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Published: Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:43 a.m. MDT

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GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

‘Obama fundraises for Dems; demands GOP cooperation’

Isn't that kind of disingenuous?

I never saw any hint in the article that Obama "Demands GOP cooperation."

He did point out, quite fittingly, how worthless Republican Politicos have become though.

As the article so well illustrates, all Republicans seem to be able to do is complain. So Boehner, McConnel and others are whining again? Nothing new there.

Republicans in high office offer only problems and absolutely NO solutions.

Why would anyone ever vote Republican?

The Deuce
Livermore, CA

Well, we continue to hear the comments but no action as both sides continue to exchange sharp words of complaint. While I am not given to complaints about the President, this one is a no brainer. With more than enough issues of both National and International consequences, what in the world is President Obama doing out on the fund-raising trail. This is not my idea of a commander and chief. You have far too many pressing issues to our country than to be out dialing-for-dollars. If you cannot focus on the issues at hand, move out and let's get someone in there that can. We don't need a fundraiser, we need a commander.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

BO demands cooperation, says he wants a congress that can get the job done? – why doesn’t he demand that of harry reid, the biggest obstructionist in DC?

BO says he’s not overly partisan? The man has NO concept of the truth

GaryO,
“President Barack Obama is calling on Republican lawmakers to cooperate”

Whether calling on them is “demanding” is a matter of debate, but it IS disingenuous of BO to request cooperation from the GOP when he and harry refuse to cooperate.

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

I love it. Obama demands cooperation. Last I checked cooperation was not something you can demand. Demanding cooperation is called COMPULSION, and this nation should not operation on forcing lawmakers to do what you want them to do.

What this really shows is that Obama is a terrible communicator and can't explain what he is doing and where he sees the nation going in a way that makes the GOP want to help. Reagan was good at explaining himself to Democrats and getting their help. Even Clinton could effectively communicate with the GOP.

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

Hey lost in DC -

"it IS disingenuous of BO to request cooperation from the GOP when he and harry refuse to cooperate?!"

But a major goal of our anti-government, Tea-Party-infested Congress is to obstruct all progress. . . and thereby lend legitimacy to the premise that got that them elected: that Government is no good.

Why why would any sensible Democrat cooperate with Republican leaders in a twisted and perverse quest to impede good governance?

Baccus0902
Leesburg, VA

To Lost in DC

Once again you are expressing your total distate for the President of the United States. Nothing wrong with that!

However, IMHO what is wrong is the total bias and blindness to any sense of objectivity on your part and your ilk.

President Obama was elected and re-elected to carry out a program of change that included among other things, Affordable Medical Care, end the war of Iraq, lift the economy and reduce the unemployment rate.

President Obama has delivered on all fronts. You may dislike his actions. However, for us who voted for him he is doing what we sent him to do.

On the other hand, Boehner and his accomplices in Congress have used absolutely any obstructionist tactic they have been able to think of to derail the progress of the country.

I find interesting that now Utah is trying to expand medicaid while before opposed it.

Gov. Herbert criticizes President Obama's handling the immigrant children crisis. Even though Pres. Obama is following the law of the land since President Bush.

I like to think that we as citizens of this country are first Americans and only then followers of a political party.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Who is paying the fuel, and maintenance of Obama's jet?

Pathetic!

boneheaded, but not a smidgen
SLC, UT

notice barry';s biggest groupies come from virginia. must be federal "workers".

SCfan
clearfield, UT

Obama claims he is not very partisan? Debatable. However, without a doubt the MOST partisan person in Congress happens to be one Harry Reid. As the article mentions, the House has passed much legislation. It is in the Senate where Reid has the power to not allow a bill passed in the House to even be brought to the floor for an up or down vote. Obama tries to create the impression in his speeches that it is the T-Party Republicans in the House that won't pass anything, but the truth just doesn't support that claim. He is protected by Harry Reid, because if much of what the House did pass ever got through the Senate to the White House, Obama would either have to sign legislation with a lot of Republican fingerprints on it, or veto it. He'd probably veto a lot of it, but Mr. Reid saves Obama from having to do that. However, should the Senate go Republican in November, Obama will likely become the veto President for his last two years. Kind of like the first Bush was in his only term.

Baccus0902
Leesburg, VA

@ boneheaded, but not a smidgen

Wrong at least on one of us. I don't have the pleasure of knowing GaryO so I cannot speak for him.

Interesting that you mentioned Virginia, obviously the implications is that we are close to the Federal Government. Well, you are right.

What you may have not perhaps intended is to imply also that the Washington Metropolitan area is a region imbued in politic. More than any other place in the country we know closer than most the actors and the ideologies on both sides of the aisle. Because of that, we steadily tend to be more open minded, analytical, studious, in other words liberals.

We know that politics is not good or bad in itself, but politicians make it one or the other.

