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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Bubba Bob

October 15th, 2010
7:49 am

It’s all the GOPs fault. Obama would have everything working great now if not for them. Right…..

Peadawg

October 15th, 2010
7:50 am

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

The longer it took to pass the Insurance Company Enrichment Act, the better. Have fun getting them to cover you surgery…it will cost ya an arm and a leg(pun intended). It’s just funny how gullible people(including Cynthia) are in believing this will lower premiums.

Bubba Bob

October 15th, 2010
7:51 am

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

That’s a load of bull. All he’s done is blame Bush for the economic mess. Not that some of that (not all) isn’t well placed but to claim he didn’t take every opportunity it to ignore almost every speech he’s given on the subject.

Booger Presley

October 15th, 2010
7:52 am

Axelrod is not very good at spin, but he does deserve an “A” for effort.

Regarding compromise, most of Obamas programs such as Cap/Trade, ObamaCare etc have no room for compromise. Obama plan was to shove these things thru against the will of the American people. What is there to compromise on? Obama had already made his decision.

The Obama blame-game is over. His base, whats left of it, has abandoned him.

Peadawg

October 15th, 2010
7:55 am

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

That’s bullshyt and you know it Cynthia. It says a lot about you that you can tell such a bold face lie like that.

This just in

October 15th, 2010
7:56 am

Headline DC

The Obama administration is set to report Friday that the federal budget deficit exceeded $1 trillion for the second straight year, providing critics of government spending with fresh ammunition ahead of the midterm congressional elections.

This is all Bush’s fault, OK? That still doesn’t fix it.

HavocMaker

October 15th, 2010
7:57 am

Ms. Tucker you forgot to add “socialist” to the list of things that the Republican party has painted the president with.

I believe that you neglect the fact that he has to try to ‘whoo’ Republicans into agreeing with him in order to share the blame should some of his ideas fail. Which they have.

Happy Friday,
HAVOC

Peadawg

October 15th, 2010
7:58 am

“This is all Bush’s fault, OK?”

Ofcourse. Didn’t you know? He’s able to do all this from his ranch in Texas. :roll:

Booger Presley

October 15th, 2010
8:00 am

Obama had the wind at his back and a majority in the Congress. Did he really need the Republicans? The Dems couldve passed what they wanted and did so.

Now it is time to reap their self-created whirlwind.

This just in

October 15th, 2010
8:00 am

“If we get to 2013 and policymakers don’t look like they have a credible plan to deal with the deficit, then interest rates are likely to rise significantly and that will jeopardize the recovery we have under way at that time,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics.

This is serious hitting the fan stuff. Who’s going to lead us out of this mess?

This just in

October 15th, 2010
8:03 am

I’m trying to do as much cutting and pasting as CT and Granny

This just in

October 15th, 2010
8:04 am

A multi-state lawsuit against the federal health care overhaul will go forward, after a Florida federal judge on Thursday rejected the Obama administration’s request to dismiss the case.

Oh,oooooooooooh

andygrd

October 15th, 2010
8:05 am

Creative Writing 101 – Today’s post by Ms. Tucker…..
“Obama didn’t take every possible opportunity to pin the economic mess on his predecessor”. LOL..LOL..ROFL…. But I must admit Ms. Tucker, you perhaps maybe correct with that statement…. President Obama may not have blamed former President Bush, I guess once out of 1000 comments he did not blame him….… LOL..LOL..LOL…
During my absence, I see that nothing has changed… I thought Hannity was bad, with today’s post… or dribble, I think you have set a new standard for absurdity….
With today’s post, it would better be served in the newspapers found in the grocery store! You know the ones, the ones with the headlines, “By babies father was from another planet” …….
Ms. T… Thank you so much this early morning entertainment……….. without merit, but entertaining…..

Good Grief

October 15th, 2010
8:06 am

CT, you’re talking about the president who, during the only televised health care debate I can remember, basically told the Republicans to suck it up because he had won. This is the same president who thinks Americans are confused by news and information. His VP says that administration’s accomplishments are “just too hard to explain.” And beyond that, both parties (but moreso the Democrats) have a history of trying to change rules so that bipartisanship isn’t even needed.

Please, CT, please stop idolizing this man and look at what he really is. He is the most unaccomplished and ill-prepared man ever to be elected President. He’s yet to serve a full term in office for any elected position. The only way he was elected in Illinois was by having the opposition kicked off the ballot. Instead of meaningful legislation as a Senator, it was more important for him to write two books.

Peadawg

October 15th, 2010
8:10 am

“I thought Hannity was bad, with today’s post… or dribble, I think you have set a new standard for absurdity….”

LMAO! Love that comment! Cynthia is the Hannity of the Democratic party. 2 peas in a pod.

Blueflag

October 15th, 2010
8:11 am

Cynthia, we have a chief executive who has/had sky-high public support and unassailable majorities in both houses of congress, and yet YOU reach the conclusion that his efforts to compromise are among the chief root causes of his growing failures and inadequacies? Please. The man (and his team) are lousy leaders, executors and governors.

NET: If your party controls (with super majority) the Executive branch *and* the Legislative branch, you have a (very) sympathetic print and TV media, and your agenda fails the country and the economy, then YOU (as the President) *are* the problem, not your opponents. res ipsa loquitur

Bubba

October 15th, 2010
8:12 am

I googled “Obama blames Bush” and got 679,000 results.

Jack

October 15th, 2010
8:14 am

The blame game is so old and so tired: it reveals liberals’ total inability to think clearly. And if Obama’s administration appears to be incompetent, it’s because it’s incompetent. It’s led by a charming young man who’s competent only at being charming. Charm will garner votes, but it won’t solve problems.

This just in

October 15th, 2010
8:15 am

WASHINGTON — The Social Security Administration is set to announce that more than 58 million retirees and disabled Americans will have to go a second straight year without a cost-of-living increase in benefits.

The government will make it official Friday morning when the inflation numbers for September are released.

It will be only the second year without an increase since automatic adjustments for inflation were adopted in 1975. The first year was this year.

It’s just looking worse and worse for BO and his brothers.

How could you stand with the people that actually support this man.
Nov. 2 will be a referendum on BO’s first two tears of “leadership”.

Rick H.

October 15th, 2010
8:16 am

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

I didn’t know the AJC turned into a satirical comedy rag.

This just in

October 15th, 2010
8:17 am

Should have been years, but it kinda works both ways

Chad

October 15th, 2010
8:18 am

Cynthia, this pathetic article just shows that you realize Obama is a failure. I guess we can commend you for trying to put together a good reason for liberals and blacks to go out and vote for the democrats but the show is over. You can continue to talk about Bush and the mean republicans but your dear President admitted himself yesterday that he should have allowed more input on the stimulus from the republicans. Instead, I believe he told my side to shut up and sit down, he didn’t want to hear from our side. And i’m sure you haven’t forgotten the “I won” remark.

wlw0911

October 15th, 2010
8:19 am

Your an idiot Cynthia, maybe if he didn’t make everything so left wing to begin with, he wouldn’t of had to do so much negotiating and compromising. Best president of all time right???

hdhd

October 15th, 2010
8:19 am

I wish I could take a vacation to whatever fantasy world you live in.

To Obama, Axlerod, etc. “working together” simply means voting for their legislation without any input. Wait until next year, then they will get a taste of what “working together” actually means.

Preacher

October 15th, 2010
8:19 am

The Right has started to label democrats as republicans. If Being the hannity of the left is a criticism, then you concede that hannity is an al queda supporting traitor who should be in prison along with rush and beck

Joseph

October 15th, 2010
8:20 am

Cynthia is, and has been, the most racist newsperson I have ever read. Obama is halfrican, Cynthia. Maybe you can see beyond race and see him for who he really is.

Keep up the good fight!

October 15th, 2010
8:20 am

Bubba…I googled Bush blames Democrats and got 15 million results, Bush blames Clinton 612000 results on bing. So what.

Franklin Raines

October 15th, 2010
8:20 am

This is why the AJC is going down in circulation. This woman is crazy or thinks the readers are,. the Democrats have been running congress and the senate since 2007. The recession started in 2008, the financial meltdown started under Democratic control. The housing mess was created by Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, and Democrats and there is evidence and Cynthia wants to point fingers at Republicans whom were blocked by Nancy P to introduce any legislation. Mass (Ted Kennedy) seat went to a Republican a liberal state that votes Democrat ALL of the time. Lets see, Business are turning against Obama, Warren Buffet prime example, whites are turning against Obama, Hispanics turning, I even talked with a Democrat that never voted other than Democrat and now they wish they voted for Hillaryand blacks and Cynthia still blame Republicans when all the evidence points to Obama’s failures as Obama and the radical Democrats fault.

Cynthia, get another job, you are toast.

dougmo2

October 15th, 2010
8:21 am

This posting of your blog today confirms what I have always suspected. In your eyes CT, Obama can do no wrong. What does it take from our beloved ruler to convince you that he (and his minions) are the problem, not the solution?

Dave

October 15th, 2010
8:22 am

Obama’s way of working with the GOP is “Do it my way or we won’t be doing anything at all.” Obama is continuing to spout the nonsense he did during the campaign. Tell the people whatever they want to hear, promise them the moon and the stars…..and then do very littl of what he promised. Obama, Reid and Pelosi are packing their bags right now, because they know the end is near. Like it says in the Good Book, “The Devil hs come down with great fury, because he knows that his time is short.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself….

Scott

October 15th, 2010
8:23 am

Nice try Cynthia. This is one of the worst, piece of trash articles you have ever written, and you have written some doozies. Obama didn’t need the Republicans and he never tried to “work with” them, and you know it. A failing attempt at revisionist history by liberals like you won’t save the sinking ship that is the Obama administration and the “progressive” agenda. The people are speaking out, and they are saying, “enough!”

John Galt

October 15th, 2010
8:23 am

What an insane title. Republicans have thankfully not broarded the ship to Obamagrad. It seems they are trying to save this republic now. Granted they did spend like drunken sailors with Bush, but maybe they are sober and have learned.

pennski

October 15th, 2010
8:23 am

Obama didn’t need to work with the republicans, he had a majority in both houses of Congress… The demoRATS wouldn’t allow republicans to bring forth amendments on the house floor to any bill.

He didn’t try to work with them @ ALL!!!

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

October 15th, 2010
8:23 am

The Reps just out-foxed the Presidential Fox and now its just a case of sour grapes. Obama never had any intention of compromise, he wanted the Reps to jump on board so when the Shythouse went up in flames they would be trapped inside with him.

Sadly or otherwise its now Obama and the Dems trapped in the inferno of their own making. Even those poor BlueDawgs have been pulled into Obamas Hades.

I could be wrong but seems Obama created this monster and only has himself to blame.

GOPPSU

October 15th, 2010
8:24 am

One has to feel sorry for Cynthia. She appears to be angry and mad. Unfortunately for Cynthia, things will be even worse for her come November. With all the things on Obama’s side…the Senate, the House, the Media….he still managed to screw everything up by overreaching his socialist, anti-business, anti-American agenda.

TnGelding

October 15th, 2010
8:24 am

What planet have you been living on? The health insurance reform is a disaster and will likely be overturned by the courts. It doesn’t cover everyone and increases costs. The tea-partyers will allow the Dems to keep control of Congress, so much for expectations. But Axelrod got it right, the problems were greater than anyone imagined. Reagan started the disaster and Bush compounded it. What if he had expanded Jimmy’s energy policy instead of dismantling it? And reformed Social Security instead of caving to the Dems and raising the tax? Probably one of the most irresponsible acts of any president in modern times.

kerryb

October 15th, 2010
8:25 am

All I had to do was read the first paragraph to see what garbage this column is. How does anyone who writes totally unfactual columns win a Pulitzer Prize? For your information Cynthia the Democratic party and Obama shut the Republicans out of the room the very minute they took charge. I watch some of those committtee meetings on CSPAN in 2009. I couldn’t believe what I saw. The Democrats would not even give the Republicans a chance to speak in these committees. I remember that it was soo bad that one Republican told them that to try and dominate another party in that way usually leads to you being the minority party pretty soon after. That congressman sure got it right didn’t he.

Blueflag

October 15th, 2010
8:25 am

I wanted to add this –

One of my fondest memories is when I called (three years ago) to cancel my subscription to the AJC. They of course offered a lower price special. I declined. They asked me why I was canceling. I gave them three reasons:
(1) They are unable/unwilling to separate editorial perspective from the news, particularly on the front page.
(2) They are unwilling to admit their bias and agenda. Their blatant lack of journalistic integrity galled me.
(3) I was tired of Cynthia Tucker’s drivel making it into my home.

The Call Center rep had no response beyond “we’ll cancel your subscription.”

DB17

October 15th, 2010
8:25 am

This HAS to be a joke. Just when you think Tucker has stretched something too far, along comes another inch! Let’s see here, where to start. Obama promised to bring the parties together.

He and his drivers Nanny Pelosi and Harry Reid had closed door deals; rammed through a near trillion dollar stimulus bill that nobody read that was loaded with special interest pork; rammed through what will be a disaster of epic American proportion known as Obamacare that 2/3 of Americans were vehemently against (as the Republicans were); constantly blamed Republicans in the past (read: Bush & Co.) for current Democrat failures of policy; told his followers to “get in their faces” regarding those who are against Obamacare; goes around the nation like he’s still campaigning in 2008 and trash talking Republicans; on and on and on we can go.

Yet somehow in Tucker’s mind, Obama “tried too hard” to work with Republicans. What are they to do, stand around and bow to His Majesty Obama like stoic philosophers? Can’t wait for the next stretch from Tucker. Less than three weeks before V-Day for Republicans in Congress!

John Bailey

October 15th, 2010
8:26 am

Great comic relief!

Gm

October 15th, 2010
8:26 am

President Obama biggest mistake was he actually thought conservatives whites cared about the plot of America.
Most blacks especially in the south know that whites will support a highly edcuated black male unless he is playing on the football field or basketball court, he actually thought when he was trying to get health care for the poor, and people who where abused by wall street that he would have the support of all people regardless of race.
To most blacks we did not expect anything lesss from these tea klansman and conservatives, from day one they went out to try and undermine the office of the President of the Unites. These racist bigot do not realize when they try to destroy President, the world is looking on and this is why White Americans can not go to any country out side the USA without being victimized and people of color are welcome around the world. Thanks to Newt, Hannity, Beck, Palin people around the world look at American whites as bigots, and hateful people would do anything to destroy the President.
S

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
8:26 am

this is a reach even for CT

Bubba

October 15th, 2010
8:27 am

Keep up the good fight!

Bush blames Clinton: 612,000 in 8 years.
Obama blames Bush: 679,000 in 2 years.
Draw your own conclusions.

Big Dog 98

October 15th, 2010
8:28 am

Attention Ms. Tucker,

Buy a dog.
Name him clue.
Then you will have one.

Blueflag

October 15th, 2010
8:28 am

Last comment. (I actually work for a living and my day is starting).

I can’t help but notice the complete lack of SUPPORTING comments under her article ….

Schadenfreude.

carmen m

October 15th, 2010
8:30 am

congratulations

two to three hours a day i devote reading political articles such as yourr.

this is the single most delusional piece of diatribe i have read to date in this particular election cycle.

most of what you write will be directly contradicted by your messiah in the upcoming ny times article

but thats ok, keep marching to your tune, its good foder to illustrate the ignorance

Peadawg

October 15th, 2010
8:30 am

Big Dog 98 @ 8:28

Best comment so far!!!

Good Grief

October 15th, 2010
8:30 am

“Reagan started the disaster and Bush compounded it. ”

Sooooo… Clinton deciding that anyone and everyone should have a house, regardless of their economic situation played absolutely no part in this? Man, I love partisan politics. just blame the other side and don’t worry if what you’re saying is fact or not.

granny spamzilla

October 15th, 2010
8:31 am

While reading this non-sensical opinion piece I almost choked on my peanut butter and spam toasted breakfast sammy.

kerryb

October 15th, 2010
8:31 am

Gm, for your information most racistist reside in the Democratic party and has for over 200 years. You think because they throw everyone elses money at you that they care about you? What they know is that if they do that you will be gullible enough to vote for them. All they want to do is buy your vote. You have probably voted for them for years, has your situation or any other minoritys situation gotten any better?

Logic 88

October 15th, 2010
8:31 am

Never blamed Bush?
Gm perhaps you should get a dog also.

Roy Barnes

October 15th, 2010
8:31 am

Obama didn’t do anything but push his agenda down the throats of the Republican party and the people of America! The Democrats will lose in 2010 and 2012 and we the people will be rid of the worst American president in history!!

Alatsea

October 15th, 2010
8:31 am

CT,

Read your blog. One word, WOW.
You might want to decrease your meds because I think you fell down the rabbit hole.

Franklin Raines

October 15th, 2010
8:31 am

Yes, the Democrats had a super majority and did not need ONE Republican vote to pass anything and guess what Cynthia, they are in TROUBLE. I wonder who does your investigative work or U are just a propaganda tool for Democrats and Obama. Could it be blacks just like Obama because he is black or can they look beyond this. And Cynthia, I am black, go to a majority black church and hear this crap every Sunday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Finally I told the church FOOLS, wake up, Obama ain’t JESUS, he’s a idiot, you’ve been suckered. One lady started crying, Oh, the promises, what are they doing to my Obama.

D*mn Shame……………….

Keep It Real!

October 15th, 2010
8:31 am

Great comments Cynthia!

Yes President Obama just did not know how selfish the GOP party is, the adminstration is doing and awesome job working around these losers.

Regarding ss their are laws whcih govern when a ss recipient recieves ss…Check it out..

Why don’t so of you ask your CEO of your company, why have they laid off millions of American’s and now is trying to acquire companies….But they are still worried about taxes but are willing to purchase other companies but not hire any new workers….GTFOH

teaparty

October 15th, 2010
8:32 am

Yep… It is Bush’s fault. Yes he may deserve a little blame, but Obama has lied to the peope over and over. “Thousands of Shovel Ready Projects”. “No susch thing as a shovel ready project”. “I will not sign a bill with earmarks”. “The Heathcare discussions will be on C-Span”. At lease Bush was honest!!

The Nerve

October 15th, 2010
8:32 am

Is today April Fools Day or October Ribbing Day or World Wide Opposite Day or something? This can not be for real.

Booger Presley

October 15th, 2010
8:32 am

Gm

October 15th, 2010
8:26 am

LOL…I think you should be posting/blogging in the comic section or the “Lost in Space” section and good luck with all that hatred you have for whitey.

Chuck Clausen

October 15th, 2010
8:32 am

My guess if the 2nd Tuesday goes as expected, the new house will strip the funding from health care legislation – The GOP will help the President correct some of his mistakes.

breasonable

October 15th, 2010
8:33 am

Give me a break CT – was Obamamess “working” with Repubs when he said those who opposed him should just “shut up?”

Keep It Real!

October 15th, 2010
8:33 am

The wave is coming Johnny Iskason who wrote legislation on home tax credit for homeowners is going to get voted out….

Paul

October 15th, 2010
8:34 am

“Well, I think we miscalculated,” Axelrod said.”
+ “A naïve expectation ”
+ “Obama didn’t take every possible opportunity”
+ “Nor did the president tamp down the huge expectations”

equals “his administration is incompetent”

ya’ think?

Recovery Act? Can’t do links here, but I believe the record shows Pres Obama proposed specific targets for tax cuts and spending, Republicans came in with a proposal that was pretty close, then Democrats followed with spending that was much, much higher. Pres Obama did not press his case with the Legislative Branch; instead, he gave way to the higher Congressional numbers. And Republicans opposed it. Not the stimulus, but the level of spending.

As far as the record of Pres Obama idealism vs performance: just look at the past few weeks, all the shifting targets the administration has attacked. Then, a couple days ago, the President tries to portray himself as sick of the same old attack politics and says we all need to work together for the good of the country.

Listen to what I say, do no examine what I do.

How could the President involve Republicans on health care? I thought Republicans had no ideas, brought nothing to the table, had nothing to contribute? Bottom line: on this and on so many other issues, Democrats could not pass their own proposals. Too many Democratic legislators were not in agreement with their leadership.

And how did the Pres lead off with health care? By huge giveaways to Big Pharma and the insurance industry. Compromise on Republican proposals to address the contribution of the legal system to overall costs? As Howard Dean said, no way, the trial lawyers association owns the Democratic Party.

Didn’t mention Cap n Trade. Before it ever came close to a vote, Democrats had already given away most of the pollution rights to special interests who bought influence. Just flat gave them away. You really expect Republicans to support that?

We’ll see more and more of this type of damage control. But the underlying theme will be “If any of it is Pres Obama’s fault, it was because he was just too good.”

Puh-leeze.

kerryb

October 15th, 2010
8:34 am

Bubba, I don’t think in the 8 years that Bush was President I heard him blame Clinton for anything. Matter of fact he won’t say anything about Obama out of respect for the office so I’m sure he wouldn’t have said anything about Clinton.

frank

October 15th, 2010
8:34 am

Did he try to hard to do these?

Tthe Obama Administration predicts you’ll pay an additional $1,800 per year for your Electric Bill. (humanevents.com/article.php?id=31137)

Because of Obama, You will pay an additional $923/year in taxes (if you make between $40,000 and $50,000) or an additional $1,126/year in taxes (if you make between $50,000 and $75,000). (usatoday.com/money/perfi/taxes/2010-09-02-democrats-tax-increase_N.htm)

someone should give the guy a banana to keep him busy

Red or Purple?

October 15th, 2010
8:34 am

Ms. Tucker you really have got to stop drinking the Koolaid. It is amazing how you are able to spin anything the Big O says or does and make it someone elses fault. History will show he has been one of the most incompetent inept presidents of our generation. But I guess that is Bushs fault too.

Booger Presley

October 15th, 2010
8:34 am

Keep It Real!

October 15th, 2010
8:31 am

Yea…more haters and bigot are beginning to file in.

Keep It Real!

October 15th, 2010
8:35 am

Weapons of Mass Destruction! Bush
Where did the terrorists come from Iraq?
Bush and the GOP congress let’s not put the cost of the war of the books… No one is watching!

JDW

October 15th, 2010
8:35 am

Hey Bubba, what was Bush to blame Clinton for, the budget surplus or record job growth?

Dr ooze

October 15th, 2010
8:35 am

desperation is ugly…

Laurie

October 15th, 2010
8:36 am

Normally, I don’t agree with Cynthia Tucker’s views, but she’s right on the money in this article. I’ve never seen a political party act so obstinate against a president before. I find it embarrassing, and it’s made me very angry towards the GOP, that they would rather act like school yard bullies than have accepted the olive branch Obama extended to them when he took office.

JDW

October 15th, 2010
8:36 am

Furthermore on this subject the statment that Bush left an economic mess is not blame…just the facts.

Booger Presley

October 15th, 2010
8:36 am

Keep It Real!

October 15th, 2010
8:33 am

And who pray-tell does your “Magic 8-Ball” predict will be taking over?
Keep shoveling the hatred, brutha.

Good Grief

October 15th, 2010
8:37 am

“Yes President Obama just did not know how selfish the GOP party is, the adminstration is doing and awesome job working around these losers.”

By awesome job do you mean using their super-majority to cram unpopular bill after despised bill down the collevitve throats of America… or do you mean screwing Congress altogether and using Executive Order to pass whatever they see fit?

Average Garbage Man

October 15th, 2010
8:37 am

Obama never worked a day in his life..so what does he know about black people and their trials..nothing and it shows!

Booger Presley

October 15th, 2010
8:38 am

Laurie

October 15th, 2010
8:36 am

Yet another ignorant of the facts hater has taken a seat.

The Nerve

October 15th, 2010
8:38 am

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

How could you even type that without putting a smiley face or snarky face icon at the end to show what an utterly absurd statement that is?

What in the world is going on today? Maybe it’s because i haven’t finished my coffee and when I do this article will make more sense.

kerryb

October 15th, 2010
8:38 am

Laurie, I guess you live in the same dream world as Cynthia.

Jack

October 15th, 2010
8:38 am

Can’t believe granny said that!

Alatsea

October 15th, 2010
8:39 am

Gm
October 15th, 2010
8:26 am

Sounds like you have a lot of hate

Kamchak's gerbil

October 15th, 2010
8:39 am

Gm – your grammer/spelling is AWFUL – can you actually READ?

Donna P.

October 15th, 2010
8:39 am

Not sure if Cynthia knows this or not but the Democrats control the House, Senate, and White House which means they don’t need the Republicans in order to pass any of their Progressive agenda. The President and his staff are morons and will never take responsibility for their failures. Can’t wait to vote Republican on November 2!!!!!!

Yawl a bunch of liberal haters

October 15th, 2010
8:40 am

All yawl liberals are hatin on the man. Just accept that once again YOU ARE WRONG!!

AHH HAHAHAAAA!!!!

Jason

October 15th, 2010
8:40 am

One question..

Was America better in 2000 or 2008? if you look at that, Bush is not getting blamed enough.

JDW

October 15th, 2010
8:41 am

At the end of the day the part of all this that concerns me is that the Obama Administration was “surprised by the unified Republican resistance to the president’s agenda”. Did they sleep through the Clinton years? How can you not know this is what the Repugnicans would do? Starting with Newt they have not been interested in solutions only power and lining the pockets of themselves and their supporters.

Honest Broker

October 15th, 2010
8:41 am

Ms. Tucker,

YGBSM!!!

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
8:42 am

GOOD MORNING CYNTHIA!

Bet you recognized right away that my fan(atic) namejacked me here:

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
8:26 am
this is a reach even for CT

ANYWAY, I have to disagree with you on this. I think he worked just hard enough with the Republicans.

He is President of all Americans, not just the smart ones – so his continued attempts to show the GOP the way to good sense and reason will in the long run pay benefits.

Most of them won’t get it – can’t get it, but he should be admired for the attempt.

MG

October 15th, 2010
8:42 am

The GOP is just POWER HUNGRY! They don’t care about bipartisanship or what’s good for this country. They will resort to anything just to be the majority so they can screw things up some more. And of course, sooo many people in this country are idiots and fall for it. Most of you don’t even know jack$hit about the economy and how it works anyways!!!

Keep It Real!

October 15th, 2010
8:42 am

Wow the party of No is now going to come up with solutions….

Let’s see healthcare costs have risen 6 to 15 percent per year the past 20 years and the party of no has come up with a great plan for healthcare…. We have no plan….

Todd

October 15th, 2010
8:43 am

Wow! I think just about everyone can agree this article was complete garbage.

The Healthcare bill passed but my premium went up by 1000$, my co pay by 20 and my deductible by 2000. It should be hope and take all my change.

USMC DAWG

October 15th, 2010
8:43 am

Cynthia,

Your credibility, or what was left of it, just ran out…

What a moronic article.

Don't Forget

October 15th, 2010
8:44 am

Obama should have seen this coming based on what they did to Clinton, oposing everything he proposed, spending over 200 million on bogus investigations that revealed nothing, bankrolling a frivolous lawsuit that eventually exposed a lie and ultimately impeaching him. There’s something about having a dem in the white house that makes cons go crazy. There is NOTHING they won’t do to tear down a dem president. But I still wonder if Obama gets it. If he thinks the r’s will work with him on ANYTHING, he’s just not paying attention. They would gladly accept 2 more years of misery if they think they can retake the white house in 2012.

JimBob

October 15th, 2010
8:45 am

After reading CT’s column and the many comments that followed, there are only two words that sum up the last two year of the Obama administration, and the leadership in the Democrat controlled Congress, and those words are COMPLETE FAILURE

Straight Talk

October 15th, 2010
8:45 am

As usual, Cynthia, you are over the top, out of touch with reality and a racist.

Your guy has proven himself to be an ineffective leader who, in concert with Reid and Pelosi, is pointing this country down the wrong path.

His situation is of his and his party’s own making. Period.

It would not be surprising if your tombstone reads, when your time eventually comes as it does to all of us, “It was George Bush’s fault.”

tell me again

October 15th, 2010
8:45 am

Really Cynthia….and as I remember the Democrats were oh so helpful to George Bush when he was in office – quid pro quo, Dear……Washington is broken – blame who you will – it’s time for another revolution.

Tea Bagger

October 15th, 2010
8:45 am

Republican Health Care Plan: DON’T GET SICK!

JohnnyReb

October 15th, 2010
8:46 am

Ms Tucker, this piece is so full of BS I need a clothspin for my nose. Just how low are you prepared to go defending Obama? Here’s but one example.

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

Give me a break. Obama and the Left could not open their mouths without blaming Bush. To the point that supporters and advisors finally decided it was working against him.

Obama is in over his head. America is not some neighborhood in Chicago where he goes in and stirs up unrest. Wait!!! That is exactly what he has done!

Memphis11Gate

October 15th, 2010
8:48 am

The budget surplus was under a Republican congress and Senate, people you have been suckered by Democratic propaganda machines of the so call news. Clinton did well because of private industry specifically the dot com revolution and venture capitalist. And yes I talked with several venture capitalist and this is the main reason there was a small recession during the last year Clinton was in office but Democrats don’t want to talk about that. Just like Clinton had the tech bubble, Bush had the housing bubble, created by liberal Democrats.

Alatsea

October 15th, 2010
8:48 am

Where are all of CT’s lap dogs?

Robert

October 15th, 2010
8:48 am

Now I have heard it all. Does Tucker really believe this drivel she writes? If she does, she is as confused as her President.

Tychus Findlay

October 15th, 2010
8:48 am

B$. The jack@$$ery in Washington rests with the current administration of two years and Congress of the last four. If the Presidency were only a two year term, we’d really be clearing the garbage out of DC next month.

What the Tuck

October 15th, 2010
8:48 am

Cynthia, this is just laughable. Whenever you’re ready to yank your head out of the sand, let us know and we’ll help you get out of your little dream world and into the land called reality, where most Americans live.

Agree with granny

October 15th, 2010
8:49 am

Yes. Obama needs to learn how to lose gracefully. Good point granny!

Good Grief

October 15th, 2010
8:49 am

I’m still amazed at how some of you here seemingly desire more and more government. Do you really need someone to hold your hand at every waking moment?

Eric Pearson

October 15th, 2010
8:49 am

Actually, the first two posts by Bubbamae and Peabrain are correct. The R’s have one agenda and it’s obstruct Obama. If the President and the Senate would forget the idea of bi-partisanship and just do what they need to do, I think they could make some much needed progress. Even the obstructionist morons would benefit. Have a nice day, I love you too.

mystified

October 15th, 2010
8:50 am

This article made my day…..If she wasn’t so serious it’d be funny…I laughed anyway.

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
8:51 am

“Where are all of CT’s lap dogs?”

Having coffee, watchin’ readin’ and chucklin’.

Uncle Jimmy

October 15th, 2010
8:51 am

From day one Obama, Pelosi and Reid set out to TELL the US population what is good for them and they would have it whether they disagreed or not.

Now the US population is callin BS on that and TELLING Obama, Pelosi and Reid we dont want it, not gonna have it and gonna do something about it.

Obama and his admin should pay attention and try to learn from their miserable failings.

GOP = POWER HUNGRY

October 15th, 2010
8:52 am

I can’t wait until all of you fools vote in a bunch of Republicans and in 2012 a Republican president! Want to know why? Because they are going to SCREW UP anyways but you fools will give them 8 years and then everyone is going to FREAK OUT and vote in a bunch of Democrats again. Then in 2 years, people will FREAK OUT because they will think the Democrats are “screwing everything up” and the process will start all over again.

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
8:52 am

granny godzilla
October 15th, 2010
8:42 am

GOOD MORNING CYNTHIA!

Bet you recognized right away that my fan(atic) namejacked me here:

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
8:26 am
this is a reach even for CT

ANYWAY, I have to disagree with you on this. I think he worked just hard enough with the Republicans.

He is President of all Americans, not just the smart ones – so his continued attempts to show the GOP the way to good sense and reason will in the long run pay benefits.

Most of them won’t get it – can’t get it, but he should be admired for the attempt.

CJ

October 15th, 2010
8:52 am

Obama is a liar…he never even presumed to work with anyone but radical Muslims and racist race-baiters.
This nation WAS formed by God-fearing people. Note the last verse…
The Star Spangled Banner
By Francis Scott Key, 1814

Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Pope UGA XXIII

October 15th, 2010
8:52 am

Obama Tried too hard to work with Republicans ????????????
BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The only people he tried hard to work with were Marxists, like
you, apparently, who want to destroy the country.
Some of what you write is beyond offensive, but it always goes
well with people who vote for their living or others who feel that
people who work hard to earn a living need to give to the “guvmint”
who can use it to buy votes with giveaways and both parties are
quilty in this instance.
I’m sure Chavez is hiring – maybe you can move there and become
part of his statist propaganda machine.

Peadawg

October 15th, 2010
8:53 am

“Where are all of CT’s lap dogs?”

Even they are in shock of what Cynthia’s written….

Mike Hunt

October 15th, 2010
8:53 am

Once again, you have displayed one reason why the ajc readership is in decline. It must be a requirement at the ajc that the average IQ of it’s writers (and contributors) must be 100 but I am trying to figure out which one is bringing yours up.

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
8:53 am

reading comprehension emergency @ 8:49?

nope, just silly orneryness.

JDW

October 15th, 2010
8:53 am

“as I remember the Democrats were oh so helpful to George Bush when he was in office”

Actually they were in several cases…to their detriment…No Child Left Behind, Medicare Part D, Iraq etc… Repugs have shown no inclination to work on anything.

KNOW YOUR OWN HISTORY

October 15th, 2010
8:55 am

IN GOD WE TRUST WAS ADDED LATER YOU IDIOT!!

Tech Man

October 15th, 2010
8:55 am

“I think the Republicans have been diabolically clever about how they’ve portrayed this,”

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Thoes diabolically clever Republicans.

stands for decibels

October 15th, 2010
8:55 am

his misplaced faith in logic

true, dat.

Gm

October 15th, 2010
8:55 am

Alatsea: No hate here just the truth”‘ When will you idiot conservatives get it, the President did not push health care down our throats, when will you people understand you do not represent all of America.
The Bush administration did nothing to address health care and you idiots said nothing, Bush lost 5 million jobs and you hypocrites said nothing, this is why you white conservatives are a joke around the world.

Thank you Mr. President for saving the USA from really going under a rock, to bad you were the wrong color and highly educated for the bigots that live here, they rather you be stupid and make America look bad the way Bush did.

Toilet flush blow back

October 15th, 2010
8:56 am

yeppers…all the doo doo from obamas shovel ready projects is now flying right back into his face. Not the GOPs face because they were smart enough to recognize the “pig n a poke” for what it was.

Obama didnt need the GOP due to his and the Congress majority. This mess is of a demoCRAPtic making and they alone stand alone and will suffer the consequences of their policies filled with hatred, alone.

DonnyD

October 15th, 2010
8:56 am

Thank you, Cynthia…. Your nonsense made me laugh so hard that it made my day… He tried too hard to work with the GOP? He didn’t work triple-time blaming President Bush???? Really, Cynthia… REALLY? God, that is funny stuff…. I just try not to think about the fact that people will actually lap it up.

Back Off

October 15th, 2010
8:56 am

He is President of all Americans, not just the smart ones – so his continued attempts to show the GOP the way to good sense and reason will in the long run pay benefits.
Granny, How long of a run is it!

Bet you recognized right away that my fan(atic) namejacked me here:
That is some funny shyt

Peadawg

October 15th, 2010
8:57 am

JDW, No Child Left Behind was one of the dumbest things ever. I wouldn’t be too proud of that one…..

Amazed

October 15th, 2010
8:57 am

Plain and simple you are an idiot.
This President never tried to work with Republicans. Maybe you have a problem with math, but when he arrived after the thief of the seat in Minnesota, Spector changing parties, the politically motivated conviction of Stevens and the loss of his seat (of course followed by the conviction being thrown out) the President had his super majority in the Senate.
The only people who fought him were some wise Democrats.

Hayne Crum

October 15th, 2010
8:58 am

President Obama tried hard to get the Republicans to do what he wanted. He never tried to tried to meet them half way. It was always join me in my way or use the highway. Any other view of what went on over the last two years is willful blindness. He frequently use nice conservative wording, but his policy remained steadfastly progressive. He has lived up to his voting record in the Senate as the most liberal Senator. He does have the courage of his convictions, which is why I like him, but would never vote for him.

Nice Guy

October 15th, 2010
8:58 am

Cynthia –

First of all, this piece sounds like you are waving your white flag, which is fine, but please, let’s have a look at a couple of your statements:

“support groundbreaking energy legislation that included a price on carbon emissions.”

Why didn’t you call this by name? You’re talking about Cap & Trade, correct? The reason you didn’t call it by name is because you know that bill would be disaster on our economy.

“a decision that gave critics time to mischaracterize the proposal and gin up opposition.”

Mischaracterize the health care legislation? The only thing I need to know is that the guvment was going to force the American citizen to carry health insurance, on top of expanding care to millions of American who would not already have it. Part of this proposal is fine with me, but don’t try to sell it to me on the basis that health care premiums were going to down (not up). But, that’s exactly what he did.

Last, but not least…

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

Are you serious with this statement? Surely you are not. In my opinion, Obama and his Admin always blamed Bush, so much so that you would hear the likes of Brian Williams and Katie Couric saying that he needed to either take responsibility for what’s going on or find another excuse.

Keep It Real!

October 15th, 2010
8:58 am

@GG what majority of people are you referring too… Are you talking about (Tea Baggers) who represent about 10 percent of the nation?
I think the teachers, firefighters, and most public servants around the country would disagree with you due to the stimulus they still have a job.

Let’s see now parents with kids who have pre-existing conditions can get healthcare for their children I think they would disagree with you..

