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Think he ever REALLY planned to compromise?

If so then think again..

"bama Tells Left-Wing MoveOn: I Will Fight GOP
Thursday, 04 Nov 2010 04:14 PM
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President Barack Obama may have expressed humility during his conciliatory news conference Wednesday over the shellacking he took in the midterm elections, but just hours after speaking to the nation, he made it very clear in a phone call to left-leaning activist group MoveOn that he is not willing to compromise his core beliefs.

“We always knew bringing about change in Washington wouldn’t be easy, and it might get tougher in the days ahead,” Obama told the liberal organization's supporters a day after Republicans won the House in a landslide. “The message I took away from the elections is very simple: The American people are still frustrated. They still want change; we just have to work harder to deliver the change the American people want.”


Asked by tnmomofive at 7:41 AM on Nov. 5, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • PBO does not understand that the GOP represents citizens of the US which he is, in fact, our president too. We are, to him, his czars, and the leadership of the dem party in Washington, a bother. He leads the charge in calling us names (enemies) and mocking us, our wants, and desires. We are the "non-citizens" of this country. How dare the president of my country have the mind set that he will not work with the representatives of a large group of US citizens! He is comfortable telling the George Soros funded his true feelings because Soros is his bud. Soros has his back. The thing is, they kept saying we voted as we did out of anger. I'm not angry. I just think the dems in DC now are too far left. But, that makes me "extreme". He taught the "Rules for Radicals" at Harvard. It is his bible. He is sly like a fox!

    Answer by jesse123456 at 8:24 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • He's been effectively neutered, I don't really care what happens on the left with the Jackass for the next 2 years. IMO, he's been silenced. I'm busy working on getting the GOP agenda pushed through and ready for signing on Jan 21, 2013.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:17 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • I think Obama lives in his own little world where he thinks he's the king and he knows what's best for everybody. He obviously gained nothing from the message Americans sent when they kicked the Democrats out of Congress.

    This man just doesn't have a clue! He is so out of touch with what real, hard working, average Americans want and need that he just keeps pressing on... screwing our country and putting us further and further into debt on daily basis.

    Answer by fireeyes81 at 8:06 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Why is that as soon as the repub have a chance at being a part of the decision making process again, the first thing out of the dems mouth is "they need to compromise!!!". Where was that spirit of compromise and give and take during the last 18 months. They couldn't even get a meeting with the pres. Compromise doesn't flow in one direction - from repub. to dem. It is a 2 way street and the dems have shown no interest in the concept until Tues. and it has to come from the repubs. The problem that the dems don't get is this: Boehner said he won't compromise on principles. You have to tell the entire quote. And McConnell said he wants to make sure PBO is a 1 term pres. But, I bet he can do that by making sure the repub work on the economy/war and get it right which will defeat PBO. It isn't either/or. It is in tandum.


    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:27 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Oh, and the dems work from a position of ideaology which is why they are ideologues. Repubs work more from principles. So, dems stand on their ideas and repubs stand on their principles. It is easy to compromise an idea. It is difficult to compromise a principle.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:30 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Oh and btw, there will be no compromising, he'll do what he can by EO. And the GOP will do what they can to reverse what they can.


    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:20 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • and Mitch McConnell says his number 1 goal isnt the eceonmy / jobs or the wars

    Its DEFEATING Obama in 2012

    Boehner now ALSO says he will NOT compromise...


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:40 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • The fact that up until now he's never met with John Boehner is a huge tell for me. He had the majority and didn't have to meet with with the GOP

    Answer by sopranomommy at 9:22 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Far better a political gridlock than to deal with two more years of out of control spending, passing any more far left laws/regulations, etc.

    The American people have stood up and said 'enough is enough' and the left is still intending to ignore them. So what if their new chant is 'gridlock'? There is now a more even balance of power and if the left refuses to work with the GOP to do what the people want there will indeed be gridlock. They will be the ones causing it, whether they (or you) will ever admit that.

    As for the goal of making sure O is a one termer, there is that, AND getting rid of the next bunch of congresscritters in two years. The left, with no 'checks/balances' ran amok (sort of like a giant leech). I don't know if that's possible without term limits, but we work with what we have. Right now we only have a vote ~ and if we have to wait 2 years to finish the vote, so be it.

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 9:53 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Going to be an interesting couple of years.

    Answer by tiddliwinks at 8:23 AM on Nov. 5, 2010