Obama re-election not likely to ease GOP intransigence

Perhaps out of a forced sense of optimism, President Obama has predicted that if he wins re-election, Republicans in Congress will be more willing to work with him than they proved to be in his first term, when defeating him became their primary goal.

As he told the Associated Press:

“What I’m offering the American people is a balanced approach that the majority agrees with, including a lot of Republicans. And for me to be able to say to the Republicans, the election is over; you no longer need to be focused on trying to beat me; what you need to be focused on and what you should have been focused on from the start is how do we advance the American economy — I’m prepared to make a whole range of compromises, some of which I get criticized from the Democratic Party on, in order to make progress. But we’re going to need compromise on your side as well. And the days of viewing compromise as a dirty word need to be over because the American people are tired of it.

That’s, I think, a message that will resonate not with every Republican, but I think with a lot of fair-minded Republican legislators who probably feel somewhat discouraged about having served in one of the least productive Congresses in American history.”

Congress Energy

Nancy Pelosi, who happens to have a ground-level view of the situation, disagrees, insisting that her Republican colleagues will be just as obstinate as ever.

“I see this president sit for hours being very respectable, but trying to find a path where there could be agreement when there is [none],” Pelosi said. “‘Never. Does never work for you?’ That’s really what they’re saying to the president.”

Conservative pundit Ramesh Ponnuru, writing in Bloomsberg, agrees with Pelosi:

“If the president believes anything like this would happen in his second term, he is kidding himself. If Obama wins re-election, the Republican Party will react by moving right, not left. It will become less likely to compromise with Obama, not more….

Republicans, especially at the grassroots level, would react to Obama’s re-election by assuming that Romney failed because he was too moderate. That’s a very widespread view among Republicans about why Senator John McCain lost in 2008. During the primaries, many of Romney’s opponents argued that he would lose because he would fail to energize conservatives. This interpretation of 2008 is probably wrong, and it will probably be the wrong explanation for a Romney defeat, if it happens. It will nonetheless be an appealing theory for conservatives.”

Pelosi and Ponnuru are probably correct. Absent a major and unexpected swing in voter sentiment, I’m doubtful that most Republicans will be any more willing to compromise and act reasonably than they have been for the past four years. A cult that defines itself by its own intransigence will not surrender that identity easily.

Sure, a few of their more responsible members — perhaps including House Speaker John Boehner and senators such as Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson of Georgia — may be willing to cut a deal with the president on spending and revenue, but the success of the ongoing Great RINO Purge probably ensures that they will be too few in number and influence to make a difference.

In other words, this game of political chicken is likely to continue for as long as a largely apathetic and ill-informed American public is willing to tolerate it. I don’t see that changing soon.

– Jay Bookman

836 comments Add your comment

b-troll

September 5th, 2012
2:09 pm

correct. this is why Romney needs to be elected. :)

Georgia on my mind...

September 5th, 2012
2:09 pm

Nice article Jay! Time will prevail and if President Obama wins a second term, the Red States will be highly disappointed!!

b-troll

September 5th, 2012
2:11 pm

Ponnoru also said this:

“The kind of campaign Obama is running militates against his credibly claiming a mandate after getting re- elected. He is, for the most part, banking on getting reelected by tearing down Romney rather than attracting voters with his own second-term agenda.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-03/if-you-think-obama-s-first-term-was-bad-imagine-a-second.html

F. Sinkwich

September 5th, 2012
2:13 pm

“President Obama has predicted that if he wins re-election, Republicans in Congress will be more willing to work with him than they proved to be in his first term, when defeating him became their primary goal.”

We’ll never know, will we?

Obama/Biden 2012

September 5th, 2012
2:15 pm

。☆ 。☆。☆
★。\|/。★
Obama 4 MORE
–Deal with it TroIIs–
★。/|\。★
。☆。 。☆。

I'm a liberal and believe everything I read and nothing the other side comes up with...cause we're smart and they are not

September 5th, 2012
2:16 pm

Wearing shoes 1/2 size to small? Working at a Law firm at the time. The guy is dumber than we thought.

I'm a liberal and believe everything I read and nothing the other side comes up with...cause we're smart and they are not

September 5th, 2012
2:18 pm

You are right about red states…….The guy could care less about tax payers. Just send in more and don’t dare bounce a check. After all, he’s so good with money the last four years.

