Obama tried too hard to work with Republicans

WASHINGTON —  Amplified by the right-wing message machine, Republicans paint President Obama as an unyielding left-winger, an unreconstructed liberal who refuses to compromise. The president’s critics have turned the truth inside out: One of Obama’s greatest political weaknesses has been his stubborn — and unrequited — love for bipartisanship.

The president has made some of his biggest mistakes trying to woo a GOP opposition that has committed itself to frustrating him at every turn. If he had ignored recalcitrant Republicans, for example, his health care legislation might have become law without months of damaging political drama.

In an interview last week in his West Wing office, David Axelrod, one of Obama’s closest advisers, acknowledged that the administration had been surprised by the unified Republican resistance to the president’s agenda.

“Well, I think we miscalculated,” Axelrod said. “We had the idea that, particularly in a time of national crisis, there would be more of an inclination to work together.

“One of the bracing moments was when the president was on his way over . . to Capitol Hill to talk to the Republican House caucus about the Recovery Act. They issued a press release while he was on his way over to say that they were going to vote en masse against it. And that was a signal . . of things to come.”

The  American Recovery and Reinvestment Act passed in February 2009 without a single vote from a Republican in the House and the backing of just three in the Senate, even though nearly a third of it came in the form of tax cuts — usually a GOP tool for fixing anything. Most economists have credited the stimulus package with creating jobs and helping to end the recession, but Republicans continue to denounce it as boondoggle that blew a hole in the federal budget.

“I think the Republicans have been diabolically clever about how they’ve portrayed this,” Axelrod conceded. “They stood on the sidelines and made a decision that ‘we’re going to let him wrestle with this mess that we created. And then in two years we can try and hang him with it.’ “

After the stimulus, Obama and his Democratic allies tried to negotiate with GOP leaders on health insurance reform — a decision that gave critics time to mischaracterize the proposal and gin up opposition. Remember death panels? Government-funded abortions? Rationing?

Still, Obama kept going back with proposals meant to lure a few Republican votes for his agenda. That led to his disastrous announcement, just weeks before the Deepwater Horizon explosion, to expand off-shore drilling.

While Alexrod denied that the announcement amounted to a “quid pro quo,” Obama clearly believed that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and a couple of other GOP senators would, in exchange, support groundbreaking energy legislation that included a price on carbon emissions.

Obama didn’t get what he bargained for. The months-long environmental disaster dominated news coverage, obscured the president’s work on the economy and gave his critics more fodder to claim his administration is incompetent. And, since the accident forced the White House to tiptoe away from its eager embrace of off-shore drilling, it also provided Graham an excuse to back away from energy legislation.

A naïve expectation of bipartisan cooperation hasn’t been Obama’s only mistake. He waited until the last possible moment to try to inspire his base for the mid-term elections. Unlike Ronald Reagan, whose poll ratings were slightly lower than Obama’s just before the 1982 mid-term elections, Obama didn’t take every possible opportunity to pin the economic mess on his predecessor.

Nor did the president tamp down the huge expectations generated by his historic election. That has proved costly, as was clear during the president’s encounter with the “exhausted” Velma Hart, a supporter who questioned him during a recent town hall-style meeting.

“There’s no doubt that part of what we’ve encountered is the mismatch between very, very high expectations and the magnitude of the problems that we’ve been called upon to solve,” Alexrod said.

But the expected Republican gains in the coming mid-term elections may solve one of Obama’s problems: his misplaced faith in logic, persuasion and cooperation in the national interest. Tea-party-fueled anger has produced a wave of GOP candidates for whom the word “compromise” is akin to treason. There can be no miscalculation about their intentions.

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CT = Delusion

October 15th, 2010
12:28 pm

Reality

October 15th, 2010
12:26 pm
‘BTW all….

I am a proud liberal. I am fully employed with a great outlook to my financial future.’

Let me guess — you are in government.

