I wonder if Obama still believes that Republicans must only ride "in the back of
[his] bus"? I am glad he (says he) wants to work together now, but wish he
would have been more gracious earlier on in his presidency. His attitude toward
his "enemies" is one reason why he is falling out of favour with crossover
How nice of him to now include everybody in the discussion. I seem to recall the
same rhetoric in his campaign and after he was elected. Does he mean it this
time? Hope so.
"I want us to talk substantively about how we can move the American people's
agenda forward,"Funny how it is now the people's agenda that is of
concern and not just the Obama agenda. A little whooping in the polls and all of
the sudden you are more willing to work with everyone!
It sounds like too little too late. Where was this attitude when he (Obama) was
ramrodding the secret health care bill? Where was the BIPARTISAN agenda then?
Good luck, MR. President. As Commander In Chief, he needs to take
his own counsel. Talk is cheap.
Silly Republicans. They seem to forget that their party was the one who voted
NO on every single issue for the last 2 years. They seem to forget the hundreds
of measures added by Republicans to the Health Care bill, only to vote against
it. That is the way Republicans were "involved" in the process.Compromise for Republicans means doing it their way, or no way.
Interesting that the AP article considers Boehner and McConnell "antagonists". I
guess that makes Obama the protagonist in this story? After Tuesday's election
results, I don't think most of America sees it that way.
Is he going to talk to them like he did last time? Remember when he said he will
have the cameras in the room and it will transparant? Remember how he didn't
listen to them and tried to correct them every time they made a comment?I'm tired of demos telling us that they are great listeners, when they
can't stand people who won't agree with them. It's alright to disagree and have
different view points. It's another thing to completely disregard the people.
2012 can't get here fast enough.
I am a Democrat but must admit this country is not going anywhere until Obama is
out of office. Many Democrats wish they had never voted for him. He reminds me
of Jimmy Carter who is another Democrat I did not vote for. Obama is smart but
not qualified for the job.
Obama is learning a lesson on diplomacy. One cannot be the brutal dictator, but
must lead by example and open mind and heart. Repentance is a bugger, but must
be done in order for this country to recover and become a stronger nation.
Ethel | 10:05 a.m. Nov. 4, 2010Lindon, UTIt sounds like too little
too late. Where was this attitude when he (Obama) was ramrodding the secret
health care bill? Where was the BIPARTISAN agenda then?Good luck,
MR. President. As Commander In Chief, he needs to take his own counsel. Talk is
He's always been trying to work with them, the problem was that he kept offering
compromises at the start of every bill so we never see the "we want this" "no we
want that" "fine we'll put some of that in here". Like take the stimulus bill,
it started out as about 40% tax cuts because Democrats knew Republicans wanted
those so they put them in at the beginning as a compromise. The healthcare bill
has plenty of GOP things in it but they never tell you that. That's just
democrats compromising and never getting credit for it (things in healthcare
bill: can buy insurance across state lines, insurance pools, allowing states to
come up with their own plans, ending junk lawsuits, tax breaks for
employer-sponsored insurane, the fact that it's a private market plan since we
gave up single payer, the public option, and the medicare buy-in).But no, republicans just want to go make massive deficits (extend tax cuts for
rich is 70 billion a year, cutting the insurance mandate while leaving in the
pre-existing condition dropping ban means people free-ride until they need
insurane and so insurance costs skyrocket)
I thought the economy and jobs was his "#1 PRIORITY" when he took office? I
guess somewhere it got pushed to the back burner and off the stove into the
freezer??? Where is his head? This is a joke!!! I like Politizoid's animated
video on him about #1 Priorities, and the number of times he has placed things
as the NUMBER ONE Priority! Hey Obama it should have been the number one
priority since the day you took office! All I can say is this, "Get A Clue!"
From the liberal "left Coast" which seemed to defy the rest of the country. Lets
hope that fiscal responsibility returns to the House of Representatives where it
belongs and that they will not bail out California or New York from the
bankruptcy they both deserve because of their fiscal irresponsibility.
Squaky (since it's a pseudonym, I took liberties with the misspelling ... feel
free to do likewise)Can you please define "everyone" for me? We're
in the middle of a political civil war here. If you took the side of the
republicans on the promise on fiscal grounds (taxes, spending) see that they
deliver the results. If the blame goes to the dems ("you put us in too big of
hole to dig out of in two years") then your support of that excuse is evidence
of your hypocrisy.If you took the republican side on the promise of
jobs because business wouldn't be worried anymore, measure job creation in
quantitative and qualitative terms. 20 million new jobs at Walmart and Target
isn't progress.If you took the republican side on health care
repeal, pray that you or a family member doesn't find themselves in a crisis
that drains all your assets ... or worse ... watch helplessly as your child dies
needlessly because of affordability.Refer to Mosiah 4:17,18 That's
just one example
And no more talk from either side like Mr. Obama's statement, We won, so we'll
do it our way or get to the back of the bus.