If I was the Democrats I would talk about how well the stimulus package has worked and quit running from what you voted for… You voted for the Stimulus package and healthcare package now go out and tell the folks how it is benefiting the country…

Josie

October 15th, 2010
8:58 am

************753 days and counting************

Alatsea

October 15th, 2010
8:58 am

Gm
October 15th, 2010
8:55 am
Your wrong! We own everything, so get over it.

Haters out in force

October 15th, 2010
8:58 am

“Alatsea: No hate here just the truth”

NO…you are hatin on the GOP. STOP THE HATE, HATE THE HATE!!

Scout

October 15th, 2010
8:58 am

Ms. Tucker:

Usually, I just debate the issue you present whether it’s important or not. However, this one is off the charts. Please don’t do inane stuff like this because I spit my coffee out.

This is like saying the Yankees are not cooperating with the Rangers or the Giants with the Phillies !

Obama is dangerous to this Republic. I would hope that Republicans would not even give him the time of day if he asked for it.

Barry Soetoro

October 15th, 2010
8:59 am

I DID NOT HAVE SEX WITH THAT PARTY

Gm is a Hateful little cuss

October 15th, 2010
9:00 am

Dumb, illiterate and hatin is no way to go thru life, son.

Paul

October 15th, 2010
9:00 am

CJ

“he never even presumed to work with anyone but radical Muslims”

By “work with” do you mean like those dozens of guys in Pakistan he’s killed with Predator and Reaper strikes?

JohnnyReb

October 15th, 2010
9:01 am

“Repugs have shown no inclination to work on anything.”

Why do Progressives think we should actually coooperate in their destruction of the the Country?

There has been too much compromise; that is one reason we are in the current mess. Change is indeed coming. Buckle your seatbelt.

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
9:01 am

please ignore anything i write cause i am a moron

MAC

October 15th, 2010
9:01 am

CT, You’ve gone from partisan to delusional. I actually feel sorry for you today.

Alatsea

October 15th, 2010
9:01 am

Haters out in force
Sorry I like to live a balanced life so I hate everybody

stands for decibels

October 15th, 2010
9:01 am

Actually they were in several cases…to their detriment…No Child Left Behind, Medicare Part D, Iraq etc…

More to the point, no prominent elected Democrat (certainly no Senator) said anything even remotely as nasty as DeMint’s infamous business about how healthcare reform would “break” Obama.

Six months into the man’s term. As if the President were some piece of freaking livestock.

Nor did, of course, Democrats line up and express fealty to an extremist radio talk show host whose stated desire, the day after the election, for the new Administration was “I hope he fails.”

Nothing even remotely like that came out of the D side as Bush took office. There were hurt feelings over the monstrosity that was Florida in 2000, but once Gore said “it’s time for me to go,” virtually every mainstream Democrat acceded to Gore’s wishes.

wade

October 15th, 2010
9:01 am

As usual Tucker lives in the leftist/Marxist bubble; fingers in her ears and palms over her eyes when it come to supporting another leftist/Marxists. One has to realize that it would not matter what Obama did; Tucker will lend her support.

Joe

October 15th, 2010
9:02 am

What a load of hogwash, nobody in Congress or the Administration comes out looking pretty in this mess!

stands for decibels

October 15th, 2010
9:02 am

Why do Progressives think we should actually coooperate in their destruction of the the Country?

Why do Conservatives believe that elected officials would willingly destroy the nation they live in?

JDW

October 15th, 2010
9:02 am

Hi Peadog…I agree on No Child Left Behind which I why my post noted that the support was to the Democrats detriment. In fact I think all three of my examples were big mistakes.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 15th, 2010
9:02 am

Good morning all, quote of the day:

“Congress should not be permitted to secure and cast politically difficult votes on controversial legislation by deliberately calling something one thing, after which the defenders of that legislation take an “Alice-in-Wonderland” tack and argue in court that Congress really meant something else entirely, thereby circumventing the safeguard that exists to keep their broad power in check.”

mike

October 15th, 2010
9:02 am

Although the President’s background allowed him to be what he is today, it seemed he failed to learn one thing as he grew up. Those white folks mean him no good. Between the GOP and those so called tv journalists they have a problem basically with the way he looks. There is nothing else to attribute to it. It just took him being President to bring it out. If the GOP gets back in office, we will have to just wait and see how long it takes before they start screwing the people who voted them in. And it will happen just like before President Obama took office. Be careful you may get exactly what you desire.

Pete

October 15th, 2010
9:03 am

What planet do you live on?

JDW

October 15th, 2010
9:03 am

Opps which is why not which I why

The Carnivore

October 15th, 2010
9:03 am

Cynthia, the only intelligent thing you can do at this point is delete your article. It is so full of lies that you are basically trying to rewrite history. Even the liberals don’t believe anything you have written today. This looks more like the work of The Onion than the work of a real journalist.

Chris

October 15th, 2010
9:03 am

I think Cynthia drank too much of Harry Reid’s crazy juice.

Aubrey

October 15th, 2010
9:03 am

Ms Tucker is as delusional as the naive, ignorant and illiterate that voted for Barry S.E.I.U. ACORN Soetoro. What an embarrassment.

cheryl hillman

October 15th, 2010
9:04 am

Cynthia – if you were a white, 35 year old male, you would have been canned a very long time ago. Furthermore, you would never in 100 years have made it to the editorial desk. Isn’t equal opportunity great? Obama was elected because he was black and charismatic – and not a republican. Had campaigning gone on for another two months, the Clinton campaign would have exposed him for the phony he is and she would now be president. She was beating him in the primaries at the very end, but it was too late. He and his staff know absolutely nothing about business and believe government is our only salvation.

Paul

October 15th, 2010
9:04 am

sfd

” but once Gore said “it’s time for me to go,” virtually every mainstream Democrat acceded to Gore’s wishes.”

A Supreme Court decision does tend to have that effect -

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 15th, 2010
9:04 am

Dear Stands @ 9:02 – we are 18 months into the “stimulus” – if it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it must be Keynesian economics.

Pete

October 15th, 2010
9:04 am

Enter your comments here

mtman100

October 15th, 2010
9:04 am

You have got to be kidding! He gets one RHINO Republican and calls it bipartisian. What a joke.

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
9:04 am

CT
Bet you recognized right away that my fan(atic) namejacked me here:

You know because please ignore anything i write cause i am a moron.
Did I write that?

suwaneedawg

October 15th, 2010
9:04 am

I think we have all figured out that “granny” is CT.

stands for decibels

October 15th, 2010
9:05 am

It is so full of lies

really. name one.

Tech Man

October 15th, 2010
9:05 am

Nice Guy
October 15th, 2010
8:58 am

Georgia State Government family cost for HMO coverage increasing approximately 30% while deductibles are also increasing 34%. Therefore the actuarial increase is closer to 35-37% .

The October surprise has arrived.

Mike please stop hatin

October 15th, 2010
9:05 am

“Those white folks mean him no good.”

Yep…its dim white folks again. Please stop hatin Mike and learn to be a happier person. Here let me get ya started.

Repeat after me.

Obama failed and its his fault.
Obama failed and its his fault.

Now just keep reciting that then “let go and let God”.

Al Smith

October 15th, 2010
9:06 am

Yes Bubba it is Bush’s Mess, and if you put those just say No republicans back in then you deserve what you get. How stupid.

straitroad

October 15th, 2010
9:06 am

Cynthia,

I sincerely hope that you have some sane friends who care enough about you to intervene on your behalf and get you the help that you so desparately need.

Pinky Lee

October 15th, 2010
9:06 am

Tucker has promise as a comedy writer.

Ric

October 15th, 2010
9:06 am

This woman is out of her mind. Typical BS from far left progressive who would support Obama even if he stabbed children on prime time TV. A completely brainwashed dope that supports Obama based on race and hard left ideology alone.

What the dopey author fails to realize is that the GOP was in the MINORITY. The Libtards have had the MAJORITY for 4 years so how can it be the fault of a party that hasn’t really had the ability to block anything??

Frank_H

October 15th, 2010
9:07 am

Cynthia

You are just too dumb to be taken seriously.

JDW

October 15th, 2010
9:09 am

“There were hurt feelings over the monstrosity that was Florida in 2000″

That was the point I lost all respect for Duhbya…any reasonable American should have stood up and said This is the United States of America and here we elect our leaders. We should take the time needed to count each vote properly.

What did Duhbya do? He sued.

Quite Frankly

October 15th, 2010
9:09 am

This was meant for the comic page…….right? I remember watching an Obama meeting on the Health Care Disaster with GOP leaders along with his minions (Reed, Pelosi, etc…) where he basically led the group by humiliating Sen John McCain, that ended any attempt at compromise. Fact is he has never needed one single GOP vote to push his failing agenda. He only wants “Bipartisanship” to provide him political cover as he leads this nation to the brink of collapse.

Paul

October 15th, 2010
9:09 am

JDW- Peadawg

Re. NCLB – I’ll offer that as proposed by Bush/Kennedy, it was really pretty simple: measurable standards of learning in a few subjects. But….. it was tied to local funding (and we know what people will do when money is involved) and….. then the bureaucracy went to work, generating follow-on requirements, reports, methods, forms, programs, assessments, ad nauseum – much of which went to justify the expansion of the bureaucracy – until we have the monstrosity we all see -

meinpvb

October 15th, 2010
9:10 am

Um, when did he try working with the Republicans? I thought this was suppose to be a transparent administration? Instead there are A LOT of backroom deals that seem to help Democrats (Louisiana Purchase? Cornhusker Kickback?) Why is it that when Republicans don’t bow down it is obstruction but when Dems. fight EVERYTHING it is sticking up for themselves?

Josie

October 15th, 2010
9:10 am

Ms. Tucker,

YGBSM!!! <—–what does that mean?? lol

Rick Kristine

October 15th, 2010
9:10 am

Not much to say except “wow.”

Ms. Tucker is at her all time best delusional. She should just stay in bed for a few days after November 2nd.

Booger Presley

October 15th, 2010
9:10 am

“those so called tv journalists they have a problem basically with the way he looks.”

So its the tv journalists fault also? Like those on CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, PMSNBC, The View etc? Wow thats quite a statement. I you must have meant FOX. Wow…never know one station had so much influence over an entire nation…OR could it be that you are a practicing HATER?

stands for decibels

October 15th, 2010
9:10 am

a party that hasn’t really had the ability to block anything?

you funny.

resno2

October 15th, 2010
9:10 am

“the administration had been surprised by the unified Republican resistance to the president’s agenda.”

What an idiot! Had he, and his ilk been paying attention they would have know exactly what was going on, but I guess it hard to figure that out when you live in a world similar to CT’s.

JohnnyReb

October 15th, 2010
9:10 am

Stands@9:02 – you have witnessed elected officials destroying their country for many years, not just since Obama. However, Obama, Pelosi and Reid are the champions. The tradgedy is, they and their Progressive supporters think they are doing the “right thing.”

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
9:11 am

granny godzilla
October 15th, 2010
8:51 am

“Where are all of CT’s lap dogs?”

Having coffee, watchin’ readin’ and chucklin’.

So I am CT’s lap dog? Oh thank the lord.

JIM SMITH

October 15th, 2010
9:11 am

The Republicans are upset because Obama’s administration shined light on Republican Corruption: Big Wal-street crooks, Big Oil crooks, Big Banking crooks, and Big Insurance crooks. Republicans were receiving Big feed back from all these Big crooks. Why else would a republican spend $20,000.000 to win a Primary Election to give him a shot at a Senate job that supposingly only pays $140,000.00 a year. “Hey! Elephant! who do you think you are fooling!

Little Johnny

October 15th, 2010
9:11 am

The only change we need from Obama is to change it back!

Reality

October 15th, 2010
9:11 am

I agree with CT. With hindsight, I wish Obama had just rammed through 100% of his plan through Congress just as Reagon and Bush(es) did. The Democrat party needed to get behind him 100% and punish any elected Democrat that didn’t vote for these, just as the Republicans have done.

Why are the Democrats so nice?

AmVet

October 15th, 2010
9:12 am

Man, the right wing noise machine is upset by this article!

Can’t stay – duty calls – and only made a cursory look through their posts, but as is almost always the case, they make a bevvy of statements, claims, assertions, etc, none of which have the first piece of data, evidence, facts, etc to corroborate them.

And most are fact free and baseless.

Did any of you learn anything about making compelling arguments while getting your public education? Most of you could not get a grade above a C-.

And even though a few of them are fairly accurate, what is with this lack of intellectual discipline by the vast majority of the far right-wingers here?

Of course, it is easier to sling feces than to write in a persuasive, intelligent fashion, but really, who are you trying to impress?

The other lamebrains?

Start quit being so damn lazy, do some basic homework, educate yourselves and begin including some facts, etc to bolster these hyper-opinionated and hyper partisan, but data free assertions once in awhile, OK?

Class dismissed…

Can't Believe this BS

October 15th, 2010
9:12 am

Ms. Tucker, I believe the Democrats did the same thing when Bush was in office. No, in fact, I know they did the same thing. On every issue they would take the opposite stance.

Reality

October 15th, 2010
9:13 am

@Little Johnny – Take you little insulting and meaningless sayings back to FOX news.

Good Grief

October 15th, 2010
9:13 am

“When will you idiot conservatives get it, the President did not push health care down our throats”

So when 60% of the country disapproves of a bill, and when they voice their concerns in town hall meetings, and then the politicans decide to avoid the town halls, that’s not pushing it down our throats? Plenty of people said no, or at least said to hold off on the bill, but Nancy Pelosi told us we HAVE to pass this bill, because that was the only way we could find out what was in it. That’s a load of crap if ever there was one. Why don’t you read the bill first. Then read the Constitution and make sure the bill is authorized. THEN bring it before the people.

Barry Soetoro

October 15th, 2010
9:13 am

Did you get paid to write this column?

Greg LAy

October 15th, 2010
9:13 am

This article is full of plagarism. You stole all of this from various articles. I don’t need proof. you need to prove you didn’t!

Just let me help you out a little bit. The president had super majorities in congress and the senate. The people spoke and gave him the tools with the majorities.

He failed to deliver…………

Whose fault is that?

Sister Josephine

October 15th, 2010
9:13 am

Im just glad to see finally all these Democratic haters showing their true bigoted nature and blaming whitey. I knew it all along, tried to get them to admit it, they wouldnt and now they advertise for all to see!

Thank you!

HBGDawg

October 15th, 2010
9:13 am

Cynthia, you live in a fantasy world. Obama’s greatest failure will be his unwillingness to reach across the aisle. I don’t know how you can possibly review his term and think he made any effort whatsoever towards the Pubs.

jtmdawg

October 15th, 2010
9:13 am

I stopped reading your column years ago. You have just reminded me why. Your are so out of touch with reality or you are an idiot.

Can't Believe this BS

October 15th, 2010
9:13 am

Pelosi’s famous line, “vote for it and then we’ll see what’s in it”. That fills me with confidence.

Joey

October 15th, 2010
9:14 am

President Obama did try hard, but his effort was centered on convincing Republicans that the world believed Republicans were wrong about everything.

Thus the only option Republicans had was to abandon all of their beliefs and join with Obama. It turns out that President Obama was wrong about that too.

Laurs1

October 15th, 2010
9:14 am

When does pathetic turn into hysterically funny? Obama tried too hard to work with Republicans? That would be, what — meeting with the leadership only once? Allowing HIS congress to shut the GOP out of meetings where legislation was being discussed? Or could Tucker mean the constant barrage of criticism by Obama against the GOP?

Tucker seems to have a whole new definition for “working together.”.

Paul

October 15th, 2010
9:15 am

“Take you little insulting and meaningless sayings back to FOX news.”

SQUIRREL!!!!!!

Reality

October 15th, 2010
9:15 am

@JohnnyRed – Obama and the Democrats at least are making decisions that they sincerely believe are in the best interest of the American people – primarily the middle class. That is in stark contrast to the Republicans that make decisions that are in the best interest of big corporations and the top 1% of wealthy people in this Country!

Give me Democrats any day!!!

Tech Man

October 15th, 2010
9:15 am

Two years ago CT and her ILK (not to be confused with ELK :) ) said the conservative movement is dead. Woohoo, looky here, we have arisen!

The nation is right of center. No compromise by Obama meant the rubber band of extreme elitist ideas forced upon the nation has snapped and the pendulum of public opinion has swung right.

Concession articles abound.

alwyr

October 15th, 2010
9:15 am

What alternate universe is this mope (Cynthia Tucker) living in?????

Gm

October 15th, 2010
9:15 am

When someone tell you people the truth he is hating: A lot of you tea(klansman) are going to be in for a surprise come Nov, we have watched those bigots people you have running for office and we are comming out in large numbers.
Thanks for leting us see them, you talking about 1959 ideas America would be the laughing stock around the world.

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
9:15 am

My GOD! All this controversy has made me hungry. I need a double decker peanut butter, mayo and spam sammy on toasted rye.

Peadawg

October 15th, 2010
9:16 am

“With hindsight, I wish Obama had just rammed through 100%”

He pretty much did and look where we are today. No Democrat running for re-election wants anything to do with him and his agenda. Good luck in November.

Gm is a Hateful little cuss

October 15th, 2010
9:16 am

Yep…there he is again. Gm = Hate Incorporated.

CALL IT RIGHT

October 15th, 2010
9:16 am

As a business owner, I am proud that the republicans stood up to Obama. Do any of you democrates on here spouting your mouth know the impact of what hes doing to your jobs? I dont think you do. I simply cant hire because of his policies. I cant get money from banks because of his regulations. I cant do anything right now because I dont know what kind of tax increases I will have after January to pay. So you dont get offered a job and my employees are now cut in half. Thanks to obama and his policies.

Now look at the stimulus spending. According to a lot of economic figures, the stimulus created jobs at a record 2 million per job. I dont know who got those 2 million dollar jobs, but I can assure you it was someone up high in politics. Government does not create jobs, the small business owner created jobs. Government has not only taken away my employees but its stopping me from adding any back on. Good luck to all you out of jobbers. It will be a long time before you see a paycheck again if you keep this democratic garbage in office. God Bless the Conseratives and I hope every one of them win this November.

ken

October 15th, 2010
9:17 am

My laugh for the day

stands for decibels

October 15th, 2010
9:17 am

you have witnessed elected officials destroying their country for many years, not just since Obama.

Johnny, based on some more thoughtful things you’ve posted, I think you know full well that “destroy” is an imbecilic word to use.

There’ve been unfortunate decisions, missed opportunities, stuff we’d do differently in a do-over. No question. But this nation is not falling apart. It’s hit a nasty patch to be sure, but it still has historically unprecedented wealth and power.

To hear the Teahadists scream and carry on, you’d think we were at risk of being overrun by (fill i the name of some comically tiny nation).

Nice Guy

October 15th, 2010
9:17 am

AmVet @ 9:12 –

I know you can’t stay, nor can I. But, based on the lecture you just gave, where are your facts and persuasive arguments? I know you have them….

Paul's Squirrel

October 15th, 2010
9:18 am

Sorry, Kamchak. I cheated on you.

doob

October 15th, 2010
9:18 am

wow. just…wow. CT’s lack or, most likely, unwillingness to see the truth of the matter is ASTOUNDING. We get it. Liberals didn’t like Bush. Noted. But this idea that he left the country in tatters just doesn’t ring true. Isn’t the democrat mantra that “W” was an idiot? But such devious destruction of the US economy could only be orchestrated by an evil genius. Which is it? I vote for C…none of the above.

No matter how you paint it, Barry has had 2 years to put his “ideas” into place. A Dem Prez with a Dem majority. Slam dunk. But two years in, trillions of dollars spent & the hole keeps getting deeper. I realize he thinks that since there are checks left in the checkbook…there’s more money to spend. WRONG! Also, it’s not that the Fearless Leader was trying to appease anyone. He was trying to recruit scapegoats. he could only fool the people for so long. Epic FAIL. We are less than a month away from the biggest revolt against the government in modern history. Then, we can put a cast on Ol’ Daffy as he waddles & quacks his last two years towards obscurity. However, I’m sure the Blame Bush drum will beaten a few zillion more times before it’s totally worn out. Once that’s done…fear not. There’s always the Race card….

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

October 15th, 2010
9:18 am

If Gm would get a job and get out of his mothers basement he may be less of a HATER!

JohnnyReb

October 15th, 2010
9:19 am

Reality@9:15 – the Nov elections will show rejection of Obama personally; rejection of his agenda; and that while the majority of Americans may not totally agree with Republicans, they prefer the Republican agenda over Progressives.

Andrew

October 15th, 2010
9:20 am

Reading all these posts just proves that GA and the SE in general is a pure Republican bastion and will always stay that way. And you wonder why this part of the US has always been the ‘BUTT’ of jokes? Y’all can’t seem to get over the fact that ‘the war of Northern aggresion’ started with a cannon shot from the South and y’all lost! ” A house divided” cannot stand..words to live by.

doob

October 15th, 2010
9:20 am

P.S.: Stands for Decibels…The U.S. is in danger of being overrun by a comically small country. It’s the self appointed nation of Washington DC.

8ironfrom160

October 15th, 2010
9:20 am

COOOOOLLLLL The opinion page is now my morning comic relief!!! This was so stupidly ignorant, it was funny!

Ed

October 15th, 2010
9:20 am

President Obama does not truly understand what “bipartisanship” means. During the campaign he said (paraphrasing) that he felt, that as President, he could be able to govern in a bipartisanship way because he had a gift for being able to bring the other side over to his way of thinking. THAT is not bipartisanship.

To work in a bipartisanship way, two sides each abandon their most extreme positions and move towards the common ground. On balance, the side with more power gets to shade the efforts their way. On issue after issue President Obama, enabled by the Demomcratic Majorities in the House and Sentate embraced his most extreme positions, hoping to lure Republicans into support by offering a few crumbs. This strategy could have been brilliant, IF, Republicans had gone along with it. He would have convinved Republicans to support the most extreme elements of his agenda, which, in turn, would have erroded support among the most “basic” of the Republican base.

As Republicans did not embrace legislation which would have been absolutely toxic, now President Obama and the rest of the Democratic party are left to be held solely accountable for moving so far to the left.

President Obama and the Democrats might well have been able to cement their long term majority – IF – they had resisted the opportunity to govern as if they helf a fillibuster-proof majority in the Senate. Just because you CAN do something doesn’t mean you SHOULD do it. In about three weeks the Democrats will receive their education into what this means. After that, with Republican control of – at least – the House, and likely a razor-thin majority in the Senate, the Democrat in the White House will be forced to work in a more traditional bipartisanship way. Ironically, that is the only way Obama sees a second term.

Keep It Real!

October 15th, 2010
9:20 am

Some folks on this blog need to join the hillbilly comedy tour. The country was spiraling downward very fast, the housing market had exploded, the financial market was exploding, the commercial market was imploding the DEMOCRATS should have push thru as much as they possibly could to stop the downward spiral.

Hey President Bush pushed thru so many bad policies during his presidency that now it will take years to recover…

No Child left behind.
2 wars not paid for…
Financial deregulation in the financial industry,food industry, heck all industries…
Bush Open the borders so wide we added 10 millions illegal immigrants in 8 years.

Now the party of no is going to cut taxes and this will make companies hire because what?
Now GOP are no longer going to give incentives to companies who moved there businesses out of the country…

ken R

October 15th, 2010
9:20 am

What a delusional story. Did you fall on your head yesterday? or is this from your childbirth?

I can’t understand why this paper even lets you waste their ink.

Scout

October 15th, 2010
9:20 am

Ms. Tucker:

This thread subject and you comments therein are not a credit to your Pulitzer Prize award.

I agree with some others on here ………. just delete it and start with a new one.

Paul

October 15th, 2010
9:20 am

Peadawg

“No Democrat running for re-election wants anything to do with him and his agenda.”

If you’ve seen the highlights of the Reid-Angle debate you’ll see what Democrats DO want to be associated with.

Senate Majority Leader Reid referred to Pres Bush (not a typo) as ‘my friend.’

Asked to name a Supreme Court Justice he admired, he cited Justice Antonin Scalia.

Really. I’m not pulling your leg -

Tech Man

October 15th, 2010
9:21 am

doob
October 15th, 2010
9:18 am

Here is Ax-head’s blame Bush moment.

“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.’ “

Paul's Squirrel

October 15th, 2010
9:21 am

“” A house divided” cannot stand..words to live by.”

So, you expect all of us to do it the Democrat way?

Harley2002

October 15th, 2010
9:21 am

Lady I have no idea how you won a Pulitzer Prize you are in some other world. You are a racist and a liar.

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
9:21 am

HEY NAME JACKER

As Cynthia says, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Thanks for proving, you can’t handle the truth.

I win the argument every time you cheat.

I’m lovin’ it.

tee hee hee

Eddie Long, The Bishup of Pizza

October 15th, 2010
9:21 am

Why fret friends…come on down to Eddie Longs Brickhouse Christian Pizza Palace and relax with a slice of double pepperoni and cheese…AMAN?

Lets have some pizza and save some souls.

PS…Dayum, I hope the courts go easy on me.

JohnnyReb

October 15th, 2010
9:22 am

Based on the Conservative presence this morning; I say the Wave may be even bigger than projected. Gotta do some work. Regards

Plato

October 15th, 2010
9:22 am

Another ignorant diatribe of verbal diarrhea from Ms. Tucker.

Steve

October 15th, 2010
9:22 am

Is this the same David Axlerod who stated the Republicans were using campaign money donated from foreign interests; then indicated he didn’t need to prove anything; it was up to the Republicans to prove him wrong. I guess that’s about all the game he has left in his little bag of misinformation. His credibility is about as good as your’s CT.

crass realist

October 15th, 2010
9:22 am

It is truly a shame that you (and people like you) have the power to cancel the vote of thoughtful, informed people. I grieve for my country that you are so misinformed and have a platform to spew your vitriol to the great unwashed.

The divide is greater than ever and thanks to you (and people like you), the chasm just gets wider and wider.

To paraphrase The Reverend Wright, “not God Bless America, God HELP America!”

Gm

October 15th, 2010
9:22 am

Good Grief: What bill did the last Administration tried to pass for the people? Did anyone call you? no one call me, please save the fox news poll for the idiots.
Go tell that to a family that lost their job and has a sick child.

Kamchak

October 15th, 2010
9:23 am

wlw0911

October 15th, 2010
8:19 am

Your[sic] an idiot Cynthia…

You might wanna check your spelling before calling someone an idiot.

Just sayin’.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Just how many sock-puppets can one person create?

Geez.

Reality

October 15th, 2010
9:23 am

@Call It Right -

Huh???? Jobs were hemoraging way before Obama got into office. The federal deficit had ballooned way before Obama got into office. The financial/banking corruption was rampad before Obama got into office. For you to pin any of that on Obama is laughable!!!! Get a reality check there dude.

Oops...another hater

October 15th, 2010
9:23 am

“Some folks on this blog need to join the hillbilly comedy tour”

Yeppers. More hate filled bigoted comments from the loving tolerant left.

Timothy L. Pennell

October 15th, 2010
9:23 am

Is she retarded? I’m serious. Is she retarded? Are there any of these Affirmative Action “JournOlists” that have any sense? This Broad. Eugene – the Obama is God Infallible – Robinson. David Broders’ Black Counterpart – Clarence Page. Do these people have ANY IDEA how the world works? Do they have any idea what Entrepreneurship is? Or Capitalism? Have THEY ever Created a JOB. What about a Payroll? Have they ever had to make a Payroll? Have they ever RUN A BUSINESS? Where do they think everything at the store comes from? Do they have a Lawn Guy? A guy who cuts their lawn? Does anyone think that these ‘COMRADES’ pay him the prevailing UNION WAGE? Do they pay him a LIVING WAGE? What about his HEALTH CARE? Do they provide him, and whatever helpers he has, HEALTH CARE? RETIREMENT? Do they MATCH his 401K Payment?
NO. Of course they don’t. These things are for THEE and not for ME.
I began this by asking if she was Retarded. And, for that, I apologize. I apologize to all the Retarded people who are that way, through no fault of their own. These people, these Chocolate JournOlists, know exactly what they’re doing. They COMMUNISTS and SOCIALISTS, and they don’t like this Country. They think that the Good Guys LOST the Cold War, and if we’d only listen to the Jive Talking, Street Hustling, ex COKE HEAD, ex Bag Man for Richard Daley, in the White House, THEIR LIVES would be better, and the H*LL with you and me.

RGB

October 15th, 2010
9:24 am

Obama 2009:

“I don’t want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking,” the president said Thursday at a political rally in Virginia. “I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess.”

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
9:24 am

kamchak

apparently asshattery and multitasking are not mutually exclusive.

ctucker

October 15th, 2010
9:24 am

Timothy@9:23, You’ve gone much too far. You don’t get to suggest I’m retarded or call me a “broad.” You have no manners, so I’m banning you.

stands for decibels

October 15th, 2010
9:24 am

So when 60% of the country disapproves of a bill

please. Polling shows that when you drill down a bit, the actual objections are to the stuff that entails paying for stuff–the private health insurance coverage mandate, in particular. It simply proves the point Cynthia was making–had the Dems just said “screw it, we’ll legislate single payer, or at least a strong public option, through reconciliation” they’d be in better political shape now. working with Goopers on HCR hurt them.

Americans are fine with what’s actually accomplished with the bill.

We can argue over how/if the White House/Congress messaging machine screwed that up, but your repeated bleating over how it was an “unpopular bill” is nonsense. For all the sound and fury we’re hearing now, I’ll boldly predict that no future Republican congress is gonna do dick to change it.

and with that charming phraseology, I’m outa here. Sorry that so many conservatives can’t cope with reality. sorrier still that their votes, apparently, can be purchased so cheaply.

One and Done

October 15th, 2010
9:25 am

Can you say “Repudiation” Ms Tucker? As in the statement “the voters are about to issue a REPUDIATION of the Obama presidency.” How big a landslide do the Republicans have to win in November for you to admit the President has lost the support of the American people?

Good Grief

October 15th, 2010
9:25 am

Reality @ 9:15 – “Obama and the Democrats at least are making decisions that they sincerely believe are in the best interest of the American people – primarily the middle class. That is in stark contrast to the Republicans ”

i seem to recall Bill Maher, the beacon of humanistic liberalism, as saying that while he disagreed with and dang-near hated George Bush, he at least respected the fact that Bush was doing what he thought was right and he had the cajones to stick with it.

Keep It Real!

October 15th, 2010
9:25 am

Actually I believe none of these political jokers know what they are doing or how to get out of this mess.
We needed financial regulations
We needed Healthcare
We need to get our troops out of Afghanistan
We need to drop no child left behind
We need parents to be parents
We need to drop Don’t ask don’t tell
We need to work together as a team
We need to stop cutting taxes… Hey Bridges, roads, schools need to be maintain.
We need to stop corruption in all areas

You live by the Dollar you will die by the Dollar…

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
9:25 am

communists, socialists and muslims oh my!

watch out for falling houses…..

ctucker

October 15th, 2010
9:26 am

Bubba@8:12, You are not dumb enough to believe those are all separate instances, are you?

Tech Man

October 15th, 2010
9:26 am

Boy, ole Scott Brown replacing Ted Kennedy caused the elitist, progressive, liberals all of this? WOOHOO!

Paul Thomas

October 15th, 2010
9:27 am

Obama doesn’t WORK with anyone. Golf and vacations aren’t work. But when he met with Republicans he danced and preened about how he won the election and Republicans needed to work with him (as in, do exactly as I say). Cynthia Tucker is a blatant liar. But that’s typical of all liberals. At least she’s not attempting to be a journalist, just the water carrier of a loser.

ctucker

October 15th, 2010
9:27 am

Peadawg@7:50, What has changed about your health insurance coverage? Nothing? I didn’t think so. BTW, I never said this would lower premiums.

Moderate Line

October 15th, 2010
9:27 am

” In just a year and half, he’s accomplished an ambitious agenda that many presidents would envy.”
from Obama adds Wall Street reform to his record of accomplishments
6:48 am July 16, 2010, by ctucker

One minute Obama has accomplish an ambitiuous agenda that presidents would envy the next minute he is being stop by diabolically clever Republicans.

You can’t have it both ways either he is accomplishing an ambitous agenda that most presidents envy or he is being held up by Republicans.

Good Grief

October 15th, 2010
9:28 am

Gm @ 9:22 – I’ve noticed that it is difficult to have reasonable discussion and debate with liberals, because the first thing they do is start ridiculing and name-calling. Try as I might, sometimes it’s just not worth the effort to keep debating on this blog.

So I’ll turn your question around on you: What has this administration done for you? Are you like the lady at the DNC two years ago who actually thought Obama was going to pay her mortgage and put gas in her car if she voted for him?

Mitzymy

October 15th, 2010
9:28 am

We should be thankful to have a president who really cares about people. But all racist can do is note everything from the wrong side. What has gone wrong is because of the republicans, who can’t see past the color of his skin. They feel that they were once on top of the black man when they were slaves, and now we have to help him succeed. No one knew that God would allow this man to be President of the United States, and be smarter than the average person, and be able to keep on going despite all the resistance in the country. No one said a thing about how we got to this point and if it hadn’t been for Obama jumping in and rolling up his sleeves to start the process of coming out of the recession, we would all be in the soup line. You people are the pits!!

Paul

October 15th, 2010
9:28 am

Ms Tucker

Good call. Thanks.

I Report :-) You Whine :-( mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

October 15th, 2010
9:28 am

“I think the Republicans have been diabolically clever about how they’ve portrayed this,” Axelrod conceded.

Yesterday we were knuckle dragging neanderthals, so I guess this diabolical deal is an improvement.

We’re not trogs anymore, yeah!

doob

October 15th, 2010
9:28 am

when in doubt…call someone stupid (Bush, Palin, O’Donnel). If that doesn’t work..call them racist (Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, The Tea Party Movement).

The Politics of Personal Destruction. Democrat strategy 101.

Is it so hard to understand that Obama is just not a good leader. I’m sure he’s a swell guy & perhaps I’d like to have a beer with him on a personal level. But something tells me that if I did…I’d have to pick up the check.

Peadawg

October 15th, 2010
9:28 am

ctucker @ 9:26

You’re not dumb enough to really believe what you wrote, are you?

ctucker

October 15th, 2010
9:28 am

Booger@7:52, One-third of the stimulus bill was tax cuts, the biggest one-year tax cut in US history. I thought that the GOP liked tax cuts. But only three Republicans in all of Congress voted for the bill.

Aubrey

October 15th, 2010
9:28 am

The Socialist Party of Deceit is running for cover. They will pay dearly for their irresponsibility, ineptness and deception. This Center Right Nation will express their displeasure Nov 2 and in 2012 when the White House is fumigated.

Moderate Line

October 15th, 2010
9:28 am

I like how Cynthia takes Axlerod at his word.

It is hard to take seriously anything stated by one party against another. In essence Axlerod is saying the greatest mistake is underestimating how evil (diabolically clever) the Republican party is.

If you support Republicans there are two basic arguments the left uses either you are stupid or evil. However, this doesn’t do much at convincing people who disagree with you it only makes the people who agree with you feel better. The Republicans do the same with more emphasis on the evil.

ctucker

October 15th, 2010
9:29 am

Peadawg, You’ve gone too far with your no-so-clever crude language. If your vocabulary is no better than that, you’re banned.

Aubrey

October 15th, 2010
9:29 am

Barry Soetoro is the Manchurian President.

Tommy

October 15th, 2010
9:30 am

Week after week I wonder how dumb or racial can you comments become. Sometimes I shake my head and laugh and other and wonder how in the world they really let you work with so many people in the unenployement lines.
I’m not sure if you have noticed but Obama had control of both out houses for the the last two years. He did not need the republicans but he has made such a blundering mess he has less than twenty days to keep that control.
I really dont blame you for your idiot remarks. I blame the AJC they are the ones who continue to let a racist work and write an article every week. Sure I dont have to read it. But, I look forward to seeing how lame your article is each week. Who is to blame this time? Isn’t that the trend for your party? Its not my fault. Someone mistreated me or did not go along with NObama. You one sic lady!

ken R

October 15th, 2010
9:30 am

Stands for Decibels, actually I think you are wrong, our country is falling down in every major area,
Jobs, education, wealth and just about everything else. We are becoming little China, as they own a large piece of us and if they called in their debt we would be bankrupt.

Our dollar used to be approx. 35% more in value than Canadas and now we are even. Anyone on this blog who believes that we can keep spending the way that we are is just plain stupid.

Kalik

October 15th, 2010
9:31 am

I guess that it’s fair to say that Cynthia is only supporting Obama because he’s black.

Mr Right

October 15th, 2010
9:31 am

Cynthia Tucker
Obama tried too hard to work with Republicans

That’s a joke and you know it, C T.

Reality

October 15th, 2010
9:32 am

@Paul Thomas – If you are unhappy with the number of vacation days Obama has taken, what did you think of Bush? Bush took WAAYYY more days off than Obama!

Wait a Minute

October 15th, 2010
9:32 am

One would think that if all that CT wrote was true then re-election of ALL of the democrats would be a sure thing and that Obama’s approval ratings would be 100%. BUT, Obama’s ratings are near an all time low and the projections are that the Republicans will re-take the HOUSE and SENATE. Wonder, how the “party of no”, the evil republicans that do nothing but bad can somehow be the party favored?

The dems had the house, senate, and the presidency. a fillibuster proof majority and all they have seemed to do is tick-off America….

ctucker

October 15th, 2010
9:32 am

kerryb@8;25, The column was about Obama, not Democrats in Congress. Obama invited Congressional leaders to the White House to talk about health care reform. They said they wanted medical insurance reform. He said, OK, I’ll consider that, but what do I get in return? You know what they said. Nothing. There was silence.