John

October 15th, 2010
12:29 pm

President Obama loves bipartisanship and tried hard to work with Republicans? Not even his inner circle believes this to be true. He rammed through liberal act after liberal act, many times without even giving Republicans an opportunity to be heard on the matter. It is precisely his lack of bipartisanship, and the arrogant manner in which he rejects honestly-held beliefs about what is best for this country when they differ from his own, that the nation has rejected, and which will bring his party to defeat on November 2.

Reality

October 15th, 2010
12:29 pm

@Booger w/Stu-

Why would you say that? You have no idea how much I help the poor already. Idiot.

ConservaTarian

October 15th, 2010
12:31 pm

Reality…
Sounds like to me you have made enough money. I’m sure you are donating a great deal of cash to help the poor downtrodden moochers who have “been less fortunate” than you, right?

Tray

October 15th, 2010
12:31 pm

Wow REALITY, since you are ‘rich’, when are you going to get ticked off for paying for everyone else’s junk they didn’t earn? You have too much money…yet you are part of the wealth envy crowd so you must be part of the problem, too!

Reality

October 15th, 2010
12:31 pm

@CT = dilusional,

Wrong. But, I can understand why YOU would think that, since you are a mindless idiot that is a FOX news ditto-head.

Shauna

October 15th, 2010
12:32 pm

This is the biggest lie Democrats tell. First of all Obama has not done a thing to try to work with Republicans. He and Nancy announced first off that they won and they had a majority and they didn’t need to hear from anyone but themselves.

Second, it was true, Democrats had such an over whelming majority it is laughable that they keep talking about what Republicans did at all. It doesn’t matter, Republicans had no power. Democrats knew it and locked them out completely.

Third, it was the American people outside of both parties that got together to oppose this President’s totalitarian tendencies.

If anyone is to blame it is extra-party Americans. We stopped him as much as we could!!!!!

Republicans are reaping the benefit of being in the minority when the totalitarians took control. That’s all. Being the party of no, reflects the will of the people and they will be rewarded.

And then it’s their turn. They either do the will of the people, unlike the Democrats, or we enter a brand new phase of American politic where neither party will be in power.

The American people are taking control of this grossly corrupt government. The status quo this author so loves is done!

Billybob

October 15th, 2010
12:33 pm

Reality,
Sounds like you are the ‘greedy capitalist’ enemy of your own party? Just ask Obama, Reid, or my personal favorite Nancy Pelosi….haaaaahaaaaa

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
12:33 pm

Sorry about the repost…..but this belongs near the top of a page….

well, well, well

perhaps the loyal opposition has got their jockey pants in a particularly large knot because they read this……

From CNN:

CNN has learned that Tom Donohue, the powerful president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who has vowed to spend more than $75 million on key House and Senate races, has privately told colleagues in recent weeks he believes Democrats will just barely hold on to the House majority.

AIN”T THAT A HOOT!

India and China are goiing to be ticked at Tommy!

RIGHTISWRONG

October 15th, 2010
12:34 pm

Obama’s motive is to appeal to the rest of the world that the USA is an apologetic country. He believes in wealth distribution. Punishing successful people and business. He has socialists and communists views that are dangerous and quite frankly scary.

George W, you couldn’t be more incorrect. Me, third grade? LOL. I have more degree’s and money than all the people in your family combined.

I bet you are scared. If I truly believed everything that the 3rd Right Money Machine (Rush, Sarah, Sean, Bill, Ann, etc.) said I would be too. They are stirring you dummies up and going to the bank thanks to you. You wouldn’t be soooo scared if you did not turn your back to your environement. That is why we need to make sure ALL people have access to education and healthcare. If you feel good and have a job you are LESS likely to assault someone, rob or kill someone. That is common sense that GOPer’s don’t get. Let me address your ignorant comment to clear some things up for you and your SCARED co-elephants.

It always amazes me at how media, misinformation, and undercover racism really spin the truth.

