I hear that.
But I still maintain that the choice of dividing is the divider's.
As much as I loathed W, I never felt I wasn't part of America.
I DID feel (and still do) that the Republican Party, and to a lesser extent, the Democratic Party as well, chooses to divide themselves from ME and MY views.
But the Party's are not America.
His quote within 2 weeks of taking office:
"Election have consequences, and I won."
Obama made his own agenda intending to ram everything he could through a Democrat-controlled legislature, and when he found resistance to his leftist agenda he simply issued another Executive Order bypassing the Constitutional process.just three days after the inauguration, when the new president gathered congressional leaders of both parties to discuss his proposed economic stimulus. House Republican Whip Eric Cantor gave President Obama a list of modest proposals for the bill. Obama said he would consider the GOP ideas, but told the assembled Republicans that "elections have consequences" and "I won." Backed by the largest congressional majorities in decades, the president was not terribly interested in giving ground to his vanquished adversaries.
Yes, compromise IS a two way street, and any claim that he tried to compromise is disingenuous at best, a lie more accurately.
It is not compromise when you refuse to entertain any of the opposition's ideas. And maintaining an unwavering position opposing cuts to social welfare programs while increasing spending is not the way to accomplish this grand plan.
Give a little, get a little. Obama refuses to give at all.
He believes he has a mandate (lol) - let him try again to force his agenda, and prepare for nothing but gridlock when he does.
What a load of BS you typed. Pubbies have had their feet in concrete for 4 years. They marched to the orders of their dear leader, Mitch McConnell.
His words, " Our number one job is to make sure that Barrack Obama is a one term President".
And you tell us they compromised. Joke of the day!
What I am refuting is the contention the Obama (Pelosi, Reid, et al) attempted any compromise.
They did not.
They held hard and fast to their own immovable objects, and they ran into the exact same thing.
To think that the Repubs were the sole impediment to any compromise on any issue is just blatant blind Democrat BS.
Where is this leftist agenda you speak of?
Obama has governed as a moderate not a leftist.
Republicans made a tactical decision not to compromise with the Dems on anything in the first four years.
"This is a confidential document, last offer the president -- the White House made last year to Speaker Boehner to try to reach this $4 trillion grand bargain. And it's long and it's tedious and it's got budget jargon in it. But what it shows is a willingness to cut all kinds of things, like TRICARE, which is the sacred health insurance program for the military, for military retirees; to cut Social Security; to cut Medicare. And there are some lines in there about, "We want to get tax rates down, not only for individuals but for businesses." So Obama and the White House were willing to go quite far."
Sometimes I feel like he is the worst negotiator ever. Either that or Obama is a closet republican...
LOL. Nothing says "I lost an argument" better than that sentence right there.Originally Posted by Jeebus
Or with a President who refuses to budge on his own pet ideology.
Why do the LWNJs believe that it's only a compromise when the "other side" gives in?
And can only accept the "other side" to "see things our way" as the only solution?
Seems like the Repubs in Congress are willing to listen to a revenue plan that includes tax increases, but want to see corresponding cuts in social welfare, yet the Dems will not even listen to those ideas.....why not?
Why is that not a stubborn failure to not compromise on their part?
Time will tell who is in the mood to compromise. All I hear from the right is protect the millionaires and billionaires. I don't think the pubbies have seen the light yet.
Anyone talking about "pubbies" is too partisan to speak of compromise.
You're going to have to do much, much better than Thiessen.
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