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
9:33 am

tommy

error:

I’m not sure if you have noticed but Obama had control of both out houses for the the last two years.

TS

October 15th, 2010
9:33 am

CT- put down the crack pipe!

Aubrey

October 15th, 2010
9:34 am

Barry is no more than a Radical Street Agitator. He resents a strong America and Her Constitution. He is untrustworthy.

Reality

October 15th, 2010
9:34 am

@Mr. Right – I clearly recall the healthcare reform bill taking over 1 year to pass through Congress BECAUSE Obama tried to get republican votes. In other words, Obama was trying to work with those folks ‘across the isle.’

Did he have to? Not really. The Democrats controlled both houses. He COULD have rammed it through with no republican votes at all – kinda like what Reagon and Bush did.

However, and unfortunately, he has integrity and TRIED to work with republicans.

Lesson learned.

ctucker

October 15th, 2010
9:34 am

Logic 88@8:31, Do you lose your reading glasses? Show me where I wrote he “never blamed Bush.”

I Report :-) You Whine :-( mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

October 15th, 2010
9:34 am

WASHINGTON—A late effort by Democrats to match record fund raising by conservative organizations has come up short, leaving the party more reliant than usual on the campaign efforts of labor unions.

Let’s see, the dummycrats in Congress just appropriated billions of your children’s tax dollars to the unions and now they want it back to spend on their smear kkkampaigning.

And this is good?

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
9:34 am

wait a minute

error:

Obama’s ratings are near an all time low

Higher than reagans and clintons at end of year two.

Zoey

October 15th, 2010
9:34 am

Obama is a hard left, hard partisan liberal. It’s hard for me to imagine that Tucker is dumb enough to believe that Obama “tried too hard”. We must conclude that she is just telling a
Convienient lie.

D Farrow

October 15th, 2010
9:34 am

You Lie!!!!

Obama RAN as a uniter and politician that would transcend parties. In fact, he NEVER worked toward bi-partisan policies and he allowed Polosi and Reid to lead for him. He had the Democrat votes to pass ANYTHING he wanted at any time, but he nevery even achieved totoal support from his own party let alone republicans.

Obama’s problem is that he was led by the nose by the left-wing radicals of his own party. His real issue is that he was a novice and in way over his head. WHen he looks back, he will realize he never took the chance to lead. For the love of our contry, I hope we see better from him for the remainder of his term.

Joe

October 15th, 2010
9:35 am

Its clear now that Tucker is living in la la land…..

ctucker

October 15th, 2010
9:35 am

granny@8:42, yes, I knew that wasn’t you. How is the grandbaby?

Paul Thomas

October 15th, 2010
9:35 am

Why would anyone support the party of slave owners? The Democrats made educating blacks illegal during slavery, and today continue to educate blacks at the same level. Blacks in Detroit and DC get the same educations slaves got. The Democrats started the KKK and ended Reconstruction, Jim Crow laws and segregation are more Democrats contribution to black America. Woodrow Wilson ban the federal employment of blacks. A mojority of Democrats voted AGAINST the Civil Rights Acts while a majority of Republican’s voted FOR it. Democrats insist blacks are worthless and therefor need Affirmative Action. But don’t forget education. Democrats still refuse to allow blacks to get educations, just look at how stupid and dishonest this Cynthia Tucker is. Obama is a tool. Dumbest president ever, but that’s what affirmative action gets you.

crass realist

October 15th, 2010
9:35 am

Keep It Real!

I just love to read the moronic postings of people like you. How’s that Associate’s Degree from DeKalb College (oops, I mean Perimeter College) aka “13th Grade” working out for you?

Hey, everybody! Check out Keep It Real’s wonderful grammar and spelling!

“Now GOP are no longer going to give incentives to companies who moved there businesses out of the country…”

How can anyone take such an ignoramus seriously? The very sad thing is, this jerk has the right to VOTE! Again, I grieve for my country…

mac

October 15th, 2010
9:35 am

This Lady is simply dilusional.

Oops...another hater

October 15th, 2010
9:35 am

“But all racist can do is note everything from the wrong side. What has gone wrong is because of the republicans, who can’t see past the color of his skin. They feel that they were once on top of the black man when they were slaves, and now we have to help him succeed.” etc…

So by your logic God is allowing the racist whites to dethrone Obama and his agenda?

KMA

October 15th, 2010
9:35 am

Really? No, what Obama, Ried and Pelosi tried to do is bowl over the GOP with their super majorities. The only thing bi-partisan was opposition to a lot of Obama’s policies. Cap-and-Trade and Obamacare is about as LIBERAL an agenda one could have. And let’s not mention the 21% increase in spending. No. Obama didn’t try to work with GOP at all, he just tried to bowl them over.

Yo

October 15th, 2010
9:35 am

What do you expect from the “fish wrapper”…..that’s one reason I no longer waste my money as a subscriber.

ctucker

October 15th, 2010
9:36 am

Laurie@8:36, Thanks for your comment.

hughglass

October 15th, 2010
9:36 am

I understand the need for AAP to correct past injustice. I do not understand the need to create positions and offer employment to imbeciles like tucker. If she were white, she’d be flippin burgers.

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
9:36 am

sorry reality

but error:

Truth is need 60 to “control” senate.

Democrats had 60 senators for a few moths in 2009…..

ether

October 15th, 2010
9:36 am

umm… is this for real? did you actually write this? how far down that road does one have to be to actually, truly believe even one sentence of this? you die-hard believers in obama really are a parody of yourselves… gheezz

Joe

October 15th, 2010
9:36 am

No one in their right mind would agree with you Tucker. Obama never intended to work with Republicans.

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
9:36 am

months not moths…..

walliat

October 15th, 2010
9:36 am

this person lives in cloud cuckoo land.

Liberal Chicks are UGLY

October 15th, 2010
9:36 am

When I need to see the extreme version of left wing stupidity I come here and am never disappointed. Obama is the most partisan president who has ever held the post. But you’re to stupid to see facts. Allow me to shake the dust from my feet of this quagmire of dumbness.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm!

October 15th, 2010
9:37 am

CT are you an ostrich, because you obviously have your head in the sand.
Deeeeeeeep in the sand.

I usually try to ingore your obsessiveness with unrealism,
but the headline of this one I must admit, I could not pass up.

With a quick scan, I then moved on.

I have a hard time dealing with people who have agendas…..CT.

Joe

October 15th, 2010
9:37 am

Tucker is blocking me… LOL… You non debate fool!!!!

Reality

October 15th, 2010
9:37 am

@ken R -

I agree 100% with you on that. Spending got waaayyyy out of control during the Bush years because he pouring tons of money into the pentagon/military – and most of this money went directly to his wealthy friends with military contracts.

So, while the republicans seem more than willing to spend your tax dollars and run up the deficit on military they will fight tooth and nail to spend a penny on anything that will help the American people. How dare anyone even propose such a thing? Help the American people – no way! That’ll run up the deficit.

Cannot everyone see this?

Kamchak

October 15th, 2010
9:37 am

i seem to recall Bill Maher, the beacon of humanistic liberalism…

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

KMA

October 15th, 2010
9:38 am

When liberals get on the wrong side of public opinion, they ALWAYS play the race card. Sorry, but the guy on the Comedy Channel had it right: you’re over the credit limit on the race card.

williebkind

October 15th, 2010
9:38 am

It has happened! The progressive liberals see their power wanning and now you see how they behave. I am sure riots and violence will follow soon after the election. As soon as it take for the results to sink-in, the real faces of the progressive liberals will explode through out the media. We got a sample on the VIEW yesterday. It was funny.

walliat

October 15th, 2010
9:38 am

CT lives in cloud cuckoo land

tax payer

October 15th, 2010
9:39 am

Cynthia, I think on this one you are out of your mind. Obama is arrogant and it is going to lead to him to being compared to Jimmy Carter as president. Hopefully Ole Obama will get some quality work done when he is out of office-much like President Carter did.

dave

October 15th, 2010
9:39 am

Never underestimate the power of denial.

Walter

October 15th, 2010
9:39 am

Tucker lives in a fantasy world.

Good Grief

October 15th, 2010
9:39 am

While I was against the insane spending that Bush brought about (which we must remember he ahd a Democrat congress for the last two years) and I’m none too happy about Obama’s spending (must be because I’m racist, seeing as I’m white and he’s black, right?) I fail to see how continued government spending HELPS the American people. What we’re basically told, by liberals, is that the almighty government knows better than you how to spend your money.

Billybob

October 15th, 2010
9:40 am

Thanks for the enlightenment Tucker. MISERY DOES LOVE COMPANY TUCKER. Only you cannot incite or bring misery to conservatives with this drivel. I think this is the column that will win you the Pulitzer Prize FOR COMEDY!!!!Thank you for continuing to talk Cynthia Tucker. HAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
9:40 am

Ctucker

thanks for asking.

8.4 pounds of pure magic.

he has the most kissable chin I have ever seen….

how’s your toddler? keepin’ you running and laughing I bet.

Roxanna

October 15th, 2010
9:41 am

Does this woman work for this paper or the Obama administration? It was all talking points and twaddle. Obama loves bipartisanship like he loves the idea of a Republican takeover in November.

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

October 15th, 2010
9:41 am

“got a sample on the VIEW yesterday. It was funny.”

LOL…I too saw a clip from yesterdays “The View” crapfest. Whoopi and that other chick stompin around like little 4 year olds. Both of them need their pants taken down and be given a good spanking like the children they are.

Barb Wah Wah called it like it was and called them both down for their childish behavior.

KMA

October 15th, 2010
9:42 am

@Reality

spending? Really? Yes, the GOP spent like drunken sailors…look where it got them. Bush’ largest deficit was 400+ billion and was in his last year (with a Dem controlled Congress I might add). Now, with a Dem president unwilling to stop the spending, and instead, egg it on, the deficits are 1.3 TRILLION. Almost 4 times as much as Bush’s deficit. The increase in spending is 21% and it does not included the ’stimulus’ money spent. Dems spend like drunken sailors on STERIODS.

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
9:42 am

And what you are seeing here is how easily it would be to run a Republican’s campaign. The nonsense that Ms. Tucker wrote this morning has been obliterated by the conservatives on here.

Enjoy your majority, libs. Granny keep making your funny little remarks.

You guys are toast.

williebkind

October 15th, 2010
9:42 am

Oh no you two are mulitplying? Somebody please make more baby republicans.

CT = Delusion

October 15th, 2010
9:42 am

I am truly worried about Tucker.

She usually just does some copy and paste hack job pulling quotes and nonsense polls that she uses to lambaste Fox News and Bush. Towing the (D) Party and AJC Company line is her meal ticket. Throwing in the racism rants earns her an extra cookie now and then.

No copy and paste today…all her own words. What exactly are you being offered for this one Tucker? What is the quid pro quo for todays load of dung?

Tech Man

October 15th, 2010
9:42 am

ctucker
October 15th, 2010
9:32 am

CT- your comments below are at best a mischaracterization of Obama and health care. I followed Obamacare closely and you are totally wrong.

——-
“invited Congressional leaders to the White House to talk about health care reform. They said they wanted medical insurance reform. He said, OK, I’ll consider that, but what do I get in return? You know what they said. Nothing. There was silence.”

Mr Right

October 15th, 2010
9:42 am

ctucker

October 15th, 2010
9:26 am

Bubba@8:12, You are not dumb enough to believe those are all separate instances, are you?

Peadawg

October 15th, 2010
9:28 am

ctucker @ 9:26

You’re not dumb enough to really believe what you wrote, are you?

ctucker

October 15th, 2010
9:29 am

Peadawg, You’ve gone too far with your no-so-clever crude language. If your vocabulary is no better than that, you’re banned.

It would appear like he was following your lead !

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Steve S.

October 15th, 2010
9:44 am

In all his 150 plus majoe speeches since election, Obama never once missed an opportunity to dismiss, degrade, derogate or deride Republiccans. His own words to the opposition shortly after taking office were, “We won, get over it!” Yes – he gave every chance to Republicans to agree with him and gain the shelter of his embrace but this is not what “working” with them is supposed to mean. Each example cited by Ms. Tucker of Obama’s willingness to compromise is actually just shallow window dressing which if accepted by Republican’s would have meant selling out their principles and providing Obama with cover fo his claim of post-partisanship. I challenge Ms. Tucker to examine the major public addresses of both President Bush and President Obabma in their first two years and tell us who in fact was the more polarizing.

Good Grief

October 15th, 2010
9:44 am

Granny, are you going to foist your liberal sensibilities on your grandchild or are you going to allow said grandchild to choose their own path concerning political ideology?

Steve

October 15th, 2010
9:45 am

You gotta be kidding me………….he’s had s on interest at heart…………he should have listened at what the American people has been saying…….HE’S A FAILURE………

BDGeorgia

October 15th, 2010
9:45 am

Cynthia, you’re just affirming the point….. “blame it on the other guy” is what incompetent leaders do and it’s what incompetent yet empowered journalists do as well. POTUS is reaping the poison ivy that he planted with arrogance during his campaign and the first two years of his presidency. While you and others from the left are reacting to the inevitable political consequences, sadly, we all lose in this situation. While the November elections will simply empower both parties to stagnate any real progress left or right, fortunately the anti-colonialist agenda of the President will be countered.

When is the AJC going to move you into an emeritus position?

An Auburn Classmate

Max

October 15th, 2010
9:45 am

Are you serious Cynthia? Have you been paying attention the last 2 years?

Red Hill Rebel

October 15th, 2010
9:45 am

How the AJC can pay someone to spew far left views ever time they write is beyond me.
Unless ?

Boogoer Presley

October 15th, 2010
9:46 am

Im sorry but this left side of the aisle poo flinging will not help you. You have less than 30 days to get it right. I suggest you get started.

Jimmy

October 15th, 2010
9:46 am

It cracks me up that there are partisans out there who buy into this line of thinking. Obama has had lopsided majorities in Congress for his entire term in office, including a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate for his entire first year (and quite frankly, any piece of sensible legislation would be able to pull Olympia Snowe or Susan Collins into the fold). The Republicans couldn’t block anything Obama wanted to do! The only thing bipartisan about Obama has been the opposition to his policies. He hasn’t been able to get his entire party on board because, quite frankly, even the Democrats know garbage legislation when they see it, and some of them weren’t willing to walk the plank (and take the country with it) by voting for it.

Besides, can you name ONE way that he changed ObamaCare at Republicans’ request? Me neither. So don’t give us this BS about how ObamaCare would have passed so much more quickly if Obama hadn’t tried so hard to work with Republicans. All he did was have a photo-op meeting with them to tell them why they needed to support his bill while Paul Ryan destroyed him with facts and arguments to which Obama had no response. The rest of the delay was caused by his inability to get enough people in his majority to commit political suicide by voting for that garbage

Malcolm X

October 15th, 2010
9:46 am

Most of these responses are typical of right-wing, Southern, hate-mongering, racists!! You country bumpkins spew your disdain for ANYONE who supports this president. I’ve read lots of sarcasm in your words, but no substance! The Republicans vote en masse against this president b/c they want him to fail, but it also has the effect of making the uneducated think that if THAT many Republicans voted against his policies, then he must REALLY be screwing things up! He has offered an olive branch almost every time new legislation is proposed……….if not for the obstructionist-enabling filibuster in the Senate, there would be hundreds of new policies enacted – to get us out of this mess! Now, even his supporters, who were spell-bound by their emotions during his campaign and ignored his warnings that solving this economic crisis would probably take more than one term (read: SEVERAL YEARS – NOT LESS THAN TWO). We all know why the REPUBLICAN Tea Party became so prominent during this administration………don’t know………well it’s got something to do with Obama’s bloodline………yep, I played the race card again…….commence to whining. If George Bush was such a horrible president (with evidence to prove it), where was the Tea Party (we-want-our-country-back) then?

There, I said it……….now let the crying begin……..

Paul

October 15th, 2010
9:46 am

Ms Tucker

“Obama invited Congressional leaders to the White House to talk about health care reform. They said they wanted medical insurance reform. He said, OK, I’ll consider that, but what do I get in return? You know what they said. Nothing. There was silence.”

By “medical insurance reform’ do you mean ‘tort reform’?

If so, I suppose we’re to infer that:

Tort reform was something Pres Obama was opposed to, as he didn’t include it in his proposals (not surprising, given that Howard Dean said the trial lawyers own the Democratic Party.

That Pres Obama was not willing to adopt an idea because it was a good idea on its merits, but was willing to adopt a good idea only if he got something in payback.

That Pres Obama was willing to adopt a bad idea, even if it had major negative repercussions, as long as he got a large enough payoff?

Greg

October 15th, 2010
9:47 am

One can only presume this column is a tongue-in-cheek semi-joke right? Designed to shock and inspire outrage. Unbelievable if it’s not. The leftist, racialist solidarity crowd refuses to confront that fact the emperor has no clothes.

This column just proves that anybody with the right background (not qualifications) can get into J school and get their own column. Probably couldn’t get into law school huh?

The Nerve

October 15th, 2010
9:47 am

I am still stunned by the sheer nonsense of this article. It should be on “Really!” with Seth and Amy on SNL. Really!!

JenP.

October 15th, 2010
9:47 am

“Most economists have credited the stimulus package with creating jobs and helping to end the recession,”

–You are out of your tree! Many of my customers are still out of work, with no end in sight, so guess where that leaves my business? You are very ignorant to reality.

Real people are being ruined out here, people who have spent decades working for a goal that has been gradually wiped out over the last two years as this recession grinds on.

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

–It wasn’t the Republicans who needed to be bought off with back-room deals. Turns out that simply saying ‘no’ to a bad bill isn’t as disgusting to the American people as selling out your constituents for baubles.

A new stripe of Republicans- conservative ones- are going to sweep Congress in two weeks. And when they do, I hope they investigate every dirty nook and cranny in the White house and Legislature.

Roberto

October 15th, 2010
9:47 am

Robert @ 8:48

She’s talking to to dumbest people in America. Smart, hard-working Americans don’t get much riff from her.

satterfield

October 15th, 2010
9:47 am

your tripe is unbelievable. enjoy the election. this is jst a prelude until 2012

Emmmanuel Daniel

October 15th, 2010
9:48 am

It appears a majority of your readers, Cynthia, have not gotten over the election of President Obama to office. He will be re-elected for his good works – healthcare reform; keeping the promise of ending the Iraq war; confronting terror where it inhabits in Afghanistan instead of chasing oil boom in Iraq, turning the economy around, even in the face of reckless opposition from the GOP and their right-wing radicals. Radicals only think politics of untruths and divisiveness. They wil not get control of Congress.

Oops...another hater

October 15th, 2010
9:48 am

“Most of these responses are typical of right-wing, Southern, hate-mongering, racists!! You country bumpkins spew your disdain for ANYONE who supports this president”

The tolerant left bigots are today really showing their sweet-side.

Reality

October 15th, 2010
9:49 am

@KMA – I don’t disagree with you. My point is….. spending on what?

The Bush republicans over spent on the pentagon primarily to get their friends wealthy through military contracts. They wasted billions of tax dollars. But, listen to the complaints at the time (cricket, cricket, cricket).

The Obama democrat spending has been to help the American people survive this recession. I’m not going to argue the effectiveness of it or not – it’s not the point. The point is that at least they are spending in an effort to help the American people. At least the spending isn’t an attempt to line the pockets of their friends.

Do we need to get spending under control – of course. Should we cut money going to help the American people first? No way!

Voting for republican is a vote for more corruption, more spending of tax money to go to their ‘friends’, and less money to help the American people. Sorry, but who would vote for such a person? Evidently Georgia citizens.

I see that Deal is leading for governor. This is a person so corrupt that he was effectively kicked out of Congress. This is a person so corrupt that he has already been caught siphoning money away from his campaign into his own pocket. This is a person so corrupt that he refuses to reveal his tax returns.

Way to go, Georgia!

bobbcat

October 15th, 2010
9:49 am

BO compromised alright, from the time he said “We won, I’ll trump you on that.”

Doug in Johns Creek

October 15th, 2010
9:50 am

Ms. Tucker, why not cut-out the middleman and just let David Axelrod write your column? The AJC could certainly use the the savings your salary would represent.

Billybob

October 15th, 2010
9:51 am

Even Tucker’s watchdogs can’t defend her ‘wisdom’ today. A little embarrassing isn’t it guys and gals…..

Reality

October 15th, 2010
9:51 am

@JenP – Hummm. So, are you saying that Reagon and the 2 Bushes were not “conservative” republican? Just askin’.

Uncle Jimmy

October 15th, 2010
9:51 am

“The Obama democrat spending has been to help the American people survive this recession. I’m not going to argue the effectiveness of it or not – it’s not the point.”

Uh no. Im afraid lack of effectiveness is exactly the point which further confirms Obama is out of touch or doesnt know what he is doing.

Steven Marshall

October 15th, 2010
9:53 am

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA….HOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHO…….HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE……….

Rapper T.I.

October 15th, 2010
9:53 am

What’s up y’all. This’s T.I., and I’m hear to tell you that whatever you’re going through can’t be that bad.
Give yourself a chance to work through it and God will show you the solution.
It takes a string man to stay and fight, but only a weak man ends his life too short.
Stay strong.
Peace.

JIm

October 15th, 2010
9:54 am

This lady is serious isn’t she? I thought she was kidding at first

Chad

October 15th, 2010
9:54 am

Enter your comments here

ramsey

October 15th, 2010
9:54 am

I burst out laughing when I read the headline. Thanks for your insight Ms. Tucker.

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
9:54 am

Granny, C Tucker

I know that you both love your kids. (Grand baby for you, granny)

So when the child starts in school, who will be better to decide what the child should eat, wear, the way they should think and act, you or the bureaucrats in Washington?

When you support a political party that wants to control everything in your life and your children’s life, you have to give up those rights for your own children. Will that be OK with you?

Don’t ever forget: bureaucrats are faceless. The person deciding the future of your child could be someone just like me, or it could actually be me. I could easily have more control and power over your child than you.

Is this what you want? Faceless, nameless people that you will never meet or be able to confront making decisions for your children. Is that what you want?

I know that you are going to deny this will ever happen. My kids went to elementary school in the early 90s and it was a constant fight to keep the bureaucrats out of our lives. I couldn’t imagine what it would be like now. AND NEVER FORGET: ACCORDING TO THE PRESIDENT THAT YOU BOTH WORSHIP, UNIONS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE EDUCATION OF YOUR CHILDREN.

Don’t ever forget that the people that you support are the same people that stopped a great program in Washington DC that was helping gifted children is now toast because of Obama’s connections with the unions.

Try to think, Ladies. I might do you some good.

Nancy

October 15th, 2010
9:54 am

Seriously, CT?????? What happened to the sign Harry Truman had for the desk in the oval office? The one that read, “The buck stops here.” It still applies.

Whats Important

October 15th, 2010
9:55 am

Today is the official end of Cynthia Tucker being considered anything more than a shill for the liberal left. It should also end her career as an editorial writer for the AJC.

jt

October 15th, 2010
9:55 am

Obama just needs to “man-up”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Even if he does throw a baseball like a girl.

JohnBoy

October 15th, 2010
9:55 am

Yeah – why wouldn’t the Republicans support a $830B stimulus, fin-reg that will reduce lending and a healthcare bill based on phony numbers?

Obama out-sourced the bills to Congress. Obey wrote the stimulus, Baucus wrote the healthcare bill and Dodd/Frank wrote the Dodd-Frank bill. While Baucus did try to get Grassley on board, Obey and Dodd/Frank had little interest in conservative input.

Obama just showed up after all of the work was done, made a speech that Axe wrote and then blamed Republicans.

A REAL leader would have drafted his own bill with input from both sides and twisted arms to get it done. Think of LBJ with Civil Rights. Obama is too lazy and cautious to draft his own bills. Hard to get others on board when you have no plan.

chris orth

October 15th, 2010
9:56 am

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

What???? Do you have brain damage??? When has Mr. Obama failed to blame anything on his predecessor?

Zeke

October 15th, 2010
9:56 am

C.T., I thought you might have some small grain of relevancy, but, obviously I was wrong! The only way Obama, or for that fact, any democrat left wing socialist, would have bipartisanship, is if conservatives and republicans simply capitulated and approved of all their left wing socialist spread the wealth agenda! That simply reinforces the fact that you cannot compromise with liberals! Liberalism is a cancerous disease that must be stamped out to save the USA!!!

REDNECKITUDE

October 15th, 2010
9:56 am

Take a deep breath and let it out you Racist Bigot Welfare Republicans! The last time I checked Republicans were against people sitting round collecting welfare and doing nothing to earn their keep. The party of DO NOTHING will even support IM NOT A CROOK DEAL to be GOVERNOR. There is a lack of integrity in the Republican party that Americans don’t respect PERIOD.

Tech Man

October 15th, 2010
9:56 am

I cannot believe how Obama has bailed on his party right before the election.

During health care the mantra was
* vote for health care over your constituents in town hall meetings
* we will campaign for you
* be tough the President needs your support

Now their political lives are endangered and what is Obama doing? Caving in!

Leadership at it’s finest!

urright

October 15th, 2010
9:56 am

Enter your comments here

reddawg

October 15th, 2010
9:57 am

I am not sure what this piece is, but it sure as heck isn’t journalism, it is a biased article with the sole intent of being a homer for Obama. I can’t believe that this woman gets paid for this!

Jim Bob

October 15th, 2010
9:57 am

“Remember death panels? Government-funded abortions? Rationing?”

I love how these Republican issues are presented as red herrings when they are totally correct.

DEATH PANELS AND RATIONING: Fact — giving 30 million people basically free or highly subsidized insurance will cost money, money that will no longer go to the care of the people that were receiving it (see the $500 billion reduction in Medicare to fund the expansion of insurance to the uninsured). That will lead to rationing based on cost/benefit analyses by government bureaucrats (see David Berwick, who is now trying to figure out how to make Medicare get buy with $500 billion less in funding). Those bureaucrats who will decide when Grandma gets the costly operation that will extend her life or when she will just get the pain pill are the “death panels.”

GOV’T FUNDED ABORTIONS — Fact: the law now allows for the Dept of Health and Human Resources to determine what benefits insurance policies must have to qualify for the insurance exchanges. If Secretary Sebelius determines policies must cover abortions, then they must. And since the gov’t will subsidize purchase of policies under this law, you will have gov’t funded abortion. Obama’s executive order purporting to prohibit it is patently unconstitutional political stunt and will be knocked out by abortion proponents at their earliest convenience.

Besides, the law was passed 6 months ago and all of the horribleness it will create will occur years hence.

You really should stop propagandizing and deal in facts.

Wow....Reall?

October 15th, 2010
9:57 am

Cynthia,
I’m sure that you don’t read these comments, but i have to ask what did our president compromise on. If the past two years have been about trying to find common ground, then we all have a thing or two to learn about the middle. Spending is at an all time high, more unfunded social programs, more government regulations, less personal freedom, and an overall disdain for the people that you represent. I don’t think that those items are form the GOP play book. For what it is worth, he needed no GOP votes to advance his party agenda. Lets just have a little TRUTH in advertising.

bonnie dudley

October 15th, 2010
9:57 am

Is this an Onion report? What a complete joke.

Ellsworth

October 15th, 2010
9:57 am

ROTFLOL. You have to wonder if Ms.Tucker believes what she’s writing, or if she’s strictly fiction these days. Pretty convenient to forget about super majorities in both Houses of Congress. Our president didn’t need a single R to pass anything – he just needed all the Dems to get in line. That was one of the problems. There were a few Dems who remembered they had to go back home to get re-elected. Or they finally just let themselves be bought and then threw in the towel – Stupak ring a bell with anyone? Can’t blame this on the Rs. Mr. Obama – and Ms. Tucker – need to look at their own party. And yes . . . . Ms. Tucker is every bit the Democrat that Mr. Obama is.

Dan

October 15th, 2010
9:58 am

You lose all credibility when you shill so blatantly for either party. The idea that health care could have passed without debate if Obama hadn’t reached out to Olympia Snow is not only untrue- the effort to make the case is sad. In fact it was Democrats in the Senate- Joe Leiberman and Ben Nelson who disagreed with Obama. If anything Obama avoided the kind of bipartisan conference on health care that he promised during the campaign. When was the now famous bipartisan “CSPAN” conference? In February of 2010? And afterall the Republicans are the opposition party. Why are you deriding them for doing what their constituents expect-opposing?

Not_Chicken_Little

October 15th, 2010
9:58 am

Is it possible that she really believes what she writes? Is she a fool, or a knave? Or a knavish fool, or a foolish knave? Whatever, Cynthia demonstrates yet again, “You can’t fix stupid”.

Ben Waitin

October 15th, 2010
9:58 am

You have to wonder – what happened to journalism in America? I mean, this woman cannot really believe the drivel that she’s writing. It’s impossible, isn’t it? The “total bias” explanation is far more easy to take than the alternative, which is that an entire generation of journalists are just simply morons. I’ve never seen anything so SHILL and mindless as today’s liberal writer.

Paul

October 15th, 2010
9:59 am

Nancy

“What happened to the sign Harry Truman had for the desk in the oval office? The one that read, “The buck stops here.” ”

Pres Bush took it with him.

Billybob

October 15th, 2010
9:59 am

Hey Tucker,
“DOJ requests that a judge allow the military to continue enforcing its Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy”…….as usual your instincts are ‘a little’ off. I will say that today’s post will incite to produce an all time high in posts, so congrats at least on that ma’am.

pwtala

October 15th, 2010
10:00 am

Cynthia you never fail to disappoint with your stupid articles…keep them coming and the GOP will coast into the house and senate and gain control of both and I for one will be dancing in the streets when that happens.

Humbucker

October 15th, 2010
10:00 am

What a crock….what kind of reality does this woman live in ? She has been sucking off the same Obo hookah as Eugene Robinson

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
10:01 am

Reality

– - I’m not going to argue the effectiveness of it or not – it’s not the point. – -

It’s not the point?

And you call yourself reality?

TRY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM ABOUT TO SAY:

Promises mean nothing.

Promises mean nothing.

Promises mean nothing.

When are liberals going to start looking at results instead of these asinine promises. I mean really, being gullible is cute at times, but you gotta start living in the real world.

Results ARE EVERYTHING.

Again, pay very close attention to what I am about to say:

When promises are broken, that makes them lies. The democrats lied when they said that spending a trillion dollars was going to help the country.

Promises mean nothing.

Promises mean nothing.

Promises mean nothing.

Promises mean nothing.

Promises mean nothing.

Promises mean nothing.

Promises mean nothing.

Promises mean nothing.

Promises mean nothing.

Promises mean nothing.

Promises mean nothing.

Promises mean nothing.

Promises mean nothing.

Promises mean nothing.

Promises mean nothing.

How long are you going to keep defending those pathetic liars?

JDW

October 15th, 2010
10:01 am

Bush’ largest deficit was 400+ billion and was in his last year ”

Not quite it was 400 billion plus the 700 Billion TARP for a total of 1.1 Trillion. Additionally he left in place a budget that if left untouched was estimated to generate a 1.2 Trillion deficit in 2009. Actual nums were $1.4. So Obama’s impact on the 2009 budget was 200 billion.

Before Obama Took Office, The FY 2009 Deficit Was Projected At $1.2 Trillion. According to the Washington Times: “President-elect Barack Obama vowed Wednesday to tackle Social Security and Medicare spending as this year’s deficit was projected to reach $1.2 trillion and with Congress preparing to run that figure even higher with its economic recovery package. [...] The Congressional Budget Office announced a projected fiscal 2009 deficit of $1.2 trillion even if Congress doesn’t enact any new programs.” The paper added: “About the only person who was silent on the deficit projection was Mr. Bush, who took office facing a surplus but who saw spending balloon and the country notch the highest deficits on record.” [Washington Times, 1/8/09; emphasis added]

Tech Man

October 15th, 2010
10:01 am

Emmmanuel Daniel
October 15th, 2010
9:48 am

Yep and many of those that were forced to support his wacky ideas will have lost their political careers waiting on Obama to come to their rescue.
Obama is a typical old time politician that requires others to fall on the sword for him because he cares about himself first and foremost.

Oops...another hater

October 15th, 2010
10:03 am

“Take a deep breath and let it out you Racist Bigot Welfare Republicans!”

Seems another one has confirmed what we already knew.

LOL!!! Keep it coming HATERS!!

ED F

October 15th, 2010
10:03 am

This is just about the funniest thing I have ever read from a newspaper.
It is all about Lack of experience, not having tough enough skin to handle pressure, and trusting the WRONG people.
This is why He has failed so Far!!!!!

The rest is politics 101.

Steve

October 15th, 2010
10:03 am

The rough and tumble nature of our political system is nothing new. It’s been with us since the beginning. The challenge for a leader is to work with this system to move the country forward. Unfortunately this president has failed at his leadership challenge. I, for one, am in support of health care reform that makes sense. But like many others, I didn’t like having the the current law shoved down my throat. The approach for such a complex issue should have been incremental. Instead, our naive and myopic leader had to be a hero; hubris is the term that comes to my mind. In the process he has trampled on a lot of the people who make this country run and now, hopefully, he will pay the price. Basically it’s a failure in leadership. No one said the job would be easy; he said he could do it, he has done some of it, but overall, I am sorely disappointed and angry.

Underwhelmed

October 15th, 2010
10:03 am

I am left almost speechless after reading this. Ms. Tucker are you getting enough oxygen to your brain? Did you eat paint chips as a kid? Seriously, you have not only embarrassed yourself but also the Journal Constitution and all those associated with it.

T-Town

October 15th, 2010
10:03 am

I must say Ms. Tucker, you really shook the pop can up and the “bubbles” from both sides came forth. Nothing like get us ready for the weekend with an article that gets the blood pressure up.

urright

October 15th, 2010
10:03 am

MS. Tucker:

Thank you for a very interesting, balanced, thoughtful article. While I do not agree with every thing you say in your article, it appears logical and rational to me. As American we need to get beyond liberal and conservative and view policies in terms of what is best for Americans.

One more response: The name calling causes me to question the motivation behind the comment.

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
10:04 am

NIF

Wow…you are one paranoid old guy.

Don’t worry though punkin, I’ll make Baby G aware that people like you exist, and that he should be polite, but crazy and paranoid is
not a career choice – so steer clear.

Snarkwoofhund

October 15th, 2010
10:04 am

Cynthia Tucker is a proven racist.

Reality

October 15th, 2010
10:04 am

@Nothing is free -

Grow up. Repeating a sentence multiple times and taking up more blog space means nothing. Debating if a program is effect or not has nothing to do with the point I was making.

I wasn’t even making a point about “promises” although you deemed it necessary to repeat that.

I was making a point about how the programs put in place by Obama (not promises) were towards HELPING AMERICAN PEOPLE. Get it?

Elliott

October 15th, 2010
10:04 am

What are you smoking girl? Obama has not reached out the the GOP at all. Can’t wait till 2012 to get rid of him.

JimJ

October 15th, 2010
10:05 am

Dem idea of comprimise. Do it my way, look we have bi-partisan. Pathetic. Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, author.

Tech Man

October 15th, 2010
10:06 am

JDW
October 15th, 2010
10:01 am

As I recollect Obama and his staff were invited to all those budget meetings, inputted their thoughts and agreed on the outcome. Something that should be done for and with every new President unlike how Clinton’s staff acted.

Mallory

October 15th, 2010
10:06 am

President Obama’s failure is the result of not working with the people. His policies have been a total failure. Anyone with a brain can see it.

In the magazine article [TIMES], Mr. Obama reflects on his presidency, admitting that he let himself look too much like “the same old tax-and-spend Democrat,” realized too late that “there’s no such thing as shovel-ready projects”

He’s been shoveling manure since day one and it stinks.

Kelvin

October 15th, 2010
10:07 am

Cynthia, it’s funny that I was just thinking of this same topic the other day. One of Obama’s mistakes was trying to have a level of civility that simply does exist in the world of politics today. The comments on this blog are a prime example of that. They type of discourse that Obama seeks with Republicans is years into the future if it is to ever come again. What frustrates his supporters on the left and independents such as me who supported him is that he seems to start negotiations with the right at a compromised position. Start healthcare asking for single payer system and perhaps you end up with a government option. There is a war going on out there and the other side is playing for keeps.

However, Cynthia Obama’s biggest mistake was trying to pursue such a large agenda in this economic climate. I know the centerpiece of his campaign for the presidency was reforming healthcare, but when the economy collapsed in the fall of 2008, that changed things. He should have been honest with the American people and said we are going to get spending under control which means a lot of you are going to have to go through tough times. Politicians, both Republicans and Democrats can’t seem to say as a country many of are going to have to suffer. That is why fight wars are fought on money borrowed from China, because the American people can’t suffer. That is why we have unfunded mandates in Medicare part D, because it would be too hard on the American people to try and figure out how to pay for it now. That is why we have tax cuts that add trillions of dollars to the deficit, but are supported by the same people who say Congress and the Whitehouse spending habits are out of control.

Someday, some politician either in this Whitehouse or the next will tackle the issue of deficits. I guarantee you here today that what you will hear is that the same politicians who are talking about out of control Washington spending will be saying that the government doesn’t care about seniors because they are trying to cut Medicare, or the Whitehouse is putting our national security at risk because they want to cut military spending. Everyone agrees with cutting spending until it comes to spending that affects their district or state. Nevertheless, Obama needs to find the political will to go against his own party if necessary and cut back on spending and get the economy spiraling upward. The economy which has improved since he took office, but is now flat, is the only issue that can defeat him in the 2012 election. I know this is the worst recession we have seen since the 1930’s, but this is why he was elected. If Obama doesn’t get the economy going in the right direction I will have a difficult time supporting him again.

lsjogren

October 15th, 2010
10:07 am

I’m surprised that journalists these days are so devoid of any sense of professional pride that they reduce themselves to putting out ludicrous commentary that just screams out to the public “I am not a journalist, I am a deranged whack job”.