We also know that when a leader advocates for the best interest of the people. Those who control the status quo will try to discredit him/her in an effort to protect their selfish interest.

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

Hey Boneheaded -

"notice barry';s biggest groupies come from virginia. must be federal "workers"."

I can only speak for myself, but I am not a federal worker. And I can tell that the Virginians posting here are not boneheaded.

Virginia, btw is the land of Presidents.

Lessee now . . . Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe etc. etc.

How many Presidents came from Utah?

boneheaded, but not a smidgen
SLC, UT

i love the fact that barry's sophisticated groupies feel the need to post on a western newspaper that is only read by us uneducated hicks. having lived in much bigger states than virginia i find it interesting that yomama fans don't have newspapers of their own liking.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Why doesn't Obama fund raise for the children, unemployed, and the sick?

high school fan
Huntington, UT

The Affordable Care Act is a mess, Iraq is now a disaster where Christians are no longer wanted,, the economy is in shambles and the employment rate is horrible since only part time jobs are available.
What we do have is a man elected to be President that is incapable of running anything. He was to be the most transparent President but that didn't happen.

Baccus0902
Leesburg, VA

@ boneheaded, but not a smidgen

You wrote:
" i love the fact that barry's sophisticated groupies feel the need to post on a western newspaper that is only read by us uneducated hicks"

I read the Deseret News because of its connection to the LDS Church. It has nothing to do with geographic location.

I must admit that some of the comments in the DN are somewhat different to what we may have in the Northern Virginia or some other Urban area. However, I would never equate difference with awkwardness. "Uneducated hicks" is demeaning and completely erroneous to what I think of Utahns. I have found most of the comments here well written, deep in context and interesting. I cannot deny my dissapointment and lack of comprehension to how a Church that claims to follow Christ can have so many conservative members. It baffles me that followers of the Lord Jesus Christ can advocate for philosophies that promote individualism and selfishness inestead of compassion and community.

I enjoy the DN and you so much that I have taken the time to answer to your post.

worf
Mcallen, TX

@GaryO,

Why do you support leaders who are well known for not being truthful?

Answer without a history lesson on past leaders. Let's deal with today.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"I cannot deny my dissapointment and lack of comprehension to how a Church that claims to follow Christ can have so many conservative members. It baffles me that followers of the Lord Jesus Christ can advocate for philosophies that promote individualism and selfishness inestead of compassion and community."

That it because the picture that liberals paint of conservatives is far different from what conservatives really are. Don't buy into the lie that conservatives are rich, greedy people who thrive on other peoples' misfortune. I bet you are disappointed when people say liberals are just lazy bums who prefer to live off of welfare rather than get a job. Some conservatives are greedy and some liberals are lazy, but to generalize an entire party like that is ignorant.

There is a reason why most American Mormons are conservative, most likely including most of the apostles, I am sure. When the Church speaks out on political issues, it is almost always, if not always, on the conservative side of the issues (ERA, SSM, abortion, etc.). I know Mormon liberals who have left the church because it conflicted with their political ideology (something the apostles warned of).

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

GaryO
You are TOO funny!

Why would a dem leader cooperate with the GOP?

Why don’t you ask BO? HE was the one calling for cooperation.

But in case YOU did not know, the GOP leaders in the house and GOP members in the house and senate were ELECTED by their constituents, who BO has also sworn to serve when he took his oath of office. Of course, we know that means nothing to him.

Baccus0902
Once again you are expressing your total distaste for those with who do not worships BO. Nothing wrong with that!

However, IMHO what is wrong is the total bias and blindness to any sense of objectivity on your part and your ilk.

The GOP members of the house and senate were elected and re-elected because of deep opposition to BO’s disastrous Obamacare and other short-sighted, horrific policies. BO’s TOTAL and COMPLETE disregard for the 60% of the nation that disagrees with him is disgusting, as is blind worship of the man.

Affordable health care? Whoever believes that lacks objectivity and is totally biased

End the wars? Iraq and Afghanistan are peaceful? Whoever believes that lacks objectivity and is totally biased

worf
Mcallen, TX

GaryO,

Why doesn't BarryO fund raise for the illegal immigrant children?

Baccus0902
Leesburg, VA

@ Riverton Cougar
Thank you for your sincere answer. I still put the teaching of Christ above what the apsotles may say, therefore I see it from a different point of view.
But I appreciate and respect our differences.

@Lost in DC
This may come as a shocker to you, but I don't agree with everything President Obama says or do. Like I don't disagree with everything the Republican Party claims as their Political ideology.

Can you honestly say that the GOP have tried to work with President Obama? e.g. At this moment our country faces the unique situation of having a flood of children from Central America crossing our borders illegaly. Instead of looking for a solution and work with the White House Mr. Boehner points his finger to the President and accuses him of this crisis. No historical perspective, no geo-political analysis, just pander to the populace who hear the claim and run with it. Propagating misinformation and inaction.

Are you part of the populace?

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