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Obama gets an earful in clash with GOP senators

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Obama gets an earful in clash with GOP senators

Obama gets an earful in clash with GOP senators

The president walked into a remarkably contentious 80-minute session Tuesday in which GOP senators accused him of duplicity, audacity and unbending partisanship. Lawmakers said the testy exchange left legislative logjams intact, and one GOP leader said nothing is likely to change before the November elections.

Obama's sharpest accuser was Bob Corker of Tennessee, a first-term senator who feels the administration undermined his efforts to craft a bipartisan financial regulation bill.

"I told him I thought there was a degree of audacity in him even showing up today after what happened with financial regulation," Corker told reporters. "I just wanted him to tell me how, when he wakes up in the morning, comes over to a luncheon like ours today, how does he reconcile that duplicity?"
Yeah baby... that's the spirit.


How does Obama reconcile that duplicity?
Easy...
Years of practice... years of others fawning over the guy.
Years of others clearing the field for him.

He's an expert at it, but unfortunately he has nowhere to hide anymore.
The game is up. It's great to see R's go in and give him the dope straight.

5 bucks he was bust'in for a smoke after that session.

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Obama gets an earful in clash with GOP senators

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Yeah baby... that's the spirit.


How does Obama reconcile that duplicity?
Easy...
Years of practice... years of others fawning over the guy.

He's an expert at it, but unfortunately he has nowhere to hide anymore.
The game is up.

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So you're against Obama for being duplicitous for not being bipartisan, unlike Bush, who was openly not being bipartisan?
 

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LOL...THIS from the "Party of NO".

Perhaps the Republicans wouldn't have to bitch and whine so much if they actually tried to engage in true bi-partisanship rather than simply saying NO to everything.
 

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BreitBart is now MSM? :roll::roll:


I see.

I thought there was going to be an effort around here to give the BN - MSM forum some credibility?

So much for that.:(
 

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So you're against Obama for being duplicitous for not being bipartisan, unlike Bush, who was openly not being bipartisan?
I wish Bush was partisan, but he went to the sharks with Kennedy on the education bill right off the bat. Post 911 he had one major focus... our safety.

He took a lot of crap and didn't fire back. Considering we were at war, I'm sure he never thought our political opposition would behave so poorly.

He didn't come out and piss on the opposition or Clinton (except for a sideswipe one time saying he wouldn't fire 10 million dollar rockets into a hillside to hit a camel in the ass).

Bush got crapped on in ways Obama could never dream of, and you only heard him say the darts were part of the role of an open press.

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I wish Bush was partisan.... Post 911 he had one major focus... our safety.


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:2funny:

WOW....that's a good one.

Yeah...he was so "Focused " on our safety that he chose to take his eye of our attackers and instead shift his focus to fight an imperialist neo-con war that Rumsfield and Cheney had been trying for 3 decades to convince an administration to pursue.

Even GWB's father wasn't dumb enough to buy into Rumsfield's war...but W was.

I don't think "Safety" was what GWB/Rumsfield/Cheney were going after...if it were, they would have kept their "focus" on the people who attacked us, rather than try to manipulate the publics fears to justify invading Iraq.
 

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Obama gets an earful in clash with GOP senators

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Yeah baby... that's the spirit.


How does Obama reconcile that duplicity?
Easy...
Years of practice... years of others fawning over the guy.
Years of others clearing the field for him.

He's an expert at it, but unfortunately he has nowhere to hide anymore.
The game is up. It's great to see R's go in and give him the dope straight.

5 bucks he was bust'in for a smoke after that session.

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Yup.... or a toke, maybe a line or two.

He can't go slap Michelle, she'd kick his ass.

With the possibility of a filibuster on any legislation Barry or the dems want to pass, he better get used to this kind of treatment. He and his congress ran roughshod over the Republicans for long enough that they have no bitch coming.
 
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And the other side's way to spin it:

"I felt like there was a degree of audacity in him being there today, after passing his third large partisan bill," Corker told me, insisting Republicans had been stiff-armed by the White House on financial reform, health care, and the stimulus.

"I told him I felt like a prop afer the actions they had taken regarding bipartisanship," Corker said. "It hit a nerve."

Corker added that Obama came back at him with "quite a lengthy response," but he declined to share what, precisely, the president said
'Quite a lengthy response' probably meaning he tore into the Republicans for their bull**** attitudes.
 

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Moderator's Warning:
Only going to say this once because I'm tired of seeing the bait for derail thrown in threads over and over again.

Yahoo, Brietbart, HuffPo and others are firmly legitimate in MSM IF they are simply reposting an AP piece and its clearly denoted that its an AP piece. Such as this one.

If you think something violates the rules, REPORT IT. Otherwise focus on the topic, not playing mod or complaining about mod action.
 
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LOL...THIS from the "Party of NO".

Perhaps the Republicans wouldn't have to bitch and whine so much if they actually tried to engage in true bi-partisanship rather than simply saying NO to everything.
I'm unsure you realize what "true bi-partisanship" is Disney. There's been no attempts at it. The only times the Democrats have compromised on much of anything recently has been because they had to do it to get THEIR OWN PARTY.

The Health Care Bill? Go look at what initially was being pushed. There was no desire for bipartisanship in it. The only reason it came out as the watered down version it is now wasn't because of any attempts at "bipartisanship" but rather the only way they could get all the members from their own party to vote for the bill. They made their bed on that one running the blue dogs to try and grab seats. If every blue dog was a Pelosi Democrat instead we'd have seen that original bill pushed through pretty much.