Aquagirl

September 5th, 2012
2:18 pm

I’m doubtful that most Republicans will be any more willing to compromise and act reasonably than they have been for the past four years.

Fergit? HELL NO!!!!

However they will make a bipartisan effort to grow one segment of the economy…gun and ammo manufacturing.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

September 5th, 2012
2:18 pm

“Obama for President” campaign thread #217.

bez

September 5th, 2012
2:18 pm

Good article. I hope President Obama is right but I’m afraid Nancy Pelosi is. Ponnuru’s comments are interesting.

East Lake Ira

September 5th, 2012
2:18 pm

Jay – Pelosi went on to say that when Obama wins he’ll have to go over the GOP’s heads and talk to the American people as he did with Student Loans. He won that fight using exactly that strategy and when he wins, he’ll have to do more of the same.

The GOP will only vote to do the right thing when they see their grasp on power at stake. Obama needs to back them into a corner and poke ‘em with a sharp stick over and over again.

Talking directly to the electorate directly does exactly that.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

September 5th, 2012
2:20 pm

Jay:

I hate to disappoint you but our founding fathers anticipated just such a despot who would try to change this very Republic so they created a House of Representatives, a Senate and a Supreme Court to prevent that.

It’s all in the Constitution if you care to look.

Tall

September 5th, 2012
2:20 pm

….” Nancy Pelosi,who happens to have a ground-level view of the situation, disagrees, insisting that her Republican colleagues will be just as obstinate as ever…”

Wow!! I thought I would never agree with her on anything. She is right. Keep fighting any and all attempts by Obama to do anything.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

September 5th, 2012
2:20 pm

Bumper Sticker:

“We Need Jobs But I Was Never Hired By A Poor Person”

I'm a liberal and believe everything I read and nothing the other side comes up with...cause we're smart and they are not

September 5th, 2012
2:22 pm

When is fact checker going over that speech last night?

Huh?

September 5th, 2012
2:22 pm

Nancy Pelosi,
Now if she ain’t the picture of bipartisanship well I don’t know who is!

Bill Orvis White

September 5th, 2012
2:23 pm

This is a waste of space because President Romney will get along with His Congress quite well thank you very much. LOL!
Amen,
Bill

I'm a liberal and believe everything I read and nothing the other side comes up with...cause we're smart and they are not

September 5th, 2012
2:25 pm

Still at 43% as voters think the country is going the wrong way. And you Loons think people with a brain and any hope of living a good life are going to pull the Barrack lever and ask for four more years of this?

Albert Sanchez Moreno

September 5th, 2012
2:25 pm

Obama is not dumb, and I’m all for him to be re-elected, but he does sound hopelessly naive. I would have thought that his first term would have taught him that the Republicans never back down from trying to stick it to a Democratic president. Mr. Obama, do you really believe that their goal is simply to defeat you in November, and that if you are re-elected, they will say, “Oh, well, he got re-elected, let’s let bygones be bygones”? NO! They will be so pi**ed off at your winning a second term that they will try harder than ever to stick it to you, in any way they can!

Tall

September 5th, 2012
2:25 pm

I guess I’m part of that intransigent cult that acts unreasonable – and proud of it.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

September 5th, 2012
2:25 pm

Tearing down Romney with truth….Golly gosh what a beast!

Huh?

September 5th, 2012
2:26 pm

I’m a liberal and believe everything I read and nothing the other side comes up with…cause we’re smart and they are not
September 5th, 2012
2:22 pm

Some outlets have mostly exaggerations and a few mischaracterizations

I'm a liberal and believe everything I read and nothing the other side comes up with...cause we're smart and they are not

September 5th, 2012
2:28 pm

That speech last night is full of half truths….and BSNBC and the lot are swooning and not checking anything on it. Oh course, Rev. Wright said on tape ( I saw and heard it) they offered him 150K to STFU.

Huh?

September 5th, 2012
2:29 pm

Also I’m a liberal……………………………

U gotta change your name takes up way too much space or tell us how we should address u?

Don’t want to call you the wrong name now do we

Aquagirl

September 5th, 2012
2:30 pm

“We Need Jobs But I Was Never Hired By A Poor Person”

So when were you in Calcutta? Or was it Hong Kong?