JDW

October 15th, 2010
10:07 am

“When are liberals going to start looking at results instead of these asinine promises. I mean really, being gullible is cute at times, but you gotta start living in the real world. ”

I completely agree. The Republicans have been selling us a bill of goods starting with Reagan. They have promised smaller government, lower taxes and fiscal restraint. Instead they have led us down a road of larger government and horrendous deficits.

Take a look at who has grown the government in the last 40 years…

1. Republicans Nixon and Ford increased spending by 43% or 21.5% per term
2. Republican George HW Bush increased spending by 18% in one term
3. Democrat Jimmy Carter increased spending by 13% over one term
4. Republican George W Bush increased spending by 25% or 12.5% per term
5. Republican Ronald Reagan increased spending by a total of 25% or 12.5% per term
6. Democrat Lyndon Johnson increased spending by a total of 24% or 12% per term
7. Democrat Bill Clinton increased spending by a total of 9% or 4.5% per term. BTW this was largely a result of Pay as You Go which was passed in 1993 prior to the Republicans gaining control of the Congress. One of George W Bush’s first acts was to have this repealed.

Bill Clinton created and implemented a workable blueprint for balancing the budget…First, all new non-mandatory spending must be funded and second taxes must be at an appropriate level to support the spending. These two principles taken together have already proven that the budget can be balanced and economic growth encouraged.

I squarely blame George W Bush and the rest of the Republican party for moving away from this proven solution and leading our country to the current fiscal condition.

How long do the Republicans get a free pass for preaching smaller government and fiscal responsibility while doing the exact opposite?

Vince

October 15th, 2010
10:08 am

…and I suppose you think the Democrats were just hunky dory with Bush and never criticized him or refused to go along with his ideas? Right?

Hypocrisy, my dear, at it’s worst.

Chuck

October 15th, 2010
10:09 am

Malcome X @ 9:46 “If George Bush was such a horrible president (with evidence to prove it), where was the Tea Party (we-want-our-country-back) then?—-President Bush left office with a 22% approval rating. The most recent Gallup Poll has the percentage of Americans who consider themselves “conservative” at 40% and moderate at 20%. At least republicans were intellectually honest to call a spade a spade (he spent money like a democrat). I couldn’t help but notice that Obama’s approval numbers among African Americans are still over 90%. Pretty unbelievable numbers for a horrible president (plenty of evidence to prove it).

Reality

October 15th, 2010
10:09 am

Step back and read the comments here. It is very sad.

Most every one which is against CT spouts total crap. By crap, I mean insults or opinions without any reasoning or facts.

I feel this is what ‘these people’ have learning from FOX news. ‘These people’ are simply echoing the style of this fictional entertaining station that they likely watch exculsively.

How very sad….. for America…..

Cheesehead17

October 15th, 2010
10:09 am

Is this satire?

DemsStink

October 15th, 2010
10:09 am

You know what?
I’m sick and tired of every black blindly supporting whatever that idiot muslim does.
Like Eugene Robinson and this dumb b!tch.
Blacks are the true racists.
First and last black president, ever.

The Political puddin stick

October 15th, 2010
10:10 am

Thank god this woman was run out of Georgia. To bad she helped distroy what was ONCE an OK newspaper before she hit the state line.

lovelyliz

October 15th, 2010
10:10 am

“Opposition Republicans are using the delaying tactic at a record-setting pace.

“The numbers are astonishing in this Congress,” says Jim Riddlesperger, political science professor at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

In the 110th Congress of 2007-2008, with Republicans in the minority, there were a record 112 cloture votes. In the current session of Congress – the 111th – for all of 2009 and the first two months of 2010 the number already exceeds 40.

djaymick

October 15th, 2010
10:10 am

The biggest legislative “victories” that this Admininstration has claimed involved no GOP input. The MSM love to say that 1/3 of the stimulus plan was for tax breaks, which is a GOP stance. However, this is part of the redistribution scheme. With the healthcare bill, not one GOP idea was adopted. The Senate passed this bill in December to the shagrin of the MSM and a majority of Democrats who wanted universal healthcare. Only when Brown won in Massachusetts did the Democrats realize that they couldn’t pass the reoform and resorted to underhanded means to accomplish that. This writer wants people to forget that the Democrats had a 60 seat majority in the Senate and a 43 seat advantage in the House. They didn’t need GOP support and could have passed it at any time. The biggest problems with passing this bill was the abortion issue, which was never addressed in the first place. It took an executive decision by the President to address this concern.
To get a true sense of how the Democrats see any opposition to anything they do, look at the articles regarding Bill O’Reilly and the View. When liberals have nothing to argue on, they just turn a deaf ear or walk away. This is the best example of what we’ve seen in the last 20 months.

Boulder County Independent

October 15th, 2010
10:10 am

Denial. Absolute denial.

If Mr. Obama and his political advisors honestly thought GOPers were going to simply lie down while his administration and his Congress took over health care, nationalized two major industrial firms, and beat up on the very same lenders they (and their Progressive predecessors) strong-armed into lending money to the uncreditworthy — they have chosen the wrong line of work.

I’m sorry, Ms. Tucker, but Mr. Obama, Ms. Pelosi, and Mr. Reid have made a very common political mistake — They mistook a rejection of Bush Neoconservatism for a mandate in support of a “Newer Deal” quantum leap to the left.

Welcome to the real world…where many of us still believe that Washington works for us — not the other way around.

Equality 7-2521

October 15th, 2010
10:11 am

Are you joking Cynthia?

Remember the Health Care Meeting between the Republicans and Democrats? Obama sat in the middle of his party members and told John McCain “I won the election John”.

He should have sat in the middle of the Republicans and told his party members to address the concerns of the Republicans.

He would have won more support with that simple move than anything else he has done. Instead, he has attacked every chance he could, then cried about the political process.

Obama does not know the meaning of the word hard. Cynthia doesn’t either.

JDW

October 15th, 2010
10:11 am

“As I recollect Obama and his staff were invited to all those budget meetings, inputted their thoughts and agreed on the outcome. Something that should be done for and with every new President unlike how Clinton’s staff acted.”

They might have attended meetings after Nov but the 2009 budget was in effect in October of 2008 and was submitted in January of 2008. Long before it was clear who would be the nominee much less president elect.

Texasoil

October 15th, 2010
10:11 am

Let me see who controls the purse strings in Washington. Wow congress does. Who sets the regulation of companies. Wow congress does. Now who has been in charge of congress since 96. Wow the democrats have.
Bush might have sat on his can but the democrats where running things then and they are running things now.
By the way most democrats voted for BOTH WARS. Get it right democrats or are you really that stupid.

Keep It Real!

October 15th, 2010
10:11 am

@Crass realist…Put down the meth pipe!

let’s see my 13th grade education has allowed me to do the following….

Owner of 4 houses which if I sell can make a profit.
A pension plan
A health 401k plan
Ability to play and make money on the stock market. If fact I dropped a l
arge sum of money on LV a couple of months ago and made 20 percent. Can you do that?
Probably not you probably a tax break or Sarah Palin to tell you to invest in Russia because she can see Russia.

Now tell me what your what you accomplished because you are a master of the english language.

Andrew

October 15th, 2010
10:12 am

Cynthia,

“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.”

You cannot be serious per this quote. This administration, and in particular this president, has spent every waking moment blaming the previous administration for everything. EVERYTHING. Obama has taken no responsibility. He’s the one just looking for an ass to kick…remember that? Even when liberal MA elected a republican to replace liberal lion Sen. Kennedy, Obama had the audacity and temerity to say it was because of 8 years of frustration. Huh??? Liberals elected a republican because they were still angry at the previous republican administration. What a joke. Does he think all Americans are fricken idiots?

You’re entitled to your opinion, but not to your facts. It was recalcitrant Dems who delayed passage of Obama’s legislation. Afterall, the Dems have a majority in both houses and control the White House. They could pass whatever they wanted all on their own. But they couldn’t. Remember the backroom deals with Senators from LA, NE and elsewhere??? Dem senators. The legislation didn’t pass because the Dems couldn’t pass it.

You can try to re-write history, but in November, the country will speak with a strong voice I expect. And I suspect it will not be pretty for the Dems. But you and others in the media will no doubt claim that racism played a part. The same American electorate which elected a black man to the White House will be labeled racist for having the gall to dismiss his ultra liberal extreme agenda.

What an absolute crock.

Shawny

October 15th, 2010
10:12 am

This has to be the most left slanted post ever. Obama is definitely not attempting to be bi-partisan.
Shoving policies down throats and attempting to garner support is not bi-partisanship (though that is what you are suggesting). Working with the other side to determine what is palatable and changing the policy accordingly is bi-partisanship.
Obama had no intent on understanding what parts of healthcare, etc. we or the GOP wanted. He simply wanted to pass what he and his cronies had in mind. No wonder practically no republicans supported it. It was lopsided in agenda.
Puh-lease.
I can tell you this, though, if he and his cronies continue to try to cram through stuff we don’t want, he will be a one and done prez.

Tech Man

October 15th, 2010
10:13 am

JDW
October 15th, 2010
10:11 am

Thank you for the correction.

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
10:13 am

granny godzilla

I do exist and so do the bureaucrats that will control your grandbaby’s life. You don’t know them. They could make me look like a saint.

That is the future that you want for your grand baby every time you vote democratic.

I fought the school system in 92 because of what they were telling my daughter and we won. But now those same policies are in effect again. You are never going to stop the bureaucrats from wanting to run your life. They will control your children and those children will never be as important as the unions that put money in their pockets. Your child is just something they will use to line their own pockets.

Call me paranoid. That’s OK.

Just think about this in a few years when your own children are telling you what jerks the school is being about your grand baby.

WHY WOULD YOU WANT OTHER PEOPLE TO CONTROL THE LIFE OF YOUR GRAND BABY?

Those other people could easily be me. I have the degrees and the background to be a principal at your kid’s school. How do you know that I’m not?

JDW

October 15th, 2010
10:13 am

Kelvin at 10:07 well said!

JJ142

October 15th, 2010
10:13 am

HaHa Cynthia you did it again, just opening your mouth sends the right wing folks running to the computer to tell you how wrong you are. Clever really, hire an idiot left wing “journalist” who spouts garbage without any real basis or support, but with the basic “republicans are bad and racist” and “Obama has made things better” throughline, and watch the computer traffic of the hundreds of people detailing where your wrong, because we cant resist calling out liberals on how silly they are. Brilliant.

Kamchak

October 15th, 2010
10:15 am

Booger Presley

October 15th, 2010
9:10 am
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Boogoer Presley

October 15th, 2010
9:46 am

You appear to have an extra letter in you nom de blog there, sport.

Didn’t you do your homework in sock-puppet 101?

Rule #1—When switching between sock-puppets, always make sure you spell each name consistently.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
10:16 am

JDW

So let’s get this straight.

You actually support the policies of the Republican Party, but you defend democrats at every turn.

Sure. I believe that.

LOL!!

Donna

October 15th, 2010
10:16 am

That is the best joke I have heard in a long time. He tried to work with the Republicans? Are you in an alternate universe? The Obama I have been watching has only invited the Republicans in when he was trying to convince them to come over to the dark side and not to actually work with them. They were excluded at almost every turn.

Really, you Liberals do too much drugs!

Right_is_Right

October 15th, 2010
10:16 am

I love to watch gymnastics especially the mental gymnastics to get to this conclusion. Wow, I give it a 9.9.

Lets see, Obama held a health-care summit last year before the legislation was passed. Republicans attended prepared to share their viewpoint (remember Republicans were elected to represent the views of citizens as well) only to be chastised by Obama in some sort of political grandstanding. Obama didn’t try to negotiate with Republicans he was trying to solidify his own party into voting for unpopular, deficit raising legislation that in the end will be the only reason Republicans take back control of congress.

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
10:16 am

NIF

Your need for paranoia does not translate into one for me.

Each post of yours wallows deeper in your own fear and insecurities.

I feel for ya’ dude. I had an uncle with similar issues.
He was eventually hospitalized.

Hope you don’t have to face that.

Billybob

October 15th, 2010
10:16 am

Reality, 10:09
Earth to Reality, come in, come in Reality? Wow!

Joseph

October 15th, 2010
10:17 am

The title of this article is one of the most absurd comments I have ever seen in all my years on this planet! The Obama administration has done whatever they wanted, but all this is about to change in a few weeks!

The Political puddin stick

October 15th, 2010
10:17 am

Way to go “DemStink”. Blacks blindly support Obama. White liberals are not much better. Get your lazy asses out and work. I’m 52, I found a part time job (already have a full time job) last year (still have it)in 2 days!! An extra $75 per week for a few hours at night.

Oops...another hater

October 15th, 2010
10:18 am

The tolerant left is sure showing their ugly side.

CYNT U MUST KEEP UR JOB

October 15th, 2010
10:18 am

THIS IS WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE DEMOCRAPS,THEY ALWAYS TRY TO WORK WITH THE RETHUGLICANS,BUT THE EVIL GOP NEVERS WORKS WITH THEM!

Greenwood

October 15th, 2010
10:19 am

Gosh, I must have been asleep the day Obama wooed the Republicans. Ms. Tucker do you have any idea how hard it is to generate lockstep opposition in the GOP to anything, with how many milktoast/establishment Republicans we have in Washington DC? You couldn’t get a single Republican senator to back your healthcare monstrosity? Not even Olympia Snowe or Susan Collins?

Obama had historic majorities in both chambers and never acted like he needed GOP support, which he didn’t. Remember what he told Republicans at that Jan ‘09 meeting on the stimulus, when they raised objections about the amount of money? “I won.” And that defines his attitude for the last 2 years. He won, they lost. Bipartisan cooperation would only occur if the GOP surrendered their principles and joined him.

Guess what Ms. Tucker, there was bipartisanship in Washington DC over the last 2 years. That bipartisanship was in opposition to Obama’s policies… from the Stimulus, to Cap & Trade, to Health Care and the rest of his disgusting agenda. Many Democrats now join Republicans in rejecting him, and the current Congressional leadership– the true partisans named Obama, Reid & Pelosi. Write a column on that, instead of this laughable dribble.

spoofproof

October 15th, 2010
10:19 am

Did this column appear in the hardcopy AJC? If so, then think about this:
Cythia Tucker’s boss/editor had to approve this piece of work before publication. That means there is at least ONE more person who either agrees what Ms. Tucker writes is “factual” or knows it’s all a pack of lies but approves it anyway because it is “for the good of the Democrat Political Party.” This particular column is pure DemocratMarxistLeftistSocialistProgressiveCommunist propaganda. I don’t think I’m right. I KNOW I’m right.

Richard Ledbetter

October 15th, 2010
10:20 am

Wow. Is she a legitimate journalist?

Vance Wade

October 15th, 2010
10:20 am

Cynthia, how much crack did you smoke before writing this garbage?

Obama tried too hard to work with Republicans? Maybe I should ask what parallel universe you live in.

Chapman

October 15th, 2010
10:20 am

Put down the crack pipe Cindy. Obama is the most partisan Pres. in history. And get ready to say hello toSspeaker Boehner

pjwg

October 15th, 2010
10:20 am

The scope of self-delusion exhibited in this article is breathtaking!

Harry

October 15th, 2010
10:20 am

You did it again Cynthia. Wrote another crap column and got a lot of responses to impress your massa.
You would be a disgrace to the journalistic community if you were really a journalist, which you are not. Your biased and racist comments make Jackson and Sharpton look like bashful conservatives.

grpetty

October 15th, 2010
10:21 am

Obama tried too hard to work with Republicans
Cynthia Tucker

Surely this article must be some sort of joke, even a parody maybe. It could not possible be serious.

And you wonder why you’re losing customers. Goodness, does idiocy ever end?

dnm

October 15th, 2010
10:21 am

After reading CT’s ignorant diatribe, I have gladly cancelled my AJC subscription. I suggest others follow and send a message to AJC’s leadership.

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
10:21 am

Reality

- -I was making a point about how the programs put in place by Obama (not promises) were towards HELPING AMERICAN PEOPLE. Get it?- -

No. That’s where you are gullible. THEY WERE NOT put in place to help the American People. They were put in place to help the people that paid for Obama’s election.

They never help the American People. This is exactly what I am talking about. They lie to you, you believe it, the programs never do what they say they will and here you are yet again defending their lies.

How gullible are you?

Drug Counselor

October 15th, 2010
10:22 am

Please put down the crack pipe.

gliderdrive

October 15th, 2010
10:22 am

Boy this just getting old.
NEWS FLASH!!!!! All Presidents, Except for President George Washington have had to deal with both the good and bad decisions of all of their predecessors! What a shock.

And guess what else? Poor President G.W. Bush had to deal with huge budget problems that were caused primarily by Liberal Social programs enacted during both the Johnson and Carter administration.

But when you run for the office and win, it’s all yours. That’s the deal. You can’t pick the parts you want and ignore the rest. You might be able to do that as a Community Organizer, but you just don’t get that choice as President.

So when is President Obama going to “Buck up” and understand that whole deal is his for the next 2 years?

mickeymat

October 15th, 2010
10:23 am

Cynthia Tucker is a one woman circulation killer for the AJC. Nit wit.

Rewriting history already

October 15th, 2010
10:23 am

Obama’s version of bipartisanship was telling Republicans, “I won, deal with it.” That’s not bipartisanship, that’s arrogance. Obama refused to deal with Republicans, he refused to reach out, his meaning of bipartisanship is for everyone to do what he says. Now we have Ms. Tucker lying about what happened to place the blame all on the Republicans. Sad. Just a little note. Republicans aren’t responsible for our bad economy. Republicans AND Democrats are responsible for our bad economy. Both parties equally share in the blame.

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
10:23 am

granny

I fear for your grandchild.

Why don’t you?

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
10:23 am

i be willing to bet a bag of milky way mini’s that over half the ugly
right wing posts here today have been done by the same guy….

isn’t that a hoot

Richard

October 15th, 2010
10:24 am

There are two comments made by the president that undermine your position. The first is a comment he made while meeting with Republican leadership shortly after the election. He said something to the effect that I won, get used to it. Within the past week he also said that if the Republicans take control of Congress they will have to work with him. Those statements, among many others, clearly demonstrate that President Obama is one of the most partisan and arrogant presidents to hold the office.

john

October 15th, 2010
10:24 am

The Obama not blaming Bush line almost made me fall out of my chair…

The bottome line is Democrats have controlled Congress since 2006 and the Democrats haven’t even considered any Republican ideas. Now this happens on both sides. But the Democrats absolutely with back room deals slammed the Health Care down our throats even though the majority of Americans disagreed with it.

Democrats rammed extending unemployment benefits as well. Other than the carbon tax, Democrats have practically rammed and gotten everything they want. Republicans are virtually powerless right now… But hey, lets not let facts get in the way of a great smear campaign.

The longer Obama and the libs control things, the worse are economy will continue to fall

JDW

October 15th, 2010
10:24 am

@Nothing is Free

I support fiscal responsibility and the only administration that has delivered that in the last 50 years was Clinton. The Republicans have lied to us on this issue for years and have lost my trust.

I support strong defense and coherent foreign policy and starting with Duhbya the Republicans have taken and turn for the worse.

I support individual freedom, why in the world should I care if two gay guys want to marry.

I support reducing abortion so it makes all the sense in the world to teach sex ed in schools.

I have enough sense to understand the theory of evolution and don’t need our children’s mind cluttered with religious nonsense.

I support qualified candidates and Sarah Palin’s nomination cost John McCain my vote. I will not support anyone with her perspective.

When voting I support the lesser of two evils and at this time that seems to be the Democrats but it might change.

Getting a better idea?

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
10:25 am

Granny

And thanks for the name calling.

I have work to do. There are some kids wanting a better education. I’ve got a union meeting this afternoon so I need to get these damn kids out of the way.

Have a great day, granny.

Obvious Note

October 15th, 2010
10:25 am

This isn’t even an editorial it is pure absurdity. I guess on a slow mental day this passes for something controversial, but when it is entirely inane …

Kamchak

October 15th, 2010
10:25 am

i be willing to bet a bag of milky way mini’s that over half the ugly
right wing posts here today have been done by the same guy….

Without a doubt.

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
10:26 am

NIF

I don’t live in fear, I live in courage.

Why don’t you?

WTF Of The Day | Black & Right

October 15th, 2010
10:26 am

[...] smokin’ something in the wake of their looming midterm ass-whuppin’? Barack Obama has gone out of his way to reach out to Republicans? Did we miss something…? A naïve expectation of bipartisan [...]

bb63

October 15th, 2010
10:26 am

What a moronic article!!! Obama doesn’t have any bipartisanship in his body. He is an ideologue within and without. If there had been any bipartisanship exhibited on his health care travesty, it would have been evident in fewer insurance mandates, greater free market influence on interstate insurance availability or something like that. The fact that none of these sensible things made it into the legislation is indicative of the lack of bipartisanship. Ms. Tucker is a “true believer” hooked on the Democratic Left’s Kool-Aid.

Floyd

October 15th, 2010
10:26 am

Cynthia, was this column intended as satire?

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
10:26 am

JDW

Cinton was the first president to reside over a republican Congress since 1952.

So who has been lying to you all those years?

John

October 15th, 2010
10:26 am

Simply amazing. Another fine example from Cynthia to remind us why no one reads the AJC anymore.

Joe in the Left Coast

October 15th, 2010
10:27 am

Cynthia, You have been drinking that same purple ‘kool-aid’ as that FOOL in the white House. Tried to work together? maybe the best part is that he and all his liberal friends like Boxer, Reid, Peolosi will all be gone after this and the up-coming election. AMFYOYO.

RGB

October 15th, 2010
10:27 am

Ideas for future columns:

“Obama Tried Too Hard to Reduce Unemployment.”
“Obama Tried Too Hard to Reduce Spending.”
“Obama Tried Too Hard to Prevent a Nuclear Iran.”
“Obama Tried Too Hard to Spur Domestic Oil Production.”
“Obama Tried Too Hard to Protect U.S. Border.”

Kamchak

October 15th, 2010
10:27 am

The bottome[sic] line is Democrats have controlled Congress since 2006…

Someone just told a whopper of a lie.

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
10:27 am

NIF

Sweetie, you are welcome.

I’ll try and be more sensitive to your delicate feelings in the future.

Head in Sand

October 15th, 2010
10:29 am

More great news. I have just been advised by my company, my health insurance cost deductions out of my pay check will increase $200 a month for family coverage beginning Jan 1. Thanks Mr President.

middleton

October 15th, 2010
10:29 am

On what planet does Cynthia live? Remember the famous quote by Obama to the republicans…”I won” as his reason for doing it his way and not taking into consideration their suggestions. Reality has a way of coming back around.

Steve Spurrier

October 15th, 2010
10:30 am

Question:
Who is dumber CT or granny?
Answer:
They are the same person.

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
10:30 am

Granny

I see that I hit a nerve. that’s good.

you should face reality about what you are voting for when you vote for bureaucrats to control you life.

I’m done with you for today. Rant on.

But any day that I can make you think for just a second or two is a great accomplishment for me.

Enjoy that grandbaby that you will be givin over to the bureaucrats. Enjoy them while you still can.

Jonathan Wood

October 15th, 2010
10:30 am

Purely Delusional.

JDW

October 15th, 2010
10:30 am

@Nothing For Free

“Cinton was the first president to reside over a republican Congress since 1952.”

The key components of Clinton’s success were Pay as You Go and appropriate tax levels. Both were implemented prior to Republican control of Congress. The Republican congress did NOTHING to further fiscal responsibility.

Kamchak's gerbil

October 15th, 2010
10:31 am

Kamy – STFU

Paul

October 15th, 2010
10:31 am

DemsStink

“supporting whatever that idiot muslim does.”

Ummmm….. what’s a Muslim doing attending an Episcopalian church? And what’s a Muslim doing thanking Christians for prayer circles and clean spirits?!!?

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
10:32 am

If you really want to make it up to me then FedEx me a case of Spam and a case of Manwich. Spamwich…mmmmm!!!

Steven Best

October 15th, 2010
10:32 am

Cynthia, you are in a different world than most. Obama made no effort at any time to work with the Republicans, even reminding McCain who won the election on live TV. He had super majorities yet still failed completely in every thing he forced through.

Anon

October 15th, 2010
10:33 am

This article is simply delusional.

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
10:34 am

JDW

Sarah Palin’s Perspective?

In your rant claiming what you believe, you stated about 90% of what she believes.

Sounds like you have been quite gullible as to what the media has told you.

George W

October 15th, 2010
10:34 am

Cynthia continues to amaze me with her left wing biggotry. Tried to hard? How? By shoving healthcare down our throats? Refusing to protect our borders? Allowing a mosque to be built near ground zero? Possibly letting the Bush tax cuts expire? WHERE in the world did he try too hard to work with the Republicans? THANK GOD NOVEMBER IS ALMOST HERE!

Chris

October 15th, 2010
10:34 am

What is as sad as the article itself are the people on both sides who hate one another just because of a letter behind a name and because the people behind the letter behind their own name told them to do so.

I don’t particularly like either party right now, but this article isn’t going to make me like Democrats better. Far from it. You have extremism on both sides, don’t forget it. And the last-ditch manic efforts to hold on to power are just as bad as ignoring facts and trumpeting the alarm to gain power. Nobody is going to win come the first Wednesday in November.

jonny

October 15th, 2010
10:34 am

Thanks for finally saying what most of us always knew. Obama isn’t the genius that all you liberals thought he was. He’s never been what this country needed or wanted. Right place, right time. It’s as simple as that. Now we kick his friends out and then he’s next.

Anna

October 15th, 2010
10:35 am

Cynthia is usually wrong but this is egregious even for her. To claim that Obama hasn’t tried to pin his economic problems on Bush at every possible moment is delusional. People are just fed up with the tactic and it’s no longer working. As for Sen. Graham and the energy legislation, which I oppose, Graham was working with the White House when they went behind his back and issued a press release that threw him under the bus at which time he withdrew his cooperation. Obama and his merry band of Chicago thugs have been high-handed, arrogant and duplicitous at every turn. They play politics with every issue and play dirty. Obama has treated those who don’t agree with him with contempt and derision. Tucker and Obama have alot in common – the truth is of no interest.

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
10:35 am

JDW

So you are saying that the democrats that were thrown out of office in 1994 was the reason why Clinton had a good fiscal run.

LOL!!

I’m thinking of a word for you right now. Can you guess what it is?

JDW

October 15th, 2010
10:36 am

“In your rant claiming what you believe, you stated about 90% of what she believes.”

I think you need to check her beliefs and particularly her methods a bit more closely.

ConservaTarian

October 15th, 2010
10:36 am

Get real, Cynthia. Obama – under threat of complete failure of his health care take-over – “invited” the Republicans to the so-called HealthCare Summit in February and they cleaned his proverbial clock with facts and figures. They demonstrated for all to see that Emperor Obama wore no clothes. Spin it all you want, but the American people have finally realized that they elected someone totally unprepared and unqualified for the job.

Gator Joe

October 15th, 2010
10:36 am

Cynthia,
The ignorance, intolerance, and the bigotry exhibited by the Tea Party mobs is the outward expression of how most of the Republican Party’s representatives in Congress actually think. Republican obstruction and obstinance in Congress, since President Obama was elected, is just a tamer, and more sublte, expression of this ignorance, intolerance and bigotry. If the Republicans succeed in gaining control of the House, or the Senate, those who are suffering now, will suffer even more. Tragically some of those suffering, will have voted to prolong their suffering.

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
10:37 am

JDW

I think you need to get your nose out of Salon.com and pick up a book.

George W

October 15th, 2010
10:38 am

FIRE THE HOUSE, FIRE THE SENATE, FIRE OBAMA and FIRE CYNTHIA!!!

4 America

October 15th, 2010
10:38 am

Obama, didn’t listen to the American public about health care and ramrod the bill down our throats, when clearly the majority of the people did not want this bill. I get it Ms Tucker, you are black so you all will defend him and stick together no matter how bad this Odummy screws up. However, quit blaming the rebups, or have you forgotten how one of your heroes, Mr. Tom Daschal would not even bring republican bills to the floor for a vote when he was in power? Seems you people forget everything except that you feel you are entitled. The idiot was voted in when he didn’t have any experience if you look back at it. He has appointed Czars to high post, excuse me is that not a Russian term? He is destroying the economy, but lets face it, he is a Muslim and he is trying to bring this country down, and if America doesn’t wake up he will succeed. I know, I know, I am a radical…so was my great, great, great grandfather that took up arms against England in a radical war to gain this countries freedom, so scum like you can write this drivel. Also my father is radical as he was in the second wave at Omaha beach on June 6, 1944, and of course I am radical after spending a year in southeast Asia fighting for LBJ and what?. You people make me sick blaming everyone else, face it the man is a loser and a terrible leader and youkjust can’t handle the truth Ms. Tucker….sometimes it hurts doesn’t it.

George W

October 15th, 2010
10:38 am

Gator….great job in vocalizing your ignorance! Thank you.

Jen

October 15th, 2010
10:39 am

I think liberal/progressive idiots are all on some kind of drug. He tried to work with the GOP?? Are you joking? He had a SUPER MAJORITY, and made every effort to exploit it. Remember the “you lost” comment??? It’s not Bush’s fault and it’s not the GOPs fault – he couldn’t carry his party, and the GOP could stop NOTHING.

JDW

October 15th, 2010
10:39 am

“So you are saying that the democrats that were thrown out of office in 1994 was the reason why Clinton had a good fiscal run.”

Nope I am saying that Clinton put in place the only reasonable model for managing the budget in my lifetime and it worked…right up until Duhbya dismantled it.

If you know anything about running a business you know that the model is critical and that is what Clinton got right.

dw

October 15th, 2010
10:40 am

as a black man, I blame the President’s crappy job on the white part of his heritage

Mungo Park

October 15th, 2010
10:40 am

This incredibly silly woman thinks that half the US elected Obama to be a benevolent dictator, and the other half is very, very naughty because it won’t go along with the gag. To her (and to Obama), bipartisanship is when the opposition smiles, tips it hat, and caves in.

Obama has no credentials for anything in particular, and definitely not for a dictatorship in a representative democracy.

George W

October 15th, 2010
10:41 am

JDW….I guess riding the internet bubble during his presidency had NOTHING to do with the success of the economy during those 8 years?

JDW

October 15th, 2010
10:41 am

“I think you need to get your nose out of Salon.com and pick up a book.”

As I have gotten older I have slacked off to about 100 a year…I will pick up the pace. Thanks for the advice.

James

October 15th, 2010
10:42 am

What is quite a shame is seeing once again Bernake wants to throw $s at the unemployment problem. His/their measurement of inflation is ex food and energy meaning the lower income and unemployed can buy all the plastic sh%t they want- they just want to be able to afford gas and food as we are heading back to $4 a gallon gas.

I can’t wait until we can fade DC.

George W

October 15th, 2010
10:42 am

DW…..The white part is the part that works. The black part is what is a provoking him to increase food stamps, welfare and SS. Hahaahahaha

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
10:42 am

JDW

- -I support strong defense and coherent foreign policy- –

Sounds like Palin

- -I support individual freedom, – -

Sounds like Palin

- -I support reducing abortion- –

Sounds like Palin

- -I have enough sense to understand the theory of evolution- –

Sarah has the sense, but she wants everyone to have the freedom to decide for themselves, so your dictatorial attitude toward religion is a difference between you and palin.

- -I support qualified candidates- –

But you voted for a community organizer over a veteran senator and war hero and a governor of a state.

I know that you are dedicated, but to what?

HDB

October 15th, 2010
10:42 am

JDW/NiF….Lest many forget….it was the Republicans that shut down the government during the Clinton years in an attempt to force Clinton into supporting their legislation. Clinton had the smarts to call them on it….

Divided government works best when a Democratic Administration is in control!!

Paul Thomas October 15th, 2010
9:35 am
Let’s see — Truman ordered the desegregation of the Armed Forces; LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964…and JFK/RFK had MLK released from the Birminghan Jail….while those racist Dixiecrats along wioth Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan left the Democratic Party, migrated to the GOP, brought a racist paradigm with them….and continued what they started!! Admittedly, both sides have dirt on their hands…but in MODERN history, it’s been evident that the GOP carries forth the historical Democrat paradigm!! Did you know the GOP prior to 1964 WAS LIBERAL???

If you want to assign blame….here’s what Thomas Sowell said:

According to Sowell, in his 2005 Black Rednecks and White Liberals, what many see as pathologies of contemporary black culture actually derive from a dysfunctional historical white-southern “cracker” culture.

“What the [white] rednecks or crackers brought with them across the ocean was a whole constellation of attitudes, values, and behavior patterns that might have made sense in the world in which they had lived for centuries, but which would prove to be counterproductive in the world to which they were going — and counterproductive to the blacks who would live in their midst for centuries before emerging into freedom and migrating to the great urban centers of the United States, taking with them similar values.

The cultural values and social patterns prevalent among Southern whites included an aversion to work, proneness to violence, neglect of education, sexual promiscuity, improvidence, drunkenness, lack of entrepreneurship, reckless searches for excitement, a lively music and dance, and a style of religious oratory marked by strident rhetoric, unbridled emotions, and flamboyant imagery. This oratorical style carried over into the political oratory of the region in both the Jim Crow era and the civil rights era, and has continued on into our own times among black politicians, preachers, and activists. Touchy pride, vanity, and boastful self-dramatization were also part of this redneck culture among people from regions of Britain where the civilization was the least developed.”

BTW – Affirmative Action also generated Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell, Walter WIlliams, Colin Powell…..

JR

October 15th, 2010
10:43 am

Never before have I seen a Cynthia Tucker column containing this much BS on one page. And that is saying something.

gia jones

October 15th, 2010
10:43 am

You’ve got to put down the KoolAid. Nothing could be further
from the truth. Giving Republicans an opportunity to agree with your legislation before you cram it through Congress without
amendments does NOT meet the minimum definition of bipartisanship.

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
10:43 am

NIF

The NERVE of you claiming to hit a NERVE with me is just so
NERVE-A-LISCIOUS.

I know it hurts you to face your fears, but you must.

You live in fear. I live in courage.

It’s what my pop taught me and what I continue to teach.

Own it.

Oops...another hater

October 15th, 2010
10:43 am

“The ignorance, intolerance, and the bigotry exhibited by the Tea Party mobs is the outward expression of how most of the Republican Party’s representatives in Congress actually think. Republican obstruction”

Another HATER slips in thru the back door but that ok. Mr HATER have a seat and dine off the scarp from ObamaShanks table.

Republican Obstruction? How is that possible with the Dem Majority in both houses and a Dem Pres. Please explain.

lovelyliz

October 15th, 2010
10:43 am

QUESTION OF THE DAY: When have the Republicans ever submitted a balanced federal budget?

The GOP isn’t about cutting spending, they merely shift it from programs that help people (SS, Medicare, Pell Grants, etc) to prgrams that help THEIR people (military industrial complex, big corporations, bridges to no where, etc)

Plato

October 15th, 2010
10:43 am

Reggie Bush gave back his Heisman trophy. You should give back your Pulitzer.

Good Grief

October 15th, 2010
10:44 am

gliderdrive at 10:22 – careful what you say here. Remember, liberals good, conservative bad.

Interesting note, I’ve found an article presenting information about the Bush Tax Cuts and the reason they are expiring. Turns out tax cuts passed under reconciliation automatically expire after ten years. They had to be passed under reconciliation because there was liberal opposition to them. Bush then proposed, in each budget, that the cuts be made permanent. They obviously were not, even though Democrats have now had four years to make them permanent.

Of course, this information comes from the Heritage Foundation, which means Granny will call it piffle, and other will automatically discard it. If it came from Media Matters or MoveOn, these people would praise it as gospel.

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
10:45 am

AND I GET ANOTHER STANDING OVATION FROM THE NAMEJACKER!!

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
10:32 am
If you really want to make it up to me then FedEx me a case of Spam and a case of Manwich. Spamwich…mmmmm!!!

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Next time, try rose petals at my feet…..

George W

October 15th, 2010
10:45 am

Lovelyliz…..what are you talking about we are about to see a deficit of $1trillion for the second straight year. What is Obama doing to balance the budget?

Chris

October 15th, 2010
10:45 am

Wait, so now Ronald Reagan was a racist? Why didn’t anyone tell me?

Redneck

October 15th, 2010
10:45 am

Cynthia, put down the Koolaid and move slowly away from the table! Now listen carefully, Obama is not a god and his words are not from the scripture. He, and you, are suffering from delusions. They will be taken care of on Nov 2!!!

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
10:45 am

granny

You claim to have courage but support the party of dependents.

Sorry but that’s just too funny.

If you were really courageous, you wouldn’t ant the government to own you.

Booger Presley

October 15th, 2010
10:45 am

JDW

October 15th, 2010
10:39 am

Nice try but it was the Internet Bubble that sustained him. I made tons of cash in the stock market but equate it not to Clinton. He was just in the right place at the right time.

Fishfeet

October 15th, 2010
10:45 am

Someone must have sneaked into your home, stuck a straw in your, and sucked out 2/3’s of your brain. This article has no grasp of reality.

George W

October 15th, 2010
10:47 am

Presley great point.

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
10:47 am

I do have courage. I dine on SpamWich. You tell me that doesnt take courage.

JDW

October 15th, 2010
10:48 am

“I guess riding the internet bubble during his presidency had NOTHING to do with the success of the economy during those 8 years?”

