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Published: Monday, March 3 2014 2:49 p.m. MST

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Tooele, UT

So Obama has dropped the idea of trying to compromise with Republicans. Big surprise. And this coming from the candidate that promised to bring unity back to Washington DC politics. Yet most people agree that this has become one of the most contentious times in Washington DC politics in many decades. This administration has actually made things worse... not better. And announcing that he doesn't even plan on trying to compromise with the other side of the isle is not going to help.

Given all that's come to light (broken Obamacare promises, IRS scandal, delayed negative-news economic reports, the Benghazi coverup, the Syrian line-in-sand embarrassment, etc.) since the 2012 elections, it's really too bad we can't have some sort of a do-over... (a mulligan, if you will) over the last presidential election. It would undoubtedly turn out differently.

Tooele, UT

He wants to add an additional $56,000,000,000 on top of the agreement already reached by joint party committee agreement. Yet not a single word as to where he plans on getting that additional money from. He wants more for pre-school programs. Yet he already shut down our important Space Shuttle program and took that money for that very purpose. Now more?

Well of course, he'll just do what he's already excelled at doing... create even more red ink! He already spends hundreds of billions of dollars more than our country brings in in every year he's been in office. No other person or country in the entire history of this planet has ever seen a fiscal deficit hole even remotely as deep as the one Obama currently has this country in... even if an inflation factor is figured in. Almost inconceivable. Economic disaster looms. It's no longer if, but when. But for now, just keep kicking the can down the road and let some future administration worry about the results of what we're doing now. Incredibly short-sighted!

So what's an additional fifty or sixty billion dollars among friends!

Cedar Hills, UT

tell me something new

Cedar Hills, UT

Was it two or three years ago when Barack stood up in front of congress and chanted the embarrassing repeated phrase "pass my budget". I think the count for the speech was something like 50 times. I think the man was just playing out the rules for radicals playbook. What would it be like to have a respected competent leader in the White House again? Five years is a long time.

Mainly Me
Werribee, 00

Obama's notion of compromise is: You do what I want and I'll be happy.

Centerville, UT

Once again, pure politics. Rather than try to compromise and get something done, the president does what is in the best interest of the Democratic Party.

Nothing has changed.

"Republicans can come along for the ride but they'll have to sit in the back of the bus". Says it all.

Cache, UT

The man couldn't run a college campus, let alone the entire USA. What an embarrassing mistake (twice) to elect this incompetent socialist to be our president. Glad it wasn't my fault. I voted for the incorrectly labeled/painted candidate who could have done a much better job than B.O. Sorry that our kids will have to live with the mistake made by just over half of our country. Thanks a lot, democrats.

Bob K
portland, OR

‘Obama appeals to Democrats in 2015 budget, skips compromise with Republicans’

--- A great example of "true, but not fair".

A fair headline might be "Obama gives up on trying for Republican compromise, after formerly making a fool of himself waiting for them to offer any constructive acts"

I would say that most liberals think he should have given up on them in 2009.

The republicans have passed almost no legislation -- no jobs bill, no immigration, no tax reform. All they do is vote against the ACA and hope Obama fails.

Why does the DN support strategy that plainly amounts to "We won't help Obama, even if it hurts the country, and our party comes before our sacred oaths"?

Why do DN commenters write about the President in a way that seems extremely outside of Christian kindness, forgiveness, and charity?

Merritt Island, Fl

Every time the President puts out a hand to work with the Right he pulls back a stump. He is a lame duck, start working for the working class and poor and let the 10% cry in their champaign.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

OK, so BO has shown, again, NOT to be a man of his word. what else is new?

Bob K,
the GOP house has passed plenty of legislation. it's the obstructionist dem senate where everything dies. Too bad you cannot see that through your BO-colored galsses. And not helping BO is the best way to help the US. Of course, your comment that we do not show him forgiveness indicates even you admit he has done something for which he needs to be forgiven, so you sort of contradict yourself. he can do no wrong, but still needs forgiveness? Please explain to us how telling the truth is unchristian.

Every time the GOP tries to extend a hand to BO, they pull back nothing but a bloody stump. You cannot deal with someone who constantly lies to you and goes back on agreements already reached, someone whose every public address is a partisan attack or campain speech. he has no interest in working wit the other side, especially not in an election year. he is just trying to divert attention from the Obamacare fiasco.

Christopher B
Ogden, UT

I am so shocked barack is once again going back on his promise to compromise.

Sarcasm, OFF(that was for Pagan also known as Open Minded Mormon)

But really, how many times has baraack pretended to be open to compromise, only to back out and only push his agenda?

Provo, UT

@md -- Incorrectly "painted" candidate? What is that supposed to mean?

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