F. Sinkwich

September 5th, 2012
2:31 pm

It’s interesting that O’bozo (and Jay) is conceding control of both houses of congress to the republicans.

He’s correct, of course, but I’m astonished every time O’bozo acknowledges reality.

Ronald Reagan Parkway

September 5th, 2012
2:32 pm

Four more years needed to straighten out the previous administration’s mistakes!! President Obama has worked extremely hard to keep the U.S. from falling into a deep depression!!

Bernie

September 5th, 2012
2:33 pm

The Light at the end of the Tunnel the Republicans see is not sunshine! Its a Freight Train Full of The Millions of Women in America headed right for them. You will see them LQQKING, at it as comes down on Top of them. Full Speed Ahead!

Simple Truths

September 5th, 2012
2:33 pm

I think Jay got his booster shot of hate at the DNC this week.

Jay

September 5th, 2012
2:34 pm

Sink, at this point House is likely to stay GOP, but with reduced margin for Republicans. Same in reverse in the Senate: Democratic control, smaller margin.

CJ

September 5th, 2012
2:34 pm

In other words, this game of political chicken is likely to continue for as long as a largely apathetic and ill-informed American public is willing to tolerate it.

While Americans are voting to re-elect President Obama, maybe they should also vote for Congressmen and Senators who are most likely to work with him as well.

The Democrats were right to pass the Recovery Act that contributed to creating 4+ million private sector jobs. The Democrats were right to save the American automobile industry. The Democrats were right to pass the Affordable Care Act. The Democrats were right to give us the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Now we need more Democrats to grow the economy and reduce deficits by putting even more Americans back to work.

Austerity isn’t working in Europe, and it won’t work in America. Romney and his band of brothers have one mission and one mission only…enrich the rich.

East Lake Ira

September 5th, 2012
2:35 pm

GOP intransigence will only get bolder when Obama wins and it will also be their end.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

September 5th, 2012
2:35 pm

HA ! They just don’t want anyone to see empty seats …………………… “Issac’s revenge” !

“Obama crowd capacity downsized by 50,000…”

WEATHERMAN: “If you had Panthers game, Concert or Soccer match with 20% chance of storms would you cancel 24hrs prior?”

Joe The Plumber Too

September 5th, 2012
2:36 pm

This time next year barry and me-shell will be making a very good living off the speech circuit, four and out for this mistake/experiment.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

September 5th, 2012
2:36 pm

Is Obama running for the President of Hong Kong?

News to me …………………….

Skip

September 5th, 2012
2:36 pm

Still can’t tell the difference between losing 650,000 and gaining 150;000 jobs. Cons are math challenged.

#1 Foxy Lady

September 5th, 2012
2:36 pm

Enter your comments here

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

September 5th, 2012
2:38 pm

While it would be more frank for President Obama to say there is no way to work with the intransigent GOP, he is afterall President of the
UNITED States and it is his job to be sensitive to the fee fees of the republicans.

Doggone/GA

September 5th, 2012
2:38 pm

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: if Obama wants to get anything significant done he needs to be out there saying – as forcefully as possible – GIVE ME A CONGRESS I CAN WORK WITH. Re-electing him will not be enough if he gets the same mulish Congress he has now.

#1 Foxy Lady

September 5th, 2012
2:38 pm

Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe what the GOP is saying to everyone is: “SUCK IT!”

DebbieDoRight - A DoRight Woman

September 5th, 2012
2:40 pm

The GOP will only vote to do the right thing when they see their grasp on power at stake. Obama needs to back them into a corner and poke ‘em with a sharp stick over and over again.

that’s when Obama has to go back to his Chicago roots. He needs to trick them all into meeting him in this garage on 42nd street for the valentine’s holiday……..

jewcowboy

September 5th, 2012
2:40 pm

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801,

“September 5th, 2012
2:18 pm
Obama for President” campaign thread #217.”

You’re being lazy. At least come up with a different fake number.

“0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

September 4th, 2012
8:44 am

Joseph:

“How could you write this tripe Jay ……………… ?”

Because it’s “Obama for President Campaign thread” #217.”