Obama’s motive is to appeal to the rest of the world that the USA is an apologetic country [No. That is incorrect young man. Listen to his speaches again. Obama wants the rest of the world to know that the US will reamain strong and committed to its people, but we will work with other peaceful nations to keep the Peace throughout the world. But, we will respond with our might hand if we are attacked our if any of our allies are attacked].
He believes in wealth distribution. [No, wrong. Where did you get that? The Obama Admn is about to implement the same tax code that Ronald Reagan had in place. 95% of the American taxpayers will not pay anymore taxes. I am in the 5% that WILL PAY more. My bracket will go from 35% to 39.5%. That is the top-bracket. The information is on the WH website, check it out. It is this kind of stuff that makes folks say that you guys are racist and confirms what CT said in her article. Obama went back to the Tax Code that the Republicans (under Pres. Reagan) supported trying again to appease the Right and when he tries to implement it NO ONE on the Right will support it! You guys are all screaming about a Tax Code that your Messiah created! Unbelieveable. Then you won't support Tax Cuts for the Middle Class unless they still include the Very Wealthy. Trust me I have a conservative CPA, probably the same one that Deal uses, so don't worry about us.]
Punishing successful people and business. [What, are you insane? Why would he do that? He is not punishing me or anyone that I know that is in business. He has lobbied for small business tax credits, and the stimulus money has benefited several folks that I know in business. He knows that job creation is the key and is focused on that. Things have gotten better than they were 4, 3, and even 2 years ago. It took 8 years of a failed adm that lost millions of jobs, it will take longer than 2 to recover. That is common sense.]
He has socialists and communists views that are dangerous and quite frankly scary. [ This is quite frankly the most disturbing opinion of Pres. Obama. He is neither a Socialist or a Communist, or a Muslim for that matter. You can't have you cake and eat it too. When folks were driving around having accidents with no insurance, what did the government do? Made Auto Insurance mandatory. When elderly became too old to work years ago and could not afford the basic necessities of life, Social Security and Medicare/ Medicaid was formed. Obama is doing the SAME thing with regard to Healthcare and he wanted the GOP to help him. Instead, they called him a SOCIALIST (even though we have many social programs in place currently) and said "No" to everything that he tried to do.]

So I would be Scared too if I believed all of the non-sense that the Right is feeding you. Obama could support all of the GOP policies and you guys STILL would have a problem with him. I think that it just makes you guys feel good to bash him. Let’s talk crap about the black President. What is really scary is your ISOLATIONISM views. Obama has reached out multiple times yet your leaders lie to you and tell you that he has not. All they want is the power again to control the economy, run up more debt when they get in office (the Republicans have never balanced the budget yet they campaign on it all the time. Say one thing and do another). What a shame you guys keep following them like a bunch of groupies to the Elephant Stars……. Think for yourself for a change….

sandy

October 15th, 2010
12:34 pm

Okay – after reading this article, I finally understand the concept of LOL!!

Reality

October 15th, 2010
12:34 pm

@Trey – No. I’m not “ticked off” as you assume. I know that not everyone has had advantages in life that I was afforded. I think it is important to help other people. Gee, isn’t that where “you people” that are the conservatives say that religion kicks in?

How dare you say that “you have too much money.” What does that even mean? Who are you to judge?

How am I “part of the problem?” Explain.

Billybob

October 15th, 2010
12:34 pm

Enter your comments here

ConservaTarian

October 15th, 2010
12:35 pm

I take offense at those who say REALITY does little to help the poor and challenge all of you to prove that he doesn’t help the poor. (REALITY, this line of defense seemed to work well for Axlerod on Sunday and I thought you might use it. Hey, it was the best I’ve got.)

CT = Delusion

October 15th, 2010
12:35 pm

Reality

October 15th, 2010
12:26 pm
‘BTW all….

I am a proud liberal. I am fully employed with a great outlook to my financial future.’

Ok, I’ll try again. You are in the Health Care industry.

Riley

October 15th, 2010
12:36 pm

Cynthia, what are you smoking? Trying to peal off one or two Republican congress people isn’t “working” with the GOP. Democrats had a filibuster proof majority, they could pass anything they wanted. But the reality was that Obama’s agenda was opposed even by Democrats.