The vast majority of tokens that people point out as being "bi-partisan" in nature have came about either because A) they needed it to get their own party to vote for it or B) they needed it so Obama can claim to keeping a campaigh promise.

"Bi-partisanship" is NOT "Pass this with the 90% we want and we'll throw you a bone with 5% we don't want and 5% reduced from what we want". "Bi-Partisanship" isn't "Look, we made this more watered down for our more conservative Democrats, so you all should just go along with it too".
 
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Obama gets an earful in clash with [Rivals].

Welp.
 

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Obama gets an earful in clash with GOP senators

Obama gets an earful in clash with GOP senators



Yeah baby... that's the spirit.


How does Obama reconcile that duplicity?
Easy...
Years of practice... years of others fawning over the guy.
Years of others clearing the field for him.

He's an expert at it, but unfortunately he has nowhere to hide anymore.
The game is up. It's great to see R's go in and give him the dope straight.

5 bucks he was bust'in for a smoke after that session.

.

This was a duty call. He has to call summits and have luncheons in order to maintain the appearance of bipartisanship. Most of us know how sincere that is! Senator Corker got a "Thank you" email from me last night.
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Obama gets an earful in clash with [Rivals].

Welp.
Yep.

The title of the OP tells you the story is editorial on not real news.

I can't believe the thread hasn't been moved yet.
 

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From the link in the OP:

Sen. John McCain of Arizona, Obama's 2008 presidential opponent, said he pressed the president on immigration issues. McCain said he told Obama "we need to secure the border first" before taking other steps. "The president didn't agree," he said.
Is that the same John McCain that, together with Teddy Kennedy, crafted the McCain/Kennedy amnesty bill?

Duplicitious, partisan, yes, sure. Pot, meet kettle.
 

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Obama gets an earful in clash with GOP senators

Obama gets an earful in clash with GOP senators



Yeah baby... that's the spirit.


How does Obama reconcile that duplicity?
Easy...
Years of practice... years of others fawning over the guy.
Years of others clearing the field for him.

He's an expert at it, but unfortunately he has nowhere to hide anymore.
The game is up. It's great to see R's go in and give him the dope straight.

5 bucks he was bust'in for a smoke after that session.

.
That's funny. Unbending partisanship. If that ain't the pot calling the kettle black.
 

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From the link in the OP:



Is that the same John McCain that, together with Teddy Kennedy, crafted the McCain/Kennedy amnesty bill?

Duplicitious, partisan, yes, sure. Pot, meet kettle.
Hints: election year..... 73% of Arizona citizens support the new law.

Would this surprise you of any Politian?
 

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LOL...THIS from the "Party of NO".
Perhaps the Republicans wouldn't have to bitch and whine so much if they actually tried to engage in true bi-partisanship rather than simply saying NO to everything.
Its not possible to engage in bi-partisanship with The Obama, as He wants nothing to do with it.

And so, opposing everything The Obama wants to do is a valid course of action.
 

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Hints: election year..... 73% of Arizona citizens support the new law.

Would this surprise you of any Politian?
No, unfortunately, it wouldn't

Wouldn't it be great if we had, instead of career politicians dedicated to supporting their party, citizen legislators who spent a few years in public service dedicated to meeting the challenges of this nation?

But, that is just a Utopian dream, isn't it?
 

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Afterward Obama was quoted saying, "The time for compromise is over!"

OK.. works for me! Now maybe he and his ilk will STFU! THAT or they will push forward with their marxist agenda without regard to the will of the people or the Constitution... In other words.. business as usual in DC.!
 

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No, unfortunately, it wouldn't

Wouldn't it be great if we had, instead of career politicians dedicated to supporting their party, citizen legislators who spent a few years in public service dedicated to meeting the challenges of this nation?

But, that is just a Utopian dream, isn't it?
It is until we make it impossible to be a career politician. (term limits..... Like 1 term limits)

Isn't this the first time we agree on something? :shock:
 

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this was one of the biggest breaking news stories from inside the beltway to go down yesterday, thanks for posting it

good for ap

this is the stuff of politics, it's how bigtime stakes are won and lost

hello

my question: instead of getting "angry" with senator mccain why didn't obama just reachout, be bipartisan, fulfill his stated purpose for appearing at the gop luncheon, by telling the maverick that yes, indeed, he was gonna put 1200 natl guard on the border?

why didn't the president just tell senators kyl and mccain to their faces what they wanted to hear, instead of getting "testy" with em?

an hour later, he ended up sending the guard anyway

Obama?s Meeting With Republican Senators Called ?Very Tense? - Bloomberg.com

President Obama clashes with John McCain in Republican luncheon - Manu Raju - POLITICO.com

unless this bid to beef up the border turns out to be another one of the doof's declarations for a day, like the spending freeze, the bank tax, the debt commission, the offshore drilling...

obama makes up and changes his mind like a little girl

pathetic
 
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... it isn't the president's fault that Congress is not bipartisan.

Bipartisanship is a two way street. If anything, both the Democrats and Republicans would be equally responsible for the lack of it because each believes they deserve more deference than the other is willing to give. I don't believe that is true, because the price the Republicans have set on their cooperation is too high.

It comes down to votes and the party base. Either the Republican Party heroically struggles to the utmost of their ability against the majority's socialist agenda or they bring the Democrats to their knees and churn out document after document of Republican legislation in spite of the Democratic majority and president. That's the only way to score high in November; perform miracles against the Democratic majority as a minority or struggle valiantly against them. A cooperative Republican Party in this climate is, for them, political suicide.
 
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