OBIWAN

September 5th, 2012
2:40 pm

I love how democrats keep saying that the republicans are obstructing legislation…. So what is Harry Reid doing by not bringing ANT bill to the floor from ANY republican? Isn’t that the same thing the democrats accuse the republicans of doing? Sounds more like Harry forgot he Alzheimer’s medicine. By the way what kind of IDIOT says “we need to pass the bill to see what is in it” only a democrat….

Call It Like It Is

September 5th, 2012
2:40 pm

Well Jay maybe Obama will take a lesson from you on how to get the right to move to center, of couse lets hope he can be a little more tactful than you. Obsinate, Act Reasonably, A Cult, Intransigence, Apathetic, Ill Informed. Maybe you should ban yourself for two days.

Fading Obama Poster

September 5th, 2012
2:41 pm

DebbieDoRight - A DoRight Woman

September 5th, 2012
2:42 pm

I’m astonished every time O’bozo acknowledges reality.

I’ll be astonished when you start…… :roll:

Jay

September 5th, 2012
2:42 pm

Call It As It Is, do you have something against calling it as it is?

b-troll

September 5th, 2012
2:44 pm

“In other words, after winning he will lecture Republicans about how their positions are insincere and adopted purely for political reasons; he will insist that his existing positions are already a compromise with them; and he will try to govern unilaterally. These tactics seem unlikely to produce the desired results. Obama has, after all, adopted all of them, and they haven’t worked” – Ponnoru

Doggone/GA

September 5th, 2012
2:44 pm

“Don’t want to call you the wrong name now do we”

Just call him “Not a liberal”

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

September 5th, 2012
2:45 pm

McCain lost in 2008 because he allowed the wingnuts to talk him into Sarah Palin over Leiberman. The base of The Party wanted a hard core conservative on the ticket. And now Romney has made the same mistake which will have the same result. Bless their hearts.

Rightwing Troll

September 5th, 2012
2:46 pm

“Re-electing him will not be enough if he gets the same mulish Congress he has now”

That’s an insult to mules…

Doggone/GA

September 5th, 2012
2:46 pm

“That’s an insult to mules”

yeah, maybe…but it gets the point across!

TaxPayer

September 5th, 2012
2:46 pm

Obama is willing to compromise but fortunately for all of us 99%, he is not willing to give in.

Peter

September 5th, 2012
2:48 pm

Here is some great stuff about Romney !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQwrB1vu74c&feature=related

Scary !!!!!!!!!

Fading Obama Poster

September 5th, 2012
2:48 pm

“Obsinate, Act Reasonably, A Cult, Intransigence, Apathetic, Ill Informed. Maybe you should ban yourself for two days.”

You forgot to mention that the GOP is also racist and a neo-nazi organization. These are important elements of the Democratic “argument”, their calling something as it is.

Rightwing Troll

September 5th, 2012
2:48 pm

“And now Romney has made the same mistake which will have the same result. Bless their hearts”

Just like their failed and discredited policies they wish to re-implement and trickle down on us all…

Huh?

September 5th, 2012
2:50 pm

Doggone/GA
September 5th, 2012
2:44 pm

Well that could be a lot of people here..

I was just kidding with him/her about it. Especially after I saw how ridiculous my post looked

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 5th, 2012
2:50 pm

“Obsinate, Act Reasonably, A Cult, Intransigence, Apathetic, Ill Informed. Maybe you should ban yourself for two days.” You forgot to mention that the GOP is also racist and a neo-nazi organization. These are important elements of the Democratic “argument”, their calling something as it is.

Well if the truth hurts, perhaps its time for some tough love and self-reflection instead of whining. ;)

Joe The Plumber Too

September 5th, 2012
2:51 pm

Debbie, he has never lost his adopted chi-town roots, he is as big a crook and thug as Capone ever was. Lot of simular things there, including both of gangsters had a mayor of chicago in pocket. Only difference is barry’s army is much bigger than Al’s was.

Jay

September 5th, 2012
2:51 pm

As one example of that “cult of intransigence,” we have President Obama saying publicly:

“I’m prepared to make a whole range of compromises, some of which I get criticized from the Democratic Party on, in order to make progress.”

Is it even conceivable to hear a comparable statement from Mitt Romney?

Butch Cassidy (I)

September 5th, 2012
2:52 pm

Hey, if they want to guarantee a Democratic Whitehouse for the next 20 years, then who’s to stop them?