You say, “tamp down expectations”, others might say admitting to campaign lies.

Billybob

October 15th, 2010
12:37 pm

I’ll re-post…
Earth to reality, come in, come in reality

Reality

October 15th, 2010
12:37 pm

@BillyBob – Why would you call me a “greedy capitalist?” How have I given you that impression? Just because I make good money? If that is it, you have no idea for what the term “greedy capitalist” even means.

Educate thyself.

Tom

October 15th, 2010
12:38 pm

Ms. Tucker should be drug tested.

Another example of stellar reporting by the AJC.

Billybob

October 15th, 2010
12:39 pm

Reality,
That’s what the Democrat party has been implying since Obama was immaculated….. waste your intellectual superiority on someone else, doesn’t work here

Reality

October 15th, 2010
12:40 pm

CT = Dilusional,

Wrong again. And, stop guessing because I’ll not respond any more.

However, I will point out that because you guessed in the Health Care Industry, that you must be pleased that Health Care Reform was passed? That would be the logical conclusion.

STK

October 15th, 2010
12:40 pm

Wow, either you have had your head stuck so deep in the sand since Jan 2009 or you are a devout kool-aid drinking Obama lemming! You Bush derangement people are no different than the blind Bush lemmings!! Cynthia, FYI: Obama has not accomplished one of his campaign promises, so what is it about him that motivates you to blindly worship him? He ran on uniting this country, hope and change, reforming DC, transparency, anti lobbyist, closing guantanamo, sheparding in post racial America. Reforming the health care industry and bringing costs down…..Hello! He has done just the opposite:

Uniting America? More like divide and conquer. Republicans are bad… party of no, I won so it is my way or no way….. Wall Street is bad bad bad (but give me $$), Health Insurance Companies bad, bad they want a 4% profit margin……Free Enterprise, bad, bad they don’t want to pay exorbitant taxes and want the govt. off their back….bad bad………..Chamber of commerce ..bad, bad take foreign campaign money, but I can’t back that up with factual proof, oh but, ….BP keep throwing those millions my way……. tea party citizens, stupid, bad racist………fox news…..bad….. destructive……Arizona…..lets sue them then put them on the UN list of dangerous places to visit!!! Wow, now that is really the face of a uniter!!!!!

Transparency? No,………. first few pieces of business were behind, not just closed, but locked doors….Big Pharma…..Unions…..Goldman Sachs CEO……. GE, Jeffery Imelt give me money…….. bail our capitol co. out……GE will work deal with you on cap-n-trade…….….All issues dealing with the health bill, TARP, Stimulus and Cap-n-trade have been conducted behind locked doors. Weekly teleconference with liberal bloggers, liberal media, black media, black bloggers……parrot my talking points lemmings!!!!! And you blindly follow. ……his administration is nothing but an exercise in manipulation. He uses his power to intimidate, ridicule and berate…and it is all done behind closed doors

Post racial? I don’t think so…. Cambridge Police stupid ….DOJ…we are country of racial cowards……ignore black voting crimes…..just pursue white crimes….tea party racist…..

Lobbyist….hugely represented in his administration
Guantanamo…still open
Afghanistan….going strong
DADT…..still in play (even with the votes to repeal)
Health Care….30% higher costs since bill passed
Reform…more of the same….beholding to unions which are killing our schools, manufacturing jobs and choking the tax payers with their pensions, ……beholding to lobbyist…..who continue to line his pockets
Accountability….deflect, deflect…it is Bushs’ fault….republicans fault even though we have a majority in both houses and don’t even need their vote…….and now it is even the democrats in congress’ fault…..those idiots…there is no such thing as shovel ready….deflect deflect

Cynthia……he is a brilliant speaker but that is pretty much it. You look stupid when you blindly parrot his lies.

Jake Samuals

October 15th, 2010
12:40 pm

“Obama didn’t take every possible opportunity to pin the economic mess on his predecessor.”

Is Obama such a fool that you have to lie like this to make him look good?

