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Published: Monday, Oct. 29 2012 10:53 a.m. MDT

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Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

So how is bipartisanship working under Obama? He is the one who said "We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back."

Counter Intelligence
Salt Lake City, UT

The only hope for bipartisanship is to replace Harry Reid as the Senate leader

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

To Rifleman 11:10 a.m. Oct. 29, 2012

So how is bipartisanship working under Obama? He is the one who said "We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back."

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You apparently forget when that comment was made. Let me remind you. It was made in October 2010, almost two years after President Obama took office. He was reacting to almost two years of deliberate obstructionism by the Republican Party with the stated intent of making his presidency fail. While that is not the most diplomatic of comments, I can understand the frustration that caused it. It sure would have been nice if those on the far right had worked WITH the President instead of just playing political games to try to cause him to fail. The country would be much better off if they had done so.

FT
salt lake city, UT

There will be no bi-partisanship. Each party is dug in for their own interests and the Democrats will steal a page from the Republicans play book. Their agenda will the same as it was for the Republicans "to make Mitt a one term president". We the people will continue to be the ones who suffer.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

"The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Bi-Partisanship?
America?
The Economy?
Safety? Peace? Security?
The Common Good?

As far as I'm concerned - those words tell it all!

The Republicans are traitrors to their Country and have dis-avowed their Constitutional Oath for the greedy selfish sake of gaining a few political points!

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Furry1993 Ogden, UT
"He was reacting to almost two years of deliberate obstructionism by the Republican Party ..."

Thank you for making my point. Obama didn't need the Republicans when he had both Houses of Congress, and therefore saw no reason to play ball with them. That is a skill they just didn't teach him when he was playing politics .... Chicago style.

DSB
Cedar Hills, UT

@LDS Lib - as you were accusing all Republicans of being traitors to our country, you forgot to mention your Independent political standing. Occasionally, we need a reminder of how unbiased and fair-minded you are.

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

To "Furry1993" must we remind you that in October 2010 Democrats held a majority in the House and the Senate. The ACA was passed only after sweet deals were made with Democrats, not Republicans.

History has shown us that quite often the Democrats are the ones opposing Obama's plants. For example, the budget that Obama proposed was given 0 votes in the senate. That means that even the Democrats did not support his proposals.

If Obama was to work with Republicans, the fact that he said "We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back." Only goes to show his contempt for alternate ideas, and his desire to do as he wants without working with Republicans.

We have been lucky that the Republicans and the moderate Democrats have opposed Obama's disastrous policies. He racked up $6 Trillion in debt in less than 4 years. Imagine how much worse it would have been if he had been unopposed.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Nov. 7th, 2012

Harry Reid will remains the most powerful Mormon in America.

God bless Senator/Bro. Reid.

BTW - If Mitt Romney really and truely loves his country,
after loosing, he'll let by-gones-be-bygones and work with the President to create those 12 Million new good paying jobs he kept telling everyone he knew about.

LetsDebate
PLEASANT GROVE, UT

To LDS Liberal - 12 million new good paying jobs don't exist under Obama's plan, and I highly doubt he'll be open to Romney's suggestions.

After losing, if Obama really and truly loves his country, he'll quietly leave and take his economy-stifling policies with him, so Romney can create the environment where 12 Million new good paying jobs can be generated.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

I used to think Tom Daschle was the most partisan political hack in congress until harry came along.

LDS Lib,
please check your facts, McConnell was not senate majority leader when he made that comment. Dems controlled the senate from 2006 on. And protecting us from 4 more years of BO's mismanagement is the MOST patriotic thing they can do for us.

"dis-avowed their Constitutional Oath for the greedy selfish sake of gaining a few political points!" Like the BO camapign and the DNC intentionally distorting their opponents positions? Or Dan Rostenkowski in 1990 celebrating, not after a budget agreement was reached with bush sr, but that he got bush sr to break a campaing pledge? Those types of few political points? Oh, and you remember Rostenkowski, don't you? Dem chair of the house budget committee who served time in jail for defrauding the house post office's check cashing service?

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Furry1993 Ogden, UT
"You apparently forget when that comment was made."

It was made when Obama had control of both houses of Congress and didn't need the Republicans. He was playing politics the way he was taught in Chicago.

Real leaders earn cooperation from both sides of the aisle. Losers looks for someone like Bush to blame their failures on.

raybies
Layton, UT

Romney will be very effective at gaining bipartisan support. His policies are not extremist or steeped in ideaological bias, as has been the case with our current president (lest we forget what he did to pass his healthcare bill).

Angela08
Rochdale, MA

One day Harry Reid will answer to a higher authority for all the nasty things he has said and done not only to Mitt Romney, but the whole country. I don't think he has any idea of the pain he will have to endure.

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