Skip to comments.Dems want Obama's job speech to contrast with GOP (throw compromise and civility out the window)
Posted on 09/02/2011 8:17:56 AM PDT by Libloather
Dems want Obama's job speech to contrast with GOP
By JIM KUHNHENN
AP 15 hrs ago
WASHINGTON (AP) The tiff over the timing of President Barack Obama's jobs speech to Congress offers little hope that Republicans and the White House will now find common ground on how to reduce the nation's painfully high unemployment. In fact, some Democrats say it's time Obama stopped trying so hard to negotiate.
On matters large and small, Obama has yielded to House Speaker John Boehner in a string of concessions that have unnerved Democrats and emboldened Republicans. A chorus of Democratic voices is now demanding that the president abandon his attempts at being a compromiser and instead lay out an ideological vision that distinguishes him from Republicans and becomes a template for his re-election.
Obama must create a clear contrast between what he wants and what the Republicans want, Simon Rosenberg, president of the liberal-leaning think tank NDN, wrote this week. "If the president is to win the election next year, he will have to first win the economic debate with the Republicans, something, to date, he has not done."
Democratic strategist James Carville was even sharper, decrying the spectacle of the president being forced to change the day of his address to a joint session of Congress after Boehner took issue with Obama's initial request.
"The last thing that the White House needed was to appear to cave in to the speaker, and that's what happened," he said Thursday on ABC.
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...does our media even live in the same galaxy as the rest of us?
They have nothing else left.
Why don’t you socialist-loving propagandists get your collective $hit together... one week you’re trying to sell the pantload that dims are “running away” from the skid mark, the next you’re stating they support more of his mindless Marxist crapola policies. Pathetic.
Nah, more like they are miffed that they were told that they can't
continue to rub feces all over wherever, and whenever, they want.
Just heard on Dennis Miller from some pundit that BHO sent out
whining fundraising letters seconds after Boehner declined to
accede to the BHO's "request".
The Democrat Party needs to force POTUS Obama to resign today!!! Why??? If you have to ask that question you are either insane, on drugs, drinking the liberal Kool-Aid, or....a dead man walking!!! Boycott the Obama speech farce next Thursday evening!!!
I’ll have little respect for any Republican Senator or Congressman who applauds during the speech.
Stop trying so hard to negotiate? I guess when you are a Marxist, big footing the oppositions big night is negotiating. To everyone else though the most transparent thing about this admin is it’s absolute hostility to the opposition the country, and to the citizens.
“Dems want Obama’s job speech to contrast with GOP”
Hussein has been saying the same old stuff since his first campaign trail speeches. The only thing new he will have to add is that he wants more people to be employed on the taxpayers dime in new federal programs. Socialism hasn’t worked well since he became LIAR in chief. It seems like it shouldn’t be hard to fight that battle with statistics that it will not work any better in the future.
Hard to Judge that since we haven’t heard the speech yet, But on general principle’s and what has gone on in his sp[eech’s of the past I think we can safely say that republicans will have nothing to cheer about, and should remain seated and quiet.
I hope they all shout a chorus of YOU LIE, at the first and every lie he tells.
Kick their asses, step on their necks. No compromise and no “bipartisanship.” Republicans need to learn from Obama in 2009, the days of “we won,” and when they get back on top, LEAD. Don’t compromise, don’t wishy-wash, don’t “reach across the aisle.” Knock the Rats out of the way and get things done. Don’t be afraid to own your principles if they’re the correct ones (which conservative ones are).
I bet this speech is why we had to wait until after obama’s vacation to hear about his jobs plan. He could have given the speech at anytime. He didn’t have to wait until after his vacation. But he thought he was too smart by half because he thought he would take out too birds with one stones with this speech. He wanted to give the speech during the Republican debate because he wanted to take attention away from the debate, draw away as many of it’s possible viewers as he could.
Secondly, obama wants to have Republicans setting there in front of him, unable to answer back while he stands there lording over them and trashes the crap out of them on national TV, like he did the supreme court justices. With the democrats all jumping up clapping at every poison arrow he slings.
Can’t Obama just go on TV and call it “Funemployment”? It was the Democrats favorite phrase just a couple of years ago. /sarc
Funemployment = 324,000 hits on Google.
Yep - I'm not positioned to take advantage of Gold/Silver, etc, so i have been investing in lead - some with full metal jacket...
I hope something along those lines happens. Obama just caught it on the snoot, it’s time to follow with an uppercut, not a Kleenex.
That would be the one and only reason I can think of to watch Obama’s address to Congress next week: if he were to come right out and propose an overtly socialist agenda, admitting what we all know his band of Marxist kleptocrats want anyway.
Go hyper-partisan in front of a joint session?
Yeah, since his finger wagging at the Supreme Court Justices during the SOTU went over so well. /sarc
Boehner controls the TV cameras in the House. How about limiting coverage to close ups of Obama and no shots panning the chamber? Cut off his campaign commercial before it happens.