Richard

October 15th, 2010
12:40 pm

Agree, he should not have spent time working with the GOP, he should have spent more time talking about his Nobel Peace Prize.

goodspkr

October 15th, 2010
12:41 pm

“If he had ignored recalcitrant Republicans, for example, his health care legislation might have become law without months of damaging political drama.”

Does Cynthia ever read the papers? It was the recalcitrant Democrats who were the problem, not the Republicans. They had 60 votes but couldn’t get everyone on board without bribing them. (remember the cornhusker kickback, etc?)

CT = Delusion

October 15th, 2010
12:41 pm

Reality

October 15th, 2010
12:26 pm
‘BTW all….

I am a proud liberal. I am fully employed with a great outlook to my financial future.’

Or perhaps a proud union member?

Aaron

October 15th, 2010
12:41 pm

“Most economists have credited the stimulus package with creating jobs and helping to end the recession” Really, creating jobs? Are living on this planet? Unemployment is at almost 10%. You seemed to be drinking from the same political water fountain as Obama. The wool has been lifted back up over the eyes of the people. When are you liberals going to understand that repeating the same thing over and over again when it doesn’t reflect reality doesn’t work? Complete lunacy.

ConservaTarian

October 15th, 2010
12:41 pm

REALITY – Help me out here. Give these RIGHT WINGNUTS what’s for. Tell them you are an independent business owner that provides jobs and some moocher government employee. Tell them how much you give directly to charity. Tell them that it’s not their job to tell you how much money is too much. We all know that Mr. Obama is the final arbiter on that. He told us so.

HDB

October 15th, 2010
12:41 pm

Chris/NiF….May I address each issue as I’ve stated:

- -1) Right to privacy: Patriot Act grants the government the right to easedrop on conversations without a warrant- -

No. The patriot act only gives the government the right to use the information they gather against you in court. They could have tapped your phone lines any time since the 1940s. ” Note the violation of BOTH 4th and 5th Amendments!!

- -2) Right to marry – (even though I’m not gay!): Whose choice should it be whom I decide to marry!- -So that’s not you. COULD HAVE BEEN!! Violation of 14 Amendment…and numerous international treaties!!

- -3) Right of presumed innocence: If you are Hispanic – particularly in Arizona — you are presumed to be ILLEGAL. Cops have unfettered access to racially profile- -

Are you hispanic, living in Arizona? I disagree that is not what the law says, but again, not you.” Try driving while black!! Racial profiling being allowed…I’ve read SB 1070…and I keep a copy on my computer to remind me…”There but by the grace of God could be I!”

- -4) Desire to revoke Affirmative Action/Equal Employment/Equal Housing/Equal Lending statutes!- -

Is the only way you can make a living is if the government sees you as a lesser person and has to have the help to get a job? That is the government that you support? The only person denying you the right to get a job is you. You can sue the crap out of anyone that denies you employment because of race.” One – Affirmative Action insures that I have ACCESS to areas that have heretofore denied me! Two – Education, employment….the TWO areas that are the keys to success have historically left black people out!! Last HIRED, FIRST FIRED!! Note: legacy admissions in college is an Affirmative Action program that not too many people have issues with!! When you ask about discrimination — note the virtual dismantling of the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department by Republican Administration…and the lack of investigations by the EEOC when complaints are filed in Republican ADministrations!! (This is from EXPERIENCE!…it IS me!!)

- -5) Right to a COMPLETE education: Should I be taught only what Christians want taught in schools…or should I be able to receive a comprehensive education…which INCLUDES evolution and creationism so that I can learn!!- -Where are Christians keeping evolution out of the schools?” Note…the curricilum changes in TEXAS; those school books will be sold nationwide….and only a certain viewpoint will be taught…not one that allows REASONED thought?? Would you be able to logically debate someone who had NO semblance of reasoned thought (…not going to label anyone…although I could!! LOL!!)…that only has a myopic point of view??

