Obama Admits To Not Being The Great Unifier

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    From ABC interview yesterday:

    Berman: You’re a very persuasive man, you have a certain amount of influence with your own party, could you have done more, should you have done more, before the House vote yesterday to lobby for votes?

    Obama: Oh, absolutely, not because — if you think about it, there was a deal struck between Nancy Pelosi and Republican leader Boehner.

    The Democrats were supposed to get 120 votes, they got 140 so there was no sense on the Democratic side that we weren’t following through on our commitments and apparently there were some problems on that side. I don’t think me calling House Republican members would have been that helpful, I tend not to be that persuasive on that side of the aisle.

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    oops!:eusa_shifty:
     
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    Hogwash. Next you'll be telling us he can't part the seas or heal the lame and the blind.

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    Umm, what?

    Wow, so you mean the Democratic nominee for president won't be able to convince House Republicans to do what he wants, in a bitterly contested presidential fight?

    If you were surprised by that, your an idiot. Being a unifier isn't about getting everyone to agree on the same thing at the same time, its about getting people to be able to disagree without said disagreements ending up with one side accusing the other of having black babies out of wedlock.
     
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    That sound more like a referee.
     
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    There is nothing in BO's background which points to his being a unifier. The facts point to the opposite--that he is the most divisive and partisan political figure of the present era.
     
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    GOP'ers? No.

    But he didnt do much to sway the CBC not did a single democrat of the 12 on Barney the Fagossaur's, House Banking Committee voted for the bailout.

    All they needed was 13 votes.
     
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    Just this guy.

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    Precisely, he votes along party lines more than any other Senator (when he actually decides to show up). But he can claim to be able to unify Congress because if Democrats control all three, they can pass whatever they want and the public will be stupid enough to think it's because they united the two parties.
     
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    would people stop using this argument? mccain, bush, palin, biden, pelosi, kerry, gore, cheney, lebron james, they all failed to get 13 more votes!

    its pathetic that this keeps being repeated. you look a fool for using it to try and discredit obama
     

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