Too late. Obama has already sealed his fate as a one term president.
Obama's specific quote was “We don’t mind the Republicans joining
us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.”Had a white man said that he'd have been branded as a racist. The time has
come for the Republicans to usher Pelosi to a window seat in the back of that
Silly Williary. Of course they voted against most (or all) of what Obama and his
liberal friends brought forth. They voted against it because they knew it is bad
for America. And judging by the results of this year's election, America agrees.
This is silly. Obama and his party think that people who make more than $250K
are rich and should be taxed at a higher rate than others, Republicans
understand that $250K and over for a small business owner does not necessarily
mean rich and that we shouldn't be taking their money away at a higher rate
anyway. Obama thinks it's okay to force people to buy health insurance, most
republicans don't. What's to discuss? Nobody is going to change their mind. Just
write a bill, vote on it, and get it over with. I don't think fiscal
conservatives should compromise one bit with Obama. I think they should
repeatedly shut down the government if necessary until he's out of office. Have
you seen what the national debt is at? Enough is enough. No compromises, and if
they can't deliver, we need to vote them all out of office. They say you have to
compromise to get anything done. Who says anything needs to be done. Nothing is
far better than anything congress and the president have given us in recent
Most Democrats ask for compromise from the Republicans but never allow it
themselves. Beware of compromise, it is a very unstable virtue.
'When Republicans were a Senate minority in 1991-1992, there were 59 cloture
(filibuster) filings. When President Clinton took office, with Republicans
remaining the minority in the Senate, that number shot up to 80 in 1993-1994.When Democrats reclaimed the Senate majority in the 2006 midterm
elections, cloture filings shot up from 68 in 2005-2006 to a record 139 in
2007-2008.''The Rise Of Cloture: How GOP Filibuster Threats Have
Changed The Senate' - Ben Frumin and Jason Reif - Talking Points Memo -
To Pagan:Other than just presenting us your typical liberal
drivel...your point is what?
Obama's specific quote was "WROD-up--G." All year long, the Democrats were
telling people to "get out and vote." Then people told the Democrats, "We voted,
now get out!" I loved how the different news networks covered the elections. On
MSNBC, it was called "Election Night 2010: What Went Wrong?" At Fox News, it was
"Election Night 2010: Party!" You can tell it's winter. The Democrats have gone
into hibernation. In Washington D.C., volunteers were washing the mud off
Democrats and releasing them back into the wild. Voters didn’t like how
President Obama was handling the economy. Wait a minute he was handling the
economy? Christine O'Donnell, after losing her election in Delaware, said
“Our voices were heard.” In your head, lady.
"your point is what?"I believe his point is that it seems odd for
Republicans to be demanding for Democrats to compromise when Republicans refuse
to compromise. One can understand that republicans feel they have a mandate and
should get their way because "the people want that" except... there's two flaws
with that.1. Republicans filibustered to death everything democrats
wanted to do (they even attempted to filibuster small business tax credits...
and six of the seven republican co-sponsors to pay-go legislation voted against
it because Obama came out in support of it). So why should Republicans get
everything they want because of a "voter mandate" when they did everything they
could to stop anything Obama wanted despite his "voter mandate" in 2008?2. Turnout wasn't that high. Honestly half the reason the republicans
did so well is because democrats were disappointed... that Obama hadn't done
more, and stayed home. If you notice some key races (particularly Nevada where
Reid boldly stood by his votes and with the president) only the democrats who
ran away from Obama and their votes got crushed because their base didn't turn
out for the spineless cowards.
Polar oppoistes - Obama vs the American people. Obama lectures and the people
reject him and his fellow congressmen for ignoring them and pursing their own
agenda. Can Obama find middle ground? No. Will Obama make some weak attempt for
a week or two to ... as he did in Jan 2009? Probably but it will end quickly
after the GOP leaders put bills on his desk that the people want such as NO TAX
INCREASES, REPEAL OBAMACARE, JUNK CAP N TRADE, TAX CUTS and PROGRAM CUTS to
regain fisical balance. Obama won't go for any of these with the exception of
extending the BUSH tax cuts. Obama's idea of compromise is for the other side to
do as he wants which of course is like a 5 year old throwing a tantrum when he
doesn't get his way. The bottom line here is the PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN and the GOP
are carrying the peoples message to Obama. The ball is now in Obama's court to
accept or reject the peoples wishes keeping in mind another election is fast
approaching in less than 2 years times... best the dems don't forget that!!