It drove the headlines not the results…

But the real stunner is this: The biggest winners from the faster productivity growth of the 1990s were workers, not investors. In the end, workers reaped most of the gains from the added output generated by the New Economy productivity speedup. This revelation helps explain why consumer spending stayed so strong in the recession–and why businesses may struggle in the months ahead.

The key is that wage growth accelerated dramatically for most American workers in the 1990s business cycle. Real wage gains for private-sector workers averaged 1.3% a year, from the beginning of the expansion in March, 1991, to the apparent end of the recession in December, 2001.

Perspective for you

businessweek.com /magazine/content/02_13/b3776001.htm

Booger Presley

October 15th, 2010
10:48 am

And thanks to you also GW!

Billybob

October 15th, 2010
10:50 am

Gator Joe,
You play the race card almost as well as Tucker does. That liberal template is just about played out…congrats!

Booger Presley

October 15th, 2010
10:51 am

JDW. Thats because of the constant creation of non-”Brick and Mortar” stores. The internet brought about all these new business for the New Economy and that was fine. The problem was that after 5 to 6 quarters of not showing a profit the banks pulled the plug and up in smoke most of these companies went.

Remember that online grocery store that would deliver your groceries? Yepp and there were many others.

George W

October 15th, 2010
10:51 am

JDW….why do you insist on being so hellbent on the fact that Clinton was the cause of the economy being great during those times. Please tell me one thing he did to improve the economy or the budget at that time. The only thing that I give him credit for is not spending the money when he got the surplus.

Keep It Real!

October 15th, 2010
10:51 am

Home Land Security…. Yes that is a real winner… I guess we could not expand the FBI.

From 2000 to 2008 ….10 millions illegal came across the border…Well at least they assisted in building this big house I live…

2by4

October 15th, 2010
10:51 am

Cynthia I don’t know why you bother and try and explain things to some of the folks in Georgia. They are stuck in their ways and thinking. The Tea party is a Militia. mthey seem to be wary of educated people. A perfect example of this is the guy that was in charge of FEMA under Bush he had no experience in disater recovery or emergency planning only horses and when a disater happened he couldn’t handle it. that is what you get. In georgia this is the order of the day. if someone who only had a GED or high school diploma can try to run for Governor of this state that shows you the mentality. If a fire was burning in their house and Obama came to the front door and said you have to leave now they would rather burn. The facts are out there for eight years the ecomony was being decimated, but it is all Obama’s fault. There is no point trying to explain because the real problem they have with Obama is who he is and what he is.
He has all the crendentials to be anything CEO president or what ever but they would prefer a buffon as along as he is their hue. That is the bottom line and you can all say what you want because I used to attack CT but she is a down the middle person.
You can all hide behind different reason for not liking Obama but the real reason is written on the wall. I cannot wait till Georgia becomes a state where nobody wants to visit or live because your heading in that path. Remember before the olymipic Games nobody knew where the hell this state was.

John Galt

October 15th, 2010
10:51 am

I was laughing until I started shuddering- there are millions of people just as ignorant and blind as this amateur- and they have a vote just like me.

charlie

October 15th, 2010
10:52 am

“tried too hard”. Honey that dog won’t hunt.

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
10:52 am

NIF

I’m not the one ranting about people taking babies…..

And you dear heart, what with David Vitter,
support the party of depends!

Enjoy your serfdom to your corporate masters……

Equality 7-2521

October 15th, 2010
10:53 am

Obama also tried really hard to end the birth certificate controversy.

He tried hard to follow the Constitution.

He tried hard to quit smoking.

he found it hard to deny his Marxist roots.

guy

October 15th, 2010
10:53 am

Why even comment on this column of CT’s? These type of liberal and leftist people are so angry and ignorant until they only make fools out of themselves.
Ignorance is bliss and it shows!

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
10:53 am

oh the flattery…..it makes be blush!

Kamchak

October 15th, 2010
10:54 am

…ramrod the bill down our throat…

I have found that those that complain most about having something rammed down their throats, are the same ones that will swallow just about anything.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Booger Presley

October 15th, 2010
10:48 am

Got rid of that extra letter I see….

Richard

October 15th, 2010
10:54 am

Cynthia,
I think the support you give this man is grossly misguided. Mr. Obama has not fulfilled his promises, the reason for this only he knows. The fact that he is president should mean that he stops blaming anybody else and takes responsibility for HIS results. Compromise is taking the best of all ideas and putting them together, coming up with something greater than either group could on it’s own. Compromise has not happened yet because the majority party does not want it, they continue to feel they can have it all, but we are tired of it and both parties should be wary of the elections to come. People want answers, not excuses and this President has failed miserably in his efforts to provide us with them. I think you might find a more favorable audience writing for the San Francisco papers.

StJ

October 15th, 2010
10:54 am

By “tried too hard to work with Republicans”, do you mean the announcements from the Democrats after the 2008 elections that they were going to do x, y, and z and no one was going to stop them?

And as I recall, the Dems had supermajorites in both houses before the Mass. special election. This assertion that they needed Republican support is a lie. Their problem is that their policies were so far left they couldn’t get moderate members of their own party on board without some form of bribery or coercion.

It’s interesting to note that some Democrats who voted FOR all these unpopular policies are trying to run far, far away from those votes now that it’s election time. But the bad karma train is coming around to run them over, and there’s nothing they can do about it.

Is there a Pulitzer Prize for “spin”?

George W

October 15th, 2010
10:54 am

2by4…kind of like Obama had not qualifications to be president…..thanks for proving our point.

mike

October 15th, 2010
10:55 am

CT You are incredibly ignorant. BO, Pelosi, and Reid did not need the Repubs. They are left leaning polticians who will blame others for their failures. You are a left leaning reporter and I am not surprised with your views either. You do not represent the oppressed. If you did, then you would champion independence, self reliance, individual achievement and small government. Your political theories amount to a big giant lie to the public. You are no better than the present administration.

lovelyliz

October 15th, 2010
10:56 am

@ Oops…another hater

Here it goes: The cloture rule–Rule 22

While a simple majority of 50+ is all that is required to pass a bill, because of the cloture rule, all a Senator has to do is merely THREATEN to filibuster, they don’t actually have to sdo ANYTHING, and a super majority (60+) is required to even bring the legislation up for consideration thus allowing the GOP to block everything

George W

October 15th, 2010
10:56 am

Dems…..it is just a matter of time…..tick tock tick tock.

HDB

October 15th, 2010
10:56 am

Good Grief October 15th, 2010
10:44 am
“Turns out tax cuts passed under reconciliation automatically expire after ten years. They had to be passed under reconciliation because there was liberal opposition to them. Bush then proposed, in each budget, that the cuts be made permanent. ”

Note that Bush had the majority in Congress; if he wanted the tax cuts to be permanent, why didn’t he get it passed?? I wish people would assign the blame on the tax INCREASES where it should be — the GOP!!!

Chris October 15th, 2010
10:45 am
“Wait, so now Ronald Reagan was a racist? Why didn’t anyone tell me?”

Many didn’t care to know….check out Ronald Reagan’s support for segregation in Philadelphia, MS in 1980!! Also note Reagan, Jesse Helms’ and John McCain’s opposition to the MLK Holiday! Reagan signed the bill because he faced an OVERRIDE of a Presidential veto in very large numbers!!

Nothing Is Free October 15th, 2010
10:45 am
‘granny

You claim to have courage but support the party of dependents. Sorry but that’s just too funny. If you were really courageous, you wouldn’t want the government to own you.”

Can’t answer for Granny…but the government DOESN’T own me; what the government did was FREE me!! It took governmental intervention to ensure that I had the FREEDOMS that had been denied my parents prior to 1964; the government assured that I had the ACCESS to the vehicles for success: education, employment, financial!! I see where under the guise of security, the GOP wants to LIMIT personal rights; as one who fought for this nation, the suppression of civil liberties is something we ALL should rail against!! The problem is….with me…the suppression of rights is coming from the GOP! The voices I hear against personal freedoms are generated from the GOP!!

Chris

October 15th, 2010
10:56 am

2by4 – you not living here makes this a great state indeed. Gotta love the internet, where you can spread your opinions to those who never asked for them.

JDW

October 15th, 2010
10:56 am

” The only thing that I give him credit for is not spending the money when he got the surplus.”

In contrast to Duhbya that is quite an achievement. See it is the “little” things that have quite the benefit. What sort of shape would we be in today if the Trillions in deficits that Duhbya ran up were instead invested in the economy? Funny that a bunch of laissez-faire Republicans don’t understand the value of getting out of the way.

As to the comment on WebVan and grocery delivery….phuleaze!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are talking about micro-sized companies…no impact whatsoever by one of them on the economy at large.

Obummer

October 15th, 2010
10:56 am

“If he had ignored recalcitrant Republicans, his health care legislation might have become law without months of damaging political drams.” ….instead he ignored the will of the people = big mistake..

George W

October 15th, 2010
10:57 am

Lovelyliz……that is correct.

Lance

October 15th, 2010
10:57 am

Obama’s “bipartisan” tone has always been insincere. This congress has offered more closed bills than any in history. None of the major bills have allowed the minority party to offer a single amendment. To Obama, Reid and Pelosi, bipartisanship means “The Repubicans have the right to agree with me absolutely.” My way or the highway is NOT bipartisanship.

Jack Murphy

October 15th, 2010
10:57 am

CT is an accurate projection of the blind following BHO received from African Americans and will continue to get through the next election. For this demographic group, his lack of competence does not matter; sadly, this shows that he is not the post racial savior. BHO is the protagonist that cynically exploits a hyper racial reality that is damaging to everyone across the American spectrum. Narrow identity politics serve to divide otherwise democratically inclined people and the BHO-AA combine is a prime example of this.

Fictional Reality « The American Catholic

October 15th, 2010
10:57 am

[...] like there is another cocoon in another old dwelling of mine in the city of Atlanta, as evidenced by this bit of insanity from Cynthia Tucker.  Ms. Tucker’s thesis is that President Obama’s political problems stem from trying [...]

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
10:58 am

2by4

- -The Tea party is a Militia. mthey seem to be wary of educated people.- -

I know two members of the tea party, One is a surgeon and the other is a college professor.

Who do you know that is in the tea party?

- -A perfect example of this is the guy that was in charge of FEMA under Bush he had no experience in disater recovery or emergency planning only horses and when a disater happened he couldn’t handle it. – -

The tea party under Bush?

LOL!!

And people in Georgia don’t understand anything?

We just don’t understand how you can tie the tea party with the militia, uneducated people and GW Bush.

Booger Presley

October 15th, 2010
10:58 am

Keep It Real!

October 15th, 2010
10:51 am

I will give ya that. HS seems to be a bust and limited expansion of The FBI may have done just fine.

PS…combine the DEA and ATF.

George W

October 15th, 2010
10:58 am

JDW…..Let me ask you this….whose money was it?

Chris

October 15th, 2010
10:58 am

HDB – you’re trying WAY too hard to make a connection.

Mike Caldwell

October 15th, 2010
10:59 am

Cynthia Tucker’s rhetoric and just plain untrue disceration is one of the reasons the citizens will reverse the Obama policies for re distribution of wealth.
I wonder how she explains the only 43% approve of Obama’s performance?
Oh, yes, the majority of Americans are not capable of spending their own money. We need the progressive faction to inact the phrase ” Do as I say, not as I do!
November will be the first binding action to re affirm our country as a “Republic”. Then 2012 Obama and his cronies will be gone!!

Oops...another hater

October 15th, 2010
10:59 am

2by4

- -The Tea party is a Militia. mthey seem to be wary of educated people.- -

LOL…nuff said.

Zander46

October 15th, 2010
11:00 am

INSANE!!!! OMG!!!!! This woman is living in a FANTASY WORLD!!!

Simon Jester

October 15th, 2010
11:00 am

Cynthia, you become more delusional everyday. If you really believe this, I have to wonder how you survive. Anyone that out of touch with reality is a danger to themselves.

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
11:00 am

HDB

What personal freedoms are the Republicans keeping from you?

JDW

October 15th, 2010
11:00 am

“whose money was it”

I assume you are talking about the deficit spending. It is funded by investors buying T Bonds…if they are buying T Bonds they aren’t investing elsewhere which is a large part of today’s problem.

lovelyliz

October 15th, 2010
11:01 am

George W

I am not saying that the Dems need to do a better job, but if you this the Republicans who again have NEVER submitted a balanced federal budget, you are fooling youself.

BTW can you imagine how much worse, GW Bush’s deficit spending would be had he included the wars in the Middle East as part of the budget which the Obama administration is now doing?

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

October 15th, 2010
11:02 am

If Cynthia gets paid by blog comments then today she is kickin Bookmans behind all over the playground…lol.

Walter

October 15th, 2010
11:02 am

Obama tried too hard to work with Republicans. What tripe!

Obama once said that elections have consequences. In three weeks, he’ll find out how popular his legislation has been. No wonder he’s starting to go to church.

Unemployment has been above 9.5% for the past 14 months and is not expected to drop below 9% until the beginning of 2012.

In April, Biden said the economy will soon add 250,000 to 500,000 jobs a month. Well, it’s been almost 6 months, but I guess it’s Bush’s fault.

Before 2009, I’ve never heard the jobs defined as “saved or created”, talk about creative accounting. Three million jobs saved or created by spending almost $900 billion dollars, sounds like money well spent.

Maybe Obama will work better with Republicans after they regain control of the House.

lovelyliz

October 15th, 2010
11:03 am

George W

I am not saying that the Dems don’t need to do a much better job, but if you this the Republicans who again have NEVER submitted a balanced federal budget, you are fooling youself.

BTW can you imagine how much worse, GW Bush’s deficit spending would be had he included the wars in the Middle East as part of the budget which the Obama administration is now doing?

Good Grief

October 15th, 2010
11:03 am

2by4 – you really want to talk about Bush admin officials having no experience at the things they are trying to fix… Obama’s admin is the least experienced admin ever.

Pride

October 15th, 2010
11:03 am

I hate to say it, but this lady is a moron. Talk about not wanting to see the truth………

smokehouse

October 15th, 2010
11:04 am

The writer of this column is racist. Period. Really crazy how some people think. Amazing.

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
11:04 am

Kaqmchak

- -I have found that those that complain most about having something rammed down their throats, are the same ones that will swallow just about anything.- -

And this is from the guy who voted for Hope and Change.

kevinator

October 15th, 2010
11:05 am

Ms. Tucker, it occurs to me that you would defend Mr. Obama no matter what he did or said or thought, so your words ring hollow. But to say that he tried at all, much less “too hard” to get bipartisanship is so far off the mark it’s laughable. Obama and the Democrat congress have succeeded in passing HUGE legislation because they have control and do not need republican support for anything they are doing. Do you not recall that they had to twist the arm of a certain DEMOCRAT Senator to pass Obamacare?

How can you – or anyone else for that matter – possibly defend trillions and trillions in deficit spending? It’s not sustainable. That’s putting it nicely. It’s IDIOTIC. Do you hear any democrat currently running for re-election proudly stating their support for anything Obama has signed into law? Right. crickets chirping.

Obama and the Democrats have passed tons of huge legislation, and FAILED at restoring our economy. Personally, I believe that was their objective all along: to cause our economy to fail so that they could make us look more “European”, and buy more welfare votes, because if this continues the entire middle class will be on welfare.

ConservaTarian

October 15th, 2010
11:06 am

Intellectual Honesty Request.

Cynthia, has Mr. Obama has done ANYTHING WRONG so far? Stupid question because, after all, how can The Messiah make a mistake?

Wow

October 15th, 2010
11:06 am

You’re an idiot.

Wow

October 15th, 2010
11:07 am

To clarify, I mean…the author of this article is a complete idiot.

Derek

October 15th, 2010
11:08 am

What everyone here fails to understand is that CT knows shes wrong, and by being so generates alot of responses! In other words by responding to her drivel, we keep her employed. The AJC is a liberal rag, with declining subscriptions and ad revenue. Here’s a novel idea, split the paper in two again and let the Journal be the liberal version and the Constitution be the conservative one, the lets see which one would have more subscribers and ad revenue!!! COMMENT ON THAT CT!

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
11:08 am

my what a busy little bee…….

ConservaTarian

October 15th, 2010
11:08 am

Suggested campaign slogan for 2012…

CHANGE is not a DIRECTION
and
HOPE is not a STRATEGY

Remember in November.

Paul

October 15th, 2010
11:08 am

Cynthia, you’re living in an alternate universe. Thanks for playing though.

STeve

October 15th, 2010
11:09 am

The reason I don’t subscribe to the AJC. Free speech does not excuse the editor for exercising some intelligence. She is a “blind follower” of the president. Wonder why the approval amongst blacks has not wavered one bit while the rest of the country sees him for what he is? People in a position to influence like Cynthia Tucker should be ashamed of themselves for what they are doing to race relations. Just another race bating loser…..

HDB

October 15th, 2010
11:10 am

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
11:00 am
HDB

What personal freedoms are the Republicans keeping from you?

1) Right to privacy: Patriot Act grants the government the right to easedrop on conversations without a warrant
2) Right to marry – (even though I’m not gay!): Whose choice should it be whom I decide to marry!
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
4) Desire to revoke Affirmative Action/Equal Employment/Equal Housing/Equal Lending statutes!
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!!
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…..

That’s the start……

Maurice

October 15th, 2010
11:10 am

This woman is one of the main reasons my wife and I stopped buying this pathetic excuse for news media. Everything in this newpaper is pure liberal garbage. Anyone that believes that Obama has actually tried to work with Republicans is nothing more than a mindless zombie and a part of the moocher class. Oh, my being a black man that disagrees with this president’s policies, does that make me a racist too?

John Not in Denial

October 15th, 2010
11:10 am

Cynthia, Mr.{President} Obama health care bill was delayed not by the GOP, but by members of his own PARTY who had serious doubts about parts of the entire bil. That and the bad luck of losing Teddy at a curical point in the debate. The president showed his TRUE feelings & COLOR (liberal) when he told Mr. Senator J. McCain in the health summit “elections” have consquences. He will now get an opportunity to see first hand the election consquences from his own policies this November.

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
11:10 am

granny

- -Enjoy your serfdom to your corporate masters……- -

I own my company, my house, my car and some really nice gear that I could take anywhere and make a good living. How about you? Out of debt? Self employed?

Take a look at your life, woman. Who is a serf?

Catherine

October 15th, 2010
11:10 am

What can I say other than ROFLMAO. Think back to Emperor Obama’s first meeting with Capitol Hill members of the GOP and his statement “I won.” That gives you a clue as to how much truth there is in this fluff piece.

guy

October 15th, 2010
11:10 am

Really,opinions are like rear ends,everyone has one so what does it matter? We’re not going to change our ways anyway!To each his own!

shwanda jackson

October 15th, 2010
11:10 am

cynthina b a genus
her onlys wants what best for us
she and granny looks after us
thank you cynthia

DKST

October 15th, 2010
11:11 am

CT – are you smoking crack? There is no bipartisanship anywhere in Congress and the Presidency. Does not matter what party is in power at this point.

The only reality is the BHO does not understand is that you own everything when you get the title. Bush is forgotten and you are in the chair. You learn these things when you work in industry and not spend your life as a parasite (in government).

Get past your skin color and try to get a clue…. Creating bigger welfare checks may seem like the answer for you but most of us would rather earn our keep and not have government bother us.

Malcolm X

October 15th, 2010
11:11 am

2by4……….PREACH IT!!! Screw this state! Let the hillbillies have it! Ja ever notice that the most diverse cities in the country are the most successful? Racism will destroy any community……….what’s left is a bunch of illiterate, right-wingers who will end up discriminating against each other according to class. The South is cursed! Ms. Tucker, please ignore the insults, you are just calling a spade a spade, and since the hillbillies HATE Obama – they are forever closed-minded. Georgia and its racist populace are on a path to NOWHERE!!!! Even the dirt is infested with the racist bacteria of their dead ancestors!

Connie

October 15th, 2010
11:11 am

Even if that was true, which it is not.
It is not about Republicans, it is about the American People and he is not hearing what we are saying. We the American People do NOT want the Progressive Socialism agenda for America!
And STOP spending money we do not have.

STeve

October 15th, 2010
11:11 am

Enter your comments here

Ed

October 15th, 2010
11:12 am

What are you smoking. Must be some good stuff.

HDB

October 15th, 2010
11:12 am

Chris

October 15th, 2010
10:58 am
HDB – you’re trying WAY too hard to make a connection.

Not hard….quite simple — if you LIVED through the experience!!

Bob johnson

October 15th, 2010
11:13 am

Cynthia,

You’re a complete fool–the perfect Obama voter. Just another lemming who can’t put two thoughts together. Does the White House send you these propaganda pieces already written or do you come up with them yourself? Like Obama, you are an absolute joke–not to be taken seriously.

pennski

October 15th, 2010
11:13 am

Boortz is beating up on your idiotic article right now Cynthia.

John

October 15th, 2010
11:13 am

Enough blaming the Bush era republicans!!!!!! I supported Bush, but I can admit that he definitely made some mistakes. But for the last two years, all I have heard is the left blaming Bush. Its over, and it’s time to move forward. For 8 years the left berated Bush at every turn, but now the GOP is being chastised for pointing out that all this spending isn’t working. Dems, your president isn’t perfect. And most economists do not agree that the stimulus is working, we are still losing Jobs. Less Bad isn’t good. Cut the crap washington (and I’m talking to both partys) we are scared right now. Scared that we are losing our identity as Americans, scared that our government won’t listen, scared that we are going to become some European welfare state where everyone is dependent on the government. This is the Land of the Free and the American people are trying to tell this administration we want to keep it that way.

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
11:14 am

NIF

You are a serf. You dance to your masters bidding.

For scraps, literally scraps, of what they keep for themselves, and think yourself a man of means.

They toss you a bone, and you wag your tail and are obedient.

Yep, you’re a serf.

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

October 15th, 2010
11:15 am

HDB…regarding your list…I could agree with #1. The remainder seems a bit of a stretch.

IHateShills

October 15th, 2010
11:15 am

Tucker, you are a pathetic shill for a disgraceful embarassment for a president. Keep on with your “pro-obama” message and you’ll find out that less and less people will actually agree with you.

This is sick propoganda.

Mary

October 15th, 2010
11:15 am

This woman would not have a job if not for her color.
She is a shill for the liberal communist regime that is Obama.
Does anyone listen to her crap?

Unreal

October 15th, 2010
11:15 am

The village idiot has spoken and her name is Cynthia McKinney. What a waste of space.

Oops...another hater

October 15th, 2010
11:16 am

“2by4……….PREACH IT!!! Screw this state! Let the hillbillies have it! Ja ever notice that the most diverse cities in the country are the most successful? Racism will destroy any community……….what’s left is a bunch of illiterate, right-wingers who will end up discriminating against each other according to class.”

LOL…Show yourselves!!

Christina

October 15th, 2010
11:16 am

That headline and the first paragraph made me laugh out loud! Thanks for the belly laugh, Cynthia!

George W

October 15th, 2010
11:16 am

Lovely liz…..$1,000,000,000,000 is a big number isn’t it?

Fred

October 15th, 2010
11:17 am

HA HA HA! Sure, sure, THAT’S the problem. Obama just tried to hard, and golly gee, everybody just sure is mean to him. Remember when the Republicans kept saying, “Hey, we submitted a draft of Health Care Reform that we think might work” and he freaking ignored it? I voted for Obama, I had high hopes for the guy, he talked a great game, but in the end, that’s all it was, talk. The guy is systematically working to set us against each other divide us.

Kamchak

October 15th, 2010
11:17 am

And this is from the guy who voted for Hope and Change.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

I have said repeatedly, here and next door at JB’s, that I supported Juan McSame in the previous election cycle.

If you ever wish to graduate from the kids table, you;ll have to learn to keep up.

Billy Joe Bob

October 15th, 2010
11:17 am

Pat Cadell (a democrat) sums it up nicely……….”These are naive idiots who have come out of academia and have never done anything real in their lives and they are actually in power.” “These are the people we would never let in the room if there was any serious business to do and now they’re running the country. The U.S. can survive a barack obama but the question is can it survive the multitude of FOOLS who elected him????

Chris

October 15th, 2010
11:17 am

HDB –
1) – I’d like to see that scaled back, but my privacy has not been violated.
2) – completely agree
3) – The federal government claims rule over immigration. So they should be doing their job. If the Feds said today that they would enforce the rules they have down, I guarantee you the legislation would be dropped.
4) – I say let people earn on their merits. What is wrong with this?
5) – I went to school in Cobb (very conservative at the time) and I did not learn creationism.
6) – See #4. You shouldn’t be protected from being fired due to the organization you are a part of. Earn your pay.

You’re taking bits and pieces of the more extreme right wind and painting it on to everyone who disagrees with you. I don’t like it from Dems, and I don’t like it from Repubs. The people who are doing the painting need to be removed just as much as the brush itself.

Simon Jester

October 15th, 2010
11:17 am

The Bush administration drove the economy into the ditch. Obama’s has taken it off the cliff. They only thing now is to see when we hit bottom. They know exactly what they are doing.

2by4

October 15th, 2010
11:17 am

@guy why are you telling on yourself.

brownro214

October 15th, 2010
11:18 am

Try this “Bush’s fault” 45 million results.

George W

October 15th, 2010
11:18 am

Oops….another hater…. have you ever noticed that the most diverse cities in the country have the highest crime rates, highest paid totals towards food stamps and government houses and over run prisons? hmmmm….let rethink your statement.

pat smith

October 15th, 2010
11:18 am

HA HA HA – Starting with the headline, it is just laughable. Remember, he said at the conference he had with Republicans …. “We won…”
Democratic majority in House, Senate and White House to push forward his agenda to “fundamentally transform America.” He has, even though the people said we don’t want this, he has achieved his goal to begin his process to change America. What happens next, I don’t know.

bethtopaz

October 15th, 2010
11:18 am

This is a joke, right?

RIGHTISWRONG

October 15th, 2010
11:19 am

I see we have all of the Rednecks with nothing to do today except drink the Faux Newz Kool-Aid!

Racist bunch of idiots.

CT is correct, the facts indicate that Obama has tried on multiple occassions to work with the GOP, they simply hated him from the beginning. So why try to work with folk that don’t have any answers except to cut taxes, deregulate, only have healthcare for those who make good money, want to close down or take money from the public school systems, don’t want affirmative action, don’t want a woman to be able to abort a child even when they are raped or impregnated by family member, want to push their religon on ALL folks in the US (and I am a Christian too), don’t mind letting their leaders funnel money to their buddies via no-bid contracts, and a whole lot of other positions that are hypocritical and ignorant.

You idiots should be thanking him. You should be calling the White House saying, ” Thanks for having the guts to spend the money to save this economy from certain disaster that our Dummy for a President, Dubya Bush, CREATED.” The FACTS are Dubya came into office with a SURPLUS and left office with our country being hated across the world, lying to us about WMD’s, Cheney and Dubya’s buddies making Trillions off of the war, and of course a huge DEFICIT.

Those are the facts you Boneheads. Wow, your memories are as bad as your non-policies. You GOPer’s make me sick to my stomach.

Total bunch of PWT losers……. I hope you live OTP……

BeeJay

October 15th, 2010
11:19 am

“Obama tried too hard to work with Republicans”? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha had

Tucker is indeed living in a fantasy world she desperately wishes were true, in fact no doubt thinks it is. Pathetic.

Kamchak

October 15th, 2010
11:19 am

Boortz is…

There’s your sign.

Houston Rao

October 15th, 2010
11:20 am

No. 43 – George Bush
No. 44 – Blame Bush

xavier fremboe

October 15th, 2010
11:20 am

Umm. Yeah. Kind of like you would be “working with me” if I said. “I think we can both agree that you are an idiot, Ms. Tucker.” Anything less than your full and complicit agreement with the statement would be seen as being uncooperative.

Although, in this case, the statement is true…

Aubrey

October 15th, 2010
11:20 am

Ms Tucker is as delusional as the naive, ignorant and illiterate that voted for Barry S.E.I.U. ACORN Soetoro. What an embarrassment.

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
11:20 am

HDB

- -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.

- -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.

- -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.

- -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.

Again, not you.

- -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?

Again. not you.

- -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.

You sing the democrat’s song. Me, me, me. but you are fine. You work at a job which I hope you earned and wasn’t taken away from a qualified person and given to you because of the color of your skin.

When I say that the democrats hurt millions to help dozens, this is what i mean. You are willing to vote for the government controlling your life in order to do what? Make it OK so gays can marry? Obama is against that.

wxyz dawg

October 15th, 2010
11:20 am

Ms. Tucker, please explain why the Democrats did not fall in line step with the President. He has legislative problems with Democrats in control, he has no idea the problems he will be facing in January.
The President will see how far off he is from average Americans in November.

George W

October 15th, 2010
11:20 am

RIGHTISWRONG….you are right we are all wrong…..go back to eating your Popeye’s and GO AWAY!

lovelyliz

October 15th, 2010
11:21 am

@Connie the American people don’t want coroporate fascism either, but that’s not stopping the GOP

Lil' Barry Bailout

October 15th, 2010
11:21 am

Thanks for the laugh, Cynthia.

Oops...another hater

October 15th, 2010
11:21 am

“see we have all of the Rednecks with nothing to do today except drink the Faux Newz Kool-Aid!

Racist bunch of idiots.”

LOL…and this latest hater seems to be somewhat delusional. SPREAD THAT HATE!!

George W

October 15th, 2010
11:21 am

Nothing is Free…..can you tell me what marriage is?

IHateShills

October 15th, 2010
11:21 am

Brownro214, are you seriously blaming Bush? Are you unwilling to accept that Bush hasn’t had control over Congress since 2006 and that most of the fiscal decisions since them have been made by a Democratic congress? Obama himself said he would turn this crap around before now.

It’s been 2 years since Bush left, 4 since the republicans lost control of congress. Give it up imbicile.

Malcolm X

October 15th, 2010
11:21 am

@ Oops…another hater…………on your job today, huh? Funny how you haven’t criticized ONE hateful comment by your Repug friends! So, who’s the REAL hater??!!

bflat879

October 15th, 2010
11:21 am

Is this the AJC or The Onion???

Chris

October 15th, 2010
11:22 am

RIGHTISWRONG – yet another example of using a very big brush and painting with whatever liquid they can find.

I’m glad I’ll be using my brain to vote instead of going straight ticket.

Chris

October 15th, 2010
11:22 am

No replies from CT today.

daisey

October 15th, 2010
11:22 am

This is satire, right? If not, I want some of what she’s smoking. By the way, all you BO lovers out there, BCBS is going to have to triple it’s premiums under Obamacare. It will be out of business within three years. BO has told one lie after another. You can keep your doctor. Nope. My husband’s cardiologist of 15 years just dumped him by letter due to the cuts in Medicare so more can go to Medicaid. All you BO fans, wait till all this kicks in and you find out there really is no such thing as a free lunch. Oh, and the pre-existing that your guy bragged about in Iowa. Guess what…it ain’t free. In fact, your kid has a pre-existing condition, probably gonna cost you about $600 a month and up. Of course those on the public dole, who the rest of us support, will continue to live of those who work and pay taxes. Cynthia Tucker is certifiably insane if she believes what she wrote.

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
11:22 am

Kamchak

Oh sure. You and AmVet never voted for Obama. LOL!!

I wouldn’t admit it either.

Thanking Him

October 15th, 2010
11:22 am

Yes…President Obama. THANKS FOR NOTHING!!

JohnW

October 15th, 2010
11:23 am

I hope you don’t mind a comment from England. I read this article with increasing incredulity and I have to ask – is Ms Tucker in touch with reality at all?

George W

October 15th, 2010
11:23 am

Daisey…..Great post….thank you.

Aubrey

October 15th, 2010
11:23 am

This article could just as easily be found in The Onion as this rag.

LOL !!

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
11:23 am

George W

- -Nothing is Free…..can you tell me what marriage is?- -

Something I’ll never do again.

the 95% solution

October 15th, 2010
11:24 am

Tucker is obviously among the 95% of all blacks who still approve of Barry’s performance.

lovelyliz

October 15th, 2010
11:24 am

WHEN HAVE THE REPUBLICANS EVERR SUBMITTED A BALANCED FEDERAL BUDGET?

The Republicans don’t cut spending, they merely shift it. Even when the GOP had control of the White House and both houses on Congress they didn’t not submit federal budget. Didn’t ever come close even when keeping the Iraq II and Afghanistan wars off-budget.

Aubrey

October 15th, 2010
11:25 am

Gotta hand it to the delusional Libs….they are going down with their Socialist Ship. LOL !!!

lovelyliz

October 15th, 2010
11:25 am

WHEN HAVE THE REPUBLICANS EVER SUBMITTED A BALANCED FEDERAL BUDGET?

Never

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?

John Hedberg

October 15th, 2010
11:25 am

While Obama preached bipartisanship during his presidential campaign, and everybody deemed Hillary Clinton too polarizing and partisan, it will be made clear on November 4th that most independents believe Obama is the true polarizing partisan. This reporter (like many left and right wing media figures these days) is speaking her emotions and not the facts.

George W

October 15th, 2010
11:25 am

Nothing is Free….that was actually kind of funny. But you avoided the question.

Doc Cheney

October 15th, 2010
11:26 am

I am having a hard time thinking of positive things Pres. Obama has done.
As soon as I think of some I will post them.

Chris

October 15th, 2010
11:26 am

The funny thing is, I would have voted for Clinton. I think she could have a much better job.

Doc Cheney

October 15th, 2010
11:27 am

1. 1.Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
6. Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
7. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier’s family
8. The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
10. Limits on lobbyist’s access to the White House

Kamchak

October 15th, 2010
11:27 am

Oh sure. You and AmVet never voted for Obama.

I don’t claim to speak for brother AmVet, but I did not cast a vote for Obama because I didn’t want a Democrat anywhere near that WH.

But then again the Republicans didn’t want it either. Why else tie Caribou Barbie around the neck of McSame?

Karen

October 15th, 2010
11:27 am

Ah, ha-ha-ha!! Cindy, you are so funny!!

Tigerized

October 15th, 2010
11:27 am

Oh, I dunno – Obama has had spectacular success in bringing the country together.

Together as in galvanizing ordinary Americans into 9.12 groups and Tea Parties, all expressing their extreme dissatisfaction with Obama’s headlong plummet into suicidal socialism. Never mind the hard lessons and millions of deaths from failed tyrannies worldwide, Obama has stuck to his deeply flawed vision of Utopia no matter how loudly the majority of the country rejects it.

It’s OK, CT, keep up your cheerleading for the first president to make Carter look like a genius, and your feeble attempts to blame Republicans for the mess we’re in. We’ll keep reading your columns for a good laugh before letting the dog express her opinion on those absorbent AJC editorial pages.

Doc Cheney

October 15th, 2010
11:27 am

11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
12. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren’t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
16. New federal funding for science and research labs
17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
19. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
20. New funds for school construction

Doc Cheney

October 15th, 2010
11:28 am

21. The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
22. US Auto industry rescue plan
23. Housing rescue plan
24. $789 billion economic stimulus plan
25. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
26. US financial and banking rescue plan
27. The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
28. Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards
29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
30. The missile defense program is being cut by $1.4 billion in 2010

Doc Cheney

October 15th, 2010
11:28 am

31. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
32. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
33. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
34. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
35. Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
36. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
37. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
38. Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
39. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
40. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children

Aubrey

October 15th, 2010
11:28 am

Ms Tucker is why they are called “Loony Libs”. LOL !!!

INTJ

October 15th, 2010
11:29 am

This piece requires a level of self-delusion I would find alarming in someone with any real responsibility. Tucker is lucky she doesn’t operate heavy machinery. Her examples of Obama’s attempts at “bipartisanship” are both scant and suspect, to say the very least.

- Obama hands the Republicans a done deal with the so-called stimulus package (which, in case you haven’t noticed, didn’t work as advertised) – a giant mass of pork-barrel special interests and “tax cuts” which were actually welfare, tax credits for people who don’t pay taxes – and because they don’t thank him and vote for it, he’s the spurned one?

- Obama and the Democrats force on the American people a clearly unconstitutional “health care” law as their top priority, restricting our freedoms, destroying existing insurance plans, spending over a trillion borrowed taxpayer dollars, all budgeted on a cut in Medicare spending that they weren’t willing to do, using questionably ethical rules to pass, for which the people did not ask and do not appreciate. Because the one or two Republicans Obama actually talked to did not vote for it, the GOP is the partisan side?

Telling people what they should vote for while demonizing them and their views in public is not the same as negotiating. Trying to peel off the fringe members of the opposition in order to get the one or two votes you need is not bipartisanship. And what you’ve described the administration doing here is not governing. As the Wall Street Journal reported in January 2009:

“Challenged by one Republican senator over the contents of the [stimulus] package, the new president, according to participants, replied: ‘I won.’… With those two words…the Democratic president let the Republicans know that debate has been put to rest Nov. 4.”

Come January, when he complains that a Republican Congress is pushing its own ideas, and ignoring his, let him – and the willfully ignorant supporters like Tucker – remember his approach to “bipartisanship.” They may find Obama’s own words hard to swallow.

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
11:29 am

JohnW

Welcome aboard John.

Ms Tucker is the voice of the American Liberal.

You have got to hand it to them, water has covered the deck and they are heading toward the bottom, but standing on the deck and screaming are people like C Tuckers saying: We aren’t sinking. We aren’t sinking.

They will be saying it until their boat settles in the mud at the bottom.

It’s just a shame that they couldn’t be so dedicated to telling the truth.

jeff

October 15th, 2010
11:29 am

What a silly article.

George W

October 15th, 2010
11:29 am

DOC yeah that banking rescue plan is working great. haha

The fact is that some of these ideas were not bad. However the majority of them are just BAD ideas.

