Obama’s vision of unity led only to a...

Obama’s vision of unity led only to a wider gap

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Columbus, OH

#1 Jan 28, 2014
"Obama has golfed nearly 150 times as president, for example, yet only four of those trips are known to have included members of Congress (and only two of them included Republicans).

“One of the tools of the presidency would be to invite anybody you want to play golf. He uses it as a total relaxation device” instead of employing it to woo the political opposition, said Trey Grayson, a Republican who is director of the Harvard University Institute of Politics.“He didn’t have the personal relationships because he was so new to Washington. And he hasn’t developed them as president.”

It wasn’t always so. As a state senator in Illinois, Obama had beers and played poker with Republican colleagues in Springfield, concluding with them privately that they agreed on more than they could publicly admit. When he ran for president, a prominent Republican state senator from Illinois agreed to appear in a television ad talking about how successful Obama was at bipartisanship. As a freshman US senator, he befriended some Republicans, including Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican.

But as soon as he became president, much of that outreach seemed to stop.

The initial failure to connect with Boehner is Exhibit No. 1. The president did not meet one-on-one with the Republican House leader during his first two years in office. It was only after Republicans took control of the House in the 2010 midterm elections, which propelled Boehner to the speakership, that Obama began to court him in earnest. Even then, it was limited."


“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

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#2 Jan 28, 2014
Epic fail at leadership.
And this evening, Obama will repeat to us, for the sixth year running, his failed rhetoric.

Trayvonius Martinez

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#3 Jan 28, 2014
-tip- wrote:
Epic fail at leadership.
And this evening, Obama will repeat to us, for the sixth year running, his failed rhetoric.
First three things out of his mouth:
1. "The economy is in full recovery."
2. "The Affordable Care Act is a resounding success."
3. "Both in spite of Republican extremist obstruction."

A trifecta of lies.

Greensboro, NC

#4 Jan 28, 2014
Where are those o bamah apologists when they're needed??? 3 posts have attacked your walking body of truth and nary a word of defense of your body of truth in the USSA's white house. Whassa matter with youse?
They are attacking your man and as Tammy Wynette sang, Stand by your man.
The lie 2 of post 3 is a good one, the ACA is a resounding success.
Why don't a Republican put on a Jolson face, don a turban and pass himself off as an ambassador of a African country. Then golf with it
Rodeo Clown

Columbus, OH

#5 Jan 28, 2014
It helps to visualize obama as a doo rag wearing sh^t talking carjacker with a stolen HiPoint 9mm.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#6 Jan 28, 2014
-tip- wrote:
Epic fail at leadership.
And this evening, Obama will repeat to us, for the sixth year running, his failed rhetoric.
The SOTU is Wilsonian progressivism. A conservative President would cease the pageantry.

Greensboro, NC

#7 Jan 28, 2014
Geez, this makes the 6th SOTU speech I have boy, oops, not listened to. Have I missed anything?
I'd rather hear doo whoppa do whopa do whoppa mau mau, my heart is on fire for Elvira
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Columbus, OH

#8 Jan 28, 2014
Listening to music, myself. Couldn't stomach it but I did catch a couple of early photos on the net. They all look like they know that what you see is what you're not getting and they're only at the 'corporate meeting' because it's mandatory.

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