Skip to comments.Gentle White House Nudges Test the Power of Persuasion (Obama's limp-wristed leadership style)
Posted on 02/23/2010 8:12:26 PM PST by jimbo123
Tempers were fraying in the White House Cabinet Room as night turned into morning on Jan. 15. President Obama had been cloistered nearly all day with House and Senate Democrats, playing marriage counselor, an aide said, as he coaxed, cajoled and prodded them on a health care overhaul.
As the clock neared 1 a.m., the two sides were at an impasse. Mr. Obama stood up.
See what you guys can figure out, one participant remembers him saying, adding that the failed effort left the president mad. Another Democrat who was there, Representative Henry A. Waxman of California, said Mr. Obama left frustrated that while he was putting out ways to bridge the problem, we hadnt reached a conclusion.
Ever since his days as a young community organizer in Chicago, Mr. Obama has held fast to the belief that by listening carefully and appealing to reason he can bring people together to get results, an approach that in Washington has often come up short.
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“David Axelrod, Mr. Obamas senior adviser, said in an interview. I would love to live in a world where the president could snap his fingers or even twist arms and make change happen, but in this great democracy of ours, thats not the way it is.
EXACTLY!!!! God, help us.
Obama is a community organizer.
So 0bozo the commie pig usurper gets all in a snit because no one is listening to the petulant little baby, and then leaves the room, while telling others to work it out. Yah, real good 0bozo, you dumb ass POS. Always blaming someone else for your own failures.
Hey 0bozo, you skinny kenyan prick! You failed again!
That's what this attempted government take over of our health care feels like. Like a dictatorship forcing it's will on the people.
Awww the poor little boy king can’t get his way so he stomps his feet and runs home crying....... What a little useless wimp if Bill Clinton hadn’t already used the codename Impotus would be a great secret service code name for BO
this writer has missed her calling - she should apply as comedy writer for Leno or someone
Obama has held fast to the belief that by listening
carefully ONLY to himself and appealing to reason blackmailing or bribing...
There, fixed it.
He could use his community organizer skills to negotiate the use of the creepy Burger King guy's crown and Toyota could design an all new "friendly" Prius wiener-mobile to drive him about town. I know I'd feel a lot better./s
They would just blame the Republicans.
See what you guys can figure out, one participant remembers him saying, adding that the failed effort left the president mad”
“mad”??? I already new he was rabid. It would have been fun to see him fothing at the mouth.
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