- -6) Right to organize – look at anti-union sentiment! Too many seek to remove job protections in favor of what the corporations deem workable! Note the Massey mines in West Virginia….- -

You have every right to organize. The only thing the republicans want is private ballots. Why would you NOT want that.” Question: Why not embrace the Card Choice?? Ity’s a private ballot….just simplified…but too many Republicans are against labor’s being allowed to organize expeditiously so that they can collectively work in their best interests!!

NiF – In many cases, I was not considered for positions solely for my skin color…and that is something we should ALL rail against!! I’m willing to put my credentials against ANYONE’S when it comes to work! Too many times, I’ve heard “overqualified” when someone who I TRAINED was given the same position….I was offered a position where I was to TRAIN my MANAGER!! If I can train the manager…why can’t I BE the manager??

Gay marriage is just a microcosm of what it takes for a minority to be granted equal rights; look at what it took for segregation…it wasn’t the free market…it was GOVERNMENT!! I was finally granted the same protections..and I had the FREEDOM to succeed or fail!! Look what it took for interracial marriage…if many had had their way…my cousins wouldn’t be able to have married their spouses ANYWHERE in the US!! The FREEDOM to choose!!

It not only affects me…it affects us ALL!!!

Paul

October 15th, 2010
12:42 pm

Easily, without doubt, the most outright dishonest article I’ve read in the past year. A complete rewrite of event filled with lie upon lie.

CT = Delusion

October 15th, 2010
12:42 pm

CT = Dilusional,

‘Wrong again. And, stop guessing because I’ll not respond any more.

However, I will point out that because you guessed in the Health Care Industry, that you must be pleased that Health Care Reform was passed? That would be the logical conclusion.’

That would be the logical conclusion of an extremely illogical person perhaps.

Tray

October 15th, 2010
12:43 pm

Simple, according to our president, Pelosi, Axlerod and many others, (highly accurate paraphrasing here) “The rich white man is the problem!”

Is that enough explaining or do you need more? Wasn’t it the rich investors that caused all these problems? The money flowing freely between banks, the rich not paying ‘their fair share’, the tax breaks y’all rich folks get…this must be you and the others like you! You know our president is going to hammer your butt coming 2011 with more taxes than you can think of. If you don’t have a problem with it, then yay for you. Oh but you will, because when someone takes from you what they don’t deserve, we all have problems with it.

Keep voting for Obama, and watch your riches slowly erode away…

ConservaTarian

October 15th, 2010
12:44 pm

REALITY – Please don’t feel cornered. Let all of us IDIOTS know the truth about what a good, caring person you are. Don’t leave us hanging out here.

Ed

October 15th, 2010
12:44 pm

Just to expand further on what “Bipartisanship” means for the Republicans and the Democrats. Virtually every major initiative that has emerged from Obama’s first term has been supported in lock-step by the Democrats and opposed in Lock-Step by the Republicans. What a great opportunity that COULD have been for the Democrats – if their policies had been either successful – or popular – then they would have virtually guaranteed Democratic control of the House, Senate and White House for a long, long time. If, on the other hand, those policies were misguided, illt-timed, ill conceived and generally despised by the American Public then that leaves the door open for the Republicans.

So . . . since the Democrats conceived it, and the Democrats passed it . . . they have no one to blame but the Democrats for the unfortunate results, for them and for our entire country. Yet, this editorial does what has been done virtually from day-1 of the Obama adminstration – it blames the Republicans! (And even goes so far as to deny blaming the Republicans even while blaming the Republicans for not being “bipartisan.”) Holy Smokes – that is bold!

Reality

October 15th, 2010
12:44 pm

Gotta run. Need to make arrangements to meet with my realtor in So. FL to preview properties. Enjoyed the convo (for the most part).

Dangerous Dean

October 15th, 2010
12:44 pm

Reality, if you really own that much then the government will be there shortly to confiscate it and apply it toward the tax and spend schemes that liberals are concocting in Washington.

Booger w/Stu

October 15th, 2010
12:44 pm

Reality. As our President said…”At some point one has enough money” and “I dont wanna re-distribute it, I just wanna spread it around a little”.