Fading Obama Poster

September 5th, 2012
2:53 pm

“…that’s when Obama has to go back to his Chicago roots.”

Yikes….two racist “code words” (”Chicago” and “roots”) in one sentence….oh…wait….these were from a liberal….so…no racism there.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

September 5th, 2012
2:54 pm

jewcowboy:

Excuse me: #218

Glad you’re keeping up.

Joe The Plumber Too

September 5th, 2012
2:54 pm

yeah Jay, just like barry said he would have a transparent administration huh? Just ask the Terry family.

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

September 5th, 2012
2:55 pm

House is likely to stay GOP

Without Bachmann and Paul Ryan (who will have lost 2 elections this year!)

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

September 5th, 2012
2:56 pm

“Is it even conceivable to hear a comparable statement from Mitt Romney?”

No………..because good (Constitutionalism) must triumph over evil (Statism).

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 5th, 2012
2:56 pm

Is it even conceivable to hear a comparable statement from Mitt Romney?

Does not raising your hand when asked if you would raised revuenues by $1 for every $10 in real spending cuts mean that you are willing to “compromise” :lol:

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

September 5th, 2012
2:56 pm

Fading Obama Poster :

LOL !!!!!

Peter

September 5th, 2012
2:57 pm

Imagine if Bush was running against Romney ….. How many times would Bush call Romney a Flip Flopper ?

Bush make that statement famous……. And so is Romney !

Misty Fyed

September 5th, 2012
2:58 pm

This should have been titled:

Romney’s election not likely to ease Democrat intransigence

ragnar danneskjold

September 5th, 2012
2:58 pm

If you think “Obama re-election not likely to ease GOP intransigence,” I guarantee you that Romney’s election will not likely ease leftist lunacy. Obamanomics has taken full effect now, and has given us the worst – meaning “slowest” and “weakest” – “recovery” in history. Yet the Obama program is for more of the same, and assumes they will get a different and better result. Even Keynes would not embrace the policies of the previous three years. Only a leftist would think you can add layers of regulators and produce a more vibrant economy..

Peter

September 5th, 2012
2:59 pm

Well Jay…….

“I’m prepared to make a whole range of compromises, some of which I get criticized from the Democratic Party on, in order to make progress.”

Is it even conceivable to hear a comparable statement from Mitt Romney?

Perhaps that means more Flip Flopping ?

b-troll

September 5th, 2012
2:59 pm

“I’m prepared to make a whole range of compromises, some of which I get criticized from the Democratic Party on, in order to make progress.”

This is called “spin”. Look it up. :)

Peter

September 5th, 2012
2:59 pm

ragnar danneskjold YOU must have been pretty proud of old Bush back in 2008 ?

Jay

September 5th, 2012
3:01 pm

Plumber, the death of Agent Terry is a tragedy. He gave his life in service to this country, and that should never be forgotten.

But I’m curious: Where is your outrage and concern for the more than 4,000 Americans who lost their lives in the completely unnecessary and deceptively sold invasion of Iraq? Why this focus on one while ignoring 4,000?

Peter

September 5th, 2012
3:01 pm

b-troll ……… This is called “spin”. Look it up.

You mean like ” Mission Accomplished ” or ” Deficits don’t Matter ” ?

Something like that ?

Huh?

September 5th, 2012
3:01 pm

Jay
September 5th, 2012
2:51 pm

Words are one thing actions are another.
Both sides have acted like children to call it any other way is unfair.

Paul

September 5th, 2012
3:01 pm

Jay

That’s the real depressing part of it – Republicans who are oh-so-willing to put ideology above country. Some patriots, those. Pres Obama needs to adapt his style to the situation – the essence of leadership – and go full bore into the ‘give’em hell Harry” Truman mode. I also understand Pres Roosevelt, in his radio addresses, would go down a list of Congressmen holding up his proposals, call them out and tell the people that’s why they continued to be in difficulty.

Republican leadership needs to be put on the spot, publicly, and then we’ll see how long their weak-intellect rhetoric lasts.

I’m a liberal

“When is fact checker going over that speech last night?”

Fox did after the noon hour. They had very little.

Afternoon, Huh?

Left an answer for you last evening, I believe you may have signed off.

