Obama digs in against GOP

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    It's about time he stood up and forced the GOP to negotiate. During his first term, he offered them concession after concession, only to have it all thrown back in his face because their commitment was to defeating him in 2012, not doing what's best for the country.

    The GOP lost in their bid to unseat him, so now they have to put up or shut up. If the country goes over the "fiscal cliff," it will be THEY who pushed us over and the American people know it.

    Stand firm, Mr. President. Don't let them hold our nation hostage for partisan purposes again. You have all the cards and they're bluffing....if they have any sense at all....which sometimes seems doubtful.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/03/u...?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20121203&_r=0
     
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    oh goody, he didn't yesterday he was too busy playing golf

    propaganda from the NYslimes, say it aint so

    the BIG NEWS from yahoo yesterday:
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    Fore: Obama, Bill Clinton enjoy round of golf
    By By STACY A. ANDERSON | Associated Press – 18 hrs agoEmail0Share0Share2PrintJOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — Fore — 42 and 44 are playing 18.

    Former President Bill Clinton — the 42nd president — is joining President Barack Obama — he's No. 44 — for a round of golf at Joint Air Base in Maryland.

    Also in the group, according to the White House, are U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and longtime Clinton backer and strategist Terry McAuliffe, who's running for governor in Virginia in 2013.

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    http://news.yahoo.com/fore-obama-bill-clinton-enjoy-round-golf-175001551.html
     
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    Boy, that's pretty weak. Golf? Is that the best you can come up with?

    But, that's what I'd do if I were him. Go play some golf and let the GOP simmer in their own juices for awhile. The longer the GOP refuses to act in the nations interest, instead of ideological interests, the more they look like that par-boiling frog.
     
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    lol, in the nations interest..so screeching about wanting to raise peoples TAXES is in the nations intrest...like you or he gives a shit about that..he is going to HAWAII...wheeeeeee
     
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    Obama is such a good negotiator, "sit down shut up and do what I say", then he goes out on the campaign trail besmirching everyone that was in the room

    He is great orator, but one useless prick at the negotiating table.
     
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    Ronald Reagan went over the head of Congress and appealed directly to the people several times. And, it worked.

    What's different this time? Should The People not be involved? Would you prefer that professional politicians cut a deal in a back room out of sight?
     
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    You're so full of shit......
    Why wasn't he there NEGOTIATING with the GOP instead of playing golf? He has time for golf AFTER they take care of this. Just shows how much he doesn't care what happens....and you're going to blame the GOP for this?? God you people are stupid!
     
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    Reagan went to the people, Obama goes around belittling everyone to the people..but that is what you Obamabots love, you call it...bitchslapping

    big difference...
     
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    What's different? Reagan made sense and wasn't forcing half the country to be dependent on government to wipe their ass for them.
     
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    Nutters hate it when they are besmirched.

    Suddenly, they love the idea of compromise.

    In the bubble, you ain't negotiating unless you are physically sitting at a negotiating table.
     

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