have substance and such a compelling argument, then why are they even afraid to debate them? You have to ask yourself why that is exactly.



    6. The Democrat controlled Senate blocked Obama’s horrible “Anti-Outsourceing Bill” because it was a job killer designed around more government regulation and control and would do nothing real to encourage companies to keep jobs in the country. If anything, it would make the problem worse.


    7. When Bush was president, and Obama was a senator, Barack Obama was one of those obstructionist Democrats. On the debt ceiling, Obama took a hard-core position and not only voted against it, but demonized Bush as a failed leader for needing one. And this is the same cynical lying weasel who has since demanded the three largest debt ceiling increases in the history of the entire human race. Not to mention that Bush had a record low unemployment of 4.4%, what economists thought was impossible, and criticized Bush for 52 months of consecutive job growth, when Bush inherited a recession as well, when the democrats had solid control over both the house and the senate for almost two years when the economy crashed. Not to mention that the democrats were the ones that forced down underwriting standards for decades actually causing the housing bubble and financial crash. The unemployment rate was 4.4% when the Democrat Party swept the Congress with Nancy Pelosi ruling over the House and Harry Reid running the Senate. What about Democrat Party obstructionism? Regarding bipartisan compromise, Nancy Pelosi, had this to say when she was asked when the Democrats would produce their own plan while demonizing Bush’s plan: “Never. Is that soon enough for you?” For the official record, Pelosi was right: Democrats never DID produce any kind of plan while successfully filibustering Bush. The Democrats governed entirely by demagoguing Bush over everything under the sun and blocking him in everything he tried to do.



    As Obama looks around to blame others, the finger should really be pointing right at him. The buck stops with you and your radical policies Mr. president.


    The following are headlines that have appeared in various publications since Obama ran for President in 2008.

    Obama Blames Arab Spring and Japan’s Earthquake on Struggling Economy and Job Situation (Aug. 5, 2011).
    Obama Blames Messy Democracy for His Failed Policies (Aug. 3, 2011).
    Obama Blames Congress for US Debt Mess (June 29, 2011).
    Obama Blames Republicans for Slow Pace on Immigration Reform (July 25, 2011).
    Obama Blames Media for Lack of Compromise in Washington (July 22, 2011).
    Obama Blames Technology for Struggling Economy (June 14, 2011).
    Obama Blames Oil Spectators for High Oil Prices (April 19, 2011).
    Obama Blames Reagan for America’s Out of Control Debt and Spending (April 13, 2011).
    Obama Blames Bush and Congress for Lack of Fiscal Discipline (April 13, 2011).
    Obama Blames Bush-Congress for Putting Off Tough Decisions (Aug. 17, 2010).
    Obama Blames Bush for Tax Cuts, Deficits (June 30, 2010).
    Obama Blames Bush for Deficits (June 8, 2010).
    Obama Blames GOP for Events that Led to Gulf Oil Spill (June 3, 2010).
    Obama Blames Republicans for America Not Being Able to Solve Problems (June 3, 2010).
    Obama Blames Corporations for Everybody’s Problems (June 3, 2010).
    Obama Blames Bush for Overall Standing of American Economy (April 19, 2010).
    Obama Blames Bush, Congress for Deficits (Feb. 1, 2010).
    Obama Blames Bush for Regulatory Policies (Jan. 17, 2010).
    Obama Blames Bush for Overall Standing of Economy and American Standing (April 19, 2010).
    Obama Blames Bush and Congress for Deficits (Feb. 1, 2010).
    Obama Blames Bush for Regulatory Policies (Jan. 17, 2010).
    Obama Blames Wall Street Fat Cats for Economic Disaster (Dec. 13, 2009).
    Obama Blames Bush for Overall Economy (Sept. 27, 2009).
    Obama Blames Bush for Stifling Unions (Sept. 7, 2009).
    Obama Blames Bush for Prescription Drug Bill (Aug. 11, 2009).
    Obama Blames Bush for Jobs (July 22, 2009).
    Obama Blames Bush for Failure to Recognize Europe’s Leading Role in the World (April 3, 2009).
    Obama Blames Bush for Deficits (Feb. 23, 2009).
    Candidate Obama Blames Fox News for his Elitist Label (October 2008).
    Candidate Obama Blames Fox News for Likely Loss in Kentucky Primary (May 2008).
    Candidate Obama Blames Washington for High Gas Prices (April 25, 2008).
    Here is a quote from Obama” I welcome the job. I want the responsibility. Give it to me,” the president says.
    A bit later, Obama adds, “My job is to solve problems, not to stand on the sidelines and carp and gripe. So I welcome the job. I want the responsibility.”

