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Old 10-26-2010, 05:16 PM
 
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Right out of the chute, president 0bama laid down the temperament of his presidency:

January 23, 2009

The top congressional leaders from both parties gathered at the White House for a working discussion over the shape and size of President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan. The meeting was designed to promote bipartisanship.

But Obama showed that in an ideological debate, he’s not averse to using a jab.

Challenged by one Republican senator over the contents of the package, the new president, according to participants, replied: “I won.”


Later in his presidency, he repeated the same statement, as he continued to stick his thumb in the eye of republicans

October 25, 2010

House Republican Whip Eric Cantor gave President Obama a list of modest proposals for the bill. Obama said he would consider the GOP ideas, but told the assembled Republicans that "elections have consequences" and "I won."


Now, president 0bama tells republicans that they will need to get in the back of the bus even if they win back both houses.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m06s...layer_embedded
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:18 PM
 
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Yep, he missed the part about being POTUS including all the citizens and not just those who voted for him. Obama is quite the unclassy narcissist. Approval rating prove that the people have changed their mind about him and his policies.
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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Obama is on a roll as the most divisive president in American history. He will also end his term as the most despised.
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Is this the Democratic definition of "bi-partisanship" ?
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:35 PM
 
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Yep, he missed the part about being POTUS including all the citizens and not just those who voted for him. Obama is quite the unclassy narcissist. Approval rating prove that the people have changed their mind about him and his policies.
...and he missed the part where he is only the president as long as he faithfully leads the nation, and not just how well he pushes his personal agenda down the throats of the people.

You just know he is going to cry foul if a republican controlled congress reminds him that they won.
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:22 PM
 
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Is this the Democratic definition of "bi-partisanship" ?
The definition of bi-partisanship for a democrat, is republicans abandoning their own principles and going along with the democrat's agenda.
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Surely Obama has been one of the most centrist Democrats in a long while. Democrats and Independents alike point to instance after instance where Obama has capitulated to Republican interests and, as a result has eroded his Democratic base. At least concede that filibuster threats and outright filibusters have been a constant feature of Congressional life since 2008 and that under Obama the Republican agenda rolls on barely impeded for not having a Republican president to take the credit. Say it. I'm watching this thread and I want to see acknowledgment of Obama's good faith to the Republican cause or I will post again. Or you can abandon the thread now and skulk off to some new one to keep up the bad blood. Ingrates!

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Old 10-26-2010, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Surely Obama has been one of the most centrist Democrats in a long while. Democrats and Independents alike point to instance after instance where Obama has capitulated to Republican interests and, as a result has eroded his Democratic base. At least concede that filibuster threats and outright filibusters have been a constant feature of Congressional life since 2008 and that under Obama the Republican agenda rolls on barely impeded for not having a Republican president to take the credit. Say it. I'm watching this thread and I want to see acknowledgment of Obama's good faith to the Republican cause or I will post again. Or you can abandon the thread now and skulk off to some new one to keep up the bad blood. Ingrates!

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Well I guess you won't be happy until DC is 100% Democrat in every seat in the house. With that I take my leave.

This ingrate won't be reading your posts anymore.
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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This is done all the time in politics. It is an assertion of power and an expression of strength. Does anyone remember President Bush's "I have a mandate" answer to a reporter's question when he only garnered 51% of the electorate's support? He had to say it to get any kind of respect from his opponents. And President Obama had to say what he said.

It's a peeing contest, that's all. You all are getting you're britches bunched up over nothing.
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:57 PM
 
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Yep and results of your polies also count which is what he is experiencing now.
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