Hey jewcowboy!!

Welcome back!

Have some new bloggers on board, good to see the old hands return.

Misty Fyed

September 5th, 2012
3:03 pm

“I’m prepared to make a whole range of compromises, some of which I get criticized from the Democratic Party on, in order to make progress.”

Funny how that statement is only coming out at re-election time. I wonder where such willingness to work with the republicans has been for the last 3 years.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

September 5th, 2012
3:03 pm

Charlotte Observer: ‘Dems blow it’

By DONOVAN SLACK |
9/5/12 1:30 PM EDT

The editorial page editor of the Charlotte Observer is not happy.

Taylor Batten posted a scathing column Wednesday skewering the Obama camp’s decision to move President Obama’s speech indoors — and turn away tens of thousands who had tickets, mainly area residents:

“Not that the whole “most open and accessible convention in history” had a leg to stand on anyway, but now that claim is officially dead. The Democrats just yanked credentials from some 50,000-plus potential voters who had planned to cheer on President Obama’s acceptance speech in person Thursday night. …Thousands had volunteered for Obama’s campaign for hours, and thousands more stood in line for many hours, to secure a ticket to the stadium. Thanks for the effort, guys, but … never mind…

…It seems to be part of a pattern by the DNCC: Make big plans, then scale them back. First it was the Monday event at the Speedway being reeled in. Now this…

Republicans are speculating that organizers moved the event because they couldn’t fill the stadium and didn’t want the embarrassment of Obama talking to empty seats. Highly unlikely. Democratic officials say they gave out 65,000 credentials and had 19,000 more on a waiting list. They say they would have been turning people away, and there’s no evidence they wouldn’t have.

No, this isn’t about lack of Democratic enthusiasm. But given this treatment, it might soon be.”

Fading Obama Poster

September 5th, 2012
3:03 pm

““I’m prepared to make a whole range of compromises, some of which I get criticized from the Democratic Party on, in order to make progress.” Is it even conceivable to hear a comparable statement from Mitt Romney?

Seeing is believing. The president and Boehner did not, in fact, compromise. Their explanations are at odds with each other.

Misty Fyed

September 5th, 2012
3:04 pm

Such a statement needs to be considered after viewing Obama’s off camera message to the Russians and what he will be free to do after re-election.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

September 5th, 2012
3:05 pm

“But I’m curious: Where is your outrage and concern for the more than 4,000 Americans who lost their lives in the completely unnecessary and deceptively sold invasion of Iraq?”

The same place I guess as the Democrat outrage over the 58,000 names on the Vietnam Wall.

Paul

September 5th, 2012
3:05 pm

““I’m prepared to make a whole range of compromises, some of which I get criticized from the Democratic Party on, in order to make progress.”

Is it even conceivable to hear a comparable statement from Mitt Romney?”

File this under “Another of Jay’s questions no Republican on the blog will answer.”

Guess what kind of person remains silent when confronted with the truth?

Normal Free...Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

September 5th, 2012
3:06 pm

Bill Orvis White

September 5th, 2012
2:23 pm

Gawd Bill! You are such a a joker!

Paul

September 5th, 2012
3:08 pm

Scout equates the geopolitical situation of the 1960s with the 2000s…..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpraJYnbVtE

‘course, I could post that link nearly every day and it’d be on target.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

September 5th, 2012
3:09 pm

Finn

And maybe without Cantor as well……

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

September 5th, 2012
3:09 pm

JAY,

Really?

And why not take a stand to remove BO at all costs? Will the DEMs (suggest you avoid Pelosi as a source going forward) take any different position if Romney wins? C’mon, the DEMs will become the obstructionist with the battle cry remove Romney at all costs…

Peter

September 5th, 2012
3:10 pm

All you folks in the GOP who talk about Obama playing golf… here is some interesting stuff……..

Obama had a “golf summit” with House Speaker John Boehner last year, but he also spurned Rush Limbaugh’s entreaties for a tee time.

Gee seems the GOP wants to play golf with the President…….. Allot of business men say that is where deals get done.

jewcowboy

September 5th, 2012
3:10 pm

Howdy Paul!

It has been a while. I read daily, but by the time I have a chance to comment, the thread is usually 500 comments in and the derangement is in full swing with the original topic long gone.

