Skip to comments.President Obama - Finding Common Ground
Posted on 01/21/2013 4:52:54 AM PST by LD Jackson
Today is the first day of the next four years of our lives. President Barack Obama was officially sworn in for his second term yesterday, but the festivities and lavish parties really get underway today. Lots of hoopla, etc. I care very little for all that, no matter who is being sworn in. I would contend it is all a very big waste of taxpayer money. But, I digress.
One of President Obama's senior advisers was on most of the Sunday talk shows yesterday. David Plouffe was going around, basically letting everyone know what kind of administration would be occupying the White House for the next four years. Some of the things he had to say, I find very ironic and more than a little misleading. But, I would expect nothing less from the Obama administration. Emphasis added is my own.
(Fox News) David Plouffe, a top adviser to President Obama, on Sunday laid out the presidents broad plan for the next four years, saying the president will continue to follow voters demands that include gun control as well as education and immigration reform.Seriously, does the Obama administration really expect us to believe they really want to find common ground with those of us who disagree with their agenda? If you believe that, then I could probably come up with some swamp land in Arizona to sell you. Nothing could be further from the truth.
This is what they wanted us to do, Plouffe told Fox News Sunday, the day before the president was to be publicly sworn in at a Washington ceremony.
Plouffe suggested the presidents speech during the Monday ceremony would touch on the idea of finding common ground," and that Obama would be more specific in about three weeks in his State of the Union address.
For the past four years, we have watched as Obama has run roughshod over his opponents. Obamacare was shoved down our throats, with no input from the Republicans, conservative or not, and without a single Republican vote. Obama has done his best to implement portions of the DREAM Act on his own. Obama's EPA has went rampant with regulations, although they did their best to keep them quite until after the election. Need I go on?
What about the fiscal negotiations, if you can call them that, that have taken place behind closed doors? Obama has done nothing to find common ground with Republicans on fiscal reform. Even discounting his negotiations in previous years, let's look at the most recent talks Obama had with John Boehner. The Speaker offered new revenue, ie. higher taxes, and asked what he would get in return. Obama said nothing, that he would take the $800 billion and expect more. When asked what they could do about spending, Obama point blank told Boehner we didn't have a spending problem and he was getting tired of hearing the Republicans say we did. Is it any wonder that John Boehner says he will no longer hold one-on-one negotiations with President Obama? You can't blame the poor fellow.
Is this what he means by finding common ground? If so, why would we want more of the same common ground? President Obama's idea of finding common ground seems to be really simple. Make the Republicans compromise even more, get more of what he wants, and push more legislation down our throats. I suspect his push for stricter gun control is only beginning, but I hope and pray the Republicans in Congress, as well as some of his own party, refuse to play his game of finding common ground. Sooner or later, they are going to have to realize that compromising with Obama gets us nowhere, unless he is willing to make some of his own concessions. I have seen nothing like that coming from Obama in the last four years. I see no reason to believe the next four years is going to be any different.
..avoiding common ground
“In a bipartisan spirit, let us find common ground in a bold initiative to take all the money from the white folks and give it to the black folks ...”
“Plouffe suggested the presidents speech during the Monday ceremony would touch on the idea of finding common ground,”
What BS! These marxist/socialists will continue their march toward destruction of our constitution and redistribution of wealth.Zimbabwe has nothing on us.
Right on LD. Get ready for nobama unleashed. I'm sure he feels, "nobody can stop me now." Our job is to prove him wrong.
What “common ground”?
There is no common ground with evil that is worth the price of participation.
Despite getting a Mulligan from the voters Obama continues to hit it out of bounds.
A very Historical day in history.
It ranks in importance to The day the Alamo was attacked. To Pearl Harbor, to 9-11, The San Francisco Earthquake and the Chicago Fire.
A day that will live in infamy.
Obamacare will implode from its own complexity and ill-design. It's going to crash with a monumental thud. Inflation is beginning to rear its ugly head, as productivity gains and growing domestic energy production won't be enough to continue to hold it down.
Jobs will continue to be hard to come by, especially for Obama's voting constituencies. They will want him to deliver for them and he won't be able to.
He will limp to the finish line, exposed as the inept, corrupt, weak-willed man he's always been.
Finding Common Ground.He couldn’t find his a$$ with both hands.
I wish you were correct. I fear that you are not. The MSM will continue to praise President Obama no matter what happens. The Republicans will be blamed for everything. If there is the slightest improvement, no matter how small, President Obama will be given the credit.
The only way that your scenario will happen is if the new media supplant the MSM for a significant majority of the people to hear the truth.
It has not happened yet.