2by4

October 15th, 2010
11:29 am

made a speely mistake on relay. Just in case they say I cannot spell

2by4

October 15th, 2010
11:30 am

typing to fast spelling mistake

Aubrey

October 15th, 2010
11:30 am

Doc Cheney

yawn…

Doc Cheney

October 15th, 2010
11:32 am

41. Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program
42. Instituted a new policy on Cuba , allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
43. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
44. Expanding vaccination programs
45. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters
46. Closed offshore tax safe havens
47. Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals
48. Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back
49.. Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry’s predatory practices
50. Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
11:32 am

George W

Marriage, the actual term has always been defined as a legal union between a man and a woman. Of course, now that definition has changed.

So what is marriage? What time is it? It changes every day.

Doc Cheney

October 15th, 2010
11:32 am

51. Lower drug costs for seniors
52. Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings
53. Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel
54. Improved housing for military personnel
55. Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses
56. Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals
57. Increasing student loans
58. Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program
59. Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neglected for years; reengaging in multilateral and bilateral talks and diplomacy
60. Established a new cyber security office

George W

October 15th, 2010
11:32 am

Doc….again all bad ideas…do you want me to combat each one?

Aubrey

October 15th, 2010
11:34 am

Doc Cheney

1. Weakened, intentionally, this Nation for generations to come.

Chris

October 15th, 2010
11:34 am

We’re going to start getting into…

101. Put out his cigarette in the proper ashtray on Tuesday

…here in a minute.

Doc Cheney

October 15th, 2010
11:34 am

Why is everyone making such a big deal about the resurgence of conservatives In America and criticizing Ms. Tucker for being liberal?
What’s the point?
Georgia has been a conservative state and will continue to be (even if a moderate Democrat is elected governor).
The same old song about the rest of the country being more liberal and being a threat to Georgia is so old and dumb. Who cares?

George W

October 15th, 2010
11:35 am

Chris…..haha no kidding.

JoeAmerican100

October 15th, 2010
11:35 am

An people pay for your biased, delusional rants. It is this type of delusion which prevents true debate. How can you debate or negotiate with someone who sees all Conservatives as evil and Obama as the son of God … hint Obama is not even particularly smart

Doc Cheney

October 15th, 2010
11:35 am

61. Beginning the process of reforming and restructuring the military 20 years after the Cold War to a more modern fighting force; this includes new procurement policies, increasing size of military, new technology and cyber units and operations, etc.
62. Ended previous policy of awarding no-bid defense contracts
63. Ordered a review of hurricane and natural disaster preparedness
64. Established a National Performance Officer charged with saving the federal government money and making federal operations more efficient
65. Students struggling to make college loan payments can have their loans refinanced
66. Improving benefits for veterans
67. Many more press conferences and town halls and much more media access than previous administration
68. Instituted a new focus on mortgage fraud
69. The FDA is now regulating tobacco
70. Ended previous policy of cutting the FDA and circumventing FDA rules

RIGHTISWRONG

October 15th, 2010
11:35 am

George W – you only wish I and the multitude of folks that want to see this country move forward would Go Away. I am from ATL, YOU LEAVE!!!

Oh, and I work for myself and I have 18 employee’s, so don’t tell me about hard work.

So let me ask you a question, what do you think (I know that’s hard for you to do) Obama’s motive is?

Doc Cheney

October 15th, 2010
11:36 am

Yeah, Georgie. Get started. You have a long way to go and not buch of a brain to work with.

Ronin

October 15th, 2010
11:36 am

Fact : The GOP was often shut out of Congressional policy meetings and had little input on the bellweather legislation.
Fact : Obama had a roundtable with the GOP that he spent monopolizing the time and giving them little opportunity to interject
Fact : Obama’s leftist agenda SHOULD be rejected by ANY and ALL conservatives! He stands AGAINST everything they stand for.

Quit painting Obama as the victim. He wanted the job, he got the job and now he is failing at the job. The least he could do is man up and admit it.

jimmyc1955

October 15th, 2010
11:37 am

Maybe Mr. Obama should talk to Ms. Pelosi who locked republicans out of all the bill creation sessions and denied them even the opportunity to review bills before they came up for votes. The promise to post bills in advance so they could be read was ignored and forgotten. It was clear from the begining that Pelosi had zero interest in working with republicans but simply choose to ram legislation through by what ever means she could accomplish – and it left a very sour taste in the voting public’s mouth. How a party with a super majority in the senate and a significant voting majority in the house can complain about they couldn’t get anything done because the party that didn’t have enough votes for filibusters blocked legislation – that completely eludes me. This is pitiful and utterly shameless.

John

October 15th, 2010
11:37 am

Ms Tucker, you’re delusional and you should stay off the kool aid for a few weeks.

George W

October 15th, 2010
11:38 am

RIGHTISWRONG….nice third grade response retard. I am from “Atlanta” (not ATL) as well.

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.

Malcolm X

October 15th, 2010
11:38 am

@ Aubrey…..”yawn”……..probably what you were doing in class when the teacher was trying to educate your tiny, childish, hillbilly brain.

Oxnard

October 15th, 2010
11:38 am

Cynthia, would you please give us the name of your supplier? Those are some good drugs you were taking when you wrote this one.

GABob

October 15th, 2010
11:39 am

With all due respect, I believe that Ms. Tucker has lost her mind!

Doc Cheney

October 15th, 2010
11:39 am

Georgia is a conservative state. We get it. But not everyone who lives here is conservative. Some of us are actually thoughtful, intellignet, skilled, educated and employed.
The national trend is toward progressive social policy with little movement in either direction toward fiscal policy.
Georgia is business as usual, always slow to keep up. Nothing new about that. No need to celebrate.

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
11:39 am

RIGHTISWRONG

Move forward?

Please pick up a book and read about the people in the past that wanted the government to force the people to “move forward”. It never works out well.

George W

October 15th, 2010
11:39 am

RIGHTISWRONG….Also he is supposed to represent the American people….thus far he has done anything but that.

Aubrey

October 15th, 2010
11:39 am

The only thing Barry “The Deceptive” Soetoro should ever be given the responsibility to lead is a South Chicago ACORN Training Class in Alinsky Styled Thug Politics. Oh, wait…..

Doc Cheney

October 15th, 2010
11:40 am

71. Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite scientific and environmental rules, regulations, and reports
72. Authorized discussions with North Korea and private mission by Pres. Bill Clinton to secure the release of two Americans held in prisons
73. Authorized discussions with Myanmar and mission by Sen. Jim Web to secure the release of an American held captive
74. Making more loans available to small businesses
75. Established independent commission to make recommendations on slowing the costs of Medicare
76. Appointment of first Latina to the Supreme Court
77. Authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans
78. Limited salaries of senior White House aides; cut to $100,000
79. Renewed loan guarantees for Israel
80. Changed the failing/status quo military command in Afghanistan

George W

October 15th, 2010
11:40 am

Doc Cheney….So why do you live here?

Jeff

October 15th, 2010
11:40 am

It amazes me that people like the writer can be this disconnected from reality. Holding closed door meetings re: Health Care is not “working too hard” with the GOP. Using reconciliation for the first time for a non-budgetary issue in our history is not “working to hard” with the GOP.

The plain fact of the debacle that is Obama’s Presidency is that the only bipartisanship that has existed has been AGAINST his agenda. Obama and the Dems controlled both houses up until the election of Scott Brown. That means they could’ve passed anything they wanted…literally ANYTHING. It was because the Dems didn’t like Healthcare that it didn’t pass in the the normal, non-Chicago style politics, manner. It wasn’t the GOP.

Attaching the offshore drilling to the GOP is frivilous and outright laughable. Obama’s biggest problem is he’s not a good leader. He never has been, and he never will be. At every stop in his political career, he’s immediately begun stumping for his next job. As a state senator in Chicago, he started stumping for Congress. Once in Congress he started stumping for the Presidency. Now that he’s got the top gig, he doesn’t know what to do because he’s literally never really done anything other than campaign.

Thankfully those who were hoodwinked into voting for him have seen what a complete failure he has been and the country will cast its vote on November 2nd to rectify one of its largest historical mistakes.

FA Hayek

October 15th, 2010
11:40 am

Cynthia Tucker Pulitzer Prize Winner is an Oxymoron

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
11:41 am

Doc Cheney

- -Some of us are actually thoughtful, intellignet, skilled, educated and employed.- -

Yes we are. And there are also some liberals that are houghtful, intellignet, skilled, educated and employed, but not nearly as many as there are conservatives.

Your snide little remarks shows ignorance and none of the things that you claim

[...] more here: Obama tried too hard to work with Republicans | Cynthia Tucker This entry was written by more systems games & filed under Obama and tagged amplified, [...]

George W

October 15th, 2010
11:42 am

Nothing is Free……very nice.

Doc Cheney

October 15th, 2010
11:42 am

Complaining that Republicans have not been allowed enough involvement in creation of new laws or “have been locked out of the bill writing process” demonstrates a lack of knowledge of the fundamental political process in Washington.

Aubrey

October 15th, 2010
11:42 am

Doc Cheney:

In 2010, Conservatives Still Outnumber Moderates, Liberals

Last year’s increase in conservatism among independents is holding

PRINCETON, NJ — Conservatives have maintained their leading position among U.S. ideological groups in the first half of 2010. Gallup finds 42% of Americans describing themselves as either very conservative or conservative. This is up slightly from the 40% seen for all of 2009 and contrasts with the 20% calling themselves liberal or very liberal.

LOL !!

Chris

October 15th, 2010
11:42 am

Doc Cheney – again, with the brush. Why close out a message to those who might be receptive by insulting them?

Oops...another hater

October 15th, 2010
11:42 am

“@ Aubrey…..”yawn”……..probably what you were doing in class when the teacher was trying to educate your tiny, childish, hillbilly brain.

Keep preaching that Hate!!!

Good Grief

October 15th, 2010
11:42 am

Nothing Is Free has a point on learning about those who want us to “move forward.” The progressive movement is full of people who support eugenics, racial superiority, social justice, collective salvation, tax & spend economics, just to name a few. The history of Progressivism is actually quite frightening.

Doc Cheney

October 15th, 2010
11:43 am

81. Deployed additional troops to Afghanistan
82. New Afghan War policy that limits aerial bombing and prioritizes aid, development of infrastructure, diplomacy, and good government practices by Afghans
83. Announced the long-term development of a national energy grid with renewable sources and cleaner, efficient energy production
84. Returned money authorized for refurbishment of White House offices and private living quarters
85. Paid for redecoration of White House living quarters out of his own pocket
86. Held first Seder in White House
87. Attempting to reform the nation’s healthcare system which is the most expensive in the world yet leaves almost 50 million without health insurance and millions more under insured
88. Has put the ball in play for comprehensive immigration reform
89. Has announced his intention to push for energy reform
90. Has announced his intention to push for education reform

Polonius

October 15th, 2010
11:43 am

This column is a laughable joke. Lewis Carroll couldn’t dream this stuff up. The Socialist in Chief did nothing to reach out to Republicans, unless you count Arlen Specter. Obama’s entire program has been shoved down the American people’s throats against our will. His idea of bipartisanship is for Republicans to simply embrace socialism, which is antithetical to their core beliefs thank God!! I am praying for 2 years of gridlock after November 2nd.

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
11:43 am

Doc Cheney

I love this one:

71. Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite scientific and environmental rules, regulations, and reports

but amazingly enough, the 2500 page “stimulus package” appeared overnight. Who wrote that one?

alaskaman

October 15th, 2010
11:43 am

How stupid does this writer think we are?

Bob

October 15th, 2010
11:44 am

I love reading this column. Tucker cannot write anything to accurately criticize this president and is really an Obama lapdog. You’ve got to be kidding me. She belongs in any sequel to Idiocracy for sure.

Reality

October 15th, 2010
11:44 am

@Doc Cheney – I love it! The only problem is that the idiot conservatives here on this blog seem to be totally ignoring your posts…. They still wear their blinders and only listen to FOX news.

CyKick

October 15th, 2010
11:44 am

>>
“Obama and his Democratic allies tried to negotiate with GOP leaders on health insurance reform ”

Yes, I seem to remember that Obama held a meeting with the Repub bigwigs and proceeded to ignore every suggestion.
<<

Aubrey

October 15th, 2010
11:44 am

Oops…another hater

yawning at liberal blather is hate? LOL !!!!

john

October 15th, 2010
11:44 am

WOW! Just WOW!

Auburn Fan

October 15th, 2010
11:45 am

Wow 638 comments already! Everyone must agree with you one this one CT.

Poor President Obama those nasty Republicans are just making his job so difficult. Maybe the voters will agree with you and give the honest hardworking Democrats 2 more years to correct all the evil the Republicans have caused.

Thanks for a good laugh.

George W

October 15th, 2010
11:45 am

Reality…..great post of your own…..Doc Cheney is just about as good of a poster as Obama is president. COME ON NOVEMBER!!!

Doc Cheney

October 15th, 2010
11:45 am

To answer your question, I live here by choice. I could live anywhere I wanted, and I am a fifth generation Georgian. I choose to stay here and work to make it a better place for future generations.
Hopefully, some day kids won’t have to go to the 50th worst schools in the nation or pay state taxes for legislators to make up goofy laws to protect us from illegal workers who make up about .125% of the population.

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
11:45 am

Doc Cheney

While you are stealing someone else’s post (You liberal are sure honest!!)) be sure to include this at the end: Oh, and he built a swing set for the girls outside the Oval Office!

it’s in the original post on CafeMom.

Jay

October 15th, 2010
11:46 am

This makes me laugh out loud. Let me get this straight. Obama went wrong because he tried to work with the GOP too much?? What planet are you liberals on? Obama sucker punched the American people with his Hope and Change mantra and has conducted himself as the most divisive president since Rich Nixon. Apparently everyone that resists Obama’s ideas are either stupid, racist, or power hungry. This is the liberal argument? This is truly the most childishly arrogant administration in history. The American people aren’t stupid.

Aubrey

October 15th, 2010
11:46 am

The Libs need to gather in their “Prayer Circles and Clean the Spirits”

They better gather quickly, time is running out.

LOL !!!

Dan

October 15th, 2010
11:46 am

Tucker: The black Helen Thomas.

George W

October 15th, 2010
11:46 am

CyKick….and look where the healthcare bill is sending the democrats now……great job of self emploding!

SamAdams25

October 15th, 2010
11:46 am

This has to be the most ludicrous article I have read this month. Obama has proven himself to be a radical socialist by his agenda and the people he surrounds himself with. His czar list is a virtual Who’s Who of radical extremists, and he is in bed with all sorts of corrupt outfits like ACORN, SEIU, and big labor unions.

The majority of Americans are realizing that “progressive” is simply a more palatable label for socialist. In fact, virtually the entire “progressive” caucus (over 70 congressional Democrats) are members of the Democratic Socialist Party of America. The vast majority of Americans want no part of socialism, and will begin purging socialists from our government next month.

Malcolm X

October 15th, 2010
11:46 am

@ George……thank God he does lives here, if not, you narrow-minded, racist, hillbillies will take over the South and eventually destroy the country!! LOL! Some intellect is needed to infiltrate the South!

Oops...another hater

October 15th, 2010
11:47 am

“the teacher was trying to educate your tiny, childish, hillbilly brain”

Above is the hate I was referring too…

Auburn Fan

October 15th, 2010
11:47 am

I read the article again and this has to be your best work ever!

This is an award winner for sure.

Mongo

October 15th, 2010
11:48 am

Obama fell into the same idiotic trap most Democrats fall into. They think the American people are bright enough to see through all the BS the Repugs spew out.
He should have given these losers tha back of his hand and passed bills for the good of Americans. Maybe he has finally woken up to the fact that conseratives are scum and will do and say anything to appease their corporate/ religious nut masters.

CJ

October 15th, 2010
11:48 am

DOESN’T KNOW OR LEARN FROM HIS OWN HISTORY–it was still before your time, my dear!

Booger Presley

October 15th, 2010
11:48 am

“Some intellect is needed to infiltrate the South!”

If people like Nalcolm X left The South the intelligence factor would increase exponentially and that by default.

George W

October 15th, 2010
11:48 am

Malcolm X…..that is right I am racist….that arguement is so old and hold no weight anymore. But if I am racist then how come 80-90% of all blacks have a blind faith for Obama?

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
11:48 am

Reality

We see how many government enlarging programs he has listed.

We are just amazed that you support this kind of government expansion . . . oh yes, you’re a liberal. You NEED the government to take care of you. And Pal, you also need for the conservatives to pay for it. Because as we all know:

SPENDING OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY IS WHAT THE DEMOCRATS LOVE TO DO!!!!!!

Freedom Fan

October 15th, 2010
11:48 am

“Obama tried too hard to work with Republicans”
- Cynthia Tucker, delusional Obama fan

No Cynthia, obviously the Obammunists’ main problem is that y’all didn’t smear us Tea Party folks as “racists” enough.

Steve851

October 15th, 2010
11:48 am

This is a total joke. Obama is the most partisan president in my 62-year lifetime. While he has his strengths, on this point, he is a total disgrace

Reality

October 15th, 2010
11:49 am

@Bob – Um, I think that CT is criticizing Obama here. She is saying that he made a MISTAKE by trying too hard to work WITH republicans.

CJ

October 15th, 2010
11:49 am

Mongo–”the back of his hand”? How’s that Marxist tyranny and hopey changey thing working for ya? Got a job yet?

Chris

October 15th, 2010
11:49 am

NIF @ 1145 – Oh snap!

Aubrey

October 15th, 2010
11:49 am

Ms Tucker is yet another leftist that simply cannot imagine why all don’t worship Barry as she does. The desperation is embaressing.

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
11:49 am

Malcolm X

The only narrow minded racist hillbilly that is here is you, pal.

George W

October 15th, 2010
11:50 am

OK IF THE REPUBS ARE SO WRONG…….CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHY THE REPUBLICANS ARE ABOUT TO HAVE A HUGE NOVEMBER?????

JHlion

October 15th, 2010
11:50 am

This is perhaps one of the stupidest editorials I have ever seen, and that takes a lot of doing on the author’s part. Remember when O sat down with the repubs and when he didn’t like what he heard stated: ‘I won, you lost, get over it’. He has been the most divisively arrogant President I have ever seen and surrounded himself with the same sort of people.

RASTUDD

October 15th, 2010
11:50 am

Cynthia
When are you and the rest of Black Americans going to realize that thats not rain on your legs. The Dems have been peeing on your legs for so long its just a shame they have y’all convinced its raining.

Booger Presley

October 15th, 2010
11:50 am

See…no mention of whitey, hillbililes, etc. If Mongo can do it then all you haters can also!

Im putting a Gold Star beside Mongos name on the Blogger of the Day calendar.

Greg

October 15th, 2010
11:50 am

Wow, where to start? Health care is important, but people are concerned about jobs right now.
The ARRA was a joke. The tax cuts were temporary, so I like many others, have been saving mine. 9.5%+ unemployment is a bit more than we were promised, by the way.
Cap and trade? Great way to cripple what’s left of an industrial economy.

“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.” – maybe if you had tried to get them to work with you. On something that would work.

18 days until we begin to right the ship.

Rich

October 15th, 2010
11:50 am

I have had a pretty bad year too. I have paid no attention to my job, vacationed relentlessly and quite honestly my finances are in tatters. There is very little hope that I will change my ways, in fact my motto for 2011 is “Party On”.

I’m hoping Cynthia can try to market me too, compared to the president’s record it should be easy

Reality

October 15th, 2010
11:51 am

@Nothing is Free -

Again, you spout insults without facts. SOMETHING YOU REPUBLICANS LOVE TO DO!

Bush spent the most money of any administration in history. Was there any outcry? No. What did he spend on? Our tax dollars that were essentually funneled to his wealthy buddies in Texas (see Halibertan).

Obama has spent money, yes. His spending was an attempt to save this Country from the recession. SHAME ON HIM?

Give me a break!

ConservaTarian

October 15th, 2010
11:51 am

Doc Cheney…

Great list. I’m looking for the entry that says, “Supported and promoted government policies to create a business atmosphere conducive to the creation of new jobs.”

Did I miss something? You might want to take another sip of Kool-Aid and try again.

By the way, please make sure you get out and vote on November 3rd. The Socialists need your support.

George W

October 15th, 2010
11:52 am

Can anyone in here have a debate about Obama without mentioning my name?

Malcolm X

October 15th, 2010
11:52 am

LOL! Proof of right-wing, hillbilly ignorance – Oops……another hater & Aubrey are too stupid to even know who’s insulting who!!

Allie Foster

October 15th, 2010
11:53 am

And the AJC wonders why their circulation in the toilet!!! Cynthia Tucker is divisive, sycophant for Obama. This man is destroying our country, refused to work with the GOP, has a Democratic controlled congress and is still losing the battle. It is more his elitist, narcissistic approach to governing. I think his “Too bad, I won” statement in the first weeks of his adminstration says it all. He thinks he was elected King (or Dictator), not a man that serves at the pleasure of the voters. And, the voters will have their say on November 2nd and in 2012. Obama has failed on every level. He is possibly the worst President in our history. I pray for our country and our citizens.

Warren Murphy

October 15th, 2010
11:53 am

What’s the weather like on your little planet there, Cynthia?

The President tried to “woo” Republicans??? How? By saying to the people that every single major idea or principle the Republicans put forward “wasn’t serious”? By dismissing Republicans out-of-hand with telling them “I won” in response to their different approaches?

Has it ever occurred to any democrat that acting as if anyone who disagrees with you is an idiot really isn’t a sustainable avenue to power?

Of course, that exposes the real disconnect; it’s not about who has power (at least it’s not supposed to be). But that’s all the dems have focused on this past 2 years

Chris

October 15th, 2010
11:53 am

“You republicans”

“You democrats”

This accomplishes what? This enhances your arguments how?

FA Hayek

October 15th, 2010
11:53 am

Hey Doc, exactly how is Georgia made up of 125% illegal workers? Is this another example of Obamathematics and Progressive Logic?

re: Doc Cheney, “pay state taxes for legislators to make up goofy laws to protect us from illegal workers who make up about .125% of the population.”

Doc Cheney

October 15th, 2010
11:53 am

It really is too bad there are not more intelligent conservatives in Atlanta. In places like California and the midwest, there is effective governance and leadership by moderate to conservative Republicans. Those areas produce valuable dialogue and debate that help the country meet in the middle on vital issues.
It seems like conservatives in Atlanta are just clones or parrots of talk radio or Fox News or one-issue agenda people who are not well enogu informed to actually discuss issues.
Five minutes into a discussion and somebody wants to comlain that we don’t have a confederate battle flag hanging from a clothesline on the lawn of the capitol. Where is your dignity?

Oops...another hater

October 15th, 2010
11:54 am

There he goes again.

Good Grief

October 15th, 2010
11:54 am

Reality – answer me this:
How does spending money on a study of why Africans vote, or how they clean themselves, help the economy out of recession? How does spending $100,000 on one sign promoting an action covered by the recovery act stimulate the economy?

Booger Presley

October 15th, 2010
11:55 am

CA…yea…what a great place…LOL!

George W

October 15th, 2010
11:55 am

Malcolm X…..just like your name references….you have yet to make a legitimate fact…….is it really that hard?

Dale

October 15th, 2010
11:55 am

You’ve got a great future in stand up comedy!

John

October 15th, 2010
11:55 am

Cynthia—are you kidding me? To use a basketball analogy, Obama has spent the past two years practicing his “slam dunk” shot while jeering at the Republicans on the sidelines, saying “shut up–because we won!” The American people have been in he stands, watching the whole thing. And they are not impressed–partially because of the attitude and MO and certainly because of the dismal result we see developing all around us. Obama-Axelrod-Emmanual are ALL political hacks. Never thought I would say that about any president. But Obama is a hack–and is the most partisan president in the history of the republic. He makes Bush look like a saint.

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
11:55 am

Reality

- -Obama has spent money, yes. His spending was an attempt to save this Country from the recession. SHAME ON HIM?- -

Damn right shame on him.

Tell you what. Give me all your money and I will make you richer than midis. So am I a nigerian Mail Scammer or the Democratic Party? Is there a difference?

Doc Cheney

October 15th, 2010
11:55 am

FA Hayek: Math is tricky. I recommend starting with something remedial and working your way up to fractions. Then re-read my post.

Chris

October 15th, 2010
11:56 am

Again, trying to point out a perceived lack of intelligence in your detractors does not enhance your argument.

Reality

October 15th, 2010
11:56 am

@GEORGE W -

I can answer that one! It might be the same reason Georgia is about to elect Deal, a republican, as Governor….

It is because there are many stupid and uniformed voters. Voters in GA that seem to not care that Deal was essentially kicked out of Congress for corruption. Voters in GA that seem to not care that he has been caught siphoning money from his campaign into his pocket. Voters in GA that seem to not care that he is so corrupt that he refuses to share his tax return docs.

The answer to your question is clear – the voters are dumb. Next?

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
11:57 am

Doc Cheney

I caught you stealing posts and now you are all mad at Georgia.

So sad.

Man up and move along. You are just making a bigger fool of yourself.

George W

October 15th, 2010
11:57 am

Folks…..Nothing is Free just said “nigerian” that is a county and NOT the feared “N” word…….Just want to make sure most of you know the difference….hahahha

George W

October 15th, 2010
11:57 am

Country not county……

Bob

October 15th, 2010
11:57 am

Obo to McCain, “we one”.

Doc Cheney

October 15th, 2010
11:57 am

I have to admit that Ms. Tucker makes my day. She puts it out there and then all the clones go crazy disputing her opinions. As an editorialist, I would say she is 100% win from a business standpoint.

Eddie Long, The Bishup of Pizza

October 15th, 2010
11:57 am

Where my dignity? Me and my church followers have all the dignity in the World, SIR! How dare you besmirch my good name and the name of my sheep.

MSEcon

October 15th, 2010
11:58 am

I’ll remind everyone that the liberal facist Democrat party had:

1. A president in the white house
2. A majority in the House
3. And…a FILIBUSTER proof majority in the Senate.

Demosocialists could pass ANY piece of legislation they wanted to, without a single vote from RINOs.

ANY piece.

markie mark

October 15th, 2010
11:58 am

Doc, I have been watching this discussion for a couple of hours, and this blog for a good while. The only folks that I see mentioning a dang OLD flag discussion is you liberals when you want to try and get some mileage out of it…

And Liz….your Cloture rule is correct. Now try googling “Supermajority”. Obama and the Democrats had that, but he wanted us for cover. The problem was some Democrats didnt want to walk off the cliff with him. But the Republicans were representing the people who voted THEM into office. So, the enemy is US, the people, not our representatives who got voted into office because WE believed they wouldn’t betray out trust to fight this lunacy.

Vince

October 15th, 2010
11:58 am

Sorry, Doc…You can keep listing errors and lies all you want. There are VERY legitimate arguments for everything you are listing, thus you are wasting your time.

May I start with numbers 9 and 10? Freedom of information?

Have you been keeping up with the story relating to the White House blocking the information about the worst case scenario with the Gulf Oil Spill? In May NOAA scientists wanted to publish this info and the White House blocked it. You won’t see this story very much in the AJC, but google it or read about it in one of the gulf coast newspapers….then come back and let’s discuss this.

Billybob

October 15th, 2010
11:58 am

THIS JUST IN!
Doc Cheney says he is intellectually superior, he cares more, is more skilled than, more educated than and has a job.
Let me see, that makes him a graduate of LIBERALISM 101: Day 1
CONGRATULATIONS! It is so easy to dissect the libs….

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
11:59 am

Can anyone recommend a good website for finding young men who like to masterbate on the phone together? I can’t get enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FA Hayek

October 15th, 2010
11:59 am

You got me Doc, I did not see your decimal & I stand corrected in missing it.

Reality

October 15th, 2010
11:59 am

@Good Grief – FOX news has taught you well….

With any large program (public or private) anyone can find line items that are bad. Congrats. You, like FOX news, can do that too.

Why don’t you and FOX news apply that talent to republicans? Where was this analysis when Bush was wasting our money? Please explain?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The difference here is that at least Obama produced programs targeted to help AMERCIAN PEOPLE. Bush’s programs were to spend our money on the military and overseas that ended up lining the pockets of his Texas wealthy friends.

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
11:59 am

Reality

- -It is because there are many stupid and uniformed voters.- -

No. Sadly it’s because our alternative in Roy Barnes.

ConservaTarian

October 15th, 2010
11:59 am

Doc Cheney…
Where are you from? I’m sure that – wherever it is – Delta or AirTran have a flight sometime today that will take you back. Excuse my typing, but I’ve trouble seeing the screen through my hood because, if I disagree with Obama or his clannish supporters, I MUST be a racist, right?

Vince

October 15th, 2010
12:01 pm

Hey Billybob:
Can you call me on my cell phone? I need to talk to you about an awesome gay porn site I just found.

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
12:01 pm

REality

- -The difference here is that at least Obama produced programs targeted to help AMERCIAN PEOPLE.- -

And did they?

Say it ain’t so. Again, telling people that you believe lies over and over again is probably not making you look any smarter.

markie mark

October 15th, 2010
12:01 pm

and CT, you know I normally have respect for you and dont denigrate other bloggers on this site. But when YOU call blogger A dumb, and then blogger B calls you dumb, and then you BAN blogger B?? What type of intellectual honesty is that? and shortly thereafter a blogger asked you about that inconsistency and you ignore it? Wow, I had more respect for you than those kind of actions, politics notwithstanding.

Reality

October 15th, 2010
12:01 pm

@Billybob -

Too bad you and the other idiot conserveratives spend too much time “disecting the liberal” and not informing yourselves of facts. I guess it is easier to differ any form of thinking to FOX news.

Welcome to “invasion of the mind-snatchers.”

Frank La May

October 15th, 2010
12:02 pm

tell that girl to pinch herself she is asleep. Obama has refused to work with the republican. it’s either his way or the highway. guess where he is going

frank la may

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
12:02 pm

Looks like some twit likes to use my name because they don’t have the balls to use their own.

IS ist a liberal? I’ll bet it is.

George W

October 15th, 2010
12:02 pm

Reality…..all of the Demoncrat news agencies failed aka TALK AMERICA…….So please tell me why FoxNews is the #1 source of television news in the county currently? And why are the ratings for CNN Declining. Wait to see what happens to CNN when Anderson Cooper leaves.

Booger Presley

October 15th, 2010
12:03 pm

“No. Sadly it’s because our alternative in Roy Barnes.”

HERE HERE!! I dont particularly care for Deal either, however, 4 more years of Barnes and his lipstick is OUT OF THE QUESTION.

JMartJr

October 15th, 2010
12:03 pm

Sorry, he didn’t try to work with Republicans at all. To be fair to him, he didn’t have to, with super-majorities in Congress to play with. But his only “outreach” to Republicans was saying that if they would vote against for what they believed, he’ let them.

Bipartisanship does not mean the Republicans learn to embrace leftist ideas.

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
12:04 pm

Reality

And now it’s all about FOX News.

Is there a liberal in the world with a single original idea?

Aubrey

October 15th, 2010
12:04 pm

Doc Cheney

“like California”…LOL !!!

Kamchak

October 15th, 2010
12:04 pm

I see that it time once again to check my Silly Cons Word-of-the-Day calendar. Yep there it is, word -of-the-day for Friday October 15, 2010—”Kool-aid.”

Dave

October 15th, 2010
12:04 pm

I love the urge to blame everything on Republicans. Anyone making the case of him loving bipartisanship is certainly drinking the kool-aid of delusion. Wow!!!

George W

October 15th, 2010
12:04 pm

Booger…Exactly I would much rather of had Handel. I am not a huge Deal fan either but Barnes already had the job once and failed miserably.

Chris

October 15th, 2010
12:06 pm

Sorry, but I’d rather vote for someone who might be dishonest and a crook (Barnes) than someone who I KNOW is dishonest and a crook (Deal).

It’s not a particularly good choice between either, and unfortunately most of the Libertarians that get enough money to run for office are slightly insane.

Booger Presley

October 15th, 2010
12:06 pm

Agreed. Not having Handel win the primary was a big mistake.

RichardC

October 15th, 2010
12:06 pm

What a load of BS! Obama tried too hard to work with the GOP? No, he didn’t try AT ALL! He never did address GOP concerns with anything but contempt, and with platitudes about bipartisanship that were backed by nothing. Take the session he had with Senate Republicans regarding the health care reform bill. He didn’t listen to them, just told them what he and the Democrats were going to do. And remember this, the only medical doctors in the Senate are Republicans. They have more practical experience in the problems and strengths of the health care system than the entire Democratic caucus combined … yet Obama didn’t listen to them.

Both Obama and Ms. Tucker are frauds. They speak what they want others to believe, not the truth. They live by the adage that if you tell a lie often enough, some will start to believe it. I’m not buying any more, and it looks as though enough of the electorate has caught on to be a real problem for these frauds.

Billybob

October 15th, 2010
12:06 pm

Gay porn and idiot conservatives……brilliant intellectual comments from the liberal peanut gallery.

Good Grief

October 15th, 2010
12:07 pm

Reality, you act like there was absolutely no criticism of George Bush. I didn’t like him either, but I at least recognize media hipocrisy when I see it. I’m not one of these people who only get their news from one place. I watch Fox News, yes, but I also see what CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, the BBC, and the internet is saying. I remember when Susan Roesgen got into a hissy-fit over someone calling Obama a socialist, but she was the same one who called a man wearing a George Bush mask (complete with devil horns and Hitler mustache) a “lookalike.” Liberals were quick to call the 52.9% vote that Obama got in 2008 a mandate, but when 60% of the country opposes health care overhaul, they’re ignored. Get off your high horse, Reality. Jeez!

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
12:07 pm

Chris

Barnes spent a lot of time showing us what a crook he was. I liked Karen.

Roy Barnes

October 15th, 2010
12:08 pm

Whats wrong with my shades of lipstick? My wife color co-ordinates it to my underpants.

Reality

October 15th, 2010
12:08 pm

@Nothing is Free-

You JUST DON’T GET IT! I may as well be talking to a wall. How can you be so stupid? Is this some special talent you have????

I will try to type slowly – maybe this will help you understand.

Obama produced programs INTENDED TO HELP THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. Bush produced programs INTENDED TO LINE POCKETS OF HIS FRIENDS.

Now pause a moment. Think about that before going on. Analyze that part only, if you can. Don’t jump to any FOX news quote or cute sayings. Doesn’t that alone speak volumes?

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
12:09 pm

Billybob

I love the fact that when these “open minded” pro gay liberals want to insult someone, they try to link them to homosexuality.

I’m pretty sure Reality is the twit.

JDW

October 15th, 2010
12:10 pm

“Barnes already had the job once and failed miserably”

As I remember his main “failure” was trying to hold the teachers accountable and losing that vote. Please tell me what did I miss?

George W

October 15th, 2010
12:11 pm

Reality…..your opinion is very skewed by your beliefs.

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
12:11 pm

Reality

- -Obama produced programs INTENDED TO HELP THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.- -

How many times do I have to tell you.

HE IS LYING TO YOU. His policies helped no one but his contributors. So how is lying better than telling the truth?

He lies, rips you off and you defend him.

Again, give me your money. I’m really a democrat wanting to help poor people. Honestly. I really am.

Chris

October 15th, 2010
12:11 pm

NIF – I would have voted for Handel. I don’t trust Deal farther than I can throw him. I’ll stick with what I know, I suppose.

Reality – that’s your opinion. I think every politician introduces things to help line their own pockets and the pockets of their handlers.

One having a D and one having an R don’t make either one good.

George W

October 15th, 2010
12:11 pm

JDW…..What where his jobless numbers when he took office versus when he left. What was the budget before and after he took office?

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
12:11 pm

Ive prepared two huge platters of SpamWich so lets adjourn for lunch and then continue our arguing, namecalling on a full belly.

Ozzy Ozbourne

October 15th, 2010
12:13 pm

“Good intentions pave the way to Hell”.

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
12:13 pm

Have fun guys.

My ride to the airport is here.

Anonymous

October 15th, 2010
12:13 pm

This woman is delusional.

Billybob

October 15th, 2010
12:13 pm

Democrats have controlled Congress since 2007(almost 4 years). Have controlled the purse strings since that time. Isn’t it interesting how none of the Dems in this election cycle are running on any of their accomplishments of the last few years and the overwhelming majority are completely distancing themselves from the leaders of their party. Riddle me that libs?

Arizona Ironman

October 15th, 2010
12:14 pm

How silly this editorial is by Ms. Tucker. The Democrats (which I am one) had a bullet proof majority in the House and Senate – yet she claims that the Republicans are to blame for their failures in legislative action?

Let me mention a few items that has turned me off to my own party: Lawsuit against Arizona’s immigration law; extreme pandering to illegal immigrants; allowing eleven countries (some are communist) to enjoin the lawsuit against Arizona; failure to go after the Black Panthers’s who violated voting rights of others; nothing but talk on Iran and North Korea but no results; continuing to let China destroy our manufacturing jobs and infrastructure by not forcing them to let their currency fluctuate with the market; Healthcare reform that was not real reform; lack of action of gays in the military (is Obama for DADT or against???); failure to secure the dang border; denial on drug gangs from Mexico on the border in the US; massive deficits; continuing economic disaster; racial tensions are higher than ever. I won’t go on.

The real problem, in my humble opinion, is that too many elites – both Republicans and Democrats are running this country. This includes elitist media types like Ms. Tucker. Typical folk who want to run for office are destroyed by the elite media. Made to look like fools. Green in SC and Meeks in FL are two examples. Both black, by the way. Stop the partisanship.

Thank you.

George W

October 15th, 2010
12:14 pm

Great article from CNN!!! He is only two years into the job and already “irrelevant”!! Great….watch the Dems emplode on themselves.