    To blame Republicans for Obama’s lack of success is to admit he has had a gross lack of success. It also ignores that Obama received every piece of legislation he desired during the beginning of his presidency, and still suffered minimal economic recovery. Don’t mistake me, there are countless things the Republicans can and should be criticized for, one of them even being that they do often times criticize Obama in unjust fashion, but, being blamed for Obama’s lack of success is not one of them.
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  • taitaFa... ComeOnNow 2013/01/26 00:59:53
    taitaFalcon23
    this is simple; mcconnell laid out the lay of the land when he personalized his effort to fire obama. Remember the phrase; 'Please proceed governor.' ? Well Obama has said that to Mr Speaker and the GOP has continued to publicly sh*t all over itself every since.....
  • ComeOnNow taitaFa... 2013/01/26 17:18:41
    ComeOnNow
    Obama can't even get the democrats on his side. Yet you tools keep blaming republicans. Not one democrat voted for Obamas budget because they did not want their names on it.
  • Sotto Voce ComeOnNow 2013/01/27 16:35:27
    Sotto Voce
    They didn't support it because it catered to Republican interests, the intelligent Liberal's standing complaint against Obama.

    It's a repeat pattern: Obama tries to appeal to the Republicans, they can't be seen saying yes to their own ideas and the Democrats are like "there he goes again, trying to get the psychos to agree to what they said last year, and here we are, still not agreeing with it."
  • ComeOnNow Sotto Voce 2013/01/28 16:01:50
    ComeOnNow
    Ha ha ha ha ha. Is that why he had to buy votes from democrats with ear marks and exemptions to pass even the health control law.
  • Sotto Voce ComeOnNow 2013/01/28 16:12:36
    Sotto Voce
    You're babbling stupidly, derp.
  • taitaFa... ComeOnNow 2013/01/27 21:31:40
    taitaFalcon23
    though you refer to me as a 'tool', I'll try to reply as if you had any real intelligence. The president has an overall approval rating that is above 50%. That has to include Dems. independents and some repubs who don't want to admit it publicly against a GOP led congress with less than 1/3rd the approval rating. that HAS to include GOP, Dems AND Independents who are no longer buying this Congress's bullspit. THEREFORE; OBama is doing the PEOPLE'S work. The upper chamber of congress (Senate) is a different animal from the House - they think nationally and don't vote the same way. They are less tied into their local elections and if its not deemed good for the country, then the party idealogy wins out over bipartisanship -hence not kissing ass on passing a budget
  • BonnieD... taitaFa... 2013/01/28 13:35:59
    BonnieDeutsch
    Please remember your words when you receive: your next tax bill, your new costs in health care, to name a few. The Dems are building a government that I can't afford, so please won't you pay YOUR FAIR SHARE !
  • taitaFa... BonnieD... 2013/01/30 04:21:24
    taitaFalcon23
    +1
    an increase taxes is inevitable because this government has no idea how to not have to raise taxes. I they did, they would not take their automatic pay increases
  • BonnieD... taitaFa... 2013/01/30 07:57:26
    BonnieDeutsch
    Thank you for those sage words now and anytime.
  • taitaFa... BonnieD... 2013/01/30 17:02:25
    taitaFalcon23
    just because I voted for obama this time around does not mean I don't get hurt by his and congress's policies. They ALL need to find a new job - oh wait, jobs creation was cut short by agendas and partisan bickering
  • BonnieD... taitaFa... 2013/01/31 14:50:01
    BonnieDeutsch
    Government should not be counted on as a job creator, private sector is where most jobs are created, that is, if the ecomony is rebust. Unfortunately, the jobs report, just before the election, came out and it looked better. Look at the numbers now, 350.000 more unemployed added to the list. One of several of Obama's failed promises is that he would be the unemployment down to 8 percent IN HIS FIRST 4 YEARS. Now that it hasn't happened all of you give him a pass. Well I, for one, am not !
  • taitaFa... BonnieD... 2013/02/01 14:48:01
    taitaFalcon23
    The jobs report this morning shows 2 things; the president has little control over a landscape as fluid as this one where the jobs that were built on a dying paradigm in Feb of '09 don't even exist anymore. Nowhere is this better typified than in the auto industry. When they came back in the last 2 yrs, 1/3 of their jobs were gone to automation; remodeling of the world business structure is whats happening to us.

