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.”