JDW

October 15th, 2010
12:14 pm

@Good Grief

“when 60% of the country opposes health care overhaul”

That is a bit disingenuous…

A new AP poll finds that Americans who think the law should have done more outnumber those who think the government should stay out of health care by 2-to-1.

google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gSXIViw_RWvU3uweKkhKfhAVGgqgD9IF4ET80

Reality

October 15th, 2010
12:14 pm

@Nothing is Free -

You still cannot help yourself. I really now do believe that you are without hope. You cannot just stop at the point where I said “pause.” You cannot analyze those two sentences alone.

Too bad.

Simon Jester

October 15th, 2010
12:15 pm

Obama has repeatedly gone with tactics that time after time have be shown to kill the economy, rather than make it better. He is against everything that makes the economy go. He is anti-business, anti-capitalist and pro-government. Government cannot make the economy go. Period. Government jobs cannot improve the economy. Government and government jobs are a drain on the economy, government is not a producer. Money to the gov is a net loss.

cyclerider

October 15th, 2010
12:15 pm

“Obama didn’t take every possible opportunity to pin the economic mess on his predecessor” I never saw a President whine so much about the messs left him by the previous administration. This woman is a fool.

Nothing Is Free

October 15th, 2010
12:15 pm

Oh one more thing

Doc Cheney stole the list from the Daily KOS: And then whines about FOX News.

90 Accomplishments of Pres. Obama Which The Media Fails to Report….

Thu Nov 19, 2009 at 03:59:39 AM PDT

Media loves to say that President Obama is not getting much accomplished which the facts belie and fail to report the 90 plus accomplishments of administration, so far!

Billybob

October 15th, 2010
12:17 pm

NIF 12:09
That’s why it is so easy to dissect them. You can’t do that with conserrvative independent thinking people b/c they take a look at all info and then make their decisions. Libs are just incapable of doing this even though they claim “intellectual superiority”. I probably have a little too much fun at their behest…..

Tech Man

October 15th, 2010
12:17 pm

Doc Cheney
October 15th, 2010
11:53 am

Please tell us about the healthy financials of the California state government.

jsa

October 15th, 2010
12:18 pm

How is “I won….” cooperation????

George W

October 15th, 2010
12:18 pm

All I want is for a DEM to explain to me why November is going to be ruled by the Repubs…..if you guys are doing such a great job why are we going to gain control in November?? Please answer this question.

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

October 15th, 2010
12:18 pm

LOL…”Is Obama becoming irrelevant?”. LOL…CNN finally gets it.

George W

October 15th, 2010
12:19 pm

Cynthia Is Sexy!! …….EXACTLY!!!!

Tech Man

October 15th, 2010
12:19 pm

Reality
October 15th, 2010
12:08 pm

Obama is helping those that helped him.

Union mangement.

JDW

October 15th, 2010
12:20 pm

George W

“What where his jobless numbers when he took office versus when he left. What was the budget before and after he took office?”

Bush had the worst record of job creation of any president in history. On average, Bush’s economy has created 393,000 new jobs per year while on average,Clinton created 2.75 million per year

As I have noted previously…

George W Bush increased Federal spending by 25% or 12.5% per term versus Bill Clinton’s increase of 9% or 4.5% per term.

CT = Delusion

October 15th, 2010
12:20 pm

91. Golfed a lot.
92. Promised ‘Hope and Change’ and then made everyone hope they could keep their change.
93. Went to Paris to eat lunch.
94. Snuck a few smokes in the Rose Garden without Michele catching him.
95. Got a dog after 6 months of deliberations — longer than was spent on health care ‘reform.’
96. Named dog
97. Enrolled kids in private school because, you know, the public schools in D.C stink.
98. Treated for teleprompter injury when it fell on his head on the Gulf.
99. Destroyed any good will that he may have had with Independent voters by being a narcissistic gasbag.
100. Avoided press conferences at all costs.

Tray

October 15th, 2010
12:20 pm

And this CRAP comes from a pulitzer winner?? Wow, AJC needs to clean house!!

Billybob

October 15th, 2010
12:20 pm

Enjoy the spamwich Granny…..chicken-n-dumplings for Billybob

Tray

October 15th, 2010
12:20 pm

actually, she may be a pulitzer winner, but now that award has as much notoriety as the peace prize…given to someone else who CLEARLY didnt deserve it…

ConservaTarian

October 15th, 2010
12:20 pm

Everybody…
The article was first titled “90 Things Done By Pres. Obama Which Make It Look Like He Knows What He’s Doing” then they changed it to “90 Things Done By Pres. Obama Which Provide Cover for His Real Agenda.” Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed.

Navin Johnson

October 15th, 2010
12:20 pm

“These cans are defective
He hate these cans…MORE CANS!”

George P. Burdell

October 15th, 2010
12:21 pm

Obama’s response to the GOP efforts to negotiate on the stimulus bill was “Get over it. We won”. That just screams bipartisianship doesn’t it?

Reality

October 15th, 2010
12:21 pm

@George W – Let me understand. You want someone (a DEM) to explain to you what you think will happen in the future? Wow. I always knew that you were nutty.

Pappadave

October 15th, 2010
12:21 pm

Folks, let’s try to focus a bit. It’s important to understand that (1) The President (whoever he may be) doesn’t spend a single dime of tax money–unless he hires unaccountable “czars” “off the books” without Congressional authority. And, (2) Democrats have controlled the purse strings of the nation (except for 12 years–the last 6 years of the 20th and first 6 years of the 21st Centuries) since 1954! Liberal Democrats have controlled EITHER the Legislative or Executive Branches for over a century now, without let-up. We haven’t had a conservative legislature AND a conservative in the White House since the early days of the 20th Century! We’re IN this mess because “progressives” are hell-bent on turning the U.S. into another socialist “utopia” like North Korea, Cuba or the former Soviet States…with THEM in positions of absolute authority, of course. President Bush was/is no conservative and neither were the GOP-controlled Congresses between 1997 and 2006.

The subject article is pure, unadulterated BS. Democrats idea of “bipartisanship” or even “compromise” is, “Do it OUR way, or take a hike!”

BonJoni

October 15th, 2010
12:22 pm

Pass me some of that kool aid you been drinking. The president has shut out republican participation from all important legislation including health care. Thats why hes getting nothing in return – he’s earned it.

Dangerous Dean

October 15th, 2010
12:24 pm

CT, I have to thank you for the best laugh I have had in weeks. When you said that Obama has missed chances to pin the blame for this economy on Bush, I fell out of my chair. Geez, all he has done for 20 months is shift blame to Bush.

I don’t usually read the AJC. But I was drawn here today by this puff piece. What drivel. Are you always so dilusional?

I realize that folks are giving out Nobel Prizes for Not Being Bush these days. But have Pulitzer’s gotten so cheap that they are throwing those around randomly too?

Booger w/Stu

October 15th, 2010
12:24 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.

Publius

October 15th, 2010
12:25 pm

Right on the mark–one of the best analyses of Obama’s political mistakes I’ve seen.

shaquilla

October 15th, 2010
12:25 pm

Girl, you crack me up! I haven’t read anything this funny in a looong time!

ConservaTarian

October 15th, 2010
12:25 pm

Come on, George W. You KNOW the answer to that question. It all because of YOU and FOX NEWS and the MIND CONTROL you exercise over the brain-dead, Dancing With the Stars viewer voters. Watch the SILVER OBJECT and repeat after me, “Beck is truth; Obama is lies. Beck is truth; Obama is lies. Bec…..

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. I own my buckhead penthouse condo. I own my car. I am in the process of purchasing a vacation home in Florida. I was just pre-approved for this vacation home and was told by my broker that my credit score is “walk-on-water” 801.

I stopped watching FOX news all together about 3 months ago when it almost made me physically ill (watching Beck).

I am also a white male.

If you are a conservative republican, and you are unemployed, you might want to re-think your allegiance.

Billybob

October 15th, 2010
12:27 pm

Pappadave,

You are right that Bush was no conservative and neither was the Repub Congress. the ruling elitist class has been and is the problem. Hopefully over the next few years we will rid the gov’t ranks of these people(both dems and repubs) who are very close to destroying our ‘perfect union’. Who’s with me?

Booger w/Stu

October 15th, 2010
12:28 pm

Reality. You should be doing more to help the poor.

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
12:28 pm

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!

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

.

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!

Amy

October 15th, 2010
12:53 pm

Ms. Tucker, you can’t be serious. The media elites can continue to publish stories denying the truth, but the American people are not blind. President Obama has not made a serious effort to work with Republicans. To the contrary, he excluded them from the discussion and made clear that he won the election, which meant that his ideas, not theirs, would be heard. He is likely the most partisan, and frankly arrogant, president in modern history, and this has turned many Americans against him. Bill Clinton came to the center after the mid-term elections, joining with Republicans in Congress to implement fiscally responsible policies that helped our country, but I fear our current President will not do so, and it will be the country’s loss.

daisey

October 15th, 2010
12:53 pm

Oh, and by the way, Republicans were locked out of all talks on health care and financial reform. Obama is too arrogant to make any concessions. He had the power and he had the votes and he told the Republicans to shut up and go away.

Elmer Fudd

October 15th, 2010
12:54 pm

Obama is incredible. By day mild mannered President, but by night he heals the sick, fights crime, feeds the poor, rescues miners, writes number one best sellers, travels the country meeting the common folk, and still has time to play golf.

He’s the new UnderDog!

Thanks Cynthia I now see the light. Golly Gee. If it weren’t for those dastard Republicans the President would have found a cure for cancer by now. I believe I believe (that your full of it)

rtjones

October 15th, 2010
12:54 pm

what %$*#@ planet is ms. tucker from?

Ed

October 15th, 2010
12:54 pm

If you think Obama delegating the writing of Porkulus and Health Care to uber partisan Pelosi was an attempt at bi-partisanship, you’re clueless. Of course in Obamaworld, bi-partisanship means Republicans agreeing with his policies. I know you liberals like to say he is not socialist, but trying to create a state run health care system, limiting what private citizens can make in salary, bowing to dictators while turning your back to long time allies such as England and Israel and looking at controlling almost all manufacturing through the use of cap and tax, what other conclusion can one draw.

On top of all that, his understanding of basic economics is at the junior high level. Note to the Messiah and all other Democrats, if government wants to create jobs, the best way is to shut up, sit in the corner and let the private sector do it. But first tell them you’re not going to tax and spend them to death and hold anyone trying to make a profit in contempt.

Oh Please

October 15th, 2010
12:55 pm

@Tech Man,

How dare they? How dare the unions support pro-union candidates? This must be stopped!

HDB

October 15th, 2010
12:56 pm

daisey
October 15th, 2010
12:53 pm

When Jum DeMint said – “Healthcare will be Obama’s Waterloo!”…when Mitch McConnell said “We’re voting “NO” on everything!”…..and much of healtrh care reform is BASED on a Republican MODEL from Massachussetts…please inform me as to whom is obstructing??

Just sayin’……….

hobby

October 15th, 2010
12:56 pm

Reality @12:26
I’d be willing to bet that you did not get to your great financial position by working 9 to 5 at a union job or by waiting for your next welfare check!

JDW

October 15th, 2010
12:57 pm

@ George W

When Barnes took office Ga unemployment was 3.6% when he left it was 4.3% not really a big change…that comes after 8 years of Sonny 4.3% to 10%. The other disturbing trend is that for Barnes tenure Ga rates were always better than the national average. Sonny has managed to flip that and now we are worse than the national average…again the failure I see is one of Republicans.

John Townsend

October 15th, 2010
12:57 pm

No Ms. Tucker, the reason it took so long to pass the so-called health care reform is that Pres. Obama had to convince (cajole, bribe ?) recalcitrant members of HIS OWN PARTY. This is a clear sign of political overreach – not what he promised during the campaign. A Disillusioned Independent

Tom Feher

October 15th, 2010
12:57 pm

Thank God for Cynthia T’ s take on the presidents “working” with the GOP.
What planet is Cynthia on? It’s an elitist attitude that will be tolerated until Nov 3rd,MMX.( bloggers , that’s 2010)
I remember a column Ms Tucker wrote where she was opining about the death of conservatism.
What say you now Ms Tucker? Dissapear already dinosaur.

Ward Cleaver

October 15th, 2010
12:58 pm

“…well you see Beaver your allowance has been suspended due to our Presidents Healthcare policies. Why our healthcare premiums are increasing for the 12% this year and will probably do so for the next 3 to 5 years.
Well thats kinda crummy dad.
No Beaver, thats real crummy. Now get washed up for supper.
Ok Dad.”

daisey

October 15th, 2010
12:59 pm

Cynthia Tucker has offically become a joke.

Tech Man

October 15th, 2010
1:01 pm

JDW
October 15th, 2010
12:57 pm

Can you fill me in on Barnes and GA 400 $?

Mike A

October 15th, 2010
1:01 pm

Could you be more wrong? The problem isn’t the republicans (although they certainly have made idiots of themselves). The problem is bad policy that Americans don’t want.

Susan

October 15th, 2010
1:02 pm

This is one of the funniest things I’ve read all year. I hope the OB people keep up this tune.

HDB

October 15th, 2010
1:04 pm

Ward Cleaver
October 15th, 2010
12:58 pm

Did you also note that PRIOR to this Administration, premiums were accelerating at a rate of a 30% increase for BCBS, 36% for Humana and UHC??

Check this out……from sfgate:
A new survey predicts that health care costs will increase more than 10 percent next year, a rate that – while it far outpaces inflation – is significantly lower than similar hikes in recent years.

A report released by Aon Consulting Worldwide estimates employers will spend about 10.6 percent more in 2009 for the same health benefit package they’re offering this year. This price bump is similar to last year’s, but a far cry from increases of 15 percent and 16 percent in 2001 and 2002.

Ed

October 15th, 2010
1:05 pm

Cynthia, where have you been and who has taken over your body to write such drivel?

Jack Sheet

October 15th, 2010
1:05 pm

Ha ha good one Cynthia!

Wasn’t the President’s version of “working with the GOP” to tell them “I won” and to shut up and rubber stamp his disastrous policies?

Thank God they didn’t or things could be worse.

I can see November from my house!

Mr Right

October 15th, 2010
1:05 pm

I see that Deal is leading for governor. This is a person so corrupt that he was effectively kicked out of Congress. This is a person so corrupt that he has already been caught siphoning money away from his campaign into his own pocket. This is a person so corrupt that he refuses to reveal his tax returns.

And put someone in that takes tax credits on a house that he don’t own ?

gail

October 15th, 2010
1:05 pm

This woman is a mess!!! She is so brainwashed. Get a life Cynithia!

DeeCam

October 15th, 2010
1:08 pm

I’m thinking Cynthia’s current koolade must be made with magic mushrooms. Obama has been blatantly partisan and arrogantly incompetent. His idea of bi-partisan is “I’ll tell you what you believe” Total agreement with his bad ideas without discussion or compromise is bipartisan in the current White House. What a joke.

Lil' Barry Bailout

October 15th, 2010
1:08 pm

A buddy of mine, when he was an early teen, constructed something he called a “dog crap cannon” and it did exactly what you’re imagining.

CT’s blog is the journalistic equivalent of my friend’s rather smelly contraption.

Prophet

October 15th, 2010
1:09 pm

Cynthia,

What planet are you living on, Planet of Apes?

stranger in a strange land

October 15th, 2010
1:10 pm

being new to your world – and watching Seinfeld episodes referring to ‘Bizarro’ world – I thought this was made up. however, now I understand Bizarro world is real and CT lives there. maybe i will visit there next.

Mr Right

October 15th, 2010
1:10 pm

daisey
October 15th, 2010
12:53 pm

When Jum DeMint said – “Healthcare will be Obama’s Waterloo!”…when Mitch McConnell said “We’re voting “NO” on everything!”…..and much of healtrh care reform is BASED on a Republican MODEL from Massachussetts…please inform me as to whom is obstructing??

THANK YOU Republicans for obstructing’ if it wasn’t for you, we would be a sure enough a disaster!!

paleo-neo-Carlinist

October 15th, 2010
1:14 pm

CT, boy oh boy, I seem to be channeling Dick Cheney a lot these days. re: Obama and the GOP; so what? excuse the cynical take, but just as the GOP is the party of “no” I think Obama’s “rech across the aisle” sensibilities are shrewd political stuff and not genuine. and therein lies the rub. the previous administration was very much “our way or the highway” and I would argue that when puch comes to shove on the major Obama initiatives (healtchare reform, ending combat in Iraq, the economy, etc.) , Obama’s insincerity toward the right is as “genuine” as his disregard for the far left. or as Bill Maher once observed, sometimes Obama needs to be more like Bush. to wit; sometimes it is not wise to neogtiate (horse-trade) ideology/principle.

Kamchak

October 15th, 2010
1:14 pm

…and watching Seinfeld episodes…

There’s your sign.

Oh Please

October 15th, 2010
1:15 pm

I love CT! She really knows how to bring out the nutty conservatives and get them to post about 1000 messages on her blog. THAT is how she keeps her job!

Way to go, Tucker!

Graeme

October 15th, 2010
1:15 pm

You have to be embarrassed when columnists just make it up. Obama never tried to work with the Republicans, and she gives no examples of him doing it. The Health Care bill, despite the C-span promises, was crafted in secret, not only out of Republican sight, but out of the sight of most Democrats, who could only stump for it in the vaguest possible terms because they didn’t know what was in it.

Obama’s idea of working with the Republicans was in thinking that they’d abandon their deepest principles and blindly sign on to anything he asked just because he smiled big. If you listen to pretty much any speech he gives now, he’s very clear that he thinks they’re all awful and he has no desire to compromise with any of their stuff. And never did.

JDW

October 15th, 2010
1:18 pm

@ Tech Man

Back in 2003, former Gov. Roy Barnes directed some of the toll revenue to the Atlantic Station development. The State Road and Tollway Authority later ruled that the tolls could pay for improvements to any road, interchange or overpass that directly intersects the highway, or even along parallel routes that would directly affect mobility on Ga. 400.

Bit of a stretch in my opinion as is Purdue’s latest gambit…question on Barnes is was he a “miserable failure” (I think not) and is he a better choice that Raw Deal….pretty sure a trained monkey passes this one.

ConservaTarian

October 15th, 2010
1:19 pm

HDB…

You lament, “When Jum DeMint said – “Healthcare will be Obama’s Waterloo!”…when Mitch McConnell said “We’re voting “NO” on everything!”…..and much of healtrh care reform is BASED on a Republican MODEL from Massachussetts…please inform me as to whom is obstructing??”

You (and others of your ilk) may call this OBSTRUCTING. I prefer to call it a REFUSAL TO COMPROMISE BASIC BELIEFS. Why should conservatives “meet the President and the Democrats halfway” when this means ONLY caving in on HALF of your core beliefs about the role of government.

If that’s OBSTRUCTION, I am DAMN PROUD to be an OBSTRUCTIONIST! I not only say NO to Obama and the Democrats, I say, “HELL NO!”

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
1:20 pm

Tech man

keep trying….

there are some sites I can never get to link right…..

i can’t get anything to link from The Daily Caller either….tried fiddlin’ with it….to no avail

Freeman

October 15th, 2010
1:21 pm

I don’t even have to read the article, just consider the source. Let’s keep this in mind. When the the Republicans balked at the $8 billion stimulus, BO response was “I won. Elections have consequences.”
“nuff said.

freedom97068

October 15th, 2010
1:21 pm

Obama ~ the great uniter-in-chief. Right! He used the same approach with the Republicans that he used with the heads of insurance companies, big banks, etc. Villify them and then call them together to say…”I don’t care if you support me or not; I have a 67% approval rating and I don’t need you!” To his credit though, he did pull together a centrist crew of czars and staff?!? Ms. Tucker, please start taking your meds…you’re delusional.

Sarah Palin

October 15th, 2010
1:23 pm

I shoot ilk from my helicopter.

Earl

October 15th, 2010
1:23 pm

This kind of complete and utter nonsense is why I will never spend any money to buy the Atlanta Urinal and Constipation. When they come to my door I tell them when Cynthia Tucker is fired I will reconsider a subscription. Their usual response? “I hear that a lot”. In the 20+ years I have lived in Atlanta I have not read or heard one thing from her that made any sense whatsoever. She is over her head when she gets up and it is all down hill from there.

Papa John

October 15th, 2010
1:25 pm

Ms. Tucker what in the world are you smoking? It obviously darn good stuff. Are you passing any of it around?

Simon

October 15th, 2010
1:25 pm

Please send me whatever happy drug you are using. I would also like to get totally out of touch with reality.

Tech Man

October 15th, 2010
1:25 pm

JDW
October 15th, 2010
1:18 pm

So in the case of GA 400 you say it is better to get forgiveness instead of permission.

With regards to your monkey one will have to hold their nose to vote for either.

Kamchak

October 15th, 2010
1:26 pm

Granny Godzilla

next time try tinyurl.com

ConservaTarian

October 15th, 2010
1:26 pm

OH PLEASE says, “get them to post about 1000 messages on her blog. THAT is how she keeps her job!”

Tell me this. How do 1000, 2000 or 10,000 blog postings translate into AJC subscriptions and significant advertising revenues? The AJC will be paying CT in expired Publix Buy One Get One Free coupons if their revenues don’t increase. But, she’s probably “made enough money already” anyway, don’t you think?

Tech Man

October 15th, 2010
1:27 pm

granny godzilla
October 15th, 2010
1:20 pm

Thanks! I will keep trying on some old blogs. I am a slow learner but I do learn. :)

PerryM

October 15th, 2010
1:27 pm

Cynthia, you’ve got some real mental problems – very severe.

Imam Obama and his cronies had a super majority in congress – and the Imam worked too hard with the GOP? He never spoke with them.

Cynthia you can’t blame the mess we are in by claiming the Imam worked too hard with the GOP.

Really, Cynthia, seek professional mental help – don’t try the do-it-yourself stuff you’ve been using – it ain’t working.

silenceisgolden

October 15th, 2010
1:27 pm

Usually I say CT is feeble minded like Fredo, now she is just a lying shill for the administration. A professional embarrassment.

Tech Man

October 15th, 2010
1:28 pm

ConservaTarian
October 15th, 2010
1:26 pm

Advertisers on the website “pay by click” in many instances.

Pablo

October 15th, 2010
1:28 pm

OK… what if it was true that Barack Obama actually tried to be bipartisan? It would account to a whole lot of nothing, because his biggest liability has been from the very start his own congress. Democrats were salivating for years at the prospect of gaining power, and thanks to Republicans, who did everthing they could to do what Republicans shouldn’t, they got an iron-clad majority in Congress and the presidency. Democrats then created the plan, conducted the rehearsals to mess it up, And they did. Now it sucks to be them,,,

hobby

October 15th, 2010
1:28 pm

Nathan’s new slogan “I’m not as bad as Roy”…. and it’s working because it’s true!

FRANK C

October 15th, 2010
1:28 pm

WHEN YOU READ SOMETHING THAT IS AS FANTASY AS THIS ARTICLE – YOU HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF – JUST HOW BAD IS THE SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEM WITH LIBERAL COLUMISTS TODAY

Joe

October 15th, 2010
1:29 pm

I am baffled that this lady has a column. Is the South hurting for good writers?

Good Grief

October 15th, 2010
1:29 pm

I’d just like to see 1000 comments on a CT article.

ConservaTarian

October 15th, 2010
1:31 pm

Tech Man, your answer proves my point. You have to CLICK on an ad before they get PAID. NO CLICK, NO PAY. Whatever they may make on page views would be measured in 1/1000ths of a penny per page load.

kimmer

October 15th, 2010
1:31 pm

Oh my gosh! What a piece of garbage! Let’s ignore the other stuff for a minute and focus on this nugget of wisdom.

“The president’s critics have turned the truth inside out”

Oh and this is the president who campaigned on putting legislation on the internet for so many days prior to voting so the american people could read it and his very first bill he didn’t even give CONGRESS a chance to read it much less the american people and hasn’t done so with any bill yet!

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!!!

FRANK C

October 15th, 2010
1:32 pm

THIS IS THE WRITER THAT KNOWS FOR CERTAIN THAT EVERY WHITE PERSON WHO DISAGREES WITH OBAMA ON ANYTHING IS A RACIST – HAVE YOU EVER HEARD HER WHEN SHE HAS BEEN ON MATTHEWS – EVERY WORD THAT IS IN THE SLIGHTEST WAY DISAGREEABLE WITH THE GREAT OBAMA IS RACIST – IT JUST MAKES ME BELIEVE THAT WHEN SHE IS SPEAKING THERE IS ONE IN THE ROOM

Oh Please

October 15th, 2010
1:33 pm

@Good Grief – Well, we are now over 900…..

ConservaTarian

October 15th, 2010
1:34 pm

I just love it when Cynthia is on one of the Sunday TV chat shows with someone like George Will who calmly disassembles her. The shot to look for is while Will (or someone else) is taking her down and they show her face. It almost makes me cry for Cynthia. Almost.

Thaddeus in Stone Mountain

October 15th, 2010
1:35 pm

You should write for Marvel comic books, Ms. Tucker. Parallel universes like the one you’ve drawn here are their specialty. They do very well selling fantasy to the public.

Ward Cleaver

October 15th, 2010
1:36 pm

“…Thats enough Beaver. But dad? Beaver I said you are excused, now go to your room. But dad I didnt do anything. I know Beaver but this President of ours has the entire Country in a turmoil and you are gonna be punished for it. Cmon Dad. Wally, thats enough. Now Beaver go upstairs and find your newest belt and I’ll be up shortly.”

HDB

October 15th, 2010
1:36 pm

ConservaTarian
October 15th, 2010
1:19 pm

Part of the problem is that the GOP doesn’t care about those who DON’T have wealth….

The GOP could’ve reformed health care…they didn’t
The GOP could’ve made tax rates permanent…they didn’t
The GOP could’ve worked with jobs legislation…they didn’t

When the country needs an effort to ensure that the needs of the nation were fulfilled…the GOP didn’t do it!! My question is this: If the GOP is “for the PEOPLE”…what DO they believe that the PEOPLE (not just the wealthy) need….and how will just saying “tax cut…tax cut” affect change..when it didn’t work before???

Tech Man

October 15th, 2010
1:37 pm

ConservaTarian
October 15th, 2010
1:31 pm

It depends. Business leads on a “pay per click” are very expensive.

I am sure AJC has figured out how to make money on the website. I do notice that CT typically has more comments than the other bloggers.

Today’s post may also be in Sunday’s paper on the opinion page.

I don’t know what CT is making but I know DC is expensive.

Oh Please

October 15th, 2010
1:37 pm

ConservaTarian,

Wow – u r really behind the times, aren’t you? Every time you click, on any internet site or any button or any “submit comment” it is counted. Advertisers pay dollars based on clicks. They want to advertise anywhere there is more traffic.

So, the more you click here, the better it is for CT!

Try to keep up with the times. You internet knowledge and your politics is so 1960s.

2by4

October 15th, 2010
1:37 pm

@frank you are a liar a pure liar prove the fact on this forum scaremonger and a liar.

George Will

October 15th, 2010
1:37 pm

“Well you must understand the disassembling of robots is done one widget at a time.”

ConservaTarian

October 15th, 2010
1:38 pm

Thaddeus in Stone Mountain – the comic book would be instantly turned into a movie about an alternative reality implanted in the minds of people to keep them silent and obedient. It would be called “THE RACIST – RELOADED.”

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
1:39 pm

kam

thanks….

i
ll have to play with it a while

JDW

October 15th, 2010
1:39 pm

@TechMan

“So in the case of GA 400 you say it is better to get forgiveness instead of permission.”

So it seems, no matter whom does the asking….

“With regards to your monkey one will have to hold their nose to vote for either.”

Man, I have been holding my nose in the voting booth for as long as I can remember! Maybe one day I will actually get to vote for someone I support rather than picking between the lesser of evils, but I am not holding my breath.

Tech Man

October 15th, 2010
1:41 pm

HDB
October 15th, 2010
1:36 pm

D’s blocked proposed R changes to health care and they failed as being incremental. It was a roll reversal of R’s holding D’s feet to the fire when possible.

The game of Washington always makes money for those of Washington. Those in power are paid by the government. Those out of power make money by attacking those in government and preparing for when they are in government again.

I kinda makes me sick to think about it.

Oh Please

October 15th, 2010
1:41 pm

ConservaTarian -

Nah. That movie would be called, “Invasion of the mind-snatchers: FOX news tries to take over the US.”

rmc512

October 15th, 2010
1:41 pm

what world have you been living in for the last 21 months? Obama Reid & Pelosi have shut the GOP out as they explode the deficit with spendulus & ObamaCare w/o any Republican support.

George W

October 15th, 2010
1:41 pm

Went to Hooters for lunch….I am back….what did I miss?

Tech Man

October 15th, 2010
1:42 pm

JDW
October 15th, 2010
1:39 pm

We must be related… :)

George W

October 15th, 2010
1:42 pm

Anyone know what this number is $1,290,000,000,000????

Kamchak

October 15th, 2010
1:44 pm

I just love it when Cynthia is on one of the Sunday TV chat shows with someone like George Will who calmly disassembles her.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

George Will is a fossilized old fart that couldn’t disassemble a drugged out Paris Hilton.

Tech Man

October 15th, 2010
1:44 pm

Kamchak
October 15th, 2010
1:26 pm

Thanks from me too.
I know you forgot to mention me, however, I know you hold me in high esteem. :)

Halftrack

October 15th, 2010
1:46 pm

CT, All Presidents have not gotten what they wanted. The Presidency is the 3rd part of our Government which is supposed to balance the Legislative and Judicial branches. In short, the President is supposed to speak for all Americans. The Presidency is not about the individual. Once when a 21 gun salute was given for Pres. Truman, he remarked to a bystander, this salute is not for me but for the office of President which I am honored to hold. When policies are not for the common good for 98% of Americans, the President should offer leadership to Congress to compromise legislation for this end result. Instead Obummer has stubbornly sought his own end and promotion. The tide is turning, and the will of most of the American people is about to be heard on Nov. 2.

Tech Man

October 15th, 2010
1:47 pm

Kamchak
October 15th, 2010
1:44 pm

George Will is a fossilized old fart that couldn’t disassemble a drugged out Paris Hilton.

——–
I resemble that remark, however, I, and I bet George too, wouldn’t touch Paris much less try to disassemble her.

JDW

October 15th, 2010
1:47 pm

@TechMan…Hell if Obama and Rush are related anything is possible:) We do seem to share a thought or two.

I even pull for Tech 11 or 12 times a year with that one exception.

Good Grief

October 15th, 2010
1:48 pm

“Anyone know what this number is $1,290,000,000,000????”

“What is The FY2010 deficit for the US?”

clb

October 15th, 2010
1:48 pm

wow, no need to tell cynthia she is a bold faced BS artist, everyone else did that already!

George W

October 15th, 2010
1:49 pm

Good Grief……very good…..I wonder how much more it will be next year. Thanks Obama.

Bryan

October 15th, 2010
1:53 pm

Its funny how so many people suffer from long term memory problems in this country. Case in point: just read the rest of the comments.

Kamchak

October 15th, 2010
1:53 pm

…and I bet George too, wouldn’t touch Paris much less try to disassemble her.

I think it’s more “couldn’t” than “wouldn’t.”

If he tried, she’d snap his bony a$$ like a twig.

2by4

October 15th, 2010
1:53 pm

@JEFF= ONE FLEW OVER THE NEST.
DID YOU THINK BEFORE YOU TYPED OH FORGOT SOMEBODY ELSE HAS TO DO IT.

Sven Ottke

October 15th, 2010
1:55 pm

Cynthia dear, just go back to cutting and pasting other peoples work. Unless, of course, this is the beginning of a career change. Is there the 2 drink minimum at your comedy club?

Bryan

October 15th, 2010
1:56 pm

A small bit of independent research would prove Cynthia’s point and then some. I suggest you people start thinking for yourselves for a change.

Wink Martindale

October 15th, 2010
1:56 pm

You people wish you were as intelligent as George Will.

George W

October 15th, 2010
1:56 pm

Sven……she has drank WAY more than two if you ask me.

Good Grief

October 15th, 2010
1:59 pm

Why do so many people on this blog type everything in all caps? If people are reading and responding, they don’t need the typed equivalent of shouting. We can read.

IHateShills

October 15th, 2010
1:59 pm

I personally hope Cynthia comments here too. I’d like to know what she thinks of all these comments.

Larry Robinson

October 15th, 2010
2:00 pm

Are you kidding? Obama has done everything but work with the Republicans. What a joke! “Is that the best you’ve got?”

Kamchak

October 15th, 2010
2:01 pm

You people wish you were are ecstatic that you are not as intelligent as big a douche-bag as George Will.

Fixed your typos.

moderateGuy

October 15th, 2010
2:01 pm

What a load of lefist cr@p. Tucker even, ever-so clumsily and inadvertently gives the game up, describing the health care-off-shore drilling issue; the so-called “president” Obama did not try to work with Republicans, not once; he tried, and failed, to buy off a handfull of Republicans, he saw as easy “marks”, with cheap trinket issues, to give himself political cover for his extreme leftist agenda.
I guess that affirmative action thing does not really make for actually qualified people getting the jobs, hey…..

jamaljk85

October 15th, 2010
2:02 pm

Cynthia:
If by “tried hard” you mean “do what I want or I’ll demonize you” then you are spot on. For Obama working with others goes something like this – “I’m the Messiah, so my will prevails – conform or die”

Roninlouisburg

October 15th, 2010
2:03 pm

I have put Cynthia on my prayer list at my church.

lovelyliz

October 15th, 2010
2:03 pm

The Republicans don’t cut spending, they merely shift it. Even when the GOP had control of the White House and both houses on Congress they didn’t not submit federal budget. Didn’t ever come close even when keeping the Iraq II and Afghanistan wars off-budget.

HDB

October 15th, 2010
2:03 pm

Halftrack
October 15th, 2010
1:46 pm

“When policies are not for the common good for 98% of Americans, the President should offer leadership to Congress to compromise legislation for this end result.”

…should read ALL Americans….including the minorities!! There are those who can not speak for themselves….and many whom the majority consistently drown out!! Policies should be beneficial to THEM as well!! Problem is that when a President takes into consideration the adverse effects that policies have on a minority….the majority counters with some BLISTERING attacks!!

Too many desire “instant gratification” whereas it requires LONG TERM thought!! Whatever policies are enacted, I hope leaves NO ONE out!!

reuben dy tiapco

October 15th, 2010
2:06 pm

.
Cynthia should Tucker where the sun don’t shine!
she is flexible enough with the truth, we know

George W

October 15th, 2010
2:06 pm

Lovelyliz……you made that comment two hours ago? No new thoughts?

Malcom

October 15th, 2010
2:06 pm

What a complete croc. He met with GOP leaders to preach down to them, never offering one compromise on anything. The stimulus was a pork ridden bag of crap and Republicans knew it. And on Obamacare, there was one way – his left winged way or nothing.

Give me a break Cynthia. Total joke.

pnkearns

October 15th, 2010
2:07 pm

Monica – Oral Sex for Bill Clinton. Cynthia – sycophant commentator for Barak Obama.
I have no doubt Cynthia has a closet of blue dresses.

Wink Martindale

October 15th, 2010
2:07 pm

You wish. George Will can take anyone to the woodshed and he does it calmly, politely, logically and with graciousness. But when he is finished his opponents or fellow debaters are left standing with covered in their own poo poo.

SaraB

October 15th, 2010
2:07 pm

What planet is Ms. Tucker on? While the National Mall was still buried under garbage from the inauguration, Obama invited GOP leaders to the White House for their input on policy. When they offered suggestions that conflicted with his Progressive agenda, Obama cut them off with a curt “I won.” He clearly had no intention of giving their ideas the slightest consideration.

After November 2, “I won” will meet with “So did we!” Then we’ll see who’s sitting in the catbird seat.

Booger Sandwich

October 15th, 2010
2:09 pm

As I understand the Liberal party is now turning to Michael Dukakis for political advice. LMAO!!

Sad, pitiful and hilarious.

FEAR - False Evidence Appearing Real

October 15th, 2010
2:13 pm

You are dead on correct Cynthia!!

Obama’s obsession of negotiating (down) all the major legislation with the GOP has caused much angst with his base and progressives. The GOP fear and hate mongers love to shout from the rafters about how “far left” Obama has moved. Nothing is further from the truth. Anyone who has been paying attention realizes this President is closer to a moderate at best.

Most common-sense observers also recognize he’s had to jump through some major hoops just to get support from the likes of Joe Lieberman and other morally repugnant Dems conflicted by special interest money.

I do hope the President can see that his efforts to constantly “make nice” with the morally bankrupt, obtuse, obstructionist GOP, are in vain. Those efforts coupled with the Dem leaderships’ inability to control messaging has rendered the party much weaker than it should be. This, in my opinion, is why the left is so very frustrated.

Joey

October 15th, 2010
2:14 pm

Man this chick is on Crack!!! LOL….how does she have a job?!?! Riddle me that one Batman!!! LOL…This is rich!

George W

October 15th, 2010
2:14 pm

FEAR ——what planet are you living on?

Kamchak

October 15th, 2010
2:14 pm

You wish.

No, I’m ecstatic that I am not the douche-bag George Will.

Uncle Fester

October 15th, 2010
2:15 pm

FEAR – False Evidence Appearing Real

October 15th, 2010
2:13 pm

LOL…What are you talking about. Obama is extreme left. Oh I see just trying to make yourself feel better/licking your wouunds so to speak. Ok but keep in mind that doesnt excuse Obama and his failed policies/ideas.