    It's the initiation of new programs that the govt does to create jobs. Since the GOP is resistant to change as their poll nbrs show, the US is slipping in the world because of its inability to adapt to change. Without change the jobs picture is NEVER going to truly improve to a prestige we had in the '50's. Therefore our bickering and posturing is stifling our own growth. The GOP is singlemindedly focused on not working with the president on our behalf and willing to throw America away to get their way. We have bigger realities to face.

    For example, China is hoarding gold because they now have the mineral rights to 95% of the worlds rare earth elements. China is busy building infrastructure in the countries of Africa thru contracts we left laying on the ground. Instead, we let megogiants like Monsanto piss off the farmers and businesses of those countries and drive t...





    The jobs report this morning shows 2 things; the president has little control over a landscape as fluid as this one where the jobs that were built on a dying paradigm in Feb of '09 don't even exist anymore. Nowhere is this better typified than in the auto industry. When they came back in the last 2 yrs, 1/3 of their jobs were gone to automation; remodeling of the world business structure is whats happening to us.

    It's the initiation of new programs that the govt does to create jobs. Since the GOP is resistant to change as their poll nbrs show, the US is slipping in the world because of its inability to adapt to change. Without change the jobs picture is NEVER going to truly improve to a prestige we had in the '50's. Therefore our bickering and posturing is stifling our own growth. The GOP is singlemindedly focused on not working with the president on our behalf and willing to throw America away to get their way. We have bigger realities to face.

    For example, China is hoarding gold because they now have the mineral rights to 95% of the worlds rare earth elements. China is busy building infrastructure in the countries of Africa thru contracts we left laying on the ground. Instead, we let megogiants like Monsanto piss off the farmers and businesses of those countries and drive them to a better partner like China.

    I guarantee that China is not teaching Africans about old movies with John Wayne in them - they're teaching them how China kicked our ass via VietNam. In the meantime, we make silly cartoons about how '3rd world' entreprenuers' open up 7/11's with multiple family members, while we can't even bother to call our brothers in law on weekends.

    Jobs creation begins at home taking care of each other. Like the jobs that would be created by Congress approving federal aid to the North East's surviving the largest storm in recent history - the other state congressman and senators had no problem when THEIR states were hit by floods, fires, storms and drought.