I think we should divide the country in half. Republicans can have the West,
Democrats can have the East. One Libertarian Paradise, one Communist Utopia,
everybody's happy. (Except Pagan. He/she will always find something to complain
about.) Of course the West would get the nuclear arsenal, since the East won't
have any use for it. The East can have the West's illegal immigrants. I'm sure
they'll be reall asset.
The point with compromise with el presidente, Mr. Barak Obama, and his idea on
bipartisan crossing the aisle notion he has, is Republicans cross "his" aisle
and agree completely with him, because they have zero ideas he will agree with;
so this is how it works for democrats; republicans must agree completely with
democrats, signing on to there break the country and run up unsustainable debt
that will bankrupt us....they could care less. 90% of the people are happy with
their insurance, etc., etc., so we are doing all this baloney to irrepuably
harming all of us and the country, for the sake of a few freeloaders. So you
liberals tell me what's your idea of compromise with all of this stimulus,
bailout scenario is for you guys? If you liberals have your way this country
would be over. You want government control of everything in our lives. Why
don't you all move to San Francisco and smoke pot and live with the food police,
who just banned McDonald's Happy Meals for kids on their 2010 election ballot.
This president will be a one termer, and wait until 2012 when TEA and
Republicans finish the job.
Correction re-post.RE: Brother Chuck Schroeder | 2:00 p.m. Nov. 4,
2010 A Tropical Paradise USA, FL Obama's specific quote was
"WORD-up--G." All year long, the Democrats were telling people to "get out and
vote." Then people told the Democrats, "We voted, now get out!" I loved how the
different news networks covered the elections. On MSNBC, it was called "Election
Night 2010: What Went Wrong?" At Fox News, it was "Election Night 2010: Party!"
You can tell it's winter. The Democrats have gone into hibernation. In
Washington D.C., volunteers were washing the mud off Democrats and releasing
them back into the wild. Voters didn’t like how President Obama was
handling the economy. Wait a minute he was handling the economy? Christine
O'Donnell, after losing her election in Delaware, said “Our voices were
heard.” In your head, lady.PS: Financial crisis? What
crisis? Obama spending $2 billion to visit Mumbai. President is traveling with
3,000 people, bringing 34 warships, and spending $200 million a day to make the
trip. And to endure the financial burden in the middle of a crisis? Something
isn't right. Ya think?.
Hey Patriot. I'm an American and I support Obama. Obama has always
been willing to reach out to Republicans but all they offer is a closed fist.
The Republican Party is controlled by its extreme fringe. The Senate--Senator
Bauccus--spent months and months working on the Healthcare bill with Republicans
who went home to their districts and peddaled lies about death panels. Thank goodness Obama tackled healthcare as soon as he got into
office--otherwise it would never have been done. Obama recognized the key to
future fiscal health is to reign in healthcare costs. the healthcare law
doesn't do enough--but it is a start. And if the Public Option had been
included it would've further reduced costs $110 billion over 10 yrs. 35 years I was a registered Indpendent and voted for Republicans and
Democrats. But no more. The moderate Republicans have been pushed out by the
Obama is not capable of truth. He will never do any meaningful compromise with
anyone. His goal is to destroy the free enterprise system. He is only trying
to present himself as a compromiser, but he has never compromised with
Republicans in his life.
I, for one, am not AT ALL concerned with whether the two sides can work
together. As far as I'm concerned, the election on Tuesday is only part one of
the real change about to happen. You Republicans don't worry about what the
media thinks. They will hate you no matter what. Just do the right thing.
Repeal Obamacare, cut spending, and reduce taxes. You think you can handle
that? And for all that is good, don't let Mitch MeConnell in front of the
camera. Get someone who can articulate what you are doing.
I read "The Audacity of Hope" and when Obama was elected, I had HOPE that he and
the Democrats would do better than the Republicans did (how could he do worse?).
But then, when I observed that what he said in his book and what he did in
office were not the same thing, I felt betrayed. His bumbling of the oil spill
disaster, the stimulus bill that didn't produce jobs and wasted a lot of money,
the health care monstrosity, the indifferent attitude toward our citizens who
live on the southern border, his arrogance, and on and on and on. Every time I
see him on TV he is more and more diminished in my eyes both as a man and as
president. The job is too big for him. He created the mess his administration
is in and caused the Democrat disaster at the polls.