Tray

October 15th, 2010
2:16 pm

Any time Obama tried to meet with the GOP on a middle ground all he was looking for was the ability to say ‘Republican Support’. That’s it, he could care less about what they really wanted, he just needed a few to tout in front of everyone…lame president. Rush was right, what a jackss…

JTHC75

October 15th, 2010
2:17 pm

What planet are you on?

What person told the GOP “Get out of the way” and “I won”? It’s amazing how you Democrats have bought into the notion that Obama has been so open and conciliatory while the Republicans have been a party of No since day one.

Matt

October 15th, 2010
2:18 pm

Cynthia, I believe Obama could beat someone’s kids and you would still get up the next morning and defend his actions and blame the Republicans. So why should I believe your pathetic reporting and analysis? This is just more rubbish from a subpar journalist. You are an example of why I do not support the ailing AJC.

Joey

October 15th, 2010
2:19 pm

Ms. Tucker why would Obamapont want to play nice with the Republicans. Doesn’t the Democrats OWN everything?!?! LOL..come on now!!! LOL…..

George W

October 15th, 2010
2:19 pm

JTHC75….so what is your point?

T4U

October 15th, 2010
2:20 pm

Hilarious. How long have you been living in that alternate universe, Ms. Tucker?

Mark from Ohio

October 15th, 2010
2:21 pm

Ma’am. You are wonderful writer. Satire of this level of sophistication is rarely seen any- what? You’re serious? …….Wow. That’s even funnier.

Seriously, your view of reality is completely and utterly warped and wrong. Down is up, up is down. I’m seriously questioning how someone can be so amazingly wrong about something so obvious and still be able to handle ordinary life.

Kamchak

October 15th, 2010
2:22 pm

Obama is extreme left.

There’s your sign.

DavisJohn

October 15th, 2010
2:25 pm

Maybe this whole article is sarcasm. That’s the only way it makes any sense. Seriously, is there any better example of a partisan leader than Obama?

Cynthia, bipartisan means that you actually try to work with the other side instead of just attacking, vilifying and excluding them. I guess maybe you thought bipartisan means to be twice as partisan.

DavisJohn

October 15th, 2010
2:27 pm

I guess Cynthia did get one thing right in her article…Obama has been a dismal failure.

Mike

October 15th, 2010
2:29 pm

Cynthia,

Are you paid by the number of blog posts these days?

Otherwise, I just can’t figure out why you would throw this crap out…other than commissions.

Tech Man

October 15th, 2010
2:31 pm

ConservaTarian
October 15th, 2010
2:24 pm

Now that is disgusting, I don’t care who you are.

RD

October 15th, 2010
2:31 pm

Oh this is just too rich. Ms. Tucker must have missed all of the news conferences and political stump speeches where Barry blasts all Republicans. So you can say the most horrid things about an enormous group of people that you say you NEED to help you and then when they don’t you act surprised. I have no idea who is more brain dead, Barry O or Ms. Tucker. Perhaps both?

Mark from Ohio

October 15th, 2010
2:31 pm

Now I understand! This was meant for theonion.com and inadvertently posted here. Right? Right? I mean, that has to be the only explanation….

Kamchak

October 15th, 2010
2:35 pm

Now I understand!

Um…no,

It’s painfully obvious that you don’t.

Post Modern

October 15th, 2010
2:37 pm

In 2008, we were told repeatedly by the Obama campaign that “change” was good, regardless of what that “change” actually implied. Well here we are two years later, and we are about to see another big “change” with this mid-term election in a few days.

You liberals always hate it when your own sophomoric platitudes are used back against you, so please enjoy the following dose of your own medicine:

Cynthia Tucker, I believe you are just afraid of change.

Uncle Fester

October 15th, 2010
2:38 pm

Its ok Dems. Yawl go home, have some cough medicine and take a nap. Just be sure to stock up as I understand Granddaddy Longlegs wants to ban cough medicine to protect The Children!!

Uncle Fester

October 15th, 2010
2:38 pm

Its ok Dems. Yawl go home, have some cough medicine and take a nap. Just be sure to stock up as I understand Granddaddy Longlegs wants to ban cough medicine to protect The Children!!

Amazed

October 15th, 2010
2:40 pm

Awesome! Thanks for the laugh. That’s the funniest thing I’ve read in a long time.

Mugsy

October 15th, 2010
2:40 pm

Ms. Tucker clearly realizes it is all but over. So rage, rage against the dying of the light.

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
2:41 pm

Kam

It’s the miracle of the loaves and the fishes with
republicans and conservatives!

A miracle I tell you….hundreds of new reactionary radical righties….
and most of them either call our hostess the same couple of names, talking about their AJC subscriptions…..all in one day.

Buck1

October 15th, 2010
2:41 pm

OMG. In what political universe has CT been lost the last two years? Only, ONLY a sadly obsessed Obama worshiper could have come up with this premise. I feel sorry for her. It’s only going to get worse for her.

George W

October 15th, 2010
2:42 pm

Granny…you really should not get involved in this conversation.

MattW

October 15th, 2010
2:43 pm

Cynthia Thomas proves yet again, what an ignoramus she is. What happended to “I won the election!”, and “You can’t listen to Rush Limbaugh and expect to get things done.” O, but you can follow the Marxist rule book, and expect everyone to jump on board. I DON’T THINK SO!! Our only HOPE is for more gridlock, what a nice CHANGE it would be if nothing DID get done! (For once!) V.T.A.O.!

Mike McBride

October 15th, 2010
2:44 pm

Cynthia,

You are living proof that allowing people into college without having mastered the most basic of education requirements can turn out drivel that cannot be explained on any level.

Amazed

October 15th, 2010
2:44 pm

I think the Republicans could take some cues from Mr. Obama’s incredible example of bipartisan leadership: “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.”

Mugsy

October 15th, 2010
2:44 pm

So let’s get this straight – the “smartest” President ever was essentially outmaneuvered by the party that had a substantial minority when he took office. Is that what you are saying, CT?

Barbara

October 15th, 2010
2:45 pm

Tucker has let her partisan hatred take her over the edge to delusional mumbling. Maybe this is what passes for thought in her limited circles of like minded automotons.

TIme for her handlers at Cox to throw the switch and take her out.

Mark from Ohio

October 15th, 2010
2:45 pm

Kamchak, what do I not understand? If the article is not meant as satire, then the only other explanation is that Ms. Tucker suffers from serious disconnect from reality.

Doug

October 15th, 2010
2:45 pm

Every time I read a Cynthia column I’m convinced she is moving planet by planet to the outer reaches of the solar system. She has clearly stopped for gas on Neptune while writing this one. How any reasonable person can take her writings with any degree of seriousness is beyond me.

granny godzilla

October 15th, 2010
2:46 pm

george w

oh?

George W

October 15th, 2010
2:47 pm

I am out of here. Enjoy your weekend. Remember November elections are coming up. I can’t wait to see what the Demoncrats are saying on this blog the day after the elections.

Mugsy

October 15th, 2010
2:50 pm

CT’s article broken down into its essence – Obama is too dumb to be President.

barking frog

October 15th, 2010
2:52 pm

The President has his loyal followers, Unfortunately none are
in Congress.

ConservaTarian

October 15th, 2010
2:53 pm

Tech Man…
Someone grabbed my screen name and entered that rude comment about the couch and 69. It was not me. I promise. I was not even on the computer when that comment was posted.

I may vehemently disagree with you, but I do not engage in personal attacks, especially one so obscene as that one.

Bubba Leroy

October 15th, 2010
2:53 pm

Obama did not work with Republicans and the reason was pretty simple: he had a super majority in the Senate (until Scott Brown) and a huge majority in the House, there was not need for Republicans.

As such, everything that was “accomplished” is owned exclusively by Obama and the Democrats. Never has entitlement legislation, let alone the size and scope of Obamacare, been passed along with NO bipartisan support. The bipartisanship was with the opposition. Obama’s response to reaching out to the Repulicans? “I won.”

The only way the Republicans should cooperate with Obama is to undo everything that was done by the Congress and President. If Obama does not cooperate, help the public to understand that the Obama agenda represents generational theft and a future of National decline…unless we start reversing course now.

Randy Chatman

October 15th, 2010
2:53 pm

One of Obama’s greatest political weaknesses has been his stubborn — and unrequited — love for bipartisanship.

“I don’t want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking,” he told the crowd. “I want them just to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess.”

Ms. Tucker, you have absolutely no credibility.

harry

October 15th, 2010
2:53 pm

Is Cynthia a WaterGirl for Obama?

ConservaTarian

October 15th, 2010
2:55 pm

There’s obviously someone screwing around with the comment system. I’m out of here.

lakelevel

October 15th, 2010
2:56 pm

Hey KEEP UP THE GOOD FIGHT,

put quotes around “Bush blames Clinton” and you only get 896 results but “Obama blames Bush” gets you 161,000 hits. Learn how to use google. Or are you one of those Soros paid commenters and being deliberately misleading?

That’s what

Kamchak

October 15th, 2010
2:56 pm

Granny Godzilla

I’m beginning to think that these are Drudge trolls. JB’s got five pages of strangers also.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Kamchak, what do I not understand? If the article is not meant as satire, then the only other explanation is that Ms. Tucker suffers from serious disconnect from reality.

Markie-poo—That binary mindset that you’ve been trained in (if it’s not X then it can only be Y) will hold you back.

Your choice though.

Mojo Risin

October 15th, 2010
2:56 pm

In what country, on what planet must Cynthia Tucker be corresponding from, about things she won’t admit to. Remember, Obama won and he revealed he wasn’t going to compromise. He had the majorities in both houses and his mind was made-up. There was not a scintilla of desire to work with the republicans, NONE!!! Cynthia Tucker, you are a fabulist committing journalistic malpractice…

Alicia

October 15th, 2010
2:57 pm

Of all the columns of CT that I have read, this is the most laughable. Lord, my sides are killing me.

[...] “Obama Tried too Hard to work with Republicans” is the title of an Atlanta Journal-Constitution op-ed by Cynthia Tucker.  It contains such idiocy that I simply need to share it with you. 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. [...]

Obama-Girl

October 15th, 2010
2:59 pm

After all my prancing and sign carrying for Obama I too am disappointed in his dismal performance. My new slogan…NOBAMA.

Jonathan Schultz

October 15th, 2010
3:01 pm

Man you liberals are ignorant. He loves bipartisanship? hahahahaha thats why he locked republicans out of meetings for the healthcare? Or that all his decisions have been so far left he is mimicking socialism? I cannot believe they let someone so stupid write an article!!!!!!!!!!!! Everybody is biast and able to have their own opinion but not their own facts and bipartisan he is NOT!!!!!

Andy

October 15th, 2010
3:01 pm

Even the most skilled opthamalogist could not cure the extreme myopia of the republican party.

HDB

October 15th, 2010
3:01 pm

Have a good weekend, all!! OUTTA HERE!!

Chew Gin Swan

October 15th, 2010
3:02 pm

Obama hab duhtee wandwee all time. He bwing in duhtee din he no wan to pay. Din he bwing no tikkee an say “I Pwezdent an shood hab a fwee servuhs” I tell him “No Tikkee no Wandwee” an he git mad, wok ow an swam dor. I say “You no come back again tomahwoh”.

Chew Gin Swan

October 15th, 2010
3:04 pm

By HD. You no come back again tomahwoh!

2by4

October 15th, 2010
3:07 pm

To thoses that cannot think for themselves check this and then go and read the story
Before meeting with Obama, Rice says mistakes were made in Iraq. oh really!!!!!!!

Secondly all the builders in Georgia that were saying hey lets build here lets build there how many of them employed legal citizens because a citizen would have asked for 16 to 20 dollars an hr. In order for them to maximize their profits, no they they turned a blind eye hired illegal workers for 8 dollars an hr, housing market was booming then reality set in, builders people were way over their head these builders bought million dollar boats and parked them on Lake lanier( million dollar boat on a lake man made). Now they are being foreclosed on, the bank will not get its money and some banks collasped. Borrowing to their friends and political friends. Fast fwd banks are in crisis oh those illegal workers are the cause and its Obama fault. Not one of those that really caused this snowball effect has been targeted by either conservatives or the TEA party I wonder why.?

Kamchak

October 15th, 2010
3:10 pm

…hahahahaha thats why he locked republicans out of meetings for the healthcare?

Ya know, after a thousand or so comments, many with this particular phrase I think it’s time to ask: Did your panties get all atwist over Cheney’s secret energy meetings?

2by4

October 15th, 2010
3:12 pm

@Mugsy your the mug that is why you are called mugsy he is too dumb really his law degree was given to him, he went to one of the best schools in the US he is dumb.
georgie boy was really clever.

jack matlin

October 15th, 2010
3:12 pm

Ms. Tucker must be smoking some “wacky tobacco”. Obama never wanted to work with Republicans because after the election, he told them, I won! She needs to be honest with her readers and herself and not be the propaganda arm of the liberal party, like the folks at MSNBC.

It is these falsehoods that drive independent voters like myself to a party that won’t lie to the rest of the country. Here’s an idea, quit and work full time for the Democratic party

Sam H

October 15th, 2010
3:14 pm

Ha Ha Ha – HA HA HA – This column of one of the biggest JOKES of the year! HA HA HA

Gen. Buck Turgidson

October 15th, 2010
3:14 pm

If the pols and their hacks blow any more smoke up my a**, my sphincter’s gonna have to sue Phillip Morris!

Cue the Doomsday Machine, Dr., I’m headin’ for the mine!

FEAR - False Evidence Appearing Real

October 15th, 2010
3:17 pm

“It’s the miracle of the loaves and the fishes with
republicans and conservatives!”

Granny – I think the cloven-hoofed trickster has his hand in this one :)

Miner 21

October 15th, 2010
3:19 pm

@Cynthia, I think his mistake was his mistaken belief in thinking that they were serious people who were concerned with making the country as a whole better. Instead what President Obama from these individuals Death Panels, Birth Certificates, “You Lie”, fox/RNC, glen beck, secret holds for Nobel Prize winners, a senate where everything goes to die, blue dog democrats and other assorted clownish acts. The actions of the opposition reminds me of Chicago during the first term of Harold Washington as Mayor. The other side also mistakenly believed that if they just refused to do anything constructive that they would be rewarded.

Booger Presley

October 15th, 2010
3:20 pm

Well its been a lively debate filled with logic and much information (except for the Dems side), however, I must declare The Republicans won yet again.

Better luck next time Dems, have a great weekend cuz Im OUTA HERE.

william of the people

October 15th, 2010
3:20 pm

It must be O’s great reach of bipartisanship that excluded Republicans from debate, locking them out of committees, and deeming passed some of the monstrosities of these first 20 months of his Administration. What do these libs smoke before they write this drivle. And how little do they think of our powers of observation? Beam me up Scottie

Amazed

October 15th, 2010
3:22 pm

OMG! Someone other than our approved list of groupthink commenters are posting here! Quick — avert your eyes lest they be burned by the differing opinions.

Mike

October 15th, 2010
3:22 pm

We are going to neuter Obama, and we might just impeach him. Then in 2012 we are going to remove him.

MIke

October 15th, 2010
3:26 pm

Wow. Cynthia, what were you smoking when you wrote this crap? Yeah okay, Mr. Obama brought in Rahm Emanuel to help the president develop a bipartisan relationship with the Republicans. Wha? Nope, he brought in Emanuel to get all those crazy Democrats in line so the president could move his agenda forward over Republican opposition. Organizing Democrats is like herding cats. It ain’t easy! OMG! Now, the President is going to have to do something he has never really tried to do, work with Republicans. If he meets the other party halfway, he might get re-elected and will be remembered overall as a good president (see Reagan and Clinton presidential histories). If he continues the in-your-face approach, he will have only one term. Then he can go hang out with Jimmy Carter.

Amazed

October 15th, 2010
3:26 pm

Yikes. “Someone… are posting here?” I’d like to think a Preview button would have saved me from that blunder, but that’s probably wishful thinking.

Kamchak

October 15th, 2010
3:27 pm

…have a great weekend cuz Im OUTA HERE.

Now that Turd Lemonade and his sock-puppets have departed, I see a precipitous drop in the number of comments

Jesse Jackson has a scheme for you......

October 15th, 2010
3:27 pm

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

That’s bullcrap and you know it Cynthia. It says a lot about you that you can tell such a bold face lie like that.

You are truly an idiot Cynthia.

Cynthia Is Sexy!!

October 15th, 2010
3:29 pm

Regardless of the outcomes its 3:29 and Cynthia is still sexy!!

Trey

October 15th, 2010
3:34 pm

How and the HELL is this lady a Pulitzer Prize winner? Are you serious? Everything is the Republicans fault. I believe the Republicans offered a provision in the ObamaCare bill that stated that members of Congress would receive Medicaid as their health insurance? Ironically it didn’t get into the bill. Hmm..I wonder why. I thought gov’t run health care was the greatest thing ever!

PaidByTheWord

October 15th, 2010
3:41 pm

It has come to my attention that most of your “opinions” lately are basically excerpts from other people’s commentary with your comments threading others’ words together. Now that you have written the whole Op Ed piece yourself, it is now obvious why you don’t do it regularly: you are totally out of touch with reality; drunk on Obama Kool Aid.

So much so, after scanning several pages, nobody has come to your defense, or posted any notes of agreement.

Are you paid by the word, no matter who originally wrote the words?

joe schmooga

October 15th, 2010
3:41 pm

Another award for consistency, Cynthia; you’re purposely obtuse and delusional as usual.

I now know why you chose “opinion journalism” as opposed to sportswriting. In sportswriting, it’s nearly impossible to report scores to be other than what they are.

stands for decibels

October 15th, 2010
3:41 pm

I continue to be amazed at the vacuum so many right-wingers seem to live in.

You guys have never, ever, encountered the idea from someone to your left, that Obama has been too conciliatory?

FYI, this is more or less what virtually every left-of-center commenter has been saying for about a year, in one way or another.

And you’ve never heard this before? It strikes you as utterly crazy, out of the mainstream?

Harold

October 15th, 2010
3:42 pm

You are right Cynthia Obama should just steam roll his agenda through the democratic congress. Why does he continue to blame republicans saying they’re blocking his legislation? Why does he resort to the theather of the absurd? Could he be looking for cover knowing that once hope & change is implemented he and his party will suffer the backlash from voters? Just thought I’d ask.

Mike

October 15th, 2010
3:42 pm

MIke:
You seem hot. Wanna go somewhere private? I have some lube and some recent photos of Justin Beiber.

Barry

October 15th, 2010
3:45 pm

CT Keep up the good work! Drop by next time in town for some ” stratigizin’ ” with the Ax and me.

freak4life

October 15th, 2010
3:46 pm

Our ewe reely dis stewped Cynthia oar dew ewe tink wee our stewped enuff two beleeve ewe ?

Randy Chatman

October 15th, 2010
3:47 pm

Kamchak, we will be visiting serious electoral devastation upon the Democrat party in just 17 short days. I’ll be thinking of you as our sparkling election results come in (on Fox News).

Democrats – don’t go away mad. Just go away. Bye bye now.

Harold

October 15th, 2010
3:48 pm

One question. I used to work for the government local. Everyone has great health insurance. I asked one of my former colleagues who was championing government health care, why didn’t he go to the county hospital since it was run by the government. You should have seen the look on his face.

Harry Callahan

October 15th, 2010
3:52 pm

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the AJC reports that this year’s federal budget deficit will hit $1.3 trillion, and continue growing from there…

“The administration is projecting that the deficit for the 2011 budget year, which began on Oct. 1, will climb to $1.4 trillion. Over the next decade, it will total $8.47 trillion. Deficits of that size will constrain the administration’s agenda over the next two years and will certainly be an issue in the 2012 presidential race.”

…and yet, curiously, after blaming Bush’s deficits (laughably small compared to Oblunder’s deficits) on “tax cuts that went only to the wealthy,” Democrats have now reversed course, admitted that there WAS substantial tax relief to the middle class under the Bush legislation, and further more, we need to extend those cuts in order to keep the economy going.

Fortunately for Democrats, their core constituency is plenty stupid enough to buy the notion that Bush’s tax policy wrecked the economy , but the exact same tax policy is now necesssary to save the economy.

We should not, however, be surprised at this level of stupidity from Democrat voters, given that Bush was bashed for eight years for running huge deficits and squandering the so-called “Clinton surpluses,” but now these same constituents are perfectly willing to be spoon-fed the notion that Obama’s deficits, on a scale never before seen or even imagined, represent sound economic policy.

Harold

October 15th, 2010
3:56 pm

Since I’m into story telling mode regarding the beleagured democrats, I have another ancedotal story to tell. In fact its almost a joke. A friend of mine vegan,leftist, plus government worker was telling me that governmnet should tell people what to eat! He’s tired of paying for people with health problems because of a high fat unhealthy diet. I said how are you paying for people unhealthy lifestyle? Remember he worked for the government.

Sean Hannity

October 15th, 2010
3:57 pm

You know, Ms. Tucker, I think you are exactly right! and furthermore, I think this is why George W. Bush ultimately failed to get his message across…he was way too conciliatory towards Democrats! High-five girl, great minds think alike!!!

Harry Callahan

October 15th, 2010
3:58 pm

Harold, you silly goose…liberals think they’re paying for everything…even the ones who don’t pay any taxes…because all money ultimately belongs to government anyway!!! Get a clue, you loser!!!

Obama's Hamster

October 15th, 2010
4:00 pm

Why the heck did I just find Kamchak’s nose right here, 18 inches up Barack’s backside?

MWalters

October 15th, 2010
4:01 pm

Billybob

October 15th, 2010
4:01 pm

Kamchak 3:10
Change the subject, where did that idea come from….hmmm….let me guess….LIB 101….easy

whamprod

October 15th, 2010
4:02 pm

Bipartisanship? Hippie, please! Democrats’ idea of bipartisanship has always been: “Do it OUR way or take a hike!” Smart Republicans know better than to play that game…. ….and most Republicans are that smart. REAL bipartisanship means you arrive at compromises, a little bit to satisfy everybody. But no, the Pelosi-led Dems are so smug in their certainty, and so resistant to making the kind of compromises that would get Republicans signed on, that Republicans, naturally and wisely, reject it. If Democrats are going to lead us off a cliff without allowing any Republican compromises to mitigate the negative impacts of their folly, then let them lead on…. …and crash and burn. But don’t ask Republicans to endorse foolishness. We’re not that dumb.

Maybelle

October 15th, 2010
4:05 pm

Cynthia Tucker finally tipped over the edge. The question is whether this opinion piece is a momentary disconnection from reality or if it is a long term psychotic break. Tucker’s mental prognosis aside, it made for a good laugh on a Friday afternoon.

Rebecca Hall

October 15th, 2010
4:05 pm

When I read your opinion piece, I thought to myself, “That’s what I thought about President Bush!” I felt that he tried to out-democrat the Democrats in an effort to “get along”. The medicare prescription drug plan comes to mind. Many times I was angry at Bush for not being conservative enough. So, I guess when “your” guy is in power, you think he is making all the bipartisan efforts, and I guess it depends where you stand on the pendulum of politics. I happen to believe B.O. has NOT made much effort to combine Republican ideas–he may have listened to a few ideas in a committee meeting so that he could be seen on TV listening but did not incorporate them (I’m thinking about the health care plan here).

what?

October 15th, 2010
4:09 pm

Analysis like this is what got the US and the Dems into so much trouble.

Tiger

October 15th, 2010
4:09 pm

Obamacare was a good example of “bi partisanship”. Obama and his leadership jammed THE MOST LIBERAL bill they could get passed through both houses planning to buy off a few votes at the margin and that is exactly what happened. Remember the Cornhusker Kickback and the Louisana Purchase? Remember the pressure on Bart Stupak? There was absolutely no compromise, no consultation with the Republicans except for looking for one or two votes at the margin. The obamacrats figured out what they could jam through with the votes they had and did it. They just did not expect people to remember come November.

Gryphon

October 15th, 2010
4:09 pm

Somebody has been smokin something. I looked at the title of this article and did a double take. I cant believe that anyone in America could actually believe such a load of crap. Obama has not even asked the opinion of Republicans. He invited them to his little health care farce in the White House, but told them on national television, that he won so it didnt matter what they said. Cynthia, you need to put down the pipe and rejoin humanity.

Arthur

October 15th, 2010
4:10 pm

Is this article a transcript from your shrinks couch? Up the medication Cynthia.

REX

October 15th, 2010
4:12 pm

Why do you think they call it DOPE? Get off the DOPE Cynthia!

Networth

October 15th, 2010
4:14 pm

Tucker is providing comic relief today. Obama didn’t take every opportunity to pin the econimc hardship on his predecessor? How many speeches do we have to replay for her where Obama says he “inherited” the worst economic conditions since the Great Depression. How many times do we have to hear about republicans “driving the car into the ditch”? That’s part of his problem, Cynthia. He says it so much that nobody believes him. They think he’s making excuses for his ineptitude. Forty-eight percent (48%) of Americans blame Obama for the economic mess. Only 47% now blame Bush. He’s owns this mess. The sooner he starts to take responsibility for his bumbling, the sooner he might recover some credibility and some approval ratings.

Billybob

October 15th, 2010
4:19 pm

Rex:
I am a straight man and I am married with three wonderful children.
But if you are ever in the Vinings area on a weeknight and you want to have the best gay man love experience of your life, get in touch with me. I mean it. I will curl your toes.

lovelyliz

October 15th, 2010
4:21 pm

George W…. I am forced to watch Fox News way too much so I just keep repeating and repeating and repeating

You Can't Be Serious

October 15th, 2010
4:23 pm

Obama: “I don’t want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking.” “I won.” Ah, yes, the man virtually oozes bipartisanship. Obama’s idea of bipartisanship: vote for what I want, and if you don’t, you’re “the party of No”, obstructionists, opposed to progress.

Likewise, while the GOP repeatedly offered constructive alternatives to the Dems’ initiatives, they were repeatedly rebuffed, and they were offered nearly no voice in drafting any of the significant legislation.

One last fact: the Tea Party is not fueling the anger. In fact, there really ISN’T any anger. Americans have taken a good long look at the governance of the Dems and decided they want no more of this madness.

Cynthia, you are completely deluded.

mars

October 15th, 2010
4:24 pm

The headline of this article? Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha……………..Ha Ha Ha !

ck hall

October 15th, 2010
4:26 pm

BLESS HIS POOR HEART!!!!!!

The Stogs

October 15th, 2010
4:28 pm

Ms. Tucker. I hope this is a weak attempt at satire. Never mind, I’ve seen this garbage before. Blame Bush for everything, especially the economic mess — forgetting, of course, it’s Congress, not the president, that conjures up these foolish budgets and expenditures. Bush was shackled with a Democrat-controlled Congress his final two years. You won’t hear that from the left. You won’t hear the left or Bubba Clinton mentioning that it was a Republican leaning Congress that balanced those budgets, even though Bubba still beats his chest, taking credit.

You mentioned the environmental crisis obscured Obama’s work on the economy. That’s pretty obvious, since he’s done nothing about the economy other than take care of special interest groups with his acclaimed bail outs. If you happen to have a hint of information on his accomplishments with the economy, please share it. No one noticed.

You claim tax cuts are a Republican solution for everything. They worked in the past. Tax cuts coupled with massive reductions in government spending form a reasonable solution that Obama and gang would never consider. Rather than cutting government spending, the clan of clowns simply spend their time looking for new/different ways of generating more income through taxes. But expect special deals for special interests. We saw that with health care…the un-stimulus scam and others.

Gm

October 15th, 2010
4:30 pm

I never once heard George Bush, make any comments on health care, while millions of children have none, Thanks President Obama it care someone that cares about people to take on the real problems.

Most of these idiots conservertives will never understand till they lose their job and their kid have no coverage.

President Obama cares for middle class America, trailor will never understand this, once Rep take back office most these hicks will be crying the blues and Obama will get relected because you have no one to beat him.

Chris Sanchez

October 15th, 2010
4:31 pm

Ms Tucker,

With all due respect, you just don’t get it! There is a fundamental difference in the way each of our political parties sees America and the people in power are slanted in the direction of the more extreme positions of their respective party. In the middle are the voters who are sick and tired of a bunch of out of touch politicians who can’t manage to balance the country’s check book and seemingly care more about staying in office than they do solving serious problems. Instead they focus on using the public purse to buy votes and finding special interests to support their money-hungry re-election campaigns.

Many of us believe the government is far too large and intrusive in the lives of the average person. Notice that Democrats are not the only pols who have already lost primary races! We the people want change but the brand Obama has brought to Washington is not what most people, including many who voted for him, had in mind.

Jimmy C.

October 15th, 2010
4:32 pm

” Republicans paint President Obama as an unyielding left-winger, an unreconstructed liberal who refuses to compromise.” ?

You gotta live in an alternate universe! Didn’t you hear B.O.s response when he held a “listening” dialog with Republican leaders last year (just a TV dog and pony show actually)? You know, the meeting where B.O. listened for a few minutes and then said, “We won!”, effectively meaning I’m gonna do things my way and you guys can get along or shut up. NO, you really don’t remember that? Ah well,… okay, you are a brilliant liberal/progressive so I’m not really surprised. But I do.

Gm

October 15th, 2010
4:36 pm

YOU CANT BE SERIOUS: 18 mos of office compared to 8 years of hell, 5 milllion jobs lost under Bush, over 4,1000 soldiers dead, 5,000 dead in Ny under Bush, Wall Street collaps, Auto Collaps and President Obama should fix this in 18 mos, this has nothing to do with his policies this is plain common sense.

AmVet

October 15th, 2010
4:43 pm

Chris, good post.

“Many of us believe the government is far too large and intrusive in the lives of the average person.”

I would add one thing.

“As is the case with corporations, as evidenced by the fact that nearly three in four Americans now believe that they have too much control in this country and over their own lives.”

Which explains why the percentage of those who now trust CEOs of large companies is comparable to Bush’s approval rating when he left office – around 20%…

Bruce

October 15th, 2010
4:47 pm

LOL, I at first thought this article was a joke…

So you think Obama works too hard to be bipartisan? Wow, you are truly delusional.

The fact is that the Republicans oppose Obama because of his big government takeover of nearly all facets of American’s daily lives, and its clearly obvious that the American people back them up given the indications of the polls of the upcoming election.

Obama and the Democratic controlled Congress are an utter failure, and the American people will cast their vote to this soon enough.

Besides, Obama had a majority in both houses of Congress. If he was proposing legislation that the entire Democratic party wanted, he could have passed anything he wanted.

Your article FAILS.

JDW

October 15th, 2010
4:49 pm

Hi Stands…I hear you at 3:41…it is thier world we just live here:)

Mike

October 15th, 2010
4:50 pm

It’s not April 1st, so I’m assuming Tucker meant this seriously. People paying attention, however, know it to be false.

The real mistake which underlies all of Obama’s frustrations with Republicans was his inability in the early days of the Stimulus work to get control of his OWN PARTY. It was not Obama but Pelosi and Reid who refused to work with Republicans. At every opportunity. A new day had come, and Democrats had mistaken the people’s affection for a popular president with a carte blanche endorsement of Congress as well.

Hence we got a near trillion dollar bill filled with Democratic ‘wish list’ spending pent up over the previous decade. It was out of control with earmarks – a practice our President had told us not three months earlier he would end.

In the end his own party ran over Obama like a train. It continued through the healtcare debacle, during which Pelosi completely ignored Republicans in the house – plenty of evidence around the web to support it.

Obama may have welcomed Republican support, but Pelosi and Reid certainly did not. And in a couple of weeks they will pay the price. If Obama wanted more Republicans on board, he needed to get his own party to back him!

Buster Collins

October 15th, 2010
4:55 pm

Pultizer’s for political commentary don’t mean anything. Neither does Cynthia Tucker.

Ertdfg

October 15th, 2010
4:59 pm

“I won” “I’m not interested in the input form the ‘people who got us here’”. Republicans were locked out of the planning for the bills, and were not asked for input on amendments to the bills … and now you’re complaining that you tried too hard to be bipartisan?

The Democrats at the time had a filibuster-proof majority and needed 0 republicans; the time and effort was trying to get the Democrats on board as they’d ostracized the Republicans to the point where they couldn’t get support from any of them.

That wasn’t an accident or a problem; that was the plan from the beginning by all appearances. It couldn’t have been less bipartisan if they’d tried.

On a personal note, I’m a bit concerned. Exactly what medication are you on? It appears to be affecting your memory adversely; I’d recommend seeing a physician to have your dosage changed; and then re-read reports of what really happened in the past so you can report on events that actually occurred instead of bizarre fantastical views from a world that doesn’t exist.

Ruth

October 15th, 2010
5:00 pm

Seriously???? This entire article is a joke. The so called main stream press will stop at nothing to defend this excuse of a president. This man was never and is not qualified to be the President of the United States and Ms. Tucker, you are a laughing stock for making excuses for him. He and his party have willingly done great harm to the economy of this country and it is going to be a long time before we recover from his ideology.

Judithod

October 15th, 2010
5:09 pm

This editorial is a slanted rewrite of recent history. The Republicans blocked legislation and prolonged legislative battles? Give me a break. Obama, Pelosi, and Reid had to bully and bribe members of their own party to pass the legislation. The legislation is so bad that even Obama isn’t touting it. Instead, he’s continuing the blame game, with his newest targets being the Chamber of Commerce and Rove.

stardust

October 15th, 2010
5:13 pm

Excellent assessment. You can’t cooperate with Republican Fascists. Obama has learned that the hard way.

LisaX

October 15th, 2010
5:13 pm

Axelrod, as usual, is spot on:

“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.’ “

Martin Lucas

October 15th, 2010
5:18 pm

The Republican loudmouths are out in force. Stop shouting and take responsibility for the atrocious mess you created. W and Hoover will go down in history together . . .

LisaX

October 15th, 2010
5:21 pm

One looks in vain for any intelligence, insight, or decency in the remarks of these Republican posters.

tj

October 15th, 2010
5:36 pm

Cynthia certainly has a different slant on things. The Republicans may be the party of “no” but the Democrats are the party of “my way or the highway”. This effort to work across the aisles must have been in secret because I sure didn’t see it. Nancy Pelosi wouldn’t know compromise if it slapped her up side the head.

AtlantaBill

October 15th, 2010
5:39 pm

When reading the comments from the right, I come away feeling that our Country is in a head of trouble. The right has elected to use its influence in the congress to produce failure at any cost. Yes, Obama reached out to them throughout the HC debate only to run into a game of bait-and-switch. So, PERHAPS the D’s will lose the congress but don’t expect any of the right’s agenda to see the light of day. These nuts sat idly by as Bush ruined the country and now they want to reclaim power and finish the job. They had no problem as Bush and his crowd bankrupted the country. The structural deficits created by that bunch will outlast Obama as well the next POTUS as well. Where were these RIGHT WING NUTS when Bush set out on his destructive path. More frustrating is the fact that this bunch has offered no policies or prescriptions that will lead to a balanced budget. Our only hope is that the democrats survive and have 6 additional years in power to get the republican mess straightened out. Republicans only proposal is to cut taxes on the wealthy and waging needless wars. Oh, I forgot the “take back our country” rants that emanate from this bunch.

fox news hater

October 15th, 2010
5:48 pm

republicans would rather see the country fall into bankruptcy rather than get behind a highly intelligent,articulate,man like our president of these united states ..PRESIDENT BARRACK OBAMA..ITS A shame they would rather be republicans than americans and work for the good of the country..a country that they made a mess of economic wise in the last 8 yrs..this country will fall behind even further behind europe and other countries until it start to work for the good of all americans and not just the 2% wealthy..and to my fellow white americans i hope you one day wake up and relize how much republicans despise you unless your worth millions like them..republicans care about 2 groups ..the very wealthy and large corporations that continue to f$$$k america by shippin jobs overseas..this white male loves america and supports my president (mr president barack obama)150% and wants himto do well and america bounces back…think things are bad now??you havent seen anything till the party of no!!(republicans get in office)with thier selfish,greedy mean spirted ,racist A$$!!yeah i said it!!

Evangel

October 15th, 2010
5:48 pm

I’m sorry, I must have misread your byline. Nope, I just checked again, and you really did write that “Obama tried too hard to work with Republicans.” Are you off your meds?!?!?!?

Obama’s idea of working with Republicans was to expect them to go along with whatever he dictated. He excluded all Republicans from meetings about his health care plan for months. No sane person would call that “trying too hard to work with Republicans!”

Rusty Shackleford

October 15th, 2010
5:49 pm

What? Are you serious? Keep feeding the stereotypes lady…

Doktur Phil

October 15th, 2010
5:51 pm

Cynthia, you are hopeless!

Joe

October 15th, 2010
5:53 pm

Cynthia,
In reviewing all of the comments posted I would dare say that you have angered the voters in the next election. I wonder if O is going to thank you for all of your help.

Gomelboy

October 15th, 2010
5:56 pm

Cynthia, you must be a really serious journalist. Could please name a single Republican idea or proposal that was included in so-called health reform legislation? So, much for trying hard… It is also advisable for a serious journalist like you to expose logical fallacies of their sources, especially if your source is David Axelrod.. In law school this is known as a Socratic method.

Buford T. Justice

October 15th, 2010
5:59 pm

Those who shout the loudest and carry the most signs do NOT win the war. There is a huge silent majority in this country who will surprise everyone on 11/2. The economy is recovering; slowly but is recovering. The economic mess created by 2 unnecessary wars along w/ unregulated wall street and banking industries takes more than 2 years to fix. The Glenn Beck followers and Tea party fools will be drinking Kool-aid on 11/3 after they get blown out at the polls.

Look, I'm Cynthia Tucker!

October 15th, 2010
6:01 pm

TPS teacher who watched Obama sign bill is laid off<