    But when the people of the northern states ask for help - who coincidently vote repeatedly for democrats presidents, all of a sudden federal aid dries up. Just wait 'til it's Missouri's turn to ask for federal aid to clean up their next round of tornados. And their vote consistantly for an executive who's own party would let them 'hang'. I thought people would dummy up when Romney lost over Ohio and the other auto manufacturing states. You want jobs creation? Congress can start there and quit blaming the president. United States needs to grow and quit acting like a teenager with a birthright
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  • BonnieD... taitaFa... 2013/02/02 05:04:57
    BonnieDeutsch
    Didn't Presiden Obama just terminate the jobs committee that he initiated in the first place, this week ? And you are right, jobs, for the most part, come from the private sector, except for when our President gave millions of stimulus money to the very auto industry that you mentioned. So, although not all the stimulus money that our President handed out will repay America the auto industry hopefully will.
    With regard to the jobless numbers because, although the media is saying that we are having a slow, but postive growth, companies aren't hiring and they have good reasons why. Health care costs and uncertainy as to new taxes to name a few.

    As far as China is concerned, they almost own us as well. DId you ever seen that very powerful commercial showing a classroom Professor telling his class how they took over America. If you haven't seen it I'm certain that it's on Utube and it is a "must see."
  • taitaFa... BonnieD... 2013/02/02 15:37:53 (edited)
    taitaFalcon23
    The jobs committe was 'laid off' because they had done their; when the president in particular and the govt in general is always accused of promoting big govt, the knee-jerk reaction is to downsize wherever and whenever possible. The economy is coming back; it's not there aren't enough jobs - its that there are not enough qualified people to do them. That will take time to catch up because unintended consequence of blind allegience to austerity is to stifle the education part of infrastructure. When you get a congress dedicated to making infrastructure a political pawn, these are the consequences. But now is not the time to 'play'. Our business model died in 2009-2010; it was built on WWII styled industry and imperialism, the world has changed

    That staged commercial of the Chinese professor is just theater by a PAC who lost the 'horsereace' in November. Such theatrics are way beyond being of any use right now.

    The stimulus also had to pay for things that don't have an immediate payoff. Like bridges that support a highway system. That bridge is a key to the daily lifeline and commute of workers and logistics. It's not like uou build a bridge and see millions in new business by next weekend; that's why building infrastructure is an investment - necessary expense for a nation l...
    The jobs committe was 'laid off' because they had done their; when the president in particular and the govt in general is always accused of promoting big govt, the knee-jerk reaction is to downsize wherever and whenever possible. The economy is coming back; it's not there aren't enough jobs - its that there are not enough qualified people to do them. That will take time to catch up because unintended consequence of blind allegience to austerity is to stifle the education part of infrastructure. When you get a congress dedicated to making infrastructure a political pawn, these are the consequences. But now is not the time to 'play'. Our business model died in 2009-2010; it was built on WWII styled industry and imperialism, the world has changed

    That staged commercial of the Chinese professor is just theater by a PAC who lost the 'horsereace' in November. Such theatrics are way beyond being of any use right now.

    The stimulus also had to pay for things that don't have an immediate payoff. Like bridges that support a highway system. That bridge is a key to the daily lifeline and commute of workers and logistics. It's not like uou build a bridge and see millions in new business by next weekend; that's why building infrastructure is an investment - necessary expense for a nation like ours. China started on their infrastructure 2000 yrs before we wrote the first line in the Declaration of Independence. But china has it's own problems; similar to what the Soviets faced. How to maintain a communist model that is rampant with corruption. A farmer on a hillside outside of Beijing can see what 'rich' chinese do and how they do it. The model has cracks. You have wealthy Party leaders and yet have massive poverty in a large segment of the population.
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  • Grumpy 2013/01/25 18:42:28
    No
    Grumpy
    +1
    Why bother. Everyone knows he is a partisan dictator.
  • dallasjoe 2013/01/25 18:31:38
    No
    dallasjoe
    Why be NICE The GOP thru RUSH GLEN(DA) Bill-O Etc have attacked from the first day. Calling his mother a Whore. The first lady a Cow "Mooshell" Did anybody ever attack Bush 43 over his mother (she was married to her Cousin, look it up ) or attacked his wife. The GOP in the Senate refuses to even let to come to a vote his appointments etc

