Skip to comments.Cynthia Tucker: Obama tried too hard to work with Republicans
Posted on 10/15/2010 5:11:32 AM PDT by maggief
WASHINGTON Amplified by the right-wing message machine, Republicans paint President Obama as an unyielding left-winger, an unreconstructed liberal who refuses to compromise. The presidents critics have turned the truth inside out: One of Obamas greatest political weaknesses has been his stubborn and unrequited love for bipartisanship.
The president has made some of his biggest mistakes trying to woo a GOP opposition that has committed itself to frustrating him at every turn. If he had ignored recalcitrant Republicans, for example, his health care legislation might have become law without months of damaging political drama.
In an interview last week in his West Wing office, David Axelrod, one of Obamas closest advisers, acknowledged that the administration had been surprised by the unified Republican resistance to the presidents agenda.
Well, I think we miscalculated, Axelrod said. We had the idea that, particularly in a time of national crisis, there would be more of an inclination to work together.
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Did we have a healthcare crisis?
“I won. Get over it.”
Cynthia are you serious????
This is why Obama is in the mess he is in politically. He didn’t work at all with Republicans.
More leftist revisionist history.
loon racist Cynthia Tucker
No, but we sure do now.
This is laugh out loud funny....Yeah, that’s the ticket, B Hussein was trying to get along with the Republicans and they are so mean.
are people really buying this? obviously, the author of the article is...or is she providing comic relief?
Democrats are scum. Working with them is a mistake. Always.
Looking at the quote from Axelrod, it looks the Dems strategy is in place for the next 2 years. Obama, the Dems and the media are going to say they want to work together but the evil Republicans don’t want to and are hurting this country.
The Republicans don’t need to bat an eye and need to steamroll Obama. This is why we are voting in droves this election. If the Republicans want conservative voters to vote in 2012 like they are in 2010, they will have to stand up and fight Obama wherever they can.
The White House has been embroiled in an embarrassing leak after a group of black bloggers and journalists published details of an off-the-record policy briefing.
Members of the group accused the Obama administration of using them for political expediency and demanded the same level of access as other mainstream media.
One blog, Jack and Jill Politics, said: ‘We essentially told the White House that we are not willing to be “pimped”.
Since misguided loons elected the nobama America has been in a crisis. However, on the plus side, Americans purchased more guns and ammo, have become politically active and will throw out these anti-American losers over the next few elections. In the longer term the asshat moonbat DIMs have been a good thing as America is retaken by the sane and mature among us. Vote!
They are all of the above. The evidence is outlined above.
Cynthia surfaces now and then to remind us that she has a very tenuous grasp of reality.
nothing embarrasses the dim one
There she go’s again.Tucker must be using drugs claiming Obama did everything he could to cooperate with the GOP.
History will prove that he did everything but cooperate with the GOP.
“...we had the idea that...there would be more of an inclination to work together...”
Would that have been during all those close-door meetings for Progressives only?
During those hate-fests in congress where Republicans, Conservative, or Tea Partiers were called neanderthals,knuckle-draggers, morons and teabaggers?
Or maybe after some Democrat congress people were bribed into passing legislation that could have been hammered out in a bi-partisan way?
Shouldn’t there be an IQ minimum to be elected???? Shhheeeessssshhh!
We saw that at the televised health care meeting.
When given some new ideas, he reminded Senator McCain that
This woman is nuts. Obama never tried to work with the Republicans, on anything. I wish these people would stop feeding us bullshit.
“One of Obamas greatest political weaknesses has been his stubborn and unrequited love for bipartisanship.”
I soiled myself and went to the AJC site to leave a commment:
Cynthia, we have a chief executive who has/had sky-high public support and unassailable majorities in both houses of congress, and yet YOU reach the conclusion that his efforts to compromise are among the chief root causes of his growing failures and inadequacies? Please. The man (and his team) are lousy leaders, executors and governors.
NET: If your party controls (with super majority) the Executive branch *and* the Legislative branch, you have a (very) sympathetic print and TV media, and your agenda fails the country and the economy, then YOU (as the President) *are* the problem, not your opponents. res ipsa loquitur
Leaving a comment there is kinda what my neighbors’ dogs do to my front yard when their owners walk them by on a leash ;-)
Tucker: The black Helen Thomas.
“Cynthia Tucker: Obama tried too hard to work with Republicans”
Just another RAT lie!!! With Bam there is no bi-partisanship, it’s “my way or the highway!”.
This idiot is one of the primary reasons that the Atlanta Uninal & Constipation is in the throes of death today. People I know won’t put up with her garbage. Her constant beating of “it the white man’s fault” wears thin pretty darn quick. To say that she is a “race whore” would be a huge understatement.
Yeah. It must have been exhausting for Obama and the Dems to lock the GOP out of all those meetings where Obamacare and the Stimulus Bill were crafted.
There's delusional, then there's Cynthia Tucker.
Until Scott Brown was elected,
there was absolutely no NEED to
“work with Republicans” -
not that they actually tried.
There was NOTHING the republicans could do to stop ANY agenda item that he put forth.
However, when people develop opinions which not only fly in the face of the obvious but are a precise polar opposites of the facts, there is something deeply disturbing going on.
This is not just denial of the truth. Collective denial has a shelf life (with some important exceptions).
We jokingly call it "the Kool-ade"...but it is no joke.
We are looking at prime example of "collective insanity." This is very, very dangerous stuff! Very rare...and very lethal.
“Shouldnt there be an IQ minimum to be elected????”
Obviously, there isn’t one at the ajc.
I would say Obama works with his czars and that’s about it. How often do his Cabinet members meet with him?
One of my fondest memories is when I called to cancel my subscription to the AJC. They of course offered a lower price special. I declined. They asked me why I was canceling. I gave them three reasons:
(1) They are unable/unwilling to separate editorial perspective from the news, particularly on the front page.
(2) They are unwilling to admit their bias and agenda.
(3) I was tired of Cynthia Tucker’s drivel making it into my home.
The Call Center rep had no response beyond “we’ll cancel your subscription.”
Cynthia, here are some facts you should aquaint yourself with:
1) When asked about his unwillingness to “work with Republicans”, Obama’s response was “We won.”.
2) Obamacare was written and passed without Republican participation.
3) The public has quit buying papers in which you write because you have no connection with reality.
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I agree, the Democrats are totally lost. Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals is not working for these guys at all. This bible of theirs is unraveling.
Tucker is as socialist moonbat dim loony as they come. She actually beleives this nonsense and thinks you're stupid for not believing it too.
It is nice to think that Cynthia Tucker will be unemployed after the AJC loses its last paid subscriber (probably her mom). But in reality, she will likely get a government job—maybe White House communications director.
The Czarist system has failed.
Hey, they stick to the big lie mantra.
she’s worst of and error then Brooks Conrad
Funny how these articles always read like 4-5 chapters, paraphrased, from the “Rules For Radicals”.
Good grief. What in the world is Cynthia snorting to make her imagine such a thing. What a strange delusion for a drug addict to have.