Jay

September 5th, 2012
3:10 pm

Words are one thing actions are another.
Both sides have acted like children to call it any other way is unfair.

No, actually, it is not. When one side has repeatedly expressed a willingness to compromise, and the other has repeatedly and loudly expressed a refusal to compromise, it is downright silly and willfully wrong to pretend that they’re both equally at fault.

That simply makes no sense whatsoever.

b-troll

September 5th, 2012
3:10 pm

Charlotte Observer – what a metaphor for the Obama administration

Not that the whole “most open and accessible convention in history” had a leg to stand on anyway, but now that claim is officially dead. The Democrats just yanked credentials from some 50,000-plus potential voters who had planned to cheer on President Obama’s acceptance speech in person Thursday night. …Thousands had volunteered for Obama’s campaign for hours, and thousands more stood in line for many hours, to secure a ticket to the stadium. Thanks for the effort, guys, but … never mind…

…It seems to be part of a pattern by the DNCC: Make big plans, then scale them back. First it was the Monday event at the Speedway being reeled in. Now this…

Republicans are speculating that organizers moved the event because they couldn’t fill the stadium and didn’t want the embarrassment of Obama talking to empty seats. Highly unlikely. Democratic officials say they gave out 65,000 credentials and had 19,000 more on a waiting list. They say they would have been turning people away, and there’s no evidence they wouldn’t have.

No, this isn’t about lack of Democratic enthusiasm. But given this treatment, it might soon be.

Huh?

September 5th, 2012
3:11 pm

Paul
September 5th, 2012
3:01 pm

Afternoon to you as well.

But, awe do I have to?
I don’t want to have to get all numbery( made that up just now) again today. Numbers make my head hurt. Maybe later but not now. I hope I at the least showed you I am not just one of the “complainers”.
At times I am embarrassed of the amount of political activities I have participated in.

One day I may give the awful experiment that was my attempt at political office at 22 for all of your laughter. But that is for a later and really drunken night

Sandra

September 5th, 2012
3:11 pm

Boy you Romneyites or whatever you call yourselves have really drunk the kool-aide! You are just too lazy to educate yourselves on the truth. For all of you who talk about the ‘fact-checking’ from last night, you should have actually watched it because they did. One thing for sure, they didn’t come out as straight out liars like the Republicans did. Oh of course, according to the Republicans, fact checkers have no relevance for them….

Fred ™

September 5th, 2012
3:11 pm

Just typing the words ‘I agree with Nacy Pelosi” makes me want to puke, but I agree with Congresswoman Pelosi. The Republicans will compromise with President Obama the day after never.

Thomas Heyward Jr

September 5th, 2012
3:12 pm

Jay

September 5th, 2012
3:01 pm

Plumber, the death of Agent Terry is a tragedy. He gave his life in service to this country, and that should never be forgotten.

But I’m curious: Where is your outrage and concern for the more than 4,000 Americans who lost their lives in the completely unnecessary and deceptively sold invasion of Iraq? Why this focus on one while ignoring 4,000?
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Comes now Bookman…………….sharpening up his anti-war rhetoric.
(just in case “the one” doesn’t get re-elected).
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lol

tireofit

September 5th, 2012
3:12 pm

Putting republicans in charge is like giving a book to an illiterate. Nothing happens.

Fading Obama Poster

September 5th, 2012
3:12 pm

“Guess what kind of person remains silent when confronted with the truth?”

You mean like you or other liberals here have when I touched on the absurd and reprehensible ad hominen attacks upon the GOP (as evidenced by the NUMEROUS charges of racism and nazism we have seen by Democratic leaders and supporters just this past week)? Is that REALLY the Democratic argument? Care to explain why it happens so often and why you don’t see a comparable number of such attacks by conservatives?

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September 5th, 2012
3:12 pm

“All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.”
James Russell Lowell

“If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”
Margaret Thatcher

jewcowboy

September 5th, 2012
3:12 pm

“The same place I guess as the Democrat outrage over the 58,000 names on the Vietnam Wall.”

Yeah…those were all Republican demonstrating against the Vietnam War…you could tell by the preponderance of crew cuts and 3-piece suits at the protest marches.

http://news.haverford.edu/blogs/amongfriends/files/2008/12/we-wont-fight-final.jpg