    I hope Pres Obama uses his "machine" to get out the vote in 2014 and destroy the GOP in the elections. Let them know what "Chicago macine Politics" is all about.
  • lynn 2013/01/25 18:22:28
    Yes
    lynn
    Not so much to Republicans, but to all the American people, liberal, conservative, and moderate. All we got was a campaign speech touting a radical agenda which, at least in some ways, is un-Constitutional.
  • harley oldman 2013/01/25 17:30:09
    No
    harley oldman
    +1
    HELL NO...They have spoonfed the Republicans Crap for the last 4 yrs. They(Repubs.) must enjoy it. Since they run around with their mouths open.
  • rich 2013/01/25 17:07:26 (edited)
    No
    rich
    No. They get too much attention as is and he has too many serious issues to address. Anybody who wants to be "on board" with the needs of this country simply needs to participate and not obstruct progress. No magic key needed. No invitation needed. That is the beauty of this country. Just participate and make things better, and all is right!
  • Lee Keel 2013/01/25 16:59:54
    Yes
    Lee Keel
    Yes, Obama doesnt want to work with republicans and republicans don't want to work with democrats.. honestly we should clean up washington, get new faces in every seat!
  • dallasjoe Lee Keel 2013/01/25 18:33:32
    dallasjoe
    Working is a two way street How many Judges and other appointees are waiting approval . MANY Why the GOP Minority in the Senate have blocked them all.
  • Thisismyname 2013/01/25 16:24:07
  • Edbert 2013/01/25 15:59:23
    No
    Edbert
    +2
    He doesn't need to reach out to the opposition party. I just wish he reached out more to capitalism, freedom, liberty, and the Constitution instead of turning our once-great nation into some 3rd world socialist despotism.
  • Bastion 2013/01/25 15:37:04
  • DavidK Bastion 2013/01/28 05:21:43
    DavidK
    Sounds like its due time for a President that can work with his own Congress! OBAMA MUST GO!
  • Bastion DavidK 2013/01/28 13:54:19
    Bastion
    Sounds like Congress is filled with obstructionist a-holes.

    The Presidential election is four years away . . . Why not work short term and throw the obstructionist a-holes out of Congress?

    Then we might get a Congress that can work with it's own (popular) President.
  • DavidK Bastion 2013/01/29 08:06:15
    DavidK
    Obama is only popular to those who know nothing about our political system....obviously. Congress is well aware of Obama's intentions and even the Democratically controlled Congress knows better than to see America crumble under Obama's reign. DON'T BLAME CONGRESS!!!!!! BLAME THE MAN THAT HAS USED HIS EXECUTIVE ORDER TO OVERRIDE CONGRESS!!!!!! It's not that difficult now is it.......
  • Bastion DavidK 2013/01/29 13:53:04
    Bastion
    You have gone . . . .

    down the rabbit hole
  • sodabox 2013/01/25 15:19:15
    No
    sodabox
    +1
    The SAD thing is that it took Obama 4 years to figure this out and I am not sure he has. I am willing to bet he just forgot do more to reach out to them in the speech. Bet he is kicking himself over it now. Obama is just Bush 2.0
  • Cookielane 2013/01/25 15:09:56
    No
    Cookielane
    +1
    The way they have divided this country in the past four years has caused irreparable damage. If an outreach is coming it needs to be from them.
  • 4gotten Israelite 2013/01/25 13:42:53
    No
    4gotten Israelite
    No! what for, Obama stretched his arm as long as it could stretch the first 4 years he was in office. Now in his second term he is saying F the republicans. This is the party of no, own by the extreme tea-party folks. These useless unpatriotic republicans would rather see this country go down before assisting this President in doing anything, The hell with this republican congress.
  • Embalmer 2013/01/25 13:34:53
    No
    Embalmer
    +1
    Screw the obstructionist Republicans.
  • Wahvlvke Embalmer 2013/01/26 14:17:53
    Wahvlvke
    +1
    You better worry about dingy harry.
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