White House's outreach is yielding mo...

White House's outreach is yielding modest benefits, lawmakers say

There are 17 comments on the The Washington Post story from Mar 23, 2013, titled White House's outreach is yielding modest benefits, lawmakers say. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Two weeks after launching a high-profile charm offensive targeting Capitol Hill, President Obama and his aides have taken their effort behind the scenes - quietly pushing for cooperation between the White House and congressional Republicans on key disputes.

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Cat74

United States

#1 Mar 23, 2013
The President treated the Republicans like second class citizens for 4 years, now that he has lost the House, and can't control the Senate he wants to make friends. Of course it has to be on his terms, because he won, don'cha know. It won't work. It is Gridlock all the way.
DanielGagnon

Milton, FL

#2 Mar 23, 2013
He is looking for full agreement--not compromise.
Republicans stand firm until He enters lame-duck status.
Thank God for the House!!
Cat74

United States

#3 Mar 23, 2013
The Republicans, and the Southern Democrats will decide what gets into law, and what does not. The days of wine, and roses are over.
Ninthman

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#4 Mar 23, 2013
Democrats have to do some work or the numbskulls will not get paid. Ain't that sumpin?

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#5 Mar 23, 2013
DanielGagnon wrote:
He is looking for full agreement--not compromise.
Republicans stand firm until He enters lame-duck status.
Thank God for the House!!
This quote lifted from the posted article says a lot about the GOP

Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.), for example, said he hesitated for a moment when the White House called him Feb. 25...
I had to do two hours of thinking in about four of five seconds, Rigell said, knowing he would come under attack from conservatives for having a private talk with the president.

can't compromise with those that refuse to speak to you

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#6 Mar 24, 2013
Only in Hawaii can the hate of the mid east be represented as the relationship between the United States and Canada.

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#7 Mar 24, 2013
RayOne wrote:
Only in Hawaii can the hate of the mid east be represented as the relationship between the United States and Canada.
We in the kibbutz , here in Buffalo want a wall built.
To keep those Canadian suicide bombers out
Anonymous

Owasso, OK

#8 Mar 24, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
<quoted text>
This quote lifted from the posted article says a lot about the GOP
Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.), for example, said he hesitated for a moment when the White House called him Feb. 25...
I had to do two hours of thinking in about four of five seconds, Rigell said, knowing he would come under attack from conservatives for having a private talk with the president.
can't compromise with those that refuse to speak to you
Maybe if Obama would address all of the congress instead of backroom deals, he could sway more than one person and actually get something done, just like Reagan did.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#10 Mar 24, 2013
hol dat thought wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe if Obama would address all of the congress instead of backroom deals, he could sway more than one person and actually get something done, just like Reagan did.
Leadership by trickery, there is something very Biblical bout it.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

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Since: Nov 08

Paris

#11 Mar 24, 2013
RayOne wrote:
<quoted text>Leadership by trickery, there is something very Biblical bout it.
So let it be written, so let it be done.
Ninthman

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#12 Mar 24, 2013
The only thing Obama can push is drugs.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

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Since: Nov 08

Paris

#16 Mar 24, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
The only thing Obama can push is drugs.
I disagree, he pushes people under the bus all the time.

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#17 Mar 24, 2013
hol dat thought wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe if Obama would address all of the congress instead of backroom deals, he could sway more than one person and actually get something done, just like Reagan did.
like the state of the Union speech?

The concept here is leaders of a parties congressional delegation should be able to accurately present the concerns of the members of congress that they lead. This way there aught to be some give and take.
. In the state of the Union format the communication is one way communication.
After engaging in this two way , give and take with the President those congressional leaders are expected to sway their rank and file.
I think it's fair to say neither way has broken up the log jam

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#18 Mar 24, 2013
Obama continues to just campaign. It is far easier than leading the country. And, you get to hang around with rich Hollywood stars.
Ninthman

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#20 Mar 24, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>I disagree, he pushes people under the bus all the time.
True that. Susan Rice has tire marks all over her ass. She doesn't even exist anymore in the news. She has been "Disappeared" by Barack Benghazi.
Land o Bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas

#21 Mar 25, 2013
Time will tell. It's a start. Compromise is inevitable.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#22 Mar 25, 2013
"Two weeks after launching a high-profile charm offensive targeting Capitol Hill, President Obama and his aides have taken their effort behind the scenes - quietly pushing for cooperation between the White House and congressional Republicans on key disputes."

Transparency in government? LOL

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