You should be aSHAMED. Forfiet that FL vacation home or buy it and then give it away to some poor unfortunate homeless family.

This selfishness you exhibit is disgusting.

Tech Man

October 15th, 2010
12:46 pm

Reality
October 15th, 2010
12:44 pm

Enjoy the fruits of your hard work!

OLJW00

October 15th, 2010
12:47 pm

To call Cynthia Tucker a COMPLETE SHILL for Obama would be an understatement of epic proportions.

The mere fact she is trying to make this case is laughable on it’s face.

How pathetic…

HDB

October 15th, 2010
12:47 pm

George W

October 15th, 2010
11:25 am
I find it funny that blacks continually say that Republicans are “racist” when over 80% of all blacks voted for Obama…….now tell me…..who is racist?

Question: Prior to 2008, 100% of white people voted for a white candidate for President; would you consider THEM racist????

ConservaTarian

October 15th, 2010
12:48 pm

I KNEW REALITY would bail. I love it when LIBS start bragging about their money and then realize they are just selfish wimps that feel the GOVERNMENT (which means ANYBODY BUT ME) should take care of everybody. Nice try, but no cigar, REALITY.

JDW

October 15th, 2010
12:49 pm

“Correct me if Im wrong but seems Obama has become more unpopular in a faster time than Jimmy Carter did during his ill-fated presidency.”

You stand corrected…

Obama is around 45%
Reagan was around 42%
Carter 40%

gallup.com/poll/116677/presidential-approval-ratings-gallup-historical-statistics-trends.aspx#2

Tech Man

October 15th, 2010
12:49 pm

Granny, I tried your HTML trick and CT has my comment in moderation. Thanks anyway.

BTW this is what I was posting from the Daily Caller:

The leaders of the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union have agreed to coordinate spending millions of dollars in the midterm elections to support pro-union candidates, most of them Democrats

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The two labor organizations say they have a combined $88 million or more to deploy in this year’s election cycle. It’s not clear how much of that money they will pool together.

The renewed alliance between the two big labor groups comes as Democrats are battling to retain control of both houses of Congress. The AFL-CIO and SEIU plan to target elections in 26 states, all but five of which they consider battleground territory, including California, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Ohio

[...] “One of Obama’s greatest political weaknesses has been his stubborn — and unrequited — love for bipartisanship.”  That’s his big mistake.  That’s why he is failing as [...]

CO2feedsPLANTS

October 15th, 2010
12:50 pm

And this is why so many people no longer subscribe to the AJC. Cynthia is inane.

daisey

October 15th, 2010
12:50 pm

“I don’t want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess,” Obama told the crowd. Now wait a minute. I though Obama promised bipartisanship and a desire to work with Republicans. He continues to accuse them for the total mess and now tells them to shut up.
Is this your idea of bipartisanship, Ms. Tucker? You, sweetie, are totally delusional. The “man” told Republicans to get out of his way. He repeatedly accused them of being the problem. And somehow, in your parallel universe, this is deemed as trying too hard to get along with the other side. Honey, you need to up your dosage on your meds.

reuben dy tiapco

October 15th, 2010
12:50 pm

CYNTHIA SHOULD TUCKER WHERE THE SUN DON’T SHINE

CT = Delusion

October 15th, 2010
12:51 pm

Has Tucker defended her epistle even once today? I may have missed it amongst all the hilarious haranguing.

kyujuusan

October 15th, 2010
12:51 pm

The Republicans have fought tooth, fang and claw to keep Commissar Obomba from turning this country into a new USSR.

Cynthia, you really must stop drinking from the urinals there at the “Urinal-Constipation.”

todd neal

October 15th, 2010
12:52 pm

once again another Obama cheerleader who is just simply lying. The Dems had full control of the house and Senate and didn’t need ANY Republican votes to pass anything. They couldn’t get the job done because the American people do nt want what they are trying to sell. All you need for evidence is the fact that not one Dem. is running on they’re voting record in this November’s primary. Some are not even calling themselves democrats in there campaign ad’s. Goodbye Barry and goodbye socialism!